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Amplifiers / Re: Fender '57 Custom Deluxe
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:46:21 PM »
The 335 sounds great through this rig too, of course.

General Discussion / Re: Remembering Beaker
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:45:13 PM »
Skateboarding huh? Thank God he got away from music.  :D  Yea, I remember him starting shit all the time. Who was it that called him Beaker the first time? Perfect nickname.

General Discussion / Re: Hello hello hello echo echo echo
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:42:48 PM »
Danny, how is married life treating Yosoy? I wonder what everyone is playing guitar wise and playing through amp wise these days.

I donít think old know it all got hitched, I think she was smarter than he thought.
BH! How tf are ya man? I emailed him with the address given on his profile, haven't heard from him.

General Discussion / Remembering Beaker
« on: February 05, 2020, 03:17:54 PM »
We were pretty harsh on that guy. I remember one tune he did. I downloaded it and added barn yard sounds, planes crashing, etc. LOL

Amplifiers / Re: Fender '57 Custom Deluxe
« on: February 05, 2020, 03:12:24 PM »
Been running a Tech21 Q Strip EQ after the Peterson Strobe tuner. Low set one notch below Zero, Mid one and two one notch above zero, high at zero, Shift one at 700 Hz, Shift two at 1.7 Hz, both high and low pass frequency cutoffs engaged. That goes into a Zendrive, Tone at 11:00 o'clock, gain at noon and voice at 2. Then into a Wampler Ethereal verb/delay, delay set for slapback, verb fairly low. All that into the '57 Fender Custom Deluxe. Playing my Les Paul with Buddha P90s, bridge pup. The quality of the tone is right there with the Two Rock Cardiff, not sure which one I like better. This will be my blues jam rig for now. Nice and light, simple pedal compliment. The tone is very tasty!

Amplifiers / Re: Two Rock Cardiff Problems
« on: January 29, 2020, 11:47:23 PM »
I hooked up the Cardiff to the speaker in my Princeton, no rattle. Weird that it rattles with the Alnico Blue and not the Jensen in my Princeton. I haven't put the Alnico Blue back in the Cardiff yet. A guy on the Gear Page said I should play the note and use a rag or pot holder and touch each tube while playing the note to see if I can feel any vibration. If there is one with a vibration, he suggested that I could try a damper ring for the tube. I'll give that a try in the next couple of days. The amp repair options in Denver are pretty scarce. The main one is run by a grumpy old British guy. Several bad reviews on Google. Another guy runs his from his garage. The third option place is pricey. If I can't figure it out, I might see what's available in Colorado Springs.

Amplifiers / Two Rock Cardiff Problems
« on: January 27, 2020, 09:26:47 PM »
My Two Rock Cardiff (Vox AC15 ish) has a rattle I'm having trouble tracking down. It has new TAD tubes and a new Celestion Alnico Blue 15 watt 12 inch speaker. I took the speaker out and had it tested. It's not the speaker. The rattle is a high pitched one that can be heard at the specific note of the E on the D string. It's more pronounced with an OD pedal with some volume. I checked all the screws and knobs, everything is as tight as a snare drum. Tubes are seated tightly. I'm thinking it's a tube or tube socket spring. Anybody had similar problems? I'll take it to my amp repair guy tomorrow. Otherwise this is a great little amp. Here is a link to a Premier Guitar review.

General Discussion / Re: Hello hello hello echo echo echo
« on: January 19, 2020, 11:33:41 PM »
Yo Chuck and Danny!   Hope you guys and everyone is having a great 2020!  I'm still picking and grinning at this end.  Delayed long echo, echo, echo, etc.  LOL's.    Jam on! ;) ;) 8) 8)

Hey EC! How's it going? Just finished watching the Chiefs Titans in the AFC Championship game. My Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl!

General Discussion / Re: Hello hello hello echo echo echo
« on: January 19, 2020, 01:05:10 AM »
Danny, how is married life treating Yosoy? I wonder what everyone is playing guitar wise and playing through amp wise these days.

General Discussion / Re: Hello hello hello echo echo echo
« on: January 19, 2020, 01:01:29 AM »
I check in every couple of days to see if anything is going on, but everybody seems to have decided to let "our thing' fizzle out.....

La Cosa Note-tra. Get it? Errybody is busy I suppose. This is me sending out "check in at Burlap and Blues" mental waves.  :brow: :brow: :brow:

General Discussion / Hello hello hello echo echo echo
« on: January 18, 2020, 05:15:52 AM »
Is there anybody out there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home? Happy New Year from the Chuckster!

Amplifiers / Fender '57 Custom Deluxe
« on: January 18, 2020, 05:13:20 AM »
I'm letting my brother borrow my Two Rock Bloomfield Drive for a few months so I've been getting to know my hand wired Fender '57 Custom Deluxe better. I really like this amp. Other than being too bassy, I love it. My pedal board consists of a Peterson Stomp Classic tuner ---> Strymon DECO tape saturation/doubletracker ---> Tech 21 Q Strip preamp/eq --->Strymon Timeline delay ---> Strymon Blue Sky verb ---> input 1 on the amp. I don't use the Q Strip or DECO on the Bloomfield Drive, doesn't need it. They come in handy on this amp though. The DECO saturation is a silky smooth alternative to most OD pedals (don't use the doubletracker side much) and the Q Strip allows me to take the bass frequencies down while adding mids etc. I have the Timeline set on tape slapback delay. The Blue Sky I have set on plate verb, pretty low mix. The amp isn't heavy which makes it a breeze to haul around. The Bloomfield is a monster at 65lbs. Getting some beautiful tone from this setup. The amp is 12 watts but seems plenty loud. My main axe now is the Ibanez I mentioned in the guitar thread section with the Buddha P90s. The other axes I play most are my orange Strat (Esmerelda) with Jeff Beck noiseless pups, a Gibby 335 (2017 red dot) with the original humbuckers, my 2004 Les Paul and 2018 Firebird Studio, both with Buddha P90s. Hope y'all are have a great start to 2020! Rock on!

Regards, Chuckster

Guitars / Ibanez RG6UC Prestige
« on: October 30, 2019, 03:38:24 PM »
I love this guitar. Probably more of a metal player's guitar but I love how it plays. The neck has a wider nut making it easier to play cleanly. Flat radius ebony fretboard, big fat frets. It plays and feels beautiful. The back of the neck has next to no finish on it. My hand slides on it effortlessly. It came with Bare Knuckle Aftermath pups designed with "New Metal" in mind. They sounded OK through my Two Rock Bloomfield Drive if I backed the volume way off. Actually better than just OK. But I'm a P90 guy these days, specifically Buddha hand wound P90s (available on Reverb), A4 neck A5 bridge. Very snappy. The BD is the best sounding amp I've ever owned and the Buddha P90s (A4 and A5 combo) are the best sounding pups through that amp. Such a snappy/clean overdriven sound. Not at all muddy. Makes me play cleaner as any mistake comes through crystal clear. The BD seems to like P90s of any stripe. I have a Telecaster with Lollar P90s and a Godin with Lollar P90s for humbucker slot. the Buddhas sound better. So much so that I swapped the humbuckers in my Les Paul, Firebird Studio and the Ibanes with the P90s for humbucker slot. You could plug a broomstick guitar into the BD and it would sound decent I think. I hardly ever play my Strats any more. The only guitar I have with Humbuckers is a Gibson 335. Not going to swap them out, it sounds fantastic. I have another Tele with the original pups that sound great. But I can't seem to put the Ibanez down. I haven't played a blues jam with it yet, probably get laughed out of the joint. I'm taking it to the next one I go to though. Don't know if you guys remember my old go to Strat "Esmerelda." I put Jeff Beck Fender noiseless pups in it, I like them a lot. I have to back the volume off a bit as they're pretty hot pups. I think the BD likes pups that are less hot. I need to try some underwound single coils in my black Strat. I'll order up some underwound Buddhas and see how they sound. Hope y'all are doing well. Rock on!

Guitars / Re: Yet another NGD
« on: September 15, 2019, 01:28:28 AM »
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The Sg arrived a couple of days ago, I immediately cut off the '9s that were on it, oiled the fretboard, put 10s on it, and raised the action a bit on the treble side, only to discover it played even better lover than it was before.  (You couldn't slip a butterfly's fart between the strings and the fretboard to begin with)  The thing's a little monster, and well worth the money!  Tone for days and days!  It's so light it's like playing air guitar!

Sweet Danny! I was looking at your guitar online and a Firebird with one pickup popped up. 1300.00 smackers. It's a real Firebird with the neck through the body, has the little ridge going across the body. Upside down headstock. Silver metallic. Very tempting. Looks like Gibson is getting their poop in a group finally!

Guitars / Re: Pickups
« on: September 15, 2019, 01:23:52 AM »
Yo Chuck!   I used to have a Fender Lace Silver in my mid. position and a Seymour Duncan quarter ponder in the lead position on my 65 Strat which had I liked the sound big time.  I sold my 65 Strat prior and put the original pups back in it when I sold it.  I now have a newer Strat which has Fender Custom 50 hotter pickups in it which I dig.   Great info on your pickups and jam down my friend! 8) 8) 8)

My buddy Tom had Lace Sensors in his Strat. He had them set up with the bridge at the neck and visa versa. He said he loved them. I've been digging the P90s so much that the Strat pups sound a little thin. Hoping the Jeff Becks remedy the situation. Rock on EC!

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