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The Guitar (and Other Musical Instruments) Thread
8 February 2019
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I guess I presumed that you'd change your Ace Axe avatar to one of a nice Rickenbacker before announcing your new instrumental allegiance!

(But no, I don't remember any particular bass-centric posts from you...probably in the threads I tend to overlook)

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I think Les Pauls are very pretty guitars, but they're just not suited to the style I want to play. 

Actually, I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to sell both my Les Paul copy and my (brandless) bass guitar and buy (drum roll please) a Hofner violin bass! I'm going to university in the Autumn and I figure that there will be loads of guitarists in the scene and not many bassists. Plus bass is just so fun to play, maybe more fun than lead guitar, particularly playing something like Drive My Car or Town Called Malice. It would also announce me to any other Beatles fans. 

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Wow that's really, really cool @QuarryMan!! beatlemaniacs_02_gif

Town Called Malice, now there's a great bassline... *proceeds to get it stuck in my head without even listening to it*

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I'm very excited, to say the least. beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Ahhh Girl said
News item for the guitar-playing forumpudlians 

GIBSON: LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT, SHOWCASES MARQUEE ARTISTS AND NEW TALENT WORLDWIDE at NAMM 2019 

Indeed, it was an unusually good NAMM this year, and not just the guitars, some amazing new pedals and basses and ...stuff.

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But first I want a bass guitar... probably a Precision Jazz. I recently had a dream that someone was showing off their basses to me and I was as green as this thing of beauty (oh how I want it) a-hard-days-night-paul-7

You mean a Jazz (Precision is the other bass) of course. That's a pretty colour! 

Also, Town Called Malice is played on a Precision bass (Bruce went off his Rickenbacker for some reason).

I am still loving my Fallout, and I have now added the Digitech Obscura delay pedal to the Carcosa fuzz and I will have to get the Polara reverb to make the set! Hopefully in a week or two I will have a proper desk and chair and I can get on with getting a music puter set up, and get more stuff like a mixing desk etc. There's a terrific American company called Pyle that do amazing knockoffs of Shure microphones $20-40 down my way, so I've picked up a PDMIC78 which is their sm57 and it sounds exactly like one, down to the -20db threshold. So I'm going to get a 2nd one and maybe shell out on a proper Shure 58 beta for actual singing (you can do it with an sm57 but it needs a windshield).

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12 February 2019
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I know which is which @ewe2. I was under the impression that there was such a thing as a hybrid between the two -- but now you and the internet are making me question my sanity because I can't find any examples. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

@Von Bontee said
I guess I presumed that you'd change your Ace Axe avatar to one of a nice Rickenbacker before announcing your new instrumental allegiance! 

I don't think that's gonna happen, that pic of Sadie is too iconic.

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I've been drooling a lot over this gorgeous instrument. a-hard-days-night-paul-7heartWANTpaul-mccartney

Not only is it a replica of a Pagey guitar, but also...

 Page visited our Custom Shop in Corona, CA and personally painted a portion of the dragon design on each guitar.

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!beatlemaniacs_02_gifheartheartheart WAAAAAAAAAAAANTpaul-mccartney

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*begins panting* DON't TALk to me about those dragon telessssss a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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16 February 2019
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I'm panting like a dog right now, Jimmy's Tele is so MF cute.

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16 February 2019
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So I'm visiting my cousin, who makes guitars, and he told me that there's a greater-than-fifty percent chance that someone (idk who) is going to get one of his guitars to PAUL MCCARTNEY.

Don't know if this is the right place to say that, a mod can move my post if it would fit better elsewhere.

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WOW! Acoustic or electric? Tell us more about this guitar!!

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It's electric. It's a baritone, whatever that means, and my dad has one. 

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Interesting... I presume that means Paul doesn't have a baritone guitar then!

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I haven't played guitar in a little while because i've been busy with school, and my fingers are so very very dead after playing all day. i'm in a band now, though, so that's gear. 

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I've been playing the drums for a few years and I started the euphonium at school last year. I'm pretty good at both- first chair euphonium and I'm working on SFF on the drums right now.

Oh, and week or two ago, I bought myself a Fender Strat (my first guitar).

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To Jorma said
I've been playing the drums for a few years and I started the euphonium at school last year. I'm pretty good at both- first chair euphonium and I'm working on SFF on the drums right now.

Oh, and week or two ago, I bought myself a Fender Strat (my first guitar).

  

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So far, I can only play a couple of scales, a few songs, and the beginning of I'm Only Sleeping .

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To Jorma said
So far, I can only play a couple of scales, a few songs, and the beginning of I'm Only Sleeping .

  

In only a week? Wow...

(That might be a perfectly normal speed, I wouldn't know, but I think it's impressive ahdn_george_08)

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To Jorma said
So far, I can only play a couple of scales, a few songs, and the beginning of I'm Only Sleeping .

  

*claps* that's great! 

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