Carr Mercury - Holy Grail of Tone - $1800 (Lino Lakes)

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Yup, it's expensive. It should be. It's built by hand using the highest quality components available, Carr spared no expense in this box. It's much larger than the wattage suggests. It's about the size of a Fender Blues Deluxe...that's a 12" speaker grill you're looking at. I used to have tons of gear from cheap stuff all the way up expensive off the shelf gear from the major brands. Eventually I grew tired of sounding the same as everyone else and trading the same stuff everyone else had. I decided that I would rather have one or two very expensive, high quality pieces of gear than have an arsenal of mediocre crap. It's a lot like a vehicle. Wouldn't you rather drive a BMW, Mercedes or Tesla as opposed to what you might be driving today? Maybe it's not your thing, but it is mine. Going big was the best choice I ever made and I can hear and feel things playing through this amp that no other big name amp ever gave me. Why did I drop over 2 grand on one small amp with only 8 watts? Easy...I'm selfish. This amp was for me, it wasn't to share. It's for personal enjoyment. It's to enhance my playing by getting back from the amp what I put into it. It's like no other amp I've ever owned. I love this amp. So why sell it if it's the Holy Grail? Because there are others like it and I want to play them too. Once you go big and start playing all top of the line gear you can't go back. I'm a guitar player, my sound is constantly evolving.

Hand-wired point-to-point Boutique amp with high quality components. This amp new will cost you $2400 bucks and they don't go on sale. If you put this next to a brand new one you couldn't tell the difference...it's that mint!

For the Stage, studio recording, the bedroom player looking for desert island sound... it's all right here. This amp can be cranked up into full tube distortion without killing the neighbors. Everyone loves to cook the tubes to hear the breakup that you can only achieve with sizzling tubes. This amp takes you right there, in fact it lives there. A very loud 8 watt amp with built in attenuator goes down to 2 watts, 1/2 watt and 1/10th of a watt. Get YOUR tone at the volume you need. Cleans are like a Fender but when you crank the volume you get AC/DC type distortion all the way up to the full grind of a blown Tweed. It really reminds me a lot of a tweed Bassman when cranked. This amp is perfect for Blues or Classic Rock players. It sounds great through hollow-bodies like a ES-335. Don't let the 8 watts think you can't bring this to your blues jam. It's really loud at 8 watts and has no problem keeping up with a drummer. Try plugging this guy into a larger 2x12 cabinet and it just roars. This is the amp to bring on stage or the studio, nothing inspires tone like a cranked up amp. This amp is hand-wired, takes a variety of different output tubes and is mint. I have a 6L6, EL34 and a KT66 tube that goes with the amp. Cash is king - $1800

Trades? I'm interested in Vintage Blackface Fenders like the Deluxe Reverb, Pro Reverb, Super Reverb and Twin Reverb. I'd also consider American Stratocaster or a Gibson Les Paul +cash if needed to match value - must be mint condition items.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 8 January 2017 15:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

I deserve sizzling tubes

Sufjan Grafton, Sunday, 8 January 2017 16:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

Once you go big and start playing all top of the line gear you can't go back. I'm a guitar player, my sound is constantly evolving.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 8 January 2017 20:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Tone chivalry

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 8 January 2017 20:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

Why did I drop over 2 grand on one small amp with only 8 watts? Easy...I'm selfish. This amp was for me, it wasn't to share. It's for personal enjoyment. It's to enhance my playing by getting back from the amp what I put into it.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 8 January 2017 22:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

can i bring this to my blues jam??

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 8 January 2017 23:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

WWBD (What Would Bonnamassa Do?)

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 9 January 2017 01:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

Those are supposed to be nice amps. Don't have anything you are looking to trade, but I got a ridiculous amount of gear at this point. Single dudes with tech jobs or work in tool and die always have crazy rigs. I ran into a bunch of Boogie's pretty cheap used for a few years and ended up with a handful of them. If you like Fender amps, go check out some of the old ones as they are basically hotwired Fender designs. I do have a cool Silverface Bassman head that with this Scrambler clone I got can sound like Cactus.

The Mark IIB on the left is probably my nicest amp. The 4x12 Marshall bottom is mine too, it's an old one from the early 80s. The Mark IIB is probably from '83.

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In GAS recovery, I did finally flip a few of my old analog synths and made off quite well getting rid of my TR-909 that I got way back in 99'.

earlnash, Monday, 9 January 2017 04:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

Cash is king - $1800

how's life, Monday, 9 January 2017 13:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

can i bring this to my blues jam??

― global tetrahedron, Sunday, January 8, 2017 5:18 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

got good news for you, brother:

Don't let the 8 watts think you can't bring this to your blues jam. It's really loud at 8 watts and has no problem keeping up with a drummer. Try plugging this guy into a larger 2x12 cabinet and it just roars.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 January 2017 17:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

btw everyone i encourage this to be an omnibus thread for posting ridiculous shit from craiglist gear ads in which the author waxes poetic about the provenance of the precious, rare gear they are selling, see it all the time

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 January 2017 17:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've recently been looking to upgrade my tone for my weekly blues sit-in with some other attorneys in the North Loop (I'd specifically like to upstage this patent lawyer from Caplan tho acts like his modeling amp is god's gift to the blues), but I'm afraid Lino Lakes is a bit of hike for me can we possibly meet in Fridley?

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

He acts like he's so fancy with authentically relic'd Strat, but I'm really hoping that 8 watts of extremely buttery blues would take him down a peg

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

When Bonamassa played the State last spring he sprung for the VIP package and got to hang backstage and claims that the Big B gave him crucial pointers on finger placement and always prefaces his extremely bland (imho) solos with "I learned this from the master" and affects an extremely annoying pained facial expression. Also, when it's his turn to bring beer he always brings Bud Light which he claims is the "true blues" beer because of Clapton, even though everyone in our group overwhelming prefers local craft brews and I think the reason is he's essentially a cheapskate but claims that too much hops interferes with his blues playing.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Monday, 9 January 2017 17:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've heard the Carr amps are actually pretty damn good, but I can't get over their naming scheme: Skylark, Mercury, Impala, Rambler. Like, if you're going to take it that far, you might as well put some headlights on it or something. Then pick up one of these babies to go with it.

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But just one, since real guitarists don't use effects or whatever.

how's life, Monday, 9 January 2017 17:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

He went to this Chicago Blues Fantasy camp thing two summers ago that Kenny Wayne Shepard made an appearance at and he is constantly referring to KWS as "Ken" like they hang out all the time. I was talking with a friend about this very rare Warren Haynes dvd I had acquired and he butted in even though I was specifically not talking to him stating that "Ken respects Warren but doesn't think he has a true blues sound and I have to agree" and I was basically forced to back-pedal and defend Warren Haynes, who I think is a very smooth and interesting blues player, in front several other attorneys who have very impressive gear and tones and I basically hate this person with every fiber of my being, you know what? fuck it, I will drive out Lino Lakes.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 19:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

lmbo

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 9 January 2017 19:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Thread of the year

Tom Violence, Monday, 9 January 2017 19:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

As a Minnesotan trust me that Lino Lakes being the location of the Holy Grail makes this thread at least 8 watts funnier

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 January 2017 19:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

Lino Lakes is a tone home, but all real deep blues players come from Cambridge

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 19:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

If you aren't from the Rum River valley you do not know blues.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 9 January 2017 19:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

I only know one guy who brings his own amp to a blues jam, and he's kind of a tool. Oh-- oh I see.

THAC0 Pastorius (Tom Violence), Monday, 9 January 2017 23:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

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I am not really interested in trades unless you have a PRS artist (no Single cuts)
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Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:03 (one week ago) Permalink

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SS jumbo frets
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Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:05 (one week ago) Permalink

This guitar is like an extension of your body, it is organic and effortless to play!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Imagine yourself playing up high, there is no heel to slow you down!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink

christ h3lg you had me worried about u for a second haha

imago, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:12 (one week ago) Permalink

i must admit that i winced at first, in my imagination, because the heel had slowed me down

you are juror number 144 and we will excuse you (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the guitar and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its tone; and it shall be holy.

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Sufjan the heel will never slow down your tone dreams

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:33 (one week ago) Permalink


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