Sounds like a fun hang. I got your PM last night on my gig, btw.
I have been with my wife at the University of Chicago hospital and am getting a bit stir crazy.
Going to leave for a while and check out a shop and grab some food (beyond cafeteria food).
Ugh, too bad I'm so far out these days. I'd love to hang for a while.
Played a few cool guitars but they were too salty for this common man. At ditkas having beer and burger now.
Okay... here's the skinny.... You have to be buzzed in at the door...
... then you're greeted by vintage amps, Zematis guitars (the ones with the engraved metal faces that cost a small fortune) and several walls of custom shop fenders, Paul Reed Smiths, and Hubers.
This one is only $4,995.00... but there's no tax and free shipping.
This one was a cool set...
There was a sold tag on the strat, and the tele was only $15,995... I mean, it sucks... for only $32,000 I could have had the set, but since one was sold I mean... why bother.
I may or may not have completely misinterpreted my misconceptions as perceptions of misconstrued disinformation...
If you need a break and want to check out another cool guitar shop in Chicago, go to Chicago Music Exchange. It's about a block SE of the Paulina Brown Line stop. They have a huge selection of everything from Squiers to $25k vintage Gibsons. There are some nice restaurants nearby also.
If I knew earlier that you needed a break, I would have been happy to meet you. However I had a ska class today so I was more than a bit busy. Feel free to PM me if you will be here for a few more days and need a break. I can always be coaxed into having a burger and a beer. I just need a bit of advance warning so we can make arrangements.
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PunKitty... thank you, I didn't see that until this morning. I think im leaving for a few days to get some work done. Ill let you know if im wandering chicago again.
Peek.... they had a BC Rich Bich10 string that was pretty damned sweet.
Hope everything is OK w/ the wife
I think it would be awesome to build a Bich but put light switches, faucets, and all kinds of crazy shit all over the face of it.
Here's the passive one...
The extra controls on the one above are active tone and boost controls with switches to turn the active stuff on and off. Almost like having boost pedals built into the guitar.
The bridge pickup by itself is the LEAST USED sound on a strat for me. It has to have a beefier pickup (like a Quarter Pound or a humbucker) but I love the clean and quacky sounds of singles other places.
When I had my bastardized esquire, the only pickup in the guitar was a Seymour Duncan Quarter pound solo.
It is a heavy, overwound single coil that it hot and overwound like a tiny humbucker or a P90. The solo model also is coil tappable... still a single either way but when tapped it's lower output and more vintage sounding.
Those big ass poles put out some serious signal. I now have a trio of them in a strat pickguard.