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shankyboy last won the day on July 27 2018

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About shankyboy

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    Inner Circle
  • Birthday 11/11/1963

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    Korina Vector #022, Rick Neilsen 25th Anniversary Korina Standard #022, Korina Artist #005, Orange Sparkle Newport, Cherry Red Monaco III, Talladega
  • amps
    1977 Fender Vibrolux, Fender Vibrolux Reissue, 1972 Fender Deluxe, Fender Vibroking, Fender 65 Super Reissue, Fender Pro Junior, Matchless Chieftain, Marshall JTM 45 Offset reissue, 1958 Supro Super, A Fender 1965 Super (Head), BF Deluxe Reissue (Head).
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    Round Rock, TX
  • Interests
    All things music related.

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  1. Oh so jealous. Been a fan of his since the early nineties.
  2. I can't manage to get on the Gary Clark Jr fan bus. He is definitely a talented artist and I am happy for his success but he just doesn't do it for me.
  3. Guilty as charged on both counts. I have multiple Strats and Teles but most have different pickups or configurations but I do have 2 Strats that are, essentially identical and intentionally so. That way, if I break a string in the middle of a set, I can switch guitars and still sound the same. Amp wise, I have 3 amps that also have near duplicates. I definitely don't need them but they were good deals at the time. Bottom line is that once you have GAS, logic goes out the window. If you can afford to support the addiction, there is no harm.
  4. For some reason, they have always been an under-rated guitar but some of my favorite players use the exclusively. John Scofield, Melvin Taylor and Eric Krasno.
  5. I have a Ditto that I use for practicing soloing over a groove but I do not posses the skills to use it in a live situation. I have a friend that uses one when he is doing duos with a harmonica player so that he can establish the groove and then do fills while he is singing. He's pretty good with it. Only big timer I have seen use one with great effect is Hamilton Loomis but he is a force of nature.
  6. While burning a little time before I had to head to the airport for my flight home, I came across this used Ibanez AS153 in a Sam Ash store for a very nice price. I have an AS180 that I have owned since the late nineties and it is a fantastically built guitar so I knew that the Art Star series of guitars are the cream of the crop. After the obligatory swap of the saddles to Graphtech saddles, a neck adjustment, intonation setting and addition of Straplock buttons, this guitar plays wonderfully. Compared to my AS180, it is a little brighter sounding due to the Maple but it has it's own unique sound. Overall, I am quite pleased with this score. Enjoy!
  7. JD is a monster player. I used to see him when he was a kid and he was amazing back then. Now he's a force of nature.
  8. Everyone one of my guitars has had the pleasure of being drenched in my highly acidic sweat at a gig. I don't think there is any gold plating left on my Korina Vector except on the V plate where the strings pass thru. They are meant to be played.
  9. Kind of pricey but I have been using the Strymon Flint for years to meet my Reverb and Tremolo needs. Works wonderfully.
  10. So true. For most of my gigs, I use a Princeton so it's really nice when I get to bring out the bigger guns.
  11. The Deluxe head was not quite enough horsepower for the Revolver in this situation. I should have used my Super head.
  12. A shot of my rig used last night at the Spring Break Bash for the city of Round Rock. Samson era Matchless 2X12 Chieftain, Mesa Boogie Revolver powered by a Fender Deluxe Reverb head, Hamer Monaco III, G&L Legacy & Bilt Zaftig.
  13. He is one bad boy on the B3 and the Clav. Check out his whammy abuse on "Use Me".
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