Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New player

This was supposed to be a Summer NAMM (2018) revelation but was leaked along the way. The official announcement was made yesterday. With immediate effect, the Standard series is now effectively discontinued, replaced by the Player Series here, still made in Mexico like their predecessors. 

Yay or nay? The immediate nay factor would be the revised prices (upwards) so get ready to pay about $200+/- more for a Mexican Fender. From a commercial perspective, this is the definite opportunity to bring prices up by featuring 'revisions' in various models which we will look into in another blog episode. The strategy wasn't new as we noted this occurrence when the American Professional replaced the American Standard Series. The list price for a Mexican Strat/ Tele here is $899 so with the new Player prices kicking in soon, you'd be paying close to $1K for one. So is it time to grab whatever's left of the the current Standard models? Hmm...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Selling: Marshall 50th Ann JVM 1W combo (SOLD)

Investing in some clean tones, letting this go:

  • Marshall JVM 50th Anniversary 1W all tube combo (power cord included)
  • Condition: 8/10, please NOTE- the clean channel indicator is NOT working
  • Self-collect @ CCK mrt stn, no testing
  • No trades/ reservations
  • Queries/ confirmation:
  • Price: $449 (final)
Item SOLD 😀 

Gen white

On the final day of May, when everyone had been bewitched by my absence, I went to fetch this home. Nothing special, just an Ibanez Genesis RG550 in white. It's something I've played before, accustomed with, yet enchanted once more.

The first wave headstock without the 'RG Series' label on it had always been my preferred design- less cluttered, more elegant.

I'm now oblivious to the the block neck-body joint. If you frequent the upper frets & feel that this feature gets in the way, it might be just you. I'm OK with no extra trimmings inviting me to the higher  fret registers because I can deal with it.

By the way, these default pickups have to go- I already have something for it even before its presence here.

That blue Ibanez guitar bag with a ripped handle- that one was used to bring this guitar home. 👍

Monday, June 18, 2018

Genesis, south

Good news for lefties- Ibanez is offering the Genesis RG550 for left-handers as a spot model. Wonder if these will make it here at all.

Wireless like a boss

Now that BOSS has officially released this wireless wizardry, I'm VERY sure everyone wants one. The wisdom behind this marketing is that it offers three versions to appeal to the three major player groups out there. Here's more:

Sunday, June 17, 2018


And this happened. After 7 years of use, in & out of the house, under wet & dry conditions, the strap gave way but the bag's still functional. To be continued