Not usually very lucky about winning things but usually sign up for contests when visiting Guitar/music web sites. I got an email from IK Multimedia that I had won their latest Amplitube 3 Software Bundle ($299.99). I almost deleted it as spam but later was on the phone with the Vice President in charge of North American Sales. WOW! Now I have to learn to use it, no easy task being kind of tech disabled!
This late spring, summer and early fall have been good to me in terms of craigslists finds on musical instruments.
I own a number of Guitar and Bass amplifiers, but as far as modeling hybrid amps go, my favorite is my 60 watt tube hybrid Vox AD60VT. While searching on-line for parts to build a custom Black Telecaster in 2001, I found a Music Store that offered me a tremendous deal on my amp. (I wasn't shopping for a new amp, but at that time I only had a used Yamaha 212 solid state
My wife and I live in a 1500+ sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2 bath house situated along a quarter mile of a creek. The house and grounds sit on 6.5 acres of mountainous woodland bordered on one side by a 1000+ acre BLM parcel, on another side by an undeveloped 9 acre Oregon State Park parcel, the third side is owned by another couple with two young children (our only neighbors). On the other side of the creek is land owned by ODOT.
My wife has owned the property for 16 years and before I got