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Yerffej said:
who buys a $2000 srv strat to change the pickguard!?


anyway, please tell us about the guitars and amps. the little tweed combo looks particularly interesting
At the time I liked the sound of the SRV strat and that was my main reason for purchasing it, it really did not have anything to do with it being a signature strat. I was trying various different strats and it was the one I liked best. The pickguard with SRV on it was the one thing I did not like about it. Everyone sees you with an SRV strat and expects you to play like SRV! Eventually I wanted to go with noiseless pickups hence I put in the Dimarzio virtual vintage pickups later on. They are quiet as a mouse.



The jazz guitar is a Sadowsky Jim Hall model. It's a sweet guitar. The tweed amp is a Jazzkat JP 100, named after John Pizzarelli. Sounds great with the Sadowsky. At the time I ordered it directly from JazzKat. They asked me for some dealers I dealt with in the area and I recommended they contact 12th fret. They obviously did because since that time I have found out the 12th fret now carry them.
 

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Paul said:
I tried that amp last fall. I really wanted to like that amp. Small and light, and by reputation, excellent for jazz. I just didn't like it. I ended up with a Victoria Victorilux with 6L6's and one 15" speaker. The Victorilux works great with my Byrdland.

I have yet to play a Victoria but it's definately a brand that peaks my interest. As I said the jazzkat works great for my sadowsky Jim Hall and the built in effects are kind of nice to have. I think when I bought it it cost me about 600$ US so quite a difference in cost between that and the Victoria. Any pics of the byrdlandThey are nice guitars. here are a couple of closeups of the sadowsky



 

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Paul said:
No pics, I'm too lazy for that. It's the Epiphone Elitist Byrdland, that I play.

http://www.epiphone.com/elitist/byrdland.htm

Nice guitar, I haven't played one of those either, I got the sadowsky from Murch Music. They have a great selection of guitars and I tried pretty much every jazzbox in there when I bought mine. There was some sweet stuff. The Sadowsky wasn't cheap but compared to some of the others it was a steal. I originally wanted an ES 175 but when I broke down and compared the two the sadowsky had much more put into it and sounded better for what I wanted. Ie: When you pay that much for a guitar I don't expect to see plastic parts on it and quality fit and finish should be impeccable.

Where did you get the victoria, I've been wanting to try one out for awhile. Considering I just picked up my Tophat a few weeks ago ago I have to hold off for a bit or the wife will kill me if I buy anything else.
 

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Well the back finally had it. As much as I liked the newly acquired Bogner Shiva I couldn't take lugging it back and forth to practice. Traded it and replaced it with this. Figure I will use the Z best cab for gigs and the small 1x12 for practice. My back likes me again ;)



pedal board stayed pretty much the same except replaced the fuzz with a Paisley drive

 
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