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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #200 on: 28 Jan 2014, 07:32 »

I want to build myself a thinline tele with P90s and a bigsby
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« Reply #201 on: 28 Jan 2014, 15:00 »

see I've been wanting basically the same thing as that, but an SG, and not a semi-hollow.

speaking of Bigsby, god fucking damn it I want it to be Thursday already
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« Reply #202 on: 29 Jan 2014, 08:50 »

I want a tele with two mini-hums in it. Either that, or some combo of mini-hum and p90. Bigsbys are always good. I installed one on my $199 fake-LP-style and it's great. I like the Bigsby sound even better than the trem on my Jaguar. (I know it's really a vibrato.)
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« Reply #203 on: 29 Jan 2014, 15:29 »

it came early!



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« Reply #204 on: 29 Jan 2014, 18:15 »

very nice. what pickups are those?


Also, on an unrelated note, what have you non-Aussies heard about our Maton guitars? No really, I'm curious.
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« Reply #205 on: 30 Jan 2014, 01:19 »

very nice. what pickups are those?


Also, on an unrelated note, what have you non-Aussies heard about our Maton guitars? No really, I'm curious.
(Guitar I'm saving up for is a Maton BB1200 JH ) :
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« Reply #206 on: 30 Jan 2014, 03:20 »

Mmm Jazzmasters. More like jizzmasters, am I right? <3
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« Reply #207 on: 30 Jan 2014, 10:20 »

Mmm Jazzmasters. More like jizzmasters, am I right? <3

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« Reply #208 on: 30 Jan 2014, 13:35 »

very nice. what pickups are those?

we'll never know. she's one of those Japanese 'lawsuit' guitars, and all I know about her is that she's from the late '60s and the brand is El Degas.
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« Reply #209 on: 30 Jan 2014, 14:24 »

Ahh, gotta love the Lawsuit guitars. I have an Epiphone ripoff of a Strat from the 90's.

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I had to replace the pickups, re-solder etc, but it sounds pretty good for a $50 guitar (with $300 of replacement hardware... :/ )
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« Reply #210 on: 08 Feb 2014, 14:26 »

Some neat, yet weird guitars; I was going to put them in the pointless thread, but then I thought this is where they belong, sort-of:





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« Reply #211 on: 09 Feb 2014, 18:01 »

I've seen the first 2 of those before, but that last one, I haven't seen. On a display hanger of Fretted Friends, the guitar shop in my town that closed almost ten years ago, there used to be a Martin electric (I know, right?) shaped like an M-16 that had 2 humbuckers. It looks like this one has the pickup switch in the trigger, which the Martin also had.

Damn, now I really miss that place. It's been turned into a pizza slices joint now.
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« Reply #212 on: 10 Feb 2014, 02:41 »

There is a distinct lack of love for superstrats on here. I've just placed a preorder on this.

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« Reply #213 on: 10 Feb 2014, 03:41 »

I played a real Gibson Les Paul last night for the first time.

Sweet Lord it plays like butter.
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« Reply #214 on: 10 Feb 2014, 05:41 »

I played a real Gibson Les Paul last night for the first time.

Sweet Lord it plays like butter.

Ah man, I hated the Les Pauls I played, the neck felt awful and the body was way too heavy on the shoulder. And if I put on my vanity glasses, I've never seen a colour other than black that I like them in.
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« Reply #215 on: 10 Feb 2014, 06:18 »

My housemate says it played like any other until he got it set up. I have played copies before and not cared for them but this... This was wondrous, and not that heavy either.
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« Reply #216 on: 10 Feb 2014, 07:27 »

My housemate says it played like any other until he got it set up. I have played copies before and not cared for them but this... This was wondrous, and not that heavy either.

A good set-up really will change a guitar I admit, but I have never been a great fan of Gibson's in general, RD aside. My subconscious also always associates Les Pauls with 80's hair metal guitar solo's, and in their music video's they'll be playing them outside of churches in the desert, or on their knee's in the rain etc.

I am aware that a lot of my favourite bands use them too though.
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« Reply #217 on: 10 Feb 2014, 08:12 »

Not many of my favourite guitarists use them. I'm usually a Tele kinda guy, but I can now see the benefit of a Les.
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« Reply #218 on: 10 Feb 2014, 08:24 »

Not many of my favourite guitarists use them. I'm usually a Tele kinda guy, but I can now see the benefit of a Les.

Jeff Buckley made me like Tele's, but I think they need to have a decent set of pups, they can risk sounding a bit too weak for me, or sometimes too bright. My favourite shape is a Jaguar, which is why I own one.

Well guess I'll have to find a well set up LP to have my perceptions changed. But honestly, why did Gibson discontinue the RD? Such a sexy guitar... and all I want is a Ghost signature model. :cry:
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« Reply #219 on: 10 Feb 2014, 19:52 »

if you don't like Les Pauls after this, fuck you


(wait for the 1 minute mark for it to hit in full force, and then the bitchin drum solo comes in around 1:30)


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« Reply #220 on: 10 Feb 2014, 20:00 »

It's fantastic, sure, but that's Clapton for you (I was more interested in the organ solo in Steppin' Out, but that's just because they're so much fun to play)
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« Reply #221 on: 10 Feb 2014, 20:05 »

haha, well, my point was that the guitar itself sounds like it's gonna rip the flesh clean away from your face. btw Hughie Flint is a fucking beast on the drums in every last one of those, and that's John McVie on bass, who later went on to co-found Fleetwood Mac.

oh and in case blues didn't sell you, how about Les Paul himself, who designed it in collaboration with Gibson to play jazz? he made sparklingly beautiful dulcet tones come out of the instrument that would become Clapton's warhorse for that legendary record shown in part above

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« Reply #222 on: 11 Feb 2014, 00:08 »

Well I sure do like all those songs, and I haven't listened to John Mayall in years, the guitar sounds is indeed gorgeous. It has always been the feel of a Les Paul that I didn't like, and what it became in the late 80's and early 90's.

But then a band like Kyuss used Les Pauls, and I fucking love that guitar tone

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« Reply #223 on: 11 Feb 2014, 01:38 »

Although Clappers doesn't tend to play a Les Paul any more himself, even  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #224 on: 11 Feb 2014, 02:04 »

Although Clappers doesn't tend to play a Les Paul any more himself, even  :mrgreen:

He's pretty set on his maple necked strats now. Didn't he play a Les Paul with the Yardbirds though? And an SG for most of Cream.
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« Reply #225 on: 11 Feb 2014, 02:37 »

He did, and apparently when he reformed Cream his sound was dogshit because a Start sounds nothing like a guitar with a bucker on it.
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« Reply #226 on: 11 Feb 2014, 02:55 »

He did, and apparently when he reformed Cream his sound was dogshit because a Start sounds nothing like a guitar with a bucker on it.

Well his sound changed massively from Cream to solo, he should have used the right tool for the job, and if he really wanted to play a strat, he could have used an HSS or an HSH.
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« Reply #227 on: 11 Feb 2014, 02:56 »

and from late Cream to just before the Strat, he played that gorgeous cherry ES-335 with Blind Faith. Derek is where he went Stratty (conveniently, rhymes with "batty", which is also applicable), but fortunately Duane Allman still kept a Les Paul in the mix.

I mean don't get me wrong, I love Strats in the right context. and he nailed it on "Layla" And Other Love Songs. but he rarely got it right again after that.
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« Reply #228 on: 11 Feb 2014, 03:03 »

Argh I'm not entirely sure I can agree, I like a lot of his solo work, and I do love the clean sound of a strat, John Frusciante got some great tones out of it to my ears.

For me though, Cream was his best work, and his greatest guitar sound. I haven't really taken much notice of Blind Faith before, though I know my Dad has a few of their LPs.
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« Reply #229 on: 11 Feb 2014, 03:25 »

Blind Faith's album cover is... something.
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« Reply #230 on: 11 Feb 2014, 03:35 »

Yeah it caused a lot of controversy back then and it still does now.
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« Reply #231 on: 11 Feb 2014, 13:56 »

I played a real Gibson Les Paul last night for the first time.

Sweet Lord it plays like butter.

Ah man, I hated the Les Pauls I played, the neck felt awful and the body was way too heavy on the shoulder. And if I put on my vanity glasses, I've never seen a colour other than black that I like them in.

That just about describes my feelings about them. Apart from more recent les paul studios, I like them. in shit brown
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« Reply #232 on: 12 Feb 2014, 22:23 »

Every time I play a high-end Les Paul Custom I just end up thinking, "This is good, but I don't know if it's $3500 good."
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« Reply #233 on: 12 Feb 2014, 22:40 »

Every time I play a high-end Les Paul Custom I just end up thinking, "This is good, but I don't know if it's $3500 good."
Agreed. Then again, I don't have $3500 to spend. (Then again, there's also a $3500 Maton BB1200JH that I really could justify spending that much on)
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« Reply #234 on: 13 Feb 2014, 09:55 »

Let's put it this way: If I had $3500, I would pay for a Bogner Uberschall. If I had $1800, I would pay for that nice 1967 Deluxe Reverb one of my local GCs has sitting in a room somewhere.

I wouldn't pay for a Les Paul Custom. I'd probably just get a guitar built to my specifications by a smaller builder.
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« Reply #235 on: 13 Feb 2014, 12:34 »

for 3500 I'd buy myself a pair of bigass boutique amps.
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« Reply #236 on: 13 Feb 2014, 13:07 »

For £3500 I'd buy myself a decent Jaguar (Lee Renaldo sig maybe), a Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister head and cab, and a fuckton of pedals.
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« Reply #237 on: 13 Feb 2014, 15:08 »

If I had $3500AU I'd sit there and weep because of the exchange rate versus the pound and the US dollar.
Then I'd go an order a Creston.
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« Reply #238 on: 14 Feb 2014, 02:45 »

If I had $3500AU I'd sit there and weep because of the exchange rate versus the pound and the US dollar.
Then I'd go an order a Creston.

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« Reply #239 on: 17 Feb 2014, 10:08 »

I guess I'm a hypocrite because I sat in on a jam with some friends and I now get what people see in Vox AC30s.

Damn things cut through the mix like a laser.
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« Reply #240 on: 17 Feb 2014, 16:03 »

and from late Cream to just before the Strat, he played that gorgeous cherry ES-335 with Blind Faith. Derek is where he went Stratty (conveniently, rhymes with "batty", which is also applicable), but fortunately Duane Allman still kept a Les Paul in the mix.

I mean don't get me wrong, I love Strats in the right context. and he nailed it on "Layla" And Other Love Songs. but he rarely got it right again after that.

His 80s output wasn't too bad. He dipped in the late 70s, and the 90s is a blur to me, but I thought Journeyman sounded pretty good.

Best Strat players for getting a beefy sound tend to be Froosh, Eric Johnson and Simon Neil to me.

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Taekwondoin - generally love me superstrats but Jacksons have never really done it for me. I like them to either look like Strats, supercharged, or have a hilariously weird hockey-stick headstock that is going to hurt me and other band members in my flailing proximity.

Here's something to think about: Eric Johnson is such a massive guitar perfectionist that he believes that different brands of batteries alter the tone of the equipment you're using. No wonder it takes about 5 years per album for him! Any truth to this you think guys?
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« Reply #241 on: 18 Feb 2014, 02:09 »


Taekwondoin - generally love me superstrats but Jacksons have never really done it for me. I like them to either look like Strats, supercharged, or have a hilariously weird hockey-stick headstock that is going to hurt me and other band members in my flailing proximity.
For me it's the neck that i like so much, they feel so comfortable in my hand and on my fingers, and I'm a bit of a fender fanboy, so keeping it in the family is always a bonus for me. I also love the sounds from the SLX series.
Here's something to think about: Eric Johnson is such a massive guitar perfectionist that he believes that different brands of batteries alter the tone of the equipment you're using. No wonder it takes about 5 years per album for him! Any truth to this you think guys?
I guess it could make a difference, maybe not from one high end battery brand to another high end brand, but certainly between a cheaper one and a more expensive one if they are giving different, or more consistent output of power. Maybe it wouldn't change the tone so much as the power behind the tone?
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« Reply #243 on: 19 Feb 2014, 16:00 »

I'm pretty sure if I had Cliffs of Dover money, all my batteries would be high-end. And I'd eat branded cereals cos I can.

Those are the most singularly pretty batteries I've ever seen, and want them, although have little use for 9Vs. Need to grow the pedal board.
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« Reply #244 on: 20 Feb 2014, 14:06 »

I'm pretty sure if I had Cliffs of Dover money, all my batteries would be high-end.

Ehhh. Fuzz Faces (Especially old ones like he uses) actually work better with the shitty carbon batteries you can at a dollar store because they respond nice to being slightly under-charged. For almost anything else it REALLY doesn't matter.
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« Reply #245 on: 20 Feb 2014, 19:27 »

This is why I wish I had a germanium big muff and a voltage knob. the germanium OD is already awesome, but gets too extreme far too fast and is wildly climate dependent and doesn't work well at all with a 9v adapter :'(
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« Reply #246 on: 21 Feb 2014, 09:21 »

Looks like yet another OD I need to own.

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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #247 on: 21 Feb 2014, 22:32 »

All I want is an ENGL Fireball head right now. Anyone else play them and think that they're the shit?
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #248 on: 21 Feb 2014, 22:38 »

And honestly, the only Les Paul I've ever played that made me think "this would be a great addition to my life" was my old teacher's '82 ebony. Played smooth as silk and sounded about as close to perfect as you could hope to get. Other than that, I don't consider Les Pauls to be that impressive.

In the end, the only Gibson that I'd really go out of my way for would be an Explorer E2. One came through a local music store here last year, and I was utterly in love. Then someone bought it, and left an Explorer-shaped hole in my blackened heart.
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #249 on: 22 Feb 2014, 04:55 »

I'm working on installing the roller bridge I just got in the mail. Here's hoping this alleviates a lot of the tuning stability issues I've gotten since installing the Bigsby.
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