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  1. Our other guitar player has one of these. It sits in the mix great and will cut your head off while doing so....
  2. Music Trade has had several of these recently- 1500 & 2000.
  3. Shameless and cold hearted....
  4. Exactly- while my fingers were going numb and screaming “when are we going to get some warmth for gods sakes?” I’m thinking- “where’s all of the damn par 64’s when they’re needed?!...I don’t care if it’s daylight...”
  5. Sadly no, but a beeline was made out of there to get back down here in time to catch most of the second half- in warmth...
  6. When in Rome, one has to be...
  7. This thread really warmed my heart as we’ve played two such dates over the past several months for pre-game events across the street from Lambeau Field...you know, The Frozen Tundra and all that. I’ll exempt September’s date as that was summer like, but November’s was 28 degrees and this past Sunday’s (pictured) was 22 and thankfully no wind. Three things that helped: Layered Clothing, An abundance of hand warmers- (my hoodie was stuffed with them and easily accessed while doing more than usual laying-out at the top of verses/ solos) and finally Made In Korea. In my case, getting close in proximity to the heaters (somewhere that we want to be) with a guitar that’s essentially the same as the outdoor temp instantly affected its tuning. The instruments got to outdoor temperature pretty quickly while sitting in the case during set up. Once my fingers went numb, they surprisingly came back (to the best that they could) life. Finally, have fun with what truly is a “Dear Mom- I’m making it in the music business...” moment...
  8. I agree with the price/ performance intersection of MIJ Guitars from this era. I often play a 1977 Yamaha SG-1500. Originally sold from Sound Post Music in Evanston, IL (the sticker is still on the back of the headstock) it’s not stock- as the pickups and electronics were swapped out before (and again after) I got it back in 2012. It’s rock solid, plays/ stays in tune and with push/pull coil spitting, it’s very versatile. There’s also a 81’ Yamaha SA-2000 here (although it’s more appointed) I’ve had since buying it new for back in ‘82 that I used to play in a lounge quartet. Both are top-notch instruments. Here’s the SG-1500 from earlier this month...
  9. I have a cd from about 15 years ago with these guys- The Twangbangers, or something. It’s highlights include amalgamations of Kirchen’s signature of being on the brink of running off the rails and then landing on his feet (creating some great pickin’) and Volkert’s just being ridiculously great.
  10. Back in 9th grade we had a little garage band and while listening to some records of stuff we wanted to learn, my older brother comes in the room waiving this album that he had just bought (proclaiming something like “ if you guys want to play something good then try some of this”) that ended up being three sides of vinyl that forever changed this then-ninth grader...
  11. I have both versions, but more experience with the original. I originally just used it at rehearsals, but getting some gigs late last that had very limited space- (our band is a 9 piece) I decided to just use my fly rig. The FOH guy said that the tones were very good and since I’m using iems, I don’t really hear what’s out in the room anyways, so I trust his word. A few weeks ago the V-2 arrived and at that gig I ran it into the return on my amp (with the cab sim off) and it sounded great- the Clean, Plexi and Cali sounds were all very useable. (I prefer the drift functionality on the original’s delay vs. the on/off setting with the V-2, but the dotted eighth note addition is a nice add to the new one. Also the effects loop allows for additional capabilities. This past Saturday & Sunday, just the V-2 was used- Saturday was outdoors (but limited stage space) and Sunday was a decent sized stage under a giant tent for about 1200 or so, but with another band loading on as soon as we got off, so I didn’t want to mess with an amp and the peripherals. The XLR worked great and again, the sound guy- who I trust, said the sounds were very good. In retrospect, these Fly Rigs (and the likes) are convenient, have some pretty decent and useable sounds and offer a lot of flexibility. There’s certainly more capable stuff out there- our bandleader has a Kemper, but to me these sound and perform/ play very good, and convincingly so though both an amp and a PA.
  12. That’s some serious (now) Central Wisconsin Lumber!...
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