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post Oct 9 2008, 02:32 AM
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So If you don't wanna read all this just skip down to the last few paragraphs

So today I went to a local music shop for the first time (this is in my college's town so I haven't lived there very long)

and everything looked pretty normal, a few racks of guitars, something that looked like a drum room in the back, tablature books ... you know, a normal music shop....

then I was a doorway in the corner with a sign that said "More electrics upstairs."

so I thought "ok I'll go have a look" so I walk upstairs and (mind you there is no one else up here, not even employees) and

BAM!

a giant room that is more than twice the size of my apartment, with guitars covering the walls, and racks and racks of guitars in the middle of the floor...... Jacksons, Gibsons, Schecters, Fenders, Ibanez's, and about 50 brands (exaggeration) I have never heard of.

So I am the only one in this room, and a huge smile comes across my face.... I spent 3 hours playing random guitars, everything you could imagine... and I was all by myself... (for most of the time)


well anyway, one of the employees did come up eventually and he had me try out this one amp that was on the floor, (there were halfstacks and full stacks, too to try out)

but anyway, he has me try out this little 50 watt amp, a very unassuming little thing.... so I start playing on it, and I'm like "wow this sounds really nice" ( I was using a american strat at the time, which I have also never played on so it was extra awesome)

so the clerk left me alone again, and probably an hour later of playing on that thing, I went down stairs and asked him how much that amp was......

$2000 !!!!!!!!

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post Oct 9 2008, 03:01 AM
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O_o
that place sounds like a guitar player's heaven almost, it must of been awesome.
What was the brand of the amp you played?


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post Oct 9 2008, 03:15 AM
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The old bait and switch ohmy.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif

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post Oct 9 2008, 04:05 AM
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What was the brand of the amp you played?


Its weird... I don't remember... it was definitely nothing I have heard of.
I'll go back tomorrow and find out! laugh.gif




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post Oct 9 2008, 07:24 AM
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I know what you mean.

I can remember trying a Gibson Les Paul custom a JCM 2000... tongue.gif


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post Oct 9 2008, 07:50 AM
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Wow man sounds like a dream just you and all those guitars.......

Wish i was there


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post Oct 9 2008, 08:44 AM
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I wanna know what amp it was smile.gif
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post Oct 9 2008, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE (superize @ Oct 9 2008, 08:50 AM) *
Wow man sounds like a dream just you and all those guitars.......

Wish i was there

.... then it would be a nightmare! Just kiddin'


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post Oct 9 2008, 11:35 AM
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hehe,glad you find your private paradise.smile.gif


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post Oct 9 2008, 12:36 PM
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Would love to know which amp was that,
glad you had nice time playing it tho. smile.gif


Off topic maybe,
in 1998 we had a school trip to Italy,Music High School.
We were visiting Bologna,having a nice walk and then I saw a HUGE music store ohmy.gif
At that time I had no descent gear as today so I was more than impressed
with the store and everything inside of it. biggrin.gif
So I went into store,took some Ibanez Jem,hook it with some Digitech floor FX,
through a Marshall amp and I started to dig it cool.gif

After...hmm....6-7 hours approx laugh.gif ...guy came to me and said,
"ok mate,you should go now,we are closing" laugh.gif


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post Oct 9 2008, 12:55 PM
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Reminds me of the first time I went to guitar center tongue.gif

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Man what a great story, I can only imagine that upper floor full of stuff and no one there bothering me while I try every single guitar and amp on sight. Unbelievable.

I wish my local store would bring a broader variety of guitars. They have a good amount of fenders and some gibsons, but I've never had the chance to try a schecter, high end ibanez or jackson, to name a few. I wish there was something like "guitar center" over here. Or even better, that local store of your story smile.gif


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post Oct 9 2008, 02:08 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Oct 9 2008, 12:36 PM) *
Would love to know which amp was that,
glad you had nice time playing it tho. smile.gif


Off topic maybe,
in 1998 we had a school trip to Italy,Music High School.
We were visiting Bologna,having a nice walk and then I saw a HUGE music store ohmy.gif
At that time I had no descent gear as today so I was more than impressed
with the store and everything inside of it. biggrin.gif
So I went into store,took some Ibanez Jem,hook it with some Digitech floor FX,
through a Marshall amp and I started to dig it cool.gif

After...hmm....6-7 hours approx laugh.gif ...guy came to me and said,
"ok mate,you should go now,we are closing" laugh.gif


Do you remember world famous Denmark Street in London? That's what I call heaven.


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post Oct 9 2008, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Oct 9 2008, 03:08 PM) *
Do you remember world famous Denmark Street in London? That's what I call heaven.


Of course I remember mate,
not so big stores but top notch offer,easier to navigate through. smile.gif


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post Oct 9 2008, 07:19 PM
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Would love to know which amp was that,


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I wanna know what amp it was


I'm going back there in a little bit, this time I'm taking my roomate (who also plays) to show the "shrine" to him

and I'll definitely comeback with the info on that amp.

I was just so overwhelmed last time I was there rolleyes.gif



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Seems like you were in heaven mate. I adore big shops with lots of gear, I could live there practically biggrin.gif


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post Oct 9 2008, 09:11 PM
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Ok so the amp was an

SRC Barker 50W all tube hard wired

"with the good stuff" as the description read.

Cherry wood cabinet

anyway, I tried googling it but couldnt find it...



anyone ever hear of this brand?


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post Oct 11 2008, 11:19 AM
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Is this the one?


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post Oct 11 2008, 09:04 PM
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Is this the one?


not exactly, the one I was playing had a tremolo knob.


On a side note, I tried googling "src Barker" (with quotations)

and the 6th result was this post! laugh.gif

So I get the feeling that the amp is not that common


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post Oct 11 2008, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Oct 11 2008, 04:04 PM) *
So I get the feeling that the amp is not that common

Gee, I wonder Why, I mean, anyone could totally afford one, right? tongue.gif biggrin.gif
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