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About u6crash

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  • Birthday 07/01/1981


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    DeKalb, IL


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    Art, music, writing, dreaming and scheming


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  1. Fender Jazzmaster in Inca Silver would be amazing if I could find one in my price range. These Gretsch models mentioned are definitely condenders. I love the way the Hagstroms look. I'd kind of forgotten about them. Will investigate futher. Reverened Sensai could be something too! Really appreciate all the suggestions. I miss the days when I could flip through physical pages of Musician's Friend catalog. Now I have to search by specific keywords and use filters to avoid looking at 1000 different Strats and LPs. Really appreciate all the suggestions so far and I definitely have something to think about now.
  2. Been on the fence about Eastwood. I like a lot of their reissued designs, but would rather see them do some more originals. Maybe I'll revisit some of the Backlund models. I love a lot of Dano designs, but my only experience with one wasn't great. The fit and finish just wasn't there. Ditto tuning stability. Maybe they've changed? The Dano Pro is one of my favorite shapes, but it was a short scale and is out of production I think.
  3. Getting the itch to buy a new guitar. Used is almost preferred. Things I don't want: Stratocasters and Les Pauls. Probably not a Telecaster or SG, but of the four I'd lean more towards an SG, especially if it were an interesting variant. The two guitars that got me thinking on this were: The Guild T-Bird S-200 reissue. Have heard positive things about how it plays. I've said this should maybe be called the eye fungus guitar as it is ugly, but it grows on me a little more every time I see it. The second guitar is: The Gretsch Club Jet, or really, a number of variants in that family. I'm a little surprised (and suspicious?) that these are $350 brand new. Once upon a time I had an American Standard Stratocaster in Inca Silver that was my all time favorite guitar and the only thing I would have changed about it was making it a hardtail and maybe some custom wiring. I may replace that some day, but right now I'm looking for something different and/or silver. Also not too pointy. If it's a model from the big two then it would probably have to be something different like a Lonnie Mack Flying V versus a regular V, but that's probably not in my budget either. For some frame of reference, my primary electric guitars currently are a DeArmond Starfire (in red), an Epiphone Dot (dark sunburst), and DeArmond M72 (natural flametop). 12-strings and tenor guitars are possibilities. Prefer chrome or nickel hardware over black and gold. Interested to see what folks might try to talk me into.
  4. Set up a watch list or search on Reverb and eBay. I got a pair of AKG 420P Perecption mics that were unused, but in an open box situation where the cellophane on the case was slightly ripped. Saved $80. I'm using both GarageBand and Reaper. GarageBand because I know it. Reaper because it can do quite a bit. There's a learning curve, but there are some really helpful videos out there. The sad thing is that for all the time and money I spent putting my gear together, I've spent very little time actually recording.
  5. I remember when you were first sharing these sketches and it's great to see them become a reality over the years. There's at least one other forum member who has had some success with custom finishes on guitars and started in his garage and sharing the build threads here. I miss all the build threads.
  6. I needed the money at the time and sold the only electric guitar I had. A 1997 Fender Standard Stratocaster in Inca Silver with a maple fretboard. And I didn't get a whole lot of money for it. Years later when I was finally in a position to start buying guitars again, I couldn't believe how much that same guitar was commanding used. Still haven't technically replaced it, but I've added three other electrics since then. What I really want in a Strat is a two-knob version with a hardtail bridge, so I'll probably put together a partscaster at some point.
  7. Today is the first day I've been back in a while. A couple years ago I was documenting a build that I never finished. I think I stopped by last Christmas to share a guitar that I was surprised to receive as a gift (a red DeArmond Starfire). It's since become my number one. Currently on the fence about buying an old body to start the assembly of a new project.
  8. Very cool! Now I kind of want one. I'm getting to a point where almost all of my guitars are somewhat atypical.
  9. That's all in your head. I don't view either one of those as a radical or extreme design anymore. As long as it isn't neon pink with black zebra stripes i think you'd be fine. As for the original question, I say Firebird.
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