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  1. Fast Eddie

    1/8" shaft pot knob source?

    Anything that starts with "1/8" shaft and knob is surely worthy of SOMEKIND of come back, perlease...anyone....
  2. Fast Eddie

    Headstock Shapes

    The first job of the head stock is to balance the guitar, so all these "bodyless" pictures we are commenting on make no sense without seeing the rest of the axe. A Steinberger has no head stock and no body ergo perfect balance. See, it all makes sense in my world.
  3. I agree. A million players change their guitar pickups, and invariably the new set will not "align" with where the old set used to be, it really makes f**k all difference, plus when you get to your forties and fifties you can't hear shit anyway (personally speaking).
  4. Fast Eddie

    #80

    Keeping on the head theme, I think the head is very important. ACDC's album if you want blood, has Angus being stabbed with his SG, but as we all know that 3x3 head stock could never have inflicted that sort of wound, however a BC Rich ST111 from the late 80's, could definitely cause some damage, so if you want your guitar to be useful in a bar brawl, BC Rich all the way, the Shishkov would get you killed. This is important stuff.
  5. Fast Eddie

    #80

    Do these guitars have a certain head stock, or can you pick your own shape?
  6. To the more learned friends on this forum (Dbraz et al), it looks pretty legit to me, how is it a fake? I've only had two Hamers so I want to know what to void should I wish to expand on my collection. Cheers.
  7. Fast Eddie

    BOSS OD 20 Drive Zone

    Dude, I have an ME 80 Boss pedal board, and it's frekin good. I am a bit lazy with it though, and because I've got the sounds that I like, I just sort of leave it at that. It is not expensive at all and the distortion and over drives are very good, but of course whatever guitar/pickup/amp set up you have will also contribute to the sound the pedal board will deliver. Check it out.
  8. Fast Eddie

    Pedal board re-vamp

    Real men don't use pedals, peddenmark7. I too fell into the pedal trap many years ago when men lived in caves and played guitars made of stalactites, then I had a BFO. (blinding flash of the Obvious). Every pedal came from a "real" sound: Harmonizer pedal = your pal playing along side you slightly out of tune. Echo pedal= playing the same thing again. Reverb pedal= playing in a large room Flange/phaser=playing while spinning round-getting dizzy then staring at the amp. Chorus pedal=use heavy strings and always play clean. and finally the mac daddy...the overdrive pedal=turn the amp to full power, close the door, leave the room and listen to yourself from in the garden. I hope you can see the value and merit of these real life sounds and start to adopt them in your playing. Live might be tricky but it will add to the stage presence of your band, otherwise you'll end up looking like Joe Boring Bonamassa. God Bless.
  9. How hilarious would it be for a North Korean guitar company to start making guitars in the USA in the interests of "Global Harmony".
  10. An excellent observation sir. Yes, Jap guitars with their parent co in Japan and making guitars elsewhere would constitute imports, HOWEVER, lets face it we are USA and UK members here and thus my earlier post still applies. Australians don't count of course because their geography means all their guitars are build upside down.
  11. Hmmm. The word import I think means a guitar whose parent company is American, but who produce a cheaper range elsewhere (Mexico, Korea etc). Ergo, IMO, Ibanez, Yamaha, Yiari and Tokai are Japanese and made in Japan so I wouldn't rank them as imports (although customs will disagree). Epiphone, Squire, Hamer Slammer, BC Rich Platinum series etc etc all count. Anyway, I have a Mexican strat with the fastest neck I have ever had and I am proud to say I've had American BC Riches, American Hamers, and other quality guitars known for speed playing. However, the pickups on my strat are pretty crappy and feedback to eaorly. But the guitar has a pucka Floyd on it. There you go, let the abuse begin.
  12. Fast Eddie

    Is it possible to learn the drums at 48?

    It is NOT possible to learn ANY instrument at 48. Some years ago I used to teach guitar, my young pupils put in the practice and therefore made ground so week on week they were slightly more advanced, my adult (30/40 plus years of age) students had other family and work commitments which meant that practice was either always interrupted or not done so week on week no advancement was made. Plus, at 48 your expectation will be too exaggerated and after a couple of months you'll give up after not achieving your goal and your drum kit will end up on Craig's list. Best to tell it like it is.
  13. Fast Eddie

    Scalloped Fret boards

    Hey dude, I have two. A Tokai VC75 (27 fret fully scalloped) and a BC Rich ST111 scalloped from the 12th to the 22nd. VV happy with both, it doesn't make any difference to your playing style, if you are light fingered (left hand) then it may be better for you but either way you will feel at home.
  14. Fast Eddie

    Pedal board suggestions ...

    Real men don't use pedals. I plug my guitar into an amp made of granite, that has speakers made of barbed wire and machine gun ammo. But its not great at clean jazzy tones.
  15. Fast Eddie

    Tell Me About Your Christmas Haul

    Well I got 3 1959 Les Paul's, a couple of '62 sunburst strats, a 1958 flying V, Eddie's original Frankenstrat that he built in the '70's and finally an early Martin D-45 with a Gibson SJ-200 thrown in just for the weekends. Who wants to come round to mine for a jam?
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