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    Lower volume than expected out of my Bad Cat Panther

    Hi All, looking for any thoughts you have. Here are the details. Thank you in advance for looking! I have had a Bad Cat Panther Reverb (4x 6v6) as my #1 for a while. I bought it used, and hadn't done anything to it since I bought it. Recently I have been running it stereo with an Allen Old...
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    Bought a used Bad Cat Panther and it overheated at 1st gig - should I return it?

    Hi TGP family, So I bought a used Bad Cat Panther Head at Guitar Center last week. 1st gig this weekend, and after having it on and in an iso cab for about 4 hours the volume decreased and it got all fuzzy/clippy/farty not in a good way (I had it set for clean). Up to that point it sounded...
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    Sold 3rd Power DS112 - 1x12 cab

    Hi TGP Family, Up for sale or trade is a 3rd Power DS112 (Dream Series 1x12) cabinet, nice and clean with no significant defects that I can find. Bought new by me unloaded from a dealer. Has an Alnico Gold - rated for 8 Ohms. SOLD $685, shipped CONUS (paypal only please). Interested trades, -...
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    Can I run a Blackface Bassman through a single 50w 8ohm rated speaker?

    Hi TGP Family, Thanks to @GAT, I am now the proud owner of a 65 bassman :) My understanding is this amp is 50W, which is forcing me to rethink my cab situation. I will need to get a new cab for home practice, and would like to go with a Celestion Vintage 30 or Alnico Gold, 1x12 8ohm cab. I...
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    Sold Morgan Dual 20 1x12 combo, Matchless Spitfire w/Reverb 1x12 wide combo

    Hi All, Two really great amps for sale which both have served me well for the past few years. Selling to fund an upgrade to a 30w Matchless rig. First up, a beautiful Morgan Dual 20 in Chalk Chilewich. This was originally built for Pete Min and used to be featured on the Morgan website...
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    Help me choose a 3rd Power Amp!

    Hi gang, I have been on a search for a great fender sound, and I believe that 3rd power might be the best new (vs. vintage) option for me... They have 3 models I am interested in: - MkII American Dream - MkII Dream 40 American - MkII Dual Citizen My Main questions are: - Why would I buy the...
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    PLEASE HELP me diagnose my amp issue - matchless spitfire 15

    Hi tgp family, I let a friend borrow my matchless spitfire 15 amp (combo) for church gig last week. He ended up using it with another cab. I got it back for my rehearsal this week, and fired it up. It worked for a minute or two, then all of a sudden went to very low (almost no) volume. I...
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    Does this OD pedal exist?

    Hi gang, I recently bought an Xotic RC booster, and love it. the tone (bass and treble) at noon are flat, and counter-clockwise turns roll off the bass or treble, and clockwise turns add more. What I was wondering is if there is an OD pedal with all of the following - transparent like RC...
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    Help me choose a Fender-style amp

    Hi TGP Family, So I have been playing EL84 amps for the past few years (Matchless Spitfire and Morgan Dual 20), and have been looking at adding a Fender-style amp to the mix. I had a 69 vintage twin reverb in the past, and then a deville, but all before I really payed that much attention to...
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    Calling all Jazzmaster experts - PLEASE HELP - wiring issue?, CLIPS INCLUDED

    Hi TGP Family, I recently used musikraft/mjt to build a jazzmaster, and wiring parts from toneshapers: http://www.toneshapers.com/wiring-kits/jazzmaster/toneshapers-wiring-kit-fender-jazzmaster.html#.VV5NYHnbJSE Pickups are Duncan Antiquity II, and as far as I know we followed all the wiring...
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    Used Morgan Dual 20 arrived - tube help needed

    Hello there! Bought a used Morgan Dual 20 and it arrived yesterday :-). Brought it to rehearsal - it sounded incredible for about an hour and then a tube started to get microphonic :-( I reinstalled the tubes per sellers instructions after I got it, but I'm not 100% confident about replacing...
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    HELP NEEDED - should I have MJT 'age' my Mastery bridge and vibrato?

    .... the hardware is with them now, but they said they are concerned the chemicals they use will affect the long-term functionality of the hardware. I raised this question when I sent it to them, so I'm wondering if this is really an issue or if they are just trying to cover their asses...
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    First Build - MJT Jazzmaster - your thoughts?

    Hi all, I have been looking for a jazzmaster, but have not found anything that is right for me. I have a tech buddy that can help me put the right one together. I have never built a guitar from parts before, so I am hoping my gearpage family can lend advice and thoughts, pitfalls, etc. I have...
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    bent preamp tube pins - should i be concerned?

    Hi all - I was plugging in my Matchless Spitfire 15 combo and I noticed one of the 12AX7 preamp tubes was bent. Basically all the pins are bent at an angle. I did some gentle wiggle work and straightened it out as much as possible, but the pins still don't quite go all the way in their...
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    Have you ever fallen in love with a $300 guitar?

    OK - I played this Squier made in Indonesia tele with jazzmaster bridge pickup at lunch today and I couldn't stop playing it. The setup was terrible but I love the pickup combination ... Has anyone ever bought a guitar like this and ended up being a main player for you? I could see this...
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    What was the first album you bought?

    ... you know, with your own money? Artist, album, and format. Mine was Sonic Youth, Dirty, on CD... I put the headphones on at the listening station at my local music store, and it was instant magic... still one of my favorite records...
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    HELP - I cant decide - 1 gretsch duo jet or 2 reverends?

    Hi all, Saved the cash for my next major purchase, and I had been set on a gretsch duo jet for a long time, but am now considering buying a Reverend 15th anniversary flatroc AND and a Reverend charger 290 instead of the gretsch. I play P&W, have a great amp and solid pedalboard, but...
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    Ever played a gretsch duo jet with dyna neck and filter bridge?

    Hi again, Looking to buy a gretsch duo jet with dyna sonic pickups, then switch out the bridge pickup for a tv classic pickup with dyna mount... Anyone ever play a gretch with dyna up front and filtertron in back? Is this a good idea? Thought it would sound great, neck position with that...
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    ~2500 budget - new amp or new guitar?

    Hi all! I have about 2500$ saved for my next purchase. Was planning on buying a gretsch duo jet, but realized I can now possibly afford that matchless amp I have been wanting.... My question for you - would it have a bigger impact on my sound to get the amp or the guitar? Currently I have a...
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    Want to buy a Gretsch - Pro Jet or Duo Jet?

    Hi all, still on the hunt for a Gretsch... Wondering how different the duo jet is from pro jet? can anyone who is familiar chime in? What are the main differences pro/con? Obviously, the pro jet is cheaper, which is good. Also, I like the bigsby on the pro jet better than the standard one...
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    Analogman King of Tone or Prince of Tone??

    Hi all - for those of you using a KOT, do you find that you use both channels, or that you prefer stacking one channel on KOT with your other drives/fuzz? I am asking because I want to buy a KOT, but Prince of tone is cheaper and I'm just not sure how much I would use both channels on the...
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    Found a Gretsch Jet jr. II for $179 - should I buy?

    HI all - just found a great deal on this guitar, looks great in black, and has neck and bridge pickups... figure I could swap out the pups for TV jones, and add a bigsby or stopbar and have a pretty sweet gretsch - thoughts?
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    What should i do with my old Carvin Guitar?

    Hi all, I still have my first guitar, an all black Carvin that is at least 15 years old, it is a strat style body, all black, with a neck-through-body design... Single coils in the neck and middle, with a coil-tapped bucker in the bridge... good looking guitar, but I can never get a good...
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    has anyone used a power supply as a pedal riser? Bad idea?

    hi there - thinking through my ideal pedal board, and wanting an isolated power supply (CIOKS or PedalPower), but don't want a slanted board and would rather not use risers... so has anyone ever velcroed the top of their power supply and put pedals right on top? is this a bad idea? thoughts?
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