Recent content by Jakeboy

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    A little tongue in cheek; Incessant Tuning?!?

    I made sure the nut was not binding and kept it lubed very well. The other game changer for me was pulling the standard Fender Ping tuners and replacing them with Hipshot lockers. 3 springs. Floating about 1/8” off the deck. And I abused that vibrato bar like Hendrix. Treated it like a Floyd...
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    Subbing 6L6WGB or 5881 in place of 6V6

    All this said, even though I am a 6v6 guy, I LOVE the old Tung Sol brown base 5881s. They have a sweetness that sets them apart from the rest of the 6l6 family…,even from the 6l6wgb, at least to my ears.
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    Old Timer's: What's the first 45 RPM record you ever purchased?

    Snoopy and the Red Baron by the Royal Guardsmen.
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    A little tongue in cheek; Incessant Tuning?!?

    Strangely enough, my Strat Trem once I committed to floating stayed in tune once I spent some time setting it up. Far better than with the vibrato decked…FAR better. Floating for me.
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    A little tongue in cheek; Incessant Tuning?!?

    I tune if needed, period. I am a blues-rock type player in is who I am and I bend strings... So we call this “boomer bending“ now? So Gen x and Millenials don’t bend strings?? I call BS. My guitars hold tune but my Hamer Newport with a Bigsby gets wailed on...but I only retune during...
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    6L6 Power Tube key slot breakage

    I use old tubes exclusively…,I have had them break off..,I buy tubes with them broken off. get great deals on killer tubes this way. They are extremely old and brittle plastic. You just have to be careful when inserting them into the amp. I love the product shown above and had no idea they...
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    JTM45 NOS power tubes, Tung Sol 5881 or RCA 6L6GC, drop voltage for 5881?

    Old Tung Sol 5881s are special and to my ears, sweeter sounding that any other 5881s. Tough too. 460v will be no issue.
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    Post your Sunday setlist here….

    Our Worship Pastor was out on Palm Sunday as his wife just gave birth. I was asked to lead worship on acoustic. Drums and bass were there. We played: Lift high The Name of Jesus Lord I Lift Your Name on High At The Cross Amazing Grace (fast New Orleans style)
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    A New Song…”Prayers for Putin”

    I do know that it is a complicated situation there That goes back decades and decades. Ukraine and Russia have been intertwined in various ways over the centuries. That said, naked aggression of this nature is to be condemned. IMO anyway. My prayers continue as people continue to die. May God...
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    Celestion Ceramic 10's

    I love the GB10s. Sound like Greenbacks should. Vintage. I have had a set of the G10 vintage 80th Anniversary. They sound like 10” V30s. Not overly bright. They would be perfect with the right amp. Like a Blonde Bassman or something similarly bright. Haven’t tried the CB10.
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    Top Hat Owner Club

    My Mini Junior HG ships within a couple weeks!!!!!
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    Quilter Amp Club

    I am in with a Superblock UK. I had and returned a Superblock US that I just hated…,the UK is a keeper.
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    The Dawg Pound---Lil Dawg Amp Owners

    Oh and Jim’s original square cabs are the best combo cabs I have ever played. I still have my Champster with one and man I love that amp.
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    The Dawg Pound---Lil Dawg Amp Owners

    This is spot on correct…but ….with the addition of the Mid control, you can get some brown and tweed is tones if you crank it. I prefer to leave it around 11 o’clock. I love the Deluxe setting with humbuckers and the Super setting with singles. Just classic BF Fender tones. I am using 2 speakers...
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    Choosing is never easy…Duesenberg, Les Paul, or Rickenbacker….?

    You need a Strat in your stable. You really do. Strats were Petty’s favorite guitar. If you go Ric get a 660 since TP came up with that formula….wider neck, toasters, 620 body, etc.