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  1. I have used Vanson pickups in many builds.. Really really good regardless of price... And I can highly recommend their humbucker sized P90s
  2. Looks really good man Are you planning to pickguard it I assume?
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    Its the only humane correct treatment for a strat.. Its either that or just put it out of its misery πŸ˜„
  4. Is this a whole sub genre I didnt know about? πŸ™‚
  5. Nitro does not smell of vanilla.. Its a scent they spray in the cases sometimes.... I have worked with Nitro, its horrid chemical stuff and thats what it smells like.. Dry it smells like nothing.. I also hear they do that because the glue used in cases also doesnt smell that nice so it covers that up. I did get that confirmed with Gibson too a few years back.
  6. Well if you are picking by looking at a web site to buy online then just get the one you like the most.. If you are going out to try them, the colour should be of secondary concern to the playability which is far far more important as each guitar is slightly different. I actually had this issue when I went and bought a 60s Tribute Studio.. I like most of the colours and didnt know which one to get... I must have tried about eight of them in a row.. The very last one I tried was a goldtop. Never really wanted a goldtop before that but something about it instantly stood out to me on the first strum after playing all the others first.. Was instant love πŸ™‚ And I now love goldtops.
  7. More here NAMM 2021: Fender amps up the American Ultra with Luxe Telecasters and Stratocasters - gearnews.com
  8. For those who bend that way πŸ˜› NAMM 2021: New Fender Noventa Series, American Ultra Luxe guitars and Vintage amps - gearnews.com
  9. Are you talking about Miss K or the guitar here? πŸ˜„
  10. Traditional... Good and bad years. Not really a thing, just good and bad guitars for every year.. And even that is subjective and objective cos everyone likes different things... Early 90s Studios are kinda cool as they have an Ebony board.. After that you may want to avoid the 2015 models unless you like wide necks. After that its all good really.. You also have the Tribute series (and faded series) which are like Studios but less shiny (and a bit cheaper cos of that).
  11. Well I can finish a guitar in about a week with Tru Oil.. Then it doesnt need to cure like Nitro does... It is what it is, we all do what works for us, no right or wrong about any of it, its all good πŸ™‚ If you add some white spirits (mineral spirits) it thins the oil down and makes it dry much quicker too (a small trick I picked up). Tru Oil is kind of french polishing but I did a course on that a while back.. Now that would take a long time to get a decent protective finish for a guitar.. Another reason I like tru oil, I believe it has some kind of hardener in it which is why its a good gunstcock finish. Fairly hard waring. and thus I think a good guitar finish too.
  12. Wow.. Thats a lovely looking neck.. It will finish nice... To show up the flame you should stain it black and sand it back again.. Thats the way to really get it to pop... Try it on a test piece, you will see. Tru Oil.. Amazon or Ebay πŸ™‚ Amazon.com: Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil Stock Finish 3 Ounce: Sports & Outdoors Birchwood Tru Oil Water Resistant Gun Stock Finish 3oz 23123 29057231236 | eBay Now you can see why I choose an oil finish. It really is so much easier and gives the wood a nice natural finish.. Especially in this cold wet place I live in....
  13. Nice.. Beautiful colour. Im a 60s neck guy too, dont get on with big necks at all.. Let us know how it goes
  14. Apparently though there are some that can play it like "ringing a bell"... πŸ˜›
  15. That you Farns... How the devil are you.. How did that job go? I have been using 9s most of my playing life.. Until I tried the Hybrid Slinkys... For me its the best of both worlds.. 10s on the bass strings and 9s on the high strings.. So you get the nice bendy top E and slightly thicker on the bass end for the rhythm playing... Things for me. Just very very very boring.. But then a lot of us have to live with it for the moment dont we.. Hopefully by the summer we can start to get back out there a bit. Ohh, and I bought a 336 a month or so ago.. Loving it.. Best guitar I have ever played.
  16. Neil Young sells song rights in '$150m' deal - BBC News An investment firm has bought 50% of the rights to all Neil Young's songs. Hipgnosis Songs Fund spent an estimated $150m (Β£110m) on 1,180 songs written by the Canadian folk rocker. The fund, which lets people invest in hit songs, has previously splashed out about Β£1bn snapping up rights to songs from the likes of Mark Ronson, Chic, Barry Manilow and Blondie. Founded by music industry veteran Merck Mercuriadis, Hipgnosis turns music royalties into an income stream. "This is a deal that changes Hipgnosis forever," said Mr Mercuriadis. "I bought my first Neil Young album aged seven. Harvest was my companion and I know every note, every word, every pause and silence intimately. "Neil Young, or at least his music, has been my friend and constant ever since." Stable investment Hipgnosis has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since July 2018. When songs owned by the fund get played on the radio or placed in a film or TV show, it makes money. Before setting up Hipgnosis, Mr Mercuriadis managed artists such as BeyoncΓ©, Elton John, Iron Maiden and Guns 'N' Roses. In his view, songs are "as investible as gold or oil". He says hit songs are a stable investment because their revenue is unaffected by fluctuations in the economy. The sale of song catalogues has become a booming business during the Covid-19 pandemic, with investors seeing music as a relatively stable asset in an otherwise turbulent market. Earlier this week, Hipgnosis bought 100% of the rights to Lindsey Buckingham's 161 songs for an undisclosed amount. The songs include hits that Buckingham wrote or co-wrote for Fleetwood Mac, including Go Your Own Way and The Chain. The group's Stevie Nicks sold 80% of her publishing rights last year to Hipgnosis rival Primary Wave for about $80m. Last month, Universal Music Group announced it had bought 100% of Bob Dylan's 600 songs for between an estimated $200m and $450m (Β£150m-Β£340m). The singer-songwriter was the latest of a number of artists to join up with the Los Angeles-based Universal, following other big names such as Bruce Springsteen, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Post Malone.
  17. Yeah... Just seems like a bit of fun.... So bored, very little to do out there.. I might get myself a pack, could take up a few hours πŸ™‚
  18. I havent actually done back binding before so have never gone all the way round like that.. Nice
  19. Ohh and of course the earth is flat........ I remember watching something about flat earthers.. One woman tried to prove her theory by holding a ruler up to the horizon of the sea and said, look, its flat, it doesnt curve at all.. Another man said he sat at the back of a plane looking out of the window and only saw flat land so the earth must be flat.. I mean really... Then when they asked him how the seasons work he said, I dont know and for that matter, I dont know what the sun or the moon really is... Idiots.
  20. Rabs


    Yes.. It looks excellent... Great job
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