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Recent content by majorledhead

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    Tone King Sky King blowing fuses

    Looking for suggestions : I have a Bartel era Tone King Sky King that keeps blowing the 3A slo-blo fuse. I have swapped out ALL the tubes twice with known good or new stock. It takes 3-5 seconds for the fuse to pop. I was running channel 2 on 10 with the mid-bite set about 7, with the...
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    Official Thead: RIP EVH Eddie Van Halen

    Time to pull out the old Kramer Pacer Deluxe for a little Van Tribute. RIP Ed
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    Whats The Secret To Playing 2 Amps Without Hum?

    I use a Radial Tonebone ABY and EbTech Hum-X together on a Fargen Hotmods Pro Jr/ Carr Mercury set up. All the power in the music room runs through a medical grade UPS that cleans and regulates the house power from AC to DC then back to AC through transformers and my pedal board has rechargeable...
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    Carr, After years I have finally found my ultimate sound.

    I'm a Carr guy too. Started with a Slant 6V but it was too much amp for my purposes. Now have a my original Mercury and a new Mercury V. Both are pedal killers and generally just have a cord between them and a guitar. Makes a nice two amp rig with the Original set kinda clean and the V set a...
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    Top 5 amps

    From the current line up: ToneKing SkyKing Reinhardt 18 Carr Mercury V Pre CBS Fender Deluxe Reverb Crate Vintage Club 50 2x12 Honorable mention for my Fargen hot mods Fender Pro jr sitting in a 12” Mathers cab sporting a Celestion blue.
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    Do you buy guitars that are colors you don't like?

    IDK, I prefer a guitar to connect with me sonically and visually so the OCD in my brain doesn’t bleed. Though not a deal breaker, because I do own a “Red” 1967 Gretsch Monkees Rock n Roll model and a 1961 Toska/Supra Thunderstick that looks like it was splattered with rustoleum during a bad acid...
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    My Strat neck pickup tone is weak!

    Strings, Ya gotta crack em and snap em hard, with near reckless abandon to get “that” tone. I just broke an “A” string cracking a wicked prebend about a hour ago, plugged straight into a cranked SkyKing ( clean side on 8 - attenuated 1 notch) . I’m thinking that ballsy singing tone is more from...
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    Analog Delay with subdivision features.

    I picked up a green Vox time machine of craigslist for $35. Has tap, 4 subdivisions and sounds ok, especially for the money.
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    Mid '60s Guild Electrics, anybody into them?

    IMG_0694 by majorledhead posted Mar 12, 2020 at 11:29 PM IMG_1142 by majorledhead posted Mar 12, 2020 at 11:58 PM 1967 Guild Starfire 5 in a rare ebony finish. Sadly, it may hit the emporium soon.
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    My Strat neck pickup tone is weak!

    Not to be smartass, but is your pickup height low?
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    Amps with both American & British voicing options

    I used to have a Carr Slant 6 that would almost get you there, but only at crushing volume levels. Now I have a Tone King Skyking that almost gets you there at both crushing and manageable volume levels. But it all depends on what era of “ British “ you are talking about and if you mean the...
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    Board slightly longer than nano plus?

    I build my own pedaltrain style boards using 1x1 square tube and thin 1/2” electrical strut all the time. Little cutting and welding followed by an epoxy paint job. Customizable and cheap.
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    OD and Distortion pedals that work well with a Vox?

    From what I can remember, a skreddy screwdriver worked great with a Vox.
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    Help me pick strings for my strat

    Not long ago I put D’addario NYXL 9.5 - 44’s on all my 25.5” scale guitars after years of playing 11’s. Great tone and longevity along with a tighter bass response. Not the cheapest, but you seem to get what you pay for.
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    Boutique Cabs

    I bought a 2x10 Tone Tubby cab for $800 way back when they first hit the scene. Still have it. The cab is super resonant and the original HE1s really tame the ice pick treble I was getting from the Fenders and Vox heads I was using back then. Also the tightness of the bass response was and eye...