One has a very low reading...3.something ohms.
Clearly there are questions and issues.
I just don't know enough to take a chance on them...yet.
What do you think?
You can see from the pic why I just don't need this one anymore.
Amp is dead mint.
Only gigged a handful of times and transported carefully with 6-sided Tuki cover (included).
All the goodness of a 5F6A Bassman plus a Drive channel and Reverb...
The adjuster thingy on my schnazzy 3-guitar stand turned to snot and could well have dropped 3 guitars at once. Dodged a bullet!
Contacted Hercules and got the typical gracious, 'No problem, Charlie-o...just send us pics, the serial # and THE SALES RECEIPT THAT YOU,OF COURSE, HAVE CAREFULLY...
I've been meaning to do this for....2 years, maybe?
I still feel like I need more time than the 20 minutes I had to devote to it.
'58 Bassman vs. Kendrick BadAssMan
How can one even compare?
Even 2 '58 Bassmans could be very different.
The K has modern glass, the F has old US glass with old...
After 35 years of gigging, I've had TWO lately.
1st...always-on delay with repeats turned off (which gives 1 repeat on my pedal) and just a tiny bit of time between so it doesn't sound like 2 notes, but 1 big, fat note.
I'm sure this isn't news to many of you, but I've always been a...
The never ending search for the ability to twist it up a little more without hurting people. We often don't mic, so this would be mainly for cranking it into the sweet spot. Just at home, I definitely noticed a drop in volume and a loss of high end. I'll haul it to the next gig and see how it...
...in the house.
I'll post pics later.
It showed up on craigslist for 3 bones and I couldn't resist.
Original TKL case.
These things are damn scarce...and I've never seen a black one.
It's been very well set up and plays really nicely.
Split shaft tuners (didn't expect that).
From an ad on Reverb.com:
Unique to this Year: First year of Les Paul production. In 1952, model uses flimsy trapezoid tailpiece and shallow neck angle which causes stability and playability issues. For this reason, '52 Goldtops are rarely collected to actually be played.
I did this mod awhile ago.
I totally love DeArmond Dyna-Sonics and I know Les did, too.
I'm one of those "lucky" guys with way too many guitars, which means there are always a few that fall out of rotation.
I modded this one and didn't play it much.
I think I hauled it to a festival once...
Technically, anyway...I always get more nervous when it's a high dollar guitar.
The '67 Rick 335 I recently did was weird as hell, a hassle and scary!
On this one, when I took the old frets out, the mystery fretboard wood ('55 Rex/Kay) didn't want to hold the new frets in. They sprung up all...
...would have played '54 Les Pauls, all you conversion fucktards would be putting gold paint and wraptails on 'bursts. You're like a bunch of 9-year-olds painting stars and stripes on your stingray bikes to look more like Evel Kneivel.
Now get off my fuckin' lawn.