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    Favorite Suhr Strat pickups

    I recently installed a pair of V60LPs in my strat with an SSV+ in the bridge. Absolutely love they way they sound. Granted, I play hard rock on a hot rodded Marshall style amp. The neck V60LP will do Hendrix all day long though.
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    NGD Plus NPUD

    Thanks guys! I am really digging the setup. Yes, the Splawn and EVH do sound good together... although I am starting to get major GAS for Friedman SS100.
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    NGD Plus NPUD

    Picked up a Sweetwater Fender American Professional Strat last month. Came with a roasted maple neck, rosewood board and an alder body. It came stock with Fender Custom Shop 69 pickups- which sounded good, but I wanted to make this a rock machine. So I picked up two Suhr V60LP single-coils...
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    Are younger players turning away from the Les Paul?

    The popularity of the Les Paul comes and goes. Slash was primarily responsible for the last resurgence in the 90s. I love both of my Les Pauls- a Standard and a Classic. They both play great. I also love my Strat and my Charvel Pro Mod. If a player comes along swinging a Les Paul that kids...
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    Eric Johnson equivalent Strats?

    I recently picked up a Sweetwater UAS Professional Strat, and have been very impressed with the quality of the guitar. From the roasted maple neck to the impeccable fret work, the guitar is top notch. It does have a very light satin finish on the neck. I have only played one Fender Custom...
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    The Gibson Les Paul Classic ... which year(s) is best?

    I have a 2001 that is outstanding. I changed the pots for CTS 500k and did the 50s wiring. Also put in some pickups that were more my flavor.
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    Suhr SSH+ and Aldrich pickups???

    I've had both in a Les Paul. The SSH+ has more top end. The Aldrich has a mid range grind that few other pickups have. It has become my go to Les Paul pickup.
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    Clapton 24 Nights Tone

    I have always loved Clapton's tone on the 24 Nights album. I know that it's not everyone's cup of tea... but for the sake of this thread, lets just stick with I love this tone...lol! I know that he had a sizable rack setup during this period, but I don't hear a ton of grease on this tone for...
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    Should we be buying guitars from mom and pop stores now?

    I would love to show at my local mom a pop store. Unfortunately they only carry Squire starter packs these days.
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    Which Shur single-coils to pair with the Aldrich bridge?

    I am in the process of overhauling my strat to make it a rock machine. I will be using a 53mm Suhr Aldrich in the bridge position, and I’m trying to decide on which singles to use in the neck and middle. I want to capture that Hendrix/Trower/SRV vibe with the neck pickup. I was thinking of the...
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    Which Shur single-coils to pair with the Aldrich bridge?

    I am in the process of overhauling my strat to make it a rock machine. I will be using a 53mm Suhr Aldrich in the bridge position, and I’m trying to decide on which singles to use in the neck and middle. I want to capture that Hendrix/Trower/SRV vibe with the neck pickup. I was thinking of the...
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    Sweetwater Fender American Professional Strat

    Yes, I am aware of the jumbo frets. Those are actually a preference for me. How do the CS69 pickups compare to the Fat 50s or the 57/62s?
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    Sweetwater Fender American Professional Strat

    Has anyone bought one of the Sweetwater American Professional Strats? Looking at the one with the roasted maple neck and the CS69 pickups. If so, I would love to hear what you though of the guitar. I am seriously considering a rosewood board model.
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    After not being a goldtop fan...after getting one...I've seen the light!

    I absolutely love my 2001 Classic gold top. I bought it in 2003, and really had never thought about owning a gold top before then. Now I cannot imagine not owning this guitar. It is on its second refret, and is my number one guitar.
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    Bias Drift Question

    Perhaps I was not clear in my original post. The Groove Tubes EL34M quad that I installed when I felt it was time for new tubes where purchased two years ago, but never used. They have been setting on a shelf in my office. So basically, they are “new” tubes. When I installed them and gave...
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    Bias Drift Question

    I had let the amp sit on standby for about 20 minutes for the first set of tubes. They stayed constant, but were at 42mA and I couldn't get the bias to adjust down any further. They were just too hot for the amp. I know that I can change the resistor to assist with getting in in the correct...
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    Bias Drift Question

    So I was going to retube my 2005 Splawn QuickRod this afternoon. It's been running the same set of Ruby STRs in it for the last four years. I had noticed that the amp was starting to sound harsh. Popped in a set of GT Mullard reissues from a few years ago, and they were so far out of range I...
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    To Wrap or Not to Wrap Strings

    If I’m playing 10s in standard tuning, I run them straight through. If I’m in E flat with 11s, I will top wrap to make it a bit easier to play.
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    Getting that Lexicon PCM-42 Delay Sound

    The Digitech Hardwire DL-8 has the Lexicon chipset. According the their website. It’s a great sounding Digital Delay. Good enough for Steve Lukather to have two of them on his board.
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    New Pedalboard!

    No, The board is being built by Tone Doctor in Houston Texas. I’ve built my boards for the past 15 years, and decided that it was time to let somebody else work on one. I’m very happy with the progress being made, and cannot wait to plug it in and get my tones again.
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    New Pedalboard!

    We’re using Mogami cables. They will be custom sized according to need. Not sure on the board brand. Here are a couple more pictures.
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    New Pedalboard!

    My new board is almost ready to rock! The board is being built by Tone Doctor in Houston,TX. It will feature Mogami cabling and low profile connectors. He is also providing a custom power solution, so that everything has the proper juice with no added noise.
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    Musicom Lab Efx Mk Iii Vs Efx Me

    Ok, so I picked up a Musicom EFX ME last week. Just arrived today. I was originally looking for a used EFX MK III. Shortly after I purchased the EFX ME I found a used EFX MK III for a stupid low price. So I bought that one too...lol! The EFX MK III has more loops than I need, but would...
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    Musicom Lab EFX ME

    Has anyone picked up the Musicom Lab EFX ME yet? This seems like it would be the perfect solution for me. I'm currently running a Carl Martin compressor, J Rocket Archer, Boss OC-2 and the pre side of my Strymon Mobius into the front of my amp. I have the post side of the Mobius and a...




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