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Trebor Renkluaf

I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse?
Gold Supporting Member
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We all know this place is GAS inducing, but I've got it bbaaadd!
Somebody posts about the Ethos... I want one...
Somebody posts about the Axe-FX... I want one...
Somebody posts about the Collings I35-LC... I want one...
Somebody posts about Ron Ellis pickups... I want some...
Somebody posts about Throbak pickusp... I want some...
Somebody posts about their new Tuttle... I want another...
Somebody posts about their new Grosh... I want another...
Somebody posts about their new Anderson (Tom)... I want another....
Somebody posts about their new Anderson (Ian)... I want one...
Somebody posts about their new Thorn... I want one...
Somebody posts about their new Crema Wheat... I want one...
Somebody posts about their new Memphis 30... I wan't one...
Somebody posts about ASW speakers... I want some...
Somebody posts about Scumback speakers... I want some...
Somebody posts about Mather cabinets... I want one...
I've acted on well more than half of those, and have more in the works, and those are just the ones I've listed... Somebody stop me!!!
 

dcooper830

Member
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761
Somebody posted about a Peavey Bandit the other day.

Now I want one!

Seriously. Those are cool amps!

I want one of the older ones just like this:

 

whiteop

Senior Member
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2,987
Somebody posted about a Peavey Bandit the other day.

Now I want one!

Seriously. Those are cool amps!

I want one of the older ones just like this:

An 80s model eh?

I used to have a Stereo Chorus 212 that had the most 3 dimensional sound I've ever heard come out of an amp. After hearing that it was hard to get used to mono amps again. If it would have been a tube amp I probably never would have sold it...;)
 

dcooper830

Member
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761
An 80s model eh?

I used to have a Stereo Chorus 212 that had the most 3 dimensional sound I've ever heard come out of an amp. After hearing that it was hard to get used to mono amps again. If it would have been a tube amp I probably never would have sold it...;)
Yes!! I used to have a Peavey Classic Chorus 212 and with the chorus engaged it did have a huge 3D sound!
 

Ruraltom

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I agree up to a point. TGP really helped me figure out what was out there and what fufilled my needs, but -dare I say!- after a year on here I feel set...
I've got a couple of fantastic guitars, a couple amps that do what I want... I now use TGP for the information/entertainment value rather than for sourcing equipment.

That being said. I guess I'm only one 'perfect' FS posting away from something new!:rotflmao
 

dcooper830

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761
Also...... every time someone posts about how much they hate Gibson... I want to buy another one lol
 

DakotaRed

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Yeah, I agree with Ruraltom; a year on here cleared up my gear issues. My playing is priority #1 again...
 

dazco

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By the way, i had access to and played thru bandits from the mid 80's on up, and that one in the pic above sounds better than any of them. Look for the one like the pic with the blue stripes on the face. I swear the difference is considerable. I hated them all except that particular model. Not sure what years they were produced like that tho.

That said, like i have found with most SS amps, in a live situation it sucked. mostly if not all because the dynamics are very different than a tube amp, but the sound itself was nice.
 

chillytc

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LOL that this has become a Peavey Bandit thread. But on the subject of Peavey Bandits . . . I'm old enough to remember these from when they were new and I always thought they were so cheap and ugly looking (the covering in particular) but they have aged more gracefully than I thought - they have a kind of hip retro thing now to my eye. They are still ugly, though. If memory serves, if you weren't looking at them, they were fairly compotent amps.
 

mdclark58

Member
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Hey Trevor, if you're still looking for an Ethos, let me know.

But yeah, I know what you're talking about. I used to be OK with my BF Fenders. Learning more about my amps got me in the door here. Next thing I know I need something Marshally. Oh yeah, definitely need to cover my Dumble tones. I check out the Trainwreck threads - sweet! I need to check that out.

Pedals were the gateway drug. Cheap, easy to ship, interchangable, flippable, easy to store, lots of flavors. Next thing I know, I'm loving the amp tones that my pedals emulate.

Now I'm into the hard stuff, amps. And I'm trying so hard not to cross the line into guitars...
 

HoboMan

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People posting about how great something is usually have that item for sale two days later in the Emporium.

OK to do here but illegal if you're buying & selling stocks.
 

kanderson

Member
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580
We all drank the Koolaid! And some continue to drink it... :)
It's funny how a handful of stranger's opinions on gear can make you subject to wanting what they have. I tend to go through periods of boredom and change out gear here and there, but rarely fall into the snares of "hype" anymore. Ah, who cares, if you have the money and you're not keeping food off the table, then go for it! Nothing wrong with owning nice gear.
 

tsar nicholas

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I'm the same way. I like to think I've exercised remarkable restraint in instrument acquisition (20 years playing; only ten guitars, one bass, and three amps in my possession), but I'm afflicted with terrible gear desires all the time, especially when I see someone playing a cool axe or I read about one. Especially high-end superstrats -- I've lusted after Andersons and their ilk ever since I saw Dr Know (Bad Brains) with one, but always managed to resist. My will is getting weaker by the day.
 

jimmyohio75

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People posting about how great something is usually have that item for sale two days later in the Emporium.

OK to do here but illegal if you're buying & selling stocks.
True.....I have posted NAD's and NGD's absolutely praising said items only to have them for sale in 2-3 days because they are somehow missing "something". This is actually just a way to justify to myself that the search must continue. I fully admit that it's "the search" that motivates me, not better gear!!!

(Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery):p
 




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