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by MikeC
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Selling
Topic: FS: Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '54 Strat
Replies: 25
Views: 1864

Re: FS: Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '54 Strat

Looks the biz alright, mmmmm. Did she not gel with you?
by MikeC
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Forums have been slow, how about a 'In the mail' thread?
Replies: 10364
Views: 691633

Re: Forums have been slow, how about a 'In the mail' thread?

Cheers for that and thanks for the advice. Interestingly the "Fender RI Vibroverbs" are running lower voltages than the "original" ones and mine is vintage spec!
by MikeC
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Forums have been slow, how about a 'In the mail' thread?
Replies: 10364
Views: 691633

Re: Forums have been slow, how about a 'In the mail' thread?

In a Vibroverb built by moi (Reverb driver and PI) - the incumbent's (actually the reverb driver I think) are noisy/poppy/crackly - almost a little microphonic. I've read that modern 12AT7 tubes when used as the reverb driver in Fender amps are prone to this as they are running very high voltages (a...
by MikeC
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Forums have been slow, how about a 'In the mail' thread?
Replies: 10364
Views: 691633

Re: Forums have been slow, how about a 'In the mail' thread?

Purchased these two NOS Philips 12AT7s thru Ebay on 1st of April. They just arrived today (23 June) some 12 weeks later, posted from Sweden! I gave up on them over a week ago and applied for a refund which has been accepted but still hasn't shown up! Hope they fix my issues!
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by MikeC
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Strat comparisons
Replies: 119
Views: 9842

Re: Strat comparisons

So John Mayer has some interesting wiring going on in the silver sky and the pickups are voiced with scooped mids, like his earlier pickups, the big dippers, fascinating! Must be something to do with the combination of amps he uses that makes it all sounds so good... I'm increasingly of the opinion...
by MikeC
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB: Genuine Pre-CBS Strat
Replies: 24
Views: 1624

Re: WTB: Genuine Pre-CBS Strat

Very interesting as I've never had the privilege of playing a vintage Strat. You hear stories like "so and so gave this strat to that other guitar guy"... I wouldn't give one away that I Ioved so presumably the former owner's just didn't bond? I've owned or have had for a short time at least 50 Stra...
by MikeC
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB: Genuine Pre-CBS Strat
Replies: 24
Views: 1624

Re: WTB: Genuine Pre-CBS Strat

I really wonder, are they all good or are a few good just like modern Strats?
by MikeC
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Now got one!: Strymon Flint
Replies: 22
Views: 1691

Re: Wanted: Strymon Flint

Bump - I'm still looking!
by MikeC
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: New line of Squier 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: New line of Squier 2020

Love the colours and the look of that thinline.
by MikeC
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Amp Talk
Topic: Help! - Is this cab 'buzz' normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Help! - Is this cab 'buzz' normal?

A theory.... the Laney is 2x12 so it's moving more air. Perhaps something in the room is vibrating with the Laney, prove it by shifting it to a different room. P.S. The Vox sounds great! Also, is amp on top of cab? Thanks Mike - I had read about something else in the room buzzing but it definitely ...
by MikeC
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Amp Talk
Topic: Help! - Is this cab 'buzz' normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Help! - Is this cab 'buzz' normal?

A theory.... the Laney is 2x12 so it's moving more air. Perhaps something in the room is vibrating with the Laney, prove it by shifting it to a different room. P.S. The Vox sounds great!

Also, is amp on top of cab?
by MikeC
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Now got one!: Strymon Flint
Replies: 22
Views: 1691

Re: Wanted: Strymon Flint

How does it compare to the real thing i wonder? :) Like an actual flint? Probably sounds better but harder to light fires with. I've never tried either of them :lol: Didgical verses analogue+valves+spring-reverb-tank... dunno if it can be compared! But they apparently sound pretty good, includes a ...
by MikeC
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Now got one!: Strymon Flint
Replies: 22
Views: 1691

Re: Wanted: Strymon Flint

Didgical verses analogue+valves+spring-reverb-tank... dunno if it can be compared! But they apparently sound pretty good, includes a tremolo and it fits on my small pedal board :)
by MikeC
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Now got one!: Strymon Flint
Replies: 22
Views: 1691

Now got one!: Strymon Flint

Hey all, anyone got a Strymon Flint they're wanting to part with? Cheers, Mike.
by MikeC
Wed May 27, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Suitable 12" speaker for DR
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Suitable 12" speaker for DR

I've tried many speakers and the one I constantly like is the Eminence Legend 1258. Very similar apparently to the common Fender Gold Label speaker (which is an Eminence) but with a higher wattage rating (70W instead of 50W). They are well priced and available from Live Sound in Auckland. And those ...