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  1. So, John...did you get the Danelectro yet? I just ordered one for myself, and was curious as to your impressions before mine arrives...
  2. Still waiting for the outcome here, JB...did the Grote land? Is it all that and a bag of chips?
  3. more to the point...have you played through one?
  4. I also thought that it might be Hondo, but the OP said 'lowercase letter h'...
  5. wow...just wow...you come in this thread 13 years later and state your opinions as facts? I have a crate amp and I like it...it has tubes, is 20W through a 12...sounds nice and gritty when it has to. I also own a very early VJ... so...maybe you could tone it down a little?
  6. you bought them, when? You bought more than one...and you don't know the name of the manufacturer? Pics? I mean could you sketch the logo, take a pic of it and post it here? Anything? You need to give us more to go on...
  7. so here's teh answer to your dilemma...go back and tell 'She...' that you need to do both..a vacation to Canada, and a new axe...your wife is a very understanding woman...
  8. frankly, this kind of complaint, absent any specific details, is not only pointless, but defamatory. Would you please explain your issue and why you feel that Godin is 'not standing behind their product'?
  9. above all else...do not get frustrated with slow progress and dexterity issues. Training your muscles to form chords, and change them, takes time. There is no short cut. This was the biggest complaint I got from students. As others mentioned here, you have to crawl before you can walk, and walk before you can run...but before you can crawl...you need to train those muscles. Don't even think about playing a song. Learn to form and change chords. Start with the basic 'cowboy chords'. Learn A, D, E and G. Learn to change from one to the other without thinking about it. Then learn C, B...and finally learn the F barre...the most painful of all... Next, the minor chords...
  10. Doesn't Fryette make a re-amp/attenuator? Probably expensive, but IIRC it was equipped with a tube pre and power pair...rather than class D like the Bad Cat.
  11. 12 years too late to impress the OP. I'm afraid...
  12. this was responded to correctly back in May of 2004...but thanks for playing...
  13. Another possible option, [although probably not due to location] would be a Carvin [or now Kiesel] AE185. They build them in Escondido [San Diego] CA. They run about $1700[US] new, and you can 'custom order' finishes. Used models typically go around $1200 [US]. Two humbuckers plus a UST...
  14. daddymack

    RL

    reverb listings for the D-28 'Standard' of that era run in the $2000-$2700 range. It is all about condition...
  15. Probably, but what condition is it in? Is there a HSC or a gig bag? Have you played it? Point being, it really doesn't matter what we think, since we aren't the ones buying the guitar. It's likely worth a c-note, but without seeing it? Who could make that call? If you have played it and you like it, and have compared it to other guitars in that price range, and you still like it, then buy it, but if you have not compared it to anything else, well, then caveat emptor.
  16. there are other ways to achieve this...and using a 'lower rated' speaker will change the sound, and likely won't result in a 'very noticeable' perceived volume change when you are in close proximity to the amp. What is the amp? That is where I would start if I wanted to lower the output while retaining the character. The speakers are the last step in the signal chain, and have less to do with the overall sound and volume than the amp itself. If it is a tube amp, there are plenty of ways to lower the output via tube selection, tube removal. output transformer.... I will go out on a limb and guess the amp does not have a master gain, right? You'd probably be far better off having a master gain pot installed [I know, it will mean the amp is not stock, but it is an upgrade many buyers of used gear appreciate]. Why did you get a Weber Mass, and then not try that first? That is one of the best 'power soak' methods, far more effective than trying to quash the volume with less efficient speakers. Have you tried the Mass yet? If not, please do, and then get back to us...
  17. Yes, that can be done, I do it on occasion, but I don't use my phone, too many hoops to jump through. what format was the music sent via e-mail? What kind of phone? do you have a computer [or at least a tablet, which makes this much easier to do]?
  18. Actually, this is not true. The process a speaker uses to produce sound is essentially the same, but reversed, as the process a dynamic microphone uses to collect sound. A speaker can be used as a microphone, I've done it to make a 'stomp' kick drum sound using an old headphone
  19. Glossolalia...embarrassment is the absolute worst reason to not see a doctor over something that could be very serious! Don't screw around...you've been allowing a potential major hearing problem fester for over a year? Are you crazy? See a doctor!
  20. I buy certain unwound string sizes in bulk packs [.009-.013], where they are straight, not coiled up, and they hang over the top of a book case. Every now and then one somehow manages to slide partially out of the plastic sheath bag, and if the cat can get the ball end, it is gone! I will find them kinked and abused in distant parts of the house... The cat was okay with my playing guitar when she was younger, but I was primarily playing acoustic or unplugged, but if I used the solo PA rig or an amp, she bailed, putting as much distance as she could between the guitar and her. Now, if she even sees me strap on a guitar, she is GONE! We had a cockatiel, when my kids were young, a yellow one, that would sit on my shoulder when I played acoustically, but she too was not a fan of the amplifier....she was allowed to wander free in our home, the 'boss of the house', and would chase our two Shelties if they came near her, especially when her nesting instinct was raging. At one time, I used a series of delays set to repeat a phrase at various intervals to try to train her to talk, but it didn't work...she was too obstinate to be trained! The only 'pets' that appreciated my playing were our 'kitchen crickets' at our old house in Chatsworth...they would come out from under the refrigerator and washer and dryer when I played and chirp and dance...I used to have a video of it, pretty odd
  21. that Aria, assuming the condition is as it appears in the pic, is worth every penny of $500, and the OHSC was a nice bonus... If you put Ric 'toasters' in that Encore, it would be lipstick on a pig, but it might sound a lot more like a Ric...😉
  22. I have to assume that you are trying to lower the output/volume of your amp by decreasing the speaker efficiency, correct?
  23. ^that...but they do not sound like a P90, and they do not sound like a humbucker. They have their own distinct 'flavor'...
  24. I have a lot of respect for Tim Shaw, and I agree it wouldn't make sense for him to do a radical redesign, but this is not the Fender you and I grew up with, or even the CBS version we managed to outlast...and cost cutting measures are the manufacturing norm, so I would not be too surprised if we 'looked under the hood' and found a straight 6 instead of a V8...like I said the word 'authentic' does not translate to 'accurate', or 'actual'...which is not to say they couldn't reproduce the sound of a WR in a more cost effective way, but Seth Lover was pretty much the humbucker genius of his day...as Tim Shaw is today.
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