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I don't want to spam up your forum board with a duplicate post, so please visit my original post on the Acoustic Guitar board, and if you can offer advice I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks, folks! Here's the thread link:,26819.0.html

Cheers!...and thanks in advance for any help you can provide, I really am clueless (as you'll realize once you read the thread!).

Dugly 8)

OK, guys 'n' gals, I have decided that I have enough juiced acoustic guitars that I really do need to get an amp.

I have "chatted" with the technical support department of a few online music equipment retailers and they have all told me that what I want just doesn't here is what I was hoping for (doesn't sound too unreasonable to me, but what do I know...obviously NOTHING, that's why I am asking for advice):

I would like a single small amp so that I won't need a trailer to do solo gigs.

I would like for the amp to have separate inputs for a microphone and for a single instrument (one of my juiced acoustic guitars or my Epiphone ES335 copy, called a "Dot")

I really prefer the sound of Class A (Tube amps) over Solid State, so I'd like for the amp to be a tube type.

I don't need a large speaker, so a small speaker (6.5"-8" would be fine, I think) seems advisable. I am not going to be playing large venues, just small bars, that sort of thing. The larger bars have a PA system into which I can and do already plug in.

You'd think I had asked for the moon and the stars to hear the advice I got from online retailers.

What do you all use? I can't imagine I'd ever want to use distortion or pedals or any of that stuff...just make my guitar and my voice loud enough to be heard over the din.

So...what are you using, folks?

Thanks in advance for whatever advice you can offer!


Dugly 8)

I just heard that Bob Dylan was granted a Nobel prize for literature.

IMHO it could not have gone to a more deserving person. Dylan has been one of my musical heroes for most of my life and is one of the main reasons that, when asked how old I am, I respond "Well, the protoplasm may be older than aluminum foil, but the spirit is 32."

Dylan has stayed young forever...long may we all!!!

Cheers...and more cheers...for the Nobel prize committee for recognizing an American legend for his literary accomplishments. Well done!!

Dugly 8)

For those of you who may have your heart set on a new Washburn, I'd suggest you check out World Music Supply. They are offering some of the higher end acoustics at well under what is normally "street price", which is usually about 60% of MSRP, such as a WSJ50SKElite (with either a solid spruce soundboard or a solid cedar soundboard), complete with case, for 28% of MSRP.

I have no idea if WMS is an authorized Washburn dealer, so you might want to check that out. It makes a warranty if you don't buy it from an authorized dealer.

It's a Columbus Day special, so probably a very limited time frame for the offer.

BTW...I have no connection with WMS, just noticed their specials while I was surfing for other musical gear.

Good luck!


Dugly 8) 

Good day!  Back when I signed up for this forum in 2007 we had multiple forum members from England, including a member who was producing and selling items such as bone bridge pins, saddles and nuts. I can't seem to recall that individual's forum name and I'm hoping someone can remember who it was...

If you are THAT person who remembers the individual's forum name, would you please reply with that information?


Dugly 8)

General Discussion / RIP "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince"
« on: April 21, 2016, 12:52:51 PM »
I heard during lunch that "Prince" has died.

He was one who you either liked or you didn't...not much in between....but despite the impressions he left, his musical prowess could not be disputed.

We have lost another great one.....but hopefully we're developing more....although I doubt there will ever be another like Prince.

Dugly   :'(

I get a daily web message from World Music Supply and I notice they have a lot of Idol models at huge discounts.

I don't use the electrics I have, so I am not interested, but those of you on the "...dark side" might be. IIRC I even saw an autographed single offering, but it was fairly high priced.

Just thought Y'all might like to know...I have no connection to the company, just love my Washburns.


Dugly 8)

Just today I was answering a newb's question and mentioned "...back when WB Nick was moderating..."

Well, in case y'all haven't noticed (as I had not until about 5 minutes ago)...he's baaaack!!!

Welcome back, ol' buddy...WEBgUy did a good job, but you were very much missed by many of us who were always pleased with your support!!


Dugly 8)

Washburn Dealers Section / WTB WD32S!
« on: November 13, 2015, 09:25:12 PM »
So, my first Washburn was a of the first all solid wood additions to the collection was a WD32SW, so I gifted the WD32S to a decent teenage guitarist who was playing junk.

I have regretted it ever since!! That WD32S had such a great, gutsy tone and my WD32SW can't hold a candle to it (although it is delightfully superior in other ways). I am now pursuing the purchase of another WD32S.

If you have one in decent shape for sale, please contact me so we can see if we can negotiate a transfer of ownership.

Thanks, all!!!


Dugly 8)

General Discussion / Have y'all noticed this?
« on: August 30, 2015, 08:01:42 AM »
Lately I have been intrigued by the presence of guitars in TV advertisements. Sometimes the guitars are just sitting, sometimes someone is playing the guitar, but the advertisements are never about guitars.

Has anyone else noticed this? I do not see other musical instrument in advertisements, only guitars. Sometimes the view of the guitar is fleeting, as if viewed just momentarily as the camera pans, or in the back of a car as the driver passes.

Intriguing! If you have not noticed, take a look and soon you'll start seeing them a LOT!


Dully 8)

General Discussion / Please explain about the Buzz Feiten Tuning System
« on: October 18, 2014, 04:41:38 PM »
My WD32SW has the Buzz Feiten tuning system...or maybe it doesn't (anymore).

I ask because the BFT system must not have anything to do with the tuners, mine are Grovers.

It doesn't seem to have anything to do with the saddle...unless the factory does some sort of magic to custom fit the saddle to each of the guitars that are said to have the system. I have quite a few Wasnburn guitars and I did not see any difference in the compensation between my WD32SW and my other non-BFT equipped guitars.

The fretboard nut does not look any different, nor does it seem to have any "added" thickness for any of the strings (which would alter the scale slightly for an individual string and possibly efffect the tuning of that string alone). I know electric guitars often have individually adjustable bridges for each string to get the intonation just exactly correct....but acoustic guitars do not and yet there must be something about the BFT system, or Washburn would not make mention of it so prominently on the models that are so equipped.

So...I'm at a loss for understanding what the difference is between BFT equipped guitars and those that aren't...and certainly at a loss for understanding how it works.

Can anyone explain this in simple enough terms that I can understand it?

Thanks in advance for all your efforts....would also like to find out how those with more knowledge use it to benefit the sound of their guitars. It might be a lost cause for me, b/c my factory saddle and my factory nut on my WD32SW have been replaced with West African Hard Ivory from Bob Colosi, so if the nut or the saddle (or both) are responsible for the BFT's claimed benefits, mine went away with the old plastic stuff long ago.


Dugly 8)

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Washburn on "The Voice"
« on: September 23, 2014, 08:15:25 PM » of the newer dreadnought CE models (first glimpse of the rosette gave it away). The guy playing it got all 4 chairs to turn around...he went with Team Pharrell...Team Adam would have been my choice.

We'll see how long the Washburn seems like the producers put Gibsons into the hands of the contestants whenever they can.


Dugly 8)

Recently I have tried to report two separate threads to the moderators by using the link at the bottom of the thread...only to receive a notice that "No moderators could be found".

Neither of the posts I attempted to report had anything to do with Washburns...the most recent one (just a few minutes ago) was about iPhone issues.

So....should we continue to use the "Report to Moderators" link....or should we remove the link?

Dugly 8)

For those of you who may have never had the pleasure, check out this virtuoso at fingerstyle:

He was banned for a while...not sure what happened.  You'll never see his face, some believe that is because he is a famous movie star.  I've heard Jack Black mentioned a few times.

I don't know, I just know that I could listen to him over and over for hours, days, weeks.

Cheers, and enjoy!

Dugly 8)

I just joined the 21st century and bought a smart phone, an iPhone5.  I am just now learning how to use it and a lot of its versatility has to do with Apps.

I downloaded a guitar tuner App, but if anyone has other guitar-oriented App's that they would recommend, I'd appreciate hearing about them.

Thanks, folks!!


Dugly 8)

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