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  1. I also took delivery of this fantastic Vintage V58JD. It has the Jerry Donahue wiring, strat pickup in the neck. This guitar is really loud acoustically too. Cleans up on the volume knob beautifully. Nice chunky neck, absolute tele spank from the bridge pickup A fine instrument (and a lovely cat called Midnight)
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  2. I have a Fender Bassman Export 50, and its associated 2 x 15 cab, and can confirm that it is excellent as a guitar rig. I also used it for several years as my bass amp, on big stages and exterior gigs, as well as home practise, and it worked splendidly for that, too. The head is currently with my amp repair man, awaiting pick-up after its major overhaul (re-caps, and a duff o/p tranny...); I'll have to make time to get it, as it was ready before Christmas, but travel wasn't allowed, so... Hmm... Maybe next week..? S'been too long since I used it. Here's a (very...) old photo; it's just visible on the left ... ... and again, with one of my guitars ..
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  3. “Popping off the neck the neck was a little bit terrifying,” It was horrible watch that bit, it didn’t look like it would end well. It goes to show how solid that method of fixing necks is. I was not liking the restain at all until it was buffed up and then it looked amazing. The guy has some serious woodworking chops (pun unintended) and a seemingly endless supply of tools and workshop space. I liked that but, as warned, the backing track was awful.
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  4. Rather than start a second youtube thread I decided to put this here. @Dad3353, if you feel it's appropriate you might consider setting up a new thread anyway (which would be fine by me). It's a ground-up Les Paul rebuild, so not exactly a 'who do you watch..', but I hope you'll like it anyway. Caution: most of the video has an awful muzak backing so you might want to mute the audio apart from the start and end sections. Enjoy:
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  5. Not a Tuesday, I know, but.... The Fender Noventa I: If they did a lefty (I don't believe they do at present), I'd be seriously tempted. I've always loved the sound of an LP Junior (Johnny Thunders, Mick Jones), but I feel much more comfortable with a Fender in my hands. This looks like somebody in Fender figured they'd have a go at making a Junior with Fender parts.... Wonderfully brutal, takes the Junior concept and makes it even more utilitarian. If Squier did a lefty of this, it would be an amazing modding platform... This Harley Benton Tele-style with filtertron type pickups looks cool AF: I like how these have something of the Barncaster vibe to them (the three in the middle, anyhow - that green.... yummy), while also that hint of Gretsch-style from the pups. It's be interesting to see one of these with a Bigsby. They do do a lefty I've seen (inevitably in the much less interesting finishes on the outside left and right). I wish they'd put a more conventional, standard headstock on them, though I suspect I could also be won round by the practicality of an inverted headstock (my first electric was a Hendrixed right hander, and the tuners on the bottom were actually much more convenient in many ways). While I've yet to play a Harley Benton, it's really interesting following them online and seeing the brand take established, classic designs and playing around with them like this. A pity that the Brexit upcharges have made it much less practical to take a punt on mail-ordering from Thomann. I'm pretty fixed on knowing what I like nowadays, but I'm wary of paying upcharges and import taxes I can't get back if something turns out not to be right. That aside, though, nice to see a brand emerging at this price point that has a real sense of character to it.
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  6. i'm not really a guitar player, but i sometimes pretend to be one, so i thought i'd drop by and say hi. it's been a long time since i played, but recently i picked up a Yamaha Pacifica 120H to noodle around on and i've been enjoying it more than i thought i would. i've even been learning a few new things - although that's not saying much since i could barely play before! maybe this time i'll take it a bit more seriously... obligatory gear photo: i wasn't expecting a guitar through a bass rig to work too well, but with a bit of dirt on it has a lovely crunchy tone, and i think i actually prefer it to a friend's Laney PL100 2x12 that i've been borrowing. when i'm not playing guitar i also play electric bass (badly), fiddle and Irish flute. (note to self: try the electric fiddle through the bass amp...)
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  7. i did think of the Bassman when i tried it! i kind of assumed the Bassman was a good guitar amp since it wasn't a very good bass amp, but perhaps it's just a matter of taste - i do prefer a more mid-heavy guitar tone without much treble, so it makes sense a bass amp would work for that. (it might also help that the Barefaced One10 cab has a fairly high treble roll-off for a bass cab.) Ampeg doesn't seem to be the "in thing" for bass at the moment (feels like everyone's moved on to Mesa and MarkBass) but i really like mine.
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  8. Good evening, xxxxx , and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share.
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  9. Welcome W-H. I think guitar through a bass amp used to be relatively common (the Fender Bassman being a case in point). I do like those Ampeg Portaflex amps - I’m tempted to try one for myself
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  10. Hi all. Apologies for vanishing, I've had some issues where I totally underestimated just how tough cutting 2mm aluminium would be. I've been waiting to get hold of some better bits, so I now have a proper jigsaw to attack it with. I've also purchased a proper workbench instead of trying to clamp it to the garden seat! Also I'd realised I'd purchased wood filler, not grain filler so had to get some of that as well! I've also had the stomach bug from hell the last fortnight! And yes, there was an umm deliberate mistake there. Err well done for noticing that if I'm flipping the metal to draw the template on the back then I need to reverse the template!!
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  11. In my case it was something to watch whilst waiting for my role-playing group to all get online and sort themselves out. It doesn't hurt that she's rather cute, but I found it interesting for a while. I would imagine once you've learnt about singing, stance and how not to do vibrato they become quite samey after a while.
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  12. I've actually watched a few of those. They're not quite so bad (yes they are bad, but bear with me) when they're done by music professionals as at least you get something resembling an informed opinion, but I drew the line when I saw one in my recommendation list in which a beauty therapist or some such was supposed to be reacting to an acappella song (which, let's be fair, is a bit off the beaten track to start with)...
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  13. Thanks, I learnt a lot from that.
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  14. Rick has a lot of interesting stuff to say, but he insists on shouting it instead! There's a newsreader on Wales Today who could be his brother... Rick Beato Random Newsreader
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  15. nice player, I've seen him a few times with Gambler
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  16. I have the mv50 ac, the ac-30 one. It's fabulous, I gigged it last week with my function band, using a telecaster. My bother has one and is very fussy about sound. He also loves it I bought my wife the MV50 higain and the 1x8 vox cab. Also fabulous. They take pedals in front well too I had the gain set to about 1 o'clock and had enough drive for the status quo stuff and when I backed the volume down (on the guitar) it cleans up all sparkly
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  17. Something a little different for Tele tuesday I built this one earlier in the year. Colour is difficult to capture so I've included an under construction photo to show colour and flame : Flame maple neck with binding (was on the Parfitt replica further up the thread but that got a standard neck) Mahogany body with flame maple top stained purple. Faux Binding. Hand rubbed "oil" finish. Neck end is conventional - Gotoh SD91s and Butterfly string tree. Bridge - Wilkinson by Sung Il with steel grooved saddles Pickup - Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Controls - No Switch, custom plate with volume and tone, flat top knobs Merle Haggard-style parchment pickguard. Dunlop flush mount straplocks. A little uncoventional but it suits me nicely. Andy
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  18. Update time: The company I bought the neck and body from exchanged the 21 fret flame maple neck for a roasted flamed maple neck with 22 fret rosewood fingerboard. I don't yet own a guitar with a rosewood board so figured this might be a new experiment with the mahogany body. Tonally I don't expect too much of a difference to normal maple, perhaps the rosewood will mean slightly less obtrusive fret noise. Still haven't decided on finish for the HSH body but saw an interesting video on decorating a guitar with gold leaf...could get messy though. I also pulled the trigger on a second Kahler trem, this time an older 4300 X trem (US made version, not Chinese) in chrome. It has a locking function a bit like the Wilkinson. No screws or routing template so they're currently on order from Whammyparts.com and will be sent over with the bridge. This gives me an option of going with either a Wilkinson or Kahler depending on how much whammying I might feel like doing and how much faff there might be in getting the wilkinson to fit the routing provided. The sanding discs, MDF sheet and body filler have arrived so need to collect and maybe start work this afternoon on sanding and the neck pocket template. Speaking of the neck pocket, I've also found some 2mm thick sapele veneer which might work as a shim if glued in place. It's slightly harder than mahogany which is ideal and looks nearly the same. The tricky part will be trying to clamp it securely in place after gluing as the pocket is fairly confined. I also still have a laminated mahogany and maple neck left too. Although originally intended for an MSG shaped build with set in neck joint, it could be adapted for a bolt on build as well.
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  19. Some sort of phase cancellation going on with the mixed position perhaps? Very Peter Green.
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  20. 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.
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  21. I understand what you're saying, but if you look carefully there is definitely some editing going on. Keep a close eye on the saxophonist and the woman behind him at around 3:16 -3:17.
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  22. I'm not sure that I agree. My (very...) modest airbrush would do a guitar or bass body, no problem. It wouldn't suit painting a car, but folk use systems of the sort for motorbike fuel tanks, or crash helmets, and much more. I think you'd get better quality of finish and coverage from a half-decent airbrush than from a cheap paint sprayer. Unless you're going for mass-production, of course, in which case a spray booth could be set up. I use my airbrush in my modelling 'den', with no need for extra ventilation; just a large cardboard back-screen. I'll see if I can find a photo... My Dad made toys for Christmas, but hated having to paint them. One year, it was flat-pack dolls houses; I went to help him with the spraying. He had a compressor and gun set up in the back bedroom. Kitted out like astronauts, with a full mask, 'charlotte', long gloves... One squirt of the gun and one could see nothing; all was a dark green mist filling the small room. He'd rigged 'ventilation' of sorts, with a pipe going up the gutter down-pipe, so the paint-charged air was shot upwards. Several houses down-wind were doubtless surprised to find green spots on their washing, with no idea of where it came from..! Happy Daze...
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  23. Our Eldest did the same, using CA as a finish for his first electric Build ... ... over a wood stain. It took a couple of weeks, working outside, with disposable gloves, as the stuff is pretty toxic. The finish is superb, and unlikely to wear. Some practise on gash wood is required, to get the right rhythm for applying the CA, rubbing it around, moving on, repeat... and it took about a dozen coats to build up the effect. (There are no plastic parts used; the binding, pick-up surrounds, even the toggle switch cap, are hand-made wooden parts. The inlays are mother of pearl, the nut a beef bone. ...)
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  24. If I had that, the first thing I'd have to do is is sand it down and give it a new paint job! I don't know why people can't look after their guitars better ...
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