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Time to get back into some jams. This will be how I spend some more quality time with my teenage son. Those are his drums in the background.

I just got it yesterday. It's an Epiphone Black Beauty and a Vox Cambridge 30. The guitar also came with a very nice lined hard case. Hardly any use on the stuff. The gold coating on the pickup covers is faded a but I hear thats common. Works as good as new.

This stuff would have been $1200 + new back in 2000 when it was first bought. I got it for a cool $400. I need to get some foot switches for the amp. It's a Craigslist score.

What a popular combo effects pedal these days? I'll be playing blues and heavy metal.

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John, Google up "guitar effects pedals" or something like that. There's plenty of processors out there that will give you what you're looking for. Most of the stores will let you play with one first.

I have a Line6 amp. All of that stuff is built into it.

Looks like you got a pretty good deal.

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Time to get back into some jams. This will be how I spend some more quality time with my teenage son. Those are his drums in the background.

I just got it yesterday. It's an Epiphone Black Beauty and a Vox Cambridge 30. The guitar also came with a very nice lined hard case. Hardly any use on the stuff. The gold coating on the pickup covers is faded a but I hear thats common. Works as good as new.

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John,

Does it impress your clients when you open the case and use it to check outlets?

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cool, i have a 79 gibson sg standard and a 72 strat (one with the big old head on it), i used to have a marshall half stack with jcm 1000 head, but the kids and the business slowed down my playing... the guitars rarely leave the cases anymore :( have fun!

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That looks like fun. but protect your ears, eh? Especially standing in front of that drum kit, trying to play louder than your son's drumming. [:-party]

Tube hybrid is the way to go. I used to run a low power tube amp as preamp into a solid state amp. That way you could lower the volume. In my closet, covered with a bit of dust, a early 70's Kay Strat and four or five little tube amps, some I built with old radio parts etc.

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The one on the right is my OK Kay.

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Think you'll still be gig'n at 63?

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That, is a flashback worth experiencing!

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I caught the end of 'Spellbound' on a blues show on public radio a few weeks ago. That's the first time I'd heard any of his music in years. I now have a Robin Trower station on Pandora. Pat Travers, Gov't Mule, Free, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Zepplin, Johnny Winter, Allman Bros...and that's just this afternoon. It's all good!

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Time to get back into some jams. This will be how I spend some more quality time with my teenage son. Those are his drums in the background.

I just got it yesterday. It's an Epiphone Black Beauty and a Vox Cambridge 30. The guitar also came with a very nice lined hard case. Hardly any use on the stuff. The gold coating on the pickup covers is faded a but I hear thats common. Works as good as new.

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John,

Does it impress your clients when you open the case and use it to check outlets?

I run an external line from the amp and tap into the intercom system. I rig the doorbell as a reverb/gain switch. That really impreses them.

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