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  1. NGD

    17 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

    I was looking for a Fender Lead I (a Mustang body with a Strat or Tele neck sort of) and found this Hondo knock off in a friend's collection.
    It is lighter weight than the Lead I options I had tried (very important to me), and with Niel's setup...not bad at all! [thumbup]
    I will be looking to upgrade the pup, though (goes from HB to SC with a switch but it sounds underwhelming).
    It is a cheapie I got as a trade for gear I no longer needed...not a bad deal. [biggrin]

    Anyone here fiddle with Hondos much. Yeh, I know they're not amazing or anything.
    I just hadn't heard of them and wonder how well known they are.

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  2. Fender Deluxe possible re-tubing

    17 March 2017 - 04:54 PM


    My friend Caleb is recording an album and in the midst of it his amp died and was not worth fixing. So begins a voyage through various guitar shops, his combing through various forums for answers (without posting because he is THAT shy) in his quest for:

    The Amplifier that will be with him through adulthood and which will be used for recording mostly!

    He has a Fender Deluxe at the moment that sounds awesome (just enough sparkle with plenty of bass) and breaks up perfect at volume 3, so if he wasn't making a record it would be decided that he'd keep it, BUT when recording with the Deluxe, the microphone is up to the speaker and it picks up more breakup than is needed and at 2 there is not enough saturation. Need a bit more clean ...

    The Fender Twin is...too much headroom unless you push it to ear-splitting levels (especially because he loves humbuckers).

    He is thinking about re-tubing the Reverb as a solution to gain headroom, but is afraid the character of the amp (its Fenderness) will change. Sort of like a nose job changes a girl possibly for the worse!!!!

    Is there an amp that is not vintage (still made) that he could try that has enough bass and not too much sparkle AND headroom? (VOX has too much sparkle and orange is lackluster for his taste)

    Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  3. What Have You Done 'Till Now?

    11 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

    Hi good people of Lounge Gibson.

    I've been out of the loop a while, but think of posting here often (just lack the time).
    I was just thinking about how much I learned from you all and how far I've come as a singer songwriter and musician since I joined The G Lounge.

    I thought it would be fun for us all to look at that date then make a brief list of what we've gone through or done or whatever (musically or otherwise).

    Here is my list. Please make a list of your own as well!!!

    I joined October 2009 (6+ years) and so far:

    I learned to play guitar from scratch.
    I've managed to write and copyright over 60 songs.
    I've put out 4 EPs and a single on bandcamp (latest single : Not Again
    I've played a few shows of which the one I did in Marfa Texas is the highlight
    I've gotten decent at home recording
    I've recorded at a real studio :o
    I've yet to learn to set up a guitar (Niel Sargent is just so good and reasonably priced!!)
    I've learned to keep time to a metronome (thank you Milod)
    I've discovered that Stratocasters are SO COOL!!!! and that many of you think so too :)
    I've discovered that sometimes the MIM becomes more valuable to you than the USA just because it feels right
    I've discovered that sometimes the knock offs of brand name guitars are really good and to trust my hands and ears

    Thank you all who contributed to my growth and who have been inspiring and supportive and informational :)



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    23 Jul 2013 - 17:51
    I put a link up in the thread but its at.. cheers :)
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    05 Jul 2013 - 15:59
    So we still guitar buddies then yes?
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    10 Jun 2013 - 22:23
    You are a dam good singer/writer, do not stop chasing your dream, let it flow thru you. Your songs touch other people, that is a rare blessing. Pour yourself into it, don't let anything get in the way of your writing, your vision of what the song should sound like, how you hear it in your head.
    Believe in yourself, trust yourself, don't let critics or suggestions plan...
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    27 Apr 2013 - 18:10
    I liked it, thanks.
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    30 Mar 2013 - 19:21
    Hey Izz, Not sure what was gong on. I think I have it figured out now. ;)
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