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KingCoppell 28-04-2020 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Chillo (Post 15202391)
Never come across Merida before; what does it sound like?

I tend to favour Shergold electric guitars and basses and Ovation 6 and 12 string electro-acoustics.

it's a new one from japan I believe they sound great very bright but also got a nice warm sound I prefer it to the Martin in terms of sound however Initially I found it awkward to play it takes getting used to. Demo here
https://youtu.be/N9vIYer0xsk

Away 14-05-2020 04:52 PM

Anybody out there playing a tenor guitar? I just got one because having learnt the violin at school, I've been playing around for a few years with a mandolin, but for a while I've wanted something in a lower register tuned in 5ths like the mando. Bouzoukis and octave mandolins weren't really speaking to me, then I came across the tenor guitar - originally designed as a transition instrument for banjo players. Never been able to play guitar.

I've currently got it tuned an octave below mandolin (GDAE) which is what I'm aiming for, but it's on the supplied strings which are probably designed to be tuned to CGAE (mandola or viola tuning: 1 string, or a 5th below the mandolin/violin). Still works!!

KingCoppell 18-05-2020 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Another Oxted Eagle (Post 15189486)
https://i.imgur.com/CfOwoBg.jpg

Had this for a few months and it’s very different to more usual more agricultural Fenders. I love the playability and sound but bloody hell it’s gaudy. It’s also a lot of money to have in a guitar !

that is a gorgeous guitar I really want to get a PRS thinking of getting a cherry red Hollowbodied one.

Stellavista 19-05-2020 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by KingCoppell (Post 15230469)
that is a gorgeous guitar I really want to get a PRS thinking of getting a cherry red Hollowbodied one.

Not a fan of PRS - only because I don't really like the look of them.
However, good enough for Santana, who swapped over from the guitar I use, because the playability is excellent, but they are much lighter. Mine's the Yamaha SG2000, which is a heavy guitar.

norwoodeagle 19-05-2020 02:26 PM

Do we have any ukulele players on the thread. I've taken during the lock and am beginning to make progress. 67 year old fingers learning muscle memory from scratch.
Daily practice is paying dividends.

KingCoppell 19-05-2020 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15231191)
Not a fan of PRS - only because I don't really like the look of them.
However, good enough for Santana, who swapped over from the guitar I use, because the playability is excellent, but they are much lighter. Mine's the Yamaha SG2000, which is a heavy guitar.

I've always found that people who dont like PRS have never disliked the instrument more the style of it which I get you want to play a guitar you feel cool playing however I'm a gibson les paul guy I tried my mates PRS and it blew my les paul out the water in terms of sound and playability.

Smoz 19-05-2020 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15183210)
My new Telecaster arrived today, the Nashville has a Stratocaster pickup in addition to the traditional two pickups on a regular Tele. I have signed up with JustinGuitar, Andy Guitar and Fender Play. After about four hours of practice I have sore fingers and can now play the opening riff to Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 very poorly.

A month on and my fingers are no longer sore. I have expanded my repertoire and can now play several things very poorly.
I picked up a Blackstar Fly 3 practice amp, seems pretty good for it's size and cost.

Golf Boy 19-05-2020 08:20 PM

Anyone on here left handed, but playing right handed?

Ron Dodgers 19-05-2020 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Golf Boy (Post 15231508)
Anyone on here left handed, but playing right handed?

I'm half and half - I write left-handed and play darts and snooker that way but play(ed) cricket completely right handed and kick with my right foot.

So basically, delicate things I do left handed, anything requiring brute force I do right handed. Which probably explains my guitar style (which is right handed)...

Drinking is ambidextrous!

Golf Boy 19-05-2020 09:14 PM

Anything where the hands need to work as one unit, i am right handed. Otherwise I’m a lefty. I bat right handed, but bowl left in cricket. Golf right handed. I played drums left handed. Darts and snooker left.

Thinking about it, i drink right handed.

KingCoppell 19-05-2020 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Golf Boy (Post 15231508)
Anyone on here left handed, but playing right handed?

I know someone who plays the bass this way easier to fret the strings he says.

Stellavista 19-05-2020 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by KingCoppell (Post 15231439)
I've always found that people who dont like PRS have never disliked the instrument more the style of it which I get you want to play a guitar you feel cool playing however I'm a gibson les paul guy I tried my mates PRS and it blew my les paul out the water in terms of sound and playability.

My SG2000 is way better than my Les Paul.

Stellavista 19-05-2020 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by KingCoppell (Post 15231580)
I know someone who plays the bass this way easier to fret the strings he says.

Yes. I play left handed guitars, but right handed bass upside down.
But that really came about when I was helping bands out, and used their bass equipment.
I finally bought a left handed bass a few years back, but sold it fairly quickly. I realised I'd have to relearn 45 years of playing. F**k that.

KingCoppell 20-05-2020 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15231598)
My SG2000 is way better than my Les Paul.

I think it's down to the individual I personally love struggling with the les Paul's. I enjoy the challenge of it that way when I go to play a Tele or strat it just seems effortless. However I dont think I'd find Tele or strat so much easier if I hadn't have been a les paul man for so long. I have however never played an SG. Might have to give it a go.

KingCoppell 20-05-2020 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15231601)
Yes. I play left handed guitars, but right handed bass upside down.
But that really came about when I was helping bands out, and used their bass equipment.
I finally bought a left handed bass a few years back, but sold it fairly quickly. I realised I'd have to relearn 45 years of playing. F**k that.

play the way you learned it's not wrong if it sounds right:p

Stellavista 20-05-2020 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by KingCoppell (Post 15232797)
I think it's down to the individual I personally love struggling with the les Paul's. I enjoy the challenge of it that way when I go to play a Tele or strat it just seems effortless. However I dont think I'd find Tele or strat so much easier if I hadn't have been a les paul man for so long. I have however never played an SG. Might have to give it a go.

You're young KC, so you won't remember what truly awful guitars Gibson were churning out in the mid-70s. Mine is '76, and very poor. I will, however, be able to flog it for ludicrous money to an unsuspecting youth who is seduced by the name.
And Strats are Satan's work. Never liked them, never will. :)

KingCoppell 20-05-2020 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15232833)
You're young KC, so you won't remember what truly awful guitars Gibson were churning out in the mid-70s. Mine is '76, and very poor. I will, however, be able to flog it for ludicrous money to an unsuspecting youth who is seduced by the name.
And Strats are Satan's work. Never liked them, never will. :)

I played my granddads 70's es330 awful guitar and I love teles they sound crisper on studio recordings but my favourite barring a les paul are gretsch jet. Great playability great sound. PRS is next on my list I think.

Stellavista 21-05-2020 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by KingCoppell (Post 15232835)
I played my granddads 70's es330 awful guitar and I love teles they sound crisper on studio recordings but my favourite barring a les paul are gretsch jet. Great playability great sound. PRS is next on my list I think.

Always had a Tele in the armoury. Mine is an '89.

KingCoppell 06-06-2020 06:52 PM

Just ordered a faith Neptune high gloss electro acoustic. Looks beautiful I'll send some photos.

Smoz 25-06-2020 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15231499)
A month on and my fingers are no longer sore. I have expanded my repertoire and can now play several things very poorly.
I picked up a Blackstar Fly 3 practice amp, seems pretty good for it's size and cost.

Another month or so in now, progress still slow, but I am still enjoying it. Love it when I learn a new variation on one of the chords I already know and can recognise it from songs. Was playing around with D sus2/sus4 and immediately thought it sounded like You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory by Johnny Thunders. A sus2/sus4 sounds familiar too, from a Pretenders song, but I haven't worked out which one yet.


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