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name, city, instrument, years of playing, current band, gear
 #90622  by JamminJommy
 Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:47 am
Hey everyone!

I really dig how helpful this site is! I'm a 21 y/o guitarist and have been picking for, oh... 6 years now. I hail from San Francisco but am a student in LA county most of the year.

I love the Grateful Dead more than any other music (and I'm a music major!) and feel no day is complete without them. I play in a band called Uncommon Sense and I am attempting to find some Jerry inspired tone to use in my band (Uncommon Sense). I also love playing GD tunes. We cover a few, but some day I hope to be in a serious GD tribute band. I'm spending countless hours on this site of late as I try to pin down exactly what I am going to get to replace my current solid state rig.

As for axes... I've got a 2001 MIM strat with 1981 american pickups in it (named her "Faith"), and a frankenstein I put together housing a super 2 in the middle position (named it "Frankie" naturally). "Frankie" has gotten me incredibly interested in building a new axe (HHS), but I decided to prioritize and get a better rig first. Thanks to all of you, I've decided to go with the SMS Classic Tube pre-amp and am saving up for it, but still don't know what power amp to get (torn between a mac, a qsx, or a mesa/boogie).

All of this to say, I love this site and am happy to finally be a member. I hope to spend more time here and (hopefull) drop some cash on those of your with the awesome gear for sale.

Peace,

Jommy
Last edited by JamminJommy on Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 #90626  by tcsned
 Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:01 am
welcome aboard!!
 #95513  by strummingturtle
 Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:37 pm
Welcome
the rocktron velocity 300 power amp pairs up nice with the sms preamp for that jerry tone.
 #95514  by Gr8fulGreg
 Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:33 am
Welcome i to am 21 and live in North OC if your ever down my way we should get in touch