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Lon
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These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
06/04/09 at 16:23:04
 
I thought it might be fun to add a thread to show off some of our favorite things that aren't "stereo" related.

Notice I said "things." If you want to show off your pet or girlfriend, well we could start another thread for that! Smiley

Anyway, I chose to start off showcasing my new Fender '59 Bassman Relssue "Lacquered Tweed" amplifier which I use for both my basses and my guitars.

I was searching for just the right amp, the one that would make my '72 Telecaster Thinline Reissue guitar sing.  Ths is my favorte guitar as a "player" but sort of a one trick pony sonically, it's always bright bright bright. Well. . . this amp tames it and suits all my other guitars and basses.  I always thought I'd want one, and I found a great deal from a studio that was selling one only used in studio, with a road case and a TDH "Hot Plate" which connects between the amp and the speakers and allows you to get "cranked" sound at lower volumes.

I love love love this amp. It's just got tone tone tone tone tone.  And it's so basic and yet so flexible.  I also bought a Scheyer Audio "Spring-Verb" reverb head which is a wonderful unit. A great combo!
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« Last Edit: 06/04/09 at 16:25:16 by Lon »  

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Re: These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
Reply #1 - 06/04/09 at 16:25:53
 
Here is the amp with my fretless Les Paul copy:

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Re: These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
Reply #2 - 06/04/09 at 16:27:30
 
And without the guitar:

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Re: These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
Reply #3 - 06/04/09 at 17:06:43
 
Show us some of YOUR favorite things!
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Reply #4 - 06/04/09 at 22:59:12
 
I got toys too Smiley



I built the little red amp it's all tubes using 6V6, 12ax7 & GZ37 kind of like a Fender blackface Champ but has Kendrick transformer and 10" Kendrick speaker. Output is around 7 watts of killer tone.

The Telecaster is a Fender custom shop creation.


Spector Legend Bass  :)

Don't you dare laugh at those lamps they were a gift. Wink
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Reply #5 - 06/04/09 at 23:03:23
 
I also love my John Deer lawn tractor and my patio / back yard with Big Green Egg BBQ grill and wet bar where I entertain all summer long. I'll have to dig up the camera and take some more pics.
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Reply #6 - 06/04/09 at 23:38:01
 
Cool Richard!
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Reply #7 - 06/06/09 at 04:25:45
 
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Re: These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
Reply #8 - 06/06/09 at 06:55:51
 
Let's see if this works





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Reply #9 - 06/06/09 at 07:01:09
 


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Re: These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
Reply #10 - 06/12/09 at 14:04:24
 
Well here are a few more of my favorite things. . . .

My Wishbass, a handmade fretless bass made by luthier Steve Wishnevsky. (I got this ridiculously cheap, 250 off ebay.)  It has really come to life with my '59 Bassman Reissue amp, it sounds incredible, with real presence and punch and really pretty.
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Re: These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
Reply #11 - 06/12/09 at 14:05:23
 
My living room last week. . . .

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Re: These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
Reply #12 - 06/12/09 at 15:39:20
 
Nice pics, Lon. Never having heard the Radials,  I'm curious as to how important placement is with them?
Yours seem quite close together. Assuming that works best for you in your room.
(your music collection is also very impressive too!)
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Re: These are a few of my favorite things. . . .
Reply #13 - 06/12/09 at 16:02:19
 
What you see in that picture is about. . . maybe. . . 20 percent or less of my collection?  :) (Also there's a layer of cds or dvds behind every layer you see.)

Well, Radials respond to careful placement.  That is the the best way for me tp lace them in this room after a lot of experimentation.  They seem to need to be out into the room, away from walls, and with the Decware amps, which have such precise channel separation, moving the two stereo channels closer together brings great depth to the soundstage and a powerful center image, making it seem less like two distinct channels and instead a stereo presentation.

The Radials are amazing speakers.  Can't wait to hear the Retail versions that will be on the way to me soon.
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Reply #14 - 06/12/09 at 18:41:01
 
Lon,   Shame on You,   Are You not aware that by laying Speaker

Cables directly on to carpet floors will degrade the sound?

Poor Pierre could have heart faiure if He seen a photo of  His Maplehade rack,
Maple blocks, Triplepoints, etc.  & then witness those cables
haphazardly laying on that carpet with it's sonic destroying
poly fibers Grin  

congratualations on your flagship Amplifier.  I was able to
listen to one of the Decware Torii mkII amps last year out at Ed's
& thought It had a killer presence to it.  I remember It really
sounded good after It got cooking for a couple of hours.
& I remember the Bass was superb on Ed's Horns.

What finish did You get on the Chassis? Walnut?
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