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Guitar talk: acoustic, bass, classical, twelve string? You name it!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Oct 20, 2016.

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  1. Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor pfm Member

    A Les Paul into most valve amps will get you most of the way there. You’ll need to be able to add some reverb from time to time but it’s mostly just the guitar into an overdriven amp. You can hear the tone clean up nicely when Kossof strokes the strings gently. The thing is not having more power than you need or you’ll never get that level of control.
     
  2. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    I've never seen this video. Some nice Kossoff guitar stories.

     
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  3. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Josh from JHS on his Top 10 Pedals of 2018.

     
  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    My cat just threw-up on my pedal board. It is turning into quite the music critic.

    PS Luckily it only got the very corner of it, not the actual pedals, so easy enough to deal with. Far easier than the time it threw up behind one of the La Scalas, which are a total PITA to move!
     
  5. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Swallowed a fuzz ball I presume?

    Gets coat.
     
  6. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Here's a headstock for Tony...

     
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  7. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    Are finger exercisers any good and if so can someone recommend a model
     
  8. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Little but often is the key - this one is good,

     
  9. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Rig Rundown's are normally very dull -- especially with the Premier Guitar guy who is like Rock and Roll Mike Pence -- but this one with KT Tunstall I really enjoyed. She's so likeable and it was really interesting watching her do all her looping stuff.

     
  10. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    She is amazing, must be the easiest interview subject ever, just press go and she talks non stop for an hour! What a lovely person.
     
  11. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I watched that a week or so ago, great fun and she really has got exceptional timing.
     
  12. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

  13. Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor pfm Member

    Looks very nice, hope it plays and sounds as good.
     
  14. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Guys..any semi-hollow body fans on here ?
    Still got an itch for one. Am drawn towards the slightly smaller models, Gibson ES339 sized instead of the bigger ES335 - but not irreversibly so. The shortlist under consideration at the moment would be these two:

    The Epiphone Casino Coupe:

    https://www.musicstore.de/en_IE/EUR...a7i3MHOAmyB09TyJ8XPBhqr1ZTEUAxFxoCN1kQAvD_BwE

    or the slightly larger Gretsch Streamliner (Bigsby and all :) )

    https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear...reamliner-center-block-with-bigsby/2800600580

    I'm drawn to these (I think) because they are 'original' designs in their own right, rather budget copies of other originals, if you see what I mean,

    Anybody any advice, recommendations, pluses minuses, do's/donts or horror stories on the genre ?
     
  15. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    ^The casinos are fully hollow bodies. What about an Epiphone Dot...
     
  16. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Sorry gav - ur absolutely right.

    I've been round the houses on the semis a lot, and had heard a couple of nice demos of the casino online, and handled one in real life, and was drawn towards it. The current stable is a decent Strat, a c 1980 vintage Westbury/SG shaped solid with two sets of dimarzios on it, hence the desire for something interesting and 'different'.
     
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  17. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I don't think you can go far wrong with an Epi Casino but I wouldn't buy one without having it in my hands first. I bought a 1966 Century cold and it was dreadful out of the box, the tail piece was about 1 cm off the centre line. It's a nice guitar now though.
     
  18. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Are you a small person?

    'Cause if you're not, I'd just like to point out that when I've seen average-sized people playing 339s or Coupes, they looked like ukuleles.
     
  19. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    :):)
    I have a cool maple tenor banjo here, so am not entirely uncomfortable with the image..

    Good point above on the need to play the things in real life. I tried a beautiful looking little Epiphone Wildkat identical to this one in one of the music shops in town, but really did not like the width of the fretboard.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ETBKAN--epiphone-wildkat-with-bigsby-antique-natural

    So much so it was a showstopper - otherwise I'd have had the thing home with me.
     
  20. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    What is this lute business all about this year? Here's another - am I missing something?

     
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