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Its fine... I wish i learned on that nice of a guitar, would have made me more motivated early on, yet I think i was just so happy to go from a nylon sting acoustic to an electric, it didn't matter what kind. I would definitely get a modeling amp to learn with though. My first two amps were Line 6. They were fine, though people seem to like the Peavy better. At the end of the day, i think most modeling amps are pretty similar. But definitely keep the guitar
My friends's younger brother's rig is a Les Paul traditional--fulltone OCD--Vox AC15. He is young and can barely play, but it sounds pretty bad a$$
Wolfetone Marshallheads... installed them in my SG, sound killer. WCR is another good choice.
I go by tone.... though i think it will be replaced with a Mad Professor Sweet Honey Bee soon.
you can not diss a Lovepedal Les Lius.
I don't get the hype.... they sound good, but I (and PGS) this the Kalamazoo overdrive sounds a little similar...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywyhz9i2bw0
I would get a voodoo lab PP2 for the supply, as far as order...

Tuner
Wah
Phaser (most people like them before distortion)
Overdrive
Reverb
AB/Y
Gibson Les Paul '54 VOS
and
Gibson ES 335 Larry Carlton signature
not to good looking. I dig the fender thin line with P90 idea though
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The ML jr is digital, not analog


sounds like it! way warmer than any other of my other delays I also read the manual wrong///
get a Fender 72 deluxe reissue... european indie band love them, idk how it is in australia though
Fender Hot rod deluxe, fender twin reverb, vox ac15 or 30. just some generally clean amp and a good overdrive and distortion. gets my indie tone...
I own a Boss DD-20, MXR Carbon Copy, Empress Vintage Modified Superdelay, and a Diamond Memory Lane Jr. Best in your price range is probably the Memory Lane Jr. It's the first analog delay with a tap tempo. It sounds awesome. kills the carbon copy.
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I have to agree, though I would add that the Harmony looks frickin amazing. Any chance of a full-body shot? (ooh, saucy )

I'll have to get some of my Gibson DC Jr up - most of the damage was from the previous owner but I think it looks so much better than a stock one. Also I think PRS's really benefit from a bit of bashing, they look too prissy new. Go go LP_CL


I didn't know that Mojo had to be a heavy relic, but here you go,

You want real mojo?


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it sounds really good unplugged

just kidding, here's my other Harmony:


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I played one at winter NAMM. Those things actually play like a dream -- not to fond of the onboard effects though.
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kracdown, neither of those really look to "mojo-d" at all to be honest.


Its hard to take pictures of all the dings on a black glossy guitar if you ever see it in person, you would think otherwise...

but the harmony? thats at least a light relic
Now on the a real relic:


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I haven't added to it's 43 years of wear yet... still cool
I took quite a few shots get ready:

My SG's been been out a lot...


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I don't even wear belts...


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had enough? I love my SG, its mended to my body perfectly! I will not be letting the headstock break...
Finally i can take pictures of my SG... ill do that later. my harmony isn't so fresh either.
I don't know. they dont sound as good as the competitors, though that where the price comes in im sure.
yeah i have heard that AII pickups sound especially good in hollowbody's. The stock pickup set calls for an AII in the neck and AV in the bridge.
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I've got a Marshallhead with the Alnico II magnet in the neck of my Les Paul and a V in the bridge. The II is definitely rounder in the attack and more vintage sounding. I think a set with IIs in both positions would be great for a 137. The pickup wire and the hotter output of the Marshallheads means they're significantly warmer than the usual PAF or hot PAF set.

I can't comment on the Throbaks, since they're twice as much and I can't really spend that much on a pickup set. The only insight I've got on them is that I tend to like hotter than vintage PAF spec pickups, especially for warmth in the neck position. The Throbaks would likely be too cold for my tastes.


Thats actually great advice. I want the warmer tones. My sound is extremely bass heavy and warm, so maybe I should go with my old friend Wolfe's pickups. But I would also love to try something else, if anyone knows.
I have this Gibson ES-137 Classic, which I've been debating either selling for a Jazzmaster or ES-335, or swapping out the pickups. Currently, its just sitting in it's case because I have it set up for 12's in C standard tuning, which i only use to play QOTSA songs (but now i have a whammy DT which actually works quite well!). I've been to lazy to get it set up for E standard, so I thought, why not get new pickups while I am at it. My SG had the same pickups, what ever those Gibson one's are called... they suck. I threw some Wolfetone Marshallheads into my SG, which has 4 push/pulls, coil tapping and in/out of phase. These pickups have alnico 5 magnets because I really wanted to get a good coil tapped sound. I think I should get other PAF type pickups in my ES-137, either an A2 neck A2 bridge, or A2 neck A5 bridge configuration. I don't want any coil taps or anything. Just great sounding PAF clones. My current ideas are:

Wolfetone Marshallheads with the Alnico 2 mod
Throbak MXV P.A.F. pickups

Those seem to be some good choices, though the Throbaks seem a bit over priced.

Or should i just sell my ES-137? I love the feel, but I love that Larry Carlton Mr. 335 Signature Gibson ES-335 sound. I've been wanting one of those for a while, and I am sure someday ill grab one, but for now, how can i get my ES-137 to sound even better?

Thanks
Fano guitars
Guitar:
Roland JC-120
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Deluxe Reverb

Bass:
GK 700RB-II
GK 1001RB-II
with an agular cab.

those are probably the best choices.
When is white's tone clean? Dan's used several amps, but in the past he has used two twins.
I like this more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aDVOXQ5uVI

idk what was on his pedalboard. but 56' Les Paul + fuzz+ overdrive + Twin Reverbs

dead weather: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSFZj_LdI0
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Black Keys don't use Twins. He uses a Hiwatt and a Marshall.

for his fuzz tones, buy every fuzz you know.

Or a fuzz face, Maestro MFZ-1 and a green muff.


I don't know how to make pictures i find on the google come up, so here are some links...

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Patrick+Carney/Dan+Auerbach/Coachella+Valley+Music+Arts+Festival+2009/Q3SO5quWZQq (There was a really good picture with two silverface twins behind him -- can't find it right now)

There he's got two black face twin reverbs behind him

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=dan+auerbach&um=1&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1873&bih=907&tbs=isz:l&tbm=isch&tbnid=g939Dgq5mtnvsM:&imgrefurl=http://whatpedals.blogspot.com/2010/10/dan-auerbach-black-keys.html&docid=SwB3nO2iQwOTPM&w=1600&h=989&ei=s_V8TqmuI6XciAKO7PjoDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=385&vpy=537&dur=3377&hovh=176&hovw=286&tx=195&ty=80&page=1&tbnh=122&tbnw=197&start=0&ndsp=38&ved=1t:429,r:19,s:0

i have a ton of common pedals with dan, or equivalents...

Here is dan's main guitar...

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/danauerbach/bowery/21.jpg

I've kind of accumulated a similar set up:


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(not on purpose)

I have decided next amp is going to be a Metro Plexi or Reeves Custom 30 MKII or Custom 50 or 78 or Custom Jimmy. All reeves amps sound amazing..
I can get the sound i want. i just wish to know how they get it, as i would like to experiment.
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That can be a good way to get a clean boost. Have all effects turned off and the output volume of the MFX turned up. That's how I drive my Abbey.


I have a clean boost, and i can do this with my delay pedal, still not enough gain though. But im curious to know if anyone knows how THEY do it.
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Might want to look into how Cobain coaxed his tones out of the Twin, too. Nevermind was done on a Twin.

For what it's worth, I do lot of White Stripes covers and get the tone I want with a JVM410 through the crunch channel on the medium (orange) gain stage, volume and gain on 10, master volume anywhere, and having that driven with a GNX4 running a Twin 2x12 model with big muff emulation.

You might want to try an MFX to drive the Twin. If you get a fairly serious one, you can tweak it until you get whatever tone you want through your tube amp.


um... why would i use a multi effects to drive an old twin reverb...
well, jack white used a twin for a short time, im talking more exclusively Dan Auercach of the back keys, Dead Fertita of the Dead Weather. Both use black face fender twin reverbs (dan now also uses a JTM45 to accompany it), and i have an orignal russian muff which is good for really fuzzy tones, for black keys - but doesn't get the mild overdrive he has when he's not using the Big mUff. I don't know what Dean does, my Big muff PI doesn't get something close to his tone..
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There is a website called brokenbricks that tells you what equipment Jack White uses for the White Stripes. That would be a good place to start looking.


I understand what he's using. I'm curious to know if anyone knows HOW he's using it.
Well, all the above bands use Twins, famous for their cleans, but get wonderful overdriven tones out of them. I can get mine to over drive, hurts the ears and doesn't have as much gain. I've seen several bands that use Twins for distorted tones, and all of them have big muffs on the bored, but I dont see them using that for there mid gain tones... I get great tones with my twin and an AMAZING distortion pedal (BMF Great Wide Open), i was just wondering how these bands do it. if you have any idea, share it please... thanks
cry baby's have historically broken after a fear years... i owned one had it for two years, then it broke. So now i stay away..
It's a great guitar, very different from the Standard though. i love P90's and humbuckers, but since you've already got those go for a P90 SG. The ones i've played have sounded and felt amazing.
okay, now grab some kind of tone bender mkii clone. I like the throbak Stonebender. Then for pickups I would look at Wolfetone Marshall heads, with the alnico 2 mod.
I'll record some tomorrow. I don't know what was done to it besides a speaker swap (Jensen Neo)