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    Any love for the Blackstar Club 40 MKII?

    Not a bad amp at all for the $$$. I picked up the “Kentucky” red version for $450 and it’s a good standby for sure. Good cleans, gnarly dirt too. I pulled the very shrill Eminence Screamin Eagle out of it and put a Celestion creamback in it … sounds good for a cheap-ish tube amp.
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    Thoughts on Fender Excelsior?

    I had one of those once, never could get it to sound decent. I put an eminence 15 in it, tone control, etc. just nothing “lush” going on there! I traded it to a guy on CL for. Fender Bassbreaker and then sold that to get my money back out of the Excelsior. A few weeks later the same Excelsior...
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    2020 Stratocaster Ultra HSS - problems

    Big fat KUDOS to Sweetwater ... they are swapping it out for a new one. I am pleasantly amazed.
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    2020 Stratocaster Ultra HSS - problems

    I will try to ignore your condescension to simply say I contacted Sweetwater first. They’ve gotten back to me, their written policy is that the buyer pays all shipping. I have a call with their service guy on Monday. Fender warranty service says “take it to Guitar Center” which would seem a...
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    2020 Stratocaster Ultra HSS - problems

    Thank you ... I just might go this route.
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    2020 Stratocaster Ultra HSS - problems

    I've seen listings in the past on Fender's website showing multitudes of warranty centers (big box and mom & pop) ... so when this happened, I sought Fender warranty centers on Fender's site again, but all that was listed were big box stores. Curious, I walked into a mom & pop shop in...
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    2020 Stratocaster Ultra HSS - problems

    I'm seeking advice on handling an issue with a brand new Strat Ultra HSS I bought from Sweetwater. Please don't just type "return it" - I'm outside the return time window. Also, I have never opened the hood on the guitar, whatever is going on inside of it is likely an inherent problem - not...
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    Candy Cola with Fat 50's

    Candy Colas were mid 2000s.... i bought one in about 2006 as I recall.
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    Happy NAD To Me - Vintage Sound Tweed 15

    One channel is 5E3, the other is plexi! It has a special edition WGS speaker. Here are the dirty details ...
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    Ok, I’m gonna do it... but Princeton or Deluxe?

    I tried a Deluxe Tonemaster for 3-4 months, did not like the extreme reverb or the tinny sound ... I know some love them and swear by them, but to my ear it wasn't really a tube amp replacement. I know this is highly subjective, though.
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    Happy NAD To Me - Vintage Sound Tweed 15

    I agree! Wired point to point, by hand, with top shelf parts, ... and killer sound.
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    Happy NAD To Me - Vintage Sound Tweed 15

    This ain't no Blues Jr., I can swear to that! Just got my VSA Tweed 15 from Humbucker Music today. I am truly amazed. The growl, the depth, the power ... the STOKED!
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    Wierdly embarrassing Steely Dan thing...

    Never was sure who plays the solo on Rikki Don’t Lose That Number. My favorite solo ever - can’t imagine a single note being different. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    $1,000.

    Used EJ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NPGD (New Parts Guitar Day!!)

    Darn, I thought NPGD was for this ... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


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