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For Sale / A Few Bits For Sale
« on: March 02, 2018, 03:52:10 PM »
I just dismantled my rack system so now have a few bits which are surplus to requirements if anyone is interested.

Burkey Flatliner Pro Pedal Power Supply -  Probably the best you can buy - ?130 with cables
Samson PB10 Powerbrite - 1U AC Power conditioner and distribution with front rack lights - ?50
4 unit semi flight case with front and rear rack rails - ?60
Sliding 1U rack shelf, A screw or 2 missing but works perfectly - ?15
TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Pedal - Brand New - ?35

Thats it for now, give me a shout if your're interested in any of that - Im looking for a Boss DD7 or DD5 with tap tempo switch and a small Pedaltrain if anyone has one to trade.



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Electric Guitar / Tokai Guitars Now Available @ Vision Guitars
« on: February 02, 2016, 05:08:00 PM »
Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know we are now stocking Tokai Guitars, i know Tokai are popular around these parts . . as they seem to be instore and online for us at the moment too!

Our first delivery flew out so have just put another 12 guitars on the wall. . Les Pauls, Firebird, Thunderbird, Explorers (right and left handed) etc.. All hand selected by us from Tokais own van!!

Check out our range of Tokai Guitars Here.. And if you're in the area call in and give one a test drive  ;D
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/tokai-electric-guitars-west-yorkshire

Cheers

Mark

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For Sale / A few tasty used and sale pieces. .
« on: August 14, 2015, 01:32:33 PM »
I've just taken a trade of a few nice used guitars so thought i'd share them here.. Also a couple of the best deals in our summer sale  :)

Squier silver series MIJ Strat - 3 tone sunburst with replacement tortoise shell plate and Tex Mex pickups. . LOVELY GUITAR! ?275
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/squier-silver-series-stratocaster-used

Squier classic vibe strat - Lake placid blue with matching headstock - Very tidy, still got protective film on and stickers! ?229
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/squier-classic-vibe-stratocaster-lake-placid-blue

Ibanez AS53 335, natural finish - MINT ?195
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/ibanez-as53-semi-acoustic-guitar

Cort NDX50 Electro Acoustic - New but ex demo - was ?499 now ?369
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/cort-ndx50-electro-acoustic-guitar

Blackstar 4x12 cabinets - angled or straight - brand new - was ?449 now ?329 each or ?600 for pair
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/Blackstar-HTV412A-4-x-12-Angled-Celestion-Loaded-Cabinet

Yamaha BBT210 2x10 bass cab - Brand new - was ?249 now ?149
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/yamaha-bbt210s-bass-speaker-cabinet

LTD EC-10 Les Paul style electric guitar - 2 tone burst - was ?215 now ?169
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/ESP-LTD-EC10-Electric-Guitar-2-Tone-Burst

Shine razor electric guitar with floyd - was ?249 now ?179
http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/summer-sale/Shine-Razor-Series-Electric-Guitar

Toadworks John Bull overdrive pedal - was ?99 now ?60

http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/summer-sale/Toadworks-John-Bull-British-Overdrive-Pedal


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For Sale / Fender USA Stevie Ray Vaughan Strat
« on: June 29, 2015, 02:07:28 PM »
I recently aquired this as part of a private trade but had no intention of keeping it for myself so im moving it on.

Really nice guitar in good condition, ?1150












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Wanted / 2 x Celestion Vintage 30's
« on: November 07, 2014, 03:53:57 PM »
Im looking for a pair of Celestion Vintage 30's to put into a 4x12.

Must be 8R each and the more used the better  ;D

Cash or trades

Ta

Mark

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Wanted / Left Handed Strat Neck. .
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:30:39 PM »
Looking for a left handed strat neck to "Jimify" one of my strats... Ideally 60s style 21 fret with rosewood board, 9.5 radius and small headstock.

Looking for something of good quality but dont want to spend too much brass on it if i can help it. . . Or i've got a shop full of gear i can deal with  ;D

Or if any builders on here want to give me a price to make me one that could be cool  :)

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Effects / Delay or Reverb into a Vintage Amp?
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:33:48 AM »
So you may have seen in the other thread that i have one of these Andertons JTM1 1 watt Marshall amps on order.

So im wondering, i like to use reverb when playing at home and this is an old school style high / low input head without reverb and without an effects loop.

Got me wondering how people got around this in the olden days? If i connect a delay or reverb pedal in to the front of the amp i can imagine its going to sound awful? reverb before drive sounds shit, right?

Apart from having an effects loop added to the amp (which im not going to do to a ltd edition amp) is there a way around this, or a good reverb / echo unit that will work well into the front of a driven amp?

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Off Topic / Whos gigging this weekend?
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:20:42 AM »
Are any of you playing a cool gig this weekend or maybe just going to watch a gig?

Night in with the pipe and slippers for me!

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Amps / Blackstar Announces New ID:Core Amp Range At Namm 2014
« on: January 23, 2014, 12:39:38 PM »
Blackstar expands ID series with new ID:Core models

Blackstar Amplification announces the affordable ID:Core Amplifier Series, which feature the core attributes of Blackstar's original award-winning ID:Series. These programmable, super wide stereo guitar combo amps are small in size, but deliver huge tone. They're perfect for personal practice or bedroom jamming along with a CD or MP3 player. The compact ID:Core amplifiers are available in 10, 20 and 40-watt stereo configurations.

All ID:Core models provide high-quality sound performance and take advantage of Blackstar's patented ISF control that lets users go from USA to UK tones in seconds. There are six classic onboard voices: Warm Clean, Bright Clean, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1 and OD 2. Each includes the feel and response of a valve power amplifier, a staple in the Blackstar ID:Series family. The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that can be stored along with user-created sounds.

Taking advantage of the built-in USB functionality, all ID:Core amps are compatible with Blackstar's INSIDER GUI software, so guitarists can deep edit and store their patches in their amp. The INSIDER software also enables users to exchange patches with others around the globe across the Blackstar online community and download unique artist patches.

Free access to Blackstar's online Potential lesson programme allows new players to unlock their potential, learn to play and get access to exclusive artist content.

Blackstar ID Core Amps

 
Specifications and pricing


ID:Core 10 Stereo ? 10-watt (2 x 5-watt) combo

    6 Blackstar voices
    Patented ISF control takes you from British to American sounds
    12 vintage style effects in massive SUPER WIDE STEREO
    Store up to 6 CORE ID sounds internally or more via INSIDER software
    INSIDER software for deep editing and sharing your sounds with the Blackstar Online Community
    USB audio for pro recording capability
    Stereo MP3/Line In for great sounding jamming or listening to music
    Speaker Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
    Stereo speaker configuration ? 2 x 3-inch speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
    Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

ID: Core 20 Stereo ? 20-watt (2 x 10-watt) combo

    6 Blackstar voices
    Patented ISF control takes you from British to American sounds
    12 vintage style effects in massive SUPER WIDE STEREO
    Store up to 6 CORE ID sounds internally or more via INSIDER software
    INSIDER software for deep editing and sharing your sounds with the Blackstar Online Community
    USB audio for pro recording capability
    Stereo MP3/Line In for great sounding jamming or listening to music
    Speaker Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
    Stereo speaker configuration ? 2 x 5-inch speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
    Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

ID: Core 40 Stereo ? 40-watt (2 x 20-watt) combo

    6 Blackstar voices
    Patented ISF control takes you from British to American sounds
    12 vintage style effects in massive SUPER WIDE STEREO
    Store up to 6 CORE ID sounds internally or more via INSIDER software
    INSIDER software for deep editing and sharing your sounds with the Blackstar Online Community
    USB audio for pro recording capability
    Stereo MP3/Line In for great sounding jamming or listening to music
    Speaker Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
    Stereo speaker configuration ? 2 x 6.5-inch speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
    Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

The Blackstar ID:Core amp series will be available March 2014 with UK street pricing as follows:

ID:Core 10 - ?89.00 - http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/Blackstar-ID-Core-10-Stereo
ID:Core 20 - ?119.00 - http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/Blackstar-ID-Core-20-Stereo
ID:Core 40 - ?159.00 - http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/Blackstar-ID-Core-40-Stereo


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Off Topic / Beatles to reform without the cool ones
« on: January 16, 2014, 10:12:55 AM »
This made me laugh!

   
THE least cool half of The Beatles are reforming to play at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Paul McCartney, who wrote that na-na-na-na one, and Octopus?s Garden maestro Ringo Starr will reunite to erase any lingering memory of the band that once changed pop music.

Grammy host LL Cool J said: ?The legend behind The Frog Chorus and the original narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine, on stage together tearing it up?

?I can?t think of anything that would improve that, except maybe if the cool Beatles hadn?t died.?

Paul McCartney, speaking behind frosted glass to avoid confronting reporters with the true horror of his melted face, said: ?It?s half of the reunion fans have been dreaming of.

?The dependable, unshowy drumming of Ringo together with my unexceptional bass playing would be the hottest gig of the year if only the band hadn?t begun dying in order of coolness back in 1980.

?We?ll be playing unforgettable Beatles hits like Yellow Submarine, When I?m Sixty-Four and Wonderwall.?

Ringo Starr added: ?Of course, it?ll be even better when Paul?s gone. Then I can reunite all the surviving members and take The Beatles on a world tour.?



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 Musicman Sterling Axis AX40 With Bare Knuckle Miracle Man Pickups - used

This Sterling by Musicman Axis AX40 is used but in excellent condition (pretty much as new) and has the added bonus of a very nice set of Bare Knuckle Miracle Man pickups fitted for an extra fat rock / metal sound!

The Guitar has a RRP of ?729 and the pickups would set you back another ?200 so is a bit of a bargain at ?479 as it is virtually unplayed.

The Sterling Axis AX40 Electric Guitar has a bound basswood body with a beautiful quilted maple top and a bolt-on maple neck with 22 medium-jumbo frets. A unique asymmetrical neck carve offers the comfort of a fast playing neck, yet enough mass to yield good tone. The Sterling AX40 has a Sterling locking tremolo bridge, the Music Man 4+2 headstock, Sterling A5 Zebra humbucking pickups, and chrome tuners.

Features:

    Basswood body with creme binding, tummy contour
    Quilted maple veneer top
    Sterling double-locking tremolo
    Locking nut
    25-1/2" scale
    Maple neck with asymmetrical neck carve
    5 bolt Music Man-designed neck joint
    Maple fingerboard
    22 medium jumbo frets
    1.63" (41.5mm) nut width
    2 Sterling A5 zebra humbuckers
    3-way selector
    Spoke wheel truss rod adjustment
    Music Man 4+2 headstock
    Diecast chrome tuners






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Off Topic / Do you fart in bed?
« on: January 14, 2014, 03:17:27 PM »
Do you fart in bed ?

If this story doesn't make you cry for laughing so hard, let me know and I?ll pray for you. This is a story about a couple who had been happily married for years, the only friction in their marriage was the husband?s habit of farting loudly every morning when he awoke the noise would wake his wife and the smell would make her eyes water and make her gasp for air.

Every morning she would plead with him to stop ripping them off because it was making her sick. He told her he couldn't stop it and that it was perfectly natural. She told him to see a doctor, she was concerned that one day he would blow his guts out. The years went by and he continued to rip them out. Then one Christmas day morning, as she was preparing the turkey for dinner and he was upstairs sound asleep, she looked at the innards, neck, gizzard, liver and all the spare parts, and a malicious thought came to her. She took the bowl and went upstairs where her husband was sound asleep and, gently pulling the bed covers back, she pulled back the elastic waistband of his underpants and emptied the bowl of turkey guts into his shorts. Sometime later she heard her husband waken with his usual trumpeting which was followed by a blood curdling scream and the sound of frantic footsteps as he ran into the bath room. The wife could hardly control herself as she rolled on the floor laughing, tears in her eyes! After years of torture she reckoned she had got him back pretty good. About twenty minutes later, her husband came downstairs in his blood stained underpants with a look of horror on his face. She bit her lip as she asked him what was the matter. He said, ?Honey you were right? all these years you have warned me and I didn't listen to you.? ?What do you mean?? asked his wife. ?Well, you always told me that one day I would end up farting my guts out, and today it finally happened, but by the grace of god, some Vaseline and two fingers. I think I got most of them back in??.............?..?

Don't just keep it, share it along


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Effects / Fret King Wah Wah Pedal
« on: January 12, 2014, 01:55:18 PM »
Has anyone tried one of these yet?

I got 2 in stock just before Christmas and sold one straight away, having just plugged into the other for the first time im totally blown away with it, this is possibly the nicest wah pedal i've ever used. . or at least on par with the big boys like Budda and RMC. . . BUT its the same price as a Cry Baby and sounds much more vocal and has a cool red LED!

If you're looking for a wah pedal check one out.

Did i say i have one in stock?. . .  thats just sold too. . .to ME!  ;D


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Electric Guitar / Some Tasty New G&Ls In Stock
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:39:36 PM »
I've just had a delivery of a couple of new G&L ASAT guitars this morning which to be perfectly honest gave me a little fatty on so i thought id share them  ;D

On the Left we have a G&L Tribute ASAT Hollowbody finished in a beautiful clear orange with a surprisingly chunky maple neck and on the right we have a standard G&L Tribute ASAT in Candy Apple Red with rosewood fingerboard.

Although these are made in Indonesia they have the same USA made pickups as used on the very expensive USA G&L Guitars and in my opinion sound better than some USA Fender guitars and cost less than half the price!



Check out all our G&L Guitars at http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/G-And-L

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Youtube Links / Vision Guitars Kazoo Product Specialist
« on: October 21, 2013, 03:36:59 PM »

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