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  1. GorgeousTones

    I'm not a good guitar player, don't practice at all, but love playing guitar, jamming, writing songs. Anyone else?

    @Cosmic Cowboy Thats really pretty great advice..! When I was younger, quite a bit younger now I should say. I started at roughly 6-7yrs old and heckled my father (a serious real studio pro, but lousy impatient teacher) to show me just enough to play the Punk Rock, Grunge.. Green Day, Silver...
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    What five people in the history of guitar would you most like to personally thank if you could?

    -Mark Sampson (designed first rugged, roadworthy, Hot-rodded Vox Ac-30. Creator/designe; Matchless, Badcat, Star amplification +Others) -Tony Rice- The gentleman’s gentleman! Totally changed the world of Bluegrass, Showed us how true genius could be captured by one man with alone in a room with...
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    Went to Guitar Center yesterday.

    Hey @Ben Harmless have you checked out Matt’s Music down towards the south shore? How about The Music Emporium in Lexington? Absolutely drool worthy stuff I never see outside of photos online, and magazines. You may already be aware of it this. But if you’re going to make the trek to NH, skip...
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    Went to Guitar Center yesterday.

    I go to nearby GC's every 6 months to remind myself why I don't go to GC.......works every time. ^^^Yess! Exactly..
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    Soldering irons...

    X-Tronic absolutely best bang for your buck! The performance is really good (nearly as good as a Hakko FX888d!!) and this model was what I used after I’d moved beyond the 11$ soldering pencil stage but wasn’t ready to drop 120$ plus on soldering equipment. ** Now here’s what’s especially...
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    Bad Cat Paw, Victory Copper pre, Kingsley squier TB Anyone own one? How do you run it?

    Hey guys I’ve been dabbling with both ends of analog & digital amp modeling.. Experimenting with all possible connective configurations to hopefully discover the best ways to maximize the sonic capabilities of a specific designs.. But I’ve been thinking about going a different route. I’m a big...
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    Now that Dumble is RIP... I'm curious

    Haha, I wouldn’t trust GC to repair a clip on tuner, much less an obscenely expensive Dumble or vintage amplifier!! 🤣
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    Now that Dumble is RIP... I'm curious

    Hey, I wanted thank you for posting this I hadn’t heard of Mr Dumbles passing. It will certainly be interesting to see how his passing will effect the already obscene prices of his amplifiers. I don’t know how long it’s been since his passing, but I imagine the average value of a typical ODS has...
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    Looking for a bright glassy, low output “50’s wind” Strat pickup Klein 59’?

    Haha, yah the up close shot probably made it appear worse than it really is. I’m a tad OCD about the care and cleaning of my guitars. I even deoxit the jacks & clean the enclosures underneath the knobs of the pedals on my board regularly (nearly a dozen I remove the knobs, the whole nine!). The...
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    Looking for a bright glassy, low output “50’s wind” Strat pickup Klein 59’?

    Thank you! Yah, I’ve pretty much made up my mind and plan on going with the Klein 58’s. I was already heavily leaning in that direction to begin with.. And everything I’ve read and been told suggests that the 58’s not only fit what I’m looking for but seem to be the overall favorite in the Klein...
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    Looking for a bright glassy, low output “50’s wind” Strat pickup Klein 59’?

    Dude you definitely gotta put a cloth to that pickgaurd.. Those pickup covers look to be growing a new species of mossy fungi!! Haha 😁
  12. GorgeousTones

    Finally found a satisfying univibe

    @neilybob100 Well I was perusing this thread to brush up on univibes currently popular/available and figured this thread has run its course, and I hijack at times myself (yah I’m a rebel.. ;)) but the short answer your question is; running two univibes in series is not a good idea.. Regardless...
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    Looking for a bright glassy, low output “50’s wind” Strat pickup Klein 59’?

    YES!! That was one of the models I was looking into..
  14. GorgeousTones

    Looking for a bright glassy, low output “50’s wind” Strat pickup Klein 59’?

    May I ask what that gunk is around the pickup covers..? Haha!
  15. GorgeousTones

    Looking for a bright glassy, low output “50’s wind” Strat pickup Klein 59’?

    -Yes I’m very much aware of the Fender Fat 50’s. And I know a TON of people swear by them.. The one thing though is I really don’t want a vintage staggered pickup. My neck is a custom built compound radius 11-16” with a super flat profile up high which really doesn’t work well with vintage...
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    Looking for a bright glassy, low output “50’s wind” Strat pickup Klein 59’?

    I just realized that I should mention that I’ve been using Lindy Fralin Blues Specials in my Teles and Strats. I absolutely love the customer service and design philosophy. Fralin’s willingness to think outside the conventional design standards to bring about more sounds.. Like their...
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    Looking for a bright glassy, low output “50’s wind” Strat pickup Klein 59’?

    As many of you know the plethora of different builders, models & design choices.. ie; Alnico V, III, II, coil wire gauge and type. Resistance rating etc.. I get lost thinking-> Can a 6.7ohm neck pickup with Alnico II sound as dynamic and chimey as a 5.4 ohm Alnico V?? **Ive kind of zeroed in...
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    5AR4 redplating in Princeton Rvb, replaced 2x. Help!

    I don’t think so but I’m going to check that right now. I should also mention I tried installing a new set of power tubes and I noticed that one of them was glowing far hotter than the other.. I don’t know if that tells you anything…
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    5AR4 redplating in Princeton Rvb, replaced 2x. Help!

    Thanks @Wally again, I and many others here appreciate you taking the time to respond and help with issues which are more often than not fall below your expertise and don’t present a challenge. So thanks I’ll likely take your advice… Ugghh I dread paying more than the amplifiers value for basic...
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    5AR4 redplating in Princeton Rvb, replaced 2x. Help!

    Interesting, perhaps I was being cheap but the only tubes I’ve ever been willing to shell out real money on is for NOS RCA 12ax7a tubes for V1 and Jan-Philips 12at7 & 12au7 reverb drivers (the low gain AU7 & AT7’s can still be had for the same cost as a new production) Are you in the US? May I...
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    Rectifier tube fireworks show

    Hey @Wally that’s exactly what I did that first.. ;) Afterwards I sifted through many, many, threads hoping I might find someone who had run into the same problem Im having, looking for a potential solution. This thread was the the only one I found. Anyway, I’m familiar with your experience...
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    Rectifier tube fireworks show

    @Bryan00 May I ask how you made out with this?? I’m having the exact same problem as you, I replaced the rectifier with a new one and it’s still overheating. My amp is a Fender 65’ reissue Princeton so I don’t think it needs to be recapped like your vintage amp like @Wally suggested. I’m just...
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    5AR4 redplating in Princeton Rvb, replaced 2x. Help!

    Hey guys, About 3 weeks ago the tube rectifier in my 65’ FENDER PRRI began overheating and glowing BRIGHT orange. This was accompanied by a an intermittent scratchy crackling. This came completely out of nowhere.. I hadn’t changed anything or operated the amp any differently than I have since I...
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    Does neck plate thickness have any effect on tone?

    As far as a neck plate (regardless of thickness/material etc..) making any perceivable sonic change to a guitar. The answer is simply, absolutely not. -However, I do use a custom machined neck plate on all my bolt-ons that’s composition and thickness makes a substantially stronger plate than...




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