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  1. When did you convert?

    15 April 2017 - 02:11 PM

    I 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 [blush] 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?
  2. Cheesy Guitars

    02 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

    When 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 [flapper]

    Anyways, opinions and examples welcomed. Here's mine:

    St Vincent with her Harmony Bobkat
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  3. NGD

    01 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

    I 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 [biggrin]

    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.

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  4. Copyright Issues WFT!?!?

    27 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

    I 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. [crying]
    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....
  5. NGD

    17 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

    I 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! [thumbup]
    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. [biggrin]

    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.

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    23 Jul 2013 - 17:51
    I put a link up in the thread but its at.. cheers :)
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    05 Jul 2013 - 15:59
    So we still guitar buddies then yes?
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    10 Jun 2013 - 22:23
    You are a dam good singer/writer, do not stop chasing your dream, let it flow thru you. Your songs touch other people, that is a rare blessing. Pour yourself into it, don't let anything get in the way of your writing, your vision of what the song should sound like, how you hear it in your head.
    Believe in yourself, trust yourself, don't let critics or suggestions plan...
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    27 Apr 2013 - 18:10
    I liked it, thanks.
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    30 Mar 2013 - 19:21
    Hey Izz, Not sure what was gong on. I think I have it figured out now. ;)
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