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Taylor just make the prettiest guitars, when they choose to do it tastefully. Will bring mine to the next gearfest. Not as pretty as that GC though!

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Conway wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:49 pm
robthemac wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:53 pm Added myself to the King of Tone waitlist. It'll be fifty years until I get a build slot. Probably change my mind in the meantime.
There have been 2 sold through Trademe this year. For $910 and $955. Tempted to put mine up...
Asking prices in Reverb are well above that.

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Slowy wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:01 pm OMG I'm in love!!!

Well maybe it's lust, but who cares.



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Oh pretty! I bet it smells the same while its burning though :(
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olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:14 pm
Slowy wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:01 pm OMG I'm in love!!!

Well maybe it's lust, but who cares.



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Wood looks nicer than inlays :-)
Inlays are pretty too. :D
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Went to my local RS for a cable today. Saw they had a Mesa California Tweed in stock.

Absolutely blown away. Huge range of tweed and BF tones if you use the EQ. Does sparkling clean well, and early breakup better than most modern Fender amps. Nice spring reverb, even if it isn't super splashy. Headroom for days on the higher power settings. The attenuation worked great at most power settings.

Downsides? 2W setting didn't have the dynamics or headroom, even at whisper volumes. Gain was super wooly above 2 o'clock, even with a Strat. Other than that, GAS.

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robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:18 am Went to my local RS for a cable today. Saw they had a Mesa California Tweed in stock.

Absolutely blown away. Huge range of tweed and BF tones if you use the EQ. Does sparkling clean well, and early breakup better than most modern Fender amps. Nice spring reverb, even if it isn't super splashy. Headroom for days on the higher power settings. The attenuation worked great at most power settings.

Downsides? 2W setting didn't have the dynamics or headroom, even at whisper volumes. Gain was super wooly above 2 o'clock, even with a Strat. Other than that, GAS.
Have you tried a Lonestar?

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:41 am
robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:18 am Went to my local RS for a cable today. Saw they had a Mesa California Tweed in stock.

Absolutely blown away. Huge range of tweed and BF tones if you use the EQ. Does sparkling clean well, and early breakup better than most modern Fender amps. Nice spring reverb, even if it isn't super splashy. Headroom for days on the higher power settings. The attenuation worked great at most power settings.

Downsides? 2W setting didn't have the dynamics or headroom, even at whisper volumes. Gain was super wooly above 2 o'clock, even with a Strat. Other than that, GAS.
Have you tried a Lonestar?
Not in about ten years. Found them to sound too much like Mesa Boogies. You're a fan, though?

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robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:49 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:41 am
robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:18 am Went to my local RS for a cable today. Saw they had a Mesa California Tweed in stock.

Absolutely blown away. Huge range of tweed and BF tones if you use the EQ. Does sparkling clean well, and early breakup better than most modern Fender amps. Nice spring reverb, even if it isn't super splashy. Headroom for days on the higher power settings. The attenuation worked great at most power settings.

Downsides? 2W setting didn't have the dynamics or headroom, even at whisper volumes. Gain was super wooly above 2 o'clock, even with a Strat. Other than that, GAS.
Have you tried a Lonestar?
Not in about ten years. Found them to sound too much like Mesa Boogies. You're a fan, though?
Yes, I think they are very versatile on the clean side of things, especially the newer ones with power scaling and Tweed Mode. They can run EL34, 6L6 or even 6v6.

I just got a set of vos 6v6 tubes for mine, will be trying them out later today :-)

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:45 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:49 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:41 am

Have you tried a Lonestar?
Not in about ten years. Found them to sound too much like Mesa Boogies. You're a fan, though?
Yes, I think they are very versatile on the clean side of things, especially the newer ones with power scaling and Tweed Mode. They can run EL34, 6L6 or even 6v6.

I just got a set of vos 6v6 tubes for mine, will be trying them out later today :-)
Let me know how it goes!

I'm not someone who usually fawns over amps. Guitars and pedals, sure, but I'm mostly ambivalent regarding high-end amps. Very satisfied with my VHT Special 6 for example.

But this one spoke to me. Haven't had this experience since the first time I heard a 1974x.

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New expensive 12-string of desire.

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It's an offset too! :o

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That colour is seriously perfect
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this.... not done a tv front yet, nor a heavy relic.
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Heres a slightly less battered example ;)

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robthemac wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:56 pm Second-hand Custom Shop Strats can come up around the $3k mark. I play the hell out of mine, no altars involved.
You've "past participle of get" into my head Rob, and American standard/professional GAS has upgraded to Custom Shop GAS! I've sold enough underused gear to make up most of the price difference.

Now I just need to find a Custom Shop Strat with a Rosewood/Ebony fretboard, relatively slim C-shaped neck (small hands), and acceptable colour. A sunburst 1960 reissue or modern maybe. If anyone spots one let me know!

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Wairarapajack wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:40 pm
robthemac wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:56 pm Second-hand Custom Shop Strats can come up around the $3k mark. I play the hell out of mine, no altars involved.
You've "past participle of get" into my head Rob, and American standard/professional GAS has upgraded to Custom Shop GAS! I've sold enough underused gear to make up most of the price difference.

Now I just need to find a Custom Shop Strat with a Rosewood/Ebony fretboard, relatively slim C-shaped neck (small hands), and acceptable colour. A sunburst 1960 reissue or modern maybe. If anyone spots one let me know!
(quietly looks at the 1960 Reissue CS Strat with dark rosewood board and a slimmish C profile sitting in pieces on workbench)

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