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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #50 on: 01 Jul 2013, 03:32 »

The FB link in that thread is broken, and unfortunately I haven't been able to find any info other than that they used to make guitars in Berkeley (great place for guitar enthusiasts, as I know you're keenly aware) and they were dope as fuck and I'll never ever ever ever get to own one ever. I guess that company revival just ain't gonna happen 'cause that post was made about 2 years ago.
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« Reply #51 on: 02 Jul 2013, 11:47 »

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« Reply #52 on: 02 Jul 2013, 14:10 »

sweet mother of fuck, what is this holy place
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« Reply #53 on: 03 Jul 2013, 03:20 »

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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #54 on: 03 Jul 2013, 09:34 »

Oh god, I must never look at their used guitars page again.

I cried tears of joy at the mere sight
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #55 on: 03 Jul 2013, 10:22 »

Free U.S. shipping? Oh fuck just take my god damn money
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« Reply #56 on: 06 Jul 2013, 04:40 »

They really have some quality stuff but at "Hipster" Wmsburg prices. 2 brown 78 mustangs. Like $1500, each. I did like the guild acoustic bass I played there. I really don't get most of the appeal of Williamsburg. It is hyped to f*cking death. They have an amazing collection of pedals. Next time I'm over there I'll snappy some more. You know guys I just pop in here and drop the guitar pr0n on yuz.
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« Reply #57 on: 09 Jul 2013, 11:42 »

^^ Yes, please do.
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #58 on: 09 Jul 2013, 14:23 »

go in there and steal their '67 Hfner for me and I will suck your dick
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #59 on: 09 Jul 2013, 19:39 »

Just put an old Boss OC-2 on layaway.

Mmm, glitchy octave-down goodness.
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« Reply #60 on: 10 Jul 2013, 23:28 »

I had an OC-2 before I traded it off to get my POG. It was nice, and I kinda miss it still.
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« Reply #61 on: 22 Jul 2013, 22:10 »

I am in the process of re-stringing my guitars.  Magnificent brightness!
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #62 on: 23 Jul 2013, 02:05 »

do any of you guys love to restring guitars as much as I do? it's therapeutic for me. I like every single part of the process, and the trickier it is, the better. I love Fender vintage-style tuners, and my acoustic's nut came unglued a few months after I got it, so it just floats there, making it very tricky to do a full restring. I seriously love doing it.
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« Reply #63 on: 23 Jul 2013, 03:08 »

Oh, when I have money, I restring my guitars every couple of weeks, which leads to them playing nicer and brighter and me playing them more which leads to me having to restring them more often, it's hell I tell you! At this moment I have one guitar missing a G string, the others are gathering muck and rust like there's no tomorrow and my bass is in serious need of some new strings too, it having been four years now.

And all that when I'm broke :(
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« Reply #64 on: 23 Jul 2013, 11:33 »

I don't mind restringing them, but I can't say I enjoy it. It's just a task, for me.

It'd probably be better if I didn't draw blood 50% of the time. Farking cut string ends hurt like a biatch.
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« Reply #65 on: 23 Jul 2013, 22:17 »

Guh, I hate restringing guitars. Such tedium
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« Reply #66 on: 24 Jul 2013, 05:59 »

Guh, I hate restringing guitars. Such tedium
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« Reply #67 on: 24 Jul 2013, 14:58 »

I've got weird tuners on my Strat which make restringing initially kind of a pain in the ass but after a few goes I mastered it.

My brother hasn't changed his bass strings in almost 4 years. I keep telling him he needs to wop out the 20 and re-string it. He is adamant it's "fine", but I have had to explain so many times all because they're not snapped doesn't mean anything when they've been on there that long...
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #68 on: 25 Jul 2013, 06:37 »

Either bass strings are way more expensive than guitar strings than I thought, or you have been getting ripped off, sir.
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #69 on: 25 Jul 2013, 08:05 »

Good bass strings cost a fuckton. I have a set of 35 euro strings on mine. They will also last a year to two years though, and depending on the bass and/or bassist, sound better when well worn in. If you play on them often, that is.
 
EDIT: seriously, I know one guy who swears that he's never changed his strings and he's never been happy with anything other than his bass how it is, and he plays a 1980's yamaha.
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« Reply #70 on: 25 Jul 2013, 16:00 »

Nah bass strings are usually about 20ish. Compared to guitar strings which are about 6.

The thing is, he's probably gone past the well worn in stage and is now at the "doesn't do octaves right" stage. Plus its a longscale/24 fret thing, and he also does zero maintenance on it. Needs to learn his shit!

I find that sweaty hands help me play better but destroy the longevity of my strings, doubt I could keep them on forever. There's always that time when you just know your small e is going to break (your heart).
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #71 on: 26 Jul 2013, 08:00 »

My missus plays with flatwounds and changes them every million years +/- 1 aeon.
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #72 on: 26 Jul 2013, 09:55 »

I haven't changed strings outside of breakages for the entire time I've played bass. I do change the entire set when they do break though, because I can't stand inconsistent tone.
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« Reply #73 on: 26 Jul 2013, 11:05 »

Don't think I've ever broken a bass string, and only one guitar G string while playing. I don't get the whole strings breaking thing.
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« Reply #74 on: 26 Jul 2013, 11:13 »

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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #75 on: 26 Jul 2013, 11:39 »

I have no sweat glands and when I play often, I change my strings often I suppose.


I like good tone
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« Reply #76 on: 26 Jul 2013, 21:45 »

Flatwounds play/feel nice but they're flat, dead and lifeless sounding. Also they snap like fucking twigs.

(I assault my guitar/bass when I play it).
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« Reply #77 on: 26 Jul 2013, 22:42 »

I'm just gonna chime in and say that if I could go back in time with a revolver and a single bullet, I'd shoot the guy who decided that you'd string Fender-style tuners by sticking the string in the top. It just flat doesn't work, and it ruins my whole day when I have to restring my strat.

Also, flats can be super nice on bass because they basically cut your sound down to the fundamental and get rid of overtones. It can be really great on rootsier (?) music and also meshes amazingly well with a fuzz unit.
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« Reply #78 on: 28 Jul 2013, 09:37 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtPqBZZ8fIw

Minus the sheer, baffling stupidity of hauling around a Space Echo just to use it as a gain stage/comp this is a pretty sweet rundown. He's a pretty unique guitarist and I always wondered how he got those bassier tones on their first couple of records.
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« Reply #79 on: 28 Jul 2013, 15:31 »

well, something worth noting is that when adding 1ms of delay, it's like having your amp in a small room, giving it a lot of low midrange meat.
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« Reply #80 on: 28 Jul 2013, 15:35 »

also I don't remember if I mentioned this, but don't ever play a baritone guitar through a guitar amp. play that shit through a bass amp. my friend blew the speakers in my Twin, so she's broken, fucking AGAIN
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« Reply #81 on: 30 Jul 2013, 01:51 »

also I don't remember if I mentioned this, but don't ever play a baritone guitar through a guitar amp. play that shit through a bass amp. my friend blew the speakers in my Twin, so she's broken, fucking AGAIN

Baritone guitars aren't really all that deep, at least not if we're talking B-to-B. I think the speaker blowing in your Twin is more down to shit luck than anything. Either that, the Twin just can't handle that sort of thing.
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« Reply #82 on: 30 Jul 2013, 08:22 »

That twin of yours must be made of paper.

Is it an old one or a new PCB one?
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« Reply #83 on: 30 Jul 2013, 19:06 »

It isn't the low frequencies that blow guitar speakers, it's the ATTACK of the low frequencies. Something else is going on there.
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« Reply #84 on: 31 Jul 2013, 01:39 »

Something pretty weird is going on, definitely.

Either that, or Patrick just needs a decent 4x12 like everyone else.
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« Reply #85 on: 31 Jul 2013, 10:42 »

It isn't the low frequencies that blow guitar speakers, it's the ATTACK of the low frequencies. Something else is going on there.

well, he was really laying into those open chords. and he has zero concept of what it means to play in a band setting (probably why he's been kicked out of every band he's ever been in), so he had the master volume cranked.

I'm just gonna stop letting anybody but Matt use my Twin, and fuck any nigga what hates on me for it
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« Reply #86 on: 31 Jul 2013, 14:39 »

That thing is your baby. I don't let anyone but people I trust to know what they're doing play my guitars or borrow any of my gear either. Stuff costs you money and if they break it, they pay for it.
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« Reply #87 on: 31 Jul 2013, 15:07 »

yeah, I should've stopped trusting him to know what he was doing a long time ago for a million reasons. dude probably has to look up how to take a shit and still can't get it right, I swear
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« Reply #88 on: 31 Jul 2013, 16:26 »

I was playing my brother's Jerry Jones baritone today and you made me paranoid about the well-being of my AC-15. Shit held together, though.
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« Reply #89 on: 31 Jul 2013, 18:50 »

I always treat other peoples' shit CONSIDERABLY better than I treat my own.

Much like my genitals.
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« Reply #91 on: 01 Aug 2013, 18:58 »

Cooool
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« Reply #92 on: 02 Aug 2013, 08:34 »

I just got my first ever paycheck and you utter bastard.
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« Reply #93 on: 02 Aug 2013, 10:12 »

Holy shitballs. Gotta come up with some money!
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« Reply #94 on: 02 Aug 2013, 10:28 »

I was playing my brother's Jerry Jones baritone today and you made me paranoid about the well-being of my AC-15. Shit held together, though.

I've heard that using a compressor solves this problem but who the fuck knows
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« Reply #95 on: 03 Aug 2013, 09:18 »

Hats off for what looks like some quality blocking/binding on that model too.
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« Reply #96 on: 05 Aug 2013, 10:04 »

What the fuck THAT IS GETTING BOUGHT

edit: EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL http://www.fender.com/en-GB/squier/series/vintage-modified/?sort=new
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« Reply #97 on: 08 Aug 2013, 06:11 »

saw a squire JAg that was just a slab of mohogany w/ p90s and just two knobs yesterday. Nice. Almost GAS'd.
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« Reply #98 on: 08 Aug 2013, 08:10 »

saw a squire JAg that was just a slab of mohogany w/ p90s and just two knobs yesterday. Nice. Almost GAS'd.

I think there's a chinese fender version of that too. I almost bought it last year!
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« Reply #99 on: 14 Aug 2013, 09:16 »

I have plans to build myself a cigar box fiddle and quarter scale electric guitar called the Telelele.

Updates will follow as soon as I've sourced myself a broken fiddle.
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