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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1100 on: 01 Feb 2008, 18:19 »

Though I'm pretty sure that wasn't price related.
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« Reply #1101 on: 01 Feb 2008, 18:26 »

Probably not.
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« Reply #1102 on: 01 Feb 2008, 18:30 »

So before I posted a silly little image of my bass from the intarnets. Now in this one of a time post, you can see the real thing, in shitty/blurry camera-phone format!

First, the collective group!
linkzorz!

From left to right, it is my Ampeg ba-115 hp, a squier p-bass, a hidden rumble 15 amp, and my pride and joy, my warwick convertte.

This is a closer, but kinda crappy pic of my amp and some of the squier.
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And finally, a close up of my warwick. Delectable!
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Man, I need a real camera.
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« Reply #1103 on: 01 Feb 2008, 19:09 »

Though I'm pretty sure that wasn't price related.

It might've been. They obviously skipped the "check to see if the grain won't be compromised by the headstock angle we've been using for almost a century" step in the quality control process. That probably saved a good $500 right there.
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« Reply #1104 on: 01 Feb 2008, 21:29 »

That sounds great, the song itself has a kind of Mastadon-ish quality. Is that recorded on the seven string?

Reminds me of Arch Enemy, or Gothenburg stuff (and not Mastodon at any point at all), particularly the opening section. What drum sampler do you use?

Oh shit, that part about 3/4 of the way through, total Arch Enemy.
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« Reply #1105 on: 01 Feb 2008, 22:27 »

I was thinking of buying this one





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« Reply #1106 on: 01 Feb 2008, 22:36 »

See above, "DO IT FAGGOT"
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1107 on: 02 Feb 2008, 01:06 »

Guys...



How exactly does one hold this guitar, let alone attach a strap?
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« Reply #1108 on: 02 Feb 2008, 01:17 »

Hold it by the neck? It looks like there is a bit that could have the strap attached to it (I think where the neck screws on), but it is going to be neck-heavy no matter what you do.
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« Reply #1109 on: 02 Feb 2008, 06:29 »

I was thinking of buying this one

I give up. I had my heart set on a '59 RI, but I suppose I'll get a U2 RI.
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« Reply #1110 on: 02 Feb 2008, 09:21 »

I was thinking of buying this one


*Blue Dano.*


Then anna and I can b guitar buddies

That's the best looking one I've seen so far.
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« Reply #1111 on: 02 Feb 2008, 11:39 »

That flat finish is awesome.

^^You got it. Cranking your truss rod is like slapping murphy's law in the balls.

Might as well put this all in one post -

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/2235010705_d107d25ba1_o.jpg

The inlays make you play pentatonics faster.
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« Reply #1112 on: 02 Feb 2008, 11:41 »

My friend is going to purchase a BC Rich Beast. Is this a good idea?
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« Reply #1113 on: 02 Feb 2008, 13:49 »

You know, after reading up on it a bit, I think I want to mod my strat so that I can do a Neck/Bridge Configuration.  I think that'd sound pretty awesome.

Clean Sound Test (From above Link)

Is this a good idea?
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« Reply #1114 on: 02 Feb 2008, 14:07 »

My friend is going to purchase a BC Rich Beast. Is this a good idea?

Based on what I've played and seen - buying a BC Rich is never a good idea...
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« Reply #1115 on: 02 Feb 2008, 14:10 »

Any reasons as to why? Is the sound/feel particularly bad, or is it just the chance that you are going to look like a tool/disembowl yourself?

On that note, my other friend got a 12 string that sounds beautiful.
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« Reply #1116 on: 02 Feb 2008, 14:17 »

In my experience - and wood being so inconsistent, it could very well have just been the guitars I played - they sound like shit, unless you're doing a riff so fast that it may as well be just pumping one detuned power chord for all the difference it makes to the sound coming out of your amp.

And yes, they look like fucking shit and mostly can't be played sat down. I've yet to see one that looks good. Actually, I think I saw one that was okay that was a rip-off of a Flying V, but that may have been someone else - and I never liked Flying Vs much either.

However, I guess they have their place if you like that sort of thing.
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« Reply #1117 on: 02 Feb 2008, 14:23 »

I have a nice, accurate slogan for them.

B.C. Rich Guitars: Only really useful for mercilessly bludgeoning the elderly since 1972.
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« Reply #1118 on: 02 Feb 2008, 14:25 »

Actually, just to add to my previous post, I thought the necks were quite good though. Possibly they're made for shredding - but it seemed smooth and easy to play, I just had a fucking stupid shape digging into my leg at the other end.
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« Reply #1119 on: 02 Feb 2008, 14:37 »

Thanks, I will advise him against it. Seeing as he is strictly rhythm guitarist, I don't think he will be doing much shredding.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1120 on: 03 Feb 2008, 22:03 »

NEW TOPIC OF DISCUSSION BITCHES

After I get my Valveking, I'm getting a new guitar. Who knows anything about 7 strings?
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« Reply #1121 on: 03 Feb 2008, 22:37 »

Paging Jeph, Lummer to thread. I repeat, Jeph, Lummer to thread.
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« Reply #1122 on: 04 Feb 2008, 05:06 »

you are going to look like a tool

That one.
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« Reply #1124 on: 04 Feb 2008, 09:47 »

NEW TOPIC OF DISCUSSION BITCHES

After I get my Valveking, I'm getting a new guitar. Who knows anything about 7 strings?

What's your budget ?
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« Reply #1125 on: 04 Feb 2008, 11:44 »

Details, details. If you're not selling off everything you own to be able to afford an expensive guitar, you are not fit for this thread.
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« Reply #1126 on: 04 Feb 2008, 11:45 »

I can't find anyone to appraise that baseball I have, but I'd say it's worth a low-end Custom Shop Gibson.
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« Reply #1127 on: 04 Feb 2008, 12:01 »

Details, details. If you're not selling off everything you own to be able to afford an expensive guitar, you are not fit for this thread.
...I am going to go be emo now.
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« Reply #1129 on: 04 Feb 2008, 12:35 »

I can't find anyone to appraise that baseball I have, but I'd say it's worth a low-end Custom Shop Gibson.

Is it bad that I immediately started thinking about selling my Bo Diddley-autographed guitar on Ebay just so I could buy more guitars?

I'm more tempted to just mod the everliving shit out of the electronics than anything though. I mean, it was the first ever guitar I had, and as one might expect, it was cheap as eff (January '05, it set my dad back $200 even, including amp, which is the one I have semi-famously destroyed by stomping on it) and the electronics-related corner-cutting that goes on with low-cost, low-end guitars like that Johnson is appalling.

That sentence had a lot of hyphens, but the tl;dr is that I am thinking of putting either some Texas Specials or a pair of '57 Classics in there. If I do the latter, I'm getting two of those vol+tone knobs to put in the tone spots, and there'll be a vintage style three way switch. Nothing's going to go in the original volume knob area.

And this time I'll actually have the damn thing wired the right way, with solder and shit.
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« Reply #1130 on: 04 Feb 2008, 12:45 »

Just don't mess up the signature on it, though I doubt I need to tell you that. It is going to be worth even more later on. Unless the world ends in 2012.
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« Reply #1131 on: 04 Feb 2008, 12:53 »

My dad and I already engraved it. I had no choice. My dad and I sprayed some clearcoat on there (ironically, to try to form a protective barrier) and the Sharpie started to slough off. So honestly it's really not worth jack shit anymore 'cept unbelievable sentimental value.

He uh... yeah, he let me play his Gretsch box.
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« Reply #1132 on: 04 Feb 2008, 13:23 »

What the fuck is this?

Quote from: EBay
Electric Bass guitar, One piece solid Elm wood hand carved body, beautiful shape,  4 String,  Wilkinson high end  Pick ups. 5 seperated tailpiece.

That should be considered false advertising. I mean, beauty is subjective, but I can't believe anybody would find that shape beautiful.
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« Reply #1133 on: 04 Feb 2008, 15:46 »

It's a knock off of uber-high end Ritter basses.  See here- http://www.ritter-basses.com/ritter-basses-baesse/ritter-basses-jupiter.htm

I hate stuff like that. 
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« Reply #1134 on: 04 Feb 2008, 17:40 »

I can't believe I'm saying this, but that thing makes less sense than Prince's guitar.
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« Reply #1135 on: 04 Feb 2008, 18:03 »

If I had $350 to burn I might consider getting this baby:

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/msg/561933394.html
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« Reply #1136 on: 04 Feb 2008, 18:19 »

It's a knock off of uber-high end Ritter basses.  See here- http://www.ritter-basses.com/ritter-basses-baesse/ritter-basses-jupiter.htm

I hate stuff like that. 

That thing has a four coil humbucker, or as they have aptly named it, the Quattro-Bucker.

If that's not unnecessary then I don't know what the fuck is. Plus, the body is just designed terribly. Not just on that model either. All of their models are just... too much.
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« Reply #1137 on: 04 Feb 2008, 20:48 »

Do you see how many bolts the neck joint has
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« Reply #1138 on: 04 Feb 2008, 21:11 »

Do you think those bolts are bad? Then observe this bass, which triumphs in failure.




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« Reply #1139 on: 04 Feb 2008, 21:19 »

HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE

Seriously guys just set the fucking neck already.
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« Reply #1140 on: 05 Feb 2008, 06:00 »

Do you see how many bolts the neck joint has

I've see basses with six bolt necks..but fucking TEN?
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« Reply #1141 on: 05 Feb 2008, 10:25 »

If I stick on some 10s and have my guitar tuned to drop C, am I going to have to fuck about with the intonation?
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« Reply #1142 on: 05 Feb 2008, 10:36 »

If you're going all the way to Drop C, yes.
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« Reply #1143 on: 05 Feb 2008, 11:11 »

Just to make sure I understand correctly, I do mean Drop C as in D standard, but with the bottom string down to C. That is, CGCFAD, not CFBbEbGC.
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« Reply #1144 on: 05 Feb 2008, 11:20 »

Oh, then yeah you should be ok.
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« Reply #1145 on: 05 Feb 2008, 11:50 »

Oh, then yeah you should be ok.

No, he won't. The low C will be ridiculously floppy, even on a strat scale guitar.

11', at the very least!

However, I strongly recommend a Light Top//heavy Bottom set, like the Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky's.
You'll have to move the saddle for the G-string back a little to make it intonate properly, but that is only because .22 plain steel string behaves a little different.

Otherwise, the strings are 11-54
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« Reply #1146 on: 05 Feb 2008, 11:53 »

I use .11 sets on all my drop-c guitars. It seems to work pretty well.
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« Reply #1147 on: 05 Feb 2008, 11:57 »

The floppiness adds an added layer of awesome. It's like gravy on mashed potatoes.
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« Reply #1148 on: 05 Feb 2008, 12:00 »

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« Reply #1149 on: 05 Feb 2008, 14:02 »

The floppiness adds an added layer of awesome. It's like gravy on mashed potatoes.

That depends.

If you wanna play sludgy, dooooomy riffs, then it is practically required..

Anything more technical than "Iron Man", though, will be nigh-on impossible to play.
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