Guitar thread

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

  1. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    Well, I went back yesterday and bought the Wasburn Maverick BT-4. I couldn't pass up that price. It's got a few nicks and dings in it, but it works well, and plays nicely. The neck and frets are in good shape too. I've only spent a little time playing around with it so far, but I like it for what it is. Works much better for Rocksmith than my acoustic too! :wink:

    Picked up some new strings for it, but haven't gotten around to them yet, gonna need to set the intonation as well, it's off. But the action is very low with no buzzing.
  2. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    Went and aw Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers last week. I don't think physics apply to this old guy when he's holding a guitar. The materiel isn't that impressive, or the speed though he's plenty fast, it's the precision. Every song sounds like it was just distilled through 1000 hours of studio editing. No missed or muddy notes, every bend flows into the song like it's meant to be right fucking there, at that tone for now and all of time.


    Think that's been used some?
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    Rest of the band is just as impressive
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    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    Go see him if you like a guitar being wrung out like it should be.:clap
  3. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Just picked up a TC Electronics Flashback Delay (not the X4 model) Really impressive bit of kit. Now I need a Plexi pedal. I have it narrowed down to 2:

    Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IWbtP3S6mfM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    PlexiTone (big one)

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ng4peS3MjrY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Any thoughts on either of these??
  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Ok ill bite.

    my favorite guitar is my 1971 LP Custom
    P-90 and an Alnico V and solid mahogany

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    Ive never heard a guitar with more "thwack" to it in my life.... but also suuuuuuper super smooth.

    The tone is coming from;
    1983 JCM800 Twin Channel
    1971 JMP50 with the tag still on the chassis from the day it rolled off the production line

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  5. LPcreation

    LPcreation Adventurer

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    The DLS gets lots of rave reviews, and while I don't own one, I have Catalinbread's Formula #5. Super high quality pedal, my only knock on it is the power input is on the side, which is a little annoying for a pedal board. No comments on the plexitone.

    Have you looked at Wampler's stuff? He makes GREAT pedals. Check out the Plextortion if you get bored. :)
  6. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Just watched a few videos of the Plextortion...looks great, but I like the DLS the best I think...may have to try one.
  7. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bongo's Pwner

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    Would asking what strings you guys use be like starting an oil thread?

    Don't want to cause any discombobulation so if is tell me to :stfu and I'll understand!
  8. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    Electric: Ernie Ball Slinky (nickel wound)

    Acoustic: Elixir 80/20 (bronze nanoweb coating)

    If you had asked,"What's the best strings?", then we'd be all over you.
  9. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bongo's Pwner

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    I'm dumb, but I ain't that dumb.

    I use the Slinkys on my electric too, but I really like the John Pearse 80/30 Phosphor Bronze on my acoustics.
  10. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I currently use D'Addario Nickle Wound XL Regular Light Gauge (.010's) on my Les Paul's. My Strat has Ernie Ball Regular Slinky .009's.
  11. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Curt Mangan. Really small company with really tight quality control. He worked for EB for 18 years before starting his own company. They'll even do custom gauge sets for you if you buy in 10 packs.
    www.curtmangan.com
  12. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    What oil do you use to lube your strings?






























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  13. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    Original or re-issue?
  14. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    BreakFree CLP :deal :lol3

    Can't afford an original. Although, the '55's have been discontinued and are getting harder to find new. Everyone wants that Gibson Denim jacket that comes with it I guess. :puke1 I might have to settle for a '57.

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    The new Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite is also tempting. I wish it had a Ebony or Richlite fingerboard though. http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Custom-Lite.aspx

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  15. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Depends on the guitar...a few remain tuned down 1/2 step with big fatties on them...for the most part, whatever is on sale.
  16. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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  17. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    I just bought my first bass. :dic

    These damn things are as bad as cameras and bikes aint they?
  18. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Speaking of Bass....I have always wanted one of these, but never have got to touch one in person.

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  19. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    I started fiddling around with the "funky type" finger picking. plonk plonk etc.

    Liked it. Started listening a little harder to the bass in the background and just got more and more interested.

    I foresee some new callouses. :clap
  20. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    Here is one for all the lovers of acoustic instruments : Luthier Peter De Smet (Holland) building a flat top steel string guitar.

    http://youtu.be/EQVfok8LrLA

    (sorry, no embedding according to youtube).

    A good friend of mine has an archtop built by him :
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    This picture was taken just after it was built, which is now over 10 years ago. The guitar has changed colour to a lovely almost-golden colour. It is finished with the utmost attention to detail.
    Carved top and bottom, ebony tailpiece and pickguard, ebony bridge, floating Benedetto Pickup (not on the picture) attached to the pickguard, ebony fretboard.