Guitar thread

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

  1. Solo Moto

    Solo Moto Kickstand up!

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    On YouTube check out Steve Stine/ Guitar Zoom. Tons of quality free lessons, more for purchase, too.

    The dude is an excellent teacher. Makes really confusing stuff seem and look simple. And fun.
  2. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    SOME of the squire guitars are darn good guitars, Classic Vibe and the like are just flat good and well made....Bullet, mustang, not so much Vintage modified good stuff. I have been looking at a baritone jazzmaster for a while now, but I am so on and off again with my playing I can't justify it in my mind.

    It is pretty hard to really screw up a guitar....I know one guy that broke the E string trying to tune it....you all say that is easy....but remember there are two E's.....yea he torqued the ever living shit out of the fat one....I really did not think that was possible....but a quick trip to the WTF thread reminds me that people are idiots.

    Point is I doubt you can screw it up so bad it can't be put back correct.
  3. Uke

    Uke visualist

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    George was known to wield a Squier Strat from among his expansive arsenal. No word on the other guitar player. . . .


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  4. Blakebird

    Blakebird pew pew pew

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    SQUIER
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  5. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    Don't know how to play it yet
    Can't even spell it
    But ima gonna try it
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  6. Signal

    Signal Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow

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    FWIW
    My wife's gretch lap steel came with fender nickel wound 12-52s
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  7. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    game on. a decent tuner will help you get things re-aligned (intonated) when/if you raise up the action. Other than that, go nuts, the worst thing you'll face is having to bring the thing in to the local shop for a setup.
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  8. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    And listen to some Derek Trucks, and maybe some Jerry Douglas.
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  9. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    theres an acoustic Doug martsch (built to spill) record too with tons of slide thats pretty neat. it has a turtle on the cover.
  10. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    When I'm bored, I make silly pictures, often with guitars in them.

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  11. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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  12. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    I'm pretty slow today, that one went right over my head.
  13. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    Tedeshi trucks is a combo
  14. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    Yup. She can sing, and he can slide. Saw him with Clapton in Dallas a few years back.
  15. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Susan's album, "Just Won't Burn", did not leave my car's CD changer for almost a decade.
  16. Blakebird

    Blakebird pew pew pew

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    I discovered that album by accident, walking thru a high end stereo store that had it on one of the systems.

    I still play along with this one regularly

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  17. TinyTrains

    TinyTrains Been here awhile

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    Blues on Holiday is a good one to play. Sounds good on a classical too.
  18. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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  19. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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  20. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    A few weeks ago I gave away my guitar, a Squire Classic Vibe Tele that I've loved for eight years, to a friend who has been learning guitar and needed one. Left me guitarless, and on the hunt for one. I really love the idea of a semi-hollow, but my budget was literally zero dollars.

    So how do you get a semi-hollow for zero dollars? Make one of course!

    Another friend had a spare Strat copy, made in Korea, by a brand named Vantage, he paid $30 for it. I'd never heard of the brand but it played well after a quick set up. Cue the music and hit the workshop!

    Over a few weeks I went at it with a hammer and chisel. Scooping out a section of the back of the guitar. Carved an F hole into the top, made a new panel to close off the back, tons of sanding, and a rub on coat of wood oil to finish it off. Took about ten hours of work all in all.

    Played it for the first time today, I'm genuinely impressed. Lots of sustain, great clean tones, just the right amount of feedback when you turn up the gain, the volume and tone knobs actually work at more than 1 and 10 (pay attention Squire!), pickups are versatile, great to practice unplugged to not bother anyone, and it suits my playing really well.

    I've done some Frankenstein work on cheap guitars before, a fretless neck and two Seymour Duncan humbuckers in Squier Bullet, added a single coil to an Epi LP Jr, cut down a Yamaha Pacifico to fit in a backpack... I have a thing for not being conventional, but this project was my most ambitious and successful! I'm stoked, and can play a free semi-hollow SSH Stratocopy!


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