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« Reply #300 on: 28 Nov 2007, 13:11 »

Kim, how about one of those old Tiescos with the rocker switches for each pickup? Man, if they didn't play like ass, I'd have one.
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« Reply #301 on: 28 Nov 2007, 13:22 »

Man, if they didn't play like ass, I'd have one.

Dude, Eastwood Guitars. They make rad reissues of old Teiscos, Supros, Airlines, Wandres, etc. out of quality parts instead of plastic and shit.
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« Reply #302 on: 28 Nov 2007, 13:25 »

I have that site bookmarked because it is just another form of porn for stroking a completely different kind of harbl.
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« Reply #303 on: 28 Nov 2007, 13:46 »

Yeah, I spank to Eastwood's page every night before I go to sleep.
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« Reply #304 on: 28 Nov 2007, 14:14 »

I just came across a post of yours in /mu/. Weird shit, dude.
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« Reply #305 on: 28 Nov 2007, 14:23 »

I don't fuck around when it comes to being an elitist bastard.

Those sons of bitches won't link me to any good torrents though. :(
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« Reply #306 on: 28 Nov 2007, 15:47 »

Maybe an HSS strat?

Fender's humbucking pickups suck ass.*

If you buy a Fender, it's worth spending extra for an American Deluxe model, and then worth spending even more extra to put a Seymour Duncan in if you've got a humbucker equipped model.

*All their new ones do, anyway. Old dual-humbucker Telecasters sound pretty sweet.
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« Reply #307 on: 28 Nov 2007, 15:53 »

:-D - it is tricky balancing both the ashtray and the highball glass on her asscheeks while you ram her

Incidentally, got my RG Prestige 7-string today. Fucker is THICK. Time to start learning some Pig Destroyer riffs.

 :laugh: I'm so proud of you Jeph!

Which model is it? Pics, or it didn't happen!



I recorded a song on it already!
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« Reply #308 on: 28 Nov 2007, 16:11 »

That's pretty fuckin' sick.  The song and the axe, I mean.
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« Reply #309 on: 28 Nov 2007, 18:35 »

Yknow what, I've been playing guitar for 7 years and I know shit all about them, so I'm going to ask an amazing question in its stupidity:

how do you guys know all this shit?

If the answer is just "we've played all the guitars we talk about" I'm going to kick you. ACTUALLY go to your houses and kick you.
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« Reply #310 on: 28 Nov 2007, 18:38 »

I've been pretty much obsessed with the instrument for about 15 years now. I was seriously considering becoming a luthier in high school and college. I've read virtually everything there is to read about the electric guitar, and have played more than I can count.
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« Reply #311 on: 28 Nov 2007, 20:57 »

About the same, 'cept I've been playing for a year and a half, I've been completely obsessed since the first day, I'm still in high school, and still seriously considering being a guitar technician or luthier.

It's a passion. I'm as interested in the workings of a guitar as in playing one. I am a complete nerd for this stuff and spend countless hours researching it.

I stay over at my drummer's house a lot on the weekends and once his dad caught me up at 3 AM after everyone had gone to bed using his laptop. He was all "DUDE WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?" and I told him I was reading up on how to wire a pick-up and he gives me this look like "DUDE IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT PORN JUST FESS UP TO IT" and I made him check my browser history, and to his chagrin he found a bunch of diagrams of a single coil pick-up.
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« Reply #312 on: 28 Nov 2007, 22:08 »

If you want Yo La Tengo,  :-D Jr. or Sonic Youth sounds, get a Jag. Seriously, the guitarists from EVERY ONE OF THOSE BANDS uses a Jaguar. Too bad the damn things are a grand and a half.

Hmm... Sonic Youth don't use Jaguars very often, actually, they're known for their modified Jazzmasters, aka "Jazzblasters", which have those 70s Fender Wide Range Humbuckers in them (from the Tele Deluxe and Custom guitars).

J Mascis used a Jaguar occasionally, but is also better known for his Jazzmasters. In an interview, he said that most of his rhythm guitar tones on record are P-90 equpped guitars, and he likes to use a Jazzmaster for solos. Live he almost exclusively plays Jazzmasters.

I'm a huge Jaguar fan. The short scale, bright, plonky sound, and lack of sustain, I really dig.

You can still get Japanese Jazzmasters and Jaguars imported new from Japan for pretty cheap. Great guitars, though IMO not up to the same standard as the AVRI ones. The main points of difference are the pickups, finish, body shapes (the edges on the AVRI and Vintage ones are more rounded), and the vibrato tailpiece (which is far superior on the American models). You can occasionally pick up a good deal on an AVRI on eBay too- every now and then $900 BIN comes up.
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« Reply #313 on: 28 Nov 2007, 22:24 »

single coil pick-up

So that's what the kids call 'em these days.

These days, I've grown up from obsessing over guitars that I don't own and can't afford to obsessing over recording equipment that I don't own and can't afford.

GAS is a bitch, no matter what it's about.

Right now, the guitar nerd in me is torn between taking my old squier strat, exercising my non-existent wood-shop/luthiery skills and chopping off the top horn and carving it until it's symmetrical and then hot-rodding the shit out of it (which I sure as hell don't have the technical expertise to do), and just buying a new guitar (which I don't have the money for).
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« Reply #314 on: 29 Nov 2007, 00:39 »




I recorded a song on it already!

I feel like that song is awesome.
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« Reply #315 on: 29 Nov 2007, 04:32 »

If the answer is just "we've played all the guitars we talk about" I'm going to kick you. ACTUALLY go to your houses and kick you.

That actually is the answer for about 80% of all guitars I've ever talked about.

(Dear Wayfaring Stranger, please don't quote pictures, it's a lot of unnecessary scrolling for the rest of us)
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« Reply #316 on: 29 Nov 2007, 05:13 »

Maybe an HSS strat?

Fender's humbucking pickups suck ass.*

If you buy a Fender, it's worth spending extra for an American Deluxe model, and then worth spending even more extra to put a Seymour Duncan in if you've got a humbucker equipped model.


I was thinking specifically about the Lonestar Strat, which comes with a Duncan humbucker. Ya fuckin' jerk.

Badass 7, by the way.
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« Reply #317 on: 29 Nov 2007, 05:39 »

If the answer is just "we've played all the guitars we talk about" I'm going to kick you. ACTUALLY go to your houses and kick you.

That actually is the answer for about 80% of all guitars I've ever talked about.


Then I shall walk about 80% of the way to your house and kick whomever I find.

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« Reply #318 on: 29 Nov 2007, 06:11 »

Have fun finding anybody to kick in the Atlantic, man.

I for one am a huge fan of Fenders. Hell, that Squier Bullet I've kept yapping over? It's got an amazing sound. If GarageBand wasn't so uppity with multitracking with this sound card (I should consider upgrading, heh), I'd be all over using nothing but my Bullet and GarageBand for an entire album.

This thread is now about how fucking radical GarageBand is with good hardware.
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« Reply #319 on: 29 Nov 2007, 07:51 »

:-D - it is tricky balancing both the ashtray and the highball glass on her asscheeks while you ram her

Incidentally, got my RG Prestige 7-string today. Fucker is THICK. Time to start learning some Pig Destroyer riffs.

 :laugh: I'm so proud of you Jeph!

Which model is it? Pics, or it didn't happen!

*RG1527*

I recorded a song on it already!

Again, I'm proud of ya :) I almost bought one of those a while ago, kind of a shame that I didn't :/
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« Reply #320 on: 29 Nov 2007, 09:18 »

:-D - it is tricky balancing both the ashtray and the highball glass on her asscheeks while you ram her

Incidentally, got my RG Prestige 7-string today. Fucker is THICK. Time to start learning some Pig Destroyer riffs.

 :laugh: I'm so proud of you Jeph!

Which model is it? Pics, or it didn't happen!



I recorded a song on it already!

Wow, They made them in colours besides black?
Or is the light tricking me....
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« Reply #321 on: 29 Nov 2007, 10:39 »

This thread is now about how fucking radical GarageBand is with good hardware.

Lies.

I run Garageband 2 on a Goddamned quad-core Mac Pro with 3gb of ram and the fucking thing STILL chugs and crashes on me.

One of these days I'm just gonna switch to Logic.
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« Reply #322 on: 29 Nov 2007, 11:36 »

Nah man, I'm talking the ORIGINAL GarageBand, none of this GarageBand 2 crap.

My comment from your LJ still stands though. Just use your amp's simulated speaker out/headphone jack as an input directly into your computer. Then you don't have to deal with any of that "Oh man I am getting SHIT sound and my computer is running slow as hell" crap from using the built-in software effect simulators.
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« Reply #323 on: 29 Nov 2007, 12:53 »

I never knew you could record with actual instruments using Garage Band...My parents said they would get me a laptap when I graduate high school.  I want an iBook, and now I know this, I'm putting Garage Band on it and recording a solo album (a la Kevin Drew)!
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« Reply #324 on: 29 Nov 2007, 14:32 »

Lies.

I run Garageband 2 on a Goddamned quad-core Mac Pro with 3gb of ram and the fucking thing STILL chugs and crashes on me.

One of these days I'm just gonna switch to Logic.

Firstly, jeph, it runs fine on my intel mac, and thats only 2.0ghz with 2 gig of ram. I have projects getting up to 16 tracks so far with no problems.

Like kimjong says, dont use those distortion models, they are shit, and either using an output from it/micing it up will give you a much better sound.
After all,you pay a lot for a decent sound, why not make use of it?

Also,turn any synth drum tracks into audio, it will speed up their processing.

I also read a while back that logic was being ditched by apple. And that it was making way for a new "protools killer" that was going to make use of a touch screen interface.
Or atleast that's what i heard...(apparently from the blog of one of the developers).

edit: so i just googled logic to try find that, and found that logic 8 was released in september.
looks like i was wrong.
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« Reply #325 on: 29 Nov 2007, 15:19 »

Yeah, seriously. Using the built-in effects is what's killing your performance. It's resource-chompy enough without any effects, and then you go up in there with amp simulation, EQ, reverb, and drum tracks, and all of a sudden you've got more than your hardware can deal with. It adds up really fast, especially in GarageBand 2 where they figured, "Nah, fuck it, they'll eventually have all the resources they need, let's just make this shit as detailed as we feel like."

It's the same problem that the game LockOn had. Brilliant in theory, but it was around 4 years before hardware finally caught up with it. It eventually almost killed the game entirely.
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« Reply #326 on: 29 Nov 2007, 16:51 »

Just use your amp's simulated speaker out/headphone jack as an input directly into your computer. Then you don't have to deal with any of that "Oh man I am getting SHIT sound and my computer is running slow as hell" crap from using the built-in software effect simulators.

No way dude, I have a MESA/Boogie and their direct outs suck ass in terms of speaker emulation.

I SHOULD just mic up the amp, but the point is that Garageband 1 ran FINE and GB 2 runs like SHIT.
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« Reply #327 on: 29 Nov 2007, 17:41 »

I would offer my install CD but I highly doubt you'd ever give your shipping address to a total stranger in Albania.
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« Reply #328 on: 29 Nov 2007, 19:55 »

Guys, here's my baby.  She's a Dano U-1 Re-issue, of an unknown vintage.  She is PURPLE.





I need to get some new strings and probably get a setup done.
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« Reply #329 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:03 »

That is a really neat guitar.  I guess Danelectro goes for a simple approach to their guitars.  How does it sound?
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« Reply #330 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:30 »

Well, they were originally cheap ass guitars sold at Sears with an amp-in-case combo. They weren't stylistically minimal so much as efficient, cheap starter guitars.

Then the designs stuck and those vintage ones are popular now so they've kept it going with reissues.

Gorgeous guitar, mate. I've been itching to get my hands on a Dano for a while.

Also, does anyone know where I can get my hands on a Vox Teardrop or reliable reissue?
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« Reply #331 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:31 »

So, it sounds like shit?
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« Reply #332 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:41 »

No, that is why vintage cheap ass guitars are now popular and not cheap at all.

Because they sounded and still sound great for cheap guitars.

Somehow I doubt Squier Bullets will be collectors items in 30 years.
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« Reply #333 on: 30 Nov 2007, 03:48 »

I have yet to really put it through its paces tone-wise, but my initial impressions are good.  With the volume and tone turned all the way up it sounds somewhat like a Tele, but it is subtly different, a little more treble bite and ring to it maybe.  It definitely sounds better than most other guitars that you're going to get for $180 though.
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« Reply #334 on: 30 Nov 2007, 04:42 »

Is that thing as small as it looks in those pictures?
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« Reply #335 on: 30 Nov 2007, 04:59 »

Somehow I doubt Squier Bullets will be collectors items in 30 years.

Hah, I bet that's what the people at Danelectro, Airline, Kay and Silvertone all said 40 years ago. Then a bunch of people got famous and started using the, and now all of a sudden the market's being flooded with reissues out of the ass.

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iLife '05. I'm fairly new to Macs, so I don't know if it'll just auto-install everything (thus killing all your more current iLife apps) or if it'll let you pick and choose what you want, but hell, I honestly think it'd be well worth the trouble.
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« Reply #336 on: 30 Nov 2007, 13:22 »

Sorry, Kim.  I won't do it again. 

If Squier bullets become classics, it seems like that means the quality of current issue, affordable guitars will just continue to decrease.  That would be sad. 
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« Reply #337 on: 30 Nov 2007, 17:08 »

Is that thing as small as it looks in those pictures?

It's a pretty small guitar, but it may be exaggerated by the photographs.  It's also really really light-weight, because it's a chambered body, and is mostly hollow inside.
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« Reply #338 on: 30 Nov 2007, 20:34 »

And it's made out of Masonite!

I am still astounded by how great Danos sound through a good tube amp. Someday I will buy an old Hiwatt half-stack and Boss Overdrive and Delay pedals just so I can pretend I am in the Poster Children.
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« Reply #339 on: 30 Nov 2007, 21:01 »

I was playing it today through my friend's vintage Bassman half-stack and I got an absolutely gorgeous clean tone.  I really want to try it distorted though, like super heavy.
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« Reply #340 on: 01 Dec 2007, 03:06 »

I am still astounded by how great Danos sound through a good tube amp. Someday I will buy an old Hiwatt half-stack and Boss Overdrive and Delay pedals just so I can pretend I am in the Poster Children.

Man, this is one brand I've never been able to try firsthand other than my friend's rockin' old Dano bass (I think it was a '91? He doesn't use it much anymore 'cause alllll the electronics shit out on him).

If I do get one, though, it would probably be this one. I might do that with any moneyz from my Graduation Christmas Birthday (funny how people like to combine holidays and winter birthdays).
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« Reply #341 on: 01 Dec 2007, 09:27 »

Hah, I bet that's what the people at Danelectro, Airline, Kay and Silvertone all said 40 years ago. Then a bunch of people got famous and started using the, and now all of a sudden the market's being flooded with reissues out of the ass.

Well, all of those WERE meant to be cheap alternatives to expensive professional instruments. However, they all had their own charms, which is the reason they're so popular.

Squier guitars are shit versions of guitars that are already way too popular.
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« Reply #342 on: 01 Dec 2007, 11:02 »

That '59 Dano is a classic.  Who wouldn't want one of those?
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« Reply #343 on: 01 Dec 2007, 19:15 »

This is mah bebe

http://www.zzounds.com/item--MRTDX1



I also have a mandolin



I have been promised a really really nice guitar in a few months, so I'm researching what I should get. Not sure if I want to try an electric or if I should just stick with a great acoustic.

I'll get a better mandolin eventually. I'm still learning some really basic stuff.

My goal is to learn every instrument ever invented. Next up is ukelele.
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« Reply #344 on: 02 Dec 2007, 06:14 »

Maybe an HSS strat?

Fender's humbucking pickups suck ass.*

If you buy a Fender, it's worth spending extra for an American Deluxe model, and then worth spending even more extra to put a Seymour Duncan in if you've got a humbucker equipped model.

*All their new ones do, anyway. Old dual-humbucker Telecasters sound pretty sweet.

I dunno, the pickups on the '72 Reissue are pretty great.
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« Reply #345 on: 02 Dec 2007, 09:18 »

My goal is to learn every instrument ever invented. Next up is ukelele.

Go find a çifteli, they're way more obscure/badass than ukuleles.

Speaking of which, I should probably take a photo of mine. It's actually a total piece of shit and I'd be better off building an entire new one than perfecting the current one, but whatever.
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« Reply #346 on: 02 Dec 2007, 09:49 »

I disagree but that's because I once saw an absolutely incredible set by The Burning Hell that was played almost entirely on ukelele. It wound up like this this.
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« Reply #348 on: 02 Dec 2007, 12:32 »

That's not whimsical at all!
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« Reply #349 on: 02 Dec 2007, 12:40 »

I've never heard of a çifteli!

Now I really want one!
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