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Postby quixotic » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:01 pm

What is the semi-hollow body?
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Postby markus aurelius » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:20 am

Looks like a Yamaha something or other? SA30 or 50...
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Postby southshoreconor » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:36 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7oaU1rRv0w
currently driving these guys' tour bus. i rarely get to see the shows but their backline is killer.
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Postby quixotic » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:38 am

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I bought one of these tonight on clearance at Guitar Center. I wasn't planning on buying a guitar guy this thing blew me away. It plays so smooth and sounds awesome and I don't care at all about Dream Theater. I wanted something way different than my Jazzmasters with a modern feel to it and this definitely nails it and is in the range I was hoping to stay price wise.
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Postby hosebeast » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:43 pm

quixotic wrote:What is the semi-hollow body?



Yeah it's fully hollow - an SA-50 by Yamaha

Killer guitar
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Postby jferg » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:56 am

Anybody ever finish or refinish their guitars? I was thinking about giving it a go
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Postby 198d__ » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:41 am

My band recently did a demo with Andy Nelson. The setup is a 2004 Les Paul Standard with a Duncan Distortion in the bridge, channel left is a Triple Rectifier boosted with a TS9 clone, channel right is a Marshall 1987x with a master volume mod boosted with the TS9 clone, and the leads/3rd guitar accents are a JCM 800 boosted with the same pedal. Check it, dudes.

https://jesusfuckingwept.bandcamp.com
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Postby No Doz » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:59 am

198d__ wrote:My band recently did a demo with Andy Nelson. The setup is a 2004 Les Paul Standard with a Duncan Distortion in the bridge, channel left is a Triple Rectifier boosted with a TS9 clone, channel right is a Marshall 1987x with a master volume mod boosted with the TS9 clone, and the leads/3rd guitar accents are a JCM 800 boosted with the same pedal. Check it, dudes.

https://jesusfuckingwept.bandcamp.com


this is cool, guitars sound dope!!
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Postby beldar » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:32 pm

those univox hi fliers are fuckin suweet
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Postby Destructioneer » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:40 pm

Picked up an early 90s JCM-900 Mk III 2100 head for much less than I ever expected to pay for it. Sounds like a charm.

Do many of you utilize FX loops, or do you prefer to plug straight in?
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Postby HOTDOGS_COMINURWAY » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:05 pm

I've always been curious about the difference. what are the pros and cons
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Postby The Toxic Avenger » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:02 pm

It’s mostly useful for people who use mostulstion, reverbs, delays and get their overdrive from the amps. If you run a clean amp and dirt from pedals, loops aren’t necessary, or if you maybe an overdrives for crunchy amps maybe a single delay or something like me, then it’s more hassle than it’s worth to run four cables and all that back to the amp.
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Postby binghamtonwasteland » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:45 pm

Not sure if anyone in here is a fan of Lone Wolf Audio pedals but I got a couple I'm trying to sell for pretty cheap if anyone is interested...

LHW Deluxe and Black Goat prototype

https://reverb.com/item/6798068-lone-wolf-audio-left-hand-wrath-deluxe-2016-black-orange
https://reverb.com/item/6798190-lone-wolf-audio-black-goat-prototype-2017-metal

Also if you are intersted, PM me on here and save me the Reverb fees please :smt025
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Postby No Doz » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:35 am

Any of you play a Mustang or a Duo-Sonic? I've got the itch to buy a new Fender so I'm window shopping some vintage ones from the 60's right now. Thinking about picking something up soon. Any major pros or cons to these guitars?
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Postby SomeTribe » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:24 am

I play a 93 MIJ Fender mustang.

The neck feels great. At the time when I bought the guitar (6 or 7 years ago) I was interning at a studio and had my hands on lots of guitars of differing value, I was using that as my standard. I still would put it toe to toe with guitars twice it's price or more in terms of how the neck feels.

The pick ups sound good but noisey. I love the way my neck pick up sounds, it's very single coil and fender sounding, but with much more low end than I normally think of single coils having. It's very noisey, there's always a buzz, I would still play it in a clean setting because it doesn't bother me but it could bother someone else I'm sure. Also full disclosure, my bridge pick up has always been replaced by a faux humbucker in a single coil space, I don't like the tone by itself but it supports the other one and it's nice to clean up that buzz a little because it's very clean.

The saddle is kind of strange, both e strings can sit much lower on the neck than the rest of strings, also over time it seems to lower itself. I find that I have to adjust the intonation and saddle once a year or so.

I use 10s on the guitar, I tried 11s and I don't think they work well on the guitar. Again a problem with the saddle, the e strings almost don't hit the neck with 11s in.

I play aggressively and am always hitting those pick up switches.

That's all I got, if you have more specific questions lemme know.
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Postby hosebeast » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:25 pm

You definitely should use something heavier than 10s on that mustang my dude. Yr not getting enough downward pressure on that bridge.

To the other guy thinking about getting one - it's the last vintage Fender, aside from the Coronado, that you can still find a deal on. Conventional wisdom is different with mustangs though as to many people, the cbs versions were better guitars - they had contours while the pre-cbs ones were slabs, there were more/wilder finish choices to choose from, etc. something I've always wanted is a competition burgundy mustang with a matching headstock because it's hands down the coolest looking guitar of all time.

Having said all that though, aside from thick poly finishes, the MIJ stuff is right on par with a lot of the really good mustangs from way back and you can get them for a few hundred bucks pretty easily.
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Postby 198d__ » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:54 pm

Looking at '79 Les Paul Silverburst's got me wishing i still had tax return money to blow.
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Postby dwh_87 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:55 pm

I have a Kurt Cobain signature mustang. It’s really nice. Plenty of chunky tones from the bridge pickup and trebley cleans off the neck. Fit and finish is good quality. Highly recommended.
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Postby My Tummy is Full » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:26 pm

I just bought an '89 Japanese Strat from Reverb. Stoked
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Postby No Doz » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:10 pm

Appreciate all the Mustang advice ya'll, that was a big help for me!

I got an obnoxiously good deal on a new Offset Series Duo-Sonic over the weekend so I decided to pull the trigger. Bought it planning to use the cash I saved from not buying something vintage / used to upgrade the tuners and maybe pop a new single coil in it, but after I spent some time really setting it up well and playing it a bunch I think I'm going to keep it exactly as is. It's a beautiful guitar, plays just as well as my "better" guitars. Amazing variety in tonal possibility, and the humbucker in it SCREAMS. First Pau Ferro fretboard I've ever owned and I've really taken a liking to it. Stays in tune and intonates great. It honestly might be the single nicest MIM Fender I've ever played, a straight up steal for the price point. Think I might make a few cosmetic changes to it (vintage style knobs and maybe a new pickguard), but other than that I'm really really content with the purchase. Fender really knocked it out of the park with these guitars.
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Postby quixotic » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:36 pm

Well, looks like I'm gonna return that Sterling up there and finally bite the bullet on a custom build from Dunable.

Anyone want to buy a JMascis Jazzmaster with Curtis Novak JM-PAFs in it? I can include the original pickups too.
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Postby The Toxic Avenger » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:10 pm

any production super strat kinda guitars with real simple controls, fixed bridge and a humbucker bridge and single coil neck out there? I missed a chance on a cool Charvel Wild Card #6 last year and have been wanting something along those lines since then. prefer not all pointy like an ibanez
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Postby .TRAVIS. » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:16 am

this thread sure has shit the bed
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Postby kwame » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:28 am

.TRAVIS. wrote:this thread sure has shit the bed

that's why we're actively trying to make the b9 guitar thread great again
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Postby Nick CO » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:18 pm

Bout a silver face champ yesterday. Speaker was replaced with a Jensen, but I got it for 250, so I'm real happy. Now I can play in my house without the dial turned half a notch past 0 on my Mig
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Postby jblaze » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:39 pm

if anyone is interest in a harmonic percolator for $225, hit me up. The one i have is one of the remakes, i bought it probably 15 years ago and just never really used it. It needs a couple screws, but it's fully functional and has the rare germanium diodes or whatever. They're going for like $350 shipped on ebay, so i figured I'd try here first and give someone the chance to save a few bucks.
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Postby jblaze » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:49 pm

also got an OG rat pedal with LM308N I'd do for $125
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Postby .TRAVIS. » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:54 pm

who's got the good tone lately?
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Postby Gnargoyle » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:50 pm

I had it and then I lost it.
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Postby lurkin hard or hardly lur » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:57 pm

.TRAVIS. wrote:who's got the good tone lately?

framus hollywood custom into a science decolonizer is ruling my life right now
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Postby jimmyspudboy » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:19 pm

Briefly, but I lost it.

What's the word on a good mid-price distortion pedal that doesn't sound tinny? Should I just get an overdrive pedal to boost my amps distortion?
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Postby ConradBirdie911 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:51 pm

I have a old ltd ec50 that I wanna try and install a emg pickup. Wondering if anyone has ever heard of welding the pots instead of soldering???
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Postby kwame » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:30 pm

welding like how you would pipes or other metals? if you can weld, then you can solder. I don't think welding is a good idea, seems like overkill. also don't know if the stuff used is conductive like how solder is. plus the newer production emg stuff is solderless, molex connectors I think
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Postby The Toxic Avenger » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:49 pm

welding? wtf
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Postby ConradBirdie911 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:21 pm

I started training for mig welding at my job and just wondered if anyone tried that. Welding would of course be hotter. But you're right, I'll look into solderless
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Postby quixotic » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:03 am

You'll fry your pots and components I'd think. You can do that with a normal soldering iron even.
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Postby wegotdome » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:06 am

Yeah a mig weld would be far far too hot to do that with.
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Postby hosebeast » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:24 am

No Doz wrote:Appreciate all the Mustang advice ya'll, that was a big help for me!

I got an obnoxiously good deal on a new Offset Series Duo-Sonic over the weekend so I decided to pull the trigger. Bought it planning to use the cash I saved from not buying something vintage / used to upgrade the tuners and maybe pop a new single coil in it, but after I spent some time really setting it up well and playing it a bunch I think I'm going to keep it exactly as is. It's a beautiful guitar, plays just as well as my "better" guitars. Amazing variety in tonal possibility, and the humbucker in it SCREAMS. First Pau Ferro fretboard I've ever owned and I've really taken a liking to it. Stays in tune and intonates great. It honestly might be the single nicest MIM Fender I've ever played, a straight up steal for the price point. Think I might make a few cosmetic changes to it (vintage style knobs and maybe a new pickguard), but other than that I'm really really content with the purchase. Fender really knocked it out of the park with these guitars.



Yeah dude those tuners are legit. Glad yr enjoying the new guy
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Postby Gut Check » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:57 pm

the current setup, usually a revolving door of cabs
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Postby SwampBeef » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:09 pm

jferg wrote:Anybody ever finish or refinish their guitars? I was thinking about giving it a go


Yes, my advice is don’t. I sprayed nitro, polyester and acrylic finishes. Working with chemicals sucks. Sanding between coats sucks. Final buff is usually fun but it’s all time consuming. It’s a significant investment too, HVLP guns, UV light setup, down/up draft booth, buffing wheel, sanders, fresh air mask, etc. I’d charge $700 for an unfinished guitar and even that wasn’t worth all the work.
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Postby quixotic » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:49 pm

I out my deposit down on my Dunable Yeti build today. I've been wanting a custom guitar for years and I finally did it.
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Postby Adam from lynn » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:34 pm

quixotic wrote:I out my deposit down on my Dunable Yeti build today. I've been wanting a custom guitar for years and I finally did it.



That's fucking sick.
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Postby quixotic » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:37 am

Adam from lynn wrote:
quixotic wrote:I out my deposit down on my Dunable Yeti build today. I've been wanting a custom guitar for years and I finally did it.



That's fucking sick.

It's gonna be the longest 3-4 months of my life man. I'm so excited though. Sacha has been really awesome so far and it doesn't hurt that his band is really awesome too. I was gonna get a Cyclops but after thinking it over and talking through what I wanted, I went with the Yeti since I'm so used to Jazzmasters anyway. ive been wanting something from him ever since I randomly ran across him on Chicago Music Exchanges YouTube channel.
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Postby The Toxic Avenger » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:59 am

ive never herd of him but ive a couple customs and 3/4 months is quick as fuck
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Postby quixotic » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:03 pm

Yeah,3-4 months is insanely quick for a custom but that's his typical turnaround time. I know other builders that are easily 6-12 months and I've seen some up to 24months before. There's a video on YouTube of him explaining how he's able to do it relatively quickly. He plays guitar and does vocals for Intronaut and builds when he's not on tour.
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Postby sithomeandrot » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:08 am

Anyone here ever use ARC Effects pedals? the Soothsayer pedal seems on par with the OG RAT's (or at least, the early 90's reissue).
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Postby beldar » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:56 pm

what's some good documentaries about amps/guitar makers?
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Postby smorgasgeorge » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:42 pm

Building a Mosrite kit. Neck was ok, had to level a few frets, got some copper shielding, new pots, a Duncan hot rail, and Grover tuners coming in. Threw a Ventures "V" on the headstock before lacquer.

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Postby nightgolf » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:32 pm

Amp dudes, you're my only hope.

What the FUCK do I want? I can't tell if I should stick with a combo like I initially thought or go for a head/cab combo. Even then, from either option, I'm stuck.

As far as combos, I'm debating the new Blackstar HT series MK II, a used Orange TH30C, a 6505 combo, a Vox AC50CP2, a Deluxe Reverb, and a Mesa rectoverb. And as far as heads, I'm pretty much totally open.

But I need to make a decision soon, both because i miss playing out of a working amplifier and because I've got some shows coming up.

And if you're in NJ/NY/PA, sell me your dope gear
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Postby No Doz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:48 pm

what style of music will you be predominantly using it for?

how interested are you in versatility?

how high is your patience / functional ability to transport + store large equipment?
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