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  1. Solid-state amps today are very good, and provide an incredible amount of user flexibility in tones, user presets, built-in cordless, better foot-switch controls, lower weight, and home recording ... all at a lower cost than tube amps. This is also just my opinion, but ... I think it is absolutely CRAZY to go buy some expensive tube amp just so you can THEN spend half as much MORE on all of your effects boxes (you know who you are) that you have to lay in front of it to get the tones that you really want ... instead of just getting a nice higher end SS amp that will do ALL of that and much mo
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  2. Made in China! I'll pass.
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  3. The thing about making a solid state version of the Deluxe Reverb is this. The real DR is probably the best amp ever made. So the difference between the real thing and the solid state version is going to be more stark than with any other amp. So, nice try, but they're not going to be replacing any real DR's. People aren't going to be buying these to use in a working studio. And like the guy said, you can't get those things fixed. No amp tech will work on that kind of stuff. You send it back to Fender and they throw them away and give you a new one. And then you're back at square one
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  4. Here's the old girl. It's hard to get pictures showing all of the stuff going on in the wood grain and Pennsyltucky's cool, wet weather isn't helping too much with lighting. As for what I think about it, I think I should have gotten one of these a long time ago. The neck is full without being ridiculously big, it's a large, fairly heavy guitar but it sits well when you're playing seated, the pick ups really need to be low on this model (that's why Lenny said his went BONGGGGG! - the neck pick up in particular can be overwhelming with the bass output). The ebony fret board gives
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  5. I found the slightly brighter sound fantastic with distortion. It cuts through and is exciting. When going clean, just moving the treble knob on my amp down by one number reduces the brightness for clean. I really love the pickups now that I have had this guitar for over a month now. Its actually my favorite 335 guitar that I have ever played. I also love the neck on this thing. Its not as thick as the 1964 reissue but not as small as the later 60's 335. I play this guitar every day and my Strat and Tele have stayed in their cases the whole time. I don't see my Fenders seeing the light o
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  6. More awesomeness! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
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  7. Yes, If you’re doing more than recording with Digital... Although, you could run a Line 6 Pod thru the PA... I’ve done that before... I didn’t care for it but the SS Sounds were no worse than anything with the new Tone Master Amps IMO....
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  8. This is awesome! I saw Joe Walsh a couple of years ago. He played a PRS SE 245 for several songs. it was about a $600 guitar, and he sounded killer. He also seemed to be enjoying playing it as much as he did his other instruments.
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  9. Agreed, except sometimes one needs an amp too.
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  10. Nice to know if I ever get a PC to record with. I had been using the same signal processor I use live, though since getting the Yamaha THR30 I will probably try using that next time.
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  11. To own the Tone Master Amp my ears need to be more broke... Ok if you play soft... They are better but still sound harsh when you push them.... Currentply I’m seriously considering the new Fender Pro Master Tube Amp. 40 Watts, Celelestion Neo Creamback 90 & weighs 32 lbs... And sounds great! Best of both Worlds... Light weight & Tubes..
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  13. Absolutely. I know you said you like yours. It's hard to break a tube amp person. They say once you're broken, everything's o.k. 😬
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  14. As for recording, if you want digital, just use the Plugins that come with your DAW. They’re just as good.. Save your money. You don’t need an Amp.
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  15. Excellent points.... I agree.. Although the new Fender Pro Reverb 40 Watt Tube Amp at 32 lbs. is making it very tempting for me for both Studio & Live...
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  16. I agree. For my age, and what I do with guitars, I will gladly not schlep the tube amp and all the junk and problems that go with it around with me every night out. 22 pounds of close enough for the average bar that I'm in quite frequently when there isn't a pandemic. Of course you can have any amp you want in a studio. Vibro King for me but shoot, I'm not moving that thing around ever. rct
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  17. Going back over the pages I found the one up there. It reminded me of an oldie from Jr. high------ Did you hear about Maytag? Kelvinator. And I'm not sure if I posted this one already, but---- OK, so a man walks into his son's room and says, "Son, if you keep m a s t u r b a t i n g you'll go blind!" And the son said, "Yo! DAD! Over here!!" Whitefang
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  18. I have the blonde one, despite his negative comments, (all valid based on what you plan to use this for) it's an awesome sounding SS amp.
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  19. A fabulous, life-affirming guitar, Steve! I really like that, a lot. 😀
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  20. I was watching the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra when the guy on the triangle disappeared,
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  21. If I were looking for a new amp now, it would be on my shortlist.
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  22. Yeah, in interviews Angus stated that getting Bon Scott was what AC/DC needed more than anything due to his work ethic. He worked hard and pushed the band to do the same. Angus said that he thought their early success was due to Bon always pushing them to do more.
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  23. That's all this place is anymore. Remember how awesome this forum was about 10 years ago? What a shame how everything ended up. The EpiphoneTalk forum is small but it's pretty cool. There's quite a few people you might remember from the old days there.
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  25. Wife was upstairs working for a few hours when she yelled down, “ Honey, do you ever get a real bad stabbing pain in your back while just sitting there doing nothing like a voodoo doll?” I yelled back “no honey”. A few minutes later she yelled down “How about now”!!!!
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  26. I just recently picked up a 2020 model - The same model as Twang's. I love this Guitar - I am at the Age where I thought a smaller body Guitar would suit me better - Well that didn't really pan out - I have been playing Dread's most of my life and they are hard to give up. I was lucky enough to find a new HB in a shop near me. After playing it for a bit - I loved it! To me very Warm and Tonally equal across all the strings. I loved the way it felt in my Hands. So I traded my 2019 Martin 000-28 and came home with this model. Not one regret.
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  27. You Mosrite/Ventures fans might like my old germanium Fuzzrite.
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  28. I think it has a lot to too with comfort and what you are used to. The longer scale (although not that much longer) requires that the strings have a little more tension in order to get them up to pitch. And the frets are spaced just every so slightly farther apart. I grew up playing 24.75 short scale guitars and so am most used to them. I have had and currently own one longer scale and it is slightly more difficult for me to play, but I think that has as much to do with it's neck profile as the scale length.
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  29. Have you noticed how you rarely see Delorian's anymore? Apparently their owners only drive them from Time to Time.
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  30. Beautiful ! The Majority of riffs torte album “Raw Power” by The Stooges were developed on a Gibson B 25 -N (for natural). Enjoy your family heirloom! JC
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  31. Well this one really made Me laugh. "A woman wanted to know how her husband would react if she left him. She wrote him a letter saying she is tired of him and didn't want to live with him anymore. She put it on the table in the bedroom and then climbed under the bed to hide until her husband got home. When he eventually came back home, he saw the letter on the table and read it. After a few moments of silence, he picked up a pen and added something to the letter. Then he started to get changed, whistling happy tunes and singing and dancing while he did so. He grabbed his phone and di
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  32. Here’s an informative explanation. https://blog.andertons.co.uk/learn/understanding-guitar-scale-length#:~:text=What Are The Most Common Guitar Scale Lengths%3F, 625 9 more rows QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
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  33. Not a fan of the headstock, but if the price on the Roy Smeck were decent, the headstock wouldn’t dissuade me from considering it.
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  34. Aha, , , I could sense he carried some torch, , , not least when first stopping himself from goin' further into the Help!-tune. .
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  35. I was always under the impression that the partnership between The Ventures and Semie Mosely was for financial gain first and a guitar design second. Seems like the Ventures injected capital into Semie's operation and of course promoted heck out of the guitar for mutual gain. I could be 100% wrong and will hang my head in shame if so. A (now deceased) friend worked for Fender R&D in the late 60s, early 70s, and also worked for OMI off and on. He grew up in CA, had a place in Huntington Beach, and grew up in the whole surf culture (real or invented). He called them Mose-wrongs. Ju
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  36. Sparky said "wiener".
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  38. That is a real beauty! I know a fellow who has an original mid '50s ES-175 with P-90s, which he has owned & played forever. A wonderful guitar that I've had the opportunity to test drive. As a lover of P-90s, if I were to buy a recent issue ES-175, your exact model would fit my ideal perfectly!
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  40. That’s a good kind of confusion! Enjoy!
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  41. Yeah I knew that 40 years ago. You just found out that now?????
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