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posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 07:17 PM
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Have a coveted piece of equipment?
Longing for a new axe or kit?
Want to show off your collection?

I want to hear about it!

I'm currently using an Ibanez ART300. I've put in Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups and it really is an amazing guitar for the price.
I've also got a mid 70's Peavey Artist 240 that I'm trading for a Peavey Classic 30. It has some mods and a new speaker and I can not wait to dig into it.

For my next purchase I'm wanting something with a Floyd or maybe a Kahler since I've never tried one well see.

Looking forward to your stories.




posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

You are going to seriously dig that Classic 30. It'll be all you need to gig with - and then some with an extension speaker.

I had (and stupidly sold) a Delta Blues, which is the same amp with a 15" speaker. I've pined for another one ever since, and I'll get another one someday soon. Once the power tubes got hot, it was pure heaven.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: bbarkow

Already one step ahead. There is an Avatar cab with a Hellatone 30 speaker here locally that I've got my eye on!

The Peavey I have has a 15" but I find that unless you can really get her up in volume, it just doesn't do it justice. That driver is meant to be pushed!!

I've yet to try a Delta but I hear awesome things about em.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Those big speakers beam like crazy too. Always had a big spot of gaffers tape on the grill to keep from blasting out the front row...



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Well, I have posted my sad tale before, but here goes anyway.

I have had my matt black, Stagg XB300 bass guitar for a number of years. When I purchased it at a music store that was going through a liquidation sale, it only cost me £75.00. At the time, it's list price was £300, and I had been after one for YEARS by that point. My previous bass, which had the word Encore on its headstock, was purchased for the same amount of money, when I was eighteen years of age, in a second hand music shop. The Encore bass was in really bad condition, although I had no idea what I was looking at when I bought it, and neither did the lads I had bought along with me to stop me buying a lemon. It was a lemon. Five frets either side of the twelfth were buzzy as all hell, no matter what setup changes I attempted. It was the ugliest sounding piece of crap I have ever handled. But at the time, I just wanted to make some noise with my mates, and so it sufficed.

Naturally, I snapped up my Stagg the moment I realised what a bargain it was though. I had seen it on the net, taken in its sleek, spikey, metalhead friendly design, found it pleasing to the eye, and had even gone out and played around with one at a guitar store to see how it felt. I knew I was in love the first time I picked one up, which must have been three years before I bought one. In any case, I purchased it, took it home, and immediately sunk into its thundering waves of thrashability.

I looked after it, cleaned it, changed the strings now and again, the usual. I was by no means religious with my playing, life getting in the way was a big part of my life for quite a while. I practiced with some dudes I knew for a year or two. That was a great time. Then, a year ago or so, a friend of mine and I were hanging out at his place, and we had just been to the music store, to buy new strings, leads, just refresh our supplies. My buddy is also into bass, but he actually plays in a band and all that. So we are setting up our guitars, and I was saying to my buddy about how I would love to change the bridge set up and the pickups at some point, because I would love a lower action on the strings, and a little more crunch than I was getting from the stock pickups.

So he asked me to pass my bass over to him, so he could examine the saddles, pertaining to the previously mentioned set up change. He informed me that my saddles were so fat, that they would not go any lower than they had been set. While he was eyeing things up, he noticed something...my neck had relief in it. Not just a little, but a lot. I had noticed that my strings were a little far from the neck, compared with both his guitars, but I never realised the distance difference was so large, and so had never checked my neck.

A truss rod adjustment did not fix the problem. Basically, the neck is full on warped. It's not turned back around on itself, but it has reached the point where I am learning nothing by playing the damned thing. I cannot write on it, I cannot play stuff I have already come up with on it, because the fact is that it is now far too hard to quickly and cleanly make proper contact with the strings and the fretboard. Given that I used to like to push myself, play as fast as I possibly could, and now cannot get all the way through one of my riffs without drastically ballsing up the timing of my plucking, or the timing of my finger movements on the fretboard, I am convinced that the only answer is a new neck. That will cost me more than the entire guitar did, and almost as much as the list price of the guitar when I bought it.

I love playing bass, but I haven't got that kind of money, and if I did, I would spend it on my child, not myself and my hobbies. Basically, I have the prettiest, most dark, evil looking bass guitar I have ever laid eyes on, and for many years it's served me well, but all it does at the moment is hang on its Hercules mount, and dare me to frustrate myself with it.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Aww man, that's the worst. It's one thing to fiddle with the setup or saddles or even buy new ones. The neck being warped is just horrible.

I hope you can find a replacement soon and get back at it.

I picked up an Epiphone Goth Thunderbird bass for 45 bucks off of the local craigslist. It was missing a saddle and I had it replace for $12. I don't play it often but it serves its purpose.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Is that a bolt-on neck? It could be that you could remove it and have it clamped and steamed straight. It would certainly be worth having someone look at it.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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Bought this: can't figure out how to post the pictures here.

anyway an Aria Classical guitar and Aria little tug a long amp.
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posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: JinMI
I like my 1964 Gibson Melody Maker thru my 1956 Magnatone Starlett.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: musicismagic

You have to upload them to your ATS account and link from there. That is the only way I know how to post images.

Nylon string? I've gassed for one for ages now.....someday.

How do you like it?



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: ugmold

Wow, true vintage! Pretty unique tonal capabilities I would surmise?



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 08:59 PM
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KEYS KEYS KEYS!

Currently in studio

-Sequential Circuits Prophet 600
-Siel DK600 w/expander
-Roland Juno 106
-Yamaha U1 upright
-Rhodes Mark 1
-Crumar Stratus
-Crumar DP50
-Crumar DP30
-Crumar Multiman-S/Orchestrator
-Arp Quartet
-Univox Mini Korg
-Korg Radias
-Yamaha Motif ES6
-Siel PX

Looking to get my hands on

-Dave Smith Sequential Prophet 6
-Moog Source
-MiniMoog Model D

Currently saving for a new mic/pre/500 series compressor.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I like my 59 es-335, black and gold, jumbo frets along with my 68 fender pro reverb ;-) but if I want get giggly, I'll use 80's dbx quad and/or the fostex ap2130 (~3kw total) with a Behringer board, Cerwins, my traynor floor wedge, the ibanez rg321mh or epiphone sg and and my electrix rack mount toys (filter factory, MoFX and vocoder). If I want to get laid back, I have a jasmine 12 string and a Martin d28, both with bridge doctors (they work really well). I do have a nice vintage fully loaded z8 sampler but I only use that for studio work when I am doing backing tracks.

My fender


Toys are fun ;-)

Cheers - Dave
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posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 09:16 PM
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I love those Peavey Classic series. So much bang for your buck! I've been playing with a Fender Mustang III V2. I like it well enough. Great for practicing when my wife is asleep on the couch and if I dial certain patches in right it gets pretty close to a tube sound. But it's definitely not a tube amp. Saves me on having a big pedal board though.

I really would love one of those Delta Blues amps. Those just sound great.

I've traded for this Epi 339 with P90s about eight months ago. After I set her up properly I really started to fall in love with her. I really like the p90 sound with a semi-hollow. I'll probably swap pickups and wiring harness at some point.

I'm really hoping to get a tele with a fat Nocaster type neck in the near future.




posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: musicismagic

You have to upload them to your ATS account and link from there. That is the only way I know how to post images.

Nylon string? I've gassed for one for ages now.....someday.

How do you like it?




I was very lucky on this one. Although I paid about $350 USD, I'm very pleased with the tone and workmanship.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: slowisfast

The paintjob on your 339 is phenomenal!



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

Those mid tiered Ibanez guitars are really a great bang for your buck. Im looking into getting a RGT model in the future possibly.

I'll have to look into that old solid state you got there. So many interesting tonal possibilities in this thread!

Thanks for sharing.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: slowisfast

Man I love me some P90s.


I have a Mustang III as well (v1. No issues). I like it a lot but you're right... it just isn't the same feel. I really need to get back to a tube amp before I start gigging again.

Then I'll remember how heavy and inconvenient they are...



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 09:45 PM
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a reply to: JinMI
Thanks man...I'm really happy with it.

a reply to: bbarkow
Yeah single coils are my favorite and the P90 is the ideal tone to my ears. There's this dude in Canada who has a boutique shop called Sanford Magnetics. He winds P90 and humbuckers. His 9022 P90 is one of the most beautiful P90 tones my ears have ever heard. So nice.




The Mustang is nice. I'm a living room player at this point and it does everything I need it to do...for now. At some point I want to move into a really nice tube amp. So many tones I like though.



posted on Aug, 8 2016 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: slowisfast

I like tone too and suffer from gas. Just scored this USA Jackson DK1 for cheap. A little out of character for this 53 old - but it's great with my '75 50watt Marshall. Needless to say the wife thinks I'm losing it.... (first pic post hope it works!)





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