Hey, it’s the Andy-San here with some good news!
After what seemed like forever, I FINALLY got a checking account!!!1 It’ll take about a month and a half to fully set up, but it’s gonna be worth it. I’ve cleared a very big step in getting my own site. Now all that’s left is to wait for the account to be fully functional, pay for my site (I’m thinking about going through DreamHost), move everything over to my domain, redirect my traffic, set up AdSense as well as a Donation button, and generally tweek the site. www.theandysan.com will be coming very soon!! As I’ve said before, I’ll be keeping you guys informed on the site’s progress and when I’ll be able to move to it permanently.
After properly counting up my money, I now have $229 saved up for my new computer (that’s 28.6%). Only $571 to go!! I dunno if I’ll need to delve into that to pay for my site, but it seems very likely.
In other news, the music store has some new stuff that’s kinda interesting. They have a green Jackson Soloist for $299 and a Marshall Valvestate 1×12 combo for $299 as well. The Jackson wasn’t too shabby. It was incredibly light and although I don’t like super-low action, the Jackson felt good to play. The low-E was buzzin’ like a mother though and I don’t really like the Single coil-Single coil-Humbucker configuration, but for what it was, it was okay. The Marshall combo was decent as well. The switching was very confusing and when I found the channel switch to distortion, it was effin’ loud!! The gain knob tapered well, but it still had that solid-state static distortion sound. I do have to give it up for Marshall though; they made the most natural-sounding solid state amp I’ve yet to hear. You definitely know it’s a Marshall when you start digging in. It also has a very tight noise-gate, so there’s also very minute sustain (that’s the trade-off for quiet operation I guess). I’m giving the Marshall the benefit-of-the-doubt because it is currently being worked on (the reverb tank is being fixed), but it really could have handled certain things like open-strings better.
Oh, and I forgot to mention in one of my posts that Travis bought a 70’s Carvin from the music store that he’s gonna spraypaint (I ran into him when he was gonna pay for it) and add EMGs to it. Now, I like the EMG sound, but I don’t want every one of my guitars to have EMGs on them. I thought Travis would get a little more creative and put in a different set of pickups like say a Burstbucker Pro and a ’57 Classic Plus. That’s just me, I guess.
Well, I’m gonna go for now. Catch ya later!
P.S: I have currently 2,429 daily views!! Cool!! My goal is 3,500 daily views.