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Old 12-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #1201
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I'm going to see one of my favorite guitar players, Brian Setzer, tomorrow night! He's got his orchestra doing a Christmas show. Should be lots of fun!
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:53 PM   #1202
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P90's are great, especially the Lollar P90's in my Collings. They have all the great P90 tones without the harsh edge the ones in my LP Studio have. I'm thinking about putting Lollar's in that guitar.


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More then adequate. All of the Juniors and Specials have been discontinued so this is a great time to get one. P-90's are great pickups.

I should mention Gloss is a bit more robust then the Satin finishes. You can get them with the himbuckers as well. There's also the Limited Edition http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-L...40-i2172128.gc.

There's also these. http://www.samash.com/p/Gibson_Les%2...%20Bag_1465106

Here's the humbucker Specials: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-L...89-i2333562.gc
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #1203
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This is a really good deal for a 2012 Gibson Les Pail Standard. The price is only available on the Ebony. Ebony has been discontinued for 2013 so this is the only way to get a Standard in Ebony. The 2012's, when new had a street price around $2200-2300. Retail price was $2499. With them behind fazed out the retail price has shot up to $2699. So this is a really good deal. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...80024000009000


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Old 12-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #1204
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This is a really good deal for a 2012 Gibson Les Pail Standard. The price is only available on the Ebony. Ebony has been discontinued for 2013 so this is the only way to get a Standard in Ebony. The 2012's, when new had a street price around $2200-2300. Retail price was $2499. With them behind fazed out the retail price has shot up to $2699. So this is a really good deal. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...80024000009000


Awesome guitar but way out of my range.

The GC shop here in town supposedly has a Junior Special with the P90's in stock. Gonna go check it out later.
I think I like the sound of the P90's over the Humbuckers to me they sound a little grittier. Not worried about the satin finish wearing, it's all good. I need to find a decent practice amp now.

Anybody mess around with the Line 6 Spider Jam? I have a line on a used one for about 200 bucks, it's a 75W.
This is the one...

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #1205
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Awesome guitar but way out of my range.

The GC shop here in town supposedly has a Junior Special with the P90's in stock. Gonna go check it out later.
I think I like the sound of the P90's over the Humbuckers to me they sound a little grittier. Not worried about the satin finish wearing, it's all good. I need to find a decent practice amp now.

Anybody mess around with the Line 6 Spider Jam? I have a line on a used one for about 200 bucks, it's a 75W.
This is the one...
The P-90 is great for crunch. They are definitely grittier then the humbuckers. My other guitar is a BJA Junior. My only complaint, which is minor, is that it has a 60's slim taper neck and not a 50's chunky neck. The Satin Juniors have 50's neck, iirc. One of these days I'll rewire it to 50's wiring instead of the modern wiring it has now.

I highly recommend you try a valve amp. Vintage Fender (Silverrface) Champ would be around $200-300. You might be able to find a used Blackstar HT-1 or better yet a HT-5 in that price range as well. Jet City if you don't care about cleans... Gibson GA-5 or even a Gretsch 5222, which are based on the Fender 5C1 circuit found in the Champ. You might be able to find a used Fender Blues Junior in that price range as well.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #1206
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Here are some pictures of some of my stuff, because I know people like looking at pictures


My Fender standard Telecaster that I got about 11yrs ago.


A PRS-style kit guitar that I built.


Martin 000M, which they dont make anymore. I got it before they started making their lower priced models in Mexico and before they started using that Stratobond laminate material for the neck.




My amp. A Peavey Envoy 110, 40W. I think its great amp. It has modern and vintage selections for the clean channel and modern, vintage, and high gain on the dirty channel.

On top is an acoustic guitar amp. I think its a brand that musicians friend sold for like $100. It has some built in digital effects and sounds pretty good.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:26 AM   #1207
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Some of you are gonna be a little pissed at what I've done. I have a bad habit of jumping in feet first.
This is what I did...

Fender Pawn Shop Special Jaguarillo.

Not my pic, but that is it, same Candy Apple red.

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III Emerald Green 40 watt Tube Amp.

It's a far cry from the regular Hot Rod Deluxe, the Cannabis Rex Speakers sound amazing in comparison to the standard model.

Gibson Les Paul Studio/Special Faded Brown.

It has the BurstBucker Pro pickups.
Again not mine, I pulled the pic off the web, it's exactly the same though.

Picked up a little solid state Fender Mustand 1 amp for my dorm and on the road.

There's one more guitar that I picked up that a local Luthier put together that's pretty cool.
It looks like a gloss black SG but it has a bolt through neck.
Two humbuckers I think a 94 and a 98.
I'll post up some pics when I get the chance...

Next on the list will be either a Taylor mahogany Mini G or a Martin X Model with the Fishman pickup. My ear hasn't decided yet.


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Old 12-20-2012, 04:26 AM   #1208
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I have a few guitars, but my favorite to play is my LP Jnr (the single pick up one). I blame my love of punk!

Other axes include a Fender Tele, Fender Jaguar, Epiphone Casino, Gretsch 5120 and Epiphone Texan Acoustic, but I always seem to reach for Jnr off the rack first!

Great choice that you wont regret.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #1209
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now gonna chuck in my 2 cents worth. The world of effects for guitars is mind boggling. If you want a great...no wait GREAT stomp box to run through a solid state amp then I highly recommend the Fulltone Fulldrive 2 Mosfet.

I run my through a Hiwatt G50 for that classic Brit Pop sound. Low budget with high satisfaction

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:53 AM   #1210
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After seeing Brian Setzer last weekend I've got it bad for a big Gretsch! In keeping with the Christmas spirit, here's Setzer with his orchestra doing the Nutcracker. I think Setzer gets a typecast into the hepcat rockabilly category, but he's an incredibly versatile guitar player and incredible musician, arranger, and singer. I just downloaded his "Wolfgang's Big Night Out" album, with him and the orchestra doing their take on a bunch of different popular classical music pieces. His tone is just incredible!



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Old 12-20-2012, 11:43 AM   #1211
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After seeing Brian Setzer last weekend I've got it bad for a big Gretsch! In keeping with the Christmas spirit, here's Setzer with his orchestra doing the Nutcracker. I think Setzer gets a typecast into the hepcat rockabilly category, but he's an incredibly versatile guitar player and incredible musician, arranger, and singer. I just downloaded his "Wolfgang's Big Night Out" album, with him and the orchestra doing their take on a bunch of different popular classical music pieces. His tone is just incredible!
This Saturday night is our night to see Brian again. We've been regular attendees at both his Christmas concerts as well as the old Tiki nights at the Los Angeles Greek Theater (got to park the wife's '57 Chevy right out front of the entrance - also have a photo of Grandma sitting in Brian's '32 roadster (see the cover of VaVoom) as Brain lived down the street from her). A really nice guy in person as well.

The really disgusting thing about Brian's playing is how effortless he makes it seem. The really good guys are like that. They just stand there and beauty flows out of their fingers, through the guitar strings and to our ears.

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #1212
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Ahhhh, new strings on my Alvarez Regent...is there anything finer than new strings?
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:11 PM   #1213
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Yet another blowout! $1149 for an Ebony Gibson Les Paul Mahogany Traditional.

With all of these blowout price drops, I almost wish I didn't buy my guitar earlier in the year so I could have bought two now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:33 PM   #1214
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Found a really decent deal on a well worn 30 year old Washburn Monterey Deluxe. Lots of "character" but sounds great and plays better than I do!


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Old 12-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #1215
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My Dad sent me some pics of a few things he picked up today.

Anybody know anything about any of these. We do know the Fender on the right is a 1957 MusicMaster. The other stuff, we don't know much about.







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