Guitar Messages by Chris Bontrager

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  1. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Building/Repair Forum · 142 Hits · 6/27/2008 8:39 AM
    Check out Weber speakers. The make high quality speakers and I believe they make 8" speakers. Check out their site at You should be able to contact them directly and they will help you pick out a speaker for your amp.
  2. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 35 Hits · 6/27/2008 8:33 AM
    It is ok. I picked it up really cheap so I can't complain. I liked the idea of having dual sound, but have yet to really try it out. The stock pickups are really muddy, so I eventually want to replace them. The piezo actually sounded better thro...(more)
  3. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 36 Hits · 6/27/2008 8:30 AM
    Thanks, but it is actually a 70's lawsuit model that I slapped a Gibson logo on it. It still plays really nice, although it has seen its better days. I have no clue who the maker is, the only marking on it that i have found was "maxxon" on the p...(more)
  4. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 80 Hits · 6/24/2008 9:21 AM
    My gear is posted on my homepage...feel free to check it out.
  5. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 77 Hits · 12/26/2007 1:02 PM
    I do have an electric bias, I do own two acoustic guitars, but why play acoustic when you can do so much more with electric. Plus since I am not a huge acoustic fan, I have yet to invest in a really good acoustic yet so the two that I have are j...(more)
  6. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 32 Hits · 12/21/2007 10:30 AM
    I would love to see your collection. I am just starting my collection. I was actually taking pictures for insurance reasons as well. I was good documentation if anything were to happen, heaven forbid anything would though.
  7. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 73 Hits · 12/20/2007 10:28 PM
    I finally got all my guitars together, except for my 83 Strat which had a buzz and is being worked on, for a picture. It is on my home page if you want to check them out. I still need to round up all my amps for a picture as well.
  8. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 28 Hits · 12/19/2007 9:54 PM
    My duncan designed are crap. They are the muddiest pickups I have ever heard. They are even worse than the set that came with my Saga guitar kit that I bought and built a couple of years ago. They sound bad through a tube amp, and even worse thr...(more)
  9. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 21 Hits · 12/18/2007 3:32 PM
    I would love to be able to afford a set of Fralins. They are just a little out of my price range though. They would cost almost as much as I paid for the guitar. I also noticed I will probably have to take the guitar to a professional to have th...(more)
  10. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 45 Hits · 12/18/2007 2:53 PM
    So I just bought a Schecter C-1 E/A and just as expected from all the review I read the stock "Duncan Designed" pickups suck the tone right out of anything I try play. The acoustic portion of the guitar is very good considering it is an electric...(more)
  11. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 33 Hits · 12/16/2007 7:51 PM
    Some of these guitars are absolutely horrible...i can't believe someone out there actually thought that making some of those guitars would be cool...
  12. Chris Bontrager (535)
    For Sale/WTB Forum · 91 Hits · 12/10/2007 1:38 PM
    I am moving from a 4 bedroom house into a one bedroom apartment and I am going to be selling some of my larger tube amps that I just will not have room for. Check out my craigslist posting if you are interested. I am selling three tube amps and ...(more)
  13. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 47 Hits · 11/29/2007 8:44 PM
    The texas custom pickups are amazing, very harsh though, which is what i love about them. I also like the american vintage pickups on my other strat are great pickups as well. It would be very hard to choose between the two. They are both unique...(more)
  14. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 70 Hits · 11/29/2007 11:14 AM
    I own three Fender Strats My main axe that I play is a 1993 Fender American Strat with a Sunburst finish that I swapped out the pickups for Custom Shop Texas Special Pickups. It has a maple neck just like all my strats do. My other two strat i...(more)
  15. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 38 Hits · 9/21/2007 11:53 PM
    I love blues. I love B.B. King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker etc. My favorite guitarist is Eric Clapton. The other day I watched a DVD of a live Cream concert from 2005. I wish I had half the talent that Clapton has. Maybe after another 12 year...(more)
  16. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 40 Hits · 9/21/2007 2:43 AM
    I am glad I brought a guitar this time, because the first time I didn't bother to bring one and I went crazy here. I still wish I had one of my electrics here because I enjoy playing those so much more than acoustic. The one thing that I forgot ...(more)
  17. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 68 Hits · 9/20/2007 4:56 AM
    I am dying to play all of my guitars again. It has been almost 2 months since I have played up my electrics because I am over here Iraq at the moment. I was smart enough to buy a Baby Taylor right before I came over here and had it shipped over,...(more)
  18. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 28 Hits · 7/24/2007 11:41 AM
    I have not yet decided on a favorite yet, but it is probably a toss up between the 57' Reissue and the PRS McCarty. They both play the way I like my guitars and they both have such unique sounds that it would be so hard to choose between them. I...(more)
  19. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 28 Hits · 7/23/2007 5:32 PM
    Thanks for all the legal advice, but isn't this a guitar website? We need to focus more on my new loves and less on my old worn-down overplayed axe...
  20. Chris Bontrager (535)
    Equipment Forum · 34 Hits · 7/23/2007 12:12 PM
    I think I am going to be safe, first off, she has no money to get a lawyer, second she would be too dumb to even think about splitting the property. The other thing is that we are just getting a legal separation for now to save money and she tol...(more)