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HANGAR18

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  1. I don;t know the years but there were to models that used Poplar. One was a H150P which had an all Poplar body... The other was an H150 Special which had a Poplar body and a Maple cap like a normal H150. In both cases (I'm pretty sure), the bodies were a little bit thinner and not the usual 2" inch rim thickness of a regular H150.
  2. I'll try and explain my point of view better. * I don't consider my purchase of a Custom Core to be an "investment". What I have a problem with is when someone takes a bone stock guitar, makes a significant number of expensive modifications, calls them "upgrades" and then factors that into the asking price (jacking up the price) of the now USED guitar that they are trying to sell me. In most cases I consider these "upgrades" to be undesirable modifications which diminish the value of the guitar and I'm NOT paying for those upgrades. We have a similar thing in the used Harley-Davidson market where the saying goes something like... "You bought all that chrome for YOU, not me. I'm not paying you more for that bike because you spent $10,000.00 adding extra chrome to the bike." * Repairs: I have no problem with repairing something if it is broken. Any components that are broken, fix them or replace them with something as good or better. No arguments from me. But I'm reminded of the Angus Young policy governing such things. "Replace nothing unless it breaks and is unusable. Otherwise, leave everything original." * The perfect guitar: If I had only one guitar, I already know what my favorite pickups and bridges and nuts and all that are. So If I wanted my perfect guitar, I would buy something plain and relatively inexpensive and then add all the expensive stuff to it that I want in order to achieve my perfect guitar. For me, I consider $4000.00 to be ridiculously expensive amount of money for a guitar, and if I ever pay THAT much for a guitar, I had BETTER like everything about it just the way that it is because I sure as hell ain't gonna modify it. Not when I paid that much for it. * Clones? I have a LOT of guitars (not as many as you, but a lot none the less.) Shall I make all the same exact modifications to all of my guitars with all my favorite stuff so that they are all clones of each other? Nope. I've got so many guitars that I want them to sound different; I want each guitar to be it's own unique thing. Clearly I had a very different experience when I bought my Custom Core. I jammed with it on my own and also jammed with it when I had some buddies over to the house. I didn't find anything about it to be undesirable at all. But I also have a lot of other guitars which feel and sound very different and I like those too.
  3. My Heritage guitar collection over the past 14 years has been a bumpy roller coaster ride. At the moment, I only have TWO Heritage guitars. An H-155 Custom Shop Limited and a H-150 Custom Core.
  4. I didn't spend $4000.00 on a brand new Custom Core guitar so that I could "upgrade" it to a $1200.00 guitar by fiddling with it.
  5. I'm in the middle of researching a brand of pickups from England called Bare Knuckles.
  6. If I had known they were making Goldtops, I would have ordered one already.
  7. Do they offer factory tours there like they used to do in Memphis? (Or is that NOT the factory but rather just a big retail store?) I've never been there.
  8. This guitar wants to be a blue sparkle.
  9. I think so too. I completed the survey and signed up for the notifications.
  10. Pretty soon it may be cheaper to just buy a new amp which already has tubes in it.
  11. Yep, I DID NOT see that coming. I saw the nation wide gun and ammo shortage and stocked up far ahead of time. But tubes, I completely missed that. Now I wish I had spares. But I will probably never need them if I just rotate through each of my amps, I'll probably never need to replace any tubes.
  12. Just got this guitar in time for St. Patrick's Day.
  13. Absolutely certain of this am I.
  14. This is my other favorite MESA amplifier!
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