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Black Friday...What’d you get and why?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by MrGibbly, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I got a bridge for my banjo!

    Actually, I had ordered it weeks ago, and on my way home from working in retail heck was the most convenient time to pick it up. I admit that I checked beforehand to see if the music store had any deals I couldn’t pass up, and I spent some time browsing and musing, but in the end, I just picked up my bridge and went home. The problem is that the time I spent looking online to see if there were any deals I couldn’t pass up left me with a nagging thought that I need another guitar. NO!! I will not be GASsed!!
     
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  2. telemnemonics

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    I hope you got some young ‘uns to move those bags & blocks!
    Else soon you’ll be shopping for an ultralight Tele!
    All I want for Christmas is my young back back!
     
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  3. Charlie Bernstein

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  4. telemnemonics

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    I played half a dozen new and used late model LP Jrs and Specials at two GC locations and found one used Jr that knocked me out priced at $600. Not a mark on it.
    My budget (birthday money) was capped st $600 though and I offered that amount if the would include the $33 tax but they couldn’t budge.
    So I walked out and left a really nice black Jr from maybe 2017.

    The Jr and Special are both routed for a neck pickup which annoys the hell outta me because a double cut Jr has minimal wood inhe neck joint area and I’m obsessive about the structure, though of course Specials do hold up under Rock & Roll bashing.
    I’d hunt around for a used one and also consider adding a pickup to a Jr if you find a really good one.
    They vary a lot like any guitar, but good ones are really good IMO.

    I’m not a fan of those grainy nitro finishes but can live with it if the guitar is great.
     
  5. Uncle Daddy

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    I've already got a 2016 Special, one of the limited edition Japan market versions, and it's a killer with astonishing detailing. They were around 1100 new, and mine has the best neck ever. The 2019 that turned up yesterday has a fat 50s neck, which doesn't really suit me to be honest, but the detailing isn't great regarding the paintwork.
     
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  6. CV Jee Beez

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    New computer to cope with my current one becoming useless with the Windows 10 roll out. Hopefully I'll get 7 years out of it like the current one.
     
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  7. mkdaws32

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    Okay - guess I didn’t technically lie on page 1 because I hadn’t gotten anything yet, but I ended up going back to L&M today and picked up an HK Tubemeister 18w head today. I was pretty much settled on a Marshall Origin 20w combo in the new year for it’s open, less gainy Plexi like tone. But this was a good enough deal that I had to give it a listen.

    The lead channel was a typical low watt, EL84, high gain channel. A little boxy cranked up but great sounding at low volume. But the clean channel surprised me. With the master cranked up it was full and clean and clear - healthy amount of bite but not shrill - not vox or fender cleans, but a good Marshall 18w clean tone. Then, switched to the 1watt setting on the built in attenuater, I dimed both the gain and master on the clean channel and had a great crunchy, gainy tone - very Plexi-ish. I usually run a one channel rig, so I can see this amp being right in my wheelhouse with a boost pedal up front to goose the clean channel for more gain when required. I think I’m really gonna dig this little head.
     
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  8. That Cal Webway

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    Tues doing the 150 mi northward trip to Sweetwater in IN and check out stuff on the floor
     
  9. Dave Hicks

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    My old BOSS BR600 has been slowly dying, so for local* business Saturday I went to Sweetwater and got a Zoom R8 and a nicer mike (Blue Spark).

    D.H.

    * Sweetwater no longer being a small business...
     
  10. jrblue

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    Nothing, because I didn't find anything really exciting at a really great price. I looked through Reverb a lot, and various sites, and encountered stuff at prices I could generally scare up any day of the week. Most of the big deals I encountered were simply overpriced or unpopular, overstocked stuff reduced to a more reasonable retail, I mean "sale," price. I hope others fared better.
     
  11. Ironwolf

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    I broke down and used GC's 15% discount today. I ordered a Gretsch 5422TG Thinline Hollowbody in walnut stain. Should have it sometime this week. Christmas done (for me).

     
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    i always this day buy strings almost -40% for my 3 guitars.......and a play station plus membership -25% sale
     
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    Me too here's a pic of that body I was talking about . . .
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  14. teletimetx

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    I wouldn't go out to any bricks and mortar joint on Black Friday, but I did order a Pigtronix Micro-size Disnortion Fuzz, almost half price, under $50 at Sweetwater, which met my "under a hundred" limit.

    Why? It's got more than a single fuzz option (and I like the available sounds), takes up not too much space and it's part of my "dark filth fuzz board" project. Always like having some projects to work on.
     
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  15. StrangerNY

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    I went looking for a beater guitar for bar gigs, and for some reason this one caught my eye...

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    An OLP Music Man (OLP used to be the 'Epiphone' of music Man before they went with the 'Sterling' line) Benji Madden signature model. Madden's the guitarist for a band called Good Charlotte, who I'm not really that familiar with. But the guitar looked cool, nice color, and the Tele neck pickup is a mod - the sig guitar only comes with a single humbucker.

    Shipping out of California today, I'm hoping to have it by next week.

    And I've been so good with not buying stuff this year, at least since January...

    - D
     
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    I always preferred the Bad Lip Reading mix of that song.



    - D
     
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    I ordered a nice SKB hard case for a guitar I don’t yet own. 20% off from MF after some discussion with them. A few weeks ago I got an open-box SKB bass case for my stepdaughter and was so impressed, I had to have one of my own. My new guitar was ordered a month ago and won’t ship until early January, so my GAS is in a confused waiting pattern.
     
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    MIA 20 gallon trash can for the workshop/ train room. Local ACE had a coupon “one item under $25 1/2 price”this just slipped in at $24.99.. 09539450-08AA-42BF-86D7-3A37B42DF71E.jpeg
     
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    Boss Rc3 looper
     
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