I have it both hands now. Had surgery on the right had 25 years ago and the pinky is back to 45degrees now. The left had (fretting) is getting FUBR now so that’s a bummer. I use this “disability” as my excuse why I suck at playing guitar. :whistling:
Anyway, I’ve learned to compensate in my...
That's a nice looking guitar but it's an absolutely insane price for a used American Stand.
Used Am Std Strats go from $750-$1000 depending on condition, OHSC included, and location. Asking $1100 plus tax is well......... insane. People are asking bat-Sh.. crazy prices right now.
You should try to demo the Mustang and Katana in your price point. If that isn't possible YouTube has a lot of vids on both amps.
I like both (have owned both) and prefer the more dynamic tones of the Kats. If I was into jazz type tones the Mustangs would probably be a better fit.
A talented wood worker could countersink the holes just enough for the studs to not have the outside gaps. The tricky part of this mod would be not damaging the finish.
Use a very sharp X-acto blade to score the finish around the base of the stud.
The whole YouTube blitz was a mega turn off to me. Those "reviews" were obviously (to me) just 'paid for' content for PG. I even unsubscribed to a couple of the YouTube shills pushing that "amp". Phweeee............... I feel better now.
There's a guy on my local CL that continuously posts weird partscasater builds for sale. His descriptions are sort of 'funny' in that he makes these guitars sound like (and priced like) the holy grail. The crazy thing is that his inventory seems to rotate so I'm assuming he's selling these...
I briefly had a Zoom G3N (bigger version of the G1) and thought it sounded pretty good. I suspect the G1 plus headphones would be neigh on perfect as an inexpensive 'silent' travel pod.
Drum tracks, looper, programmable effects with multiple memory slots, aux input........ and small...
I HAD the T5 (head version) for a couple years. It had ok tones but was a very ‘weak kneed’ amp. The other bigger problem was the HV power supply was under-filtered which caused a nasty 120 hum. I would assume the V5 combo version has the same powers supply design.