Discuss the stuff that makes your ears bleed.

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BY Bg
#837139
Initially I wanted an alnico jensen, but wasn't cashed up when one became available. So started looking at other options and there were many good reviews for the cannabis rex, good solid bottom (oh-err) and available for a semi-decent price in nz without spending even more of my cash on shipping, which frustrates no end. I looked at lots of eminence/5e3 reviews and it really stood out. So basically an experiment :)

We should do a shoot out , though yours would have the power of G.
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BY MikeC
#837322
I fell for a WGS G12Q in my 5E3 combo (pine cab by BG of course) - it's their American voiced 20 Watt lowish efficiency speaker. And I stick it in parallel with an open back Mesa Wideboy cab housing an Eminence Legend 1258 to get some great edgy cleans - think "Keep on Rockin' me Baby". 5E3's do a great clean (albeit not too loudly). Luv 'em!
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BY k1w1
#837336
So what sort of price am I looking at for the built amp Mike or is that best through PM? I have been in hospital for 3 weeks and 10 operations and have a few more to go so a nice get out of hospital pressie is in order.
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BY MikeC
#837339
3 weeks and 10 ops sounds like a bad marathon, jeez I hope you're fixed :) Unfortunately I don't actually have any 5E3s apart from my own I'm sorry to say. Conway grabbed the last one. BUT I have a brand new PT, an OT, some of the parts, BG to build a pine tweed combo cab and I could order all the rest (chassis etc) & build you one. PM me and we can have a chat.
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BY k1w1
#837340
Unfortunately I copped necrotising cellulitis (flesh eating disease) , toxic shock and all the rest, died in thatre, don't remember 2 1/2 weeks after getting in the ambulance. All the skin etc in my lower leg is gone down to the muscle.

I'll PM later tonight or tomorrow, quite interested in this.
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BY MikeC
#837343
Hell's teeth that's bloody awful. Wifey is a nurse and she just told me flesh eating disease it's more common than most of us know (but not "common as") and it's very very serious. Glad you pulled through.
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BY Slowy
#837346
k1w1 wrote:Unfortunately I copped necrotising cellulitis (flesh eating disease) , toxic shock and all the rest, died in thatre, don't remember 2 1/2 weeks after getting in the ambulance. All the skin etc in my lower leg is gone down to the muscle.

Bloody Hell! There are no words.....
Best wishes k1w1.
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BY Bg
#837348
k1w1 wrote:Unfortunately I copped necrotising cellulitis (flesh eating disease) , toxic shock and all the rest, died in thatre, don't remember 2 1/2 weeks after getting in the ambulance. All the skin etc in my lower leg is gone down to the muscle.

I'll PM later tonight or tomorrow, quite interested in this.


Good lord Laurie! Thats shite - glad you pulled through obviously. Puts lots of petty things in perspective at least!
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BY Bg
#837350
Bg wrote:
k1w1 wrote:Unfortunately I copped necrotising cellulitis (flesh eating disease) , toxic shock and all the rest, died in thatre, don't remember 2 1/2 weeks after getting in the ambulance. All the skin etc in my lower leg is gone down to the muscle.

I'll PM later tonight or tomorrow, quite interested in this.


Good lord Laurie! Thats shite - glad you pulled through obviously. Puts lots of petty things in perspective at least!


Shit just read it properly, you're still in there? I hope they've caught it all don't want to lose you mate!
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BY k1w1
#837353
Thanks guys, yeah it has been a rough ride to say the least, 10 ops under general and I don't know how many injections/pic lines etc. BG, I'll be in another couple of weeks, skin graft took well but need to learn to walk again.

Now back to the tweed, Mike the PM isn't working for me, the hospital wifi is really slow. Can you send an email to laurie (dot) franks1 at gmail (dot) com and I will reply with details.
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BY jeremyb
#837356
Holy crap man, glad you made it back to the land of the living!!!
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BY sizzlingbadger
#837359
Sending good vibes... man that sound rough.

I want a tweed amp now ya buggers !
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BY sizzlingbadger
#837368
Bg wrote:Initially I wanted an alnico jensen, but wasn't cashed up when one became available. So started looking at other options and there were many good reviews for the cannabis rex, good solid bottom (oh-err) and available for a semi-decent price in nz without spending even more of my cash on shipping, which frustrates no end. I looked at lots of eminence/5e3 reviews and it really stood out. So basically an experiment :)

We should do a shoot out , though yours would have the power of G.


Grants got a Celestion Blue, I reckon that would sound good in one of these amps.