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(@cantankerousd)
Eminent Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 23
 

ESP ltd mh-103qm
Samick greg bennett torino
Gibson/Epiphone epoch

Fender pro 185 amp
washburn lyon practice amp

boss os-2 od/distortion pedal
digitech turbo flange pedal
zoom g2.1 multi-effects pedal
just added a digitech cf-7 chorus pedal-it kicks @$$

and a pocket pod

can't figure out how to post a pic, or I would.

You don't have to firebomb dresden to prove you can fly a plane.-Warren Zevon


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(@maplebaby)
Honorable Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 620
 

Bill Collings has been known for building acoustic guitars, based on traditional and time proven designs, for a few decades now. He has carved a nitch in the acoustic guitar market as one of the premier builders of steel-string, flat-top guitars, and many would agree that when it comes to fit and finish he has no peers.

During the last decade Mr. Collings, and his small workbench style shop, have taken on building both A and F style mandolins and most recently electric guitars. Collings electric guitars share common themes from popular models although none are 'clones'. Each of Collings electric guitar models demonstrate Collings desire to improve upon already great and time proven designs.

The guitar featured here is totally Collings vision and design, the Soco Deluxe. It features a maple top, back and sides carved out of one piece of mahogany, brazilian rosewood fretboard and headstock overlay. Pickup rings, volume and tone knobs and tunner buttons are all made 'in house' to Collings strict standards. Mr. Collings uses Jason Lollar pickups in all of his electrics with exception of the City Limits Jazz which features a Kent Armstrong floating pickup.

Below you will find specs from Collings Site - a link to the Collings homepage and several pictures and videos of the Soco I received on 12/08.

I do want to mention that Collings Guitars was kind enough to allow me to pick out all the wood from many samples that went into this guitar. What a great thing for such a wonderful company to do, and a whole lot of fun. Thanks for taking time to check out the Soco Deluxe from Collings Guitars!

dale

SoCo Deluxe

Named afer Austin's funky and eclectic South Congress Avenue, the SoCo Dlx is all about attitude. This model brings in elements from both the I-35 and CL models to create a unique hybrid that is all its own. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?

Features Include:
-Premium flamed maple
-Fully carved top
-Semi-hollow mahogany body
-Grained ivoroid top binding
-High gloss lacquer finish
-Choice of sunburst or translucent color
-Custom humbucking pickups by Jason Lollar
-Tone-Pro bridge and tailpiece
-Custom-made grained ivoroid knobs and pickup rings
-22-fret ivoroid bound mahogany neck
-Brazilian or Madagascar rosewood fingerboard
-Mother-of-pearl dot fingerboard inlays
-24 7/8"scale length
-Ivoroid bound peghead
-Brazilian rosewood or Ebony peghead veneer
-Mother-of-pearl Collings logo
-Sperzel vintage tuners with ivoroid buttons
-Deluxe hardshell case by TKL

http://www.collingsguitars.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-0bOOpuuVA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrpoiQ0aWZw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNC85D6QxVs


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(@christopherius)
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Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 43
 

Heres a Fender acoustic I purchased about 6 or more months ago. The first time I played acoustic ever was with this beauty. My fingers really got a workout!

I know she's nothing fancy but I love the way it sounds.

Chris
http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo356/christopherius/th_FenderSig.jpg


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(@kerbdog)
Eminent Member
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 43
 

Nice collection of gear, but I think you need a Washburn Nuno to complete the picture.

Ask and ye shall receive...my newest 2 that arrived in February

#1 of 7 High Gloss Padauk Washburn N4 from Boogiestreet

#1 of 13 one piece Sapele Washburn N4 with OFR from FunkyMunky

and of course it cut half the pictures off...:P


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(@ibanezjunkie)
Eminent Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 21
 

no pics unfortunately but here it is...

Ibanez RG420EG
Fender MiM Strat
Epiphone Les Paul special II (suprisingly good, and up for sale atm)
Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 15R
Marshall Valvestate 8100 100w Half Stack
Marshall Echohead EH-1 Delay
Digitech DDM distortion
GCB-95 Original Crybaby
PowerPlant Power Supply setup

Fortune, Fame, Mirror, Vain, Gone Insane But The Memory Remains


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(@lue42)
Reputable Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 356
 

I just got my new baby...

Ovation CS257 (natural finish)

as well, I have:

Schecter S-1 30th Anniversary
(the best playing/quality, and most beautiful modern era production/non-custom electric guitar ever made - in its price range)

Yamaha G55-A classical
(kinda crappy, but fun to play around with)
Fender DG-16 acoustic
(trying to sell to justify the Ovation to my wife :))

My Fingerstyle Guitar Blog:
http://fsguitar.wordpress.com

My Guitars
Ibanez Artwood AWS1000ECE-NT
Schecter S-1 30th Anniversary Edition
Ovation CS257
LaPatrie Etude
Washburn Rover RO10


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(@citizennoir)
Noble Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 1248
 

Last week, I was killing time in town and wandered into one of the local music stores.
It doesn't really have any name brand items, though it has a good assortment of strings (if you're willing to pay $15.00
per pack).

Looked around for a bit, then asked where in town I could get some spiked shoes for my son for baseball.
Got a good answer, thanked the guy, then walked down the row of amps to the door.
At the very end of the row by the door was an odd looking amp that didn't quite fit with the rest of
the cheap SS amps in line.
I stopped - looked at it sideways for a moment.... decided that it had to be an old tube amp, and took a look at the back.

Sure enough, it had a large compliment of tubes in it!

It said nothing on the grillwork.
On the control panel it said it was made in Mequon, WI by Laub Manufacturing.
There was also another name - Unique.... seemed to be the name of the amp.
And - Model 26R.

It has 2 12" speakers, and I'm pretty sure they're AlNiCo mags.

2 channel/4 input, plus what seems to be a stereo input as well.

Has Reverb and true Phase Shifting Vibrato as onboard effects - tube driven.

So I went home and did an internet search.

It seems it's actually a Magnatone tube amp that was on licence to Laub Manufacturing.... similar to the Maggie Model 460.

I checked Ebay for Maggie amps - they seem to be starting at 400/500 bucks.
The price tag on the amp in question was $599.00.
It's ALL original.... never been touched, looks BRAND NEW!

So, I went back today and started checking it out again....
the clerk came over and said: That's an old school tube amp.
I told him that I was checking it out last week.
He said, well.... it's $599.00.... I'd be willing to come down to $350.00.
I said - Well, it's all original and would probably need to be seviced. A tech would need to recap it, and Maggie's
always used odd, hard to find, obscure tubes.... this one's no different:
The power tube set for this amp goes for $150.00.
Then, it's got the original speakers.... they would blow easily after all the values and levels and output was brought back up....
Plus, it's got the original 2 prong plug still - that'll need to be replaced with a 3 prong ground lug.
He said - Well, that being said, $300.00.
I said - I'll give ya $200.00.
He said - No lower than $250.00.
So.... I took it :D

Went to the bank, got the cash.... walked back in and he said that'll be $268.00
I pulled out the cash and said - All I got is 250.
If you can make it work for that, I'll take it.
(My son then said to him - you HAVE to take it!) (LOL)
He did.

So here's my new 30 watt 2x12 60's tube amp:

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


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(@sgincyqx)
Reputable Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 404
 

Nice find, Ken :D

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


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(@rparker)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 5492
 

Good find, Ken! How's it sound as is without the mods you mentioned it needing?

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@citizennoir)
Noble Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 1248
 

Hi guys :D

Hey - Happy Birthday Ethan!

Oh, it doesn't need any mods Roy
I would swear that it's brand new.

Sounds terrific at low volumes.
At full volume, it's crazy clean still.... no breakup what-so-ever.
A little harsh.
Low volumes it sounds great though.
Very touchy.... if I turn down the volume on the guitar, it REALLY changes the tone of the amp!

I'll get it sussed eventually :D
(Is that a proper usage and spelling of Suss?)

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 10340
 

I'll get it sussed eventually. (Is that a proper usage and spelling of Suss?)

I'm not even sure of that one - the first time I heard "suss" used as a verb was backin the 80's, when non-white people were protesting against the so-called "suss" law - the incidence of non-caucasians vs caucasians in this country being stopped on SUSpicion was roughly about 15 to 1.

But how it came to mean, "I'll work it it out," I have no idea.....

Looks like a bit of research is in order. Tried "Suss" and "sus" in wikipedia, got nowhere, might have to dig a little deeper.

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@trguitar)
Famed Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 3711
 

Great find Ken ... and nice haggling. 8) Congrats!

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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(@joehempel)
Noble Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 2418
 

Nice job Ken! Sounds like a great deal!!

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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(@the-dali)
Noble Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 1507
 

Bill Collings has been known for building acoustic guitars, based on traditional and time proven designs, for a few decades now. He has carved a nitch in the acoustic guitar market as one of the premier builders of steel-string, flat-top guitars, and many would agree that when it comes to fit and finish he has no peers.

During the last decade Mr. Collings, and his small workbench style shop, have taken on building both A and F style mandolins and most recently electric guitars. Collings electric guitars share common themes from popular models although none are 'clones'. Each of Collings electric guitar models demonstrate Collings desire to improve upon already great and time proven designs.

The guitar featured here is totally Collings vision and design, the Soco Deluxe. It features a maple top, back and sides carved out of one piece of mahogany, brazilian rosewood fretboard and headstock overlay. Pickup rings, volume and tone knobs and tunner buttons are all made 'in house' to Collings strict standards. Mr. Collings uses Jason Lollar pickups in all of his electrics with exception of the City Limits Jazz which features a Kent Armstrong floating pickup.

Below you will find specs from Collings Site - a link to the Collings homepage and several pictures and videos of the Soco I received on 12/08.

I do want to mention that Collings Guitars was kind enough to allow me to pick out all the wood from many samples that went into this guitar. What a great thing for such a wonderful company to do, and a whole lot of fun. Thanks for taking time to check out the Soco Deluxe from Collings Guitars!

dale

Does this mean you own a Collings, or are you just advertising for them?

-=- Steve

"If the moon were made of ribs, would you eat it?"


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(@smfc1)
New Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 4
 

1976 Fender Mustang
1996 Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition
1991 Gibson es-335 Studio
2008 Gibson SG Classic
2007 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite
Fender partsocaster--Jazzmaster body, Tele Deluxe neck, veh humbucker in bridge position
Charvel Surfcaster acoustic/electric

Mesa Dual Rectifier half stack


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