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  1. Here's a quick comparison into a Princeton clone from old (neck position - tone at 5): to new (neck position - tone at 5): These are as bright as any single coil (with no hum, of course) and really are clear. I played with some gain (something I never do, really in the real world) and it sounded like AC/DC. PHEW!
  2. Hi all, Korina and Spruce semi-hollow body loves these TV Jones Magna'trons! Before: After: I realized that this guitar needed more clarity in the top end. There was a sale... The rest is a bunch of solder wick and a bit of elbow grease. Love it even more now.
  3. I think I've bought three guitars from Wildwood (including a Hamer!), so I was a reasonably good customer. I called them a few months ago though, and they said that I should call back because "they have someone really famous they're selling a guitar to right now." Fuck 'em.
  4. I like it. I have no idea why (drums similar?) but this video came to mind when I was watching it:
  5. Just an update to say that the Ukulele is gone (knock on wood I don't get it back - although it was a pretty good uke!). Others are available. I can do better for the HFC. Thanks everyone!
  6. Wow, that looks nice (yes, I read about the refinish part...).
  7. Sounds like a joke, but I have 3 items for sale. Let me know if you are interested, and I can do better than the listed prices by a touch. https://reverb.com/item/28353857-maton-concert-ukulele-2015-natural-with-b-band-pickup - This one is sold. https://reverb.com/item/28352642-gretsch-g6120rhh-reverend-horton-heat-signature-hollow-body-with-bigsby-2018-orange-stain-lacquer https://reverb.com/item/24990634-suhr-classic-t-2014-black-custom-order-huge-neck Sorry no Hamers, but a Suhr and a Gretsch almost make up for it... Thanks for looking!
  8. Studios always have bookshelf-like monitors (usually NS10s) and car-like monitors (usually Auratones) so that the mixing engineer can hear the mix on home-like systems and car-like systems.
  9. How much is not expensive? The Elektron Model:Samples is a great unit that is really easy to program. I think it is about $400 though.
  10. The main thing I noticed with a replacement block is how much smoother the trem arm was when rotating it. Sound wise? Maybe a bit of fullness gain...
  11. Just be careful with comparison recordings to get the mic EXACTLY at the same spot relative to the cab. An inch difference of placement of the microphone (even less, really) can result in an entirely different sound. It is actually pretty surprising the tonal change just by moving the mic around.
  12. The list looks like software synths. Audacity doesn't load virtual instruments. (It doesn't do MIDI.) Garageband should work though.
  13. Please don't use those ground lift adapters if there's a problem. That's just asking for trouble...
  14. The gut shot is so great! I've always wanted a hand-wired Orange just to be able to open it up from time-to-time.
  15. Allen stuff is well designed and uses high quality parts. They are the real-deal for sound and durability.
  16. +1. This is a great emulation.
  17. I've built quite a few BYOC kits over the years. The components have always been of really high quality and the sounds have always been there. It is a lot of fun to go through the circuit and learn about the different effects that way. The physical layout and design seem to be better these days, plus you can get a pre-finished enclosure now so it may look nicer if you aren't a painter. If you are looking to save money, you probably won't (by much anyway), but you can learn a lot and feel good about doing something yourself.
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  19. Remember that I wanted a thick neck!!! (I can't wait, so I'm pretending he's working on mine...)
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