Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    After much research, this will be my next amp. :evil

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  2. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Nice amp! I'd love an point-to-point wired all tube Marshall but they're so expensive. Have you looked at an 18w Marshall Clone? You can buy them as kits or complete. They're a lot cheaper and I believe are a bit more true to the original.
  3. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    I'm guessing that goldtop has a baseball bat neck. Correct?
  4. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    I suppose I could just stick a Marshall script on the cabinet and tell everyone it's the real deal. Who'd know? :shog










    Me. :deal
  5. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Well are you looking to buy a name or a sound?
  6. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    Sure do like the way the authentic one sounds. :nod
    Cost isn't really an issue either.
  7. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    For a little amp I really like my VOX ac4tv.....I have actually found it a bit loud at home.

    I have a few others a Roland cube (I think it is the most under rated SS amp out there) for what it is, that is a very nice amp. I also have a line 6 spider iv 75, that thing is really too big, but I like the different things I can do with it....but truth be known I really play on the vox or the roland.
  8. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    My desire for guitar amplification is almost as bad as my G.A.S. The current choices:

    Fender Rumble 150 Bass amp

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    Peavey TransTube 258 EFX, Mesa Boogie DC5, Pignose, Vintage 1953 Gibson GA 50T

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  9. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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    How clean can the VOX get?
  10. Stressfest

    Stressfest ekki-ekki-pitang

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    You betcha... first run of Historics, a club and a half :D
  11. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Very....I would say that 99.9% of what I play is clean...I am currently working on the theme from The Sting....that is more my style than AC/DC or something.

    Now don't laugh but I also looked pretty hard at the Bugera V5...liked it quite a bit, but some reviews scarred me away due to quality control issues....but the one in the store did sound pretty darn good...and for around $100 I may give one a try.

    I would also say that the vox has held up pretty darn well....In the nice weather I take it out on the porch and play....it gets moved around quite a bit and I have never had a problem...heck the dog has even knocked it over on the porch...can't say enough good things about it.
  12. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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  13. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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  14. supercub

    supercub ass-less chaps rule!

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    Hey, I just bought a cheap Kona k2 acoustic as a traveler. Quick review - Its CHEAP. With tht said, whats a good set of strings to chuck on it??? Im pretty new to the acoustic thing.
  15. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    I prefer Elixirs usually in .012 gauge.

    Tinker around with 80/20 and 90/10 phosphor-bronze gererally the higher the ratio the brighter they will sound (pure steel will be intolerable) and play with gauges. All guitars (and their players) like different things with the strings. It usually takes me a few weeks of experimenting to figure what I like on each guitar, and it varies wildly between my three.
  16. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    Shew. If I didn't have to buy Tires I'm about 300% sure I would have wound up with the epiphone versions of either a sg or a les paul.
  17. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    My buddy had one of those G400's (I think that's what they're called) and misses it like crazy. Weighed a ton and had a trunk for a neck, but did sound good.
  18. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    Yeah they've got a range of them. The g400 or the g? Or is it p100.
  19. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    The G400 custom I think. 3 humbuckers, creme, gold hardware. Kinda like a full dresser.
  20. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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