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I went down the John Mayer tone chasing path..was an expensive one...Got the Fender John Mayer Sig, Martin OMJM, Two Rock Studio Pro, Marshall Bluesbreaker mark 1 pedal, Ibanez TS-10, Keeley Modded Blues Driver and Boost, Way Huge Delay......There, I feel better for that confession...

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Did you find contentment?

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robthemac wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:22 pm Did you find contentment?
probably got chicks chasing him :)
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The only gear out of all of that I use live these days is the OMJM, so no...but use a couple of John Mayer profiles live on my Kemper :)

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JohnG wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:19 pm I went down the John Mayer tone chasing path..was an expensive one...Got the Fender John Mayer Sig, Martin OMJM, Two Rock Studio Pro, Marshall Bluesbreaker mark 1 pedal, Ibanez TS-10, Keeley Modded Blues Driver and Boost, Way Huge Delay......There, I feel better for that confession...
Have 2 friends with Martin OMJM's. One is very nice, the other is superb. Both of them chew up and spit out every Clapton 000-28 I've ever met.
Yes, I know they're different. I'm just surprised how different.
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I almost never met a Martin I liked aside from the OMJM. Never gelled with his signature Strat though (but only played a couple of them briefly).

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I think the problem with John Mayer's tone is that it isn't expensive enough. PRS have done their best with their Mayer amp but it's only about $6k so, by definition, it's crap. Then there's the Silver Sky which at barely $5k new is borderline budget and so wholly incapable of those signature, Stratty Mayer tones. I think we all just have to accept that his particular blend of 'just about any Strat and a any Fendery-voiced amp' is simply not accessible to the average guy.

Sorry. I've not taken my tablets today. :-)

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Molly wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:32 pm I think the problem with John Mayer's tone is that it isn't expensive enough. PRS have done their best with their Mayer amp but it's only about $6k so, by definition, it's crap. Then there's the Silver Sky which at barely $5k new is borderline budget and so wholly incapable of those signature, Stratty Mayer tones. I think we all just have to accept that his particular blend of 'just about any Strat and a any Fendery-voiced amp' is simply not accessible to the average guy.

Sorry. I've not taken my tablets today. :-)
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If it makes you feel better you can buy one here for $12k!! https://www.rockshop.co.nz/shop/prs-jmo ... ature.html
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That one will have germs on it... You could talk 'em down a few k surely

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Cdog wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:08 am That one will have germs on it... You could talk 'em down a few k surely
You might as well buy the secondhand one they have for $8k and a box of anti-bacterial wipes :lol:
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jeremyb wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:03 am

If it makes you feel better you can buy one here for $12k!! https://www.rockshop.co.nz/shop/prs-jmo ... ature.html
I wonder what a $12k amp sounds like.

Disappointment I expect.

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Molly wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:04 am
jeremyb wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:03 am

If it makes you feel better you can buy one here for $12k!! https://www.rockshop.co.nz/shop/prs-jmo ... ature.html
I wonder what a $12k amp sounds like.

Disappointment I expect.
Given that most of the tones we reference were recorded on $500 10 watt combos, humiliation even..
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Cdog wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:08 am That one will have germs on it... You could talk 'em down a few k surely
Only if it arrived here in a refrigerated container. :moresarc:

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Slowy wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:26 pm
JohnG wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:19 pm I went down the John Mayer tone chasing path..was an expensive one...Got the Fender John Mayer Sig, Martin OMJM, Two Rock Studio Pro, Marshall Bluesbreaker mark 1 pedal, Ibanez TS-10, Keeley Modded Blues Driver and Boost, Way Huge Delay......There, I feel better for that confession...
Have 2 friends with Martin OMJM's. One is very nice, the other is superb. Both of them chew up and spit out every Clapton 000-28 I've ever met.
Yes, I know they're different. I'm just surprised how different.
It's funny you say that, as last time I went to the States I brought back a Clapton 000-28 which sounded amazing over there in the shop. When I got back to NZ and A/B'd it with my OMJM, the Clapton has sat in it's case ever since...I prefer the longer scale of the OMJM, which gives it more snap, and the neck is a perfect fit for me.

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