Recent content by Steve112

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    NPD! But they forgot to put it together first...

    Good job, Sratoholic. Simplicity by design, didn't realize so few parts were necessary. I'm assuming that it's more distortion than od, and good that it enhances that beautiful Marshall gain and sustain.
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    NAD 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb

    Congrats on the '68 CDR, I've had my '68 CVR for a year now. Great sounding amps and mine's been reliable and trouble free. The noise floor is quite acceptable even with more efficient Allesandro GA10-SC64s installed, an almost 3db gain over the Celestions. Love the tones of the two channels...
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    Is is worth paint stripping?

    With all the work and effort to become a better musician playing on good quality gear and then achieving a good sounding live tone and presence, paint is way way down the list, if on it at all. I've had great resonant solid-body guitars with poly, lacquer, thin and thick they all sounded good...
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    Yep, It's Me Again, and I'm About To Throw My Haze 40 Through My Sliding Door.

    Glad you have it sorted and you're back to enjoying your amp. It does sound as though a maintenance tune-up is in order though. If for nothing else but peace of mind. I've had very little trouble over the years with my tube amps and what the few there were was usually tubes, hardly ever circuit...
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    Anyone Hate Red Strats ?

    Congrats, she's gorgeous. Love the rosewood board against the Crimson Red Transparent, beautiful axe.
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    Anyone Hate Red Strats ?

    Nope, love red Strats and most every other color as well. Maybe it's just that I love Strats in general.
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    Thanksgiving Eve NGD! Strat Deluxe V Neck Surf Green

    Very nice, lovehifi. Beautiful color and lovely contrast with the maple neck. Love a V neck, have one on my 50s Baja.
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    New US made 6L6's, by RCH Labs

    Yeah, I'm a member of TGP and the thread about RCH is 45 pages long dating from Mar. '14 until Aug. '16 and not a tube in sight.
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    Gratitude? Thanksgiving? Share!!! :)

    Wonderful post Tony, light erases the darkness. My gratitude is for my dear wife, my kitty, my home, my friends and many years of sobriety, without which I'd have none of the aforementioned. Bless you sir!
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    Happy Birthday to Joe Walsh

    Happy Birthday Joe. Been loving your music for decades now! Many, many more man.
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    Chinese Fake Stratocaster outperforms American Stratocaster?

    Not that I'm a member of the morality gestapo but I've come to the conclusion over many years that as a player I can't have and don't like or want any ethical ambiguity over my equipment. After all, it's an extension of oneself and for me that's it!
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    Lost my wife this morning

    My heart goes out to you, words seem so inadequate. Prayers to you and your family, oatsoda.
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    Bridge on Stratocaster , 6 or 2 screws

    Likewise, it's all in the setup and lubing contact points, the setup being the primary of the two.
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    I found it by the dumpster

    Well I don't think it's a Fender or Squier judging by the dot spacing at the 12th fret. The pickguard screws are not standard 11 hole positions and the pg shape appears odd but that may be just the picture angle or myself. Can't say much else, more and better pics would help but hey, it's a free...
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    Are these cracks OK?

    Yes, it is completely repairable, StratPlus97. That's not even close to some damage I've seen, and you've caught it before any wood has actually broken right out of your Strat. Should be a professional repair though.