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From left to right i have a 2009 Epiphone Sheraton II, a 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom, and a completely bone stock Squier '51, Not sure on the year of it though. They all play great, i would like to get the '51 professionally set up eventually but im also thinking about swapping the pickups out so i'm gonna wait and see. Bugera v55 amp that i love and got for a pretty good deal. Way more power than i need though but hell, why not. http://imgur.com/WIpLE0q
Just picked up a Swart STR Tremolo, and my lord, an amp has never spoken to me the way this little guy has. I don't know how to describe it, but it is just so crisp and clear compared to any amp I have ever played through before. My motive was that my Fender Blues Deluxe was just too much amp for an apartment setting, so I wanted a boutique 5 watter (I don't play out at the moment). I kept the fender around to use with my Nord, and in case I start gigging.
Here is the video that sold me on the amp. It is just incredibly dynamic. You can go from the smoothest clean tone to complete whacked out fuzz with your picking alone, and nothing else. The reverb and tremolo are both tube driven, and both like nothing I have ever heard. No spring reverb or tremolo pedal will come close to being this good IMO. One of those things you can't comprehend until you're in the same room as the amp.
I am a complete pedal junkie with 15+ pedals on my board, and I almost feel that it's a sin to even plug my board in. I find myself plugging straight into the amp more often than I ever used to. That said, this thing still takes all of my pedals extremely well, and I still run through my pedalboard a lot for the novelty of having effects at hand.
For anyone who has ever been curious about Swart amps, or anyone who would like to reveal some GAS they didn't even realize they had until now, go check these things out. There is a very good reason why there are not a lot of used Swarts for sale.
Hey guys! I'm not a super oily or grimy guy, I shower daily and stuff, but I get sweaty very easily. Especially when playing. These leaves my guitar feeling a little oily or greasy when picking it u p with clean hands. How can I avoid this or prevent it?