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Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by erksin, Sep 11, 2007.

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  1. dB

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    Saw Neko Case last night...does anybody know about Paul Rigby, her guitarist? He had a huge sounding tele.
     
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    http://theband.hiof.no/band_pictures/Paul_Rigby_150dpi.html
     
  3. Jacobpaul81

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    just bought a varioboost pro. :cool:
     
  4. themusicboxstudios

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    just got this on ebay for 530 shipped. :crazyguy

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  5. markom89

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    what's that, like your 3rd gibson amp?!
    Insanity, man.
    Which one do you like the best?
    Which has the best cleans and low overdrive sounds?
    How do they take pedals?
    I want one for a gig amp.
     
  6. erksin

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    Cool!

    I hope you dig yours as much as I do mine - total MVP on my board lately...
     
  7. erksin

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    OMFG - the Invader is such an awesome amp!

    2-7591As, 1-10" AND 1-12" Jensen.

    You are my new hero - dibs if you flip it!!!

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  8. themusicboxstudios

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    I have 4 now. 2 Falcons (1 in Boston, 1 in CA), Mariner (GA-40T), and the Invader.

    The Falcons and the Mariner have basically the best cleans I've ever heard with a Tele. Very unique reverb which I LOVE and definitely the best tremolo I've ever heard.

    Falcons are by far the best clean platform bedroom amp.

    The Mariner I have basically feels and sounds like a 20-30 watt D13 to me. It's got a very big and tight bottom end. I really like it but I miss the reverb, which is why I bought the Invader.

    I will most definitely be selling either the Invader or the Mariner when I come home in March.

    I have a modded 70's Deluxe Reverb that is a keeper, and a Marshall JMP 2204 combo that is also a keeper. So with those amps for gigging and the Falcon at home, the Mariner and Invader are really just novelties that I only justify due to there incredible tones at such an amazing price. Not to mention they look freaking killer.

    I can't say enough good things about these old gibson amps.

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  9. markom89

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    Ah, thanks for the info, man.
    So what's a fair price to pay for a Falcon these days? one that's all original and in pretty good condition, with only a few tears, and one that has a new Jensen speaker in it, new tubes, and a few replaced caps?
    Sounds like the Falcon wouldn't be a bad amp to gig, either, while having a mic on it. Also, I noticed on e-bay that some are tweed and some are tolex. Is there a big difference sound wise?
     
  10. themusicboxstudios

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    Try and find one that has the bell knobs with the red arrows on them. Those get some killer break up. The older ones with the circle knobs are clean all the way up, usually brighter too. These ones are AWSOME for a low volume clean pedal platform (which is why I have this version in my apartment).

    price-wise ... 450ish for the one you mentioned.
     
  11. erksin

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    I have a big painting project this weekend - so I pulled out a bunch of **** I hadn't listened to in a LONG time...

    The Best Of Elmore James

    I haven't listened to this one since I bought it new about 12 years ago - damn Elmore had some seriously cool tones. Forgot what a good vocalist he was too...

    Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

    Paul Desmond is the MAN. He plays these lines that are so airy and lilting but so soulful. Dude could swing with the best of them.

    UFO - Stangers In The Night (Special Edition)

    This is the uncut/unedited version with Hot N' Ready and Cherry Cherry on it - Phil Mogg is one of the best rock vocalists evar.

    The Jayhawks - Tomorrow The Green Grass

    I wish I could play pretty **** like this - Gary Louris has a new solo record coming out soon and I'm all over it when it ships.

    The New Pornographers - Electric Version

    These guys always have some of the best guitar tones I've ever heard. Killer Tremolo and vibrato sounds, agro bass tones, and Neko Case.

    Still have more painting to do tomorrow - don't know what I'm gonna choose, but I really miss listening to music for long periods of time like I used to.
     
  12. Prof.Fuzz

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    For some reason, whenever the wife and I get into a housepainting project, the Replacements end up on the box. Family tradition, I guess.

    Happy Painting!
     
  13. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place...

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    Looks like your dad and step-mom win the award for "Best Taste in Music exhibited by a parent/s".
     
  14. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place...

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    Congrats Jon, what a cool collection.

    Unfortunately cheap, cool amp scores are something that just don't really crop up much in Australia.
     
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    Ha, that's funny. Even though they are now in their 60s they actually still go out to see shows. Pretty cool.
     
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    So you're the one who bought that! I was watching that one all week! :rotflmao
     
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    I'm looking forward to it. My new Moho Mods Rat II is blowing my mind. I haven't turned it off since it arrived, and it loves the timmy. So I'm hoping with the Varioboost, I'll have all my gain/drive needs taken care of from now on. :AOK
     
  18. Jacobpaul81

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    I can't express my envy. :drool:RoCkIn:BEER
     
  19. themusicboxstudios

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    I wasn't planning on bidding until the last minute. then i decided why not? :Devil
     
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    Speaking of old Gibson amps: I saw Blue Mountain play last night, and Cary Hudson brought out his old Falcon. It's apparently an earlier model than erksin's and curehardy's since it was tweed-covered and the controls were along the back edge (like on a tweed Deluxe). That little thing really filled the room and got surprisingly crunchy. Beautiful trem, too. I believe I'm officially in the market.

    I spoke with Cary for a couple of minutes, and they're going to be here in Dallas all week recording their next record. Can't wait to hear it.
     
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