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Crappy phone pic, sorry. It's a refin, with a headstock repair and the neck pickup is from the 70's but the price was right, the neck carve is great and the sound is very rocky.

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Very cool, especially in that shade of white. Hard to beat the warm, full sound of p-90's.

Imagine all the Specials smashed by Pete Townsand over 5+ years.

The story I heard in guitar circles was that he actually had a favorite that he would play. Sometime during the show would go behind his amp, switch it for a brand new identical SG that he would later break into firewood.

If you read Pete's bio he describes how he was inspired to smash his guitar as part of performance art promoted by some wild avant garde German classical musician. Rather than guitars this guy would smash pianos at the end of each performance smile.gif
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I've been doing a lot of reading on Townshend lately - I've never been a huge Who fan but he and I seem to have a lot in common when it comes to gear. Hiwatts, SG Specials, Strats, Fylde Ariels, etc. Before I bought the SG, I almost bought an old Rose Morris Rick on eBay but the seller seemed a bit flaky, so I didn't.

I've also been reading what he has to say about building home studios as I plan to start building my own when I'm back in New York permanently in September.

One of his favorite amps is a 3x10 '59 Bandmaster that he got from Joe Walsh (along with a 6120), like you mentioned you used to have. I'm pretty angry that I didn't buy the 2x10 '55 Super I fell in love with at 30th Street Guitars this summer - hoping against hope that it will still be there in a month when I'm in the city for a few weeks, but I'm very doubtful.
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Watch The Who's performance at the Rock n' Roll Circus. It will change your life.
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Watch The Who's performance at the Rock n' Roll Circus. It will change your life.

Do you have a link? (Do you mean Live at Leeds?)
post #1281 of 4641
No, I don't think it is on you tube, but vimeo maybe. The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. The play a quick one while he's away
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Here's something interesting. I've been wondering lately what amp to use for the blues shows during the fringe this summer, and as much as I love my old Vox, it's a bastard and I can't trust it, especially not to play for a month straight anywhere between one and five hours a night. It's also heavy as hell, and while not super valuable, more of a hassle than it's worth. So I chanced upon an ebay sale for a 60's (may or may not actually be from the 60's) Laney solid state (I know, yuck!) amp, which at £50 including shipping wasn't too much of a gamble. I just wanted something that didn't sound awful and I could beat up. As it turns out, it sounds great! I can get enough headroom out of it by backing off the volume knob, so I think it will work out! Lightweight, loud enough, rocking enough, great little amp. Probably the best £50 I've ever spent.

Here she is:

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Marshall JCM1 combo (1 watt) vs. Marshall DSL15 combo (15 watts). Thoughts? (note: NYC apartment with thin walls)
post #1284 of 4641
Marshall JMP-1
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JMP also a possibility. But I like the idea of separate master and preamp volumes. DSL15 obviously has far more going on with the 2 channels.



looking for sound bits for these amps is terrible. 75% of people start with "ok, so I'm playing this amp straight with a Jackson guitar, EMG pickups, a 'woah crazy OD' overdrive pedal, a compressor, and my Dunlop wah".
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I know, demos suck big time.
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i think it's just a method people use to get others to watch them play guitar. Otherwise nobody would give a shit about their "creative interpretation" of sweet child of mine.
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any of you gents have a recommendation for a NY guitar tech? i'd like to get a set up done on a new guitar.

John Warran Main Drag Music in Williamsburg. Awesome dude, great work.

called over today and talked to sara. nice girl. thanks for the recommendation
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My Taylor is finally on it's way to LA (will be here Sunday!)... so similar question... anyone recommend a good acoustic tech on the westside of LA for a set-up?
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UPS lost my pedalboard while shipping from the UK to US. Fuckers.
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