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  1. A topic for photos of folks' Builds. I'll start it off with a photo of the guitar built by Our Eldest, and finished (but are they ever really finished..?) the other day. It plays well, too... Over to you, then; show us your Builds...
    6 points
  2. Any excuse to post an image of my 66 Tele
    6 points
  3. Here we are, the morning after my first gig* as a guitarist and I’m wondering what I was worried about. Apart from the fact that it got really cold when the sun went in** which made fretting a challenge at times, everything went fine and the GR55 was incredible (hilarious watching people looking for the sax player when I did the solo in Dancing In The Moonlight). A little tense before we started but any nerves there were, as @ezbass predicted, vanished as soon as I played the first note. Thanks all for the wise words. *Private party outdoors, socially distanced and within the guidelines. **That happens.
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  4. OK - here's one of my recent lightweight builds. Built for my sister-in-law at 25" scale length and 5lbs 3oz total weight. Amboyna top, oak back (from her late mother's mantlepiece), maple/purpleheart/mahogany neck :
    6 points
  5. More on the Green Death soon... I've been a bit distracted by another project
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  6. It just wouldn't be right not to ask this...
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  7. 5 points
  8. Get some wood. Kicking off with a Martin from circa 1840 with original hard case, but a dodgy newer bridge... which will soon replaced with an original looking one when I get some cash!
    5 points
  9. My rig at cost of £280 and man, it rocks!!
    4 points
  10. Thanks for your views, I've ordered a thinline electro-acoustic from Gear4music, my budget is not what it used to be and for what I want it for, it's perfect. There's a lot to be said for budget guitars.
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  11. So what does it sound like? In the hands of a bass player who was in the wrong place at the wrong time , like this: 188268471_1082340528960452_8640598449057920688_n.mp4 Sunday afternoon jangliness created by using both pickups. The Duncan Distortion (bridge) and Warman P90 (neck) when played together have the curious effect of cancelling out a lot of bass frequency giving an almost Telecaster sound that I really like. At the end I play a few chords on the bridge pickup , then neck and finally back to both.
    4 points
  12. No worries, it is a bit bilious. From what I can work out, they only did a roasted maple neck in the SE range in this colour so it’s not like I had any other options - but fortunately, I don’t give a stuff about the colour, it’s just a dream to play.
    4 points
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  14. Hey one and all. I own SC Guitars and we have an exclusive license to sell Shijie here in the UK. I would be happy to answer any questions. You can email me [email protected] any time. Cheers, Gregg.
    4 points
  15. Only ones i have at the moment, probably dont do it justice.
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  16. Santa was very kind this year and brought me this little beauty.... I’ve not yet had chance to try all the pickup permutations but first impressions suggest that this is a very versatile guitar - and the main thing is that it can still do the “PRS” sound. I am a lucky boy* *As I am sure Santa will quite rightly remind me whenever someone has need of a new pair of shoes.
    4 points
  17. I've spent an eternity playing with finishes, getting there slowly, I hope to assemble it next week.
    4 points
  18. I agree with Dad3353, control and quality of playing is more important than speed. So yeah, slow it down, work on your notes, get control of the piece and then play slightly faster until you make mistakes. Once you make a mistake, stick at that speed for a while until you get control again.
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  19. The fastest way to build up speed is to slow down. Get a metronome (or similar 'app' type of thing...), and play the licks, scales, runs etc at a comfortable speed. Every week, turn the metronome up 5 bpm, rinse and repeat. Do not try to play fast. Play at a regular speed, and increase it slowly. That's the fastest, and most sure-fire, way to build up speed. Disclaimer : a medium-sized bucket of Patience is required; it helps a lot. Renew whenever it runs out (as I suspect it might ...).
    4 points
  20. Sorry the placards didn't register when I read the post. Here's my new pride and joy well chuffed with it.
    4 points
  21. I have one of these Godin 5th Avenue jazz guitars incoming in about a month but without the fancy maple top. I've found a company here who claims to ghost build them and Godin make some great kit.
    4 points
  22. Hi guys I'm new here, I've recently been making a series on YouTube about guitars and would love some feedback and advice if possible
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  23. If they’re causing you nausea, then yes. Ooh, is that my coat? It’s ok, I’ll get it myself.
    4 points
  24. I played at a Viking Festival in the middle of last year. I knew mine was going to be the first set on the weekend's music programme; what I didn't realise was that it was also the beginning to pretty much the entire event. So I played a set to a group of people dressed up in Norse togs, carrying drinking hons and replica battleaxes, who didn't yet have enough alcohol inside them to get properly rowdy. The most sedate bunch of Vikings I've ever seen, but a very friendly bunch.
    4 points
  25. I don't even play these bloody things.
    4 points
  26. Good point! I wish I'd come up with the Gogglebox idea, whoever is behind it has made a fortune from it! I quite liked it early on, but as will all reality TV it inevitably overstayed its welcome. These things all only last for a series or two at most with people being genuine, then inevitably they devolve into attention seekers looking for fame, as selected by behind the scenes staff who are only too happy to sell another series of the format irrespective of whether they've abandoned 'real people' in favour of a freakshow.
    3 points
  27. I have absolutely NO favourites. What I like is to hit the Youtube logo and see what comes up. Once I watch something I go down wormholes and can get lost for ages. I have discovered tons of new music this way.
    3 points
  28. I totally forgot I started this topic I've had it for a while now and it's absolutely fabulous ! A Princess Isabella Benson Tribute with Piano black finish and gold alloy frets
    3 points
  29. There's been a bit of a lull while resin sets and things arrive in the post. I couldn't resist another sneaky peek at it now all of the bits are here. For those of you that care about that sort of thing ...Seymour Duncan Distortion bridge pickup , Warman P90 in the neck position.
    3 points
  30. Thanks for the advice everyone. He went to the guitar guitar shop in birmingham and got a martin d-13e road series. 2 and a half times over budget but he is now as happy as a pig in sh
    3 points
  31. All done, although I've gone back to cream selector switch tip (just too much black). I've also quickly lashed up a recording, excuse the dodgy notes and timing. P90.mp3
    3 points
  32. I know PRS can divide opinion, and they're often seen as a middle aged person's choice of guitar, but I'm middle aged anyway so that's fine. Here's mine just to get things started, it's not a full fat "core" PRS (I'm not actually a fan of the fancy ten top style ones), it's a PRS S2 Custom 24, so that's made in the same factory in the USA but without the carved top and a few other things to save money. It still has the set neck and the same quality control etc, but at a much more sensible price, and this was second hand as well. It's basically this: https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/s2/s2_custom_24_2018. Not to be confused with the PRS SE guitars which are made in Korea, I actually traded a PRS SE 245 for this and it's a huge step up from the SE. It's the nicest playing guitar I've ever owned, I really like the way it looks - the picture doesn't quite do the colour justice - and the sound is just exactly what I wanted. I think it will be my #1 guitar for a good while. (I don't know why the picture comes out that way round when it's vertical on my PC, but it does't really matter. It is actually hanging on the wall, not performing some levitation trick!)
    3 points
  33. well after months of eBay/classified/Facebook marketplace searching I managed to bag a Vox Valvetronic Tonelab as suggested/recommended by @EdwardMarlowe. It's excellent! exactly what i was looking for (although it has a bigger footprint than i was hoping for) the amp models are excellent, the effects are very decent and it seems very easy to use (not really dug too deep into it so far) Thank you for the suggestion! Matt
    3 points
  34. Play within your own personal and unique boundaries; no-one plays the way you do. We each have our limitations and handicaps, which evolve over time, and, whilst it's a Good Thing to push the envelope and strive for more, or different, not all these efforts are rewarded with success. Embrace your capacities, and put your best efforts into what works for you, instead of fighting the demons. In most contexts, no-one would notice any 'issues', anyway, so just play on, whatever... Hope this helps. Disclaimer: I drop sticks (I'm a drummer...), so I have a pocket hooked onto the floor drum with my spares. When one goes, I just reach for another. Between songs, if there's time, I try to retrieve 'em all. Sometimes there isn't.
    3 points
  35. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze was what made me want to play electric guitar. Neil Young - because he not only enjoys playing it, it sounds like he enjoys playing it. My brother because he can teach more a few sentences than any YT video.
    3 points
  36. Hi folks Thanks for joining GC and getting involved. It’ll grow in time and I think that’s fine - Basschat was the same way and it took a while for a quality membership to establish. One thing that would help members get more involved would be if you guys could start some threads with the potential for everyone to get involved, like ‘show us yer pedalboard’ etc. So if anyone wants to start some then that’s cool. Cheers ped
    3 points
  37. Normally it's us who are supposed to be the entertainment but sometimes that gets reversed. I remember one gig my band did at the King's Head in Crouch End where the audience took over singing and we backed them instead.
    3 points
  38. It seems that most people on here are Basschat members that also play guitar, I don't know what the official stats are but that's my observation. I suppose that's quite a specific demographic, which is probably why it's not all that busy over here.
    3 points
  39. Still waiting on my pickups to arrive but I managed to get a bit more done on them I’m going to leave the pickguard off both of them...............
    3 points
  40. Sorry - I thought I’d replied to this. We spent a couple of hours at Richard’s. He set my daughter up in a soundproof room, with dozens of guitars, an amp and a couple of chairs, and told her to try out anything she fancied playing. She picked out a really lovely Gordon Smith GS1 (Les Paul Jnr copy), and decided on that. Richard insisted on putting it through his workshop for a full setup, new strings and a polish, and it was ready for collection a day later. Really excellent service, no pressure to buy anything, and just nice people.
    3 points
  41. Likes we have over on basschat, let’s see what y’all have! i like me some cheap German fun. This is my Te70 rosewood deluxe that i’ve Put a new neck on. The original neck had a couple of issues so I bought a new neck off eBay and finished it with tru oil. New neck needed a thorough shimming. Thinking I might get some new tuners and a fancy bridge. I figured the stars made me think of a Wild West Sheriff so it’s earned the name Sheriff Fatman as I love a bit of Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine.
    3 points
  42. I really like the pencil one. Having worked in a primary school where you always end up with numerous short, coloured pencils, that continually break when sharpened, this seems like the perfect end for those unloved stubbies.
    3 points
  43. Hi all, If anyone remembers the old usenet days of the internet then you might have come across me in the uk.music.guitar newsgroup. This GuitarChat forum looks like it might be a successor to the good old chats we had on UKMG way back in the days BF (Before Facebook). Been playing guitar for yonks, bought and sold more gear than is good for me, or anyone else, and just happy to chat about anything guitar related. I'm in the Heart of Scotland, Perth.
    3 points
  44. Andy has just dropped the guitar round and yes it is fantastic. The neighbours are gonna love me the next few days.
    3 points
  45. When i used to work in 'the shop', the amount of guys who'd come in saying how they started on these and are looking to go onto "something better... like a squier" Personally some varieties of this model line are far superior than some of the shit that's pumped out now at double the price. I've got much love for Yamaha for what they do.
    3 points
  46. It's a Suhr Alt T Pro, so a Tele of sorts and very versatile and a recent acquisition
    3 points
  47. Nothing, absolutley nothing, no way do I need anything else, no man don't tempt me. I'm back off to Bass chat
    3 points
  48. If the online guitarists I know all sign up then off topic will be just a big list of closed threads
    3 points


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