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Old 9th November 2009 , 10:45 AM
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I stripped down the collection a while back - I say it's because I'm a purist, but it was more a shall-we-say financial issue. G.A.S. is never good for the savings.

Anyway, these days I'm playing:

72 Reissue Tele
Classic player Tele
Ibanez artwood cutaway

...generally through either a Laney Lionheart 4x10 or a prototype Ashdown/Hayden essex blonde, which is a little 7 Watt wonder.

I cleaned house on effects in favour of a Boss GT8 and looper, although I still defer to a Zen drive overdrive, Mutha Fuzz (by catseye) and Zakk Wylde Crybaby (I'm not a metaller, it just has a tighter sweep).

Oh, and I'm playing 11s. Always the best for Fenders IMO.
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Old 9th November 2009 , 11:04 AM
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Which '72? Custom? Deluxe? Thinline?

Which CP Tele? Baja? 60s? 50s?

Narrow it down man, we guitar-nuts need details!
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Old 9th November 2009 , 12:24 PM
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I'd gladly give a gibson a home -

If someone would like to donate one to me.

I spotted this one here

Is this invitation still applicable? I would like to point out that i need regularly fed, watered and given new guitars to play with.
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Old 10th November 2009 , 02:53 PM
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Ha sorry, it's not often I get asked to ramble on...

It's a '72 Deluxe, with the split humbuckers. It's got a shielding issue I'm about to sort out, but otherwise since a good setup it's treated me very well, and it's solid enough to look after itself too.

The CP is a 60s model, and is a real dream. I am angling for a CP strat too, but that'll come after, I think, a Jazzmaster!

Sorry, bank account/missus.
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Old 16th November 2009 , 09:57 PM
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83 stratocaster, a les paul studio and a mim tele plus a few others,
im hankering after a 339 or 335 depending on weather my wife agrees to go without skin care products for 2010 or not
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Old 20th November 2009 , 07:13 PM
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A Skylark Curvycaster arrived earlier this week, another addition to my array of budget guitars. As I'm pretty sure DV don't stock these I'll post the link as well http://www.skylarkguitars.com/skylar...ar-1646-0.html

Not to everyones taste that's for sure but I'm quietly impressed for the money. It's not without small, niggling little faults, but I've seen pics of/read the description of another one which is a shocker, so it would appear their QC can be very, very hit and miss.

My first instict with any budget guitar is to replace the pups, that was the case here, in fact I bought replacements, but the more I use these the better they get. For cheapo s/c's they have an astonishing amount of grunt when pushed, fantastic for general riffage, but maybe not enough clarity for distorted lead work. Considering them, and the amount of wood *missing* from the body, there is still ample sustain.

The tuners are rock solid so far, restrung with 10>52's on arrival, tuned and it's barely needed touching since, and that'll be down to new strings still settling down.

The fretboard appears to be a tad too long, it pushes the neck pup over at a slight angle, nothing major, but it's the same on the other Curvycaster I mentioned earlier.

My biggest gripe is the neck inlay, markers, be they dots, blocks or fancy inlays on on this guitar, are surely meant as an aid to navigating the fretboard. Going by said inlay, it seems to have been fitted a fret too high, where I'd expect the 5th, 7th and 12th fret to be, I find myself a fret out unless I'm very careful, tho' this is probably down to my lack of ability more than anything. The action is fine, but you'd better like chunky necks, tho' that said, I only have girly sized hands yet still find it comfortable.

Overall, this is a gem for the money, something well worth having a pro setup done on and I may ask my guitar tech to fit and coil tap the new pups I've bought while he's at it. Seemingly these are the first production batch, so teething troubles can be forgiven, but imo, are well worth keeping an eye on if anyone is looking for a guitar that is out of the ordinary.
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[QUOTE=bluebearddub;41051]my guitars are:
prs se santana
amp:hotrod deluxe
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Cool -- I use a Fender HotRod DeVille. Does the PRS SE Santana give you that Carlos Santana tone?

[url]http://www.ultimatesantana.com[/url]
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Is this invitation still applicable? I would like to point out that i need regularly fed, watered and given new guitars to play with.
Haha, very opportunist.

I got an '84 strat which I play 99.9% of the time.
I also got an epiphone les paul custom and a squire tele (astonishing guitar for the money!) and I used to have a really pimped jackson soloist back in the 90s, but the strat is 'my guitar'.
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Old 7th May 2010 , 03:58 PM
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I have some LP types:
L to R: Burny 'Lemon Drop', Gibson Custom Shop '57 Gold Top, Gibson 1976 LP Custom, Vintage 'Lemon Drop'.

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Chopped up and repitched samples - who needs guitarists?

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and some Fenders:
L to R: James Burton Artist Tele, 2009 American Std. Strat, Eric Clapton Artist Strat., HSS Strat.

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Old 7th May 2010 , 04:04 PM
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and some miscellaneous.
L to R: Epiphone Flying V, Eric Clapton 'Fool' SG by Painted Player, Gibson 1976 Flying V.
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And which one feels so right, sounds great and the one I play most?
The cheap Vintage Icon Lemon Drop...
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Some great guitars there Skyline, love the James Burton! That's really interesting that you prefer the Vintage Lemon Drop, sometimes one chances on a particular guitar, irrespective of cost, that just simply feels right.
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I have been using Fender Standard Strats excusively for 20 years and now I'm experimenting with an Epiphone SG in the last year as well.

Boy the SG has a tone that I could just never get on the strat but then again the SG cannot come close to what the strat does either.

That's why I have both! Ahh! the tones...
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