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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. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    i just played through a handwired ac15 with alnico blues, shit sounded like fucking butter. really wanna undertake a project like that myself.

    anyways, I just played on matthew sweet's 76 epiphone casino. sounded fantastic.
     
  2. origenesprit

    origenesprit Senior member

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    i just played through a handwired ac15 with alnico blues, shit sounded like fucking butter. really wanna undertake a project like that myself.

    anyways, I just played on matthew sweet's 76 epiphone casino. sounded fantastic.


    I wasn't blown away by the handwired ac15 - the handwired ac30 seemed leagues better when I tried it recently.

    On another note, I tried a few new amps recently, namely the Fender Bassman and tweed Twin, and the JTM45 as suggested. I think I could live with the Bassman most, so that may be my next amp, though I really, really would like to try a Vibro King first.
     
  3. willpower

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    Some pretty cool low wattage tube amps on the market these days:

    Jet City 20 watt
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    vox night train 15 Watt
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  4. poly800rock

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    I wasn't blown away by the handwired ac15 - the handwired ac30 seemed leagues better when I tried it recently.

    On another note, I tried a few new amps recently, namely the Fender Bassman and tweed Twin, and the JTM45 as suggested. I think I could live with the Bassman most, so that may be my next amp, though I really, really would like to try a Vibro King first.


    should have made it clearer...it wasnt a factory handwired one, it was a modded ac15 that he point wired and replaced the tubes and speakers.
     
  5. Rusty G.

    Rusty G. Senior member

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    I've got some guitars and amps. . .I need to learn how to post pictures here. . .
    Anyway. . .

    GUITARS:

    Fender Telecaster Deluxe--I'm the original owner. . .bought in '74. . .

    Baker B3 Bombardier--Lollar humbuckers

    Koll Duo Glide--Lollar humbuckers

    Ruokangas DukeTwinSonic--faded yellow, cedar bodied guitar--freaking awesome

    Gibson-'56 Goldtop Historic--Cloud Nine version. . .real light loaded with Lollar P-90's

    Fender Strat Ultra

    Rickenbacker 360--Fireglo, strung with 11's for a vintage sound

    Rickenbacker 360--Jetglo, strung with 10's for jangle tone

    Gibson SG Standard, with RS kit (pots/caps) and Peter Florance Voodoo pickups

    Gibson '57 Reissue Les Paul in flaming red. . .I've never seen another one like it

    Don Grosh butterscotch Tele

    Baker B1

    Composite Acoustic--carbon fiber acoustic with onboard elecrics. . .mine is the skinny model

    Orignal '60's Hofner Beatle bass. . .Only then, it used to have a Panda on it.

    Tobias 5 string bass. . .


    AMPS:


    Matchless DC30--this is one of the best sounding and best recording amps I've ever heard. . .

    Two Rock Jet head--I use this for lead work

    Garbirel Voxer head

    Germino Club 40 and matching 2 X 12 cabinet with Heritage G12M's

    Matchless Lightning 1 X 12 combo

    Vox AC15 with 2 X 10's--unique sounding amp

    Fargen Mini-plex combo--This is Ben Fargen's first miniplexi combo. . .It's a fantastic sounding grab and go amp.

    I've got many pedals. . .but don't use them much, other than a Keeley Compressor, which I kick on for added sustain when soloing.
     
  6. kgmessier

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    AMPS & BEATER GUITARS [​IMG]
    Bottom:
    • '05 MIM Tele, Blue Lace Sensor (neck), Harmonic Design Super 90 (bridge)
    • '01 MIM Strat, Kinman Woodstock noiseless
    • '86 Kramer Focus 3000, Seymour Duncan Crazy 8 (bridge)
    • Caitlin Celtic (custom tweed Fender Tremolux clone)
    • Vox AC30 RI
    • '83 Fender Super Champ
    • '65 Fender Super Reverb RI
    • Home-built pedalboard for Tool tribute (Ernie Ball Jr., Boss DD-3, Boss BF-3, Demeter Tremulator, MXR Micro Amp, Boss TU-2, Teese RMC-3)
    Top:
    • Vox Vibrolux 100-watt head
    • Canon iP4200 [​IMG]
    Not shown:
    • Mesa Single Rectifier
    • Mesa horiz. 2x12 cab w. Celestion V30s
    DIGITAL PIANO [​IMG]
    88 weighted keys, MIDI through the wall into instrument interface on amp shelf​
    GIG/STUDIO GUITARS, PEDALS [​IMG]
    Wall:
    • '94 Gibson Les Paul Standard, Seymour Duncan JB (bridge), Seymour Duncan '59 (neck), Jimmy Page wiring
    • '07 Gibson SG Classic (stock)
    • '07 G&L ASAT Classic "S" (stock)
    Bookcase:
    • Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe
    • Analog Man King of Tone (v4)
    • Analog Man Bi-CompROSSor
    • Analog Man Stereo Clone Chorus
    • Keeley Time Machine Boost
    • Klon Centaur
    • Shannon Phaser
    • MXR Flanger (circa '82)
    • BSM OR Treble Boost
    • Crowther Hot Cake
    • PODxt
    • Other assorted pedals I can't think of off the top of my head
    JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE & RINGO [​IMG]
    - Keith​
     
  7. origenesprit

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    Is the Klon worth the cash? Not that I'll be buying one in the future, but I'm still curious.
     
  8. willpower

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    @Rusty - Nothing better sounding than a Matchless amp. Single coil pickups sound especially great.

    @kgmessier - Great equipment and great organizing skills. Everything looks so neat and in order. How does the THD Hotplate sound? Do you use it a lot?
     
  9. poly800rock

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    Is the Klon worth the cash? Not that I'll be buying one in the future, but I'm still curious.

    they're so expensive......
     
  10. kgmessier

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    Is the Klon worth the cash? Not that I'll be buying one in the future, but I'm still curious.
    Well, like anything else, it depends on how well it gets you to your sound. For me, it's worth the cash. I've never used another overdrive quite like it. That said, I have a TS-808 as well, and while it cost hundreds less, it gets me tones I can't get with the Klon. Between the Klon, TS-808, Keeley boost and King of Tone, I've got all my boost and overdrive bases covered.
    @kgmessier - Great equipment and great organizing skills. Everything looks so neat and in order. How does the THD Hotplate sound? Do you use it a lot?
    I run my AC30 full tilt, so the blue Hot Plate is a must-have. Without it, I'd be on a first-name basis with every cop in the county. Of course, the more you choke the amp with the Hot Plate, the more tonal loss you get. It's most noticeable after -8dB. - Keith
     
  11. guitarpkr76

    guitarpkr76 Senior member

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    I've got some guitars and amps. . .I need to learn how to post pictures here. . .
    Anyway. . .


    Garbriel Voxer head


    How do you like your Gabriel? I've had mine for about a year and I love. Do you have the Voxer 18 or 33?
     
  12. LucasCLarson

    LucasCLarson Senior member

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    Sweet thread..

    Guitars:
    Fender MIM Strat
    Fender MIJ Strat
    Gibson Les Paul Studio
    Martin OM-1 (000 body)

    Amp:
    Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue loaded with NOS Jans-Phillips and a Weber. It's my pride and joy right now.

    Effects:
    Way Huge Aqua Puss
    TS-808
    Keely Katana
     
  13. origenesprit

    origenesprit Senior member

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    Keely Katana


    Mayer fan?
     
  14. LucasCLarson

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    Caught me..


    I've been big into blues since I first started playing when I was 8. I like his take on blues/rock/r&b.

    I'm not a huge fan of his super poppy stuff, but I still think he's an awesome writer either way.
     
  15. MBreinin

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    I have owned so many guitars and amps that I can't even remember half of them. It is a great hobby.

    Mike
     
  16. origenesprit

    origenesprit Senior member

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    Caught me..

    Well obviously I'm the same, as I recognized it. He's a killer guitarist with tone for days. I'm thinking of picking up a Keeley BD2 next time I'm in the states, tho I just bought a Marshall Bluesbreaker mk1 pedal, and I'm not sure if I need another overdrive pedal with "blues" in the name.
     
  17. guitarpkr76

    guitarpkr76 Senior member

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    Hey guys. I just picked up a new Japanese Jazzmaster. Should be in next week some time. Can't wait.

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  18. kgmessier

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    ^^ Love the color and the CBS-style headstock!
     
  19. Sherlockian

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    ^ That JM looks the same as my '02 CIJ, posted in a pic a few pages back. Looks like you've got the buzz-stop tailpiece, er, thingy, that helps prevent the notorious Jazzmaster / Jaguar issue of the strings coming off the bridge saddles when picked hard.

    Apparently the pickups on the Japanese versions are actually closer to the Strat design than proper American JM units, with a narrower and taller coil. Other than that, I can't fault mine at all, and it sounds fine to me, especially as my Strat has been bastardised with humbuckers.
     
  20. willpower

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    Nice Jazzmaster! What are those roller thingees above the pickups?
     

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