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Vic Croll (Concrete Sox)

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About Vic Croll (Concrete Sox)

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  • Birthday 06/26/1965

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  • guitars
    Edwards E-EX-125D, Stanford [Furch] D1P Acoustic...
  • amps
    Blackstar HT Studio 20 combo (with V30 upgrade), Yamaha THR10X, RedSub 115B...
  • fx
    Too many to list but mainly TC Electronics with the odd VOX / Maxon / Boss...

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    Nottingham, England, UK
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    I'm a Born Again Christian and run my own guitar repair business. I was the founder member/guitarist of UK thrashers Concrete Sox (1984-2013). Jesus loves me and I appreciate and accept that in the fullness of His glory...

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  1. Still doesn't work but it is no longer important; I have all of the guitars I need now
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    chap 1992 all original?

    What the heck is happening beneath that Floyd? It should be recessed...
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    They are using some heavy advertising right now! I'm getting 4 emails a day...
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    MIJ Edwards E-LP?

    Thanks! I'm going to stain the fret-board as dark as I can get it then level/crown the frets before getting it strung up. Guitar has cost me almost double what it should have cost (with import taxes /shipping / SKB case etc) but it's a complete 1 off now (I also added original serial in letraset on the head-stock). I would not sell it for less than £1000 GBP but would be well happy to keep it...
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    Thanks and that's really good to hear! I was saving for an Egnater Tweaker 15 but this SCX2 came up for £210 on eBay UK and it's only 3 weeks old! Road trip is 130km each way so no trouble. Bought it instantly. Will be perfect for me Link: FSC X2 purchase / eBay UK
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    Excellent pedal. Fully transparent with Bass/Treble/Gain @ 0 with volume half way. I like that the Bass/Treble are full at 0 and cut when you turn them clockwise. Takes some getting used to but works well. Has more gain than I expected! Not quite got the balance right with the Timmy & the Wampler Euphoria yet but maybe I should put the Timmy first to see what happens. I also snagged a Fender Super Champ X2 yesterday so that may alter things my way too (I don't think my Blackstar cuts it for the sound I need). I'm only really playing worship/church in a live situation nowadays...
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    MIJ Edwards E-LP?

    Excellent guitars! Made by ESP Japan (the Japan brancj of ESP if you will). Earlier ones all Japan made with Gotoh hardware. Later models (ie: my E-EX-125D Explorer) are made in China under strict supervision and are then shipped back to Japan for fit + finish. Many say Edwards guitars are Gibson without the QC issues. I would not hesitate to buy another old or new... Some pics of my Edwards before + after refin:
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    Hmm that's odd! I just ordered a Gold Timmy pedal from there for my birthday (it's my birthday today) and it arrived fine. I live in the UK too. In fact I got all 3 pedals but not from Prymaxe (I also got a Fender Super Champ)...
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    What attenuators do you like?

    Yeah well... the LORD really does move in mysterious ways! I came to faith just over 5 years ago at probably one of the darkest times in my life. I'd suffered with depression and suicidal thoughts after many years of drink / drug and mental abuse. The mental abuse was spiritual. The turnaround has been more than miraculous and now, not only do I run my own guitar repair shop, I have a reason to live. My testimony is much BIGGER than anything I could write hear. God's people don't have to look right to men ;)
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    What attenuators do you like?

    Before you do that; I was building an ambient / worship pedal-board for church and I had an SS amp and a modelling amp and neither sounded right with pedals. I have just gone back to an all-valve combo (Blackstar) after using only SS/modellers for 5 years. I still have my small modelling amp but my SS has gone. Valve just 'does it' for me again...
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    What attenuators do you like?

    A 10 watt valve amp is exactly half the volume of a 100 watt valve amp so even though there is a big difference in numerical value, there is not a big difference in volume! A 7 watt valve amp is almost only half the volume of a 100 watt. You will still need an attenuator to get low volume on a cranked 7 watt...
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    Who said Hamer gets called Hammer but Kramer never gets called Krammer?

    In DOD's defense, the FX65 Chorus pedal is a brilliant pedal. It's the only DOD effect I ever liked...
  13. On one of the sale post the other week, we had another epic ad calling a Hamer 'Hammer!' Someone posted that Kramer never gets called Krammer. Well, I just came across this (check at 35 seconds);
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    Tribute or USA Made

    Would it not say USA on the head-stock if it's a USA one? I don't know if that is ALL Hamer models EVER but I assume USA models have that as part of the logo...