NGD What's Your Latest Gear Acquisition?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by jimytheassassin, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. artandsoul

    artandsoul Well-Known Member

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    I swore off the hawks and furrians due to constant flaws on them and heel cracks on dam near every one I ever got. I sold and traded off the sx terds I got. The callistos are better to me they just needs some work and mods. I am expecting a few high frets and to change pickups and tuners out the box.
    I got this callisto cus earlier this year it had its issues but looks better than a 2500.00 gibson top 20190412_125946~2.jpg
     
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  2. despiadado

    despiadado Well-Known Member

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    That looks very close to the Ovation that Josh Homme used to use...

    As for me, I recently got an EMG 57/66 set for my ESP! Installed and I'm super stoked with the tone.
     
  3. nomadh

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    Is that a nice natural looking mahogany back there?
     

  4. jwguitar

    jwguitar Well-Known Member

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    Yes that basically is Eastwood’s replica of the Ovation GP Ultra. They make a lot of cool replicas of guitars that are long out of production.
     
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    Mr. Leyvatone Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a Seymour Duncan Little ‘59 for my Squier Strat.

    I love that guitar, but have the common issue that the bridge pup is too shrill for most scenarios. Furthermore, I’m in a cover band and can get great flexibility with a HSS configuration.

    Going to have the tech upgrade the pots, switch and jack while he’s in there (with the middle pot controlling tone on the middle and neck pups, and the bottom pot controlling the tone on the bridge HB).

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    Haven't been on much in a while, or bough much until recently, but got the bug to add a guitar and a project, so:

    VM Mustang (currently partially disassembled on the floor while I deck the trem) (Music go Round sales pic)
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    And '78 Rickenbacker 4001 hull. This came to me with an old neck repair and ugly polyurethane refin.
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  7. jimytheassassin

    jimytheassassin Well-Known Member

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    I don’t even play lefty and I have to say, it would have been hard not to buy that Agile Goldtop for that price. Nicely done


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    I've got a Novation 49SL MK III coming in today. It's a midi controller capable of sequencing up to 8 hardware/software instruments together. It has lots of different outputs, including general midi, usb midi, CV, and gate. I don't know when I'll have the time to use it in the next few weeks, but I've been looking at picking one of these up since they came out at the end of last year.

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    Still haven't posted any kind of NGD thread for it because I just haven't had the time, but this insanely ergonomic custom guitar arrived a little while back and is definitely in the running for one of the nicest guitars I've ever had...absolutely blew me away!

    Gotta do a full NGD post when I have some spare time...

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  10. Aullucci

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    Cheap Power supply (allegedly isolated) inbound. The Vitoos DC8.

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    Also a Mooer E-Lady. Cuz my new board is gonna need more modulation.
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    Looking forward to their arrival. Grabbed both, new, for a hair over $90.
     
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    Traded my Line 6 HX Stomp and a partscaster Tele for a Gibson Les Paul Standard with a pretty nice top. I'll throw some amber speed knobs on it and call it a day
     
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    Just installed a set of Wilkinson gold 3+3 tuners on my recently purchased Peavey JF1 (335 clone). The one consistent con in all the reviews of the JF1 I read before buying it was that the stock tuners could be iffy—guess what? They were … I gave it a month for the new strings to settle in, but still had trouble holding pitch on a couple of strings. So far so good (with same strings).

    New set of Thomastik Infeld 11's coming, interested to see both if the locking system is of any use, and also what a difference the strings will make in tone from the D'Addarios I have on there now. I like D'Addarios, and have often used them over the years, but I put Thomastiks on my Douglas WNO630 and my Guild T100D and couldn't believe the difference …

    Now I'm gassing for the $102 Monoprice Retro Tele, but they just sold out of the butterscotch with the black pickguard, so I'll have to wait—was thinking of converting it to a Baja or a Nashville, any thoughts? Quality for price?

    Incidentally, the JF1 is a great guitar for the money—actually, it's a great guitar, period, and I like to tell people it leads me to greater heights of musical folly :tonguewink::sunglasses:—a lot of reviews refer to it as "playing like butter". Last night on a gig I showed it to a guy who noodled on it for a bit and then said "Man, this thing plays like butter!"
     
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    Popped up on Facebook for just 2 Benjamins. I was quick enough with messenger to snag the first place in line.
    Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 401 Dual Super Lead.
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    I picked this up yesterday. A 2018 JEM JR. Most of the plastic still in place, a hardshell case and mint for $350. Ridiculous deal.

    Oh, it only took me 25 years to come to terms with the monkey grip.

    Also grabbed an Oceans 11 Reverb for $110.

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    What year? Mine's a 2003--make sure you do the heat mod. I swapped out the speaker for a Swamp Thang--sound great! Very nice medium-sized (40 watt) amp that hits heavier than you would think.
     
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    Just incidentals. A hard case and roller string trees for the SJM Liquid and couple lakota leather straps 1 tobacco 1 black. After the Wilkinson locking tuners and string saver saddles the liquid is getting expensive but it's a keeper for me.
     
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    Heat mod? Look into it. I rarely play loud and long though.

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    Purchased a 15 watt Fender Rumble bass amp for a camping acoustic jam that didn't pan out. This after buying a Squire short scale bass to replace the beater epiphone we've been using.

    Two bass purchases in one month? What's wrong with me? The amp is still in the box. I'm considering something that I'll post in another thread.
     
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    Pre-2004 models came from the factory biased way too hot. Front plate would be too hot to touch after 15 minutes, and the bridge would de-solder itself rendering the amp useless. If yours runs hot, re-bias to a lower value, put a cheap heat sink on the rectifier bridge, and wire a cheap computer fan to blow on the tube area whenever the amp is on. I did this 3 years ago, and have had no problems since. I use this amp more than any others.
     
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    Another Two-Notes Torpedo C.A.B.

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    For those of you who aren't aware of these things, the C.A.B. is primarily a cabinet simulator (uses IRs) that brings a more pedestrian modeler or other preamp right up near the level of the expensive spread. These have dropped in price by a solid 50% ($229 vs the old $450 price), and a new one (the C.A.B. "M") that's smaller and lighter and programmable using an iPhone-type device is now available, so the C.A.B. might be discontinued, but will still be supported. Mine was barely used, but the price was about half the current new price, so pocket change. I've used one for a while with my older HD500 and HD "bean", and the sound difference is serious. Oh, and you can program the thing using some really nice editing software on your Mac or Windoze machine.

    There are 32 cabs that come with it, but Two-Notes has another 300 available, and these are much different from the single microphone in a single position IRs we usually see. It also provides power amp sims (EL34, EL84, KT88, 6L6, etc.) that are tweakable. It's also MIDI controllable, which means that you can change cabs/power amp settings on the fly with your MIDI capable preamp (like the HD500, Helix, etc.). If you're soldiering on with an older modeler or even with a tube preamp like the Mesa Triaxis, Egnater M4, Carvin Quad-X, this little gizmo is SO worth the money.
     

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