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Old 08-05-2009, 05:55 PM   #31 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=mr dave;714561]i'm thinking it's the other way around. Eastwood makes replicas of old 60s 'freak' guitars. it's possible that White just chose to use a cheaper replica of his old school Airline guitars but i don't doubt that he owns some of those oldies as well.QUOTE]

I checked out the Eastwood site and they've got some contest running right now that allows participants to "Win an Airline just like Jack's!!!!". So, I'm assuming that Eastwood either saw Jack playing an Airline ripoff and started building JW signature Airline models, or he's been playing them all along. Either way I like the look and I definitely like White's tone.

Yeah I hear you on combing pawn shops. I do the same thing constantly. Most of the time you get some mediocre stomp boxes or just flat-out crap. But sometimes you'll find a gem and you end up paying half what you would pay in small shops. I found my '69 Fuzz in a pawn shop after trying to get Guitar Center to order it for months. It was $200 reguarly, but I got it for close to 1/4 of that. But there's this place out in Santa Monica called Truetone Music and they are one of the greatest shops around. I bought my EHX tubezipper from them for $100 and I almsot walked out with a G&L ASAT because it was priced so well.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:18 PM   #32 (permalink)
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nice. but i'm pretty much as far away from california as i could be while still being in the same continent haha. my local pawn shop of choice gets random vintage guitars often enough considering the area though, they had a sweet guild bluesbird bass from like '72 for about a year (like the one sheryl crow plays), asking $1400 was a bit much for most people out here though.

i've never seen an EHX pedal for sale used but getting BOSS boxes at $40-50 (canadian) a pop is a great deal.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:42 PM   #33 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=mr dave;715062]nice. but i'm pretty much as far away from california as i could be while still being in the same continentQUOTE]

But Mr. Dave, your location says that you are everywhere. How can you be an omnipresent being and be far away from any place at any given time? I had no idea that i was consorting with a categorical liar.

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Yeah I've got a boss tremelo pedal, and though some of the other, more expensive pedals may give you more tonal control, mine works great for what I need out of it. It's hard to justify dumping a few hundred bucks into something that you're going to be stomping on. As far as EHX and some of the more expensive companies, you should check out some of the online stores. Some even have of their stuff on ebay--brand new, original packaging, unplayed. And you can usually get them discounted, especially if you're bidding.

A buddy of mine actually got his Reverend guitar from a guy up in Canada through ebay. He loves it and the price was almost a steal. You should check out MXR and Lovetone. They make some sweet effects. And you can always get replicas online from guys who do mods and stuff. Might check into that. What's your setup....as far as guitar, amp, and pedal board??
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:09 PM   #34 (permalink)
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But Mr. Dave, your location says that you are everywhere. How can you be an omnipresent being and be far away from any place at any given time? I had no idea that i was consorting with a categorical liar.

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well... i never said i was everywhere all the time hahaha. last time i was in CA was the summer of '91. haha

personally i'm not a huge fan of online shopping when it comes to gear. i'd much rather be able to try it out in person even if that means paying a few extra dollars, but if it's like the difference of $100+ then i'll reconsider hehe.

i've heard great things about MXR effects, can't say i've heard of lovetone before just now though.

as for my personal setup it's been discussed a few times here and hasn't changed in a while since i'm still waiting on a new jam room facility to open up in town.

effects - http://www.musicbanter.com/talk-inst...ect-pedal.html

guitars - http://www.musicbanter.com/talk-inst...-weaponry.html


basically i ran a wet / wetter setup, with one amp drenched in reverb and EQ-ed to be very dark and muddy sounding, the other amp had a dryer and brighter sound. mainly stuck to playing my old mexi-strat or ltd ec-1000. total improv all the time. absolutely no intentions on being a bar band or any sort of traditional musician either haha

what's your rig?
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well... i never said i was everywhere all the time hahaha. last time i was in CA was the summer of '91. haha

personally i'm not a huge fan of online shopping when it comes to gear. i'd much rather be able to try it out in person even if that means paying a few extra dollars, but if it's like the difference of $100+ then i'll reconsider hehe.


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Oh definitely. I won't actually buy a guitar from an online store. That's way to big an investment to make on the off chance that it might be a lemon. But effects pedals I can usually stomach.

Nice, I used to run my set up pretty wet. Lots and lots of reverb. Lately I've been trying to brighten it up a bit, but when I'm in a Gilmour mood, I'll crank the reverb to 11.

Right now I've got two American Strats--one big apple with two seymour duncan humbuckers and the other a Delux v-neck with S1. I'm running them through my Fender Hotrod Delux right now, and I've got so many pedals floating around that my board is constantly being recast. My favorite effects: EHX tube zipper--such a versitile little box, even has a surprisingly satisfying overdrive channel; EHX memory man with hazzarai--great delay pedal and a pretty precise looping effect; my '69 fuzz--cool little fuzz box with great tonal control; my mxr distortion---plenty of dirt; and my mxr micro amp--great boost when you need that extra push. While other pedals are being swapped, rotated, and switched, those are generally the ones that never leave the board.

I'v been speckin the Vox AC 15 amps lately, and I'd like to get a Twin Reverb at some point.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:11 PM   #36 (permalink)
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My 2 cents here.
When it comes to buying guitars, theres nothing like going into a music shop and trying a few and noticing what feels best (and looks good too). Its a bit like buying good clothes really - you aint gonna buy the $100 shirt that looks good but you try it on and it feels like sh!t, right?

And remember - a decent amp can make an average guitar shine!
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