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Cato last won the day on February 12

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  1. Cato

    Help with small hands and short arms ;-)

    Squier Bullet Mustang? https://www.andertons.co.uk/squier-bullet-mustang-w-indian-laurel-board-in-imperial-blue
  2. I've not seen one in the flesh, but from the pictures and video demos the bridge doesn't look like it's adjustable. Although I can't say for certain one way or the other.
  3. Fender's new 'Acoustasonic'. There's quite a gushing article about it here https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fender-acoustasonic-guitar Parts of which I suspect have been cut and pasted directly from Fender's own press release. It seems to be a sort of acoustic focused variant of the Line 6 Variax concept with several acoustic 'voices' and some solid bodied electric ones all available on one instrument with the promise of none of the feedback issues sometimes associated with putting an acoustic through an overdriven rig or pedals. Personally I like the aesthetics but I'd to have to be really impressed with it before I decided that I really needed to own such a thing.
  4. Cato

    Tele Tuesday

    Something new from Fender for NAMM
  5. Cato

    Boss Katana

    I bought myself a Katana 100 212 as an early Christmas present. It is a great amp for the money, I particularly like the fact that there's a headphone jack and that it can run on 0.5, 50 or 100 watts so it really can do both home practice and decent sized venues. As for the 'easily accessible tones', I'm finding there's a bit more of a learning curve involved than some online reviews imply, particularly with the effects section. I need to spend some time with the amp connected up to the PC with the Tone Studio software to really get a handle on what it might be capable of.
  6. Cato

    Where are all my plectrums?

    Lost picks? I wouldn't know This is my 20+ year old Dunlop tortex pick (on the right) next to the same make and model bought a few months ago. Either they used to make them slightly smaller with a different shape or the older one has lost a couple of mm in height and width over the years. The old one is noticeably slippier as well. I think I must have knocked most of the tortex out of it.
  7. Cato

    NGD Gillett 6-string electric in Rocklite

    I presume that you'll be reversing engineering this to incorparate the best features into your own designs? Seriously though, that's a very nice looking , and (judging by the video) sounding guitar.
  8. Cato

    Audition/jam today!

    Sounds like you've got it covered in terms of guitars and effects. Best of luck.
  9. Cato

    Your Signature Model?

    I've been thinking about this, and I keep ending up with a Telecaster very similar to the Baja I already own. It's not the extra pickup/s switch options, to be honest I rarely use those, I think it's the soft V profile neck that makes it so comfortable for me to play. So I suppose I'd go for a soft V profile neck Tele with upgraded pickups, maybe Texas Specials, and top of the range hardware. Probably a natural finish with absolutely no relicing. Considering all the possibilities of an imaginary custom build I'm a bit disappointed in how run of the mill my 'ideal' guitar actually is.
  10. Cato

    Gibson 2019 Les Pauls

    The coil taps are a major plus point for me. I think the reservations from the purists are rooted in the Gibson vs Fender/humbuckers vs single coils school of thought. But for the rest of us, if you can have both on one guitar, why wouldn't you?
  11. Cato

    Budget 12 string electric

    I think about getting a twelve every now and then, but the thought of restringing it fills me with horror...
  12. Cato

    NAGD - Gretsch

    Nice. You weren't tempted by the version with the Bigsby and the filtertron pickup? I've been curious about that one since I first saw it a few years back.
  13. I thought I may as well pop this up here. OK, it's Andertons and as much as I enjoy a lot of their content, I understand that they exist to sell guitars and that they're not going to say anything that's going to p*ss off one of their major suppliers. Bearing all that in mind they do seem pretty positive about the new range and I think their take on some of the fanboy's moans about the new Standards are entirely valid.
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    Favourite Strings

    I bought some DR Pure Blues for my Thinline Tele a while back. https://www.drstrings.com/electric-pure-blues Overall I was impressed, they've stayed bright and I like the sound and feel. I would say that the 10s I got seem noticeably higher tension than most 10 gauge sets I've tried, bending them lower down the neck seems to require a bit more effort, I'll probably try the 9s next time.
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    which guitar is best for metal?

    True. I was playing a tele through one of the distortion effects on the zoom g1onx the other day and I found myself thinking that I doubted if I could tell if a guitar going through that effect had humbuckers or single coils in a blind test.