• Supporting Membership Changes

    The Supporting Memberships are currently being updated moving forward.

    In order to coordinate giveaway drawings to the Supporting Members there will be a new alignment in the naming of the tiers.

    The pricing for each Supporting Membership level remains the same though the naming of them will change. The privileges remain the same as current but with the new name. If you are a current Supporting Member, you will be upgraded automatically for the existing term of your Supporting Membership. We are introducing a new tier with new perks.

    Table here

    Supporting Membership Guide

    • Monthly Supporting Members will remain Supporting Members
    • Current annual Supporting Members will now be Silver Supporting Members. Perks and permissions remain the same
    • Current Silver Supporting Members will now be Gold Supporting Members
    • Current Gold Supporting Members will now be Platinum Supporting Members
    • A new level will be created - Double Platinum Supporting Members

    All memberships will now have the option to remain as non-recurring memberships or choose reccuring memberships moving forward. *Note: current memberships will NOT be changed to recurring memberships.


Hello from the Windy city

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It's been awhile since I joined and Im just getting around to this...oh well. Anyway, I'm Colin Helton. CA native, was raised here in IL, but now reside in Chicago. I am a music lover.

Gear:
Electric - Fender Frankenstrat (MIJ 54 Neck, warmoth body[swamp ash and LPB], MIM std p'ups and hardware), Greco Les Paul Clone 1980, Greco SG 61 clone 1983, Gretsch Electromatic w/ dearmonds. I am currently working on refurbishing a ES-345/Riviera. Its a 68 Epi Riv-12 without a neck and an early 70's Gibson 345 neck. Looks like its coming along well, but can't decide: cherry or sunburst?
Acoustic - Gibson Southern Jumbo Deluxe (if it's a dreadnought, why did they call it a jumbo..?)
Amps - silverface Fender Vibro Champ, 1981 Fender 75 (for sale, see the forum), and my baby, a silverface Fender Bassman. It's modded so I can use a blend knob to sweep between a '59 Bassman and a '67 Plexi 50. any guitar will sound good through this amp, but if I had to describe my "me" tone, it would be with this amp.
Effects - This is where my taste strays...vintage Vox Wah, EHX Deluxe Memory Man, EHX Holy Grail, EHX Little Big Muff (2006), MXR Micro Amp, MXR Phase 90, MXR Bllue Box (modded with switch for more treble), Boss DS-1 (modded for less gain; now basically an OD), Volume Pedal, and Vintage Rat.

I'm not a gear snob. Like I said, give me any guita with .011's on it and let me play it through my Bassman. It'll sound like me.
I am also a singer/songwriter and am currently putting together a band. You can check out my songs on my myspace page. Thanks for being here to help me on my quest for knowledge and tone guys.
-Colin

PS - Influences: David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Nels Cline, John Scofield, Buddy Guy, anybody who played with Bowie, John Frusciante (pre-stadium arcadium)...
 

Slyib

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Hey Colin, welcome aboard! You've got some mighty fine influences listed there.

- Brett
 

larry1096

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I'm in the South Suburbs-bet this weather has you pining for California!!

(Heck, I was born here and I'm pining for California!!!)
 




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