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  1. 4 points
    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.
  2. 3 points
    THIS Careful, he'll get a sense of timing and you'll turn him into a bass player...
  3. 3 points
    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
  4. 2 points
    Despite adding oily lemoness to my fretted instruments, I’m not not putting on my fretless as it, I’m reliably informed by shouty types who know better than wot like I does, causes fret sprout. I’m buggered if I’m going to start the guitar equivalent of weeding.
  5. 2 points
    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
  6. 2 points
    It’s the first gig as a guitarist this Saturday (private party outdoors following social distancing rules) so we’ll find out if the nerves are still a thing! Preparation seems to be the key so I’d best go practice some more!
  7. 2 points
    I went through a phase of being almost crippled by it, I think it had a lot to do with stress I was going through outside of music. I ended up on Prozac for a few months and it went , I'm pleased to say that it broke the cycle and I've been fine since. The nearest I got to serious stage fright since was when I accidentally became lead guitarist after a lifetime of bass or rhythm duties. I took a very systematic approach and worked out solos where I needed them with no improvisation , no stepping into the unknown.Early on I realised that I couldn't fill the previous guitarist's shoes but I could put on my size 12s and do it my way. I borrowed about 20% his stuff and filled in the gaps with what I was comfortable with. The band was well rehearsed and as someone said earlier as soon as I hit the first chord I was off. Not the most relaxed gig I ever played but no silly mistakes and no mistakes caused by worrying about making mistakes. Just before we started one of the best guitarists I know came through the crowd and stood right in front of me....a few seconds later and for the duration of the gig he was dancing with a cheesy grin on his face.
  8. 2 points
    Welcome, fellow BCer. Always a tough one, especially as you want your nephew to want to pick it up in order to play it and improve. Yamaha don’t make a bad instrument at any price point IMO. Therefore, they would be my go to brand for a beginner. With that budget, I’d look at the £300ish Pacificas or the Revstars (a bit retro looking, but pointy/SGish enough), they sound great and play well. With shapes in minds, an Epiphone SG in the same £300+ price bracket could also be considered. However, if it was my money, it would be Yamaha all day long (says the man who owns a Squier and an Epiphone ). In terms of an amp and FX, I think I’d start off with a modelling amp with built in FX, something like the Boss Katana, Vox Cambridge or Line6 Spider. 50 watts or so should be plenty for starters and a headphone out is a must (all 3 do). I’ve seen some very favourable reviews of the Boss, so I think your sister would be safe with that. If they don’t come with a footswitch, I’d always encourage getting one to get the full use of the amp. Guitar and amp for £500-£600 with maybe some room for a few accessories.
  9. 2 points
    You will not be surprised to hear that there is no real "all round" acoustic guitar . My favourite guitar is my Guild DV52 - similar to a Martin HD28 , but a lot cheaper ( £1000 used ) , has more of a low end projection , I have used this for recording ( strumming and fingerpicking) , but for gigging I use a relatively cheap Crafter GAE648 through a Fishman aura using either a Taylor or martin Sound module , and am really happy with that. Plus good crafters can be had for less than £500 .
  10. 2 points
    That was it, yeah! Big fan of kilts. Just have to remember to shift yer sporran to the side so as not to get in the way of the guitar...
  11. 2 points
    The proof of the pudding is in the stealing of it?
  12. 2 points
    Squier Affinity is a safe bet and Harley Benton T types are super cheap. However, if you could stretch that budget just a bit, you could get a Squier Classic Vibe 50s or 60s and they are quality instruments that would see you right for ages (I’ve had mine years).
  13. 2 points
    The low 'E' pin is a bit high, too. Probably nothing; maybe the holes have been reamed differently (although that would surprise me of a Yamaha...). The holes are actually tapered. Next time you re-string, try swapping the 'D' pin for the high 'E', for instance..? As for the tuners, they're very rarely an issue, with any guitar. Most of the time it's just a question of how to put the strings on. Here's what we do at our house... I'll assume that the bridge pin is now firmly holding the ball end in place, as described above ^^. I thread the string through the hole in the tuner. For the skinnier strings, I loop around and pass through the same hole again. In doing this, I keep some slack in the string, enough to hold it about an inch or so above the fretboard. I'll wind the tuner, keeping the string taut above the fretboard until it's settled into the nut slot. My first turn, I'll guide the string to below the tuner hole. The next turns I'll guide progressively up the tuner post. There should be about three or four turns, if the amount of slack has been guessed correctly. Repeat for the other strings. Once all the strings are fitted, I'll tune up to pitch (I start with the 'A', then tune 'em all relative to that...). Once they're all up to pitch, I'll seize each string at its mid-point, and gently lift the guitar up, solely by the string. There's no fear of the string breaking in doing this; it settles them and tightens up any slack anywhere, just by the guitar's own weight. Once I've done this for each string, I'll tune up again, more precisely. This way, new strings are pretty much bedded in from the outset. Maybe a tweak or so the next day, but all will be stable from then on, until the strings wear out through aging or intensive playing. If there's anything not clear in my description, feel free to ask for more. If you have your own method that suits you, carry on, of course..!
  14. 2 points
    Ha, here you go. The full body picture is a stock image from google, the other two are from the store's website but are of the actual guitar I walked out with. I was originally looking at faith's but they only did the cedar / mahagony wood combination with a 45mm nut. The Auden had it in a 43mm and the overall feel and playability of the guitar is wonderful.
  15. 1 point
    Almost everything I've ever done I've had a little bit of a rush. I've been teaching law for twenty years now; in about twenty minutes I'm going online to do a lecture for a class in Beijing on Chinese Data Protection Law - been teaching this for over a decade now, and I'm legit getting an adrenaline rush right now.
  16. 1 point
    That’s why I bought mine - as a travel guitar that I could take as hand luggage. And for that it was great but I still found the absence of a headstock very disconcerting. In other news, I got into my local guitar shop today and had a play with every PRS in the shop. I fully intended to get either a Mira or Starla but the one I left with was an SE Custom 24 (a 2019 limited edition in bilious green with roasted maple neck). The neck is just a joy to play and is what sold me on the guitar (and ignore the colour). The Starla was a real disappointment. Initially looked good owing to the light weight but there’s a boominess to the tone that I couldn’t get rid of and which was there on a couple of different amps and irrespective of pickup selection. The Mira was nice in a sort of SG-on-steroids sort of way and I would probably have got it if I hadnt picked up the Custom 24. So, GAS attack has passed. For now….
  17. 1 point
    Haha! I’m sure I couldn’t afford it! I did have one of the current Spirit models and just couldn’t get on with it. The absence of the headstock just freaked me out somehow and I just couldn’t play it with any sort of fluidity.
  18. 1 point
    I can just see me using this as a finish and then spending a week in hospital . I can barely use Superglue in repairs without sticking my fingers together.
  19. 1 point
    Edit: This has to go so reduced to just £95!!! I bought this off a fellow bass chatter and it's (been) my favourite guitar amp. Regrettably, we're now moving and I've had to quit the band. That means I no longer have a need for this, so... Up for sale is my Vox AV60 (Analogue Valve) Combo Amp. It's in excellent condition overall with a couple of minor scuffs and some faint marks on the Tolex that were there when I bought it. It works perfectly and I've been really impressed with the versatility of the amp. I've not had chance to gig it and so, although I bought it with the intention of gigging with it, it's just been used as practice amp (thankfully, there's a headphone socket). Price of these new is £300 plus £50 for the foot switch - I'm looking for £95 all in. The only caveat is that it needs to be collected from me in sunny Cleethorpes (or a meet arranged within an hour or so of me) - PM me if you're interested and we can discuss what's practical. What isn't practical, unfortunately, is me posting it, Sorry. Here are some pictures Loads of reviews on the Web plus these specs... Full Description Variable Analog Preamp Circuits The innovative new AV series features a completely analog preamp circuit with a variety of resistors and capacitors which allow you to select between 8 unique preamp circuits. This impressive design effectively allows you to switch between the sound of 8 classic valve amplifiers. Each preamp circuit is based on an iconic Vox amplifier model such as the AC30 top boost sound and AC15 with EF86 tubes making the AV60 Combo a versatile and powerful valve amplifier. 12AX7 Preamp and Power Amp The AV60 uses two 12AX7 tubes, one for the preamp and one for the power amp, delivering an even more dynamic sound. The internally supplied voltage is 60V; this high voltage allows the potential of the vacuum tubes to be fully utilized, and lets you obtain natural and powerful distortion reminiscent of some of the most iconic tube amplifiers. Preamp and Power Amp Mode Switches Four slide switches allow you to modify the response of the vacuum tube peripheral circuitry. For the preamp tubes, there are two switches: ‘Bright’ boosts the high frequencies, and ‘Fat’ boosts the low end. For the power tubes, you can change the operating point of the vacuum tubes by using the ‘BIAS’ switch to select either a clear and modern sound or an easily distorting vintage sound, and the ‘Reactor’ switch lets you vary the amount of feedback to the power amp, changing the damping factor to obtain a more dynamic, wide-ranging, and crisp sound. 8 Selectable Amp Models Combined with the tonal versatility of the selectable power amp circuit, the Vox AV60 also features 8 selectable amp models which range from clean to crunch and even high gain. Each amp model has its own distinct tonal flavour and can be further modified with the 3 band EQ and switchable power amp circuit. On Board Effects & Cabinet Emulation Vox are no stranger to providing high quality digital effects on their amplifiers and the AV60 is no expectation. Including modulation, delay and reverb effects the Vox AV60 packs in all the essentials whilst allowing you to control each effect independently for impressive tonal shaping versatility. Additionally, the headphone output incorporates impressive cabinet emulation which offers realistic presence and cabinet warmth perfect for silent practise. Innovative Cabinet Design The Vox AV60 features a superior baffle cabinet design to provide efficient sound projection whilst the front mounted speaker offers a loud and spacious sound. Combined with a proprietary bass-reflex design the Vox AV60 offers a natural sound balance with rounded lows and dynamic response. Features Eight analog preamp circuits to reproduce the sounds of eight tube amps Clean to high-gain tones, with careful attention paid to circuit design Pre and power amp sections use the 12AX7 dual triode tube, delivering real tube sound Four modes modify the response of the vacuum tube peripheral circuitry Two channels each with independent amp models and EQ controls High-quality modulation, delay, and reverb effects Send/Return FX loop connections Integrated baffle cabinet design for efficient sound projection Front mounted speaker provides loud, clear, and spacious sound Proprietary bass-reflex structure delivers natural sound balance Power level control allows the volume to be adjusted while maintaining the tonal character Headphone output is equipped with a cabinet simulator for realistic sound & presence Hi-Fi spec AUX input allows an audio input source to be faithfully reproduced Specifications Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Instrument, 1 x 1/8" Aux Outputs: 1 x 1/8" Headphones, 1 x 1/4" Speaker Output Other Connections: 2 x 1/4" FX Loop (Send/Return), 1 x 1/4" Footswitch Channels: 2 Power Output: 60 Watts Amp Models: Clean 1 Clean 2 Crunch 1 Crunch 2 OD 1 OD 2 H.Gain 1 H.Gain 2 Power Level Effects Controls: Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Volume Valve Controls (Pre Amp): 2-Way Bright Switch, 2-Way Fat Switch Valve Controls (Power Amp): 2-Way BIAS Switch, 2 Way Reactor Switch Effects: MOD, Delay, Reverb
  20. 1 point
    That discount is a very cool thing to offer.
  21. 1 point
    Several solutions to this. The most effective, I'd say, is to have the drummer trigger the Fx, using a MIDI pad. That way, the Fx are triggered at the right spot in the song, whether the drummer is faster or slower. If, on the other hand, the Fx themselves have a specific BPM, the only real recourse is to have the drummer playing to the 'click'. I wouldn't like to think of the train crash if all the band are in sync with the keys and Fx, but not the drummer. It makes no sense. I'm assuming that these are simply 'one-shot' Fx, such as a bit of sampled sound, and not a constant tempo-linked delay or the like..? If the latter is the case, all the band has to have that tempo available to them, and that really means that the drummer plays that BPM, with a click track, end of story. You all play to the drummer, including the keys. The Fx have to be set to the drummer's tempo. If his tempo varies during the song, change the drummer. (Disclaimer : I'm a drummer...)
  22. 1 point
    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.
  23. 1 point
    I'm itching to play it, I was hoping to have got the neck finished this week but ongoing issues with the headstock have held me back.
  24. 1 point
    I think Nile Rodgers has one, he used it for the Get Lucky video. But his has a clear pick guard.
  25. 1 point
    I'm so happy with what I have done, really over the moon :) Recap: Chibson, neck pick up - Iron gear Rolling mill, bridge pickup - iron gear Hot Slag, 4 CTS long switch pots, orange drop caps, copper earth tape, top hat knobs & position pointers. Just over £400. I used the Jimmy Page wiring, but in a 1950's vintage style. I've only just finished it, and I haven't put it through it's paces so to speak, but the Rolling Mill neck pickup is stonkingly good. Oh ya. I'm so glad that I didn't buy an Epiphone as I more than likely wouldn't have done this mod. I have learned so much from doing this job; now I can go and do it again with my £40 Hondo Les Paul. I'll Jimmy Page it in the modern style and do a coil tap conversion on the existing pickups, as I like the sound. Thank you all for your help :)
  26. 1 point
    It's one of three builds that are planned. The second one is a "Sustain Machine" which is going to include using a Fernandes Sustainer from my Kleinberger copy, a laminated through body mahogany and maple neck and probably a Kahler 2300 series bridge for effortless divebombing harmonics. The third one is more along the lines of an MSG V2.0 with laminated mahogany/maple neck, another Wilkinson VS100C bridge and PRS Mira pickups (medium gain, much like Pearly Gates) maybe with a single coil if I can find one that matches. I know Martin Booth still makes the MSG for discerning clients. But his skills are in a different league to mine and he's resistant to the idea of three pickup guitars so I'd like to think I'm not treading on his toes here. Now I've put together a drawing specifically for the body fabricators and, in doing so, have been double checking and measuring (where possible) all the critical dimensions. It turns out that the Wilkinson bridge DXF block that I was using is out by a few millimetres in critical places, so I really need to nail the distance between the posts and the edge of the bridge rout. The pickup blocks I'd been using were fractions of a mm out as well which impacts on tolerances. It kind of goes to show that third party CAD blocks can't be trusted in most shapes and forms. It also means I'm going to have to partly disassemble my strat, which has a VS100C already installed, in order to measure the clearances. I also borrowed body dimensions from a Les Paul drawing to begin with but the body depth was too thick (56mm vs 44mm for MSG/43mm for strat) and the neck angle was wrong. Putting it right has taken more work than if I'd taken measurements off the MSG. Serves me right for taking short cuts, I guess.
  27. 1 point
    I’m sure that others will chip in with suggestions that he sit with his nails in a saucer of vinegar or paint them with clear nail polish or similar. Ive always just filed mine short on both hands and use the pads of my fingers rather than the nails. Almost certainly a poor technique that’s frowned upon but it works for me.
  28. 1 point
    I've actually got an order for the Epiphone atm, however between the retailer/carrier who have appeared to have lost it somewhere between Germany/UK im now awaiting a refund. The loss shipment has given me pause for thought on the gibson because the epi is pretty much out of stock everywhere. I like the 60s Standard and while the epi rolls in at an affordable price compared to over 2k for the real deal. Was just wondering where the Tribute sits? Yeah its bugger not being able to try out feel it. Guess its youtube for me. Thanks for your opinion.
  29. 1 point
    It was a guy called Buris from Beijing selling on Ebay usa. He was selling loads of Gibson replicas in the usa, the us don't mind as business is business, and only mind others not following their rules. He said that British customs are the best in the world at looking after america's interests.
  30. 1 point
    I'll give them a gander in a bit, cheers. Yea my chibo's not a Gibson, but it has a mahogany body and neck, ebony fret board; sounds so much nicer than my Yam Pacifica 012, Kcc Strat, Hondo Lp. Can't be down to the cheap electrics, so new bits should make it even better. Hopes :) I spotted a good wiring mod for one of the tone pots; using two different values of capacitor soldered to the pull push switch. Standard and take your pick what other value. Yea, looking around the net for parts I came across those connectors; I guess they are ok if what your buying / swapping over, has the same connectors. I'm pretty good with a soldering iron, and like to do things on the cheap :)
  31. 1 point
    I bought one when they were first released, over the years I have used it as on stage fold back with the di running to the PA, as a mini PA for mini gigs at friends houses and I once used a pair of them connected with a small pa desk to create a mini PA system for an acoustic open mic event, when I first got it I compared it to a friend's as80 and the sound quality was very close, he was very impressed. For the money I think they're great, I actually havent used mine for a while but couldn't bring myself to sell it so it's on long term loan to my best friend and bandmates as he's got a bit more storage space. Matt
  32. 1 point
    Yammy 112 all day long in that case https://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/search/?Query=112&Filters.Ordering=7&Filters.CategoryBranch=guitars&Filters.MinPrice=&Filters.MaxPrice=&Filters.Brand=Yamaha
  33. 1 point
    Yeah, inreality they're quite a lot cheaper than the Squier CVs which they at least equal.
  34. 1 point
    Pretty much word for word what I'd have said. Were I looking a cheapish Tele with no mods to make to add to my armoury now I know what I want (and bearing in mind it would be slipping in alongside a CIJ 71RI Tele), I'd start by comparing a 50s CV Tele with a Vintage (JHS brand) V52 or V58 or V62 or V75 model. Aesthetically, the headstock on the Vintage guitars is less pleasing (simply because it's a lot more Strat than Tele), but those Trevor Wilkinson designs are cracking otherwise. https://www.jhs.co.uk/-4463/vintage-electrics/vintage-reissued-electrics Vintage also do some in a slightly distressed finish, if you fancy the novelty of a relic but don't want to pay out the big money: https://www.jhs.co.uk/-4463/vintage-electrics/vintage-icon-electrics TBH, if I was going to gig out regularly in rough venues or otherwise wanted a few guitars I didn't need to worry about much, I'd quite likely start with Vintage. Just a shame for me their left hander provision is limited, or I probably would pick up a couple for fun. If I wanted a Tele type just as an initial experiment to see if the basic style worked for me, I do hear good things about the HB. The Squier Affinity Tele, however, is surprisingly good for the money. String thru body, generally quite good pups in it. Every so often I toy with the ideas of buying one of these and a blank pickguard, and rewiring it as an Esquier. Always seemed odd to me that Fender don't do more with the Esquier design, compared to the big deal Gibson/ Epiphone have made of their singly pup guitars over the years.
  35. 1 point
    It's been a bit quiet in the workshop over the summer, my mojo sort of wandered off. Anyway, here's the latest lump of savaged wood to emerge from the depths.
  36. 1 point
    Neck, tuners, neck plate, scratchplate, control plate, knobs and pots. I still have the original pickups in a drawer, they were really not bad in the slightest, but the DiMarzios are a massive upgrade.
  37. 1 point
    Stumbled across this website a couple of days ago - https://www.boobooguitars.co.uk/ They sell reject / seconds guitar body and necks (F style, typically) for a fration of the price of what they might other wise cost. Some have dings or knots in the body, but all seem fairly priced. For anyonel ooking for bits on the cheap for a project, especially soemthing like a Barncaster, worth looking at.
  38. 1 point
    Has anyone on here had any experience of using these ? Im after some angle guitar wall hangers and this system looks ok. Are any of you using something similar you would recommend I take a look at ?
  39. 1 point
    I’ve bought a few new guitars for my son and I to play with during lockdown. These two arrived yesterday. To hot yesterday to play them but will put them through there paces later this morning.
  40. 1 point
    I wish my dog could talk, because with her ears she maybe can hear a difference I can't.... You'll hear a lot of talk about "tonewoods" with guitar. Now it's fair to say a mahogany and maple Les Paul sounds very different from an Alder or ash bodied Strat. Thing is, that Les Paul might also sound quite different from the next (suposedly same model) Les Paul, and ditto for the Strat... Wood is organic, and thus prone to variations - any two pieces of wood even from the same tree might not be quite identical. That said.... I personally hold to the opinion that with modern pickups (by and large much more consistent than they were back in the days when they were all handwound) and amplification, the electronics have far more influence on tone. Every minor change in spec will, arguably, have an effect on making up the overall tone, but for the most part it'll be the electronics, the amp, and any effects you use which will be the most signficant. I would say wood type makes a much bigger difference with an acoustic guitar sound, especially if miking rather than using a soundhole or under-saddle pick-up. It's worth noting that the early Led Zep stuff was a mix of Les Paul and Telecaster; nobody now knows which is which by listen ing to the records, and Page can't remember... The differences from one guitar to the next may be minimal for a listener, of course, but what I think can matter more is the look and feel to a guitar player. Frankly, how my guitar looks does matter to me; all other things being equal, of any two guitars I'll pick the one I like the look of most. When I play, some things I prefer to play on -hell, even some days I just prefer to play my Strat, other days my Tele. Both sound the same thorugh my amp and pedals to anyone else, really, but beause each "feels" (half of it psychosummatical, at that) different to me, I tend to play differently on each, so evne if a listener can't hear a difference, it does affect how I play and so I suppose you could say it affects how I sound in an indirect way. As a new player, I'd concentrate less on what a guitar is made from and more on whether you like the look, feel and sound. You'll naturally gravitate towards certain things. A lot of my guitar heroes played a Les Paul, but (Juniors aside)I just can't get excited by them any longer - I'm definitely a Fender man, and I can get the ' Steve Jones Les Paul' tone I want very easily through godo amp and my Telecaster. There are just so many different options with guitars and bits these days that I think if you tried all of them to see what is"best" you'd go mad. Try as much as you can, see what you enjoy, buy that. It might be the guitar your utter hero played, but if it doesn't work in you hands and you don't enjoy playing it, there's no point. As a last thought in this steam of consciousness, I can't help but wodenr why I've never read a discussion about the effect of the scratchplate material on the tone of a Stat - after all, the pickups in a Strat are fixed directly to the plate, not the wood....
  41. 1 point
    I don't know who said it, but I'm sure at least one music writer has contended that if he hadn't had those bad acid trips, he could have been bigger than Clapton. Even BB King was a fan, apparently: "[Green] has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." I feel fortunate that I got to see him play around 1999/2000 - even if he was a shadow of his former self, he still knew his way around the instrument.
  42. 1 point
    Eclectic mix there, nice
  43. 1 point
    I fell in love with 12 string guitars in the early 60s as a kid . My uncle used to take me to his bands practice in school and village halls and a scout hut. Some of the various band members had them and I just loved the sound. Then came George Harrison and the Byrds and I was well and truly hooked for life. This time round my buying choices are best sound for the money. Im not a guitar make snob . I don’t play live anymore but if I did I wouldn’t have any qualms about using any of the guitars I’ve bought during lockdown because they are all up to it. There are a lot of great economically priced quality build great sounding guitars out there now that really do sound amazing for the money and give the Fender Gibson’s and others a good run for the money these days
  44. 1 point
    I’ve always been of the opinion that the biggest influences on tone are the transducers in the signal chain. These would be the components that turn mechanical energy into electrical impulses. In the case of the electric guitar these would be the pickups. Everything has a contributory effect, but they are all (mostly) subservient to the transducer.
  45. 1 point
    It comes built just string fitting needed. I wouldn’t bother changing jack socket to use as a lefty just use a angled jack £32.88 on amazon. www.amazon.co.uk/Electric-Blues-Box-Slide-Guitar/dp After watching the above video I’ve bought one for myself and for my son for a bit of fun. I will round off the neck straight edges though. Will only take a few minutes to do with a Stanley blade and a sanding block.
  46. 1 point
    @Jazz Club have you been keeping Thomann in business all on your own? Some cool purchases there. I particularly like this one
  47. 1 point
    I only started playing again because my son wanted an electric guitar and thought great something we can do in lockdown together. We have the same Marshall amplifiers and face time each other on iPads both amps you can play backing tracks through to play along with. Its been great fun even though my left hand hurts like hell most of the time.
  48. 1 point
    Another beauty you have for sale. I do like a a Gretsch Hollowbody, I used to own a Streamliner not unlike this. GLWTS.
  49. 1 point
    plectrums are a very personal thing, i started at about .88mm for ages (tortex black ones) my guitar tutor suggested going thinner and io settled on mm tortex for ages (orange ones) and then a random slightly smaller fender medium one that is my currnet favourite. buying a random selection from and then trying them all is a good way to start as @EdwardMarlowe has suggested, in the past i would have suggested just going into your local guitar shop and see what they have, i have also found new and interesting ones in the random dish of spare/lost plectrums in our rehearsal room. I love to mod my plectrums to tailor them to my playing style, some are sharpened to a point, some have a few small holes drilled through to aid grip. the main thing i would suggest is to keep an open mind, try as many as you can and find the one that suits you best (then buy a multipack of your favourite) buying plectrums is one of my vices, even though i have clear favourites i still buy more. Matt Edit- just looked at that pic and realised i could probably spare some, drop me a pm with your address and what plectrums you are currently using and i'll send you half a dozen or so different ones in the post.
  50. 1 point
    Wow! I have no other words. A very worthy entry into what I'm guessing will be a very tough competition. Good luck.

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