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  1. And just for sh!ts and giggles, Seymour Duncan still makes Seth Lovers. A couple of these and some bumble be caps, and you can get there pretty. I guess they are slightly less dark that Gibson 57 classics. I only have stuff with 57 classics and that's a very nice pup imho.
  2. PRS has done many necks over the the decades. I have a Custom 22 and choose the fat wide neck, which isn't that fat compared to LP of the 50. The fat wide feels more like a 60's LP neck. Make sure you try before you buy, or can send the guitar back if you don't like the feel of it.
  3. Mikeo

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    I have a Marshall JCM 800 model 4104 ( 50watts 2x12 combo) that I bought new in 1983-1984. It has 6550 power tubes which I kept. No reverb, no channel switching. You plug in and play. I also scored some NOS RCA power tubes for it. It's the only Marshall I had ever owned, until I purchased a Marshall Class 5 1x10 Combo. Like JCM 800 I own, they were also made in the UK. There are many different versions of the JCM 800, including ones like yours with channel Switching, some with reverb and some ran 100 watts. Since I hauled my own gear, always, my JCM 800 is in killer shape, with no rips or scraped in the tolex. I did scratch the face plate near the 2 input jacks. This is not mine, but these are the amps. The same over and under High/ Low input jacks. If yo ever open one up they are a pretty simple build. Nothing special in quality, but some killer. The gain is not too crazy or compressed. This one is missing the bottom bracket for some reason and someone also put on casters on it. They also came with a cheap vinyl cover, that was not clean but more opaque. Mine didn't make it after 20 years, so I tossed it. The JCM 800's where not cheap, but a "good one" will fetch about 3 times the money that they cost new in the 80's. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Marshall Class 5 amps are also cool for recording. A bit darker than one might think. There the older version and the second revised version of those amps. If you ever come back to HC, I love talking about amps, guitars, music gear and music in general.
  4. Main Differences Between Les Paul Traditional vs Standard. The Les Paul traditional has a thicker neck profile, whereas the Standard has a slimmer neck profile. They have 50's and 50's tradition back for 10 years ago. I thing the 60's had push pull pots too, but don't quote me on that. They still make Les Pauls. $2699.00 https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Guitar/USA1R6524/Les-Paul-Standard-60s/Iced-Tea I'm sure this is nice too, if that's in your budget. https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Guitar/CUS48E666/1960-Les-Paul-Standard-Reissue/Iced-Tea-Burst
  5. The K&K mini is a good system. My luthier likes it a lot. I did the Fishman Matrix Blend on the Martin HD 28 and a Martin 00028, but also looked at the LR Baggs Anthem at the time. The LR Baggs Anthem like the K&K mounts under the bridge Plate. I have other Fishman pick-ups in other guitars, and I am in Massachusetts, so at the last minute, I went with the Fishman instead of the Baggs system. Back in the day when your Yamaha was made, there wasn't a lot of pick ups available in acoustic guitars. Especially factory installed. Good luck
  6. Buy a new saddle and nut. Stew Mac will have the bone. A pre- cut one will save you a heap of work. You will need to get a new piezo pup, if you ever want to plug it in. Too tell you the truth, you pics are very nice, but it doesn't look like the saddle is very wore down. This is the case of a great pic, not worth a 1000 words. It's difficulty to tell with out the instrument in hand. I believe this has a Volume, bass and treble I had a Yamaha 370s back in the 80's. I wore the frets out and it was hardly worth replacing them. I traded it out for a for a new Taylor 414 at the time. It paid for the tax and more. The 365's are rather nice sounding guitars. Solid top. The neck on the Yamaha I had was just lovely. Fishman still makes a non active/ passive pup, if you don't want to mess with electronics. It's listed as the AG series. I just dumped a Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend in a new Martin HD28. Well my luthier did. It's a killer system IMO, but far from inexpensive. If you like the Yamaha, put the work into it that you think needs to be done. It should solder right in. Try this for less than 10 buck. I believe yours is the narrow width type. https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-thin-pickups-passive-piezoelectric-acoustic/dp/B08RBR98FF/ref=sr_1_14_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=2%2F32"+piezo+pickup+for+acoustic+guitar&qid=1634421577&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-14-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExMVoyTFVCU1RVM09MJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTMyOTI4RzY1OTJCVEc4Q1MzJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4MjIwNTcxT1FDNFdNVkVPUkZLJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfbXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== https://www.amazon.com/Musiclily-Guitar-Saddle-Acoustic-Replacement/dp/B00HFQZHL4/ref=sr_1_17?crid=T2C4VI6OW2CC&dchild=1&keywords=piezo+pickup+for+acoustic+guitar&qid=1634421485&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-17
  7. Midnight Blue isn't bad. Depending on the light it can look lighter blue with silver in it. Here the pic that the retailer sent to me before my purchase. I also went to adjust the truss rod, took off the truss rod cover and the paint on the truss rod cover came off. I sent the part back in and the Hall's took care of it. Here's my other Ricks I love the 330, and it might be my fav of them all. The 620 was my second Rick. I bought them when they were under a grand and the prices just kept creeping up and up and up. I never owned a a 12 string guitar and was thinking, might as well own the one that is most historical. The Modern pups are really good. The last Rick I purchased was the 350 63. It's very cool. I don't buy or sell many guitar, but just about every year I pick out something special and go with it. Haven't purchased a bass guitar in probably 25 years. An American Standard Jazz. An American Standard Jazz Deluxe that I bought. It has a smaller body and active pups. I sold my American P bass after buy this. This Deluxe cover everything the P bass did and way more. l It also felt better in my hands, as a guitar player. It's in a weird see through ash body. I have never seen another one like it. I have seen white, but not the see thru white. The Kala Bass that a buddy of mine gave me. It's old, so no active pups, I plug it in and use a Preamp if I want more. Sounds good through the Ashdown or the SWR California Blonde.
  8. I love D'D jazz box stuff. A buddy of mine has one and it's very nice.
  9. Exactly. If you can't open it, it's either broken, manufactured poorly, or the battery was left inside so long that it is corroded. Hopefully the guy figured it out in the last year. There will not be much sound coming out of a bass like this unplugged. Good enough for practicing in a bedroom. After you plug in, it's pretty much an electric bass. Breedlove makes am interesting acoustic bass, it has a deeper body. More money too. A buddy of mine give me a Kala U Bass about 10 years ago. It's small, but interesting and plugged-in has a very double bass tone. The string with stretch like crazy over time. I plug it in through a old SWR California Blonde. Check em both out before you drop a dime on the Fender. I love Fender classic electric instrument products for the most part.
  10. I am a huge Rickenbacker fan. They don't make too may solid bodies, but they do make a few. Most Ricks are semi hollowbodies. They are not cheap, but they are really not that expensive. They rarely advertise the pricing of them, but you will find some sweet discounts out there. They are not exactly a one trick pony, like many think. Plus not many play Rickenbacker guitars. Check out the gal, play jazz on one. What I have a is a fireglo 330 ( still probably my fav) a Jet Glo 330-12 a 620 six string in fireglo. It has a very thick fretboard and takes a bit of getting used too And the the 3 pick up 350 "63: in Midnight Blue. That has the toaster pups, which are very low output, but they are very cool. The middle pick up IMHO is in the way of my picking. The Hall's are a tough bunch, if you ever break anything on a Rick, you will need to send the broken part back in for replacement. The cool thing is you either play a Rick, or you go with out, but I have seen some imported stuff. The Hall's keep the competition out of the states, by suing everyone. They sound great through classic Fender amps and Marshalls too. I have other Semi Hollow body guitars from Gibson and a few hollow bodies too. I just plan out what I want, put some money aside and one a year I pick out something. I own a few higher end guitars made in Japan, but nothing made in China, Korea, or places like that. This years purchase was a Martin HD 28. Not exactly cheap, but it sound killer. I just had a Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend system put in to it, and plugged in it sounds amazing. I was torn better the Fishman and the Baggs Anthem. I'm in MA and Fishman is a Mass based company, so at the last minute I went with them. Plus I own a bunch of other Fishman products. On my Gibson F5G mandolin uses a Baggs M Radius and Baggs Venue Pre-amp. Both are great acoustic pick ups.
  11. Definitely strange looking. I didn't like the looks at first. Watched some videos of it in action and it sound really good to my ears. I bet in 1954 the Strat was a bit weird looking. 800 bucks. Gig bag. I try to get a hard shell case for it, but it's nothing that I'd run out and buy.
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    Try this, I found off the interweb. You can contact us by phone at (1) 702-800-8290 for the US and Canada and (44) 1562 732290 in Europe. You can also contact our CARE department via email at care@music-group.com
  13. That's a really tough budget these days. Amps at the 100 dollar range , manufactures need to cut a lot of corners. I see stuff in the 100 dollar range, but nothing that has 2 inputs. Headphones out yes. I have a Yamaha THR 10 watt classic. I don't think Yamaha makes the classic any more, but I'm not a high gain player. https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-THR10C-Amplifier-Production-Software/dp/B009NO0QTE The Positive Grid Spark Guitar Amplifier, Electric, Bass and Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp, seems to be a hot selling practice amp these days. It's actually a pretty cool learning tool. Check out the videos at amazon. Virtually learning. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HQCG79H/ref=syn_sd_onsite_desktop_373?psc=1&pd_rd_plhdr=t&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVEU5R1lMNFk0NVgmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA4MjYyMDkxWkxTQlJBWkJZRDdHJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAwMTUxNjIyN0tFV0dVNE9EVkg2JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c2Rfb25zaXRlX2Rlc2t0b3AmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl https://www.positivegrid.com/spark I rig for your phone https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irig2/ I hope this helps some what.
  14. The famous DreamWay Lodge has a no copywrite infringement thing. I have played only originals there. Nice mug shot
  15. Your cheapest way out might be a good old fashion passive DI box. They still make them. That way you can plug right into the PA. That is if there's a channel on the PA for you to do so.
  16. I have a few Shubbs capo's and they are nice, but you are correct, they don't clip on to the head stock when you are not using them. I also have a few Kyser capos, and I like them too. However eventually the spring will break, it could even snap when putting it on you guitar and put a nice dent in the neck. Happened. Now to top it off, I was given a G7. They are nice too, but very heavy. I'm old enough to remember these, and have used them.
  17. The show must go on. Next time around you'll know.
  18. The kids grew up and moved out of the house. Music is dead, everyone what's to be a gamer now.
  19. Why not have an electronics guy look at the speaker with the buzz in it. Could be a cheap fix. like a capacitor or a cold solder joint.
  20. My Taylor GS mini's came in a Taylor gig bag. They are now in SBK cases made exclusively for the GS mini. The gig bags I put in the attic. They are no Cali girl case, but are very protective.
  21. I never used a Beheringer anything. I use Mogami cable when I plug in. George L's on my pedal board.
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