So by happy circumstance, a trifecta of gear landed recently, and my dog sniffed out the one that was most worthy of mentioning (or blogging about): I opened them all up (in the easy bake oven box was an easy bake oven – surprise!) and here’s what was inside! A really bad Hello Kitty acoustic … More New Rig Day – Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue.
http://www.d-labamps.com/ That’s the builder of this amp – as you can imagine, it’s a sneaky build to grab an old 1930’s RCA Victor radio and pop some boutique amp guts in it, muahaha. But for too long the living rooms of the world have not had tube amplification, don’t you agree? I had just enough … More New Amp Day: D-Lab Amps – Electrical Music Interface (EMI)!
Here’s a blow by blow of all of my gear plus links to any New Gear Day threads that originated over at The Gear Page forum for details. All pics are in the NGD links, save for the only gear I had prior to joining TGP in 2007 – which apparently are my J-45 (Head-Fi, … More New Gear Day – Actually, All of my New Gear Days
I’ve always wanted a 12-string Ric. I count musicians such as Johnny Marr, Peter Buck and James Honeyman-Scott (absolutely underrated guitarist of The Pretenders) as major influences. Oh, and of course George Harrison and Roger McGuinn, but that goes without saying. However, I thought a trait they all shared in common was being born … More New Guitar Day: 1979 Rickenbacker 360-12 JetGlo
So, some folks do own guitars because something about the gear reminds them of their fave guitar players – inspiration, mojorelation, or so on. Well I kinda ended up on that route subconciously, but I SWEAR I didn’t do it on purpose! Some are still here, some are gone, but looking back, here’s where I … More Guitar Heroes and the Guitars that Love Them.
Long time since there was an update, but I just got my 1965 Guild Starfire VI dialed in, and both my Pro Reverb and Harvard in their current configurations are a bit too Teutonic – I remember the Guild to be more Garagey. So then I had to decide which I wanted to “lo-fi” and … More 1963 6G10 Harvard gets a Vox Lift – Celestion 7724 Ceramic 10″ Speaker
Well, from just the specs, you can compare this 6G10 Harvard model to the more typical 5F10 model: Fender Amp Field Guide – Fender Harvard Amplifier And you can find the historical impact differences from Wikipedia, but of course: Wikipedia – Fender Harvard I believe the operative phrase for the 6G10 was “Rare as Hen’s … More Fender’s Ivy League Amps – the Prom Queens and the Drop Out