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Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 11:46am ]
Post subject:  New Herbert MK3 owner here

What an amazing amp! I have owned the original Herbert(#18), a D-Moll, a Paul, played a VH4 for a couple weeks but this MK3 is perfect for my style. Ch2 + is worth the price alone. The midi controllable + - is freaking awesome. Great, usable feature! The amp seems tighter, more clear and focused to my ears. The bottom end is massive and incredible as usual with a Herbert but what impressed me the most is that it has this crazy mean ass mid grind that is addicting to say the least. Ch2+ is thicker than Ch3. Kind of hard to describe but it's great for rhythm. Ch3 is great for lead but could be used for rhythm with ease. The clean channel is typical Diezel clean awesomeness. I don't play a lot of clean but for a high gainer it's fantastic.

I normally don't write reviews anymore because I don't care enough but this new Diezel is pure freakin magic and is in my top 2 best amps ever owned (that's saying a lot considering all the amps I have owned/own) It puts a smile on my face every time I fire it up. :)

Great job Peter!


I bought this amp new from The Guitar Guru Network. Keith has stellar customer service, I highly recommend them!

I added blue leds to it already. :confused: :doh: I can't help it. I like the look. It looks amazing in person and much better than the pics depict.

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This pic has a the subtle leds, the other pics have a different, higher output set. :dunno:
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Author:  MetalHeadMike [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 12:16pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Herbert MK3 owner here

Congrats Tom!!!

Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 3:19pm ]
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MetalHeadMike wrote:
Congrats Tom!!!


Thanks brother!!! :rock:

Author:  crankyrayhanky [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 3:36pm ]
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Wicked

Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 3:59pm ]
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crankyrayhanky wrote:
Wicked


Thank you my friend! :thumbsup:

Author:  LunatiBSW [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 4:42pm ]
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Yowza! Congrats dude!
Your collection is killer bro.
How tight do you think it is? I sold my mkII because after a while, it just seemed so unfocused.
I’ve been real curious on the mkIII, if it was “that” much tighter.
What speakers you playing it with?
How’s it compare to some of your other monsters? For tightness, and mid grind?
I bet this will bring lots of enjoyment buddy.
Your honestly given me some gas already, to try the new one :doh:
And it’s all black :doh:

Author:  Me [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 7:13pm ]
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Gsxrbusa wrote:
It puts a smile on my face every time I fire it up. :)

That doesn't really mean that much - I've had my old Herbie for over 12 years now and that still puts a smile on my face quite often! :lol: :LOL:

Seriously though, I am a bit jealous. I never play channel 2+ normally because ch1 only does clean and ch3 only really does heavy, so I have to use Ch2- for my medium gain sounds. I have been in the early stages of toying with the idea of saving up for a Hagen too for added "openness" and "rawer rock" from what I gather, but you're making me ponder whether I want my trusty old amp I've been pretty happy with for over a decade, but with added greatness and effectively 4 channels via MIDI! :doh: :aww: :confused: ;)

Author:  Evil Z06 [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 7:16pm ]
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That is an insane wall of amps......What does the cabinet wall look like?

Author:  Mailman1971 [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 7:35pm ]
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Awesome Tommy Boy!!
Like we talked earlier. I just got a Herbert mkII last month.
Freakin amps are crushing machines!!

:rock:

Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 9:06pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Herbert MK3 owner here

LunatiBSW wrote:
Yowza! Congrats dude!
Your collection is killer bro.
How tight do you think it is? I sold my mkII because after a while, it just seemed so unfocused.
I’ve been real curious on the mkIII, if it was “that” much tighter.
What speakers you playing it with?
How’s it compare to some of your other monsters? For tightness, and mid grind?
I bet this will bring lots of enjoyment buddy.
Your honestly given me some gas already, to try the new one :doh:
And it’s all black :doh:



Thanks brother! Appreciate that! I feel it's tighter in a good way. I tend to use pickups that seem boosted to begin with ( Fishman Fluence Moderns or KSE sigs and EMG 81) so it tightens things up naturally on the front end. Since I have been playing the MK3 I have never wanted it to be more tight. I'm playing through 8 different cabs but they all have either Celestion Redbacks, 75W Creambacks, or an X pattern of them both. So far this Diezel has earned it's way into the top 2 positions and I currently own 24 tube amps. :scared: :aww: :confused: :cry: :poke: :D :lol: :LOL:

I'll make a clip soon. Hopefully this weekend.


Me wrote:
Gsxrbusa wrote:
It puts a smile on my face every time I fire it up. :)

That doesn't really mean that much - I've had my old Herbie for over 12 years now and that still puts a smile on my face quite often! :lol: :LOL:

Seriously though, I am a bit jealous. I never play channel 2+ normally because ch1 only does clean and ch3 only really does heavy, so I have to use Ch2- for my medium gain sounds. I have been in the early stages of toying with the idea of saving up for a Hagen too for added "openness" and "rawer rock" from what I gather, but you're making me ponder whether I want my trusty old amp I've been pretty happy with for over a decade, but with added greatness and effectively 4 channels via MIDI! :doh: :aww: :confused: ;)



:) :D Hell yeah brother! I never intended to put down the Mk1 or Mk2 in anyway, they are stellar amps! I do feel that Diezel has improved upon a killer amp. Do the changes validate purchasing the new version? I personally think so but it may be subjective. I plan on getting both in the same room soon. I have a friend that owns an MK2 so we will be throwing down to see whats what. I'm really excited to do the comparison.



Evil Z06 wrote:
That is an insane wall of amps......What does the cabinet wall look like?


Thank you good sir! Lemme show you. :)

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Mailman1971 wrote:
Awesome Tommy Boy!!
Like we talked earlier. I just got a Herbert mkII last month.
Freakin amps are crushing machines!!

:rock:


Thank you my brother from another Mother! :D Diezel tone is fucking amazing! :cheers: :emofag: :grim: :worship: :rawk:

Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 9:11pm ]
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While i'm at it I will show the rest of the room. :yes: :poke: :dunno: I have problems. :confused: :doh:

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Author:  Mailman1971 [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 9:17pm ]
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If loving you is wrong.....
I don’t wanna be right!!! :inlove:

Author:  crankyrayhanky [ Tue, Jan 22, 2019 11:18pm ]
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Subscribed for the Herbert battle!

Author:  MourningEngine [ Wed, Jan 23, 2019 5:07am ]
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I totally agree to everything you wrote about the new Mk3. It's insane. :rock:

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Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Wed, Jan 23, 2019 12:54pm ]
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crankyrayhanky wrote:
Subscribed for the Herbert battle!


:rock:

MourningEngine wrote:
I totally agree to everything you wrote about the new Mk3. It's insane. :rock:

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Awesome bro! I think I may have to get a Hagen next. If you don't mind Could you elaborate on the differences between the MK3 and the Hagen?

Author:  Me [ Wed, Jan 23, 2019 2:46pm ]
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Gsxrbusa wrote:
Awesome bro! I think I may have to get a Hagen next. If you don't mind Could you elaborate on the differences between the MK3 and the Hagen?

+1! ;)

Author:  MourningEngine [ Thu, Jan 24, 2019 3:10am ]
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Gsxrbusa wrote:
Awesome bro! I think I may have to get a Hagen next. If you don't mind Could you elaborate on the differences between the MK3 and the Hagen?


The Hagen has more of that "wall of sound" thing going on. It's fatter in the low mids and dryer compared to the Herbert Mk3. It's also not as tight. For me it's not an amp for ultra fast chuggy riffing but for more dynamic playing. It really shows all the details of your playing.

Ch1 of Hagen is out of this world. Best clean sound ever: rich, open, shimmery, three-dimensional. Ch1 on the Herbert is more HiFi.

I hope that helped a bit.

Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Thu, Jan 24, 2019 1:32pm ]
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MourningEngine wrote:
Gsxrbusa wrote:
Awesome bro! I think I may have to get a Hagen next. If you don't mind Could you elaborate on the differences between the MK3 and the Hagen?


The Hagen has more of that "wall of sound" thing going on. It's fatter in the low mids and dryer compared to the Herbert Mk3. It's also not as tight. For me it's not an amp for ultra fast chuggy riffing but for more dynamic playing. It really shows all the details of your playing.

Ch1 of Hagen is out of this world. Best clean sound ever: rich, open, shimmery, three-dimensional. Ch1 on the Herbert is more HiFi.

I hope that helped a bit.



I think I need one then! :lol: :LOL: Thanks for that sir! :thumbsup:

Author:  DragonCrestPC [ Fri, Jan 25, 2019 4:33pm ]
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Congrats, i look forwards to trying one soon!

Author:  Mailman1971 [ Fri, Jan 25, 2019 4:38pm ]
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Gsxrbusa wrote:
MourningEngine wrote:
Gsxrbusa wrote:
Awesome bro! I think I may have to get a Hagen next. If you don't mind Could you elaborate on the differences between the MK3 and the Hagen?


The Hagen has more of that "wall of sound" thing going on. It's fatter in the low mids and dryer compared to the Herbert Mk3. It's also not as tight. For me it's not an amp for ultra fast chuggy riffing but for more dynamic playing. It really shows all the details of your playing.

Ch1 of Hagen is out of this world. Best clean sound ever: rich, open, shimmery, three-dimensional. Ch1 on the Herbert is more HiFi.

I hope that helped a bit.



I think I need one then! :lol: :LOL: Thanks for that sir! :thumbsup:

Race you to it!!! :rock:

Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Fri, Jan 25, 2019 6:44pm ]
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DragonCrestPC wrote:
Congrats, i look forwards to trying one soon!


Thank you good sir! I recommend trying one out!



Mailman1971 wrote:
Gsxrbusa wrote:
MourningEngine wrote:
Gsxrbusa wrote:
Awesome bro! I think I may have to get a Hagen next. If you don't mind Could you elaborate on the differences between the MK3 and the Hagen?


The Hagen has more of that "wall of sound" thing going on. It's fatter in the low mids and dryer compared to the Herbert Mk3. It's also not as tight. For me it's not an amp for ultra fast chuggy riffing but for more dynamic playing. It really shows all the details of your playing.

Ch1 of Hagen is out of this world. Best clean sound ever: rich, open, shimmery, three-dimensional. Ch1 on the Herbert is more HiFi.

I hope that helped a bit.



I think I need one then! :lol: :LOL: Thanks for that sir! :thumbsup:

Race you to it!!! :rock:



Hahahaha. You will probably beat me.

Author:  Peter Diezel [ Sat, Jan 26, 2019 8:39am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Herbert MK3 owner here

Gsxrbusa wrote:
What an amazing amp! I have owned the original Herbert(#18), a D-Moll, a Paul, played a VH4 for a couple weeks but this MK3 is perfect for my style. Ch2 + is worth the price alone. The midi controllable + - is freaking awesome. Great, usable feature! The amp seems tighter, more clear and focused to my ears. The bottom end is massive and incredible as usual with a Herbert but what impressed me the most is that it has this crazy mean ass mid grind that is addicting to say the least. Ch2+ is thicker than Ch3. Kind of hard to describe but it's great for rhythm. Ch3 is great for lead but could be used for rhythm with ease. The clean channel is typical Diezel clean awesomeness. I don't play a lot of clean but for a high gainer it's fantastic.

I normally don't write reviews anymore because I don't care enough but this new Diezel is pure freakin magic and is in my top 2 best amps ever owned (that's saying a lot considering all the amps I have owned/own) It puts a smile on my face every time I fire it up. :)

Great job Peter!


I bought this amp new from The Guitar Guru Network. Keith has stellar customer service, I highly recommend them!

I added blue leds to it already. :confused: :doh: I can't help it. I like the look. It looks amazing in person and much better than the pics depict.

Image

This pic has a the subtle leds, the other pics have a different, higher output set. :dunno:
Image

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Thank you so much :rock:

Author:  justin [ Sat, Jan 26, 2019 11:24am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Herbert MK3 owner here

Gsxrbusa wrote:
What an amazing amp! I have owned the original Herbert(#18), a D-Moll, a Paul, played a VH4 for a couple weeks but this MK3 is perfect for my style. Ch2 + is worth the price alone. The midi controllable + - is freaking awesome. Great, usable feature! The amp seems tighter, more clear and focused to my ears. The bottom end is massive and incredible as usual with a Herbert but what impressed me the most is that it has this crazy mean ass mid grind that is addicting to say the least. Ch2+ is thicker than Ch3. Kind of hard to describe but it's great for rhythm. Ch3 is great for lead but could be used for rhythm with ease. The clean channel is typical Diezel clean awesomeness. I don't play a lot of clean but for a high gainer it's fantastic.

I normally don't write reviews anymore because I don't care enough but this new Diezel is pure freakin magic and is in my top 2 best amps ever owned (that's saying a lot considering all the amps I have owned/own) It puts a smile on my face every time I fire it up. :)

Great job Peter!




I bought this amp new from The Guitar Guru Network. Keith has stellar customer service, I highly recommend them!

I added blue leds to it already. :confused: :doh: I can't help it. I like the look. It looks amazing in person and much better than the pics depict.

Image

This pic has a the subtle leds, the other pics have a different, higher output set. :dunno:
Image

Image


That looks amazing. Where did you get the led lighting?

Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Sun, Jan 27, 2019 1:23pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Herbert MK3 owner here

Peter Diezel wrote:
Gsxrbusa wrote:
What an amazing amp! I have owned the original Herbert(#18), a D-Moll, a Paul, played a VH4 for a couple weeks but this MK3 is perfect for my style. Ch2 + is worth the price alone. The midi controllable + - is freaking awesome. Great, usable feature! The amp seems tighter, more clear and focused to my ears. The bottom end is massive and incredible as usual with a Herbert but what impressed me the most is that it has this crazy mean ass mid grind that is addicting to say the least. Ch2+ is thicker than Ch3. Kind of hard to describe but it's great for rhythm. Ch3 is great for lead but could be used for rhythm with ease. The clean channel is typical Diezel clean awesomeness. I don't play a lot of clean but for a high gainer it's fantastic.

I normally don't write reviews anymore because I don't care enough but this new Diezel is pure freakin magic and is in my top 2 best amps ever owned (that's saying a lot considering all the amps I have owned/own) It puts a smile on my face every time I fire it up. :)

Great job Peter!


I bought this amp new from The Guitar Guru Network. Keith has stellar customer service, I highly recommend them!

I added blue leds to it already. :confused: :doh: I can't help it. I like the look. It looks amazing in person and much better than the pics depict.



Thank you so much :rock:


Thank you so much Sir! I LOVE the new Herbert. :rock:

justin wrote:
Gsxrbusa wrote:
What an amazing amp! I have owned the original Herbert(#18), a D-Moll, a Paul, played a VH4 for a couple weeks but this MK3 is perfect for my style. Ch2 + is worth the price alone. The midi controllable + - is freaking awesome. Great, usable feature! The amp seems tighter, more clear and focused to my ears. The bottom end is massive and incredible as usual with a Herbert but what impressed me the most is that it has this crazy mean ass mid grind that is addicting to say the least. Ch2+ is thicker than Ch3. Kind of hard to describe but it's great for rhythm. Ch3 is great for lead but could be used for rhythm with ease. The clean channel is typical Diezel clean awesomeness. I don't play a lot of clean but for a high gainer it's fantastic.

I normally don't write reviews anymore because I don't care enough but this new Diezel is pure freakin magic and is in my top 2 best amps ever owned (that's saying a lot considering all the amps I have owned/own) It puts a smile on my face every time I fire it up. :)

Great job Peter!




I bought this amp new from The Guitar Guru Network. Keith has stellar customer service, I highly recommend them!

I added blue leds to it already. :confused: :doh: I can't help it. I like the look. It looks amazing in person and much better than the pics depict.


That looks amazing. Where did you get the led lighting?



I just get the LED strips from Ebay and the driver from amazon. :)

Author:  Ventura [ Tue, Jan 29, 2019 12:40am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Herbert MK3 owner here

Fuck me :shocked: :inlove: :rawk:

Beautiful WALL OF AMPS AND ROOM OF CABS!!!!!!!

Nicely done, ya bugger - do ya miss my old TJ Purple?!?!!?

Herbert Mk.3 - ya know?? I never gelled with the Herbert... Love the VH4 and Hagen.

But this post is making me kinda sorta wanna - ah hell, Herr Diezel...Sobald wir uns mit diesem aktuellen Auftrag befasst haben, glaube ich, müssen wir über diesen neuen Herbert sprechen :salute:

Killer set up Brother Tom!! Killer :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

Author:  Gsxrbusa [ Tue, Jan 29, 2019 2:17pm ]
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Ventura wrote:
Fuck me :shocked: :inlove: :rawk:

Beautiful WALL OF AMPS AND ROOM OF CABS!!!!!!!

Nicely done, ya bugger - do ya miss my old TJ Purple?!?!!?

Herbert Mk.3 - ya know?? I never gelled with the Herbert... Love the VH4 and Hagen.

But this post is making me kinda sorta wanna - ah hell, Herr Diezel...Sobald wir uns mit diesem aktuellen Auftrag befasst haben, glaube ich, müssen wir über diesen neuen Herbert sprechen :salute:

Killer set up Brother Tom!! Killer :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:



:lol: :LOL: Thank you brother Mo! It's a bunch of fun! I'm not sure what the German says but it should say "Peter, I need a Herbert MK3 in my life" :lol: :LOL: :D

Thanks again brother!

Author:  Ventura [ Tue, Jan 29, 2019 2:43pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Herbert MK3 owner here

Gsxrbusa wrote:
Ventura wrote:
Fuck me :shocked: :inlove: :rawk:

Beautiful WALL OF AMPS AND ROOM OF CABS!!!!!!!

Nicely done, ya bugger - do ya miss my old TJ Purple?!?!!?

Herbert Mk.3 - ya know?? I never gelled with the Herbert... Love the VH4 and Hagen.

But this post is making me kinda sorta wanna - ah hell, Herr Diezel...Sobald wir uns mit diesem aktuellen Auftrag befasst haben, glaube ich, müssen wir über diesen neuen Herbert sprechen :salute:

Killer set up Brother Tom!! Killer :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:



:lol: :LOL: Thank you brother Mo! It's a bunch of fun! I'm not sure what the German says but it should say "Peter, I need a Herbert MK3 in my life" :lol: :LOL: :D

Thanks again brother!

Nailed it :thumbsup:

Author:  JimmyBlind [ Thu, Jan 31, 2019 6:53am ]
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That wall of amps looks so rad! Congrats!

Author:  K-Roll [ Thu, Jan 31, 2019 10:08am ]
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clips... just... gimme some good clips there's literally 2-3 videos out 2 of which sound like crap

Author:  Ventura [ Sun, Feb 17, 2019 6:51pm ]
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How would you say this new iteration of the Herbert compares to the VH4..??

I have to admit, I am curious. My experience with the Herbert initially was - mega low-end, crushing, scooped, and decent higher registers; clean was decent; crunch left a bit to be desired, but the biggest personality to it was the midcut feature which made the amp sound absolutely badass. The only problem was - it made it sound absolutely badass only solo. I never seemed to cut through the mix. And it had more than adequate volume (6 powertubes, no shit) but volume didn't remedy the situation. It simply didn't cut through.

I'm keen to know how this Mk.III sounds against the VH4
I'd also be keen to know what shapes it differently from the previous iterations of the Mk.I and Mk.II for that matter.

Whatever you can offer here - you've covered a lot of ground - but basically, aside from the "clean channel", how does this thing perform in the light crunch to mega-heavy melt-yer-face-high-gain style tones, and is it something that cuts through a mix? And there's no need for elaboration on the lows, a bassist is good for lows, but I get the notion for ERGs and such.

How's it stack up against the honourable VH4 ??
And what's made it different from the older models.

Thanks Bother Tom!!! Any intel is greatly appreciated as the bank account is seeing DiezelDecline, which is not a bad thing :lol: :LOL: :rock:

:rawk: Unkle Mo :rawk:

Author:  Meeotch [ Tue, Apr 09, 2019 10:59am ]
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MourningEngine wrote:
The Hagen has more of that "wall of sound" thing going on. It's fatter in the low mids and dryer compared to the Herbert Mk3. It's also not as tight. For me it's not an amp for ultra fast chuggy riffing but for more dynamic playing. It really shows all the details of your playing.

Ch1 of Hagen is out of this world. Best clean sound ever: rich, open, shimmery, three-dimensional. Ch1 on the Herbert is more HiFi.


Sounds like Hagen with a boost would be amazing! I owned a Herbert Mk1 and the Channel 2+ tone still haunts me. This Mk3 sounds insane. Now I want both. :scared:

Author:  geetar_geek79 [ Tue, Apr 09, 2019 2:43pm ]
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Gsxrbusa wrote:

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You, sir, need to admit yourself in an institution.

And while you're gone, I'll be happy to watch your place for you on your long road to recovery.


:D

Author:  dvoricci [ Wed, Apr 24, 2019 9:15am ]
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Beautiful collection.

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