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Nick wrote:
you really are showing off now Gorham!
There has to be some reason for staying up till 1 every night building power supplies.
It's good to treat oneself now and then. :)
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Nick wrote:
you really are showing off now Gorham!
There has to be some reason for staying up till 1 every night building power supplies.
Well, I do know what you are doing but, unless you have some kind of financial target you are aiming at, it does beg the questions, why, and is it worth it?
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Nick,
I like what you have done.

you can never have too many guitars..that's for sure.
Enjoy playing her.

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Nice leccy violin!

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Well, lust got the better of me. The combination of it being my birthday last week (and a prime birthday at that), and spotting this 9 year old specimen on line in a shop up the road (Manchester), I now am looking after one of these :-)

best learn to play it now.
don't know how I missed it, that is wonderful enjoy learning, there is large amounts of envy here
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Been working at the Students Union here since Christmas, mainly rigging up the ~35kW PA system for club nights. Arrive at 4pm, get home again at 6.30am.

Decided to reward myself, as a lot of the recent events had been quite well paid...

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The obligatory "topless" shot. CD included for scale - this thing is really tiny.
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I've had the guitar for a while, and the Laney cab came up in a Cash Converters for £15, with a HH speaker in there. Methinks it dates back to the '80s, same as my bass head. Couldn't leave without it, so didn't.
Sounds nice enough, anyway, though I did have to throw a couple of resistors in there to get the impedance out the gutter for this little amp.

The valves are a pair of 12ax7 for the pre-amp and phase splitter, and a 12au7 for the push-pull output stage.
The output transformer is also teeny-tiny, so very easy to get the saturated valve sound at fairly low volumes.

If money allows, I might start playing around with different brands/types (maybe a lower-gain 12at7) of valve to play with the sound further.

8)
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I changed Pearl's springs t'other day for some of these http://www.rawvintage.com/eng/item_springs.php

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What can I say - she sounds better than ever now, and she didn't sound bad before.
I'm a very happy bunny, and it's £17.00 well spent :D
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a favourite,rather like this one
66 slab body, torty binding and J bass neck

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I thought there needed to be a new post in this thread, and I spotted this whilst digging around .....

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just lovely....
thx for posting .
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Is that a 'Bass of Doom' replica Chris?
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Dave the bass wrote:Is that a 'Bass of Doom' replica Chris?
Thats what I thought as well.
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It's a Fender Custom Shop replica.
Here's a pic of the man himself playing the real one ....

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Legend :!:
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