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  1. 4 points
    Check out this video. Nice Hamer korina vector (#015 from the run of 72 guitars) in action. Highly recommend you check out Joe if he is coming your way. Amazing player, total guitar geek and you can see he doesn't phone it in, he truly loves being up there playing and making people happy!!
  2. 4 points
    As alluded to in the other Styx thread, it's obvious to compare two concerts by the same band particularly if they happen in the same annum. The one last night in Oxford was right up there w/ the "two-albums-in-their-entirety" show we caught in 2010. Two sets last night on accounta there was no opening act. Pulled out some old chestnuts like "Pieces of Eight", and the material from The Mission went over well; "Radio Silence" is every bit as good of a power ballad as "Man in the Wilderness" (which was also performed). Now if they'd only start performing "Hundred Million Miles From Home"; it's a great "anthem"-type song.
  3. 3 points
    SOLD. Too much recent buying and selling. HFC pricing at $2700 including shipping & PP to the contiguous states. https://reverb.com/item/6933268-2005-gibson-custom-shop-historic-57-r7-les-paul-1957
  4. 3 points
    John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck jazz is not dead...
  5. 3 points
    Gangsta Rap from around the time I was in college 85-91, like NWA, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Dr Dre, Geto Boys, Blacksheep. Some jazz stuff like Miles (small group stuff late 50s to mid 60s before it got too out there), Dave Brubeck, Coltranes Ballads album, and some piano/keyboard stuff like MMW, Bad Plus, & Ahmad Jamal.
  6. 3 points
  7. 3 points
    I am no expert, but the set I have are wound to 60s vintage specs and they are brighter than PAFs.....thinner too, but they react very well to the tone control on both the guitar and amp. More cut, as you can hear in the video posted above, yet still throaty and fat enough for chords. It did take me a while to dial in the balance between the neck and bridge. I imagine that through a BF Fender with the treble knob high there would be icepick....but through Marshall’s, tweeds, Browns, blondes, and Vox circuits, mine are just perfect. Like anything else, you may need to tweak amp settings to taste.
  8. 3 points
    As I recall, almost everyone was using an MXR Distortion Plus in the 80's. And a Boss or Ibanez chorus.
  9. 3 points
    depends on your amp. Ex. Fender, FullTone and Menatone are designed to be used with a Fender circuit.
  10. 3 points
    Ha. Um...cheap answer? EHX East River Drive just adds grit and doesn't color the sound as much as, say a Fulldrive or OCD. Expensive answer? I went from the EHX to a Mad Professor Royal Blue overdrive. Even more amp-like and more adjustable. I guarantee if you get 20 people to answer, you will get 20 different answers!
  11. 3 points
    Do you have a brother named Brent?
  12. 2 points
    OK, so I've been playing the snot out of my McNaught. Really is amazing. These WCR Betset Pickups are among the finest "vintage" style PAFs I've played. Jim Wagner's WCR pickups just kill. I've got a set of American Steeles from him too. The American Steele set is a Godwood in the Bridge and a Cross Roads in the Neck. What a fantastic combination. I've got them in an R8. His pickups are nothing short of AMAZING! Anyone here playing Wagner WCRs?
  13. 2 points
    Love the sound of that guitar. And Emmylou sure is easy on my eyes and ears.
  14. 2 points
    Anything featuring a Hammond B3 is doing it for me, right now.
  15. 2 points
    Italian baroque... Southern italian folk music (tarantellas, stuff from Apulia)... Ok, there are guitars. But mainly other stuff. Like voices.
  16. 2 points
    Mostly jazz, both classics and newer stuff. I also find myself listening to ambient music from time to time, although not enough that I can name drop. On the old school hip-hop thing, check out the new release by Prophets of Rage, guitar heavy with Tom Morello I'll give you, but a great lineup and some decent material.
  17. 2 points
    I went to the Sweetwater 420 Fest 2 years ago and was very impressed with a primarily synth band, Awolnation. They did have a guitar player but he was little more than window dressing. I think I was enamored with how loud they were but the show was great and I really enjoyed their music.. The singer reminded me of David Byrne. Not because of his voice but more because of his quirky onstage presence.
  18. 2 points
    LCD Sound System’s new album, “American Dream”. There are some guitars, but big ol’ fat analog modular synths are front and center. Kraftwerk meets Talking Heads, at least in some spots. Plus, “Emotional Haircut” may be the greatest song title ever.
  19. 2 points
    I can spend a lot of time happily with big bands, as well as some of their offshoots into smaller groups. I can't let Goodman's contribution to music pass without noting bandmember Charlie Christian who had a big impact in taking the guitar from a background rhythm instrument to a solo instrument. Which, of course, needed amplification to be heard in the larger bands. Enter Les Paul hisownself (who did everything from C&W to jazz to pop to....You name it) to "rock" our world.
  20. 2 points
    Big Band music does it for me, both recordings and live shows. The Glenn Miller Orchestra tours all year long and has the correct feel for what they are playing. Cab Calloway was THE showman backed by a bunch of great players. Benny Goodman really was as good as his reputation. Artie Shaw was top notch, too. I like this stuff, too.
  21. 2 points
    Depending upon the amp, I would use something that ensured I had sufficient treble response.....gotta keep some jangle.....
  22. 2 points
    Good to see the Connells love here. We played a gig with them in '88 (?) and they helped us load in so we bought them all dinner at Whataburger. Super-nice guys. I was in shock when I first visited Missus Polara's place in Sweden when we were dating. Was checking out her CDs of course and she had three Connells discs. Yeah, I like the more pure, slight drive sounds for that kind of music over the pedals that add more stuff. I have my EHX East River Drive for sale over in the FS forum, since I've stuck with the Mad Professor.
  23. 2 points
    Could be a 2204, it does not sound as stiff as a 100 watter. But who's to know....?!
  24. 2 points
    Re: the Raspberries video. It's cool and amusing to see Eric Carmen playing that modded and refinished Melody Maker that he later sold to a young Joan Jett.
  25. 2 points
    Well, talk in another thread had me jonesing for an SSH Strat type guitar with a tremolo, one that isn't a floyd rose or a bigsby. I was curious to see if anything interesting was listed on the EBMM forum, and found someone with a Luke III SSH outside of Philly. I was doing down to South NJ today for something in the evening, so I figured I'd check it out. I was NOT disappointed. It's a great guitar, really playable, and it sounds good. Unlike the other Luke models, this one does not have active EMG pickups, but instead custom Dimarzio singles and a Dimarzio Transition bridge pickup. They are designed to work as a set, so the volume levels are actually pretty close, which takes care of one of the issues I usually have with SSH guitars. There also is actually an active preamp too, my first one for guitar. Not only does it have a 20 dB boost, it also works with the pickup selector to boost positions 2 and 4, the "notch" positions, which due to phase cancellation are usually a bit lower in volume. Overall, it's a great system. The tremolo feels nice too. This guitar also is a bit "fancy" in that it's got a rosewood neck, an option not currently available. It's also in a great 3 tone sunburst finish, which looks great on the alder body. It's got some wear, but I think most of it will just buff right out. Will probably need some setting up, but for now I'm good with it the way it is. It may need a new output jack soon, which is unfortunately the wonderful switchcraft barrel style, but this also needs to be able to turn the active preamp on and off, so it's a bit more complex of an operation.
  26. 2 points
    I like Perry's tone on the Run DMC cover. Sounds like a 2203 or 2204.
  27. 2 points
    I love how different the Perry riffing and solo are...so loose and sloppy compared to the original. Almost saggy....
  28. 2 points
  29. 2 points
    VHT Standard 18 amp...the last head version I bought used a few months ago cost me less than some boo-teek stomp boxes, as in two and a half bills with shipping. All I gotta do for old-school OD is to crank it up, and use the volume knobs on the guitar for taste! Edited to add: It'll do this tune pretty well, though you'd probably want to add a bit of reverb with a pedal, since it don't have that: This, too: P.S.: Yeah, that's Kenny Rogers introducing the Badfinger video, back when he was still with The First Edition apparently, and long before he got his face tightened like a drum.
  30. 2 points
    I am coming to believe that Firebird pickups may be the BEST all-around humbuckers......the bite and presence of a single coil yet the smooth throatiness of a bucker.
  31. 2 points
    Here’s a couple for you Bubs!
  32. 2 points
  33. 2 points
    I just looked on my iPhone and I really like the mobile site's flow and activity. Great job.
  34. 1 point
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/lifestyle/walk-this-way/ The song hit me on the radio I think. As I knew the original and had my memories to it. I can’t recall I was happy when the rap starts in, but it takes you withing a few seconds with it’s energy. Against all odds, as it reads, Rubin not just implemented a crazy idea. He made it to the level of history. When I read the age of those guys, its even more crazy and astounding. My second son just started Music Technology Specialist bachelor. So, the article reads a bit special to me right now. If it will ever earn him enough for his living. It's all different today. And I’m not expecting anything. It will be interesting to see what he is going through and where it takes him.
  35. 1 point
    I listen to a whole lot of classical music with no guitars at all --Chopin, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Tchaikovski... For example, I've been listening to the new album from Joel Quarrington (contrabass) and David Jalbert (piano), covering music from Schubert. I love it. You might like it too:
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  38. 1 point
    godwood in the bridge is awesome , nice guitar
  39. 1 point
    The Broken Bells The Crystal Method MGMT Juno Reactor Santigold Shpongle Tegan And Sara Good call on M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem
  40. 1 point
    I had played Tom's original Chandler 12 before he got to, when I was working for NAMM-TV. Paul and Adrian inew I played 12ver and pulled me over to try it and get my opinion. It was pretty nice, although I questioned the single truss rod. But they insisted the graphite reinforcement would work. I recall it was HEAVY......and I also commented that I preferred the fretboard edges to be more rolled and not so squarish. Owned one briefly. It was closer to the Kids 12ver than a Hamer IMO. Pretty sure Jol consulted, maybe unofficially, on the Chandler because it was during the period he had left Hamer and was doing consulting work. Plus I recall sitting with the Chandlers and Jol in a hotel lobby drinking beers for an hour or so that nigjt after playing the Chandler. The Petersson/Waterstone thing sort of didn't have much credibility to me. It seemed more a financial/per piece sold deal for Tom and all of Tom's were rebuilt with better hardware, etc. Not saying I can blame Tom for cutting money endorsement deals in his later years. But he didn't make a cent playing Hamers and he bought most all of them. That always speaks volumes over guys who get their gear for free.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    A 2204 would be my guess due to the very slight sag but very pronounced upper mid-range. Quite Angus-like.
  43. 1 point
    That really ticks all the boxes. Versatile, well-made, no tricky locking vibrato, and nice neck. Even a nice understated finish. Cool!
  44. 1 point
    Outdoor gig today. The only thing the can explain the goofy smile is that I must have just borqued something up. I find that hysterical.
  45. 1 point
    The pickups are in the Les Paul Custom. There's no need for pics. The guitar looks exactly as it did before I extricated the stock pickups. Josh nailed it. The maple top and maple fingerboard give the guitar a bit too much top for me. These rounded out the tone perfectly. I could go into the details, but the most impressive thing to me so far is how both pickups sound together. Using the volumes and tones is incredible.
  46. 1 point
    Agreed 100%. Grace Shlabotnik is the clearest neck PAF type bucker I have ever played.
  47. 1 point
    Yep! It did the trick... with flying colors!! (Earlier longing for a LP to complete my stable. That idea is now gone completely.) The Charlotte bridge is simply fantastic in my Hamer Studio Custom. My son helped me install it today. We are both floored. Clear and distinct, both clean and with full on "metally" gain, a broad ranging perfect pup for my needs. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Josh!!
  48. 1 point
    Yep, that's me. 56 years old and hair like it's 1973.
  49. 1 point
    Looks like Josh finished up the pickups over the weekend.
  50. 1 point
    +1! Besides, it depends on what your definition of 'semi-hollow' is...technically, a chambered guitar is 'semi-hollow', yes?