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Have you ever said "Why did this happen to me?!" in a GOOD way?!
Lena~Costoso said he was sending me something special
for Christmas. Little did I know he was going to do this!
ES-135 IN FRONT OF MY 3 LENA~COSTOSO BUILT AMPS:
I played this through the BASSMAN and man was...
L_C is almost with my BASSMAN CLONE and we're wondering
what tubes would be best. What tubes would you recommend?
GZ34, also called the 5AR4
two 6L6GC or 5881 or KT66.
two 12AX7 variety or three if you dont use a 12AY7 in the first stage.
So, the classic is 12AY7, 12AX7, 12AX7 6L6 6L6 5AR4...
Picked this up a few weeks ago.....
Well, it's not original pups but the pups in there sound GREAT(490/498). I got the solid covers to go on those pups later maybe...?
Plus the MID knob brings out some WONDERFUL tones.
The MAPLE neck is a treat too...
Very underated indeed!
Here are some pixs of my new CHAMP that I should recieve
sometime this week from the amp guru Lena~Costoso.
Thanks to Lena~Costoso for all his hard work and mojo!
It's a 5E1 Champ, complete with choke, set within a black
tolexed 5E3 cabinet, with blackface era grille cloth.
The chassis is...
I mean, isn't EVERY LP made after 1960 a HISTORIC in some sense?
Unless it's a new configuration of wood, parts, and placement, it's
based on some sort of LP that came before it.
Each year they got further and further away from the specs that
made a Les Paul desirable and gradually evolved...
OK, I got this problem, I know but this has been on E-Bay and
Instrumentexchange.com for 6 months with a starting bid price
of $490 with NO BIDS on it on either site. About a month ago,
I started ragging him to drop the starting price and everytime an
auction would end, I'd rub it in....
A friend came over with a cheap LP copy, a "BLACK BEAUTY" knock off.
No name, no serial number, or anything. Played OK, bound body &
neck, inlayed headstock. Looks like it's been in a case for 25 years.
Looks like it had been monkeyed with.
But the monkey put these on...
Looks like the...
There's this guitar tone in my head that haunts me...
It's part Dumble, part Dr. Z, part Matchless, part Fuchs, part Bruno,
with HEAVY DOSES of an old Fender 1949 Champ, a 1959 Bassman,
and a 1955 Tweed Deluxe.......breaks sweetly with alot of saturation.
Maybe, if you just mixed a Champ with...