Recent content by KelvinS1965

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    You have more than 1 Les Paul -- do you set them up the same or differently?

    I have one with Bareknuckle Mules :D (well an Epiphone LP anyway) and the other has the standard Gibson P90s, so they sound quite different to start with. For some reason the Epiphone needs 10s on it rather than the 9.5s on the GT otherwise the Epi feels too loose, so I guess they are set up...
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    Favorite Amp other than Marshall?

    Fender '64 Custom Deluxe reverb...completely opposite to both my Marshalls (SV20H and 2525H), which is why I wanted it. Lovely rich cleans, plenty of headroom for the gigs I play at and sounds close enough to the memory of a Twin I played through once, but I can actually lift this one. :)
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    Best Fender amp !

    I've got a '64 Custom Deluxe reverb and recently bought a Champ clone...both completely different amps and I love them for the different sounds they make. One was the cheapest amp I own and the other the most expensive, still can't separate them. I did once play through an original 60s...
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    NGD, Original Series SG Junior. Outstanding!!!

    I really like that metallic red colour. I recently played a friend's SG Tribute and it got me looking at them (again). I already have a 60s Tribute LP GT with P90s, so I don't know if I can justify it though. :(
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    Marshall Studio Vintage High Treble -- Too High Treble?

    Further to my earlier post where I felt that the honeymoon period was over for me and my SV20: I found afterwards that when jumpering it also depends on which input I plug my guitar in to, so it pays to experiment. Top left tends to suit my LP and bottom right suits my Tele/Strats. That is when...
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    Post Your Telecasters! Here's Mine...

    I did an Esquire mod on my White Lacquer 50s Classic as an experiment (I'd seen a similar one for sale, but wasn't sure it how I'd get on with one). I'm going to put it back to a Tele at some point though and either buy the used MIM Esquire or maybe mod an Affinity Tele I have and put a new neck...
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    Final upgrades done...

    They were very microphonic and dull sounding, so I'm not sure they would be worth the effort. I put them in the Bareknuckles box just incase I need them in the future, but can't imagine why when the BKs sound so good.
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    NGD Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster Eric Clapton EC Grey Limited Edition

    Congratulations Crotch. :dude: I love the colour. I've noticed your signature on other threads and your impressive list of EC Strats. Does it have the mid boost/TBX tone circuit in it? I just fitted a kit to my JV Squier and I'm amazed at the range of tones I can get out of it now. I'm sorely...
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    NGD 2014 Eric Johnson Stratocaster White Blonde

    Looks great. :dude: Looks like a NOS? I've been looking into white blonde Strats (I have a WB Tele already) but they all seem to be relic'd to some degree...I'd love one like yours. :)
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    Recommendations for preamp pedal please

    Mine was B Stock, so under $300 if my exchange rate calculation is correct. I'm sure there will be secondhand ones around before long, so just something to keep in mind.
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    Recommendations for preamp pedal please

    I just got the Mooer Pre Amp Live, which seems to do what you're after, with or without cab sim (using IR). My excuse was for silent recording at home, but I also play at some open mic nights, so having a portable rig that just plugs straight into the PA seems useful too. FWIW I have 3 good...
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    Post Your Stratocasters! Here's Mine...

    Update to my last post. I put together a new pickguard, plus a mid boost kit and decided to go for a change in look based on the Telecaster I modified last year (which has a Bakelite 'guard). Bareknuckle Apache pick ups that I swapped over from the white 'guard (out the original ones back onto...
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    Final upgrades done...

    I've had my Epiphone Les Paul since 1995, according to Paruwi on another thread it is a 1990 model, so coming up for 30 years old. I had to replace the bridge as it had sagged, had a new nut fitted and set up. Later I replaced all the electronics due to crackles, then put a set of Bareknuckle...
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    Marshall Studio Vintage High Treble -- Too High Treble?

    I find my SV20H is the same and I run the presence and treble very low (about 2-3 on the dial) because of it. However, I usually jumper it, though even so I don't turn the treble/presence up much. I've had mine a while now, but I think the honeymoon phase is over: I took my Mini Jubilee head...
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    Should I sell my OR15 and get a Marshall Studio Classic?

    I had a Tiny Terror, sold it to a friend, so I see it/hear it regularly at the studio. I also bought an SV20H recently too. The SV20H needs an attenuator unless you are playing in a big room or don't care about your hearing (I do and I've already got tinnitus :oops:). They are certainly...