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foetus eagle 05-12-2016 11:56 PM

Yeah I find most fuzzes a bit difficult to get on with. They are very much a matter of personal taste. You could spend a fortune trying them all out. I might try a DOD Carcosa when they arrive over here.

I've only played the bass through active monitors and a virtual rig, so haven't put it through any real pedals yet. The broadcast is supposed to be good on bass though.

I played a Mesa Mark IV once which was incredible. I think they're all pretty good, even those little 5:25 things make some serious noise. Let us know what you get. With that SG and a Boogie I'd probably never leave the house.

Pidster 06-12-2016 11:18 AM

Spookily, I took delivery of a TC Hypergravity compressor yesterday. So far, so good.


I am tempted by a 2016 Gibson SG HP, but a mate of mine reckons that G-force is a bit of a crock.

Any opinions?

anti-addick 06-12-2016 11:22 AM

I have a Boss CS-1 compressor but didn't get much joy from it. Not sure why to expect though and never spent much time on it tbf.

Stellavista 08-12-2016 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 13354184)
Spookily, I took delivery of a TC Hypergravity compressor yesterday. So far, so good.


I am tempted by a 2016 Gibson SG HP, but a mate of mine reckons that G-force is a bit of a crock.

Any opinions?

I hate Gibson SGs.

anti-addick 08-12-2016 07:36 PM

Agreed. 'orrible looking.

foetus eagle 08-12-2016 08:16 PM

I like a Gibson SG in theory. In practice, I can't play them due to the left arm stretch required and crappy arthritis. I get the same thing with Firebirds and Jazzmasters.

The current SG Standard looks a good deal, especially with P90s.
I always liked the tone Zappa got from his SG, really biting and nasty.

Stellavista 08-12-2016 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by foetus eagle (Post 13358052)
I like a Gibson SG in theory. In practice, I can't play them due to the left arm stretch required and crappy arthritis. I get the same thing with Firebirds and Jazzmasters.

The current SG Standard looks a good deal, especially with P90s.
I always liked the tone Zappa got from his SG, really biting and nasty.

Angus Young gets a cracking sound from his, as did Tony Iommi. I've just never liked the look or feel of them as a player.
I may, of course, be terminally biased, as the first electric guitar I ever owned was a Zenta SG copy from Kay's catalogue. It was a horrible plank. :D

This is a good watch, from a very decent series for us nerds:


Pidster 11-12-2016 08:01 PM

I agree SG's aren't pretty, but I was looking at a lightweight guitar with good humbuckers for less than a grand.

Stellavista 12-12-2016 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 13364358)
I agree SG's aren't pretty, but I was looking at a lightweight guitar with good humbuckers for less than a grand.

Ah. I'm sure we can think of some alternatives for you. :)

What sort of stuff are you playing?

foetus eagle 12-12-2016 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 13364358)
I agree SG's aren't pretty, but I was looking at a lightweight guitar with good humbuckers for less than a grand.


For that sort of money I'd be having a look at Reverends. I believe Stellavista has one. I don't, but they get a lot of praise.

This is a great deal with an ebony fretboard, Gibson scale-length, but only one humbucker. It looks a bit like a more comfortable SG shape...

http://www.guitar.co.uk/reverend-sen...metallic-black

Stellavista 12-12-2016 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by foetus eagle (Post 13365856)
For that sort of money I'd be having a look at Reverends. I believe Stellavista has one. I don't, but they get a lot of praise.

This is a great deal with an ebony fretboard, Gibson scale-length, but only one humbucker. It looks a bit like a more comfortable SG shape...

http://www.guitar.co.uk/reverend-sen...metallic-black

I do. You've got a good memory!
Not heavy, humbucking models.
Very pretty.
I think they've gone up in price since I bought mine, but still plenty of change for a grand.
Of course, if you're in a metal band you'll get bottled off stage! :D


This is mine. Reverend Buckshot. About 650.


foetus eagle 12-12-2016 07:55 PM

I only have a good memory for guitar trivia. Couldn't tell you what I did yesterday. Love those reverend designs, offsets are comfy. Does yours get much playing time?

This is a golden age for affordable guitar gear, there must be loads of options for something in Pidster's price range. Best advice is to spend a day trying plenty of them out.

Stellavista 12-12-2016 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by foetus eagle (Post 13365903)
I only have a good memory for guitar trivia. Couldn't tell you what I did yesterday. Love those reverend designs, offsets are comfy. Does yours get much playing time?

This is a golden age for affordable guitar gear, there must be loads of options for something in Pidster's price range. Best advice is to spend a day trying plenty of them out.

Absolutely. Such a personal thing. None of my other guitars get much time now I have the SG2000. Might have to sell a few. Heavy guitar though, and my aged left shoulder is feeling it!

Pidster 13-12-2016 01:33 PM

Thanks for the tips . Regrettably in an effort to help out Santa, the Pidster Exchequer has just taken a bit of a bashing.


I might have a look in the January sales, or go for option two, which is saving up for a decent Les Paul.

Stellavista 13-12-2016 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 13367103)
Thanks for the tips . Regrettably in an effort to help out Santa, the Pidster Exchequer has just taken a bit of a bashing.


I might have a look in the January sales, or go for option two, which is saving up for a decent Les Paul.

That's not the light guitar you were looking for!
From memory, mine weighs about ten pounds.

Pidster 13-12-2016 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 13367233)
That's not the light guitar you were looking for!
From memory, mine weighs about ten pounds.

If I get a Les Paul, it won't leave the house and I will play it sitting down.

Another Oxted Eagle 13-12-2016 03:27 PM

Pidster if you get the chance give a PRS S2 Mira a try, very SG ish in tone and feel but without the marmite looks.

CPFC_Fan 13-12-2016 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 13367238)
If I get a Les Paul, it won't leave the house and I will play it sitting down.

Les Paul's can be hot and cold. Never consistent which is a shame. My Father has a fair few of them and hey range from pretty damn good to piles of shit. The USA ESP Les Paul I have blows them out the water IMO. What a Gibson Les Paul should be.

Stellavista 21-12-2016 11:38 PM

Ok folks, the wife is kindly buying me a looper pedal tomorrow for Christmas. Lost my old one ages ago.
What do you reckon - Boss RC-3, Nano or Ditto?
Want something with some loop memory, so I guess the RC-1 is out.
Don't want to spend more than a ton - this a just a noodling toy for me.

foetus eagle 22-12-2016 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 13384158)
Ok folks, the wife is kindly buying me a looper pedal tomorrow for Christmas. Lost my old one ages ago.
What do you reckon - Boss RC-3, Nano or Ditto?
Want something with some loop memory, so I guess the RC-1 is out.
Don't want to spend more than a ton - this a just a noodling toy for me.


I use the tiny basic TC Ditto. Don't know much about the more complicated units. It's good for my purposes and you seem to be able to layer stuff indefinitely, but you can't save anything. Some of the fancier multi delay pedals come with built in loopers now.


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