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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1350 on: 23 Feb 2008, 20:16 »

Alright, I'm jumping in. Behold!

Far right is a Tokai strat, my first electric. I had to replace the fretboard, and didn't feel like adding fret markers. It does have side dots, of course. And I got to bump it up from 21 frets to 22! It's got some Lindy Fralins in it, but I need to replace the cheap-ass tuners, as the B goes flat when I bend it.

The first one I made at guitar school. Worked out ok, but the bridge pickup is insanely bright, as I put it too close to the bridge. Cheap StewMac Golden Age pickups.

G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-hollow. So very nice. Seymours that I still haven't gotten around to replacing, coil tap, light but well-balanced, sounds great, comfy, and really facilitates my raggin' on Fender.
Next to it is a PRS SE soapbar, that I won when I worked at PRS. They give away two every month in a drawing for the people who weren't late. They used to give away one real PRS; that would've been nice...But still, free guitar! I happened to have never gotten around to making a PRS-style soapbar, so I switched out all the hardware with stuff that isn't Korean crap, and Fralin P-90s. Not a bad guitar at all; the neck's a baseball bat, but decent quality.

The other guitar I made at school. Not perfect, but one of the most important things they taught me was not to point out your mistakes.


And lastly, the amp powerful enough to handle all that:

I wish I'd gotten one of the old ones that were inside a cigarette pack; I think they got sued and had to stop. I've got a little Marshall valvestate and a little Crate tweedy tubey amp, too. They make noise and stuff, but nothing to write home about.
Oh, and the dearly departed: a Fender acoustic with a strat headstock I just couldn't stand, a G&L Legacy that I traded in on the ASAT, and an Epiphone Casino that someone modded like a Dot 335 that I had to sell when we moved 'cause it wouldn't fit in the car. Considering we made it to the destination of the move with about $7, it was probably for the best.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1351 on: 23 Feb 2008, 21:20 »

Out of curiousity, does anyone know what kind of electric Don Anderson (Agalloch) plays? I have seen pictures, but I can't place it. Pictures are at www.agalloch.org under photos, I can't link the photo page directly. He is the short-haired one.
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« Reply #1352 on: 23 Feb 2008, 21:28 »

I can't tell you what kind, but I am damn sure that headstock says schecter.
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« Reply #1353 on: 23 Feb 2008, 21:54 »

Thanks, I couldn't make it out past the strings. I can probably track it down from there. Not likely to get one of those in the forseeable future, but I love the tones he gets out of it. Though I suppose that also comes from the effects quite a bit.
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« Reply #1354 on: 23 Feb 2008, 23:25 »

looks to me like one of the old Omen 7s/C-7s


Schecter necks, as I noted earlier, are rather large, especially on the seven-string models.
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« Reply #1355 on: 24 Feb 2008, 04:27 »

I don't find Schecter's 7-string necks to be as big some people say they are, honestly.

They are fatter than Ibanez, but only slightly, IMO.
Still enough to make them too big for my bitch-like little hands though, but that's another story.

That said, the overall quality of Schecter has impressed the fuck out of me!
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« Reply #1356 on: 25 Feb 2008, 04:53 »

RipTaterman, that acoustic is -gorgeous-, I don't see any flaws. Only thing I'd do different is give her some inlays.
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« Reply #1357 on: 25 Feb 2008, 07:23 »

Alright, I'm jumping in. Behold!

Far right is a Tokai strat, my first electric. I had to replace the fretboard, and didn't feel like adding fret markers. It does have side dots, of course. And I got to bump it up from 21 frets to 22! It's got some Lindy Fralins in it, but I need to replace the cheap-ass tuners, as the B goes flat when I bend it.

I heartily recommend the Sperzels. I just dealt with them directly on a customer service issue and they are wonderful people with a great product.
Plus a set of 6-in-line will only run you about $75 or less.

In other news, or new drummer left his Rickenbacker 620 for me to mess around with.
Yeehaw!
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1358 on: 25 Feb 2008, 08:30 »

Isn't that thing just a random noise generator?

Also I call shenanigans on Zinky getting sued and stopping production of the Smokey Amps.

They're totally still around and sold at my work.
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« Reply #1359 on: 25 Feb 2008, 08:39 »

What exactly is playable on it?
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1360 on: 25 Feb 2008, 21:54 »

KJS: Thanks! If you could get your hands on it you'd see some imperfections (I believe the back is supposed to be convex  :oops:), but all in all I'm pretty happy. I didn't even know there was such a thing as flame mahogany until I got those sides, but man, it looks cool.

Doombilly: I loves me some Sperzels. The ASAT and the orange one have them. The Tokai has vintage style tuners, though, so I've been considering these, when I have dollars, since the holes'd match. I don't know if they're any good, though.

Ballard: I didn't mean to imply that they were weren't making them, only that they weren't putting them in cigarette packs anymore. But if they still are, I guess you get to whale on me with a broom.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1361 on: 26 Feb 2008, 01:07 »

They do still put them in cigarette packs.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1362 on: 26 Feb 2008, 02:16 »

Sam: FUCK YES
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« Reply #1363 on: 26 Feb 2008, 03:31 »

I am not a guitarist... Though I do have a badass Guitar.

Autographed by BB and was one of the ones he used on his 2003 tour..

But like I said I am a bassist so I guess I should show off what I actually play

My Schecter SB-1   It has a paint flaw so the original buyer didn't want it... Lucky me.

For some reason my brain wrote Custom Shop before because it was 5am and I had been up for over 24 hours. Anyway it is a korean made but I still love the way it plays.
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« Reply #1364 on: 26 Feb 2008, 07:40 »

Custom Shop..Diamond Series? Something's yelling "DOES NOT COMPUTE" at me.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1365 on: 26 Feb 2008, 10:37 »

How the fuck did you get that guitar, dogg?
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« Reply #1366 on: 26 Feb 2008, 12:05 »

Custom Shop..Diamond Series? Something's yelling "DOES NOT COMPUTE" at me.

Im not really sure why I said Custom shop...... That was a goof up.. It's a Korean made. Was special ordered to Lanier Music in Mandeville, La. (no longer a schecter liscenced store) but yeah anyway.. I got it cheap because of a paint flaw as you can see in the pic. 

Here is another Pic of me playing with my band Pac-man Turner Overdrive.



How the fuck did you get that guitar, dogg?

I do volunteer work with WWOZ New Orleans. It is the only Jazz and Blues Radio station in the city. My father is a DJ there and we got to meet him a few times. He is a really nice guy, glad I have this guitar now.
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« Reply #1367 on: 27 Feb 2008, 11:23 »



I hate you so hard, Mike Robinson. I must have that.
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« Reply #1368 on: 27 Feb 2008, 13:23 »

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« Reply #1369 on: 27 Feb 2008, 13:40 »

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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1370 on: 27 Feb 2008, 16:35 »

Why not just get a Jazzmaster?

Why not just get a J. Mascis Signature Jazzmaster?

PURPLE FUCKING SPARKLE BITCHES
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1371 on: 27 Feb 2008, 17:12 »

Because a '62 Reissue will cost you your soul.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1372 on: 27 Feb 2008, 17:43 »

I wasn't using it anyway.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1373 on: 27 Feb 2008, 18:14 »

Holy crap I didn't realize Eastwoods were so cheap!
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« Reply #1374 on: 27 Feb 2008, 18:23 »



Huhhblhluuuuh....Only $399.99...That's like, four hundred dollars cheaper than the Gibson model it's based off of (the guitar I want).
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1375 on: 27 Feb 2008, 19:28 »

The les paul DC? Or something else?
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« Reply #1376 on: 27 Feb 2008, 20:12 »

Its the Les Paul DC copy.  I really like that one too.

I also love the MOSRITE baritone copy with tremolo.
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« Reply #1377 on: 27 Feb 2008, 20:19 »

I really wish I could play one of those things.  I have to get Daddy's Junkie Music to order a Gibson Les Paul Faded DC, if there's a used one for sale on their site.

Ugh.  Stupid Vermont.  Nobody carries Gibson guitars.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1378 on: 27 Feb 2008, 20:31 »

Jeph that Eclipse in the pics you posted on your blog is fucking sexual.

For those who missed it, Here 'tis
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« Reply #1379 on: 27 Feb 2008, 20:45 »

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« Reply #1380 on: 27 Feb 2008, 20:46 »

That black guitar with what looks like EMG pickups?  It looks nice, but the brand is called Eclipse?
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« Reply #1381 on: 27 Feb 2008, 20:48 »

It's an ESP Eclipse
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« Reply #1382 on: 27 Feb 2008, 20:49 »

Ohhh.  My bad.  It was kind of hard to read the headstock.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1383 on: 27 Feb 2008, 20:52 »

Eclipses are damn sexy.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1384 on: 28 Feb 2008, 11:29 »

Re: Eastwoods.
I have a lefty friend that has several. He's had no bad luck with any of them.
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« Reply #1385 on: 28 Feb 2008, 13:55 »

http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=2910505585

wankwankwankwankwankwank

That's about as sexy as Anna Nicole's postmortem photos.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1386 on: 28 Feb 2008, 14:05 »

I might be getting a sweet-ass Greco Les Paul Custom tomorrow.

You have been warned.
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« Reply #1387 on: 28 Feb 2008, 16:53 »

@Spluff:
Yes. Yes they are. The EC-series from ESP are sexy too, I am most recently lusting over the stained black cherry EC-500. Kinda odd that you need to add a battery for the pickups though, didn't know some needed that.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1388 on: 28 Feb 2008, 19:13 »

Hey, why hasn't this thread been stickied yet?  It seems like it should be, it sure is popular enough.
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« Reply #1389 on: 28 Feb 2008, 19:23 »

You just want to see your name at the top all the time.
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« Reply #1390 on: 28 Feb 2008, 20:48 »

@Spluff:
Yes. Yes they are. The EC-series from ESP are sexy too, I am most recently lusting over the stained black cherry EC-500. Kinda odd that you need to add a battery for the pickups though, didn't know some needed that.

They're active pickups - it's kinda like having a miniature pre-amp in the pickups, because the standard output is too low, which is what you need the batteries for.
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« Reply #1391 on: 28 Feb 2008, 23:36 »

Huh. I understood a few words of that. Are they rare batteries, or just a 9volt or something?
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« Reply #1392 on: 28 Feb 2008, 23:43 »

You just pop a 9 volt into the necessary compartment. Mine is round the back of the guitar.
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« Reply #1393 on: 29 Feb 2008, 01:48 »

Poppin' a 9 in a guitar?



Not impressed.
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« Reply #1394 on: 29 Feb 2008, 01:50 »

I wouldn't want to risk fucking up the circuitry, otherwise, bullet holes in a guitar could look pretty badass. Just pick one that is already in bad shape.
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« Reply #1395 on: 29 Feb 2008, 05:07 »

http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=2910505585

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That's about as sexy as Anna Nicole's postmortem photos.

It looks like they stopped short. Like they wanted to do something else with the body but didn't. WAY TO HALF-ASS IT.
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« Reply #1396 on: 29 Feb 2008, 18:19 »

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« Reply #1397 on: 29 Feb 2008, 18:26 »

Now that is exactly the kind of guitar that it shouldn't be done to. Les pauls are too beautiful. Something that looks like Pat's squier, I could see. Especially fitting since that kind is called a bullet, right?
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« Reply #1398 on: 29 Feb 2008, 18:29 »

I've played a few guitars that I would love to put a few bullets in. They had about as much tone as a cat in labor.
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« Reply #1399 on: 29 Feb 2008, 18:32 »

Guitars + Bullets = No(Really Fucking Bad Idea) - Intelligence

It's a pretty simple equation people.
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