Hi from Portland, OR

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  1. BlkMkt

    BlkMkt Member

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    New member here from Portland. I've been playing guitar for about 25 years.
    I spent about 10 years of my glorious past as a luthier, mainly repairs but I managed to knock out some custom guitars once in a while... even got some ink in Guitar Player many moons ago. When the passion became a grind I quit. Now I just keep my gear in check and do the occasional set-up for friends.
    My current obsession is the Swart AST... If you haven't heard a Swart yet, check one out!

    Other gear includes...

    Several (3) guitars that I built in the early '90s
    '69 Martin D-28
    '52 Reissue Tele (Hot Rod)
    '00 Les Paul Classic
    '64 Vibro Champ
    Mid '80s Boogie .22
    Swart AST
     
  2. Ken I

    Ken I Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  3. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Hi ra228,

    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  4. hucklebee

    hucklebee Supporting Member

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    From one Oregonian to another.... Welcome.
     
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    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    Good to have you aboard..
     
  6. kurtsstuff

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    Welcome from a misplaced Oregonian...(Coos Bay)
     
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    cg Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome! I share your passion for the Swart AST. It's an amazing amp.
     
  8. BlkMkt

    BlkMkt Member

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone.
     
  9. ?&!

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    Welcome aboard! I am also in Portland, and it's good to know there are others in town that share my affliction for gear. Have fun! :)
     
  10. quinnamps

    quinnamps Member

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    I just happened to see Oregon as I was logging in.
    Not sure I have ever been to this part of the forum before.
    Anyhoo welcome to TGP.
    I live across the river in Vancouver. Maybe we'll bee seeing each other around?
    Cheers,
    Shad
     
  11. ZeroCool

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    Coos Bay, huh? Cool! Hometown of one Steve Prefontaine. What an awesome athlete. May he rest in peace.
     
  12. guildchild

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    welcome! fellow pdx'r and ast owner.

    pardon me if i'm being forward (after all, we just met), but i'm looking for another ast owner to spend some afternoon swapping tubes and figuring out the best combo while having a true a/b comparison.

    interested? me and my amp / guitar guy get together quite a bit to do this, but we really need another ast.
     
  13. KungFuLio

    KungFuLio Senior Member

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    Greetings from another PDXer!!!
     
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    Greetings to all you PDX'ers from a fellow Swart AST loving Hood Riverite (just up the crick from ya'all.....).
     
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    Hey from Eugene-
     
  16. guildchild

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    there's more ast's in pdx (etc) than i thought. i've only owned mine for about 2 months, so i've only played maybe 8 shows with it here in town. i have yet to have someone come up after a show to ask about the amp who actually knows who / what swart is.

    i think rhylick and bluetweed are hood river guys with ast's.
     
  17. BlkMkt

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    Wow, quite a few folks in the area. A surprising number of Swart owners too.
    guildchild, I'll pm you re: AST tube-swap.
     
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    hello from the west slope!

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  19. BlkMkt

    BlkMkt Member

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    9, I could probably throw a rock and hit your house!
     
  20. thenine

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    cool! I am hoping summer will come. This is the coldest, wettest spring I can remember. Sorry but I'm one of the noobs who doesnt know wehat a SWART is!
     

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