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Old 02-22-2018, 04:19 PM   #31
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also all of his rack gear, sigh

it was awesome though, at the time

 
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:32 PM   #32
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My favorite electric is the now-discontinued discount Mexican strat

I learned on one and never really moved past it. Just feels like home. Stock everything (except graphite saddles ofc) sounds amazing with just some amp dirt
I've had a deluxe MX strat (the Lonestar) for a handful of years now. Love it.

 
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:47 PM   #33
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My man, yeah mmmmm that rosewood fretboard feels so supple to poke, huh

I do not like the maple on usa strats, even though their frets are probably better

 
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:58 PM   #34
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Stock everything (except graphite saddles ofc)
I had these put on my AR and it was a good investment.

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:01 AM   #35
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I've had a deluxe MX strat (the Lonestar) for a handful of years now. Love it.

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:33 AM   #36
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I assembled a frankenstrat from the maple neck of a squier strat pak guitar that sat unloved in the corner of my room for eight years with the body and bridge of a '57 reissue that likewise sat alone in a friend's studio corner for years. We sanded the body down, gave it a grey paint job, basically rebuilt it form the ground up with new parts otherwise, filed down a few uneven frets, put lace sensor pickups in it, and I'm proud to say that I now have the ultimate in DIY dollar store homemade Corgan ripoff strats. It actually plays really, really nice.

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:39 AM   #37
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put lace sensor pickups in it
Are these worth the $$?

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:49 PM   #38
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if you're looking for a magnified hotness to your tone, absolutely

my longest-owned guitar has been a blue mexican strat that has them & that mighta been the best thing i ever did to it

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:50 PM   #39
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to this day i still have no fuckin' clue where those BC Dimarzio pickups disappeared to after I bought them - they weren't exactly a cheap purchase and i'd had them installed in a different strat for a while

starting to think i was visited by a thief in the night

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:43 PM   #40
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Holy shit that's a girl from Amsterdam who posts pictures of/with her cat callers with what they say to her as a caption. I'm a fan

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:28 PM   #41
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i thought she's from brazil

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:49 PM   #42
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Too many manufacturers out there.

 
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:11 AM   #43
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nope, Amsterdam. Noa Jansma.

 
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:48 PM   #44
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HAVE NEVER OWNED A GIBSON

ONLY CHEAP BLACK AND WHITE MEXICAN STRATS

 
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:14 AM   #45
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I have purposely tried not to delve too deep into the technical details and finer points of different guitar makes, because I know that the sooner I learn about that shit, the sooner I'll become dissatisfied with the guitars I've already got and will want to get new ones. And then I'll want one of these, one of those, one of the 1972 Wisconsin-made versions of those, etc. It seems like a bottomless pit of discontent I could dump all my money into.

I guess it's an Epicurean stance. Cultivate simple tastes, so that your tastes can be easily satisfied. Hedonism made as easy as possible. I might sound like shit, but it doesn't matter if I'll never know it. If a guitar looks good and won't break and is playable and sounds like a guitar, it's my favourite guitar.

 
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:20 AM   #46
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I would be the most boring rock star to be interviewed in a guitar magazine.

"Tell us about your gear. What draws you to Strata? What tones are you going for?"

"I saw this at a garage sale and it was the late afternoon and the seller wanted to close up and go to bed, so he just wanted it gone. I liked the colour. I didn't test it there, so I didn't know what it would sound like until I took it home. It sounded more like a guitar than a trombone or flute, and I really look for that in a guitar. Also, the guy threw in some picks and a a The Who fake book. I can play most of 'Don't Get Fooled Again' now."

 
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:18 AM   #47
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if you had a sick EP that story would be fucking great PUNK ROCK

 
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:23 AM   #48
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I have purposely tried not to delve too deep into the technical details and finer points of different guitar makes, because I know that the sooner I learn about that shit, the sooner I'll become dissatisfied with the guitars I've already got and will want to get new ones. And then I'll want one of these, one of those, one of the 1972 Wisconsin-made versions of those, etc. It seems like a bottomless pit of discontent I could dump all my money into.

I guess it's an Epicurean stance. Cultivate simple tastes, so that your tastes can be easily satisfied. Hedonism made as easy as possible. I might sound like shit, but it doesn't matter if I'll never know it. If a guitar looks good and won't break and is playable and sounds like a guitar, it's my favourite guitar.
yeah I just want something standard with some flexibility, nothing that really draws attention to itself

 
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:35 AM   #49
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KNOW WHO MAKES GREAT CANNED HAMS? HORMEL. HOR FUCKING MEL

 
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:13 PM   #50
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You know who makes great steamed hams?

 
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:17 PM   #51
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idk who?

 
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:18 PM   #52
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guitar nerds? do they make steamed ham?

 
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:18 PM   #53
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:31 PM   #54
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You can make magic on shit equipment, it’s true, as long as you sit with a guitar in your hands for as many hours or days or years it takes to finally teach you the way guitars like most to be poked

That’s all you really need

Everything else is just how easy does the guitar give up the magic, are you going to really need to sting it or what

 
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:18 PM   #55
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Word.

There is a point where a tool can be so shit that it's only going to hamper your progress, but those are, like, those $50 acoustics on Amazon that always come in bright colours and will have the bridge nut chip off or the neck just detach from the body mid-song.

I once had an acoustic that I couldn't even tune up to standard without the strings breaking.

But beyond that really low bar, most any guitar will do just fine.

 
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:22 PM   #56
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Although, I have has a problem with getting sustain at higher frets with my guitars, especially when string bending. And the high E string getting tucked under a fret bar.

I don't know if it's me, or the guitars. Happened with my Squire and Jay Turser Stats.

 
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:10 AM   #57
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Although, I have has a problem with getting sustain at higher frets with my guitars, especially when string bending. And the high E string getting tucked under a fret bar.

I don't know if it's me, or the guitars. Happened with my Squire and Jay Turser Stats.
this has happened to me with my SG as well and it's really annoying. online research at the time showed that the problem is likely to be slight convex bowing of the neck, or the bridge piece, with special attention to the carving of the string grooves. i remember strongly considering a Callaham bridge at the time - but much like with the issue of MY LIFE, i never ended up pulling the trigger.

with that said, if this happens to you on multiple guitars, it might be a technique thing, as well.

 
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:14 AM   #58
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in other news, i just came back home after not playing guitar for a month, and my hard earned callouses are gone. boo

 
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:02 AM   #59
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the Gibson guitar business is profitable. they also make good guitars. the 70s and 80s were a dark, dark time for Gibson ..those pancake bodies have some defenders but honestly if you covet a 70s or 80s Gibson over a new one then you're crazy..its like wanting a CBS strat over a current CS one. they're garbage and the whole reason the vintage market even exists

after inflation a les paul standard is cheaper than ever + they do some $400, $500ish american made guitars. cheaper than a MIM strat.

the guitar biz is fine just they diversified too much and too stupidly.

 
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