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re: Question for guitar players.. - TheFretShack
My favorite is 22 because it's easier to full-step bend to the high octave on plain strings versus the three-fret bend needed on a 21, which feels somewhat awkward to both my fingers and my ears. I prefer a 22 over a 24 because I like the tone and timbre of neck pickups that sit at what would be ...
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re: Remember the band Loudness? - TheFretShack
One of my restorations from a few years ago. This began life as a circa 1985 Akira version Dano-head "Random Star." And some past knucklehead stripped the Ferrari red paint, threw away the decorative mirrors (grrrr) and repainted it with the worst rattlecan white you could imagine. I went with a cus...
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re: Thoughts on Bruno Mars? - TheFretShack
kingbob's on it ... first time I saw him, it was like watching Michael Jackson and a young James Brown mixed together. TOTAL package talent and entertainer. I have nothing but praise and respect, first "pop" music I've enjoyed in two decades....
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re: Remember the band Loudness? - TheFretShack
I've been a big fan for a long time. Akira actually turned me onto ESP guitars before George Lynch did....
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re: Your first guitar and your favorite guitar - TheFretShack
First Guitar: Circa 1984 Takamine GX-200 in creme, image courtesy of Google. It was from a short-lived experiment in which Takamine ventured into the solid body electric market in the US. The GXes didn't hit like Tak wished in the marketplace, and a C&D from Gibson was the last nail in the experimen...
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re: Christine Sixteen - TheFretShack
Here's Gene's original demo of the song. With Edward and Alex Van Halen on guitar and drums. If you aren't aware of Gene's connection with VH when they were still an unsigned band, a Google search will supply a day's worth of reading. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWPOJWevONI&list=RD...
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re: Anybody here seen Babymetal perform live before? - TheFretShack
I want to see Band-Maid. A friend introduced me to them just a week ago. Fun band, sweet grooves and hooks, and they apparently very talented both individually and as a unit. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uds7g3M-4lQ)]Thrill[/link] ...
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re: Who Has Seen Alice Cooper Live? - TheFretShack
Also saw him about 10 years ago, at the casino in Marksville. Greatly exceeded my expectations. Great concert, great show. I'd go again....
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re: RIP Jeff Beck - TheFretShack
No matter who your favorite guitarist is, he is either directly or indirectly indebted to Jeff Beck's influence. Whether one could relate to his huge, diverse body of work or not, Jeff Beck was simply the guitarist's guitarist, and the GOAT's GOAT. No question. Don't believe me? Pick any, ANY, gr...
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re: High range hair band singers of the 80’s. Anyone sing like that anymore? - TheFretShack
Dino Jelusick first comes to mind. Sounds like the best of RJD, Coverdale, Ray Gillen and a young Sebastian Bach all rolled into one. Absolutely badass. Search his name on YouTube. ...
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re: Guitar Lessons - TheFretShack
For youth, check out Baton Rouge Music Studios, School of Rock and SuperMusic. All are excellent at what they do and in different parts of the city. If you seek adult instruction, call me at the shop during business hours and I can offer a recommendation based on your preferred genre, your aim/go...
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re: Pedal Boards - TheFretShack
My reverb pedal is a footswitch for this ... [img]https://i.postimg.cc/br0WbdsG/269787019-10226507952065531-4294596310485989886-n.jpg[/img]...
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re: Pedal Boards - TheFretShack
The delay you don't see in my chain is the TC Electronic Flashback that resides in my Boogie Mark III half stack's effects loop. It stays velcro'ed to the amp top, in the 2290 sim mode set for subtle ambience and depth, and it is rarely turned off or tweaked. It's without doubt the one pedal I can't...
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re: Pedal Boards - TheFretShack
After ... [img]https://i.postimg.cc/Qd1T0sqJ/20230108-103458.jpg[/img]...
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re: Pedal Boards - TheFretShack
For the Garcia/filter/Mu-Tron guys ... You guys may have remembered I got one of these from my wife for X-mas last month. I don't want to disengage it. Its Mu-Tron sim alone is worth the price of admission but I got it for its auto-wah abilities. Every one of my shop clients who has tried it, reg...
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re: Pedal Boards - TheFretShack
Boss's MIJ Waza Craft division also recently reissued the Heavy Metal pedal. I'd bet it's true to the original only better. I say that because my maroon Boss Delay in the above photo is the Waza version and it is LIGHT YEARS BETTER. They added some modern features - mainly increased delay time -...
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re: Pedal Boards - TheFretShack
Perfect timing ... I'm actually swapping some boxes out on mine today. I've had it set up for a variety of gain profiles (the end target is my '66 Super Reverb). [img]https://i.postimg.cc/bNLGp4Jg/20230107-093944.jpg[/img] I may add another Pedal Power block so I can definitely add the Phase 9...
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re: I really want to order one of the Classic Vibe 60's Telly Thinlines, but... - TheFretShack
Considering Fender never offered trans blue or trans green in the 1950s or 1960s - not even on Fullerton's custom order colors lists - what you seek likely doesn't exist and never will, at least not in their "classic" or any vintage RI/retro line. Good luck!...
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re: Guitar of the day: Trent Guitars - TheFretShack
Reminds me of the old Hendrick Generator from the 80s and early 90s. Except Hendrick injected some Explorer DNA to whack it a little further out of the park. [img]https://www.vintageguitar.com/wp-content/uploads/05_HENDRICK-GENERATOR.jpg[/img]...
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re: I really want to order one of the Classic Vibe 60's Telly Thinlines, but... - TheFretShack
Google "Squier Classic Vibe Thinline" and click the "shopping" tab. Colors that turn up at various sources include natural, black, white, sunburst and sonic blue....
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