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TmcB wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:47 pm The world’s cheapest AC30
Was that the $481 one?
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NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:05 pm Does it count as in the mail if I picked it up myself on a 7 hour round trip to Tauranga and back?

Got a 1988 Marshall 1960a with the white label T75s (my favourite speaker). It's beat to hell so you know it's good, and the car smells like a damp garage now, so you know it's doubly good. 80% of the screws are rusted and unusable, the tolex is hanging off, the grille cloth is ripped and theirs no logos anymore, but it sounds glorious.
White label T75s are fabulous.

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TmcB wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:47 pm The world’s cheapest AC30
Dibs when you've had enough of it.

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robthemac wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:39 pm
TmcB wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:47 pm The world’s cheapest AC30
Was that the $481 one?
Yep

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rickenbackerkid wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:23 pm
TmcB wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:47 pm The world’s cheapest AC30
Dibs when you've had enough of it.
Seems like it needs some love but might just need tubes.
Will be poking it with a soldering iron and it’ll be singing by the time I’m through with it, and might be worth your time by then.
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NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:05 pm Does it count as in the mail if I picked it up myself on a 7 hour round trip to Tauranga and back?

Got a 1988 Marshall 1960a with the white label T75s (my favourite speaker). It's beat to hell so you know it's good, and the car smells like a damp garage now, so you know it's doubly good. 80% of the screws are rusted and unusable, the tolex is hanging off, the grille cloth is ripped and theirs no logos anymore, but it sounds glorious.


Ha funny, almost bought that but the Mrs wouldn’t have it in the lounge!

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NZTone.e wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 5:22 am
NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:05 pm Does it count as in the mail if I picked it up myself on a 7 hour round trip to Tauranga and back?

Got a 1988 Marshall 1960a with the white label T75s (my favourite speaker). It's beat to hell so you know it's good, and the car smells like a damp garage now, so you know it's doubly good. 80% of the screws are rusted and unusable, the tolex is hanging off, the grille cloth is ripped and theirs no logos anymore, but it sounds glorious.


Ha funny, almost bought that but the Mrs wouldn’t have it in the lounge!
What about having the cab in the lounge though?
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:05 am
NZTone.e wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 5:22 am
NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:05 pm Does it count as in the mail if I picked it up myself on a 7 hour round trip to Tauranga and back?

Got a 1988 Marshall 1960a with the white label T75s (my favourite speaker). It's beat to hell so you know it's good, and the car smells like a damp garage now, so you know it's doubly good. 80% of the screws are rusted and unusable, the tolex is hanging off, the grille cloth is ripped and theirs no logos anymore, but it sounds glorious.


Ha funny, almost bought that but the Mrs wouldn’t have it in the lounge!
What about having the cab in the lounge though?


Angled front, handles on both sides, almost like something to lean over…didn’t think of that did she…

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NippleWrestler wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:23 am Interesting thing is on the way.

A Hohner L59, which is also a Cort GE27, which is also a lot of other things. Mid 80s Korean Les Paul style thing made by Cortek but badged with whoever paid for a big enough order.

The one I have on the way was badged as Canora, which seems to have been ordered by a Canadian distributor (now defunct) as Canora is a town in Saskatchewan.

Basically one of these:

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Except with one minor detail: mine was in a flood and is basically fucked.
You think that's bad? I'm tempted to bid on a bolt on HONDO lester... :crazy:

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Been on the waiting list so this morning got the email saying in stock and hit it
First venture into Artist and baritone
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Olderama wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:27 am Been on the waiting list so this morning got the email saying in stock and hit it
First venture into Artist and baritone
Nice, an offset! I was recently schooled on the definition!!
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I've been on the fence on buying a Harley Benton Fusion model for a long time (due to the high shipping costs and pain involved if I need to return it).

But I wanted a guitar with a double-locking tremolo (and stainless steel frets) so I went ahead and ordered their Fusion 3 FR EB model.

Despite it being shipped from Germany (to USA then to Aussie then finally to NZ), I am very happy with the fact that it arrived almost completely set up. It was almost in tune as well! The only thing I had to do was just some slight intonation tweaks.

Weighs at a not-so-light 3.8KG but the strap I ordered for it really helps.

The Roswell HAF pickups sound fine to me. I thought I would need to replace them but I like them a lot.

There is a finish crack near the volume knob but it doesn't bother me. The specs I'm getting with this guitar at the price I've paid (including the high shipping fee) is still a lot for the money.

I totally expected to have Ramsay work his magic in terms of setup but I was very pleasantly surprised. Plays amazing for me now.

Now I can do crazy whammy stuff without having to retune afterwards! Very happy with the guitar.
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Weber Mini Mass attenuator. I have two non-MV amps that sound great with a bit of heat in the tubes. Be interested to see if it sounds any different to the BrakeLite clone I have currently.

Also have a second mechanical keyboard incoming. Need something small and wireless to take in my backpack. Limited colour options so went with the goofy option. https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/p ... ink-switch

Lots going out. Three pedals. Effects switcher. Old mechanical keyboard. Busy week.
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robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:22 am Weber Mini Mass attenuator. I have two non-MV amps that sound great with a bit of heat in the tubes. Be interested to see if it sounds any different to the BrakeLite clone I have currently.

Also have a second mechanical keyboard incoming. Need something small and wireless to take in my backpack. Limited colour options so went with the goofy option. https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/p ... ink-switch

Lots going out. Three pedals. Effects switcher. Old mechanical keyboard. Busy week.
25w? Was watching that but really need the 50w
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TmcB wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:07 pm
robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:22 am Weber Mini Mass attenuator. I have two non-MV amps that sound great with a bit of heat in the tubes. Be interested to see if it sounds any different to the BrakeLite clone I have currently.

Also have a second mechanical keyboard incoming. Need something small and wireless to take in my backpack. Limited colour options so went with the goofy option. https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/p ... ink-switch

Lots going out. Three pedals. Effects switcher. Old mechanical keyboard. Busy week.
25w? Was watching that but really need the 50w
Yeah, I have 18W and 22W amps that I'm using with it so should be ok. I know they're probably putting out more power than they say on the tin, but looks like the Mass Mini has been used with these power levels before without issue.

And at $120 was hard to say no.
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