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Gear Talk by Betsy Fuckingville - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 04:09:37 EST ID:q6W9xedp No.448017 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What's some musical gear you guys have? Gear you guys want? Current guitar? Dream guitar? Anything that makes electronic beep boops? Whatever it is, post it.

I'm recently just getting back into playing guitar after taking way too long of a break and I think I'm gonna invest in a new one when tax time comes soon. Well, not really a "new" guitar, but one of these old Harmonys from the late 60s/early 70s. In fact, I think I may start collecting a few of the cheaper Japanese guitars made around this time. The Kays, Silvertones, Teistos, etc. Just love the body styles of these things. Plus I can't think of anything much better as a nice, cheap project guitar.

I knew a guy that had one of these that kept it around to play garage rock/fuzz stuff on, and it sounded great for what it was. Like, surprisingly great as long as you're running it through a good tube amp. I'm not positive but I believe the pickups are microphonic. Which definitely isn't much of a desirable thing these days, but it just has a really distinct, warm tone and a nice twangy sound to it. Plus it's cheap as fuck and you can find them pretty commonly. Really excited to get one of these stupid cheapo things.

I was considering buying one of the Squier Jaguars for a good garage sound, but considering how much cheaper this is I really don't think I can pass it up. The Jaguar is obviously the better and more desirable of the two, without question, but considering I'm really fond of this one and can pretty much get it for pocket change, I think I'll be making the right move. I still definitely want the Jaguar though. I'll have to pick it up down the line.

Also gonna pick up an Orange Mini Dark and turn my current solid state combo into a cabinet for it, and I'll likely pick up a BOSS DS-1 pedal, unless someone can recommend any better of a distortion pedal for around the same price. Music on the cheap is best music, mah bois.
Albert Huvingherk - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 11:35:30 EST ID:VvoCRU50 No.448023 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd say get get something where you can easily access the pots and electronics and play around with different pickups. So long as the body is good (good quality wood, no chips cracks etc.) you can quite easily replace pickups if they don't suit you so long as you have a soldering iron (v. cheap). High end pickups can be pricey but not nearly as much as a whole new guitar. The body is most important in this regard therefore because when it's painted it's hard to tell whether it's a whole piece (better resonance) or a few strapped together. Older asian guitars will probably not be that good in this regard so I'd pick a shape you like and get a cheap modern guitar with the same body and replace the pickups with something similar that they had back then. Once you have a good body on the guitar you can research what pickups give the sound you want and not have to worry about whether the body will actually give good sustain when you're playing. Plus playing around with the electronics is really fun and makes it feel a lot more special in the end.
Betsy Fuckingville - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 18:12:31 EST ID:q6W9xedp No.448028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I do know that the particular guitar I posted doesn't offer the greatest sustain. It's plywood construction, and yeah, very likely pieced together (which I'm sure is why these things can be found for so cheap), but the necks on these things are pretty thick so that helps at least a small bit. I'm not aware of any modern guitars that use these particular shapes though. At least not the H-802 I posted. Google is yielding no results.

I'd love to find a newer body in this style but I'm not sure how possible that is. But once I do get one of these I'll very likely replace the pots if they're scratchy at all, which I wouldn't at all be surprised if they were. Maybe I'll mess around with the pickups but like I said, from the one I played I really loved the sound that was coming out of these.

On another note, I have a cheapo Oscar Schmidt Delta King around here that's in desperate need of new pots, and the pickups are way too hot for this style of guitar while also being a little muddy. Being semi-hollow it doesn't offer the best sustain either but for what it is it's not a bad guitar at all. Surprisingly fast neck on it and the action/intonation are just awesome when adjusted right. The neck on mine is bowed back a little bit so it definitely needs adjusting. But honestly with a bit of elbow grease, it could be an outstanding guitar. Just wish the electronics in it weren't such a pain in the ass to fix / replace. The only way to get to the pots or the output jack is through the F-holes.
Phineas Wobbleherk - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 20:50:48 EST ID:ukoPU7Q0 No.448029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I randomly got one of those exact guitars on Craigslist several years ago. Mounted a gk-3 on it with the goal of it being a dedicated synth guitar. The intonation was so bad and the string spacing wasn't standard and it turned out horribly....
Phyllis Dimmerhall - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 01:47:03 EST ID:taM4U1CK No.448030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i have a harmonica, its my only musical instrument because i wanted to start with something simple. I want to buy an acoustic guitar soon but want to get better at harmonica first.
Basil Fullywork - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 01:56:26 EST ID:q6W9xedp No.448031 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The one I played felt fine, honestly. The action was a little high but the intonation was just fine and I personally didn't notice anything off about the string spacing.

But the thing about these guitars is that they were made by a few different companies at around the same time, and I believe they were reissued sometime in either the 80s or 90s as starter guitars in some department stores. With old Japanese guitars like this in general, especially the cheaper ones, the quality differs greatly it can be hard to tell exactly what you're going to get because so many companies were so incestuous with these at the time.
Basil Fullywork - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 02:07:02 EST ID:q6W9xedp No.448032 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, just curious, was the headstock on yours the same shape as the picture above or a little funkier looking with sharper edges? Did it have that weird bar that guided the strings to the tuners?

Just curious because I've found a lot of these with a few different necks on them and I'd like to avoid getting one that's as poor quality as you described. I've also seen a lot of these with replacement bridges mounted in the wrong spot and that just looks like a disaster.

Nell Pushseck - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:48:25 EST ID:r1oC0YLp No.448038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Mine looked like the headstock in that photo but did have that weird bar you're talking about!

The string spacing was tiny, I'd say it was almost as if it was a sort of 3/4 size guitar so if it was aimed at beginners in the early 90s that explains it. One of the pickups didn't work so I replaced it with artwork of a fish skeleton. I gave it away while I was in college and then apparently that guy turned around and traded it for an eighth.
Nell Pushseck - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:49:36 EST ID:r1oC0YLp No.448039 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If u like the design and aesthetic but want something a little more quality it might be worth looking at the old danelectro guitars too
John Pigglebanks - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 20:57:59 EST ID:q6W9xedp No.448040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yeah man, Danelectros in general are pretty high on my list of wants. Still kicking myself for not buying one of these Dead On 67 reissues when they were going for like 150 bucks.
Martin Breblingteck - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 21:19:59 EST ID:ukoPU7Q0 No.448041 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hoo! See I say just go for something like that if you can. That's cute in the way an old classy film actress might be
John Pigglebanks - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 04:02:02 EST ID:q6W9xedp No.448044 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I would love to get one of those, but what once was a $150 guitar is now a $500 guitar and I just can't rightly justify the price. Still cheap in terms of guitars but it's just over my limit, really. And if I were going near that range I think I'd still go for the Jaguar. Look at this sexy thing. It's also a much more versatile instrument that can do a lot of things that other guitars, even more expensive ones, simply cannot do thanks to its many tone control options.

Plus, while that Danelectro is gorgeous, I've played a few of them before and every one has felt pretty clunky. Just something about the neck feel or the action or what have you didn't fully sell me on it, though I'm sure with a little setup and care it would absolutely turn out to be a gem.
Lydia Memblenadge - Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:45:57 EST ID:UcSjvxKE No.448061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think my GAS is getting bad, I'm primarily a guitar and saxophone player...I went and bought some fucking durm sticks. The only thing I've got to practice on is my leg, I can't afford nor have the space for a drum kit.

But they feel good to hold and play with...I'm worried I might actually be mentally ill.
Ebenezer Blythebanks - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:38:40 EST ID:CCM1xaFa No.448069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How much you pay me for a Sansui AU D9?
Fucking Grimlock - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:17:12 EST ID:wYXQ4PKA No.448084 Ignore Report Quick Reply
there's one on ebay for over 600. you probably know what it's worth though and are jug bragging
Hamilton Blytheham - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:48:44 EST ID:PFZmxnnD No.448578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here are my current guitars.
Ibanez AF-105 with Seth Lovers
PRS SE 277
PRS McCarty Korina Soapbar
Gretsch Electromatic Pro jet
Fender ThinSkin American Jazzmaster with a Mastery bridge and Pickup Wizard pickups
Fender American Standard Jazz Bass

Dream guitar: ES-330, vintage Jazzmaster
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:32:59 EST ID:B3Efcp3B No.448641 Report Quick Reply
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Just bought and set up my Roland TD25. I am almost out of space in my tiny little room but I live in a vast expanse of musical possibilities. Works absolutely lovely on it's own, works great in Ableton, but I need to upgrade my sound system a lil bit.

But fuck yeah. I love playing drums and it's nice to finally have a kit again after moving out, but also something I can use with my electronic music.
Cornelius Blecklecocke - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:55:41 EST ID:ukoPU7Q0 No.448643 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lets hear it live!
Martin Brebberdock - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:14:42 EST ID:0B1EWLtd No.448644 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I want a drum cover of Ipacial Section.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:13:49 EST ID:B3Efcp3B No.448646 Report Quick Reply
I was planning on doing a cover of Mt St Michel or Cock ver 10, but Idk if I'm prepared to drum Autechre.
Martin Brebberdock - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:26:35 EST ID:0B1EWLtd No.448647 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Damn man. You need to get 2 extra arms and train your cock well then!
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:01:19 EST ID:KoNE1DMH No.448680 Report Quick Reply
Well right now I'm just working on getting used to using a real drum set with electronic sounds. I took the drums from a couple tracks from Year Zero and assigned them to my kit and just jammed out all day yesterday, mainly with the track Vessel. If I can figure out how to record my audio from Ableton on OBS while using ASIO drivers, I could start doing some /m/tube streams again.
Rebecca Fummerbit - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:03:58 EST ID:0B1EWLtd No.448683 Ignore Report Quick Reply

That's cool. I hope you get up to streaming again. Best times on /m/ was when the streams was happening.
Eliza Degglestadge - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:37:38 EST ID:CN2bLnLj No.448712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The walls to my 'studio' that you can't see in this pic are made of carsboard boxes
David Dindlehall - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:43:17 EST ID:kM72L5Zc No.448713 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:45:09 EST ID:2MK5+jDd No.448792 Report Quick Reply
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Well my downstairs neighbors just spammed their ceiling/ my floor with a broom. They must hate me now.

I already got thick padded carpet to put under my drums which were on top of already existing carpet but apparently that's not enough. Idk what I'm gonna do.

What pedals u got, bithc?
Emma Blankintot - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:24:05 EST ID:ORPHSnna No.448793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn right, pissing off hot neighbors with your own music. Emotionally moving people to anger and suffering through sound!

I found when my weighted keys bothered my neighbor I just had to move the keyboard to a room where they didn't hear as much- which happened to be a big closet above their closet.
Nathaniel Cumbleway - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:24:34 EST ID:1cKIfSje No.448795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Go to the Lowes and buy a 4x4, cut it down to like 4-6 inches long and place them in an array under a piece of thick plywood. Place rolls of insulation under it and place your drums on top of the plywood. Be sure to bolt the 4x4's tot he plywood too.

Electronic kits are very loud when connected to vibrating or transferring surfaces. Sitting your kit on a mini stage that is sitting on top of a bunch of insulation will effectively silence it for people in adjacent rooms.
Ian Murdbanks - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:53:35 EST ID:QoKqJUy8 No.448796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Another method is to buy 2 large pieces of plywood, drill aligning grids of 2 inch holes in both. Place plywood #1 on top of some strategically placed hockey pucks, put tennis balls in the holes, and place plywood #2 on top. Tennis balls absorb most of the vibrations, hockey pucks take care of the rest. If you don't have a vehicle big enough for the plywood, just put hockey pucks under everything. Not quite as effective, but still makes a huge difference.
Angus Crablingridge - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:18:28 EST ID:j1yU6AqN No.448926 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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guyz. tell me please about one of the oldest distortion units on planet, mxr dist+. why it sound shitty in my fender twin style preamp?
Augustus Deblingbanks - Fri, 05 May 2017 19:55:31 EST ID:Lsu3ZDwt No.449114 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I really want a Fender Japan Telecaster with a bigsby. Something like this: >>448017https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKRDszmyaAQ

I got a fucking mint Japanese Jazzmaster from 2004 and if i lived in a bigger country i could easily just swap the guitar with some homo. What to do?
Martha Fedgeman - Fri, 05 May 2017 20:02:04 EST ID:Lsu3ZDwt No.449115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I could do this on the cheap though and keep the Jazzmaster.

Is it really hard to fit a Bigsby on a Telecaster? They are kind of cheap on Ebay.
Wesley Civingwack - Sat, 06 May 2017 16:21:12 EST ID:XEKBF8Ec No.449121 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Were I you, i'd stay away from Bigsbies. But if you want to get one i'd get this thing https://www.banggood.com/Zinc-Alloy-Guitar-Tremolo-Bridge-Silver-Vibrato-Tailpiece-for-Electric-Guitar-p-1085495.html?rmmds=buy

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