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Old 01-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #1261
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I have a hand-wired Tiny Terror that I bought new without listening to one first. For the same price I could have gotten a used Marshall Tube amp with much more options. Maybe my problem is that my cabinet is a Marshall 4x12 cabinet and it "needs" a real amp.
I'm tempted to buy a new Marshall DSL-40C. I can't really use 40w but it can be switched to 20w and has a master volume. My Blackstar 5w needs to be cranked and doesn't have a master so it's loud. I want a Bluesbreaker as well but that would be a bit much.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #1262
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Would I be crazy if I wanted to get one of those small Traveler (or similar) guitars to keep in my desk at work for the mindless lunch breaks when I normally just cruise the depths of craigslist? Does anyone here use those regularly?

(Also, does anyone have one they want to sell?)
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #1263
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I'm tempted to buy a new Marshall DSL-40C. I can't really use 40w but it can be switched to 20w and has a master volume. My Blackstar 5w needs to be cranked and doesn't have a master so it's loud. I want a Bluesbreaker as well but that would be a bit much.

Those two are not much good are they
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #1264
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Would I be crazy if I wanted to get one of those small Traveler (or similar) guitars to keep in my desk at work for the mindless lunch breaks when I normally just cruise the depths of craigslist? Does anyone here use those regularly?

(Also, does anyone have one they want to sell?)
Im typing this with a baby taylor in my lap right now. Its the only guitar I have with me in my apartment right now. It plays great, and its also nice thats it's a little quieter (thin walls here).
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #1265
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Did you follow the winter set-up thread?
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:05 PM   #1266
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They are wood, if you live where I do in the middle, we have humidity swings from 100% to less than 5% that wood really does move around.

It was not long that I learned that some "crazy guitar people" keep their guitars in basically a huge humidor.
Minnesota. It doesn't get up to 100%, but it hovers around 80% at times. I've played a lot more recently, so the guitar has been out of the case and in the dry winter air a lot more this season.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:38 AM   #1267
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Would I be crazy if I wanted to get one of those small Traveler (or similar) guitars to keep in my desk at work for the mindless lunch breaks when I normally just cruise the depths of craigslist? Does anyone here use those regularly?

(Also, does anyone have one they want to sell?)
I bought the Taylor GS mini (in mahogany) a few weeks ago and find I take it everywhere. Great sound in a small package. And like you, I was brought up as a drummer from the time I was five. So much easier hauling an acoustic guitar around...
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:38 PM   #1268
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Hey, any one know anything about this company, "Archtop.com" http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...57700187,d.cGE ? I'm looking to have some work done on 1942 Epiphone triumph, and would perfer someone with experience on archtops. these guy's are in seattle, anyone ever heard of them, or know's a good luthier in the Seattle area????
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:32 AM   #1269
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Minnesota. It doesn't get up to 100%, but it hovers around 80% at times. I've played a lot more recently, so the guitar has been out of the case and in the dry winter air a lot more this season.
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When I lived in Indiana and Chicago the necks on my guitars would flatten to the point that they would start buzzing by October usually, my B.C. Rich to the point that I usually had to adjust the tail to get everything back inline afterwards.

Then come spring the humidity would put all of them in "Stevie Ray Vaughn mode."

One nice thing about south Jersey, nothing has needed to be tweeked with this season. My Les Paul needed a bit of set up done, but I also hosed the bridge height polishing it up. My acoustic hasn't needed an adjustment since I moved here and the PRS hasn't been touched since I took it out of the box and did a set up on it, just need to make the blocks to fix the tremolo, I tried it, and I still hate those things.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:57 PM   #1270
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I was thinking Helter Skelter...

Just picked me up one of these today. Traded in a Fender Jazz and a Fender RoadWorn Telecaster for it. Lightly used. Great price. Didn't even know that this model existed a month ago. Did a big swing from almost pulling the trigger on a Gretsch G6120 to this (ES-137) after doing the research and spending a few hours playing a few of them...it's like the bastard love child of the Les Paul and the ES-175.

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #1271
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I was thinking Helter Skelter...

Just picked me up one of these today. Traded in a Fender Jazz and a Fender RoadWorn Telecaster for it. Lightly used. Great price. Didn't even know that this model existed a month ago. Did a big swing from almost pulling the trigger on a Gretsch G6120 to this (ES-137) after doing the research and spending a few hours playing a few of them...it's like the bastard love child of the Les Paul and the ES-175.

Congrats! I always liked the ES series. One of these days I'll pickup an ES-335 or maybe find a used Midtown Custom.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #1272
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I've got a 67 ES 175, I think I posted a pic way back in this thread.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #1273
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Would I be crazy if I wanted to get one of those small Traveler (or similar) guitars to keep in my desk at work for the mindless lunch breaks when I normally just cruise the depths of craigslist?
Update: So, I tried out the Traveler Speedster guitar. Man, that thing is neck-heavy. I guess since the body is so small, there's nothing keeping the neck up except your left hand... unfortunately, while you're trying to play. I'll keep an eye out for a used one, so if I get it, I won't feel bad for slapping some lead wheel weights onto the body.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:24 PM   #1274
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Some of the gear I was making noise with today...



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Old 01-13-2013, 06:22 AM   #1275
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Update: So, I tried out the Traveler Speedster guitar. Man, that thing is neck-heavy. I guess since the body is so small, there's nothing keeping the neck up except your left hand... unfortunately, while you're trying to play. I'll keep an eye out for a used one, so if I get it, I won't feel bad for slapping some lead wheel weights onto the body.
A friend has an A/E and he says you must keep your forearm on the body to keep it balanced. He doesn't play it much but uses it while on business trips.
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