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  1. This. Most of the time a V1 swap will drop it a lot. Haven't followed tubes in a while, but if you end up needing a new one, imagine a TAD ECC83 would be worth a look. One thing I can't remember is the class for the VAC25. If its AB, then the V4 is most likely the phase inverter with the 2 triodes balanced, which would be best to remain as the V4.
  2. Re: Sid Viscious not on bass. I somewhere recall Steve saying he did bass on at least a couple songs, where the bass just doubles the guitar line (the whole song?).
  3. Ginger was in this band (Hawkwind, one of my faves) for their Levitation album. One of the tracks below. Their then-current drummer completed the album, but it was a struggle. Ginger came in and completly overdubbed every track in a bit over a day. Was just supposed to be a studio gig, but he liked the material so joined the band and toured it. Willie's right, his timing is spot on. Needless to say, things happened after, (he wanted to fire the bassist) so it ended up being a one off. Excuse the 1980, pre- MTV histrionics, lol.
  4. In the hospital, not doing well . . . https://mobile.twitter.com/GingerBDrums/status/1176944810986549248?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1176944810986549248&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nme.com%2Fnews%2Fmusic%2Fcream-ginger-baker-critically-ill-hospital-family-2551376
  5. Through 2005 or so, the cheapist non-trem I got on HFC was 400 for an 81 Vector (flametop/SB bridge). Here and elsewhere though, could get just about any of the plain (not O''Connor) 80s shredders for 250-350. Still kicking myself for not getting a $285 Irridescent Centaura that hung out at Merrygoround for weeks.
  6. I've got that one.
  7. I do. It's me. I just never tell em that.
  8. "Cakewalk by Bandlab" is currently a free dowload. AFAIK it's the SONAR engine sans (most of?) the VST plugins. https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk Do need to install bandlab first.
  9. Digitech Bad Monkey. Every once in a while the big boys hit it out of the park.
  10. What I have found is that the original LP Deluxe rings appear to be 85mmin diameter, but the current crop of replacement rings are almost all 87mm. Stewmac, Allparts, even GFS. The only exception are Wilkinson rings, but the only source I found is a guy in the UK on ebay. Ended up cutting a notch out of the sidewall to cut out and replace the stripped bolt. Then sanded down that side to fit in the cavity. Result:
  11. Yeah! Building tube amps are a blast, literally. Good one there!
  12. Well, The Stew Mac Deluxe Mini Humbucker mounting rings do NOT fit in my 06 Hamer GT. Ended up stripping the head of one of the phillips head mounting screws before I realized it. Sooo close. Managed to get the spare one in there, but had to pound it in. Could hang a 5 lb weight from it, flip the guitar upside down, and swear it wouldnt come out. The screws dont have a chance. Have contacted them. Will see what they have to say. OTOH, the original 70s Gibby Deluxe ring that was able to reuse for the neck pickup works like a champ; screwed right into the bracket with 1-2 mil clearance all around. And also, the SM brackets are well made, with pretty clear instructions. Measure twice, drill once.
  13. Thin necks and abalone. Pearl meshes well with the overall look, but abalone just doesnt for me.
  14. Am looking at converting my 06 Studio Goldtop to run minihums; currently has P90s. Have found the mounting brackets on Stew Mac, but am unsure about which pickup mounting rings to get. https://www.stewmac.com/SiteSearch/?search=mini humbucker mounting Have had to sand down rings before (McNaught neck angle is non-standard), but would like to minimize that if possible. BTW the MHs are a 70s gibson in neck, with a 63ish Silvertone (P-19?) in the bridge. Got em in a swap with my bro.
  15. I've got one of the few black Spruce-topped Newports (00?) and was ordered with a Baseball neck profile. BCR Greggles custom ordered it for shop stock, with creme binding and hold hardware (Lucille-ish). Sold pretty quick; to LA-pro tonejunkie iirc.
  16. Photo from 15 years ago. The Blitz is a sustainblock trem. Standards are gone, but still have the other two.
  17. I've been only intermittantly here the last 3-4 years. Missed that one.
  18. If volume is not an issue, look at building a Trainwreck Express or Liverpool.
  19. 1976 Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, and Nazereth. Festie at RFK in DC. Was there to see Aerosmith, the headliner, but just LS blew them away. Had never heard of Nugent, just remember some madman guitarist running around and jumping off monitors, kit riser, etc.
  20. I actualy have the original comic series. Classic.
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