My friend opened his special order Ric bass as soon as it arrived on a -10F day in MN and watched in horror as the entire finish checked. He was devastated.
40 is fine but when these things spend time below zero WAIT!
It's a little weird at first. I usually use smooth nylon straps that let me move the guitar around, but on my SG because of the neck heavy aspect, I use one with a suede backing that grips my shoulder more.
More than likely its just that the gasket has fused to the baffle. This happens a lot especially if the baffle has been cleared or painted. Many times the finish isn't fully dry when the speaker is installed, and it sticks to it.
I've had more than a few amps that I've gone to swap and had to...
The cleans are pretty much in the tweed camp. More mid focused and percussive than a blackface type amp. I have an older version of the STR no extra gain stage and running a Tone Tubby speaker which keeps it cleaner / louder.
Great sounding amp and sounds much bigger than you would expect.
Kiwi - I read through that thread good info.
David M - I thought about a McSoapy, but I currently have a PRS Custom 22 3 P90 so I'm good there really looking for a humbucker.
I've had a love hate thing going with PRS I like them but typically they don't stick around too...
So I've always wanted a rosewood necked PRS, but need some help or at least opinions :)
I tend to like wrap tail bridges but would be open to a PRS trem
I like a big neck but not really wide think Nocaster, R4, R8, etc...
I know PRS doesn't make anything that big but I played a Tremonti...
Depends on what you are looking for in the amp. Cleans I'd go I or IIb. If you are in it for the OD channel its hard to beat a MKIII for price vs capabilities.
My preference is to have reverb, simu-class, and GEQ
This surprised me a bit based on the speakers, but remains my favorite.
93 Matchless Clubman>Marshall 4x12 loaded with Heritage Greenbacks and M75 Scumbacks. Guitars all sound great but my ES330 is probably tops.