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I ended up with a '56 limited edition lefty, two-tone sunburst, thick maple neck/ash body, relic. I was not really into the relic idea, but this was the one that felt best for me and the damages had been done realistically, so I bought it without second thoughts.



Sounds great to me!
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I love my black '73 Strat with maple fingerboard emoticon



I bet you do! emoticon
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Well I did my music shop visit today, taking along my Strat-obsessed friend for support. I tried the silver Lonestar, a cream Roadhouse, a Classic Player 60s and the Blackmore signature model. I really liked the Lonestar and the Roadhouse and eventually plumped for the Lonestar as it seemed to have a wider range of sounds. I've got to say I did not like the Blackmore model. It was out of my price range but thought I'd give it a go anyway 😊 It didn't feel like it was worth £300+ more than the Roadhouse or Lonestar and the scalloped fretboard just felt like a novelty. Anyway, really happy with my purchase. Thanks for all the advice. I tried a few mandolins but decided they're not for me. My fingers are too big to be able to hold chord shapes. Instead I bought a Blackstar Fly 3 watt mini-amp and it is superb!

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Cool, J!

Could you post a photo of your new guitar? It would be great to see it.
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Hi - I also got the Fly 3 for Christmas and I agreee, it's a great little practice amp! It's so lightweight and small you can really bring/play it anywhere, and if you play in a room and don't need band-level volume it produces really convincing sounds, so really happy to play electric at home without having to power up the main rig, which looks like the control room of a nuclear power station, with all the lights blinking and switches everywhere!;-)
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Hi - I also got the Fly 3 for Christmas and I agreee, it's a great little practice amp! It's so lightweight and small you can really bring/play it anywhere, and if you play in a room and don't need band-level volume it produces really convincing sounds, so really happy to play electric at home without having to power up the main rig, which looks like the control room of a nuclear power station, with all the lights blinking and switches everywhere!;-)



I'm really impressed with it. Did you get the 3 watt, or the pack with the additional speaker? It's only £20 for the extra speaker to bump it up to 6 watts (stereo for mp3 players) and I am sorely tempted! I got one of the Marshall mini-stacks a few years ago - free gift for subscribing to Classic Rock magazine - and it is a toy in comparison. I very rarely use the Marshall whereas I can see me using the Blackstar constantly!

Have you used the line-out? In my band the drummer normally uses an electronic kit, so we tend to put everything through the PA to control the volume. For live gigs I disconnect the speaker cable in my Marshall and take a line-out to the PA. Would be interested to hear the Fly through a PA to see if it's up to it. If so, no more lugging about a Marshall emoticon

No effects loop on the Fly of course, but I only really need the effects loop for a delay pedal when using the Marshall overdrive channel, and the Fly's delay is pretty nice.

Rezi - will get some photos later.



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Thanks J, that's a handsome guitar!
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Hi,

apologies for the late reply - no, I did not take the second cab, because I plan to use it either for a quiet rehearsal at home without having to get really loud: for example, the other night I was watching one of the Ice Age movies with wife and kid, and practising a bit with the guitar, and whenever commercials came around I simply turned the Fly on and had a bit of a more realistic feel (plus, I drowned the commercials, which is not bad) or to bring it around. But if I add a second box, which will need a connecting cable, it already starts looking like a rig;-)
What I have done is download a bunch of backing tracks in different styles and loaded onto an mp3 player, which I connect to this amp, and I can play along to some nice tunes in a very simple way. Makes you want to pick up the guitar even if for five minutes, being so straightforward.
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