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Okay.. Btw you do get what I mean right? Basically the exposed wood part is being cut into by the ferrule I think, and so there's like a big hole cut in it. I'm just wondering if that would be a problem, but I thought not since its not the wood thread.
>Btw you do get what I mean right? Basically the exposed wood part is being cut into by the ferrule
Yes, when I said the wood fibers are being compressed I meant by that ferrule. It shouldn't be a problem, if it is then repair.
>I thought not since its not the wood thread.
There's two parts, the body, now damaged, and the neck, not damaged, yet. The wood around that ferrule is now compressed and the fibers of the wood have ripped apart slightly weakening the bond between the body, ferrule, and screw even though its tight now the wood at the compressed area may become fatigued at some point causing the area to degrade further needing the plug repair. Don't tighten the screw further or you risk damaging the neck.
Sorry for samefagging but I need to check mein dubs.
Not him but damn man I feel your pain. I'm the guy that has the cobalt blue 655.
Bring it to a tech, even just for inspection or a quote on the work needed. We can help here but maybe it's time for someone to inspect it personally.
Maybe later you can tell us what he said and we can assure if it's BS or not. In any case it's a good guitar and perhaps worth the repair.
I have no way of knowing how long, it may never need repair there are 3 other screws supporting it.
Slight damage really, you will just see a maple plug slightly larger than the hole is now, with the screw/ferrule in the middle.
The neck is removed, and the body is drilled with a forstner bit, using tape around the hole to further minimize any damage, generally you get a very clean hole. Using a maple or mahogany plug, glue the plug/.hole and drive in the plug, let glue cure overnight, sand flush on both sides, drill new hole in center of plug, and countersink pocket. Reassemble. Touch up plug with some tung oil to keep the wood protected and finished. I don't recommend you do it yourself, you need a drill press and positioning hardware to get it right.
I own one, after a setup it plays and sounds great. Highly recc if you're looking for a touring/reliable gigging bass and you play funk/metal/heavy rock.
thanks, I ordered pic related yesterday and I'm a bit antsy about seeing as I bought it on faith alone
I'd played a lot of Schecter guitars in different ranges and they were all great compared to their price tags but the only bass I tried was a cheapo Stiletto and it was dog shit
at least now I can stop fidgeting
What does /gg/ think of the blacktop strats? Seriously considering the Sonic Blue for next gwiutar
Yeah leave it, get it checked. The plug in the pic is sort of what it would look like the surrounding area is not damaged at all, there would just be a bare wood plug flush with the body, the screw and ferrule in the middle. The size of the plug would depend on the underlying damage but as small as possible. I wish I had a picture of an actual repair but I think you'll get the idea.
>he thinks he's a rock star
>why doesn't he play a real instrument, like violin?
>I bet he can't even read music!
Honestly dude, as soon as you get it get a tech to set it up with a new set of strings. You should be perfectly fine.
In the case you do get a lemon (it happens sometimes with any brand) make sure you can get a return or exchange.
what do you guys think of the TVL jazzmaster?
do you be as cool as TVL if you play one?
is 1300 too much for a MIM?
I haven't played a MIM in a long time, but I remember the strat a friend had that was MIM was really good.
does anyone know the deal with musicstorelive or the stratosphere?
musicstorelive is in vermont where I live...it was really bizarre, theres basically nothing in this state for music stuff and the economy is really shitty and then all of a sudden these ads appear on craigslist of a spot that has a gajillion extremely valuable vintage guitars pops up and then its everywhere online with mega marketing budget (at least for guitar type shit for a 'small business') they sell a lot of 'open box' stuff for stupid cheap on ebay too somehow, even though they don't have an actual store.
stratosphere is in NH and has an incredible amount of parts from production guitars. If you have a current production gibson or fender, you can buy necks, bodies, pickups, etc from these guys who aren't affiliated with either company..always thought that was bizarre too. How does a non-affiliated company sell crap loads of what seem to be factory seconds of current production guitars? Wouldn't those companies usually destroy those items?
It's not "repair it today" serious, it just could get loose again from the compression of the wood then it would be time. Just don't tighten it further.
Welcome, my brother.
>he doesn't know what a double negative is!
>he STILL doesn't know what a double negative is!
probably advisable to get a kit for the first couple builds
The worst part about building effects is ordering the parts and getting everything ready to go. Its annoying as fuck having to deal with lots and lots of tiny parts that require you to figure out their values. Also, the cost of parts doesn't add up to much, but often you will have to order parts from various distributors and have to pay incredibly annoying shit like 6 dollars shipping on 0.35 cents of parts. The shipping is what kills you when trying to build a pedal for cheaper than the production.
Actually building the pedal is very easy.
>probably advisable to get a kit for the first couple builds
yes, thought about this since we got a nice german store to order kits. But I'm more confused about howto build pedals from scratch or build circuits where there is no kit available.
whats the best way? Thought about perfboard but i think it would be incredible hard to build something on it because of the traces. is there any other possebility?
Not entirely relevant but I bought the baritone tele blacktop and, for the retail price, it was absolute garbage. Tuners were shit, pickups were muddy as hell and the position of the bridge meant it was impossible to intonate the low string. Luckily I got it second-hand for dirt cheap.
Like I said, not entirely relevant but I was totally not surprised when they discontinued the blacktop series. Definitely see if you can find one to try before you buy.
Shitposting aside... It's going to be bad when your idols or inspirations start dying, if some of the recent passings have not been that to you.
Although I have this odd feeling I will not die old.
Oh shit I'm fucking dumb I assumed he was talking about music.
Parts quality and quality control.
So basically in most cases Fenders will be better than Squiers, save for a few exceptions where you could find a great squier.
Squiers offer better bang for your buck, but you aren't going to get USA quality from a Squire.
So if you're deciding between an MIM Fender and a CV or VM Squier, get the Squier
That being said, USA Fenders are really cool and you should get one (used or new) if you can afford it. If you buy a guitar you can't afford, you're an idiot
>maybe if you're making meme music
No, I dont make shoegayzy. Mostly Blues, Classic Rock, Stoner. The Buzz Boy doesnt sound "special" at all, could replace it with every distortion.
Fuzz needs to be chaos, fuzz needs to be unpredictable. thats just another distortion you could replace with everything you find
>I just did the dumbest thing ever. I was tightening the neck screw on my Ibanez, and the ferrule begin to turn with it AND CUT OUT THE SURROUNDING WOOD.
>basswood is good for guitars they said
Oh, I thought you were talking about the Schecter with a card inlay some anon has. I would dig that V if it looked closer to a Gibson, I'd love to find a proper V with a floyd. Sadly the closest I've found is this, with a bolt on neck and a korean soft metal floyd. I'm not entirely sold on the contour but I find it to be an interesting take on it.
It's so close to being the shit but so overpriced at the same time.
I'm looking to buy my first audio interface to use in Ableton, all I'll be recording is guitar and bass. Whats recommended around $100? Also, can I listen to myself play through my headphones at the same time as recording?
actually no. I samefagged to check em dubs though
>it's probably the keyboard guy trying a different angle
No I'm not>>61739450
>maybe array-of-switches guy and shrill-firewood guy are the same person
No I'm not
Violin is clearly inferior to guitar, who wants to play an obsolete piece of crap like that? That doesn't even have something approximating intonation?
>Gibshit guy too.
Guilty as charged, not on this thread though. And I don't claim Gibsons are the best in the planet, all I say is no LTD can really compare to them. ESP? Yes, of course. Probably it's even better most of the time. Gibson has some shitty lines (Junior, Special). I'd love pic related tho and I'm not even a LP guy (the gibsons I like are SG, Explorer and Flying V, basically. Oh and Thunderbird bass).
Also 2016 Gibson Ts are tits!
not him but wanting people to like me has been a huge hindrance in life, worse is knowing the issue but having no clue on how to fix it besides giving zero fucks about people and risking being stuck alone.
Can I be cool and emotionally stunted? I try to be helpful
1300 is way too much for a MIM, fine if it was MIJ though. The actual instrument is one of the most beautiful things Fender has ever done. I'd reckon nobody here has played one in person but the color really is unbelievable and is without a doubt part of the reason it costs so much.
shit tastes friendo
this is only usable if you're in some dumbass meme music band or play queer videogame covers or something
the fact that they played zelda in the demo proves this pedal is for boring whites
>implying superstrats haven't had pointy bodies for over two decades
The SG was the original pointy double horn, then the superstrats came. I'm just saying it's a precursor, not an ancestor.
Glad you liked the based round superstrats I posted in the last thread friendo :^)
One day.. I will get it.. Just need to add coil tap and thinner neck
No idea, I just go from shopping for one hobby to the next but never end up buying anything. I was going to buy a twin-reflex camera last week but now I'm contemplating fucking Pokemon cards since they just announced a new set. It's always stupid shit but since I have money I can't help but want to spend it.
Base set right? Has i been confirmed for release in the states?
Generations? Yes. The new EX Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur are all subpar but the packaging for the mythical boxes looks so fucking slick.
BREAKPoint is released next month too but I haven't read too much into the new "BREAK era" sets.
like clockwork you sperglords assume I am defending the shit you're sperging about. I am beyond the level of maturity of a preteen and thus have no strong feelings towards any kind of inanimate object
your coddled socially retarded ass is wrong for thinking anybody gives a shit about your cool kid opinions
you are incapable of making any judgement more complex than guilt by association and anything you could potentially say is shit and bears immediate dismissal
feel appropriately ashamed of yourself, and by appropriately I mean to the point of suicide
>own lovely rare guitar
>but it's right-handed
>will never be able to play it well
>would have to put more money than it's worth to bring it to sellable condition
>would be hard to sell in the first place
For a MIJ budget Jackson from the 90s
right now it's missing a few bits and pieces (string clamps, volume knob, whammy bar)
when I clean it up it'll be worth $300
but I wouldn't want to give you it with that shitty trem
I'll put an OFR in it and give it to you for $400 OBO
What trem does it have on it tbqh? what's wrong with it?
looks like a schaller produced licensed floyd tbqh
guys, my guitar teacher is being continuously unhelpful now. How do i fit interesting chords into progression so that it sounds fluid? i understand there may not be a one size fits all rule but just creative methods in doing so would be cool to know
Sure, I could probably figure it out by ear in a few weeks but that's my question: is that okay? I can play it like a parrot, repeating the notes without understanding them, but it would take me a lifetime of studying to "get" or "understand" all those complex relationships between tones and intervals and bla bla, which feels like a chore and I don't enjoy it at all.
I'm thinking that maybe it isn't worth the effort to do it half-assed like that.
>it would take me a lifetime of studying to "get" or "understand" all those complex relationships between tones and intervals and bla bla
You're really overestimating the difficulty of this.
If you don't like it you can just move on. No need to force your blooz lawyer taste on others because you dislike a fuzz sound.
Stop with the
meme, it makes you look incapable of using simple pedals.
>(there is) not a single usable tone in any of those videos
this is an assertion
do you know what an assertion is?
if you're too lazy to spell out "kill yourself" I think you ought to kill yourself
The Ted Greene book on the OP suggests otherwise. But still, it's so much effort to put in for a hobby, don't get me wrong, I feel guilty for feeling this way, but why bother to learn the theory if I can just read tabs or tab out songs myself in order and just play.
I don't know about you but most bands I've auditioned for demand their guitar players to write at least the guitar arrengements. Also, in order to come up with material in the first place, the method par excelence is "let's get together and improvise!" which is scary for me because I revert back to pentatonic mode in that situation.
yeah you know what, fuck trying to make this point at all, it's clearly above your capacity
please start using a trip so we can filter you, at least until you learn what's pertinent/conductive to discussion and what's pointless indefensible bullshit
also, there's more to technique than just shredding
Technique is wider than shred. There's chord changes, stretching, multi dteing lines, weird voicings, overall timing, etc. It makes you better at expressing what you want to do musically and it may give you new ideas. Obsessing on technique is qhat's despised, not technique itself.
I got this cab the other day. Is it better if the amp matches the name on the cab or can you mix them? Just wondering what's best
So one of the guitar techs at a large local music store was telling me that I should not buy a Fender Jazzmaster because the Squier VM is better with some modifications
I was thinking about getting the Fender JM HH but is a modded VM one that much better? (I play stoner rock/metal)
you can probably just leave your house and go try out both of these models unless you live in the middle of Bumfuck, Nowhere
also, if you don't gig regularly, don't sweat it. get the cheapest one that's good enough by your standards.
Well guys, I have a drummer, a bassist, both a little rough around the edges but so am I. We just need a singer. Why is that the hardest part? I've auditioned like 23 singers and 99% of them were straight ass. At this point either I'm singing or I'm finding some friend or someone to train.
Fender MIM P-Bass for punk/rock Jazz Bass for everything (literally every genre).
If your budget is 50 bucks, AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-M20X. That is about the best thing in that price range. Can't be that picky.
I bought their cheapest Jazz clone, and it was actually pretty damn fantastic out of the box. I bought one of their cheapest Tele clones and the hardware was soda-can aluminium. After a nut change and hardware change, it was passable. Was not that impressed.
Man that shit is terrible. Sounds like a slightly overdriven slant single coil in the bridge. Take your pick (Tele, Strat, etc.).
Good cheap basses, good cheap mid-tier guitars.
Don't risk your tone brah. A good way is to remove the speakers, place cardboard or some other material between the speaker mount board and the grill, and spray paint with a cut-out pattern.
The problem with "interesting chords" is that they are position dependant. If you are just noodling around get used to shaping power chords or root's and 3rds to give it what you are looking forever. Alternatively, Find an interesting chord, and then learn it's positions and pick out some stuff for your whatever. There is a chord "wheel" of generally accepted "well sounding" chords that go together in a progression, a Google search should bring it up.
Name on cab VS head name means absolutely nothing. In theory they should match up better, but that is almost never the case. Since yours looks like a 2x12, just make sure and play it with any head you are looking to buy. Plenty of people use Marshall 1960 cabs with whatever head they want on it.
If you're playing a riff somewhere in the middle of nowhere on your neck, you need to find chords for that "position" which will keep you from a frustrating trip up and down the neck to play open basic/interesting chords? If you are simply talking chord progression, it's mostly trial and error, if it was all spelled out music would be pretty boring.
It's not any cheaper to upgrade pickups on a nice guitar than a cheap one. I'm tired of getting trashed for upgrading cheap guitars. I always get the same comment, "for $200 more you could have an intermediate instrument blah blah". I'm not putting mods into it to make it inter-fucking-mediate, I'm trying to make it exactly the guitar I want. I don't want to pay more for a fret job that's "pretty level," when either way I'm going to give it a fret job to make it perfect. If you demand perfection from an instrument, it's going to be cheaper to do it yourself. Yes, it's going to be harder. But it WILL be cheaper, and I don't want to hear otherwise ever again. It's fucking realistic that paying someone else for expert work costs more. Just like getting a carpenter to replace your doorknob, you ought to know you're throwing your money away.
not him btw ;)
Money will come. If customization isn't an immediate need, then he's in a better position with a real jazzmaster later. He can figure out what he wants to do with the thing as he saves up for additional upgrades
That is just it, we just want someone who can sing. No onikers, no growlers, just someone that can sing. I come from a metal/90's alt/prog background, drummer is more 90's rock and newer radio friendly metal, bassist is more alt/rock.
Everyone so far has been screaming off pitch or lives too far away.
Yeah thats a hard one. If your above average and your songs are good enough it might work. A good back up is go for someone with an ungeneric voice and if your songs are good enough it can work.
because I don't own the very expensive tools required. Not to mention people tend to exaggerate the variety of guitars designs out there. Ideally I would build my own, but it would be mostly for aesthetic reasons. Modding a guitar is cheap, building one is not.
I might buy my coworker's larrivee lv-05 for 800
Good or bad?
>mint 59ri bassman for 950CAD
fuck me here I go boys
tl;dr stop bullying me
Jesus fuck when will the Jazzmaster bullshit end? You play metal. What makes you think a Jazzmaster is a good guitar for metal? If you absolutely must ruin Jazzmasters for the rest of us who like them for how they play and not for the trendy look, you want the one with humbuckers and will probably want to swap them with something. You will also need a different bridge and the trem is not good for metal or hard rock. Do you know anything about guitars? What you want is probably almost the opposite of a Jazzmaster.
but I thought I was being funny, why doesn't anyone think I'm funny
Just let them buy their new FOTD, every movement has one. This one is the "any fender that isn't a strat" movement. Sure he's going to sound hilarious, but that is his choice to make for being a sheep. Not that they aren't good guitars, but they aren't good guitars for everything.
including shipping, on average probably $130
I don't have any agiles. $100 for 12 string, $120 for tele and jazz. I don't remember how much the 5 string I resold cost. Shipping is about 15-20 so there u go.
You are nice SGbro, sometimes I do feel bad about teasing you.
Hope life's better for you now. Please don't say anything or elaborate on that because shit will get derailed. Just letting you know mate.
If you can go up to 250, peavy classic 30 is probably the cheapest nice combo. If you are looking for something more bedroom level/portable, fender super champ, zt lunchhbox, vox ac4 are all solid amps so long as you don't need alot of gain.
i'd agree with >>61746393
I treated myself to a electric guitar after my first year of acoustic and got pic related used for 450 bucks. So fucking gorgeous and tone is decent too. Just need a bit of luck to find the guitar you want on CL or smth
I need a cheaper backup for a Gibson SG. What is going to sound anything near a 498t for under 500?
I'm with you man. I learned how to level frets and do setups recently. I did my first guitar, a $100 Costco Yamaha, and it plays so smooth now. I'd rate it at 90% compared to my $2000+ Jackson.
I'm actually itching to buy one of those natty finish $300 Dinkys or Les Paul Epiphones and trick it out.
Inexpensive guitar with top shelf components > expensive guitar with mediocre components
cool, what do you use for leveling? I use a carpenter's level. For crowning I used to use the wood block trick (sand a fret shaped groove into a piece of hardwood), but I just moved to the stewmac 3 in 1.
I fucking love trying different picks.
After 11 years of playing with 3.0 Stubbys, I went through all of these (besides the Wedgie) and I've settled on the thin rounded triangle style picks.
I also went from years of .012s & .013s to .009s , I'm trying a set of 8-38 today
What y'all working with my fellow ni/GG/ers????
>shitting on a guitar you've never tried because you don't like P90s for some reason
And here I was thinking you SGfags weren't so bad.
Here's a video if you change your mind senpai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFJFYiM4L00
2.0mm Dunlop Ultex picks.
I also don't mind some of the thinner martin ones.
You need to try these. They changed my life
I use the white Dunlop USA nylon in your pic. Ridiculously thin but great for digging in, kinda like playing with your fingers but without pain. most of the time I hold it upside down.
>Wants to convince a metal player a guitar with P-90's is a good choice
>Shows some blues lawyer born in 1916 that makes cringe faces the entire time he's playing the same scale
>Sounds exactly like a P-90
>"I NAMED HER MARYLIN AFTER MARILIN MONROE LOL"
YOU GOT ME BRO, A+ I GOTTA HAVE IT!
i've used jazz iii's for like 5 years at this point
shape and size is perfect for me. i'm going to try a bunch of the different variations on it just to see how they feel, the ultrex ones and possibly the petrucci ones seem like the best bet, but i'm going to order them all just for the hell of it
i finally scored a pretty good tube amp! i'm stoked, it's coming in next friday. pic related
The "I am in love with the current fads" guitar starter pack:
>P-90's "THEY CAN DO IT ALL!"
>Clean amp that doesn't break up/Fender Twin/VOXAC whatever
>50 pedals, uses 3
>Wears a hoodie that was not designed for warmth
>Jeans slightly too small with alternative holes in them
>Never plays with a drummer
>Never had a gig before
The faded ones usually go for not too much. ~$400
I don't consider myself much of a conformist, but I am considering switching to tight jeans for the sake of image. My current style is pretty nonexistent so this would be my first attempt at doing something for my stage presence. I play punk/garage rock/bluegrass. Honestly image is pretty lost on me but I feel like I should put in some effort.
Wear some slim jeans or chinos. Don't wear skinny, it's too far. Americans might have a different term for what I mean but they're form fitting without being as tight in the crotch as skinny jeans.
I'll check em out. You get these online yeah? I wish guitar center had a bigger selection and let people mix and match.
PAPER thin. I use it with a nylon string and even with electric sometimes. Helps lighten my touch.
Right on, try as many as you can. I think the Petrucci pick is black Ultex, not sure. You should really like it if you use jazz iii's
ROFL I wear those at home all the time. Comfy as hell. Honestly what I usually wear is those + Hawaiian shirts, I wonder if that would go over well on stage. Goes over well in person honestly, people notice and are amused.
I'm not him you cucky. I tried being nice to you. I have zero interest in SGs.
The Petrucci Jazz III are my personal favorite.
Wearing similar ones now, comfy as fuck
I wear these when I know I'm not going anywhere. There's nothing wrong with them if you use them in an appropriate setting.
A fedora could be considered acceptable at a formal outdoor party for example. Unless you look like shit I mean.
what is this /fa/gg/ot thread. At least we've settled on comfy pants.
Let's not start with the artisanal gourmet picks ha
Those knobs don't look right.
Those are some ugly chicks.
If the singer had sounded like Bowie/Bauhaus, I would have added these to my playlist.
Find a new teacher.
>feels guilty about not practising technique
>not using picks made from soviet money
You disappoint me, comrade
A 'Fret Guru' beam from ebay. I tried a LittleBone from Japan to help crowning, but I ended up using the StewMac triangle file.
I'd looove to get the StewMac neck jig and about $600 in their fret work tools.
Can we be serious here for a second, does anyone here think that the material of your pick makes a different to the tone it makes.
I know obviously a thicker pick means you're going to dig in more and probably play with a harsher style, but other than that, is there really any difference?
>mfw these threads are now full of edgelords, trolls, and poorfags