Recent content by Octave Doctor

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    Would you do this to an artstar?

    I wouldn't worry if the install's done right. A hatchet job like people used to do in the 70s?? No thanks.
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    Ampeg Reverberocket 2 Vs Deluxe Reverb In Depth

    I had an original RR and a Blackface deluxe. RR sounded more like a jazz amp, while the Deluxe was more trebly. Later RRs may have bridged the gap, but there weren't many around here.
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    Amp stands: Tilt-back vs. Tilt-back + Elevate???

    One or two milk crates. One's going to be in the trunk anyway, plus nobody's going to try to borrow them like a chair--don't laugh, you get enough drunks, this can happen.
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    BOSS Slow Gear

    I have a Zoom ZFX707 I bought in 2001. It has a "Violin" setting that works pretty well, and is adjustable. This might be a better way to go if you find one cheap, being a Zoom, that's a given.
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    What can you tell me about this?

    Those solder joints definitely need redone, don't think I'd trust them just to check out the amp, lol. A Marshall preamp and SUNN power amp might make a good pair, I used to use a SUNN Sceptre and a Univox Unidrive to save $450.00 over a 50w Marshall half stack.
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    old used strings - any interesting uses/applications?

    I rebuilt a friend's potato slicer for fries. He didn't think it was too strange until I got out the micrometer to make sure I used the right size.
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    Computer Prices

    I got both my mac minis from Amazon resellers for $400.00-425.00. These had already been fitted with SSDs and the current OS, so a pretty good deal compared to CL, etc.
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    Acoustic through Mustang amp?

    I used to use my Ovation A/E with a Sidekick 25 at Open Mics, since the monitors weren't up to much more than vocals. Put the mic in front of the amp set flat, and it was fine.
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    Got the Hamer bug...any aficionados to educate me?

    I got a first issue Slammer SBFT from 96, it's pretty close to the USA Hamers I've played except for the pups. Pretty much the same red as the p-90 Special, but with binding. Later import Hamers aren't nearly as nice.
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    1978 Ibanez Musician

    The couple I've seen were well made guitars, with full switching for the the pups. Little on the heavy side, though.
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    Public Service Announcement to a public that doesn't want to know

    I've had to pare things down a lot since moving due to lack of space, also loss of interest in certain jobs, i.e. masonry. But still have house tools, guitar tools, plumbing tools, and car tools. Cleaned out a closet this morning, and found two more boxes of tools.
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    Fun At GC Yesterday....

    The same can be said of Best Buy droids, but at least they don't pretend to know anything about music, lol.
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    How bad/ominous are this listing's neck/headstock cracks?

    $550 if mint would be pushing it, this seller must be getting his prices from VG. That neck could be fixed, I've done a few similar, but this guy's attempts to sugar-coat it would make me wary of the rest of the instrument.
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    Fender Mustang I compared to Yamaha THR10?

    When I bought my Mustang I, I knew there would be some tweaking involved, I don't have a J-Station for nothing. lol. Was hoping things had advanced a bit in twenty years, but the only real difference seems to be the Fender models.
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    Radio Shacks going out of business sales

    I stopped at ours today, not much left I can use, figure I'll hit Parts Express when the time comes. One of the salesmen were hyping the 20% thing, I just said, "Yeah, and Amazon can beat that."