Guitar thread

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

  1. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    The former owner of my store, Lou, loves old arch tops. So do I, for that matter (one of my personals is a 1925 Gibson L3). Anyway.....

    Lou calls the shop one day just to visit and asks if anything interesting is going on. I tell him it's pretty much business as usual but I did have a guy come in with an old guitar...."Some odd archtop. He wanted $150 for it and I told it was too much."

    Lou asked "Oh. What brand was it?"

    "A weird Italian thing. Danjuhleeko I think it was." I replied, emphasizing the mispronunciation.

    I let him go on for 10 minutes on how I need to track that guy down, did I get his number, anything.....

    Mean, I know. Probably gave him his first heart attack. I'll smoke a cold turd in hell for it, most likely.
  2. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensioâ„¢

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    while we are speaking 'archtops', here is one you will NEVER find...

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    Fano styled, Washburn tribute to Gretsch White Falcon...
    ebony board, Grover Imperials, Bigsby

    Washburn HBI55-WH(often wrongly called HB155WH) or
    HollowBodyIdol-55-WHite

    have heard it's a dismissed prototype, very low production, used at NAMM as a display.....then who knows....unknown number of production, multiple sources claim 'about a dozen made' from Washburn Head Office...
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    Also comes in HBI55SM(spalted maple)
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  3. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Sold my Epiphone LP Traditional Pro today, now feel like shit...

    Just like this one, stickers and all
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  4. FPGT72

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    True the chinese will make anything you want to whatever price point you want....you want cheap, they will build that, you want high quality....they can do that to.
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  5. Blakebird

    Blakebird pew pew pew

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    :nod
  6. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    True. I saw a Malmsteen hommage the other day that was almost as good as the original. Almost.
  7. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    My Marz 6 is finally being made (by Eastwood Guitars), I thought it never would be. Here's what the production version looks like in gloss black. It will also be available in metallic red, metallic blue, and very likely 'surf' or 'mint' green with a tort pickguard plate.
    marz6-black.jpeg

    Truthfully, I'll be lucky if they can sell even fifty of these in total, they're definitely a niche instrument, and are destined to always be a rare guitar, but it's still nice to see a few of them made (and I'll get a free example).
  8. Signal

    Signal Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow

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    Gotta say
    3weeks in and loving the d'angelico
    Put some 11-49 nickel strings (had 12/52 cables), much more responsive and bendable

    Make some of my other acoustics sound pretty flat
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  9. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Put up a sound sample if you're not lazy
  10. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    When will they be available for order?
  11. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    They're available for order now on deposit, and for the next 40 days or so. After the ordering period, they will know how many they need to build. I think their delivery time is April, '18.
  12. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    For barely being up a week, my Eastwood 'Marz 6' is doing relatively well with $3400 in sales deposits so far, with 40 days left. By mainstream industry standards that's nothing, but in my little world it's significant. It is approaching the 200 percent of minimum orders mark fairly early on.
  13. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    damn.
  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I've gave my kids their Recording King guitars early for Christmas and I've been playing them for the last several weeks. So I had to go out and order one for myself...

    http://www.recordingking.com/guitars/rp06
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  15. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    What strings are best on an electric 6 string for using a slide? Does it make a difference?
  16. Uke

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    As so often the case, the correct answer is: it depends.

    Do you play fat humbuckers, bright single coils? Do you play through uncompressed solid state or overdriven heavily compressed tubes?

    In general, go heavy, 12ga nickel rockers would be on the light side but many slide players also fret so you have to temper how heavy you go. SRV swore by 14's but many agree he is still in a league of his own. The one thing you don't want are slinkys, you want to be able to get your slide into the strings without bottoming out on the fretboard.

    If you don't already have one, get a Champ Amp or some other single ended low power amp and dime the thing, use the natural compression of over driven tubes and develop touch.

    Listen to your favorite slide inspirations whether Bonnie Raitt, Duane Allman, Joe Walsh, Jesse Ed Davis, Robert Johnson or . . . . dissect their tone and technique. Learn it, love it, live it. Also decide early on whether to use a metal or glass slide, again, like strings, PU's and amps, there is a difference.
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  17. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    All the above plus realize you may need to raise your action a little bit.
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  18. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    I'm no srv so I'll not try to emulate him quite yet.
    I want to try slide and fret, to me too much slide and it becomes noise.
    Just learning and want to set the quitar up correctly as I can, cheapy squire guitar and amp.
    I'll start with the strings and work into it from there.
    Thanks for the info
  19. Uke

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    If you've been playing 9's or 10's and switch to 12's, tuned to E, you probably won't have to raise the action, the neck will bow upwards a bit. Or, if you have an adjustable bridge like the Gibson LP, add a turn to each side. If you have a Strat with individual saddles, you have your work cut out for you. Your Squier is Strat, sort-of. Consider carefully taking the correct allen wrench (hex wrench) and add 1/2 turn of height to each saddle adjuster. Realize in doing so you are likely screwing with your intonation and set-up.

    But hey, when you play slide what is intonation? The 12th is where you say it is.

    And I don't think SRV ever played slide. I mentioned him only because of the cables (heavy 14's) with which he usually strung his #1.
  20. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    One of the reasons I went with the squire is if I scew it up I'm not out much.
    I'll eventually screw most things up then learn how to fix it, its a process.
    To me alot of blues players kinda use their finger work in place of using a slide, not as pronounced of course.
    I knew before I started to try and learn guitar it was a talent and work but its been a real eye opener.