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tbonesullivan last won the day on May 20 2019

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About tbonesullivan

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  • Birthday 11/16/1978

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    1993 Hamer Special P90 CAR, 1993 Hamer Archtop Studio '59 burst, 1993 Hamer Diablo Vintage Yellow, 1994 Hamer Diablo Cherry Red, 1995 Hamer Archtop Custom Indigo, 1996 Hamer Special P-90 Cherry, 2000 Hamer Newport Sparkle Orange
  • amps
    Carvin Vintage 16, Carvin X-100B series IV, Mesa Boogie DC-5, Marshall TSL122, Carvin MTS3212
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    Radial Tonebone Hot British, Boss OD-20, ISP Decimator, Carvin XP4 Processor

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    New Jersey, USA.
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    Guitar, Bass, Trombone, Heavy Metal, Classical Music, Motorcycles, Classic Rock

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  1. Those are definitely some nice guitars! Pointier than I would like, but still cool. I would be constantly worried that one bad move would snap a point off. Speaking of Reversed Head Stocks, apparently the Fender Mod Shop just added that as a neck option to many guitars and some people are kinda flipping out over it. It's not even an upcharge.
  2. I remember the "Guitar of the Week" series. Some were pretty nice. But not $2850 nice after that long, especially when it looks like butt. Now, if they had put in some maple laminates in the neck, then it might look a lot better, in an Alembic kind of way. But like this? does nothing for me. Even with a translucent finish, it would still be pretty ugly.
  3. Yeah, EBMM likes to keep things a little secretive. Though, I don't know if they kept using those same pickups after EVH left. Some state that the pickups in the Axis are the same as the ones in the Albert Lee HH, and a few other guitars. Who knows. I have seen threads with people who own the Axis stating that they put a Tone Zone in it, and it changed the sound drastically. I do know that the Tone Zone / Air Norton combo is what is used in a bunch of Ibanez guitars though. I have thought about picking up an Axis super sport, but getting a Silhouette HSH and throwing in the Tone Zone
  4. Thanks! I picked up two, with the thought I'd be a whammy machine, but it just never happened. I also have a few other guitars with two point floating tremolos, so I need to make a decision on those as well. The G&L vibrato is very nice though, and doesn't detune nearly as much when bending. Also on my Luke III, I can deck it like most EBMM's if needed. You would think with EVH being such a big proponent of "dive only", it would be a more popular configuration. One thing I will need to do is pick up another guitar to stick a Dimarzio Tone Zone in. It's just a great pickup. Might see
  5. Well, I've finally admitted that I will never need the whammy power of a double locking floating trem. Maybe not even a floating dual fulcrum trem. I picked this up some years back off of ebay, and it is currently set up with .010 strings, and has original pickups. It had to replace the entire Floyd Rose with a new Schaller unit due to wear and sweat damage. The knobs were also worn almost bright, so they were replaced as well, but I still have all the replaced parts and spares, which are included. After that in 2018 I had it fully setup and given a fret dress by forum user Yen, and it pr
  6. Oh man. I remember looking at the Road King back when they were first making them. So. Many. Options. Even the Roadster, which did away with the "progressive linkage", in favor of the standard 4 tubes with 2 rectifiers, is still a mind boggling beast. Still, I find the Mark V, which actually only has one pull switch for the mute, to be easier to get my head around than the Mark IV. That has so many pull voicing switches, along with other switches in the back. I would rather just have the more simple "modes". Sure you don't get the same precision, but man, three pull voicing switches on on
  7. Yeah, three channels, three modes per channel, Graphic EQ with Preset depth, some pull pots. Then you have three power output options per channel, and also some rectifier choices for channels 1 and 2, a triode option for channel 3. Oh and the Bold / Spongy variac. Even before you think about touching any knobs, the possible configurations are mind boggling.
  8. I keep HOPING that what Fender has done with their "Mod Shop" may catch on elsewhere. Sure it's a lot easier to streamline a bolt on neck design, but for an additional $200 bucks over the usual price, you can choose your neck profile, and even get a reverse headstock on a Jazzmaster. They even let you choose the 2 point or synchronized tremolo on the Strats. Imagine being able to order a Gibson SG standard, and for $200 more be able to customize the neck profile and color, instead of sinking a ton into a reissue.
  9. Yeah, there are some serious limitations to using latching switches for the logic. I think they wanted to keep it simple, maybe TOO SIMPLE. It would be nice if there were three LEDS on the FS, one that tells you clean is engaged, and another that tells you which mode is ready to go when you switch to the dirty channels. Then you could hit one or two buttons to go exactly where you want. I think that's how the FS-44 on my V3M works. I can see whether the amp will go to Ch2 or Ch3 when I click the "lead" button". I haven't investigated how the RA-100 switch works, but I'm pretty sure it's i
  10. The footswitch for the Royal Atlantic is identical, except for the logo. Yeah, it's a little strange, but it's the same type of setup that my Carvin V3M has, so I am used to it. If the F/S/ goes I'd just get an aftermarket one. I love how the Electra Dyne shows that you don't need a million knobs to sound awesome. It also has a Simul-class 45 / 90 watt power section, unlike the Royal Atlantic, which is just class AB 50/100 watts. That should make it smoother. So while it lost some knobs and doesn't have the multi soak, it's definitely a great amp on its own. I know a lot of people
  11. Those look great, though most SGs seem to have beefy necks, at least to me. Maybe not baseball bat but close. Looking at that SG, my only real concern is that neck joint. I've never liked those. I'd much rather have the later 60's neck joint.
  12. Meh. This is how you do it: I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at the Dimarzio office when EBMM called up and said what they wanted. "Yeah, 8 coils. Yeah. Nah we don't need any bezels. Do whatever you have to so they fit."
  13. Per the Mesa Boogie website, 87lbs. That's probably without the casters on it, which probably adds another few pounds. However the heaviest amp I have, that crown probably still goes to the Mesa Trem-O-Verb. My marshall TSL122 only weighs in around 70lbs. More when it's almost on fire because the bias is running away.
  14. I will say that I did not have to work with it nearly as much as I did with the Stiletto to get a good sound. It just sounds GOOD.
  15. The gain structure of the lead channels is definitely more "British". It's just voiced way differently than the Maverick, which has a more smooth sound to the lead channel. This is pretty much ALL crunchy goodness. It's just a different type of overdrive texture. Also it's a bit more punchy, as it's a Class AB amp with EL34s, instead of a class A amp running EL84s. I'll have to AB them once the I clean up the mess I made taking apart the almost-nuked Marshall.
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