Guitar appreciation thread

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 10 Aug 2017, 00:37

Elsewhere are two thread memorializing Glen Campbell's career. This post is not about that.



It's the observation that Campbell regularly played a very odd assortment of guitars. Yes, he brought out the usual suspects--Strat, ES-335--but he was more likely to play really strange instruments on stage, Mosrite, ugly Ovation electrics that I've never seen anyone else play, weird Fender Jaguar imitations (what is that guitar that starts out the clip above?), Fender Jazzmasters, G&L Commaches. Hamer 12-strings.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 10 Aug 2017, 09:09

I had the same thought yesterday -- I remember him playing a Danelectro aswell (more recently). Wichita Lineman is played on a baritone ...can't play your clip in work but looking forward to hearing it later. He certainly was a top "all rounder" guitarist. I have a song at home from a John Peel playlist, I can't remember the band but it was some Nuggets type psych band and (pre-fame) Glen plays an amazing Spanish guitar solo on the track thats the best thing about the song.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 10 Aug 2017, 21:10

Here it is, Glenn Ross Campbell comes in about 2'20, takes off around 3'04


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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 11 Aug 2017, 14:39

While we are talking about nylon strings...


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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

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Hound Dog Taylor

Get hold of a guitar shat on by tractor and play it properly regardless

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby McBastard » 23 Aug 2017, 07:59

Tactful Cactus wrote:Here it is, Glenn Ross Campbell comes in about 2'20, takes off around 3'04



Glenn Ross Campbell:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Ross_Campbell
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 23 Aug 2017, 09:11

McBastard wrote:Glenn Ross Campbell:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Ross_Campbell



Woops, my mistake :oops:

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 23 Aug 2017, 22:01

This caught my eye. A Rickenbacker 1996 was 159gns in 1964. A little bit of Googling makes that £167, inflation makes that £3,100 in todays Sterling. Pricey even then!

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 23 Aug 2017, 22:45

I know why Rickenbacker wanted to make the claim that Lennon's main guitar was the 1996, but it wasn't. It's the short-scale 325.

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More at http://www.rickresource.com/rrp/lennon325.html

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 24 Aug 2017, 10:00

take5_d_shorterer wrote:I know why Rickenbacker wanted to make the claim that Lennon's main guitar was the 1996, but it wasn't. It's the short-scale 325.


Well spotted. Time of was of the essence anyway. He was less than a year from using Casinos and never looking back.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 24 Aug 2017, 17:37

What was the fucking point of guineas?
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

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Not unpleasant.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 01 Sep 2017, 21:20

My guitar is a 1977 Telecaster. I'd never thought about this before, but I imagine it's worth a few bob. I paid £300 and could probably get well over £1000 for it now.
It sounds incredible.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 01 Sep 2017, 21:21

Tactful Cactus wrote:Image

Not unpleasant.

What do all the buttons do?
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 01 Sep 2017, 21:23

Just answered my own question.
https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-ta ... ed-to-know

Now I want one!!
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 02 Sep 2017, 08:08

K wrote:Just answered my own question.
https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-ta ... ed-to-know

Now I want one!!


I can't speak for every user but I think there's a concensus that the 'rhythm' controls on Jags and Jazzmasters are a waste of time.

I have the volume turned down on mine so I can use the switch to cut the sound completely when necessary or for a nice tremolo sort of effect.

Otherwise it just makes it sound like you've put your amp in a cupboard full of duvets.

That aside jags and JMs are excellent and versatile guitars not just the jangly/surf twang monsters you might expect.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 02 Sep 2017, 16:11

I still want one! The locals music shop has a Jag for just under a grand so looks like I'm starting to save!
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 02 Sep 2017, 16:51

John Co(a)n wrote:I still want one! The locals music shop has a Jag for just under a grand so looks like I'm starting to save!



Do it. They look ace and that's what's really important ;)
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 03 Sep 2017, 13:14

I'm without an electric guitar for the first time since I was about 15! I'm talking with a guy who has a natural 1975 Strat (ala Jerry Garcia). Trying to get him down to €750 because the pickups are new

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