Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

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

  1. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    my sonex is gone. short of a gibson les paul custom i'm done.
     


  2. origenesprit

    origenesprit Senior member

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    I just found the most attractive guitar ever. Anyone wanna buy a kidney?
     


  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What did you find? One of these???
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  4. Joe E Taleo

    Joe E Taleo Senior member

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    Great. Your SG reminded me of a pretty unusual guitar that my brother had. He had a Gibson SG Junior- I guess they reissued them for a hot minute back in the early nineties? Actually, after doing some research it looks like the reissue them every once in a while. Anyway, it was a great guitar that got stolen from him. :angry:
     


  5. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Nice boards out there. I used to have one of those power supply boards, but I found that all of the pedals seemed to run cleaner with batteries so I bought a shit load of 9V's.


    also, original WH-10 wahs are the greatest thing ever.
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was thinking about some of the cool vintage guitars that I sold or traded over the years and "got away". Here are three that I still wish I had.

    Original, first year, 1963 Gibson reverse body Firebird I. I love one pickup guitars and the fact that Eric Clapton played one on the final Cream tour before they broke up. They are rare because so many of them had broken headstocks. Great sound, a little odd to play because of the heavy headstock. They sure look cool. I bought it from a guy who walked into the Dallas Guitar show in the late 80's.

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    1953 Gibson Blond ES-5. Bought it from a Postal Worker who lived in a small town in MO. He bought it brand new and soon afterwards his wife became ill so he just "put it under the bed". In 1990 when I got it, it looked brand new, had the receipts, original string packages, all the case candy. It had the T-Bone Walker sound!

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    This pic isn't mine but I had a 1959 Fender Esquire Custom. It was the only one I have ever seen with 5 screws on the pickguard making it very likely the very first one ever produced. I love Esquires.

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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    fuck man, '59 Esquire is incredible.
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I also had a standard '58 Esquire with a massive neck for a Fender. Got it for $800 from a guy in the late 80's and was feeling bad that I had paid way too much :)
     


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    origenesprit Senior member

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    Yeah, +1. I've never been a tele guy, but those things are just... gorgeous. Especially the custom!


    Hey, PSG or Gome, do you guys have any experience with '52 Les Pauls? I'm aware of the neck angle and shitty trapeze issues, but it seems like there are fixes that work perfectly well without resetting the neck (Joe Glaser bridge replacement, like Keith Urban's). Anybody?
     


  10. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    last year of the maple board, no?

    I'm quite young, the earliest vintage strat price I can recall is a '57 on ebay for $7,500. The image is burned into my memory.

    I know close to nothing about old Gibsons, sorry
     


  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The neck angle is an issue. I have played a few and the sound was heavenly. I am not aware of any fixes without a major $$$ repair by an experienced pro. But by the time you do that, why not just buy another guitar? They are very hard to resell in my experience with or without work to the neck and bridge.
     


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    origenesprit Senior member

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    What exactly is the problem with the neck angle, other than the fact that it makes it nearly impossible to switch to an abr-1/stopbar combo? I haven't been able to find a clear answer really (or maybe I just have terrible reading comprehension). I just read that the bridge is horrible (doesn't stay in place, can't palm mute) - but there are swaps like this: http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=172066
    Would there still be a playability issue due to the neck even after this trapeze swap?
     
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  13. poly800rock

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    reorganized my room. finally decided to refret my marauder. need to bring in the twin to get serviced this week.

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    put the stock speaker back in the blues jr. thinking of selling it and getting a vintage ampeg or looking at a silverface princeton reverb
     


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    I want to get my best friend another pedal. I got him a Philosopher's Tone as a joke since he liked the name so much. I want the next one to be somewhat serious. My knowledge of guitars and effect pedals is rudimentary though. He uses a strat. I remember him mentioning a fondness for overdrive and delay pedals if that helps. Any suggestions?
     
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  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How about a Tube Driver? Maybe you can find a used one? http://www.butleraudio.com/tubedriver.php
     


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