Lets look at our guitars thread.

Lets look at our guitars thread.

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Mr_Yogi

3,083 posts

187 months

Monday 1st January
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Sheetmaself said:
That Les Paul is gorgeous, my son got the Epiphone LP Std in Pelham Blue for Christmas.

AdeTuono

5,710 posts

159 months

Monday 1st January
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I've only got one blue guitar...


chemistry

304 posts

41 months

Thursday 18th January
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Love the Bender Distortocaster! Have always wanted one.

On a more mundane level, here’s a shot of my three favourites (I’ve also got a Yamaha Pacifica 812V, a Yamaha APX electro acoustic and a Traveler Ultralight).


Stan the Bat

4,090 posts

144 months

Thursday 18th January
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chemistry said:
Love the Bender Distortocaster! Have always wanted one.

On a more mundane level, here’s a shot of my three favourites (I’ve also got a Yamaha Pacifica 812V, a Yamaha APX electro acoustic and a Traveler Ultralight).

Think you have shown these before?

Didn't your daughter do the wall hanging , nice.

chemistry

304 posts

41 months

Thursday 18th January
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Apologies if it’s a repost! I probably have put up my PRS but don’t recall posting my Strat or Gordon Smith; apologies if I did. You are correct too that my daughter made the wall hanging.

getmecoat

I also forgot to mention my Thinline Tele (it lives upstairs rather than in the man cave, so I forgot about it when posting). I’ll correct that now biglaugh


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enjo

309 posts

70 months

Friday 19th January
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chemistry said:
Apologies if it’s a repost! I probably have put up my PRS but don’t recall posting my Strat or Gordon Smith; apologies if I did. You are correct too that my daughter made the wall hanging.

getmecoat

I also forgot to mention my Thinline Tele (it lives upstairs rather than in the man cave, so I forgot about it when posting). I’ll correct that now biglaugh
No need to apologise, I come here to look at pictures of guitars, I'll take as many as I can get! That is a very good selection you have.

chemistry

304 posts

41 months

Friday 19th January
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beer

Thanks! I think my collection covers most bases, although I’m missing a super strat. I used to have one (a Lag - all pointy headstock, Floyd Rose whammy, Seymour Duncan Trembucker, etc.) but I never really played it and found the locking term a hassle. Ended up giving it to a mate’s music charity, so hopefully some kid is enjoying it these days!

Grobag

75 posts

67 months

Friday 19th January
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Chemistry, slight thread de-rail but see you've got a H&K mini-stack there, how do you rate it? Haven't played through one yet but kinda fascinated by the blue glow thing, and tempted by the Grandmeister Deluxe 40!!

chemistry

304 posts

41 months

Friday 19th January
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Grobag said:
Chemistry, slight thread de-rail but see you've got a H&K mini-stack there, how do you rate it? Haven't played through one yet but kinda fascinated by the blue glow thing, and tempted by the Grandmeister Deluxe 40!!
Overall, I like it (and obviously it's worth it for the blue glow alone; that never gets old cloud9).

It sounds good, has a good range of tones, seems well made (I've had it a few years and had no problems at all), has lots of features (without being burdened by ones you won't use) and is very flexible (especially the ability to run it at 1/5/18/36W). Having two 1x12 cabinets allows me to easily run it as a 2x12 or use just one cabinet and plug the other into a second amp. I also like the fact that the amp/speakers seem to allow each guitar to sound like it should; each guitar's character comes through very clearly, so a Strat sounds all sparkly and quacky, a Les Paul's bottom end rumbles through, etc.

Downsides are that overall it can sound quite 'pure' and hi-fi' - a Marshall stack it is not! It can also sound quite mid-rangey, especially at lower power/volume settings (i suspect this is as much to do with the speakers as the amp). However, I find that my Fulltone OCD and Xotic Effects EP Booster (my favourite pedal ever) largely allow me to overcome these issues. Of course, for clean and overdriven stuff its great, but I wouldn't say it's an ideal metal amp, if that's what you are after.

Frankly, it's a fine amp and far exceeds my talent/needs. I'd buy one again, knowing what I know now, and I'm sure the Grandmeister Deluxe 40 (or the new Tubemeister Deluxe 40) woudl be even better.

Having said all that, for low volume practice I find that I use my Yamaha THR-10X, which (to my amazement) produces excellent sounds from a fairly cheap, solid state amp with tiny speakers.

Happy shopping and let us know what you get music

Eddie Strohacker

3,879 posts

18 months

Friday 19th January
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One of mine, not blue, soz. I don't think many of these were made, maybe a thousand or so.




chemistry

304 posts

41 months

Friday 19th January
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Very, very nice.

smn159

5,048 posts

149 months

Friday 19th January
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I like that a lot - looking at Tele's myself at the moment


Grobag

75 posts

67 months

Friday 19th January
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chemistry said:
Grobag said:
Chemistry, slight thread de-rail but see you've got a H&K mini-stack there, how do you rate it? Haven't played through one yet but kinda fascinated by the blue glow thing, and tempted by the Grandmeister Deluxe 40!!
Overall, I like it (and obviously it's worth it for the blue glow alone; that never gets old cloud9).

It sounds good, has a good range of tones, seems well made (I've had it a few years and had no problems at all), has lots of features (without being burdened by ones you won't use) and is very flexible (especially the ability to run it at 1/5/18/36W). Having two 1x12 cabinets allows me to easily run it as a 2x12 or use just one cabinet and plug the other into a second amp. I also like the fact that the amp/speakers seem to allow each guitar to sound like it should; each guitar's character comes through very clearly, so a Strat sounds all sparkly and quacky, a Les Paul's bottom end rumbles through, etc.

Downsides are that overall it can sound quite 'pure' and hi-fi' - a Marshall stack it is not! It can also sound quite mid-rangey, especially at lower power/volume settings (i suspect this is as much to do with the speakers as the amp). However, I find that my Fulltone OCD and Xotic Effects EP Booster (my favourite pedal ever) largely allow me to overcome these issues. Of course, for clean and overdriven stuff its great, but I wouldn't say it's an ideal metal amp, if that's what you are after.

Frankly, it's a fine amp and far exceeds my talent/needs. I'd buy one again, knowing what I know now, and I'm sure the Grandmeister Deluxe 40 (or the new Tubemeister Deluxe 40) woudl be even better.

Having said all that, for low volume practice I find that I use my Yamaha THR-10X, which (to my amazement) produces excellent sounds from a fairly cheap, solid state amp with tiny speakers.

Happy shopping and let us know what you get music
Cheers for the info beer I'm not a metal player so I'd guess the gain channels would be fine, plus I've got a boost pedal if I find I need it. Not sounding like a Marshall is part of the attraction! In fact it was all sounding good and I'd started doing man-maths and convincing myself that it would benefit my very average playing. Then you kinda ruined it by mentioning something I was doing my best to blank out..... that truth be told for noodling at home I should probably shelve the idea and buy something sensible like the Yamaha instead!!! biggrin That's no fun though is it!! music

chemistry

304 posts

41 months

Friday 19th January
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You just need to do a bit more man maths in order to convince yourself that you need both...

W124

1,335 posts

70 months

Saturday 20th January
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I’ve had this guitar for over 20 years. Many others have come and gone - some worth 20 times as much!

I’ve always used it on stage. Probably over a thousand sessions as well.

It’s a 1982 Ibanez SB 70. It’s had super 70’s on from new. Amazing sounding things, they really are. Nickel strings on it - as in all my electrics. Incredibly stable - tuning wise. No frills.

They are rare but very cheap - never more than £400. I’d not sell this one for any money.

Just thought I’d share that. I’ve got a few silly guitars - but this is the one that actually gets used. Day in, day out.

Great thread, this.

Stan the Bat

4,090 posts

144 months

Saturday 20th January
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Eddie Strohacker said:
One of mine, not blue, soz. I don't think many of these were made, maybe a thousand or so.



Beautiful.

JLC25

404 posts

54 months

Monday 22nd January
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So I'm sure many of you have been following NAMM - what are you liking the looks of?

Helix FX (HX Effects) looks great - natural successor to the m9/m13 series but with Helix FX and routing capabilities - opens up the product to those who weren't interested in modelling and goes head to head with the H9/AX8 and also the new Boss offerings. - Hopefully I'll have some nice Helix tones to upload soon - https://www.gearnews.com/namm-2018-line-6-hx-effec...

Poly Expressive - interesting way of controlling FX Paramaters with a thin board that's easy to transport and road ready - some people can't quite adjust but Loki the owner seems a great guy and is bringing something different to the market - https://www.gearnews.com/poly-expressive-creative-...

PRS S2 Studio - PRS's attempt to make a hard working guitar for the everyman - their top end models were so expensive they were worrying to travel with - and whilst the SE series has some corkers, it's build quality is not on par (and the best are signatures, which some dislike). The first of the S2 line was almost there, but now with the studio you have a proper swiss army knife American PRS that you don't have to worry about as much - perfect for session/functions work- I think i'll pick one up next year - https://www.gearnews.com/prs-s2-series-studio-stra...

Evangelion

4,652 posts

110 months

Monday 22nd January
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Big news at this year's NAMM is that Fender have discontinued their American Vintage series, which they've been making since 1985 (although this was leaked a week or so ago).

Its replacement is called the American Original series but the number of models has dropped significantly. For example whereas previously there was a 56, 59, 62 and 65 Strat, there is now just a 50s and a 60s, Same with the Tele and presumably the basses, Jaguar, Jazzmaster etc. They do have a few more modern features, one being a flatter 9.5 inch neck radius. There seem to be more colours available now though.

I'm going to have my work cut out resisting the 50s Strat in Aztec Gold.

OldSkoolRS

3,596 posts

111 months

Monday 22nd January
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I've been toying with the idea of trading in my Classic 50s (Lacquer) Telecaster for an AV58, but if they are going obsolete (and most places only stocked them to order anyway), then it'll save me the cost if the replacement has a 9.5" radius: I just can't adjust to that radius after years of 7.25" which the AV58 did have.

To be honest, the AV58/it's replacement is probably a much better guitar than I really need anyway...

vladcjelli

2,355 posts

90 months

Monday 22nd January
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Bargain basement entry, but plenty for me for now.
My Christmas present from Mrs Cjelli on the right.
My ageing cheapo LP copy on the left.