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* SICK TONE - Shanks CC#7 Les Paul + Red Jones Amps + Billy Yates

sgt_steiner

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Good friend and amp builder Billy Yates (The Outlaws) took my Shanks for a bit of a test-drive today. Check out some of the sick, sick goodness of a CC#7 plugged straight into his Red Jones Amps 18-watt head --

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No pedals, no compressor, no b.s. period -- just plugging straight in :)

Think the Custom Buckers sound good in this guitar? LOL

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skhan007

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That Shanks is a swell lookining fiddle for sure. Love the grover tuners look, as well.
 

sgt_steiner

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@skhan007 -- Agreed. Adding aged parts really enhances the look IMHO. Aged Grovers, pickup rings, ABR and Stop-Tail... all of these are essential in taking a Shanks all the way :)
 

skhan007

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You know, I've been thinking that I'd really like to get a CC this year and the more I look at Shanks and hear clips, the more it may be might top choice.
 

MWR

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Billy is a great player! Guitar and amp sound awesome! Thanks!
 

LeonC

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Zombie thread alert...I know. 😱

But I've been researching the Shanks model a bit and have a question for @sgt_steiner : do you recall why Billy was playing with the tone knobs dialed back most of the time? Doesn't seem like the best representation of the guitar's tone? Not that Billy isn't a great player, I know he certainly is, but this left me wanting to hear a bit more of the guitar w/o the tone knobs dialed back so much... Also...still got the guitar?
 
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