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Gear Thread - Pics

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Angel, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. miikeeyy92

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 19, 2010

    Posts: 541

    Location: The south

    Looking on google, Tangerine Burst looks far brighter than the one above.
     
  2. miikeeyy92

    Hitman

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    Posts: 541

    Location: The south

    2017 LP Standard HP in bourbon burst on order! Shame I have to wait until Sept!
     
  3. easyrider

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 24, 2005

    Posts: 37,648

    Location: Autonomy


    Phap, Phap Phap :p
     
  4. miikeeyy92

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 19, 2010

    Posts: 541

    Location: The south

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  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 61,740

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    What is one of the knobs a different colour?

    Also, do they not have poker chip anymore?
     
  6. miikeeyy92

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 19, 2010

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    Location: The south

    Its just the light, they're all chrome finish. The poker chip was removed for the 2017 models, which I didnt like initially, however I've grown to like it without.
     
  7. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Ah, and that top is a show stopper, love the colour.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2017
  8. easyrider

    Caporegime

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    Need more pics of the heads stock and the back please :)
     
  9. miikeeyy92

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 19, 2010

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    Location: The south

    Thanks, the colour is a lot nicer than represented in the manufacturer pictures online. Had the choice of 3, loved this one as was different to the 'stripe-y' tops that are relatively common.

    Will update with pics tomorrow!
     
  10. DezUk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 20, 2003

    Posts: 2,258

    Location: Scotland

    New Dj setup

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    • Pioneer XDJ-RX
    • Pioneer DM-40's
    • Sefour X5
    • V-Moda Crossfade M100's
     
  11. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 30,151

    New guitar day - Tom Anderson Angel.

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    Stegosaurus is for tone.
     
  12. GTanny

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 24, 2002

    Posts: 2,354

    Location: Hull

    some very nice guitars here recently.

    I haven't had chance to play properly for what seems ages (about 4-5 years in reality) and in the time have upped and downsized my gear massively in the past 15 years or so but with a change in work pattern soon i think i will finally be able to get chance to try learn properly.

    I have dusted off and restrung my Shamray custom that's nearly 13 years old, picked up a Roland Micro Cube GX, then I went to look at a cheap strat but ended up buying a silver PRS SE locally off gumtree for £150 including a well used Cube 30 that's being sold as i only need a tiny amp (very impressed with the guitar for a budget version)

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    back of the custom (you don't see many PRS with through neck construction)
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  13. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

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    @GTanny Never heard of Shamray! Those are some funky inlays - maximum metal \m/

    If those are active EMG pickups then make sure you remember to change the 9 volt battery in the guitar - I expect the old one is long since dead :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017
  14. GTanny

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Hull

    i did change the battery yeah, although when wired correctly the pickups don't draw any power as the jack completes the power connection

    its Russian based that was a very highly regarded custom shop back when i ordered it, I'm still very happy with it, the bats are a replica of Paul Allender (ex Cradle of Filth) PRS custom long before they did his SE edition of the guitar but with modifications such as an ebony fretboard with an Ibanez Wizard II profile through neck and the obvious EMG pickups... i have been tempted to swap out the EMG's just for something different but never have been able to decide what to get instead.
     
  15. GTanny

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Hull

    so i picked up a battered old squire strat off gumtree for £50 a couple of weeks ago and had myself a bit of fun... with what i call "project wife wouldn't let me buy a 7 string!" so instead i have installed the 6 thickest strings on a 7 string set, essentially strung with 13-60's in A standard 7 string tuning minus the high D string

    original gumtree post picture (sorry i dont have a better one)

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    some progress pics spoliered to save space

    sanded and initial primer coat
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    paint coats before clear coat
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    finished
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    with flash to show off metallic paint
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    final guitar picture

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    only changes were new tuners for £10, fender screws for £4, schaller straplocks to go with all my other guitars and a cheap loaded scratchplate for £12 off amazon warehouse.

    total cost including all paint and materials ~£80 plus a load of time spent dressing frets and general setup then maybe £30 on new tools but they will all be getting used again and already have as I've done a fret dressing on my custom too... surprisingly easy if you take your time.
     
  16. rodenal

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2011

    Posts: 10,023

    Somehow never managed to see this thread before. No pics for the moment unfortunately as everything is scattered around

    Haven't really played my guitars in a long long time but have an Angus Young signature SG (circa 2000 iirc) that's in need of a little bit of love and a proper setup.

    Also a Tanglewood acoustic (TW15 iirc) that is a cracking little thing for the money and sees the most use from the two.

    Amp wise I have a little Roland 405 that's been a great practice amp over the years but realistically even this is now too loud for my use. Also have a hiwatt g200r head and 4x12 that hasn't seen any use in about 8 years!

    Sitting somewhere in the loft are a bunch of pedals that I need to dig out along with one of those little battery powered Marshall micro stacks, which is awful but to be expected really.

    Going to sort the SG out and possibly pick up a "proper" micro amp so I can use it a bit more in the short term. Also have an absolute burning desire to own a thinline Tele, seriously not helped by seeing a nice 80's made in Japan example at the weekend for about £600...
     
  17. GTanny

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Hull

    So then a month on and a few changes in my setup, i replaced the microcube with a mustang 1 v2 and although i havent got a picture I'm much happier with it (i was happy with the cube but i love to fiddle and the mustang gives me an app to do that with)

    Guitar wise i have sold the platinum PRS SE a few posts above as it was just too similar to my custom every time i went to play i grabbed my custom instead and used the funds to purchase a telecaster kit and a super cheap acoustic (by super cheap i mean £15 brand new off ebay (they had the same guitar in a different colour listed for £105 so i think it was a listing error but i thought it was worth a punt and surprisingly it paid off) a bit of fret dressing and a change of nut and saddle and im very happy with it, its stock in the photo though as i have only just changed the parts tonight.

    the Telecaster kit was also from ebay for £60 as i just enjoy this sort of thing and was expecting it to need a lot of work, i was very surprised with how nice the neck felt after levelling and dressing the frets, i was expecting a very thick neck but its a nice slim C shape, i didn't want to copy the telecaster headstock so decided on a more strat style but wanted to make it obviously different so went for a hook just so i could have a play with my dremmel really. the body was stained with a couple of coats of an american walnut with heavy sanding before and after each coat and finally finishing with a couple of heavy coats of boiled linseed oil following a few guides off youtube, end result is a very smooth but natural feeling guitar, original plan was for a black on black Tele but with the strat modification i did a solid spray finish i wanted something completely different and i think i got that, hardware wise the only thing i changed was the pickup to a hotrails as i have the lipstick at the neck i prefer the option of a humbucker and if i feel i need to change it i can swap it out or coil tap it at a later date, a lot of reviews slated the tuners but although they are far from great for home playing they are fine.

    anyway the pictures (excess spoilered):

    initial kit picture (i had already had a play with the headstock and a couple of trial stains on the neck and pickup cavity)
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    final guitar picture
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    the final (current) collection with all bottom 3 guitars costing me a total of £125

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    after first coat
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    trial fitting of hardware to set neck angle
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    the rear
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    headstock
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    family pic
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  18. rodenal

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 10,023

    Interested in a link to the kit, currently considering a squirt vintage 72 thinline as they're so (relatively) cheap but I could be really tempted to try some sort of DIY build given the cost.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017
  19. GTanny

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 24, 2002

    Posts: 2,354

    Location: Hull

    the kit i got is the same as http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-...e-21Fret-FB-Paulownia-Body-No-9-/372025319886 but i got number 13.

    its not as simple as screw together and play though, the frets needed a decent amount of time and the neck needed a shim making to get the angle to my liking (some of the predrilled holes were off too such as the pickguard and bridge don't match up fully but i sort of like it). i really enjoyed the build though and it does make the guitar feel very personal, I'd highly recommend it if you have the patience and time to put into it, mine was a bit of a rush job (and i still need to adjust the action at the nut) but i will eventually go back again and replace more hardware and such but im still very happy with the current end result
     
  20. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 61,740

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Serial #0001 !


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