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re: Rock n Roll Memorabilia: What you got & how did you get it? - TheFretShack
The jewel of my guitar collection. From 1989 [img]https://i.imgur.com/9UPwCMO.jpg[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/52wECGd.jpg[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/9FuZm6q.jpg[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/hzr1O5F.jpg[/img] [img]https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10003205_10208195...
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re: David Gilmour selling off 120 guitars for charity - TheFretShack
Not only has the FCS been getting things right in recent years, CBS-era Fender was nothing really special for the most part. It was about quotas, quantity versus quality and you'd find trash alongside treasure in sequential serial numbers. Reputation-wise, neck/body joint fits were horridly loose an...
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re: David Gilmour selling off 120 guitars for charity - TheFretShack
The black strat has had several necks. I know it wore a Charvel strat head neck at one point decades ago. The auction photo is a maple fingerboard, the pic of David playing it on the auction site and above ^^^^, it has a rosewood fingerboard. There's easy proof. Regardless of the owner, 70s strat...
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re: What song do you use to test the sound quality of new sound equipment? - TheFretShack
There is a very good reason all pro, touring and in-demand FOH guys play AC/DC's "Back in Black" album, particularly the title track, in their short list of tracks to really dial in a room, whether it be a club, theater, arena or stadium. BIB is absolutely perfect sonically. This was told to me b...
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re: What guitars do you have, and which is your favorite ? - TheFretShack
I'm already in love with the SSL-5 bridge the most of the three in their respective positions. Nice mid bump without being honky and no ice or harshness under grit and gain. I can see why David Gilmour shares our fondness for it :)...
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re: What guitars do you have, and which is your favorite ? - TheFretShack
Oldest to newest: Circa late 1940s Harmony Archtone H1215 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior 1964 Hofner Model 188 Bass VI 1965 Harmony Archtone H1215 Circa mid-1960s Silvertone H615 1974 Gibson Hummingbird 1976 Gibson Les Paul "Standard Deluxe" custom order 1985 Zep II ESP Japan Akira Takasaki Ran...
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re: Need left handed guitar recs - TheFretShack
Converting a righty to lefty ... Nut: Sometimes you don't have to replace the nut, you can reslot the existing nut instead. But it depends on the headstock design and if there's enough downforce at the nut so that the plain strings don't rattle sideways in what used to be the wound strings' nut s...
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re: Need left handed guitar recs - TheFretShack
Another vote for Southpaw's. But I can help with that righty to lefty conversion should you need to go that way. Here's a LTD Viper that recently got a 180 layout overhaul ... [img]https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44598598_1934708056831369_2790203290275545088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc...
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re: Looking for a new amp - TheFretShack
I vote Super Reverb and a few pedals. Rather than pursuing a reissue Super Reverb (about $1500 street), maybe consider getting an original tranny silverface Super Reverb and have it recapped, gone through for replacement of any drifting or dying components? I just did a Reverb price guide search and...
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re: What actually happens when an album gets remastered? - TheFretShack
In the purest sense ... after you record the record and mix the tracks, mastering is where you hire a high-dollar set of ears who runs your stuff through the most sophisticated of the day and INSANELY expensive equalizers, compressors, limiters, exciters, plate reverb units, etc., to knock it to the...
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re: Who here has made the switch from primarily Fender guitars to Gibson? - TheFretShack
Here's my spring of 1976 Les Paul "Deluxe Standard," a factory Deluxe custom-ordered with full sized humbuckers. The sunburst is in the pickup cavities, they were cut before paint. Only a couple dozen were made like this first half of that year. Gibson reissued the Standard in the fall of '76 and th...
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re: Who here has made the switch from primarily Fender guitars to Gibson? - TheFretShack
$1K cash would get you a clean, all stock Norlin-era LP all day at the vintage guitars shows in Texas back in the 1990s. Very clean examples, $1200. And that was the flagship, high demand stock from the Norlin era - that grand could possibly get you two SGs from a motivated seller at the show, or de...
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re: Acoustic Guitar Advice - Stretching for bar chords - TheFretShack
[i]I learned on a Takamine G-series and still use that guitar today.[/i] I looked at that Thalia chart and your (I assume) Korean-made G-series Tak is a "16" radius. Japan-made Taks, the upper tier guitars, are 12" ... refer back to my first reply above, and they tend to have narrow necks in the...
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re: Acoustic Guitar Advice - Stretching for bar chords - TheFretShack
The fingerboard radius (curvature) can come into play as well. Fingerboards are curved/radiused specifically to make barre chords easier and more natural feeling for the fretting hand. The lower the radius, the more curved. The higher the radius, the flatter. This Thalia capos guide page lists a...
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re: Jackson guitar inventory in La.? - TheFretShack
Just shopped USA SL-1s and SL-2s for the first time in ages, man the prices have creeped up on them. Go see Melvin and see what he can do for you in the Jackson line within your budget. Agreed, he is a great guy and will take care of you....
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re: Jackson guitar inventory in La.? - TheFretShack
If yu have to go asap, gographically closest best bet is probably Fuller's in Houston. But their website is only showing a handful of USA guitars, production and JCS combined. I don't know if I'd drive that far for what they show online as current stock. If I was wanting to play-before-pay USA Ja...
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re: Who here has made the switch from primarily Fender guitars to Gibson? - TheFretShack
I was only "primary" to a particular guitar platform when I was younger and had and could only afford one guitar. Guitars are so affordable and readily available nowadays, you can have a couple Squiers and a couple Epis and cover all kinds of sonic ground without breaking the bank. I like both/ea...
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re: Who here has made the switch from primarily Fender guitars to Gibson? - TheFretShack
For country twang plus humbucking don't forget Gretsch - both their hollowbodies and their solidbodies - and their Filtertrons. A 'Tronned DuoJet is one Swiss Army knife of twang, jangle, chime and every other desirable guitar tone adjective under the sun. Gretsch guitars in general are also much mo...
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re: Equipment Progression Question - TheFretShack
That's the exact reason I bought and subsequently turned an early 70s SFTR. That amp sounded great, it loved every pedal I put on it but I nearly gave myself a hernia every time I had to load it in my Toyota Corolla's backseat or trunk. True story: Buddy in college used to pay me to be his "tech"...
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re: Best folks in BR to retube an amp? - TheFretShack
Correct, I don't do amps, I'm plenty busy enough with fretted instruments alone haha, but thanks for the mention. Kenny at Red Stick and Mike Kennedy at Riverfront are the first two names that come to mind. I believe Live Music on Florida Boulevard still services amps in house but I haven't been ...
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