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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #100 on: 14 Aug 2013, 09:57 »

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« Reply #101 on: 14 Aug 2013, 10:03 »

I'm going the lazy route, my dad broke his yamaha guitalele and there's a telecaster bridge lying around somewhere in the house.

Lipstick pickups for 10 euros, unfinished job lot violin neck bought for 20 euros. Now it's a two week wait.

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« Reply #102 on: 21 Aug 2013, 10:54 »



second from left is called a Zodiac, and it is made by one Paul Rhoney from OSG. I plan on giving him my money for that and a 12-string version some fine day when I have the funds available.
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« Reply #103 on: 21 Aug 2013, 13:52 »

The guitarist from Sannhet (who are pretty good black metal band if that's your thing) posted this:



It's an EGC imitation of those hideous Vox guitars.
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« Reply #104 on: 21 Aug 2013, 14:23 »

hideous?! you bite your filthy tongue. you ever heard "Kissing The Lipless" by the Shins? They use the original one of those, all stock, and it's beautiful, and sounds incredible. And the drummer's shirt says B.O.O.O.B.S. Three O's, yes.

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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #105 on: 21 Aug 2013, 14:39 »

This just in: IDMG hates unusual guitar shapes from the sixties, in addition to hollowbodies, semi-hollows and Marshall amps.

And the Shins.
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« Reply #106 on: 21 Aug 2013, 20:21 »

Haters gonna hate.
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« Reply #107 on: 22 Aug 2013, 08:00 »

This just in: IDMG hates unusual guitar shapes from the sixties, in addition to hollowbodies, semi-hollows and Marshall amps.

And the Shins.

So basically you hate every danelectro ever built. Even the normal shaped ones.

The Shins I can kind of understand. They have one song that they play slightly differently fifteen times per album.

But goddamn is it a good one
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« Reply #108 on: 22 Aug 2013, 13:08 »

You're entitled to you opinion about the Shins. But not about that guitar. That guitar is awesome
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« Reply #109 on: 22 Aug 2013, 19:03 »


So basically you hate every danelectro ever built. Even the normal shaped ones.

More for the way they play and sound than the shape honestly.
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« Reply #110 on: 23 Aug 2013, 10:52 »

I can agree with you on the playing bit, and the sound bit to a degree. Matt used to have the same model that Jimmy Page used for "White Summer/Black Mountain Side" in that one dope-ass recording for BBC, and the neck felt super square and uncomfortable. And the pickup switching was terrible, each individual pickup was super quiet and then you'd put it to both pickups and all of a sudden it gets super fucking loud, how does that even make sense at all? and it's like that on every Dano.
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« Reply #111 on: 23 Aug 2013, 10:57 »

I like the awkward squarish neck. Somehow I play faster on mine than anything else.

Perhaps it ruined me as a guitarist though, since it was my first instrument.
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« Reply #112 on: 23 Aug 2013, 16:39 »

I wouldn't mind it as much if only I could have the volume be even when using one OR both pickups. I'm switching sides, the neck's okay but the wiring is bullshit. the pickups are great, too, so wtf.
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« Reply #113 on: 23 Aug 2013, 17:25 »

I just keep mine permanently in bridge setting, switching to middle for lead parts. Works surprisingly well!
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« Reply #114 on: 27 Aug 2013, 12:34 »

Got a brand new Vox SSC33 for $180 off Music123. It chimes so prettily.
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #115 on: 29 Aug 2013, 06:10 »

So Fender decides to reissue the Starcaster when I'm flat broke and unemployed...
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« Reply #116 on: 29 Aug 2013, 14:35 »

what the fuck did you just say
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« Reply #117 on: 29 Aug 2013, 17:39 »

Its been all over TGP and OSG. I'd post pics but I'm on a phone and lazy. Rumor is they're being built in China along with the Coronado reissue.
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« Reply #118 on: 31 Aug 2013, 15:15 »

I demand sauce and pix.
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« Reply #120 on: 01 Sep 2013, 20:51 »

G I M M E  D A T
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« Reply #121 on: 01 Sep 2013, 22:07 »

Anyone else really want to put in CuNiFe Telenator pickups into one of those reissues?
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« Reply #122 on: 02 Sep 2013, 03:12 »

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« Reply #123 on: 02 Sep 2013, 04:42 »

I love my bandmates but they have no taste. those horrible, horrible people had the gall to call that poor starcaster "hideous"

they also told me I should eat teriyaki instead of popeye's but those dumb shits didn't get $22 back in change after handing out $20 in the drive thru and then not realizing it til much, much later
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« Reply #124 on: 02 Sep 2013, 04:52 »

I get paid tomorrow. I'll have a little under two grand in my account.

THAT I HAVE TO PAY OUT IN RENT  :cry:
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« Reply #125 on: 04 Sep 2013, 10:18 »

There are some Reverend models that look like the Starcaster that I'd rather have. I trust Reverend's quality control WAYYYYYYYYYYY more than I trust Fender's. They come perfectly set up from the factory. Freakin' love Reverends, that's going to be my next guitar purchase.

http://www.reverendguitars.com/category/guitar/
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« Reply #126 on: 04 Sep 2013, 10:40 »

David Bazan uses a Reverend Charger. or at least, he did when I saw him play all of Pedro The Lion's "Control" in December.

I still don't see anything Starcastery in there. I see offsets, and I see something that looks like a Gibson Barney Kessel, but no Starcastery thingies.
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« Reply #127 on: 04 Sep 2013, 13:02 »

Yeah, okay, no real Starcaster clones, but definitely a lot of great choices in that general area.
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« Reply #128 on: 22 Sep 2013, 17:43 »

Those of you who like ugly guitars or want to hump Johnny Greenwood's tone might be interested:
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/454015.html?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=googleps&gclid=COX0h9Wk4LkCFcaDQgodtiYAkA
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« Reply #129 on: 01 Oct 2013, 08:22 »

Guitars? Nah, not today, today is electric violin build day!


Maple neck, ebony fingerboard, made in china for 16 euros. Damn sight better than carving your own scroll.
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« Reply #130 on: 04 Oct 2013, 20:44 »

Meanwhile I bought this for less than half what it would have been new:
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« Reply #131 on: 09 Oct 2013, 15:26 »

My good friend Jesse asked me for the reasons why I hate Floyd Rose bridges, and here they are for your reading pleasure.

  • I despise setting them up because it's too much of a pain in the ass. I like a challenge, but I hate exercises in futility.
  • If you bend a note and play another string as a two-note chord, the un-bent note is going to be flat, because the Floyd Rose will sympathetically relax the tension on the other strings if one string is bent (because the bent string is more tense).
  • They're clunky as fuck (heavy).
  • If you install a Floyd Rose on a guitar that didn't already have one, you have to do a lot of cutting, and if there's one thing that pisses me off, it's people who cut into priceless guitars like a '59 Les Paul (yep, I've seen it) or a '52 Telecaster (yep, seen that too).
  • Only shredder faggots use Floyd Rose bridges: Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Buckethead, Herman Li of Dragonforce, the list goes on and on.
  • Impossible to intonate.
  • There's no such thing as a tasteful vibrato when using a Floyd Rose, it's made specifically so that you dive-bomb the fuck out of notes and then rollercoaster back up into them.
  • The tuning system is the 6 twistable pegs on the bridge, and if you want to go from standard tuning to drop D, you have to unscrew the screw that holds that low E string using an allen key, tune it down to drop D, then RETUNE EVERY FUCKING STRING ON THE GUITAR over and over and over and over and over until they're all in tune again (the reason for retuning all the other strings was covered in Reason #2).
  • The break angle of the bridge (where the string is bent over the saddle) is relatively acute (mathematically speaking, it's an obtuse angle, but it is more acute than, say, the break angle of any fixed bridge), so when you divebomb a note and then come back up, you're straightening and flexing a string over and over, and that leads to frequent string breakage.
  • Those god damn tremolo arms are always swinging around and I can never fucking find them.
  • All that fucking business on the bridge makes it real scratchy when I try to palm mute.
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« Reply #132 on: 10 Oct 2013, 22:11 »

Floyds fucking suck. I'm all about dem Bigsbys though. They're everything a Floyd isn't.  Also a giant hunk of metal on the back of a guitar helps when it tends to neckdive (*cough* goddammitgibson *cough*).
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« Reply #133 on: 11 Oct 2013, 09:10 »

+1 Bigsby fan here.
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« Reply #134 on: 11 Oct 2013, 16:09 »

+1 here too. I want to get the model they have where you don't have to slice and dice your geet in order to install it, because I want one for my hollowbody. I wonder how that will affect my behind-the-bridge playing though... I love that about the trapeze tailpiece on my hollowbody.
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« Reply #135 on: 11 Oct 2013, 17:49 »

...Bass guitars?

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« Reply #136 on: 11 Oct 2013, 20:51 »

Basses are awesome, Bigsbys are terribad.
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« Reply #137 on: 11 Oct 2013, 21:31 »

Pat, I think you're looking for a Vibramate, which is basically a Bigsby adapter plate: http://www.vibramate.com/index.php

And Jotunheim, that bass is mad sexy.
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« Reply #138 on: 11 Oct 2013, 22:18 »

I fuckin love you, amigo.
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« Reply #139 on: 12 Oct 2013, 10:34 »

Doesn't GFS have something similar? I seem to remember them having a free floating 'tailpiece' bigsby.
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« Reply #140 on: 12 Oct 2013, 21:41 »

Thanks. It's mad overkill in terms of the music that I play with the band I play in right now, but it does leave me more possibilities with how I want to play things. Also, I've found that the deepest string on any extended range sounds a little weakish compared to the others. On my five strings, that string is the B string, which we obviously use quite a lot. On this axe it's the F# string, so it has a sexy sexy sound on the B string, even when tuned lower.

As for the Floyd bridges, both of our guitar players dislike them. We do a fair bit of retuning between songs (We've got tunes in standard, drop D, Drop C and drop A#) and as someone else said, they're a pain for that.
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« Reply #141 on: 13 Oct 2013, 13:29 »

As for the Floyd bridges, both of our guitar players dislike them. We do a fair bit of retuning between songs (We've got tunes in standard, drop D, Drop C and drop A#) and as someone else said, they're a pain for that.

On that note, I honestly hate retuning in the middle of a set. I've only done it once and I'd rather just have a backup in a specific tuning.
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« Reply #142 on: 13 Oct 2013, 14:14 »

yeah, but if their situation's anything like mine, they'd need a bigger vehicle. we have only ever played 1 show where we provided our own bass rig.
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« Reply #143 on: 13 Oct 2013, 17:02 »

Nah. I think the guys do have some backup axes, but personally, I prefer just sticking with the bass and retuning if it comes to that.
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« Reply #144 on: 17 Oct 2013, 10:03 »

What kind of doom-sludge-brown noise would you have to be playing that would require you to get lower than F#?  :psyduck: Unless you're playing a bass lick that really needs an open string for diatonics or something. The only time I ever detune my bass in my band is one song that pounds on the low D and then runs up the scale while the note rings out on the low string.
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« Reply #145 on: 17 Oct 2013, 10:44 »

GUYS I played a 5 string bass without hating it for the first time last night, thanks to the song "Dirty Dishes" by Deer Tick. IT WENT SUPER LOW AND I THINK I HIT THE BROWN NOTE
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« Reply #146 on: 17 Oct 2013, 13:41 »

What kind of doom-sludge-brown noise would you have to be playing that would require you to get lower than F#?  :psyduck: Unless you're playing a bass lick that really needs an open string for diatonics or something. The only time I ever detune my bass in my band is one song that pounds on the low D and then runs up the scale while the note rings out on the low string.

Ever hear of Bongripper?
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« Reply #147 on: 18 Oct 2013, 04:35 »


New Vox day. Not bad for $190. Anyone know how to convert it to SSC55 specs?
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« Reply #148 on: 18 Oct 2013, 07:24 »

mmmmmmm she's purdy <3
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« Reply #149 on: 19 Oct 2013, 01:58 »

Hah. I don't tune my own bass down. Least not the F# string. Our guitar player has an eight string that he keeps in drop E, but mostly if I tune the bass differently, I'll tune the B string to C to make my life easier, or A# for the song that's in drop A#.
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