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  1. CV Jee Beez

    NGD - Bittersweet, mostly bitter at the moment

    My grandmother passed away in 2020 and my grandfather passed away in February. I was raised by my grandparents so, it's kinda more like losing my parents. As a family we're now in that phase of sorting through the stuff and I got my grandmother's piano. My parent's siblings all decided it was...
  2. CV Jee Beez

    NGD - Greer Gorilla Warfare MKII - Rat pedal derivative

    Traded a RYRA 808 for this. It's fun. Different than a current production rat because it's more open sounding and there is more note separation and clarity. At it' extreme end out' less fuzz like than a RAT. It has a cool cocked wah sound when the tone is rolled back towards 11 o'clock...
  3. CV Jee Beez

    NGD: Fender Joe Bonamassa 59 high power tweed twin

    Was fortunate enough to get one of these off of CL. What a joy. Every guitar sounds great through it. It is heavy, but unexpectedly is great at any volume level. I could use this in any situation I'd be in as I don't djent or play thrash metal. I feel like if I wanted it to, this thing could...
  4. CV Jee Beez

    Any experience with the Magnatone Super 59

    Experience(s) appreciated. Thinking about getting one. For reference, my main guitars are a CS tele and ES335. I play rock and roll and tonally like to be close to Cream era Clapton, early ZZ Top, and Zeppelin.
  5. CV Jee Beez

    Tech recommendations for Los Angeles County needed

    I love near Pasadena, CA and don't want to drive to Eric's in Van Nuys. Any recommendations? FYI - my immediate need is neck pickup replacement into a 335. I can solder but, don't want to do it myself on the 335.
  6. CV Jee Beez

    My ear worm: Sponge - the band

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    Delayed post NAD - Orange Amp

    TempImageQqxOp0 by CV Jee Beez posted Sep 17, 2021 at 9:39 PM It's an Orange OR50 head. One channel with a defeatable master volume by foot switch. I got it for $900 and a Maxon AD999 delay pedal. It came with a road case. I had to buy the foot switch separately. I got this two weeks ago and...
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    NGD 2020 ES-335 Dot

    Picked this up in a trade today and even better, maybe met a new friend. TempImageCE0fT9 by CV Jee Beez posted Sep 12, 2021 at 5:17 PM TempImagebCwqTj by CV Jee Beez posted Sep 12, 2021 at 5:17 PM
  9. CV Jee Beez

    Quick notes on trying the Suhr Hombre

    It is bright It is small (relative to other 1x12 combos) It can get loud When driven it would be loud and for reference, maybe enough to annoy a spouse. The tremolo is nice, It is noticeably different than a blackface. To me, it is pretty close and may be identical sonically to the Fender Chris...
  10. CV Jee Beez

    NPD Wren and Cuff Super Russian Fuzz & Boost

    TempImageA5Gb6w by CV Jee Beez posted Jul 31, 2021 at 11:30 AMTempImage2lYLhj by CV Jee Beez posted Jul 31, 2021 at 11:30 AM Really pleased with this purchase. I want to have as few pedals as possible for my current band and in life in general. This fuzz sounds great asa stand alone into my...
  11. CV Jee Beez

    Billy Gibbons and basketball, oh yeah and Jimmy Page

    My daughter asked me who my favourite guitar player is. Instantly, Billy Gibbons came to mind. Then it was Jimmy Page. I told her Jimmy Page. I like the Led Zeppelin catalogue and it's range better than ZZ Top's. That was the deciding factor. I do have to say that so many times listening...
  12. CV Jee Beez

    NGD Honeyburst

    I'm on a trading streak since I got my Matchless. Two weeks ago, traded a MIJ Blue Flower tele for a P-90 SG Classic. On Monday, I traded my Victoria Double Deluxe and a fuzz pedal for this 2017 Les Paul Traditional. I've had a couple of days to get familiar with its and I'm loving it. 8.7...
  13. CV Jee Beez

    Strats & Rats = Deja Vu

    I have bought and sold over a handful of both. I have finally realized that I like both and should just always have one of each. What gear do you keep getting, selling, and then getting again? FYI - Rats work really we'll with a Matchless lightning.
  14. CV Jee Beez

    NGD P-90

    Traded my MIJ Blue Flower Telecaster for this SG Classic TempImageB7iZXu by CV Jee Beez posted Jun 19, 2021 at 2:49 PM TempImage2uniCB by CV Jee Beez posted Jun 19, 2021 at 2:49 PM
  15. CV Jee Beez

    No Scrubs

    Quite often I obsess on a song. Today at about 2 pm, it became TLC's No Scrubs. I learned it although a little rough. Here's the lesson I used just in case you're feeling it.
  16. CV Jee Beez

    NAD & NPD Matchless & J Rockkett

    The good folks at Matchless let me know my amp was ready and I hopped in the car to get it. TempImage4ulqL5 by CV Jee Beez posted Jun 7, 2021 at 5:44 PM I was so excited I for got this came today as well. It's a tremolo pedal with reverb. I really like it already. Small and great tone...
  17. CV Jee Beez

    NGD - CIJ Blue Flower Telecaster

    Go this last night and I love it already. Cleaned it up and re-strung with 9's. Sounds great in my rig and surprising less less bright than my CS Caballo. Weighs 7.9 lbs. Not light but also not quite a boat anchor. I had a Nash and two CS tiles and this one sounds just as good and it resonates...
  18. CV Jee Beez

    Celestion Redback is awesome in a Victoria

    Paired this with a 50's Jensen P12Q. Replaced a Jensen C12N reissue. The Celestion got rid of the strident highs, added low mids, and made the bass response broader. A total win. I feel like this speaker would work in most rigs to make them less fatiguing on the ears. The amp is a Victoria...
  19. CV Jee Beez

    Ice T is the new Claude Akins

    When I was a kid, a hall mark of daytime TV was Claude Akins or Martha Ray endorsing some product or service. Now it's Ice-T's turn. Oh how the world has changed.
  20. CV Jee Beez

    Looking for a new amp

    My main amp is Victoria Double Deluxe. My main guitar is CS Tele Caballo. I also have a Les Paul Traditional. My sonic goal is an amp that's at the edge of break up without killing my family or pissing off an already grumpy sound man. I'm in a rock band that leans towards rockabilly and roots...
  21. CV Jee Beez

    Getting greedy for another championship in Los Angeles

    Go Dodgers!