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Messages - gordo

Open Discussion / Re: NGD.....
June 15, 2024, 12:21:24 PM
Good score!  I always thought the basses were nicely done as well.
Build Reports / Re: A couple recent builds
June 05, 2024, 11:12:09 PM
Very classy looking builds there Jay.  Glad you got the Mega straightened out.
Open Discussion / Re: The transition.
May 20, 2024, 01:17:12 AM
I flew out to CA for a few days to intercept a shipping POD of stuff we shipped from here.  I'd shipped a Harmony guitar that the then-president gave me that was never completed.  It was a Chinese knock off of a Gretsch and they spelled the name wrong so I don't believe he moved forward from there.  I put a Bigsby and roller bridge on it with CTS electronics and GFS Filter-tron pickups.

The amp is an old Traynor when they first got into solid-state.  It's a TS-25 and highly under rated.  The original spreaker crumbled so I replaced it with a WGS.

Sometimes it's not about a pedal.  It's just an old amp with an attitude and a cheap guitar with lots of TLC.

Clip was done with my phone using only the amp's reverb.  Fun times.

Open Discussion / Re: The transition.
May 17, 2024, 12:36:56 AM
blearyeyes, would be good to touch base.  You already know I dig the tracks you've been putting out and you've pushed me into learning some keyboard stuff.
Open Discussion / Re: The transition.
May 15, 2024, 12:10:48 AM
Hoping to spend any and all vacation time there Jon, so we gotta make that happen!
Open Discussion / Re: The transition.
May 14, 2024, 12:04:46 AM
Thanks Brian.  It's been a wild ride and most days I still enjoy the work so will hopefully keep my brains from turning to mush.  Repairs and pedals are a nice reset to the work week.
Open Discussion / The transition.
May 13, 2024, 12:40:43 AM
Nothing really pedal related here but after 66 years of living in the burbs I've made the transition to living in downtown Chicago (condo in the West Loop to be exact).  Upside is that I'm now 2.5 miles from work.  Downside is that my workbench is now 40 miles from home as opposed to 40 feet.  I do the repairs for a music store in Fox River Grove so they've graciously allowed me to move all my crap to their store.

I predict my output will be dramatically lower, but the upside is that I'll appreciate the time I get at the bench.  I've been doing a lot of guitar electronics lately and seem to be Marshall focused as well (lots of blowed up output transformers for some reason).

Was eyeing Orange County, CA as my next repair stomping ground but will have to put it off for a few years while I ride out revised retirement plans.  Subject to change at the drop of a hat of course.

Sucks to work, but good to be needed, so very little to complain about.
Global Annoucements / Re: Forum issues
May 04, 2024, 04:58:41 PM
My profile is still showing the wrong name, although recently the picture has changed to me.
Open Discussion / Re: NGD again
April 24, 2024, 01:22:12 AM
Ha!  Congrats or bummer depending on if this was a destination or a journey  ;D
Global Annoucements / Re: Forum issues
April 09, 2024, 04:03:41 PM
Yeah ditto.  Weird, just took a refresh and it looks good now.  Nice to have the forum back!!!
Build Reports / Re: Peacock Parallel Fuzz
March 09, 2024, 06:18:25 PM
I need one!!!
The only reason I started building amps was because I chopped up a 77 Marshall JMP 50 Master Volume.  I know, it would be worth a fortune and although it sounds better with it's Dan Torres mods it's basically worthless.  Still, this is one kickin 50 with tube fx loop, switchable master volumes, and extra gain stage.

Pedals are not so much.  I would ALWAYS recommend that a pedal of this vintage not be modded, but truth be told he's not going to retire on it so if he's good with violating it.  Have at it.

Cool gig, and if he's comfortable working with you it would be cool to feed the band some pedals too.  I got an overdrive, when I still had Laffing Dog Musical Instruments, over to Mark Knopfler and Charlie Sexton when Knopfler was supporting Bob Dylan thru their light guy.
Build Reports / Re: What does the Foxx say ?
February 29, 2024, 08:35:31 PM
That looks very cool!  The finish is excellent.
Open Discussion / Re: NGSD
February 27, 2024, 07:05:58 PM
I think it's a bit more like the Juno presets.  You don't have direct control of oscillators but can tweak the crap out of any preset and can run 4 at a time with individual effects on each.
Introductions / Re: Reintroducing myself
February 26, 2024, 06:17:15 PM
Whoa! Nice to see you back in these parts.