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Some gear porn for ya

Post by Zephyr » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:07 pm

In honor of 10 years, let's share some of the treasures we've picked up.

My most recent acquisition, a 1978 Les Paul Custom in Tobacco Sunburst. Everything is original except for a strap button. Plays great, but my only gripe is the t-top pickups are limited in what they can do.
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This is a 7-string I commissioned from a company called Halo Guitars in Gibson Silverburst. Currently putting new strings on it. If you're looking to modernize one of your axes, the fishman fluence pickups really are incredible.
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Lastly, this is a stock pic of a Revv Generator 120. Seriously the best amp I've ever played, I'd put it up against any of the prestigious amps out there in terms of quality. I highly recommend checking out the Revv brand.
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What are some of your favorite pieces of gear you've gotten over the last 10 years?

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Post by Craig » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:23 pm

With a teenage kid, gear acquisition is something that will have to wait till my retirement, lol. However, that is some sweet gear porn you've got there!
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Post by Fingers » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:01 am

Even the neck T-Top doesn't do it for you? It was my understanding they sound great in the neck due to the lower windings and smaller magnets..lower output etc. Neat looking axe...how about some more pics?

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Post by Zephyr » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:54 pm

It's not that the t-tops are bad, just limited is all. Great for cleans and vintage overdrive but sound thin and hollow with distortion, even with a boost. I'm probably going to sub out the bridge pickup and leave the neck pup alone. More pics you say?

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Post by mdrs » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:55 pm

:rawk: :rawk:

That's some cool gear, Zephyr!!!
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Post by Fingers » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:04 am

Jeez Zeph......that guitar is gorgeous. I'm not a fan of gold hardware but the stuff looks really cool in it's current non-shiny, faded and worn condition. I really like this axe man!

Tell me, is that a bevel all the way around the top and is the binding stock Gibson plastic or whatever they use normally.....or is that wood binding? I saw a gold top LP today at Sam Ash that had that wood binding and I was intrigued by it. I actually like it a lot.

Again....nice guitar man. If you change out the bridge pup....be sure and keep the OEM pup safely somewhere so you can put the guitar back to 100% original.

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Post by Zephyr » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:41 pm

If by bevel you mean carved top, then yes. It is a 3 piece carved plain maple top. It even has a 3 piece maple neck instead of mahogany which means the neck is super durable but results in a weight of over 11 lbs. Norlin did plenty of strange things after taking over Gibson in the 70s.

The binding is just the plain binding Gibson used, but it is multi-ply (7 layers on the body) and although I don't know the original color, it's normal for vintage Gibson binding to fade to that cream color over time.

Enough about mine, what are some treasures you guys have?

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Post by Greg B. » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:13 pm

Nice LP Zephyr! I don't care much for gold hardware either, but this one looks great with gold.

In the last ten years I've gone thru quite a few guitars and amps, but have finally gotten to where I pretty much have keepers...among them are the following:

Fender Prosonic amp (one head and one combo, the Mesa cab is long gone....)

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Fender Tone-Master head (most recent amp acquisition)

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Divided By 13 vertical 2x12 cab (got it a few weeks ago...excellent sounding cab)



Bogner 4x12 cab that a friend gave me!



Eric Johnson Strat



Traditional Plus Les Paul

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Seth Lee Jones (incredible local luthier) Telecaster

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I'll get some more pics loaded tomorrow....
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Post by Craig » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:08 pm

Here are my guitars and Traynor amp:
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Post by Zephyr » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:47 pm

Nice! An original YSR-1. I always did like Traynors for being able to bridge the gap between Fender and Marshall tones without too much fuss. Curious question, but are those mismatched output valves?

Here's a good article describing the YSR-1 if you're interested: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/ ... uad?page=7
Never could figure out why original Traynors didn't fetch higher prices on the vintage market.

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Post by Craig » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Interesting. I'm not sure which tubes were replaced by my Father ( the original amp owner). I'd have to have a closer look.
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