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I'm a player, not a collector by any chance.
However, reading some of the threads in here got me curious.
Say you find a guitar that's like 40 or 50 years old. It's in fine shape, but some previous owner has messed around with the wiring and pickups, and the guitar ended up with a brand new...
Self explanatory title, but let's get a little bit more into this.
Of course, we still have some great blues-influenced guitar heroes, like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jared James Nichols, Art Menezes, Joe Bonamassa and a handful of others. But I mean - no offense at all to contemporary artists - I...
We buy all sorts of interesting (and uninteresting too) gear and accessories all the time... It's fun to share.
Me, it was 6 fresh sets of D'Addario 10ers and two phosphor-bronze 12ers for my Washburn acoustic.
It’s the rainy, cold season here in my neck of the woods, and I’m facing a very irritating problem.
My tweed amp is getting covered on green mold. Nothing else in the man cave is, not even the tweed cases or other tolex covered amps.
I tried exposing the amp to direct...
I once saw a very cool picture that a forum user took of Clapton's Delaney & Bonnie album on a vintage amp. i can't recall which thread it was posted to, but I'd really like to see that picture again.
Does anyone remember it?
Just outta curiosity, do your guitars have any level of fret buzz?
I mean, when properly set up, do they buzz acoustically, even though the amp doesn't show it?
My guitars are often set up by techs and my strats do buzz unplugged (and it's no issue to me, electric guitars are meant to be...
I'm definitely considering learning how to ride a bike and buying one.
I like the culture and I think a motorcycle would be a pretty nice partner for the years to come.
However, I am realistic enough to know that I am not a young man anymore, and learning how to ride in my early 40s will not...
So, I finally traded my SG for a sweet Rickenbacker 620 in Mapleglo.
I really like it.
Plays like butter (fastest neck I've ever tried on a 'old school' guitar) and fits my needs perfectly, tonewise.
Oh, and it looks cool as hell with that cresting wave upper horn :jim:salude
I think this forum is probably the best one to place this question.
First of all, I am not questioning concepts or trying to cause any flaming, much less say that the old instruments aren't what people praise them for. I am only asking a question because I don't know the...
So, I am going to give my faded 1961RI SG a glossy feel by applying a few coats of tru oil on it.
I am not gonna do this without learning more, of course, so a few first doubts:
- should I sand the guitar gently before I start applying the oil coats or do I just do it as it is?
- What should...
So, some of you probably owned/played Suhr guitars at some point.
It is somewhat common to see people in guitar forums saying that they're usually better guitars than, say, the top notch Fenders.
I played a couple of Suhrs myself and though they were undeniably very good, playable and...
So, I would like to hear what you think about something that kinda annoys me.
I buy my guitars the old way, I need a particular guitar, like a strat or a les paul, I go to the music shop and see what's available. That's how I bought my Am Std Stratocaster. I was as the shop, the guitar was...
I often see old guitars that have been stripped off their finishes at some point and were played that way. Also, artists like John Lennon kind of made a point of stripping their guitars and leaving the wood naked and unfilled, or just stained.
So, was it some sort of "trend" back in the 60s and...