No intent on any derog - I was just curious as to the member's opinions. I don't have any experience with very small luthier made guitars. My only custom guitars are Suhrs, whom I consider a medium/small builder and Suhr's are magnificent guitars. I've bought two Suhrs back to back and had no...
My Suhr ClassicT arrived today and man-o-man it is the best guitsr I have ever played or owned. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I said that about the Classic when I got that but there is such a thing of being bested and for my style and preferences, this is the bomb. Now I know what that Tele mojo is all...
My Suhr Classic T is due this month and now that it's due anytime, I'm finding myself weak and out of control. It was slated for Indoor Storm's July slot. Here are the specs:
One piece swamp ash body
Hand cut only, no body contours
1/8" body edge radius
Even fat C neck carve, .880 -...
Ok, you've ll heard me rant and rave over my High Order equipped Agile AL-3000 Prestige Gold Top and although I have always respected a plain old LP Standard (59 neck for me), I have yet to lay down the cash for one even though I could.
That may have changed recently with the introduction of...
I have this cool eBay gem of an amp I got for dirt cheap a couple years ago. It's an Airline (Valco) Model 9131A. It's a huge sized dual 6L6GC head, probably about 35-40 watts. Two channel, reverb (6V6 driven of all things) and trem. It's in VERY nice condition.
It did however need some...
I got my Highorder pickups from Jeff last Wednesday and I had the opportunity to install them into my Agile AL-3000 Prestige Gold Top yesterday morning.
The specs are:
Both A3 magnets
Neck = 7.8
Bridge = 8.5
Both with a very shiny, high quality nickel cover
These things rock. To my...
I have three 1960's Custom Kraft tube amps. I love all of them but one of my favorites, a Model 400T came with a 6AU6 in the preamp and one in the trem socket. I've been in touch with Terry Dobbs (Mr. Valco) who doesn't recall preamps being 6AU6 from Valco ever but he stated that there were so...
I just took a blind plunge with a new seller from eBay for these:
With this description is all:
"Pair of Philips 6L6GC tubes. These tubes are new with original boxes. Markings on tubes are Canada 6L6GC. "
It doesn't say they're matched but I have a couple single 6L6GC amps I...
I decided to dink around with tubes in my Hi-Mu head that has the air-gap OT (7 watts output through a 2x12 with two Weber ceramic Cali 12's)
I started with one of my favorites, a Hytron 6V6GTY and a Telefunken 12AT7 and a Telefunken ribbed 12AX7. It's been that way for quite awhile and...
My Sanos call for a 12AX7 and a 12AU7 in the preamp section. Is there any circuit danger if I put a 5751 or 12AX7 in that 12AU7 socket?
I know putting lower gain tubes than designed for may not hurt components but what about if I upped the gain when the schematic calls for a 12AU7?
I'm getting ready to order some high order pickups for my Agile AL-3000 Prestige Goldtop and am asking for opinions and recommendations.
I'm also going to get some for my Carvin CT6M
For Agile I'm thinking: (I want vintage tone)
7.8k AlNiCo 3 neck unpotted
8.5k AlNiCo 3 bridge...
A short while ago, I stated that I commited the ultimate sin in tupe amp world and ran one of my cherished Sano 160R's for over a minute without the speaker connected before my stupid brain realized that all the cords were plugged in except the speaker leads.
I finally got the amp out to...
Well, I pulled the trigger on one that Indoor Storm in North Carolina had in stock.
"Maybe" not the color I would have chosen but everything else is right on or close. I hemmed and hawed about the neck profile. I may have wanted an even C with a slightly larger size than the Standard C .810 -...
Researching upper echelon modern retro guitars and will buy one just as soon as I decide which one.
Suhr? Why, why not?
Tom Anderson? Why, why not?
Melancon? Why, why not?
Tyler? Why, why not? (Don't care for the headstock design tho)
Grosh? Why, why not?
Looking at S or T style but...