2022 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!

Which XS650s would you like to see in the 2022 XS650 Calendar?

  • jetmechmarty

    Votes: 32 37.6%
  • lewisjohn

    Votes: 39 45.9%
  • Adamc

    Votes: 44 51.8%
  • Rhy650

    Votes: 58 68.2%
  • BowlingSS

    Votes: 25 29.4%
  • SAFU

    Votes: 22 25.9%
  • kawabunga

    Votes: 32 37.6%
  • YAM277

    Votes: 16 18.8%
  • XsJosh

    Votes: 21 24.7%
  • Beags64

    Votes: 38 44.7%
  • nighthog

    Votes: 27 31.8%
  • GLJ

    Votes: 37 43.5%
  • HOTEL71

    Votes: 9 10.6%
  • RustiePyles

    Votes: 29 34.1%
  • crash_davis

    Votes: 18 21.2%
  • Bjorn

    Votes: 28 32.9%
  • Boopduke

    Votes: 15 17.6%
  • Thom

    Votes: 20 23.5%
  • Shipper

    Votes: 12 14.1%
  • whipbird

    Votes: 21 24.7%
  • NashGTI

    Votes: 24 28.2%

  • Total voters
    85
  • Poll closed .

Adamc

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Thats a nice amp! Judging by the dual drive pots I'm guessing it was based on a Jim Marshall circuit? Its very reminiscent of a Sovtek Mig50. I got my first tube amp from my Dad (he didn't build it). It was a 1974 Ampeg V4 100w behemoth that I added a master volume to and totally rebuilt. It started a lifelong love of vintage amps and instruments. I've been building em and repairing them ever since.

Rusty, you are a man after my own heart. I too love old instruments and amplifiers. But don’t have your skills to restore them. I’d love to see some of your work, but maybe not here as it’s a motorbike forum......shame:thumbsdown:
 

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Rusty, you are a man after my own heart. I too love old instruments and amplifiers. But don’t have your skills to restore them. I’d love to see some of your work, but maybe not here as it’s a motorbike forum......shame:thumbsdown:
Here's a Tele I built from a big ass piece of maple, and a 1968 Fender Bassman I rescued.
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Fantastic. Love the vintage look of the amps. Not familiar with the Tele Neck.
You are a clever fella.
I made that neck, I had the Decal made, My name is Fletcher. Its otherwise made from Fender blueprints to same specs as they made Telecasters in the early 60's.
 

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Congratulations to the calendar spots.
Off topic but Friday I was at a church flea market .Bought a classical guitar
Luna LG -10 with only one string on . Looked OK and sounded OK $ 10
Put on a set of used strings I had not thrown away and tried to tune it.
To Check If the neck was straight
Getting closer I put it aside .With the plan do the rest the day after.
Not good at changing strings so rarely do it ... think it is a hassle getting it right
Especially with the fender whammy with springs .. takes for ever.

Next day on the Luna 3 strings was broken all the wound .. over the night So today I went buying a new set
$ 15 So I am on that right now in front of the TV
Cant really play but I own instruments. Can always give this one away to a kid in the neighborhood
 

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“NOR-TONE” did your band mate call you ‘No-Tone’?
:lmao: It turns out that I am not the best guitar player. I had fun with it, had a band in high school, but if I am being honest with myself... I am terrible. "No-Tone" is a fair title!

@RustiePyles, let me see if I can dig up some specs on the amp. This was built what is going on 20 years ago o_O. I'll post in the musical instruments thread with what I can find.
 

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WINNERS: Please send me a private message with an email address for me to invite you to drop your photos and information to. I will be setting up a folder for each of the entries on dropbox.

Did you guys PM Shawn with your email addresses? I just asked in case you missed that part.
 
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