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The Guitar (and Other Musical Instruments) Thread
8 February 2019
11.48am
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Von Bontee
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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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8 February 2019
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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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8 February 2019
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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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Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

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8 February 2019
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I'm very excited, to say the least. beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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12 February 2019
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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.

Beatlebug said
 

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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I'm like Necko only I'm a bassist ukulele guitar synthesizer kazoo penguin and also everyone. Or is everyone me? Now I'm a confused bassist ukulele guitar synthesizer kazoo penguin everyone who is definitely not @Joe.  This has been true for 2016 & 2017 Sig-Badge.png but I may have to get more specific in the future.

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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