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Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would say that's good, no need to change. I am just curious why it needs a capacitor if it is only a volume knob. Curious.
     
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    Recently had my old, battered AC30 repaired (the bright channel never worked, and now the normal channel decided not to work either) by Flynn Amps in Scotland. I was very impressed with their work, so I decided to try the boost pedal that they make, which is an exact replica of Rory Gallagher's HAWK booster. I haven't had a chance to really run it through its paces, but holy crap, so far I love this pedal. The only problem is that it is so gigantic and the included power supply has a straight instead of a right angle plug so fitting it on my pedalboard is going to be a nightmare. Might have to run it on batteries, but that gets pretty damn expensive.

    Anyway, thumbs up for the pedal. I'm not a Rory Gallagher fan per se (I'm sure he's great, just never listened to him), but the pedal stands on its own. Really nice builders, too.
     
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    Any tips on the best place to sell a guitar? I've got a Hamer Newport Pro that's just sitting around collecting dust, and I'm trying to avoid getting fleeced at the local Guitar Center...
     
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    I was wondering what are some really good 15 watt small tube combos or stacks? Like a NOS tweed blues jr, orange tiny terror etc.
     
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    origenesprit Senior member

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    Do you want another guitar? Try to trade it in at a shop (not guitar center), and you can usually strike a good deal if it is a good shop.

    I once tried to trade my Gibson 335 into guitar center and they offered me, after 30 minutes of negotiating, $1300 trade in value. I went to 30th Street guitars next, and without any bartering at all, they offered me $1900 trade in value.

    Or, eBay? Craigslist? TheGearPage?
     
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    Not really looking for another guitar, but that might be worth looking into. TheGearPage looks perfect though, thank you. Might try posting it up here too.
     
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    Craigs List can be very good. Take good clear pics and give plenty of details.
     
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    Try a fender champ or Princeton reverb
     
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    I would add the Vox mini Nighttrain.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    anyone buying themselves cool guitars or amps for Christmas???
     
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    Thanks, I'll check them out.

    I was also thinking about a Marshall Class5, what do you guys think of the amp?
     
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    what kind of straps do you guys like? I've got two relatively cheap sueded leather ones that I like quite a lot, one is a thick wide maple colored thing you'd typically find in any guitar shop, the other is a thinner red suede that I love. both were like 40 or 50 maybe less. I dunno I'm asking because my friend is trying to buy her boyfriend a really nice strap for his brithday and shes' showing me this strap for like 120 that I htink is pretty ugo. I feel like there are probably leather dudes on this forum that would make nice stuff. any input ideas?
     
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    personally anything over 120 sounds like a waste on a strap, unless the bf gigs and likes to move like Townshend I don't see any reason to spend more than 50. I'd rather get a pedal if I knew my gf was spending $120
     
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    Marshall Class 5 is great, if you want to go for that low of wattage also put the Vox AC4TV to the mix. In my opinion I always have issues getting Marshalls to sound anything different than a typical Marshall. It is hard to describe, but I feel they are voiced in a certain way that limits them a bit. I feel like there are other more versatile options, such as a Champ, AC4TV, Nighttrain. It all depends on what you are trying to do with it. I haven't played the Class 5, but it is apparently a lower wattage version of the "Bluesbreaker", which is essentially the Fender Bassman. In that respect it might be a totally different kind of Marshall. Any which way you go with any of these you can't really go wrong.
     
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    I have been wanting to pick up the Vox python strap for a while. The one made famous by The Beatles in the 60's. I'd pay top dollar for an original.
     

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