• Guitar Discussion Thread V9 - February Edition!
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what are all these horrible metal and jazz stereotypes doing in this thread get out all of you [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihqT1aA4Q88[/media] [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] stylish hat and distortion
if only everything in that clip didn't sound like 1990's plastic ROM. [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35741149] only thing I don't like about jazzmasters tbh is the pitiful sustain[/QUOTE] gotta slap some .012-.58's on that bitch if you want sustain
if anyone thinks there's anything horrible about gershwin melodies then I don't think we can be friends Cuz it ain't necessarily so.
clarinet glissando's erryday
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35738511]I don't particularly like prog metal but that's pretty decent, well composed and good playing. I do have one gripe about your tone though: the low frequencies are a little muddy while the high frequencies are crisp and clear. Probably something to do with tension and not something you can really fix without a multi-scale instrument but it was bothersome enough for me to notice it throughout the song. It shouldn't be a big issue unless high and low frequencies are going on at the same time.[/QUOTE] I know what you mean. Higher gauge strings might have been in place, because the song is played in Drop B. [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] Also, just found out that Parker is shitting out a 7-string guitar! [img]http://www.parkerguitars.com/images/stories/instruments/electrics/dragonfly/dfmv7gg.jpg[/img] JEEEEEEEESUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS! Would totally sell ass for that, but it costs like 6,000€, so I don't think my ass can take pounding like that.
[QUOTE=Hullu V3;35741378]I know what you mean. Higher gauge strings might have been in place, because the song is played in Drop B. [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] Also, just found out that Parker is shitting out a 7-string guitar! [img]http://www.parkerguitars.com/images/stories/instruments/electrics/dragonfly/dfmv7gg.jpg[/img] JEEEEEEEESUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS! Would totally sell ass for that, but it costs like 6,000€, so I don't think my ass can take pounding like that.[/QUOTE] Never quite understood the pricing of guitars. What makes that guitar worth 6000€?
For that amount of money you can buy a decent 21+ string harp guitar, electric or acoustic, custom built to your unique order. So I just don't see that kind of value there in a relatively simple seven string electric. I'm sure it's an amazing guitar, but I feel like they're awful proud of it at that price point. I've seen a FEW, but only very few, custom specialized guitars where the price sometimes can be around $1k per string, but they're a lot fancier than that. Here's one with 25 strings, covering over five octaves, and it's cheaper than that seven string by almost a couple thousand dollars [url]http://www.worlandguitars.com/gallery/099%20Hollowarm%2025HG.html[/url]
Usually with most luthiers it's like 400 base and 50-100 per string plus any upcharges for expensive materials (ie mahogany costs more than poplar)
That depends heavily on country, you cant get anything but [URL="http://www.krappyguitars.com/touchstyle.html"]Krappy[/URL] with those prices in Europe. 1k is pretty standard price for starting luthier, who actually pays taxes for his work. Also, even mahogany is dirt cheap, it was 60€ for 70*450*1000 block of mahogany, while poplar is would be 30-40 for similar chunk.
[QUOTE=deggie;35742179]Never quite understood the pricing of guitars. What makes that guitar worth 6000€?[/QUOTE] Brand name. Parker's got appeal with all the wrong sorts of douchebags, unfortunately.
Parker has pretty special sort of touch, I like the "feel" they have. They guitar's are also quite light and ergonomic, and have [B]godly[/B] upper fret access. But that doesn't justify the cost, not by far. If the price on website is 6k, it means they go for ~4.5k. With that price I could get fully customized amfisound, Hufschmid or almost blackmachine. The price is around 2k too high for me to ever even consider, even if it's made by only hand, without even touching it with electrical tool. The price would be justified if it was made out of ivory of a 30'000year old woolly mammoth. It's just silly.
I was gassing, bought a 1978 Peavey T40 [img]http://imgkk.com/i/3h5u.jpg[/img][img]http://imgkk.com/i/hu2s.jpg[/img][img]http://imgkk.com/i/lza9.jpg[/img][img]http://imgkk.com/i/g3pv.jpg[/img][img]http://imgkk.com/i/-vph.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=LaughBann;35746948]That depends heavily on country, you cant get anything but [URL="http://www.krappyguitars.com/touchstyle.html"]Krappy[/URL] with those prices in Europe. 1k is pretty standard price for starting luthier, who actually pays taxes for his work. Also, even mahogany is dirt cheap, it was 60€ for 70*450*1000 block of mahogany, while poplar is would be 30-40 for similar chunk.[/QUOTE] those are some of the worst things I've ever seen in my life
[QUOTE=dcalde78;35749155]those are some of the worst things I've ever seen in my life[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=LaughBann;35746948]That depends heavily on country, you cant get anything but [URL="http://www.krappyguitars.com/touchstyle.html"]Krappy[/URL] with those prices in Europe. 1k is pretty standard price for starting luthier, who actually pays taxes for his work. Also, even mahogany is dirt cheap, it was 60€ for 70*450*1000 block of mahogany, while poplar is would be 30-40 for similar chunk.[/QUOTE] Those look pretty krappy.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35748896]I was gassing, bought a 1978 Peavey T40 [img]http://imgkk.com/i/3h5u.jpg[/img][img]http://imgkk.com/i/hu2s.jpg[/img][img]http://imgkk.com/i/lza9.jpg[/img][img]http://imgkk.com/i/g3pv.jpg[/img][img]http://imgkk.com/i/-vph.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] How the fuck did you find one of those so God damn fast? D: Are they giving these fuckers away everywhere but Colorado or something? Fuck you.
[QUOTE=Banned?;35750866]How the fuck did you find one of those so God damn fast? D: Are they giving these fuckers away everywhere but Colorado or something? Fuck you.[/QUOTE] I've almost bought the thing several times over the past 5 months, but I've always had trouble getting past the weight. Since I've been playing a 6 string for the past two months or so, I've gotten used to the heavy weight I knew where it was already pretty much [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] btw it was listed for 400 but I'm pretty good at life and got it for 100 cheaper and got them to throw in the hardshell case
That price is a steal! I would've bought it for that price, and I have [B]no[/B] need for bass atm. It's in far better shape then guitar I have had for 7 years now.
[QUOTE=LaughBann;35751207]That price is a steal! I would've bought it for that price, and I have [B]no[/B] need for bass atm. It's in far better shape then guitar I have had for 7 years now.[/QUOTE] I have no need for a bass right now either, baby makes 18
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35748896]I was gassing, bought a 1978 Peavey T40[/QUOTE] Record something with it. I've never heard a solid demo of one, and they always seemed semi-appealing. What basses do you own right now, anyway?
I really don't like listening to Tobin Abasi. he can play fast licks, but his music is just entirely random. it has absolutely no beat at all, the tempo changes randomly, and it rarely even stays in the same scale.
i just think his music is kinda boring
[QUOTE=Xenocidebot;35751264]Record something with it. I've never heard a solid demo of one, and they always seemed semi-appealing. What basses do you own right now, anyway?[/QUOTE] I'll record something later as far as basses go, I've got these: Ibanez SR300 Ibanez SR305 Ibanez GSR200 (defretted) Ibanez SRX390 Ibanez EWB20 Ibanez EDB500 Schecter Stiletto C-4 Douglas WOB826 Fender MIM Precision Bass Squier VM Jazz bass 1986 Peavey Dynabass last bot not least 1978 Peavey T40
[QUOTE=Schmaaa;35751303]I really don't like listening to Tobin Abasi. he can play fast licks, but his music is just entirely random. it has absolutely no beat at all, the tempo changes randomly, and it rarely even stays in the same scale.[/QUOTE] you can't call it "music" and "random" at the same time without contradicting yourself you should check out the dillinger escape plan
[QUOTE=Schmaaa;35751303]I really don't like listening to Tobin Abasi. he can play fast licks, but his music is just entirely random. it has absolutely no beat at all, the tempo changes randomly, and it rarely even stays in the same scale.[/QUOTE] If your criticism of something sounds like how douchebags of antiquity criticized Haydn, Bach, and basic theoretical aspects of western music, you're wrong. [QUOTE=thisispain;35751414]i just think his music is kinda boring[/QUOTE] Correct.
just saw a thread on talkbass titled "Ever smell a drum throne?" I can't possibly imagine something that could smell worse than something a guy sits on and sweats all over constantly
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35751536]I'll record something later as far as basses go, I've got these: Ibanez SR300 Ibanez SR305 Ibanez GSR200 (defretted) Ibanez SRX390 Ibanez EWB20 Ibanez EDB500 Schecter Stiletto C-4 Douglas WOB826 Fender MIM Precision Bass Squier VM Jazz bass 1986 Peavey Dynabass last bot not least 1978 Peavey T40[/QUOTE] Jesus. What do you think of the Stiletto?
[QUOTE=Xenocidebot;35752799]Jesus. What do you think of the Stiletto?[/QUOTE] It's a nice bass but I haven't played it in about 3 months. I have all those other basses and that one is usually in a studio somewhere rather than at my house. I rent some of my gear out and that one is pretty popular among metal artists. Low action, easy to intonate for all those weird tunings those bastards play in, thin and fast neck. the EDB500 is usually out and about too The Fender and Squier I keep at work so I only really get to play those when I don't have other shit to do, which is pretty rare.
[QUOTE=Schmaaa;35751303]I really don't like listening to Tobin Abasi. he can play fast licks, but his music is just entirely random. it has absolutely no beat at all, the tempo changes randomly, and it rarely even stays in the same scale.[/QUOTE] Bach and modulation would like to have a word with you
Abasi's stuff is definitely musically coherent, and he is an amazing player, but I find his stuff somewhat boring. Still, massive respect for him
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