• Guitar Discussion Thread V9 - February Edition!
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Artec make an excellent multivoltage multioutlet power board with removable cables. [url]http://artecsound.com/effect/spb-8.htm[/url] Also allows you to undervolt analogue pedals which can produce some fun sounds.
[QUOTE=TheDestroyerOfall;35525196]If you can get a pod HD500. They're amazing for the price.[/QUOTE] I'm buying the amp cause I need a more powerful one :v: it is actually a legitimate choice. it really isn't a bad amp at all. [editline]11th April 2012[/editline] my mistake, it isn't an HD. it's an LD. LD400 Pro.
I want an ibanez ts9 so much, also i am getting a free first act (:v:) bass from a friend, all it needs is strings
[QUOTE=Tezzanator92;35526759]Artec make an excellent multivoltage multioutlet power board with removable cables. [url]http://artecsound.com/effect/spb-8.htm[/url] Also allows you to undervolt analogue pedals which can produce some fun sounds.[/QUOTE] Looks great, and as I found one for pretty cheap I can't really be bothered to look for something better value. Thanks!
Today I took the opportunity to play a probably 40-50 year old Japanese-made Ventura Les Paul copy. My neighbor inherited it from his dad who passed away a while ago. He brought it over and let me play it for a while and man that thing was Quality. The [i]definition[/i] of quality. I now hate every electric guitar I own in comparison to that thing. It practically plays itself. You know that moment when you first pick up and plug in a high quality guitar and it's like you don't even have to try, you can just play anything at all, and everything just sounds amazing? That happened. I've played a few classic American-made guitars as well, and the build quality of this old Japanese-made guitar is easily in the same class, better than a couple of them in fact. And it far and away surpassed the quality of the recently manufactured American-made guitars I've played. It just trips me out how back in the 60's, when shit was made by hand and with care, even the lowest level shit, in this case some cheap imported Japanese guitar copy, are of higher quality than what we make in America today. I can't find any pictures of this model on the internet. I wanted to look up and learn more about it, maybe find out how much it's worth and where I can get one of my own, but I've only found similar Venturas, not this specific model. There's something similar on Ebay for $450, but with some replaced parts, I want one all original like the one I played.
Was it a univox?
No, it said Ventura on it, that I know for sure. The serial number on the back doesn't really help in identifying it. But it has the same Gibson open book headstock that I think Ventura was subject to lawsuit over. Except it just said Ventura on it instead of Gibson.
[QUOTE=J Paul;35533968]No, it said Ventura on it, that I know for sure. The serial number on the back doesn't really help in identifying it. But it has the same Gibson open book headstock that I think Ventura was subject to lawsuit over. Except it just said Ventura on it instead of Gibson.[/QUOTE] Sorry, didn't read it well enough :s I just thought Univox because they made lawsuit guitars, and I read Ventura as Ventures, as in this: [img]http://edroman.com/guitars/mosrite/images/used-mosritE-01.jpg[/img] Oh I found one: [img]http://www.guitar-museum.com/uploads/guitar/117/53930-1.jpg[/img]
Wow, awesome. Yeah it looks pretty much like that one, except none of the hardware was gold, and the pickups were an open design.
That's why I'll never sell my 1970's tokai strat.
Guess the plug for the guitar cable needs to be resoldered and it also is missing a nut, still should be a pretty cheap fix edit: all the wiring in this thing is pretty fucktarded and half-assed, yay first act what would be good bass strings to throw on it if i want to play in D or C?
[QUOTE=Tezzanator92;35516411]I prefer solid state amps with piles of headroom. But I'm a bass player and I like to get the sound before the amp.[/QUOTE] On that note- Gallien-Krueger Amplification 2. VST plugin, models 3 GK amps, the 800RB, MB150, and 2001RB. ...what the fuck am I supposed to do with the 800RB? It doesn't sound like anything! The other two, okay, I can use them and their related cab models to get specific jazz/rock tones, but the 800RB is like using my friggin' mixer for EQ and gain. I get when people think GK it's the first thing that comes to mind, but it's also friggin' pointless in an all-digital context. We don't need devices that provide good, clean power and EQ in a setting where both are available in limitless supply.
Just wanted to show you guys a few pics of my brothers latest guitar he built, we shipped it out this afternoon. He calls it Hades. [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/380583_396977686999123_166956876667873_1311474_1415470167_n.jpg[/img] [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/527511_396977783665780_166956876667873_1311476_1329936352_n.jpg[/img] [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/560719_396977433665815_166956876667873_1311470_576119837_n.jpg[/img] [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/549010_396977986999093_166956876667873_1311479_1158616622_n.jpg[/img] [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/563396_396977860332439_166956876667873_1311477_1163832393_n.jpg[/img] [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/559786_396978060332419_166956876667873_1311480_1052877124_n.jpg[/img]
That finish is ultra sexy.
What is that top?
Granite?
it's fossilized Jarrah mixed with marble for extra sustain
I had no fucking clue dont laugh
It's Buckeye Burl
it's fuckin rad that's what it is
I tuned one of my guitars to B, F#, B, G, B, E aka "Karnivool Tuning" again. God I love it.
[QUOTE=IMA SHAARK;35548689]I tuned one of my guitars to B, F#, B, G, B, E aka "Karnivool Tuning" again. God I love it.[/QUOTE] half Drop B, half standard, or lower?
[QUOTE=AugustBurnsRed;35549032]half Drop B, half standard[/QUOTE] It's that. It's a really fun tuning, plus Karnivool songs are fun anyway
So, God forbid my THIRD Thunderbird exchange doesn't come in working condition, I'm thinking of getting one of these: [url]http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/ibanez-srx2ex2rd-electric-bass-guitar[/url] I can grab it for $250 at my local GC. Opinions?
save your money, hell even if you drop playing bass at least you will have something that wont lose its resale value if its in good nick. Dont buy cheap gear if your really going to spend time on something.
Poorly built cheap instruments are the plague.
[QUOTE=Franke_R!?;35554402]Poorly built cheap instruments are the plague.[/QUOTE] Yeah, they've been plaguing me for the past few months. What would you guys recommend for a "not cheap/poorly built" four string bass then? Or even a five string.
[QUOTE=Banned?;35557314]Yeah, they've been plaguing me for the past few months. What would you guys recommend for a "not cheap/poorly built" four string bass then? Or even a five string.[/QUOTE] w/e you think your budget is now $250 wait until its $450. Look at second hand good bass guitars Fender jazz, hell I hear the squire range are good. Just keep saving it will do you no harm.
[QUOTE=Banned?;35557314]Yeah, they've been plaguing me for the past few months. What would you guys recommend for a "not cheap/poorly built" four string bass then? Or even a five string.[/QUOTE] I own a "cheapish" Squire P-Bass (with a J-Bass neck) and I love it. Sounds good, plays well and is also well made. It even was set up properly when I got it, although I bought a showroom model so maybe the store had set it up. I think Squire Basses are generally well received as cheap but good basses.
[QUOTE=Godline;35557392]w/e you think your budget is now $250 wait until its $450. Look at second hand good bass guitars Fender jazz, hell I hear the squire range are good. Just keep saving it will do you no harm.[/QUOTE] I can go up to $500 right now. [B]E:[/B] I don't really like the way Fender/Squire basses look. I'll look into them on recommendation but probably less so than others.
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