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Tony Wright
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Aug 11th, 2017 06:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rev: I don't necessarily disagree, but for the price, I could afford that to find out if he has the tenacity to stick to learning his instrument.

The younger brother is a techno junkie and was already learning songs before he left the house last Sunday. (24 hours)

I have no idea how the older brother is doing since he got his Squier Strat about 90 minutes before we took him home. (He didn't put it down that entire time...he held it in his hands all the way home from meeting the guy from CL to buy the guitar.)

So I have hopes that as they go along, they will spend some quality time learning their chosen instrument.

Mick: I seriously consider the Cubes, but the price is just more than I want to spend. That is not to say that I won't buy one.

Being a gear junky is as bad as being hooked on other stuff....(sigh)


Dolemite

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Aug 11th, 2017 06:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Used Mustang! Check GC used online, a 40w Mustang II is around 100, a 100w Mustang III is around 200. Saw a III for 160..

Mick Reid
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Aug 11th, 2017 07:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Mick: I seriously consider the Cubes, but the price is just more than I want to spend."

I know you mentioned the GC credit, but you can find the cube 80's used for reasonable money.


reverendrob
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Aug 11th, 2017 07:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For the youngsters, chances are they have a video game system.

Get them Rocksmith or Rocksmith 2014. It'll be the best thing you can possibly score them.

Tony Wright
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Aug 11th, 2017 08:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Rev...I just texted the information to my nephew. Thanks for the heads up.

If he needs help getting that video game, I will help.

Tony Wright
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Aug 13th, 2017 09:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Since I am not a guitarist (Bass and PA and Lighting keep me busy) I do not keep up on all the changes in guitar amp models. Someone school me in a paragraph or two:

Why would I want to purchase a Mustang III V2 rather than the Mustang III original.

Obviously, there are some improvements. Worth extra money? What do these improvements do for you? 2 button foot switch or 4 button footswitch?

Bass players (well, OK, me, personally) have enough trouble counting to 4, it's why we/I stand next to the drummer. We/I don't know about the gear you guys with the skinny strings use.

Lenny1716

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Aug 13th, 2017 12:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A comparison....

V1-V2 Comparison

reverendrob
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Aug 13th, 2017 07:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a V1 half-stack. I haven't felt compelled to upgrade for any of the "upgrades" thusfar.

Changes are MINOR from version to version, the exception being that the new version loses the PC/Mac editor and gains a phone app. I'm not partial to having a phone app given how fast those operating systems go out and change leaving legacy apps in the dust.

The editor makes a huge difference in ease of digging under the hood.

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Aug 14th, 2017 06:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Being of advanced age, feeble mind and weak eyes, I read the title as "Want to buy my nephew?" :o)


Just make sure it has a headphone-out jack so that he has recourse when mom says "Turn that thing down! I can't hear myself think!"


Tony Wright
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Aug 15th, 2017 08:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well....I appreciate the advice on the headphone jack...and I wrote that at the top of the list.

As far as buying my nephew...

You need to go see your Optometrist. Time for a new Rx.

stratcowboy
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Aug 15th, 2017 10:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Reminds me of the line in the 1st "Blues Brothers" movie.

Jake and Elwood are at the restaurant where "Mr. Fabulous" is the head waiter/m'aitre d. They are doing their slobbery best at imposing themselves on the high-end scene, when Belushi turns to the family at the next table and with a mouth full of food spurts out, "How much for the wimmen!!??!!"

rockstar_not

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Aug 16th, 2017 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mustang. Get the 20w version

Tony Wright
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Aug 16th, 2017 08:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, we can put this discussion in the book...move along, nothing to see here.

The amp sits in the back of the car as we speak. Taking it to the grand nephew...In Law. (At least I think that is the relationship, my wife's sister's grandson.)

There is a near new Fender Mustang IV V2 with pedal sitting in my car waiting for me to deliver to the nephews house about 45 miles away. I went ahead and added the two year warranty. If they can't fix it, they just give me my money back...really? COOL!

Doing business with one of the FDP Sponsors was easy...it was the first Guitar Center purchase I have made over $300 in probably 2 years.

Granted, I went a little over my planned budget, but I feel good about it.


Mick Reid
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Aug 17th, 2017 01:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good on ya!

Your grand-nephew-in-law has a great grand-uncle-in-law!! Lucky kid!

Tony Wright
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Aug 17th, 2017 08:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wish I could do something to help them that really matters. I feel this is kind of like throwing some money in the Salvation Army bucket at Christmas or giving a check to some "Save the something or other"...just to make ME feel better that "I did what I could."

And, as the saying goes, "It is, what it is." It is all I can do at this point in life.

stratcowboy
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Aug 17th, 2017 08:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You never know. You may just fire their imaginations and inspire them. Which is the best you can do. And if it works, it's a great accomplishment. And if it doesn't, it's not your fault. You've made a good effort here for all the right reasons. Commendable in my book.

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Aug 17th, 2017 12:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I used to have an Marshall MG50DFX, he could do a lot worse. It also has "Marshall" on the front of it, which I thought was cool since I never owned one.

Tony Wright
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Aug 18th, 2017 05:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Originally, I was looking solely at price and would probably buy a $200-$250 solid state Fender or Marshall or ???. And then I would have picked up a good tuner, decent distortion pedal and maybe one other pedal.

There were a couple of decent priced solid state Marshall amps available used at GC and also used on CL. I was very tempted.

The Katana 50 thread caught my attention and I seriously considered that for a while...and even was willing to opt for the KTN 100 based on comments on the FDP thread and based on YouTube reviews by some folks that I respect.

After doing the math, I realized the used Mustang modeling amp was probably only a few bucks more than I intended to spend.

Happenstance made me switch from the Mustang III to the Mustang IV. They sold the III over the week end. I had already called the CL seller on his Mustang III...and he sold it a couple of days before I called. The ad is still up on CL.

Moneywise, I think the Mustang IV was a decent investment. I hope it lets him customize the amp himself instead of me picking popular pedals. While I am not sure of his computer skills, his brother (the one I gave the bass and bass amp) has those skills.

Regardless, it is done. I should be able to get to deliver the gear this week end, I hope.

Then I can go back to obsessing about gear for Fat Tony...

ejm

usa

Aug 18th, 2017 07:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

reverendrob wrote: "The Bandit would be the last, last thing on the list.
If there's an "amp a kid would shake their head at", that's it."

Why?
It sounds good.
The kid is getting an amp for free.
Why is this a "last, last thing on the list" above all others bad choice?

(This message was last edited by ejm at 05:09 PM, Aug 18th, 2017)

reverendrob
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Aug 19th, 2017 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's not going to be what they want or make the sounds they're likely chasing.

Very few folks love the Bandits, and if he wants to experiment with stuff and see what he likes with no pedals etc., it's not the amp for that.

Basically, it's the equivalent of a tricycle in a motorbike world - it may get him from A to B, but..not buying for a person two generations older or more.

It's honestly one of the amps that gives solid state a bad name.

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