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There's quite a few guitarists residing here. Here's a spot to post about your latest axe, amp or whatever gear you have got your eye on.
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Lads, check out this Youtube channel, great for Rig Rundowns and the likes:

http://www.youtube.com/user/premierguitar?feature=g-u-u
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I love my les paul standard. It's not vintage, or particularly flamey, but connect it into a Marshall and a Jim Dunlop crybaby and I'm 18 again with all the hard rockin dreams that implies.
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binge90 wrote:Lads, check out this Youtube channel, great for Rig Rundowns and the likes:

http://www.youtube.com/user/premierguitar?feature=g-u-u
Great stuff Binge, bookmarked. Like Brian Setzer too. He's a great player
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I like my Takamine. Must be 30 years old now.
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bealonian wrote:I love my les paul standard. It's not vintage, or particularly flamey, but connect it into a Marshall and a Jim Dunlop crybaby and I'm 18 again with all the hard rockin dreams that implies.
A lot of the LP's between 58 and 60 had pretty plain tops. In the search for the ultimate reissue they often interviewed old ladies who worked at the factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. All the specs about how they were made seemed to be pretty random. So a nice guitar cranked as you say is a real delight. As much as I love figured wood (and I do) I like plain tops too. Some of the super flakey ones just look TOO deliberate.

My avatar is a pic of my Heritage LP which I think is nicely tiger striped
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I have a Fender in sunburst maple, pic posted on the previous site. If I can get get past a few bits, I'll upgrade.

In the meantime, hello fellow fans.
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Flametop wrote:
bealonian wrote:I love my les paul standard. It's not vintage, or particularly flamey, but connect it into a Marshall and a Jim Dunlop crybaby and I'm 18 again with all the hard rockin dreams that implies.
My avatar is a pic of my Heritage LP which I think is nicely tiger striped
It is!
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globus wrote:I have a Fender in sunburst maple, pic posted on the previous site. If I can get get past a few bits, I'll upgrade.

In the meantime, hello fellow fans.
Hey Globus, pull up a chair. That strat is really nice.
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I'm trying really hard to resist buying something from these people - http://www.anderwoodguitars.com/

Chinese made, but I'll never be able to afford the real thing, or even a decent interpretation. These look ok for what they are.
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I'm new to the world of strumming - only started a few months back.

Have a nice Tokai 'Love Rock' LP with a flamed maple top - and an old Fender Precision Bass.

I've actually just started a guitar club up. Had our 1st meeting in Jan. I may be crap at playing but I'm a good organiser.
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Probably very nice. I've headed out to the electric from the acoustic.

Fingers rather not good and a switch from left to right is proving problematical.

Fingertips need hardening up too.
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ovalball wrote:I'm new to the world of strumming - only started a few months back.

Have a nice Tokai 'Love Rock' LP with a flamed maple top - and an old Fender Precision Bass.

I've actually just started a guitar club up. Had our 1st meeting in Jan. I may be crap at playing but I'm a good organiser.
I'm currently utterly crap at playing.

Good to see you Ovals. Usual greetings.
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ovalball wrote:I'm new to the world of strumming - only started a few months back.

Have a nice Tokai 'Love Rock' LP with a flamed maple top - and an old Fender Precision Bass.

I've actually just started a guitar club up. Had our 1st meeting in Jan. I may be crap at playing but I'm a good organiser.
Keep at it, it didn't do Adam Clayton any harm!
Some of those Tokai's are nice.

Globus, the guitars, stay on track, the Hungarian desert wine is for a different thread

:-D
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I've just bought an epiphone masterbilt acoustic - very decent for a chinese made guitar.

(what happened to my avatar - do I need to resubmit it?)
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Flametop wrote:
ovalball wrote:I'm new to the world of strumming - only started a few months back.

Have a nice Tokai 'Love Rock' LP with a flamed maple top - and an old Fender Precision Bass.

I've actually just started a guitar club up. Had our 1st meeting in Jan. I may be crap at playing but I'm a good organiser.
Keep at it, it didn't do Adam Clayton any harm!
Some of those Tokai's are nice.

Globus, the guitars, stay on track, the Hungarian desert wine is for a different thread

:-D
Got a fabulous teacher and he has a stonking Fender. Weighs a ton and is up there.

I'm trying to coax him out of the shadows, as it were. He just wants to play for fun now, but it seems such a waste.
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mgb. wrote:I've just bought an epiphone masterbilt acoustic - very decent for a chinese made guitar.

(what happened to my avatar - do I need to resubmit it?)
Yes. 90 x 90 and keep the file size down. Drove me mad for an hour or two.
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Flametop wrote:
ovalball wrote:I'm new to the world of strumming - only started a few months back.

Have a nice Tokai 'Love Rock' LP with a flamed maple top - and an old Fender Precision Bass.

I've actually just started a guitar club up. Had our 1st meeting in Jan. I may be crap at playing but I'm a good organiser.
Keep at it, it didn't do Adam Clayton any harm!
Some of those Tokai's are nice.

Globus, the guitars, stay on track, the Hungarian desert wine is for a different thread

:-D
I am persevering and will continue to do so - my tutor reckons I'm ahead of schedule - but it oftens feels impossible. But I am determined to get to a level where I can play some decent tracks (not just 3/4 chord stuff). I have a target of learning some sing a long stuff for or family holiday in June.

Evening Globus - glad to see you've taken the plunge and going for it Right Handed - I guess that it brings you down to my level. Probably even more frustrating for you having to re-learn stuff.

Guitars are diefinietly really cool gadgets though.
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globus wrote:
mgb. wrote:I've just bought an epiphone masterbilt acoustic - very decent for a chinese made guitar.

(what happened to my avatar - do I need to resubmit it?)
Yes. 90 x 90 and keep the file size down. Drove me mad for an hour or two.

Cheers
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Just got me one of these http://www.buskerguitars.co.uk/4.html

Loving it! My fingers however are not, having mainly played ukes recently. Great company too with some of the best customer service you could hope for.
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bealonian wrote:I love my les paul standard. It's not vintage, or particularly flamey, but connect it into a Marshall and a Jim Dunlop crybaby and I'm 18 again with all the hard rockin dreams that implies.
This pretty much sums up my thoughts. Les Paul bit of distortion, sorted.
Also disturbing lack of pictures here.
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SuperHans wrote:
bealonian wrote:I love my les paul standard. It's not vintage, or particularly flamey, but connect it into a Marshall and a Jim Dunlop crybaby and I'm 18 again with all the hard rockin dreams that implies.
This pretty much sums up my thoughts. Les Paul bit of distortion, sorted.
Also disturbing lack of pictures here.
I took piccies ready to post but couldn't find the lead for the puter.

Am going to look at, and possibly buy, an Epiphone Les Paul this week. I'd also like to get a decent Telecaster.
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A hunk of shit called a Fender Squier thats just for mucking around with as i prefer bass.

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Always liked these for a bit of shenanigans... preferably with a Floyd Rose.
Really like the natural finish
One of the nicest necks I ever got my hands on was a green one custom made by Bernie Rico with a shamrock on the headstock (bit cheesy)
Wasn't crazy about the colour though the figure was lovely quilting.

It was in Music Maker on Exchequer St. forever...

Now I believe this is the guy who has it... Dubliners probably know him from Busking.

@ 4:34

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWojlJEX2_U
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Bump for Jake
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Burke's Boot wrote:A hunk of shit called a Fender Squier thats just for mucking around with as i prefer bass.

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That's what I have. Got to start somewhere again.

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Globus,

I've been following your posts regarding re-learning right handed. I'm sure somebodys suggested it but have you practiced in front of a mirror? It will help your brain adjust.
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My missus has a lovely tele which I'm mostly using these days.

Still want a BC Rich Bitch tho.

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Bought an Epiphone Les Paul today - Cherry burst, flamed maple top with a nice hardcase. Very Nice but now I've got it home, I think I prefer my Tokai :? .
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ovalball wrote:Bought an Epiphone Les Paul today - Cherry burst, flamed maple top with a nice hardcase. Very Nice but now I've got it home, I think I prefer my Tokai :? .
Horses for courses I'dve thought?

Tokai for versatility, Epiphone for pretending to be Slash.


(Note: I'm assuming the Tokai is a strat)
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larry dooley wrote:Globus,

I've been following your posts regarding re-learning right handed. I'm sure somebodys suggested it but have you practiced in front of a mirror? It will help your brain adjust.
Thank you. I shall try that. Driving me nuts at the moment.
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I bought one of these babies a month or so ago .. absolutley love it :)

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Martin DX1AE with Fishman Sonitone System

Hasn't made me play any better but my noodlings sound sweeter/more sonorous

[EDIT: Oh ... and the neck is the best I have played of any guitar .. acoustic or electric]
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I was thinking about upgrading my 120euro guitar to a better one,

Anyone any thoughts about this, is it worth the cash? I don't want something uber expensive as I've only been playing for 2 years.

http://muziek.marktplaats.nl/snaarinstr ... ind=2&fs=1
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Leffe wrote:I was thinking about upgrading my 120euro guitar to a better one,

Anyone any thoughts about this, is it worth the cash? I don't want something uber expensive as I've only been playing for 2 years.

http://muziek.marktplaats.nl/snaarinstr ... ind=2&fs=1
For that sort of budget I'd be tempted to look at a Yamaha acoustic. Even their entry-level guitars are excellent.
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Cozzer wrote:I bought one of these babies a month or so ago .. absolutley love it :)

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Martin DX1AE with Fishman Sonitone System

Hasn't made me play any better but my noodlings sound sweeter/more sonorous
Quality!

I have owned one for 15 years, will never, ever sell it.
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Leffe wrote:I was thinking about upgrading my 120euro guitar to a better one,

Anyone any thoughts about this, is it worth the cash? I don't want something uber expensive as I've only been playing for 2 years.

http://muziek.marktplaats.nl/snaarinstr ... ind=2&fs=1

I'm sure it's ok. You need to play guitars though, I've occasionally preferred the sound/feel of a significantly cheaper guitar, although I am a plywood aficionado now.

You may not be able to get them, but always worth seeking out the La Patrie guitars - all made by the same people, but each brand is aimed at different segments of the market (but with some pretty significant overlap it seems)

Art & Lutherie - bottom end, all ply, but sweet
Norman - you'll get solid woods here, but shouldn't be very expensive
Simon & Patrick - higher end, but still not Martin money
Seagull - mid to high end, seem to have wide fretboards

Second the suggestion for looking at Yamaha's too.
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Cozzer wrote:I bought one of these babies a month or so ago .. absolutley love it :)

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Martin DX1AE with Fishman Sonitone System

Hasn't made me play any better but my noodlings sound sweeter/more sonorous

[EDIT: Oh ... and the neck is the best I have played of any guitar .. acoustic or electric]
Looks the part. Possibly a daft question, but what sort of stuff do you play on it?
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I was listening to some fantastic Jose Gonzales tunes this morning.
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globus wrote:
Cozzer wrote:I bought one of these babies a month or so ago .. absolutley love it :)

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Martin DX1AE with Fishman Sonitone System

Hasn't made me play any better but my noodlings sound sweeter/more sonorous

[EDIT: Oh ... and the neck is the best I have played of any guitar .. acoustic or electric]
Looks the part. Possibly a daft question, but what sort of stuff do you play on it?
Pretty much anything you want .. strum alongs (Beatles, Neil Young), blues, bluegrass. I play 12s (string gauge) so you can't get too fiddly widdly. However, as with all Martin guitars it has a lovely warm character and the sustain is truly impressive.

Currently recording some of my own stuff .. double tracking tho' as I'm not exactly Segovia :blush:
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Toga wrote:I was listening to some fantastic Jose Gonzales tunes this morning.
I really like his guitaring style, nice tunes!
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