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  1. On 8/12/2020 at 10:06 PM, LordsoftheJungle said:

    an update, I "settled" on a super-clean Marshall 1960B that popped up in Albuquerque. Love the idea of having a Hiwatt 4x12 but they're either beat to hell or the price + shipping offends my sensibilities (or both). The plan is to load it up with Fanes & Fane compatible speakers like the ET65s I have setting on a shelf.. So far I'm leaning towards Hi-tone Dr-F, Reeves Vintage Purples, Fane A60 or F90,  Weber Thames, .Eminence Commonwealth. Right now there are no Hi-tones or Reeves on Reverb which are my first choices but I'm keeping my powder dry while I hopefully learn more. When looking at the construction of the Hiwatt 4x12 vs the Marshall they seem similar enough other than that small port on the back panel which I could replicate with a new back panel,,, or am I oversimplifying?

    I purchased a Tone Tubby 4x12 years ago.  I sold it to my buddy Doug and he removed the partial back after I told him Duane's Marshall cab was partial open on the back. I really dug the sound, you get great bass response, but it allows the speakers to move and not get choked out. 

    Keep us posted, I have never had Fanes, but tend to like speakers in that vein. I'm not a fan of the metal dust covers. 

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  2. In my last band, the other guitar player had a Reeves 50watt HG 1x12 Combo. Then he ended up with a Vintage Hiwatt 100 Watt head with detuned to 50 watts. His Reeves was loaded with a Eminence of some sort and I ended up selling him a Creamback. His Hiwatt Head had a matching 2x12 cab with Fanes and he never changed those out. FWIW his license plate simple say HIWATT. LOL His tone was always good and he was serious player, that loved his gear. 

    One of the things I miss about that band, we always had guys coming up to us to see what we brought out to the gig. We had our own "Traveling Circus". 

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  3. Going through the shelf one more time to raise some funds for a stalled project. 

    Ernie Ball Volume Pedal JHS Modded. (I will include feet) works great, looks great still, but having not ever fully put it to use. TRADED! 

    TC Electronics Vibra/clone, Just go it and I wanted to try it out. It does the Rotory speaker thing great, but it is definitely an effect that affects the tone. If you want the Rotory sound it does that, but it doesn't really have any kind of blend its on. so it turns your rig into a rotary speaker. If you have it on a fast speed and you turn the speed down slower it ramps down just FYI. Also the switch if you step on it and hold it the pedal turns on when you lift your foot. To me, it is easier to start the pedal, if you are trying to time the start of the pedal at a specific time. These are build like a tank, they a bent steel enclosures and the boards are solid. I'm loving the battery hold.  GUT SHOTS INCLUDED!  $50 Shipping and Paypal Included. 


  4. I stand behind these amps as being some of the best. Really great and if you love 10's @Jakeboy;) this one would be a great addition. Rob has been posting schematics on Facebook and I believe the last upgrade schematic is available. He will not do it, but it can be done. I will say that the one that I played in Nashville was the newest version and sounded better than my 1x12 combo that I had. But the 2x10 combo I had sounded just as good as the Nashville Amp and was not the newest upgrade. I think it was the 10's . ;) 

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  5. With this guitar I didn't have the usual "Getting to know you" time. Out of the case it felt like home, and it didn't paint me into any corners. It has a wide palette of tones with the just the volume knob. Splitting the bridge is great, it is not icepicky and sounds more like an under wound P90 than a weak single coil. I had to makeshift my second pedalboard together so I could hear what it would sound like through my Sexdrive/OD11/Gen5 Echo. Having the slight compression from the Sexdrive really makes that already great coil tap come to life. The Sexdrive is one pedal that once you have played with one at your feet, you won't know how you ever got along without it. At least into a Fender,Vox that are already naturally compressing a little. 

    This beast also shines with my  "Rock" Rig. Echophonic/JMP11/Tremolo Pedal into a Carmen Ghia

    Shishkov's are worth the wait, so be patient, be open, enjoy the process and you will be rewarded. 


    BTW @Northfield did you add those ebony bottons on the keys or is that how they came? LOVE THEM!

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  6. On 7/31/2020 at 8:42 PM, Travis said:

    That’s the guitar you take with you everywhere you go...

    I know, but this weekends trip was of those non guitar related trips. I guess I could have gotten #0090 its own room and hung out there. LOL 

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