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  • Birthday 11/16/1978

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  • guitars
    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. Honestly, I don't think banning Brazilian rosewood has done a damned thing to actually help stop deforestation. If anything, it took what was a valuable commodity, and turned it into scrap, so they just burn it now.
  2. So... how old was he? I remember looking him up years ago, and even then there was "uncertainty", which I find mind boggling for anyone born after the great depression. Right now, if you look at the wikipedia page, there is a raging discussion over his age, and the page keeps flip flopping between 1949 and 1944 as his birth year.
  3. I figure NBC news probably knows their stuff. Dang. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ric-Ocasek-Cars-Singer-Dead-in-NY-at-75-560430391.html
  4. Walmart Marketplace is the "next big thing" in online marketing. A lot of companies are pretty fed up with amazon and ebay, and etsy is too quirky. You can expect to see a whole lot more listed there.
  5. It is kinda sad how things have returned back to the "Song Farm" assembly line that dominated "pre-rock" music. Just another example of things ruined by an effort to maximize profit. At least I have my CDs, so I don't have to worry about future remixes by corporate idiots.
  6. Stay tuned! Tomorrow, Dimarzio will invent double cream pickups, and the wheel! I mean, I like P90s. Love maybe even. But I don't really see how they could do much better than the multitude of versions already out there. I wonder why they decided to do this NOW, and not like 20 years ago.
  7. Damn! That's nice! No idea why someone would do that. People ARE weird. They do things like saw the horns of "demonic" guitars like the Gibson SG.
  8. Yeah, they are pretty plentiful on the used market. I picked up some Philips and RCA NOS 5U4GB tubes a while back. I only have two amps that take them. But, pretty much the entire Mesa Boogie "Rectifier" series of amplifiers were built around the 5U4G/B. The Mark V uses it. The Lone Star series uses them. The Stiletto Series as well. When the Rectifier series first came out, mesa was using only the Big Bottle 5U4G tubes. But now they've switched to the 5U4GB mostly, and moved the sockets closer together on some of the amplifiers, so you can't use the big coke bottles anymore. The 5AR4 / GZ34 are just much more in demand due to them being arguably the "best" tube rectifier design, with the least amount of voltage sag. Audiophiles love them.
  9. Yeah, it took off BIG TIME at the end. When I looked, it was 380, not 3800. That's hopefully gonna make some vintage gear head REALLY happy. They don't make them like that anymore.
  10. No matter what we say here, it won't matter nearly as much as it did to people who play dreadnought acoustic guitars, which traditionally had rosewood back and sides, as well as fretboards. That's a whole lot more real estate and function than just a fretboard will ever be. Also the bridges could be rosewood as well. Nothing quite looks like a brazilian rosewood acoustic back with herringbone inlay.
  11. The 5U4GB is also popular for Mesa Boogie Rectifier people. A bit more sag than the 5U4G
  12. It's really interesting how the control pots are all mounted on that separate aluminum face plate, and not on the chassis. Just an interesting way of construction. That price is a STEAL. Those speakers alone... ORIGINAL early 70's Greenbacks? FOUR of them? and FREE SHIPPING. If you wanted to level your house, this would definitely be a very cheap way to do it, currently.
  13. I don't think that's the number of tubes, I think that's the wattage going to each cabinet. So, when you have two cabinets plugged in, each gets 50 watts. As you can see, it has 5 output jacks. It must have a 4 ohm, 8 ohm, and 16 ohm tap off that MASSIVE output transformer, which looks hand wound to me.
  14. Is the paint on those actually fluorescent under UV light?
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