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    Go to GC and play through that set up. It will sound good. Replace the cab. with any decent, used, 4X12 and it will cost less and sound better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    So yes, Im set on a Marshall. Because I want a Marshall. I want something decent, but no more than 7-800 dollar range. Never going to be used outside my house, but I do want a little oomph because I use over ear hadphones with music playing so I need to hear the guitar over that.
    So from the recommendation, something like this would work: Access Denied
    I like the look of the stack rather than the combo. And yes, most of my decisions are being based on name and appearance only, just cause Ive always wanted one.
    Not a damn thing wrong with knowing what you want! In you're price range I bought a dsl100 head and mc412 cab, ten years old. Later got a 1960A with torn grille for $250. Recovered it in $10 worth of classic tweed and an afternoon worth of time. Play the Marshalls you think you're interested in, buy used and let someone else take the retail hit.

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    I made the mistake of hearing this little nugget the other day. Holyfuck.
    Itís all things good and LOUD for 3w. I was stunned.

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    Also, from last night, a mix of old and new geekery.

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    Nice!

    The top of the bass rig looks a lot like a pre-cbs showman head I've had since the mid 80s (bought used, obviously)

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    Yep. Old showman with the 1-15 cab.

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    cool setting for a photo!

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    this popped up on my YouTube feed today

    PLAY A PLEXI 16 guitarists play a Marshall ON 10! GuitCon 2017 - YouTube

    Frankly it's not that cool, but it IS timely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    this popped up on my YouTube feed today

    PLAY A PLEXI 16 guitarists play a Marshall ON 10! GuitCon 2017 - YouTube

    Frankly it's not that cool, but it IS timely
    lol.
    I wouldn't get passed the feedback part of that exercise. I'd just be squealing away and dive bombing on some wiggle stick.

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    Anyone know of a newer Boomerang Looper for sale? I've got a buddy that's looking for one. Thx

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    Two of my fondest memories of owning my 100w Marshall head w4x12 cabinet:

    1) playing it cranked up while the amp was in my bedroom but I was out in the hallway with the door closed so I wouldn't go deaf, and hearing things inside my room hitting the floor that had been sitting on shelves or hanging on the wall

    2) seeing parents speed walk/half run to the door of the auditoriums to escape a high school "talent" night (LOL) show...the same ones who had been applauding loudly after the acoustic tunes...as soon as me and a band mate who also had his own 100w Marshall head let them both rip at the same time, and along with a drummer and singer, intentionally drove the parents out during a version of the Stones' "sympathy for the devil". Good times!

    Guess I'm getting old now, the memories are still funny and I'm glad my hearing is still good, but of the hundreds and hundreds of hours I've played in the past couple years, it's all acoustic (guitar, banjo, mandolin, but 99% dobro) except for maybe 20 minutes on a friend's Les Paul and maybe an hour on an old Gibson lap steel I have. Haven't even touched my own electrics, should probably sell them all because I really don't see the interest coming back. At some point my brain just turned a corner where it ALL seems and feels like guitar center on a Saturday morning or the "no stairway" sign in Wayne's world.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    this popped up on my YouTube feed today

    PLAY A PLEXI 16 guitarists play a Marshall ON 10! GuitCon 2017 - YouTube

    Frankly it's not that cool, but it IS timely
    The 2nd guy, Robert Baker is sick. What he did was pretty weak, but I imagine that's got to be like wielding a nuclear reactor! I have never dimed my dsl...

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    I liked Phil X the best, how did no one break into the Kinks or who...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2v2Ducati View Post
    I liked Phil X the best, how did no one break into the Kinks or who...
    Me too 12:20

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    Anyone know of a newer Boomerang Looper for sale? I've got a buddy that's looking for one. Thx
    I don't know the boomerang, but I bought a fancy TC electronics one a year or two ago and really wish I went with a simpler one, or if a complicated one, one of the more performance oriented ones where you can turn loops on and off independently...in other words, you put down loop A, then B, then C, and can drop out loop b temporarily while a and c are still playing, and then bring it back later...rather than just dropping out the most recently recorded loops

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    Went to the GnR show at the garden Sunday night. I was hoping for a good show, what we got blew my expectations away! They were excellent, and Slash's playing and sound were spot on. I'd do that again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    I don't know the boomerang, but I bought a fancy TC electronics one a year or two ago and really wish I went with a simpler one, or if a complicated one, one of the more performance oriented ones where you can turn loops on and off independently...in other words, you put down loop A, then B, then C, and can drop out loop b temporarily while a and c are still playing, and then bring it back later...rather than just dropping out the most recently recorded loops
    I recently got a JamMan express XT, and although I haven't spent a ton of time with it, it seems very easy to use. It doesn't have a ton of options, but unless you are doing really complex stuff live I prefer simple.

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    Anyone own a baritone guitar? Just ordered a PRS SE 277 baritone. Caught a deal on Reverb for $500 new floor model. Looking forward to see how much better the scale length and larger strings can handle a tuning I experiment in. On a regular guitar the strings get too spaghetti like so I have to tune a whole step up and play gentle to prevent tuning issues. This is just another “weapon” of my choice.

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    I don’t have a baritone, but I have a bass VI, which is a hoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I donít have a baritone, but I have a bass VI, which is a hoot.
    Is that Fender? What is the difference? Is it heavier gauge strings and/or longer scale? The PRS baritone is 27.7 scale and 14-68 strings.

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    Yeah, I have the Squier one. It’s 30”, and mine is strung with 26-95g flats. Stock they have a little lighter low E, I believe. It’s tuned e-e just like a guitar. Mine is down a half step, like all my guitars.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Yeah, I have the Squier one. It’s 30”, and mine is strung with 26-95g flats. Stock they have a little lighter low E, I believe. It’s tuned e-e just like a guitar. Mine is down a half step, like all my guitars.
    Ahh right. A six string bass my bad! It’s a standard bass plus an extra B and E string. Must be a challenge on the lower frets to chord if desired.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Yeah, I have the Squier one. Itís 30Ē, and mine is strung with 26-95g flats. Stock they have a little lighter low E, I believe. Itís tuned e-e just like a guitar. Mine is down a half step, like all my guitars.
    Ha! Old school learning off the album in Eb! Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayspeed View Post
    Ahh right. A six string bass my bad! It’s a standard bass plus an extra B and E string. Must be a challenge on the lower frets to chord if desired.
    It’s not that bad, honestly. It’s built a lot more like a guitar than your regular 6 string bass, much like a baritone.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayspeed View Post
    Anyone own a baritone guitar? Just ordered a PRS SE 277 baritone. Caught a deal on Reverb for $500 new floor model. Looking forward to see how much better the scale length and larger strings can handle a tuning I experiment in. On a regular guitar the strings get too spaghetti like so I have to tune a whole step up and play gentle to prevent tuning issues. This is just another “weapon” of my choice.
    Our guitarist just picked up a nice Fender bari, used it last week at our jam. I let him use my spare 15" bass cab because the two 12's in his Music Man weren't touchin the lows he was throwin out.

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    I'm just waiting on some copper shielding tape to finish the full electronics workover on ShittyMcBass.

    It's an MCI Intertek H/P 2000. Basically a couple guys from Fender left and went to Texas and made Fender clones. Maple neck, solid wood, just shit electronics. Got a J/P bass for free a while back, so I decided to Quarter Pounder it and do new cap/pots/wiring/strings. Had to do a 1/2 degree shim on the neck cause the action was too high, we'll see how it stabilizes out once I get some time on it with fresh strings. Hear good things about the Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pickups, interesting to hear how they sound compared to the stock junk.

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