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Re: Guitars

Post by iainmayfield » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:20 am

godsmonkey wrote: I love the neck-thru construction, and they are supposed to sound and play great.
They're ok if you want to sound like Bryan Adams or Sting - otherwise I'd leave alone!

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Re: Guitars

Post by godsmonkey » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:32 am

They're ok if you want to sound like Bryan Adams or Sting - otherwise I'd leave alone!
Hee Hee! Thanks for the advice!

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Post by Final Loan » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:15 pm

I've got an Epiphone Lucille and recently bought a Bigsby to stick on it but I'm in need of a person who can do this for me. Does anybody know anybody in Sheffield or the surrounding area that might be able to do this? I realise it's gonna require a set-up afterwards but so far I've not been quoted any less than £115 for the job, which seems a bit high...
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Post by soft revolution » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:33 pm

Has anyone played on of these new Xaviere offsets - http://store.guitarfetish.com/xvseofgu.html

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They look nice and vintage, I'm wondering what the sound is like.
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Post by Carys » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:06 pm

So, if I was going to marry one of you, would a Z-Vex Fuzz Factory be a decent wedding present..? I want to be sure I'm getting the right thing and would appreciate some reassurance.

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Post by James_B » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:45 pm

I would marry literally anyone if it meant getting one of those as a present. They are incredible.
Though it depends if this person wants to make a load of senseless (but incredibly fun) noise as well as having a great fuzz pedal. The zvex mastotron doesn't do as much crazy stuff, but is just as good at distortion as well as being easier to get your head around.

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Post by Carys » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:13 am

James_B wrote:I would marry literally anyone if it meant getting one of those as a present. They are incredible.
Though it depends if this person wants to make a load of senseless (but incredibly fun) noise as well as having a great fuzz pedal. The zvex mastotron doesn't do as much crazy stuff, but is just as good at distortion as well as being easier to get your head around.
Senseless noise sounds about right to me. We've got quite a few pedals already (an MXR Blue Box and a Little Big Muff being the most recent acquisitions if memory serves) so I just want 'a keeper' that's different to those. I might just bite the bullet and get it. It's just that being able to buy the right thing feels somehow indicative of the relationship as a whole...

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Post by Final Loan » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:45 am

I now want one of those... Can I marry you?
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Post by Carys » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:37 pm

I don't see why not, although a Moogerfooger would clinch the deal...

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Post by tonieee » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:24 am

Has anybody ever taken a guitar on the National Express? Do they make you put it in the luggage bit? And if so, will it survive?

We're going down to the London Popfest on National Express because it works out over £100 cheaper than the train but I'm a bit worried about my lovely new guitar...

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Post by carney » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:52 am

If it's National Express, then they will probably let you take it on with you, though probably only if it's in a soft case (and hence not taking up too much room). I'm pretty sure I've taken a bass with me non a E coach and not had to put it in the luggage compartment.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:19 pm

tonieee wrote:Has anybody ever taken a guitar on the National Express? Do they make you put it in the luggage bit? And if so, will it survive?

We're going down to the London Popfest on National Express because it works out over £100 cheaper than the train but I'm a bit worried about my lovely new guitar...
I have a few times, and not had any problems. And that's with a soft case. You do have to put it in the luggage bit, but the luggage bit is like the size of an aircraft hangar so they never have to stack anything on top of it.

I was worried one time when I was on the Megabus, and it was just like a normal double-decker bus instead of a coach so there wasn't a luggage bit, and there was stuff stacked on top of my guitar, but it was fine.

Maybe my guitar has supernatural tensile strength or something though. It fell from the overhead luggage rack on Virgin trains on the way to Birmingham one time and didn't even go out of tune!

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Post by tonieee » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:59 pm

Thanks carney and humblebee. I'll see if they'll let me keep it with me and if not I'll just sit and fret the whole journey...

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Post by bocken » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:00 pm

You won't be able to fret without your guitar, yet you won't need to fret with it. It's a tricky one.

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Post by moopind » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:44 pm

I haven't played a guitar for some time (apart from the odd brief drunken plink). I have a guitar that my 16 year-old self promised me that he would never sell. It's a 1980 USA Fender Lead II. It's red. I'm thinking of trading it in for an acoustic guitar. Hey, maybe a 12 string, as we have other acoustics in the house, which I also never play - maybe something new would have the thrill of novelty.

Does anyone have any idea at all how much I'd get for such a guitar. I know you'd need to see and play it to really know. It does play OK, but it's got nasty dinks in the lacquer and a small scrape on the fretboard.
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Post by moopind » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:45 pm

The other bit.
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Post by tonieee » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:55 pm

moopind wrote:Brenda.JPG
Is your guitar called Brenda? "Brenda the Fender" - nice name!

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Post by moopind » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:59 pm

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Post by Final Loan » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:21 pm

For an idea of what it's worth, check this out. They've got a nifty graph of recent market value.

And maybe have a butcher's on the old eBay yourself. For example there's this one, and this one. Might be worth watching to see if they sell...
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Re: Guitars

Post by James_B » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:09 pm

that's a nice guitar, i like how it's a strat but not quite a strat... exactly the kind of thing i like.
i imagine any USA made fender is going to keep a decent amount of value... i know japanese made guitars from that period go for quite a bit, not that that's much help.

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