FNG in the PNW

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Benson X, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Benson X

    Benson X SS.org Regular

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    Nov 6, 2014
    PNW, USA
    Hey Guys,

    My name is Ben, I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Been playing for over 15 years, self-taught by ear, and still trying to become a rock-star :)

    Here are some pics/specs of my current Setup. I tend to be very frugal with the money I spend on music gear (hence the amount of Peavey and other "cheap" gear) :)



    2001 Ibanez RG320 (made in Cort Factory, Korea)
    - Gotoh GE1996t Bridge (33mm Brass Block)
    - Gotoh GHL-1 Nut (43mm, through neck, 400mm radius)
    - V7 Neck humbucker with Ceramic-8 Magnet
    - V8 Bridge humbucker w/ AlNiCo-8 Magnet
    - New 500k-B Volume pot w/ 440pf Cap.
    - New 500k-A Tone pot with .022uf Cap.

    Ibanez RGT6EXFX Neck Through *project guitar, started a Thread about it here*
    New parts to install:
    - Gotoh GTC101 bridge (Black)
    - TusqXL graphite nut
    - GraphTech Classic saddles (Black)
    - Sperzel Trim-Lok tuners (Black)
    - Mighty Mite metal rings (Black)
    - EMG 81/85 w/ 18v Mod
    - New hardware all around
    - Will be stripped to bare wood, and refinished with Transparent Black aniline dye and clear semi-gloss poly coated

    B.C. Rich Bich 10 Neck Through
    - Rockfield Mafia Humbuckers
    - Schaller 456 Bridge
    - Planet Waves Locking tuners

    Amps & Other Gear

    Bugera TriRec 100w Tube Head: - all tubes replaced
    (2) Tung Sol 6L6 GC-STR (re-issue, matched set)
    (2) Tung Sol EL34b (re-issue, matched set)
    (2) Tung Sol 12AX7 (gold-pins, used in V1 and V5 pre-amp positions)
    (2) Tung Sol 5U4GB (NOS, matched set, same mfg/date code)
    (3) Shuguang 12AX7B's (used in V2, V3, and V4 pre-amp positions)

    Peavey 412MS Cab - loaded with Sheffield 1290s
    Peavey Transtube Special 212 - loaded with Sheffield 1230s. My first amp - floor model I bought used from GC over 13 years ago, and still sounds great!
    Peavey XR696f PA - 8ch./1200w PA (for Live shows)
    (3) Peavey 1210 HS Monitors - for Live shows
    Tascam DP01 FX/CD - Digital 8-Track Portastudio
    Behringer MS40 Monitors
    Lenovo T61 Laptop
    AKAI LPK25 Keyboard and LPD8 Pads (used with Reason)
    Roland SP-808ex

    - Digitech RP355
    - Electro Harmonix Metal Muff
    - Guyatone FLIP Metal Monster
    - Guyatone FLIP Compressor
    - Boss RC-20XL Loop Station
    - Boss HR-2 Harmonist
    - Boss PS-5 Super Shifter
    - Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
    - Boss TU-3 Tuner
    - BBE Opto Stomp
    - Dunlop 535q Wah

    I look forward to posting some reviews, contributing positively, and learning more DIY mods from you guys!
  2. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    orbiting caprica
    welcome...that is a good amount of gear you have.

    it will only grow if stay on this forum :lol:
  3. Benson X

    Benson X SS.org Regular

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    Nov 6, 2014
    PNW, USA
    Made an impulse buy on a new pedal the other day. Woke up, checked my emails, saw that Reverb.com was doing a 1-day sale on pedals. Still groggy and laying in bed is probably not the best time to make music gear decisions, but whatever, 1-Day Sale!!! :cool:

    I have been eye'ing a Guyaton FLIP Series Hell Monster that's been listed on there for over a year now, but I still couldn't justify the $150 price tag. I have a FLIP Series Metal Monster and Compressor that are great, and would like to add the Hell Monster to the family (one of these days).

    I also saw a Boss MZ-2 Metalizer and was instantly sucked-in by the 80's hair metal awesomeness!!! It all happened so fast - with a few button clicks, neon pants, some mascara and a palpable mist of Aqua Net, I now have a Metalizer en route from the Netherlands!!! :shred:

    BossArea - Boss MZ-2 Metalizer

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