Guitars.

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Princessbell
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That is pretty HOT.

bella22
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I love guitars! Too bad I don't know how to play it....and you have a pretty nice guitar there, i love the color and the dragon going up behind the strings, Nice!

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Good Luck Chuck
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 Thanks, it was custom made for me by a friend of mine, i love it.

Every day should be a good day to die.

Stevie
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Nice stuff guys!  Vash... I want to come to your house!

Unirob... what model Paul is that?

And Vash.. I agree about the 4x12.  There's a spaciousness for live club play you get from 4 speakers in a sealed cab that can't be gotten from an open back combo amp.  No matter the size of the place, the 4x12 has the sound.

My "outside amp" is a 1993 Carvin rack system with the original Quad-X 4-channel preamp and T100 stereo poweramp.  I modified one of the sides of the poweramp and put in a master volume that really breaks up that side's EL34 pair.  The 4 channels of the Quad-X preamp has 1. warm clean, 2. clear clean, 3. vintage distortion, 4. modern distortion.  Uses nine 12AX7 tubes.
 

The amp that no longer leaves my house is a '83 X100B Series 3 which many say is the best sounding X100 version.  Older Marshall on the dirty side, and the "clean" channel is all Bassman.

I like Vash's idea of putting a single lower wattage 12" in your main cab.  I had Jenkens Sound make me a 2x10 for that very purpose.  It has a Weber Ceramic Blue Pup on one side and a Weber Ceramic Silver Ten on the other - 20 watts each.  Switchable from 4 to 8 ohms.  But I end up using the 4x12 mostly.

Vash the Stampede
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wow slide EQs.  i remember when mesa boogies first came out they had slider EQs and wood finish, not tolex.  they were tough to keep clean here in HI.  lots of white noise chatter.  they sounded soo good.

i love wood stands like that.  i used to gig with one that had 'big bad wolf' airbrushed on it.  did you know guitarist eric johnson uses wooden amp stands like that for all his cabinets.  he has the stands tuned by having the wood all cut to dimension so that it resonates to specific frequencies.  johnsons a total tone buff.

Stevie
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I think it was about every 3 years when I would start to get crackling had to open up everything and spray the insides of the pots and sliders with Radio Shack electronics cleaner.  A tech in Colorado I bought some tubes from told me to get 2 things:  DeOxyit D100 cleaner and F100 fader lube.  Do the cleaner first, let it dry and let 'er have it with faderlube.  The D100 washes the contacts and the faderlube smooths everything up and keeps the dust from coming back.

Cleaning the sliders is easy but it was a job doing it to all the pots on the Quad.

Vash the Stampede
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Heres a couple other pictures i found.  This is a Randall RG80 practice amp and a major favorite toy of mine; a Digitech Whammy II pedal, the best version made in my opinion.

           

Here's some artwork on my Jackson RR's guitar case. (my Metallica phase. :P)

Gibson Les Paul wine top.

Stevie
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Hey - tell me about that wah!

Vash the Stampede
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actually its not a wah pedal.  its a digital pitch bender and harmonizer with detune (natural chorusing).  it can take a note up to two octaves higher than fretted, which in some instances will take it above the human ears registry.  it also can dive notes in similar fashions.  over on the harmonizer side its got most harmony's to fatten up leads or single note riffs.  it has a wet and dry output with a volume on the wet.  its midi ready.  i prefer the Whammy II because it has toggle foot buttons as opposed to a rotary preset dial.  the pedal also has the best non slip to shoe ratio. lol and its wider than other models making it less prone to tipping during performance.  heres the wiki of several versions.

Digitech Whammy II

i try to stay away from effects but for wah-wah i have a Vox reissue thats really glassy but nice, a very distinct sound.  i have a few CryBabys too, which i favor.  ive ripped some apart and and redialed the potentiometer for both heavy toe or heel effect.  but mostly ill use the built in wah on my Line 6 head which is a vintage Vox.  then theres always the poor mans wah.  when your in a bind just roll your guitars tone pot off and on with heavy vibrato or neck bending!  lol!

Stevie
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My wah is a Teese RMC3.  Configurable, but you have to take the back off and adjust 3 mini PCB pots and an array of DIP switches.  I have it set to the wide sweep sound called "Shaft".  hehe

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