Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.

New Guitar Day!

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse







X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • New Guitar Day!

    SO I got a new guitar today  The first of two this month....Ill share #2 when it gets here.  

     

    Just a few quick impressions of this Reverend 15th Anniversary  Flatroc:

     

    Mark Wein's Reverend 15th Anniversary Flatrock BIgsby

    It is DIFFERENT to play. I'm not used to the string spacing at all, and I struggle with some of the stuff you guys have heard me pull off on my Suhr. Not a bad thing, just something to get used to. The setup is immaculate.

    I honestly wouldn't have thought this was an import guitar if you just put it in my hands blind. While not the same thing as my either of my Suhrs the guitar I feel is at least on par and probably superior to an American made Fender or Gibson product of twice the street price.

    I've played student guitars with Bigsbys and some old stuff with Bigsbys but this one actually feels good and solid and stayed in tune far beyond where it should have" alt="" />

    The Bass contour knob is really useful. I'm not a big fan of most tone controls on guitars and try to get more of my tonal variance from pick hand placement, pickup selection and volume control adjustments but the bass contour works really well and sounds good all the way through the throw of the knob in any pickup selection. I forgot about the regular tone control to be honest " alt="" />

    Pickups sound great. WHile not the tones I would usually dial in for a cover gig I was able to get a lot of my "later in the night" sounds with pedals and a little tweaking. Its more a matter of finding the sounds in the guitar, which I haven't had time to do yet.

    The only Reverends I've played to this point have been at NAMM and I wasn't in love with the guitars I tried, but that is a horrible environment to try an instrument. This guitar works really well with my Suhr amp and takes pedals really well...I'm not sure how much of the video I shot doesn't suck so I might do another one once I see what I have but I'll post something today " alt="" />

    Attached Files
    http://markweinguitarlessons.com/forums/ - Forums for Guitar and other B.S.

    HCGJ Forumite of the Year 1st Loser 2008-2009

  • #2
    Wait, we can talk about **bleep** here?
    Happy new **bleep** day!

    [IMG]**bleep**[/IMG]
    We're not in Kansas anymore.

    Comment


    • Mark Wein
      Mark Wein commented
      Editing a comment

  • #3
    Looks great! Congrats!
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font color="#800000" face="sans serif">&quot;I feel kind of sorry for the guys who know so much about playing. I pick it up, put my finger in the wrong place and - ah, a song!&quot;</font>~ Keith Richards<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.paulgraham.com/disagree.html">How to disagree</a></div><br>

    Comment


  • #4

    That is awesome!!

     

    HNGD!!

    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin</font></div>

    Comment


    • Frets99
      Frets99 commented
      Editing a comment

      Very very awesome guitar!!!:womanwink:


  • #5

    Mark Wein's Reverend Flatroc on the gig

     

    So I had a recording session on Friday and a gig last night.   

     

    I used the Flatroc for a REALLY long outro solo on on song for my album.  I'm not used to the bigger neck and higher action that this guitar has compared to my Suhr so it really beat my hands and forearms up.  I haven't hurt phyically from playing guitar in years.  The guitar is not really a "shredder" in the first place and I'm a little too used to my Suhrs so I think I'll adapt over time.  It sounded killer through the Suhr Badger 30 with a Koko Boost and Wampler Compressor.  A huge sound for the lead.  It took a lot longer to record since we basically threw my original concept out for the solo and since its such a long section it needed to be more than just me jamming so I got quite a bit of time ont he guitar.  The rest of the tracking that day was done with my '79 The Paul with BR Pure 90's...just worked better for the second song we did.

     

    On the gig I was playing last night I decided to start with my Suhr since I didn't feel comfortable playing a new guitar right off tha bat in a room I hadn't played in since they reconfigured the stage with sound deadening walls and a new PA.  We played two sets over 3 and a half hours with one 20 minute break in the middle and I used the Flatroc for the last half of the first set.  It doesn't cover all of the sonic territory this gig needs (its a cover band that does EVERYTHING from Elvis to Guns and Roses, Disco, metal, newer tunes and some swing and blues) but the section of the night I used it for worked realy well with lots of blues, rockabilly and 80's one hit wonders.  The big variable with this guitar is the bass contour, which really does quite a bit not only to the EQ of the sound coming out of the amp but the actual percieved "size" of the guitar onstage.

     

    I like quite a bit.

    Attached Files
    http://markweinguitarlessons.com/forums/ - Forums for Guitar and other B.S.

    HCGJ Forumite of the Year 1st Loser 2008-2009

    Comment


    • #6

      Mark Wein wrote:

      SO I got a new guitar today  The first of two this month....Ill share #2 when it gets here.  

       

      Just a few quick impressions of this Reverend 15th Anniversary  Flatroc:

       

      Mark Wein's Reverend 15th Anniversary Flatrock BIgsby

      It is DIFFERENT to play. I'm not used to the string spacing at all, and I struggle with some of the stuff you guys have heard me pull off on my Suhr. Not a bad thing, just something to get used to. The setup is immaculate.

      I honestly wouldn't have thought this was an import guitar if you just put it in my hands blind. While not the same thing as my either of my Suhrs the guitar I feel is at least on par and probably superior to an American made Fender or Gibson product of twice the street price.

      I've played student guitars with Bigsbys and some old stuff with Bigsbys but this one actually feels good and solid and stayed in tune far beyond where it should have" border="0" />

      The Bass contour knob is really useful. I'm not a big fan of most tone controls on guitars and try to get more of my tonal variance from pick hand placement, pickup selection and volume control adjustments but the bass contour works really well and sounds good all the way through the throw of the knob in any pickup selection. I forgot about the regular tone control to be honest " border="0" />

      Pickups sound great. WHile not the tones I would usually dial in for a cover gig I was able to get a lot of my "later in the night" sounds with pedals and a little tweaking. Its more a matter of finding the sounds in the guitar, which I haven't had time to do yet.

      The only Reverends I've played to this point have been at NAMM and I wasn't in love with the guitars I tried, but that is a horrible environment to try an instrument. This guitar works really well with my Suhr amp and takes pedals really well...I'm not sure how much of the video I shot doesn't suck so I might do another one once I see what I have but I'll post something today " border="0" />


      congratulations, Mark!  i have been tempted once or twice by the Revs, but never ended up taking one home.  someday, maybe.

      Attached Files
      INTERNET stands for: Inter-connected Network of Tools Endlessly Regurgitating Negatively Energized Tantrums

      My Guitars | ... but can he play? | Currently a Gold Trader +6

      Use extreme caution when attempting to interact or transact with IndianScout.

      Comment


      • Mark Wein
        Mark Wein commented
        Editing a comment

        GreatDane wrote:

        Mark Wein wrote:

        SO I got a new guitar today  The first of two this month....Ill share #2 when it gets here.  

         

        Just a few quick impressions of this Reverend 15th Anniversary  Flatroc:

         

        Mark Wein's Reverend 15th Anniversary Flatrock BIgsby

        It is DIFFERENT to play. I'm not used to the string spacing at all, and I struggle with some of the stuff you guys have heard me pull off on my Suhr. Not a bad thing, just something to get used to. The setup is immaculate.

        I honestly wouldn't have thought this was an import guitar if you just put it in my hands blind. While not the same thing as my either of my Suhrs the guitar I feel is at least on par and probably superior to an American made Fender or Gibson product of twice the street price.

        I've played student guitars with Bigsbys and some old stuff with Bigsbys but this one actually feels good and solid and stayed in tune far beyond where it should have" border="0" />

        The Bass contour knob is really useful. I'm not a big fan of most tone controls on guitars and try to get more of my tonal variance from pick hand placement, pickup selection and volume control adjustments but the bass contour works really well and sounds good all the way through the throw of the knob in any pickup selection. I forgot about the regular tone control to be honest " border="0" />

        Pickups sound great. WHile not the tones I would usually dial in for a cover gig I was able to get a lot of my "later in the night" sounds with pedals and a little tweaking. Its more a matter of finding the sounds in the guitar, which I haven't had time to do yet.

        The only Reverends I've played to this point have been at NAMM and I wasn't in love with the guitars I tried, but that is a horrible environment to try an instrument. This guitar works really well with my Suhr amp and takes pedals really well...I'm not sure how much of the video I shot doesn't suck so I might do another one once I see what I have but I'll post something today " border="0" />


        congratulations, Mark!  i have been tempted once or twice by the Revs, but never ended up taking one home.  someday, maybe.


        Thanks!  I've been looking for a while but this one just kind of spoke to me...

        Attached Files
    Working...
    X