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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4300 on: 23 Apr 2009, 02:21 »

So I got my Kramer/Fender Strat/Baretta relic back from the shop.



It's a mexi Strat body with an 87 Baretta neck and a Duncan JB in the bridge. The neck is Great. REALLY comfortable. Not too thick, not too thin with really low action. I'm thinking about buying another neck for a body I've got sitting around.

So, any suggestions for a color, if I did the Coronet project? I'd like so do something different than cherry, or cherry burst. I think I might buy an airbrush this weekend, so graphic designs would be open, too, except that the pickguard covers most of the body.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4301 on: 23 Apr 2009, 02:32 »

British racing green + chrome hardware = yes
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4302 on: 23 Apr 2009, 02:36 »

the colour it already is, since SM has that!
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« Reply #4303 on: 23 Apr 2009, 02:39 »

British racing green + chrome hardware = yes

That'd be pretty cool. Plus, with an airbrush, I could put old open wheel racing era numbers and logos on it. Kinda fill out the racing idea.

the colour it already is, since SM has that!
??? Please explain. I'm thinking of making one from scratch, not modifying an existing one.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4304 on: 24 Apr 2009, 02:30 »

British racing green + chrome hardware = yes

All the chrome hardware for what is expected to be a British Racing Green Explorer-style body that I'm building now just showed up at the house two days ago.

I feel like all my thunder has been stolen by your post.
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« Reply #4305 on: 24 Apr 2009, 05:43 »

the colour it already is, since SM has that!
??? Please explain. I'm thinking of making one from scratch, not modifying an existing one.

Oops, I didn't read your post properly. I thought you were going to change the colour of the one you just got back.
SM = Stephen Malkmus
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4306 on: 24 Apr 2009, 07:15 »

over driven tones

warmer and fuller sounding

isn't the primary concern of most bass players

Fuck all of these people.

Addendum: Listen to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and DFA 1979.

Sorry if I offended you, I don't play bass and I was just going from what I heard.

Regarding amps v solid state issues, I did my honours degree on "blind" listening sessions comparing the two, albeit amp v amp simulation. It should be noted that while the amp won, it wasn't this huge victory that you might've expected.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4307 on: 24 Apr 2009, 11:18 »

British racing green + chrome hardware = yes

All the chrome hardware for what is expected to be a British Racing Green Explorer-style body that I'm building now just showed up at the house two days ago.

I feel like all my thunder has been stolen by your post.

give us some pics of this thing and you shall have redemption!

...on a side note, check out what I found over on the TDPRI forums


based on how the bridge is cut in the back, it can be assumed that a bigsby would be added.  Unfortunately, the body was sold to another builder so there aren't any more pictures of the thing, but just the idea of this guitar existing is enough to make me start drooling.
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« Reply #4308 on: 24 Apr 2009, 11:32 »

^you could always order something like that from Warmoth. It wouldn't be cheap, but it'd be great quality.

over driven tones

warmer and fuller sounding

isn't the primary concern of most bass players

Fuck all of these people.

Addendum: Listen to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and DFA 1979.

Sorry if I offended you, I don't play bass and I was just going from what I heard.

Regarding amps v solid state issues, I did my honours degree on "blind" listening sessions comparing the two, albeit amp v amp simulation. It should be noted that while the amp won, it wasn't this huge victory that you might've expected.

Solid state amps have come a long way. I've got a little VOX 30W combo and my friend has a 30W Crate and they both sound killer. Although, I know mine has a power tube and I'm pretty sure his does too. As far as I knew (and once again, please don't jump down my throat if I'm wrong, I'm not a huge expert on amp tech) the big difference between tube and solid state was that the tube amp will "break up" at lower volume levels than the solid state. I've heard that you can get the same "break up" out of a solid state, it just occurs at much higher levels. That's why, solid state amps overdrive never sounds quite right, because it's not a true "overdrive." At clean volumes, though, it's significantly more difficult to tell the difference. Someone once told me the reason that a tube amp sounds so much better on clean is not the tubes, it's the other stuff they put in the amp (reverb, chorus, etc).
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4309 on: 24 Apr 2009, 12:13 »

^you could always order something like that from Warmoth. It wouldn't be cheap, but it'd be great quality.

You can order a pre-made, bound Jazzmaster body? I need to see this.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4310 on: 24 Apr 2009, 12:52 »

Dude you didn't offend me I was just being humorous.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4311 on: 24 Apr 2009, 03:20 »

Right, so I know you guys hate Ibanez and whatnot, but nevertheless:

I fucking bought one this past monday, and it's pretty damn good!
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #4312 on: 24 Apr 2009, 04:36 »

I've never understood the hate-on that people get over Ibanez instruments.   I own a couple and they're all very good instruments for the price I've paid for them.   

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« Reply #4313 on: 24 Apr 2009, 07:41 »

Right, so I know you guys hate Ibanez and whatnot, but nevertheless:

I fucking bought one this past monday, and it's pretty damn good!
I own a 92 rg550 with a maple neck. It's a great guitar. Very high quality and very versatile. The stock Ibanez pickups are fairly neutral, so they work well for nearly any genre of music. I imagine most people's problem is with the locking trem, which does frankly suck on most of their older Korean guitars (TRS, ugh). I like their necks, but always found the Wizard I to be more comfortable than the Wizard II (more rounded back profile).
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« Reply #4314 on: 24 Apr 2009, 07:50 »

^you could always order something like that from Warmoth. It wouldn't be cheap, but it'd be great quality.

You can order a pre-made, bound Jazzmaster body? I need to see this.

yep. bindings more money, obviously, but you can do it. you may not be able to get that pickup option, but if you called them, I bet they'd do it special order. You could also get whatever binding color or type of wood you want. Here's a link:

http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Bodies/Vintage/JMaster.aspx

options and prices are on the right.
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