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  2. The gift that keeps on giving....the board I put the body on while spraying has been transformed into this marvellous piece of abstract art. That's the album cover sorted.
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  4. I knew that, Lady Ez is a very green fingered person and some of it rubs off (well, sometimes), we even had a broom a couple of homes ago, IIRC. ‘Fiat make brooms now?’ I thought was funny - YMMV. Back OT, that’s a cracking colour. Just when you thought the tartan was bold; Boom! That’ll get you get you noticed.
  5. Fiat make cars, and paint them. One colour they use is called Giallo Ginestra, Once translated, this Fiat colour becomes Fiat Broom Yellow. Why broom..? Ginestra is a common enough plant in Europe; it's UK name is 'broom', and it's a strikingly bold yellow. This is a photo of ginestra, or broom... There; that's the origin of Fiat Broom Yellow.
  6. Good evening, P9uma, and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share. Dark art, indeed. Here's a tip for you ... You don't have to bar all the strings, especially when beginning. Use a fingering for the top four strings for an 'F' chord when playing those tunes. To practise barred chords, go up to the eighth fret and get 'em right there (it's a 'C' chord, by the way...), then, once you're happy with that, move down a fret, progressively, till you get back to 'F'. I learned on an unplayable 'cheese-wire' Russian 'Spanish' guitar, using the Mickey Baker book. From that experience, I learned to play mostly three- or four-string chords, instead of full barres. Just a tip, then; don't feel that you have to play all six strings all the time. T'ain't so.
  7. Hi, thought I’d join a forum to see what the craic is. I have owned an acoustic guitar for about 11 years, apart from a few weeks of trying it out when I first got it I haven’t touched it for at least 10 years. I picked it up again four weeks ago and have been practicing every day since. I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing but it doesn’t matter, I’m enjoying the process. I’ve just discovered the JustinGuitar site, he seems to know what he’s doing, so I’m trying that out. I used to be a mediocre drummer in various bands for 40 odd years, so I can count to four, aside from that I know the square root of feck all about playing guitar. Hopefully I’ll pick up some tips about the dark art of the F bar chord amongst other things.
  8. Apparently so.🤔 I actually prefer Füc£in’ YELLOW!
  9. That may be what Billy Connolly would call it but Halfords call it "Fiat Broom Yellow"
  10. I think, that is what Billy Connolly would describe as, “Füc£in’ YELLOW!” It’s going to be awesome; I like it.
  11. Yellow, seriously yellow. Monochrome cat included for comparison.
  12. Great intro post. Another Casino owner and inveterate tinkerer here. It’d be great to see some photos of your guitars, especially those that you’ve modded. Here’s my modded Casino Coupé: Artec pickups (so much better than the Epi ones); Bigsby; new knobs; new truss rod cover and headstock decal.
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  14. Good evening, Andy, and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share.
  15. Hi all. Guitarist of almost 4 yrs here. I play a mix of blues and classic rock, the usual suspects you know! Just a bedroom player but hopefully one day I'll be part of a band... I'm usually just a lurker in groups but sometimes I just need to talk about guitars and all my local guitar shops are shut through lockdown! Equipment-wise, currently rocking a MIC epiphone casino, an epiphone SG, a travel acoustic, a cheap schecter and a super cheap strat (that's going soon in favour of a tele). Fave bit of kit has to be my little pignose amp - awesome for being able to just plug and play with zero fuss. Not got into pedals at all yet but I do like my Boss ME70 multi effect unit. Majorly afflicted with GAS but I think I've got it under control at the mo (yeah, right!) At one point I had around 15 guitars but thankfully I've managed to get down to just the five I mentioned. Worryingly, I seem to be developing the very bad habit of taking power tools to guitars.... Am currently in the middle of stripping and refinishing my epiphone casino and recently I totally reshaped the body of my schecter. Anyway, that's me. Hi.
  16. Ah, fished me in. I was just about to post, “Boo!” 🤣
  17. Calmer voices have prevailed, I'm spraying it white: Only kidding , that's primer on the back , it will be yellow eventually. The front is looking good now but I may have to go back to square one with the headstock though. I tried applying layers rather than casting a solid section. A word of warning if you are thinking of trying this the dust that comes off when you scrape or sand the epoxy is nasty stuff. I gets into my sinuses and gave me a week long headache even though I wore a mask. The back before spraying.
  18. Very minimalist, I applaud that. 👏👏👏
  19. Fender did one for a trade show in the 60’s, apparently. I thinks there have been custom shop recreations, too. Maybe he had one of those?
  20. I always wanted a Strat with a single humbucker, after purchasing a Squier Bullet Strat HSS and some modding, I’m pleased with the outcome 😁👍🏻
  21. Nice choices. I love Mesa amps. Had a Studio.22 (which was my main gigging amp for a number of years) and a MkIV. I swapped out the Eminence original speaker on the IV for a Celestion jobbie. Can't remember the details but I do recall it having quite a dramatic effect on the sound. Not better or worse as such, but definitely different. Had a few Marshalls over the years too, including an original 1968 top. Sold it for a song IIRC; now worth a small fortune no doubt! I don't gig any more so my current amps are for personal use only: Fender Blues Junior IV. Actually a bit more power than I needed for home use, but the clean sound with my AmSt Strat (picture on the nearby 'Strat' forum if you want to have a look) is to die for. AER compact 60 with the relatively rare solid oak cabinet. I bought it after a visit to my local PMT, who let me test it alongside about half a dozen other candidates. Although the test showed up some interesting results, in the end it was no contest: nothing else came close. Better still, the oak cab is normally an extra cost item (£100+ IIRC), but they didn't have any standard tolex ones in the shop so I got it at the regular price. DV Little Mark. I used to do the odd cocktail jazz gig, and this little thing was the perfect choice: small, light and portable. Made by the same people that make MarkBass bass amps (and almost exactly the same size as their Micromark). Phil Jones Bass BG110 for bass duties. Mine is an earlier version than the stock photo example, with the PJB logo on the top panel and nothing on the front. Not really a gigging amp (unless you DI it of course...), but ideal for my needs. I've had a few PJBs over the years, so it's a known quantity for me, and given its size it really wasn't a hard choice to make.
  22. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfvS9BJgtzo
  23. I am! I spent 1990 in fine art school where I was subject to alt rock constantly by my thoughtful classmates. Over many months I gradually learned to develop a total loathing of it and, funnily enough, of fine art school also. Detachable Penis by King Missile was tolerable only because it was slightly interesting. I like Simple Minds, are they cool? I wasn't into the new wave thing although I'll reluctantly confess to having owned a pirate shirt at one point...without lacey frills [ahem]. But those days were all bass, I didn't really get serious about guitar until about maybe 7 years ago. In 1987 (I turned 17 then) had a term of paid bass lessons in September and my first lesson was a couple of days after Jaco died. My bass teacher showed me the newspaper clipping, and I didn't know who he was. So we did a lesson looking at Portrait of Tracy and he showed me how to play a few lines of Donna Lee before Mark King took over my interest for the next few years. Before then the first song I'd ever learned was New Years Day by U2 but that wasn't on guitar. So, on reflection, at 16 I was only just getting serious about bass and letting go of drums. And I discovered L42 which I suppose was life changing in the sense I obsessed about them for the next 7 years or so. But it wasn't guitar related.
  24. Both sites have a strange notion of 'Full Description'; neither give any dimensions (except thickness of padding for the gig-bag...)..!. The Thomann site is no better, but the first comment on that site states that the bag is fine, but tight, for a telecaster, but one will definitely not be able to fit a Jazzmaster into it. From that alone, I'd recommend looking for a more roomy bag. Here's the Thomann offering; VAT has to be added to see the shipped cost, and there may be a shipping delay, but it will fit a Jazzmaster. Hope this helps. Thomann : Jazzmaster gig bag ...
  25. Drop Anderton’s a line and ask them. I’ve found them them extremely helpful with sort of thing. https://www.andertons.co.uk/fender-fe620-electric-guitar-gig-bag-price-tbc-0991512406?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=surfaces&gclid=Cj0KCQiAst2BBhDJARIsAGo2ldWQ5NOKd5yMH1GP8SCfPoQH0_ZcWZSGEjEwkX_6tDb1h38hEhV9LM4aAgeMEALw_wcB
  26. I’m looking to buy a guitar case for someone. He has a “squire affinity series jazzmaster” and I would like to get him the “Fender FE620 Electric Guitar Gig Bag”, will it fit? I know absolutely nothing so any advice would be appreciated! Links to both: guitar:https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/squier-affinity-series-jazzmaster-hh-laurel-fb-arctic-white?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiAvbiBBhD-ARIsAGM48bxZdJtGJmN0BZyhESOEB-e7Pokd8SNDei9P7IAnyx2Kxp8MCNYwgjgaAsSfEALw_wcB case:https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Fender-FE620-Electric-Guitar-Gig-Bag/234N THANKS!
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