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Susan

Hey all. Not sure if this is the right place but I wanted to share something I got today. I bought a brand new guitar. I got a really great price to. Comments? Thanks and hugs all!!!!

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killjoyaiden

Wow, that's a beauty!!!! I'm in love with it! 

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Jani

Cool.  I like the all black look.  Humbuckers and a whammy bar, Neat.   Interestingly I had just pulled my electric out when I fell and hurt my wrist.  I stopped plinking about when I broke my wrist a few years ago, doh!   A few weeks ago I had figured it would be good to help with flexibly, plus I really enjoy it.  So it was a bit later but I've tuned it up and plugged in.   Make sure they set it up good for you as it will make for easier playing.    Rock on! 

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Susan

I did. The guitar tech checked and adjusted it for free. It plays super great!!

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tracy_j

That looks good! It reminds me a bit of the black Les Paul copy I had in my teens, at least in the colouring. I am constantly tempted to get my old guitar out recently, but never find the time. Enjoy yourself Susan!

 

Tracy

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Cyndee

Very nice @Susan, bet that's a lot of fun....

 

Here is pic of one of my basses I like to use, a custom made Carvin 5 string (lefty), it uses nylon strings and has a nice "light" action

 

 

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tracy_j

That looks different! What kind of pickup(s) does it have @Cyndee?

 

Tracy

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Cyndee
3 hours ago, tracy_j said:

That looks different! What kind of pickup(s) does it have @Cyndee?

 

Tracy

 

Hi Tracy, it's a transducer placed inside the body, according to Carvin they call it " LR Baggs ribbon transducer pickup"

 

It does has a lot of gain, there is a small pre amp, and active electronics (9v) inside as well, very nice tonal range that combines the resonance of the hollow body.

 

Cheers

 

C -

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Charlize

I guess all i can say about my musical ability is that perhaps i'm qualified to be a geriatric groupie.

As a woodworker i do appreciate beautiful grain and workmanship.  I made a few dulcimers in the seventies for musical relatives.  My bending jigs are still in Maine.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize  

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Jani

That is a beautiful Bass Cyndee.  I saw the knobs and wondered where the pick ups were but the sound hole indicated it was acoustic, amplified.  I love the natural wood finish. Cool!

 

Here is my Yamaha acoustic.  

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Cyndee

Very nice @Jani, Yamaha does make nice guitars ! yours looks dazzling, and I bet it sparkles the ears :)

 

Cheers !

 

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Susan

That's what I have. My pickups are EMI active pickups with a 9 volt battery. Th ety are really cool and expensive. I also found out that my guitar is no longer available in the us. I looked all over only found 1 left on Amazon for about 600 bucks so I am thinking mine will become more valuable as time goes on. Tc all

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tracy_j

Thank @Cyndee. A few years ago now lol, but as well as playing a bit, being technically minded I did modify quite a few things. I still have my first guitar which was an Eastern European model (somewhat like a Fender copy). It was a bit cheap although reasonably made so I replaced the machine heads with Schaller and put a couple of DiMarzio Super II pickups on which transformed it (along with a bit of work on the frets to improve the action). I found it easier as it is something like 3/4 scale so a lot easier for reach when starting and good for fast rock things.

 

I also have an acoustic similar in look to your Yamaha @Jani. It is a Lorenzo I think so a cheaper model, but sounded nice. Back in the day I was very enthusiastic so got quite a bit of equipment. I seldom get rid of anything so still have amps, fuzz box, wah wah pedal and even a Mu-Tron III. All I need maybe is the band lol.

 

Tracy

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Cyndee
On 4/18/2019 at 1:37 AM, tracy_j said:


 

and even a Mu-Tron III.

 

 

 

@Tracy I love the Mu-Tron's effects, they are just so cool, I have a vintage effects peddle here from the 70's. It's a Morley Pro Flanger, big chrome thing, that uses light to control the effect....

 

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tracy_j

I have not seen one of those although I remember the rise of such things. It's bringing back a lot of memories!

 

Tracy

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