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15 April 2017 - 02:11 PMI read an article that said my generation (Generation X) is a very brand loyal generation.
For years I've always gone for VOX amps. Everything else I'm like For NO reason other than "sparkle" and the feeling I get knowing I identify with it(?) Very odd.
A friend has been on a quest for a new amp. He is less brand driven than me. He just tries all things that may fit his style and sound. Because he's been testing out so many different brands and I've tagged along...I sort of accidentally have tried non-Vox amps Dr. Z, Morgan, Mesa...
Turns out Fender's '57 Custom Deluxe is the greatest amp I've heard until now. And I'm considering it. Strongly.
This is like the time when I turned to Fender after years of only playing Gibson. That, "Jesus, what took me so damn long!?!" moment.
Do you have a moment that made you go..."Why didn't I try this out sooner, good God!?!?" (musically or otherwise)
What was it?
02 April 2017 - 10:27 AMWhen you finally decide you're gonna play out, you want gear that is dependable (I figure). A guitar that goes out of tune, for example, is fail.
You'd think professional peeps would invest in something a little more...better.
Maybe they have upgraded the cheapos to the point that they are now playable, but why bother? o.O
Yes, I heard that tall pale dude from the White Stripes go on about getting a cheap guitar and picking a fight with it.
I've also seen him play really nice gear
Anyways, opinions and examples welcomed. Here's mine:
St Vincent with her Harmony Bobkat
01 April 2017 - 05:17 PMI went to see a friend of mine who has the task of selling over 400 guitars. Some incredible things in his house. A 70s Gibson 12 string that sounds incredible and loads of strats and other odd models/makes and such.
I wanted a light weight toy guitar to noodle with, and the Japanese Norma I'd seen in his collection caught my eye as it reminded me of my old Teisco. He just handed it to me
Intonation is horrid and I'm looking at the bridge going, "maybe we change it out and if it intonates, it could be decent enough for practice."
What bridge would work best with this body? Tune-o-matic?
It was free so investing a little bit for seems okay to do.
27 March 2017 - 05:31 PMI got a Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords in the mail for a song of mine.
I do not want anyone to record or distribute my songs.
I've googled this and am going to figure it out but I wanna know if any of you have had this happen. Maybe you have insight....
17 March 2017 - 06:54 PMI was looking for a Fender Lead I (a Mustang body with a Strat or Tele neck sort of) and found this Hondo knock off in a friend's collection.
It is lighter weight than the Lead I options I had tried (very important to me), and with Niel's setup...not bad at all!
I will be looking to upgrade the pup, though (goes from HB to SC with a switch but it sounds underwhelming).
It is a cheapie I got as a trade for gear I no longer needed...not a bad deal.
Anyone here fiddle with Hondos much. Yeh, I know they're not amazing or anything.
I just hadn't heard of them and wonder how well known they are.