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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #500 on: 13 Dec 2007, 00:23 »

Sounds like a Lifetime movie. 'cept you left out the female goose's crippling heroin addiction and struggle to rise above her problems.
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« Reply #501 on: 13 Dec 2007, 03:21 »

You just described every Lifetime movie ever made.




Wait, this is the Guitar Topic?
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« Reply #502 on: 13 Dec 2007, 03:30 »

Seriously.

LESS YAPPING MORE FAPPING
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« Reply #503 on: 13 Dec 2007, 03:35 »

Gross.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #504 on: 13 Dec 2007, 04:07 »

Fapping?



I know it's not exactly a universally aesthetically pleasing design but goddamn does it look like something that should make fucking ludicrously good music in the hands of the right person.  Maybe if Bruce Wayne's parents hadn't died and he became a rock star?
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« Reply #505 on: 13 Dec 2007, 04:17 »

Fapping?



I know it's not exactly a universally aesthetically pleasing design but goddamn does it look like something that should make fucking ludicrously good music in the hands of the right person.  Maybe if Bruce Wayne's parents hadn't died and he became a rock star?



I like it better than the dragon thing. The upper horn is a bit much though.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #506 on: 13 Dec 2007, 05:05 »

JESUS LAMARCK WAS RIGHT

...*cough*

I think for my next guitar I want something like this.

Mmmm, Seagull.
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« Reply #507 on: 13 Dec 2007, 05:07 »

I love Seagulls but that is one hell of an awkward cutaway.
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« Reply #508 on: 13 Dec 2007, 05:27 »

If you are playing that high on an acoustic YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #509 on: 13 Dec 2007, 05:31 »

It's like, a fucking right angle.
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« Reply #510 on: 13 Dec 2007, 05:36 »

Just punch a goose at random intervals while listening to the song.

There is nothing inherently wrong with this idea.

Geese are jerks.

I think you were misunderstanding  which part he took exception to.
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« Reply #511 on: 13 Dec 2007, 10:16 »

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« Reply #512 on: 13 Dec 2007, 10:40 »

I never really liked that PRS Dragon. I do like the fact that it's got the 2vol and 2tone pots though, quite a nice departure for the 1vol1ton that PRS likes to dick around with.
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« Reply #513 on: 13 Dec 2007, 13:08 »

Now I want to hear a bossa nova cover of "This Is How You Remind Me."

Done.  Well, actually its just those lyrics set to "Girl From Ipanema," but I think Jobim's almost as much of a bastard as those Nickelback folks, so the combination was a natural.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #514 on: 13 Dec 2007, 14:42 »

Fuck everybody who hates Squiers, my Bullet will fucking destroy any of you people's guitars. Even that filthy man Jeph Jacques cannot win the badass guitar contest against this thing.



FUCK YEAH MOTHERFUCKER
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« Reply #515 on: 13 Dec 2007, 17:43 »

That Squier looks like it's been through a zombie apocalypse.

Did you somehow find a natural finish Squier or did you strip the paint?
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« Reply #516 on: 13 Dec 2007, 20:55 »

Kim, I love your guitar.  But, I have to be honest, the McDonald's sticker brings the whole thing down.
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« Reply #517 on: 13 Dec 2007, 20:58 »

Yeah, it does. An OBEY sticker would do well on top of it.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #518 on: 13 Dec 2007, 21:01 »

I love the "Use First (Use Primero)" sticker, though.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #519 on: 13 Dec 2007, 21:34 »

Yeah the McDonalds sticker ruins it.
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« Reply #520 on: 13 Dec 2007, 21:50 »

Guys it's a $90 guitar that I got for free that I spraypainted with a ten year old. It's not exactly like it's a damn Van Gogh.
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« Reply #521 on: 14 Dec 2007, 05:18 »

...yeah, but the McDonald's sticker ruins its purity.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #522 on: 14 Dec 2007, 07:10 »

FUCK YEAH MOTHERFUCKER

Patrick I love you. That is fantastic.
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« Reply #523 on: 14 Dec 2007, 08:55 »

...yeah, but the McDonald's sticker ruins its purity.

No.
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« Reply #524 on: 14 Dec 2007, 20:12 »

For my next guitar, I want one of these.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #525 on: 14 Dec 2007, 20:14 »

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but even if it has, it's worth being mentioned again -> http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9815768-1.html
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« Reply #526 on: 14 Dec 2007, 20:32 »

It had its own thread.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #527 on: 14 Dec 2007, 20:52 »

For some reason I find the idea of guitar that tunes itself unsettling.
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« Reply #528 on: 14 Dec 2007, 22:12 »

It had its own thread.

Two, in fact.

greenMonkey, sentient musical instruments are a bad, bad idea. They'd band together and play Freebird 'till we went insane.
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« Reply #529 on: 15 Dec 2007, 01:22 »

it's worth being mentioned again

INCORRECT

Seriously, if somebody's too damn tone-deaf to tune their own instrument, they shouldn't be making music. Case closed.
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« Reply #530 on: 15 Dec 2007, 01:24 »

As much as I dislike the guitar, you missed the point behind it, Patrick.

It not only tunes itself to standard low E but you also have 5 alternate tunings at the turn of a knob. Convenient I guess, if you use them all often.
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« Reply #531 on: 15 Dec 2007, 01:44 »

No, I get the point. The point is to kill the awesome performer-and-crowd banter that goes on during tuning/guitar changes.
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« Reply #532 on: 15 Dec 2007, 06:05 »

Y'know, if I start playing gigs, my witty banter is going to be "GUYS HOLD THE FUCK ON I NEED TO TUNE THIS TO B STANDARD, ALRIGHT?"


Favorite banter ever: A Lawrence Arms live show I have.

Brendan: It's great being here in Champaign tonight..
Crowd: WE'RE IN URBANA!
Brendan: ...Lobando!? What did you say?
Crowd: URBANA.
Brendan: Esto lamtan..something.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #533 on: 15 Dec 2007, 16:33 »

I've come to the realisation that this is the only thread I come to these forums for anymore.

On topic though.
I have this old tiesco, which I'm sure I posted earlier in the thread.
Anyway, I got this thing for about $20, and its pretty good for what i paid, but the frets are very worn.
Also the screws on every piece of hardware(except the pickguard) have been stripped on top because the previous owner couldn't use a screwdriver.

So I ask you mighty guitar gods, should I drill out these screws, plug the holes and refit all the hardware?(as well as unbending where the previous owner tried to pry the bridge off with a screwdriver, and managed to take a chunk out of the body) And should i also pay to have it re-fretted?
I say refretted, because a fret dressing would have no effect, some of the frets are paper thin.

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« Reply #534 on: 15 Dec 2007, 16:50 »

Y'know, if I start playing gigs, my witty banter is going to be "GUYS HOLD THE FUCK ON I NEED TO TUNE THIS TO B STANDARD, ALRIGHT?"


Favorite banter ever: A Lawrence Arms live show I have.

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Crowd: WE'RE IN URBANA!
Brendan: ...Lobando!? What did you say?
Crowd: URBANA.
Brendan: Esto lamtan..something.

My best stage banter to date has been 'Sorry I forgot how that one went in the middle there.'
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« Reply #535 on: 15 Dec 2007, 20:34 »

I've come to the realisation that this is the only thread I come to these forums for anymore.

On topic though.
I have this old tiesco, which I'm sure I posted earlier in the thread.
Anyway, I got this thing for about $20, and its pretty good for what i paid, but the frets are very worn.
Also the screws on every piece of hardware(except the pickguard) have been stripped on top because the previous owner couldn't use a screwdriver.

So I ask you mighty guitar gods, should I drill out these screws, plug the holes and refit all the hardware?(as well as unbending where the previous owner tried to pry the bridge off with a screwdriver, and managed to take a chunk out of the body) And should i also pay to have it re-fretted?
I say refretted, because a fret dressing would have no effect, some of the frets are paper thin.

Pics? Doing all that might be more effort than the guitar is worth... but it's up to you to decide that. A lot of these old cheap guitars are terrible, but some Teiscos were pretty cool.
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« Reply #536 on: 15 Dec 2007, 22:12 »

It really depends on the Teisco. The one you described sounds like the ultimate low-end student models from the 60s/70s. Which means that while they're technically vintage, they're still pretty basic guitars.

If you're willing to completely refurbish the guitar, it might be worth it. Play it messed up and see if you like the tone. New shiny bits won't change that very much.
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« Reply #537 on: 15 Dec 2007, 22:38 »

Speaking of Mansons, I think that guy makes the most badass guitars ever for Matt Bellamy

Seriously, a Korg Kaoss pad and a Fernandez Sustainer built right into it. What more could you want.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #538 on: 15 Dec 2007, 22:41 »

At my place of work (Ludlow Guitars) there is a cool lookin' guitar with a wah probe under the pickguard. Coolest thing ever.
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« Reply #539 on: 15 Dec 2007, 22:51 »

At my place of work (Ludlow Guitars) there is a cool lookin' guitar with a wah probe under the pickguard. Coolest thing ever.
Never heard of anything like that before. It seems like it wouldn't be as good as just using a Wah pedal since you would need a free hand to play it.
Pretty cool idea though. I like the idea of onboard effects, it just seems like not too many people have gotten the hang of them yet.
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« Reply #540 on: 15 Dec 2007, 23:00 »

in b4 Bo Diddley

When I get back to Albania on the 28th I'll have to take a photo of the body of my Johnson Strat that I had him sign.
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« Reply #541 on: 15 Dec 2007, 23:18 »

At my place of work (Ludlow Guitars) there is a cool lookin' guitar with a wah probe under the pickguard. Coolest thing ever.
Never heard of anything like that before. It seems like it wouldn't be as good as just using a Wah pedal since you would need a free hand to play it.
Pretty cool idea though. I like the idea of onboard effects, it just seems like not too many people have gotten the hang of them yet.

Z.Vex made some of these guitars, you don't need a free hand to play it actually, it follows your strumming hand. Read here: http://zvex.com/guitars/

That Manson is way cool. Chrome soapbar P90s? Hell yes.
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« Reply #542 on: 16 Dec 2007, 07:56 »

Yeah, it's right underneath the pickguard so you use your strumming hand. The difficult part is playing lead but it's all a matter of getting used to it.

The one we have isn't the Z.Vex Teardrop model. It's made by another company and it's this really cool lookin' semi-hollow offset guitar
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« Reply #543 on: 16 Dec 2007, 11:26 »

this really cool lookin' semi-hollow offset guitar

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« Reply #544 on: 16 Dec 2007, 12:42 »

Talking about cool lookin' semi-hollow offset guitars...

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« Reply #545 on: 16 Dec 2007, 13:58 »

I wish they'd reissue that, those fuckers.
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« Reply #546 on: 16 Dec 2007, 18:43 »

The Starcaster is pretty but I've really been diggin' the Coronado lately.

I'll take pics of the wah guitar next week, Pat.
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« Reply #547 on: 17 Dec 2007, 05:25 »

Good news!

Eastwood is doing a Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) signature guitar!


Bad news!

Mike Robinson from Eastwood just emailed me back. They're doing 88 of them and that's it. Ever.
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« Reply #548 on: 17 Dec 2007, 07:20 »

Whilst it has a cool, iconic value to it...uh, it looks like crap.
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« Reply #549 on: 17 Dec 2007, 07:25 »

The original snapped in two in like...'78? He played it as-is, and that's why it looks the way it does. Heh.
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