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Peavey TNT100 Bass Combo Amp

Re-acquisition: Peavey TNT100 Bass Combo Amp

For years, I played an old Peavey TNT100 bass combo, 45W RMS, 1x15". I sold it just before moving from Houston to Austin, mainly just to keep from having to move it. I've regretted that decision ever since.
Even though this amp isn't powerful, or modern, or even all that great an amp as compared to what's out there these days, it had a character all its own, and a good punchy tone that I always liked. At only 45W RMS, it's still loud enough to get along with a small venue just fine.

Peavey TNT100 Bass Combo Amp Features

  • 1x15" driver in a slot-ported cabinet (24"W X 27"T X 12"D)
  • Hi & Lo sensitivity inputs
  • Preamp Gain, Bass, Mid (with 'shift' control), Treble, and Master Volume controls
  • One speaker output to internal speaker
  • Preamp Out (not on this one, though...I found out from Peavey Tech Support that this amp was made in the first year of production, and they didn't put the preamp outputs on them until their second production year)
  • KILLER Guitar Cabinet

    Killer Guitar Cabinet

    Here's a 'trick' guitar cabinet idea I came up with. The drawing gives the general dimensions and such, but I leave it up to you as to how you get there (construction techniques, etc.).

    We built a prototype of this cabinet, hooked it up to Scotty's Epiphone Valve Jr. head (5W RMS), using two older Eminence 12" speakers, those old guys with the square magnet structures. We just kinda threw it together out of 3/4" MDF, just to get an idea what it would sound like. We weren't disappointed! This thing has some serious bottom-end to it, and that was one of the main design goals. It's also very efficient, blowing out some very serious volume levels with a 5-Watt amp driving it.

    The theory behind this cab is based on the 'tapered quarter-wave tube' idea, and has elements of the horn-loading principle working for it, as well. The 'tapered tube' is tuned to about 72 Hz, which will cover the low-end of 'drop D' tuning on guitar. This really bucks up the bottom and increases efficiency down in your lower registers.

    Another little-bitty practice amp! Dean Markley K-20

    As usual, I picked this little feller up on a Craigslit trade...

    Dean Markley K20 practice amp, c. 1980 or close to it.
    - 15 Watts RMS output at 4 Ohms
    - 8" speaker (pretty stout-looking thing, too)
    - One input
    - Drive and Clean channels with panel rocker switch to select
    - Volume, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble
    - Line Out
    - Headphone Jack
    - Blond Tolex, black grille cloth, black cabinet corners, other hdwe.

    This amp looks magnificent for its age; not a single blemish on it, just a little dirt that cleaned off nicely.

    Sound:

    Jamtracks MP3 Keyshifter

    Jamtracks MP3 Keyshifter

    mp3 key shifter image

    So, you want to shift the key or pitch of those jamtracks? I found just the thing just the other day!

    Grab the free download here

    I downloaded the free trial and shifted the pitch of my simple jamtrack.

    Click to hear the results of my jamtrack key shifting demo:

    Epiphone G-400 SG User Review

    Epiphone G-400 SG User Review:

    First off, a little story about this particular guitar…
    Some while back, a friend of mine had mentioned that he’d like to get hold of an Epiphone SG. Some time later, I happened across one on Craigslist for sale for $140, and remembered my friend’s interest in one. So I emailed him with a link, and he bought it that day.

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    Power Chords

    Power Chords

    Learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar
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    Power chords are mostly simple and contain generally 2 notes. They are played by firmly striking the two notes at the same time. Because there are only two notes, the chord has a raw, or un-cluttered sound.

    Power chords are easy to play and the simple structure lends itself quite nicely to the use of various distortions, delays and overdrive pedals!

    Learn to use Power Chords

    In the following video, Marty shows the basic use of power chords...

    SX SJM-62 ST Guitar

    SX SJM-62 ST Guitar

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    – A Second Look at the SX SJM-62
    SX SJM-62 Image

    Now that I’ve had this SX SJM-62 guitar a while, I though I’d give my review of it a second run-thru. Basically, my opinion of it has not changed a bit since my first review of it here on UltimateGuitarTone. But I’ve discovered a bit more about the guitar, and I’ve since acquired the case that Rondo Music sells for it, as well.

    Visit Rondo Music to check out these awesome (and fast selling) SX SJM-62 Guitars!

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    Agile AD-201 LP Jr

    Agile AD-201 LP Jr

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    Agile AD-201 Pic

    Wow! When I saw this Agile AD-201 LP Jr copy on Rondo Music today, I just had to share it with you all! This is a really nice Les Paul Junior copy in my opinion. The construction is solid mahogany, and the P90 pickups, wrap-around bridge and set neck, this guitar is a true bargain at only $250.

    Visit Rondo Music to pick up an Agile AD-201 ... BEFORE they're all gone!

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    SX Jazz Bass Nut Install

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    SX Jazz Bass Nut Install

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    I found a Jazz Bass Neck on Rondo Music that needed to have the nut slot cut and mounting holes drilled.

    I used this neck to build a DIY SX Jazz Bass Project. This jazz bass neck was slimmer with a 1.5" nut. Fender refers to these as a Type A nut and are usually associated with the Jazz style bass.

    Rondo Music has lots of B-Stock guitar and bass items. This time, I found a brand new un-drilled SX Jazz bass neck, maple with black block inlay. The best part is the price - $40 shipped.

    SX Jazz Bass neck Pic

     

    Little-Bitty Practice Amps: Peavey 'Rage 158'

    More About - Peavey Rage 158

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    Peavey Rage 258 Amp

    Just a note: The Peavey Rage 258 is now available. You can get the 158 in the used marketplace. Click here to buy a Peavey Rage 258 now.

    I mentioned before that the distortion channel on this amp seemed to lose the high-end the more you cranked the pre-EQ gain (distortion) knob up. Well, I figured out how to fix that....TURN THAT LITTLE SUCKER UP, the post-EQ/master volume, that is! I had the opportunity while home alone today to crank that lil' rascal up some, and now I'm going, "Oh, OK!". I was finding it a bit shrill with the tone settings I had for low volume, which was low & mid at about 1/4, high all the way up. With it cranked up, I set all the tone knobs in the middle, and it was 'just right'.

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    SX Import Guitars

    SX Import Guitars

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    Guitars and Basses at Rondo Music

    Once you realize that virtually all the ‘American’ guitar brands’ lower-priced guitars are made somewhere in Asia (China, Korea, Indonesia, etc.), you might as well consider buying guitars that make no bones about the fact that they’re made in China. Rondo Music, Inc. imports several brands of Chinese-made guitars, such as SX, Agile, Douglas, & Brice. All these brands (to my eyes, ears, & hands) deliver much more bang for the buck than any comparably-priced import guitar with an ‘American’ brand-name on it.

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    New Agile SST (Strat) Bodies

    New Agile SST (Strat) Bodies

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    Hurry - VERY LIMITED TIME!

    I discovered some BRAND NEW strat bodies that you can use right away for your Strat Clone project! Click on any of the pictures to jump to their page! Daphne Blue, Surf Green, Candy Apple Red, and Sunburst:

             

     

    Agile SST Body Features:

  • 3 Piece Alder Body
  • Routed for 3 Standard Size Fender Pickups
  • Bridge ground and electroncis front (top) routed
  • Undrilled - Ready for your parts to custom fit!
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    Infinite Guitar Lessons

    Infinite Guitar - Online Lessons

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    Do you want RESULTS from your online guitar lessons?

    You've found the right place because Infinite Guitar offers video guitar lessons
    that deliver results!

    Do you want to take your guitar playing to new heights? Then, learn guitar
    from professional instructors hand-picked from around the world. Your success as a guitarist is their #1 goal!

    No matter your level of guitar playing skill or what style of music you prefer, our online guitar lessons are designed to help you discover your infinite potential as a guitarist.

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    Overpriced 'Boutique' Effects Pedals

    Boutique Effects Pedals

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    Rant: Overpriced 'boutique' effects pedals

    OK, anyone of us who's ever opened up a fuzz box knows how few electronic components are inside one of those things. A couple of transistors, a couple of diodes, and a few resistors & caps for signal conditioning going in & out of the circuit plus the usual footswitch and a couple of pots & jacks....that's it.

    So, WTH is the deal with fuzzboxes that cost $200-$300, just because they have a 'name' on them of a 'boutique' effects builder?

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