Guitar thread

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

  1. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    You are probably correct since Nashville does not make the ES-137. They are made in Memphis. Only solid-bodies are made in Nashville. Semi-hollows are made in Memphis.
  2. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Man, it pays to have fancy cables.

    Moving my Marshall half-stack to the living room from the office. Unplugged almost all the cables. Lifted the head up, but like an idiot, I forgot to unplug my fancy gold plated Monster speaker cable. Broke the end. Exchanged it for free for a new one at Guitar Center.

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  3. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    I've got more than one guitar and most of them are 24.75 scale or 25.5 scale. In order to duplicate the setup on them a friend and I collaborated on this: A notched straightedge designed to lay on the fingerboard to determine neck bow.

    Rather than paying Stew-Mac $80.00 I picked up an aluminum yardstick for about $4.00, marked the fret locations and my friend notched it. I ground the notches smooth with a wire wheel mounted on a bench grinder.

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  4. fritzthecat

    fritzthecat Adventurer

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    So, finally got my semi-hollow Epi like I want it:

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    Epiphone ES-339 Royale
    Gibson Classic 57 pickups (used from ebay)
    StewMac Premium wiring kit (Switchcraft, CTS pots, Orange drop caps)
    Memphis wiring scheme
    Tusq Nut
    Sugi aluminum tailpiece
    Les Paul antique pearl handguard

    all run through a Vox AC4TV amp with russian tubes.

    Now I just need to learn to play good.

    Fritz
  5. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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  6. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I just got this little Yamaha THR-10C portable modeling amp from Sweetwater, and it's a killer! I've been using it a lot more than my big stuff. It sounds fantastic and has an minijack input that you can mix with the amps output, so you can plug in an ipod and mix the sound with the guitar. That works really great with the Songster app, which lets you listen to songs with various instruments removed, so you can play your own rhythm guitar track over the drums and bass. Highly recommended little amp, and pretty cheap at under $300. It gets pretty loud too.


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  7. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Ahh that is an oldie but goodie. :lol3
  8. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I can't believe I haven't cut my fingers sometimes with the way I stretch strings sometimes. I think I play the best when I just don't give a damn.
  9. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :D

    I can't wait to get this friggen cast off of my right hand, and start actually playing again. I've been playing a little, strumming and fingerpicking without my thumb, but it doesn't sound the best. :lol3 Just trying to keep my left hand in practice.
  10. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    Yeah, I've heard most of them but the "tattoo" one was new to me. Pissed my drummer off with that one last week! :drums
  11. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    Toxic Guitar Chick Thread Now! :lol3



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  12. CaveDave

    CaveDave Underground

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    Very nice!:evil


    I'm going to DC this afternoon to check out a Craigslist ad. A Fender Super Champ XD and an Epiphone Dot Studio B, both for $250.

    I was actually looking for just the Super Champ XD, but the Epiphone Dot looks like a fun toy and the price is right.
  13. CaveDave

    CaveDave Underground

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    Yaaayyy!!:clap

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    I got my Super Champ and, for an Epiphone, this Dot Studio is great. I'm gonna spend the evening cleaning it and getting it setup.
  14. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    If you got that for $250 you should be arrested for stealing! Enjoy!
  15. CaveDave

    CaveDave Underground

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    Thanks, Kurt! You have no idea how sceptical I was when I first saw the CL ad, especially since it was an hour and 20 minute drive to the heart of DC.

    It was truly as advertised, however. The Super Champ, which is what I was initially looking for, was dusty but showed no signs of wear and still had the warranty tag hanging off the knob.

    The Epiphone was a bonus that I didn't even know I wanted till I started playing it!!:clap
  16. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I can't imagine it. I've never had an hiatus.

    But whoa! I think it's better when I just play sloppy along with blues music, great fun. This Stratocaster makes me sound like a hero!
  17. mrmurph

    mrmurph Been here awhile

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    Here's my newest...a Pine bodied Ron Kirn Signature, he calls these the "Barnbuster", cause they are made out of 150 yr old pine salvaged from old barns etc. This one has wood from a old grain elevator.
    Anyway, this is the pic he sent me upon it's completion....since I've had it, I've been too busy playing it to take any pics. I took it to our gigs this past weekend and played it about half the time on Friday and Sat night. It plays like a dream, the setup is incredible, and it has that classic Tele sound. I'm still getting used to it, but it is definitely going to be a part of my regular gig rig !
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  18. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Got a call from the little mom and pop guitar shop I go to...and now have one of these on order....I am really pumped about this...I am not good enough to justify a real vintage but I have one of the squire vintage modified jazzmasters and have played several strats and they are very good guitars.

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  19. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Gorgeous instrument, congrats!


  20. CaveDave

    CaveDave Underground

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    This brings up a question. I enjoy a bit of wood working, and making a guitar body seems like it would be a bit of a challenge, but a lot of fun.

    Do different woods really make a big difference on the tone of an electric guitar?