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  1. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I'd been fooling around with blues and like it very much but found myself pushing the amp (a Supro 1970RK) to beyond its wheelhouse. I was inching more toward a grind and grit that even a decent pedal couldn't produce in that amp. Heavy distortion, fuzz, etc., just made a great amp sound like...
  2. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Anybody posted this here yet? https://reverb.com/item/21859412-jackson-dinky-1987-plaid-purple Not super into Blues Saraceno, but I think this actually predates his plaid usage, since Plaid was an early 90s album and the Yamahas are from the first half of the 90s as well. I'm not sure if a...
  3. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    A buddy gave me a Boss Blues Driver the other day and while that's awesome that he generously gave me something he could have sold or traded himself, I'm not really sure what to do with it. I tried running it into my 6506MH and it sounds like crap. Then tried the wife's Blackstar and didn't have...
  4. General Music Discussion
    Nothing quite like the Yngster's tasteful blues licks and/or soulful vocal stylings.
  5. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I threw this together for a Mesa Facebook group were I've been talking a lot late;y about how unexpectedly good this mode is for Texas style blues, but I may as well post this here, as well - this mode is just FUN to play through, on a Strat. Glassy, greasy, breaks up in the high end without...
  6. General Music Discussion
    Hey everyone! It's Saturday and I'm looking for some new music. Know any good stoner rock bands? Think fuzz / psychedelic / heavy / blues riffs with solos and vocals. I'm already a Clutch fan and I consider them (while not pigeon-holing them as stoner rock) as one that might come up. Go.
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  8. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    There's a pretty robust blues community here, and I go to a jam every couple weeks or so. I go mainly to get out and socialize, but more often than not, I end up playing. Now, I am not a blues guy. I don't enjoy 10 minute solos over a slow blues riff. That shit is just depressing, and I'm glad...
  9. General Music Discussion
    Ironic timing, given the discussion in the other thread yesterday about old vs new guitar gods. Anyways, my girlfriend has surprised me with tickets to his show at a local venue called the Triple Door, which is a small, intimate club. I've always known who he was, and remember his mainstream...
  10. General Music Discussion
    Were you ever listening to Grand Magus, and thought to yourself, "I wonder what Grand Magus would sound like had they gone more towards the blues after their first album, instead of more towards power/viking metal?" Well, now we know. https://thedevilandthealmightyblues.bandcamp.com/
  11. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    So, I have about 14 hours in this thing - I put the 2x12 Avatar cab together with the Laney Ironheart and played it long enough to sort out a signal chain issue I've been bugged by, but by and large, I've played this Blues Jr. and nothing else since I plugged it in. And largely played the Strat...
  12. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Hey guys - First, I decided to downsize a bit on my amplifier cab. I sold the Mesa 4x12 with V30's and I'm buying an Avatar 2x12 with V30's this afternoon. The pricing of each gives me a little cash in my pocket and more room in my office because my Ironheart 60H and the Avatar are coming up...
  13. General Music Discussion
    Let's start this off strong...
  14. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Drew will hate this :lol: One of my addictions since YouTube started is to look up new gear videos online and watch people demo gear on guitar. Now, I know NO ONE in my regular life that still listens to blues. While I enjoy blues quite a bit, I can't fathom why EVERY video I see of someone...
  15. General Music Discussion
    Really digging this band here lately. Elin can sing her ass off! I've been told there is a lot of this type of thing going on in Sweden these days but all I know of are these guys and Graveyard. Guess I need to check out some of the others. :yesway:
  16. General Music Discussion
    So apparently the Disney House of Blues books metal bands, but every now and again will randomly ban one that is coming through because of satanic imagery or some shit. It's pretty silly. Anyway, the latest victim is Exmortus (who are fucking rad, if you haven't heard them). In response...
  17. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    This isn't a proper pickup demonstration - I mostly just use the neck position, with the bridge for one passage in the middle - but I used my Strat with the ML set for this month's Jemsite solo competition. This is an awesome sounding set of pickups, plain and simple. This is with the gain at...
  18. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Long story short, I bought this from a friend last night after playing through it after work Wednesday, turned out he was trying to sell it, and I was absolutely blown away. This is arguably, the best amp I've ever played through in my opinion. It pairs perfectly with the open back Orange 2x12...
  19. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I've always loved these things - I think Fender was the first company to get the "modern" low wattage tube amp thing right. Lush clean channel, enough gain to get some gritty and sustain but that's not really where the focus is, about enough power to break up at club levels, and most importantly...
  20. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I've always thought these were pretty killer little combos for clean playing, and I really liked the looks of the tweed-covered "NOS" ones. Snagged this at the end of last week from the used section of a GC out in Cali, and it showed up absolutely mint - better than I'd hoped, with the plastic...
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