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  1. Jakedog

    Are You A Tourist In Your Own Town?

    I’m very tied in with the music community and the people who support it, obviously. I wouldn’t say I do a whole lot outside of that. I live in a suburb now, since we moved out of the city. It’s a double edged sword. Safer neighborhood, better schools, but a serious lack of culture and...
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    NAD. Engl in the house.

    Mine has a “Made In Germany” label on the back.
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    NAD. Engl in the house.

    This amp challenges everything we think we know about ENGL. It’s not a metal machine. It’s a really, really sweet little beast. I also don’t typically like EL84 amps. I’ve always said the only ones that were ever really worth owning were the Crate Vintage Club 5212, and the Mesa Boogie Rocket...
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    NAD. Engl in the house.

    Got to gig it in a small room. This rig KILLED tonite. Holy cow. And with a four piece band in a small bar I didn’t get the master above 10 o’clock. Unreal for a 15 watt amp. I don’t think I’ve ever heard such crazy clarity and definition.
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    Yep. My dad covered it all the time back in the day. I still do it now.
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    Well, 47 million copies ain’t nothing. I grew up on that record. Paradise is all non-fans remember, but there is some flat out killer songwriting on that record. Granted he’s a lot bigger here in the CLE than he ever was on the west coast, but so was Steve Popovich. Those guys were and always...
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    Suggestions for a Rockabilly/Jazz Tube amp for bedroom practice - under $800 new/$500 Used?

    I liked my Supro Delta King 12 for those types of sounds. Not a ton of clean headroom, but enough if you don’t have be able to play real clean at full band volumes.
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    NAD. Engl in the house.

    I think part of the reason there really isn’t much out there about these Gig Master amps is because I think they’re kind of an epic failure. Everyone thinks of Engl as a “metal amp” company, so if folks aren’t into metal, they don’t consider Engl. Folks who do want an Engl, want a metal amp...
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    NAD. Engl in the house.

    Update- I finally got a chance just now to plug this thing in with my own guitar and pedalboard, and really mess with all the features. I figured out that the two button Supro footswitch I had in one of my junk boxes works perfectly with it. So, bonus! Because Engl footswitches are not cheap...
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    My NAD Experience - Marshall Valvestate 2000 Combo

    I gigged one of these for quite a while. It’s a great sounding and EXTREMELY underrated amp.
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    $150 a lot of money to ship a used Fender '68 Princeton Reverb domestically.

    I have a radius for out of town deals. If the price and the piece seem right, I’m willing to go as far south as Columbus (about two hours), as Far East as Erie, PA (a hair less), and as far west as Toledo. Which is about 90 miles. For a really great piece/deal I’ll go as far NW as Detroit, which...
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    $150 a lot of money to ship a used Fender '68 Princeton Reverb domestically.

    I only buy new gear from reverb. From a dealer. At standard prices. With free shipping. I have never once seen a piece of used gear on reverb that wasn’t cheaper to buy brand new from a dealer, once I figured in what they wanted for shipping. Or it was so close that I might as well just buy the...
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    I wanted to love the new ToneMasters

    To be fair, I have the same problem with most BF/SF tube amps. They sound wonderful in a room by themselves, and completely disappear at a gig because of their scooped voicing. The only way I’ve ever been able to get them to cut at a gig was by using an EQ pedal to pump mids in, a mid hump OD...
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    Where are all the cabs at?

    I think it’s weird, too. It’s not super recent. I haven’t seen decent cabs for sale used for a decent prices in YEARS. There are a lot of super cheap and junky 4x12 cabs around here. I can usually find one pretty quickly and easily for $100 or so. But they are JUNK. We’re talking budget stuff...
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    I wanted to love the new ToneMasters

    I recently tried a TMSR. Lately I’ve been gigging a ‘68 Custom Deluxe reverb on the custom channel, or with the channels jumped. I do not care for the “vintage” channel by itself. Anyhow, I wanted to try the Super, because even though I don’t typically like the sound of BF/SF Fender amps when I...
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    NPD- New Partscaster Day.

    I love this idea. Thank you!
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    NAD. Engl in the house.

    Sold a guitar that was worth a chunk of change. Just came to terms with the fact that I love it, but I do not play it anymore, and I’m not likely to. Used some of the proceeds to put together the partscaster I started a thread about in the Strat forum, and used some more of the proceeds for...
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    NPD- New Partscaster Day.

    Took it to my gig tonite. Played it for the second set. Where my Silver Sky is very vintage sounding, this one is far more fat and warm and snarly. I think they compliment each other very well, and while they overlap a little, it’s not very much. I may not change the bridge pickup, because the 2...
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    NPD- New Partscaster Day.

    Backstory- When I was 19 years years old, I joined a band called The Phantoms. I’d been playing out since I was 14, but I still refer to them as my first “real” band, as we played all over the place, not just in the town we lived in. It was also my first experience with playing with guys my...
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    NBD! G&L content.

    First knob is volume. Other two are for treble and bass, but cut only. It’s passive so there’s no boost. The switch is a three way toggle. All the way toward the neck is the humbucker in parallel. Middle position is single coil (makes a very convincing P bass noise) and the third position is...
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    Alexander Howard Dumble RIP ?

    Weird double post glitch…
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    Alexander Howard Dumble RIP ?

    A controversial character for sure. And not just a builder, but a designer of amps that many consider the absolute pinnacle of the art form. Love it or hate it, it works. And well. There will always be those who don’t get it, and those who swear no amplifier should command those kinds of...
  23. Jakedog

    Here’s 14 inches for ya …

    I dunno man. Not being able to leave the house on our anniversary is cause for extra celebration around these parts.
  24. Jakedog

    Indiana Jones

    People say that, but as bad as it was, it was still better than Temple of Doom. Good grief that movie is tedious and lame. And the female lead might be the most annoying in Hollywood history.
  25. Jakedog

    Hardtails are so rare

    You’re not the only one who can hear it. I hear a definite difference between a hardtail and a decked trem. I prefer the latter. So does Eric Clapton, for whatever that’s worth.




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