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Kuz last won the day on November 7 2021

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  1. When that same issue happened to me, it was the rectifier tube. Replaced it and proceeded to rock on, completely fixed.
  2. Well, certainly the Rat pedal dominated a lot of the 80s heavier guitar tones. And then you had the Marshall high break up tones of VH and Slash with Guns N Roses.
  3. A few years back when I was in the band and I needed a thick Marshall-ish tone I did one of two things. The amp I used was a Headstrong 'Lil King (a slightly higher watt Princeton). 1) Rat Pedal at lower gain before it got fizzy and also slightly rolled off the highs (tone knob lower) 2) I stacked several overdrive pedals together at the same time for a big distorted tone that wasn't fizzy. Many years ago I had a Metal Zone and found it too fizzy and too... well, too... Metal sounding, not hard rock sounding.
  4. I bought both of these many years ago and honestly, they are exactly what I expect the Custom Core models are today for Heritage. Collings reevaluated their electric guitars years back. When they first came out, they were closer to the feel, finish, and tone of PRS guitars. I know from a very reliable source, that Collings listen to their artists & dealers and listened to their advice that they want a vintage sounding guitar not a prettier one. So Collings changed wood suppliers and pickup manufactures for their electric guitars. This change was maybe within the first 5 years or so into the start of their electric guitar productions. I played the earlier Collings electrics and the reevaluated ones... they are tonally night & day different. To me, the Collings City Limits are benchmark of a single cut when evaluating tone, feel, playability, and a dry LIGHT weight resonant wood. As I have been trying to down size to the "best in class" of my electric guitar models, I went from four 150s and two McInturff Carolina Customs down to these two Collings City Limits and one remaining McInturff Carolina Custom for my single cut models. A custom core would be nice, but I would need to play one first. And honestly after leaving the band, the last 2-3 years I have only been playing acoustic guitar exclusively (yea, some major additions for me in the acoustic pile...) -I did change both Collings City Limits bridges from ABR-1s to Faber's locking ABR-1 bridges. -The Collings City Limits GT humbucker had Throbak ER pickups stock and they sound incredible as usual. -The Collings City Limits GT P90s came with Lollar P90s, of which I am normally not a huge fan (to me they normally just sound kind of sterile with no balls). So I briefly tried some Wolftone P90s in it and I liked the original Lollar 90s sound better. The Lollars had the right mix (in this guitar) of open & airiness where the Wolftones where (in this guitar) a little to congested sounding.
  5. Those are actually my guitars and they are utterly amazing. I am not comparing them directly to Heritage or Gibson, but for me they have the most comfortable neck carve I have ever played, vintage feel playability, LIGHT weight solid wood construction (no weight relief) both are under 8.4lbs, and sustain for days. I might even choose them over my McInturff. I would also like to play or own a Custom Core some day. But I would get an aged Burst that looked just like Yoslate’s.
  6. Well, Daniel, I appreciate your post but I don't agree. When the "Gold Tops" originally came out they were about as flashy as it gets. Certainly, more flashy than a flamed Burst top. Gold Tops were definitely originally designed to make the ultimate impression!!! And don't get me wrong.... I LOVE me some Gold Tops!!!!
  7. A couple of thing Josh; 1) You are not going to please everyone. 2) Not everyone wanted/needed a custom 137. 3) Not everyone had $1800-1900 to throw down on a fairly short deadline. 4) To be "embarrassed" about how it turn out is a little bit dramatic. Those that truly wanted one bought one, those that were just kicking the tires or didn't want/need a custom 137 didn't buy one. What is there to be embarrassed about? Bottom line, you and 3 others got a great custom guitar. How many did you really expect to sell? The four of you got a great deal and others just didn't want or need one.
  8. I will take the word from several long-standing members here on HOC that the "new" Heritage are making guitars as good as they ever have. I have note personally played any new Heritages. But, unfortunately, I agree with the above quotes on their business model. Some people could careless about their business model as long as they get a good product, others harken back to a day when "You can go to a place where everybody knew your name".
  9. Not every guitar was perfect, but most were very very good. I refuse to say any year was better than any year and compare guitars each to their own. I will put my 2007 555 Custom up against any Heritage being produced now for fit, finish, playability, weight, looks, woods, and tone.
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    I had a '64 335 and the finish checking was exactly like this Core 150. Thin, tiny lacquer checking completely all over the guitar but no dings in the wood. I got a good price for it when I sold it 12-15 years ago.... but it is one of a couple guitars I wish I never sold.
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    I'll make this quick and to the point.... that is the finest 150 I have ever seen. The color, the contour of the fade, and the finish checking (but not through the wood) aging... It is just perfect. Period.
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    The year ends....

    Mark, it is great when the chemistry of the band comes together and it looks like you are finally there! I love all my guitars and currently don't have any PRS guitars. But I can tell you that from my experience PRS guitars are the most versatile guitars out there. Get a PRS with a Trem and they can sound close to a LP & SG, and the coil tapping is surprisingly good for Strat & Tele tones. If I could only have one guitar for a gig, a Trem equipped PRS with coil tapping would be the one. I will eventually get another PRS DGT, but I have two kids with college expenses right around the corner. And don't let anyone tell you that Guitar -->input cord ---> amp is the only way to play. NO professional plays this way. Clubs don't allow you to play loud enough anymore for amp only distortion. Even Robben Ford uses a zen drive to goose his $50K Dumble. You aren't less of a guitarist if you use pedals. Your tone doesn't suck if you use pedals. Hello, David Gilmore forever has used a clean amp and pedals for his OD/Dist and no complains of his tone. EVERYONE use pedals. One question; How long are you banned from driving? That really stinks. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
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  14. That's a shame Mark, but you showed a lot of patience. Time to move ahead with a new guitarist. Life is too short not to enjoy yourself playing out at gigs!
  15. Mark, it is always good to feel vindicated. And why is it that the truth always comes around after the fact? I am glad the band is still together and hope your drummer is up and running (or at least up and walking) soon! Yea, turning on the footswitch for the lights helps. Lately, I learned that plugging the input cord from my pedal board to my amp helps make my guitar sound louder!!!! Ha, ha
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