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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good G.A.S day (pics)

As all guitarists suffering from G.A.S know, we have our up days and our down days. Today has definatly been an up day for me.

At 9pm tonight I landed this Epiphone LP custom for 155 YAY!!




It's nine years old so the gold is wearing off the hardware and the binding has aged to cream......Just the way I like it !! I can go and pick it up this week too which is cool.

and to make things even better........................

My Dad found one of his old power amps in his workshop and said I could have it to restore. It's a hand wired 100w power amp made around 1968 with a set of EL34 (from early 70's). I'm gonna take it to my amp guy asap and get him to check it out and put a kettle lead power socket on it.





My Dad used to run 4 of these chained together when he was touring (he's only got the one left ) and he had them had built by a guy called Brian Atkinson (RIP). It'll be perfect for powering a 4x12 with all the signal coming from my effects pedal. I'm confident it'll add a real warmth to my signal chain.

I've found a bay dealer who can do all kinds of Tolex to cover it with (inc snakeskin ) and I think I'll put checker plate across the front although I'm sure I'll show pictures when I've finished.

What a great day for GAS !

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Congratz Ben Can't wait for vid

Gonna be interesting to hear that amp. I bet 4 of 'em together sounded monstrously big

Nice to see ya finally gettin' the LP

And to top it all you "scraped through" in the FA cup too
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^ Yeah, at this stage I'll take a cheaky 1-0 win on a pen

I've just found out that I can go and pick up the Epi tomorrow at half 2. It's north side of Preston so it's an easy down and back up the M6 for me.

I'm chuffed, I can't wait. All I need to do now is restore this head, sell my Peavy Triumph and get a nice 4x12. I might have some money left over for some bits n' pieces too, if I'm lucky.

Joy !

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Congrats man. Hope you can turn that vintage amp into something really explosive, soundwise ofcourse.
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Nice score, at 155 it's a bargain!

Looking forward to the vid.
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It'll be sweet if that amp turns out to be a decent one.

Congrats dude, hope you enjoy your new toys!
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Nice score. Epi LP's are pretty nice values, and Music 1-2-3 has LP Standards with birdseye maple tops staring at $289... just picked one up to keep my 7-string Les Paul Classic company.
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Next GAS attack will be some Suhr Aldrich pickups in that LP

Followed by some Whitesnake YouTube vids ...
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Congrats on the acquisition mate!!! now you are all set!! enjoy her!!!
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Nice one. Would be funny if after getting that amp restored it sounded better than any 2000 messa head, it's had time to mature (in the shed) like a fine wine.
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Congratz!!!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-01-2007, 04:41 AM
 
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I really like LP's i will probably pick up a black custom or a bullseye ZW sometime soon, and throw some real EMG's in there and im good to go, the ZW has an unfinished neck so im probably leaning towards that
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