Guitar thread

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

  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    You have to be old to jam in a guitar shop now?

    I've found the acoustic rooms tend to be where it gets goofy, people busting out shakes and tamborines and all sorts of silliness.

    For reference I used to work in a Guitar shop when I was like 16-17, essentially $8 an hour to either practice or jam, damn shame that was.
  2. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Nah, it's just that most of the younger crowd are more interested in impressing themselves and whoever they brought along with them than jamming. Guys with nothing to prove are just having fun, enjoying life and enjoy sharing with others. Bluegrass players are like that as well. The more that join in, the more fun it is.

    jdg
  3. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I live in the Kansas City area, if you are in this neck of the woods, I have had real good luck with the guitar store in Lees Summit by the DMV......IIRC it is called legacy music.

    There is also a little shop in Harrisonville called simply the guitar shop.
  4. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    It was not my intent to bad mouth GC....just the level of service I have gotten in there just has not been there. Also I like the little guy....I just bought a boss RC3...199 at GC, 199 at the little shop....same money I would rather give to the little guy....but that is just me.

    There are actually 2 GC stores in town the shops are very different.....just goes to show it is the staff that makes the difference.

    I have also been going back looking at Casino's and Dots.

  5. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    My PRS just got here a day early.


    WOOT.....off to annoy the neighbors.
  6. blackfriar

    blackfriar Been here awhile

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    Jeffy, I was looking at the Deluxe Reverb before I bought a 410 DeVille about 5 years ago. It must sound great with that guitar. Is that an American Standard Strat? I've got a 1995 model that looks a lot like that with the white pickguard and the yellowed pickups and control knobs.
  7. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    I over heard the wifey recently asking my son...

    "Just how many guitars do you guys have now? It must be over 20"

    "Nah mom, not 20" He kidded her.

    Later that day I hear him messing around down stairs.

    [​IMG]

    And I see he missed a few...lol

    1930's dobro I had on the bench

    [​IMG]

    And the '95 ES135 I had at a buddies

    [​IMG]

    Play on

    DW
  8. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Been here awhile

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    Once again Mom is right! I count 26.

    BTW, nice man cave.
  9. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    That's bug67's rig.
  10. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    The Strat is a 1957 American Vintage Re-Issue. It sounds fantastic through the Deluxe Reverb! My Les Paul sounds great through it too.

    I got it because I was looking for a low watt tube amp I could crank without shattering windows. It turns out, 22 watts on "10" rattles 'em pretty damn good! :deal
    Oh, that butter smooth tube driven overdrive! :super

    Hands down, best amp I've ever heard.
  11. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I'm using 5w ( Blackstar Tube amp) and it's too loud for my house. I'm sure 22w is something you could gig if you want to. Does it have a master vol? That would make a huge difference. My HT-5 doesn't have one so to get the tubes to sing you have to crank it.
  12. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    No master volume on the Deluxe Reverb. Volume, treble and bass on channel one. Volume, treble, bass, reverb, tremelo speed and intensity on channel 2. That's it! :D

    With the Strat, things start really happening around 6. The Les Paul with it's hotter pickups, 4 is the starting point. It just gets better from there. Very responsive to the guitar's volume knob and my attack. Gigging isn't going to be a problem with this amp.
  13. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Forgot to post this. If it's correct, there's going to be a lot of changed with the Gibson Lineup. Not sure if I agree with them all.

    The only one I do like is that the Traditional are not going to have a Vintage body with no weight-relieves or chambering. Other then that I don't really care for all the name changing. A 2013 USA Quilt Top Standard is only $300 less then a Custom Shop 1958 Reissue VOS is crazy. The regular USA Standard is only $2599 and is the exact same thing minus the quilt top.

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=les+paul+2013&sb=popular&pn=1
  14. Crocker

    Crocker Just passing through

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    now you've done it..I've been biting it back as I just bought a new guitar like 2 weeks ago but a $499 Gibson SG was just too good to pass up. This 70's tribute SG just showed up today, spent a couple hours with it. Great little no frills guitar that sounds pretty good and meaty with some drive going into the amp. I think between the SG and the Telecaster I'm pretty good now.
    [​IMG]

    I've primarily always been into single coils before, I have a Epiphone SG Custom Shop that I never really took too. the pickups always sounded muddy no matter how I adjusted them. This 70's though is a lot cleaner sounding and seems to have better definition. It's also probably 2lbs lighter than the epiphone and has a little beefier neck. Definitely digging this guitar so far, it's a keeper.
  15. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    Hey guys my son had been playing for about a year now. I am looking for an electric acoustic for him, he plays anything from Metallica to Tom Petty but leans towards the heavy side ,does antone have any suggestions?
  16. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I'm not in charge of your wallet. :lol3

    Is there any reason it has to be an electric-acoustic? Both those examples are purely electric. Humbuckers would give you the heavy sound. Tom Petty plays a Strat or a Rickenbacker. And I think Kirk Hammett plays ESP's and James Hetfield plays an Explorer, Flying V and a Les Paul. I think James mainly plays ESP's as well though.
  17. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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  18. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    This cracked me up in Sweetwater's description:


    So the tradition is to weight-relieve... or not?



    I've played several of the weight-relieved LPs and they all sound thin.
  19. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    My plonking noises are getting slightly better. According to Steam i've played rocksmith for 140 hours now.

    2 hours this particular session.

    I can no longer tell if im hitting th keys when i type with my left hand. :lol3 well with everything except the pinky, which appears to be too short to play anything but the high e string.

    And for the first time in my life i can actually hear and understand when something out of tune. Not which way its out yet, but i'm working on it.
  20. xshanex

    xshanex Been here awhile

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    I still need to get that game for messing around on a yet to be bought guitar