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    Member Jerjo's Avatar
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    Yet another shortage to deal with during the pandemic: guitars.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/s...WotZKt0KUebBgk

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    So I've been asked to play guitar in a band. Very new for me, I've mostly just played bass in bands but play a lot of guitar at home. I didn't actually have an amp at them moment, just running some little Zoom G1on pedals into my board and monitoring them through my speakers. But I decided to go with an amp for this project and bought the Supro Blues King 12.

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...20king&index=1

    It arrives Monday. I'm excited. I'm hoping this will suit me better than the Blues Junior I used to have that I could just never get a good tone out of. A lot of reviews call the Supro BK 12 the "Blues Junior Killer," and there are some pretty revealing Youtube videos that show them head-to-head.

    I like that the Supro is a one-channel amp, with a boost and a gain stage working to color the basic tone, rather than getting your gain from a totally separate channel. It has promise, we'll see if it works. I'll post again when I've had a chance to fool around with it.

    Bill

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    Nels Cline's guitar porn abounds here:


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    I am back again with a different piece of borrowed gear. The guy that supplies me with guitars can get a little strange. I told him that the SG he lent me would need new strings in a couple months and I'd be happy to get it restrung. But he wants to keep the original strings on it. Why? I got no logical explanation. But he swapped me out with this ES 135. She has a real sweet clean tone but DAMN, it was harder than hell to get it to work with my little Boss pedal. I talked to some folks on the Fender Play FB page and one of the instructors there suggested turning down the level a bit on the pedal but CRANKING the volume on the pickups (remember, my old amp has no gain control). And now there's some bite. Some. If I had subjected the SG to this level of distortion it would be roaring "I AM THE QUEEN OF DAEMONS!" The ES just gets a little crunch. Oh well, I will live with it and get an overdrive pedal when I think my playing has advanced to a point where I think I need a reward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hFx View Post
    If you have the chance, try the Strandberg guitars! I spent an afternoon testing out the 6 and 7 string versions and it was a thrill! Very ergonomic shape and weigh in at under 5 lbs, among other any innovations. A growing number of accomplished prog guitarist use them, such as Plini, Tosin and Javier of Animals as Leaders, Richard and Charles of Haken, etc. A bit pricey though (US$ 2000 and up), but one day
    Well, a little more than a year later and I couldn't contain myself! This black beauty has just been unboxed! Magnificent guitar

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    My Progressive Workshop at http://soundcloud.com/hfxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by hFx View Post
    Well, a little more than a year later and I couldn't contain myself! This black beauty has just been unboxed! Magnificent guitar

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    Very cool! Congrats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hFx View Post
    Well, a little more than a year later and I couldn't contain myself! This black beauty has just been unboxed! Magnificent guitar

    sp7.jpg
    That's awesome and I'm super jealous!

    I've been slowly working on building a guitar pedal board over the past couple of months and hope to finally finish it this week. I have been toying with the idea of getting another guitar soon and Strandberg has been a top contender. There's nowhere near me to try one out though. I will just have to order one online and hope for the best.
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

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