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  1. Robbie

    Danelectro CTO2 V2 Transparent OD

    First, I’m not a big pedal user which is only a personal choice. I don’t like a lot of fiddling around. I do however like working with transparent OD’s and about 5 or 6 years ago bought a used CTO2 because it was advertised as a Timmy clone and Paul Cochran had new ones back ordered for ages...
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    I don’t need another guitar….

    but I could make an exception
  3. Robbie

    Boss SD-1, Less is More

    Beyond on-board amp Reverb and Tremolo I’ve never been a big user of effects. I’ve tried and tried but I’m never happy with all the fiddling around, and I do understand that‘s more about me than the effects pedals. OD in particular has always been frustrating for me, I’ve tried all kinds of...
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    Bursts…I don’t get it

    I could get spanked for this and I certainly mean no disrespect to those with a differing opinion but I just don’t get the fuss about the sound of the original Bursts (‘59, ‘60 etc) How much they sell for aside, they are worth whatever people are willing to pay, I don’t hear the “magic” that I...
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    Obsidian Wire Harness

    I installed an Obsidian Wire solderless harness in my CV50 project Tele and have to say I’m really pleased with it. I went that route because I installed a set of Vineham Classic B pups and detest soldering. The CV50 had dime size Alpha pots which didn’t knock me out and it felt like the...
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    Favourite Singers

    Not a debate about “best”, who are your favourite Singers, male and female? Male - Tyrone Davis Female - Patti LaBelle
  7. Robbie

    Sire Guitars

    I’m curious if anyone has played a Sire guitar and if so what are your impressions? The Larry Carlton H7 looks interesting.
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    Option to Firmware Upload for TM Deluxe

    I may be late to the party with this and it may not be news to everyone but I was thinking about uploading new firmware to my TMDR to eliminate the tonal characteristics of the Bright Cap modelled in Channel 2. The issue was there are times I like to have it and didn’t want to continually be...
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    Down The String Rabbit Hole

    Reoccurring tendinitis in my wrist, elbow and thumb has me trying out new strings to see if any of the strings that advertise less tension/pull without going down a step in gauge have any merit. I’ve played D’Addario 10-46 XL for 20 years. I recently tried regular EB Slinky and from a feel...
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    Made it to 5000

    It took almost 7 years. It’s difficult to believe I’ve been a member for that long. Anyhow, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family. I’ve learned a lot and got to know some wonderful people. Stay Safe. Stay Well.
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    Relic? No Way? Well.......

    A buddy asked me a while ago if I'd ever buy a reliced guitar and I said, nope wouldn't ever want one. Then weeks later thought about my 355. I never considered it a reliced guitar because I reliced it from years in clubs and Festivals. Plain old road wear. Its got the "hand wear relic", the...
  12. Robbie

    NAD

    Finally broke down and did it. So far, love this thing. Very sensible amplifier for a working musician, sounds fabulous, loads of features and really light. Again, sounds great! With the notched Master Volume would be ideal for those that play at home too.
  13. Robbie

    New Panther Pick Guard

    Just received this Brown Tortoise 3 ply guard from Greasy Groove. Great work, delivery in a little over a week. Probably still like it best without a guard but like this guard better than the original one.
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    Do We Think Vintage Equals "Better"

    I often wonder about this. The old, i.e. Vintage, guitars we like to hear on old records were not Vintage when the recordings were made. My 1978 355, although not convinced it would be considered Vintage, sounds the same today as it did when I purchased it about 1996 or so. I think it was...
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    Playing Days Not Numbered...and Thanks

    In light of all the Comments and Messages I received when I posted that I had retired from performing, I need to say thank you. Some of the Messages were particularly kind. The majority of factors that made me decide to pull the pin have resolved. The back and knees issues are improved but...
  16. Robbie

    Panther Pickguard

    Can anyone confirm that a 6120 pickguard post 2003 is the same as the pickguard on a 6137 Panther? I believe I asked this question years ago but can’t locate the answer. Believe it was yes but want to make sure before I place an order. Thanks
  17. Robbie

    Give It Another Go

    It's been a few months since I packed up my Lit'l CHICAGO Band, after 25 years. Rehab for my back and neck seems very promising. Knees just ain't going to get better but the overall improvement is enough that I accepted a Gig at the Theatre for the 8/9 piece version of Lit'l CHICAGO. This is...
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    Lit’l CHICAGO. Last Call

    This past Saturday was the final performance for my Band Lit’l CHICAGO after 25 years. Difficult night to get through but went off like clock work. A gentleman brought me his original one owner 1965 Double Cut 6120 to play. Played it on Feels Like Rain, what a treat. The guitar had been...
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    Oshawa Car Show

    Last week we took the trip to see our Friend Tony65X55 play with his Band at a Car Show in Oshawa Ontario. My Wife and I were thoroughly entertained as was the large enthusiastic crowd in attendance. Our Friend Tony is a slick guitar player doing everything from rhythm to lead breaks and some...
  20. Robbie

    Fender Tone Master Amps

    Curious as to your thoughts. Not too sure these would be for me but they could have their place
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    6120 or Falcon?

    I’m winding down my Band of 25 years this October and looking at selling off some gear......maybe. I’m considering selling off 2 or 3 guitars and replacing them with either a 6120 or White Falcon. Assuming the same bracing and personal preference for appearance aside, from a sound perspective...
  22. Robbie

    Minimal Gear

    A while back there was a thread about how many guitars you need and it stuck with me. I was looking at guitars the other day and my Wife pointed out that over the past couple of years she noticed I spend more time checking out new gear, buying and selling, than I do playing what I have. The...
  23. Robbie

    Proud to play Blues.

    Nothing to add, proud to do what I do.
  24. Robbie

    Sometimes You Forget

    I've recently spent much of my playing time with my 355, which is always my main guitar, and my 2012 Les Paul Special. Getting ready for our annual Christmas Blues Show this evening I picked up my Panther, something I hadn't done for a few months. I forgot what a fabulous instrument it is and...
  25. Robbie

    Vox AC4C1-12

    Anybody had a chance to play through one of these? AC4 with a 12" speaker. I have an opportunity to buy one very gently used for $299 Canadian $$. Would appreciate your comments if you've had an opportunity to play through one.


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