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  1. Just try a few, experiment, see what feel and sounds best, and last. People do get hung up on which strings to go for, most people go for what their idols/influences use. I know I used to but now I will take anything pretty much. Slinky 10's do the job for now.
  2. Hi, I use Super Slinky 10's or D'Addario Pro Steel 10's. The Pro Steel's last much longer and also give a better tone because of the magnetic properties found in steel that are not found in nickel guitar strings. Give them a blast monsieur.
  3. True, I can't see any reason to change them because Gibson stuff is pretty much as good as it gets. I had Bare Knuckles in my old Strat, it made a difference there.
  4. Hi, has anyone replaced their Gibson Les Paul humbuckers with humbuckers from the Bare Knuckle brand range? If so, which ones did you install and what did you think? Did it make much difference?
  5. I work in a city centre hotel and have often taken my guitar(s) in. I changed all the hardware over on my bass once whilst I was at work and gave her a full setup. I've taken my 1930's parlour in a few times as well. Normally I just take music books in and work on theory stuff.
  6. I know it's not the L20 but I would really like the L1.
  7. Hey forum, I tried one of those Sharkfin picks made in Sweden. They are pretty nice, the fin part gives extra stability when rested on the finger.
  8. Hi, yeah it can be used to primarily work out all major scales in every key. Then by flattening certain scale degrees you can convert the major scale in to all other scales/modes etc. Then from there, arpeggios can be constructed. To construct the cycle, it's normally easier to draw a circle and start with 'C' at the top and F#/Gb right at the bottom. Then starting out clockwise for 4th and anti-clockwise for the 5ths. So clockwise the notes go around to Gb which will also be F# on the 5ths side. See below: Clockwise: C F-Bb Bb-Eb Eb-Bb-Ab Ab-Eb-Bb-Db Db-Ab-Eb-Bb-Gb Gb-Db-Ab-Eb-Bb-Cb(:D Anti-Clockwise: So we already know that 'C' is a the top so count five up from C and that will give you G, G will be the next note up from C on the 5ths side (anti-clockwise side). The first note of the cycle on either side of the clock on ever has one # or b, then going up they increase by 1 each time. C G-F# D-F#-C# A-F#-C#-G# E-F#-C#-G#-D# B-F#-C#-G#-D#-A# F#-C#-G#-D#-A#-E# You will see some common smilarities between the each constructed on each side, all 4th scales have a Bb and all 5th scales have an F#. For the notes on either side where you come across: Cb this note will be B and E# this note will be F. I hope that helps. Any other questions feel free to ask and I'll try my best to help.
  9. Hey Solacematt, how are you? So how come you didn't go for one? They are lovely and pretty hard to come by these days. I play all styles on mine and it's great for every one of them.
  10. Hey Boston, looks like you're the only other person I know that owns one of these beauties. Mind you, they are pretty rare, so I'm not surprised many people don't have them. Is yours the standard or exotic?
  11. Hi hippieparadox, ahh yeah, the good old cycle of 4ths and 5ths. What do you need to know?
  12. Anyone else played, owned or owns a 'Smart Wood'?
  13. Hi to all the postees. Yeah I normally sell my guitars if I'm skint but I normally tend to sell them if I'm not 100% happy with them. It doesn't really take much for me to part with an axe. The porn shop has seen a fair few of my cheapies in the past. If I sold the guitar I have now I wouldn't take it to a porn shop because they'd take my eyes out.
  14. It looks nice, I've always liked the wine red finishes as well. What stuff do you play?
  15. Hi Watermelon99, pleased you liked it. What do you play now?
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