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Any guitar players on TW?

Discussion in 'Music' started by tcBob, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:18 PM
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    Deathray

    Deathray Are we there yet? ...Are we there yet?

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    I played through a vintage 1966 Fender Princeton amp, now I know what all the fuss is about!
    In a neighboring town Saturday, visiting a sewing machine shop with the wife. I got bored, and ran over to the nearby GC. Having just bought my Les Paul Standard 50s, the wallet is on hard lock-down, so I am careful to keep my distance from the guitars, focusing on the accessory aisle.

    I decide to stroll past the used amps (still don’t know why). Remembering that I promised myself I wouldn’t play anything. Then, I saw it. Curiosity got the best of me. I saw the $1799 price tag, and genuinely wondered if all the hype was over pixie dust. So, remaining somewhat skeptical, I literally grab the nearest guitar. It is a Squier Affinity Telecaster, so nothing drool worthy. I didn’t touch anything, other than rolling the volume down (always a good idea at GC). I didn’t even pay attention to where anything was set, because I wasn’t really auditioning the amp, BUT...

    Wow! Just wow. The $199 Squier Tele sounded HUGE through it! Such pure tone, and the dynamic responsiveness was magical. From clean to snarl, without touching a knob. It was also surprisingly quiet running. I think a potato would sound great plugged in to that amp! I was glad I didn’t plug the nice Les Paul in, that was dangerously close to me. I would’ve been loading that amp into the back seat of my truck, before I realized what I’d just done. No kidding. I ran far, and fast, as it was. I went straight to a gas station, and bought a lottery ticket.
    I just can’t be GASsing right now. Grrrrrr!
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    Rupp1

    Rupp1 "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."

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    Guitars of the past:
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    Yes, on the left was a real Phil Collen Destroyer. (Sorry Phil...) Here it was new back in '85:
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    Both long gone. Now these are what is in the present: (The electric is a Carvin kit with some Seymore Duncans in it & New paint after 10 years) The other is a Martin.
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  3. Dec 5, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Matic

    Matic The "OFG" Baby!!!

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Kinda quiet over here. No one got any new gear lately?

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  4. Dec 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    killthehippies

    killthehippies French Fry Enthusiast

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    got a new MOTU M4 interface for home recording. 2 XLR jacks for mic work and 2 direct in's for synth stuff. super fast on both my MBP and Windows laptop. and only 219$!

    also cleaned out my pedal drawer and have some to sell, i'll post up here later to see if anyone is interested.
     
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  5. Dec 6, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Deathray

    Deathray Are we there yet? ...Are we there yet?

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    NGD (Hobby Lobby content)
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    The thing has wound strings! Impressive.:D
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    Truggin

    Truggin What a long, strange trip it's been

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    It's a work in progress. See my build thread.
    Yes, but can you form any chords on it?
     
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  7. Dec 6, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    kidsmoke

    kidsmoke Well-Known Member

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    16 years and stiiiiiiilll going. 2003 Larrivee LV-03 with a fishman ellipse pickup.

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    rare 1995 Bourgeois built Washburn Cherokee

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    2002 Heritage 535 with faber/sheptone tributes/klusons/switchcraft/joneseyblues 50's wiring. some o yous will know what all drivel means.

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    a now departed Heritage 150 with my daily go-to amp, a handbuilt Champ (5F1) circuit with a couple tweaks, and an 8" weber.

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    my gig amp, Mesa Boogie DC-2

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    use to get out, not so much anymore.

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  8. Dec 6, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    Deathray

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    Yeah, F chord. No problem LOL
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Deathray

    Deathray Are we there yet? ...Are we there yet?

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    Those Heritages!:drool:
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

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    So this piece is currently just about done being built by a local friend of mine.

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  11. Dec 6, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

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  12. Dec 6, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

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    Just picked up this Taylor 714ce and damn is it amazing.

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  13. Dec 6, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    kidsmoke

    kidsmoke Well-Known Member

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    the force is strong with them, as you seem to know.
     
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  14. Dec 6, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Truggin

    Truggin What a long, strange trip it's been

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    It's a work in progress. See my build thread.
    Beautiful.
     
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  15. Dec 6, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

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    I have owned many and this is by far the best.
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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    Matic

    Matic The "OFG" Baby!!!

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Do we have any Jackson kelly aficionados here. I'm looking at a 2001model.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2019 at 11:49 PM
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    nobescare

    nobescare Well-Known Member

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  18. Dec 8, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    Deathray

    Deathray Are we there yet? ...Are we there yet?

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    I got a stool just like that at harbor freight for less than half that much money. I’m 5’6”, so I sawed a few inches off of the legs, and put the caps back on them. Works fine.
     
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  19. Dec 8, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Truggin

    Truggin What a long, strange trip it's been

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    It's a work in progress. See my build thread.
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/lif...MIvbfz4r-m5gIVAoiGCh15lAb_EAQYAiABEgLFrPD_BwE
     
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  20. Dec 14, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    Matic

    Matic The "OFG" Baby!!!

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Same make, model, color, year.
    One I've owned for 35 years, the other for 1 year.

    My custom Roadstar II forest green and my minty forest green.

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