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The Halo hides my Horns
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I ask, because I need an extra set of ears, and maybe a night to crank my amp:



I've probably only played for 2 hours in the past 3 years. I'm not really that good...probably because I don't practice (nor have much time to). But back in the day, my guitar playing buddies and I used to meet up at a friends house...he had a basement that we somewhat sound proofed so we could CRANK...and we'd just meet up down there and make noise. Dial in amps, try out different tubes, cabs, speakers, strings. Basically it was a gear fest. It really helped when you thought your tone sucked and you had someone else give it a listen and maybe a tweak or knob and your like holy fucking shit (reference BurntAsh's shirt) that tone ROCKS!

So I'm wondering if anyone here plays, and maybe has some space to CRANK. I'd bring over my gear; amps, cabs, pedals, guitars, some exotic brews and we'd just have a tone fest.

Anyone here play that might be up for hosting something like this? I'd totally host...if I wasn't in a one bedroom apartment. :)
 

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I like the Ibanez....
I too suffer from being in a place I cannot crank it (the amp that is)
The folks on the condo board tend to frown on the Marshall dialed up.
I to have played about 5 hrs in the last 2 years....don't feel bad.
Guitars are odd, like fancy bikes you always want a new one even if you don't use the one you already have.....strange...


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Ziggy played guitaaaaaaar
 

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I like the Ibanez....
I too suffer from being in a place I cannot crank it (the amp that is)
The folks on the condo board tend to frown on the Marshall dialed up.
I to have played about 5 hrs in the last 2 years....don't feel bad.
Guitars are odd, like fancy bikes you always want a new one even if you don't use the one you already have.....strange...

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We call that G.A.S.

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Some amp porn from my own collection:





I built this one for my Dad for his 55th birthday:





My old collection. I sold all the amps except for the Magnatone to buy Brianne her engagement ring:



The '62 Magnatone:





I need to service it before I can play it again. That's one of my winter projects.
 

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Yeah, I play. Been into rockabilly and country / bluegrass / gospel roots music lately. I like the guitar in that kind of music. It isn't so much about the volume or latest sound but more about the feel.:) If it makes your feet feel like tappin' your feet or brings a tear to youe eye, I like it. I've been playing since before the invention of time.:laughing: Before the Rolling Stones. Now, that doesn't mean I'm that good. It just means I'm that old.:laughing:

If you really like guitar, check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5fBEQQtf2I&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNpVvDXktQY

I think i's in the water in Tenessee.
 

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I'd like to get together and get some pointers. All these years and I still suck. Because of you, I've got gear I can't play..... I built a handwired bassman, but it was to much for when I lived in an apartment, and I suck.
I've got a strobe tuner and assembled some of my own guitars as well.

Ron Hix is pretty darn good, but he doesn't come out and play unless we're paying to see him at a gig. Dano (Dan Ortega) plays in a band, but I've never heard them.

Any day but Tuesdays is good for me.
 

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Upgraded my guitar rig recently.

eBay is your friend.

I bought and sold a ton of pedals till I found what really worked for me. Here's where I am right now.

Guitars:
Fender Strat with the Texas Special pickups
1960 Re-Issue Gold Top Gibson Les Paul
Tremonti signature model PRS single cut (The real one, not the cheapo one)

Amps:
Mesa Boogie Recto-verb Combo Amp with 2X12 Cab
'65 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb (Re-Issue)
Bedrock 30Watt Combo (Boutique, Class A)

Pedals (in order):
Keeley Compressor
Cry Baby Classic wah with Keeley's True-Bypass Mod
Boss BD-2 Blues Driver with Keeley's PHAT Mod
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer with Keeley's Mod Plus
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer with Keeley's Baked Mod
Digitech Delay Pedal
Boss Tremelo Pedal with Keeley Mods

Got a gig on Dec 7th in Plano, IL. You guys should come out.
 

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We call that G.A.S.

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Some amp porn from my own collection:





I built this one for my Dad for his 55th birthday:





My old collection. I sold all the amps except for the Magnatone to buy Brianne her engagement ring:



The '62 Magnatone:





I need to service it before I can play it again. That's one of my winter projects.

Do they go to 11?
 

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Upgraded my guitar rig recently.

eBay is your friend.

I bought and sold a ton of pedals till I found what really worked for me. Here's where I am right now.

Guitars:
Fender Strat with the Texas Special pickups
1960 Re-Issue Gold Top Gibson Les Paul
Tremonti signature model PRS single cut (The real one, not the cheapo one)

Amps:
Mesa Boogie Recto-verb Combo Amp with 2X12 Cab
'65 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb (Re-Issue)
Bedrock 30Watt Combo (Boutique, Class A)

Pedals (in order):
Keeley Compressor
Cry Baby Classic wah with Keeley's True-Bypass Mod
Boss BD-2 Blues Driver with Keeley's PHAT Mod
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer with Keeley's Mod Plus
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer with Keeley's Baked Mod
Digitech Delay Pedal
Boss Tremelo Pedal with Keeley Mods

Got a gig on Dec 7th in Plano, IL. You guys should come out.
Wow, Ron! You and I have very similiar likes in gear! VERY!

I'll see if I can get out to see you on the 7th, but I have a Micros server upgrade that week. PM me the info of where you'll be at please?
 

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I'd like to get together and get some pointers. All these years and I still suck. Because of you, I've got gear I can't play..... I built a handwired bassman, but it was to much for when I lived in an apartment, and I suck.
I've got a strobe tuner and assembled some of my own guitars as well.

Ron Hix is pretty darn good, but he doesn't come out and play unless we're paying to see him at a gig. Dano (Dan Ortega) plays in a band, but I've never heard them.

Any day but Tuesdays is good for me.
Greg,

Find a place that we can jam and I'd love to meet up! I still suck though. I'm much, much worse then way back when. I just play louder. :)

Sorry for getting you hooked on it. I'll make it up to you by servicing your Bassman for you, if you order the parts (Assuming you haven't taught yourself how to do it already).
 

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Hey, my brother asked me to become a back up drummer for his band, lemme see if he can accept a non-Asian in his place of sexin'. It's in Hanover Park though, but we can rock out as loud as we want (corner house).
 

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hm i play acoustic, but in a few months I'd really like to upgrade it to an acoustic electric, most likely from the Ibanez AW line. :1pimp

one of these bad boys



ive got like a crappy old electric Fender strat my parents bought me like 5 years ago for $150 that needs strings. maybe ill pick some up today and see how it works with the mini amp they gave me :lmao:
 

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Jeff, I was a guitar tech for several years before I was a computer tech.

If you want, bring the guitar and some strings to my place, and we'll setup the guitar for ease of playability. You can jam a little on my big amp...if we keep it down. :)
cool :)



there she is :lmao:

i call her the Blink 182 guitar. that shit is like the de facto standard of guitars, some absurd color followed by a white pickguard
 

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I almost picked up one of those $99 korean made Strats in big metallic flake gold paint. For a $99 guitar, it played awesome....and I would care if it got beat up.

The Red one in the first photo is one I built from parts. I had a neck made to my specs, I use the same Texas Special pickups Ron uses, and a Strat body and parts of eBay with some custom wiring I did myself.

Fantastic guitar, especially when you consider it was made in...something like 1953 and really hasn't changed much!
 

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I almost picked up one of those $99 korean made Strats in big metallic flake gold paint. For a $99 guitar, it played awesome....and I would care if it got beat up.

The Red one in the first photo is one I built from parts. I had a neck made to my specs, I use the same Texas Special pickups Ron uses, and a Strat body and parts of eBay with some custom wiring I did myself.

Fantastic guitar, especially when you consider it was made in...something like 1953 and really hasn't changed much!
I've got one of these..aside from three others.
http://www.musicyo.com/brandpos.asp?dept_id=1&Series=Focus Series

Back when I bought it , it was only $70. Differnt model number.

I've also got one of these.
http://johnson-amp.com/jm150pic.htm

However, they aren't in the business anymore.
 

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Greg,

Find a place that we can jam and I'd love to meet up! I still suck though. I'm much, much worse then way back when. I just play louder. :)

Sorry for getting you hooked on it. I'll make it up to you by servicing your Bassman for you, if you order the parts (Assuming you haven't taught yourself how to do it already).
I sold the amp but thanks. I used to do my own amp work and my own guitars as well. I've never replaced frets or cut my own (can't believe I'm going to say this) nuts.

I remember some of your stories of the band days. I actually ran sound for a local band for a while. I did most of the typical stuff on their guitars.

Ron!
I assume it's the usual spot. Will they let me ride the faders and mix for you that night? I'm sure I'm free. I have no life.
 
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