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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #150 on: 23 May 2009, 01:06 »

So I'm REALLY considering putting the Coronet project on hold, for now, and spending my money on a MIJ Contemporary Strat my local shop has. They're marking down, and it's really nice. Plus, those 80's MIJ strats are supposed to be better than the American ones, of the same time. Rumor is, that's why they quit importing them from Japan. It's royal blue with a maple neck and fretboard. The previous owner replaced the frets with jumbos, which I actually like. Thoughts?
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« Reply #151 on: 24 May 2009, 17:37 »

So I'm REALLY considering putting the Coronet project on hold, for now, and spending my money on a MIJ Contemporary Strat my local shop has. They're marking down, and it's really nice. Plus, those 80's MIJ strats are supposed to be better than the American ones, of the same time. Rumor is, that's why they quit importing them from Japan. It's royal blue with a maple neck and fretboard. The previous owner replaced the frets with jumbos, which I actually like. Thoughts?
quoted for truth.  My dad has an 80's MIJ Squier Strat and it's better than a few American Fenders I've played.
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« Reply #152 on: 25 May 2009, 07:52 »

The 80s MIJ Squiers were pretty much the quality you get out of Fender Japan these days.

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #153 on: 25 May 2009, 22:04 »

What exactly does wiring your pickups out of phase do? I've never heard of that outside of this thread.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #154 on: 26 May 2009, 09:31 »

Wired out of phase gives the difference between the two pickups.  However, if you were to do this on a guitar with two similar pickups (like a telecaster) the sound would usually be very nasally and nearly unuseable.  Out of phase is best used in a guitar with different pickups.  I have a telecaster with a mini-humbucker in the neck position and a push/pull volume knob that changes the phase, and the sound I get from throwing it out of phase is really qui9te nice.  Very chimey and quacky, kind of like positions 2&4 on a strat.
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« Reply #155 on: 26 May 2009, 13:43 »

ok, so I've no money to spend on it but after I get the warmoth neck I want on my MIM Tele, what (non-trem) bridge shouyld I go for. I'm looking for lo-fi, inexpensive and solid reliable. My tele does not have the string through thingees. Also I am likely to opt for P-Rails for my pickup choice.
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« Reply #156 on: 26 May 2009, 14:16 »

Wilkinson compensated is about $30 and gets rave reviews from tele purists.  Try http://www.guitarfetish.com

Edit:  Here's the direct link, but look around that site if you haven't; it's good stuff- http://store.guitarfetish.com/wicotebrbrsa.html
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« Reply #157 on: 27 May 2009, 06:22 »

Looks great, but would I not have to mod that to fit the bridge P-Rail?
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« Reply #158 on: 27 May 2009, 20:00 »

There is a possibility that I will be picking up a Fender Champ 600 for college.  Dano+Boss Super Overdrive+Champ 600= WIN.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #159 on: 27 May 2009, 21:02 »

Looks great, but would I not have to mod that to fit the bridge P-Rail?

Yeah, it wouldn't fit in a wilkinson bridge. You'd either have to use a standard fender hardtail, a tunomatic with stop tail (though drilling for string through really wouldn't be that hard) or something like this: http://store.guitarfetish.com/chhubrforteg.html

I know it's not pretty, but you'd get better intonation than the wilkinson.

Is your body routed for a humbucker already?
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« Reply #160 on: 28 May 2009, 06:03 »

What are you guys' opinion on MODboards? I've never tried them so i want to know.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #161 on: 28 May 2009, 08:37 »

Is your body routed for a humbucker already?

No I am going from memory that the cavities neck cavity seemed pretty large... But yeah now that you mention it that would require some routing for the hbuckerss, no?

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3565068502_3e14cb5805_o.jpg
Looks like you should have a neck coming out the front and the back.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #162 on: 28 May 2009, 09:55 »

^haha, well, to be fair, I don't know how else you could put a trapese bridge on a BillyBo.

If you just have a regular tele route, you will need to route for a humbucker, including cavities for the "wings." It's honestly not SUPER important that the route be PERFECT, since alot of small mistakes will be covered by the bridge or pickguard. Just make sure you don't go beyond either of them.
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« Reply #163 on: 28 May 2009, 10:06 »

Someone gave me an old Johnson acoustic/electric guitar with no hardware (just the body and neck) and it's fairly beat up. So I filled in some of the bigger gouges with wood filler, spray-painted it silver, and drew on it and put song lyrics on it and now it just looks happily strange.

It used to be black, then someone spray-painted it this hideous pink/purple and it made me throw up a little in my mouth. Now it has Billy Joe Shaver and John Lennon lyrics on it.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #164 on: 28 May 2009, 13:57 »

I just got a Big White Monkey 5W Kong Head! I can't wait for it to arrive.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #165 on: 28 May 2009, 14:59 »

I played a handmade Collings acoustic last night. The guy who owned it replaced the bone saddle with a piece of unspecified wood (truth be told, I think it was just a piece of fucking driftwood), and I'll be damned if that wasn't the best-sounding acoustic I've ever heard. It also played like the gods.

Update: it was this guy, with a cutaway: http://www.collingsguitars.com/Instruments/?ID=9
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #166 on: 28 May 2009, 18:51 »

hello all. so heres some pics of my stuff... since that seems to be the order of the topic.

the current playing rig... fenderbassman, gibson les paul studio.


Fender DG-8S NAT, Ibanez Stagestar, Fender Tele, Oscar Schmidt

i have one more guitar than in the pics, its a Crate Electra. i lent it to a friend to learn guitar on. its covered in stickers, ill try to find a pic later.
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« Reply #167 on: 28 May 2009, 19:02 »

Nice! What is the pedal in the first picture? Boss SD-1?
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« Reply #168 on: 28 May 2009, 19:57 »

Thanks yo,
its a Boss OS-2, the other one is a Zoom 505II
its a cool pedal, though i bought it with the tele more in mind.
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« Reply #169 on: 28 May 2009, 23:04 »

Holy silverface Bassman, Batman!
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #170 on: 29 May 2009, 08:37 »

That's what I thought.  I stared at it for a full two minutes.

It's a thing of beauty.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #171 on: 29 May 2009, 09:31 »

Is that a 2x12 or 2x15 cab?
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« Reply #172 on: 29 May 2009, 12:02 »

yeah its a really sweet amp. VERY loud. ive never played louder than almost 4 with a band. it could use power tubes. next birthday present!
i honestly have no idea if the cabs 2x12 or 2x15. the place i got it from had no info on it. but ill check if you know how to find out.
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« Reply #173 on: 29 May 2009, 15:16 »

Tape measure over one of the speakers.
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« Reply #174 on: 29 May 2009, 15:49 »

i was goin for not taking it apart.
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« Reply #175 on: 29 May 2009, 19:59 »

Ok guys, so I like guitar, but I know shit all about pedals and the like. What's a really good fuzz pedal that's out there?
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« Reply #176 on: 29 May 2009, 20:08 »

I started out with an EHX Big Muff, and I think that everyone who's looking for a good starter fuzz should start with the same.
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« Reply #177 on: 29 May 2009, 20:12 »

Oh and also, I had a realization today. I went to a local guitar place and played literally close to two dozen guitars, and I dunno what was going on but I couldn't find one that I could really bond with. I went home and sat down with my CIJ Jazzmaster and it felt like home, it felt and sounded perfect to me. In fact, one of the few guitars that I did play at the store that I almost connected with was an Elvis Costello Jazzy.

I think I'm gonna start to be just like Kevin Shields or Thurston Moore and just start buying and playing nothing but a variety of Jazzmasters. For me, they're pretty much the perfect instrument, and it took me until today to fully realize that.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #178 on: 29 May 2009, 21:16 »

Jazzmasters are pretty wonderful.

I still love a good tele though.  And by a good tele I mean this one.
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« Reply #179 on: 30 May 2009, 04:12 »

That is one weirdass headstock.
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« Reply #180 on: 30 May 2009, 17:18 »

On an amplification related note; just got pro tools, and I gotta say I'm really impressed by how decent the SansAmp plug in is. Granted it's not terribly amazing at doing semi-clean tones, but since I pretty much never need a semi clean tones it's no big deal. It's great for wall of sound type stuff and for tones with no sort of distortion or break up, although this could possibly be because I'm playing a Les Paul and it could sound awesome played through a telephone line.

If anyone could  a) recommend me some other good amp sims (thinking of getting Digidesign's Eleven), or b) tell me places where I can "acquire" amp sims for free off the internet then that would be great.
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« Reply #181 on: 30 May 2009, 19:48 »

That cab looks like a 4x10. If it's an open cab you can still measure the speakers from the back if you care enough to bother.

Jazzmasters are pretty wonderful.

I still love a good tele though.  And by a good tele I mean this one.

That's not even a Tele, silly.
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« Reply #182 on: 30 May 2009, 20:01 »

It's a tele, but not a telecaster. Besides, I'm pretty sure Leo designed the damn thing for g&l anyways. might be wrong about that, though.
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« Reply #183 on: 30 May 2009, 21:14 »

the tele was by leo for fender.
first called the esquire, then the broadcaster, then the telecaster.
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« Reply #184 on: 30 May 2009, 21:17 »

That cab looks like a 4x10. If it's an open cab you can still measure the speakers from the back if you care enough to bother.

Jazzmasters are pretty wonderful.

I still love a good tele though.  And by a good tele I mean this one.

That's not even a Tele, silly.

That is most definitely not a 4x10.  You can see the two speakers set diagonally; my guess is a 2x12.

And though it is not a Telecaster, it counts as a tele in my book because a) it's styled after the tele body, neck, headstock, etc., and b) Leo Fender designed it.  G & L is basically Fender+.
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« Reply #185 on: 31 May 2009, 07:16 »

Yeah, but for all purposeful reasons it's an ASAT. Though I believe when G&L first started, he went with "Broadcaster". To which Gretsch (and Fender) went "Dude Leo, you tried that like 40 years ago, remember? NO."
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« Reply #186 on: 31 May 2009, 07:42 »

Whatever the case, I really would like to have that guitar.
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« Reply #187 on: 31 May 2009, 08:16 »

Ughhhhhh I've been listening to so much Weezer lately. My current GAS: build a clone of one of Rivers' hardtail Stratclones (either the first daphne blue one or the blonde one).
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« Reply #188 on: 01 Jun 2009, 06:31 »

You know what guitar i like the best?
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« Reply #190 on: 01 Jun 2009, 06:46 »

Wow. Just, wow.
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« Reply #191 on: 01 Jun 2009, 07:09 »

I would serve pizza on that.
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« Reply #192 on: 01 Jun 2009, 08:04 »

the tuning pegs on that make me wet.
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« Reply #193 on: 01 Jun 2009, 11:43 »

It probably has great sustain.
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« Reply #194 on: 01 Jun 2009, 12:20 »

I wonder if she likes miniature golf...
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« Reply #195 on: 01 Jun 2009, 12:21 »

Reminds me of the guitar I painted, if only for the similar sectioning off.
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« Reply #196 on: 01 Jun 2009, 12:50 »

That is either a really thick neck, really small body, or both.

I'm curious what kind of alternate tunings y'all like to use? Lately I've been using EBEG#BE (Open E), FADGBE, and BFDGBE.

I need a damn seven string guitar.
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« Reply #197 on: 01 Jun 2009, 12:59 »

Guys, I think that after I buy that hollowbody off of the really rad dude from OSG, I'm going to get a Tele neck, get all the electronics and shit, and make Guitar Mill make me a butterscotch blonde body out of pine.

I basically don't think I'd ever need another hardtail guitar after that. Then add a Strat to the mix, buy back my old SG (my friend says he'll sell her back to me!), and I will be done collecting guitars.
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« Reply #198 on: 01 Jun 2009, 13:02 »

That is either a really thick neck, really small body, or both.

I'm curious what kind of alternate tunings y'all like to use? Lately I've been using EBEG#BE (Open E), FADGBE, and BFDGBE.

I need a damn seven string guitar.


The Pavement ones:

DADABe and CGDGBE (also used by Sonic Youth)

My guitar is probably in those more than Standard.
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« Reply #199 on: 01 Jun 2009, 13:19 »

done collecting guitars.

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