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Rock 'n Christ 11-28-2007 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by gtrdave (Post 3111455)
Your amp is the Spider II 112, yes?
If so, it's not THAT big and not very heavy for a 1x12 combo.
I know. I own one.
As far as a soft case, just be sure to get something good and padded and be mindful that you have to be very careful when transporting the guitar anywhere.
I use a Godin bag for my Solidac. It's a very good quality gig bag and I'm careful enough with it to protect the guitar.



The FBV Express can be hauled in the back of the Spider II.
Again, that's what I do with mine; controller, cat5 cable and power cord for the amp all store nicely in the giant empty space of the Spider II.
Just don't poke a hole in the speaker and, hey, you can use the magnet to hold the FBV steady. :yep:

Its a Spider III 75 W, if I'm not mistaken, the Spider II 112 and Spider III 75W are relatively the same size, but its big enough for me have to carry with both hands while having my guitar with me, I'm only 15 y/o.

gtrdave 11-28-2007 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Rock 'n Christ (Post 3111809)
Its a Spider III 75 W, if I'm not mistaken, the Spider II 112 and Spider III 75W are relatively the same size, but its big enough for me have to carry with both hands while having my guitar with me, I'm only 15 y/o.

meh...kids... :lol:

[old man voice]
Why, when I was YOUR age, I used to carry my Gibson Les Paul in one hand and my Peavey Mace in the other. Mind you, my LP is an '82 so it's one of the heavy ones and the Mace...oh, baby, the Peavey Mace was an amp among amps: 2 x 12" speakers w/ huge square magnets, 6 x 6L6GC power tubes, two on-board transformers for audio output (main and ex-cabinet), and a 4 button foot switch to control channels, reverb and built-in phase shifter.
And I carried that guitar and that amp by hand to my gigs. I didn't have my parents to drive me around and we were too poor to have me own a bike so I walked to gigs and rehearsals...in the snow...with no shoes...up hill...there and back.
[/old man]

Seriously, though...the SIII shouldn't be too heavy.
If you want to make things somewhat easy and efficient, get a gig bag with a good shoulder strap. That way you can hoist the guitar over your shoulder and carry the amp and accessories with your hands.

Get any doors with your feet. (trust me, it's a skill that you should learn...) :yep:

BillSPrestonEsq 11-28-2007 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by gtrdave (Post 3111840)
meh...kids... :lol:

[old man voice]
Why, when I was YOUR age, I used to carry my Gibson Les Paul in one hand and my Peavey Mace in the other. Mind you, my LP is an '82 so it's one of the heavy ones and the Mace...oh, baby, the Peavey Mace was an amp among amps: 2 x 12" speakers w/ huge square magnets, 6 x 6L6GC power tubes, two on-board transformers for audio output (main and ex-cabinet), and a 4 button foot switch to control channels, reverb and built-in phase shifter.
And I carried that guitar and that amp by hand to my gigs. I didn't have my parents to drive me around and we were too poor to have me own a bike so I walked to gigs and rehearsals...in the snow...with no shoes...up hill...there and back.
[/old man]

Seriously, though...the SIII shouldn't be too heavy.
If you want to make things somewhat easy and efficient, get a gig bag with a good shoulder strap. That way you can hoist the guitar over your shoulder and carry the amp and accessories with your hands.

Get any doors with your feet. (trust me, it's a skill that you should learn...) :yep:

So pushups and weights would be the best solution here. And a hard case.

thesteve 11-28-2007 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by gtrdave (Post 3111840)
If you want to make things somewhat easy and efficient, get a gig bag with a good shoulder strap. That way you can hoist the guitar over your shoulder and carry the amp and accessories with your hands.

I think this is the whole reason he's looking at gig bags in the first place.

Rainer. 11-28-2007 07:37 PM

I carry my tube 1x12 on a luggage cart. It's cheap and effective.

Rock 'n Christ 11-29-2007 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by thesteve (Post 3111863)
I think this is the whole reason he's looking at gig bags in the first place.




yes, exactly. If only hard shells had shoulder straps..........................



As far as mastering the much-needed skill over opening doors with feet, I've got that down pretty good, keeping it open while going through it is the tricky part some times.

CDBongo 11-29-2007 09:19 PM

Hmm, I've caried my schecter c-1 classic into my church without a case or squat. Thats a pretty expensive guitar too, I know I shouldn't but if I'm careful It doesn't hurt it. I'm sure a gig bag would be a better way to go though.

gtrdave 11-30-2007 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by CDBongo (Post 3112878)
Hmm, I've caried my schecter c-1 classic into my church without a case or squat. Thats a pretty expensive guitar too, I know I shouldn't but if I'm careful It doesn't hurt it. I'm sure a gig bag would be a better way to go though.

You're just asking for your guitar to get damaged by not using a case, imho.

Rock 'n Christ 11-30-2007 09:25 AM

Out of curiosity: To get Drop Bb from the Baritone, would you have to drop the low B to an A and capo on 1? Or is it something else/different?



I was discussing this whole 7-string/Baritone deal (even though I'm already 99% sure I'm getting the Baritone) with one of the guys who basically runs one of the bands I'm in, and he owns a 7-string, uses it for mostly Blues stuff. He said that if I dropped the low B to an A on the 7-string, then I'd be fine or something like that. Does anyone know what he was trying to get across?


P.S. His name is Kevin

thesteve 11-30-2007 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Rock 'n Christ (Post 3113116)
Out of curiosity: To get Drop Bb from the Baritone, would you have to drop the low B to an A and capo on 1? Or is it something else/different?

yep.

Rock 'n Christ 11-30-2007 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by thesteve (Post 3113144)
yep.



good, I'm starting to get the hang of this :D.

CDBongo 12-01-2007 03:50 PM

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He said that if I dropped the low B to an A on the 7-string, then I'd be fine or something like that.
If all you played was barre chords then yes.

Rock 'n Christ 12-08-2007 05:23 PM

I'm still trying to figure out whether I need to put 11's or 12's on (strings) while getting it intonated. Also, if you have specific brands of strings, that would also be helpful.


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