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This amp seems really well built and I doubt it will break soon. The amp is probably OK for small ish gigs but I wouldn't use it for gigging. // 10

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:51 (six years ago) Permalink

These guitars are not made for gigging musicians.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:51 (six years ago) Permalink

It is not made for gigging or even jamming with a drum set but for personal use it can't be beat.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:51 (six years ago) Permalink

But it's just cheaply made, and not made for gigging because of the delay in switching sounds and cheap workmanship.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:51 (six years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't use it for gigging, though, too many extras on it that aren't all that useful on stage unless you're a one man band

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:51 (six years ago) Permalink

The builds are a little lighter as they were not made for gigging

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:53 (six years ago) Permalink

I probably wouldn't use on a gig without a backup because my last effects pedals I had blew out so I would want to be safe with this one.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:54 (six years ago) Permalink

If you plan on gigging or are hard on gear I'd recommend spending a bit more on a metal cased unit.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Physically Not as strong as a MXR Phase90 (Don't buy this to gig with) but great for home studio use.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:06 (six years ago) Permalink

If you want a distortion pedal for home and you wont be turing it up really loud (like gig loud), then I would recommend this. But don't buy this to gig with.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:06 (six years ago) Permalink

It made it through the gig, but i wouldn't "GIG" gig with it (ya dig?)

natlawdp, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:17 (six years ago) Permalink

i wouldn't gig with it b/c it wouldn't be as fun as playing through a tube amp.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:40 (six years ago) Permalink

It would be fun for messing around and maybe recording, but I wouldn't gig with it.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Warm up backstage (but they don't have a backstage here in the Philippines) and use it in your bedroom, but don't gig with it.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:44 (six years ago) Permalink

So I don't gig with it. I baby my gear.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:08 (six years ago) Permalink

In my opinion, don't buy this pedal, unless it's just for kicks and giggles in your basement. Don't gig with it unless you want people leaving the show covering their ears.

beachville, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Against my better judgement... i gigged with it; i'll never gig with it again. Only gig-worthy gear for me & my gigs.

natlawdp, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Don't buy this kick pedal, unless it's just for kicks and giggles in your basement.

real life is no dave cool (Ówen P.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:16 (six years ago) Permalink

A gig is a giggle that has grown up

real life is no dave cool (Ówen P.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:17 (six years ago) Permalink

http://www.vardalivney.com/siteimages/giglogo.gif

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:21 (six years ago) Permalink

i can't gig without this pedal i can't gig with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ4TBQGgqPE

natlawdp, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:22 (six years ago) Permalink

can't gig with 'em, can't gig without 'em

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:24 (six years ago) Permalink

the gig is up

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:25 (six years ago) Permalink

just bought a phenomenal piece of gear, allows me to do many new things as well as making what i already do sound better. really, i haven't been this happy with a purchase for a looooong time- can't stop playing!!!

-having said that, i'd never gig with it.

natlawdp, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Gig Bags

Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 23:43 (six years ago) Permalink

There is no way you can gig this.

beachville, Monday, 5 March 2012 14:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Can you gig it? No you can't.

c'est ne pas un car wash (snoball), Monday, 5 March 2012 14:54 (six years ago) Permalink

It is true that the paint chips easily so if you want it to look pretty, you shouldn't gig with it.

beachville, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:41 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I'm not 100% sure I'd trust the stock switch for a gig.

beachville, Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't use it as my main gigging rig, but it's ok for a backup.

earlnash, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:21 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

So, for me, the answer to my question is, no, its not gigworthy yet

how's life, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

i had this,but my 18 yo son one day gigged with it,so now it's HIS main guitar!

borscht and bikinis (how's life), Sunday, 14 October 2012 00:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't use this at a gig without a backup, but I don't have any money so I have to.

beatboxing for lou dobbs (how's life), Friday, 19 October 2012 19:35 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

let me revise my last post and clarify that although you could put a mic in front of a vibro champ and gig with it, it's not very practical.

t_s (how's life), Friday, 21 December 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

This has to be the most un-gigworthy '70s amp I have ever seen the guts of.

t_s (how's life), Friday, 21 December 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Lightweight Giggable Amp??

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Is there such a thing?

Been advised to not do any heavy lifting as a result of a hernia, yet still want to keep gigging.

t_s (how's life), Friday, 21 December 2012 16:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I too bought the chilli dog as my first pedal. for the money, its cheeky fun, but the issues of pitching the octave on the E and to a degree on the A strings render it ungiggable really.

t_s (how's life), Friday, 21 December 2012 16:43 (five years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

It's good for a gig and it's small enough to carry by hand.

how's life, Sunday, 20 January 2013 14:01 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Hey, you bunch of sad sacks, these are great Guitars! Play one and you'll be eating every one of your words. Unless you don't really know a good Guitar when you see one and you just like to hate.

Squier Classic Vibe Strats and Teles are gig-worthy great looking and great sounding Guitars!!!

how's life, Friday, 22 February 2013 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Injured myself at last night's gig.

how's life, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 23:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Last night's gig was kind of the icing on the cake.

how's life, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 23:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Well, last night's gig will go down as one of the Top 10 Gigs of my lifetime. It was like playing to the front row of a concert all night.

how's life, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 23:02 (five years ago) Permalink

So I brought the Heritage H140 LP to last night's gig and dragged it out for 'Sweet Home Alabama' and 'Takin Care of Business' .

how's life, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 23:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Last night's gig was possibly the last straw-showed up late, already drunk with his I don't give a **** attitude on...

how's life, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 23:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Unboxing the unit reveals a thin and light unit that feels quite plastic and not exactly gig-ready.

shit tie (Jordan), Thursday, 28 March 2013 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I'm planning on picking up the bass, and I've decided that I'm probably going to get the Rumble 350, by Fender. I'm planning on joining my church band when I'm good enough, so the amp has to be gig worthy. We have one LOUD guitarist, one bassist (although they said they might accept another one), one keyboardist, one drummer, and three vocals.

how's life, Monday, 12 August 2013 17:52 (five years ago) Permalink

...it's very dependable...and i'd wouldn't gig with it unless i had a backup...but that's not the guitar's fault...that's mine...because i use many detunings, and would rather switch guitars that detune it in the middle of a show. but if i was to have one set tuning...i'd take it..

how's life, Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:39 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I have an Epihone Zakk Wylde bullseye. It took a direct hit from an EF5 tornado, followed by 3 days outdoor exposure to torrential rains. It was mummified in a coating of wind blown insulation, tar, and debris. I cleaned it off, changed the strings, and started playing - great guitar, amazing quality. Definitely gig-worthy equipment!

how's life, Monday, 9 December 2013 14:09 (four years ago) Permalink

I think that same exact thing has happened to Zakk Wylde himself a couple times!

earlnash, Monday, 9 December 2013 22:11 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

http://proguitarshop.com/andyscorner/gig-proof-your-rig

how's life, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 14:58 (four years ago) Permalink

You’re gigging out and things happen.

how's life, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 15:02 (four years ago) Permalink

behringer powered mixer went out at a record store gig, yet it was still gig worthy- provided 'gig worthy' means an 18yr old kid lying on the floor and banging on various edges of the device while the mics stuttered away.

(i could have stopped typing at 'behringer powered mixer')

natlawdp, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 22:12 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Ive never understood the whole "I buy guitars to play them, if your not gonna gig that $8000 guitar, why own it"

glasses jacket jerfman (how's life), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Why would I dread velcro day? It means I'm gonna gig that pedal!

glasses jacket jerfman (how's life), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:12 (four years ago) Permalink

The 1959 amp with the gain dialed back sounds very good for a crunchy type of tone, too. Think I'm going to gig that setup this friday.

glasses jacket jerfman (how's life), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:13 (four years ago) Permalink

You'll have to hire piano movers if you're going to gig that rig....

glasses jacket jerfman (how's life), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:13 (four years ago) Permalink

IMHO, oil finishes can be gorgeous and are just fine for guitars that receive occasional use (as do most gunstocks). But if you're going to gig that guitar regularly, you'll eventually appreciate it a whole lot less.

glasses jacket jerfman (how's life), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:13 (four years ago) Permalink

None of my guitars are worth $4K. But if one were,I would definitely gig it.

glasses jacket jerfman (how's life), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

My 66 Super is not mint.....but I gig it all the time. :)

glasses jacket jerfman (how's life), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

The only warning to heed here: Don’t slap the FMG on your board and immediately gig without knowing the Tone knob goes brighter backwards.

how's life, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes, that was an interesting experience, to buy a Private Stock and immediately gig it, kind of nerve-wracking.

how's life, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Anyone that could find an old Vox that still has original filter caps and would immediately gig it without any servicing whatsoever, and be surprised if it developed a problem, is a fool.

how's life, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:49 (three years ago) Permalink

You are describing your need to share, and that, my brother, is pent up generosity. Sorry to hear you're gigless. That makes two of us. Grrrr..

how's life, Friday, 13 March 2015 15:16 (three years ago) Permalink

YOU GIG PIG (he spat at me...)
So Don't hate me for it ...!!!

(A guitarist called me this with extreme venom & jealousy yesterday)

how's life, Friday, 13 March 2015 15:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes, I've been called a 'GIG-PIG" and have actually encountered face to face friction from other players ...
Even cut down as being too techniqual & soulless from guys who would kill for my gigs ...

how's life, Friday, 13 March 2015 15:19 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

You can optimize your system/set-up for loud, pants-flapping fun at 20 feet away;

how's life, Friday, 6 October 2017 14:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

With that HIWATT singing were your pants flapping in the breeze???

how's life, Friday, 6 October 2017 14:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Are you familiar with monitoring a mic'd signal through a wedge/headphones, or are you a guitar-cab-pants-flapping guy?

how's life, Friday, 6 October 2017 14:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

As I said, I don't expect pants flapping bass but I do need something that won't fart out all the time at ~90-95 dB.

how's life, Friday, 6 October 2017 14:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink


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