• Guitar Discussion Thread V7 - More strings the better
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Wow I want this [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGr4EV2nPXM&feature=related[/media]
[QUOTE=LasGunz;28570003]I like and dislike local shops. Making relationships with the owners and workers in small shops is excellent and generally they'll do you a deal if you're a valued and regular customer, sometimes I just drop in to talk about guitars and gear or show off whatever new gear I've got but I dislike them because generally they have one of everything and can only get the rest on special order (unless it's accessories like strings and shit) and they're sometimes more pricey than franchise stores because they need to make a profit to sustain themselves. Though I have found some great deals in my local shop too so it depends.[/QUOTE] Local shops are a little overpriced here... Like a $12 pack of strings is 14 and a $8 Pickguard $22 Ive found that most deals are a lot better online...
[QUOTE=gerbile5;28569685]does the whole head have to be replaced or is that just a separate part? whats the average? are we talking like 20 bucks or 200 bucks [editline]12th March 2011[/editline] oh thatrs a relief next time i go to guitar center ill have them take a look[/QUOTE] okay when I went to GC to get my nut glued back onto my LTD EX-400, the guy didn't even remove the old glue, and glued it back on. The nut fell off when I went to restring my guitar. I ended up doing the repair myself and its all good now. Either go to a luthier, be careful with guitar center, or learn to do it yourself.
Well, I don't have time to get a new set of strings today, and I think the store's closed tomorrow, so I guess I'll just sit around with my bass (which also needs some work).
Not sure what I want to do with the finish on the guitar I'm building. [B]Option 1[/B] The body I'm using is a polyurethane finish on it but it has a nice sunburst paintjob.. I want to relic the guitar somewhat but Poly is a cunt and a half to relic because it's nearly bulletproof.. so I can sand some parts of it and make it look kind of relic'd [B]Option 2[/B] I completely sand down the body and then put a white finish on, slightly relic that and then put a red finish on it and then do the full relic on that so what you get is the red finish with white parts showing through the chipped and worn parts providing a cool 'vintage' custom guitar look.. then I would coat it with Nitrocellulose to give it a better more "naturally aging" finish. For reference: Polyurethane - thick yucky plastic that coats 99% of guitars made in the past few decades, it's indestructable really Nitrocellulose - it's purpose was mostly to stop paint falling off guitars not "protect" them, so they wore out and "aged" better which provided some cool vintage looks after the guitar had been a few years old The reason I don't jump for the obvious better choice (option 2) is because i really wanted a sunburst strat.. but i'm not attemping a sunburst for my first build and paintjob.
My local store would sell me an ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001fm for $1200, I bought it off Musician's Friend for $750, plus about $200 shipping, taxes/brokerage. :colbert:
[QUOTE=LasGunz;28572088]Not sure what I want to do with the finish on the guitar I'm building. [B]Option 1[/B] The body I'm using is a polyurethane finish on it but it has a nice sunburst paintjob.. I want to relic the guitar somewhat but Poly is a cunt and a half to relic because it's nearly bulletproof.. so I can sand some parts of it and make it look kind of relic'd [B]Option 2[/B] I completely sand down the body and then put a white finish on, slightly relic that and then put a red finish on it and then do the full relic on that so what you get is the red finish with white parts showing through the chipped and worn parts providing a cool 'vintage' custom guitar look.. then I would coat it with Nitrocellulose to give it a better more "naturally aging" finish. For reference: Polyurethane - thick yucky plastic that coats 99% of guitars made in the past few decades, it's indestructable really Nitrocellulose - it's purpose was mostly to stop paint falling off guitars not "protect" them, so they wore out and "aged" better which provided some cool vintage looks after the guitar had been a few years old The reason I don't jump for the obvious better choice (option 2) is because i really wanted a sunburst strat.. but i'm not attemping a sunburst for my first build and paintjob.[/QUOTE] I think it looks alright the way it is honestly...
[QUOTE=Siminov;28572444]I think it looks alright the way it is honestly...[/QUOTE] I have a guitar with a typical sunburst finish, I'm going for something I "personalized" so I want to change the stock look. I either mess around with the unforgiving poly sunburst or I refinish it my self to another finish I do like but is nothing like what I pictured it being. Put it this way, if I was going to do the sunburst now with the strat then my next build (a tele) would have been the red-white relic finish but maybe once I get a shot at painting some stuff I can attempt a sunburst for the future. I think I'm going to go with Option 2 unless something better comes up between now and getting the stuff I need to start it. [editline]13th March 2011[/editline] I need to buy a belt sander for one, I thought my dad had one but he doesn't. The paint and lacquer I'm using are relatively cheap, I'm doing it all spray though so then I'll need protective gear which isn't too pricey and can be reused in the future.
[img]http://www.rondomusic.com/photos/electric/intrepiddual930rntribalredquilt1.jpg[/img] I still can't imagine ever needing this.
[QUOTE=Kab2tract;28573112][img_thumb]http://www.rondomusic.com/photos/electric/intrepiddual930rntribalredquilt1.jpg[/img_thumb] I still can't imagine ever needing this.[/QUOTE] I am considering it :v:
Why do hordes of 12 year old boys want to learn guitar and not the violin?
[QUOTE=Checkers;28573690]Why do hordes of 12 year old boys want to learn guitar and not the violin?[/QUOTE] Because the violin is too badass for them.
[QUOTE=Checkers;28573690]Why do hordes of 12 year old boys want to learn guitar and not the violin?[/QUOTE] It's all about image. [editline]13th March 2011[/editline] ninjas
I cello-tape horse hair to my fingers and shred the violin. Haha, get it? Cello-tape. Oh fuck you.
[QUOTE=Checkers;28573690]Why do hordes of 12 year old boys want to learn guitar and not the violin?[/QUOTE] Are you shitting me? Maybe because it's about preference?
[QUOTE=Checkers;28573690]Why do hordes of 12 year old boys want to learn guitar and not the violin?[/QUOTE] because classical music is for old people
the chipped nut on my guitar will just sound off until i get it fixed it? i dont care about sound at the moment since i don't have an amp to play with and am just trying to get feeling before i sink money into the hobby. the string isnt gonna like come off and kill me right
[QUOTE=LasGunz;28570003]I like and dislike local shops. Making relationships with the owners and workers in small shops is excellent and generally they'll do you a deal if you're a valued and regular customer, sometimes I just drop in to talk about guitars and gear or show off whatever new gear I've got but I dislike them because generally they have one of everything and can only get the rest on special order (unless it's accessories like strings and shit) and they're sometimes more pricey than franchise stores because they need to make a profit to sustain themselves. Though I have found some great deals in my local shop too so it depends.[/QUOTE] I have the misfortune of being in a small market for music stores in general, so my general small-store options are: -An education-centric store that's only an authorized Ibanez dealer and which I know ripped off a friend of mine in the past, but that said it was when they carried cheap Peavey/Dean shit and seem to have let somebody go -A college town store that has a boner for acoustic shit and nothing else -A rental place for highschool students that manages to lag like fuck on certain orders and be amazingly skilled on others (like repairing a Jackson somebody found in a dumpster) And my franchise option is a Guitar Center staffed by well-meaning folks but with a couple complete morons. Pricewise they're all the same (more or less level with the internet) and even at GC fairly straight talkers, they've just all got [i]something[/i] wrong with them. [QUOTE=Franke_R!?;28573721]Because the violin is too badass for them.[/QUOTE] Violin is for posers. Real men play double bass.
the guitar center i go to in nashua new hampshire is stocked with excellent associates i think. i actually go there and buy stuff from them because i know i am giving them a commission
My local "franchise" guitar shop recently had Zakk Wylde in, it was mostly a meet & greet and promotion but they always do Clinics and shit too.
I only go to my local shop because they're cool dudes, talk to you straight, and I take lessons there. They have a big sale every quarter where they mark down stuff super hard. If you buy a guitar from them you get repairs and string replacement for free, bar expenses for new parts.
Here, in norway there are only small buisnesses, if having like 6-8 shops in the whole country counts, although most of the guys working in the shops are usually not very educated about audio, like amps, pedals,headphones and the like. But knows everything about the band they love. I dont care what band you like i want to know if this amp will be worth my money. Plus side is that you can haggle, and they are very easy pushovers, like the price for some metal strings for my acoutic cost me about 15 bucks i haggled it down to 10. By the way, should i start looking for another band... My current one has like me and our leadguitarist who are musically talented, but he has resently gotten himself a girlfriend and whenever we practice he's home with his GF, and the rest basicly suck at any rythyms and cant play for shit.. Maybe i should put up a flyer at the local shop and online.. see if i get any good positions. and also i play bass, guitar and drums..so i can fill any position in a normal Bass-guitar-drum band.
[QUOTE=Checkers;28573690]Why do hordes of 12 year old boys want to learn guitar and not the violin?[/QUOTE] Representing four years in orchestra bitches. I'm in varsity now.
[QUOTE=eventual0;28575559]Here, in norway there are only small buisnesses, if having like 6-8 shops in the whole country counts, although most of the guys working in the shops are usually not very educated about audio, like amps, pedals,headphones and the like. But knows everything about the band they love. I dont care what band you like i want to know if this amp will be worth my money. Plus side is that you can haggle, and they are very easy pushovers, like the price for some metal strings for my acoutic cost me about 15 bucks i haggled it down to 10. By the way, should i start looking for another band... My current one has like me and our leadguitarist who are musically talented, but he has resently gotten himself a girlfriend and whenever we practice he's home with his GF, and the rest basicly suck at any rythyms and cant play for shit.. Maybe i should put up a flyer at the local shop and online.. see if i get any good positions. and also i play bass, guitar and drums..so i can fill any position in a normal Bass-guitar-drum band.[/QUOTE] Can your lead guitarist play bass? If so, then you should go on drums, he should go on bass and you can easily find a good guitarist or two. [editline]13th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Checkers;28573690]Why do hordes of 12 year old boys want to learn guitar and not the violin?[/QUOTE] My friend is going from guitar (which he started playing at 12) to violin.
[QUOTE=LasGunz;28572088]Not sure what I want to do with the finish on the guitar I'm building. [B]Option 1[/B] The body I'm using is a polyurethane finish on it but it has a nice sunburst paintjob.. I want to relic the guitar somewhat but Poly is a cunt and a half to relic because it's nearly bulletproof.. so I can sand some parts of it and make it look kind of relic'd [B]Option 2[/B] I completely sand down the body and then put a white finish on, slightly relic that and then put a red finish on it and then do the full relic on that so what you get is the red finish with white parts showing through the chipped and worn parts providing a cool 'vintage' custom guitar look.. then I would coat it with Nitrocellulose to give it a better more "naturally aging" finish. For reference: Polyurethane - thick yucky plastic that coats 99% of guitars made in the past few decades, it's indestructable really Nitrocellulose - it's purpose was mostly to stop paint falling off guitars not "protect" them, so they wore out and "aged" better which provided some cool vintage looks after the guitar had been a few years old The reason I don't jump for the obvious better choice (option 2) is because i really wanted a sunburst strat.. but i'm not attemping a sunburst for my first build and paintjob.[/QUOTE] Might want to take a look at this [url]http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/17007-dulling-poly-finished-guitars-pic-heavy.html[/url]
[QUOTE=Checkers;28573690]Why do hordes of 12 year old boys want to learn guitar and not the violin?[/QUOTE] I actually know a 12 year old guy that plays the violin.
I got the MT2 and the GE7 for my birthday :colbert: Going to buy the 3 pedal fitting boss pedalboard and probably get another pedal.
[QUOTE=dirty harry;28579972]Might want to take a look at this [url]http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/17007-dulling-poly-finished-guitars-pic-heavy.html[/url][/QUOTE] That's really nothing like I'm wanting to do. [editline]13th March 2011[/editline] [img]http://www.themusiczoo.com/images/2-28-11/Fender_Custom_Shop_60_Stratocaster_Heavy_Relic_Fiesta_Red_R56944_1.jpg[/img]
Here's my poor mans rig: [img_thumb]http://www.guitarandampshop.co.uk/acatalog/StaggF300-GBKLarge.jpg[/IMG_thumb] A Stagg F300, Flying V replica. [img_thumb]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_SGd3voYgnDE/S9hrncBeLEI/AAAAAAAABFA/fQe8WEcnh-A/s1600/ibanez-grg170dx.jpg[/img_thumb] An Ibanez GRG170DX. [img]http://www.samsontech.com/images/productimages/G1XN_slant-web.jpg[/img] A Zoom G1XN pedal. [img]http://images.guitarcenter.com/products/full/Line6/633056114977210206.jpg[/img] And my Line 6 Spider III amp.
Ibanez into a Zoom pedal and Line6 amp oh no (note: not bashing Ibanez but they generally attract a certain kind of guitarist/genre) (double note: as for zoom and line6... eugh. line6 have a cool reverb pedal that's about it)
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