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  1. 3 points
  2. I've heard a lot of people say that. All of them were right handed.
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  3. No worries, the offer stands if you ever want to try it, the trace is about as tiny as acoustic amps gets, the whole thing is only 8" cube and is designed to mount on a mic stand (it has a threaded boss built into the base.) Matt
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  4. That looks like just the thing. I think I’ll have one
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  5. My new Larry Carlton arrived safely from Thomann today. Initial impressions are very positive- Setup - frets are all nicely and level, nut has been cut well. String height is high for my personal taste but I like a low action. 8/10 Pickups- decent sound and matched well to each other. Not as meaty as some Gibson LPs ones but as good as any I have played on an Epi and better than most. Controls work nicely, tone gives a reasonable range across their rotation 8/10 Neck shape - very personal but this feels good to me. I like skinny necks and don’t want a baseball bat, this feels chucky enough to be solid but not too fat. The neck to body carve is miles ahead of a standard LP for access to higher frets. 9/10 Hardware - tuners are some of the smoothest I have ever had the pleasure to use, bridge arrangement looks very well made. 10/10 Finish - the top is gorgeous with a beautiful piece of flame veneer. Wood throughout is excellent and finished well. The satin finish on the neck is perfect. If that was everything it would get 10/10 BUT the binding on the neck has tiny marks from both fretboard and a bit of colour leach from the main body. It also fails to match the quality of the rest of the guitar. Neck blocks aren’t the best either, so overall drops to 7-8/ 10 Overall it is amazing value for money and plays very well straight out the box. I think a model like the T7 without the binding on the neck would be even better. Are Andertons right that it’s comparable to a £2k Gibson? Nah, course not but it gets closer than it should based on price alone. I would give it 8/10 overall but a little tweaking by Sire would sort those minor issues.
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  6. The Rotta T is coming along nicely….. I grain filled the headstock and fretboard black so I’m going to do the back and the rest of the neck after I’ve shaped it…..
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  7. I’ve started making a couple of guitars for the UKAGB Guitar build off which is a Facebook groups version of the Great Guitar Build Off Here’s the ‘Rotta T’ which is a an Offset Tele-ish shape it’s got a Poplar pallet top and it going to have Sapele back and neck with an Oak fretboard…. This is the ‘Daga’ which is a kind of ‘Rick crossed with a Corvette crossed with a Tele crossed with a Strat which is completely made from a pallet with a Sapele neck and Oak fretboard
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  8. There are more guitarists than bassists around, so there will be more lefty guitarists than lefty bassists, therefore a lefty forum should be viable.
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  9. Rough draft - it sounds very cool to me.
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  10. I think you'll be OK, at least until it breaks. Some of the cheaper Marshall amps with PCB based builds can be not worth worth the expense of repairing. Buy whatever cable you like but get one with neutrik or solderless jacks as they tend to break less often. Don't get sucked into the gold plating and oxygen free voodoo. The electrons don't care.
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  11. Hi everyone, selling my Fender Limited Edition '72 Telecaster Custom with Bigsby in natural finish. This was purchased around 18 months ago and has never left my bedroom. I can't find a single scratch/ding/mark on it, it really looks and plays in as new condition! I'm not hugely keen on letting it go but it's surplus to requirements now so is barely getting played. Also included in sale is a Gator hard case, bit scuffed on the outside but otherwise in good condition. Collection preferred though I may be willing to ship at buyer's expense, please just ask. Thanks for looking, full guitar specs below! Body & Bridge Body: Ash Shape: Telecaster Bridge: Bigsby Construction: Bolt-On Finish: Natural Neck & Fingerboard Neck: Maple Profile: ''C'' Shape Scale Length: 25.5 Fingerboard: Maple Radius: 7.25'' Frets: 21 Vintage Style Inlays: Black Dots Nut: Synthetic Bone Nut Width: 1.650'' Electronics & Hardware Bridge Pickup: Classic Series Single-Coil Tele Neck Pickup: Fender ''Wide Range'' Humbucker Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone Switching: 3-Position Toggle Position 1: Bridge Pickup Position 2: Bridge & Neck Pickups Position 3: Neck Pickup Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage ‘’F’’ Stamped Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs Pickguard: 3-Ply Black Neck Plate: 3-Bolt ‘’F’’ Stamped w/Micro-Tilt Truss Rod: Bullet Style Hardware: Chrome
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  12. Cheers Matt, I'll certainly bear it in mind.
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  13. if you are just using it as a monitor then try getting it as close to your ears as you can (with as low a volume as is possible) I used to use a Marshall AS50 for exactly the same thing and had a similar issue, i swapped to a tiny Trace acoustic cube on a stand high up and it was much better, you would be welcome to try out the Trace if you want as i'm mainly using IEM's for acoustic at the moment and i'm not far from you in Newcastle. Matt
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  14. I've tried the Taylor via a dedicated preamp (BBE) and into a dedicated acoustic combo (Ashdown Radiator) as well as the PA which has a guitar buffered preamp (Allen & Heath). I agree that it is likely the inherent tone as the Simon & Patrick has no such harshness when going into the preamp or combo and that likely has a very cheap internal preamp/buffer compared to the Taylor. I may have to accept it just can't sound how I want it to sound and either trade or sell to get something which fits with what I want to hear.
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  15. I'll try and source a bung as a first step. As it happens the combo is only used as a monitor, so is on the floor front and tilted back. I go guitar > BBE preamp = (split) PA/combo (monitor). I'd be getting into a whole other level if I started to mic the acoustic, so that would be a last result. Thanks for the input though.
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  16. You could say I bought it on a whim but never regretted it. I needed to amplify my electric even just for in the house trying different sounds/settings and the Tech 21 came up for sale on Basschat in Liverpool... where I just happened to be going that weekend to see Cheap Trick at the Cavern. The deal was struck and purchased. Oddly, I really only play acoustic in the duo, so it is unlikely the Tech will ever get a live airing.
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  17. I saw it advertised in a Christmas sale for Academy Of Sound (shows how long ago that was) and for what it was priced at I thought; piezo + mag must be worth a try. Loved it as soon as it came out of the box! Light, ergonomic, cracking HSS + piezo sounds, not a lot to dislike.
    1 point
  18. Good morning, @warwickhunt, and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share (but you knew that anyway, didn't you..?).
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  19. Well I went for light sanding and lacquer approach on the edges to keep it's wear damage. It will need some more flatting once my wet and dry arrives and will match the sheen on the untouched front and back all being well. Cleaned and fed the fretboard after doing the frets and polishing. Also being lefty means used guitars are harder to find and I saw this Aria Stg 004 local to me and a deal was struck for £35. Hss with coil split toggle. The body is great apart from one ding. It had been unloved for a long time with black strings and frets, the action was so high you could limbo under it. The truss rod was way out as the neck had a forward bow. The truss was tweaked and the fretboard cleaned and the frets polished. Left the neck a couple of days to settle a bit but it needed a really good tweak to get suitable relief. The action was still higher than I like and the bridge setting were as low as they'd go so I shimmed the neck. Much better and some light work on the nut brought it all together. Wiring wise I shielded the cavities and wired for one master tone. The middle tone pot was split open and the track cut at one end. Refitted and wired for a neck blender pot. So one end it's open circuit so no loading, then by turning it slowly brings the neck pickup in circuit for more choices with all pickups on position 2 and neck blending with the bridge humbucker/split single. Happy with it, it plays well and has an array of tones. The knobs are righty which is messing with my ocd and not sure whether to put a black pickguard on it. Hopefully the gold stuff for the Antoria will be here soon so I can finish it. The delays are costing me money with little side projects. A graphite nut has arrived for my recent Epiphone Express Sg Special 3/4 scale so I may replace the shimmed and recut original righty nut if I get bored.
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  20. 507 Traveller Room - Jazz Guitar Fusion Compilation Regards, Marcus Nalgaber
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  21. Jazz Guitar Sound Test Comparison - Gibson, D'angelico, Ibanez, Epiphone, Tokai, Minarik, No Talking Regards, Marcus Nalgaber
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  22. I had to use headphones on the ‘proper’ computer and even then, it was pretty minimal. The AF95 seemed a little softer in the top end, less attack, which, for that style, floats my boat.
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  23. Your ears are better than mine; I coud hardly hear any diffence at all. I did notice, however, that the straps are different. Could that be responsible for the tiny effect on the sound..? Hmm...
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  24. For when I could tell any real difference that would make me pick one over another, it was the Ibanez AF95 that I liked. Not bad for a mid priced box amongst some high flying company. Thanks for doing that.
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  25. Maybe a very light sanding of the problem areas, a bit of touch up and a few light coats of lacquer to keep it where it's at without going overboard. It's going on for 50 years old so I don't want to do too much. Refitting the original hardware would have been nice but I've too much on to go hunting for it at the mo. Would like to get a new piece for the split diamond inlay as it bugs me the way it is. I had a bit of a play with it before I stripped it down and it's just so easy to play and sounds great. It's a heavy beast though.
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  26. Dave Gilmoure. Even if he had only ever played the first solo on Comfortably Numb. Mark Knopfler. His playing on the first Dire Straits album got bands playing guitars again. Peter Green. For me still the best white Blues guitarist.
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  27. One 'trick' for 12-string guitars is to tune down a tone, and use a capo permanently at the second fret. This reduces the extreme tension of the twelve strings, and thus the risk of having the bridge pull the table into a 'belly' deformation. Just sayin'.
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  28. I came across some old clippings from the local newspaper a couple of weeks ago. I'll try and get them scanned in. I didn't recognise you from the profile pic (didn't look closely enough) and the moniker threw me.
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  29. Look at that - small world.
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  30. Assuming there is no other, yes.
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  31. I’m the same, not usually keen on gold hardware but I just kept coming back to this one. Something with the depth of that green that just works so well with the gold. I don’t know why there aren’t more Gretsch around in this colour, it’s stunning.
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  32. I’m a bass player by trade but have played a little guitar over the years. I’ve always fancied a Gretsch from first seeing my dad’s Eddie Cochran and Duane Eddy records, to the beautiful models seen in pop videos in the 80’s, to more recently seeing one of my favourite artists Richard Hawley use them to wonderful effect. I thought when I did finally get one I’d end up getting something big and orange, however I was absolutely seduced by this 2016 Cadillac Green beauty. It looks absolutely stunning in the flesh and plays wonderfully well. Resistance was futile and now it’s all mine. I’m hooked.
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  33. And a great colour as well. Top buy.
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  34. I bought one of these carved/contoured bodies from Guitarbuild. https://www.guitarbuild.co.uk/products/tc-carved-top-contours-ss?_pos=3&_psq=carved&_ss=e&_v=1.0 Providing you don’t go mad, maybe just using coarse sand paper, it’s hard to go too far on any body. Takes time and extra effort though.
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  35. Hmm, interesting. I’ve not come across the lower side of a slab body causing issues. As it sounds and plays great, I’d be inclined to mod. However, this kills any decent resale potential, should that ever become a requirement. Maybe buy an unfinished, replacement body and shape it to your needs.
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  36. This is a bucket list amp for some.
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  37. I ended up getting a pair of these and am blown away for the money. They are superb.
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  38. +1 - I have also had good experience with Wilkinsons! See also: Vanson, and Tonerider. I recently put a pair of Vanson's PAF clones into my SG copy, and I'm very pleased with the results.
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  39. Wilkinson pickups are decent, and won't break the bank. I used them on my H.Benton homebuild SG. The Wilkinson mini humbucker may possibly fit a P90 route. That would be interesting.
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  40. I'm really enjoying it. I love the sound I get through the wee 20w amp that came with it. I'm sure it's probably nowhere near as good as a genuine Fender Telecaster, but for me, playing in my bedroom, it's spot on.
    1 point
  41. Rick Beato’s channel is quite good, although he often gets on my nerves. https://www.youtube.com/user/pegzch Rhett Shull is great for gear, good player too. https://www.youtube.com/user/rshull07 Lari Basilio is my favourite player at the moment, she’s awesome and a lovely person in the flesh too. https://www.youtube.com/user/larissabasilio As predominately a bass player, a lot of my videos are bass related.
    1 point
  42. Or you could just deal with your disability and integrate into this one? .......
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