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The Guitar (and Other Musical Instruments) Thread
10 January 2021
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I can't get that image to load. What did you get?

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10 January 2021
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The Hole Got Fixed said
I can't get that image to load. What did you get?

  

yeah, not exactly sure how uploading an image works here, seems kinda wonky

anyways, it's an Epiphone Crestwood Custom! the white one they just came out with

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11 January 2021
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That sounds fab @Vera Chuck and Dave I hope you can upload an image from somewhere not dropbox of you banging out a chord on it!

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13 January 2021
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@Vera Chuck and Dave instructions on how to attach images here https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....s/#p117557

googled "Epiphone Crestwood Custom white" and it looks absolutely gorgeous derek-taylor_01_gif I'm a sucker for white guitars hehe

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14 January 2021
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8cheers! was looking for an FAQ or something and couldn't find it

of course it's really simple to do paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif hahahahaha

here it is!

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haven't owned a guitar with a good tremolo in a while, nice to have that again

really love the pickups too! the bridge pickup is super biting and has like 0 low end, and the neck one is basically what I want a guitar to sound like

also, that bit of wood on the tailpiece is the rug that ties the room together

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16 January 2021
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You might want to play with the pickup heights and see how that balances the sound for individual pickups and how they blend and you'll be amazed at the range of options that gives you.  Don't forget that applies to each side of the pickup too! This is equally important for basses. It's a complex blend of pickups, strings and your fingers that makes a style unique!

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I need to get the frets re-crowned so I can Gilmour lovingly upon her strings again but I am broke a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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25 January 2021
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just got this yesterday! highly recommend it if anyone's looking for a good overdrive

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I bought these last week, they should get here next week:

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The first is the Spiral Electric FX Brute Fuzz, a very swish fuzz pedal that does lots of groovy noises. I'm going to replace the silver knobs with chickenhead knobs that glow in the dark to make it easier to see where they indicate, I'll post a pic when that's done. Most expensive pedal yet, they're only recently been carried by a retailer in Australia (pedal empire in Brisbane), I've always wanted a Spiral Electric pedal, Tom Cram is a wizard who made the Carcosa pedal.It uses silicon AND germanium diodes AND weird Nanolog N2 diodes which use carbon quantum tunneling to sound like a tube and almost like the original sine wave.

The next pedal is a great envelope filter by Keeley Electronics. I wanted something that would work for bass and this works for bass, guitar, and keyboards and does all the envelope filter jobs with a minimum of excess.  This is the real beginning of my bass board, I need to get the actual board now! john-lennon-salute_gif

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26 January 2021
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Pedals came today. They are both amazing (really!) but the packaging of the Brute is very special:

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The fuzz in its box. There are goodies in the side like knob stoppers stickers and a howto and ....(see below). The box smells nice.

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There's a map in the bottom of the box showing where it comes from. The box is numbered (not shown).

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One of the goodies is wrapped with a spiral badge, special woodchips that may (or may not) be an offering to the gods of tone. I haven't a clue what to do with it yet. I have tested the pedal with my two main basses, Perky the SB-2 loves it a bit more than Boris possibly because he is more bassy and thumpy than Boris who is more midrangey and thwacky, it works in different ways for them which is great, I'm very happy, it is the Right Sound. The Germanium setting is quieter because it's a narrower range but with a higher bias its got its own fun, I have to explore its other options yet.  The Silicon setting is the "standard" fuzz and goes all the way from boost to overdrive to fuzz to distortion to velcro-ripping incoherence, just great. The "detail" knob controls treble which means I get to keep it nice and dark if I want to. But the revelation of the pedal is of course the N2, the Nanolog and it does what it says on the box, the full range, its the loudest, most open fuzz range, it sounds amazing. If compared  to my Carcosa pedal, that sounds as if its shouting through a letterbox from 20 feet away.

The Keeley pedal is great btw, I figured it out in 5 minutes, its a straightforward envelope pedal which is just what I wanted, something that would work for bass because I've had a previous pedal that was fine for guitar but couldn't do bass very well at all, this is great, covers the range. I can finally do funky things properly. Now I just need a good octaver to go with it.

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24 March 2021
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Finally the bass is here. It didn't even get made until late January, in Taiwan according to the serial (although the sticker claims made in Indonesia, maybe the parts came from there). It is very pretty as you can see, and plays very well, sounds much better than I hoped. The passive tone is really really good, so the active eq is icing on the cake for particular styles I might want. It has roundwound strings on it but I will put flats eventually on because it will sound even better with those. Haven't a name yet.

 

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28 March 2021
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I'm now the proud owner of a Fender Jazzmaster stuart-sutcliffea-hard-days-night-george-4Time for some shoegazin'. 

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28 March 2021
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Congratulations @QuarryMan! Please post pics? ahdn_george_06

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Congratulations @QuarryMan! Please post pics? ahdn_george_06

I'll try and get some up soona-hard-days-night-john-6

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I've got a name for the Yamaha now, he's Robbie, after Robbie Shakespeare the reggae bassplayer, because he's dark and smooth (like a coffee bass). Really is the best-sounding bass I've ever owned (although I love my other basses, they're all differently awesome).

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