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Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    which HOF?




    the diamond is nice. Also Keeley. And, fix the DS2, twat.
     
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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    TC Electronics reverb.

    Have the Boss working somewhat.

    You can really spend some $$$ on pedals and they're very fun.
     
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    gomestar Senior member

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    i figured TC. I mean which TC HOF.
     
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    The Diamond is a great compressor. I have upgraded to an effectrode tube compressor which I never use. I don't really like compressors. But the Diamond is still a great one, maybe my favorite.
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    The regular one with Tone Print.

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    You know I'm a rook at this but it just seems you need one for doing the ambient stuff I'm interested in.
     
  6. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    "ambient" like Gilmour?
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Think more ambient pads, looping, drones.

    Edit: Tele has arrived. Eff'ing gorgeous. Gome, pretty sure it's a nitro finish. Sound is incredible, way different than my Epi. Makes that little Kustom really sound warm and vibrant. Has some 11s on it and they feel nasty compared to my Elixirs. Have a set of 9s I'll put on tomorrow. Action is nice but will wait to really judge until tomorrow. Might drop it in for a pro set up.
     
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    Piobaire Senior member

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    Excuse the finger prints and the crappy pics but here it is.

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    It even sounds good unplugged. Thinking of not putting on the strings and dropping it off tomorrow at a really good local shop for complete set up. It is far lighter and smaller than the Epi making it very comfortable to play.

    Glendale chrome knob on order!
     
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  9. gomestar

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    looks awesome. next time you change strings, pop the neck and give us a date stamp.
     
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    It should be 2011. This is the 60th anniversary of the Tele edition made in 2011. The serial number is US 11... as it should be.
     
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    well yeah. but the date stamp is always cool.
     
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  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is a good looking axe Pio. I would leave it stock and get a perfect, easy to play setup. Then...play the f*&k out of it.

    Guitars just seem to get better the more they are played.

    Did I tell you the story about the wealthy tech guy who bought only dead mint guitars? I'm talking 50's Gibsons and Fenders that had original hang tags and not a nick or a scratch. They were stunning to look at. Plug them in and they were the most soul-less collection of wood and metal on this earth.
     
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    Thanks, PSG. Outside of that new chrome knob to replace the plastic nub the plan is to leave it as is for the time being. I think I'm going to drop it off at a luthier tomorrow although it feels just like getting that new suit you ordered made eight weeks ago and having to hand it over to the dry cleaners...
     
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    Think of it as finding an ideal suit and having the cuffs and sleeves altered for a perfect personal fit :)
     
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    Heh, thanks for the encouragement to get it done. I was wavering this morning but am going to force myself to drop it off.

    How do you guys clean nitro? 99% sure this is nitro but hope the luthier can confirm. Those finger prints don't want to come off with just a clothe and I don't want to do something stupid to the finish.
     
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    Long shot (considering all of your locations), but does anybody have a luthier recommendation for Chicago?
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have polished more 50's and 60's vintage guitars with Nu Finish than any other guitar or auto polish. It is easy to apply and works great.

    When I located a vintage guitar I usually wiped it down, removed most of the hardware, polished all finished surfaces with a very fine polishing compound and then rubbed on two coats of Nu Finish. The old nitro finishes polish up very well. A fine polishing compound rubs out any minor flaws and clouding in the surface. Followed by a few coats of Nu Finish and they shine. Any flamed maple really comes alive.

    Pio, your 2011 Tele isn't aged so it shouldn't require polishing compound, just two good hand rubbed coats of wax to look it's best.

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  19. GusW

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    Ask the guys at The Chicago Music Exchange who does their work.
     
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    I don't like doing this is fear of misalignment upon reattaching.
     

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