Search results

  1. Jared Purdy

    Rest In Peace, Bill Bourne...

    Many of you will likely not know who Bill Bourne was. He was a Canadian, multi Juno nominee and winner guitar player, singer, and composer. He recorded many albums over the years in blues, roots and folk genres. He was a noted story teller in song. Born in Saskatchewan in 1952, he became...
  2. Jared Purdy

    Some great finds at the record store today.

    I decided to go on the prowl for some LPs this weekend and managed to come home over $200 poorer! But richer it tunes. Abbey Lincoln's 91' release with Stan Getz "you gotta pay the band", has finally been re-issued on vinyl, with a full analogue remastering. Two LPs of blissful music. The...
  3. Jared Purdy

    "The Legend of the Music Tree"

    This link comes from the Smithsonian Mag web site, one of my Saturday morning reads...
  4. Jared Purdy

    thetubestore.com Closes Web site.

    Overwhelmed!! I loaded some tubes into the check out this morning and went to do something, when I came back, the site had been shut down!! Can't even email them, and no one answers the phone. I have a large quantity of 12AX7's by JJ, GT and Sovtek, one GT 12AT7, a new, matched pair of EH...
  5. Jared Purdy

    Well that was short lived....

    I seem to be having a hell of a time with OD pedals. First, I ordered an original Hermida Audio Zendrive that does not live up to it's reputation with a 57' Deluxe. It just didn't, couldn't, deliver through that amp's preamp section. In my 64' PR, it's "okay", but I suspect that amp is too...
  6. Jared Purdy

    Vertex Pedals...

    As a someone who is totally new to pedals, I had never heard of this company. None of the stores around me (Toronto) seem to carry any of the models. In my quest to find a good, useable OD pedal, I came across a store in Quebec (five hour drive from TO) that carries some pretty top shelf gear...
  7. Jared Purdy

    Amps s and Pedals: Looking for the Right Fit.

    I thought I'd start a new thread on this as I think the other ones have run their course. I wasn't sure what sub-forum to put it in? Amp Central Station? Stomp Box? Or,...? Seems to me it's a little bit of both in this case. I've been trying to find the right OD pedal for my 57' Deluxe, and...
  8. Jared Purdy

    Difference between a Fender 53 Tweed Deluxe and a 57' Deluxe?

    Aside from there being only three inputs on the 53' (compared to four on the 57') what other differences are there in the schematic and how do those differences affect the tone? I was chatting with someone today over zoom. He was showing me some tricks and he happened to have a 53' Tweed. We...
  9. Jared Purdy

    OD pedal that works well with a 57' Deluxe.

    I've pretty well come to the conclusion that finding an OD pedal that works with the 57' Deluxe is a real struggle. I've tested out several recently (including having purchased a used, original Alf Hermida Zendrive ODS), and not one of them did anything that the amp couldn't do without the...
  10. Jared Purdy

    Finding the right combination between amp and pedal...

    I'm beginning to see how this pedal thing can become like finding your way through a maze. Finding the match between the amp and a pedal is like looking for a needle in haystack. Of course that's in reference to the specific tone we're after, and we all want something different (which might...
  11. Jared Purdy

    Soldering irons...

    Greetings, I'd like to get a basic soldering iron for doing small projects, either on my amps (not likely) or my guitars (changing the PUs, more likely). The offerings at the hardware stores in Toronto appear to be slim at best. However, Amazon has got plenty. To remove wires, say in the...
  12. Jared Purdy

    On-line lessons?

    Greetings, Have any of you used, and been happy with any on-line guitar lessons? I need some intervention, and I'm getting tired of simply watching videos. Some one on one would help (while I have lots of friends who play guitar, none play what I want to learn). Yesterday I was looking up...
  13. Jared Purdy

    John Cruz Master Design PU's in a 2011 CS Deluxe Strat....

    The title pretty well says it all. I've been looking for specs on these, all to no avail. I have that guitar, and I've been thinking about changing the PU's, just because. Any of you Strat lovers have any insight on his PU's in that guitar? Cheers, JP
  14. Jared Purdy

    Amps, Pedals and Buffers...

    I'll try this question here. I've noticed a significant difference in the effectiveness of both my Topanga spring reverb pedal and my Hermida Zendrive ODS pedal when used either together or separately when my Strat is plugged it to my 57' Deluxe. The OD from the Zendrive is quite subtle...
  15. Jared Purdy

    Seems I might need a buffer...

    Greetings, I've made a few posts regarding the recent purchase of a Catalinbread Topanga spring reverb pedal and a (used) original Alf Hermida Zendrive ODS pedal. The performance of the Zendrive when used with either my LP or my Strat and plugged into my PR is basically the same. I get more...
  16. Jared Purdy

    Not getting the same tones from my Hermida Zendrive (original) with my Strat as with my R9. Not even close.

    Greetings, It's been eons since I posted here as I usually hang out on the main forms at TDPRI. None the less, here I am. I recently purchased a used, original Hermida Zendrive off Reverb ($590US). It appears to be in excellent condition, and was sold by a frequent seller with a 100%...
  17. Jared Purdy

    New pedals, new tones...

    This has been interesting, to say the least, with some surprises along the way. I started out looking at ODS pedals, and as per a random comment by @getbent on another post, in another sub forum, I started looking up the Hermida Zendrive. I quickly discovered that he was not making them...
  18. Jared Purdy

    Betty Davis, RIP.

    Man, I was a late comer to her music, and it wasn't even her that got me hooked on her music, it was Aussie based, Mahalia Barnes, who did a tribute album to her a few years ago that got me moving. After that initial exposure, I bought all of her albums. At the time, I had "Files de...
  19. Jared Purdy

    Reverb pedals...

    I figured with the Zendrive, I'd be looking at a reverb pedal for my 57' (don't need one for the Princeton). There are a number of music shops within easy driving distance of me that carry a wide range of reverb pedals. The question is, which one? As per usual, I'd like it to be as...
  20. Jared Purdy

    Zendrive Original vs Reissue..

    To begin, I place the blame for this new thread entirely on @getbent !! 😂 This forum is like a series of endless "rabbit holes" that we are driven to look down into when a new piece of gear (to us) pops up, and yesterday, @getbent mentioned the "Zendrive", which I had never heard of. So here I...
  21. Jared Purdy

    Snap crackle pop!!!

    Greetings, I have a Fender Custom 64' Hand Wired PR that I purchased new a little over a year ago. I have the stock tubes in it, though I swapped out the Jensen for a Eminence GA10-SC64. It's been issue free, until a few minutes ago. I just turned it on, guitar plugged in and proceeded to...
  22. Jared Purdy

    Amp Prices...

    I was just browsing through a Canadian (Toronto based) music store and checked out two amps that I have to see what's happened to the prices since I bought them between one and one and half years ago. I bought a Fender 64' Custom Hand Wired PR in the early part of 2020, and paid $3000CDN for...
  23. Jared Purdy

    Finally ponied up...

    Greetings, The current annual "win one of these Tele's" draw was really what got me off my laurels. It's not that I want or need a Tele, but hey, sure I'd take a free one. What really prompted me to upgrade to a gold membership was just the fact that I've taken great pleasure for over ten...
  24. Jared Purdy

    Thinking about buying a small electric compressor...

    Greetings, I'm investigating the idea of buying a small home based compressor that I'll keep in my garage. The backdrop: I recently bought a new road bike and it has tubeless rims on it, equipped with tubeless tires. I'm totally new to this bicycle technology, having only ridden tubulars...




Top