Behold! The second (I think) Mark V 25 NAD thread!
I went down to the guitar store today to try one out. Pretty much fell in love with it, as expected, and decided to take it. I was dead set on one, based on the Petrucci video, but thought I'd go check it out in person before ordering. Liked it so much, I left the store with it.
I didn't have a cab, so I bought this last weekend to use it through:
Not really wild about it, but it does the job. A decent cab is wasted on me, anyway. I can't play through them often, so this'll do for the rare moments I can.
On a side note, one of my monitors died the other day, so I had to buy some new ones yesterday. I grabbed these - Presonus Eris E5. As I was spending out on the above stuff, I went for something cheap. A/Bing them against some of the costlier boys, like Yamaha and Genelec (or something), these didn't sound too bad. Not as good, but not significantly worse. And they were only £200, so I picked 'em up.
So, yesterday, I carried the monitors half a mile, uphill all the way. My weak little arms were pretty sore afterwards. And, today, carrying the Mark V in its box the same journey was no kind of fun. It's left me a little too weak to play comfortably. Hopefully that'll pass in a couple of hours. So, some pathetic clips once this pathetic weakling has recovered.