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« Reply #900 on: 20 Jan 2008, 08:47 »

Drop C on a 7 string would be pretty close to an octave for the lowest string, or something like that, right?

Yes, a major 7th, actually.

However, that would be short of impossible to do, since a guitar is not a bass.

Just tune it up, that's heavy enough, still.
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« Reply #901 on: 20 Jan 2008, 09:35 »

It's all academic anyway. Even when my student loans and tax return comes in, I really need to spend the cash on a new car more than anything. I'm fairly sure the dealership I got my last car from was secretly Crazy Akbar's Not-A-Deathtrap Autos.
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« Reply #902 on: 20 Jan 2008, 13:38 »

I want to get a 7 string to try some Drop A.

Yeah, drop A seems to be about as low as you can reasonably go and still get any definition out of the thing. Of course, it could be the pickups. As soon as I find a decent guitar tech in my area I'm swapping in some Duncans.

(I would wire it myself but Ibanez does those wacky split/series/parallel pickup selections that make things very confusing in the control cavity)
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« Reply #903 on: 20 Jan 2008, 14:42 »

I really need to spend the cash on a new car more than anything.

Get your priorities in shape, nothing is more important than buying a ridiculously expensive car.
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« Reply #904 on: 20 Jan 2008, 16:47 »

Besides buying a ridiculously expensive guitar, right?
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« Reply #905 on: 20 Jan 2008, 21:24 »

Guys, I think we can all agree that this is coolest thing ever:


http://www.microphoneheaven.com/guitarbass/
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« Reply #906 on: 20 Jan 2008, 21:30 »

Just give me that instrument, 2 good loop pedals, and a bunch of effects, and I will never ever ever ever be bored.
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« Reply #907 on: 20 Jan 2008, 21:31 »

That would confuse the hell out of me.
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« Reply #908 on: 21 Jan 2008, 00:43 »

That has got to be the worst design I've ever seen - I want it.
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« Reply #909 on: 21 Jan 2008, 02:43 »

Besides buying a ridiculously expensive guitar, right?

I am an idiot and need to proofread more often, because that is totally what I meant to say.

That guitar/bass thing is *fabulous*. I would go the same route as onewheelwizzard and just loop the hell out of it.
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« Reply #910 on: 21 Jan 2008, 03:27 »

I'm thinking it's time I picked up a new bass this year. Current candidates are:

http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0194060720

http://espguitars.com/images/basses/vintage-4_3TB.jpg

http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/bigpic.asp?pic=34

I like P-basses but I need a bridge position humbucker for the kind of stuff I do.
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« Reply #911 on: 21 Jan 2008, 10:36 »

Speaking of basses, look what I got recently!!



Oh yes people, back to the 80s...






This is not a steinberger, however. It is a Status.

A British-produced, carbon-fibre neck monstrosity from 84. It rocks.
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« Reply #912 on: 21 Jan 2008, 11:47 »

That must've been a nice bass before you slit its throat.
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« Reply #913 on: 21 Jan 2008, 13:53 »

Headless basses are The Ugliest Thing
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« Reply #914 on: 21 Jan 2008, 14:02 »

You, sir, have never seen Lyle Lovett
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« Reply #915 on: 21 Jan 2008, 14:36 »

Headless basses make me sad! Why would anyone decapitate a perfectly good bass? The humanity... instrumentanity?

Anyway, on the subject of basses, I got one of these fancy things back in December.


(please excuse the stock photograph, my only camera is my silly old phone camera.)

It sounds so delicous. I love this thing.
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« Reply #916 on: 21 Jan 2008, 17:43 »

I bought a POD X3 today!

I like it a LOT.
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« Reply #917 on: 21 Jan 2008, 18:33 »

Jesus fucking christ you guys

the "Treadplate" model on my POD

it's so good

so good

They even got the midrange to sound EXACTLY like a Mesa/Boogie. I own a (currently broken) Dual Rectifier and I'm not sure I could tell the difference.
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« Reply #918 on: 21 Jan 2008, 19:08 »

POD X3's are glorious, Can't wait to hear that shit on any new recordings you do.

As far as basses go, that first one you posted, the American Deluxe P-Bass is an absolute killer, and I covet one for myself mightily.
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« Reply #919 on: 21 Jan 2008, 19:53 »

The ASAT basses look really cool, but I don't think they'd balance very well on a strap.
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« Reply #920 on: 21 Jan 2008, 20:20 »

I personally think the ASAT hollow-body bass looks gorgeous.
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« Reply #921 on: 22 Jan 2008, 02:59 »

i continue to be unable to sleep, and have consequently tuned all the strings on my guitar to D# and started hitting them with a can of coke. It sounds real awesome.
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« Reply #922 on: 22 Jan 2008, 04:18 »

I've done similar things. 'Cept I left it in drop D and hit it with one of those thick-ass chisel-tip Sharpies. With the cap on, of course. It definitely gives it an interesting sound.
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« Reply #923 on: 22 Jan 2008, 06:36 »

I've done similar things. 'Cept I left it in drop D and hit it with one of those thick-ass chisel-tip Sharpies. With the cap on, of course. It definitely gives it an interesting sound.

Guitar in D standard, whack at it with a ball-point pen. That's some good tone.
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« Reply #924 on: 22 Jan 2008, 08:58 »

Use a fountain pen or you're a vagina
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« Reply #925 on: 22 Jan 2008, 09:02 »

I don't want ink splashed all over my Firebird!
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« Reply #926 on: 22 Jan 2008, 09:09 »

Get a really shitty guitar (like a student-model Ibanez or something) and do it.
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« Reply #927 on: 22 Jan 2008, 09:14 »

Can I borrow the bridge from your Squier so mine is playable?
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« Reply #928 on: 22 Jan 2008, 09:39 »

If you guys don't quit one-upping each other's failure I'll stab you both with the jagged edges of a shattered Merzbow vinyl.

Why did I break it? Because it sucks.
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« Reply #929 on: 22 Jan 2008, 09:54 »

Maybe if you play the broken record, it'll sound somewhat normal.
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« Reply #930 on: 22 Jan 2008, 10:12 »

I wonder what Sigur Rós would sound like played backwards. I bet that's not even Icelandic they're singing, it's probably all backmasked from English.
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« Reply #931 on: 22 Jan 2008, 10:17 »

There was a track on Von and another on Agaetis Byrjun that were clips of another song on the album spun backwards.
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« Reply #932 on: 22 Jan 2008, 19:09 »

If you guys don't quit one-upping each other's failure I'll stab you both with the jagged edges of a shattered Merzbow vinyl.

Why did I break it? Because it sucks.

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« Reply #933 on: 23 Jan 2008, 06:06 »

Dude -nobody- has enough money for a Rickenbacker.

My friend's dad has a vintage (liiike, '65 I think?) Rickenbacker 330 that he bought new, and it would probably sell for ricockulous amounts of money today. If he would lower the bridge and intonate the damn thing it would be an -amazing- little piece. It jangles so much that the Byrds would probably never stop masturbating.
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« Reply #934 on: 23 Jan 2008, 06:36 »

They have solid body electrics that are in like..the $750-1000 range.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rickenbacker-650D-Dakota-Electric-Guitar?sku=513610
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« Reply #935 on: 23 Jan 2008, 08:29 »

That is a beautiful guitar.
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« Reply #936 on: 23 Jan 2008, 13:23 »

There is a very small amount of natural finish guitars that can give me a boner.

That is not one of them. It's so.. eh.
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« Reply #937 on: 23 Jan 2008, 14:42 »

Oh, god, Rickenbackers have the worst heel ever.  They make Paul Reed Smiths look good, which is impossible.
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« Reply #938 on: 23 Jan 2008, 15:11 »

Dude -nobody- has enough money for a Rickenbacker.

My friend's dad has a vintage (liiike, '65 I think?) Rickenbacker 330 that he bought new, and it would probably sell for ricockulous amounts of money today. If he would lower the bridge and intonate the damn thing it would be an -amazing- little piece. It jangles so much that the Byrds would probably never stop masturbating.

New Rickenbackers really aren't all that expensive. They're about as expensive as the Fender AVRI and Deluxe series guitars, which is still affordable. Used stuff from the late 70s-now hasn't inflated too much either (but they don't lose value either. Recent used Ricks can sell for more on eBay than brand new ones... :S).

I like the look of the cheaper Ricks, but I don't expect you'd be able to get "Teh Jangle" outta them. Very cool/modern style though.
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« Reply #939 on: 23 Jan 2008, 15:20 »

Dude I'm pretty sure the 4003 rick is about 2000 dollars.

That is not inexpensive. That is actually worth more than most people's existence.
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« Reply #940 on: 23 Jan 2008, 15:49 »

Dude I'm pretty sure the 4003 rick is about 2000 dollars.

That is not inexpensive. That is actually worth more than most people's existence.

I just checked on Musiciansfriend and confirmed this is true. Wow, they've bumped the price a lot. Two or three years ago I know it was something like $999-$1099 from Musiciansfriend. Last year it was about $1399, now it's $1949... The 360 was literally "$1,399.99 from a manufacturer's list price of $1,819.00" just in September last year, and has risen to "$2,249.00 from a manufacturer's list price of $2,499.00". That's pretty fucking insane. You're right.
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« Reply #941 on: 23 Jan 2008, 16:26 »

Okay guys here is My First Electric Guitar. I just got it yesterday!



I haven't had a chance to plug it in since I don't have an amp yet but I like it a whole bunch.
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« Reply #942 on: 23 Jan 2008, 16:53 »

That looks fantastic. Surf Green Burst!  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #943 on: 23 Jan 2008, 17:40 »

I am wondering if anyone has any personal experience with PRS SEs. The store that I go to has them on sale for less than $400 before tax, and I know that PRSs have a reputation for awesomeness (though whether some of that comes from the price, I don't know), but are the asian budget copies worth it?
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« Reply #944 on: 23 Jan 2008, 19:12 »

Okay guys here is My First Electric Guitar. I just got it yesterday!

DANO MADNESS

I haven't had a chance to plug it in since I don't have an amp yet but I like it a whole bunch.

I feel like I have found a kindred spirit.

My Dano is now in D standard and I play silly metal on it.
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« Reply #945 on: 23 Jan 2008, 19:20 »

Danelectros are so freakin ugly.
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« Reply #946 on: 23 Jan 2008, 19:37 »

No way! Dano's are smexy guitars.

Now Musicmans, those are ugly instruments.
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« Reply #947 on: 23 Jan 2008, 20:11 »

*Cough!  BC Rich guitars!  Cough!*
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« Reply #948 on: 23 Jan 2008, 21:11 »

No way! Dano's are smexy guitars.

Now Musicmans, those are ugly instruments.

What are you trying to



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« Reply #949 on: 23 Jan 2008, 21:54 »


Now Musicmans, those are ugly instruments.
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