Without going into much detail or casting a dark shadow of shame over anyone, Guitar Center's Pro Coverage people finally agreed that they should give me money. Good for them. I got the credit today.
So, I promptly made the following purchases:
1. Gus G Fire pickups for the Jackson King V. They'll be here in a couple days.
2. A Blackstar Fly3 mini-amp... battery operated and headphone compatible. More practice time, here I come.
3. Noise-isolating earphones for the Fly.
4. And... let the flames commence - I purchased a used (but looked brand new) Blackstar HT20 combo.
I bought the HT20 because as new as I am to playing, I can't see myself playing live anytime soon and I wanted a better practice amp.
I'm stoked. The Fly3 is better than I expected. It sounds great and will serve it's purpose well.
No pics? Get your shit together, Assault Bacon!