NGD from Mark Tremonti!

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  1. Waldo Nova

    Waldo Nova New Member

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    Last year around this time, a friend told me that Mark Tremonti tweeted about looking for a genuine Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC+ amp. I messaged Mark's account with a picture of the three IIC+'s I owned and asked if he'd be interested in any of mine. He immediately replied with his phone number and asked me to call him. We talked gear for a bit and then amps specifically. I sent him a IIC+ and waited a few days to hear from him. He called me and said that he was up all night with his tech in the studio playing the amp and said... "this is the one". He bought the amp and I ordered a new PRS! It took 9 months to arrive, but it is amazing in every way and I am a very happy dude. It was an amazing pleasure to talk to Mark about tone and his gear. I just hope he uses the IIC+ on the new Tremonti album!

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  2. Buck

    Buck It feels awesome to be metal in a plastic society

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    All I gotta say is WOW!!! Great collection you have there...so jealous that you got to talk gear with Mark...wouldn't it be so cool to hear your former amp on the new Tremonti album?!?! Now that you have his number, you can talk gear from time to time...sweet!!!
     
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  3. Waldo Nova

    Waldo Nova New Member

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    Thanks!! It definitely was a pleasure talking with him. He is a really nice guy that loves to talk tone and is on a never ending quest for it.
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I'm a Lady, I do lady things.

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    Bangin’!
     
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    garrett Not a New Member

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    SWOON
     
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  6. Bran_Flakes

    Bran_Flakes New Member

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    Can't deny I'm a bit jealous of this story. Has nothing to do with Tremonti being my favorite guitar player or anything, I promise :D

    And oh yeah, nice guitars and stuff :rolleyes: ;)
     
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  7. DuncanCE22

    DuncanCE22 New Member

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    Awesome story! I love Marks guitar playing so it pleases me to hear he is such a genuine guy too. Also great to hear he is such a gear nerd like the rest of us too.
     
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  8. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    How cool! Nice guitar you got out of it, too!
     
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  9. cshallcross

    cshallcross New Member

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    That collection man! Inspiring to say the least. It's always nice to hear stories like this. At the end of the day, we're all just humans on this speck with GAS.
     
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  10. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Killer new guitar! Killer story! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  11. Windymiller

    Windymiller New Member

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    Cool story and cool collection! :):)
     
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    Tru-Blu New Member

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    That's a double "Whoa!" for this thread!
     
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  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Cool story! That guitar is hot, but I wanna rub myself all over that fret board!
     
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  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    The new guitar is killer. Great top, brilliant colour, fantastic board.

    The amp array looks like fun for the whole family.
     
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  15. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    Great story!! Thanks :)
     
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    What Pickups are you putting in the Black burst doublecut?
     
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  17. Waldo Nova

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    Thanks for the question... That one is a Private Stock. I recently acquired that one with Metal \m/ pickups. For some reason, the covers made them squeal horribly so I ordered some HFS/VB's to slap in there and get it back up and running.
     
  18. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Congrats!
     
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  19. gag halfrunt

    gag halfrunt Big Bad Bill

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    Wow, amazing story! Thanks for sharing.

    That guitar is also fantastic. I LOVE that fretboard, too.
     
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