Guitar thread

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

  1. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    They're a lot of fun, but you have to be a bit careful when you buy one. There are some real junkers out there that, as a store owner, I had to weed through until I found one that was good. The Savannah from the same folks as Recording King and Loar is the pretty decent one I finally settled on. Any of them will need a little set-up to really sound good, mainly the head tuned and the bridge set.

    There's a few tunes my band does that we want that banjo twang on, but the chords are a pain on an actual banjo. Out comes the six string.
  2. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I play most watching TV....it is almost more important to me how they sound unplugged.....I do most of my playing watching TV with the family.
  3. BHW

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    Yeah, I find "quiet playing" to be a big part of my practicing. I play an electric, unplugged often. More so than I play the acoustic.
  4. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    This is the shit I was talking about earlier. Mexistrat that came into the shop for strings and a clean up today. Filthiest damned guitar I've worked on in a long time.
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  5. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    That's some psychedelic shit right there. :lol3
  6. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Knot tier eh?
  7. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    If you can't string up a guitar then you should have someone else do it. There's no reasons for a knot. If you can't handle regular tuners switch to locking tuner heads which make it super easy.
  8. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    That belongs in the WTF Picture thread.



    On another note... I was here today and sold my soul to the Devil. Maybe now I can play better!!!

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  9. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Let me know if it works; I'd be willing to drive down there.
  10. andy from MO

    andy from MO Adventurer

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    Goodalls are a fine guitar. I LOVE mine!
  11. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Is that a Collings D2?


  12. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    Apparently selling your soul is not enough. You still have to practice your ass off! :deal
  13. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    I bought my dad a 5 string fender banjo for fathers day. Unfortunately he and I share the same musical talent, but he's happily plinking and plonking away.
  14. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    damn. :cry
  15. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Funny this all comes up. You can watch the following or don't. My feelings won't be hurt. But last week I got in a new shipment of guitars that are modeled after the old Stella's and I made a little video for my stores FB page. One of the guitars is a parlor size and I mention that "if you want some of that old tone that Robert Johnson had, this is your guitar."

    And then I add "Of course, if you really want to sound like Robert Johnson, you need to be able to play like Robert Johnson."

    The truth sucks, sometimes. Good guitars, though.:D
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8IZc0SlcHig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  16. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    I am finally fiiiiiiinaaaaaalllly getting to where I can plonk along without wincing constantly and make something that doesn't sound horrible.

    And I can play money. My life is complete. :lol3
  17. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Hook me up with a parlor, Josjor!
  18. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    They are pretty sweet for the money. I've spent a little more time with it here in the shop and it does have a great mid tone and some serious bark when you do the hard finger pluck thing.

    Side note: I do own a music store and I do sell guitars. In the interest of not getting banished to the Vendors thread and also because I'm actually here as an enthusiast, not a salesman, I don't really advertise here. I'd be glad to hook you up if you'd like to PM me.

    Side, side note: Some things I can treat you better than the online boys. Lower priced items like this RK I don't really have much room on. If you're Amazon Prime you can get it for $199.99 with free shipping. I can meet the price, but not the free shipping. Some guys don't mind the extra because they're supporting an indy and fellow ADV. I appreciate that. But I also appreciate that I'll be about $30.00 more and a buck is a buck so no offense if you go the Amazon route.

    Side, side, side note: MODS, please don't ban me to vendors. I wouldn't have replied if I hadn't been asked. This answer is also an attempt to inform other followers of this thread that if they want something that I happen to show off here, they can PM me and I'll do my best to oblige. In other words, I don't want to do business publicly on this forum and page. Thanks for your consideration. : )
  19. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    I went on a tour of the Gibson Guitar factory while on a trip to Clarksdale and Memphis this past week. I will never complain about the cost of an American made guitar again. The differences in construction by Epiphone and Gibson were explained and it made a lot of sense. Epiphones are good guitars, but there is a difference in materials, construction and electronics.
  20. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    Do you recall the difference in materials? Anything specifically about the species or grade of wood?