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Wrighty

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Hello everyone, just joined, I'm BlackNBlue over on Strat-Talk.

Been playing guitar for almost 30 years. About a year ago I got my first Tele and really loved it but ended up trading it off. It was one of the Rarities models, the one with the chambered body and the neck humbucker. I traded it for a couple reasons, first while I loved how each pickup sounded there was a huge tonal difference between the two pickups, the bridge was MUCH brighter than the neck which I did not like. I thought about adding a second tone control for the bridge, but it was such a nice guitar I didn't feel right modifying it. And that was the second problem, it was SUCH a nice looking guitar I was always so careful with it I was almost afraid to take it anywhere. I by no means abuse my guitars, but I also like guitars that are not perfect so I don't have to worry about a ding here or there. I prefer used guitars that are already a bit beat up.

For the most part I've always been a Strat player although I do have other types of guitars, but ever since I got gave up that Tele I've been wanting another. I came across a used AV64 in LPB that was pretty well used and had a Bigsby mounted on it then removed. I usually don't like buying a guitar that I can't first try out but I've heard a lot of good things about this model so I'm hopeful, and because of the mounting holes in the body I got it for a good price. It should arrive in the next few days.

Oh and by the way my main amp is a Allen Accomplice running 6L6s and an oversized output transformer that I built from a kit.
Pity you had to use an oversized transformer, there will be folk on here that can guide you toward the right one.
Oh, and welcome, if my gentle sarcasm hasn’t given it away, I’m a Brit! Send pics. on your HNGD! 😄😄
 

AV64LPBlue

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Pity you had to use an oversized transformer, there will be folk on here that can guide you toward the right one.
Oh, and welcome, if my gentle sarcasm hasn’t given it away, I’m a Brit! Send pics. on your HNGD! 😄😄
Yeah that OT, makes the amp sound SOOO good, its a real pain to deal with.
 




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