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  1. t_e_l_e

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    a strat body with such a large pick up cavity looks like it was tortured but still very nice build
  2. looks like the wiring of our singer/keyboarder, who uses tc helion vox efx together with two (mini) synths a kaos pad cable with midi and and and, and never works as he wants and haf of the time he spents with rewiring and trouble shooting.... too much cables and knobs for me
  3. not my cup of tea, but i'm happy for you
  4. everybody stay calm here a parlor sounds different than a dread than a jumbo than an ovation etc. for dylan or neil young like strumming a dread sounds perfect, whereas a parlor does not much shine here. for finger picking, slide and robert johnson like blues a parlor is the thing to go. it sounds just right, its much more comfy to play in sitting position yes you could play it on a dread or a jumbo but it does not sound the same. others love the sound of an ovation, but playing tha blues on it sucks, whereas it has a lot of other great applications.. to everyone its personal taste and preferrence. i like my dread and my parlor and i tend to play some things with the one and others with the other. thats also the reason i bought a dread again (my first one would need a refretting but is not worth it) after a got a parlor guitar
  5. now i have the urge to play my parlor guitar very nice thing
  6. hmmm for a $100 i would really be interested what i would get, when i order a gibsonor what ever guitar... but i don't want to use my paypal account for it
  7. i could still hendrix it just like my nr1 strat, but why should i, if i could get same or even better quality for almost half the money
  8. yawn... ok new noiseless pickups and a non standard trem, no lefty, 2000+ euro. sorry i had to click through warmoth site, same modern body contour and buying all parts there, ok not the same pick ups and not the same trem, but with $1200 you are there, without the fender logo. sourcing hardware parts at cheaper places you can go even below and maybe you can get fender orginal pickups aswell. and looking at charvel or jackson or evh strats or others, i don't see the point in paying fender 2000eu for such an ultra instrument
  9. i guess way too expensive for a custom superstrat with locking trem and tuners special shaped body with blue metallic sparkly finish... and for sure they will not offer an lefty.... hmm lately i bash fender even more than i used to bash gibson
  10. tasty, me like not sure if with the smallish pickguard it looks a bit too naked, but on the other hand not sure if a bigger tort pickguard would be too much again. ift it were a lefty i definitely would rawk this
  11. hmmm... in electronics it is called transistor standard schematics. a distortion pedal is more or less an standard amplifier schematic, normally you want to set it that it has a clean signal to operate. havin'g a feedback loop from emitter to base (or was it collector to base) makes it more linear, putting a diode instead an resistor there makes it clip.. so the real difference is, if it use one, two or three transistors or op-amps or fet, the building blocks were more or lessthe same, as thats how analog electronics work, thats why the first pedals looked and worked very similar about the boutique discussion, there was a lot of snake oil and bull{censored}ting going on, selling just a tube screamer for 1o times the price, without adding anything to it beside goop that nobody can check it...
  12. hmm use white and add some red led stripes if not that i would go for the black one nice project btw
  13. i don't know what you mean by smooth, modern or progressive, buthave you heard about poliphia? but there newest album New levels new Devils was a big wtf wow what is this moment when i first hread it. here is on song of the album, you can listen the whole album with youtube videos too
  14. i had a list of 10 guitars i wanted to own, but with my current 12 guitar i have i'm settled and for some guitars on the initial list i have change my mind and the rest i have in my possesion guitars i deleted from my list gretsch white falcon double cut (you don't see them as leftys any more ) gibson sg double neck, completely unpractical heavy monster for one or two songs rickenbacker 330 played one, which was nice, but the fretboard and string spaceing was too small for me a PRS i don't know why i would need one when i'm happy with my other guitars a Martin D41 or so, while nothing is wrong with it, its just tooo expensive to justify
  15. depends what you put it in i have a set of kinman woodstock+ in one of my strat. here you get all the punch and power what you wantthere is no need for a humbucker, altoughsome of the strat twang is lost the other strat has stock pickups all the twang what you wish, but for the crunch t sounds different. in the tele i put a lil59 humbucker in to make it a tuned down stoner rock machine, which worked as planned...
  16. https://reverb.com/item/23622584-handyman-church-t-model-2017-natural-xv-sec-wood-body ok the body wood is really gorgeous, but putting a heavy relic'd neck it to fit in, hm... and then the skull knobs hmm... 23.000euros???? what do you think?
  17. TLDR; is this real or just a goof or an article from one who does not know nothing? meaning, is it worth reading, or is it just a punch of rubbish i can skip?
  18. if you exactly know what you need and want e.g. which kind of neck, what profile what dimension suits your hand etc you can go on to warmoth.com and for 1500 you can order the parts of your dream strat and the parts you like there and you assemble your dream from there if you go to fender you pay a lot for the brand and in the 1500 range you just get their of the shelve instruments. which are nice and all, but there are cheaper alternative like your pacifica or a charvel etc.. if you go custom shop at fender you may need to double your budget, which is it IMHO not worth
  19. to some extend i'm totally with you but there are (still) limits. also since that time my musical taste has changed and/or expanded and so have my ability of playing music expanded. some limits are skill wise, i'm not really into jazz and so my skills of it are very limited, aswell i'm not into shredding and tapping as i mostly do not like the music which comes out of it, so i never cared to practice such abilities some limits are tastewise, i will not play fake tradtional tirolean music or german schlager and the like, i do not want to play the classical wedding music etc.. but if you need to make a living out of it, you need to play and practice what you get the bills paid, and i didn't want to put myself into this position. this is total personal to me, and i will not judge anyone who thinks or does completely different....or maybe i did when i was young, but i didn't know anything at that time while i thought i know it all so instead of becoming a musician i became an IT guy who loves to make music with his friends
  20. 319 pedals, none of them twice and only "well-known" brands allowed... this alone is already a challenge, and then to make them function in one signal chain.... its cool to see, but yet another useless record
  21. i was not talking about the entire song, just the intro and all i saying is, if someone has the time and willingness to do something 8h a day, he will more excel in what he does, than somebody that has only one hour the time or the willingness almost 25 years ago i made a decission not to make music my profession, because i could not think i would able to make music 8 hours a day, especially if you have to play/make music what you get payed for whether you like it or not. i was into computers so i made that my profession, and made music my passion and promised myself never play anything i didn't like myself. now after a masters degree in computer science and almost 20 years working in IT (i consider myself really good at it:)) and all the things i learned, and experienced and i know now, i think a bit differently about my decission. i feel not sorry about it, thats what i went for and its fine, but more often i think how i could escape the rat race in IT and if making music would be better i'm fully aware that switching to making music will most likely not pay my bills, but playing a bit this mind game is also helping me keeping sane
  22. i was not really serious but there is really a huge difference between someone who plays 8h or more per day and one just gets rughly only one hour per day... that said, it also matters what you play and how you practice, playing the enter sandman intro for 8 hours every day, does not make you a better guitar player, maybe worlds best enter sandman intro player
  23. i play in a band because its fun, and fun comes first. if the fun stops and it becomes only work or pain than its time to start thinking about it and talking with your bandmates we were there a couple of times, and came back, our productivity became less and less, instead playing more gigs we have only time for less etc but the most important thing is we are having fun. one other advice, book your gigs on weekdays and not on weekends. yes it is less stress with a 9to5 job if you can gear moving on the weekend and not just after work and after a great show sleepong long etc. but almost all people have plans for the weekend even months before, the older they get the more booked out are their weekends. but on weekdays most people have nothing better todo, so they say why not, lets see my friends gig and have a nice after office beer etc. if its not a special event with a guaranteed crowd which comes anyhow for the event and not for you, you should avoid weekends and holiday season, plan weekdays with your original band and more people will show up friends and family have booked weekends too, this this applies to them aswell, no matter how close they are
  24. its very hard to get some attention and its a lot of work which is not related in playing your own music you need to do "advertising" and promoting, keep your social media status up to date, post videos from your last rehearsal session, pictures from your last gig, haveing a youtube channel helps etc... even if its just for your friends and not for "making it" to some extend it has to be done. you don't need to have professional work phone cam vids and pictures are ok, it just have to be done you need to show the outside world that you are doing something and that you are moving, to keep anyone interested it gets even harder when you are done this for a couple of years and all your friends, family and co workers have been to one or more of your gigs, its hard to motivate to come again. the same is it for other bands not listening to your set, they are busy too, remove their gear etc what ever, if they do not know you, or you have not made curious about you before the day of the gig, they may listen for the first few chords and if you do not blow them away (most of us will not in the first few second), they move on and go. they might been already to a lot of gigs and seen a lot of bands starting out and you just one of them. its not about you and that they do not respect you, but you need to make them interested first and not them need to stay and listen.. and now for the bad news, if you don't have someone doing this stuff for you or you can pay some one for it, you and your bandmates have to do it all yourself and consumes much more time and energy than just showing up for rehearsal once or twice a week and for the gig i know what i'm talking about, cause we are very bad at it, being in his forties, having kids, having a fulltime job etc. don't leave much time, time which needs to be well spent, and there is so much want to do band wise (writing, recording gigging, maybe "touring" etc) but in the end i'm happy if we have once in a week a rehearsal and everybody shows up on time and we have some fun jamming, and all the other stuff just gets not done
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