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    Wanted WTB: David Allen Pickups Flat 50’s

    I’ve got a set of these in one of my strats, and I haven’t pulled them out in almost 10 years. I would like to try them in another guitar, but I really think it’s a combination of the particular guitar that has a very woody tone, and the pick ups bring out a lot of the resonance. Would be...
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    Anyone use a blender pot?

    Thanks everyone! I ordered one from obsidian wire and excited about finishing this project.
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    Do you weigh your Strats?

    Absolutely. I weigh them all, and will only keep a strat that weighs as close to 7lbs as possible. That’s the sweet spot for me. Some people don’t care, but I like ‘em light.
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    Anyone use a blender pot?

    I’m have a set of Fralins that I’m putting in a strat I’m building and am looking at prewired harnesses (I’ve used harnesses from Mojotone, Emerson, Lollar), and I found a company called Obsidian that has a prewired harness with a blender pot instead of the 2nd tone control. Thoughts...
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    Super Champ x2

    Anyone using one of these to rehearse with a band? Starting a side band and don’t want to carry everything from one rehearsal space to another. Having the Super Champ would be super convenient (excuse the pun). Never played with this drummer before, so I can’t say if he’s heavy handed or not...
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    Fender American Professional Telecaster

    I’ve got an opportunity to pickup a used 2019 American Professional Tele, butterscotch blonde with a maple neck. I haven’t bought an off-the-shelf Fender in quite a while because I’ve struggled to find one with a neck shape they particularly like. They’re usually way too thin. This particular...
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    Do you buy amps online?

    I would say it’s the reverse for me. I’ve been very happy with most online amp purchases...YouTube videos (although not always) are very helpful in giving me an idea what to expect. But when it’s a guitar, there are intangibles you can’t predict...a guitar has to “feel right”, and there is a lot...
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    Marshall DSL 5C or Fender Blues Junior 3?

    Blues Junior, hands down. Solid amp. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Out For Delivery!

    In 27 years, I’ve played good strats and bad strats. I’ve held and owned light ones that played terrible, I’ve had heavy ones that were divine. But when you find one that is light, resonant, and a tone monster, it’s a win win. I’ve got 3 in the 7lb or less range and they are magic. Just my...
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    Out For Delivery!

    That’s heavier than my R8 Les Paul! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Out For Delivery!

    The lighter the better. Strats should be light, LP’s should be heavy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Out For Delivery!

    Same here. I love the look of maple, but prefer the feel of rosewood. This one was calling my name though. Had to have it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Out For Delivery!

    Plays and sounds great. Needs a little setup and some scotch brite on the back of the neck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Out For Delivery!

    Played it for 5 min before heading back to work...kind of surprised that the neck is glossier than I expected it to be. I think I might have to put some steel wool to the back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Out For Delivery!

    This is the one stolen from me in 2010...I’ve never found another one quite like it though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk