Blues Deluxe

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby 1stnamebassist » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:00 am

Nice Bill! Must be something about bass and knives! I'll add firearms to my list of guilty pleasures! And hopefully flying ultralights again someday!

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:08 am

I don't fly, but I'm quite involved with firearms.
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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby 1stnamebassist » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:51 am

16basses! I wouldn't know where to put them all! Ashdown and Eden makes for a nice rig! Maybe someday when I retire I'll be playing again. I'm almost 59 and hoping to retire at 62.

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby Erik131065 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:44 pm

Viking...is that a battery box on the back of your strat? You don't have active pickups do you?

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby john » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:58 pm

OK you Misicians we've seen some of your tools. Now, send us a link to your YouTube video so we can hear you play.
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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby john » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:01 pm

1stnamebassist wrote:And hopefully flying ultralights again someday!



Ultralights or as I like to call them flying motorcycles. I'd love to own one. I think it will be a blast flying around sitting in one of little flying machines.
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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby Viking45 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:16 am

Erik131065 wrote:Viking...is that a battery box on the back of your strat? You don't have active pickups do you?


Erik it is a Fender Roadhouse Strat (alder body/maple neck) and it has a built-in preamp. The tone knob has 6 click settings that allows a lot of different tones.
You activate the preamp by the button built in the main volume knob. It's a unique guitar and fender made two versions the Roadhouse and the Lone Star which has a switchable humbucker that can be both a single coil and humbucker.

The pickups are the Texas Specials (passive) which are a bit hotter than standard Strat pickups and are great for rock and blues.

It can be played like a regular Strat or just hit the button for a little hotter sound. The newer roadhouse has what they call Vintage Noiseless pickups but I prefer the Texas Specials. I prefer the sound/tone of passive pickups just like I prefer analog effects like delay,phase etc.

By the way it is a Mexican Strat and absolutely plays like a dream, the neck and frets are nicely finished and I love the large 70's style head stock.

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:56 am

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby Viking45 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:44 am

Cool vid Bill, you guys sound tight. 8)

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby Erik131065 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:49 pm

I used to have a Fender Highway 1 which I upgraded with the Texas Specials about ten years ago. I realy liked them. Great looking guitar that roadhouse strat.

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby METALGOD » Mon May 22, 2017 4:11 am

shit Bill i didnt know you played bass lol , does anybody here use distortion on bass ? i just picked up a Schecter bass (stiletto extreme 4 blackcherry) and ampeg micro SVT cl 1/4 stack 100 watt, and a 20ft George L's guitar cable and a Levy's custom 3" wide padded strap, ive played drums my entire life well since i been 5 but i always wanted to play bass so here i go lol .

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon May 22, 2017 4:24 am

The Shecter Stiletto is a nice bass. I have almost bought one several times.
I'm up to 19 basses now, 2-12" Eden cabinets, 2-15" EV TL boxes, 1 2-10" cabinet, a 12" cabinet, full PA system.
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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby METALGOD » Mon May 22, 2017 1:02 pm

Bill DeShivs wrote:The Shecter Stiletto is a nice bass. I have almost bought one several times.
I'm up to 19 basses now, 2-12" Eden cabinets, 2-15" EV TL boxes, 1 2-10" cabinet, a 12" cabinet, full PA system.


Wow man 19 bass guitars lol but you probably been playing all your life and collectin basses along the way ? and all the heads and cabs you got wow . so from reading this post you guys are not fond of Ampeg amps ? lol i was looking at a Mesa Boogie but man way out of price range right now and being im just starting i figured go with something small like the Ampeg Micro svt cl .

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Re: Blues Deluxe

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon May 22, 2017 7:27 pm

I stopped playing in 1999, and started back in 2015. In 99, I had 5 basses.
I love Ampeg amps for bass, but my little 4 pound TC Electronic amp does just about eveything I need for club jobs.
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