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zguitar71 last won the day on September 30 2015

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  1. My Wife Thinks It's Crazy, What Do You Think?

    That was the best trade I have ever made. The GT became my main giging guitar. I've worn through the neck finish from the 4th to 12th fret on the bass side and my fingers have worn through the top finish between the pickups on the treble side. It has serious sentimental value to me. The amp is also my main giging amp. It has taught me to understand electronics. I've modified it little by little so now it can be up to 10 watts with 2 6v6s or one EL34, the tone stack is between a Marshall and Fender and I can run 4,8 or 16 ohm cabs. The guitar amp combo literally changed the way I play. I discovered the beauty of power tube distortion and got rid of all pedals and in the end my playing improved.
  2. My Wife Thinks It's Crazy, What Do You Think?

    I had a Super Eagle that I traded for an amp, an H150gt and some $. The opposite of your situation and possibly more of what your wife thinks is not crazy to do. Personally I would trade either way (or sell) to get what makes me feel good at the time. If you "need" an archtop you must do what is necessary to make that happen. There is no crazy just emotions at play when it comes to guitars.
  3. My H150 in action!

    Very nice! That's a great group your with. Love seeing the 150 in action!
  4. The GT150/P90 tone at last nights gig.

    Ha! Gitfiddler, I still primarily use the champ as the main rig. It has undergone major mods since that video. The rig last night is bulky, heavy and LOUD. It has serious Blackface tone though and low end that is just not available from the champ. I still have another 22 watts available and a bump to 8 ohms instead of the 1/2 power mismatched cab/head ohms. It is the perfect outdoor rig.
  5. Here is a video from my gig last night with the 150 through the Carr Slant6V into a Eminence 15" Legend. I'm really loving the tone of this combo. I was on the Cathode 18watt setting with the v about 10 o'clock and treble just under 12 o'clock the mid on full and the bass at high noon.
  6. Pre CBS Princeton

    Thanks for all the nice comments. So far so good with this amp. I will be disconnecting the death cap and putting in a grounded cord but other than that this is a never to be modded amp. It is my first really clean vintage amp, I may have started a bad habit that feels so good.
  7. Pre CBS Princeton

    I recently bought this little gem: It is in great shape and unmolested except for the speaker, an Oxford from 1969. It sounds just as it should and when plugged into a 15' Eminence Legend it is to die for.
  8. Why is this H137 still not sold?

    Price is the big killer on these guitars. I know they have tons of upgrades but a new 150 can be bought for $2500 or very close to it. To me NOS guitars are slightly more $ than a used guitar in good condition. If they were $1500 they might sell. The seller either has to keep them and enjoy them on their wall for take a hit and lower the price big time. I also love p90s but not the modern ones. I have Lollars in my 150 and they are potted which kills the p90 vibe. They are also alnico 5 and I think that makes them too harsh. Tyson Tonelab makes great P90s that have all the right tone and at $220 they are only slightly more than the lollars but WAY more vibe. In my experience a good P90 can do big full humbuckers tone if you have the right amp set up but a humbuckers cannot do some of the p90 tones available.
  9. H150CM - Burnt Amber

    Wow, I love the 150! Great color.
  10. Rockin' Hamilton

    Rockin' this summer in Hamilton for the brew fest wearing the "Datsun" shirt, giving a hint to the "Z" and "71" in zguitar71.
  11. 150 Goldtop Lollar P-90s

    Nice golt top!, my dream guitar right now, Love the lollar p-90's.
  12. Special Invitation To New Members

    I have a Super Eagle and I never play it any more because of the size. It is a real shame because the guitar is very nice. I use my semi-hollow guitar for jazz gigs all the time now. A semi-hollow with a mahogany body and neck and a maple top would be perfect.
  13. Special Invitation To New Members

    Which model Heritage are you interested in? That does suck about the Gibsons. I sold an early PRS about 15 years ago and wish I had not. In 1988 I could have bought a `59 Black triple pickup Les Paul for $1000 that I had in my pocket and turned it down, 20 years later they jump to $75,000 in value and I could just die. In `88 people only wanted the Burst Les Paul's from the late 50's and they were selling for 25K then, people bought the triple models for the PAF pickups and put them other guitars. Live and learn.
  14. Special Invitation To New Members

    The v2 was a purchase back in `89 when I was 19. I wanted a v guitar but could not afford one. I walked into my local guitar shop (Amro Music in Memphis TN at the time) and they had the V2 out with a tag that showed the invoice with the price they paid for it and next to that a price tag with the same number on it. It sold to me for $450, they had it in the back of the shop since 1980 and go sick of looking at it collect dust. The V2 was very pricey at the time, something like $1450 around $4300 today. The guitar really is not very good. The thing is very awkward and the pick-ups sound like poop. There have been article written about them in the past and some people think they could be the next `58 V but I'll believe it when I see it. If it does go sky high in value it will be for sale and I will look forward to an early retirement. I still have the Warranty card that the store filled out but my lazy ass never finished and never sent in along with the bill of sale and some other crap that came with it trying to sell me some Gibson brand shit. The Strat is a Warmoth DIY with SD 5-2 pickups and sounds great.