Guitar thread

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

  1. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    The snow has finally gone so it was time to play on the back porch this week-end...
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    DW
  2. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Had me one of these back in the '60s. Ernie Ball was one of my teachers

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    I wouldn't mind having another one, but they are almost as expensive as a pedal steel or a good used motorcycle.

    jdg
  3. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    Just found this, and since it's kind of a crappy day (tax man day in Canada, and we're dealing with THIS)
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    this is just what I need to cheer me up a bit.

    (I should probably be attending the 12 step group for GAS sufferers, but this is more fun)

    I'm pretty folky, but here is my electric rig of many years - Ernie Ball Silhouette (1990) and 2X10 Fender Concert (about 1980).
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    I should get rid of the amp - it weighs a ton - but I love the sound.

    And my go-to acoustic. Collings D1A. This has been my dream guitar for years and I finally sold enough other gear to buy one. It is amazing!

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    I feel better already:D - back to the tax return!:cry
  4. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Just got in a shipment of Slatocasters. Call my shop to place you're order before they run out!!
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  5. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Do they come in sunburst? :D
  6. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Sorry, just natural at this point. Next year they will be offering a limited edition Shipping Pallet Brown. We're currently taking deposits on those.
  7. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Looks like a DIY kit. I'm sure out of frame there is a box full of 'extra' parts. :lol3
  8. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    You could call the band " Chip and the Splinters"
  9. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    As I said, I sold a bunch of gear, so you have to buy new stuff - right?

    I was playing a National Radiotone, that I like but found a bit "banjo-ey" (if that's a word) sounding. My local dealer offered me a fantasic deal on this National M-1 that I had been playing in the store every time I went in. Couldn't resist :D

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    The combination of wood and tri-cone makes for a warmer, more complex sound and I'm finding it's great to play finger style in regular tuning as well as open tuned slide.
    (and even my wife likes the sound of this one)
  10. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    It is nice when the wife likes what we are doing....I really don't play anything....I just kind of noodle around....she will say what is that it sounded nice...I don't know I just made it up.....This is the same woman that said I did not need another guitar....you have one at home that looks just like it....but honey this one has P90's in it.....what is a P90 she asks.....well it will sound different.....another customer standing there said....it is a little hard to explain.
  11. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    After 55 years of buying and playing (god - you'd think I'd get better!) I realize I've got to make sure each one looks and sounds completely different from the others - makes the "why do you need that?" question a little easier to answer :evil

    So, here's my other resonator guitar - Donmo 12 string tri-cone galvanized - from Don Morrison in Adelaide AUS - can't get much more different than that!

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    Here's what it sounds like (she doesn't like this one much :cry)

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  12. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    My wife plays a Taylor, so I don't have that problem.:D
  13. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bannned

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    Man, I want a National Reso soooooooo bad!!!!!
  14. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    There's nothing like 'em IMHO. And although lots of folks love the old ones, I think the new ones are made better and often sound better. I know people who have spent 000's to get a 30's Style O or Triolian to play properly (they are cool though).

    Here's what my now sold Radiotone sounds like:

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    And the new M-1 (not much of a recording - I think this was it's second day with me :wink:)

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  15. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Maybe not what you guys are into, but I've been wanting one of these:

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  16. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    That's very cool. Interestingly we have two dealers in town here. One is also the National dealer and they have the National Reso-electric in the store, so I've played that. I think this Airline sounds better. I must have a word with The Acoustic Music Shop (good guys).


    I almost bought one of these Beltona's (speaking of plastic guitars), but it just got too complicated.

    http://www.beltona.net/nav/guitars.htm

    Their reso-electric has more resonator punch to it.
  17. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I am going to have to look into one of those.
  18. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    One of my favourite things - custom built all koa 12 string in J-200 shape, made by my friend and local luthier Andy Nicoll. It has a "Peace" theme, With "Wage Peace" from the Judyth Hill poem in mammoth ivory around the sound hole, and the Picasso dove on the headstock in abalone. Steinberger tuners work great but are a PIA to change strings. It sounds amazing.

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    Here's the poem that inspired the theme.

    Wage Peace
    by Judyth Hill, September 11, 2001

    Wage Peace with your breath.
    Breathe in firemen and rubble,
    breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red wing blackbirds.
    Breathe in terrorists
    and breathe out sleeping children and fresh mown fields.
    Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees.
    Breathe in the fallen and breathe out lifelong friendships intact.
    Wage peace with your listening: hearing sirens, pray loud.
    Remember your tools: flower seeds, clothes pins, clean rivers.
    Make soup.
    Play music, memorize the words for thank you in 3 languages.
    Learn to knit, and make a hat.
    Think of chaos as dancing raspberries,
    imagine grief
    as the outbreath of beauty
    or the gesture of fish.
    Swim for the other side.
    Wage peace.
    Never has the word seemed so fresh and precious:
    Have a cup of tea and rejoice.
    Act as if armistice has already arrived.
    Celebrate today.
  19. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    Don't really play the bass, but I bought this Yamaha to use in my home studio. But it was UGLY (IMHO). I've always like the Seafoam Green Fender colour so tried my hand at a re-finish using automotive 2 part epoxy paint, and a nice piece of curly poplar (I think) for the headstock. It was fun and looks (meh) OK - burst spraying is tricky!

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  20. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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