NGD What's Your Latest Gear Acquisition?

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  1. Pilipete_Townshend

    Pilipete_Townshend Well-Known Member

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    Webers are incredible and they last for a long time. They can really come in handy especially at these times. I bought extra bags of mesquite last week, stock up too.
    What I need to get tomorrow is an extra propane tank for my outdoor wok burner in case of emergency.
    Thanks for the posting and a good reminder!
     
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    This thing punches above its weight. The previous owner said they had the frets worked on a bit and a setup done. They also installed Dunlop strap locks. These things come stock with a swamp ash body and a roasted maple neck. The boost is pretty kick ass. I'd take that over a coil-split in the neck any day.

    I got this in trade (with cash from them) for my EBMM Axis Super Sport.

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    So I just couldn't bond with the Schecter Sun Valley or Epi Goldtop. Rather than pack them away I traded them for a Strat and practice amp.

    Down to all Strats again. You like what you like. a2969e7854e0ca6855cccfe9f845f55c.jpg 296109ee396e8f59d5a5dd1531de16cf.jpg

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    Woohoo! It's coming tomorrow....Sunday the 29th
     
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    Yeah, we all do have our personal preferences. Good to move on from anything you don’t have an emotional or musical bond to.

    I was really intrigued by the Sun Valley Shredder until I realized it has two volume knobs and no tone control. How was that for you? Seems like an asinine design choice to omit tone control on anything other than custom/signature builds.

    Edit: I see you didn’t specify that it was a Sun Valley SHREDDER. Disregard if it was any other Schecter model.
     
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    I bought a Mooer Mod Factory today.


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    I don't think I ever used the tone control in any of my guitars ever, even once, except to see if it works. In fact, usually when I have to rewire a guitar, I'll bypass them completely. Volume is sometimes useful, but I could well live without even that.

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    Tell me more about that bridge pickup, please.
     
  9. Jaymo

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    Gear? None. COVID-19 has made it hard to get 40 hours, much less OT.
    Therefore, no money for new gear.
    Turns out, being broke is the cure for GAS. Who knew?
     
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    In this video, James Valentine describes it as being based on a tele. I don't think I've personally found a tele pickup that sounds like this, but it's closer to a telecaster bridge sound than anything else I can compare it.

     
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    It was the Super Shredder FR S.

    The double volume really wasn't an issue. I found that I wasn't into the Sustainiac and I'm not a dive bomber so I just couldn't keep it. f42ea32721cd93eb179d2e2e9a1e6952.jpg

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    So, it's a humbucker-sized single coil?
     
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    I saved this 1972 Schwinn Suburban, a new set of tires and a little wrench work and it is riding like new except for the front derailleur sticking.
    Has the Shimano built GT100 rear derailleur that is bombproof.
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    Love the old school bikes especially the Schwinn and Huffys.
    I bought this for me and my wife. but she only rode it once maybe twice..
    I don't feel like riding it by myself for it looks like I freshly snagged the bike from someone. Joe_Tandem.jpg
     
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    I have the exact same Harbor Freight oil evacuator as in your picture.
    It's been riding in the back of my service van for 7 years, getting near constant use.
    It has the scars to prove it. Needs a new vacuum gauge because the needle came off of mine.
    Helluva useful tool.

    I have one of those pedal powered trikes that you see in manufacturing plants and on some long freight docks. A customer gave it to me because it needs a new seat and wheel/tire.
    Haven't gotten around to fixing it. I should. I thought about putting an 11 horsepower Honda engine on it.
     
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    Remove the rear seat and handlebars, and you'll look like a hood rat riding a crotch rocket with one of those silly looking extended swing arms.
    Or, remove the rear handlebars and front seat, and install a set of long pullback handlebars so you can look like a wannabe motorcycle gang member.

    Then, you can sell it for stupid money by listing it as a "custom".
     
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    Lol... You mean like the 70's butterfly handle hippie bikes. Love those man! You can easily pump the wheelies on it.
    I took off the original forks and replaced it with the straight forks they used on and oversized diameter racer bike.
    and became skittle knievel in school.:hearteyecat:
    Yyyaaaaah...
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    It is so much easier for trans fluid changes. Dropping the pan is for the birds.

    I had a cheap Mityvac manual one, but it died after like 2 changes, so I decided to splurge on this one. Glad to hear they take a licking and keep on keeping on.

    My Merc pretty much needs it. After paying an indy shop once 3x what it costs for oil and a filter, it basically paid for itself.
     
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    Yup. With a bit of a telecaster bridge kind of vibe.
     
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    Ok so its not a guitar....
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