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Re: Guitars

Post by Rimbaud » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:33 pm

soft revolution wrote:
Rimbaud wrote:Bought one of these off ebay, hundred quid cheaper than stock price.

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Nice, I've never seen one of them before. What do they sound like?
I'll tell you when I find out myself.

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Re: Guitars

Post by Big Nose » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:23 pm

What's this! Only a combo of my two favourite instruments of all time, thats what!

http://www.moogmusic.com/moogguitar/

Demos on youtube are one part sub-Spinal Tap noodly nonsense, and one part axe awesomery
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Re: Guitars

Post by James_B » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:13 am

that could either be incredibly awesome or just plain awful... i'm leaning towards awful right now.
as much as i love synths and guitars, combining the two seems foolish and impractical on every level really.

unrelated, i really like the look of the squire duo sonic at the moment, its a shame its short scale, i'm a pretty big guy, i don't know if i could get used to it after my 24 fret yamaha monster.

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Re: Guitars

Post by soft revolution » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:39 pm

James_B wrote:as much as i love synths and guitars, combining the two seems foolish and impractical on every level really.
I think the keytar may have got us off on the wrong foot when merging the two.

I'm erring the opposite way to you though. Some of the sounds I've heard from it have been awful but I think a valve amp would sort that. Plus it could be genius for shoegazing.

If it didn't cost more than a house.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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guitar noise (not the good kind)

Post by valleyofthebees » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:48 am

It seems like my guitar is making more pick-up noise than it used to. The noise is clearly coming from the guitar (not the amp or pedals), because when I roll down the volume knob on the guitar it goes away. It is a single coil (Gibson Melody Maker) so I do expect it to have a certain amount of hiss, but it seems like it has gotten worse and is annoyingly loud. I tried to figure out if some object in my room was releasing lots of radio interference, and oddly my amp seems to be. Is this normal? When I put the pick-ups right next to the head (Epiphone Valve Jr.) the noise gets really loud. Is it the tubes? Is that normal? Maybe there is some wiring loose in the guitar that I could tighten up, or maybe I should put some tinfoil underneath the pickguard? Or just get some kind of noise suppression pedal? Or is something wrong with the amp?

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Re: Guitars

Post by James_B » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:31 pm

Does anyone know what guitar the Vivian Girls guitarist is using in this video?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqevDRhfrso

I'm pretty sure it's a Squire, but I don't know what model, I think I've seen them on sale before, they look pretty cool.

I'm quite a fan of the new Squire duo-sonic too.

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Re: Guitars

Post by iainmayfield » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:39 pm

James_B wrote:Does anyone know what guitar the Vivian Girls guitarist is using in this video?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqevDRhfrso

I'm pretty sure it's a Squire, but I don't know what model, I think I've seen them on sale before, they look pretty cool.

I'm quite a fan of the new Squire duo-sonic too.
Looks like some kind of Telecaster to me - judging by the headstock - probably quite an old vintage model ??

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Re: Guitars

Post by bocken » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:52 pm

I've never heard of it before, but I'm pretty sure it's this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squier_'51

There's one on ebay at the moment an'all. Which in a roundabout way leads me to: If I'm a good boy and do all this extra work lined-up in front of me and then pay off my credit card, I might treat myself to a 30th birthday guitar/bass. But what, oh what should it be?

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Re: Guitars

Post by James_B » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:02 pm

ah yes, that looks like the one... it looks like shit in a way, but i kind of like that.

it might not be your kind of guitar, but if you can get hold of a GRB 'kokocaster' for a decent price it would be well worth it.
i got one a few months ago and it's incredible, its a surfcaster copy, comes in some dodgy colours, but i love it.

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Re: Guitars

Post by iainmayfield » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:04 pm

bocken wrote:I've never heard of it before, but I'm pretty sure it's this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squier_'51

There's one on ebay at the moment an'all. Which in a roundabout way leads me to: If I'm a good boy and do all this extra work lined-up in front of me and then pay off my credit card, I might treat myself to a 30th birthday guitar/bass. But what, oh what should it be?
Yep - look at this:
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she is playing this!

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Re: Guitars

Post by bocken » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:09 pm

James_B wrote:ah yes, that looks like the one... it looks like shit in a way, but i kind of like that.

it might not be your kind of guitar, but if you can get hold of a GRB 'kokocaster' for a decent price it would be well worth it.
i got one a few months ago and it's incredible, its a surfcaster copy, comes in some dodgy colours, but i love it.
Hmm, that's tempting. My friend's got a Charvel Surfcaster and it's a really nice guitar. I was thinking my initial choice would be a Jazzmaster, just because I've always wanted one, but also maybe a half-decent semi, just an Epiphone or something would be nice, but really I'm not a great guitarist, so it'd be a bit foolish, and maybe I should just find my perfect Jazz bass (whatever colour combination that happens to be this week). But then again, the Jaguar bass is actually well sexy. Gah!

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Re: Guitars

Post by readbooks » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:30 pm

I've been paying this off for the past 6 months ( while taking a photo of it to bed) and finally took it home last week ..

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I honestly didn't consciously know it was Mr Jackson's choice guitar until recently. It sounds lovely.
indiepop .. is that like Sonia, and Mel and Kim

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Re: Guitars

Post by humblebee » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:53 pm

I'm thinking I might fancy a Gretsch semi-acoustic... or one of them other types of semi-acoustics with the big f-holes and what have you. The reason being TWANGINESS, for it is this quality that the sound of my band depends upon, I think. Anybody know owt about these kinds of guitars? Can they also give you a bit of grit and dirty sustain when the occasion demands?

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Re: Guitars

Post by soft revolution » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:27 pm

I used to have a DeArmond Starfire Semi which I kept thinking was a good indiepop guitar (before I sold it). The DeArmond humbuckers were really good for the price and quite jangly/trebbly - but the guitar itself had a great tone and sustain. I wouldn't call it gritty but a good pedal will sort you out for that.

I got mine for about £200 which was a good price for what it was, but that made it a good first semi too.

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Some reviews on Harmony Central -
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/revi ... ecial/10/1

Be warned - a chap called Jazzgear doesn't rate it. he says it's not a shreaders guitar, and if you want that, get a strat.

I couldn't have given this guitar a better endorsement myself :)
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Guitars

Post by Pablo » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:42 pm

humblebee wrote:I'm thinking I might fancy a Gretsch semi-acoustic... or one of them other types of semi-acoustics with the big f-holes and what have you. The reason being TWANGINESS, for it is this quality that the sound of my band depends upon, I think. Anybody know owt about these kinds of guitars? Can they also give you a bit of grit and dirty sustain when the occasion demands?
I used to have an Epiphone Casino. It had P90s on it, so it was a bit of a beast really, but pretty twangy. I only got rid of it because the neck was on the narrow side for my massive hands
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Re: Guitars

Post by James_B » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:02 pm

Finally sold my thinline tele, posted it earlier and now I'm a bit sad. I promised myself I'd never sell that one... Its funny how fast my tastes can change like that.

But on the plus side it encouraged me to dust off the 1984 Ibanez strat copy my step dad gave to me, its basically one of these but in white, I once saw someone from Deerhoof playing the same one.

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I've disabled the tremolo and set the intonation relatively well compared to how it was, but the frets are worn in places, is there much I can do about that myself? The tuning stability isn't fantastic either, I think maybe the strings on there are too thick for the nut.

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Re: Guitars

Post by godsmonkey » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:31 pm

James_B wrote:But on the plus side it encouraged me to dust off the 1984 Ibanez strat copy ...
Looks nice. Would it have been made in Japan? I hear good things about a lot of MIJ 80s guitars.
James_B wrote:...the frets are worn in places, is there much I can do about that myself?
I guess you would be looking at a re-fret or a replacement neck. I re-fretted a strat copy once, and it is not a job for the faint hearted. I did it myself as I had no money, and the fret wire itself costs next to nothing, but unless you are very patient and a neat worker, it can all go a bit wrong quite easily!

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Re: Guitars

Post by James_B » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:36 pm

I'm neither patient or neat, so I'll leave that until I have enough money to get it done properly. It doesn't seem to have too much of a negative effect anyway.

It's made in Japan, it's pretty high quality, certainly as good as any modern Mexican fender I've played. I've got an 80s MIJ Yamaha Les Paul/ SG thing (but not an actual Yamaha SG unfortunately) too and it's even more solid, I don't think I could break it if I tried. Both guitars have slightly more chunky necks than I'm used to playing, but that's about the only downside to either guitar.

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Re: Guitars

Post by godsmonkey » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:04 pm

I am thinking of hunting one of these guitars from the 80s down:
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I love the neck-thru construction, and they are supposed to sound and play great.

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Re: Guitars

Post by soft revolution » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:16 pm

Has anyone else seen the John Otway double necked guitar

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And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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