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None of my present day "stratocasters" are Fenders, unless you count this one from Leo's final chapter ... 1996 G&L Legacy retrofitted for a Carondelet S trio. The mini switch enables extra pickup combos not available on a stock five-way blade. [img]https://i.postimg.cc/Kjg6ZMsG/Legacy.jpg[/img] ...

re: Guitar shops in Dallas?

Posted by TheFretShack on 3/13/24 at 8:24 am
Larry has a set of my P-90s!...

re: Guitar shops in Dallas?

Posted by TheFretShack on 3/13/24 at 8:22 am
As I've told you before, Houston had a guitar show years ago but the market didn't support it. Why? Serious [i]buyers[/i] knew bigger annual shows that recruited more abroad dealers and subsequently more inventory were the short drive to DFW. Houston subsequently died on the vine because all it attr...

re: Guitar shops in Dallas?

Posted by TheFretShack on 3/12/24 at 12:30 pm
Unsure when you're going, but the biggest and best "guitar shop" in America hands down is the Dallas Market Hall downtown during [link=(https://www.guitarshow.com/)]Dallas International Guitar Festival[/link] weekend. This year's DIGF is May 3-5. Carondelet will have a double booth with about 20 ...
I'll echoplex the nod for Rage ... Warning was great but Rage was light years better. Then again, there's nothing at all weak at any point in the QR arsenal from the eponymous EP through Empire. Just an outstanding run....
E-mail me for pricing ... info AT thefretshack DOT com...

For the Gibson Les Paul lovers ...

Posted by TheFretShack on 2/27/24 at 10:53 am
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The Quad was out of MAB's possession for over a decade, it was stolen while on tour with Nitro in El Paso, TX, in the early 1990s. It turned up about 10 years later on a local pawn shop wall for $225. It eventually got back to MAB after its true identity was confirmed. Ritz guitars were made by W...
I only clicked on this thread because I thought it was about Floyd Rose tremolo systems. ...
The art-deco key buttons were inspired by Grover Imperials. My D'Angelico has them - the coolness is off the charts. Only downside is they won't fit in most stringwinders haha....
Hagstrom was Sweden's foray in the early days of electric guitars and rock and roll. The Viking is a reissue of the Hagstrom semihollow electric Elvis made popular when he used one on his Comeback TV show in '68. Here's the only Hagstrom I have ever owned ... an insanely rare, stupid clean and fu...

re: Fulltone back in business.

Posted by TheFretShack on 1/24/24 at 5:33 pm
Mike Fuller paved the road for all the high-quality limited-quantity boutique and custom house pedal pushers (who also recycle legacy circuits) that we've seen emerge over the last 20+ years. I'd call that pretty innovative. Fulltone's niche was offering desirable tones (that often happened to be...

re: New Amp - Friedman JEL20

Posted by TheFretShack on 1/24/24 at 3:42 pm
Very nice score! ...

re: Fulltone back in business.

Posted by TheFretShack on 1/24/24 at 10:18 am
I guess this means my "pre-Jackson Audio" DejaVibe, SupaTrem and Choralflange are worth more $$$ huh? I'm kidding, there worth more to me as tools than as turns. Every pedal Mike made was GOLD and I'm glad they are back. I look forward to the next chapter....

re: Jo-el Sonnier Deceased at 77

Posted by TheFretShack on 1/14/24 at 12:06 pm
I got to spend a day with him and his wife Bobbye at Dockside back in 2015, Jo-El's kindness and down-to-earth nature truly eclipsed his talent and accolades. Sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to Bobbye and the fam....
Most Les Paul players who patronize my shop say they want their LP to sound like Page, or Gibbons, or Slash. Nope, sorry, I want mine to sound like John Sykes. Among the GOATs, no question or hesitation....

re: Anyone ever play a Bass VI?

Posted by TheFretShack on 1/10/24 at 10:47 pm
Either/or ... but a high gain guitar amp is more fun....

re: Anyone ever play a Bass VI?

Posted by TheFretShack on 1/10/24 at 6:21 pm
I've had two of the Squier Bass VIs cross the bench. Both arrived with factory setups that left a lot to be desired. A little TLC went a long way however - fun, badass instruments....
[quote]What color stripe do you have?[/quote] Green Stripe. And it's Simul-class so I run EL34s and 6L6s simultaneously....
There are about a half dozen guitars out there from my past that part of me would like to have back. But truth be told, I value more what they taught me about hanging on to the guitars that matter more than I miss said MIAs. I teach the young players that come in my shop who ooh and ah at some of...