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I’d like to remind everyone not to get too wrapped up in vintage equipment for the sake of vintage equipment. It’s all about sound… And though most big name vintage stuff is of top quality, it doesn’t mean that that newer, more affordible stuff isn’t going to get you the sound you want.

I have a ’68 Deluxe Reverb Amp (first year of the silver faces), but that’s the only vintage thing I own.

My main guitar, the Tele is a ’94 Am Std. which is the USA made model. It’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It gave me exactly the sound I was looking for.

As for my favorite distortion pedal (and people always look at me funny when I tell them this… Until they hear it [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] ) It’s a $30, plastic cased, Rocktek pedal that says "DISTORTION" in plain white letters on a pink battery cover. I bought it from a guy at a flea market. Its probably the cheapest dist pedal on the market, but I absolutly love it. I’ve bought a couple of other distortion pedals that are supposedly better, higher quality ones, and yet I always go back to the RockTek…

I’ll still defend Mexican Strats though (I own one after all). The electronics suck, but they play pretty well. They’re made of Poplar which has almost exactly the same sonic properties as the more expensive Alder. If you put in some decent pickups and tuners, and set it up properly, you’ve got a really good sounding guitar for not much $$$.

I’d like to have a nice vintage collection one day, but for now, I’m a poor college student… [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/alien.gif[/img]

We got to talk about what we know… [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/face-icon-small-wink.gif[/img]


"If you can’t pay money… At least pay attention!" – My Dad

[This message has been edited by Mattman (edited September 28, 2000).]