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Douglas Hadron 625 Guitar

Douglas Hadron 625 Guitar

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Douglas Hadron 625 is constructed with dual cutaway solid Mahogany body with neck-thru design is light-weight (7 lbs) and has comfy contours for hours of play! HSH pickup configuration gives you a palette of tonal variations to dial in. 22 frets on the 3 piece mahogany neck opens up those high notes for you to solo to your heart's content.

    

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Douglas Pisces Bass

Douglas Pisces Bass

Douglas Pisces Bass Description

The Douglas Pisces by Rondo Music is a great inexpensive bass with really cool retro features! To this reviewer, it looks like it is fashioned after a Fender Telecaster bass.

The Douglas Pisces bass body is made out of solid alder. The body isn't laminated, but is made from a few pieces of solid alder.

The color choices are white, black and 2-tone tobacco burst. These models come with a bolt-on Maple neck with the 'new' Rondo headstock design. The well constructed design has an adjustable truss rod, very smooth maple fingerboard. As always, Rondo Music designs their necks and bridges to be fully adjustable allowing for superior action. This bass guitar is really easy and fun to play. non locking tuners

The body is shaped with comfortable contours allowing you to play for hours. In the body rests one single passive pickup, one volume and one tone control, fully adjustable bridge, and chrome hardware

Douglas Pisces Specifications

  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 21/32"
  • Width at the 12th fret 2 3/16".
  • String spacing at the bridge 3/4" At the nut 1/2"
  • 20 Frets Scale Length 34"
  • Overall length 45"
  • Width at the widest point: 13"
  • Actual Weight is only 8.5 lbs

     

    Douglas Pisces and Fender Tele Bass Compared

    Overall, this bass has the retro features and the playability of the old standard - the Fender Telecaster Bass. Not comparing it to the value of that classic, but I gotta admit it looks, plays, and sounds pretty cool!

    Thanks to Jeff at www.guitarphotographer.com for his awesome GUITAR PICTURE! Visit for more great vintage guitar and bass images!

    Get the Douglas Pisces Bass here!

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    DIY SX Jazz Bass Project

    SX Jazz Bass

    SX Jazz Bass Project - BEFORE Pic

    I love SX Jazz Bass Guitars! I regularly search for B-Stock guitar and bass items. This time, I found an SX Jazz bass with a peeling pickguard. It sat around for a while in the Rondo site, so I didn't really hurry to buy the B-Stock SX jazz bass.

    B-Stock Bass Guitars

    I also noticed an SX Jazz style bass neck that was finished, but needed the nut slot cut. I thought, "That's a great project for bass guitar." So, I made a list of the parts I would need to make a really cool natural jazz bass with black pickguard and black block inlays. That has always been a favorite look (to me) for the jazz bass.

    Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We review each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

    To summarize, I needed the B-stock jazz bass, one pickguard with 2 single-coil pickup slots, the neck, and 2 US Genuine Fender® pickups. (Duh.) Ya gotta upgrade the pickups.

    Around the time I was preparing for all that I noticed (on Austin.Craigslist) a beautiful, one-piece, solid mahogany P-Bass body. (Ding! Salivate...) That story is in another blog post!

    So, I got all the parts in, stripped the SX Jazz Bass, and fitted the pickguard by filling the screw holes and drilling new ones to match the pickguard. With the pickguard set, I mounted the pickups by drilling pickup mount holes in the proper locations, and securing them with a foam mount instead of springs. Under the foam is a grounded brass plate to reduce noise a bit. Read More to see the finished bass guitar!

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    Yamaha APX500 Review

    Yamaha APX500 Review

    The Yamaha APX500 review I found on youtube is a real good one! The reviewer gives a complete overview of the nstrument unplugged. In looking for others, covering the guitar plugged in, I found the latter video.

    I'm looking for a yamaha acoustic electric, and found one of these for trade on Austin Craigslist... In my search, I have discovered the tonal quality is fairly rich, and the Yamaha APX500 is moderately priced.

    Check out the Yamaha APX500FM with a great thin profile and beautiful Flamed Maple top!

     

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    Grammatico Kingsville Amp

    Grammatico Kingsville Amp Review

    DIY Guitar Tone recently met with John Grammatico from Grammatico Amps and Luke Cutchins in Austin, Texas to do a candid review and interview featuring Grammatico Amps - The Kingsville.

    The Kingsville is an awesome 45 watt hand-wired tube amp inspired by the classic '59 Fender tweed Bassman. Through much study and exploration John Grammatico has preserved the essence of the original Bassman, while making a flexible and extremely musical amp with the ability to cover a broad range of styles and bring out the true colors of any guitar you plug into it.

    When you play through your new Grammatico Amps - The Kingsville, you'll be able to tap into all the warm, woody tones and completely express yourself through enhanced sparkling, shimmering tones! You, the player, will be able to capture the very essence of your expression coming from your guitar. The Kingsville is very touch sensitive and responsive to your playing. Check out the videos now!

    Grammatico Kingsville Amp Review on youtube:

    Recorded with Zoom Q3 Video Recorder

    Grammatico Amps The Kingsville Review Part 1

    Grammatico Amps The Kingsville Review Part 2

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    Freecorder | Free Web Sound Recorder

    Freecorder | Free Web Sound Recorder

    You're searching for ways to "record what I hear" or "record streaming audio from internet" or something similar! So was I until I found Freecorder - A powerful FREE video downloader, sound recorder and file converter for Windows.

    Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We review each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

    Freecorder Features

    • Download Video from 1000s of Web sites
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    Peavey TNT100 Bass Combo Amp

    Re-acquisition: Peavey TNT100 Bass Combo Amp

    For years, I played an old Peavey TNT100 bass combo, 45W RMS, 1x15". I sold it just before moving from Houston to Austin, mainly just to keep from having to move it. I've regretted that decision ever since.
    Even though this amp isn't powerful, or modern, or even all that great an amp as compared to what's out there these days, it had a character all its own, and a good punchy tone that I always liked. At only 45W RMS, it's still loud enough to get along with a small venue just fine.

    Peavey TNT100 Bass Combo Amp Features

  • 1x15" driver in a slot-ported cabinet (24"W X 27"T X 12"D)
  • Hi & Lo sensitivity inputs
  • Preamp Gain, Bass, Mid (with 'shift' control), Treble, and Master Volume controls
  • One speaker output to internal speaker
  • Preamp Out (not on this one, though...I found out from Peavey Tech Support that this amp was made in the first year of production, and they didn't put the preamp outputs on them until their second production year)
  • KILLER Guitar Cabinet

    Killer Guitar Cabinet

    Here's a 'trick' guitar cabinet idea I came up with. The drawing gives the general dimensions and such, but I leave it up to you as to how you get there (construction techniques, etc.).

    We built a prototype of this cabinet, hooked it up to Scotty's Epiphone Valve Jr. head (5W RMS), using two older Eminence 12" speakers, those old guys with the square magnet structures. We just kinda threw it together out of 3/4" MDF, just to get an idea what it would sound like. We weren't disappointed! This thing has some serious bottom-end to it, and that was one of the main design goals. It's also very efficient, blowing out some very serious volume levels with a 5-Watt amp driving it.

    The theory behind this cab is based on the 'tapered quarter-wave tube' idea, and has elements of the horn-loading principle working for it, as well. The 'tapered tube' is tuned to about 72 Hz, which will cover the low-end of 'drop D' tuning on guitar. This really bucks up the bottom and increases efficiency down in your lower registers.

    Another little-bitty practice amp! Dean Markley K-20

    As usual, I picked this little feller up on a Craigslit trade...

    Dean Markley K20 practice amp, c. 1980 or close to it.
    - 15 Watts RMS output at 4 Ohms
    - 8" speaker (pretty stout-looking thing, too)
    - One input
    - Drive and Clean channels with panel rocker switch to select
    - Volume, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble
    - Line Out
    - Headphone Jack
    - Blond Tolex, black grille cloth, black cabinet corners, other hdwe.

    This amp looks magnificent for its age; not a single blemish on it, just a little dirt that cleaned off nicely.

    Sound:

    Epiphone G-400 SG User Review

    Epiphone G-400 SG User Review:

    First off, a little story about this particular guitar…
    Some while back, a friend of mine had mentioned that he’d like to get hold of an Epiphone SG. Some time later, I happened across one on Craigslist for sale for $140, and remembered my friend’s interest in one. So I emailed him with a link, and he bought it that day.

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    Very Cool Telecaster Build

    Very Cool Telecaster Build

    I was searching around on youtube and found this DIY telecaster build. Looks like the Weekend Guitar Builder has a great hobby, and some pretty nice tools! Check out this very cool DIY telecaster build:

    SX SJM-62 ST Guitar

    SX SJM-62 ST Guitar

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    – A Second Look at the SX SJM-62
    SX SJM-62 Image

    Now that I’ve had this SX SJM-62 guitar a while, I though I’d give my review of it a second run-thru. Basically, my opinion of it has not changed a bit since my first review of it here on UltimateGuitarTone. But I’ve discovered a bit more about the guitar, and I’ve since acquired the case that Rondo Music sells for it, as well.

    Visit Rondo Music to check out these awesome (and fast selling) SX SJM-62 Guitars!

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    Agile AD-201 LP Jr

    Agile AD-201 LP Jr

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    Agile AD-201 Pic

    Wow! When I saw this Agile AD-201 LP Jr copy on Rondo Music today, I just had to share it with you all! This is a really nice Les Paul Junior copy in my opinion. The construction is solid mahogany, and the P90 pickups, wrap-around bridge and set neck, this guitar is a true bargain at only $250.

    Visit Rondo Music to pick up an Agile AD-201 ... BEFORE they're all gone!

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    Washburn T24 Taurus Bass

    Washburn T24 Taurus Bass Guitar Review

    Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We review each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

    The Washburn T24 bass guitar has a natural matte finish. The 7-ply mahogany/maple neck-thru design puts this excellent washburn bass guitar up in the "best" category. Washburn's construction in the T24 series is simply stunning. The first time I picked up my T24 and held it in my hands, I could tell it was a well made, quality bass guitar.

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    Newegg.com Deals

    New Egg Deals

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    Several products for your home studio and computer are available through newegg.com. You can find extra memory upgrades and hard drives for the studio computer, flash drives, and even extra memory for your Digitech Jamman.

    I have built a studio computer completely from newegg deals! I continually search for headphone and cable deals, too. Please visit newegg.com now!


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