Guitar thread

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

  1. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    My buddy has the Valve Junior and I have the AC4. I personally prefer the sound of the Valve Junior. But you will need a pedal to get a distorted tone at reasonable volume. The MG would definitely give you more options. The VJ and AC4 would sound sweeter. I could have fun with the MG, but I wouldn't be able to live with that sound over the long haul. JMO.
  2. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Yeah, I like the warmer sound of the tubes, too. I listened to a Marshall MG100DFX and it sounded a bit to bright for my liking. Although the guitar was bright as well so that probably didn't help any. I saw some video's of the AC4TV 10 and it sounded really nice. I'll have to check out the Epi as well.
  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Just curious, now about a Vox ToneLab GT ST instead of an amp?
  4. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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    I stopped by Willie's American Guitars this afternoon and this followed me home:

    1930's Regal set up for lap slide. In pretty good shape, and has a great tone.

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  5. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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  6. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Digging up an old thread...

    First off let me know if I am crazy or not. I have only been playing for about a year, unless I am having shoulder problems I play every night, sometimes for only 10min some times for 2hrs...just depends, but usually around 1hr or so. I own a Gretsch 5120 and a Epiphone Les Paul, both get about equal play time depending on my mood.

    Anyway I am looking at a new guitar....a Rickenbacker, I don't have one in my sights yet, but I am looking every day. I would like a 6 string (12 strings intimidate me for some reason) 300 series.

    Before this I had stuck with guitars around the $500 or so mark a Rickenbacker is going to be way outside that. The reason for the entry price guitars was I was not sure I would stick with it....sometimes the meds I am on make me want to chuck everything and I loose intrest in everything, but it is usually short lived and in a week or two I am back to my old self.

    Is that stupid to get something at this stage of my playing? I have not even touched one yet...and may hate it, I did not like the Gibson LP I tried out, the cheapie epiphone felt better to me.

    The reasons for wanting the Rick is the tone it makes, I am still learning about the different pickups, toasters and such, but I want that classic 60's british tone.

    Anyone have any advise to this newbe guitar player.
  7. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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    Hooray! Even though you already have a year ahead of me - I just bought a used "Carlos" acoustic guitar at a pawn shop right before Christmas. My first excursion changing the strings cost me strings 3 and 4 when I broke them due to inexperience doing this, but I can't wait to get playing.

    Have you played an instrument before? What kind of guitar did you get? The Carlos was made in Korea, and there isn't much information on them. I understand they were made in the 70's. In spite of the fact the guitar was mis-strung when I bought it, I liked the sound of it over the others in my price range at the shop. :D
  8. zokalr13

    zokalr13 Been here awhile

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    [​IMG] this guitar is a hwy 1 telecaster -it was $500.bucks used. it sounds great and i recommend all you to buy or try one of these out- ive been playing guitar since i was 16 yrs old [im 47 now]and played all kinds of guitars and this is a fine guitar....:evil just sayin..
  9. zokalr13

    zokalr13 Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]signed by robben ford as well....
  10. zokalr13

    zokalr13 Been here awhile

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    [​IMG] this is my 1962 reissue strat -this is my most fave guitar i ever had -it sounds and feels so great to play...:wink::ear
  11. zokalr13

    zokalr13 Been here awhile

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    [​IMG] my gibson flying v is a great axe to solo and rip it up ..:huh keep playing and practicing and collecting guitars everybody....
  12. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    I too am a middle aged (bleah!) man who is thinking about buying a guitar and trying to teach myself to play. I have no musical ability or experience.

    I have been searching for a decent beginner guitar, and have decided that "if" I do buy one, it would be a Seagull S6.

    Question....do you still like it?

    Based on my research, it has the widest nut, and I have big fat, clumsy fingers, and it fits me well.

    I also found a really neat site for beginners.

    www.justinguitar.com

    It is nicely organized into actual lessons, rather than just the jumble of stuff I have been finding on youtube.
  13. Sabre

    Sabre PrĂȘt? Allez!

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    I'm absolutely thrilled with my Seagull. The sound of this thing is amazing, the width of the fretboard is perfect for me (my hands are average man hands), and it's freaking gorgeous. I've had a Fender Stratocaster for thirty years and just haven't played it in a long time. The Seagull is such a pleasure that I'm making time to play it every day, and have even dusted off the Strat because the Seagull has given me renewed interest.

    Of course, SabreWife has to put up with me learning Classical Gas, which is a loooooooooong, slow process! :lol3
  14. DaveBro

    DaveBro Long timer

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    That is a beautiful guitar. I'm a sucker for a Tele, and for any sunburst guitar -- got a few 'burst acoustic guitars myself. :evil I don't play much electric, but when I do it's on this:

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  15. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    + 10 on the Hwy 1 Fenders, I brought home a Tele a few years back, loved it so much I went back and picked up it's mate. American made Fenders for $750 is a deal.

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  16. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    My most recent addition, A '95 Taylor 610. What a booming dread, I put a L.R.Baggs under saddle active p/u in it. It's really unobtrusive as you only have the small volume wheel in the soundhole.

    The old fella I bought it from had not played it in 10 years as he had gone deaf, almost brought tears to my eyes.

    Near perfect book matching.

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  17. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bannned

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    The guitar is a Martin HD-28. Love it!!!!!
  18. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    I like that box of Hohner's :thumb:thumb:thumb

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  19. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bannned

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    Thanks! Unfortunately, I have more money than talent. If I may say so myself, I have a bunch of damn fine instrument. I wish I could play better to do them justice!!!!!
  20. vagueout

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    In and out of guitar playing with big gaps in between i consider myself a beginner again. One piece of advice i will offer if you are going the electric route is veer away from an amplifier loaded with effects and bedazzling features, i strongly believe they get very much in the way of advancing your playing. Likewise keep to a small amp, some of the greatest songs in your collective brain bank from past eras were recorded on relatively small amps in the studio, even the "heavy" sounding big songs like "sunshine of your love", clapton used a little fender champ in the studio. A small valve amp turned up is vastly better sounding than a big solid state amp, loud or soft. Reading an interview with keith richards some years ago, saying his stock answer to questions on advice for young players putting a band together was to keep the amps small - that way you will really develop a good sound as a band rather than drowning in noise. Re choice of guitar, in the U.S. you blokes have it made in the shade! If a gibson is what you lust after but cant justify the outlay Epiphone are a dream come true. A long long time ago i had a gibson 175 i bought in san francisco, beautiful instrument , saved my sanity whilst working away for a few years, sold it some years ago. Recent times looked into buying another guitar, my playing was next to gone so could not justify another gibson, didn't have to anyway, the used korean made epiphones on the market were outstanding value even here in australia. The later chinese epis i feel are still catching up in feel and quality. The serial number will reveal which country it was made in. I bought a used blonde 335 dot, aftermarket pick ups for a more vintage tone , absolutely stunning guitar for the money and very, very comparable to the real gibson dot. A few months ago i saw an unwanted epi riviera on ebay, took a punt bought it for sweet f a , it arrived a few days later opened the case -moment of truth- guitar was flawless, set up spot on , play and feel so rewarding. These things are brilliant.:bubba:bubba