What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

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Cool. As the labeling on this suggests, this is Just A F'ing Volume Pot :lol: Simple but does exactly what I need it to
I forgot I also built a parallel mixer pedal that works for this also. Basically just a volume control, and then a mix control. I normally use it with my rack units.

I guess I just like parallel mixers connected to my volume knobs, lol :lol:
 

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Sold for like $1770, about the same as I paid. Really unsure about it but I have that Bogner slant 4x12 that I sourced 2 pre-rolas from the UK, and 2 other rola pulsonics here in Japan for, so it's good to A/B with a proper vintage cab. If they're about the same maybe I'll sell the Bogner speakers and try something more metal oriented.

Would have probably cost that to ship from Japan lol
 

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Would have probably cost that to ship from Japan lol

The thing is, the guys I was bidding against the last $400+ were all overseas bidders. I'm curious what their rebidder service ship rate is such that they can still make my life miserable over here trying to get a decent price on local gear.
 

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I would like to buy some time to play !

Have a lot of nice gear that i just look at , i do get some time to scroll thru reverb but nothings catching my eye...or maybe i just ran out of GAS ...lol

I forgot I also built a parallel mixer pedal that works for this also. Basically just a volume control, and then a mix control. I normally use it with my rack units.

I guess I just like parallel mixers connected to my volume knobs, lol :lol:

Do tell on this Shask

Mike
 

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The thing is, the guys I was bidding against the last $400+ were all overseas bidders. I'm curious what their rebidder service ship rate is such that they can still make my life miserable over here trying to get a decent price on local gear.

Some of the guys that really chase the vintage stuff don't care what it costs for the most part. It's a bitch to find and some of those guys just pay whatever when they see something they want.
 

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I would like to buy some time to play !

Have a lot of nice gear that i just look at , i do get some time to scroll thru reverb but nothings catching my eye...or maybe i just ran out of GAS ...lol



Do tell on this Shask

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I did this one quite awhile ago. I used this PCB:


I went super simple on options. No insert jacks, no extra gain knobs, no footswitch. I did do an internal simple phase switch. It is basically just 4 jacks and 2 knobs in a box.

I bought a few extras back then because I always thought I might try to do a stereo version one day.
 

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The Revv G2 and G3 I bought from Sweetwater sound great. The G2 has the gain around 10:30 or 11:00-ish, but the G3 has the gain around 8:00-9:30 and has a ton of gain. I wonder what the blue and red aggression/drive settings are doing internally. More clipping diodes (soft clipping in addition to the standard clipping from the "off" setting) or something else?

Anyways, bought some specialist patch cables so I can put them in my signal chain and not have cables looking goofy sticking up or twisted around. Need to get a G4 eventually and finish off the set.
 

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The Revv G2 and G3 I bought from Sweetwater sound great. The G2 has the gain around 10:30 or 11:00-ish, but the G3 has the gain around 8:00-9:30 and has a ton of gain. I wonder what the blue and red aggression/drive settings are doing internally. More clipping diodes (soft clipping in addition to the standard clipping from the "off" setting) or something else?

Anyways, bought some specialist patch cables so I can put them in my signal chain and not have cables looking goofy sticking up or twisted around. Need to get a G4 eventually and finish off the set.
The switch basically changes some resistors which changes the pre-gain filtering. It basically cuts the bass and boosts the mids like a built in Tubescreamer.
 

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Next guitar related purchase is either an amp of some sort, or a set of 707x with accompanying tools (router, router template ... etc) to install them in one of my sevens. But this is a little off in the future due to finishing a current project involving upgrading the seven in my profile pic.
 

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The switch basically changes some resistors which changes the pre-gain filtering. It basically cuts the bass and boosts the mids like a built in Tubescreamer.
Interesting. I don't see how that adds gain (the resistors), but either way, it sounds good. The blue seems to be less aggressive than the red on the G2. I can't remember if that is the case with the G3 and Dark Flame, but it might be.
 

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Interesting. I don't see how that adds gain (the resistors), but either way, it sounds good. The blue seems to be less aggressive than the red on the G2. I can't remember if that is the case with the G3 and Dark Flame, but it might be.
The resistors are around the first Opamp gain stage, so it changes the gain of that Opamp stage. Its a DPDT switch, so it changes a few things at once.
 

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The resistors are around the first Opamp gain stage, so it changes the gain of that Opamp stage. Its a DPDT switch, so it changes a few things at once.
Ah, I see. That's cool. I assume one part is changing the gain from the opamp stage, while the other part changes the pre gain filtering?
 

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Ah, I see. That's cool. I assume one part is changing the gain from the opamp stage, while the other part changes the pre gain filtering?
The first half of the switch changes the coupling cap after the first gain stage to set how much bass goes through, and the other half changes the feedback loop of the second Opamp stage, which changes how much bass and gain there is.
 

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The first half of the switch changes the coupling cap after the first gain stage to set how much bass goes through, and the other half changes the feedback loop of the second Opamp stage, which changes how much bass and gain there is.
Interesting. Is one more like adding a TS, while the other is more like adding something else?
 

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OK. Not exactly *my* NGD, but sort of. My partner, who has never played guitar before, came home after going out with her friends yesterday and basically said "you're covering my half of rent this month because I spent all my money on a guitar. Also, you're giving me guitar lessons now."

Basically, they wandered into a guitar shop on Denmark Street and she fell in love with a guitar and bought it. There's a little bit more background here. Lately she's been "pimping me out" (her words) to her hairdresser friend; I've been giving her some basic guitar lessons in exchange for her giving my partner haircuts. Apparently she's been watching the lessons and decided that she also wanted to learn to play guitar now.

It's a Gretsch Streamliner G2655T-P90 with a Bigsby in "metallic mint" finish. Seems like a pretty nice guitar. Light, plays easily and sounds good. She could've done worse. My main criticism though is that it seems like it has tuning stability issues. If you so much as breathe on the Bigsby, it knocks it out of tune. I've never had a guitar with a Bigsby before so I need to do a bit of research on whether there are tricks to getting that to stay in tune. (I also haven't done any basic setup/inspection stuff on it yet like checking the nut slots, etc. it might just need a little work). My other (minor) complaint is that the pots on it have awful tapers. From 1-9 it does nothing at all, and then the entire sweep is in the 9-10 range. Normally, I'd just swap them out for better pots, but I kind of don't want to have to do electronics work through the f-hole on a semi-hollow.
 
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OK. Not exactly *my* NGD, but sort of. My partner, who has never played guitar before, came home after going out with her friends yesterday and basically said "you're covering my half of rent this month because I spent all my money on a guitar. Also, you're giving me guitar lessons now."

Basically, they wandered into a guitar shop on Denmark Street and she fell in love with a guitar and bought it. There's a little bit more background here. Lately she's been "pimping me out" (her words) to her hairdresser friend; I've been giving her some basic guitar lessons in exchange for her giving my partner haircuts. Apparently she's been watching the lessons and decided that she also wanted to learn to play guitar now.

It's a Gretsch Streamliner G2655T-P90 with a Bigsby in "metallic mint" finish. Seems like a pretty nice guitar. Light, plays easily and sounds good. She could've done worse. My main criticism though is that it seems like it has tuning stability issues. If you so much as breathe on the Bigsby, it knocks it out of tune. I've never had a guitar with a Bigsby before so I need to do a bit of research on whether there are tricks to getting that to stay in tune. (I also haven't done any basic setup/inspection stuff on it yet like checking the nut slots, etc. it might just need a little work). My other (minor) complaint is that the pots on it have awful tapers. From 1-9 it does nothing at all, and then the entire sweep is in the 9-10 range. Normally, I'd just swap them out for better pots, but I kind of don't want to have to do electronics work through the f-hole on a semi-hollow.

Check the guitar's tuners as well, a friend of mine bought an expensive Gretsch a few years ago and its tuners were really meh... I mean, shitty feeling and inconsistent. One gets used to MIJ guitars and all the rest seems to be lower quality...
 

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OK. Not exactly *my* NGD, but sort of. My partner, who has never played guitar before, came home after going out with her friends yesterday and basically said "you're covering my half of rent this month because I spent all my money on a guitar. Also, you're giving me guitar lessons now."

Basically, they wandered into a guitar shop on Denmark Street and she fell in love with a guitar and bought it. There's a little bit more background here. Lately she's been "pimping me out" (her words) to her hairdresser friend; I've been giving her some basic guitar lessons in exchange for her giving my partner haircuts. Apparently she's been watching the lessons and decided that she also wanted to learn to play guitar now.

It's a Gretsch Streamliner G2655T-P90 with a Bigsby in "metallic mint" finish. Seems like a pretty nice guitar. Light, plays easily and sounds good. She could've done worse. My main criticism though is that it seems like it has tuning stability issues. If you so much as breathe on the Bigsby, it knocks it out of tune. I've never had a guitar with a Bigsby before so I need to do a bit of research on whether there are tricks to getting that to stay in tune. (I also haven't done any basic setup/inspection stuff on it yet like checking the nut slots, etc. it might just need a little work). My other (minor) complaint is that the pots on it have awful tapers. From 1-9 it does nothing at all, and then the entire sweep is in the 9-10 range. Normally, I'd just swap them out for better pots, but I kind of don't want to have to do electronics work through the f-hole on a semi-hollow.
bigsbys are doodoo for stability, like most nonlocking trems ime. Locking tuners and graphite in the nut slots should help though. You should also check if the nut slots are cut properly for the strings.
 

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OK. Not exactly *my* NGD, but sort of. My partner, who has never played guitar before, came home after going out with her friends yesterday and basically said "you're covering my half of rent this month because I spent all my money on a guitar. Also, you're giving me guitar lessons now."

Basically, they wandered into a guitar shop on Denmark Street and she fell in love with a guitar and bought it. There's a little bit more background here. Lately she's been "pimping me out" (her words) to her hairdresser friend; I've been giving her some basic guitar lessons in exchange for her giving my partner haircuts. Apparently she's been watching the lessons and decided that she also wanted to learn to play guitar now.

It's a Gretsch Streamliner G2655T-P90 with a Bigsby in "metallic mint" finish. Seems like a pretty nice guitar. Light, plays easily and sounds good. She could've done worse. My main criticism though is that it seems like it has tuning stability issues. If you so much as breathe on the Bigsby, it knocks it out of tune. I've never had a guitar with a Bigsby before so I need to do a bit of research on whether there are tricks to getting that to stay in tune. (I also haven't done any basic setup/inspection stuff on it yet like checking the nut slots, etc. it might just need a little work). My other (minor) complaint is that the pots on it have awful tapers. From 1-9 it does nothing at all, and then the entire sweep is in the 9-10 range. Normally, I'd just swap them out for better pots, but I kind of don't want to have to do electronics work through the f-hole on a semi-hollow.

The stock nuts and bridge saddles on these are awful, and I'm a huge Gretsch fan.

Grab the proper GraphTech saddle set and nut, and you should have significantly better stability for like $50.

The import Gretsch stuff are good platforms, the woodwork and fretwork and even pickups are solid, but corners are obviously cut on the bridge, nut, electronic components.

Pro tip for replacing the electronics: tie some string or wire or whatever around the shaft of the pot or switch, when you pull the electronics (usually through the bridge pickup route, the string will get pulled through the holes. Wire it up, swap the string onto the newly wired components and then pull the pots and stuff into place. Easy peasy.
 
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