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  1. I've never fully lost the GAS, though Mrs Edward's Raised Eyebrow is a powerful motivator for not giving in to it. Interestingly, though, I've found my GAS these days is aimed at much more realistic stuff - cheaper gear. The latest attack is an urge for a Gretsch 2622, in gunmetal, to have it pin-striped and put dice knobs on it... Sure, if we won ten million on the lotto and I could go crazy I'd buy all the top of the line stuff, but it seems as I've gotten older I'm much more secure in choosing VFM budget options rather than feeling I always have to go for "the best" (although "the best" isn't necessarily also the most expensive). Liking F-types and oddball rockabilly / garage stuff helps there, I suspect.
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  2. I've seen people doing it since the 90s at least. Best tone was a guy in St Paul's tube station in the run up to Christmas about twenty years ago or more, who had an old (pre-1980) battery-powered Vox amp of some sort. Course, some of the official busking spots on the tube I think even have power sockets now.
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  3. the Behringer GDI21 is basically a clone of the Sansamp GT2, I don't have any experience with it myself but i do own 2 of the acoustic versions and am very pleased with them, the bass version is also very popular as a backup DI in case of amp failure. for the cost you really can't go far wrong, the cases are plastic and the switch and controls feel a tiny bit flimsy but for the price they are generally excellent.
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  4. Definitely a thing and has been so for quite some time. Battery powered amps seem to be the standard modus operandi.
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  5. I've just hit the button on this: (sorry it's a bit out of focus - from eBay) As a new body for this ply-bodied Korean Squier I bought new in about '87 (pretty much only body, neck and neck PUP original): Now what colour... clear, clear with red dye? Scratch plate or not?
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  6. Hi all ,..I recently came across this guitar a tanglewood winterleaf tw11 I tryed to find an exact match but can’t find another one like it it more in the tw10 style ?,..any info on it would be as much appreciated as a sale thanks in advance ,I think the bottom one is that model but is this one a better spec or something ,..can’t find another with red scratch plate on it
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  7. A local guitar shop owner (about two years ago) was telling me how the 'online giants' generally do discount deals for shops, these allow him to sell at prices close to theirs.
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  8. I have always had to travel 100 miles to Glasgow to find my nearest music shop. There used to be one locally but they tended to cater more for traditional music and have moved online only now anyway. The last few acquisitions I have bought were bought online sadly.
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  9. According to the serial number (https://www.squierwiki.com/Serial-Number-Tracking) this was made in 2019. I got it early in 2020 and have barely used it other than for a few minutes' noodling here and there; it turns out that I still find guitar strings a bit too small and fiddly for my liking. I had a local tech set it up and put new strings on (flats) after I got it. He thought it a good instrument other than the very dry fretboard, which he oiled. It remains in excellent condition with no marks I'm aware of. I don't have any suitable box to post this, I'm afraid.
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  10. I don't hanker after gear these days. Sad but true. I still enjoy looking at nice guitars, but with 8 of my own including several all-time classics and two others custom made for me (plus a very expensive bass, a fairly pricey 5-string banjo and a very old and somewhat secondhand banjolele, as well as a small-but-perfectly-formed collection of amps and pedals) I just don't feel the need any more. I always tried (with varying degrees of success to be sure) to live by the mantra of any equipment I bought being able to pay its way in terms of gig income and/or recording and/or teaching duties, but with no gigs in my foreseeable future I can't justify spending money to add to an already significant collection.
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  11. Oddly, my GAS has subsided for a while as I’ve got the ideal (for me) stable of guitars. I will be moving some basses on (don’t play them any more) and will then start gassing for a new synth/workstation - but for now the GAS has settled down. I must be coming down with something
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  12. Great topic! Gallaghers Music in Grimsby is trying hard in the face of the online giants to maintain a decent stock of guitars, basses and amps. They have a decent range of PRS and some good quality budget offerings (Vintage, Cort and the like) and they always have a good supply of interesting second-hand stuff. A real old-school guitar shop and I really hope they can keep going in the face of the online competition
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  13. Fender have dome some pretty cool Custom Shop Teles in the style of Gretsch guitars... Fender owning Gretsch of course makes that easier: http://i.imgur.com/ip31mN1.jpg What I love about these is that they all have a real look of the guitar on which they are based. Barring the last one (disclaimer: I loathe Bono though I always liked his Gretsch. That stupid slogan pickguard would have to go, though...), which I believe was the Pretentious One's own order originally, they look like something specced by a guy who loves Teles, loved the look of the Gretches but couldn't get on with playing one, so.... Bit like my idea above which (the thru-neck aside) is basically a Fenderised LP Junior....
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  14. You may have seen it already on the first page: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/26098-the-alembic-thread/?do=findComment&comment=270629 Photobucket doesn't do us any favours these days however. Repost here: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/333124-rare-basses/page/7/#comments
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