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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Iron Mickey, Jan 31, 2016.
My most recent purchase. 1977 Telecaster Deluxe.
I want to lick every inch of that... gorgeous.
It ain't nothing like the beauty my man portlandspartan brought to this thread, but here's my shit anyway.
Sorry if the pedals stress some of you out, clearly I'm no neat freak.
Hell yes dude. Rad shit. That silver tone is fucking awesome. Pedal game tight too. Big fan of the Belle Epoch
Thanks. Got a bunch about to hit reverb too...
Was on a bit of a tone bender kick...
Dude. Tell me about it.
Not sure how I missed this thread. Or if Ive posted in it I certainly lost track. Bedroom player but played in not too serious bands long ago. Lucky that my wife lets me “invest” in equipment. Play punk/indie/garage/hardcore/metal (stuff on the rock spectrum) but as evidenced by the pedals I also like to just make weird ambient stuff.
Man that’s one hell of a collection. Any standouts you could highlight?
I’ve always wanted to dip my toes into that Chase Bliss stuff but it looks overwhelming. The art on some of those is incredible.
CB definitely looks overwhelming and they are fully featured, but you don't have know all the ins and outs to get great sounds out of them. I had the Strymon Timeline for a bit. That shit requires a CS degree to know front to back. I had to get rid of it. You can dial in good stuff with the Dark World pretty easily for example. I don't make use of any of the midi features.
With that big board, I have multiple pedals of the same core type - like multiple reverbs (I count 5 and a half - the Rever is delay and reverb), multiple delays (3.5) - but they all do something different. The Blue Sky is what I use if I want just a straight forward plate/spring/hall reverb. The Dark World is what I'd choose for something with really long decay or if I wanted a pad to play over, super ambient stuff. For delay, the Walrus ARP87 is more flexible than the Chase Bliss Tonal Recall. The Walrus has multiple delay modes, the Tonal Recall is just a super good analog delay. For something outside the box, I really like the Meris Enzo (the orange one). In short, its a synth pedal. But it can really be dialed into some weird shit.
Very cool. Maybe I’ll check the tonal recall or ARP87 out. Most of what I play doesn’t require too much more than a good tape delay emulation and it’s hard to see something being that much better than the Belle Epoch. However, while the Echoplex preamp makes the bassman come alive, it isn’t a great thing on the Silvertone. Since that’s controlled with a dip switch inside I should probably have another delay. RIGHT?
Also I can’t speak for anyone else ITT but I would also like to see the portlandspartan amps
Top one is a Mark 5:25. That one is used as a pedal platform only even though it has great heavy and crunch tones. Middle one is a Single Rectifier that I’ve had since 2001. Was in a band while at MSU and used this for most of it. Will never get rid of it. Last one is a block letter 5150 from 1992. Have had it a couple years. Super clean, in great shape. Absolute monster. 2x12 Mesa cabinet. Until recently I had a 4x12 Mesa also from the band years but needed to downsize.
Can never have too many. ARP has 4 modes - analog, digital, lo-fi, and slapback. So it’s super versatile
Damn son. Those heads own
Even got the Mark set in a V
Big Strat head on a Tele. Don’t think I’ve seen that too often
Hey fellow guitar players,
Had friends over and having drinks and after many of said drinks was asked to play. Realized I need more fun/drunk/karaoke style songs in my comfortable to play list/need ideas.
I’ll be that guy and get Wagon Wheel and Wonderwall out of the way
I’ll admit one of the songs I ended up playing was semi sonic closing time
Getting a new electric soon. Does anyone have any experience with Player series strats? Looking to get this one with a Floyd Rose.
Not first hand and not with the strat but I’ve heard the player series basses are pretty phenomenal for the price.
Sublime - what I got
Weezer - say it ain’t so or island in the sun
Pixies - where is my mind
Floyd’s are fun man. I’m playing with my first one and I can dive bomb and higher the pitch and it does not come out of tune. It’s pretty amazing
Why not? Taste.
Bought a mandolin about a month ago. I still suck but I'm working at it and suck less each day.
Not judging, just wondering what type of music you’d be playing with it. Changing strings is such a pain in the dick on those (to me).
Mostly metal and blues.
I’ve never been a tremolo guy. Kinda want to disable the one on my strat so it’ll stay in tune better
Yeah I've never thought it was worth the hassle. Do a few dive bombs in exchange for constantly dealing with the tuning.
You notice people that play strats always have a tuner pedal in their signal path
I've known guys with locking nuts that said it only marginally helped and it made tuning it exponentially more of a pain in the ass. I still wouldn't mind having a guitar that has the capability but I always get scared off when the time comes to buy a guitar
What are you using to learn?
I assume there a tabs for mandolins
I've got a Peghead Nation subscription and right now doing the beginner lessons with Sharon Gilchrist. When I decided to dive in I reached out to this local guy I found on Google and I'm taking a few lessons from him for live feedback as well. I have never played anything and had no clue how to find a good used instrument. I was talking to him about what to look for and I told him that I had seen a used one at a music store in our area. Bluegrass and its derivatives are pretty big around the triangle but all the music stores have very few if any mandolins. He went by the the next day and played it and said it was already priced at a steal and that I should stop looking and go get it. Went that same day and bought it. Haggled a little and got them to throw in a used case if I also bought some strings. Very happy with it so far. Damn fun to mess around on.
Internet says a mandolin is tuned G-D-A-E which is the opposite of the lowest 4 strings on a standard tuned guitar. Shit that would be confusing
8 strings, tuned in pairs as you said. Exactly like a violin.
Nice. I think I have the same mandolin. I got mine a while back but I haven't done a whole lot on it. Mostly just play my banjo these days
How's peghead nation? Haven't heard of that but it looks interesting. You should look at tunefox once you want to start learning tunes. Pretty good for learning tabs
It's a KM-150 made in the mid 90s, nothing fancy but apparently a solid beginner model that will hold its value.
I like Peghead so far but nothing to compare it to. There are lessons for just about everything and skill levels it seems like. Sounds like we've basically got a band started here. Just need a fiddle and guitar, maybe an upright bass. Sorry TC no coots allowed.
I might give it a shot.
I've used Ben Clark's website (banjobenclark.com) for banjo / mandolin. He's really corny but a good musician with decent walk throughs and explanations.
This is a good free mandolin lesson site - https://www.mandolessons.com/
Dude is good at walking through techniques and has a good variety of stuff.
In person lessons cannot be beat imo. Did some Skype lessons for a while when I first started, it was helpful but not quite the same.
You can do a month for free on Peghead. My free month will end soon but I will keep it for another couple months at least.
Ahh. Didn't see any promotion like that when I looked. Is it just automatic?
The price is per course per month but you can add others for cheaper. Worth at least a free month on a course.
Went to Norman's Rare Guitars a couple weeks ago, and it was really really awesome. Cannot recommend it enough for anybody in the LA area.
Norm hung out with us, and I got to play some incredible guitars (a 1902 Martin and a 1919 Martin, the first of which had a sticker price of $35k). Todd and Lemmo were super cool and are amazing guitarists. It was so much fun. Norm flipped through his book with us and just bullshitted off and on.
I've played a shitload of guitars in my life, but I've never really played legit vintage guitars before, and holy shit. I played a '65 (I think) Strat that had the fattest neck I've ever played. Hadn't ever played anything close to that. It was really really weird. Played a Jimmy Page 3 pickup Les Paul Custom with a Bigbsy, that was probably the heaviest guitar I've ever played. Legitimately don't know how people could gig with it.
My buddy is still thinking about buying a '58 Martin acoustic that was fucking gorgeous. I thought about buying a '64 Gibson Melody Maker, but ultimately decided that it didn't really serve a purpose other than buying an expensive souvenir from a cool guitar shop, so I passed.
Store had all kinds of cool shit in little nooks and crannies, like one of the Stonehenge set pieces from "This is Spinal Tap" signed by the group.
Norm doesn't even play guitar, which is kind of hilarious.