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Hi from Kansas City

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Rick-kcmo, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Rick-kcmo

    Rick-kcmo TDPRI Member

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    Hello everyone. I figured since I regularly visit and just used the forum to research a purchase, I should go ahead and sign up.

    No great wisdon to impart to anyone. I have a variety of guitars but have always loved tele's for that "direct" feel I get from them. Never owned a classic Fender, the closest was a 52 reissue that I didn't care for, but have had things from Anderson, Grosh, and others. My current one, which is my favorite, is from a local builder, Seuf guitars. This is a lightly relic'd butterscotch blonde with a maple neck, semi-beefy, and Lollar pickups. Love it.

    My purchase that I used the forum for was a Gibson GA-5 reissue amp with lots of mods. Should be a nice alternate to my 67 Deluxe Reverb. Here's the description:

    "Here is what has been done to this one:
    -Installed a Tone Tubby Hemp cone 8" ceramic speaker. (Huge!)
    -Upgraded all filter capacitors to F&T
    -Upgraded cathode caps to Mojotone and Mallory
    -"Trinity Mods" as described in the forum (removing a resistor and cap, a 25uf bypass cap and adding a subtle negative feedback resistor.
    -68K blocking resistor on volume lead to preamp tube
    -Added taps for both 8 & 4 ohm speakers
    -Audioquest speaker wire
    -Silver Mica bright cap on the volume control
    -Black grill cloth and matching premium leather handle"

    At any rate, lots of you guys know much more than me, so thanks for being such a good source of information.
     
  2. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to TDPRI!
     
  3. yark14

    yark14 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome! I grew up about 2.5 hours North of KC in southern Iowa. I have lots of friends that are from/live in KC. Great town.

    Gotta love the small-scale guitar builders. We got lots of them 'round these parts.
     
  4. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have to go to KC in October for some training... looking forward to the BBQ
     
  5. Rick-kcmo

    Rick-kcmo TDPRI Member

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    BBQ

    Probaby off topic, but since BBQ is your thing, try Oklahoma Joe's at 47th & Mission. The absolute best you've ever purchased in a gas station. OK, that's not saying much, but they are sharing space and, in a city known for their killer smoked meats, this is amazing.

    How about that? First night and I already got off topic...
     
  6. Lunchie

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    Most topics dont stay on topic very long :D... I will try and remember Oklahoma Joe's.
     
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    electrablue Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome!
     
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  10. RustyinKC

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    Guitar players visiting KC need to make it out to BB's Lawnside BBQ at 85th & Troost area. The ambiance is pure roadhouse, the food is great. We had some of the FDP jams there years ago and the management was always good to Fender folks
     
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  12. Rumzdizzle

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    second on the ok joes... hope you come on one of the two days a week they have burnt ends (best ever). More importantly second on the Seuf best feeling guitar I have felt in a long time and the tele was amazing. Mass street music always seems to have a couple and damn it was better than the custom shop tele from fender i played (twice as much). Just wish I had a couple of grand to get one or even a custom made one.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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