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  1. esoteric pete

    FS Mad professor mellow yellow trem HW

    Blue collar is sold, MP trem still available!
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    Best guys to refinish a pre-CBS body?

    id recommend carson hess. look him up.
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    WTB Octron 3

    PM me with pic and price if you have an octron 3 you’d like to move Can also offer a handwired menatone blue collar OD or handwired mad professor tremolo in trade.. TIA!
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    My late-60's hippie refin tele has come back to life!

    yeah, i wanted to match the necks wear, which is played in, but not "worn" quite yet. i think carson really nailed it.
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    '65 Strat on Ebay, No Reserve

    that’s always been the gamble with buying any guitar online. Some people are comfortable spending that kind of money and taking the chance. It’s a bit much for me without handling it first for that very reason. Not all vintage guitars are good guitars.
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    My late-60's hippie refin tele has come back to life!

    the saddles that were on the guitar when i got it were the threaded ones but the ones in the pic are rutters strait-comp, which is why they look so even, its also possible that i took the pics before final intonation tweaks.. hey @gkoelling ! thanks man, i think the hardware is original, or at...
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    ‘66 Tele with vintage wiring - change to modern? (Pics Added)

    i greatly prefer the modern wiring....i personally wouldn't find much use for vintage wiring on a telecaster specifically.
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    FS Mad professor mellow yellow trem HW

    Menatone blue collar OD (4 knob, handwired from 2019) this is a KILLER OD. harmonics, fatness, plenty of gain...huge sounding! like new, with box. - $old shipped/PP'd MP handwired mellow yellow tremolo. there’s Velcro applied to the bottom, No box, excellent shape otherwise as a bonus, it...
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    Green Thang! Post your green thingamajigger

    my healy guitars "healer" model.
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    My late-60's hippie refin tele has come back to life!

    i agree 100%. the cool thing about the replaced neck is that, it was ordered as a replacement for THIS body.. and because of this the neck didnt simply get swapped from another guitar, which is the typically what you see/assume. so even thought its not the original neck to the body, there is...
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    Does anybody market him/themselves half as hard as Joe Bonamassa?

    i say whatever, and good for him. im a fan if his instagram account but not a huge fn of his band/music. great player when hes not doing the EJ thing (although, thats a feat in itself, id just rather hear him not) i highly doubt that hes the sole owner of the collection. i believe there are...
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    My late-60's hippie refin tele has come back to life!

    thanks! yes, the finish is aged a little. nothing crazy...it matches the wear on the neck appropriately. This is Carson's specialty and his work is really amazing. I like to think of it as more of a restoration than a refin. (although its technically refinished, for sure!) but its been brought...
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    My late-60's hippie refin tele has come back to life!

    I had posted this guitar a while back but wanted to share in its recent unveiling! This past February a friend got in touch with me about a guitar he couldn't snag at the time, so he was passing the offer to me. His co-worker wanted to sell it and i only had one pic to go off before committing...
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    Do all Bassmans sound like this?

    I have an AB165 that i put into an oversized combo cab with a single 12. That amp sounds very similar to the one the OP posted. It’s an excellent amp and if that’s the sound you’re after, I’d just try and figure out a way to get there. They are loud but tamable.
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    Cathode Bias Amps With Good Clean Headroom

    lots of carr offerings, which sound incredible
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    ONLY : ONE overdrive + ONE fuzz + ONE distortion + ONE boost

    zombie thread from 2009! ill play BC183 sunface> menatone blue collar> original zendrive
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    AB165 Bassman combo

    i dont believe so, on any account - fender had some weird stuff slip out during that era, employee built personal stuff, etc. but ive never heard or seen an original from-the-factory blackface bassman COMBO.
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    AB165 Bassman combo

    thank you, not looking for a British style speaker in this amp.
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    AB165 Bassman combo

    not too worried about the jensen right now. no gigs happening which gives me time to sort of a different speaker if i choose. right now its only getting played at home at moderate levels at best. ill probably figure out a way to order weber's version of the C12N (a 12F150) in a 4ohm (as i like...
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    Bossanova guitarist - available for parties and bar mitzvahs

    he looks incredibly uncomfortable.
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    68 Bassman Opinions

    i have a 67. killer amp. and i mean KILLER. go buy that thing. you wont regret it and if you happen to, you wont be losing any money!
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