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Yooper last won the day on May 11

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  1. Yooper

    Heritage Website

    I'm not convinced there's an extra pound of water in my 9.5 lb. v. my 8.5. I found the 9.5 to be too bright with '59s. SLE 101's fixed it. The 8.5 has P-90s and sounds "just exactly perfect" for me. There is no objective "best" sound. It's personal. I can still make the "best guitar" sound like crap. I played a granite guitar (solid rock) that had incredible sustain. Pretty thin though. I'll take any wood over it. I don't know why he made it, but it sustained like crazy. Still waiting for that blindfold test.
  2. Yooper

    Heritage Website

    I'd like to see a blindfold audio test where someone can discern between an 8.5 lb. guitar and a 9.5 lb. guitar. Wonder why there aren't any. Pickups, picks, strings and touch make more of a difference in sound than weight. There's good reason for the preference for lower weight. I get that. I'd rather hold my 8.5 than my 9.5 for long periods. Then again. Jerry Garcia wasn't exactly a svelte fitness enthusiast. His guitar weighed over 13 pounds. Play what you like, and what speaks to/for you.
  3. Yooper

    Heritage Website

    I think the Golden Era is an apt label. We will likely never see many models produced again. I wouldn't be surprised if Millies, Prospects, H-525's etc. eventually become marginal collectors items by their unique qualities, rarity, and sentimental value. Maybe not to the degree of certain old Gibsons and Fenders, but they will have a place in the history of guitars. Or so says a guy with one Gibson, one Fender, and four Heritages.
  4. Here it is. Same cab size as a silverface Champ, but a lot more punch, attitude and snarl.
  5. There's no mids like Mesa mids. Rivera fuses a decent Mesa/Fender hybrid quite well.
  6. Thanks for the tour of a neat amp. My Champ II is reason enough to want to check out any Rivera amp. Looks more versatile than a DC-5. (And I love my DC-5 to bits.)
  7. Yooper

    Heritage Rig

    Very very nice setup. At least I can both afford AND carry a Timmy.
  8. Yooper

    Heritage Website

    530's are "semi-hollow" now?
  9. Yooper

    Mesa "Boogie" Fillmore series

    Nothing wrong with wanting "the ED". And most every Ed wants to be wanted too. I still like looking at shiny new stuff, but have no more GAS for amps or guitars. Other than a hollow body with P-90s, of course.
  10. Yooper

    Mesa "Boogie" Fillmore series

    I'm just glad I already have a DC5 and 5:25 Express for portability. For all practical purposes, my Champ II gets more jam time. With the WGS speaker upgrade, it's close to a Princeton/Deluxe Reverb hybrid. For those who must, I say Boogie on!
  11. Yooper

    H-535 first impressions

    In Pete Farmer thread he is saying in the video they have poplar, but prefer basswood to go with the maple.
  12. Yooper

    Carvin V3 and V3m Alternatives

    I was letting someone else unload. And you have to have the tailgate down to unload. After a few beers, I would have done it.
  13. Yooper

    Carvin V3 and V3m Alternatives

    I gigged with a Carvin PB 200 bass amp for a while. Even after it got dropped off the back of a truck. All it needed was a new fuse afterwards.
  14. Yooper

    My Man Cave of Amps

    Impressive! Do any go up to "12"?
  15. Yooper

    Time to start a flame war!

    I have a feeling that cat is tempted to reach in and pull the wiring out.