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1989 G-CUT H 150 saven from the depths of HELL

29 Aug 2015

Posted by brentrocks in Heritage Guitars

This guitar started it life as a 1989 H 150 CM.  

 

It suffered what most people would have seen as, a terminal fracture!!!

 

The guitar was given to a local kzoo fella, who does guitar repairs, only on the side and mainly as a hobby.   His name is Bob, he is an aquaintance of a friend of mine.   He is currently ressurecting a vintage Kalamazoo acoustic that belonged to my great grandfather.   

 

The section of the neck was completely broken, somehow, he was able to salvage the fret board and splice in a new piece of neck/headstock.  Bob took this H 150 and fixed this, almost terminal neck break....but he added a twist, he he put an open book style headstock sporting a Gibson logo.   The guitar made it into the hands of my friend, where i first saw it and was able to play it.  He let me take it home to mess with for a while and i was able to buy it.  

 

The caliber of this repair would make any luthier cringe!  It is absoloutly amazing how great this guitar plays and sounds!!!   It sports a Duncan JB/59 combo, 500k pots, PIO caps and switchcraft toggle.

 

I cant imagine the amount of work that went into this repair...especially to make it play THIS GOOD!!!!

 

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Stupid Deal of the Day... Four Months Later!

Yesterday, 01:59 PM

Posted by DetroitBlues in Amplification and Effects

4 months ago, Musicians Friends offered this Jet City 20 Watt Tube head for $100 less then they were selling used.  Had to pull the trigger.

 

Jet City JCA 20HV.

 

This is my 3rd Jet City Amp. 

 

What seperates this one from the rest I've had (which is why I sold them) is the clean(er) headroom.  The original 20 watt head was a high gain Soldano designed beast.  But when you turned up the volume, the gain was too much to stay clean.  I returned the first one I had because its spring reverb barely functioned.  Still loved the overdriven tones.

 

Early last year, I bought a JCA 22H which is a two channel version of their popular 20 watt head.  However, it still was not designed to have a clean and overdrive channel; instead it was labeled Crunch and Overdrive.  Basically, the same channel used twice for different gain levels.  What I liked about that amp over the 20H was the effects loop.  The two channels seemed a bit useless to me and to have it modified to be a true clean/overdrive channels, it would of cost nearly as much as the amp cost new.  So I sold it.

 

When the new Vintage 20 Watt tube amp came out, it added all the features I wanted including more clean headroom.  The amp itself is much fuller than my Peavey Valveking and certainly louder.  Completely re-voiced, it's a bit cleaner, a bit darker (think Fender Bassman), and the power section has been opened up. In addition to the Presence control, Jet City has also added a depth switch based on Soldano's famous Depth control. They've also included a post-master effects loop.

 

When I use my Mr. Black Deluxe Plus, this amp just kills it.  I can play really quiet or shake the walls.  You'd think I had a 100 Marshall blasting through the basement the way this thing gets.  At the moment, I'm still in a honeymoon phase, but for those of us on a budget, this amp head is perfect for versitle music styles. 

 

When this came up on the Stupid Deal of the day, I couldn't refuse it.  Just had to have it.  Unfortunately, I must of pressed the buy now at the same time the last one sold.  Good news was I got it nearly half of what it costs new; bad news I had to wait until last week to finally get it.

 

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NGD Its on Fire!

Yesterday, 10:44 AM

Posted by pressure in Heritage Guitars

Just picked up the Heritage Prospect that was seen at PSP8 in the raw wood. Well its not raw anymore.

 

Custom Heritage Prospect in Vintage Orange;

Ebony headstock with Eagle inlay,

Gold Sperzel tuners,

Tom Doyle gold pickups,

Graphtech Rezomax gold bridge,

 

Sitka Spruce top,

Quilted Bigleaf Maple back,

Ebony fingerboard with 4mm pearl markers,

Ebony Johnny Smith pickguard,

5 piece neck,

Transparent stinger,

Multi-ply binding on the front and back,

Nibs cut off, yes thats right NO NIBS.

 

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