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  1. I'd love to hear your thought's on this. It's one of those I'm about 99% sure I've heard before, but I don't know where from, although those are sometimes the best ones. It was done and dusted in 30 minutes too, one of those thats writes itself. I was stuck in a bit of rut and had an idea to do a waltz in 3/4 rather than the usual folky 4/4 fare. Hopefully it's put across the idea of a romantic ballroom dance, with a bit a swing. It's also much too high for my voice and I didn't want a really high capo on it, so this is the first time I'm tuned to D. Anyway, here it is. htt
  2. I'd be curious to know who else has has the uneven/high fret issue above the 14th, and how they solved it. If this was sorted from the factory it really would be the bargain of the century.
  3. As I said in the Articles. Strats are blue collar tools.
  4. :) :) Check out the gold knobs too. Much nicer than the stock black ones on mine :(
  5. What I did was...... -Got an old wooden sanding block. -Placed some coarse sandpaper over a fret (rough side up). -Worked the block into the fret. -Viola - a sanding block with a perfectly shaped ridge to sand the top of the frets. -An old credit card is the perfect size to track down high frets. -I bought some sandpaper. Saved a lot of money and hassle. Of course, if money isn't tight, that kit looks cool!
  6. I had buzz above the 14th fret. To cut a long story short I got researched which grade sandpaper I needed (I've forgotten now) and carefully sanded past from the 14th fret upwards..... It greatly improved it, but still, I couldn't get the action as low as my Gibson Les Paul Studio, which does play on the mind. Saying that.... it's the ONLY thing I would criticise about the ES-335 PRO..... Maybe some got lucky and didn't have this problem. If you are handy with fretwork it's a none issue.
  7. Clockwise - tighten Anti-clockwise - Loosen. Where is the buzz?
  8. The 339 is smaller bodied, so it's closer in tone to a Les Paul (more mids). Let's say it's a cross between a 335 and a Les Paul, veering towards the 335. What I like about the 339 is the input jack isn't on the face of the guitar. What I don't like is that it's a compromise, I'd rather go all 335 or All Les Paul.
  9. On the top on the edge a little down from the endpoint. Honestly when the eboby finish peeled off to reveal the maple top it looked horrible. I literally had my sandpaper out the same night. I'd had the guitar for around 8 years prior to this so you can't say it didn't have a chance to settle in.
  10. Agreed, the fretboard on mine was scruffy, and it aint plekked. You'll be lucky if it doesn't need some work. Having said that, after a bit of careful sanding, mine worked out fine.
  11. Yep, amazing guitars, and although I think Epiphone have stopped making them, they're still available.... Full review of this amazing guitar here..... http://adamharkus.com/epiphone-es-335-pro-review/
  12. Acoustic Corner : You’ll Find a Way The first in a series of stripped back acoustic performances, live from Acoustic Corner. I’ll be performing a variety of material from my back catalogue, new stuff I haven’t produced yet, and even the odd cover. Just me and my Acoustic, live, and (hopefully) in one take. ‘You’ll find a way’ is a track from my debut Album ‘This is Who I am’ which is available to own at adamharkus.com http://adamharkus.com/acoustic-corner-youll-find-a-way/
  13. Part 2: ‘The Indian’ by Adam Harkus. Live from Acoustic Corner. I wrote ‘The Indian’ way back in 1999 as part of my unreleased and un-named third album. It’s song about the plight of the peaceful native American Indians against the cruelty of the ‘White Man’. A powerful message long forgotten, but one we can still all learn from today. Played on a Taylor 110e Acoustic. http://adamharkus.com/acoustic-corner-the-indian/
  14. Review of the Paul Reed Smith (PRS) SE 245 Limited edition Soapbar Spalted Maple electric guitar. http://adamharkus.com/prs-se-245-spalted-maple-review/
  15. I didn't want to remove the finish, but I had to as it was peeling away and looked REALLY ugly (and unsealed). That wasn't my fault. Granted everything else was. I should have taken better care of it :(
  16. It was a fine , fine guitar. Time just took its toll :( Thanks for reading !
  17. A personal review of 10 years with my 2003 Gibson Les Paul Studio....... http://adamharkus.com/gibson-les-paul-studio-review/
  18. The 6th and final chapter of my Guitar Overdrive Pedal Shootout series........ https://adamharkusblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/guitar-overdrive-pedal-shootout-boss-blues-driver-bd-2-review/
  19. The 490R and 498T are great pickups for rock as they have more output than the Burstbuckers. Having said that, never having tried the burstbuckers, but my old Gibson Les Paul Studio (with 490R/498T) could always do with a more pristine clean tone and more versatility. Overall 490R/498T, great for power, but less versatile.
  20. Well, All fenders sound the same, that's because they are thrown together.
  21. Honestly, Regarding the Epi 335 PRO, on a semi-acoustic the body is laminate so wood quality is not an issue, the pickups are really nice upgraded models, and the tuners and electrics are solid. In fact, all new Epiphones these days have significantly upped the quality. And this is coming from a Gisbon man
  22. Nice review, like you say, the ONLY issue with these guitars is the fretwork. There just isn't anywhere near the attention to detail you get on a Gibson, and as such you may get a good one, or you may get a bad one.... Mine was pretty close, if a little grubby, so when I got it home the fret-board got the once over with lemon oil and wire wool. Then after a few gigs I noticed choking out about the 15th fret :( I eventually took the plunge and You-tubed some fret leveling techniques, in the end I merely sanded down from fret 15 onward until the problem disappeared. It worked, and n
  23. The scales is only the foundation. Once you are happy with scales add your own embellishments phrasing, experiment with timing, leaving gaps, sustaining a note, add in two-note and partial chords to it..... I know what you mean though, sometimes it does seem that we have nothing new to add. My advise would be to just not overthink it, have a bit of confidence and enjoy your playing. If you are bored with it try a completely different style to get the juices flowing (e.g. soloing over a latin-american beat Santana style, or something...
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