Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I really like my LP Junior but it has a limited sound. I'm sure it's more on my part then the guitar though as some guy's are able to coax a lot of different sounds from a single P-90. My Holy Grail, which is obtainable, is the Traditional in Heritage Cherry Sunburst. Now if I get it I'll either be really disappointed or love it and not have to buy another guitar again. :lol3 Although if I had yet another $1000 on top of the $1000 I need for the Trad., I could get a 1958 Reissue VOS! :rofl
  2. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    Nutt'n wrong with that. I acquired this back in the early 70s, still have it. It was on stage with me throughout my musical career. Probably has the fastest action of any guitar I have but the bolt-on kills any high pitch noodling.

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  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Got my American Musical Supply catalog and noticed there is now a 2012 LP Standard. It's not on Gibson's site yet.

    Gibson 2012 Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar Specifications
    Body: Modern Weight Relieved Mahogany
    Top: AAA Flame Maple
    Pickups: Dual Burstbucker Pro split coil
    Neck: Mahogany
    Neck Profile: 60s
    Fingerboard: Compound Radius Rosewood
    Output Jack: Switchcraft
    Tuners: Locking Grover Kidney
    Hardware: Tone Pros TOM and Stop Bar
    Controls:
    • Push/Pull Volume:
    • Splits from humbucker to single coil
    • Improved frequency tuned coil tapping for a fatter single coil tone, and better output balance
    2 Push/Pull Tone:
    • Phase Switch
    • Pure Bypass takes the bridge pickup straight out the jack
  4. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    I have a few of these my late father in law left behind. He built them as a hobby. He didn't believe in buying parts he could make so the only store bought parts are the machine heads and volume pedal although, he could have made them too. I hope to have time to learn to play them someday.

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  5. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    That's pretty awesome.
  6. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Pretty cool. I'm wondering how the pedals are set up as they look to be a non-standard arrangement. Is it tuned e9/c6?

    jdg
  7. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    Good question, not knowing much about playing them, one I can't answer.

    I have 8 and 10 string versions along with 8 string lap steels. This one is tuned Hawaiian, although don't know the exact tuning. He was stationed on the islands in WWII and played in a band where he learned steel so all the ones I have are tuned in some tropical fashion. The two left pedals work on the near set and the two middle the far set and the right, both.

    I can play some of Harbor Lights and a little of Last Date, poorly, but want to tune the 10 string versions Western.

    Haven't had time to goof with them much but want to.
  8. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I had a MSA years ago, I never learned to play it very well. I knew Tommy Morell, Larry White, Maurice Anderson if you've ever heard of any of those guys.
  9. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    I don't know about them but bet my FIL would have.

    I played with a couple steel players in Florida in the 70s that were top notch, love the sound of a well played pedal. One fellow, Dean Bass, would get to playing a rock tune and have both hands, both feet and both knees tearing it up. Looked like he badly needed to take a break. :lol3
  10. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    I've still got an MSA and chat with Maurice from time to time.

    jdg
  11. Rogue_Ryder

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  12. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    These are pretty interesting:

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/28717195?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/28717195">ID ARTV-PORTRAIT DADDY MOJO</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/joharnois">Jonathan Harnois</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/14340825?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/14340825">Daddy Mojo Resophonic teaser</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4434429">daddymojo</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  13. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I haven't seen him in years, Tommy died a few years ago.
    This is me back in the day, wish I still had that guitar.

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  14. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I'm looking to buy a guitar for my daughter. I need to ship it to her as she lives on the east coast. I can't afford to buy anything expensive, plus I think it may be just a fad for her. She's petite, so I was thinking of a youth size? Any suggestions?:ear
  15. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Acoustic or electric? Even with smaller women, youth size is sometimes a bit too small for the fingers and arms to work around.
  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Sorry, an acoustic guitar. Have seen some on CL, Yamahas, Epiphone, Ibanez? I've no idea.
  17. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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  18. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Any of those listed will work. Truthfully, I don't believe the guitar makes the player anymore, but you should buy new from a reputable shop that will have it set up and tuned with good strings. The learning curve is a little easier when you're not playing on janky equipment. For low to midrange budget, a lot of people can get into Alvarez. I like them as well, but I don't really go buying up acoustics.
  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Thanks guys, seems the wife and my youngest have decided on getting her a Fender from amazon. Comes with some basic stuff, $118 delivered. I'm not hoping for anything spectacular, just something she'll plink around. It's something my oldest has been asking for for a year. Getting it for her birthday.
  20. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Lowered the action on my 12 string Alvarez today. Took me an hour to tune that damn thing again. :baldy

    It's better, but I still can't play a barre chord...gonna have to take it apart again, I think I'll use feeler gauges this time and figure out exactly how far to take it down.