Howdy TGP from San Diego...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by BrainPod, Jan 13, 2008.


  1. BrainPod

    BrainPod Member

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    Brian here,

    Just introducing myself, wanted to say hello... :BEER

    Very cool and informative forum, this is my first day and already I've absorbed a ton of knowledge!! So, THANK YOU GUYS!!


    Now as far as gear goes:

    My main guitars are...

    '82 Les Paul Standard (my baby, she stays home most of the time)

    A black Epiphone Dot (my main gigging electric)


    My MAIN guitar is a mid-1950's (i think) Silvertone 3/4 scale acoustic. We threw a Dimarzio single coil in the soundhole, added volume and tone knobs, and an input jack. People don't know what to think of it, til they hear it plugged in!! haha (see pics)

    I also have a mid '50's Kay full size acoustic that i did the same mod to, except with a P-90. Sounds rediculous!! Very nasty, swampy tone.

    As far as amps, i just sold a Peavey Delta Blues. I had swapped the semi-crappy Black Widow speaker for a vintage 15'' 1966 CTS. Also took out two of the 12AX7's and threw in 12AU7's. Made that amp come alive. DEFINITELY wasn't easy to part with!!

    So, thanks for having me!!


    Cheers,
    Brian
    myspace.com/theblackoutparty
    brian_holwerda@yahoo.com

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  2. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Hi Brian'

    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  3. Ian Anderson

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    Hey Brian welcome to TGP. Dig your band!! I'll have to check you guys out some time.
     
  4. BrainPod

    BrainPod Member

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    Man I checked out those Lentz guitars, would LOVE to plug one in some time!!! Where is the shop located??

    We're opening for Blue Cheer at the Casbah Feb 1st, it would be fun to have you guys out... And hey, if Lentz wants to loan me something to strum on for the evening, I'd be honored!!

    Be in touch,

    Very nice meeting you Ian,

    Best,
    Brian
     
  5. John Hurtt

    John Hurtt Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the Gear Page!
     
  6. Ian Anderson

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    Hey Brian,

    Good to make your aquaintence. we are up in San Marcos. Stop by sometime. I'd love to make that gig but am running low on PTO from my night gig. :worried Let me know when you guys have a weekend show!
     
  7. Scott Peterson

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    Welcome To The Gear Page!
     
  8. Ken I

    Ken I Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard Brian!
     
  9. HipKitty

    HipKitty Silver Supporting Member

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    Greetings from Nashville Brian!

    Gotta love SD! I grew up in the Imperial Valley and my folks have been in La Mesa for eons! Love visiting them...of course.
     
  10. archtopjazz

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    Hi,

    Welcome to TGP.

    Jim
     
  11. BrainPod

    BrainPod Member

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    This is a cool site
     
  12. BrainPod

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    Just checked out the website, you guys are doing some real cool pedals!!

    Do any stores in California carry them?? Would love to plug in sometime!!

    San Diego IS a great place, I'm just a few miles from La Mesa... I was actually in East Nashville this summer stayin with a friend and playin a few shows there and Memphis... Such a different world out there!! Loved it though...

    Hope all is well,

    Thanks for the warm welcome
     
  13. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome! that guitar sounds seriously funky!
     
  14. HipKitty

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    No stores in California as of yet. We were working on one, but it hasn't fallen through yet...but that will be changing soon.
     
  15. hathisisfunnyha

    hathisisfunnyha Supporting Member

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    glad to see more San diego people on here
     
  16. mattc41

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    it is, welcome! and very cool setup you've got there, those guitars are great!
     
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  18. Curly

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    welcome

    I don't know how you play that Silvertone. I had one for my first guitar, and it was a real challenge ... I'm surprised I ever kept playing!
     
  19. Ah Xoc Kin

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    Ditto.

    And welcome :)
     

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