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Title: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: pwhodges on 04 Jun 2013, 04:47
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Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 04 Jun 2013, 08:48
Have you guys heard of Hanni El Khatib? The dude rocks! New discovery for me.

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 04 Jun 2013, 09:41
Whoa, new thread. And that song is free on the Amazon MP3 store, or at least it was.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: warcabbit on 04 Jun 2013, 19:58
Guy I know started a band, if we can post that sort of thing, then.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 04 Jun 2013, 23:35
So at my new job, they were teaching me how to clock in/out, and it used a touchscreen interface. My Big Boss was remarking on how much more unfriendly the touchscreen was to me than to any other new person, and I told her, "I think it's because I play guitar and bass. All my fingers have calluses and that affects the conduction of bioelectricity, which, if I'm not mistaken, is what enables that thing to work." And she just looked at me and said "Those are some real big words for my small ears" and walked away.

I am going to get promoted so fucking fast in this store if this is what we have to measure up to. And after I buy a car, I want one of these bad boys (http://www.instrumentalsavings.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=RminiBoubleNeckWhitePearl&gdftrk=gdfV21897_a_7c264_a_7c4817_a_7cRminiBoubleNeckWhitePearl&gclid=CJDVl_2lzLcCFep7Qgod_18AYA) to record (and possibly play shows?) with.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 05 Jun 2013, 01:43
That just made me think: res-o-glas twin neck.

All the pro's, none of the cons?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 05 Jun 2013, 02:35
Just checked their site, they don't sell one as far as I can tell. That's a pretty big con.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: warcabbit on 05 Jun 2013, 08:48
My brain hurts.
(http://i.imgur.com/Xg0K1cH.jpg)
Title: RE: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Bearer on 06 Jun 2013, 00:26
GUYS.  GUYS.  Does this mean I have outlived a thread I started?

Does that mean anything if it was the only thread I only ever posted in anyway?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 06 Jun 2013, 11:12
(http://smashingmag.com/tour/trphoto/tommy/060325guitar/gu_7571.jpg)

Fuck Yeah Guitar Wolf
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 06 Jun 2013, 19:25
They're thoroughly disappointing live.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 07 Jun 2013, 20:40
So would it be possible to wire up an AC15 so that I can use the speaker with another amp? I really like the Greenback in there now, and it would be nice to be able to run an Egnater or a Tiny Terror into it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 08 Jun 2013, 02:51
Yeah, dead easy.

I did that with my bass amp. All you need is a four pole switch and a jack socket. Also you'll obviously need to know the speaker's impedance.

What you want is a two pole changeover switch (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/DPDT-symbol.svg/100px-DPDT-symbol.svg.png)

Basically you want to wire it up so that the switch kills the AC15's connection to the speaker in every way. This essentially just means the wires to the speaker, although I guess you could just wire it to the on/off switch too. But if you wire it to the output, you have a switch you can use to instantly change amps while playing. Anyway, one side you wire from the speaker wires to the jack socket. Plug it into the corresponding impedance socket (or use the switch on the terror, I think that's how that particular amp handles things) on the output of your other amp and there you have it, a very heavy cab.

Oh yeah, and you'll have to drill two small holes in the controls section of your amp.

EDIT: extra info on impedance.
http://www.ronray.net/speakers/speakers.html
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 09 Jun 2013, 04:58
So we finally drug that battery powered amps and the portable player (recrded drum beats/sequences) to the Subway and busked under Union Square (NYC) yesterday. It went well. People dug it. And we made enough to buy lunch in about an hour. Two MTA employees spied us and I thought we were going to run us off or ticket us. But they apparently were just curious. // on a guitarr-y note, I just used the ol' S8 Fender Mustang and no pedals.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 11 Jun 2013, 09:32
Over the weekend, I visited a kooky little antique store in Brattleboro, VT.

While I was intrigued highly by the seemingly mint-condition Teisco with the pair of goldfoils, I think I was more interested in the selection of cigar box guitars from a local dude.

I might stop back up in a few weeks and buy one.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 12 Jun 2013, 00:14
It is genuinely scary how much I love New Standard Tuning.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 12 Jun 2013, 03:03
Well, that certainly makes runs up and down scales more interesting. I'll have to try that out at some point!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 12 Jun 2013, 10:44
I read the Wiki article on it, and it said that it made playing pieces such as the Moonlight Sonata possible

I promptly told the article to shove it and spent the next 2 minutes learning the first several bars of it using drop D, and then went to bed.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 12 Jun 2013, 16:46
I had the same thought, but then decided against it for reasons of sanity and exams.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Eddie 88 on 12 Jun 2013, 19:03
For Reasons™, I can't play a guitar. I hope I might be able to some day, though. Any recommendations where to get started learning, um, guitar stuff? Like, this is alienese to me...

"Jeph Jacques's guitar: 2-pc ash body, big 1-pc maple neck, bakelite pickgard, Lollar Imperial humbucker in the bridge, Lollar mini humbucker in the neck, toploader bridge, bone nut, reverse control plate, custom pickup ring."

...no idea what any of that means. I could google each individual thing, of course, but I'd just get useless technical crap like this: "A humbucking pickup, or humbucker is a type of electric guitar pickup that uses two coils to "buck the hum" (or cancel out the interference), induced by the alternating current in single coil pickups."
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 12 Jun 2013, 22:16
The body's two glued-together pieces of ash, with a chunky maple neck bolted onto it. The pickguard's made of bakelite, which is a material used on old Telecasters and knobs on old radios and whatnot. The pickups are both made by Jason Lollar, and the strings go through only the bridge instead of going through the bottom of the bridge and then the back of the body.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 13 Jun 2013, 10:02
^^ I have a feeling that didn't clarify much, if anything.

You can get started learning guitar any number of ways, but they all start with "obtain a guitar". So, buying your first guitar...

My best advice is bring a friend who knows stuff about guitars. There is enough variation from one individual guitar to another, even of the same kind, that you can easily get one that is either better or worse than average. Now, if you spend a lot, like $1k or so, your chances of getting a good one are really high, and a bad one almost nil. However, I'm guessing you don't have that kind of budget for a guitar.

If you don't know anybody locally who can help you pick out a guitar, reply here with your budget and musical interests and we'll help you get started shopping.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 13 Jun 2013, 21:40
Agreed. Just put your hands on it. You didn't learn language by asking someone, you learned it by being immersed in it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Eddie 88 on 14 Jun 2013, 23:48
The body's two glued-together pieces of ash, with a chunky maple neck bolted onto it. The pickguard's made of bakelite, which is a material used on old Telecasters and knobs on old radios and whatnot. The pickups are both made by Jason Lollar, and the strings go through only the bridge instead of going through the bottom of the bridge and then the back of the body.

What difference does any of that make? I remember early on in QC Faye mentioning that ash has a twangy sound, maple has a deeper, resonant sound. Or maybe it was the other way around.

What about the strings -- what difference does it make whether they go only on the bridge or through the back of the body?

Heh, I know bakelite from Evangelion :p

^^ I have a feeling that didn't clarify much, if anything.

You can get started learning guitar any number of ways, but they all start with "obtain a guitar". So, buying your first guitar...

My best advice is bring a friend who knows stuff about guitars. There is enough variation from one individual guitar to another, even of the same kind, that you can easily get one that is either better or worse than average. Now, if you spend a lot, like $1k or so, your chances of getting a good one are really high, and a bad one almost nil. However, I'm guessing you don't have that kind of budget for a guitar.

If you don't know anybody locally who can help you pick out a guitar, reply here with your budget and musical interests and we'll help you get started shopping.

I actually have a joint disease, I can't play a guitar. That's why I'm interested in learning about the differences in things like humbuckers or whatever just from somebody telling me. Because maybe someday down the line I'll be able to play a guitar, but I'm interested right now, I don't wanna wait for that day to start learning.

Is there maybe a really good guitar 101 blog or something? That'd be awesome, a blog with sound samples illustrating the differences that all these little, technical things make.

I can tell you my musical interests and intentions, but I won't unless you ask again -- I don't wanna derail the entire topic into "hey guys teach me guitars."

Agreed. Just put your hands on it. You didn't learn language by asking someone, you learned it by being immersed in it.

I learned piano by asking someone :p
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Jun 2013, 06:02
What about the strings -- what difference does it make whether they go only on the bridge or through the back of the body?

Going through the body, they kinda latch onto the wood, stuff I'm not sure how to explain exactly because science, blah blah blah, notes sustain longer. See also: set-neck and neck-through guitars, where the neck is glued onto the body, rather than just bolted on. With the latter, the neck pretty much is the body, with "wings" glues onto the sides. The most prominent example of that is probably ye olde Gibson Firebird.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 16 Jun 2013, 07:36
If you ever get a hagstrom, check out the electronics and fix them. It's taken me a year to get around to it, and it turns out one of the wires on the filter switch was shorting out.

Doubled the output and made it impossible to keep my valve from breaking up! Brb throwing out all my overdrive pedals.

EDIT: On the other hand, I can no longer get some of the more interesting sounds out of it. Coil taps and push pull volume pots here I come motherfuckers! Also need to find space for an out of phase switch
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 19 Jun 2013, 04:16
Dang, I can't get the Soundcloudy player to show up here. Oh well, less fancy. New single mix of NEEDLE here.
https://soundcloud.com/illicitizen-1/needle-2013
Had to change 2 words to make it "family friendly" which is laughable considering the other lyrics. But hey...
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Jun 2013, 04:39
Dang, I can't get the Soundcloudy player to show up here.
Can't see why:

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 19 Jun 2013, 07:00
Someone was bound to do it. Nice to see Eastwood beat Gretsch to making a re-issue Astro-Jet.

(http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/cache/widgetkit/gallery/261/eastwood1_astrojet2_seafoam_bigsby-3cd730ecd8.jpg)
(http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/cache/widgetkit/gallery/178/eastwood1_astrojet2_red-b1fab6b63a.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 19 Jun 2013, 07:07
Those switches look nightmarish!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 19 Jun 2013, 07:08
Dang, I can't get the Soundcloudy player to show up here.
Can't see why:

Because I was not aware of the soundcloud tag/thingy. MY bad.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Jun 2013, 08:24
Soundcloud tag is the button under the Bold button in the reply composition form, next to the Image button.  I added it at the same time as YouTube.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 21 Jun 2013, 03:36
Soundcloud tag is the button under the Bold button in the reply composition form, next to the Image button.  I added it at the same time as YouTube.
yeah, I saw it after I posted. Thanks PW!
Needle now in iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/needle-2013-single/id663682580
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 21 Jun 2013, 13:52
Those switches look nightmarish!

In the best way possible.
I'm assuming two of those are toggles for the pickups. Is the third one for phase?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 21 Jun 2013, 23:20
there's a 3-way PU selector, a coil tap switch, and a kill switch. 2vol 1ton. Bigsby. It's the perfect instrument ω===D
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 22 Jun 2013, 05:41
I was referring more to the placement than the amount, god knows I love lots of options!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 22 Jun 2013, 16:18
You have a point there. Must be hell trying to palm mute. I wonder which is which, hopefully you don't whack the kill switch into 'off' mode or something by accident on that thing...
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 22 Jun 2013, 23:44
The one without the bigsby would be cool if had some regular ass hum/mini-buckers in it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 23 Jun 2013, 01:13
you know, depending what the knob immediately under the bridge does/how stiffly it turns, that thing could be pretty dang perfect for matt. I might even seriously try to talk him into it. :B
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 24 Jun 2013, 07:29
Re-adding a trans cherry, mid-70s Japanese LP Junior copy to my arsenal later this week.

This time around: Single cutaway! And sadly no neck pickup stuffed into the pickguard.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 25 Jun 2013, 07:51
Of course, as soon as that will happen, this photo leaks from Fender, of the apparently new Modern Player series Mustang:

(http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r742/000mpc000/Fender-Modern-Player-Mustang-Honey-_zps809fe677.jpg)

And 2 P90s. May need to start stashing money aside. There's also a Modern Player Jazzmaster HH coming out, because everything has to be HH these days.

edit: Who the fuck am I kidding, it looks badass, swapping in a new pickguard and JM pickups wouldn't be too bad.

(http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r742/000mpc000/Fender-Modern-Player-Jazzmaster-HH-_zpscf901bbf.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 26 Jun 2013, 02:24
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 26 Jun 2013, 06:35
I don't care if I already have 2 guitars in that exact color of red. I NEED IT!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jun 2013, 11:12
Dear Fender,

Look I know you're trying to be Gibson but knock it off K? Make better reissue WRHPs and put them in your HH shit and I'll think about it.

Love,
Patrick
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Jun 2013, 02:39
They did, they're in the Lee Ranaldo signature model.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jun 2013, 07:28
why do they not sell them separatelyyyyy
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Jun 2013, 14:06
Because I think it was a one-time collab between like, Fender, Lee, and Jason Lollar?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 30 Jun 2013, 02:32
Dear Fender,

Look I know you're trying to be Gibson but knock it off K? Make better reissue WRHPs and put them in your HH shit and I'll think about it.

Love,
Patrick

Well thankfully they gave up that robot guitar shit when they realised people didn't want to pay twice as much for a tuning that they could just...tune themselves. Gibson thought it was better to make a load of nasty guitars automatically tune themselves and have pretty LEDs behind the pots.

But I will agree, the offset wrangling is getting tired now. Anyway, aren't we all vying for the a Squier Venus Reissue? (http://imagehosting.guitarristas.info/1234494d708836d807f.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jun 2013, 02:41
oh my fuck it has a 12-string version

FUCK YOU GUYS JUST TAKE MY MONEY
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 30 Jun 2013, 06:31
They popped up a really interesting thread on OSG a while back. I guess the guys who originally sold the design to Fender are trying to revive their own brand and start making new versions of them:

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50431&hilit=Mercury
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jul 2013, 03:32
The FB link in that thread is broken, and unfortunately I haven't been able to find any info other than that they used to make guitars in Berkeley (great place for guitar enthusiasts, as I know you're keenly aware) and they were dope as fuck and I'll never ever ever ever get to own one ever. I guess that company revival just ain't gonna happen 'cause that post was made about 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 02 Jul 2013, 11:47
http://instagram.com/p/bRNyAcqGjP/
MERICAZ!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 02 Jul 2013, 14:10
sweet mother of fuck, what is this holy place
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 03 Jul 2013, 03:20
http://www.maindragmusic.com/
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 03 Jul 2013, 09:34
Oh god, I must never look at their used guitars page again.

I cried tears of joy at the mere sight
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jul 2013, 10:22
Free U.S. shipping? Oh fuck just take my god damn money
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 06 Jul 2013, 04:40
They really have some quality stuff but at "Hipster" Wmsburg prices. 2 brown 78 mustangs. Like $1500, each. I did like the guild acoustic bass I played there. I really don't get most of the appeal of Williamsburg. It is hyped to f*cking death. They have an amazing collection of pedals. Next time I'm over there I'll snappy some more. You know guys I just pop in here and drop the guitar pr0n on yuz.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 09 Jul 2013, 11:42
^^ Yes, please do.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 09 Jul 2013, 14:23
go in there and steal their '67 Höfner for me and I will suck your dick
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 09 Jul 2013, 19:39
Just put an old Boss OC-2 on layaway.

Mmm, glitchy octave-down goodness.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 10 Jul 2013, 23:28
I had an OC-2 before I traded it off to get my POG. It was nice, and I kinda miss it still.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: celticgeek on 22 Jul 2013, 22:10
I am in the process of re-stringing my guitars.  Magnificent brightness!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 23 Jul 2013, 02:05
do any of you guys love to restring guitars as much as I do? it's therapeutic for me. I like every single part of the process, and the trickier it is, the better. I love Fender vintage-style tuners, and my acoustic's nut came unglued a few months after I got it, so it just floats there, making it very tricky to do a full restring. I seriously love doing it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 23 Jul 2013, 03:08
Oh, when I have money, I restring my guitars every couple of weeks, which leads to them playing nicer and brighter and me playing them more which leads to me having to restring them more often, it's hell I tell you! At this moment I have one guitar missing a G string, the others are gathering muck and rust like there's no tomorrow and my bass is in serious need of some new strings too, it having been four years now.

And all that when I'm broke :(
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 23 Jul 2013, 11:33
I don't mind restringing them, but I can't say I enjoy it. It's just a task, for me.

It'd probably be better if I didn't draw blood 50% of the time. Farking cut string ends hurt like a biatch.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 23 Jul 2013, 22:17
Guh, I hate restringing guitars. Such tedium
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 24 Jul 2013, 05:59
Guh, I hate restringing guitars. Such tedium
this
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 24 Jul 2013, 14:58
I've got weird tuners on my Strat which make restringing initially kind of a pain in the ass but after a few goes I mastered it.

My brother hasn't changed his bass strings in almost 4 years. I keep telling him he needs to wop out the £20 and re-string it. He is adamant it's "fine", but I have had to explain so many times all because they're not snapped doesn't mean anything when they've been on there that long...
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 25 Jul 2013, 06:37
Either bass strings are way more expensive than guitar strings than I thought, or you have been getting ripped off, sir.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 25 Jul 2013, 08:05
Good bass strings cost a fuckton. I have a set of 35 euro strings on mine. They will also last a year to two years though, and depending on the bass and/or bassist, sound better when well worn in. If you play on them often, that is.
 
EDIT: seriously, I know one guy who swears that he's never changed his strings and he's never been happy with anything other than his bass how it is, and he plays a 1980's yamaha.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 25 Jul 2013, 16:00
Nah bass strings are usually about £20ish. Compared to guitar strings which are about £6.

The thing is, he's probably gone past the well worn in stage and is now at the "doesn't do octaves right" stage. Plus its a longscale/24 fret thing, and he also does zero maintenance on it. Needs to learn his shit!

I find that sweaty hands help me play better but destroy the longevity of my strings, doubt I could keep them on forever. There's always that time when you just know your small e is going to break (your heart).
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 26 Jul 2013, 08:00
My missus plays with flatwounds and changes them every million years +/- 1 aeon.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jul 2013, 09:55
I haven't changed strings outside of breakages for the entire time I've played bass. I do change the entire set when they do break though, because I can't stand inconsistent tone.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 26 Jul 2013, 11:05
Don't think I've ever broken a bass string, and only one guitar G string while playing. I don't get the whole strings breaking thing.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jul 2013, 11:13
SORCERY
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 26 Jul 2013, 11:39
I have no sweat glands and when I play often, I change my strings often I suppose.


I like good tone
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 26 Jul 2013, 21:45
Flatwounds play/feel nice but they're flat, dead and lifeless sounding. Also they snap like fucking twigs.

(I assault my guitar/bass when I play it).
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 26 Jul 2013, 22:42
I'm just gonna chime in and say that if I could go back in time with a revolver and a single bullet, I'd shoot the guy who decided that you'd string Fender-style tuners by sticking the string in the top. It just flat doesn't work, and it ruins my whole day when I have to restring my strat.

Also, flats can be super nice on bass because they basically cut your sound down to the fundamental and get rid of overtones. It can be really great on rootsier (?) music and also meshes amazingly well with a fuzz unit.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 28 Jul 2013, 09:37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtPqBZZ8fIw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtPqBZZ8fIw)

Minus the sheer, baffling stupidity of hauling around a Space Echo just to use it as a gain stage/comp this is a pretty sweet rundown. He's a pretty unique guitarist and I always wondered how he got those bassier tones on their first couple of records.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jul 2013, 15:31
well, something worth noting is that when adding 1ms of delay, it's like having your amp in a small room, giving it a lot of low midrange meat.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jul 2013, 15:35
also I don't remember if I mentioned this, but don't ever play a baritone guitar through a guitar amp. play that shit through a bass amp. my friend blew the speakers in my Twin, so she's broken, fucking AGAIN
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 30 Jul 2013, 01:51
also I don't remember if I mentioned this, but don't ever play a baritone guitar through a guitar amp. play that shit through a bass amp. my friend blew the speakers in my Twin, so she's broken, fucking AGAIN

Baritone guitars aren't really all that deep, at least not if we're talking B-to-B. I think the speaker blowing in your Twin is more down to shit luck than anything. Either that, the Twin just can't handle that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 30 Jul 2013, 08:22
That twin of yours must be made of paper.

Is it an old one or a new PCB one?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 30 Jul 2013, 19:06
It isn't the low frequencies that blow guitar speakers, it's the ATTACK of the low frequencies. Something else is going on there.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 31 Jul 2013, 01:39
Something pretty weird is going on, definitely.

Either that, or Patrick just needs a decent 4x12 like everyone else.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 31 Jul 2013, 10:42
It isn't the low frequencies that blow guitar speakers, it's the ATTACK of the low frequencies. Something else is going on there.

well, he was really laying into those open chords. and he has zero concept of what it means to play in a band setting (probably why he's been kicked out of every band he's ever been in), so he had the master volume cranked.

I'm just gonna stop letting anybody but Matt use my Twin, and fuck any nigga what hates on me for it
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 31 Jul 2013, 14:39
That thing is your baby. I don't let anyone but people I trust to know what they're doing play my guitars or borrow any of my gear either. Stuff costs you money and if they break it, they pay for it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 31 Jul 2013, 15:07
yeah, I should've stopped trusting him to know what he was doing a long time ago for a million reasons. dude probably has to look up how to take a shit and still can't get it right, I swear
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 31 Jul 2013, 16:26
I was playing my brother's Jerry Jones baritone today and you made me paranoid about the well-being of my AC-15. Shit held together, though.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 31 Jul 2013, 18:50
I always treat other peoples' shit CONSIDERABLY better than I treat my own.

Much like my genitals.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 01 Aug 2013, 14:19
So did you want that affordable Bass VI? Squier steps up to the plate again (http://www.fender.com/en-GB/squier/series/vintage-modified/vintage-modified-bass-vi-rosewood-fingerboard-black/)

(http://assets.fender.com/frl/6268a831007b95c5609bd07451d35d98/generated/86ceb3c861ac3d7b0737b2ccde488ca3.png)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 01 Aug 2013, 18:58
Cooool
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Aug 2013, 08:34
I just got my first ever paycheck and you utter bastard.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 02 Aug 2013, 10:12
Holy shitballs. Gotta come up with some money!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 02 Aug 2013, 10:28
I was playing my brother's Jerry Jones baritone today and you made me paranoid about the well-being of my AC-15. Shit held together, though.

I've heard that using a compressor solves this problem but who the fuck knows
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 03 Aug 2013, 09:18
Hats off for what looks like some quality blocking/binding on that model too.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 05 Aug 2013, 10:04
What the fuck THAT IS GETTING BOUGHT

edit: EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL http://www.fender.com/en-GB/squier/series/vintage-modified/?sort=new
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 08 Aug 2013, 06:11
saw a squire JAg that was just a slab of mohogany w/ p90s and just two knobs yesterday. Nice. Almost GAS'd.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 08 Aug 2013, 08:10
saw a squire JAg that was just a slab of mohogany w/ p90s and just two knobs yesterday. Nice. Almost GAS'd.

I think there's a chinese fender version of that too. I almost bought it last year!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 14 Aug 2013, 09:16
I have plans to build myself a cigar box fiddle and quarter scale electric guitar called the Telelele.

Updates will follow as soon as I've sourced myself a broken fiddle.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 14 Aug 2013, 09:57
http://telelele.tumblr.com/ (http://telelele.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 14 Aug 2013, 10:03
I'm going the lazy route, my dad broke his yamaha guitalele and there's a telecaster bridge lying around somewhere in the house.

Lipstick pickups for 10 euros, unfinished job lot violin neck bought for 20 euros. Now it's a two week wait.

Tenterhooks.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 21 Aug 2013, 10:54
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q85/s720x720/529406_10201401229208244_56584697_n.jpg)

second from left is called a Zodiac, and it is made by one Paul Rhoney from OSG. I plan on giving him my money for that and a 12-string version some fine day when I have the funds available.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 21 Aug 2013, 13:52
The guitarist from Sannhet (who are pretty good black metal band if that's your thing) posted this:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1148834_539767286078442_1083100072_n.jpg)

It's an EGC imitation of those hideous Vox guitars.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 21 Aug 2013, 14:23
hideous?! you bite your filthy tongue. you ever heard "Kissing The Lipless" by the Shins? They use the original one of those, all stock, and it's beautiful, and sounds incredible. And the drummer's shirt says B.O.O.O.B.S. Three O's, yes.

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 21 Aug 2013, 14:39
This just in: IDMG hates unusual guitar shapes from the sixties, in addition to hollowbodies, semi-hollows and Marshall amps.

And the Shins.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 21 Aug 2013, 20:21
Haters gonna hate.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 22 Aug 2013, 08:00
This just in: IDMG hates unusual guitar shapes from the sixties, in addition to hollowbodies, semi-hollows and Marshall amps.

And the Shins.

So basically you hate every danelectro ever built. Even the normal shaped ones.

The Shins I can kind of understand. They have one song that they play slightly differently fifteen times per album.

But goddamn is it a good one
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 22 Aug 2013, 13:08
You're entitled to you opinion about the Shins. But not about that guitar. That guitar is awesome
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 22 Aug 2013, 19:03

So basically you hate every danelectro ever built. Even the normal shaped ones.

More for the way they play and sound than the shape honestly.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 23 Aug 2013, 10:52
I can agree with you on the playing bit, and the sound bit to a degree. Matt used to have the same model that Jimmy Page used for "White Summer/Black Mountain Side" in that one dope-ass recording for BBC, and the neck felt super square and uncomfortable. And the pickup switching was terrible, each individual pickup was super quiet and then you'd put it to both pickups and all of a sudden it gets super fucking loud, how does that even make sense at all? and it's like that on every Dano.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 23 Aug 2013, 10:57
I like the awkward squarish neck. Somehow I play faster on mine than anything else.

Perhaps it ruined me as a guitarist though, since it was my first instrument.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 23 Aug 2013, 16:39
I wouldn't mind it as much if only I could have the volume be even when using one OR both pickups. I'm switching sides, the neck's okay but the wiring is bullshit. the pickups are great, too, so wtf.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 23 Aug 2013, 17:25
I just keep mine permanently in bridge setting, switching to middle for lead parts. Works surprisingly well!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: warcabbit on 27 Aug 2013, 12:34
Got a brand new Vox SSC33 for $180 off Music123. It chimes so prettily.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 29 Aug 2013, 06:10
So Fender decides to reissue the Starcaster when I'm flat broke and unemployed...
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 29 Aug 2013, 14:35
what the fuck did you just say
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 29 Aug 2013, 17:39
Its been all over TGP and OSG. I'd post pics but I'm on a phone and lazy. Rumor is they're being built in China along with the Coronado reissue.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 31 Aug 2013, 15:15
I demand sauce and pix.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 31 Aug 2013, 22:22
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=70391&start=330 (http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=70391&start=330)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 01 Sep 2013, 20:51
G I M M E  D A T
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Radical AC on 01 Sep 2013, 22:07
Anyone else really want to put in CuNiFe Telenator pickups into one of those reissues?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Sep 2013, 03:12
hnnnng
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 02 Sep 2013, 04:42
I love my bandmates but they have no taste. those horrible, horrible people had the gall to call that poor starcaster "hideous"

they also told me I should eat teriyaki instead of popeye's but those dumb shits didn't get $22 back in change after handing out $20 in the drive thru and then not realizing it til much, much later
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Sep 2013, 04:52
I get paid tomorrow. I'll have a little under two grand in my account.

THAT I HAVE TO PAY OUT IN RENT  :cry:
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 04 Sep 2013, 10:18
There are some Reverend models that look like the Starcaster that I'd rather have. I trust Reverend's quality control WAYYYYYYYYYYY more than I trust Fender's. They come perfectly set up from the factory. Freakin' love Reverends, that's going to be my next guitar purchase.

http://www.reverendguitars.com/category/guitar/
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 04 Sep 2013, 10:40
David Bazan uses a Reverend Charger. or at least, he did when I saw him play all of Pedro The Lion's "Control" in December.

I still don't see anything Starcastery in there. I see offsets, and I see something that looks like a Gibson Barney Kessel, but no Starcastery thingies.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 04 Sep 2013, 13:02
Yeah, okay, no real Starcaster clones, but definitely a lot of great choices in that general area.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 22 Sep 2013, 17:43
Those of you who like ugly guitars or want to hump Johnny Greenwood's tone might be interested:
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/454015.html?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=googleps&gclid=COX0h9Wk4LkCFcaDQgodtiYAkA
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 01 Oct 2013, 08:22
Guitars? Nah, not today, today is electric violin build day!

(http://i.imgur.com/cmwzD3U.jpg)
Maple neck, ebony fingerboard, made in china for 16 euros. Damn sight better than carving your own scroll.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 04 Oct 2013, 20:44
Meanwhile I bought this for less than half what it would have been new:
(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1383554_10151692903302775_1215858043_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 09 Oct 2013, 15:26
My good friend Jesse asked me for the reasons why I hate Floyd Rose bridges, and here they are for your reading pleasure.

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 10 Oct 2013, 22:11
Floyds fucking suck. I'm all about dem Bigsbys though. They're everything a Floyd isn't.  Also a giant hunk of metal on the back of a guitar helps when it tends to neckdive (*cough* goddammitgibson *cough*).
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 11 Oct 2013, 09:10
+1 Bigsby fan here.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 11 Oct 2013, 16:09
+1 here too. I want to get the model they have where you don't have to slice and dice your geet in order to install it, because I want one for my hollowbody. I wonder how that will affect my behind-the-bridge playing though... I love that about the trapeze tailpiece on my hollowbody.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 11 Oct 2013, 17:49
...Bass guitars?

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/252554_10151407812870130_442627131_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 11 Oct 2013, 20:51
Basses are awesome, Bigsbys are terribad.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 11 Oct 2013, 21:31
Pat, I think you're looking for a Vibramate, which is basically a Bigsby adapter plate: http://www.vibramate.com/index.php

And Jotunheim, that bass is mad sexy.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 11 Oct 2013, 22:18
I fuckin love you, amigo.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 12 Oct 2013, 10:34
Doesn't GFS have something similar? I seem to remember them having a free floating 'tailpiece' bigsby.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 12 Oct 2013, 21:41
Thanks. It's mad overkill in terms of the music that I play with the band I play in right now, but it does leave me more possibilities with how I want to play things. Also, I've found that the deepest string on any extended range sounds a little weakish compared to the others. On my five strings, that string is the B string, which we obviously use quite a lot. On this axe it's the F# string, so it has a sexy sexy sound on the B string, even when tuned lower.

As for the Floyd bridges, both of our guitar players dislike them. We do a fair bit of retuning between songs (We've got tunes in standard, drop D, Drop C and drop A#) and as someone else said, they're a pain for that.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 13 Oct 2013, 13:29
As for the Floyd bridges, both of our guitar players dislike them. We do a fair bit of retuning between songs (We've got tunes in standard, drop D, Drop C and drop A#) and as someone else said, they're a pain for that.

On that note, I honestly hate retuning in the middle of a set. I've only done it once and I'd rather just have a backup in a specific tuning.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 13 Oct 2013, 14:14
yeah, but if their situation's anything like mine, they'd need a bigger vehicle. we have only ever played 1 show where we provided our own bass rig.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 13 Oct 2013, 17:02
Nah. I think the guys do have some backup axes, but personally, I prefer just sticking with the bass and retuning if it comes to that.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 17 Oct 2013, 10:03
What kind of doom-sludge-brown noise would you have to be playing that would require you to get lower than F#?  :psyduck: Unless you're playing a bass lick that really needs an open string for diatonics or something. The only time I ever detune my bass in my band is one song that pounds on the low D and then runs up the scale while the note rings out on the low string.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 17 Oct 2013, 10:44
GUYS I played a 5 string bass without hating it for the first time last night, thanks to the song "Dirty Dishes" by Deer Tick. IT WENT SUPER LOW AND I THINK I HIT THE BROWN NOTE
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 17 Oct 2013, 13:41
What kind of doom-sludge-brown noise would you have to be playing that would require you to get lower than F#?  :psyduck: Unless you're playing a bass lick that really needs an open string for diatonics or something. The only time I ever detune my bass in my band is one song that pounds on the low D and then runs up the scale while the note rings out on the low string.

Ever hear of Bongripper?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: warcabbit on 18 Oct 2013, 04:35
(http://i.imgur.com/wUAdbEr.jpg)
New Vox day. Not bad for $190. Anyone know how to convert it to SSC55 specs?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 18 Oct 2013, 07:24
mmmmmmm she's purdy <3
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 19 Oct 2013, 01:58
Hah. I don't tune my own bass down. Least not the F# string. Our guitar player has an eight string that he keeps in drop E, but mostly if I tune the bass differently, I'll tune the B string to C to make my life easier, or A# for the song that's in drop A#.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: warcabbit on 19 Oct 2013, 19:27
mmmmmmm she's purdy <3
(http://i.imgur.com/xHaUTwB.jpg)
Not just purdy. Slim. And check that bridge out. Single cast block of aluminum.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 20 Oct 2013, 00:31
Okay, are we talking F#0 or F#1?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 20 Oct 2013, 19:53
I've heard really, really good things about those Voxes. Nice grab, especially at that price!

I've decided to expand my arsenal a little, and have ordered a mandolin. A-style body, with an oval soundhole, ala Rory Gallagher. Have a friend that's gonna teach me the basics, and I'm kinda really pumped on it. Also have a friend that's learning ukulele that wants to start playing/writing with me.

Just gotta wait for it to get here. Few days.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 20 Oct 2013, 23:54
Okay, are we talking F#0 or F#1?

F#1. It's tuned like a regular bass, just with two deeper strings, and one lighter.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 22 Oct 2013, 00:14
you fuckers made me want a Modern Player Starcaster, and the OSGer in me wants to get 2 so I can mod one into being a 12-string.

god damn it, I have GAS again for the first time in 5 fucking years what the fuck
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 22 Oct 2013, 01:45
Give into the GAS! You know you want to.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 22 Oct 2013, 08:37
I DON'T HAVE MONEY :C
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 22 Oct 2013, 10:17
Here's an easy way to alleviate it:

WRHB reissues are fucking garbage. Why spend that much money on a guitar that needs a pickup swap?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 22 Oct 2013, 14:29
because the TOM bridge is definitely going to be an upgrade from the string-thru on the original. and a lot of people complain about the way my hollowbody sounds when they play it, but it suits my style of playing just fine. I refuse to believe it's impossible to get one to sound good, sometimes you gotta fuck with pole pieces and other times you gotta fuck with playing styles.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 24 Oct 2013, 23:33
So, I recently put a Lace Pickups Drop'N'Gain in my Warmoth tele. The entirety of my Grind band's forthcoming album has been recorded with it. I'm really surprised how ball-crushingly brutal this pickup is, while still being very defined and clear. I didn't think it could actually outdo the Bare Knuckle War Pig that used to be in it in terms of sheer fuck-off brutality, but holy shit it actually does. Really tight, percussive and with low end for fucking days. I'm extraordinarily pleased with it. Below: Bad iPhone pic:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1397029_244273962394888_242828943_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 25 Oct 2013, 05:43
I'm debating on getting an ESP LTD D-6 after I get around to selling my Traben Chaos core. Need a new live backup bass.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_d6_ns.htm

Anyone have any experience with these? I figure I'd probably have to toss some different pickups in it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 06 Nov 2013, 08:09
The music store near my house has the five-string version of that ESP. The finish was very comfy, but I didn't really like the huuuuuge frets ESP likes to use. Personal preference, i guess.

I think I'm gonna build a copy of Tosin Abasi's signature with Deathbars and a full wenge neck.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 06 Nov 2013, 15:34
I hate the jumbo frets on new gibsons too. Just sayin'. I hate huge frets.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 07 Nov 2013, 14:42
Banjo frets all day erry day
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 07 Nov 2013, 15:24
this is just reminding me that I need to have my hollowbody refretted. everything's great about her except the little bit of buzz I get from the 2nd fret.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Nov 2013, 06:32
Mandolin update:

Am starting to pick up some stuff, though my giant sausage fingers were not made for such a tiny scaled instrument.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 08 Nov 2013, 14:55
By god does the mandolin improve your picking speed though, jesus.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 09 Nov 2013, 16:38
This is the most recent addition to the family. I'm debating between either a Bill Lawrence L500XL or a DiMarzio X2N in the bridge (the neck I'm still unsure about, anyone have any suggestions?).
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2j2ux5k.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 09 Nov 2013, 18:37
So this happened.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYrSTPXCIAAkVE0.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 09 Nov 2013, 19:07
out of curiosity, how does one go about playing anything on one of those things? that neck looks enormous, I could never wrap my thumb around to walk a bass line like I do on my 6-strings.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 09 Nov 2013, 20:16
It isn't extended range instruments' fault that your hands are puny :P
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 09 Nov 2013, 20:55
out of curiosity, how does one go about playing anything on one of those things? that neck looks enormous, I could never wrap my thumb around to walk a bass line like I do on my 6-strings.

You basically have to play the guitar classical-style. You know, without letting your thumb wrap over.

Putting the strap high helps.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 09 Nov 2013, 21:14
It isn't extended range instruments' fault that your hands are puny :P

THEY ARE NOT! >:C

(http://i.imgur.com/jF1bfPO.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 10 Nov 2013, 04:56
I have puny hands, so to prove that your picture tells me nothing about yours, I'll post a similar one!

(http://i.imgur.com/va0kifQ.jpg)


Also: I very nearly bought an Ashton viper 50H and a peavey 412 for 200 pounds in a pawn shop in England. I'm glad I didn't though because I have to pay my rent in four days but oh god was that a sweet amp. All tube, spring reverb.

Clean channel, mean channel and a filth switch.
clean was good, reverb was not exactly the best, but good enough, mean channel was sweet, creamy valve breakup to AC/DC style stuff. Then came the filth switch. Jesus.

The filth switch made this thing go absolutely insane. I made a baby cry with the sheer level of ridiculous distortion. I loved it.

My birthday is coming up and I've decided that my only wish this year is for people to supply me with more gain.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 10 Nov 2013, 23:38
My good friend Jesse asked me for the reasons why I hate Floyd Rose bridges, and here they are for your reading pleasure.

  • The tuning system is the 6 twistable pegs on the bridge, and if you want to go from standard tuning to drop D, you have to unscrew the screw that holds that low E string using an allen key, tune it down to drop D, then RETUNE EVERY FUCKING STRING ON THE GUITAR over and over and over and over and over until they're all in tune again (the reason for retuning all the other strings was covered in Reason #2).

Glad you didn't name EVH in your guitar-wankers list. Although I don't really get the hoo-ha about using a Floyd for VH songs because the first 3 albums he recorded he just used a standard Floating tremelo. Just lube up the nut and use a good vibrato system.

Having never played a Floyd-equppied guitar long enough to really defend them properly, I will give one tiny answer to this flaw:

(http://www.dtuna.com/images/dtuna1-240.jpg)

It's called a D-Tuna (http://www.dtuna.com/index.php) and it flicks from drop D to E. No unscrewing necessary.*

*doesn't cover any other string, note, or stop any of the above mentioned problems form occurring either.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 17 Nov 2013, 11:37
Van Halen is a huge guilty pleasure of mine. before band practice on Sunday I annoyed the shit out of Matt by playing his limited edition set-neck 2-HH Tele (I swear they musta teamed with Schecter, judging by the neck heel) and cranking out "Jamie's Cryin" and "Dreams" and "Hot For Teacher" all the way til our drummer showed up.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 21 Nov 2013, 02:10
I, for one, love my Floyds. I've got them on two of my guitars; one on my Pro V and the other on my Washburn 332 (my primary guitar has a Wilkinson, which kicks ass and is stable as hell) - I never quite understood the hatred for them. Mine have always worked beautifully, and what issues I have had have been strictly minor. Also, re-stringing Floyds isn't a big deal...really, it's not (though admittedly, busting a string on one during a gig would suck a lot).

BRING ON THE HATE
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: aliensporebomb on 26 Nov 2013, 14:53
The four electrics:

(http://madsound.dyndns.org/guitars/four/IMG_8904.JPG)

Left to right:
Ibanez Artist AR300 with Duncans
Great for anything from hard rock to jazz

Fender Strat with Roland GK pickup
My hex guitar outer space looping and space rock guitar

Carvin ST300 neckthru
My rock and fusion guitar

Heartfield EX-2 with EMGs and locking trem
My metal, hard rock and hard fusion axe


Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 26 Nov 2013, 15:01
Van Halen is a huge guilty pleasure of mine. before band practice on Sunday I annoyed the shit out of Matt by playing his limited edition set-neck 2-HH Tele (I swear they musta teamed with Schecter, judging by the neck heel) and cranking out "Jamie's Cryin" and "Dreams" and "Hot For Teacher" all the way til our drummer showed up.

1) Why does Van Halen have to be a guilty pleasure? I sure as hell ain't guilty about loving that band.

2) That sounds like an awesome Tele, do us

3) Great song choice. First time I heard 'Dreams' was in the Power Rangers movie, hooked since '97.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 26 Nov 2013, 17:58
I'll show you when I get the chance. It's 22 frets and a rounded neck heel. It's fucking incredible to play. Might very well become Matt's primary axe at shows, even though he's not much of a shredder he still lays down some musical pipe.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 29 Nov 2013, 22:25
I was about to order an RGA8 for $400 off on Sweetwater, but they sold out about an hour before I got off work. Today has been incredibly shitty. At least I have a line on one or two used for about that price.

Update: Got a line on a used one that should get here Wednesday!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Jan 2014, 02:46
Hello people, new to posting, but been a bit of a lurker before now. Thinking of getting a Hagstrom Viking Baritone, anyone had any experience with them? Pretty sure I'm gonna get it shipped from Sweden to the UK, as for some reason they're £530 in Sweden, and £650 bought through a dealer here.

Or, I could get a Squier Bass VI for much cheaper, but not entirely sure it's the guitar I want, perhaps a bit too bassy?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 13 Jan 2014, 04:09
My experience with hagstroms have been AMAZING. I tried a viking out that one of my friends owns and it's simply perfect. Oh and the solid bodies aren't bad either
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Jan 2014, 05:47
Yeah the Pat Smear Signature looks and sounds great. Good to hear that people (or 1 person at least) have had some good experiences of Hagstrom's, it's hard to find some real world thoughts on them as they're pretty rarely used.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 13 Jan 2014, 05:57
Well, I own a swedie and it was the best buy I ever fucking made. The neck is beautiful, setup comes spot on from the factory, the machineheads are classy and work really well. Solid fucking mahogany, beautiful mother of pearl inlays in the headstock and the pickups and pots are great. The only downside on mine was that the switches weren't as perfect as they could be, but they were easily replaced. Total cost for a guitar I think plays better than any gibson I've tried? 350 euros.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Jan 2014, 06:35
I wouldn't touch a Les Paul with a barge pole, I'd go swede all the way if I was looking for a solid body single cut. Fuck paying £1500 for a gaudy les paul in honeyburst...
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 14 Jan 2014, 01:56
I dunno, the Hagstrom Swede I've played just felt weird. Most bizarre neck profile ever.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 14 Jan 2014, 03:47
I dunno, the Hagstrom Swede I've played just felt weird. Most bizarre neck profile ever.

How so? Too thick/thin? Weird shape?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Chad K. on 14 Jan 2014, 07:58
I have a Hagstrom Viking, and it is one of my favorites guitars.  When i first got it, I also thought the neck was weird, but now I love it.  Hagstroms have a proprietary "H" shaped truss rod that keeps them from twisting and makes it hard for them to bow.  As a result, they can make the neck thinner.  They are not Ibanez wizard neck thin, but they are far more narrow than a Gibson.  They also have very little taper, and a resin fretboard that feels a lot like ebony.  Couple that with medium jumbo frets, and you have a neck that takes a little while to get used to.

Here's the thing for me- the larger frets make it very easy to figure out where I am on the neck without looking down.  Also, once you are used to the thinner neck profile, it's crazy comfortable and easy to get around on, since you could barely fit a credit card between the strings and the frets and still have no buzz. Plus, I haven't had to set the neck in a year and a half. The truss rod is that good.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 14 Jan 2014, 12:00
Yeah, that's pretty much exactly what I think about mine. The thing is that it can get slightly hard to play up past the 16th fret, but you know, it's not a neck thru and the cutaway isn't that huge. It also has a perfectly sculpted taper just like a strat, so it's definitely more comfy than a les paul, even if it is as heavy. Something about the stop tail piece gives them absolutely huge sustain as well. They're perspex mounted, so you'd think it'd have the opposite effect, compared to the standard gibson tun-o-matic setup, but I guess it just sends more of those good good vibes through the actual bridge this way.
I also like how mine (although there's different model variations  obviously) doesn't have binding. It's like the les Paul Studio of my dreams. All I want is another but with P90s and a stereo out
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 14 Jan 2014, 13:18
I have a Hagstrom Viking, and it is one of my favorites guitars.  When i first got it, I also thought the neck was weird, but now I love it.  Hagstroms have a proprietary "H" shaped truss rod that keeps them from twisting and makes it hard for them to bow.  As a result, they can make the neck thinner.  They are not Ibanez wizard neck thin, but they are far more narrow than a Gibson.  They also have very little taper, and a resin fretboard that feels a lot like ebony.  Couple that with medium jumbo frets, and you have a neck that takes a little while to get used to.

Here's the thing for me- the larger frets make it very easy to figure out where I am on the neck without looking down.  Also, once you are used to the thinner neck profile, it's crazy comfortable and easy to get around on, since you could barely fit a credit card between the strings and the frets and still have no buzz. Plus, I haven't had to set the neck in a year and a half. The truss rod is that good.

Oh man this is exactly the sort of info I was looking for. You have my thanks!!

An cheers for the info too KingOfIreland, you two are the first people I've ever spoken to with actual experience of owning one.

Now I don't suppose anyone has picked up a Squier Bass IV at all?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 14 Jan 2014, 19:05
I dunno, the Hagstrom Swede I've played just felt weird. Most bizarre neck profile ever.

How so? Too thick/thin? Weird shape?

The shape felt almost trapezoidal if that makes sense?

I dunno. Great sounding guitar but that would take some getting used to.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 15 Jan 2014, 15:02
I dunno, the Hagstrom Swede I've played just felt weird. Most bizarre neck profile ever.

How so? Too thick/thin? Weird shape?

The shape felt almost trapezoidal if that makes sense?

I dunno. Great sounding guitar but that would take some getting used to.
Yep that makes sense to me, I guess I just need to wrap my hands around it and see how I feel. The one thing I'd really prefer on it is a satin neck, but painted is fine too I guess. The tone is just too good for me to worry about such a trivial matter.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 24 Jan 2014, 23:16
guys. I just ordered a Bigsby for my hollowbody. it should be here by Thursday, according to Amazon.

I'M GONNA FUCKING CUM
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 25 Jan 2014, 10:24
I recently picked up an MXR Blue Box. That thing is weird.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: riccostar on 25 Jan 2014, 14:30
guys. I just ordered a Bigsby for my hollowbody. it should be here by Thursday, according to Amazon.

I'M GONNA FUCKING CUM

Put it down, It's not polite to orgasm in public... (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=931)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 26 Jan 2014, 02:54
Anyone here ever tried cobalt strings over nickel? I usually get Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky's and seen that they now do them in cobalt, apparently they should give more clarity and a higher resonance.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Jan 2014, 22:22
Things besides (and in addition to) records having been showing up in my mail recently:

(http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/c92879da87d411e3bfdd12e070d2bfc0_8.jpg)

Already have a neck, just didn't feel like bolting it on tonight. Also have a black pickguard en route. Am going to make a bastard of an Esquire out of this.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Jan 2014, 02:55
So much hatred.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jotunheim on 28 Jan 2014, 04:45
Been playing a german-made warwick 5-string for live shows recently. I always kinda hated on warwicks because I don't much fancy the look (I still don't love it), but shiiiit does it ever sound good. Just a bit of distortion and then through the good ol' Fafner top, and we've got some proper Rawr bass :D
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 28 Jan 2014, 07:32
I want to build myself a thinline tele with P90s and a bigsby
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jan 2014, 15:00
see I've been wanting basically the same thing as that, but an SG, and not a semi-hollow.

speaking of Bigsby, god fucking damn it I want it to be Thursday already
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 29 Jan 2014, 08:50
I want a tele with two mini-hums in it. Either that, or some combo of mini-hum and p90. Bigsbys are always good. I installed one on my $199 fake-LP-style and it's great. I like the Bigsby sound even better than the trem on my Jaguar. (I know it's really a vibrato.)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2014, 15:29
it came early!

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1560535_10201886545738972_1974763444_n.jpg)

kinda blocks access to the Varitone switch, which I am totally okay with because that's a bullshit switch anyway.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 29 Jan 2014, 18:15
very nice. what pickups are those?


Also, on an unrelated note, what have you non-Aussies heard about our Maton guitars? No really, I'm curious.
(Guitar I'm saving up for is a Maton BB1200 JH ) :
(http://www.guitar-gas-station.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/a/maton_bb1200jh_tobacco_1_1_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 30 Jan 2014, 01:19
very nice. what pickups are those?


Also, on an unrelated note, what have you non-Aussies heard about our Maton guitars? No really, I'm curious.
(Guitar I'm saving up for is a Maton BB1200 JH ) :
(click to show/hide)

I have not seen one of them before, but man that is one good looking guitar. The fact that Josh Homme plays one also makes me want one. Speaking of want...

Do need
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Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jan 2014, 03:20
Mmm Jazzmasters. More like jizzmasters, am I right? <3
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 30 Jan 2014, 10:20
Mmm Jazzmasters. More like jizzmasters, am I right? <3

You're not wrong!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jan 2014, 13:35
very nice. what pickups are those?

we'll never know. she's one of those Japanese 'lawsuit' guitars, and all I know about her is that she's from the late '60s and the brand is El Degas.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 30 Jan 2014, 14:24
Ahh, gotta love the Lawsuit guitars. I have an Epiphone ripoff of a Strat from the 90's.
(http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/2/9/8/1/298181/pics/_c534876_image_0.jpg)
Pic isn't mine, I'm just too lazy to take a photo of my own.

I had to replace the pickups, re-solder etc, but it sounds pretty good for a $50 guitar (with $300 of replacement hardware... :/ )
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Feb 2014, 14:26
Some neat, yet weird guitars; I was going to put them in the pointless thread, but then I thought this is where they belong, sort-of:

(http://picload.org/image/lrwigri/big_foot_guitar_.jpg)

(http://picload.org/image/lrwigrw/creepyguitar.jpg)

(http://picload.org/image/lrwigdr/smg_tommy1.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 09 Feb 2014, 18:01
I've seen the first 2 of those before, but that last one, I haven't seen. On a display hanger of Fretted Friends, the guitar shop in my town that closed almost ten years ago, there used to be a Martin electric (I know, right?) shaped like an M-16 that had 2 humbuckers. It looks like this one has the pickup switch in the trigger, which the Martin also had.

Damn, now I really miss that place. It's been turned into a pizza slices joint now.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 10 Feb 2014, 02:41
There is a distinct lack of love for superstrats on here. I've just placed a preorder on this.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Feb 2014, 03:41
I played a real Gibson Les Paul last night for the first time.

Sweet Lord it plays like butter.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 10 Feb 2014, 05:41
I played a real Gibson Les Paul last night for the first time.

Sweet Lord it plays like butter.

Ah man, I hated the Les Pauls I played, the neck felt awful and the body was way too heavy on the shoulder. And if I put on my vanity glasses, I've never seen a colour other than black that I like them in.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Feb 2014, 06:18
My housemate says it played like any other until he got it set up. I have played copies before and not cared for them but this... This was wondrous, and not that heavy either.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 10 Feb 2014, 07:27
My housemate says it played like any other until he got it set up. I have played copies before and not cared for them but this... This was wondrous, and not that heavy either.

A good set-up really will change a guitar I admit, but I have never been a great fan of Gibson's in general, RD aside. My subconscious also always associates Les Pauls with 80's hair metal guitar solo's, and in their music video's they'll be playing them outside of churches in the desert, or on their knee's in the rain etc.

I am aware that a lot of my favourite bands use them too though.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Feb 2014, 08:12
Not many of my favourite guitarists use them. I'm usually a Tele kinda guy, but I can now see the benefit of a Les.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 10 Feb 2014, 08:24
Not many of my favourite guitarists use them. I'm usually a Tele kinda guy, but I can now see the benefit of a Les.

Jeff Buckley made me like Tele's, but I think they need to have a decent set of pups, they can risk sounding a bit too weak for me, or sometimes too bright. My favourite shape is a Jaguar, which is why I own one.

Well guess I'll have to find a well set up LP to have my perceptions changed. But honestly, why did Gibson discontinue the RD? Such a sexy guitar... and all I want is a Ghost signature model. :cry:
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 10 Feb 2014, 19:52
if you don't like Les Pauls after this, fuck you


(wait for the 1 minute mark for it to hit in full force, and then the bitchin drum solo comes in around 1:30)


(0:24 oh my fucking christ jesus)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 10 Feb 2014, 20:00
It's fantastic, sure, but that's Clapton for you (I was more interested in the organ solo in Steppin' Out, but that's just because they're so much fun to play)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 10 Feb 2014, 20:05
haha, well, my point was that the guitar itself sounds like it's gonna rip the flesh clean away from your face. btw Hughie Flint is a fucking beast on the drums in every last one of those, and that's John McVie on bass, who later went on to co-found Fleetwood Mac.

oh and in case blues didn't sell you, how about Les Paul himself, who designed it in collaboration with Gibson to play jazz? he made sparklingly beautiful dulcet tones come out of the instrument that would become Clapton's warhorse for that legendary record shown in part above

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 11 Feb 2014, 00:08
Well I sure do like all those songs, and I haven't listened to John Mayall in years, the guitar sounds is indeed gorgeous. It has always been the feel of a Les Paul that I didn't like, and what it became in the late 80's and early 90's.

But then a band like Kyuss used Les Pauls, and I fucking love that guitar tone

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Feb 2014, 01:38
Although Clappers doesn't tend to play a Les Paul any more himself, even  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 11 Feb 2014, 02:04
Although Clappers doesn't tend to play a Les Paul any more himself, even  :mrgreen:

He's pretty set on his maple necked strats now. Didn't he play a Les Paul with the Yardbirds though? And an SG for most of Cream.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Feb 2014, 02:37
He did, and apparently when he reformed Cream his sound was dogshit because a Start sounds nothing like a guitar with a bucker on it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 11 Feb 2014, 02:55
He did, and apparently when he reformed Cream his sound was dogshit because a Start sounds nothing like a guitar with a bucker on it.

Well his sound changed massively from Cream to solo, he should have used the right tool for the job, and if he really wanted to play a strat, he could have used an HSS or an HSH.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 11 Feb 2014, 02:56
and from late Cream to just before the Strat, he played that gorgeous cherry ES-335 with Blind Faith. Derek is where he went Stratty (conveniently, rhymes with "batty", which is also applicable), but fortunately Duane Allman still kept a Les Paul in the mix.

I mean don't get me wrong, I love Strats in the right context. and he nailed it on "Layla" And Other Love Songs. but he rarely got it right again after that.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 11 Feb 2014, 03:03
Argh I'm not entirely sure I can agree, I like a lot of his solo work, and I do love the clean sound of a strat, John Frusciante got some great tones out of it to my ears.

For me though, Cream was his best work, and his greatest guitar sound. I haven't really taken much notice of Blind Faith before, though I know my Dad has a few of their LPs.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Feb 2014, 03:25
Blind Faith's album cover is... something.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 11 Feb 2014, 03:35
Yeah it caused a lot of controversy back then and it still does now.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 11 Feb 2014, 13:56
I played a real Gibson Les Paul last night for the first time.

Sweet Lord it plays like butter.

Ah man, I hated the Les Pauls I played, the neck felt awful and the body was way too heavy on the shoulder. And if I put on my vanity glasses, I've never seen a colour other than black that I like them in.

That just about describes my feelings about them. Apart from more recent les paul studios, I like them. in shit brown
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 12 Feb 2014, 22:23
Every time I play a high-end Les Paul Custom I just end up thinking, "This is good, but I don't know if it's $3500 good."
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 12 Feb 2014, 22:40
Every time I play a high-end Les Paul Custom I just end up thinking, "This is good, but I don't know if it's $3500 good."
Agreed. Then again, I don't have $3500 to spend. (Then again, there's also a $3500 Maton BB1200JH that I really could justify spending that much on)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 13 Feb 2014, 09:55
Let's put it this way: If I had $3500, I would pay for a Bogner Uberschall. If I had $1800, I would pay for that nice 1967 Deluxe Reverb one of my local GCs has sitting in a room somewhere.

I wouldn't pay for a Les Paul Custom. I'd probably just get a guitar built to my specifications by a smaller builder.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 13 Feb 2014, 12:34
for 3500 I'd buy myself a pair of bigass boutique amps.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Feb 2014, 13:07
For £3500 I'd buy myself a decent Jaguar (Lee Renaldo sig maybe), a Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister head and cab, and a fuckton of pedals.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 13 Feb 2014, 15:08
If I had $3500AU I'd sit there and weep because of the exchange rate versus the pound and the US dollar.
Then I'd go an order a Creston.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 14 Feb 2014, 02:45
If I had $3500AU I'd sit there and weep because of the exchange rate versus the pound and the US dollar.
Then I'd go an order a Creston.

http://crestonguitars.com/guitars/gold_foil_custom (http://crestonguitars.com/guitars/gold_foil_custom)

I think I'm in love.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 17 Feb 2014, 10:08
I guess I'm a hypocrite because I sat in on a jam with some friends and I now get what people see in Vox AC30s.

Damn things cut through the mix like a laser.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 17 Feb 2014, 16:03
and from late Cream to just before the Strat, he played that gorgeous cherry ES-335 with Blind Faith. Derek is where he went Stratty (conveniently, rhymes with "batty", which is also applicable), but fortunately Duane Allman still kept a Les Paul in the mix.

I mean don't get me wrong, I love Strats in the right context. and he nailed it on "Layla" And Other Love Songs. but he rarely got it right again after that.

His 80s output wasn't too bad. He dipped in the late 70s, and the 90s is a blur to me, but I thought Journeyman sounded pretty good.

Best Strat players for getting a beefy sound tend to be Froosh, Eric Johnson and Simon Neil to me.

Exhibit A! (You can tell how old this is cos the band are wearing clothes)


Exhibit B!


Taekwondoin - generally love me superstrats but Jacksons have never really done it for me. I like them to either look like Strats, supercharged, or have a hilariously weird hockey-stick headstock that is going to hurt me and other band members in my flailing proximity.

Here's something to think about: Eric Johnson is such a massive guitar perfectionist that he believes that different brands of batteries alter the tone of the equipment you're using. No wonder it takes about 5 years per album for him! Any truth to this you think guys?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 18 Feb 2014, 02:09

Taekwondoin - generally love me superstrats but Jacksons have never really done it for me. I like them to either look like Strats, supercharged, or have a hilariously weird hockey-stick headstock that is going to hurt me and other band members in my flailing proximity.
For me it's the neck that i like so much, they feel so comfortable in my hand and on my fingers, and I'm a bit of a fender fanboy, so keeping it in the family is always a bonus for me. I also love the sounds from the SLX series.
Here's something to think about: Eric Johnson is such a massive guitar perfectionist that he believes that different brands of batteries alter the tone of the equipment you're using. No wonder it takes about 5 years per album for him! Any truth to this you think guys?
I guess it could make a difference, maybe not from one high end battery brand to another high end brand, but certainly between a cheaper one and a more expensive one if they are giving different, or more consistent output of power. Maybe it wouldn't change the tone so much as the power behind the tone?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 18 Feb 2014, 16:48
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... fake "vintage" batteries.

(http://danelectro.com/images/more_txt_4.gif)

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Danelectro-9-Volt-Vintage-Style-Batteries-2-Pack-100398380-i1399391.gc
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 19 Feb 2014, 16:00
I'm pretty sure if I had Cliffs of Dover money, all my batteries would be high-end. And I'd eat branded cereals cos I can.

Those are the most singularly pretty batteries I've ever seen, and want them, although have little use for 9Vs. Need to grow the pedal board.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 20 Feb 2014, 14:06
I'm pretty sure if I had Cliffs of Dover money, all my batteries would be high-end.

Ehhh. Fuzz Faces (Especially old ones like he uses) actually work better with the shitty carbon batteries you can at a dollar store because they respond nice to being slightly under-charged. For almost anything else it REALLY doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 20 Feb 2014, 19:27
This is why I wish I had a germanium big muff and a voltage knob. the germanium OD is already awesome, but gets too extreme far too fast and is wildly climate dependent and doesn't work well at all with a 9v adapter :'(
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 21 Feb 2014, 09:21
Looks like yet another OD I need to own.

Damn you EHX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGdkpE-PyA&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 21 Feb 2014, 22:32
All I want is an ENGL Fireball head right now. Anyone else play them and think that they're the shit?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 21 Feb 2014, 22:38
And honestly, the only Les Paul I've ever played that made me think "this would be a great addition to my life" was my old teacher's '82 ebony. Played smooth as silk and sounded about as close to perfect as you could hope to get. Other than that, I don't consider Les Pauls to be that impressive.

In the end, the only Gibson that I'd really go out of my way for would be an Explorer E2. One came through a local music store here last year, and I was utterly in love. Then someone bought it, and left an Explorer-shaped hole in my blackened heart.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2014, 04:55
I'm working on installing the roller bridge I just got in the mail. Here's hoping this alleviates a lot of the tuning stability issues I've gotten since installing the Bigsby.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Feb 2014, 12:26
I'm no fan of Explorers, or Les Pauls usually, but I love a good SG. Definitely want one before I die.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2014, 14:20
Update: it worked. And Gaz, I want an SG too. Probably gonna have a Bigsby + roller bridge on that fucker, too.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 22 Feb 2014, 17:30
I'm no fan of Explorers, or Les Pauls usually, but I love a good SG. Definitely want one before I die.

Way, way too thin and light for me. I need something with some weight to it (eight to ten pounds).
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 23 Feb 2014, 07:24
Not a huge fan of explorers either, my favourite Gibson would have to be an SG or an ES335. Or the RD if they ever put it back into production.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 23 Feb 2014, 07:38
Never get along with 335s either. beautiful guitars but can't play them.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 23 Feb 2014, 08:01
They're by far my favourite semi hollow.

Has anyone here ever built their own guitar or otherwise modified another one heavily? Was thinking about converting my jag into a baritone, but not entirely sure if the outlay for a warmoth neck is really worth it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 24 Feb 2014, 01:19
All I want is an ENGL Fireball head right now. Anyone else play them and think that they're the shit?

I prefer Bogner Uberschalls but for that kind of money you're not gonna get crap. Just gotta get what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 26 Feb 2014, 14:55
Things That Irritate Me:

my low E likes to skip off the saddle of this roller bridge because some fuckhead designed it to have too narrow of grooves. fuck you, whoever designed this thing
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 26 Feb 2014, 19:58
They're by far my favourite semi hollow.

Has anyone here ever built their own guitar or otherwise modified another one heavily? Was thinking about converting my jag into a baritone, but not entirely sure if the outlay for a warmoth neck is really worth it.

My primary guitar has been completely overhauled - and that overhaul included a Warmoth custom neck (maple with an ebony fretboard, mother-of-pearl inlays, etc.). For the money, they're absolutely worth it. Mine is exquisite-feels and plays great.

i.e. Warmoth necks are the shiznit, and you should totally get one.  8-)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 27 Feb 2014, 10:30
They're by far my favourite semi hollow.

Has anyone here ever built their own guitar or otherwise modified another one heavily? Was thinking about converting my jag into a baritone, but not entirely sure if the outlay for a warmoth neck is really worth it.

My primary guitar has been completely overhauled - and that overhaul included a Warmoth custom neck (maple with an ebony fretboard, mother-of-pearl inlays, etc.). For the money, they're absolutely worth it. Mine is exquisite-feels and plays great.

i.e. Warmoth necks are the shiznit, and you should totally get one.  8-)

I'm looking into whether the strat neck will fit the jaguar pocket, and my research so far is saying no  :-\

Also, I got my new Mustang AND Line 6 Pod today. This is a good day indeed. Pics to follow.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 27 Feb 2014, 11:46
Dogg, that's because the scale length difference between those two guitars is a whole inch and a half different. Some people on Offsetguitars.com make conversion necks though.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 27 Feb 2014, 11:56

Also, I got my new Mustang AND Line 6 Pod today. This is a good day indeed. Pics to follow.

Thanks to Sweetwater blowing the HD desktop model out at half off, I've been enjoying mine greatly.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 27 Feb 2014, 12:32
Dogg, that's because the scale length difference between those two guitars is a whole inch and a half different. Some people on Offsetguitars.com make conversion necks though.

Yeah that's pretty much exactly what I've found out. I've just signed up to Offset, fucking christ do these guys know how to mod guitars.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lupercal on 27 Feb 2014, 12:45
There's one guy there (andrewdoeshair) whose work is just incredible. Mostly Jags/Jazzys. If they play anywhere near as good as they look...

What Mustang is coming? Squier? Blacktop? Modern Player? Amp?

If I didn't have a rather expensive trip to NZ coming up, I'd defo splurge on a Squier offset. Fuck GAS, man.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 27 Feb 2014, 12:51
I'm gonna make sure I look out for him. I take it you guys are also members there?

Also, pic as promised
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 27 Feb 2014, 17:58
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z9D2ojLQDn0/T2DGJ8PTetI/AAAAAAAAAUI/o4WLKrpEtRM/s1600/I+approve.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 28 Feb 2014, 05:55
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z9D2ojLQDn0/T2DGJ8PTetI/AAAAAAAAAUI/o4WLKrpEtRM/s1600/I+approve.jpg)

Why thank you sir!

Also guys, I think I have a problem. Saw this and instantly bought it...
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Tanglewood Memphis. Cost £100 so I'm not expecting a great deal of OMG SO AMAZING out of it, however, on first impressions it has a lot of very nice clean low end, and I've tuned it down a step to harness that.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 28 Feb 2014, 13:06
oh my god you should mod the living shit out of that thing

Bare Knuckle War Pig in both pickup positions, snarl the planet into pieces
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 28 Feb 2014, 16:49
oh my god you should mod the living shit out of that thing

Bare Knuckle War Pig in both pickup positions, snarl the planet into pieces

Man that is not a bad idea! Time to start saving.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Mar 2014, 01:43
How are the machineheads on that? I just got paid and now I have GAS and I need to pay the rent oh god

Also how did you find it that cheap?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 02 Mar 2014, 05:10
How are the machineheads on that? I just got paid and now I have GAS and I need to pay the rent oh god

Also how did you find it that cheap?

They seem ok so far, had it 2 days and it seems to have kept it's tuning pretty well at least. They feel pretty tactile in the hand too.

It was at my local guitar shop, it's used, but there's only a very small amount of wear on it. It was up for £129, but I offered 100 and he took it, so I'm pretty happy with that! I looked on ebay and could only find one for sale, it was in the US up for $500...
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Mar 2014, 05:46
Looks like I'll be looking at the cheaper gretsch semis for a
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 02 Mar 2014, 13:31
Looks like I'll be looking at the cheaper gretsch semis for a

There's such a thing as a cheap Gretsch semi hollow?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 04 Mar 2014, 00:08
Looks like I'll be looking at the cheaper gretsch semis for a

There's such a thing as a cheap Gretsch semi hollow?

I've seen them used for decent prices. You just have to wait around, really (it's how I got my Pro V, anyway).
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 07 Mar 2014, 12:40
Holy fuck you guys I just put 9-42s on my Hagstrom and it's amazing the difference it makes to my playing. While I'm usually sloppy when soloing in my multiple over drive and fuzz filled rage, it just means I can overbend notes on purpose much easier now, which makes me go over all Jimmy page on stage.

Also set up my effects chain completely differently. Ehx Holy grail first in line, so I can really modulate the reverb more like you can on a bigger amp where the preamp is ahead of the effects loop. Then my Germanium OD to add ridiculous dynamic range, followed by the little big muff to compress everything I've done with that. This causes the big muff to really gain a huge amount of subtlety when you're strumming basic chords or lightly picking out a solo and also thundering ridiculous overkill fuzz tones and lets you control the feedback way better. Follow this with my blues driver with the tone set to neutral but the gain set to max and fuck.

I'll try to record a sample of what I mean tomorrow. Basically every bit of common sense I had about effects chains was wrong.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 08 Mar 2014, 12:16
I bought one of these last Tuesday:

(http://c1.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/triac_1-157c7cd9bca82cb6fec6278bd9b8e1bb.jpg)

Basically, it's a very versatile three-channel Preamp in a convenient little box, and fully programmable. This thing will make fly-in gigs and gigs with borrowed backlines so much less of a headache. I can have my whole sound with me, in my pedalboard; no knob-twiddling on amps I'm not familiar with needed ever again as of now. I'm very pleased with that.

Gave it a whirl at rehearsal with the BM band Thursday, and I must say I'm impressed. I had been fiddling with it all wednesday in order to get a feel for it, and arrived at some presets I felt were a fine starting point. As expected, the "California" thing sounded like arse. Just like a real Recto! Very accurate! Thankfully though, the Brit and Tweed emulations sound absolutely fantastic. Tweed can get some REALLY clean cleans as well as nice crunchier things, and the Brit can get really, REALLY nasty.
I just ran it straight into my poweramp; simple and easy. Definitely one of the best investments I've made in ages.

Now I'm just miffed this model has been discontinued. I want one for home recording too, since the built-in speaker sim is actually quite good.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 11 Mar 2014, 15:44
That thing sounds badass from how you've described it. Gotta see where I can find one to test-drive.

I gotta figure out how to fix this string-skipping thing on my guitar. Anyone heard of a buzzstop-type device that you can mount to the bridge posts? I don't want to do any more drilling into an invaluable instrument.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 11 Mar 2014, 17:02
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t31/p720x720/1618047_546312652150054_1646481948_o.jpg)
I like big bass and I cannot lie
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 11 Mar 2014, 18:21
That thing sounds badass from how you've described it. Gotta see where I can find one to test-drive.

I gotta figure out how to fix this string-skipping thing on my guitar. Anyone heard of a buzzstop-type device that you can mount to the bridge posts? I don't want to do any more drilling into an invaluable instrument.

What guitar are you playing Patrick? And what bridge do you have installed?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 13 Mar 2014, 12:21
it's my hollowbody, and the bridge is a roller bridge. not a Schaller, mind you, although I wish I could take the actual rollers from that and swap them with the rollers on the one I have.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Mar 2014, 14:23
Most rollers will start buzzing at some point, the best solution is to replace it really, or if you need it short term, some super glue?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 13 Mar 2014, 15:39
I'm looking for a mid-range hollowbody electric - can anyone reccommend a good starting brand (that I can then mod to oblivion)?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Mar 2014, 15:58
I'm looking for a mid-range hollowbody electric - can anyone reccommend a good starting brand (that I can then mod to oblivion)?

Epiphone dot? Or if you have a little more to spend, an Epi 339. Mine is a Tanglewood Memphis (posted above somewhere), but they're out of production and I can't speak for the replacements, but it's more guitar than £100 deserves to buy.

If you have a little more, a Hagstrom Viking. Make it a baritone  ^-^
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 13 Mar 2014, 16:11
I'm looking for a mid-range hollowbody electric - can anyone reccommend a good starting brand (that I can then mod to oblivion)?

Epiphone dot? Or if you have a little more to spend, an Epi 339. Mine is a Tanglewood Memphis (posted above somewhere), but they're out of production and I can't speak for the replacements, but it's more guitar than £100 deserves to buy.

If you have a little more, a Hagstrom Viking. Make it a baritone  ^-^

My budget for this is about $850AU, so I could probably afford to go better than the Epis. Unfortunately Hagstroms would have to be purchased from overseas and then shipped here, and I've always made a rule about testing guitars before I buy them.. Any other suggestions?  :-)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Mar 2014, 16:27
I'm looking for a mid-range hollowbody electric - can anyone reccommend a good starting brand (that I can then mod to oblivion)?

Epiphone dot? Or if you have a little more to spend, an Epi 339. Mine is a Tanglewood Memphis (posted above somewhere), but they're out of production and I can't speak for the replacements, but it's more guitar than £100 deserves to buy.

If you have a little more, a Hagstrom Viking. Make it a baritone  ^-^

My budget for this is about $850AU, so I could probably afford to go better than the Epis. Unfortunately Hagstroms would have to be purchased from overseas and then shipped here, and I've always made a rule about testing guitars before I buy them.. Any other suggestions?  :-)

$850AU? Dude, you could totally get a Fender Starcaster for that right? I bloody love their shape, and I've seen a few decent demo's on youtube.

like this
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 13 Mar 2014, 17:33
Dude, awesome sound. But once again, Australia and their inability to import these things. D: D:
And the one that I can find is in the low $1000s. fucking price mark ups.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 14 Mar 2014, 03:03
I'm looking at some aussie guitar shops online now. These markups dude... an epi 339 comes it at nearly $900AU, it's just under £300 here. Even the Classic Player Fender series which are all around the £500 mark here are way over $1k for you guys.

I think I may have to go back to my original statement, and Epi Dot/335/339, and if you get one in under budget, then I'd use that to start the mods.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 14 Mar 2014, 05:58
Iunno, maybe I'll just save up for another year and get something top of the range. You know, spend a completely justifiable $3,500 AU on a Maton BB1200 DLX. I got to play one once and no other guitar I've ever played has come even close to the sound that that beast produces.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 14 Mar 2014, 06:48
Iunno, maybe I'll just save up for another year and get something top of the range. You know, spend a completely justifiable $3,500 AU on a Maton BB1200 DLX. I got to play one once and no other guitar I've ever played has come even close to the sound that that beast produces.
Well dude that's what I'm doing. I want a jazzmaster pretty fucking bad, but I don't want to settle for anything other than the Troy Van Leeuwen signature that Fender have just released, but at £900 it's a little more than what I can afford right now.

Those Maton's look ultra sexy, I wouldn't settle for less if it's what you know you want.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 14 Mar 2014, 08:32
^^ Agreed. If you already know what you want, then anything else is just going to end up a waste of money. Hold out and save up.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 18 Mar 2014, 22:12
Most rollers will start buzzing at some point, the best solution is to replace it really, or if you need it short term, some super glue?

meh, fuck that. I'll just order a Schaller later. in the meanwhile, I solved the problem by spending $150 on this:

(https://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1798578_10202181501312677_258035386_n.jpg)

it's a FUCKING PINK Squier Strat and fuck your face I love it
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 18 Mar 2014, 23:20
Your expression in that shot looks like it could become a meme. Just sayin...

It also hurts me that you guys get Squiers for so much cheaper. Our base for a Strat copy (Yamaha, Squier, Ashton etc) is like $250AU. fucking markups..
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 19 Mar 2014, 03:47
that is fucking idiotic, they're fucking made in Indonesia what the actual fuck
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 19 Mar 2014, 04:11
Dude, that pink strat is awesome!!

Fuck anyone who doesn't like pink guitars, I want this jag so hard

(http://www.vintagecustomguitars.com/upfile/2012/05/22/img_13376679224573.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 19 Mar 2014, 04:39
I want any Jag, even if it was painted with the creator's actual shit before it was varnished.

Also Pat, welcome to the Squier Strat club. I need to get mine fixed, I miss the poor bastard.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 19 Mar 2014, 04:48
I started that club son, you sure got a short memory. I don't know what ever happened to this glorious son of a bitch but I'd sure like to find out:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/189920_1002637819899_5892_n.jpg)

Worth noting: the spraypainted hotness you see above is the 2006 model Bullet, which featured a hardtail bridge. My current pink Bullet, as you can see, has the divebomb-capable, tuning destroying whammy.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 19 Mar 2014, 05:05
I want any Jag, even if it was painted with the creator's actual shit before it was varnished.

Also Pat, welcome to the Squier Strat club. I need to get mine fixed, I miss the poor bastard.

I have a squier Jag, it's 3 tone sunburst and literally one of the best guitars I've ever owned. It's the HH special, so it has a hard tail and so far I haven't had any problems with tuning (I have it tuned down to C standard right now). However, I still want a full Fender Jag/Jazzmaster, and that pink would look so awesome after it had aged about 10-15 years.

Squier Strats are awesome cheap guitars, my first guitar was a squier strat, in fiesta red. It's currently been stripped back, and I've started to modify the body shape on it for a complete new rebuild.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 19 Mar 2014, 05:11
I really want to get my Strat resprayed to look like this:
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 19 Mar 2014, 05:12
I still love my Epiphone Strat. When I have myself another electric/get a hollowbody, I plan on modding the fuck out of the Strat.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 21 Mar 2014, 13:39
So I made my first guitar-related purchase in probably a year, today. It's a Baby Taylor. If you don't know what that is (hello non-U.S. people), it's a 3/4 size steel-string acoustic. Normally that would equate to pure crap, but they have some sort of magic recipe that makes it sound as full (or fuller!) than a regular size guitar. Benefits of the smaller size include portability (it's billed as a travel guitar) and the strings feel as nice as my electrics due to the short scale.

Generally I hate acoustics because of those huge-gauge strings, but this one is different.

Video review (not mine):

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 25 Mar 2014, 06:21
Baby Taylor is interesting to me. I like the fact the wife is playing an instrument that towers over her and I (more than a foot taller than her) play a tiny guitar. But I dislike Ukes.... Let me know how that works for you? Lately gas-sing over acoustic archtops.
http://elderly.com/vintage/items/45U-1677.htm
Hotness?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 25 Mar 2014, 07:49
The yamaha guitalele is a fucking amazing piece of kit too. 70 euros of beautiful sounding classical guitar at uke scale.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 25 Mar 2014, 13:16
I dislike acoustics in general, but that Baby Taylor is working out pretty well. Cheap, well-made, sounds passable, and most of all - easy to play. I imagine if you have large hands it might be problematic, but it's fine for me. The short scale is key to making it play like an electric - totally easy bends, for example. The portability doesn't hurt either.

Definitely try one out before buying, or at least get a good return policy. Being Taylor's low-end model, and not made in their normal U.S. factory, quality can vary greatly between individual guitars.  I played two at the store (Guitar Center) and the one I bought was drastically better than the other. I've never experienced such a noticeable difference between two guitars of the same make and model.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 30 Mar 2014, 05:57
So..

I've gotten rid of my entire rack. I need a new amp now. LET THE GASSING COMMENCE
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 30 Mar 2014, 08:10
What sort of amp you looking for? I've been liking the new Blackstar ID series for a good modelling amp, but I really want a Hughes and Ketner tubemeister stack, I've never played through such a full and creamy amp before.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 31 Mar 2014, 05:57
If it were a tool I was shopping for, I would shopping for the biggest, ugliest, most unsubtle and vulgar sledgehammer in existence.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 31 Mar 2014, 07:42
Something Orange, maybe?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 31 Mar 2014, 10:09
Nah, the only one of those I'm genuinely interested in would be the Thunderverb 200 in all its KT88-y glory. There's no way I can afford that one. At the moment it looks mostly like I'm going to snag a JCM 900 SL-X. The SL-X has an entire extra gain stage built into the Preamp, so it essentially has the obligatory push-everything-into-full-ridiculous-insane-distortion-territory pedal you normally set in front of it built into the head itself. Nifty.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 31 Mar 2014, 10:15
Also, a cool 100 watts of 6L6 brutality isn't half bad either. It's a single channel amp, so it's basically a hot-rodded JCM800 on steroids. If I can't snatch a Carvin MTS3200 for cheap it'll be this one.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 31 Mar 2014, 11:47
God I fuckin love you man. You're a man on a mission. Shame I can't have you in my country band.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 31 Mar 2014, 13:27
I'm not sure that would be advisable, for your own sake.

Also, the absence of blastbeats would make me mortally confused and disoriented.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 02 Apr 2014, 11:00
Well I got to play one of the new Silverface Princeton reissues, and I need someone that will pay $900 for my eternal soul. Any takers?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 04 Apr 2014, 13:16
So..

I've gotten rid of my entire rack. I need a new amp now. LET THE GASSING COMMENCE

SOVTEK BASS RIG
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 05 Apr 2014, 03:52
So..

I've gotten rid of my entire rack. I need a new amp now. LET THE GASSING COMMENCE

SOVTEK BASS RIG

That would... Actually be a good idea. Unfortunately it's not something that's available near me.
Also, there's a Monster Effects Mastortion fuzz/drive for sale for super cheap near me. Oh dang...
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 05 Apr 2014, 08:52
oh mannnn. I just realized something. the overwhelming majority of tubes manufactured today are made in Russia under the Sovtek brand. since it's Cold War II right now, what does that mean for folks like us?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 05 Apr 2014, 13:10
Well I dunno. I'd be okay with going back to solid states if I could manage to find a fucking Ampeg SS150 or VH140 anywhere in Europe. The Randall RG-series also looks quite promising, but I haven't tried those yet.

ALSO: Marshall Lead 100 Mosfet.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 05 Apr 2014, 18:38
Well I dunno. I'd be okay with going back to solid states

well, that makes one of us...
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 06 Apr 2014, 00:04
ALSO: Marshall Lead 100 Mosfet.

Those are pretty awesome, not gonna lie. Less dynamic than an actual JCM800 but not bad sounding.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 06 Apr 2014, 02:46
There's a dude selling one on the other side of the country, but he won't send it.

Goddamnit.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 06 Apr 2014, 14:28
Also; I can't afford a Verellen Meatsmoke.

Double-goddamnit.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 07 Apr 2014, 15:49
So after (what seems like ages) of dragging 2 80lb PA speakers, 45lb power amp, mixer, drum machine, cabling, back up cabling, a 175lb bass cab, 100lb bass head, road cases, extra guitars, 200lbs of guitar plug-in-ables....mics, stands, more cables, back up power amp etc.... I'm down to 1 ginormous URB and my lightweight acoustic (Yamaha AEX500) guitar. No mics, just my naturally loud mouth and fairly quiet guitar. Going from the Parker Nitefly to the clodhopper yamaha was a bit of a challenge but has made me a better man. People can hear my voice blocks away, we actually got a radio gig because of that. Fuck Edison. (apologies Tesla, AC current is wonderful and efficient, I just don't need it for this). We are all gonna die, but Ima take some ears and hearts down with me.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 07 Apr 2014, 18:27
Bahaha I know that feeling. Going down from all of my equipment to just busking with a guitar and my voice was a hell of a challenge (and belting out tunes sans microphones for four and a half hours really takes a toll on your voice.
The guitar, not so much of an issue for volume, as it's this old Maton from the 70's with possibly the biggest booming sound I've ever heard from a dreadnought acoustic. The thing is a piece of art.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 10 Apr 2014, 03:46
For the amount of love I have for playing in a band, I love performing solo, without my bandmates. In a group, you potentially have someone else to blame when fuckups occur, and vice-versa. Self-accompanied solo singing? Nobody to blame but yourself. If you're honest with your self-critiques (being careful not to be too harsh), it can be the most humbling and educational experience ever. Bonus points if you record some of your performances and listen back for nitpicking purposes. :D
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Apr 2014, 03:51
It also, of course, means that if you fuck up you can just go round the chord progression again and pretend no mistake was made. In a band you have to rehearse like FUCK.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 10 Apr 2014, 16:20
It also, of course, means that if you fuck up you can just go round the chord progression again and pretend no mistake was made. In a band you have to rehearse like FUCK.
QFT
additionally if your drummer is a sequenced machine it just keeps going into verse 3 when you are figuring out wtf you did wrong on that chorus 2. It will leave you behind in a cloud of virtual dust...bastard!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 10 Apr 2014, 21:52
I've done open-mic drone things just as a solo electric player. is cool.

My voice should never be heard by humans.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 11 Apr 2014, 02:39
Okay, little update:

I got me a Carvin MTS3200 50th Anniversary Edition. I'm a fan. These things apparently have a reputation (among those in the know) for being extremely underrated, overlooked amps for metal. Now, I've heard somewhere that these were more or less ubiquitous in the Californian PxV/HxC scene in the 90s, due to them being a great deal cheaper than most other tube heads.

Anyway, I chose this over the JCM 900 SL-X, and I am pleased I did. The gain channel on this thing is just ridiculous. The amount of low end it can crank out is borderline absurd. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with it. It'll do what I need it to do, and it is simple to operate.

There are some caveats, though:
- It does not have a master volume knob. This means that I couldn't quite run my Sansamp into the FX Return in any practical fashion, since I couldn't regulate volume. I found a workaround for this, though. I immediately snagged one of these: http://effektpedaler.dk/product.asp?product=5013
The clever thing about this, is that it can also TURN DOWN, to the point of turning off completely. So now I have a master volume knob, without having to go in and mod anything. Also, I got a sweet new boost pedal! Yay! When using the amp for my Grind band, I'll probably just run it into the preamp to give the whole thing a little slap and drive it a bit harder.

- The power section actually has EL34's. The exact type of tubes I was trying to avoid. But I'm okay with it; it sounds brutal so I'm happy. I'll just toss 6L6's in it, come next retubing. It has a bias switch on the back of it, so there's literally zero modding or adjusting needed. Lovely.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 11 Apr 2014, 09:20
Congrats on a nice purchase!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 12 Apr 2014, 06:54
Okay, little update:

I got me a Carvin MTS3200 50th Anniversary Edition. I'm a fan. These things apparently have a reputation (among those in the know) for being extremely underrated, overlooked amps for metal. Now, I've heard somewhere that these were more or less ubiquitous in the Californian PxV/HxC scene in the 90s, due to them being a great deal cheaper than most other tube heads.

Anyway, I chose this over the JCM 900 SL-X, and I am pleased I did. The gain channel on this thing is just ridiculous. The amount of low end it can crank out is borderline absurd. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with it. It'll do what I need it to do, and it is simple to operate.

There are some caveats, though:
- It does not have a master volume knob. This means that I couldn't quite run my Sansamp into the FX Return in any practical fashion, since I couldn't regulate volume. I found a workaround for this, though. I immediately snagged one of these: http://effektpedaler.dk/product.asp?product=5013
The clever thing about this, is that it can also TURN DOWN, to the point of turning off completely. So now I have a master volume knob, without having to go in and mod anything. Also, I got a sweet new boost pedal! Yay! When using the amp for my Grind band, I'll probably just run it into the preamp to give the whole thing a little slap and drive it a bit harder.

- The power section actually has EL34's. The exact type of tubes I was trying to avoid. But I'm okay with it; it sounds brutal so I'm happy. I'll just toss 6L6's in it, come next retubing. It has a bias switch on the back of it, so there's literally zero modding or adjusting needed. Lovely.

Sounds like a pretty awesome purchase man!

To be honest though, I think most people underestimate amps in general, a cheap, not particularly well made guitar can still sound great out of a very good amp. To be honest though, I don't really play metal so a lot of what you want from an amp is completely different to what I look for, I'm quite happy with my Fender 112, it's loud, it has a great clean sound, and it can really dial up the brightness when I want to get my twang on. It also sounds great with a fuzz pedal when I start playing some shoegaze.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 12 Apr 2014, 20:17
Congrats on a nice purchase!

Speaking of nice purchases, a friend of mine just sold me a ton of pedals for around $100, including my long-sought after love - an MXR six-band EQ. Seriously, my tone is twice as ballsy now thanks to that little box.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 16 Apr 2014, 01:38
So I got my Squier Bass VI on monday, and after a couple of days of heavy usage, I can say that it is fuck awesome. It definitely needs some new strings (which I've already ordered, should be here today or tomorrow) and at some point the 9.5 radius Staytrem bridge would be a good investment for £65 to improve the intonation. In terms of tone and playability though, it's very hard to put down! I'll take some pics later in the week with the whole stable.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jimor on 16 Apr 2014, 01:44
Got to see this guy play this harp guitar at a show tonight. Should have video of my own to post a bit later.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 18 Apr 2014, 10:44
Taekwondoin - I'm jealous!!
Jimor - my old guitar teacher plays a harp guitar. Random fact.

In other news...
I've been playing a lot of bass lately (Rocksmith is fun!), now when I go back to guitar the strings feel like steel spiderwebs. My guitar playing has actually regressed quite a bit since playing bass. But on the flip side, I don't care, because bass is fun!

Would a bass VI bridge the gap nicely between my newfound bass enjoyment and my established guitar skillz?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 18 Apr 2014, 12:18
Would a bass VI bridge the gap nicely between my newfound bass enjoyment and my established guitar skillz?

Depends on what strings you use and what tuning you have it at. It's traditionally tuned E-E, but a bass E, there's no reason why you can't tune it up to B like a baritone though, that's what I plan on doing at least. Also, you can still play full chords even when tuned E-E, I'd say find one to try out first.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 18 Apr 2014, 13:06
Kwaping, bass is a whole lot of fun! If you want to stay good at guitar though, you're gonna have to practice it more. I'm very lucky to have a band where I play bass, but I switch between guitar and drums at my open mics. It's struck a nice balance, and every time I learn something on one instrument I seem to learn something else about the others.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 19 Apr 2014, 07:30
As promised, here they all are.

From left to right, Fender Modern Player Mustang (with Mint Guard and witch-hats), Tanglewood Memphis, Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH, Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 20 Apr 2014, 01:34
So I spent some quality time with my amp yesterday again. Hot diggity.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 20 Apr 2014, 01:34
Taekwondoin: yep we can be friends
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 24 Apr 2014, 16:28
loading off a lot of stuff recently
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Apr 2014, 03:08
Taekwondoin: I hate your fucking guts.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 25 Apr 2014, 07:48
I love you too.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: pwhodges on 25 Apr 2014, 07:51
Aww - twue wuv on the fowum!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 25 Apr 2014, 09:08
as badly as I want one, one thing I will never understand is why the Bass VI needs a god damn vibrato. makes no fucking sense to me
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 25 Apr 2014, 13:15
It's certainly an oddity, but it's a lot of fun on the higher strings and you can get some nice sounds from it. The one thing that annoys me about it is that on the Squier it isn't a locking trem, and using it too much just destroys the tuning. I guess it could be an easy fix with a full fender vibrato put in place, and that's something I'm looking to do in the future.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 25 Apr 2014, 14:47
nice, those trem units aren't terribly expensive either. like US$70
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 25 Apr 2014, 15:32
in other news, I finally have a proper action photo that I posted to the pic thread in CHATTER, and forgot to post in the slightly more relevant thread til now.

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/1797521_10152445335461804_6840525186767377097_n.jpg)

god that thing makes me look like an actually big person
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 28 Apr 2014, 02:50
Ha that's pretty fucking awesome, pink guitars FTW!

Also, if anyone ever thinks that bass is unimportant...


I love that tone, and it's a Starcaster.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 28 Apr 2014, 03:36
If anyone thinks bass is unimportant, they've never tried to perform without a bassist. And apparently that video isn't available in the US, weird.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 28 Apr 2014, 03:56
If anyone thinks bass is unimportant, they've never tried to perform without a bassist. And apparently that video isn't available in the US, weird.

If you can find it, it is Royal Blood and the song is Little Monsters, it's just a bass and drums with a kick ass bass tone.

And yeah, performing without a bass line is fucking hard.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 28 Apr 2014, 04:03
Performing without a bass line is hard unless you have a pianist who knows what they're doing.
Or, at least in my case, knows how to drown out everything in glorious, fist-smashing, reverberating, bassy piano goodness. (Were there enough intensifiers in that sentence? I certainly don't think so)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Apr 2014, 04:49
Kinda funny how bassists are also so frequently overlooked as being shit guitarists.

Let me tell you, I am a MUCH better bassist than I am a guitarist.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 28 Apr 2014, 07:48
Actually, I think that kinda argues FOR bassists being shit guitarists...

Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 28 Apr 2014, 09:08
Whenever I pick up my bass again these days, it astounds me how much my playing has improved due to a better fundamental understanding of music. It kind of works both ways. Everyone should play more than one instrument
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Apr 2014, 10:21
Actually, I think that kinda argues FOR bassists being shit guitarists...

Just sayin'.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 30 Apr 2014, 01:27
Whenever I pick up my bass again these days, it astounds me how much my playing has improved due to a better fundamental understanding of music. It kind of works both ways. Everyone should play more than one instrument

I agree completely. It's a delightfully symbiotic relationship. Being fluent in guitar, applied music theory (read: I can hear what's going on and replicate it, but can't explain it well), bass, and drums is my saving grace when I compose my band's bass parts, and it's applicable to each of us in one way or another. Matt's solid on applied theory (with a focus on melody), guitar, keys, and drums, but has trouble on bass; Paul's got superhuman discipline, drums, applied theory, and vocals on lock, but his guitar and bass skills are rather limited. We all have our strengths and we apply them, and we check our egos and leave our weaknesses for the better-equipped man to handle.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 01 May 2014, 13:16
thinking of integrating my laptop into my guitar rig.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 02 May 2014, 16:11
heh... or in my case, playing w/o bass = some kind of infidelity I don't want to explain or quantify.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Taekwondoin on 02 May 2014, 16:20
thinking of integrating my laptop into my guitar rig.

It can be a really good addition to your rig as long as you know what you're doing, I'm still learning how to use my comp as a tool (Including recording), so i wish you luck on getting it integrated effectively.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 03 May 2014, 02:49
heh... or in my case, playing w/o bass = some kind of infidelity I don't want to explain or quantify.

well, I mean, you are married to her. :P
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 04 May 2014, 00:24
thinking of integrating my laptop into my guitar rig.

It can be a really good addition to your rig as long as you know what you're doing, I'm still learning how to use my comp as a tool (Including recording), so i wish you luck on getting it integrated effectively.

I got an ABY box so I can split my signal at the start. Basically running my POD HD and Guitar Rig in parallel for live performance.

As far as recording, I've been working with recording software for like 7 years so that's old hat to me.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 18 May 2014, 07:11
I just learned this song by ear, and it is so motherfucking easy that I'm really pissed at myself for being too scaredy to try for nearly 8 years. Protip: capo 4

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 19 May 2014, 01:07
another protip: http://jguitar.com/chordname?string5=x&string4=4&string3=4&string2=4&string1=7&string0=5
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 19 May 2014, 07:32
That's more of a dischord  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 19 May 2014, 22:34
in context, it can hardly be considered that.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 21 May 2014, 11:53
I just got a TC Hall Of Fame reverb pedal.

It is The Best Thing.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jimor on 26 May 2014, 23:15
I promised this video I shot a little while back. Adrian Bellue with some master fingerstyle acoustic, then at about 26:30, he brings out his guitar harp for a song.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 27 May 2014, 14:01
I just barely resisted buying one of these over the weekend, via Guitar Center holiday sale:

(http://www.dv247.com/assets/products/70879_p.jpg)

I wish I would have bought it, but I just couldn't justify it to my wife.

(Those of you who are married to bassists, please shut the hell up. :) )
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 02 Jun 2014, 15:33
 :angel:
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 25 Jun 2014, 07:52
Of course, I finally get some guitar gear budget AFTER all the big sales...  Whammy 5 is my new best friend! I highly recommend one, for Harmony mode alone. Screw pitch bending. :)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5154/14501578192_f80d491385_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o6snYd)

Orbital Modulator is also new - cheap-ish and versatile, but still figuring it out!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 26 Jun 2014, 08:02
I felt like doing some guitar porn.

Fuck me is that thing dusty.

(http://i.imgur.com/wpR5bJY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mgsSCSY.jpg)

Bonus pic of my bass rig.
(http://i.imgur.com/xttGwfg.jpg)
500 watt carlsbro PA amp with a spring reverb in it coupled to a massive solton 15 inch full range speaker.
Who needs purpose made gear when you have a 16 band EQ?

EDIT: ordered one of these, because it was on sale for 28 euros.

(http://guitars.grrr.jp/archives/2009/05/22/IMG_0347.jpg)

Can't wait
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 29 Jun 2014, 00:55
Used up the last bit of my gear budget for this:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3907/14528504361_395a7b4e36_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o8Qobv)2013 Reverend Kingbolt RA (https://flic.kr/p/o8Qobv)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jun 2014, 09:56
reverend makes nice shit. David Bazan plays a very Telecaster-y one.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Jul 2014, 12:49
I love this fucking thing. I recorded a little thing with it today after experimenting for a bit to get pleasant sounds out of it.

It's also really good at acting as a basic chorus and slapback and such, can do much clearer repeats but I wanted it mostly for John Martynesque dirty delay so I picked a beauty for that it appears. The hiss is mostly from my horribly unshielded danelectro which I have yet to get around to fixing.
Sounds a million times better than any 28 euro delay pedal has any right to.
Pointed the mic at the wrong part of the speaker cone and I don't have the patience to rerecord anything, so it's a bit on the bassy side, but there you go, that's life.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 02 Jul 2014, 16:23
truth told, I think that's the best tone I've heard out of you. sounds like a happy accident to me.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Jul 2014, 16:58
Yeah, it's party to do with the fact that I recorded all my previous delay based stuff with a digital delay set to sound like an analog one with varying rates of success. The fact that I can get this one onto the edge of oscillation really helps things along nicely.

I also EQ'd the fuck out of it
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 04 Jul 2014, 10:46
Reorganized my board, and kicked off the Hoof in favor of a Rat. GC has them on sale this weekend for $79, I couldn't resist.

I'm totally loving this board, especially the Launch Pad in A/B mode. I have one side set up for heavy-reverb, clean surfy stuff, and the other side set for high-gain solos and crunchy chords. Flipping between them on the same song is so much fun!

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3878/14382693017_dfb0740ccd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nUX4xP)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 08 Jul 2014, 21:15
I got an FBV Express. Handy little thing if you only use four presets on a POD like I do.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 09 Jul 2014, 00:33
Swapped my crappy sweatshop-made roller bridge for a much nicer Schaller roller. I need to change my strings and possibly have the old gal refretted and set up properly with the new frets, but it's made a fuckin world of difference.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: brew on 09 Jul 2014, 14:21
Is anyone familiar with Carvin's passive pickups? They have a ditch-the-electronics reputation, and Jeph mentioned he didn't like the active pickups, but their guitars have to start with their own pickups. I'm curious about the M22SD and C22B humbuckers.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 09 Jul 2014, 19:51
Is anyone familiar with Carvin's passive pickups? They have a ditch-the-electronics reputation, and Jeph mentioned he didn't like the active pickups, but their guitars have to start with their own pickups. I'm curious about the M22SD and C22B humbuckers.

The ones I've messed around with are the middling "ok but worth a swap" that most 1st party pickups are.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 10 Jul 2014, 08:19
Patrick - you swapped your bridge without changing the strings? You probably hard to work harder to NOT change them.  :-P
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 10 Jul 2014, 11:12
You'd be surprised how much of a real bitch it is trying to change strings when you involve a Bigsby
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 11 Jul 2014, 12:42
Actually, I have a Bigsby guitar and it's not really that bad. The key is to get a piece of foam or sponge and stick it between the string anchors and the guitar body. It'll hold the string ends in place while you put them on the tuning pegs.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 12 Jul 2014, 15:56
So I accidentally discovered that my dad and brother have been building me a 1 watt valve amp in secret as a fun electronics project  and it turns out that it's a kickass little thing with a line out and oh god the hype train is leaving the station of my mind. Lucky, because I had a spare spring reverb unit lying around that I've now given them to use so it should have a vibrato and spring reverb and oh man I can overdrive my other amp with it or just record straight to my PC. Psyched.
Basically this, but the kit is by Vyse, not Torres, which apparently use somewhat better parts(http://vyseamps.com/images/reverb-0-drive-small.gif)
On the other hand they're refusing to show me it until november.
Also going to hand wire my epiphone valve junior and put in a fender tone stack and maybe a master volume.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 12 Jul 2014, 19:36
Hah, that's amazing!

I need to upgrade my mics, so I can record a decent sound out of my amp. Old beast of a 450W Fender.. come to think of it, I need to upgrade my electric too- there's only so much you can do with a lawsuit strat..
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 13 Jul 2014, 22:07
Actually, I have a Bigsby guitar and it's not really that bad. The key is to get a piece of foam or sponge and stick it between the string anchors and the guitar body. It'll hold the string ends in place while you put them on the tuning pegs.

gonna have to use this lifehack. thanks!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: celticgeek on 19 Jul 2014, 20:29
Restrung my Kremona this week.  Such delicious brilliance. 

I am savoring a glass of Laphroaig Triple Wood in celebration.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: greenMonkey on 02 Aug 2014, 05:21
I haven't posted on this forum in literally years, but here's a hastily assembled 'drug bust' style photo of guitars, amps, pedalboard.

(http://imgur.com/I7mF8aL.jpg)

I use these to play noisy music and Burt Bacharach covers.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Aug 2014, 08:38
Fuck yeah danelectro!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Aug 2014, 04:40
I have a Danelectro 1962 reissue which might be my favourite guitar. I call it Minty.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 10 Aug 2014, 21:50
welcome back greenMonkey. nice G&L! every time I re-compile my list of "guitars I must own" I always forget about them, and that is a sin. thanks for reminding me i r dum.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: celticgeek on 11 Aug 2014, 21:11
My son-in-law has acquired on of these. (http://www.washburn.com/products/electric/HB32DMK.html)  It looks like it is pretty cool, but I don't really know Washburns.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 11 Aug 2014, 23:05
All I know about Washburns is that they're so goddamn pretty. Never had a chance to play one, though.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 12 Aug 2014, 02:18
I only know early to mid eighties washburn basses, but those were built solid as a rock.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 13 Aug 2014, 14:50
I've recently played one of their newer acoustics, with the beveled arm contour on the upper body. That contour took some getting used to. Aside from that, it was a beautiful instrument, tonally and aesthetically, and it played buttery smooth. And it wasn't just one, it was every one in the store I tried. I've got nothing but nice things to say about the way they do things.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: brew on 19 Sep 2014, 13:16
Any opinions on Lace Sensor pickups? Typical Strat pickups are too thin for my tastes, but I don't want the rolled-off top-end of a humbucker/P-90, nor the heavy lower mids of humbuckers. String separation/note clarity is important to me. Do the Laces work for this, or are there good alternatives? It'd be for an HSS setup, using basically only the bridge pickup for distortion.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Kwaping on 19 Sep 2014, 15:36
I've heard good things about them, but unfortunately that's all I can offer. Otherwise:

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=site:thegearpage.net+lace+pickup
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 20 Sep 2014, 10:10
Any opinions on Lace Sensor pickups? Typical Strat pickups are too thin for my tastes, but I don't want the rolled-off top-end of a humbucker/P-90, nor the heavy lower mids of humbuckers. String separation/note clarity is important to me. Do the Laces work for this, or are there good alternatives? It'd be for an HSS setup, using basically only the bridge pickup for distortion.

They're absolutely great. I'm putting a Red and Blue in my Strat (along with a Finger Burner) as soon as I'm able, but every model that I've tried sounded fantastic.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 25 Sep 2014, 02:28
I have a Lace Drop'n'Gain in my SG and it is basically a weapon.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: ankhtahr on 01 Oct 2014, 14:10
I now have my friends guitar. I can't afford one, so he's lending me his, because he doesn't (and can't) play anyway. It sucks, but it's better than no guitar. My fingers also need to get used to steel strings (remember, I play classical guitar for 13 years now). I don't exactly know what to play, I'm just playing around, but it's lots of fun. Mostly I just turn on some Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky and try to follow one track.

But oh god, I don't know much about electric guitars, but those pickups suck so hard. The guitar is an Aria MAC-30 with the stock pickups. I still dream of a Ibanez GRG170DX, but I won't be able to afford that for quite a few months. Actually I really want to try different kinds of guitars, because I've no idea what suits me best. Also I'm not experienced enough to judge anything.

Oh, and I want effects. Is there an easy way to simulate effects? I have a small mixer, so I could route the signal from the guitar through a device after the preamp (yes, I'm currently using the mixer's preamp, because it still sucks less than the ridiculous amp my friend gave me), maybe even something like a computer. But I guess latency would be a massive problem then. Any ideas? Because I have absolutely no money at all.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 01 Oct 2014, 20:02
Does the mixer have a USB out?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Oct 2014, 00:42
Well, if you use something like an M-audio fast track you can listen to the monitor output without the input lag, but you'd have to do any effects post-recording or put up with the 100ms lag or so. The cheapest way would probably be to get a second hand pod/roland cube, line 6 spider with modelling, I think. It's not ideal, but yeah.

As for finding out what guitars suit you: Just go into a guitar shop and ask to test various models until you find something you really like.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: ankhtahr on 02 Oct 2014, 03:45
The mixer has a USB out. I had considered using the Insert of the guitar channel for effects.

Maybe it's possible to reduce the latency through ASIO (Windows) or JACK and a realtime kernel (Linux).
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 02 Oct 2014, 08:48
The mixer has a USB out.

ASIO4all and an 'acquired' copy of Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 or Schuffam Amps S-Gear.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 02 Oct 2014, 12:59
Oh, sweet. That's perfect then. I've considered getting one of the phonic mixers with a USB out myself recently, mostly for drums and live recording purposes. I hadn't even thought about just using it to replace my recording interface (because I am stupid, it would've occurred to me as soon as I had it, I suppose).
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Honkytonk on 06 Oct 2014, 17:09
I took my Garrison AG-200 to the surgeon today to be fixed (some rather major structual damage resulting from a broken straplock and a nice metal-tipped corner of a speaker). I've never felt that sad driving away from something before. I've had the damn thing 8 years and it's more than just an inanimate object to me.

I hope he makes it ok.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: ankhtahr on 29 Oct 2014, 16:59
So, a while of playing around with the friends guitar, and I've already started creating a wishlist.

Currently on the wishlist, and to be bought in that order:

Ibanez GRG-170DX, because I need a guitar of my own that doesn't suck as bad as this friend's guitar

Vox VT20+, because I also need an amp, and that way I can experiment a little. It seems to have received some decent reviews

Boss ME-80, because I just can't afford to spend so much money on different separate pedals, so this has to suffice at first

Epiphone Les Paul Standard, might move to the top and replace the Ibanez. I've enjoyed the sound of the humbucker in the friend's guitar, but that might just be the quality of the pickups. I'll need to try them both and decide then.

Oh, and I've picked up a Digitech Bad Monkey overdrive pedal. I love it already.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 30 Oct 2014, 01:51
I got a new bass this weekend! This is A Good Thing, seeing as the only band I play live in these days is a band where I am the bassist and up until Sunday I didn't actually own a bass. But now I do, and I really like it. It's nice not to have to rely on borrowed equipment. I also got myself a bass amp: A Hartke HA3500 head with a rack case. I got both the bass and the amp for absolutely bugger-all nothing-money, so I'm happy. I seem to have a nose for bargains on gear. Anyway, here is the bass, along with my beloved War-Tele:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10421407_10152751977118559_1398524845565332411_n.jpg?oh=952b2b96818ccd7646f7cd22d5669211&oe=54E29335&__gda__=1420578339_c946bdb367e99c1d4ba723e4698e6ece)

The bass is a Squier Vintage Modified Jazz, and it plays and sounds far, far better than it has any right to at such a low price. Seriously solid instrument.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Oct 2014, 01:54
That Telecaster is glorious.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 31 Oct 2014, 03:19
So I've just spent 50 of my well earned euros on a tanglewood strat copy.

Obviously, it's reasonably okay but needs a few mods like decent machineheads and a better bridge, so I'm going to do that as soon as I have enough money, but my main complaint is that it's just not versatile enough.

I also happen to have a load of switches and two danelectro pickups lying around.

EDIT: First pickup is already in. Tools used: hammer, chisel, screwdriver, testicular fortitude.
Pics will follow soon. Same goes for the hole in the scratchplate I'm about to make.
It plays beautifully, the neck is straight, the tuners have been replaced at some point and the frets are pretty much faultless apart from a slightly lifted one I'll tap in later on.

(http://i.imgur.com/dE8XDRM.jpg)
Don't need a router for a plywood guitar
(http://i.imgur.com/mzuxAel.jpg)
The scratchplate hole is a bit off, but fuck looks, I now have a middle pup humbucker.
(http://i.imgur.com/30WitAv.jpg)

Tomorrow I'll do the second and wire the circuitry so I can drop both pickups in and out and maybe have them all switchable to series.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 01 Nov 2014, 08:58
I also got myself a bass amp: A Hartke HA3500 head with a rack case

I have one of those. They're surprisingly loud for 300w solid staters.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 02 Nov 2014, 01:36
I played a show in Helsingborg yesterday, and the opening band provided the backline. The bassist had the most ridiculous setup. Not one, but TWO Electrical Guitar Company basses, a Trailer Trash pedalboard full of uber-high end boutique stuff and a to top it all off: A Verellen Meatsmoke Head with a a TecAmp 6x12 cab. The cab was 1800 watts. EIGHTEEN HUNDRED WATTS. It was insane. Needless to say the dude's tone was godlike, more or less.
I didn't dare borrow the Meatsmoke so I stuck my humble Hartke. I don't know if it was the cab, but even at WELL below 1, more like 0.5 on the master volume it was still waaaay too loud.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 02 Nov 2014, 13:57
Partially I think the "Hartke tone" doesn't hurt with the "fucking loud" aspects. His cab might have also had really sensitive speakers.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 03 Nov 2014, 14:43
1800 watts is ridiculous.

But is it five pickups ridiculous?
SHE IS DONE.
(http://i.imgur.com/I0jo1al.jpg)

Now for a possible respray and redoing the circuit some more
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: brew on 06 Nov 2014, 14:28
With that many pickups, do you have any problems with magnetic string pull?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 06 Nov 2014, 21:54
I don't really seem to have. I had to lower the pickups anyway, because they were way too high to begin with. It's also got light strings on it, so no big deal
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 11 Nov 2014, 14:22
I can't really imagine pickups like that having nearly enough magnetic pull to mess anything, even when there's five of 'em. That problem usually only arises with high-output stuff. That said; I haven't ever really experienced any issues in that regard, and believe me when I say I have a history of using high-output pickups.

Anyway; I did a thing with my Metal Zone!

https://soundcloud.com/doktorlummer/metalzone-mods
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 14 Nov 2014, 15:04
Just picked this up. It's the sexiest acoustic I have ever played.
(https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10421576_10204691541425568_7066688805365396336_n.jpg?oh=84bc4b3bbcbbe6cc3fda813a01485ab0&oe=54EC77A4)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 14 Nov 2014, 15:28
I can't really imagine pickups like that having nearly enough magnetic pull to mess anything, even when there's five of 'em. That problem usually only arises with high-output stuff. That said; I haven't ever really experienced any issues in that regard, and believe me when I say I have a history of using high-output pickups.

Anyway; I did a thing with my Metal Zone!

https://soundcloud.com/doktorlummer/metalzone-mods

Remind me to get one of these.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 19 Nov 2014, 11:56
So, the top amp is a one watt hand built little monster with more beautiful sounds than you can shake any number of sticks at.
Also, can you say Jensen alnico eight inch speaker?
(http://i.imgur.com/pqbYDdV.jpg)
This thing is such an improvement over my already stellar (Hey, 80 euros, I'm not complaining) valve junior that I don't know how I ever did without it. It's just perfick.

But it gets better.

It has a line out (after the output transformer, so it's all cool and nifty sounding still) which I'm currently sending through the valve jr. which drives the big 1x12 cab.  This means I can either overdrive both input stages together to create the gainiest, most evil crunchy cereal's worth of tone this side of, I dunno, let's say a tiny terror, or basically play clean at the highest possible attainable volume for the valve junior (ie. I can play louder than the drummer with my dinky little amp) and just adjust gain and tone on the top amp.

Or y'know, record/send it through to a DI/normal shit.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 20 Nov 2014, 15:03
My dad finally figured out what was wrong with my Twin. Turns out it was simply a bent pin on the V4 power tube.

Yeah for a couple dudes who aren't dummies we sure are dummies
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: celticgeek on 22 Dec 2014, 07:54
My daughter and son-in-law are visiting, and he had this great T-shirt:

How may guitars do I really need?
Just one more.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 25 Dec 2014, 17:14
Turns out my amp ain't fixed after all.

Fuck.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 26 Dec 2014, 03:34
I've always wanted a twin, but you're really bumming me out on the idea, Patrick :(

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 27 Dec 2014, 09:49
To be fair my dad even admits he doesn't 100% know what he's doing
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 04 Jan 2015, 01:37
oh hai

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10838047_10152866394023559_5226185904042815837_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 04 Jan 2015, 15:30
BAT Pharaohs are good squishy
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Lummer on 05 Jan 2015, 06:06
This thing is just awesome. It is just Doom in a box.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: ankhtahr on 20 Jan 2015, 16:49
I… I fell in love with a bass. After playing around with my friends guitar I feel like maybe playing bass suits my playstyle better than playing electric guitar. A guitar is still on my wishlist, but currently this beauty has risen above everything else:

(http://www.thomann.de/thumb/bdbmagic/pics/bdb/264960/5072067_800.jpg)

An affordable 5 string bass made by Harley Benton, the house brand of the German music store Thomann. And when I say affordable I mean "220€ for a neck-thru-body 5 string bass with active pickups" affordable. It (and the four string version too) has very good reviews, and it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 20 Jan 2015, 17:16
That is truly beautiful. Can you play a 5-string? They take some getting used to
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: ankhtahr on 20 Jan 2015, 17:22
I never played a bass. But I'm a classical guitarist, so I guess I'll get used to it relatively quickly.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 22 Jan 2015, 09:55
1. Playing bass is sick as fuck, do it.
2. 5-string basses aren't SO different, they just have a wider neck and an extra string.
3. Playing electric guitar with strictly your fingers is sick as fuck, do it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: ankhtahr on 22 Jan 2015, 10:09
I'll buy the bass as soon as I have the money to spare. And then I will follow your advice No.1. Until then I'll follow your third advice. The only picks that I actually liked so far are small 0.96mm celluloid teardrop picks:
(https://i.imgur.com/xkLMKgP.jpg)

But usually I'll just play the way I was tought. With my fingernails:
(https://i.imgur.com/ygUvvt9.jpg)

Thirteen years of classical guitar have left their impression on me. I actually can't imagine not having long fingernails on my right hand anymore.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 22 Jan 2015, 10:18

3. Playing electric guitar with strictly your fingers is sick as fuck, do it.

This is my modus operandi.

I'm like a shitty Mark Knopfler!

So I got addictive drums 2, it's fun.

Also I bought a new mixer. It can output ten channels separately to my PC through firewire simultaneously, which makes recording much less of a hassle than my M-audio fast track with a broken line input did.
(http://i.imgur.com/bm6AVDL.jpg)

This coupled with the line out on my amp and hopefully some new condenser mics in the very near future makes it beautiful.

Oh, and here's the first recording of my new amp and the modded strat I put images of here recently.

There's a big muff on the rhythm guitar, but the lead is purely the strat through my amp with all pickups switched on and at max volume.

As always, the recording is slapdash because I'm lazy, but it gives you a good idea of the sound.

I also got one of those fancy guitar racks
(http://i.imgur.com/ZVSl4X7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZxHfdnz.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Detachable Felix on 22 Jan 2015, 12:43
I am a big fan of your set-up, Phil. (Y)
Gonna be doing a bunch of recording today because I have an interview for a sound-engineering degree, so expect some pics of my current recording setup
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 22 Jan 2015, 14:14
Remember to not overthink everything, and to take breaks during mixing!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 23 Jan 2015, 00:54
If anything, I underthink everything! Like Gareth, I almost never do a second take and mostly I don't even bother practicing before recording something :p

It's something I need to work on
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: brew on 23 Jan 2015, 18:10
Does anyone have any experience putting a tremolo bridge on a Tele? I want to assemble a Warmoth Tele (it's a new body, so not everything has to be strict Tele specs) but I'm not sure what my best tremolo options are. I mostly care about tuning stability while being able to bend a couple semitones down, like MBV.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 23 Jan 2015, 23:16
They make a Bigsby specifically designed for stock Tele pickups
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 25 Jan 2015, 13:18
If you care about tuning stability you're gonna have a bad time. I guarantee you MBV tunes after every song.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 26 Jan 2015, 00:41
The planet waves locking tuners work really well for eliminating tuning instability! My dad put them on his strat and now you can fuck with it all day and never need to tune.

I'm considering getting some for my tanglewood if I ever get around to replacing the bridge on that
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 21 Feb 2015, 03:08
I found that good tuners, not even necessarily locking ones, do wonders for improving tuning stability. Even (especially?) with a tremolo unit.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: brew on 23 Feb 2015, 17:46
I've actually gotten Grover locking tuners since that post for my MIM Strat, and they've helped a ton for tuning stability. Certainly to the point where I'd think most decent tremolos would be good enough.

I still haven't figured out which tremolo to get. It seems Warmoth doesn't actually do a tremolo rout for a Tele body if you request a Tele bridge pickup rout. It's only available for a humbucker rout. Has anyone tried putting a Tele bridge pickup in a humbucker slot? I see stuff like this (http://www.rockaudio.com/Telecaster-Bridge-Pickup-Adaptor-for-Guitar-Humbucker-Ring_p_943.html) but is that the correct angle?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 24 Feb 2015, 10:19
That looks about right to me. Why not keep a tele bridge on and go for an x-trem bigsby clone from guitar fetish though? I've heard good things about them and you can get roller bridges from them for teles too if I'm not very much mistaken. As a bonus, if you ever get tired of the tremolo (which is surface or tail mounted) you can just switch to strings thru body again.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: brew on 26 Feb 2015, 13:54
I'm more into heavy rock stuff so I didn't consider a Bigsby style (though I haven't actually ever tried one before). I'm more into using it for pitch bends (like shoegaze, not divebombs) than the subtle stuff though. Maybe that would still work.

There's also the Stetsbar, which is a lot more expensive. Anyone ever tried that?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 28 Feb 2015, 10:48
I gots me some new toys!
(http://i.imgur.com/oLaXyzM.jpg)

Expect more acoustic stuff and maybe even some improved vocals from me soon.

Here's my first ever recording with the mics. As usual, just improv'd a little thing so don't expect brilliance. Also need new strings and to figure out these particular mics a bit more, but it's miles better than what I used to have even with no real work done on it.

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: wlewisiii on 12 Mar 2015, 19:35
So.

I'm 51 years old. Recently divorced. And here is my midlife crisis:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MVKZQ9rDu0w/VOqHm2ihS9I/AAAAAAAAGgU/usfnzuou0yU/s720/_1012731.JPG)

It's a Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Special. Basically a Tele body and bridge with a Jazzmaster neck & neck pickup. the little 10 watt Peavey was a gift and I'll be adding a reverb pedal when it gets here.

I've only been playing for about 3 weeks. I can play a handful of chords and that's about it so far but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 13 Mar 2015, 01:08
Oh man, those VM series squiers are great. Great choice! Good luck with your mid-life crisis!
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Honkytonk on 20 Mar 2015, 15:20
Got to say I love Peavey amps, my Rage 258 is a wee beastie, and that Tele looks a cracker, always liked the Jazzmaster's neck. Here's to many fine years of enjoyment for you wlewisiii!

My Garrison's second round of surgery is over and I'll be collecting it again on Monday. Have had the first 12 frets replaced because they were looking like this and the buzzing was becoming unbearable(watching someone pull your guitar apart is painful, but the luthier gave me this as a momento)...

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/Duncoman/20150320_220440_zpszm00jln5.jpg)

Been using a hand-me down that's been sat about getting underused and I am actually falling in love with it a bit. Lyon LD-7 M (Indonesian Washburn). It's got a cracking resonance to it. Not the best guitar in the world by any means but I really like the action and tone, and it ain't bad looking either.

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/Duncoman/20150320_221003_zpssrdm4vat.jpg)  (http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/Duncoman/20150320_221034_zpsghhkzepj.jpg)

I've got a bit of time over the next couple of weeks so really want to catch up on my recording. Got lots of songs written down on receipts and the back of setlists that I need to compile.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: wlewisiii on 21 Mar 2015, 01:23
Thanks for the good thoughts. I got my reverb pedal the other day and before work today was doing the overdrive, reverb, drop d & power chords thing for kind of depressed surf punk sound.  Lol! Lots of fun.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Honkytonk on 24 Mar 2015, 06:27
Guitar's back! Garrison AG-200. Gorgeous thing, and I'm so happy I bought one when I could, before Gibson bought them out and dissolved the company.

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/Duncoman/20150324_115947_zps9wi4rjgd.jpg)

Thought I'd get an obligatory gear shot in too. Took it whilst packing up after band this morning hence the lack of power cables for me pedals (they're hiding in the box). JamMan Solo XT for looping and Behringer X V-Amp for a multitude of effects. Electric's just a cheap £100 Stagg. Nothing amazing but it gets me by when I need to go full electric.

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/Duncoman/20150324_130733_zpszklobbuv.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 26 Apr 2015, 13:26
New guitar!
(http://i.imgur.com/jgix6kIl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/jgix6kI)
2015 Gibson LPM in translucent ebony. So good.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 10 May 2015, 07:37
Sup guys. I sold my Parker Nitefly V1 (the 96, strat style one) not the one I usually post pics of me playing. Got $500 for it at GC. Which is what I traded the Acoustic Black Widow we paid $500 for. Paid some bills. Meh. I just never needed two parkers. I'm mostly playing the yamaha acoustic electric now anyway. I feel like I'm set for gear for life. GAS'd out.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: wlewisiii on 10 May 2015, 16:22
Wish I could say I was gas'ed out  :-o

Serious GAS for one of the following:
1) Epiphone SG G400 (worn cherry, I think)
2) Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro (a blue one)
3) Squier Telecaster Deluxe (alpine white, like Chris Sheflett's)

Only thing in common is 2 humbuckers for when I need (ok, want  :lol: something other than the single coils on my Telecaster.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 17 Nov 2015, 10:08
Just got me one of these babies for 35 euros.

(http://i.imgur.com/MspLgkj.jpg)

It's a 1985 Ibanez DS10 Distortion charger, made in Japan and it is my new favourite overdrive.

as a highlight of how versatile this thing is, here's something I put together with just that and a tremolo pedal for a couple of parts.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 01 Dec 2015, 14:48
Its been so long since I played a guitar plugged in I might need instructions.
At least some healthy GAS has returned.
(http://www.archtop.com/PageMill_Resources/Guitars%203/450x600x34hwood_.jpg.pagespeed.ic.o-51wvFtQP.jpg)
1934 Epiphone Hollywood Masterbilt Tenor (http://www.archtop.com/ac_34hollywood.html)

I mean, I don't really NEED 6 strings, do I?
New Album hopefully in early 2016. True to form right after I got all the new recording software loaded on lappy, Windows10 ate itself. :(
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 14 Dec 2015, 23:38
I know I'm insanely late to the party on these, but I just got some most excellent Joyo pedals.

(http://www.stompthatbox.com/i/joyo-classic-chorus.jpg)
Does what it says on the tin. It's a chorus and it was cheap. I was sick of using my delay as one, so this replaces it. Sounds excellent doing what it does.

(http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/176/034/945/945034176_455.jpg)
This digital delay is fucking great. One second of delay on the pot, but if you tap tempo it, it'll give you anywhere up to six. Great for combining with my analog delay for trippy as fuck sound scapes. Also has a reverse delay setting, which I've always wanted for no good reason. Best feature is that it has two presets which you can switch between using the left button on its own. Seamless, noiseless transitions from space echo style delay to reverse/digital/however you set it. No controls for the oscillation, but that's what I have an analog delay for anyway so screw that. Solid piece of kit.

One thing I wouldn't have minded is it being stereo out, but you know, that's kind of asking a bit much for such a cheap and functional pedal.

(http://www.archtop.com/PageMill_Resources/Guitars%203/450x600x34hwood_.jpg.pagespeed.ic.o-51wvFtQP.jpg)
1934 Epiphone Hollywood Masterbilt Tenor (http://www.archtop.com/ac_34hollywood.html)

Droolin'.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 16 Dec 2015, 09:57
Oh well. the Tenor Gtr is on hold now. /G.A.S.
ah well. Vintage gtrs come with their own probs. Kinda diggin' this:
Washburn J-600

Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 23 Feb 2016, 07:20
obligatory weird doombilly guitar post. (http://gittlerinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/gittler-homepage-white-bg.jpg) (http://gittlerinstruments.com/)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 23 Feb 2016, 10:24
So I got myself a flanger hoax.

(http://i.imgur.com/DtlLW44.jpg)

Not only is it pretty and huge, but it's fucking versatile. I still haven't figured it out completely, but it'll do some far-out stuff when combined with a delay and a stereo amp setup.

Obligatory guitar pic

(http://i.imgur.com/g8oNWaY.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: IDMG on 29 Feb 2016, 15:28
obligatory weird doombilly guitar post. (http://gittlerinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/gittler-homepage-white-bg.jpg) (http://gittlerinstruments.com/)

I'd play one
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 07 Apr 2016, 13:25
Wow. GAS for Hofner Archtop New President I saw in Cali last month.
But since we can't get dick for bookings these days, I guess I'll soldier on with the yamaha.  :x
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 08 Apr 2016, 00:37
Man, my dad has a hofner senator (1959) and those things are fucking beauties. I honestly can't think of many guitars I love more than that particular thing.
I played one of the new presidentsand was slightly disappointed by it, but maybe it just hadn't quite 'settled' yet if you know what I mean. It played very well, but it somehow didn't feel quite as lively. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that it was single cut as well. Full bodied acoustics always seem to have a slightly fuller sound to me.


Either way it played beautifully and you could do much worse. Have you considered the godin 5th avenue as a second option?
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 08 Apr 2016, 06:47
Those are nice too (Godins) I had not looked at them. Definitely better than a lot of other options available.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: brew on 20 Dec 2016, 14:41
https://twitter.com/jephjacques/status/811327392195244032
https://twitter.com/jephjacques/status/811328585592164352

Is this really some weirdo thing? I thought the norm was to upgrade your amp first, then upgrade your guitar. Especially when these are PRS imports, not cheapo imports.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: KingOfIreland on 07 Mar 2017, 10:14
I have a hand built amp which I play an old tanglewood strat copy through. My most expensive guitar is a partscaster I paid 250 for. Jeph don't know what poverty is :p

I can get a good sound out of any old bad guitar with a decent amp. Opposite I wouldn't want to bet on it.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 11 Dec 2017, 10:48
Banjos, Banjos, Banjos.
Would play. Love the deeper tone of the baritone.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Jeemy on 26 Jan 2018, 06:01
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: doombilly on 08 May 2018, 09:26
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Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 16 Jul 2019, 17:32
(https://imgur.com/DCSMLJY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/XL7y559.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/CBaOHZ0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/j1RdgTE.jpg)

NECROOOOOOOOOO POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST BAHAHAHAHA IT'S ALIIIIIIIIIVE
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 16 Jul 2019, 17:33
Not pictured above: my 2011 Les Paul '50s Tribute (P90s)
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Jul 2019, 04:57
Pat, whenever I come out there I am going to sacrifice a goat to the pantheon of your instruments.
Title: Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jul 2019, 13:53
Gaz, I would prefer a landlord's testicle. But if that's difficult, please don't sweat it.