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Title: New Toy
Post by: folderol on June 02, 2010, 06:09:59 PM
I thought you might like to see a picture of my new {cough} synth ;)

... and then there's the pile of effects boxes that have to go with it :P

It sounds luuurvely. All I have to do now is learn how to play the damn thing :'(

Originally I intended to go to the Digital Village in Romford to get this, but something went wrong with the directions and I ended up going the full length of Romford High road very many times. In the end I gave up and went home. Dartford crossing and lots of scary driving for nothing.

I then went into Chatham town centre, and because of all the roadworks got directed along an unfamiliar route - straight past a music shop I'd never seen before. Parked and walked back, and to my astonishment the entire upper floor is nothing but guitars, ukes & banjos.

Shop staff were great and let me mess about with as many as I wanted - just left me to it. Picked up this one and sort of liked the feel right away. Asked to hear it amped up - no problem at all, and it just got better and better.

Asked the price and nearly fell off the seat!" It's second hand so only 99 pounds sir". and they actually apologised for the couple of blemishes in the finish  :o


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: kara on June 02, 2010, 07:54:03 PM
Looks nice, cool design and colour
Now i want to hear it  ;D

k


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: offthewall on June 02, 2010, 08:57:02 PM
 :;
Congrats, young Will.    A good choice ....
Here is mine

 ;)
James


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: offthewall on June 02, 2010, 09:04:12 PM
Yours has the maple neck, which could be an advantage .... but mine was only 15 at a car-boot sale  ::)

I had to do a lot of work to get it playable.  New nut, fret dress, truss-rod adjustment and intonation set-up ... but that only cost a couple of pounds and two days work.

Lovely budget range guitars.
Sweet tone and very easy action.

If you can't play this ... then you won't be able to play anything.  :-X

I look forward to hearing it. (http://bestsmileys.com/music1/7.gif)

 ;)
James 


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: folderol on June 03, 2010, 07:07:21 PM
@Rony
I'm working on it :)
@James
As it stands, it sounds great, so I'm not inclined to do anything more than tuning and basic cleaning until I know exactly what I'm doing ::)


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: offthewall on June 03, 2010, 09:38:18 PM
Will,
As part of your new learning curve here are a couple of interesting links :

http://jguitar.com/ (http://jguitar.com/)

http://www.oldcloset.com/ (http://www.oldcloset.com/)

We DO want to hear it soon  ::)

 ;)
James


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: folderol on June 03, 2010, 09:51:13 PM
Bookmarked those urls. Thanks :)

You may want to hear it, but are you sure you want to hear me attempting to play it ;D

P.S.
I've got very sore fingers right now  :'(


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: offthewall on June 03, 2010, 10:12:40 PM
Quote
I've got very sore fingers right now

A little bowl, or saucer, containing some surgical spirit and just sit with your finger-tips soaking in it for 10 minutes each night. (but don't get too close to the fire :o )
That'll do the trick.  It hardens up the skin and helps to develop those 'callouses' which are much admired.  :-X
It's what they use for bed-sores, you know.  ::)

 ;)
James


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: Oren on June 04, 2010, 03:42:52 AM

... and then there's the pile of effects boxes that have to go with it :P

 Picked up this one and sort of liked the feel right away. Asked to hear it amped up - no problem at all, and it just got better and better...



Lovely array of effects, Picker!

That telecaster style of guitar was my back-up instrument when performing live. The fancy-shmancy guitars got most of the action, but when things got dicey, the telecaster was always there to finish up the evening. Solid, dependable, uncomplicated.

Sweet little axe!


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: folderol on June 04, 2010, 09:03:39 PM
Hmmm.
Should be able to make some sort of attempt tomorrow or Sunday :)


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: folderol on June 05, 2010, 09:01:58 PM
OK, here we go for a quick trail of my new guitar. Three short snatches that show the instrument in a good light, but make my woefull lack of practice quite obvious :(

P.S.
In the last part, it's not the guitar out of tune, it's me not able to hold down bar chords properly :(


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: offthewall on June 05, 2010, 09:47:44 PM
(http://bestsmileys.com/clapping/6.gif)(http://bestsmileys.com/clapping/6.gif)(http://bestsmileys.com/clapping/6.gif)

What a great start, young'un.  :-*

How are you recording?
Did you get a mixer?
Is this d/i or are you recording the output of an amp?

 ;)
James


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: Oren on June 06, 2010, 01:35:01 AM
Oh, yeah!

A Canadian guitarist, Phil X, demonstrates two Telecasters for us. His selections are American made, but those Squier models are (in my opinion) able to perform just as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhQi3xGOb74&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a2Bk-r8A9U&feature=related

This hoser is not a Telecaster player, nor a country guitarist, so we get to see/hear the tones an inexperienced player can get from the instrument.


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: elwoodblues1969 on June 06, 2010, 02:16:41 AM
Will,

Impressive little jam for such a rusty player...superb effects implementation-very tasty! 8)


-Thom


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: bvdp on June 06, 2010, 02:19:27 AM
Okay, I admit I really don't know much about guitars ... but ...

is the sound a result of the pickups, amp, player ... or 'cause it's a vintage guitar?

Probably a bit of all 4 and some wishful thinking thrown in? I see guitars on Antiques Road Show for zillions of dollars and scratch my head.

I can only hope that long after I'm dead one of my distant heirs can flog some of my saxophones for big dollars :)


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: folderol on June 06, 2010, 09:36:50 AM
Thanks for your support guys :)

@James
It was recorded direct (through my 'special' preamp), and the effects added in the Rakarrack software.

@Oren
I think maybe it will take me a while to get up to that guy's standard ::)

@Thom
Thanks for your appreciation. Now I need to get down to some real practice!

@Bob
This isn't a vintage guitar, it is a vintage style and design, but I'm very pleased with its performance. The sound is a combination of Guitar/Pickups/Effects. The middle 'Lord Of The Dance' section is a direct signal from the fretboard pickup with no effects of any kind.


Title: Re: New Toy
Post by: kara on June 06, 2010, 05:35:19 PM
OK, here we go for a quick trail of my new guitar. Three short snatches that show the instrument in a good light, but make my woefull lack of practice quite obvious :(

P.S.
In the last part, it's not the guitar out of tune, it's me not able to hold down bar chords properly :(

Cool sound

k