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Lenny - SRV
Nothing wrong with buying from a pawn shop. Roughly 20 years ago, I bought a Crate half stack and about 3 years ago a Epiphone Dot Studio from pawnshops. The half stack sounded amazing until I blew the speakers in it and my Dot is generally my most reached for guitar these days.
Just take cash and haggle a price. On my Dot, I told them I wouldn't even haggle on the $295 price if they tossed in a gig bag for it. Dude took the guitar in the back and found one (turned out to be an acoustic guitar gig bag but, it works).
A few weeks ago, I brought home a TASCAM Portastudio 144. It worked ok but, not long after bringing it home, it quit altogether. My buddy had gotten it (second hand of course) sometime in the early 2000s and had contacted TEAC for an owners manual and service manual. I put that service manual to use and narrowed the issue down to a rectifier in the power supply section. My order from Mouser just came today and hell yeah, that 55 cent bit makes it work again. :)
Next step for this is to find some working faders as the track 2 fader isn't good. It's got one spot where it'll output any sound at all. Luckily, there is a dude in the UK that has working parts for these ol' Portastudios. Gonna have to place an order soon...
Love that Talman, I've got a '95 TC620 myself that I bought new back in the day.
Honestly, who really gives a shit if it's not a Gibson. Play the hell outta that thing and don't look back!
As stated earlier, that XLR line out is for a mixer input. But, way back in the day (mid '90s to be more precise), all I had was a little Crate practice amp which couldn't keep up with the other guitarist in the band we had going. I ended up borrowing a early '80s Peavey TKO 80 from someone and would take the line out of the Crate into the input for the Peavey. Even though the combination sounded like shit, it worked well for boosting my overall volume. And hell, we were a high school band, we didn't care what we sounded like as long as we were loud. :)
But, all in all, keep the advice that /u/RhysLlewellyn already mentioned and you should be fine.
I'm damn impressed with the sound out of this little thing.
I've seen it posted on this sub for a bit but, hadn't played through one until this past weekend. Had been looking for something that was decent sounding, portable and much lower volume than my 50w tube amp. This fits the bill quite nicely.
My son has watched the Trolls movie a few times here recently, which has caused him to walk around the house singing the song The Sound of Silence. Which is awesome. :)
Unfortunately for some reason, all I can think of is the shitty ass version where Disturbed pretty well butchered the song. :(
So, are you ready to sell it yet? Cause I'm ready to buy it off you! I've been considering on saving the money to do a Warmoth Split Jazzmaster build myself. Yours has already influenced some of my thoughts on it...
My new amp stack!
It's a Blackstar Fly w/extension cabinet. Can be run with either AC adapter or 6xAA batteries. My wife is gonna be happy I got this to practice on instead of the 50w tube amp I normally prefer. :)
I'm pretty impressed with the sound on this little thing. Nice cleans and the dirty channel is damn good too. Here's a sample of the clean channel: https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/blackstar-fly-sample/ (warning, it's a pretty butchered version of Lenny by SRV...)
Just got a Blackstar Fly mini amp w/extension cabinet. Just a little sample of the clean channel. I'm quite impressed with this little amp.
This is a pretty butchered version of Lenny by SRV.
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