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Well, more like what should I get for Christmas and Birthday. December bdays... anyone else have em? I always get combined presents . "This year, 'Naptime', we're going to combine your bday and xmas presents into one 'BIG' present (actually, it's usually just the same as a reg xmas one lol, sigh)". Complaining aside, would anyone like to help me figure out what I should "ask" for? I play bluesy stuff. Mainly SRV, Mayer, Hendrix and Frusciante inspired.

My Gear:
- Blues Jr. Nos (mostly clean tones w/o much tube saturation)
- 97' MIA Strat, stock + SRV sig neck and graphtech saddles
- Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

Current Ideas:
- New guitar body, My current one is making me very nervous. It has a lot of holes in the neck pocket and is unstable enough to slightly flat/sharp strings if the neck is pushed hard. If I were to get a new body I could use my current one and make a second guitar w/ very little money added. Here's a pic of the neck pocket I took a while back. I feel pretty good about this option, but I'm not 100% sure where I would go to get one. Ebay seems good, but an auction for a gift? Warmoth looks to run about 300+ so that feels like I'd be asking too much, dunno.
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- EQ Pedal. MXR 6/10 band possibly? I'm not too sure about this one as I feel like I'm still understanding just exactly how treb/mid/bass effect my tone and what combinations I enjoy for different music styles. It feels like a w/e option. If I can't think of anything else I would pick this... or more clothes lol.

- TS9 Pedal. This seems to be a very popular pedal for people who play similar music, but I'm not sure how I feel about it since I mainly play clean tones. The idea behind this is to artificially get the tube saturation sound right?

- Pickups. Lindy Fralins or CS 69's seem to be a good option for blues. I want to get new pickups but I've read so many different threads about how little they effect your tone vs how expensive they are... it makes me unsure I suppose. I dunno if I can ask for 200$ pickups if they won't change my sound much. I do have mia pickups. They sound decent.

- Possibly "combining" the presents into a custom Warmoth body.

If you have any suggestions for xmas gear pls feel free to help or if you can't think of anything share your xmas list
#2
Judging by some of the things you play, I would highly suggest looking in to a TS-808. Or you could get a TS9 if the 808 is slightly out of your range. I love my BJ + 808 combo. You can also use the TS as just a boost, and to add some "tone" since most of the time I use mine with the overdrive set to the lowest possible, and then level and tone set to max. gives the amp a little bit of overdrive as you would expect at higher volumes, a little more volume, and some nice characteristics from the "tone" section of the pedal. Trying to maybe find a used 808 + an EQ would probably be your best solution.
Fender '04 Strat
MiM Sunburst with Maple Neck

Ibanez TS-808
Fender Blues Junior
Marshall JTM60