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I found that using a CAD E-100 on kik is a nearly religious experience. Don't know how much they are these days, but if nothing else you can get a decent MXL condenser mic for fiddy bucks.

It's really good, but I've found if the conditions aren't just right that it'll lack that punch that's needed, more recently I've found myself loving the 421 on kick drums.

Looking around I've actually found the E-100 to be fairly cheap, new and used depending on where it's being sold. Also, Blue Kick Ball Dynamic Mic is a pretty good mic, I've only tried it out once on a kick, it ended up sounding pretty damn good.
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Late to this party, but I used to play bass. Played for more than 6 yrs, then stopped when I started law School 15 yrs ago. I started again after I graduated, but got in a car accident & fractured my left clavicle (where I used to sit my strap), and never got back into it. I found the amount of ground I had lost daunting. I used to love the shit out of playing my bass. Back in college I'd hurry back to the dorm after class, literally itching to get my hands on my axe. I have an 86 Ibanez Roadstar II. A couple people have offered decent sums of money for me to sell it (it's got a nice thin neck, which is good 'cuz I got small hands), and a P style pickup. It's black w/ a white pickguard. If I ever have more money than I know what to do with, I'd like to have it sanded down & pained electric blue. I'd keep the white pick guard. I played thru a GK 400RB head, and ran that thru a Hartke Systems Transporter 2 x 10 (its small size made it ideal for dorm use). I jammed w/ a couple guys in collegfe & called ourselves a band, but never played in one very seriously. Jamming was always fun when I got to do it, but just playing was the thing I liked best. One day I was practicing, and playing "Aces High" by Maiden into the hall (and my room was at the top of a stairwell, so the whole damn dorm probably heard me). Guy who lived in the room next door comes up the stairs on his way back to class, stops and watches me until I finish the song. I play the last note and he says: "You got GOOD." All the validation I ever needed, really. I keep telling myself I'm gonna get back into this one of these years. My wife keeps trying to encourage me to do so, because she thinks my son will think it's cool (he's three, and I dread the thought of him wanting to handle my bass; it probably weighs more than him). Maybe that'll be my New Year's resolution. At the risk of sounding extremely gay, can I ask if anyone else followed B.B. King's lead & named their guitars? Anyone else owns up, maybe I'll cop to the name I gave my bass.
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Wow. Just found out what my 13-year-old nephew's getting for Christmas: my brother evidently found an amazing deal on a used Joe Strummer Signature Telecaster in prime condition (well, as prime as anything can be that's SUPPOSED to look beat all to hell!).

Wish I was gonna be there to see his face... The Clash are just about his alltime favorite band.
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At the risk of sounding extremely gay, can I ask if anyone else followed B.B. King's lead & named their guitars? Anyone else owns up, maybe I'll cop to the name I gave my bass.

My nerdness knows no boundaries, brother.

Main axe...a frankentele I put together in 1990 is named The Terrycaster.
Fender Custom Tele FMT is The Red Queen.
My Epi Wildkats are El Gato and Tiger Lilly

No name for the basses or the acoustic, though. So my nerdness must know some boundaries after all.
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I'm still trying to work out the pedigree for my guitar: it's an Asian-made hollowbody electric that (apart from the string count) is an exact copy of a Hofner Beatle bass. My wife picked it up used for me some years ago.

I figure I should determine its actual birth name before I go giving it one of my own.
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Need to pick up a good chorus pedal. Any recommendations? Last one I had was an old Ibanez SC-9 from the early to mid eighties.
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Need to pick up a good chorus pedal. Any recommendations? Last one I had was an old Ibanez SC-9 from the early to mid eighties.

Ibanez CS9.
I used to use this one before I got an all in one set up, it was my dad's that I had on permanent loan. I've never been a huge fan of chorus sounds (sounds very 80's to me), but I remember a huge amount of control on this pedal.
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Finally got to record a little Ebow action, two tracks of it actually on "Time Gone". "I Want" on there is newer as well.
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guitar porn

25 awesome guitars
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http://www.mosriteforum.com/forum/vi...90f8f768c1dbc4

I've posted something like this previously, but wanted to share this with you guys. Scoot down the thread here a bit and watch the old guy build some mosrite guitars.

Tell me you've heard of Mosrite guitars. Punks.
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My son and I will occasionally pick up a cheap-o strat kit off of the bay and put it together as a father/boy project. It's an inexpensive way to spend some good quality time together. He has some physical/emotional issues and I've found this sort of thing gives him a sense of "triumph" he doesn't feel a whole lot in his life.

Anyway, we whipped one up recently. Thought I'd share it with you folks. He decided on the headstock shape and paint color scheme and to do the "Vai Swirl" approach. I'm pretty proud of what we did together. I'll play it for the first time at my regular Thursday night gig. The neck isn't great...there's a high 13th fret I'm going to have to dress at some point. But if nothing else, he'll get to see HIS guitar under the lights.

And, true to my nerd form, it's been named Blaze. Because that's how I roll with the guitar thing.





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Groovy finish.

Perhaps a neck with a maple board will suit the look better, though?

Still, I like.
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Agreed. But for less than a hunnert bucks, you get the neck they put in the kit.

I've been thinking I may go to guitarfetish.com and see what necks they have in stock. Maple might be the way to go on this one. I like maple strats better than rosewood, anyways.
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It all depends on the body colour for me, as far as that's concerned, but maple would look gorgeous with that finish. Nice job, fellas!

High-five for the naming, by the way. That needs no justification or apology, in my book.
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I've actually always liked rosewood, even though most of my guitars until now have been maple.

All of that aside, that's a gorgeous guitar man, great job. I need to do that someday, when I have a shop to do it in.
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No shop needed, really. The guitar came filled and sealed. We just painted the sucker white and then used a tall kitchen trash can to do the swirl paint job in.

Thanks for the compliment. The boy did that part of things. We did a few tests on some scrap lumber to make sure we had an idea of what we wanted.
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Got to play Blaze last night at my usual Thursday night gig. It sounded very Gilmour. I've never had a guitar sound very Gilmour before, so I was excited. The harmonics were insane.

I think I'll have fun getting to know this one.
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Meet the Red Queen.  A Fender Custom Tele FMT my kid brother got for me several years ago.  I'd done some tracking on a couple of his recording projects and he paid me with this guitar.  It originally came with Black Canyon pickups...which meant nothing to me beyond being Fender buckers.  Not bad sounding, but nothing major.

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These are the new Seymour Duncan P-Rails pickups I just had installed.  Seen also are the SD Triple Shot pickup rings.  You wire the four wires of the pickups to the little board on the rings and the two switches on the left are put into play.  With the little mini-switches you can have the pickups in humbucking (series) and humbucking (parallel) modes as well as each coil seperately.  The parallel settings on the humbuckers are amazing...mids and output are cut and there's more glass and bloom in the high end.  The P-90 coils have a nice snarl to them.  The strat rails...together...aren't half bad, but nothing to write home about

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Anyway...thought I'd share.  This is my usual #2 guitar.  My main is a tele I put together about twenty years ago.  Been using the strat and the fmt lately a lot, though.

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i am using a yamaha guitar presented by my parents on my birthday!!!

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Played guitar obsessively from 16 to 26 but then just stopped.  Until I was 36.  Tried to pick it up again but my cack fingers failed (muscle memory lackig).  Practice heavily again until I got good again but then the 2nd was born and so free time went out the window.

Used to have a bunch of pedals, 5 guitars (Epiphone strat copy, Aria Pro 2 semi accounstic, hohner 12 string accoustic, hohner 6 string accoustic and my sole surviving guitar) and a bass.

Due to student financial strife I sold everything except my last remaining.

when my Gran died I got given a grand and my Dad told me to get something I would keep forever.  Loved the shape of the Jaguar so I went to a shop in Edinburgh and bought one.  Now I haven't confimed this (although the serial number does tie in with the date) but here are the details I was told when I bought it.

1962 Fender Jaguar, original paint job stripped and now down to basic wood (this was done pre-my purchase).  Apparently used to belong to the guitarist froma  band called Danny Wilson Says who had a minor hit with Mary's Prayer so apparently my guitar has been on Top of the Pops.  At the time none of that was any interest to me, I just liked the natural wood finish.

Subsequently I've found out that if it had the original paint job it would be woth a mint, as it is I have it insured for a substantial amount.

Apologies for the blurry picture, the two year old has lost our real camera so had to use the phone one.

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Been playing for about 25 years with a few 'rest' periods here and there. Currently writing a sort of folk opera thing about the last man in a post-apocalyptic Berkshire who finds a copy of the 1974 boundary commission report. Written within is the nefarious plot to take the best bits of Berkshire and give them to Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. He promptly declares war on Oxford which has walled itself up and houses those clinging on to civilization. The story also features 6-fingered mutants from the West Country.

Just bought a 5-string banjo for the mutant music and am currently learning some of the more useful rolls (just got the hang of the Scruggs roll). Banjo is hard! The hardest part is programming your brain to naturally pick the drone note (a g string which starts at the 5th fret), it feels so alien at first that a high note would be played so close to your thumb, all your instincts are telling you to pick a different string!

My main electric is a PRS Custom 22, but the guitar I play on the most is a cheap Tanglewood acoustic that is so much fun to grab and pick away at.

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Loved the shape of the Jaguar so I went to a shop in Edinburgh and bought one.  Now I haven't confimed this (although the serial number does tie in with the date) but here are the details I was told when I bought it.

1962 Fender Jaguar, original paint job stripped and now down to basic wood (this was done pre-my purchase).  Apparently used to belong to the guitarist froma  band called Danny Wilson Says who had a minor hit with Mary's Prayer so apparently my guitar has been on Top of the Pops.  At the time none of that was any interest to me, I just liked the natural wood finish.



My favourite shape has been the Guild S-100 or the good old SG for years now but because of dudes like J Mascis and Kurt Cobain I have a soft spot in my heart for those tweaked looking Jaguars and Jazzmasters. I like the light, warm wood finish on yours with that deep rum-brown spangled pick guard.

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My favourite shape has been the Guild S-100 or the good old SG for years now but because of dudes like J Mascis and Kurt Cobain I have a soft spot in my heart for those tweaked looking Jaguars and Jazzmasters. I like the light, warm wood finish on yours with that deep rum-brown spangled pick guard.


cheers man Smile  It's one of my favourite things ever.  When I saw it hanging in the shop I feel in love with the wood finish and all the rest of the history meant squat.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/scienc...ef=science

Musical Improvisation and Science.  Just for you guys....

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I have a guitar blog over at tumblr

physicsoftheheart.tumblr.com

Thought I'd share.  Hope to see some of yall there.

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So after the NYE in the converted shearing shed, with loads of people jamming I have decided to pull finger and actually start playing guitar again.

It's been three weeks now and I'm loving it.  The wife also has a good voice so we've been jamming away together, pretty much me learning a heap of 80's soft rawk or what have you since that's what she used to sing in the shower ;p

So I decided to expand this and have a look at the Top 100 tabs on ultimateguitar.

And how upsetting it is Sad

There's a Justin Bieber song in there for fucks sake.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/top/top100.htm

unrelated to this I'm saving up for a Johnson Barn Burner mini amp.  Had a play with one at the local music shop and it's actually pretty mean.  It's only a hundy but we're on a tight budget so it'll be couple of months yet.

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oh, and finally I've been teaching the oldest to play the Ukelele.  When she can easily move between 6 chords I've told her I'll start teaching her guitar.  She's got 4 chords sussed now and is practicing strumming and moving between them.  Loving it Smile

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So, got my wee amp, dug out my old Zoom box that the wife got me, and this is now my new, modest, setup.

Well, as modest as a setup with a 50 year old vintage guitar can be ;p

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You just as well could stick that Jaguar pic in the Salma thread because I wanna get it pregnant. I recently bought one of those new Epiphone Jazzmasters & it completely shits on my modded Les Paul & my modded Fender Tele. It's easily the best sounding guitar I've ever owned.

Right now, I'm full-on gagging for the new $1800 Johnny Marr signature Jag:

I'm seriously thinking about selling off half my gear to get this thing [drool].

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quality vid, cheers Art!

I love my jag to bits.  Being a smaller gentleman it suits me down to the ground.

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An $1800 Jag?  Holy shit.....

I'm currently using the Epi Wildkat in my new band and recordings.  Lurv me some P-90 sweetness.

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Yeah, Epi's got some really nice hollowbodies. I had a cherry red Epi Dot for a while. Quality guitar for the price but I sold it cuz Epi necks are like thick tree trunks. The slim Fender necks have improved my playing ten-fold. They feel so good.

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https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZe...N0J4Tk1UQw 

Did a version of "All Along The Watch Tower" with my band (wife, daughter, buddy and I).  Sort of went a different direction with the arrangement, but I liked it.  

Thought I'd share.

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Got this for Christmas/40th birthday.  Love my natural finishes Smile

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ANice.

More of a bassist myself, though I do have a few super cheap acoustics I keep around in alternative tunings. BADF#AC# is what I have been tuned to for a while now.
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Every now and then I come across something that straddles the line between making me want to give up and making me want to practice a lot more.

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