Guitar Reviews by Bill North

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  1. GFI S-10 ·
    I've tried both a Shobud Dual neck Pro and Emmons LeGrande. They are both very nice instruments, but weight almost half again my GFI with no increase in sonic or mechanical quality. All that's missing is the expensive laquered wood in place of t...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 4/5/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  2. Fender Blues Junior ·
    I would prefer point to point wiring and all metal pots, switches and jacks; but hey this is 2003. What do you want for $300.00????? It's light, powerful, full of tone. I love it
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 1/22/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  3. Dillion DR-500-XI ·
    I have all the guitars I needed, but this one called out to me, even over the internet. I'm usually a cautious buyer, who plays an instrument over a week or so (at the guitar store) before buying, so this is a one time deal for me. It turned o...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 8/12/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  4. Fender '54 Champion Lap Steel ·
    I have a 1947 Rickenbacher B6 and a 2002 GFI 10 S-10 4/2. This Fender Champion IS the sound I was looking for that Rolling Stones slide blues sound. <IMG SRC="http:\\" >
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 5/1/2004 by Bill North (12505)
  5. Rickenbacker B-6 ·
    Ummmm... If I had a time machine then I'd be picky. I consider myself very lucky to get this one. <IMG SRC="http:\\" >
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 5/16/2008 by Bill North (12505)
  6. Presonus Firestation ·
    I looked at MOTU firewire entries, but prefered the XLR tube mic inputs of the firestation. I AM going to buy another two to bring my studio up to 24 channel simultanious I/O in the future. It would be best if all 8 cnannels had the preamps, 6 a...(more)
    Equipment: Pro Audio Gear · Posted: 3/12/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  7. Lollar Pre-war Rickenbacker Horshoe Pickup Replacement ·
    Pricey but hand built and top notch quality suitable for vintage repair or custom guitars. <IMG SRC="http:\\\lollar.jpg" >
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 4/6/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  8. Audio Technica AT 3035 ·
    <IMG SRC="http:\\" > <br> This is one fantastic mike, made even more palatable due to it's very reasonable cost. It outperforms mics many times even it's retail price. I'm going out and get another so I'll have a st...(more)
    Equipment: Pro Audio Gear · Posted: 12/29/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  9. Rode NT-1A ·
    This one's a definte keeper. Smooth, silky and warm. I need a couple more of these cause everyone fights to use it on stage/rehearsals.
    Equipment: Pro Audio Gear · Posted: 3/30/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  10. Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Reissue ·
    The neck was "sticky" for the first six months I owned it due to the laquer finish, but has hardened up nicely now. I'd buy another guitar like this in a heartbeat. I've wanted one like it, but the originals are too expensive. <IMG SRC="http:\...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 4/5/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  11. Indian Slide Guitar ·
    If you like slide and have an open mind towards its application, then you'll love this site The instrunments he plays are hand made, one of a kind insruments that blend Indian and Western tonalities. My favorite is the 24 string hollow neck aco...(more)
    Musicians: Musician Websites · Posted: 6/28/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  12. Sonongrams For Audio Analysis ·
    See how well your recordings measure up to hit albums from the past. Measure frequency components in the mix and determine how your dynamic range and headroom compares against some of the most influential albums in rock history.
    Other: Miscellaneous · Posted: 6/29/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  13. Gibson 57 Classic ·
    <IMG SRC="http:\\\BM\57classic.jpg" > </br> </br> </br> A quality constructed piece of tone machinery. I wish it was available in four conductor wiring but am very satisfied because of the oustanding tonal quality.
    Equipment: Pickups · Posted: 1/19/2004 by Bill North (12505)
  14. Gibson BurstBucker III ·
    This adds a sound to my pallette that was missng. I'm thinking of using a BurstBucker in my next guitar project.
    Equipment: Pickups · Posted: 8/11/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  15. Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster ·
    If this guitar was stolen I'd buy a Custom Shop Strat.
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 9/15/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  16. Rajah Black Rajah ·
    I wish these were still in production.
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 9/29/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  17. Mesa/Boogie F-30 ·
    I chose the F series amps because they produce top notch sound from a <br> SMALL </br> package. This puppy is hardly bigger than my Fender Blues Jr (but almost twice as heavy)<br> The only way they could make this amp better would be have it c...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 10/26/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  18. Mesa/Boogie Mark 4 ·
    This is one sweet rig. </br> Over my 40+ years of playing I've managed to plug into just about everything out there at one time or another. This is my favorite. </br> The only bad part is the weight. I have freewights that are lighter. I wish ...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 11/24/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  19. Line 6 AX2-212 ·
    When I went to buy this I also looked at the Johnson MIllenium. I settled on this one because the controls react like the amp modeled once you set the Line6 up. I own many of the amps modeled. They are very close to the actual amps, but lack s...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 12/4/2003 by Bill North (12505)
  20. Analog Man ·
    Modified TS-9 Tube screamer to TS-808 specifications. He is extremely knowledgeable in effects and electronics. The mod was done neatly with hand picked quality components. All solder joints were redone to affirm quality in the signal path. I...(more)
    Tech/Services: Customization · Posted: 12/6/2003 by Bill North (12505)