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tbonesullivan last won the day on May 20 2019

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About tbonesullivan

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    Veteran HFCer
  • 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
  • fx
    Radial Tonebone Hot British, Boss OD-20, ISP Decimator, Carvin XP4 Processor

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

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  1. I'll be going to an audiologist in the near future for a test and fitting for custom ear filters. I recently joined a Wind Symphony playing trombone, and they are GOD DAMN LOUD. The conductor is a brass player, like myself, and wants us to bring the thunder, so we will, but I think it's time to get some plugs so I can knock off 5 or 10 db but still have good fidelity. Now, playing a brass instrument with earplugs CAN be maddening, because what many don't realize is that the air INSIDE of your body is vibrating too. So like with talking when wearing earplugs, too much attenuation, and you end up hearing the sound inside your body louder than the sound outside.
  2. Well that is surprising. What about the whole "paypal verified address" thing? I thought the seller would only be protected if they shipped to that, but now it only has to be the right city? That's a load of crap!!! If paypal is aware of these scams, they should do something about them. Hopefully the account that tried this BS was closed. In most of my dealings, I will say I am the "seller" because I work for an E-commerce company that sells a ton of crap online. We always and ONLY ship to the paypal verified address.
  3. I remember years ago someone at the Carvin forum, got this really nice bolt, bridge humbucker, looked great. But he came back saying "it's always harsh/shrill sounding with my amplifier" when compared to a Les Paul. Well he took it to a friends house, and it sounded great. People suggested taking his amp in to have it looked at, and the tech said "yeah these caps are shot". After replacement, he loved it. Much fuller sounding.
  4. Yeah... I was really NOT feeling it honestly. If it's ALL ORIGINAL it probably is love overdue.
  5. I think the JCM2000 DSL50 was only produced as a head. Just make sure you find one with a date code 2005 or later. Some of the earlier ones had a "bias drift" issue due to issues with the circuit board at higher temperatures. This affects ALL original production amplifiers with EL34 output tubes, so the DSL50/100 and TSL50/100. The original run DSL40's had a different problem altogether. Probably easier to pick up one of the new Asian production DSL40 heads. Definitely cheaper and less issues.
  6. If it was shipped to the wrong address, you've pretty much got a slam dunk case for a refund. How the seller managed to ship it to the wrong address is beyond me. Maybe they wrote it out by hand?
  7. What I like about my Stiletto is that it has two really nice clean modes, in addition to the crunch and high gain modes. Solo function is also really nice.
  8. This is the problem that Mesa Boogie ran into when making their Stiletto Amps. Their "crunch" channel was much closer to the JTM sound, and many were just not a fan. The "Fat Clean" mode, with the gain dimed, gives much more of what late 70's marshall fans crave. Early Marshall's were bright, and yes, I also agree that I am not really a fan of a lot of the tones from Clapton and others in the early days that people spent thousands of dollars trying to recreate. Yes, even the WOMAN TONE.
  9. If they sent the wrong pictures, that would usually signal to me that they don't have the actual guitar, and have harvested pictures from the internet. Many people were noticing when previous auction pictures got re-used, so the scammers started raiding TGP and other pages, where everyone conveniently posts pictures of their guitars in "normal" settings.
  10. Ahh, this would be the auction from the seller with zero feedback, right? Registered 3 days ago on ebay.
  11. I remember when he bought it. https://www.guitarworld.com/gear/kirk-hammett-talks-about-his-prize-peter-green-and-gary-moores-les-paul-see-it-action
  12. NICE!!! Finding good 6V6 tubes these days is HARD for NOS and ANOS tubes. At least now there are a bunch more new production options, with more of the classic 6V6 sound available.
  13. Well... Toneking was a PBG brand, and now that they are gone, they are with BAD. I mean it's a pretty good idea, and definitely saves overhead. All amplifiers are basically made from the same components, and the can share the faceplate machines, etc. I wonder if the Friedman guitars are built there as well. Or are they made by Grover Jackson at his own shop? I also didn't know that Wampler pedals pretty much has always contracted out their pedal production and distribution. They used to be made in Kentucky by a WGS speakers contractor.
  14. Love the phrasing and styling, also the great use of the different registers to get that really great sound. There's so much meat in the middle frets, but so many people seem to go right for the high ones when soloing. Both great players.
  15. Egnater is on the left, right under Friedman. http://www.boutiqueampsdistribution.com/ Looking at the website for Egnater, it makes it sound like Bruce Egnater is still involved with the company. Looking at the building at the address, it looks like a standard light industrial building / warehouse. No signs at all, which is not uncommon. Also listed at that address is :B-52 Professional / E.T.I. Sound Systems, INC.
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