Recent content by Frank_NH

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    What piece of gear did you get twice?

    My Roland BC-60 amp. Got my first one used around 1999. Then my amp quest went as follows: BC-60 —> Fender Cyber Deluxe —> Tech 21 TM-60 —> BC-60 #2 —> Roland Blues Cube Artist (my current gigging amp) I also have a BC-60 amp chassis that I repaired and is fully functional, awaiting a new...
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    Sweetwater vs. Reverb

    Here is the link: Sweetwater Gear Exchange Looks similar to Reverb and I actually like the fact you can use it to earn credit towards new gear at Sweetwater. I wonder if this gets around the 1099K issue? I also like that I can use my PayPal account to get paid rather than having to give my...
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    I am done selling on Reverb - a saga

    Sorry about your experience. I quit Reverb after they raised their fees and demanded my bank account number to sell there. Then there was the 1099K debacle and many other things which made me dislike doing business on their site. Maybe things will improve someday but until then I’m out…
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    Marcus Deml...for those who never heard of him

    Great playing! Reminds me a bit of Jeff Beck.
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    NGD... well tomorrow it will be!

    I normally wouldn’t go for a penguin but this coral color is great! Maybe if you leave a shell pink guitar in the sun for a while, it will look like this. 😄
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    Show me some amps...

    A friend was selling it and I said I’d take it off his hands. :) The distortion is quite good, especially with the frequency-adjustable midrange control. The problem is that it’s 100 watts, 2x12 and very loud! So I don’t normally operate the master volume above 9 O'clock. Even at low...
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    Show me some amps...

    Solid state…
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    No more Tube amps?

    I think some enterprising entrepreneurs will see a business opportunity here and develop a highly automated tube production facility outside of China or Russia. 3D printed parts, robot assembly. Why not? It’s not rocket science but in fact old technology. It could be done. Meanwhile, for us...
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    Headstocks. Lets see ‘em

    Another steer…
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    New Reverb selling requirement

    Welcome to 2022. The reality is that this new 1099K reporting requirement will likely have a significant chilling effect for all online sales platforms. Ordinary folks like you and I will be less likely to sell merchandise online but rather use online Classifieds like Craig’s List and Facebook...
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    roy orbison doc

    Great documentary - thanks for sharing that! I’ve played “Pretty Woman” and “Blue Bayou” with my work band in the past. Great songs. Roy was a tremendous talent.
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    Found this Gretsch on FB. Real or not ?

    I could make a joke about FB fact checking but I won’t…:D Yeah, that’s a pretty bad fake!
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    For Sale Gretsch G6120N - SOLD

    I've said in the past that the 6120N is a design Gretsch should revive, perhaps with more color and pickup options. A 6120N in red with p-90s or dearmonds? Yes!
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    Got the letter from Reverb....

    That's why the old threshold of $20,000 was appropriate. It helped to delineate businesses with large total sales from casual sellers. And remember - while we're talking about just selling music gear online, this kind of tax reporting will affect ALL online sales transactions. So you must...
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    Got the letter from Reverb....

    Since this thread began I've been doing a lot of research about this issue. The "comforting" words I've read about the effect of this rule change on casual online sellers usually goes something like this: "If you bought a $1200 couch and sold it to your buddy for $800 through Venmo, don't...