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Randy Jane

I sometimes pick up new guitars (not going to name names) and set them back down pretty quickly because of the frets not being finished properly. If I don’t feel that the company took much time or put any care into the guitar, why should I? I don’t care about the neck size or shape, if I don’t like it, it goes through a ton of sanding from 60 grit to 2000 grit and all in between. I sand until I love. Pickups are kind of a big thing though, if I almost like the tone of the guitar, I know I can make it a very nice sounding guitar with a few "mods". I usually hate new factory finishes as they are FULL of flaws now. I’ve played more bumpy/rough finished guitars lately that came from a factory than I have done myself. Makes me think that my finishes don’t fully suck, lol.
Now if I could get this way with amps, I would be living a dream come true. I guess I need to go to school for electronics to learn the vast amount of stuff that I don’t know. I know the basics though…..I even bought almost all of the stuff to build a DOD YJM308 pedal, but never did because I couldnt figure out a way to point to point wire the board. I don’t want any of my stuff that I build…even pedals to be on a PCB. I have a lot of REALLY cool ideas for bass amps too. But I just don’t know how to make it happen.

One day I’ll just try it and fail….then try again in about 2 more years lol.