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The Guitars are rad thread (I guess drums are too)

Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Social Entropy++
I remember there used to be a rad Guitar thread some time ago, and it turns out there were some rad guitarists amongst us (alas I'm only mediocre... at best).

What kinda axes do you guys have? Bass guitars count too!

Me, I have an Epiphone Les Paul (ugh how embarrassing). It's my first electric, and I've had it for 2 years now, and I'm looking at an upgrade, to one of these babies: (spoilered for huge)
Spoiler:

There's something about a Tele that I just love. I think it's the shape. Anyway, I'm looking at one similar to what's above... except a whitish-yellow coating, but you can still see the woodgrain underneath. Fucking sexy. And that maple fretboard with jumbo frets... *splooges pants*

Anyhoo, talk about your guitars and other instruments.

Or show off your music skills.

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I personally reckon you could shell out a little extra for a guitar. I mean, there are a few nice guitars you can pick up for around $400 (my Epiphone LP was $550ish), but I dunno, I just get the feeling that if I spent a little more I could've gotten something that was better.

    I dunno though, for a first guitar it was good - I didn't really know much better then anyway - you know, like what felt good and what didn't.

  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    This is my acoustic
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    Standard little Yammy, but it gets the job done.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I personally reckon you could shell out a little extra for a guitar. I mean, there are a few nice guitars you can pick up for around $400 (my Epiphone LP was $550ish), but I dunno, I just get the feeling that if I spent a little more I could've gotten something that was better.

    I dunno though, for a first guitar it was good - I didn't really know much better then anyway - you know, like what felt good and what didn't.
    Yeah, I'm still going to look around a bit. Hell, I might even get lucky on the used market.

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Shorty wrote: »
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    Spoiler:

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Shorty wrote: »
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    I believe you meant:
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  • QuirkQuirk Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    I'm buying a new electric guitar soon.

    I'm not sure what I should get though. I don't want to spend that much money. Maybe 400 dollars or so.

    Anyone got any advice? I was thinking of getting an Epiphone SG.

    Are Maton guitars cheaper in Oz? Local brands tend to be cheaper where they're actually from, but Maton are pretty expensive if i remember rightly.

    Check second hand

    If you find a guitar you really like, make sure you walk out of the shop with that exact guitar. Two guitars from the same manufacturer in the same batch and whatnot can be very different feeling/sounding or have a substandard build or something, so make sure you know what you're getting.

  • arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    I personally reckon you could shell out a little extra for a guitar. I mean, there are a few nice guitars you can pick up for around $400 (my Epiphone LP was $550ish), but I dunno, I just get the feeling that if I spent a little more I could've gotten something that was better.

    I dunno though, for a first guitar it was good - I didn't really know much better then anyway - you know, like what felt good and what didn't.
    Yeah, I'm still going to look around a bit. Hell, I might even get lucky on the used market.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Vintage-Mahogany-Electric-Guitar?sku=517536

    Look no further than this in my opinion. Its even got the same pickups as the Les Paul Standard model (the 2000 dollar model)

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Mishra wrote: »
    My Baby.
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    She's a 1993 Les Paul Classic Premium Plus. I got her off Craig's list. Definately never knock the used market, the guy who owned this was a songwriter who primarily focused on piano, it was in fantastic condition. Of course It's a way better guitar than i desrve considering my skill level, but that's just more incentive to practice.

    Lucky you. Better lock it up at night or I will fly to your house and steal it.

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    this is what mine looks like

    turns out it's "candy apple" which I almost typed originally but thought it sounded wrong
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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I never used to think Telecasters looked that good. Now I reckon they look really rad.

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  • arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2008
    Telecasters with all the options look pretty slick.

    They look pretty slick anyway in my opinion and simple as hell.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I really like the bottom one.

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    arod_77 wrote: »
    Telecasters with all the options look pretty slick.

    They look pretty slick anyway in my opinion and simple as hell.

    Yeah it's gotta be the whole simple look to them.

    t Dublo: Yah I used to think they were pretty average, but once I actually looked at them closer I fell in love.

  • arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    I really like the bottom one.

    It would be a deal at twice the price--go try it out

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  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I've got a Yamaha FG-200 acoustic that my father bought in the 70's and gave to me. Still plays really well.

    I've also got a cheapass Peavey electric that I picked up for like $70 from a department store after the holidays, with an amp.

    It's got one humbucker knock off pickup, but it's got a pretty good blues sound to it for such a low quality guitar.

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2008
    I play a black / white 2007 telecaster. The action is nice and it gives a great sound.
    Spoiler:

    I'm not really a fan of my Gibson bass. Yeah it looks pretty but it cuts into my arm.
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    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • QuirkQuirk Registered User
    edited June 2008
    I play a black / white 2007 telecaster. The action is nice and it gives a great sound.
    Spoiler:

    I'm not really a fan of my Gibson bass. Yeah it looks pretty but it cuts into my arm.
    Spoiler:

    waaaaitaminute!



    THAT'S NO TELECASTER!

  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
  • Jean Claude Van CalmJean Claude Van Calm 'sup? Awesome Possum.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I've played the guitar for a few years now (Off and on) within the last year I've finally buckled down and taken it beyond a hobby, it feels so good to actually be able to play more than a handful of songs and rip out your own badass stuff.

    Anyways, no pics, but I have a Gibson Les Paul studio in white with gold hardware, this guitar is definetly my baby. My backup is a Carvin custom DC135 in bluebirst with flat black hardware, very pretty wish I could get a pic since no one seems to know wtf a Carvin is unless they've been around.

    Both guitars I run into a Pod XT live and into a Steve Vai Legacy VL212 which sounds beautiful on the rare times I get to play with it cranked up. For recording I just hook up the Pod to my PC and record, or play through the PC speakers, either way it comes out ehhh. Not as good as through the stack.

    I'm also lookin into getting an Alesis DM5 Pro electric drumset to help out my recording, planning on goin one man band here lol.

    Forgot to mention, Mishra that LP is amazazing. My mother-in-law has an old old old maybe 60s Gibson SG, she never plays it and I'm thinkin I may build up the courage to kill her and steal it. Or maybe just ask to play it.

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  • themailedfistthemailedfist Registered User
    edited June 2008
    I used to play drums and tried bass but now I'm really wanting to try my hand at playing guitar. I'd like to hear some suggestions for something in the $400 range to get me started.

    Amps, too, would be good to hear about.

  • arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2008
    First off, what is your genre preference? Or do you favor a wide range?

    The best suggestion is for you to go guitar center and play at least one stratocaster/telecaster/les paul/Ibanez RG/Jackson


    From there you can pretty much figure out what you are preferring


    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp?sku=481169

    And as a first budget amp you really can't go wrong with a micro-cube--its solid state, but the effects on it are actually very nice and specifically the british rock and marshall channels are eerily solid in the tone department.

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  • SonnySonny Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
  • RotamRotam Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I play a shitty stratocaster copy which was made in China, probably by small children. The pickups are probably made from spare toaster parts.

    I would like to think I'm a passable guitarist. But still pretty mediocre. Non musical people think I'm awesome though. If only they could hear the crap things I do, technique wise. I need to practice a lot more and actually attempt learning something. I can't remember the last song Iearnt. It was probably a Gamma ray song.

  • Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    my mom bought a fender japanese strat a long time ago. It wasn't till recently that I bought an amp and started to really play. Lessons are a god send.

    She knew I wanted a guitar. it was nice of her. She found it at a yard sale. It was $60 for the guitar and case. They said the pickups were broken, they were wrong.

    I think I started lessons about 4 months ago. I've made so much more progress then I was just fucking around and trying to figure shit out. Totally worth the price.

  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I would like a nice ESP. The F series is so awesome. The necks are incredibly comfortable and easy playing even onn the the low end LTDs. Fret access is amazing and the heel is really comfortable.

    I'm also considering selling my mexi strat (satin finish! oooo!) and my LTD EC-100QM (lp style body) to get money for the sax I want. I'll be hanging on to my Schecter C-7 though. That thing is sweet. I'll get some new pups for it eventually. Probably a Dimarzio D Sonic and a Blaze in the neck.

  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I found a Peavey Signature Series EXP used but in great condition at my local shop for like 270. Only guitar that sounded better in there to me was the Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body which I still really really want to get someday.

    Also I'm kinda in that "people say I'm good but I don't think so" range...but after looking up acoustic covers of songs just to get an idea of how a song sounds, I think I might be better than I give myself credit for. Because damn does mediocrity get praised on that site - but I know I can pull shit off better than some of those people.

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Also really fighting the urge to buy a loop station for a birthday gift to myself.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    At my apartment I have some old-ass Gibson acoustic whose specifics I'm not sure of, that my dad let me take with me to college since he was about to get rid of it for his new Martin Acoustic/Electric in the house.

    Though when I visit my parents my dad is a huge guitar buff, so I get to play with his 3 self-made acoustics, Martin Acoustic/Electric, Ovation Solid Body(Yeah that's right), and Gibson SG.

  • OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I've got an Epiphone Les Paul right now. I'm saving up to get a new one because goddamn I want a guitar without a fixed bridge. Whammy dives are fucking awesome

    But it's going to have to wait there's so much shit I have to buy. It's about third down on my list.

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  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    At my apartment I have some old-ass Gibson acoustic whose specifics I'm not sure of, that my dad let me take with me to college since he was about to get rid of it for his new Martin Acoustic/Electric in the house.

    Though when I visit my parents my dad is a huge guitar buff, so I get to play with his 3 self-made acoustics, Martin Acoustic/Electric, Ovation Solid Body(Yeah that's right), and Gibson SG.
    Pics. I've never heard of that.

  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    At my apartment I have some old-ass Gibson acoustic whose specifics I'm not sure of, that my dad let me take with me to college since he was about to get rid of it for his new Martin Acoustic/Electric in the house.

    Though when I visit my parents my dad is a huge guitar buff, so I get to play with his 3 self-made acoustics, Martin Acoustic/Electric, Ovation Solid Body(Yeah that's right), and Gibson SG.
    Pics. I've never heard of that.

    Next time I go home I'll have to take some snaps of it. It's a really nice electric, I play it every time I go home, and it distorts real nice.

    But yeah, Ovation Solid Bodies aren't exactly the most common guitars. Part of the Viper series.

  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I have a 1972 gibson eb-3 bass that I've been slowly learning over the past couple of months

    it has lately taken a backseat to my ukulele, which I'm actually not too bad at, but I think I should take lessons on bass; I have a feeling I'll develop a lot of bad habits if I keep learning on my own

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  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Anybody wanna buy a boring ol' MIM Strat?

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  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I've been thinking about blowing all my money on a new gibson

    Any suggestions?

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    WaM you've developed the terrible habit of neglecting that poor, lovely bass!


    Also on the Solid-Body Ovation front I found these after a few minutes:
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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Phonehand wrote: »
    I've been thinking about blowing all my money on a new gibson

    Any suggestions?

    If you're going to get an authentic Gibson you might as well go with something like a Firebird where they've got the market locked down.

    Replica Les Pauls and V's are a dime a dozen. Agile makes really good replicas that have a good sound right away but after putting up the extra cash for the actual Gibson pick-ups (or better) you have the same thing for wayyyy less.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    That's close, though mine's got sort of a more dull brown sheen to the body, and a white face.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Also, from time to time, I get the chance to strum on a beautiful Taylor and a PRS.

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