NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

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NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by peterherman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm

Pictured with the Gretsch 5422 and the current iteration of the pedalboard.

I honestly don't think I NEED to swap anything out on it. The pickups actually sound good enough. Not like omg amazing but not something I need to replace immediately.

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by electric hamburger » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 pm

It's a beaut. That gretsch ain't looking too bad either. Love those blacktop filtertrons, killer twang

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by peterherman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:48 pm

electric hamburger wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 pm
It's a beaut. That gretsch ain't looking too bad either. Love those blacktop filtertrons, killer twang
Thanks. I managed to get the Bigsby on that one to do the Shields thing. There's a 76 Musicmaster in the bag behind the Gretsch and a Ric 330 in the case behind that. The Ric might have the hottest pickups of the lot.

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by electric hamburger » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:50 pm

peterherman wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:48 pm
electric hamburger wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 pm
It's a beaut. That gretsch ain't looking too bad either. Love those blacktop filtertrons, killer twang
Thanks. I managed to get the Bigsby on that one to do the Shields thing. There's a 76 Musicmaster in the bag behind the Gretsch and a Ric 330 in the case behind that. The Ric might have the hottest pickups of the lot.
Does it have the hi-gains? I have a Ric 620 that's got some pretty hot hi-gains

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by peterherman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:13 pm

electric hamburger wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:50 pm
peterherman wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:48 pm
electric hamburger wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 pm
It's a beaut. That gretsch ain't looking too bad either. Love those blacktop filtertrons, killer twang
Thanks. I managed to get the Bigsby on that one to do the Shields thing. There's a 76 Musicmaster in the bag behind the Gretsch and a Ric 330 in the case behind that. The Ric might have the hottest pickups of the lot.
Does it have the hi-gains? I have a Ric 620 that's got some pretty hot hi-gains
Indeed. They're not SUPER hot, but I look to The Jam and Fugazi more than The Beatles or Tom Petty so they work just fine.

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by rank » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:34 pm

Where did you get that strap?
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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:56 pm

It's gorgeous. The pau ferro fretboard goes well with the finish.
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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by alexpigment » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:03 pm

rank wrote:
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Where did you get that strap?
That's a Couch strap. I noticed it because I bought the exact same one here at a local record store like 5 years ago :) It's a very nice strap, but it's smooth on both sides, so you want to make sure you don't have a neck-heavy guitar.

Here's a similar one for sale:

https://www.couchguitarstraps.com/guita ... itar-strap

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by peterherman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:31 pm

rank wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Where did you get that strap?
Alexpigment is correct: Couch.

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by Synchro » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:36 pm

alexpigment wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:03 pm
rank wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Where did you get that strap?
That's a Couch strap. I noticed it because I bought the exact same one here at a local record store like 5 years ago :) It's a very nice strap, but it's smooth on both sides, so you want to make sure you don't have a neck-heavy guitar.

Here's a similar one for sale:

https://www.couchguitarstraps.com/guita ... itar-strap
Thanks for posting that link. I’ve been trying to think of a good strap idea for a Surf Green Jaguar and they seem to have some dandies.

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by DrPete » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:50 am

Nice set-up! What music do you play?

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by peterherman » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:34 am

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Nice set-up! What music do you play?
Lately it's been very shoegaze-y. I'm trying to push myself to play with more interesting chords and inversions, so I'm learning/figuring out some Ride stuff. I've been into an old Nick Drake open-C tuning (CGCFCE) that sounds really cool with the reverse delay/reverb going.

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by DrPete » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:39 am

peterherman wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:34 am
DrPete wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:50 am
Nice set-up! What music do you play?
Lately it's been very shoegaze-y. I'm trying to push myself to play with more interesting chords and inversions, so I'm learning/figuring out some Ride stuff. I've been into an old Nick Drake open-C tuning (CGCFCE) that sounds really cool with the reverse delay/reverb going.
Very cool! What delay or reverb pedals do you use? I am in the market for both!

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by peterherman » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:43 am

DrPete wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:39 am
peterherman wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:34 am
DrPete wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:50 am
Nice set-up! What music do you play?
Lately it's been very shoegaze-y. I'm trying to push myself to play with more interesting chords and inversions, so I'm learning/figuring out some Ride stuff. I've been into an old Nick Drake open-C tuning (CGCFCE) that sounds really cool with the reverse delay/reverb going.
Very cool! What delay or reverb pedals do you use? I am in the market for both!
On that board presently, I've got an MXR M-300 reverb and an Old Blood Noise Endeavors Minim delay/reverb that can be just modulated verb, just delay, or both and is footswitchable to have the repeats/reflections running reverse. Off the board, I've got a Way Huge Echo Puss and an Akai Headrush v2. I'm very interested in the Zoom MS-70 CDR right now and have almost pulled the trigger on the OBNE Black Fountain oil can delay more times than I can count.

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Re: NGD: Vintera JM Ice Blue

Post by DrPete » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:54 am

Thanks I will check these all out! I had the MXR Carbon Copy but it didn’t really do it for me (though I’m new to delay and effects).

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