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Postby Pilot » May 15th, 2012, 2:10 pm

Here's the newest addition to the family:

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Sorry for the awful picture, the light in this room isn't great for photography. It's a Xaviere (guitarfetish.com house brand) XV-820 Tele knockoff. Bought it off their scratch 'n' dent pile for $149. Still can't find the purported blemish.

Maple neck, butterscotch semi-transparent finish over a 3-piece ash body. Weighs about 8 pounds...you definitely know you're holding it. :D Typical vintage Tele setup, single coil at the bridge and a lipstick at the neck. Sounds great considering what I paid for it. The bridge pup is far, far hotter and twangier that I would have expected, and while the neck pup is a *little* muddy, it has a warmth to it that can be dialed in on the amp for some good rhythm tone. No complaints, especially for the price!
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Postby EzraplaysEzra » May 15th, 2012, 3:02 pm

I've got a xaviere gold top blem that I took in trade for a pedal. I can't find the blem either! Nice guitar the neck is very similar to the standard LP than the Epi.
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Postby Brian Krashpad » May 27th, 2012, 4:05 am

Just noticed that the group pic (of my electrics) I posted like 5 pages ago is now a broken link.

Hope this works:

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Have one new one not in the above shot, my church bandmates got me this Casino!

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Postby Pilot » June 15th, 2012, 6:31 pm

Been fighting with the forum software for two weeks trying to get inline images to show...no joy.

So here's a smattering of the musical goodness that's graced our household over the last month or so, with links that actually need to be clicked:

http://www.farscapeprops.com/gear/omen6.jpg
Schecter Omen 6, picked it up for $125, has a Duncan George Lynch "Screamin' Demon" in the bridge position...hot as hell, and drives the...
http://www.farscapeprops.com/gear/fca1.jpg
...big 60W Fender Pro Tube Concert Amplifier and the...
http://www.farscapeprops.com/gear/bugera.jpg
...little Bugera V5...very well indeed. :)

On the bass side of things, we have my son's new (used)...
http://www.farscapeprops.com/gear/omen5.jpg
Schecter Omen 5

Run through his new (well, also used)...
http://www.farscapeprops.com/gear/ba115.jpg
Ampeg Ba-115 (with his Mustang II to the left)

Not included is the Boss DM-2 analog delay pedal that I literally found in a box, with no idea how or when I acquired it. Not being a huge delay user, I flipped it on eBay for enough to buy the used Omen 5 outright. That was a good week indeed. :)
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Postby Brian Krashpad » June 16th, 2012, 4:37 am

Updated pic, to reflect latest 2 acquisitions (at top), an Aria Mosrite bass copy picked up on the cheap, and an Epi Casino (w/Bigsby and added master vol; given me for my birthday by my church bandmates and pastors!):

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Postby TRGuitar » June 16th, 2012, 1:42 pm

Decided to post a pic of the new amp here.

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Marshall Haze 40. 3 12AX7's and 2 EL34's and obviously 40 watts.
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Postby EzraplaysEzra » June 16th, 2012, 5:44 pm

That haze looks nice, but I also have a new amplifier to report.

I picked up a vintage USA made amp just this afternoon, on a whim.
It's a APLPHA 7! Those of you alive in America in the seventies would certainly recognize this bad boy if and when I get a pic of it up. I remember one in my cousin's bed room back in '80 or '81.
Two inputs, volume and tone pots - super cheapo chip board amp. It looks like a teisco checkmate or a musicvox amp from the late 60' early 70. It weighs about 5 pounds and its only 'bout 5 inches deep. This little thing has a really respectable clean sound. Best $3 I have spent in some time.
If anyone knows anything about these amps and when they were made I'd love to know. All it say on it is ALPHA 7 - Solid State _ Made in the USA. I'm not sure but I think this thing could worth 5 times what I paid for it!
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Postby s1120 » June 18th, 2012, 8:46 am

EzraplaysEzra wrote:That haze looks nice, but I also have a new amplifier to report.

I picked up a vintage USA made amp just this afternoon, on a whim.
It's a APLPHA 7! Those of you alive in America in the seventies would certainly recognize this bad boy if and when I get a pic of it up. I remember one in my cousin's bed room back in '80 or '81.
Two inputs, volume and tone pots - super cheapo chip board amp. It looks like a teisco checkmate or a musicvox amp from the late 60' early 70. It weighs about 5 pounds and its only 'bout 5 inches deep. This little thing has a really respectable clean sound. Best $3 I have spent in some time.
If anyone knows anything about these amps and when they were made I'd love to know. All it say on it is ALPHA 7 - Solid State _ Made in the USA. I'm not sure but I think this thing could worth 5 times what I paid for it!



For 3 bucks if it eaven WORKS!!!!

Very cool!!! Ive never seen one, but am a big fan of oddball funky gear. :D
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Postby EzraplaysEzra » June 18th, 2012, 9:20 am

Me too.
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Postby krankto11 » July 18th, 2012, 6:57 pm

@ Pilot,

WOW...wierd. I have the same shecter, mine is all natrual wood, may walnut or something like that? Thing screams and is really hot on the high end. I want to put a new pick-up in the back, just dont know what would sound decent. And, also that amp. I have the same one, but mine is a concert II, made in '83...the Rivera era. It really needs a tube job, though. Soon as I get home (in about 2 weeks), I'll post my gear.
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Postby luvmyguitar » August 22nd, 2012, 9:34 am

Just got my new Hotstick preamp from Derringer Amplifiers. I am really impressed. Anyone have one, or anything like it? I am always looking for a way to improve my tone. This thing has a lot of kick to it.
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Postby PatoId » October 27th, 2012, 7:54 pm

PatoId wrote:My main axe: Ibanez 1977 Musician...heavily modified

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I have happily added a new main axe to the collection, I now have an HH guitar and a single coil guitar, a G&L Comanche, basswood body with flame maple top. Hard maple nech with rosewood fretboard. Noiseless z-coil G&L pickups.

I had my luthier put a bone nut and set it up. The dual fulcrum tremolo is just awesome.

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Postby Legendaryk4 » November 15th, 2012, 7:15 pm

ESP LTD F-50
Currently rebuilding a VERY old Kent Explorer
Roland Cube 15xl
Boss ME-70
Zoom G2.1DM<--- Just got yesterday, so far very good other than the 5 second looper. Wish that was a little longer.
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Postby Kopfschmerzen » January 24th, 2013, 5:13 am

Brian May Special, G&L Legacy Tribute, POD HD500:
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Postby amakely » January 25th, 2013, 8:18 pm

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'68 Silvertone, SRV Strat (clear pickguard), Ibanez Artcore hollowbody, Peavey Classic 30, I think the 4x12 is a Marshall with the nameplate removed.

1 volume pedal, in case I need to turn down the hollowbody while I'm busy playing. Never did master the two-knob volume thing.

That's what I play the blues gigs with these days.
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