Gear Aquisition Syndrome is a serious disorder.... FX etc

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#834599
Picked up one of those XVive pedalboards from TM, originally $95 but had a $55 ‘Buy Now’ on it. Looks big enough for the Dual Lotus, Volante and the MD-500 :-)
#834607
codedog wrote:
Conway wrote:
KNNZ wrote:
I've ordered something too! Crikey! Wait.. Touch toes etc

Oooohhh, what is it?

Never mind... the important question: is it blue?


Kemper Stage too?


oops I actually forgot I ordered more than one thing from USA, just received some straps I bought from USA, arrived in 7 working days, I bought a tuner from someone from Hamilton and it took 7 working days to arrive as well :lol:

sorry Conway it's not blue
and Dany you got half of that correct just half! :rofl:
#834639
chur wrote:An old Boss ME-5 effects board is now on route. Just for shits n giggles as I have fond memories of them from about 20 years ago, and one came up at the right price and time.


The ME-5 board arrived, pretty cool. Some horrid patches in it i.e way over the top and just plain nasty, but some lovely clean ones, and from a quick fiddle even the overdrives aren't bad when I adjusted to my taste. Wasn't much of a fan of the distortion, but admittedly adjusting the eq was a pain in the noodle with the unit on the floor, I might have another crack at it up high. Editing patches was easy without a manual though.

As usual I couldn't help myself so had to have a gander inside, mainly to ensure the old electros weren't leaking all over the board. Dang there are a lot of through hole bits! All looks peachy though, so happy chappy as so far its exceeding my expectations.

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KNNZ wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Picked up one of those XVive pedalboards from TM, originally $95 but had a $55 ‘Buy Now’ on it. Looks big enough for the Dual Lotus, Volante and the MD-500 :-)


I thought you were selling off the Volante and MD-500?

Was trying to sell some gear as I was chasing something on Reverb. But no bites on my gear so I’m gonna hold on to everything ;-)
#834648
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
KNNZ wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Picked up one of those XVive pedalboards from TM, originally $95 but had a $55 ‘Buy Now’ on it. Looks big enough for the Dual Lotus, Volante and the MD-500 :-)


I thought you were selling off the Volante and MD-500?

Was trying to sell some gear as I was chasing something on Reverb. But no bites on my gear so I’m gonna hold on to everything ;-)


Sat in the hotel playing the Strat I took along as possible trade-in today. Its faultless. I can't understand what I was thinking. I suspect we get something into our heads; some GAS-induced blindness, and can't see the value in the stuff we already have.

To be honest I sat on the shop's very nice leather Chesterfield with both Strats and did wonder if I wanted the other one because it looked cooler even though, acoustically at least, it was thinner-sounding. Possibly hearing with my eyes.
#834651
Molly wrote:I can't understand what I was thinking. I suspect we get something into our heads; some GAS-induced blindness, and can't see the value in the stuff we already have.

Yeah I think that sums it up well. I was fully prepared to sell both of my main pedals, my LP and even my AC30 just to essentially trade it for one guitar that likely wouldn't have been any better than the Tokai LP I have now. Maybe I need to allow myself more time to bond with what I have, maybe that's why I never contemplated selling the Laney as I feel as if I'm somehow more connected to it. Both the AC30 and the Tokai are ridiculously good, but right now they're more just innate pieces of gear rather than something I own, love and value. Could well be just a time thing; I can foresee that if I played the Tokai every day for a year I could possibly struggle to sell it :?:
#834877
An RCA ecc82 for the VOX a straight 6 (it stopped working and I suspect the tube..) could be a good tone upgrade too. I'm planning on using the vox for my high gain lead sound.

Also this speaker! cheap alnico goodness
https://www.trademe.co.nz/browse/Listin ... 4273ff-005
depending on the ohms it will either be paired with the Celestion gold of Goodmans audiom 50

Also scored like 8 speaker cables... including two 6m jack to speakon which is what I need
#834886
el byrdo wrote:An RCA ecc82 for the VOX a straight 6 (it stopped working and I suspect the tube..) could be a good tone upgrade too. I'm planning on using the vox for my high gain lead sound.

Also this speaker! cheap alnico goodness
https://www.trademe.co.nz/browse/Listin ... 4273ff-005
depending on the ohms it will either be paired with the Celestion gold of Goodmans audiom 50

Also scored like 8 speaker cables... including two 6m jack to speakon which is what I need


You really do buy the weirdest shit :) You've overtaken singlecoil....
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