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    Got any? I used to play alot but it's been a looong time! I've been wanting to get back into it but my amp sounds so crackly I'm cleaning all the gunk out of the knobs and switches. Then some new cables and clean up the guitars!

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    Yes

    I've got a Peavey Pacer 100 I should have never bought, lol.
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    I've got this little Bronco sitting right beside me. Bought it in 1996.

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    I also have a Carvin 12" tube amp in the basement. I'll add my guitars into this thread later. Sadly, I rarely play.
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    Sweet! I have both a Peavy and Carvin cabinet! LOL! collecting dust.........
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    I have some other stuff too, and I can't even play!
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    Mike can you play left and right handed?

    I'll dust off my guitars in the next few days and post them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Mike can you play left and right handed?

    I'll dust off my guitars in the next few days and post them up.
    No. My daughter is a leftie. The Strat is hers. I bought her that guitar 3 years ago. She has been playing 7 days a week and studying guitar for about 9 years now. I love to listen to her play more than anything in the world.

    Sorry - feeling pretty delicate right now. Just watched A Star is Born, for the second time. And for the second time, it almost ripped my heart out. Powerful stuff. And music-related, so at least peripherally relevant to this thread.
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    My mains. I have 4 others that get swapped in periodically. The kemper is also the best amp set up I have had. Sounds and feels just like a tube amp but so much more flexible.


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    That looks a lot like my Les Paul!

    austink26, your photo is making me nervous with your guitars sitting up there!
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    No guitars/amps here, altho I do have a pair of Fender monitors. And a couple of Shure SM-58s. Ya never know!

    And a set of drums that I beat on every now and then. I'd rather do that than clean up the barn, lol.

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    I always liked you for some reason Finch, that explains it




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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    I always liked you for some reason Finch, that explains it




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    Beautiful. And a 5-string to boot!

    Looks like we've got ourselves an OC house band.

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    Some guys buy this stuff as cool ornaments to their crib even without knowing how to play. Chicks dig it, I donít have any of it because I never learned how to play.

    BTW, thereís some good looking stuff in here. 👍
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Just picked up this one at Gryphon Strings.

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    Sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Sweet!
    Fo Sho! I can't tell what it is but looks beautiful!

    Lots of cool stuff, that Kemper, wow just googled them so sick!

    Drums, is there a way to change the thread title to include drums?

    Love the 5 string, would like to see a close up of that finish.

    A Tele say no more, want!

    Chaz how do you like that Bronc? I've been looking for something similar.
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    Nice thread.

    It's rare I surf this site and I don't have my guitar in my lap.

    That Tele makes me sad. Had a mint 20 year old American Standard Tele I let go less than a year ago. Not sure what I was thinking.

    Wish I could find a nice, reasonably priced hardtail Strat.

    Still have my old Peavey Classic 30.

    Been playing over 20 years and use to gig out a fair amount. Rarely still do. The one man show thing. Acoustic (Takamine), harmonica, vocals. Still have my old PA system (Peavey mixer/amp and EV speakers). Paid well. Lots of fun and free drink. Never had to work out practice time with a band. I was a Springsteen/Young/Fogerty/Prine/Clancy Bros./Willie wanna be. Sorry - got off topic.

    Never did get proficient on the electric guitar though. (Only "talent" I had was being able to remember dozens of songs off the top of my head. I was an entertainer at best, never a real musician.) So, last year I committed to getting at least OK on the electric - thinking maybe some day I'd like to get a few guys to do a 3 piece with guitar, bass, drums. I'm coming along on the electric but seems nothing comes easy to me. After I let go of the Tele I picked up a Epiphone semi-hollow body as it sits nice in my lap for practice, and makes enough sound unplugged for practice (keep my wife less annoyed).


    Anyone playing out? If so, what kind of gigs? Stuff you guys like to play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Fo Sho! I can't tell what it is but looks beautiful!

    Lots of cool stuff, that Kemper, wow just googled them so sick!

    Drums, is there a way to change the thread title to include drums?

    Love the 5 string, would like to see a close up of that finish.

    A Tele say no more, want!

    Chaz how do you like that Bronc? I've been looking for something similar.
    I like it! I bought it when I knew I was moving to Japan. After I got it, I jammed with a couple of friends. The drummer was very skeptical when I showed up with it but after jamming, he said it had no problem putting out.
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    I'll share this with you all.

    When I was a kid in high school, I used to occasionally go to Six Flags Over Georgia. I was just starting out in a band and me and the drummer would see the house band playing covers outside the "Chevy Show" and be envious. We continued to play throughout college, playing mostly original tunes as I was a lot better at doing my own thing than I was at figuring out and playing covers.

    After graduating college, one of my first jobs was a convention where a couple of major corporations met to collaborate. There was a dinner with a concert and I got to talking to one of the sound guys. Ended up, he was a member of that band that played at Six Flags. He told me how he could listen to a song and figure it out and play it but he could never play one original lick or write a lyric of his own and how he really admired anyone who could do that.
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    Some pics of my other gear. The drum kit is my brothers.










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    Yeah, this thread is making me jealous I never took up an instrument. Mainly the guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah, this thread is making me jealous I never took up an instrument. Mainly the guitar.
    Itís never too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Itís never too late.
    I knew that was coming.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I knew that was coming.
    This will get you in the mood to go buy a guitar! Any of you guitar gearheads wanna guess who made that guitar Hendrix is playing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    This will get you in the mood to go buy a guitar! Any of you guitar gearheads wanna guess who made that guitar Hendrix is playing?


    Iím going to go with Antanus Casimere (Tony) Zemaitis, from London, Alex.

    So cool to see his magic on an acoustic.
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    Been playing for 30+ years. I'm in 2 bands at moment. One Classic Rock, and one Metal band. I also like to build guitars. You can see some of them on my channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post

    Love the 5 string, would like to see a close up of that finish.
    I'm a sucker for neck-thru basses. Had two of these that were a few years apart.

    This one(same as pictured above) is still in my possession.
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    This one was lost in a fire a few years ago
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    Well, I've got my old Gretsch drumset from when I was growing up. I insist on having it set up, even though I rarely play with folks. Was jamming with a dude for a while but we both have things going on. I think I've played like two shows out since being and then completing college, which sucks for me but it's good for everyone else. Ha, the last one my friend asked if I could fill in one week before the show, then proceeds to get buzzed and absolutely rip through every song, playing well above the tempo we practiced at. That was kinda stressful for me, but not too much, since we were pretty much just playing some slacker rock at a bar full of drunk hipsters.
    dang

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    Nice looking basses Train Wreck. Love that cherry wood one. That is cherry, right?
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    Sweeeeet bass Trainwreck!

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    Oh great, now I have to dig up some bass pictures to post.

    My Carvin 5 and Clement fretless are both very pretty, but my plain red G&L jazz is my number 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Nice looking basses Train Wreck. Love that cherry wood one. That is cherry, right?
    Thanks, but they're both mahogany with quilted maple tops. Not the most exotic but they both shred, fast and aggressive.

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    Oh great, now I have to dig up some bass pictures to post.

    My Carvin 5 and Clement fretless are both very pretty, but my plain red G&L jazz is my number 1.
    Yeah, you do! Lets see that Carvin! I played with a guitarist that had a few Carvin guitars and they played phenomenally. I always wanted a Carvin bass, but I've been out of the music scene a little while now and I broke the habit of spending money on instruments.

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    [QUOTE=Train Wreck;14476397 I always wanted a Carvin bass, but I've been out of the music scene a little while now and I broke the habit of spending money on instruments.[/QUOTE]

    LOL! Yeah, I stopped churning gear a couple of years ago and am much happier for it. I came to the eventual realization that I'm more than happy with a jazz bass into a GK.

    I really dig your bass. Is it a Schecter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post

    I really dig your bass. Is it a Schecter?
    Yeah, the darker colored one is an '02, and the orangish one is from '07. They're light and my back appreciated that. The one I still have is basically just stored under my bed and never gets played anymore.

    These days I only really play an acoustic Dean bass that I got on amazon for something like $120.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Yeah, the darker colored one is an '02, and the orangish one is from '07. They're light and my back appreciated that. The one I still have is basically just stored under my bed and never gets played anymore.

    These days I only really play an acoustic Dean bass that I got on amazon for something like $120.
    I used to have an Ibanez acoustic that was cheap and cool. My wife bought me one of those Kala U-basses and I play that a lot. I can't believe how good that little thing sounds.

    I used to also play guitar too, but my left hand got so jacked up with arthritis that I had to give that up.
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    I've always loved playing Les Pauls and that one looks very sweet!
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    Saw this at a sale, I don't know anything about it other than it's a cool looking Ibanez, think it was around $500.

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    I've been gigging in a rock cover band for years. I have so much crap it would take me a couple hours just to dig it all out and take pix but I'll get some up.

    My gig rig:
    I'm a single coil guy and I play a '73 Strat or my '06 Tele. Both have been modified with custom pickups, locking tuners, etc. The strat is my #1 and has been re-fretted a couple of times since I bought it in '79.

    I've downsized to simple, reliable and lightweight amp/cab setup. Currently using a solid state Quilter Aviator 200W head (9lbs) and a 2X12 cab with neomag speakers (24lbs). My pedalboard has an OD, fuzz, 2 delays, compressor, phaser, tremolo, tuner and a wah.

    I've got 3-4 tube amps that I hardly ever use but I love 'em. Also have a couple more cabs, an '84 Les Paul Studio, a Yamaha AC3R acoustic/electric, and a couple dozen various pedals of all types.

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    Quilter Aviator head and DV Mark 2X12 cab; 06 Am Std Tele (modded with DiMarzio Area T pickups and locking tuners), '73 Strat (lots of improvements over the years but it's still a strat...has Seymour Duncan pups):
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    Pedalboard - recently downsized from a big powered SBK unit to this:
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    83 LP Studio (has original PAF buckers)...I don't play this one much because I'm more of a fender guy:
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    This just showed up on my doorstep!


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    Funny place for a drive pedal. I would think it would be more at home on a stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    This just showed up on my doorstep!

    Best Classic Rock OD pedal out there. For metal, I like my EVH 5150 Overdrive.

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    This just showed up on my doorstep!

    As I am sure you are well aware, there is a cult following for this pedal. I got mine used off an old timer who had been in the industry a long time, along with the ZenDrive beside it in post #6 above.

    When I started reading more about both pedals, I realized that for the cork sniffing crew, it matters A LOT what generation or version each pedal is. Fortunately, per their serial numbers, it turns out that both pedals I picked up on a whim from a kijiji ad, are in the "highest sought after" category.

    The particular ZenDrive I picked up turns out to be one of the last hand made ones in the USA by Alfonso Hermida, which were crafted in very small quantities. It's signed by him inside the battery compartment. The old timer was going on and on about this, but I didn't pay much attention at the time. I thought he was bullshitting. And we all know what amp the ZenDrive is purported to replicate...d*$b^e...shhhh. Don't want to start WWIII in this thread.

    Enjoy the OCD. There are a lot of distinct and very useable tones in that little box, all waiting to be discovered. "Unleashed" might be a more appropriate term for some of the the more ferocious, snarling tones that lie within...

    Here is my pedalboard in its current configuration:

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    Nothing spectacular by any stretch, but endless fun for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    As I am sure you are well aware, there is a cult following for this pedal. I got mine used off an old timer who had been in the industry a long time, along with the ZenDrive beside it in post #6 above.

    When I started reading more about both pedals, I realized that for the cork sniffing crew, it matters A LOT what generation or version each pedal is. Fortunately, per their serial numbers, it turns out that both pedals I picked up on a whim from a kijiji ad, are in the "highest sought after" category.

    The particular ZenDrive I picked up turns out to be one of the last hand made ones in the USA by Alfonso Hermida, which were crafted in very small quantities. It's signed by him inside the battery compartment. The old timer was going on and on about this, but I didn't pay much attention at the time. I thought he was bullshitting. And we all know what amp the ZenDrive is purported to replicate...d*$b^e...shhhh. Don't want to start WWIII in this thread.

    Enjoy the OCD. There are a lot of distinct and very useable tones in that little box, all waiting to be discovered. "Unleashed" might be a more appropriate term for some of the the more ferocious, snarling tones that lie within...

    Here is my pedalboard in its current configuration:

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    Nothing spectacular by any stretch, but endless fun for sure.
    Great info and great pedalboard! How do you like that BigMuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Great info and great pedalboard! How do you like that BigMuff?
    It's ok. I suspect I haven't figured out how to best use it. Also, the AC30 can be a finicky little beast, when it comes to pedals. I picked up the Big Muff new but on sale, so it cost me next to nothing. At the time I was dialled into older Smashing Pumpkins tunes and thought I *needed* it to try to play Cherub Rock. LMAO!!!

    Listening to Cherub Rock now. Holy shit - that's a wicked guitar tune to try to blow your windows out to. Wow!!! And super fun (and relatively easy) to play. I need to crank things up tonight.



    Skip to 6:40. Fk yeah. And 9:30. GO GO GO!

    Anyway, that's what prompted my purchase of the Big Muff. I was inspired by that song. Still am.

    I bought the MXR M234 analog chorus pedal to try to play this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    As I am sure you are well aware, there is a cult following for this pedal. I got mine used off an old timer who had been in the industry a long time, along with the ZenDrive beside it in post #6 above.

    When I started reading more about both pedals, I realized that for the cork sniffing crew, it matters A LOT what generation or version each pedal is. Fortunately, per their serial numbers, it turns out that both pedals I picked up on a whim from a kijiji ad, are in the "highest sought after" category.

    The particular ZenDrive I picked up turns out to be one of the last hand made ones in the USA by Alfonso Hermida, which were crafted in very small quantities. It's signed by him inside the battery compartment. The old timer was going on and on about this, but I didn't pay much attention at the time. I thought he was bullshitting. And we all know what amp the ZenDrive is purported to replicate...d*$b^e...shhhh. Don't want to start WWIII in this thread.

    Enjoy the OCD. There are a lot of distinct and very useable tones in that little box, all waiting to be discovered. "Unleashed" might be a more appropriate term for some of the the more ferocious, snarling tones that lie within...

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    Nothing spectacular by any stretch, but endless fun for sure.
    I see a few familiar stomps on there...I've had my OCD for about 6 years (great OD...always on during gigs), Boss GE7 eq, and Phase 95. Always wanted to try the Zendrive.

    What wah is that? I recently replaced my Teese Wizard Wah with a Dunlop crybaby mini for my downsized pedalboard (see post #40). Loved the Teese...still kinda getting used to the crybaby.
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    I see a few familiar stomps on there...I've had my OCD for about 6 years (great OD...always on during gigs), Boss GE7 eq, and Phase 95. Always wanted to try the Zendrive.

    What wah is that? I recently replaced my Teese Wizard Wah with a Dunlop crybaby mini for my downsized pedalboard (see post #40). Loved the Teese...still kinda getting used to the crybaby.
    Itís a Dunlop Jerry Cantrell signature wah.

    https://www.jimdunlop.com/product/jc...137-04516-3.do

    ď THE LONG STORY.
    One of the most influential guitarists to come out of the Seattle rock scene, Jerry Cantrell's epic riffs and searing tone have been the driving force behind Alice in Chains since the late 80's. His melancholy wah-drenched melodies in modern classics like Man in the Box and The Rooster left an indelible mark on a generation of guitarists. Jerry favored wah-wahs with a wider, darker response, and Dunlop has painstakingly replicated that moody sound to create his signature pedal. It's custom-voiced for a tight, punchy heel-down tone and a rugged side-control knob lets you fine tune the toe-down frequency. And with its antique, oxidized road worn brass casting and custom Alice in Chains tread, this is one pedal that looks as great as it sounds.Ē

    I wish I could play it like Jerry. Out of everything guitar related, I may be the most horrible trying to fake my way through things with a wah. Truly cringe-worthy. But endless fun making noise with it.
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    Lots of beautiful rigs and equipment in here! Major props! I've let about 20 years of my electric equipment collect cob webs. Acoustic is another story, spent many a night front porch pickin when I lived in Wyoming. Me and my homies used to jam all the time, super fun times I'll never forget! Still play a little acoustic along to background music, mostly country, and try to sing a little (when no one is around )

    Got the Fender M80 amp all cleaned out last night and plugged it into my 4x12 Peavy cab. Holy cow now I remember why I bought it as a strapping young lad, it's LOUD AS FU*K !! Mrs Jeep said I traumatized all the animals in the neighborhood!

    Here's my Strat, sturge above has the same, mine's late 80s early 90 model I think, bought it new but can't remember exactly when.

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    Guitars and Amps

    My son scored for Christmas. Pedals!

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    Alrighty, snapped some pix.

    Les Paul Standard. I think it is a '79 which isn't a very desirable year but the middle maple piece is birdseye; I've never seen another one like it.

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    This is a guitar I built while I was in college. Ash and walnut body; heavy. Birdseye maple Warmouth neck.

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    Aria Pro bass. I came across this at a yard sale in a parking lot while riding my bike when I lived in Tokyo. It was real cheap and fortunately, the guy also had a gig bag for it I bought as I was pretty far from my apartment and with the bag, I was able to sling it across my back and ride. PIL and the other thing were already painted on it.

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    I "have" another guitar I haven't seen in probably 15-20 years as I loaned it to a friend and never got it back, though I think I loaned it as "you can keep it until I ask for it back". It was a cheap Hondo II body I bought for $5 and put a Warmouth neck on. I bought a piece of kinda paisley like paper at the art supply store and glued it on the front and then sprayed the body a baby blue, ghosting into the paper and then clear coated the whole thing. Later, the finish cracked all around the paper and looked really cool. I went by a local guitar repair shop and dug through the guy's pickup box and picked out three weird looking pickups. I don't think I ever got around to 100% wiring it up beyond one of the pickups. Anyway, my friend's son got to playing it and got pretty serious with it as I think he was studying music in college. I'd love to see the thing again.

    Guitar I wish I still had was an Ibanez Iceman (yes, you can see the influence in the guitar body I made) that was a natural finish with a triple coil humbucker. It had a bad hum when I picked it up for $150 but it was just a loose ground. Only reason I sold it was because I just didn't have much room for all my gear where I was living at the time. Sold it for more than I paid for it years earlier but it would be worth a lot more today. Here's a video of Steve Miller playing a similar one (jump to 0:55 to see the guitar instead of a bunch of jet airliner stuff )

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    Sweet guitars Chaz! I like the design of the one you built that's pretty cool.

    While we were putting away the Christmas stuff in the attic today I remembered that my 12 string Washburn acoustic is stashed up there. It's had a rough life. Found it floating in the water in my basement after the pipes froze once. Luckily I had it in a stand and when the water rose, the neck stayed put in the stand and the body just started to float up and it never sunk! I'll have to dig it out and see what kind of shape it's in now.
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    I just got an email advising that my name finally came up on a list I have been on for 3 or 4 years now, for an Analogman King of Tone pedal. Not sure if any of you guys have heard of them, but apparently, this is a bit of a big deal.
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    Good stuff, Chaz!
    Agreed. The LP is smokin hot. Love the open coil pups. Badass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Sweet guitars Chaz! I like the design of the one you built that's pretty cool.

    While we were putting away the Christmas stuff in the attic today I remembered that my 12 string Washburn acoustic is stashed up there. It's had a rough life. Found it floating in the water in my basement after the pipes froze once. Luckily I had it in a stand and when the water rose, the neck stayed put in the stand and the body just started to float up and it never sunk! I'll have to dig it out and see what kind of shape it's in now.
    Yikes, stored in the attic in Las Vegas?!

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    I just got an email advising that my name finally came up on a list I have been on for 3 or 4 years now, for an Analogman King of Tone pedal. Not sure if any of you guys have heard of them, but apparently, this is a bit of a big deal.
    No, I'd never heard of that and from reading about it, should be fun. Cool with the vintage website to go along with it! Let us know how it sounds when you get it. I've got a Japanese TS10 Tube Screamer Classic. I see someone is asking over $500 for one on eBay. Also

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    Good stuff, Chaz!
    Now if I would only take the time to actually play them.
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    I asked my buddy about his KoT and whether I should throw down on it. This was his response:
    "Well, for starters, I donít know of any reason that you canít resell for what you pay on eBay or Reverb, although thatís a hassle (unless you make a little dough I suppose). I currently still use mine despite having an excess of pedals to use in its place.

    I would describe it as a really tight and sweet sounding gain pedal but it is by no means overwhelming as a gain stage. And I have the so-called high gain option. You can almost get a clean boost out of it by turning down the gain. I am really into boosts and almost always stack gain stages. The KOT is third in my too-long lane of gain pedals but I like to monkey with the tones. First is a Jackson Belle Star boost (all time fave now after having sampled a wide array of boosts) or Xotic Super Clean. Second is either Xotic Super Sweet, Ibanez Tube Screamer mini or Wampler Tumnus or the Klon clone from Ceriatone. That seems to be where most of my cat juggling takes place. Each of the first and second stage pedals is almost always on, either alone or more often pushing the last two gain stages. Fourth is a Dumbloid 335 from Shinís Music (expensive but a terrific sounding pedal supposedly nailing Mr Howardís tone - who knows) or sometimes an OCD or other distortion pedal. I have a couple more Wampler drive pedals that can go into this slot but I have been stuck on this Dumbloid for a long time cuz it sounds awesome; sometimes I donít click it on because I feel unworthy of it - a bit fked I know. Last in the drive train is the Blackbird from Effectrode, which is a tube-driven preamp pedal with a bunch of options gainwise. It has 3 gain stages itself and EQ buttons. Alone it is fine, particularly the low gain stage which is almost a boost but when I de-attenuate a little and let the amp breathe, it comes alive especially when I push it - like pushing the front end of an amp - with one of the first three, including the KOT.

    The KOT never seems to miss. I think it is exceptionally well made and doesnít ever sound crappy to me. It is very flexible. There are two sides that can do 2-stage gains themselves.

    My understanding is that the 2 sides are the same in mine but that isnít necessarily so. I would get both sides high gain, which is what I did. I went for 4 output jacks but havenít used that yet, primarily because I am lazy and havenít figured out what a guy might put into that loop.

    I might not worry about the cost of that option were I to do it again but maybe it helps with resale??

    I similarly havenít spent time with the so-called manual to figure out how to change some of the internal dip switches; I know there are some and Iíd probably like what they do so Iíd better get around to that. Job jar.

    In the end I am as happy or happier about acquiring the Analogman KOT as most of the other pedals I own. It is somewhere between Tube Screamer and heavier gain, wider spectrum gain pedal but is tightly focused, which I dig.

    It isnít low end focused and youíll have to use tone controls on the amp to add base if you want it but I have the base at 1 or 2 on my amps anyway. Again this suits me but maybe not all.

    Thereís a relatively recent KOT video from some German / Teutonic YouTuber - nice guitarist actually - who is in love with KOT for years. He does a pretty good job of describing the pedal. I think his name is Kris Barosci. Also Reverb has a decent / short review. That Pedal Show has a long review of KOT and alternatives. There a bunch more on YT as well.

    As for your AC30, It definitely works. TPS Dan - who is an AC30 lover - demos that very thing. I believe AC30s like treble boosters generally and you can definitely set up the pedal to act as a treble boost (internal treble trim pots). The internal dips allow you to set up either side as a clean boost vs gain pedal. It is very versatile.

    Also, I have a toggle switch on mine and I have forgotten what it does exactly. There is one setting I prefer out of the three positions. Wish I could explain that one better.

    BTW youtuber Pete Thorn really likes his KOT and he is a very reliable review resource, IMHO."

    i sent him my question at midnight and awoke to that response the next morning. I definitely owe him a couple of cold ones.
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    Yikes, stored in the attic in Las Vegas?!
    Yep! And before that was in an attic in sub zero temps in the winter! Like I said it's had a hard life. I'll dig it out and see what kind of shape it's in soon.

    As far as pedals go I had no Idea it was so involved! I have an old one somewhere I think, and a wah wah that was pretty fun. We're de-cluttering so who knows what I'll find.
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    I just remembered, I used to have a pedal I picked up used for something like $15. It was a combination distortion and wah pedal. But it was one of those that just sounded so bizarre, you couldn't use it very often, a really thin, buzzy, compressed frequency range distortion. A bunch of the letters printed on it were worn off and I think that's where it got the name we referred to it by, Parlee Bri Wah, if I remember correctly, though I can't think what it would have originally said.

    Wow, haven't thought about that in probably thirty years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    ...As far as pedals go I had no Idea it was so involved!
    Itís not normally. The KoT has a mad following, and they are handmade in the US so supply is always limited, and a small fraction of demand. I suspect itís a decent pedal, but overhyped to the point of complete insanity. Iím about to find out...
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    in the mid to late 70's i was constantly trading in and out of guitars. there was not the great appreciation for old guitars that there is now. and i never spent over $350.
    here's a short list of a few i wish i had kept.
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    early 60's cherry red es 335. still hurts...
    50's LP gold top PAF pickups - top was crazed. would have been magnificent in the right hands.
    1970's Telecaster Deluxe - not sure of year. 2 fender humbuckers. 2 tone and 2 volume knobs. strat-like headstock. bought it new. clear finish over ash (i think) body. damn

    the kicker - not sure of the year - Telecaster beat all to hell. Pickups had microphoned. i suspect 50's. $200. still brings a tear to my eye

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    Wow just think if you had held onto those and just stashed them in a closet or something. What is funny is that of all of the stories I see like that, almost nobody held onto the ones that became collectors items. They all seem to have traded and ended up with some gimmicky model from the early 80s.


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    This weekend if (I remember to) I'll have an opportunity to play and take pics of a very special guitar. And yes it's real and it's spectacular!
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    While it is true the strat has largely looked the same, I applaud fender for making solid improvements on their (American) standard models that have resulted in better instruments. Gibson on the other hand has been continually trying to chase the recipe of a 59 les paul while their ďimprovementsĒ (that is in quotes because lets not forget the robot tuners) never seem to actually be good things and are usually only offered for a bit then removed.


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    That's amazing, net. Consistency in the electronic world is found in music. Or at least, guitars.
    This is the only thing I'm able to grasp in this entire thread!

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    ^^^

    This weekend if (I remember to) I'll have an opportunity to play and take pics of a very special guitar. And yes it's real and it's spectacular!
    And how many here will get that reference?

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    And how many here will get that reference?

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    Wasn't sure if that was going to pertain to the thread subject matter or the Seinfeld subject matter.
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    Wasn't sure if that was going to pertain to the thread subject matter or the Seinfeld subject matter.
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    yes it's real and it's spectacular!
    A '64 or '65 I forget. The neck on these are so slender, super fun to play!

    Also dug my old Charvel out of a family member's closet that I totally forgot about, have to put it back together, a funny story about that one!

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    Dude that mosrite is so sick! Looks to be in great condition too.

    What kind of charvel is it?


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    My Martin Grand J12 and RainSong Black Ice Jumbo.

    Love the RainSong. 100% carbon fiber construction. Stupid light and doesn't care about ambient conditions at all.

    Also have a Epi Les Paul Plus top, and a Mexi Strat. Don't really play any electric at this point though!

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    The Mosrite is immaculate! He bought it new and when he brought the case out for me it was covered in dust, took the guitar out and it was still in perfect tune, hadn't played it in years.

    No idea what kind of Charvel it is, but looking online it was post-Cali days, bolt-on the back says Ft Worth Texas but apparently those were made in Japan. I have to clean it up and put it back together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    I just got an email advising that my name finally came up on a list I have been on for 3 or 4 years now, for an Analogman King of Tone pedal. Not sure if any of you guys have heard of them, but apparently, this is a bit of a big deal.
    I got same email a few months ago but have not sprung for it (yet). I'm pretty happy with what I've got on my board for gigging and I have dozens of other pedals that aren't on the board! I know all about King of Tone history and following (analogman website has tons of info). Basically it's TWO OD/gain pedals in one and there are variations you can get regarding gain levels. I have an Analogman Tubescreamer I bought years ago and they are top shelf. They are local to me (CT) and I have played a couple of gigs with one of the guys who is affiliated with them.

    They aren't cheap (close to $300 depending on desires) but they have such a crazy cult following you can easily get your $ back by reselling on ebay or reverb. Lots of people just flip them for a profit.

    Can't go wrong if you choose to pull the trigger!
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    My Martin Grand J12 and RainSong Black Ice Jumbo.

    Love the RainSong. 100% carbon fiber construction. Stupid light and doesn't care about ambient conditions at all.

    Also have a Epi Les Paul Plus top, and a Mexi Strat. Don't really play any electric at this point though!
    i played with a rainsong at GC. liked it alot but too expensive. cool guitar!

    edit: looks like they can be had for $1399-$1999 so not too expensive in guitar $$$.
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    Yep! And before that was in an attic in sub zero temps in the winter! Like I said it's had a hard life. I'll dig it out and see what kind of shape it's in soon.
    My '73 strat (see post #40) spent many nights in the trunk of my car following gigs in mid '80s. This was in Maine so it has lots of cool 'checking' of the finish from super cold winter nights. Although pristine guitars are beautiful I've always liked checking out older 'player' versions...they have a story to tell just by looking at them!
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    As far as pedals go I had no Idea it was so involved! I have an old one somewhere I think, and a wah wah that was pretty fun. We're de-cluttering so who knows what I'll find.
    Understatement...'you have no idea'. In the world of electric guitar, knowing how to play it is only a part of the equation. Fascinating stuff and a loooong history of how various amps, guitars, effects and tones have shaped rock and roll history. I've spent hours learning stuff from these guys.

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    Awesome...you could insert a Telecaster and Les Paul in that same comparison. All timeless designs that are still totally relevant 70 years later!
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    A '64 or '65 I forget. The neck on these are so slender, super fun to play!

    Also dug my old Charvel out of a family member's closet that I totally forgot about, have to put it back together, a funny story about that one!

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    Wow...never saw one of those. Love the 'vibramute' trem. I've had guitars with a Bigsby trem and of course Fender trem. Some whacky designs over the years, Many failed to catch on due to finicky design and troubles keeping in tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Understatement...'you have no idea'. In the world of electric guitar, knowing how to play it is only a part of the equation. Fascinating stuff and a loooong history of how various amps, guitars, effects and tones have shaped rock and roll history. I've spent hours learning stuff from these guys.

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    Woah lots of info on that channel, checking it out for sure!
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    Some day. I'll learn how to really play this Tele, but in the mean time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Some day. I'll learn how to really play this Tele, but in the mean time...

    Rockon Net!
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    Not really the tone I associate with a Tele!
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    Nice...way to get dirty on that tele! Many don't realize what a great rock guitar a tele can be. The bite of a tele cuts through a band mix better than many guitars. I put Dimarzio Area T's on my '06 American Std (see post #40) and it has a killer rock tone when pushed into an overdriven amp. I chose these pickups because they keep that famous tele clean twang when required.
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    Nice! Luvvin' that old Strat, too!
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    Thinking about this for my sonís high school graduation present. 1969 Martin D18. Just had a neck reset, refret, pick guard replaced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    ^ nice!
    It's definitely a player's guitar, not a collectible. Lots of bumps and bruises, but with the recent work it plays and sounds really sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Nice...way to get dirty on that tele! Many don't realize what a great rock guitar a tele can be. The bite of a tele cuts through a band mix better than many guitars. I put Dimarzio Area T's on my '06 American Std (see post #40) and it has a killer rock tone when pushed into an overdriven amp. I chose these pickups because they keep that famous tele clean twang when required.
    Most of the early Led Zep sound was a tele. Yes they are great guitars for hard rock!


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    Most of the early Led Zep sound was a tele. Yes they are great guitars for hard rock!
    I was lucky enough to see Zeppelin twice and it was outfreakingstanding


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    Quote Originally Posted by trmn8er View Post
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    Man you're lucky! I was a bit too young when they were playing live. I would have loved to been there in the early 70s!

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    A really cool video on the history and cloning of Jimmy Page's tele that was given to him by Jeff Beck pre-Zeppelin and played with the Yardbirds and early Zeppelin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Thinking about this for my sonís high school graduation present. 1969 Martin D18. Just had a neck reset, refret, pick guard replaced.

    Absolutely! Love the old Martins (and new), would make an awesome family heirloom grad present!
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    Kewl Page segment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austink26 View Post
    What kind of charvel is it?
    Here it is, I unfortunately sanded off the beautiful ivory/yellow/white original color down to the wood cuz that what my young brain wanted at the time. Looking at the back of the pickups it says model 3, and it matches up with pics online. I'll put it back together someday and see if what I remember wrong with it is correct!

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    Original color, at least I was smart enough to leave some underneath the pick guard in case I wanted to repaint!

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    I always liked the case.

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    And the funny story about that guitar is I tried to do a spin around the back thing like the rock stars, and yeah you know the rest! Fretboard separated from the neck, tried gluing and clamping and it looks good but if I remember right there was a slight buzz on a string or 2. Will find out someday.

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    You rockin that Tele Net! What's the little Fender amp you got there? Looking for something like that after I sell the stack.
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    A Super Champ X2.

    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/guitar...223000000.html

    Perfect house amp. I really wish I had gotten a VOX 15 instead of that AC-30...that thing is just too damn loud to play in the house.
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    Cool thanks that little Fender looks like what the Dr ordered, the Vox is quite a bit more coin but probably worth it eh?
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    Beautiful Charvel. Did you hear Wayne Charvelís shop burned down in the Paradise, CA fire? He lost everything but is rebuilding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Beautiful Charvel. Did you hear Wayne Charvelís shop burned down in the Paradise, CA fire? He lost everything but is rebuilding.
    I saw that while researching Charvel, damn that sucks! Hopefully insurance had him covered.
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    I don't even care that I can't play and own these. Would you pass them up for $20 a piece? I'm just way too busy, or maybe not willing to commit time to it right now, but hopefully some day. This pic is from when I was trying to get motivated, or maybe Net was trying to get me into it at the time. I was going to build a stand for it right next to my desk so I could just grab it, that was a few years ago now, lol!

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    A Super Champ X2.

    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/guitar...223000000.html

    Perfect house amp. I really wish I had gotten a VOX 15 instead of that AC-30...that thing is just too damn loud to play in the house.
    I have an AC30. Agreed on volume. I have been able to tame that beast with an attenuator (you can see it in the first pic in post #6 - the white and blue box on top of the amp). Sure it zaps a tad of the top end sparkle, but with the attenuator, I can crank that AC-30 as much as I want and still not have the cops banging on my door. It's nice to be able to hear it grind and not blow my windows out.

    I also own an AC4-TVH mini stack which is kinda cool. Built in attenuator - 4, 1 and 1/4 watt output. Still shockingly loud! I think pretty much all tube amps are, regardless of output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    It's definitely a player's guitar, not a collectible. Lots of bumps and bruises, but with the recent work it plays and sounds really sweet.
    love the bumps and bruises. shows character.
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    My son is finally getting his signal path worked out. I am going to mod the Boss EQ with different IC's and caps to make it noiseless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by be1 View Post
    love the bumps and bruises. shows character.
    Me too! Luckily I live just down the street from one of the top acoustic shops in the country, so I get to see a lot of vintage stuff roll through.

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    My son is finally getting his signal path worked out. I am going to mod the Boss EQ with different IC's and caps to make it noiseless.

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    My buddy recently got an Alexander Defender digital distortion pedal. I was skeptical because I don't usually like digital distortion, because it's like they're trying to emulate something that they're not. This one is rad, though, because it really commits to being digital and owning it, adding secondary effects (pitch shift, etc) which modify the tones quite nicely. Actually it sounds pretty sick washed out with reverb and/or with pitch shift an octave up. Pretty raucous, actually. We had fun jamming with it.
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    Someone on my Next-door site has a "made in China" (per posting) Fender Strat for $100. At first, I thought it was a Fender made in China but in one of the photos, you can see "Made in USA" on the headstock so I guess it is a total counterfeit. Tempting, a little googling seems to indicate they are pretty decent, though I hate to be involved with a counterfeit. They also have a Yamaha strat style guitar with a humbucker for $25.

    But since I rarely play the guitars I have, guess I should pass.

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    I read somewhere that Chinese guitar counterfeiting is really big business, and some folks have ordered them from Ali Express only to never receive them because customs confiscated them.

    Apparently Fender and Gibson had lawyers looking into this, thus the shipping issues.
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    Also, some of them are so good, it takes a high-level appraiser to recognize that it's a fake.
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    I used to build and repair amps and guitars. No longer in the business but here is some of my work

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    Those chibson and fake fenders are absolute trash. They may look the part, but the stuff they are made of is complete junk. I have seen many videos of people getting one and then the body is like 5+ pieces slapped together, and the electronics are always the cheapest of the cheap. I am glad customs did step up to start confiscating them.

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    pryde1 that looks sweet! The 2 little wood amps look awesome!

    Fk China copies of everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    pryde1 that looks sweet! The 2 little wood amps look awesome!

    Fk China copies of everything!
    Thanks. One was essentially a stripped down Princeton with more clean headroom and the other a Supro that got really dirty when cranked. I miss amp building the most.

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    Yeah, I decided to pass on the Chender. With counterfeits, one manufacturer may make something decent but another may not, but it's all about profit, not building a reputation so passable is what they look for. My neighbor has his own shop repairing high end watches and said he has to break the news on a regular basis that the Rolex someone brought in is a counterfeit. Even if it was a decent guitar, I'd feel obligated to carve "made in china" into the back or something so that it didn't end up with someone trying to rip off someone else. At least the seller in this case was being honest about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Loving the midrange hump on the GE7 vs scooping out all the mids!
    I just did a mod last night on that EQ replacing the IC's and caps with the Fromel kit. Huge difference in sound and clarity, noise. Also, took the EQ out of the effects loop, now basically no white noise even at high volume.

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    Just bought a custom tele made from 150 year old Ponderosa Pine from an abandoned mine. Made from a single piece of lumber, with nail holes, cracks, knots etc all stabilized with long curing epoxy and filled. Getting a different 6 intonation bridge and different neck put on and should have it next week.

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    Iím having fun modding these pedals!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Just bought a custom tele made from 150 year old Ponderosa Pine from an abandoned mine. Made from a single piece of lumber, with nail holes, cracks, knots etc all stabilized with long curing epoxy and filled. Getting a different 6 intonation bridge and different neck put on and should have it next week.
    Want to see this! Nails left in it would be rad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Want to see this! Nails left in it would be rad!
    Here's the link: #1224 ‚ÄĒ Ron Kirn Signature

    Will have some cool photos and maybe a sound clip next week. I decided to leave the 3 saddle brass bridge on it, but had a 60s C neck put on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Here's the link: #1224 ‚ÄĒ Ron Kirn Signature

    Will have some cool photos and maybe a sound clip next week. I decided to leave the 3 saddle brass bridge on it, but am had a 60s C neck put on.
    Those knots on the back are sweet! One of a kind for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Those knots on the back are sweet! One of a kind for sure.
    I will have it in my possession on Wednesday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Here's the link: #1224 ‚ÄĒ Ron Kirn Signature

    Will have some cool photos and maybe a sound clip next week. I decided to leave the 3 saddle brass bridge on it, but had a 60s C neck put on.
    That guitar is extremely cool!
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    Awesome Kirn Tele!
    Love the natural look...

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    I put in Dimarzio Area T's and added locking tuners. It does not get played as much as my '73 Strat but I bring them both to every gig.
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    ^^^Sweet guitar!! I'm just starting to get into Teles. Awesome sound variety out of these things.

    I was a bit concerned about the cracks and knots in the guitar, but Ron assured me those are of zero concern. They do add a very unique look to the guitar.

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    Saw this beauty the other day.
    Gorgeous colors. The picture looks like garbage compared to it in real life.Guitars and Amps-img_20200204_150450041_hdr.jpg
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    Got this in today! I know it's the thrill of something new, but this is the best sounding tele I've ever played. The 150 year old pine sings like a bell. Also the hand wound pickups don't hurt! I'm going to take some better photos that show the knots, nail holes and cracks. It really is a work of art.

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    ^ sweet!!!
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    Awesome indeed! Some high quality guitar porn pictures would be sweet!
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    Couple of iPhone snaps. Need to get out strobe and medium format.










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    Got rid of about 50 feet of extra cabling between volume pedal, wah pedal and fx loop. HUGE difference in tone. I was using longer than needed cables to hook things up, surprised at the difference extra cable makes in terms of signal loss and tone.

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    50 cent that Tele is SO RAD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    50 cent that Tele is SO RAD!
    Thanks man! Really enjoying it. I've never had a new guitar that is finished with old school lacquer like this one. It smell like a paint shop, but man it plays so well.

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    I've been meaning to post up this guitar, it's probably my favorite and have played the sht out it over the years (not lately ) it's an all mahogany Guild D4, made in the USA, sounds so cool I think. Sounds very different than other dreadnoughts, bought it new in the mid 90s in Wyoming. Spent many a drunk porch nights banging away on this thing as you can tell by the fretboard!


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    ^^^ Nice! Mahogany dreads always have that sweet old J45 sound. I had a Santa Cruz OM Pre War in Mahogany that I sold. Really regret letting that one go.

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    Good work...it can be a pain but when done a clean pedalboard is a happy pedalboard.

    I stumbled on this recently. For my board I choose to have effects running through loop on my amp. Many stages are different so I have pretty long effects send/return cables just in case. I'm thinking about this setup...looks pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Good work...it can be a pain but when done a clean pedalboard is a happy pedalboard.

    I stumbled on this recently. For my board I choose to have effects running through loop on my amp. Many stages are different so I have pretty long effects send/return cables just in case. I'm thinking about this setup...looks pretty sweet.

    https://www.pedalsnake.com/
    That Pedalsnake is really cool!! Always something else to spend money on!

    Just added this TC Spark Mini Boost to my board.

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    This is a kick ass guitar. I love wacky player's grade guitars.


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    Short sound clip of the Kirn Tele. Really cool 60s vibe.

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    This thread makes me wish I stuck with guitar after learning it in grade 9....doh.

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    My current electric setup is a 1980 Gibson SG R1 with Ď1991 Fender Princeton Chorus. My other frequently played guitar is a Martin D28p.

    Also still have my Peavey amp that I purchased back in ~1978.




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    No pictures, yet, but my eldest son, who plays drums, has a Fender Precision Lyte Deluxe bass, which is a little rare now.

    My middle son has a Gibson 70s Tribute SG with Dirty Fingers pickups, an Epiphone LP Custom, black and gold and a Cort A4 Plus bass.

    My daughter, who plays saxophone, has a Fender Player series Jazz Bass in white, a Squire Strat and a Taylor Academy acoustic. There are a couple of other guitars in the house as well.

    Big amps are a vintage Marshall JTM Bluesbreaker reissue and and Ashdown MAG 300 bass combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    No pictures, yet, but my eldest son, who plays drums, has a Fender Precision Lyte Deluxe bass, which is a little rare now.

    My middle son has a Gibson 70s Tribute SG with Dirty Fingers pickups, an Epiphone LP Custom, black and gold and a Cort A4 Plus bass.

    My daughter, who plays saxophone, has a Fender Player series Jazz Bass in white, a Squire Strat and a Taylor Academy acoustic. There are a couple of other guitars in the house as well.

    Big amps are a vintage Marshall JTM Bluesbreaker reissue and and Ashdown MAG 300 bass combo.
    You've got a band in the house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    You've got a band in the house!
    My eldest has his own house now so not quite. He also has an acoustic and electric drum kit. Even when he was in the house, they never played together. Not once. There are more instruments in the house. Three saxophones, an electric piano, midi keyboard, five or six ukuleles.

    Actually bought another guitar last night. It's a handmade Strat. I bought a Floyd Rose trem off this guy a few weeks ago and his house is like a guitar workshop. He was a working musician for years, a teacher and builds guitars as a hobby. Saw this guitar and asked if it was for sale. He said no but he mailed me back a few days ago to say I could have it if I wanted it.

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    Maybe you guys know if this is an interesting vintage bass amp - caught my eye cruising CL.

    70s Fender Music Master Bass Amp - a tube model.

    Someone selling local to me: https://westslope.craigslist.org/msg...079783366.html

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    See them selling on Reverb for more but, despite the name, I think these were more geared to guitar than actual bass - could be wrong tho.

    I already have a few solid state bass amps that serve my purpose and I'm not a vintage hound. I do keep my eye out for a nicer rig - vintage or not. Saw a Eden Time Traveler that held my attention for a bit.
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    Post up some pics of that stuff Mr Pig! That's so weird y'all play but never together?

    Ran across this the other day, I have that little Marshall amp somewhere. The Orange Mini sounds pretty awesome I must say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Post up some pics of that stuff Mr Pig!
    Rats. Knew someone would say that ;0) It's easy when you can just upload pictures to the forum but on here you need to host them somewhere etc. Pain but yeah, I'll do it.

    My son has a little Orange amp, about 15w solid state but it has a spring reverb and it sound really good. We bought it off the same guy we got the Epiphone Les Paul off, it was really cheap but it sounds better than it has any right to.

    The only reason any of my kids play any instruments is because I made them! They can all play at a useful level now but only my daughter really flew with it. She's properly good at saxophone and can carry a tune on guitar, bass and piano. Even then I wouldn't say she loves playing music, she just happens to be able to do it very well.

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