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  1. Mr. Papa

    Best Speaker Replacement for Deluxe Reverb

    I dig a C-Rex.
  2. Mr. Papa

    Which Alnico type is most midrange dominant?

    Let's get all the facts wrong and make it confusing, and hopefully someone will show up like rubbing a lamp (the wrong way)!
  3. Mr. Papa

    Looking for a combo amp that comes close to Marshall tone

    If you aren't a builder, consider a used Rivera Chubster, it should fit in your price range if you can find one.
  4. Mr. Papa

    What amp and pedals should I get?

    Behringer pedals are a great value, you can't really go wrong. As for amps, it depends on what you play, but there are so many pedals out there that any amp with a solid clean tone is a good platform to build on. It sounds like you might be a new player. I wish I could go back in time and give...
  5. Mr. Papa

    70's ES replacement pickup suggestions.

    I had Seths in a 535 and thought the bridge was not strong enough or solid enough in the low end, and thought Ants would be better. If it was my guitar I'd look for a set of T Tops or a comparable clone like the ThroBak Pre-T, with no potting.
  6. Mr. Papa

    Recommend beginner jazz lesson videos on the Net?

    Any recommendations on good jazz lessons on YouTube or elsewhere? I keep trying (and failing) to learn just some basics, and fun standards that maybe have applications to other styles. I'm thinking Allman-brothers style jazz/blues inflections, to being able to keep up with simple jazz songs. Any...
  7. Mr. Papa

    Speaker to relax the BARK

    Speaker to relax the BARK? Hello good folks, I'm running a Heritage H-150 with Tom Holmes pickups (A4, std wind) into a Dr. Z Z-28 clone I built, into a Celestion Gold speaker, and I love everything about this setup but the very strong, harsh even, upper mid bark. Steely, like the other Z's I...
  8. Mr. Papa

    Best 5E3 these days?

    Hey folks, I'm thinking of picking up a 5E3 clone of some kind, what's good out there these days? Fender has one, I saw a Mojotone on Reverb that had a JCM800 channel that seemed interesting (but the interactive channels are separated, only one volume control), and there are the...
  9. Mr. Papa

    Epiphone Bonamassa 1960 LP Standard

    Has anyone played an Epiphone Bonamassa 1960 LP Standard? Anybody know anything about this guitar, have one yet? https://www.themusiczoo.com/products/epiphone-joe-bonamassa-1960-les-paul-standard-outfit-heritage-cherry-norm-burst Eager to hear a report on weight, tone, finish, how it stacks up...
  10. Mr. Papa

    Vox Bruno 35

    Vox Bruno 35? Hey out there, anybody have any experience with these amps? They look pretty cool but hard to find.
  11. Mr. Papa

    Teenie Hodges tone

    Does anyone know with any credible (preferably first-hand or second) knowledge what guitars and amps Teenie Hodges was using during the early '70s Al Green recordings? Specifically his tone on "Love and Happiness" just gets me. Thanks!
  12. Mr. Papa

    ES-Les Paul

    I tried to search on this but nothing came up. Does anyone have any opinions / experience to share about the ES-Les Paul, the hollow les paul model produced in Memphis?
  13. Mr. Papa

    Hot Vintage ‘63 Jazzmaster

    Hey guys, I can’t afford it, but this is a pretty hot looking ‘63 Jazzmaster for sale in Maine: https://maine.craigslist.org/msg/d/1963-fender-jazzmaster/6411878996.html I know this guy and his shop and can vauch that he is meticulous about everything. Happy hunting.
  14. Mr. Papa

    NGD: ‘92 Studio

    Hey y’all, just picked up an ebony ‘92 Studio, pretty cool guitar but way lighter than my Standard, were they doing weight relief back then or is it just lightweight wood? The pickups are pretty low / Med output 7.8 neck / 7.9 bridge, i’ll guess they are ‘57s unless somebody knows different. All...
  15. Mr. Papa

    490R/498T magnet swap to A4?

    Anybody want to weigh in on the possible outcome of swapping the A2/A5 magnets in a 409R/498T set with A4 mags, or maybe move the A5 from the bridge to the neck and try an A4 in the bridge? Thanks for your thoughts.
  16. Mr. Papa

    Gibson 490R/498T with A4s

    Anyone care to hazard a guess as to how this Gibson pickup set would sound with an A4 magnet swap?
  17. Mr. Papa

    Made in America Week

    Just curious, does anyone know the story about how Gibson guitars got to be featured at the White House during Made In America week? Did the WH contact Gibson or vice versa? Thanks, would love to know any facts and details!
  18. Mr. Papa

    Vox AC15C2 2x Greenbacks

    Well I have to say, things worked out pretty good for me on this trade I made yesterday to pick up a Vox AC15 with two Greenbacks in it. I have always wondered what an AC15 would sound like with two speakers instead of one in the cab, and I am happy to say I got the results I expected. Two...
  19. Mr. Papa

    Reverb Pickup Shootout

    Check this out, peoples: https://reverb.com/news/reverbs-ultimate-electric-guitar-pickup-shootout What do you think, is this an accurate representation of different pickup styles? I like the ability to click the buttons on the video and have them compare different tones on the fly.
  20. Mr. Papa

    RS/Fralin New PAF Set - NPD (also ToneMan guitar electronics content)

    Hey all, A quick review of my new set of RS/Fralin New PAF pickups: https://store.rsguitarworks.net/collections/vendors?q=RS%20Guitarworks%2FLindy%20Fralin Some of my general comments will make more sense if you read the "tasting notes" at the bottom, but here's the review: Through a Fender...