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We've been on hiatus for a a couple of months (I had some medical issues to deal with ) and now we are back at it.
I used my Les Paul and the Aforementioned Ibanez.
We played 3 45 minutes sets, of 70's 80's 90's rock (no metal) ranging From Atlanta rhythm section to Rainbow to Autograph to Allman Bros. to Night Ranger to Wings, to Collective Soul to "the Fix" to Pat Travers to SVR to J Geils to the usual Led Zep, Bad Company Aerosmith etc.
We do a lot of Deep cuts (the whole purpose of the band is to play songs by bands everyone knows but no one seems to cover).
But this post isn't self promoting it's hopefully informative.
So a few months ago I snared a rare RG2560MZEX in Crimson Red with a maple board. I've never seem another one in Red with maple so maybe a limited Japan only run. Someone had swapped the pickguard to a H/S/H so I ordered a new pick guard from Perle guitars cut as a H/S/S.
Pick ups? what to do
I decided to roll the dice and try a Jalen FW(fair Warning) for the bridge, a Duncan Classic Stack + in the middle and a Duncan 1/4 Pounder in the neck.
I dropped it off with my tech and he set it up for me with a push pull pot to split the Jalen and clean up some of the corrosion on the metal.
Well I've got to say with these 3 pick ups, I could've played the entire night just using the RG. This Jalen pick up is fantastic, like a smoother tighter JB but still loose and jangly enough to not sound too modern. It blended really well with the Classic stack + and output wise match really well with the 1/4 pounder (probably my favorite neck single coil). I think I'm a convert :)
Any way point being this thing is very versatile, it splits great blends well with a single and can sound balls out when needed, I strongly recommend anyone looking for an affordable alternative to the JB try one of these. Great price , he shipped quickly and it came in a little custom box with my name woodburned into it.
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Cool... Gorgeous guitar, glad it works as well as it looks. Love the wide range of great artists you guys cover! What song from The Fixx? Jamie West-Oram had such a great sound.
thanks it's a pretty cool guitar
We do "Red Skies at night", it surprisingly goes over really well, we get a lot of "I can't believe you guys played that" from people after our shows,
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All is getting outdated by “little updates” to hardware guitar wise. Don’t go past my new guitar (pictured) and don’t go past anything with luminaries. 7-string for the fearse people. My new axe is a 2021 make.

Im also starting to become “very voiced” about removing castor wheels from any large speaker cabinets.
and why is this post in my thread?
 
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