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Some of this is overdue, but I couldn't be arsed to make a thread every time I got something.

First off: I wanted a telecaster. So I built one.


I had the neck, body, "bigsby" and bridge pickup lying around, so I thought "Why not?".
Some Wilkinson singlecoil in the bridge, and a no name P90 in the neck. They do sound surprisingly good, especially the P90. Very fat and big sound.

Got rid of a partscaster in exchange for some pedals and a bit of cash.
Built me a pedal board. The new pedals are the yellow Joyo tremolo and the silver-y KLD RAT clone.



Wired it up with four 1/4'' jacks on the side, guitar in, guitar out, amp in, amp out. Very simple and fast.
I do like the Joyo tremolo, though having no other experience with tremolos I'm not sure how nice they could get. Not sure what I think of the OD , since I mostly use it as a boost. Any tips or recommendations?

I also found my old VC50 too big and loud, and I couldn't get that clean tone. Traded it for this:



Gibson SG Special Faded.
What can I say? Best guitar I've owned. Very light, very comfortable. I really like the not too slim neck. It's brown, not cherry (though it looks reddish in the pictures). Not sure what pickups are in it, but I think they are stock. Compared to my PR SE Åkerfeldt it's not as modern sounding and it's not as heavy. The faded/non glossy paint job makes it very smooth and non-sticky to the touch, which is something I find very annoying with glossy necks. I don't want to stop playing this guitar.

Well, since I didn't have the wonderful distortion from the VC50 anymore, I decided to get a new amp. Whether I'd use it to complement my Peavey Ultra, or replace it, I wasn't sure, so I asked opinions here. Then I disregarded their recommendations and ordered an amp from Thomann. After several angry calls to the Swedish Post, I finally got it.





And a family shot of the amps.


Jet City JCA22H. For £200, this is a fantastic amp. 5 12AX7, and two EL84's in the back.
Two channels, one normal, one overdrive. Getting a clean tone is not that hard, keep the "Normal" gain down and master up. But then I can't use the yummy slightly overdriven sounds from the rest of the gain knob sweep. Not sure if I'm gonna keep the Ultra for cleans. Turning the Normal gain up, you go from slightly dirty to "Shit, and this was supposed to be a clean channel!" Well, it wasn't. According to *ahem* google the Normal channel is basically the JCA20. Doesn't matter to me, sounds great. This channel does some really good AC/DC and Jet tones. OD-channel then. So much distortion. Too much for me actually. Gets a bit muddy at about two o'clock on the gain knob. I can get some good early Opeth sounds from it, and Pelican-ish is not a problem. One thing though, this amp has so much treble. I need to keep the treble knob at about nine or ten o' clock.

It weighs nothing, compared to my Peavey, which is a relief. This is just a small, neat, mental 20 watt amp. I am going to mod it later, with a depth knob and remove some of the insane distortion on the OD channel. But for £200 it's great out of the box.
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Nice! That SG was my 3rd guitar. People seem to knock the Faded series a lot, but I really liked that guitar. Someday I'll buy another SG


Looks like everyone's got something new today!
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HNGD! Enjoy it all!
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Nice!

Everyone's got something new today, it seems!

Seems like it always happens that way.

HNGD dude! One rockin' setup!

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Nice! That SG was my 3rd guitar. People seem to knock the Faded series a lot, but I really liked that guitar. Someday I'll buy another SG


Looks like everyone's got something new today!


I want to get another one to keep it in E. This is tuned to B.
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Happy new stuff day! Glad you're enjoying the SG, I love all SGs. I'd love to hear your playing!
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Stick a quarter pounder in the bridge of the tele. It will go nicely with the P90.


HNGD.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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awesome haul there I like the tele especially

you can use a rat as a boost but most people use them as a distortion (or as a fuzzy distortion).

nice tonerider chorus too, i like mine a lot
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Nice stuff. I own the jca22h. Replace the tubes, I used tungsols to replace the stock chinese ones and the crunch channel gave me a bit more clean headroom, far more articulate and overall just better response. The overdrive stopped fizzing too! Good amp!
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awesome haul there I like the tele especially

you can use a rat as a boost but most people use them as a distortion (or as a fuzzy distortion).

nice tonerider chorus too, i like mine a lot



Cheers. To be honest, the paint job on the Tele is awful, but you can't tell from pictures.
Didn't know that, thanks. Not that I need a distortion pedal with those amps, but oh well.
Yeah, I got the chorus on your recommendation.

^^ Thanks for the tip about the valves. I'm gonna chuck some jj's in it when I get the time.
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^

yeah the rat is one of the better, more versatile distortion pedals, with the gain down it's pretty low gain and works better than most distortions as a boost. that being said, i'd still prefer a tubescreamer or similar (or even a more transparent type of overdrive) to use as a boost.

but a rat's a killer pedal, it doesn't hurt to have one lying around
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Never tried jjs so I don't know how they'll sound in it. I've heard they darken the tone, which couldn't be a bad thing in that amp. I run the treble at "1" if I do use it due to playing an esp M-II which is alder, with a maple neck, maple fingerboard and only a volume pot. very bright!