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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4450 on: 22 Feb 2013, 00:20 »

hey man, epiphone makes some fine instruments

but the epiphone SG ain't one of them. it's built like a brick shithouse and has about as much sustain
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« Reply #4451 on: 22 Feb 2013, 01:12 »

Hey, they can get some pretty good sustain! Particularly if the person using the aforementioned facility had a particularly explosive meal previously.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4452 on: 22 Feb 2013, 05:46 »

So basically, I think we can all agree that chinese Gretsch and Hagstroms are the best deals around?
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4453 on: 22 Feb 2013, 08:16 »

Grestches are very nice. I really like filtertrons!
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4454 on: 22 Feb 2013, 09:25 »

OH BY THE WAY. I got to test out one of these
the other week while on a city trip. You know how it goes, you see a music shop and you have to go in.

Only difference was it was fretless. A Fretless bass uke. It was tuned the same as a real bass and actually really comfortable to play on. I'd love one as a travel bass, but they cost 600 euros or so.

Also, it would really go well with my Mahogany slothead Tanglewood.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4455 on: 22 Feb 2013, 09:41 »

Augh, that is really cool.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4456 on: 23 Feb 2013, 00:55 »

I want the Hagstrom 12-string Viking so fucking bad, dude. I want to record all of the things.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4457 on: 23 Feb 2013, 09:49 »

My Viking Deluxe has been missing a string since, like, December. The last time I played guitar, I broke that string and have been too busy/lazy/morose to fix it. What a bummer.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4458 on: 24 Feb 2013, 06:37 »

gretsch.panther.centerblock.dang.

Finally a white guitar without fucking gold hardware.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4459 on: 24 Feb 2013, 07:04 »

I like my Peavey T-60 (which was a pretty reasonable price for a USA made guitar).  My only complaint would be the weight. Though on the upside; it also doubles as a blunt-force weapon..?

I had to sell my 79 T-60. Made me so sad. That baby was awesome.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4460 on: 24 Feb 2013, 10:13 »

Finally a white guitar without fucking gold hardware.

No. No no no no. That's just..no. White Gretsches are SUPPOSED to have gold hardware.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4461 on: 24 Feb 2013, 11:30 »

gretsch.panther.centerblock.dang.

Finally a white guitar without fucking gold hardware.

I AM DROOLING

But also this
Finally a white guitar without fucking gold hardware.

No. No no no no. That's just..no. White Gretsches are SUPPOSED to have gold hardware.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4462 on: 24 Feb 2013, 19:25 »

I finally got my AC15! FUCK this thing is awesome
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4463 on: 24 Feb 2013, 19:30 »

Fuuuuuuck, jealous :(

While I agree with Shane, I also rather like it without the goldware. Also, Jazzmasters come in white and ~they!~ don't have gold hardware  :mrgreen:
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4464 on: 24 Feb 2013, 19:42 »

I thing getting a big hollwbody Gretsch in anything but orange is a mistake anyway. White falcons are nice, but dang.

Also, I played one of the Epi SGs with the P90s from last page, and it was pretty nice. It had a flatter neck and I really like the dot-and-bound fretboard. Wraparound bridges are always a plus.

Also played the new Bass VI, and it is really fucking cool and very usable as a bass!
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« Reply #4465 on: 24 Feb 2013, 19:59 »

Also played the new Bass VI, and it is really fucking cool and very usable as a bass!

dude yes, high five o/

Those things are just so fucking musical, no matter how you play em. AND THEY HAVE A WHAMMY BAR, WHAT THE FUCK I STILL CAN'T GET OVER THAT
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4466 on: 24 Feb 2013, 21:59 »

Sigh, I melted my bass cab today at a show. Worth it. But now I need to be poor again because I have another show in 5 days. WHY.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4467 on: 24 Feb 2013, 23:14 »

Also played the new Bass VI, and it is really fucking cool and very usable as a bass!

Local guitar center had it right next to a Roland JC-120 reissue.

It's like they were asking me to play Cure tunes at obnoxious volumes.


Also, I blew up my pedal power supply. Yay.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4468 on: 25 Feb 2013, 03:19 »

Does the whammy bar on the bass VI not detune it totally every time you use it?
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4469 on: 25 Feb 2013, 04:45 »

Same system as the JM and Jag, similarly stable results. Just make sure yr strings are properly stretched first. It's even more important than usual, since I've noticed that wound strings tend to respond the most to stretching, and, well, the whole damn set is wound on the Bass VI.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4470 on: 25 Feb 2013, 07:26 »

I didn't get a chance to use the vibrato on the VI, they either lost the bar or keeping it behind the counter at the shop. I'd imagine roller saddles and a properly cut nut would fix most of the tuning problems.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4471 on: 25 Feb 2013, 12:34 »

I wonder if a standard Mastery would fit the larger strings on the VI.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4472 on: 25 Feb 2013, 12:42 »

Finally a white guitar without fucking gold hardware.

No. No no no no. That's just..no. White Gretsches are SUPPOSED to have gold hardware.
I disagree. And punch you in the face with fist punches from my fist thing. (Where is my How-to-make-fist handbook?)
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4473 on: 25 Feb 2013, 12:46 »

I'm not saying all white guitars should, but man, White Falcons just look Correct.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4474 on: 25 Feb 2013, 20:17 »

I just bought a Flashback delay off TGP. I fuckin' love grant money that I shouldn't be spending :D
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4475 on: 26 Feb 2013, 05:16 »

I'll admit, I barely have any idea what you're all talking about. My only guitar is this one:


It's a Höfner 4840 Concert Guitar from 1977. Rosewood back sides and fingerboard, spruce top. Nylon strings of course.

It's not that high quality, but it's ok. I can't afford anything else anyway.

edit: by the way, the brighter areas on the body are reflections of the tripod, not scratches.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4476 on: 26 Feb 2013, 07:32 »

I understand what you are saying;  My main guitar. 

I have a couple of others, both classical guitars.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4477 on: 26 Feb 2013, 17:06 »

Where do you plug it in??
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4478 on: 27 Feb 2013, 10:11 »

Spanish guitars all look the same to me, just like bl-*BANNED*

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4479 on: 27 Feb 2013, 10:49 »

Spanish guitars all look the same to me, just like bl-*BANNED*

These ain't even spanish guitars, these are ordinary, classical concert guitars. Looks are not so important, only the sound.
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« Reply #4480 on: 27 Feb 2013, 11:06 »

Where do you plug it in??

I think you put a microphone in front of it or something.
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« Reply #4481 on: 27 Feb 2013, 11:08 »

Yeah I was aware of that, I was just trying to funny.

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4482 on: 27 Feb 2013, 11:10 »

You don't need any amplification unless you're playing at a big concert. So no plugs, no microphones, no amps, no special effects. And the music you play on these looks like this: Sheet
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« Reply #4483 on: 27 Feb 2013, 11:11 »

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON IN THIS THREAD?

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4484 on: 27 Feb 2013, 11:18 »

pre-Thomas Edison guitars.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4485 on: 27 Feb 2013, 12:01 »

You don't need any amplification [/url]

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4486 on: 27 Feb 2013, 13:09 »

while i do respect acoustic instruments as well my first reaction upon seeing them was definitely like Murderface in Metalocalypse "what are those? chairs?"
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4487 on: 28 Feb 2013, 07:39 »

Oh, you means grandpas guitars?
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4488 on: 28 Feb 2013, 12:45 »

Okay, time to return this thread to normalcy...

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4489 on: 28 Feb 2013, 20:33 »

and here I thought sonic youth broke up.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4490 on: 01 Mar 2013, 06:23 »

The Troubador song Ramona is about a nylon string guitar by that name. Poor thing, she's folding at the neck joint nowadays, so she's been retired to our headquarters. RIP
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4491 on: 01 Mar 2013, 13:04 »





This pedal, guys

sweet stereo-output-jesus this pedal

Edit: I'm fairly ashamed of this post, only because I didn't have any booze or pot to put on my amp to compete with Patrick.
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« Reply #4492 on: 01 Mar 2013, 13:14 »

Sigh, I melted my bass cab today at a show. Worth it. But now I need to be poor again because I have another show in 5 days. WHY.

But I got a friggin' Ampeg 810 and a B-4R for $550 total. Thanks, Craigslist savior! I'll post a pic when my massive erection stops blocking the camera.
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« Reply #4493 on: 01 Mar 2013, 13:32 »

Where the hell did you get an Ampeg 810 for $500? Is it intact?
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« Reply #4494 on: 01 Mar 2013, 14:20 »

Local musicians trying to downsize their amp situation. It's a little rough around the edges, but it sounds great and I'm in a filthy, screamy-singy post-hardcore band, so the image of a mildly thrashed-up cab fits just fine.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4495 on: 02 Mar 2013, 20:47 »



http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/JazzMasterNat

Everything about this guitar I should like. Semi-hollow, offset, gold hardware, koa, everything. But this is seriously the most horrible thing I've ever seen. They PRS'd a Jazzmaster.
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« Reply #4496 on: 04 Mar 2013, 06:29 »

Twelve thousand dollars, Fender? Seriously?

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« Reply #4497 on: 04 Mar 2013, 09:49 »

That guitar is the same colour as the vomit I created when I saw it.

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« Reply #4498 on: 04 Mar 2013, 12:15 »

What concerns me most is how they made the bigsby look so horrendous.

Maybe its time to let the offsets go, Fender. Go back to SuperStrats, they can be ugly as sin and will always have a strong consumer base in 14 year olds.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4499 on: 04 Mar 2013, 14:01 »

Twelve thousand dollars, Fender? Seriously?
Or three easy payments!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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