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  1. BohemianLikeMe

    want a "western 6120" on a budget...

    Used market. I almost never buy a guitar new, the amount of depreciation on guitars is pretty insane. I got my 6120 1959-LTV for around 1500 EUR, and I've seen them go for similar if you're patient and can pounce when they appear.
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    Interest poll european made bar bridge

    Given what shipping costs now (the major killer IMO) and the amount of import taxes we pay, buying something from the US that would actually save me money in the long run would have to be so ridiculously underpriced I'd feel guilty buying it. I mostly do any US shopping when I'm home or when...
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    Interest poll european made bar bridge

    Same. I might even pick one up just to experiment with.
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    Could the new Rally be a start of a trend?

    My dream Gretsch offerings remain the same: Electromatic Billy Bo or a thinner-bodied single cut fully hollow like some of the vintage Annies and Clippers. I like the Rat Rods but it's hard to find any in stock here and I'm not entirely sold on the finishes.
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    The one that got away

    I miss a couple. Had a brilliant blackface Vibrochamp that I sold when I moved overseas because I needed the cash, but now the prices on these are so high it's hard to justify buying one. Had a 1967/1968 silverface Bassman head that was really a blackface circuit on the inside and it was great...
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    TV Jones in a Danelectro-style build?

    Sadly, no. Things got too busy this year with a new job and a lot more travel. But it's still on the back burner, that's for sure.
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    Stringing a Bigsby: The Nightmare Returns

    Are these no-mod retrofits onto all standard Bigsbys? I find this to be a pretty attractive option, except I gotta age the hardware a bit.
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    Stringing a Bigsby: The Nightmare Returns

    These look real interesting, because lord knows I've dinged the clearcoat on my 6120 a few times when strings pop off the bigsby and it is not ideal. Do they have a european distributor?
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    Filtertrons vs P90s in a hollowbody.

    Any pickup is good if you know how to work with it to get the sound you want. I love Filters, P-90s are great. Neither one is the ultimate "hollowbody" guitar pickup. People like DeArmond goldfoils, Hagstroms, old pancake style pickups, whatever. Lightnin' Hopkins got a great electric blues...
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    Let's talk about Martin Gore

    I thought a lot of Martin's 6118s were actually copies made by a luthier?
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    New old amp day!

    I kinda prefer the industrial chic 70s ones in like the old mono amps, there's just something so functionalist about them. But yeah, I get it. It's a thing, and lord knows my taste in aesthetics is not an absolute. I'm just saying I wouldn't pick them as my favorite amp aesthetic, but it's...
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    New old amp day!

    Old Peavey stuff is ugly as sin, but they're great workhorses.
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    Nitro finish?

    I dunno how thick the actual clearcoat is on the LTV models, but mine is way more delicate than any other clear coat I've ever had.
  14. BohemianLikeMe

    Of Mud Switches and Jack Plates.

    Mud switches are great, all three settings work extremely well on my setup with my 6120.
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    Black Guitars

    Who made the guard if you don't mind my asking?
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    Black Guitars

    The silver guard looks great on the Jazzmaster!
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    Black Guitars

    My dream Billy Bo popped up on a Polish classified ad site: Way too rich for my budget now, but that is my dream Billy Bo, for sure.
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    Holmes Brand

    That looks weirdly like those old Solton amps that pop up from time to time, I wonder if they had some connection?
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    Any rumors of new 2023 lines, colors?

    I like lacquer on my proline 6120 1959-LTV, but I'm actually looking to get a poly guitar for winter gigs and for road stuff.
  20. BohemianLikeMe

    Gretsch Nashville Amp?

    Get a Martin N-20 and getcher Willie Nelson on!
  21. BohemianLikeMe

    Supro wants my money

    I dunno, there's a lot of good uses for smaller watt amps-- recording, smaller gigs, etc. Plus there's a sound you get from slamming a small tube amp with a smaller speaker that you simply can't get with bigger amps-- lots of classic "big" sounding guitar records come from overdriving the...
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    Supro wants my money

    IIRC isn't there very little difference in volume between a 5 watt and a 50 amp? It's mostly about headroom.
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    Supro wants my money

    In terms of actual cost, of course. But I'm sure Fender did the market research on what "features" increase profit the most and digital reverbs are cheap to implement. Cost $10, charge $100, funnel the extra profit into dividends. :D Not any knock on digital stuff as I mentioned above. There's...
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    David Crosby

    Yeah, sad to hear it, but man lived a full life in every sense of the word.