Guitar appreciation thread

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 01 Oct 2017, 19:04

Thang-y wrote:For info for BCB guitar-lovers with money to burn

http://www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/guitars/

https://chiswickauctions.co.uk/catalogues/171004/


Nice bass pedals!
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 01 Oct 2017, 19:08

Deebank wrote:
Darryl Strawberry wrote:I've just ordered a gold coloured Gretsch Streamliner G2420T plus case.
Can't wait!


Nice

Although I prefer the double cutaway one.

What colour?


I'm gong to be wracked with the feeling a should have got the double cutaway...
It's gold:
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 01 Oct 2017, 19:25

I think they are brilliant value and a sparkly gold Gretsch is just so much cooler than a Gibson gold top - they always look a bit tired to me.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 01 Oct 2017, 21:55

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Here my new one. My first ever Strat, natural finish 1976 model. Beautiful twang. When I plugged it in it sounded exactly like the guitar on "O My Soul" by Big Star, which is fine with me

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 01 Oct 2017, 21:56

The Gretsch is a beauty! I had the Orange 6120 for a few years and really loved playing it.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 01 Oct 2017, 22:08

Tactful Cactus wrote:Image

Here my new one. My first ever Strat, natural finish 1976 model. Beautiful twang. When I plugged it in it sounded exactly like the guitar on "O My Soul" by Big Star, which is fine with me

Is it heavy? The only strat I've played weighed a ton and that really put me off.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 01 Oct 2017, 23:04

Nope, nice and light. I had a 78 Tele once, that was the heaviest guitar I've ever owned

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Six String » 02 Oct 2017, 05:04

Inneresting. I think of my '67 Telecaster as being on the lighter side of the spectrum. A Les Paul Custom black with goldplated everything, now that's heavy. No way I'd want to cart that thing around.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 03 Oct 2017, 20:35

Ooof! My Gretsch Streamliner arrived today. What a lovely thing! What a twang. What a tremelo!

I think I'm in love! I can't afford a White Falcon or an Electromatic but this is a good enough replacement.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 06 Oct 2017, 13:26

Good dissection of the Nick Drake tone. Sounded close to me.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 18 Nov 2017, 13:42

What were they smoking in the Fender marketing dept in 1975?

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 18 Nov 2017, 14:58

Tactful Cactus wrote:What were they smoking in the Fender marketing dept in 1975?

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No image showing, but I'm willing to bet that this is the ad you're referring to.

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It's a real ad, by the way. Fender (i.e., CBS operating under the name of Fender) really did try to sell their product by this sort of marketing.

The smoking might explain quality control in the 70s and 80s.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 19 Nov 2017, 10:24

Ha! No although yours fits the bill moreso than mine.
My pic was more of a WTF!? Maybe she was famous in the 70's ?

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Joe Baxter » 20 Jan 2018, 13:07

New Guitar Day - really it was yesterday but I didn't get a chance to play it yesterday.
I had bought a one of build from Josh Rhys Owen. It was a fabulously beautiful instrument, but sonically, I hadn't bonded with it.
Josh came round yesterday, and swapped his latest build for the one I had.
The new one, built from scratch by Josh, is another beautiful instrument. A one piece flamed maple body, a one piece neck which I'm certain is mahogany, a Seymore Duncan Jazz in the neck position and a Kent Armstrong Twin Rails in the bridge, with a push pull Volume control splits the twin rails, gold plated hardware including locking tuners and locking strap locks. A beautiful slab of rosewood for the fretboard, with no position markers, only little brass ones on the side of the neck, and with stainless steel frets. The headstock is faced with the same flamed maple as the body, and with a flamed maple truss rod cover. The jazz sounds, jazzy with a clean tone, and is as smooth A.F. when gain is added, the middle position is beautiful whether or not the bridge is coil tapped - 2 very usable tones which work well with tweaks of the volume and tone control, and finally, the twin rails is exactly as you'd expect, punchier than a single coil, and a wee bit thin when tapped, still very usable.
Well pleased.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby ORORORO » 28 Feb 2018, 21:11

I got one of these

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and I have no idea how to alter the settings (beyond the amps).

How do I sound like Link Wray? What the fuck is that 'tap' lark all about?
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 28 Feb 2018, 21:29

THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:I got one of these

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and I have no idea how to alter the settings (beyond the amps).

How do I sound like Link Wray? What the fuck is that 'tap' lark all about?


If you want to sound like Link Wray you need heavy gauge strings.

Tap is a switch you tap at a tempo to set the rate - usually of a delay (echo).


As for settings, just fiddle about until you like the sound.

You have plenty of options on that amp.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby ORORORO » 28 Feb 2018, 21:46

Deebank wrote:
Tap is a switch you tap at a tempo to set the rate - usually of a delay (echo).


Oh, really? That's great!

I'll give that a go. Thanks!
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby yomptepi » 01 Mar 2018, 09:47

The Ed Sheeran signature telecaster.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 01 Mar 2018, 10:26

yomptepi wrote:The Ed Sheeran signature telecaster.

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You're going to have to explain that one... Does he have short arms?
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby yomptepi » 01 Mar 2018, 11:24

Only three chords.
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