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Primitive Don 07-21-11 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by MLKATO (Post 12963254)
It's bad enough that I drool over some of your bikes,but now I'm drooling over guitars! I had to sell my vintage items years ago,guitars include '72 Fender Jazz bass,82 Gibson Victory bass,'78 Fender Stratocaster hardtail,'87 Kramer Baretta. I have several guitars now,but none considered vintage. I do have several discontued models,like a Takamine EGS-340sc and a Yamaha Apex 5-NA and a Epiphone Pr-350.

Don't feel singled out. I l lusted after Fender Jaguars and Jazzmasters for years. When I finally found one, a 66 Jag in Lake Placid Blue with matching headstock and original case, I was thoroughly unimpressed by it's janky feel and lack of sustain. Ditto for a 76 Tele Custom (the Keith Richards one) with original tweed case, ashtray cover, owners manual. If I'd only waited another 10 or 15 years to sell those :cry:

And there were the good ones, like a 76 Tele Deluxe and a 72 Strat, that I should have NEVER sold. I also sold a dead mint 1979 Takamine copy of a Guild under financial duress to pay the rent in my shop. I still get misty thinking about that one. :(

Hell, sometimes I even miss my old 1980s BC Rich superstrat. Seriously.

auchencrow 07-21-11 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 12963813)
.....
Mary had a little lamb whose fleas were white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went her fleas were sure to go.

Mary had a little lamb, the doctor was surprised.
But when old MacDonald had a farm, that REALLY took the prize!

auchencrow 07-21-11 07:24 PM


Originally Posted by glenmaki (Post 12963433)
The T60s are a very nice and underrated guitar although quite heavy. They put out a wide variety of tones, built like tanks and have good quality parts. ....

+1
I think Peavey's guitars never got their due - they made some good guitars (as well as some excellent amps that were more widely respected by the public.)

I particularly liked the carved top Falcons - It was as if Hartley intended to go toe-to-toe with PRS on those. They were ultimately discontinued though. (I imagine because they were too expensive to make).
You used to be able to pick them up used very inexpensively, but they have a bit of a following now, and are not so cheap anymore.

20grit 07-21-11 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 12966440)
+1
I think Peavey's guitars never got their due - they made some good guitars (as well as some excellent amps that were more widely respected by the public.)

I particularly liked the carved top Falcons - It was as if Hartley intended to go toe-to-toe with PRS on those. They were ultimately discontinued though. (I imagine because they were too expensive to make).
You used to be able to pick them up used very inexpensively, but they have a bit of a following now, and are not so cheap anymore.

Peavey's tube amps don't get their due either. I absolutely love my Delta Blues. It's not everyone's taste... I'll admit it. Most people aren't going to like an amp with a 15" speaker. I happen to. They make them in 2x10 too. If I could get my hands on one I'd have a Classic 20 too.

David Newton 07-21-11 08:21 PM

Here is the owner's Youtube of one of my recent guitar builds.

http://youtu.be/jGWBqq76Kgw

BigPolishJimmy 07-22-11 07:26 AM

I've always said that Peavey makes the most robust/roadworthy/trustworthy mediocre-sounding gear that money can buy. I've owned several Peaveys, solid-state and tube. They've never really impressed me with their sound, but with enough twiddling I can make it workable and I swear by their durability. There's nothing like showing up to a gig and having your amp fail you. Peavey has never done that to me, but others have.

Currently I'm running a Peavey Bandit 112 w/Sheffield speaker as 1/2 of my rig with a tube 1/2 stack on the other side. The trans-tube technology of the peavey is a bit on the crisp side for my liking... bordering on the nails-on-chalkboard sound of digital distortion, but the highs cut through and my tube 1/2 stack rounds out the bottom. Combined they give a nice full-fat sound that isn't short on presence. I expect the tube amp to fail me long before the bandit will.

Primitive Don 07-22-11 08:34 AM


Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy (Post 12968228)
I've always said that Peavey makes the most robust/roadworthy/trustworthy mediocre-sounding gear that money can buy.

I finally sold my one-owner Peavey Bandit 65, circa 1985, this spring. It had been tortured over the years in various college band rehearsal spaces by many people and stored in basements and other dreadful places long afterward. When I plugged in, it fired up and did its job right on cue. Although the tolex was filthy and a couple of the pots were dirty, that amp sounded just as it did back in the mid 80s. A good cleaning and flushing of the pots with contact cleaner had it back in gigging shape, and it quickly sold to a buyer eager to back up his original Bandit 65, still his main gigging amp after all these years. I almost didn't sell it because the original American-made Accutronics spring reverb tank still sounded so sweet. Luckily, I inherited a similar era Backstage 30 from my Grandfather, so I'm all set in the Peavey department.

glenmaki 07-22-11 09:19 AM

Peavey makes solid stuff for sure. I have 1 peavey amp, a solid state Musician from the 70s, gets used as a keyboard amp or guitar amp when someone wants to join the jam. The main amps are a Fender Twin, Fender Hotrod Deville and my brother in laws VHT rackmount with 2 Marshall 4x12 cabs. We just jam in the garage and have open jams a few times a year with anyone who wants to play, sing or listen.

jimmuller 07-22-11 09:43 AM

Peavey's reputation for sound reinforcement varies wth the genre - some love it, some think it merely okay. I've got a monitor amp w/built-in EQ that I bought used decades ago and have used ever since. It's a block of granite, solid, always works, has never let us down, sounds good. We have even used it as our house amp when the situation was right. It's hard to beat a track record like that.

Now back to your regularly scheduled discussion of C&V bikes, I mean guitars.

unworthy1 07-22-11 09:53 AM

[QUOTE=RobE30;12723822

My drums, mishmash of mid 60's Gretsch and Rogers accented w/ vintage Zildjan cymbals. My neighbors hate me:D[/QUOTE]

UH-oh! Now you've done it: you've broken the thread and shown DRUMS.
Now I have an excuse (and the old Gretsch and Rogers Swiv-o-matic stuff you have there is great)
I'll try to keep it to only snares...;)
Quite a number of well-known framebuilders are also drummers and (guess what) collectors of vintage snares and kits. I won't name names but they have already gone public.

BigPolishJimmy 07-22-11 10:04 AM

I have a slingerland snare... '65 I think, I'll have to check the date. I love it, but it's not a radio king, still the price was right.

unworthy1 07-22-11 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy (Post 12969129)
I have a slingerland snare... '65 I think, I'll have to check the date. I love it, but it's not a radio king, still the price was right.

I confess I've never been a Slingerland fan...I think it's a bit like the Schwinn worship in our C&V world: you either believe that a Paramount is the ultimate or you don't. And I don't.:eek:
The one example of a Radio King I actually played was not a good specimen (single ply shells are tricky, and this one was about as refined as a nail keg) and so it was very underwhelming. Since I couldn't afford one anyway, I never got the bug...I've found plenty of other snares to spend too much money on.
Now the bad news (or is it?): I had a folder full of pics taken for insurance purposes and that entire thing is gone, Jackie, gone. I must have lost it all in one of my hard-drive crashes.
So now I have zero drum pics to clog up the bandwidth (until I take new shots again...stand by ;))

fietsbob 07-22-11 12:54 PM

Mandolin guy myself .. have several , last purchase .. the sole carbon fiber acquisition.

My Slingerland is a banjo Uke..

auchencrow 07-22-11 01:13 PM

What is all this jabber about with no pics ? ?

txvintage 07-22-11 02:38 PM

Just got back from dropping off a couple of guitars at the luthier's for some set up and wireing tweaking. He recently had a fire and there are some really sad vintage Les Pauls and nice acoustics awaiting insurance dispositions.

I may have nightmares for days about their poor charred and twisted bodies all lined up, a mere insurance check from the dumpster.

ozneddy 07-22-11 07:23 PM

Ok,I been trying not to do this ,but,here,s a pic of mine ,(actually aint mine but is excactly the same one,is just that I dont have a pic of mine yet,anyway you cant tell em apart) mine is in the shop getting new strings and being tweeked ! [IMG]http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...esCA3CY8PM.jpg[/IMG]

ozneddy 07-22-11 07:26 PM

ooops sorry, for those who dont know, its a Epiphone "Les Paul signature" Florentine !

Bianchigirll 07-22-11 07:30 PM

I am not sure I can actually post this here but.... are you Gentlemen aware there is a program called Guitars for Vets? they are teaching Vets music and playing the guitar as a way to deal with PTSD and other issues. I got some information on it somewhere, I'll have to look for it. it sounds like a great program but despite all the junk I have around here there are no guitars :(. guess I need to head for the pawn shop one day.

AH HA!! here is the link http://guitars4vets.org/

auchencrow 07-22-11 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 12972106)
I am not sure I can actually post this here but.... are you Gentlemen aware there is a program called Guitars for Vets? they are teaching Vets music and playing the guitar as a way to deal with PTSD and other issues. I got some information on it somewhere, I'll have to look for it. it sounds like a great program but despite all the junk I have around here there are no guitars :(. guess I need to head for the pawn shop one day.

AH HA!! here is the link http://guitars4vets.org/

That is a very worthwhile cause, BG - Thanks for posting.

I'll bet a lot of those vets (just kids many of them), would be so happy to have a guitar lesson to "wood-shed" on each week, and it would not take a lot for some of us to help out. Lord knows THEY gave a lot.

ColonelJLloyd 07-22-11 08:56 PM

How about some more splat?

http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...13113887610001

http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...13113889490001

http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...13113891130001

http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...13113888460001

http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...13113888520001

This one gets loud.

http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...13113894310001

http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...13113894910001

With this one on top it was even louder. You don't see many of these.

http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...13113892410001

auchencrow 07-22-11 09:32 PM

THAT's some real heavy duty splat Justin !
- A lovely Rick, Ep, and Paul - The EV - and those JBL's could really kick it out - they weighed a TON though. (No wonder you have casters on your road cases.)

ColonelJLloyd 07-22-11 09:36 PM

Road cases are my favorite piece of equipment. Seriously.

glenmaki 07-22-11 11:44 PM

Wow! some nice stuff, holy Bigsby batman!

The Golden Boy 07-23-11 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd (Post 12972697)
Road cases are my favorite piece of equipment. Seriously.

I've never toured enough to justify the weight and difficulty of loading vs. the added protection. Then again, that's why all my amps have dings, biffs, dents and cracked/broken corner protectors. Oddly enough- my Marshall has a shortened power cord because of a road case lid being closed on it-

Since this is expanding into amps...

Here's the 1978 Marshall- it was the 5th Marshall I traded around- and when I found it- it was "right." That was around Spring of 1993 and it's still my main gigging amp. Then there's the 1981 Park- pretty much the same amp as the Marshall- it's a bit more touchy- maybe because it's been "worked on" but it does that "EL-34" thing pretty good. One of the very last Parks.

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/use...ybackfront.jpg


This is the cab- a 1976 or 77 (I don't remember which) with Blackbacks that I got from my uncle in 1987- it was funny seeing this behemoth cab in my dinky barracks room when I was in the Army...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg512...jpg&res=medium

This little guy is a 1962 Gibson Falcon- a 6V6 beast. Since it's at the practice studio- it's probably my most played amp these days.

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/use...al_falcon2.jpg


And if we're including bass amps- I like to call this picture "1900 Watts Of Fun."

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4175/bassampscz5.jpg

jimmuller 07-23-11 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by The Golden Boy (Post 12973594)
Since this is expanding into amps...

Here is a picture of my amp. Oops, I mean both of them, uh, all three or four. Or maybe six. I lost count.


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