Recent content by marksound

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    Teasing a Hard Core fan!

    It's spelled "Croes." With 4 Ms and a silent Q. :thumb:
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    inexpensive overdrive for my tube amp..

    Tone City has several flavors of overdrive at affordable prices. Andertons has a few exclusive signature versions to boot. Danish Pete's Durple and Greg Koch's Lil Heat come to mind.
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    Squier pickup magnet question

    Magnet on the bottom of the coil = steel poles. Stick the magnet on there and try it. If you don't like how it sounds flip it around until you find where it's best. Then you can glue it if you want.
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    I did a bunch of gigs in the 80s with a 30W solid state Yamaha amp and a Boss OD-3 that was off most of the time. Pedals are like makeup on a lady, either emphasizing the good or magnifying the ugly.
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    maple vs. rosewood Strat fingerboard ?

    There's 6 rosewood and 3 maple. Of all the things that make them sound a bit different the fretboard is the least, I think. Certainly not enough to bother posting a pic over. :thumb:
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    Will this add value to my AV '54?

    So it was professionally photographed. Maybe if you got the negatives ... :thumb:
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    What was your first electric?

    Alamo Fury, but mine was white with a black guard. It's long gone, but I have another one put away for a future resto.
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    Upgrading a hardtail Squier Bullet Stratocaster.

    Years ago I bought one of those new for about $80. I replaced the tuners with Klusons, it's had pickup swaps and color changes, been played in clubs and at private events, and no one ever had any idea it's just a cheap old plywood Squier. :thumb: The nut is a bit narrower than 1-5/8" but I've...
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    GC Used Player Strat Excellent Condition... ;-)

    For those who are cautiously optimistic, there is nothing I can see on that guitar that is remotely Fender, or even made in Mexico.