New year. New gear?

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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby Hell_Tanner » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:38 am

Deansolo wrote:
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MetalHead wrote:You might wanna checkout this then :D


I already have the body for the hardtail Strat, it just doesn't have the reverse slants though.

Deansolo wrote:Cool! Can't wait to see the pics. There's nothing like the sound of an Echoplex! No other delays even compare. Except maybe the Fulltone TTE, but that's just an Echoplex Reproduction...right down to the logo!


Yep! :) It's pretty mind blowing but I have such a hard time finding tapes, I've browsed Ebay but they usually go for an insane price...something like $200 for a lot of 10 tapes.


Contact Dunlop. They still make tapes for the Echoplex. I'm not sure about price, but it's good to know they're still available. Echoplex's are awsome... but take a fair bit of maintenance to keep 'em going. :)


I read that buying tapes from Gibson is pretty much useless. An Echoplex user in the US said that their delivery time was so long he just cancelled his order and started making his own from blank 8 track cartridges. As I live overseas I wouldn't take the risk to deal with Gibson... :?
I think I'll go the DYI way too and yes, I do know about the maintenance part, mine needed a good cleaning when it arrived :) and I fixed some minor problems too.
These beasts just need to be taken care of. :lol:
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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby MetalHead » Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:05 am

I wouldn't deal with Gibson at all ;)
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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby johnthebrucelee » Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:39 pm

You know what I've been told? I heard the company, Gibson, is full of jerks. A music store manger told me that and said Fender and Jackson are the most friendly companies to work with. Well, that doesn't mean Gibson makes crappy guitars! They're just too overpriced... :(

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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby MetalHead » Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:09 pm

I've heard from various people that the quality of the Gibsons is unreliable :(
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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby johnthebrucelee » Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:35 pm

I guess so. I mean they are one of the biggest guitar company, alongside with Fender. :?

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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby Hell_Tanner » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:20 pm

As far as I know Gibson almost stopped exporting guitars in France. They start to have a pretty bad reputation...
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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:53 am

you oughta import some Dean Guitars instead ;)
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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby mrmetal » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:05 am

Hell yeah...I went back to tubes! MESA/BOOGIE style...my rig has never sounded better. Just need a decent noise gate to tame that beast and a set of EMGs.

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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:09 am

hey mrmetal, I recognize that avatar ;)
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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby mrmetal » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:19 am

haha! Took me a while to get here...I was busy during the holidays!

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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby mrmetal » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:20 am

I noticed you are still looking at Killer guitars and on the Loudness trip! :D

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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:39 am

mrmetal wrote:I noticed you are still looking at Killer guitars and on the Loudness trip! :D


Yeah :)

I've been very open to new music the last months or so.
Found a great polish deathmetal-band by the name ... Vader :D
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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby mrmetal » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:53 am

They are old school, but killer; you ought to check out the live album. It slays!

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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:02 pm

mrmetal wrote:you ought to check out the live album. It slays!


That last word is so funny because they play a Slayer song live :D
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Re: New year. New gear?

Postby mrmetal » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:21 pm

Hard to slip a clever one by you Les. LOL!

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