• Guitar Discussion Thread V9 - February Edition!
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Thick necks! The huge C cut is where it's at.
Thin necks are so much easier to play technical shit on imo.
I fixed my shocking problem by sitting down with my bass amp and telling it my feelings. (actually... I kicked it a few times and wiggled the chord on the back until it got it's shit together)
[QUOTE=ThatCrazyGmanV2;34525017]do you guys prefer thicker necks or thinner necks?[/QUOTE] thin necks just hurt my wrist.
[QUOTE=Arcana;34521240][url]http://www.rondomusic.com/hawerwilkamber.html[/url] [IMG]http://www.rondomusic.com/photos/electric/hawkerwilkamberburstflame6.jpg[/IMG] [url]http://www.rondomusic.com/hawkerwilktribalgreen.html[/url] [IMG]http://www.rondomusic.com/photos/electric/hawkertribalgreen5.jpg[/IMG] Ohh, like this.[/QUOTE] I'd love to order the amber one with a tailpiece (currently only a blue one available) and with some warranty attached. I want to live in the US.
Joining music forum with this post. I got a Stagg knockoff strat that's pretty awesome for 200 bucks and a line 6 spider 15 amp. Also, C necks are my favorite.
God damn it. Tosin Abasi announced an Australian clinic tour, and initially announced an Adelaide date. Now Ibanez have posted the official schedule and suddenly Adelaide is gone. No explanation either. Why does everyone have to insist that Adelaide does not exist and its inhabitants are far less important than the rest of Australia?
[QUOTE=dcalde78;34525297]that's a cheapo gibson as well, low low price of $400 for a starter gibson![/QUOTE] with an MSRP of $829 I don't care how ignorant I may be where do they get the idea they can charge what they do [editline]4th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=ThatCrazyGmanV2;34525017]do you guys prefer thicker necks or thinner necks?[/QUOTE] my rg and destroyer are 19mm at the 1st fret and 21mm at the 12th and my as103 is 20mm at the 1st and 26.5mm at the 12th I like both for different reasons but I think if I could have one that was like 23 the entire length would be cool
[QUOTE=absinthe;34538994]with an MSRP of $829 I don't care how ignorant I may be where do they get the idea they can charge what they do[/QUOTE] Collectors overvalued everything, since more buyers than just musicians creates more demand than was originally reasonable. That combined with price stickiness and the fact that you can always mark stuff down at retail made it permanent. When you're selling shit that's overpriced by magnitudes you need to inflate stated prices to at least give the product a semblance of being a "deal", that's where that originally comes from, and it's easier to keep a consistent brand image as being high-end if you keep that practice up across the board. That's why you have a separate brand for the reasonably priced stuff. Guns are the same way, actually.
Thinking of buying a bass guitar, never played the guitar before, zero experience. What do you guys think of [URL="http://www.andertons.co.uk/bass-guitar-starter-packs/pid12356/cid683/ibanez-gsr190-jump-start-bass-pack-in-black.asp?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=pricecomp&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping#anchorReviews"]this?[/URL]
I personally detest Ibanez basses. Gio stuff is really not that great, the overall feel of them is just bad. If I were you I'd get this [url]http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_eb0_ch_bundle_1.htm[/url] or one of the Fender Squier starter sets.
[QUOTE=dcalde78;34545405]I personally detest Ibanez basses. Gio stuff is really not that great, the overall feel of them is just bad. If I were you I'd get this [url]http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_eb0_ch_bundle_1.htm[/url] or one of the Fender Squier starter sets.[/QUOTE] Really? I heard Ibanez was quite good. I guess I'll look into it some more.
The higher end stuff is alright, the Gio series is horrible.
Ever since I started building my bass at school, I only like guitars made of wood, and with the grain visible. Also since it's entirely my own design, it's awesome finding wood with good grains that enhance it. For the body I'm using a light colored Cherry wood, the face-plate is Curly Maple, the neck is Maple wood, the fingerboard is Indian Rosewood, and I don't remember what the headstock face-plate is called, but it's a dark color that's similar to Indian Rosewood and has a kickass swirly grain. I'll get more pictures sometime, but I took these photos around Christmas. [img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1jAjFIF990o/TvgJoyY5iAI/AAAAAAAAAFA/bkVjKdikr4k/w282-h375-k/11%2B-%2B2[/img][img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HXT0C9LiEsU/TvgJoszjXlI/AAAAAAAAAE8/OEv6Id5h5mg/s324/11+-+1[/img] The hole going right through the guitar where the pickups go isn't that big of a deal, the wires for it will be going through it anyway. Also, check out that grain on the back that looks like a spike. That's why I love grains, you get those unique designs. It's my first time building one so it's not great, but still love it. [editline].[/editline] Also, the coating that's on the body right now is only to keep it from cracking in humidity. It's a mix of mineral spirits and I don't know what else. Right now it's wrapped up on a shelf while I build the neck.
Cherry is an interesting choice, you don't see that often.
[QUOTE=dcalde78;34545588]The higher end stuff is alright, the Gio series is horrible.[/QUOTE] How about [URL="http://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/products/epiphone_les_paul_special_bass_guitar_pitch_black.asp"]this?[/URL]
[QUOTE=AxisofIdiocy] my pedal kit came in the mail today. gonna build BYOC's TS-808 clone [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/1746.jpg[/img] fresh out of the box [/QUOTE] quick follow up on this tube screamer clone all the parts soldered onto the pcb (resistors, caps, diodes, transistors, and the IC socket) [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/IMG_20120201_010905.jpg[/IMG] yhere it is dropped into the enclosure. the underside of the footswitch is in the bottom, the in/out jacks are up top, and the wires are fucking everywhere. [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/IMG_20120201_204213.jpg[/IMG] everything is soldered into place and is ready to go, except for a 9v battery which i didnt have. oh well, had to run to the gas station for smokes anyway. [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/IMG_20120201_214026.jpg[/IMG] the finished product. [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/IMG_20120201_215857.jpg[/IMG] gotta say man this thing is pretty fuckin beast. fuckin straight up tube screamer for a fraction of the price the project wasnt hard either, but this is a pretty forgiving pedal. This was my first build and first time working with a pcb, so my soldering is a little questionable in the places i worked on first. fortunately it becomes significantly easier after every joint. Ill probably include this in a thread once i open up and do some surgery on the champ 600.
However much I agree with the building your own pedal part, I got my TS9 for $50, so it's relative to people who want new gear vs used gear. BYOC is pretty cool
[QUOTE=Simples;34546219]How about [URL="http://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/products/epiphone_les_paul_special_bass_guitar_pitch_black.asp"]this?[/URL][/QUOTE] That's definitely something you should consider. I was thinking about getting that before getting my Kramer Disciple D-1 (only slightly more than that Epi). I'd say go for that if you've got no other contenders.
[QUOTE=ThatCrazyGmanV2;34525017]do you guys prefer thicker necks or thinner necks?[/QUOTE]when I built my first guitar i could have gotten a wizard neck for $40 less but I chose the thicker and more expensive neck that was made with less figured wood.
[QUOTE=Simples;34545128]Thinking of buying a bass guitar, never played the guitar before, zero experience. What do you guys think of [URL="http://www.andertons.co.uk/bass-guitar-starter-packs/pid12356/cid683/ibanez-gsr190-jump-start-bass-pack-in-black.asp?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=pricecomp&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping#anchorReviews"]this?[/URL][/QUOTE] Ibanez are great, the Gio series is not. I've been playing bass for 6 years, and I still play the first bass I ever bought because it's a fantastic bass for the money (also I'm mainly a gutiarist :v:). Can't seem to find it online, but it's the Cort GB34A. Similar to this: [url]http://www.thomann.de/gb/cort_action_dlx_crs.htm[/url]. Here's another one with passive electronics: [url]http://www.thomann.de/gb/cort_action_passive_4_red.htm[/url] However, I also must really advise that you look at a used instrument, much cheaper and you'll get a better instrument. [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cort-GB334A-4-String-Bass-/330679511751?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item4cfe08eac7#ht_500wt_1413[/url] In that price range I haven't played a better bass.
[QUOTE=Unreliable;34547286]However much I agree with the building your own pedal part, I got my TS9 for $50, so it's relative to people who want new gear vs used gear. BYOC is pretty cool[/QUOTE] price kinda becomes an afterthought when i remember how much fun it was to build
[QUOTE=Ninja Duck;34545883]Ever since I started building my bass at school, I only like guitars made of wood[/QUOTE] that's real weird dude what's wrong with you
Does anyone know if there's a difference in what wood I need to buy in regards to whether I'm doing a flat top or a carve top? Or is it just a difference in thickness?
it'd just be thickness as you're taking away a large proportion of the wood. the wood itself won't matter that much as far as I know. [editline]5th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=TheGuru;34550101]Ibanez are great, the Gio series is not. I've been playing bass for 6 years, and I still play the first bass I ever bought because it's a fantastic bass for the money (also I'm mainly a gutiarist :v:). Can't seem to find it online, but it's the Cort GB34A. Similar to this: [url]http://www.thomann.de/gb/cort_action_dlx_crs.htm[/url]. Here's another one with passive electronics: [url]http://www.thomann.de/gb/cort_action_passive_4_red.htm[/url] However, I also must really advise that you look at a used instrument, much cheaper and you'll get a better instrument. [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cort-GB334A-4-String-Bass-/330679511751?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item4cfe08eac7#ht_500wt_1413[/url] In that price range I haven't played a better bass.[/QUOTE] I always liked the Cort Artisan in white. fantastic looking bass. You might not think it but having a good looking instrument is important. If you like the look of it then you'll want to pick it up more often and play it more than if you get a good instrument that you don't like the look of.
just re-done my pedal board. reintroduced some old pedals any changed the layout a bit, it sounds pretty sick now. took a quick shot on my phone pretty shit quality because i couldn't find the flash on it. [IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/fmpahy.jpg[/IMG]
Thanks for your help, dcalde78, I've now bought my [URL="http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/bass/bass-guitars/epiphone-les-paul-special-bass-guitar-trans-red?utm_source=google&utm_medium=GoogleShopping&utm_campaign=googlebase"]first guitar![/URL]
[QUOTE=deggie;34531887]I'd love to order the amber one with a tailpiece (currently only a blue one available) and with some warranty attached. I want to live in the US.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.rondomusic.com/hawkeramberquilt.html[/url] [IMG]http://www.rondomusic.com/photos/electric/hawkeramberquilt1.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.rondomusic.com/photos/electric/hawkeramberquilt5.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Simples;34558928]Thanks for your help, dcalde78, I've now bought my [URL="http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/bass/bass-guitars/epiphone-les-paul-special-bass-guitar-trans-red?utm_source=google&utm_medium=GoogleShopping&utm_campaign=googlebase"]first guitar![/URL][/QUOTE] Sweet. Nice choice on the red as well, I much preferred that to the black one. What are you gonna use amp wise?
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