Seventy Fifth BDay.

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  1. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    In a few weeks I'll be 75 years old. So I was thinking I should get something special for tha land mark day. I have two really nice amps and a 1977 Martin D18, 1997 MaCarty, a prs 594 with +pups. A Gibson 137 hollow body and a 1990s Texas special strat.
    I was thinking maybe I need a HX Stomp or something like that.
    Looking for suggestions. TIA
    Bobh
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Happy birthday!

    I like Eventide"s H9 for two things: It sounds great, and controlling all the presets with an app beats getting down on hands and knees or bending to tweak a pedal. The drawback is that while several effects are incorporated lots of the algorithms, you're limited to one effect at a time. As a result, I have two on my pedalboard. But it's based on the H3000 d/se I had in my studio rack for years, a very high end effects piece in its day, and I think it sounds pretty much the same. My son uses his to track and produce major label records.

    I generally use one for modulation or delay effects, and the other for delay or reverb.

    There are tons of excellent effects of all kinds in the pedal. A worthy present to yourself!

    The Helix stuff is great if you need/prefer multiple digital effects that can be chained, in one box. Also very nice to gift yourself with!
     
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  3. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Congratulations. Get something loud and aggressive then stick your amp on the windowsill; you deserve some attention!
     
  4. bodia

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

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    Happy birthday!
     
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    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    Wishing you a happy birthday !!!
     
  6. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Happy Birthday Bob! Two nice amps and several cool guitars, a UA Ox Amp Top Box might be a way to really enjoy what you already have at any volume… even just headphones! I really enjoy the one I have for exactly that purpose. Whatever you get, enjoy the day and year!
     
  7. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Great job on hitting 3/4 of a century! Maybe get yourself a rhinestone encrusted romper!! Just kidding, whatever you choose will be perfect!!! Congrats on the 75 and cheers to your hundredth!!!!

    BTW, when you make it to ~81, you will have lived 1000 moons! Calculate your moonage here if you like - https://MoondogWily.com/lunaclock . I have had this calculator online for over 25 years and just revamped it this year with a new user interface. And it was all David Bowie's fault because his song "Moonage Daydream" made me think "What is my moon age?"!
     
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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    What a great internet site this is that people appreciate how important a big birthday can be to the person celebrating it!

    I like the OX amp top box, too, even though I haven't needed one -- yet. They are a great device for lots of applications, and Rick certainly knows what he's talking about.
     
  9. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and well wishes. It's really special!
     
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  10. Alan Jurgens

    Alan Jurgens New Member

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    Happy Birthday Bob! I don’t have a suggestion for your birthday gift other than it should match the significance of the day that you are celebrating.and this is a big milestone!
     
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    Happy Birthday! No suggestions except get what you want, its time! :)
     
  12. Tom Bradovich

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    Hey Bob - Happy Birthday. And I agree with Alan above. 75 years old (three-fourths of a century as MDW pointed out) is a HUGE milestone. Celebrate accordingly: Get the stomp box of course, but add a beautiful PRS Core. You deserve it.
     
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    matonanjin New Member

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    @Bob Hundemer, happy birthday! I just had my celebration of 73rd trip around the sun a couple months ago. I bought myself a couple nice Martins. But you have a nice Dread and other nice guitars. So I'm going to leave suggestions to others more intelligent. Again, happy bd.
     
  14. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    So let me posit this. I play all kinds of music but i do enjoy the jazz tone a lot.
    If I were to buy a guitar for this would it be a Hollowbody II or a Limited special edition
    TIA everyone :)
     
  15. Tom Bradovich

    Tom Bradovich New Member

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    Well there you go, then. You could pick one or the other. :D
     
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  16. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Although I have not tried one, it seems the consensus here on the forum is that the Spruce topped HB's are "the one" you want! Here is a link to one for sale - https://reverb.com/item/43993404-2004-prs-mccarty-hollowbody-spruce-vintage-natural . It may take some tweaking to get the exact tones you are looking for, but you would be starting with a holy grail template!!! Best of luck!!
     
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  17. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    Is it only the 2004 that has the Spruce top or are there other years I should look at too?
     
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  18. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    There are other years and hollowbody models with Spruce tops. Hopefully others with a greater breadth of knowledge on the topic will chime in (@maplebaby , @RickP , @11top , @]-[@n$0Ma☩!© )! I will see what else I can find on the topic!!
     
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  19. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    Thank you Sir :)
     
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  20. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Here is a video from @maplebaby with his latest archtop acquisition! It is a really beautiful sounding guitar and a well done video with quality playing and review, so check this one out Bob - https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/archtop-demo.49741/ This would be another hollowbody type, and I don't know what years they were made, but I am sure he can clue you in on those bits!

    Cheers~
    MW
     
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