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The Guitar (and Other Musical Instruments) Thread
17 March 2019
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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 .

  

Awesome! Learning your favourite songs is definitely the best way to go about it. 

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17 March 2019
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A friend of mine here has a 1969 Martin 35 12 string for sale. It's a beauty. 

I learnt to play on a 12 string but with six strings......Lots of space between the strings to avoid buzzing. I'd put the octave strings on for a few months for that fullness, but get bored with flat picking and strumming.

I asked my son if he wanted it? He already safely has my Martin 0018 and a handmade guitar I commissioned 40 years from a luthier who was also a friend. 

However 12 strings don't suit his style......He doesn't sing and never flat picks but thanks to Youtube learns these complicated melodies. So he didn't want it. 

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17 March 2019
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I just got back from a band practise. It went well, I have new strings, my fingers feel nicely callused, and you may be interested to hear that we played Love Me Do and I Should Have Known Better ahdn_john_08_gif

@To Jorma that is AWESOME! You're making pretty good progress for only having been playing a week. How do your fingers feel? a-hard-days-night-john-6

BTW I have a Fender Strat too, sitting in my lap like a cat ahdn_george_06 they're such sweet little guitars -- superbly playable and and so versatile.

Wigwam, that sounds like a lovely guitar, but I'm saving up for a bass right now a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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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).

  

That's really awesome - our school used to have a euphonium but now it's just me on french horn and the trombones.

Congrats on your Fender Strat!

 

(I'm also a 'drummer') Can you play the fills in Oh! Darling ?

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Beatlebug said
 

BTW I have a Fender Strat too, sitting in my lap like a cat ahdn_george_06 they're such sweet little guitars -- superbly playable and and so versatile.

Me mum has a beautiful strat... i need to add one to my collection...

Wigwam, that sounds like a lovely guitar, but I'm saving up for a bass right now a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

  

*sigh* I'm saving up for albums as usual. I need a 12 string. But i stole my dad's bass since he never played it and just left it here. hehe mine now.ahdn_george_06

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18 March 2019
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@The Hole Got Fixed - I haven't tried Oh! Darling , but it would be fun to figure it out.

@Beatlebug - My fingers are already so callused from everyday life (climbing trees, playing with firea-hard-days-night-ringo-12, digging in dirt), I can't feel a thing...

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Beatlebug said

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

Was just wondering if you might mean a PJ pickup configuration which is very popular these days. You get the split pickup Precision sound but you can add some higher grit via the Jazz pickup. The only issue with this is that the Precision pickup is in the usual place but not the Jazz pickup, it ends up being a bit close to the bridge so you won't get that Jazz bridge sound. My SB-2 is like this except I have just volume knobs and I EQ the tone by mixing the two. I like the Precision with flats tone so I don't really use the bridge pickup unless I know it will cut through a mix better with it. But I will at some stage get a Jazz bass and put roundwound strings on it, for a punky funky reggae bass.  Squire make a nice little PJ Jaguar bass that looks like a lot of fun (but not the Special, that has an active bass boost which is terrible), but I don't need it. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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19 March 2019
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Update on my bass situation: i'm going to trade my dad's bass in for one of these beauties: bassss.pngImage Enlarger

i fell in love at the music store today, so i must have her. 

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OH MY GOD

So jealous

SO Jealous

What does your dad think?

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The Hole Got Fixed said
OH MY GOD

So jealous

SO Jealous

hehe.ahdn_george_08

What does your dad think?

  

he doesn't care, he's not interested in it anymore. which is good for me! ahdn_john_08_gif

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TheWalrusWasBrian said
Update on my bass situation: i'm going to trade my dad's bass in for one of these beauties: bassss.pngImage Enlarger

i fell in love at the music store today, so i must have her. 

  

duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude I don't even play bass and I'm jealous a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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Any Beatles fan worth their salt would be. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

apple01 < - - - the colour of me right now

Whatcha gonna name her, Walrian?

Pauline? ahdn_george_06

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19 March 2019
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Beatlebug said 

Whatcha gonna name her, Walrian?

Pauline? ahdn_george_06


  

Why not just Paul? a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Yes, i was either thinking Paul or Macca. ahdn_paul_06ahdn_ringo_09i'll have to wait until i pick her up later this week and we get to spend some quality time together.brian-epstein

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Great score @TheWalrusWasBrian is they a treely ruly Hofner? I know Epiphone do one they call the Viola. All my basses are boys, but they have boring names like Mr Black or Mr White which seem right for them, but not as evocative perhaps as my definitely female guitars Shona and Surfy. Also protip if you're playing along to Bowie, some of those chord progressions get you right in the heart. I was doing Joe The Lion today and got a bit teary.

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ewe2 said
Great score @TheWalrusWasBrian is they a treely ruly Hofner?

yes yes yes brian-epstein  

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