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Guitar/Music

Post by chris » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:23 pm

Some of you must have hobbies other than cars/photography.

Any musicians out there?
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Post by warrior » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:29 pm

I sing in the shower
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Post by chris » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:33 pm

Well.. I suppose... That err...

Have your neighbors complained?

If not. Sing louder!
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Post by GRUVBB » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:41 pm

I own a Musicman Stingray Bass but unfortunately my playing ability is not in the same league. I used to fly small fixed wing aircraft with an aerobatics endorsement but no longer have spare cash since having a daughter and mortgage. Snow boarding, wake boarding and fishing also occupy my leisure time. I also find time to do Wing Chun, ride motorcross and road bikes.... Other than that Im a couch potato!

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Post by 4A-GE » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:55 pm

Best give that bass to me, boy.
Just got this back from my luthier.

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On the hunt for a new amp. Pretty anal about what I want, just waiting for it to pop up.

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Post by GRUVBB » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:09 pm

I had a feeling 4A-GE would know what a Stingray is. Its 1977 so Leo Fender NOT Ernie Ball.

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Post by Angreal » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:29 pm

warrior wrote:I sing in the shower
I do this as well but I have a radio in there cranking

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Post by 4A-GE » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:58 pm

GRUVBB wrote:I had a feeling 4A-GE would know what a Stingray is. Its 1977 so Leo Fender NOT Ernie Ball.
Nothing wrong with ernie ball.
What gave that away?

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Post by BRM » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:12 pm

I kill it at Kareoke

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Post by MrGrey » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:34 pm

I sang for a punk/metal band for about 8 years when I was younger.... a damn fine way to earn an easy $200 a night for going to parties, having people buy you drinks and have chicks hit on you :)

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Post by 4A-GE » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:08 pm

Grey's winning. :lol:

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Post by GRUVBB » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:34 pm

The earlier Leo Fender version are far more sort after than the later Ernie Ball.
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Post by chris » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:21 pm

1 X Primera
2 X Silvia
1 X BMW E30
1 X Audi A6
3 X Mazda MX5 (1989, 1990, 1991)

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Post by 4A-GE » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:19 pm

GRUVBB wrote:The earlier Leo Fender version are far more sort after than the later Ernie Ball.
Most vintage stuff is, but do you play it? :wink:

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Re: Guitar/Music

Post by Stevo » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:38 pm

chris wrote:Some of you must have hobbies other than cars/photography.

Any musicians out there?
Saw you playing the other day Chris so I videoed it. http://blog.petflow.com/no-one-can-beli ... YIdTWcp.01 :D
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Post by chris » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:15 am

Dammit. No one was meant to see my beard until it was full. Fuck.
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Post by chris » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:51 am

1 X Primera
2 X Silvia
1 X BMW E30
1 X Audi A6
3 X Mazda MX5 (1989, 1990, 1991)

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Post by chris » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:10 am

1 X Primera
2 X Silvia
1 X BMW E30
1 X Audi A6
3 X Mazda MX5 (1989, 1990, 1991)

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Post by 4A-GE » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:58 am

Post your guitars.

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Post by chris » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:35 pm

My guitars are shit.

I'm in the market for a Gibson Songwriter
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Post by 4A-GE » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:47 pm

Don't overlook larrivee. Owning one of those will make you very happy.

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Post by chris » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:50 pm

Just spent an hour playing taylors and gibsons...

Fuck.
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Post by 4A-GE » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Gibson would be the last crowd I'd turn to for an acoustic - New or used.
Taylor used, not so bad - Japanese Takamine as well as top end crafters definitely worth a look.
My takamine D series is pretty sweet, really surprised at it, having come down from a larrivee d3.

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Post by 4A-GE » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:29 pm

Whoring my solid bodies.

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Homebuilt dave murray strat:
Basswood body, thinner than usual; satin black bunnings paint,
Kluson tuners because they are god,
Random tardme flame maple neck + fender sticker,
Allparts hardware everywhere else + Schaller locking strap buttons,
Custom cut pickguard to accomodate all the crazy shit,
DiMarzio super distortion bridge, PAF 36th neck, area 67 middle,
3 way switch (bridge, bridge + neck, neck),
Push pull volume - Neck series/parallel
Push pull tone #1 - Engage middle single coil
Push pull tone #2 - Bridge series parallel.

'60s classic tele:
Only original parts are body, paint, neck, tuners, switch ... bridge plate, and possibly the volume pot.
Tonerider hot classic pickups (4th set: Factory, dimarzio mini hb + area hot T, duncan vintage stacks, now these),
500k tone pot,
EMG PA2 onboard booster (9v hidden under pickguard),
Wilkinson saddles,
Big fuckoff frets (on a 7.25" radius lol) + bone nut.

Edwards LP custom:
3rd set of pickups - DiMarzio super D + super 2 (Factory was SD JB + jazz, then EMG 81's),
Faggy gold hardware swapped for nickel,
Kluson tuners replaced factory gotoh's,
500k mini pots,
Factory ebony board... Not much else can be done to it; think I'll leave it be for a while.

To come:
Tele neck pickup that looks like a tele pickup but sounds like a strat, aaaand one of these:

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... Because I think jade green metallic is fantastic.

Not pictured:
Small body fender acoustic (pink quilt maple),
Black Takamine D series w/ cutaway.
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Post by chris » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:33 pm

YOW!

I like! I do miss playing electric guitar, just restrung my Takemine G series last night.

Sounds lovely.
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