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General Category => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Amptech on May 17, 2015, 09:12:46 PM

Title: Greetings all
Post by: Amptech on May 17, 2015, 09:12:46 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Bill and I'm a gear junkie..  There, I said it.   I have WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY too much stuff, and I do not have any remorse for buying any of it.  I try to use what I can, when I can..  but with my given work schedule, I don't play nearly as much as I should.  I'm a fan of the blues, and have many influences ranging from the iconic BB King to Eric Clapton, Albert King, Freddie King, Elmore James, Johnny Shines, and more..  I was involved in a motorcycle accident early on, and didn't have full use of my hand for almost 16 years, but after telling my orthopedic doc, he was wrong, and plenty of physical therapy, I can again play.  I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas, and information to further the guitar community as best I can..
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Mick on May 17, 2015, 09:46:33 PM
Hi Bill, and welcome to GG.  :tup:

We love gear junkies here, I would be one myself given the chance.  Only have a couple of guitars atm, but hope to increase that when circumstances permit.

Look forward to chatting in the forums. Any problems (sitewise) just shout.
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Hinfrance on May 18, 2015, 07:40:22 AM
Welcome Bill.

Nice to have someone else on board who has a similar affliction to mine (not the hand, well done for getting that back).

This month I've bought a new bass and I am waiting for a Behringer BX4210A to arrive from DV247 - there is a clear out going on this old model - being discontinued or a new version coming out I guess - and Thomann had sold out before I got the cash together. I've read reviews which say that the drivers are a bit on the fragile side, but as it only cost £150 and decent replacement drivers are only £50 each if the worst comes to the worst I can live with that.

Are you going to let us see a list/pictures of your lifetime's collection?
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Scarebear on May 18, 2015, 10:08:21 AM
Yay! Another gear junkie! I'm with Hinfrance ... Let's see/read how extensive the addiction is ;)

Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Joom on May 18, 2015, 12:36:53 PM
Welcome to GG, Amptech... :)
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Amptech on May 20, 2015, 06:40:32 PM
Well, it's not going to be easy, I think there are 43 guitars, and 65 Amps..  PA gear, effects, etc are another story..  For starters, there are 13 Marshall amps, several Fender Bassman amps, 3 Ampeg B-15's, 3 Ampeg B12XT's, 2 or 3  Ampeg SVT's. Ampeg Reverb o Rocket II, 2 Ampeg Gemini Gemini II's, 3 Fender Super Reverbs, some oddball amps, Silvertone, Gretch, Gibson, etc..  Oh yeah, and Sunn 1200S, 2000S, 3 Sentura II's, a 100S, Sonic I-40, and a Fender Dual Showman..  This is just what I can think of off the top of my head..  Guitar wise, I have 8 Gibson SG's, from 1965 to 1990, 3 Les Pauls, I think 18 Stratocasters, from 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, and some newer ones 1990's and some American Standards, Anniversary model, etc.. Acoustics 1940 Martin 000-15, 1997 Gibson CL-40 Artist, Yamaha 12 String, Takamine FS-400 , Takamine FS360 Sho-Bud Pro III, and Fessenden SD-10..Probably some more if I keep looking.. 
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Amptech on May 20, 2015, 06:42:51 PM
here are some of the SG's

Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: aldridgeg on May 20, 2015, 07:48:05 PM
Woooooaaaaaaahhh!

Nice to meet you!
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Mick on May 20, 2015, 07:59:30 PM

... Let's see/read how extensive the addiction is ;)


It's bad, real bad.  :D
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Mick on May 20, 2015, 08:07:32 PM
Blimey Bill, how big is your house lol..  You must like a id in a candy shop when you look at that lot, so how many years has it taken o build you collection?  I'm seriously impressed.  8)

Do you have a favourite guitar and amp?
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Amptech on May 21, 2015, 02:46:03 AM
My 63 black stratocaster and my 67 Marshall 50w trem head is probably is my favourite combo..  I also have 5 Hammond B3 series organs and 18 Leslie's..  My basement is pretty average, but it is packed..  It looks like Woodstock exploded, and landed in my basement..
Title: Re: Greetings all
Post by: Scarebear on May 21, 2015, 09:15:47 AM
Oh my goodness!  :o

I'm telling my wife that she has nothing to worry about with my tiny collection of 14 guitars ;)