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RJLII last won the day on July 29

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  1. RJLII

    10 Most Iconic Guitar Amps

    I guess it depends on what “iconic” means to you. My list would have been different. Blackface Deluxe Reverb, Marshall Bluesbreaker combo, Fender Harvard would have been included. Peavey 5150 and Roland Jazz Chorus would not. No staying power. Where is Dumble?
  2. RJLII

    Tube Swapping!

    What impact did it have on the high end? I tried a similar approach on a Blues Deville with an on/off switch for a volume control. It tamed the volume issues but I lost all the sparkle. I wound up changing it back. A volume pot with a different taper would have been a better move, but these were soldered to the PCB and not very practical for user servicing.
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    A 535 3 PIECE

    I was watching a Pete Thorn video a while back and he was talking about a thinline semi he has that had a headstock break. After the repair the guitar was magical. I thought long and hard about this in the context of the Brentster. I conclude that if the repair is executed properly and the guitar does indeed become magical, he will become a great player with no more than six or eight lessons as opposed to the several hundred he used to claim it would take. I like his odds. Just saying.
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    A 535 3 PIECE

    Tight bond 1 is the right call. Not as much open time as Tightbond 2 but you don’t need it. Glad to hear you scraped off the old glue. This could wind up being a great player grade guitar. The kind of thing you take to barn jams where adult refreshments might be served.
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    Time to start a flame war!

    All of mine are pretty plain. Here's a homebrew I made that has some subtle flame: And a pickguard I made that adds interest to an otherwise plain Strat
  6. I played all the videos at the same time and it sounded like the last time I was at Guitar Center.
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    NAD Victoria Ivy League

    Congrats! I have the 12" version and it really sings.
  8. I’m not seeing three chords and the truth, I’m seeing lots of major 7ths and 9ths and some prose. Classy looking box!
  9. Yup. I’ve been lusting after R7 goldtops for years. If I need ‘buckers my R8 will have to do.
  10. Looks like the hang tag says $125,000. Nice, but not that nice. I can get similar tones with my R6 through my Victoria Regal II.
  11. RJLII

    Change at Heritage Guitar

    Must post photos!
  12. RJLII

    Best amp ever

    That's a great combination. I played one of those for years. It liked my H-550
  13. RJLII

    Best amp ever

    If we're talking "wishing on a star" amps. I'd like a Two Rock. When I saw Matt Schofield he absolutely killed on one. Then I saw this:
  14. RJLII

    Best amp ever

    I’ve been digging my Victoria Regal II lately. The whole tube swap flexibility angle is lots of fun. With a pair of old 6V6 it sounds like a huge 5e3. With a pair of 5881 it’s all Hollywood Fats. A fun amp to be sure.
  15. RJLII

    Delay suggestions?

    I used to have a Carbon Copy. I'm told it's a great pedal. I could never get the hand of it and sold it to a fellow HOC member.