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rockabilly69

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  1. Yeah that clean tone was great, especially that neck pickup, and his OD tone also let the guitar shine through.
  2. This guy is loving his new to him H150 and he really gets some sweet tone out of it...
  3. I like that headstock too!
  4. I personally like ABRs as they are more vintage correct, and generally their mounting posts screw right into the wood for better coupling, whereas a Nashville screws into inserts that are pressed into the body. The inserts don't get down deep into the wood, and more importantly many times they are loose. That's why I replaced the Nashville bridges on my H150s with Faber Nashville to ABR conversion bridges with inserts that go deeper into the body and fit tighter. Also Faber bridges offer another advantage in that they lock to the posts. Actually one of my H150s came to me with a Faber ABR bridge, I installed one on the other. Notice in the picture below how much longer the Faber inserts are (on the right), and they are made of German steel instead of pot metal like most Nashville inserts... But Nashvilles offer a wider range of intonation with their wider width. And sometimes that can help with getting the low E string to intonate. That's why on many ABR bridges you see people flip the low string saddles so they get a bit more intonation ability. I've heard many good sounding guitars with Nashvilles. Don Felder's burst has a Nashville on it and it sounds plenty fine. When Gibson made his signature model they put a Nashville on it...
  5. I mean the thickness from the front of the bridge to the back of the bridge. I don't know about the length. I just went to my parts drawer for some examples... ABR on the right
  6. it's thinner than a nashville, (comparing it to the adjusting thumbwheels that's what I see anyway).... see above... Nashville on my first H150 ABR on my SG
  7. That looks great, and it already has an ABR bridge :-) What’s the weight on that beauty?
  8. I love Reverbrockets, especially the 6V6 models, although I heard one particularly good 7591 model. and I actually prefer Ampeg Reverb to Fender Reverb most of the time! I also love the tremolo on my Ampeg it just sounds so right....
  9. keep on going you'll get it perfect!
  10. I think Bigsby and TV Jones T-Armond pickups which come with an option for mounting in conventional humbucker rings. I've never had so much fun with a Gretsch as I have with my new G6120T '55 VS, which came stock with T-Armonds. Looking at the pickup of the Sunburst one Polo posted, these guitars look like they would work well with a Bigsby, although I don't know why that one has two three way switches and 4 knobs (volume volume tone tone), as Gretsch guitar usually use that second switch as a mud switch (ie three way tone control (mud off mudier).
  11. That is a nice guitar my man! What do those pickups sound like? Love the shape, love the color (looks very vintage Gretsch like which I love), but I would junk the hardware and put some nice nickel faber stuff on there and a flame pickguard. Recently I played a Heritage in Salt Lake City with that body shape, and it took my by surprise how comfortable it was. For the smell issue leave the case open in the sun in your backyard, it works wonders for the smoker smell!
  12. Because it's parallel single ended you can run a combination of mismatched power tubes which is pretty cool, like a 6V6 and a EL34 at the same time, for some american/british stew. I rarely run mismatched tubes, although I quite frequently run one power tube for recording at lower volumes. Not bedroom volumes, just not super loud. And it automatically adapts to different rectifier tubes too! I bought mine used for some guy that was basically cleaning house for $1500 and it has been the most versatile amp I own. for 90% of my electric gigs it would be my first choice of amps. Two downsides though, for a single speaker amp it's kind of heavy to lug around, and the trem kind of has a low frequency thump on higher settings which only really bugs me when I'm recording, and I am ridiculously anal in that environment. Listening to the way you play I really think this would be an amp you would enjoy. At low to medium volumes it's very blackface, but as the volume comes up so does the mids and it starts sounding like a tweed amp. Here's a great description of the Regal II https://www.vintageguitar.com/3745/victoria-regal-ii-amplifier/
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