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    Purely out of interest, what would you, Harmony Central Electric Guitar Forum, say is the best guitar for playing surf music. Please don't just a type but give pickup info and things. Cheers
    Originally Posted by jelloman


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    Originally Posted by csm


    The deal is that why Keef is so kool is that he plays like the perfect sideman AND dominates the stage like the perfect co-frontman whilst somehow managing to look as if he's doing both by sheer instinct whilst very, VERY stoned.



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    I have gear list envy

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    Use a strat and turn the midrange all the way down on your amp and the reverb up to tatse

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    • #3
      Strats,Jazzmasters,Jaguars all work great.Use big strings,Fender style amps and a lot of reverb

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      • #4
        I usually play this here Mosrite Joe Maphis.

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        • #5
          I usually play this here Mosrite Joe Maphis.


          I'll give you cash right now....how much?

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          • #6
            I'll give you cash right now....how much?


            You are in the San Francisco Bay area. I am in Maryland. It would be impossible for you to give me cash right now.

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            • #7
              Any amp with descent reverb and any guitar can sound good if played with the right chops. The guitarist in Zombie Surf Camp (So Cal horror surf band) gets awesome tone with an Ibanez and a Marshall JCM 900. The other guitarist goes the more trad route with a Jag or a Strat and a Fender ext reverb unit through an old fender tube combo (can't remember which one, it's sort of an oddball one named after some college).

              My personnel preference would be any guitar with a P-90 type pup and a trem.
              -=RIP "Norton"=-

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              • #8
                Next to the Mosrites the Yamaha SGVs (and the current Blue Jeans models) are pretty popular in Japan. Just another option which doesn't get mentioned that often

                It was a re-issue of the Yamaha SG models from the mid-60s, their response to the Fender offerings.

                -- Rainer

                My Guitars (Updated 2011/07/02) • Schecter Society • Yamaholic • Reverend Congregation
                G&L Militia • Captain in the SG Army in Rock 'N' Roll alliance with the Mazi Bee Militia
                Beware of my Teutonic Terror

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                • #9
                  Fender Custom Shop Dick Dale Strat:
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                  Originally Posted by Cassette


                  the pop is the pedals way of telling you that it loves you

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                  • #10
                    Jazzmaster/Jaguar.
                    BAND
                    CRABCORE
                    e-peen:

                    G&L ASAT Classic
                    Fender American Roadhouse Strat
                    ESP Hybrid II
                    Mesa Boogie Stiletto Deuce Stage II
                    Orange PPC412








                    Originally Posted by guitarbilly74


                    That thing tickling your throat? It's my cock in your mouth, suck it. Suck it good.

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                    • #11
                      This might be sacriligous, but I'm finding more and more that the type of guitar doesn't matter anywhere near as much as those of us who like to accumulate them might have you believe. (But please don't tell my wife.) I can get a perfectly acceptable country twang out of a Les Paul, for example. I think it's more a matter of tone adjustment and the skilled use of a few effects.
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                      • #12
                        Next to the Mosrites the Yamaha SGVs (and the current Blue Jeans models) are pretty popular in Japan. Just another option which doesn't get mentioned that often

                        It was a re-issue of the Yamaha SG models from the mid-60s, their response to the Fender offerings.



                        Arkay, I was mentionning this guitar of yours in another thread (I mistakingly called it SGB) or rather I was mentionning its tremolo which appears to me to be an extremely well designed and smooth working trem. What are your thoughts on it?
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                        • #13
                          I've gotten particularly nice surf tones out of a Gretsch, a strat, and a jazz. My jazz is my #1 these days- original 70's jazzmaster pickups, either the neck or bridge pickup only (raaaarely both) with the tone knob turned to 10. Amp reverb turned to 6, tremolo and chorus pedal used occasionally.



                          I used to have it done up with heavy flatwounds, but I actually kinda prefer a normal 10-46 set on it, so I guess that's unusual for surf.

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                          • #14
                            Arkay, I was mentionning this guitar of yours in another thread (I mistakingly called it SGB) or rather I was mentionning its tremolo which appears to me to be an extremely well designed and smooth working trem. What are your thoughts on it?


                            The original was called SG (Surf Guitar?), the re-issue SGV (V for Vintage).

                            The vibrato unit sadly isn't well designed and it goes out of tune easily. I see people use it in some clips on YouTube, but I really have no idea how they do it. Maybe it only needs a good setup, but since I don't use the vibrato anyway I haven't fiddled with it much.

                            There are only 2 springs on it and you can't add any more (pic from the low-end SGV-300 I sold in favor of the 800 I pictured above).



                            There are also "high end" models available in Japan, maybe those have a more stable vibrato
                            -- Rainer

                            My Guitars (Updated 2011/07/02) • Schecter Society • Yamaholic • Reverend Congregation
                            G&L Militia • Captain in the SG Army in Rock 'N' Roll alliance with the Mazi Bee Militia
                            Beware of my Teutonic Terror

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                            • #15
                              The original was called SG (Surf Guitar?), the re-issue SGV (V for Vintage).

                              The vibrato unit sadly isn't well designed and it goes out of tune easily. I see people use it in some clips on YouTube, but I really have no idea how they do it. Maybe it only needs a good setup, but since I don't use the vibrato anyway I haven't fiddled with it much.

                              There are only 2 springs on it and you can't add any more (pic from the low-end SGV-300 I sold in favor of the 800 I pictured above).



                              There are also "high end" models available in Japan, maybe those have a more stable vibrato


                              Actually, I also own a SGV-800 (even in the same color). I like the vibrato a lot. I do not have the impression that I have tuning issues (it also has locking Sperzels at the other end), but I do not play it very often, so I might be mistaken ...
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                              followed by long list of cool guitars and stuff

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