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Forum: Electric Guitar 05-11-2015, 04:40 PM
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Can you provide us an example please

Can you provide us an example please
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-11-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Helicopters!
The guy said he'd take $200. At that price I have...

The guy said he'd take $200. At that price I have to at least look it over.
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-10-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Helicopters!
Are S420s not very good? I know for $250 I'm not...

Are S420s not very good? I know for $250 I'm not getting something stellar, but I figured it'd at least be good enough for a beginner.
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Helicopters!
Ibanez S420 with D-Activators for $250. Would you?

I found one of these on Craigslist. The guy sanded down the black and now it's got a natural finish. He also put D-Activators in it. I want a guitar that's super lightweight, plays well, and sounds...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-06-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15,399
Views: 258,979
Posted By Helicopters!
Yeah, I've been thinking about it... the H&K...

Yeah, I've been thinking about it... the H&K is gonna cost me as much as a used Super Champ X2 and then I still have to buy the cab, plus it doesn't have onboard reverb, plus it's not going to sound...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-06-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15,399
Views: 258,979
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They're both tube amps. The Fender has DSP...

They're both tube amps. The Fender has DSP involved, but it's got two channels and the first one cuts out almost all of it. It's colloquially referred to as the "blackface channel," which is why as...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-06-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15,399
Views: 258,979
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It's the 5 watt version. I'm really torn; the...

It's the 5 watt version. I'm really torn; the Fender, on manufacturer alone, seems like it'd get me closer to the tone I want. I also wouldn't have to buy a cab, but the price on the H&K makes that a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-06-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15,399
Views: 258,979
Posted By Helicopters!
Hey y'all, quick question. I'm after a tiny tube...

Hey y'all, quick question. I'm after a tiny tube amp for my bedroom. I'm in love with the slightly overdriven blackface Fender clean tone - like Explosions in the Sky's tone on their later albums....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
Posted By Helicopters!
I actually used to own a ValveKing. I loved it,...

I actually used to own a ValveKing. I loved it, but it's too big for me right now. I'm going to look for a Super Champ X2.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
Posted By Helicopters!
$300 for a clean bedroom amp I can throw a bunch of pedals at

I've got a new guitar, and now I want a new amp to go with it. I'm really into post-rock, and I love the crisp clean tone that Explosions in the Sky got on their album The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-29-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Helicopters!
If you're spending $5000 on a guitar and you...

If you're spending $5000 on a guitar and you still aren't satisfied with the pickups, you're picking absolutely the wrong instrument.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-23-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Helicopters!
Anyone have experience with the new Squier baritone Jazzmaster

I may buy one of these soon but I've never had a baritone guitar before. It looks and sounds amazing (from what I can see on the web). I was offered one of these brand new at a price of $297 so I'm...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-13-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,853
Posted By Helicopters!
If you have $1000 to throw around and you want a...

If you have $1000 to throw around and you want a lightweight guitar, get a Parker.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-17-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15,399
Views: 258,979
Posted By Helicopters!
Now to get the rest of my rig up to par... right...

Now to get the rest of my rig up to par... right now my guitar is worth more than everything else in my signal path twice over. I'm running it into a Behringer RV600, a Digidelay, and a Spider IV 15....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15,399
Views: 258,979
Posted By Helicopters!
I feel like I won the lottery with this guitar. I...

I feel like I won the lottery with this guitar. I wandered into Guitar Center to test out an Epi LP Standard and found this in the used gear section. 20 minutes later, I had my credit card ready to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15,399
Views: 258,979
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Bought a Parker P44 on Sunday. First nice guitar...

Bought a Parker P44 on Sunday. First nice guitar I've ever had. I'm pretty hyped on it. Just wanted to share.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-14-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By Helicopters!
Check out Parker. Incredibly versatile, super...

Check out Parker. Incredibly versatile, super light weight, and fantastic to play.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Helicopters!
Is there any reason to buy a Line 6 Verbzilla instead of an M5?

Hey y'all. I really love the Line 6 Verbzilla, but I've noticed that it's cheaper to buy the M5 pedal modeler that also comes with a whole bunch of other effects. Is there any reason to buy the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 176,842
Posted By Helicopters!
Where can I get a rattle can that's as close as...

Where can I get a rattle can that's as close as possible in hue to Fender's Lake Placid Blue that also has a bit of glitter to it? I'm refinishing a strat right now and I'm obsessed with the color...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-07-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,694
Posted By Helicopters!
I wish I never bought my Roland Microcube, but I...

I wish I never bought my Roland Microcube, but I wish I'd kept my Ibanez SA160, my Peavey Valveking, my DL4, my Verbzilla, my 10-band EQ, my Carbon Copy, and my Tubescreamer.

I sold a lot of junk...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Helicopters!
Wow, that's a treasure trove of useful...

Wow, that's a treasure trove of useful information. I'm not set on a nitro finish. I don't have a spray rig; as a matter of fact, I'll be doing most of this on the patio of my apartment. I've heard...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Helicopters!
Want to refinish my guitar, have a couple questions about prep and paints.

Hey guys. I have a Carvin kit strat that I finished in high school. I did a pretty poor job with the paint (chalk it up to being young and impatient) and am getting tired of the color, so I have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Helicopters!
Spray paint is a lot better for laying down nice...

Spray paint is a lot better for laying down nice flat coats without any brush marks, and it's not very hard to apply. There are endless spray painting tutorials on the internet ranging from the most...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-24-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 31,360
Posted By Helicopters!
How's the clean channel on the BV-60H? I can get...

How's the clean channel on the BV-60H? I can get one for ridiculously cheap. All I need is good cleans and onboard reverb. I'm also thinking about a Peavey Valveking and Fender Blues Deluxe, but...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 04-01-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By Helicopters!
Twenty Foot Drop

(Verse)

There's a 20 foot drop

From the roof that I am standing on

To the pool that you are swimming in

And I am gonna jump.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Helicopters!
Wow, that's pretty detailed! Thanks! If I could...

Wow, that's pretty detailed! Thanks!

If I could get a Quadraverb for $40 or a Quadraverb GT for $60, should I spend the extra $20?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-26-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Helicopters!
Quadraverb, Microverb, Nanoverb? What's the difference?

Hey all. I'm thinking about picking up an Alesis ____verb because I dig the really ambient, swirly sounds they seem capable of, especially since you can come across them for chicken feed. I keep...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-25-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Helicopters!
It's probably not as bad as I remember. At the...

It's probably not as bad as I remember. At the time I was enamored with my Valveking (not sure why I even bought the microcube) so it might just have been a case of getting what I paid for.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-25-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Helicopters!
I actually used to have a Microcube and I...

I actually used to have a Microcube and I remember nothing but disappointment. I could give it another shot, but I'm the kind of guy that always likes to try something new.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-25-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Helicopters!
I'm gonna have to do that, then. It sounds like...

I'm gonna have to do that, then. It sounds like the tiniest modeling amp I can find will be the best thing for me.

Could I also consider just buying the cheapest amp I can find and slapping an...
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