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post #16 of 50
I also play violin. Just returned from a concert this afternoon, in fact.
post #17 of 50
A mod with a Ric... obviously that's some type of AC30 handwired job.

Rics are the last truly well built guitars of the major companies, and at a really great price. Their customer service is literally second to none.

The amount of boutique amps is now staggering. I have experience with Matchless, Bogner, Orange, Dumble, and Fuchs. Then all the other major stuff like Marshall etc...
post #18 of 50
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Originally Posted by Parker
Is the Tophat a custom deal? Tube or solidstate?
Tube....EL84 powered, 20watt Class A, same chimey tone of a Vox AC-30 but it has less headroom so more balls. It's all hand P2P wired and one of the amps built by Brian Gerhardt before he sold his own company.
post #19 of 50
Play guitar, although not very well. Have played bass in a pinch and on a few recordings. Guitars are Rickenbacker 360-12 and 620-6. Myspace page for my long defunct band shows me with the 360 (and with hair):

http://www.myspace.com/theexpedients
post #20 of 50
Drums in a local band. Lessons for 7 years? and playing out for 3. Rock/alternative covers (unfortunately) with several unfinished originals.
post #21 of 50
Thread Starter 
Holy crap, didn't expect to see so many Ric players here. Lovely! Though I've always preferred the look of the 330 to the 360. It's probably just the rounded edges...

Would kill to have a BurgundyGlo 330/6, or mmm... "The WHAAM". This calls for

Vintage Gent... you guys have (had?) all the right influences!
post #22 of 50
Yea, I prefer the look of the 330 as well, altho the pre 65(?) 360 is the same as the 330. However something about the 360 plays easier to me than the 330 (which I have one in fireglo), maybe the fretboard is a tad thinner on the 360 making it fit my hand better, tho they're both thinner-necked guitars. After playing a Ric for years, then playing my friend's Les Paul recently, it was like playing a log (the LP)
post #23 of 50
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Vintage Gent... you guys have (had?) all the right influences!
Well, she does wear denim wherever she goes.
post #24 of 50
Another guitarist here: '62 reissue Strat I bought in '84 (as old today as the guitar it was emulating when it was built!) and a strat-style guitar I assembled from parts.
post #25 of 50
I'm surprised that nobody else, plays the lute.
post #26 of 50
Clarinet, piano, organ--major instruments

flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, percussion--minor instruments

trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium--reasonably well

violin, 'cello--fair
post #27 of 50
wow! the professor in my music appreciation class in college said that of all the instruments in the orchestra, the two hardest to play were the oboe and the violin.

very impressive.

-Jeff

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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer
Clarinet, piano, organ--major instruments

flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, percussion--minor instruments

trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium--reasonably well

violin, 'cello--fair
post #28 of 50
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Originally Posted by gamelan
wow! the professor in my music appreciation class in college said that of all the instruments in the orchestra, the two hardest to play were the oboe and the violin.

very impressive.

-Jeff

I can think of a few instruments which are considerably more difficult than the oboe... like the viola, cello, and double bass.
post #29 of 50
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer
Clarinet, piano, organ--major instruments

flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, percussion--minor instruments

trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium--reasonably well

violin, 'cello--fair

That either makes you the most talented musician in history, or a highschool band teacher.
post #30 of 50
Thread Starter 
I'd honestly love to learn a "real" instrument... like clarinetplayer. I guess using guitar tabs makes me feel like I'm "cheating".

What's funny about GS's gear is that almost everybody I know who plays a Ric has a Tele as a back-up. Both are really good at getting that twangy, jangly sound. I think Rics can be very tempermental sometimes, and supposedly a pain in the arse when they need restringing thanks to the R tail piece... Teles make a solid backup.
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