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shandra
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hi

Post by shandra » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:26 pm

i have just signed up to this site tho i had an account which wasn't used at some time i can't remember the user name.
anyhow as i'm new i figured i should say howdy.
i am 40 years old, australian and picked up the guitar about 4 years ago after a 20 year or so break.
i play a heavily customized epi sg which is sadly out of action while i rebuild the electronics, through a 30 watt laney solid state
which is in a storeroom as i write this and a pignose. i am considering buying a cheap squire fat strat next week, probably a bad idea
but i want something with single coils and they are cheap (leaving me funds to keep improving my beloved sg and to possibly
purchase a vox tonelabs st given i live in a flat now - my laney and i until recently enjoyed being deep in the bush without neigbours).
I am also considering an epi dot or a tele custon 2 with the duncan p90's.
i tend to play mostly blues but with some punk and dodgy 80's goth influences. i am playing in a couple of very amateur projects
since my band broke up and i shifted 500 miles a few weeks ago. i would love to upload some stuff but might wait until
i feel better about the quality given how damn good a lot of you are.
i have been lurking here for years btw and learned a lot from these boards and from this site generally.
anyway just saying hi. :)

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Re: hi

Post by Blindboy » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:04 pm

:welcome: Howdy Shandra, looking forward to hearing more from you. :big_smile:
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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Re: hi

Post by Strummer07 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:49 pm

Greetings shandra :thumbsup:
If you after info on the Vox Tonelab ..our resident expert and owner .................Viking Blues is off for a weeks vacation in the woolly wilds of Bonnie Scotland ..............

Completely guitarless too !!.....dontcha just feel for him!!??? :alright:

Blues ........ " but with some punk and dodgy 80's goth influences" .can't wait to hear a bit of that ??? !! ........I think :icon_whoknows:
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Re: hi

Post by VikingBlues » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:54 pm

:welcome: to the Forum Shandra. Glad you've been enjoying the site. :thumbsup:

Just a quick post as I should be getting things ready for the holiday. :away:

I recommend the idea of the Vox Tonelab ST you're thinking about - it's the first PC interface / amp & fx simulation device I've had where I've been able to spend time playing through it and not spending hours trying to tweak tones unsuccessfully. But, as the members will know on this forum, I'm a bit of a Vox fanatic, so I'm probably biased. :roll:

PS - Doing a preview I've just noticed Strummer beat me to it with my Vox thing - you know me too well my friend! :handshake:
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Re: hi

Post by Strummer07 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:23 pm

VB !!! ......go !!!

.............on holiday !! :cool:
"Death is just a heartbeat away"
lyric from "Out in The Fields"
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Re: hi

Post by HalfBlindLefty » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:25 pm

Welcome Shandra :)

You'll have to be patient to get to know VB a little more (grin)
A long time ago, in the old forum : Registered: Mon, 27 Nov 2006. Wonder were the other old members all went....

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Re: hi

Post by Golfxzq » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:41 am

:welcome: Shandra... glad to have some new blood in the forum, sounds like you will be a good contributor with lots to offer. However... the OLD blood is pretty impressive around here.
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Bluesmole
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Re: hi

Post by Bluesmole » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:54 pm

Shandra :welcome: from Blighty!! Punk Blues sounds good to me!! :rofl:
"Big Bill Broonzy, a white boy's inspiration" (1963), and the Blues ever since.

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Re: hi

Post by oneeyedslide » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:06 pm

Hi Shandra! Welcome from another newbie. If you're a guitar hot rodder you need another one in the "hangar" for those occasions the first one is down. But who really needs an excuse to acquire another guitar? You could do worse than a Squier. The price is usually right and they make a great platform for modding when you SG is again playable. I bought a Squier for the same reason you are looking at them and it's turned into a very enjoyable little guitar. I've got an Epi SG too.

As you already know, this is a great bunch of folks!!

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Re: hi

Post by 12bar » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:21 am

Finally, :welcome: from me!

I know I'm late, but this week I'll finish my house work (hopefully) and I'll be back online and on guitar again! :dance:

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Re: hi

Post by nxsneil » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:44 am

:welcome: Shandra from another Aussie SG player....
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Re: hi

Post by shandra » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:45 am

thank you all for the lovely :welcome:
:big_smile:

au update - my sg goes into the shop for rewiring of my nice new dimarzio pro pots, jack and switch while i enjoy the break
from my precious sg play in my nice new wine red squire standard hss strat, best i could find in my narrow price range.
the tonelab is going to have to wait til i can afford it but i am very pleased with my new strat. :big_smile: :big_smile: :music2:

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Re: hi

Post by shandra » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:49 am

Bluesmole wrote:Shandra :welcome: from Blighty!! Punk Blues sounds good to me!! :rofl:
punk blues is indeed the bomb

:D

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Re: hi

Post by shandra » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:53 am

nxsneil wrote::welcome: Shandra from another Aussie SG player....
go the sg

i notice your in Brissie, i just left for the cold concrete of Sydney, kinda miss the warmth of Brissie - good place for Blues

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Re: hi

Post by shandra » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:55 am

oneeyedslide wrote:Hi Shandra! Welcome from another newbie. If you're a guitar hot rodder you need another one in the "hangar" for those occasions the first one is down. But who really needs an excuse to acquire another guitar? You could do worse than a Squier. The price is usually right and they make a great platform for modding when you SG is again playable. I bought a Squier for the same reason you are looking at them and it's turned into a very enjoyable little guitar. I've got an Epi SG too.
we have the same line up of guitars now - yay for pretty guitars i bought the strat yesterday and love it

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Re: hi

Post by shandra » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:02 am

ps ta very much everyone for info about the tonelab st
i do believe i will be purchasing one i like that its an interface and will leave my m-audio interface
free for processing other instruments and just as an ableton dongle.
i tested a tonelab st a few days ago and while it still had awful multi-effects pedal moments
the single tube seemed to help a lot with tone. i had a behringer x-vamp for a while and
it put me right off multi-effects units.

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Re: hi

Post by oneeyedslide » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:17 pm

A red strat! NICE! Is that so it matches your SG?

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Re: hi

Post by shandra » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:50 am

yup sure is :D they look real pretty next to each other

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Re: hi

Post by shandra » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:03 pm

ooh i forgot i posted all this
much thanks VB for recommending the tonelab st, finally picked one up last week and am rather pleased with it.
it wound up either the st or put up the cash for a gig worthy amp, sound was getting muddy with gain at volumes that could compete with the drummer
i bought it way more for it's amp and cab sims than the fx and the amps are great.
planning on getting the new tonelab EX when it gets to Australia
anyway just that

edited to add i think i'm now quite a fan of vox, the build quality for price etc

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Re: hi

Post by 2WheelsOfBlues » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:44 pm

:wave: Shandra :welcome: eehh again?......

Tis time stay around here :wink:
play guitar like the wind, mysterious but definitely present....

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