Your next guitar revisited

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Bombadil
KVRAF
4878 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:44 pm

It was tuned when I bought it!
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cptgone
KVRAF
5461 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:14 am

This time over, my cc problems were comprehensible. I bumped into the limit, due to the long delays in banking transactions I couldn't tell.

My Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in Worn Cherry arrived and looks great 8)
Gonna take her for a strum.
cptgone wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:56 am
blah blah as usual....

tapper mike
KVRAF
5225 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:17 pm

Reads cool. Post a video

tapper mike
KVRAF
5225 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:32 pm

Two weeks or less baby
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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
6456 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:42 am

I tried to buy a 12 string EKO acoustic - looked like a bargain on the facebook marketplace. When I contacted the bloke though, he seemed just a bit odd...

"You can only come round between 11.37 and 12.43 (or some such) during the daytime". "Ah, I'm at work then". "Can you come round now?" "I could get a taxi yes" "No! don't come now, it's dark"...."Err, Ok, I think I'll leave it.." :scared:

Takes all sorts...

AnX
KVRAF
6019 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 am

I was considering a cheap (really fuckin cheap) electric bass, just for fun....

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vurt
addled muppet weed
56975 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:44 am

AnX wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 am
I was considering a cheap (really fuckin cheap) electric bass, just for fun....
got the right amount of strings for you and none of the thin ones that hurt your fingers :tu:

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Forgotten
KVRAF
7387 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:25 am

AnX wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 am
I was considering a cheap (really fuckin cheap) electric bass, just for fun....
To play flangey goth bass lines on?

AnX
KVRAF
6019 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:10 am

Forgotten wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:25 am
AnX wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 am
I was considering a cheap (really fuckin cheap) electric bass, just for fun....
To play flangey goth bass lines on?
exactly! I'm sure a £50 job thru some pedals will be fine...

AnX
KVRAF
6019 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:11 am

vurt wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:44 am
AnX wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 am
I was considering a cheap (really fuckin cheap) electric bass, just for fun....
got the right amount of strings for you and none of the thin ones that hurt your fingers :tu:
i can prob get away with 2 on the bass to be fair :hihi:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
56975 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:50 am

AnX wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:11 am
vurt wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:44 am
AnX wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 am
I was considering a cheap (really fuckin cheap) electric bass, just for fun....
got the right amount of strings for you and none of the thin ones that hurt your fingers :tu:
i can prob get away with 2 on the bass to be fair :hihi:
aye! its not prog afterall :hihi:

did "progressive goth" ever happen?
every other bloody genre got a prog prefix.

tapper mike
KVRAF
5225 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:58 am

Re Electric Bass,

Prior to buying a bass, I played:
Guitar
Ukulele
Mandolin
Keys
Percussion
Harmonica
Soprano Sax

So I got a cheap bass and played the heck out of it. Didn't take long to come up to speed and figure out tonnes of covers. Looked around at all my guitar player buddies who doubled on bass. They always got gigs as a bassist even when they were mediocre. As time went on they got better at bass and put the guitar down for good. I sat in on a blues jam playing the bass and was swamped with would be acts needing a bassist and telling me how good I was. So I did the... Bassist in one band, guitarist in another thing for awhile because.... money. Tendinitis set in, my fingers got roughed up. I had to carry heavier gear Then my main band wanted me to switch full time to both keys and bass and ditch the guitar altogether. Nadda not gonna happen, no way. I'm not a great keyboard player by any means and the instrument doesn't speak to me. I just used it for occasionally for filling up the tracks on my own stuff.

Those guys, They stopped playing guitar all together. The bass gigs got fewer and fewer and when they left the scene they stopped playing music all together.

Today I streamline things. Guitar, Linnstrument, Launchpad Pro. Guitar everyday, Linn every other day, LP Pro twice a week. I can get most of my non guitar stuff out on the linnstrument.

tapper mike
KVRAF
5225 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:19 pm

Do the D'angelico Premier EXL- in Ocean Turquoise arrived.

It wasn't in tune and it wasn't set up. I'll live.

It took a day for a good neck adjustment to take hold and it' plays well. Ocean fresh without a hint of red tide. Very playable. But I will need to swap out the tuners for locking ones.

codec_spurt
KVRAF
3994 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:47 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:42 am
I tried to buy a 12 string EKO acoustic - looked like a bargain on the facebook marketplace. When I contacted the bloke though, he seemed just a bit odd...

"You can only come round between 11.37 and 12.43 (or some such) during the daytime". "Ah, I'm at work then". "Can you come round now?" "I could get a taxi yes" "No! don't come now, it's dark"...."Err, Ok, I think I'll leave it.." :scared:

Takes all sorts...

I tried to buy a 12 string EKO acoustic - looked like a bargain

I actually did buy an EKO 12 string acoustic. And it might have not been a bargain but it wasn't far off. Bought it in a big guitar shop in Southampton for 99 quid around the mid 80's. Rude f**ker he was as well. Still, he gave me a free case (soft) so he wasn't all bad.

But a 'friend' borrowed it, then leant it out to his 'friend'. Never got it back. You know how it goes.

And stolen guitars...

Sitting here now, in this bar for hours
While these strange men rent strange flowers
I'll be picking up your petals in another few hours
In the metal and blood, in the scent and mascara
On a backcloth of lashes and stars
In a flood of your tears, in sackcloth
And ashes, and ashes, and secondhand passion
And stolen guitars



It was a pretty nice guitar. *

I'd never seen or heard of EKO before that. Pre-internet like.

It didn't sound bad. Had a lot of fun buying strings for it. Pre-internet like. And not knowing what the f**k I was doing. Even more fun trying to tune it.

I got a chance to bring it back home one night after visiting the place of the person it was 'leant' to. It was never robbed as such. You probably know how these things go.

The guy who ended up owning it ended up dying a few years ago. He was a small time celeb and legend in his lunchtime. Played the Half Moon in Putney with Rod Stewart in the olde days.

Anyway, no hard feelings.

But the sheer cheek on the bloke though - not only had he robbed my guitar, but he had the brass balls and absolute f**king temerity to get a bit edgy with me one night at a party when I was showing off my rare acoustic slapping technique - he was not best pleased at all!

Revenge is a dish best served cold!

:tu:


* Just give me my guitar back Lance. It was a good guitar and I liked it!

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"One never loves enough" - R.D. Laing.

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kelldammit
KVRian
1139 posts since 10 Apr, 2006

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:19 am

codec_spurt wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:47 pm
Sitting here now, in this bar for hours
While these strange men rent strange flowers
I'll be picking up your petals in another few hours
In the metal and blood, in the scent and mascara
On a backcloth of lashes and stars
In a flood of your tears, in sackcloth
And ashes, and ashes, and secondhand passion
And stolen guitars
Nice Sisters reference there :wink:
Sorry for the story that made it appropriate.
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