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Pidster 18-02-2021 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15656569)
I dont.

Back in the early sixties my brother in law had a Jaguar, used to play the circuit round the South and was a regular in The Gun. One day he gets a call from an acquaintance "Hi mate, been told you play a Fender Jaguar? Well listen we have an act on at the Fairfield tonight and he plays one too, trouble is that his has been lost on luggage on his flight from the US. We really need to source one for his gig tonight, would you mind lending it to him...we will give you some tickets?"

BiL agrees, hands over the guitar at the stage door and sits down to watch Buddy Guy play the **** out of his Jaguar.

Goes back stage to retrieve the guitar, meets the.main man who grabs it and then signs the back of it to say thank you. BiL is not happy and gets it repeated.....years later, after kicking himself for years over his stupidity, he finds himself at Buddy Guys club in Chicago. He has a chat to the management (who turns out to be Buddys daughter) tells them this story. Within days he gets a signed photo from the man and a letter telling him not to erase this signature.

😁

Skintagain 18-02-2021 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 15656554)
Lockdown fever was alleviated yesterday. Bought from Holland ( fine ) , delivered by UPS ( not so fine ).

Nice.

chatham_eagle 18-02-2021 10:06 AM

In case anyone was in the market for something, you can get 15% of GAK's eBay store until tomorrow night.

Smoz 09-03-2021 11:22 AM

I treated myself to a new guitar toy, a Fender Mustang Micro headphone amp, which arrived yesterday. First impressions of it are good, lots of options but still easy to use. Much better than the VOX Amplug one I picked up (though twice the price). Charges up via USB-C, apparently you can also use this USB as an output for recording to your computer/tablet.



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chatham_eagle 09-03-2021 11:45 AM

I will be getting a bass once my house purchase has complete, 12 years after having to sell my first and last. Idea is for a Dad's garage band with my brother-in-law, although neither of us have a garage.

Have been comparing semis (fnarr fnarr) for a while and I've narrowed it down to a Fender Coronado II (reissue) or a DeArmond Starfire - either of which will be secondhand. I have a few backup options if I have to go new, front runners are Hofner Verythin and HagstrŲm Viking. Any other suggestions gratefully recieved - I'm really only looking at short scale, anywhere up to 32".

Will be stringing it with flats for that classic warm sound and like the look of the Fender Rumble Studio amp.

Stellavista 09-03-2021 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by chatham_eagle (Post 15693286)
I will be getting a bass once my house purchase has complete, 12 years after having to sell my first and last. Idea is for a Dad's garage band with my brother-in-law, although neither of us have a garage.

Have been comparing semis (fnarr fnarr) for a while and I've narrowed it down to a Fender Coronado II (reissue) or a DeArmond Starfire - either of which will be secondhand. I have a few backup options if I have to go new, front runners are Hofner Verythin and HagstrŲm Viking. Any other suggestions gratefully recieved - I'm really only looking at short scale, anywhere up to 32".

Will be stringing it with flats for that classic warm sound and like the look of the Fender Rumble Studio amp.

Can't really help you on the bass (I just use an Ibanez short scale most of the time), but have a Fender Rumble, which is pretty good for the money, and is a hell of a lot more house friendly than my TC Toneprint combo and my Trace Elliot head/Mesa Boogie cab set-up!

mrB 09-03-2021 07:11 PM

I only play acoustic really, have do have a fender strat but mexican cheaper one, still a good instrument, tuning holds etc. I do have a martin D28 and a 00028EC which are amazingly well made instruments. The EC sound is incredible to me...

Stellavista 09-03-2021 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mrB (Post 15693926)
I only play acoustic really, have do have a fender strat but mexican cheaper one, still a good instrument, tuning holds etc. I do have a martin D28 and a 00028EC which are amazingly well made instruments. The EC sound is incredible to me...

Lovely acoustics

mrB 09-03-2021 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15693931)
Lovely acoustics

Thanks! Havent played em much in 3 years since my daughter was born but had a play today.. You never forget how to play generally but you do forget how to play songs you used to know and the rustiness is annoying, especially the right hand for me. But, man, the smell of them when you open that case as well as the sound is incredible.

Skintagain 05-05-2021 03:36 PM

Chance of a bargain, I'm sure some of you went to school with him, a Palace link therefore. Snap it up while you can.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254959700....c100290.m3507

Robin 05-05-2021 03:41 PM

My new Overwater Bass has left the luthiers. Should arrive Saturday.

Pidster 06-05-2021 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Robin (Post 15771729)
My new Overwater Bass has left the luthiers. Should arrive Saturday.


Not heard of Overwater before, but they are good looking instruments, Only two more sleeps.

Robin 06-05-2021 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 15772705)
Not heard of Overwater before, but they are good looking instruments, Only two more sleeps.

I asked around some of the West End players and they all came up with the same answer.

And itís arriving today!

Pidster 06-05-2021 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Robin (Post 15772711)
I asked around some of the West End players and they all came up with the same answer.

And itís arriving today!

Even better.

Walter Wort 06-05-2021 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mrB (Post 15693926)
I only play acoustic really, have do have a fender strat but mexican cheaper one, still a good instrument, tuning holds etc. I do have a martin D28 and a 00028EC which are amazingly well made instruments. The EC sound is incredible to me...

I think the Mexican Fender Strat is a fine guitar.

Robin 06-05-2021 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by mrB (Post 15693926)
I only play acoustic really, have do have a fender strat but mexican cheaper one, still a good instrument, tuning holds etc. I do have a martin D28 and a 00028EC which are amazingly well made instruments. The EC sound is incredible to me...

My wife has two Martins, 6 and 12, and they sound so nice.

Stellavista 09-05-2021 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Robin (Post 15771729)
My new Overwater Bass has left the luthiers. Should arrive Saturday.

No report on the latest acquisition?

Robin 10-05-2021 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15778961)
No report on the latest acquisition?

It arrived and is great but I donít seem to be able to post a photo.

Stellavista 10-05-2021 11:26 PM

:supergrin:
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Originally Posted by Robin (Post 15780046)
It arrived and is great but I donít seem to be able to post a photo.

How does it play. Active bass, I assume?

Robin 11-05-2021 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15780917)
:supergrin:

How does it play. Active bass, I assume?

Itís the P/J model with volume/blend; active EQ; mid range and sweep. Currently I only have a Fender practice amp so not a fair test, but I can get a lovely retro sound and a real twang/funky sound, but havenít found a mid point yet. The EQ seems just a touch too sensitive. However, I think that this is more due to the limitations of the amp.

It plays really well. I have a Sire V& with flats and I thought that played well, but the Overwater is much better even with roundwounds.


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