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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2018, 05:47:06 PM »

     

     I designed this 30" scale 5 string J bass on Halo. The third pot is a blend, and the pickups are split coils, Aero probably.
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2018, 03:18:47 PM »
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2018, 03:43:34 AM »
I have a Gibson L-5 Super 400. I got it when I got my first real job and could afford it, for the first time. That corresponded to a big drop off in my time and interest in playing, so it has mostly sat in various closets in various cities these last 25 years.

It isn’t in great shape cosmetically. It was made in one of the low points in Gibson manufacturing and all of the gold plated parts have corroded.

I also have an ES-335 (black) and a Dove (red sunburst).

1) I can learn to live with most neck shapes and profiles, but many years ago I was asked (auditioned? LMAO) to shoot frames for a book that detailed the collection of a relatively well known guitarist, and while visiting his impressive manor enjoyed handling a number of instruments, including a Super 400 from the mid 50s. If I had to choose one neck profile to play, it would be that one. It felt like one inch (2.5cm?) all the way down, no taper.

2) Nice guitars, bro.
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2018, 03:56:40 AM »
     I think a tele sounds great for jazz. Not my Pinecaster, it's an Esquire clone.

     

   

Looks cool. I remember you mentioning that guitar. I'd like to play it.  8)

Don't know if you'll remember during a discussion about your amps I mentioned I use a Peavey Bandit? (turns out my current one isn't actually a Bandit, per se, on close inspection it's Peavey Special) but in any case I'd like to hit you up at some point because I'm looking for a simple combo to fit my needs. So far one of the Fender 68 (or 65) reissues have sounded good to me? But I'm wary of having a lack of clean headroom and it seems you know your speaker and stuff, so...
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2018, 06:21:45 AM »


Don't know if you'll remember during a discussion about your amps I mentioned I use a Peavey Bandit? (turns out my current one isn't actually a Bandit, per se, on close inspection it's Peavey Special) but in any case I'd like to hit you up at some point because I'm looking for a simple combo to fit my needs. So far one of the Fender 68 (or 65) reissues have sounded good to me? But I'm wary of having a lack of clean headroom and it seems you know your speaker and stuff, so...

     The kind of amp you want is a Deluxe Reverb with more power. In the U.S. you'd go to a maker of Fender inspired amps that specializes in that kind of thing like Allen or Vintage Sound.

     

     So, your situation is hopeless but not serious. I'd check out the newest Fender Hod Rod Deluxe or Peavey Classic 30. They are hugely popular for a reason.
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2018, 11:16:58 AM »
     The kind of amp you want is a Deluxe Reverb with more power. In the U.S. you'd go to a maker of Fender inspired amps that specializes in that kind of thing like Allen or Vintage Sound.

     

     So, your situation is hopeless but not serious. I'd check out the newest Fender Hod Rod Deluxe or Peavey Classic 30. They are hugely popular for a reason.

drogulus, thanks, man - I appreciate your reply and the info contained within. By the weekend at the latest I'll hopefully be able to post again in a manner that allows me to benefit from picking your brain further on the road to what I'm seeking. And fwiw, your straightforward insight that's sans the typical BS typically found elsewhere is cool.   8)
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2018, 11:36:00 PM »
Also, one of the Lollar CC style neck pickups is now with someone who'll enjoy using it. I've another of them remaining, but at this stage I don't think it's going into one of the Telecasters.
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2018, 08:18:34 AM »
     

     The guy who made my Greenstang...

     

     ...also made this:

     
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2018, 02:16:11 PM »
Looks cool - especially the one with what appears to be the CC type neck pickup.
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2018, 12:17:04 PM »

     I have a question for the multitude. What illustrious electric guitar would you not want to own, and why?
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2018, 03:43:15 PM »
A $150 Chinese knock off strat

Because they suck and have bad Mojo  ;D
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2018, 07:30:09 PM »
A $150 Chinese knock off strat

Because they suck and have bad Mojo  ;D

     Ah, you don't want to own a bad guitar. I'm talking about the illustrious ones. For instance I don't want to own a Gretsch White Falcon. Gretsch quality per dollar is probably better than it used to be but they were never as well made as other big name brands.
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2018, 03:57:18 PM »
Good point

Then the one with the longest sustain  ;D
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