Are Tribute Bands killing Variety Cover Bands in your city?

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Here in Denver, it seems like everyone I used to play with who's still out gigging is exclusively in a tribute band or two, or primarily focused on a tribute band. I talked to one guy who was doing a 90s (mostly) variety cover band and he said the Tribute bands he's in are great because you can share a bill and focus on 1-ish hours of your best stuff. It's not unlike an originals lineup and commitment. That was the other thing this guy I know really liked. Getting in and out and not having...

Inflation and vintage instruments?

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Hi forum minds! What will happen during the anticipated inflation? Money will loose its value, but what about collectable guitars, basses and other expensive vintage stuff? Any ideas?

What’s the best feeling, most effortless playing Electric you’ve ever played?

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I’ve owned a fair amount of instruments ranging in price from entry level mass production to upper tier boutique. And been fortunate to have played some beautiful guitars featuring brilliant detailed craftsmanship.
It seems like more often than not around here what people want to know or talk about is tone. I’m into that for sure.. But over the years, and many, many...

Dude...GC Player Series Exclusive.....Dude...Ebony board.....Dude...Matching headstock...Dude....

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Total swag!!!




Some straight talk about the future of tube amps

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First, let me say that tube amps sound great and they are a joy to own if you have the space to play them or have the equipment to quieten them down. But, I believe tube amps won’t last for much longer. I don’t believe they will go extinct, but I do believe the market will vastly shrink within a decade or so. A lot of amp manufacturers complain about tube and component shortages. I don’t know if this will ever improve, but it has definitely made amps more expensive and more difficult to...

2022 TGP Favorite Delay Pedals

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Inspired by this thread, what are your favorite delays in 2022?

My newest favorite: Line 6 DL4 MKII (and hopefully the Boss RE-2 when I get it)
Old mainstays: Line 6 Echo Park, Ibanez DE7, Boss DD-2, and MXR Carbon Copy


My neighbor tells me he has a 1990's EVH guitar under the bed...

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And it's a real "looker"....and he's going to let me borrow it! What say you TGP?

Official Thead: RIP EVH Eddie Van Halen

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Heart breaking. An absolute legend.

Tour Box Threads

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From the beginning of TGP, we've always encouraged builders to have tour boxes. Given the current situation in the world and the distress it has placed on everyone and in particular, small builders, we wanted to cultivate and support builders that want to create "Tour Boxes".

To do that, we've created a prefix for manufacturers to use, called (no surprise) "Tour Box". While TGP takes no responsibility for conducting or managing Tour Boxes (that's up the manufacturer) we do want to see...

Most unique 90’s guitar tone

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I can’t think of a more rich, saturated, yet clear recorded guitar tone from the 90’s that isn’t Dean DeLeo’s. I have no idea how he did it, but damn.

If you could only have one...

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So say you're trying to decide between getting a Les Paul, 335, or an SG. You have a choice of keeping the best Les Paul you've ever heard and played, the best 335 you've ever heard and played, or the best SG you've ever heard and played. Which would you choose and why? And no, you can't afford all three in this case. :p

Martin electrics?

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Does anyone have, or at least remember having, one of those Martin electric guitars from the 1960s? Any love for them?

I'm not thinking of the Frankenstein versions of their acoustics with added pickups and knobs, but the true electrics, thin line hollow body F series or GTs. I knew a kid who had one (not sure which model) when I was in high school, and I remember playing it and thinking it was pretty good, but that was a long time ago. Martin also made amps, or at least had their name on...

Favorite Plexi Clones under 50w?

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Recently I posted about the best 2x12 cabs to pair w a Marshall super lead head. I’ve been playing around w the 20w reissue and a 100w plexi reissue of late. The 20 has the vintage sounds and tones and is fantastic but is missing some low end punch and mids, understandably.

been reading up on the clones: Germino 35, Metropoulos, Christine, etc.

What are some of your favorite plexi clones in the 50w and less range?
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