Your next guitar?

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donkey tugger
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5388 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:46 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm
I've never tried a bass with a B top string. Or a 7 string guitar, for that matter. I'm quite the traditionalist in that sense.
I'm the opposite really, Iove messing about with things, open tunings etc, and anything with strings is fair game - just dive in and have a go! That's why I lost my rag a bit with that pompous tool in another thread who was saying that people should only play mandolin, 'properly' . When he started pontificating about 12 string guitars (sorry, six pairs of two strings guitars as they are now known.. :hihi: )... I had to leave the situation. Don't think the lad even has one. :lol:

JCJR
KVRAF
2557 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:51 pm

Shecter makes an ultra 6 and hellcat 6. I like the appearance and switches better on the ultra but the hellcat seems to do it's job and looks closer to a fender.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=__Am5tkI1Jw

https://youtube.com/watch?v=01JC7y_NvWo

Seems it might be a little easier for me to play bass on that compared to four string jazz bass neck which is somewhat finger stretching.

For baritone guitar uses I like the idea but bari guitar sounds more like a beefy guitar and these sound a little more like a bass.

Wonder if it could get more bari guitar twang (and also maybe easier to play guitar parts on) if strung with lighter guage strings? Maybe if they come long enough put a set of twangy bari guitar strings on it?

Or maybe that would only invite string rattle and buzz and intonation problems? I'm quite ignorant of guitars.

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Bombadil
KVRAF
2991 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:01 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm
I've never tried a bass with a B top string. Or a 7 string guitar, for that matter. I'm quite the traditionalist in that sense.
I'm the opposite really, Iove messing about with things, open tunings etc, and anything with strings is fair game - just dive in and have a go! That's why I lost my rag a bit with that pompous tool in another thread who was saying that people should only play mandolin, 'properly' . When he started pontificating about 12 string guitars (sorry, six pairs of two strings guitars as they are now known.. :hihi: )... I had to leave the situation. Don't think the lad even has one. :lol:
Well, to clarify, I'll try anything with strings that crosses my path. I've just never had a 5 string bass in my hands, or a baritone guitar. I'd love to try the cello and a sitar, but I'm not going to go out and buy them. Whether I shell out dinerii for non-traditionally configured instruments is where I'm more conservative. I have an Irish Bouzouki and Dulcimer, and I'm acquainted with DADGAD and a couple of other guitar tunings. So, I like to mess around, too. You never know where inspiration may come from.
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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KVRian
783 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:00 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm
I've never tried a bass with a B top string. Or a 7 string guitar, for that matter. I'm quite the traditionalist in that sense.
I'm the opposite really, Iove messing about with things, open tunings etc, and anything with strings is fair game - just dive in and have a go!
Got to agree with that. I love picking up unfamiliar instruments and just seeing how things go...and then usually go out and buy one...
Sweet child in time...

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28037 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:42 am

Bombadil wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:01 pm
donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm
I've never tried a bass with a B top string. Or a 7 string guitar, for that matter. I'm quite the traditionalist in that sense.
I'm the opposite really, Iove messing about with things, open tunings etc, and anything with strings is fair game - just dive in and have a go! That's why I lost my rag a bit with that pompous tool in another thread who was saying that people should only play mandolin, 'properly' . When he started pontificating about 12 string guitars (sorry, six pairs of two strings guitars as they are now known.. :hihi: )... I had to leave the situation. Don't think the lad even has one. :lol:
Well, to clarify, I'll try anything with strings that crosses my path. I've just never had a 5 string bass in my hands, or a baritone guitar.
I got a pretty nice baritone, I play it a lot but dont have much recorded with it...I pretty much designed it to be a swiss army knife of baritones :tu:
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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vurt
addled muppet weed
41762 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:01 am

donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm
I've never tried a bass with a B top string. Or a 7 string guitar, for that matter. I'm quite the traditionalist in that sense.
I'm the opposite really, Iove messing about with things, open tunings etc, and anything with strings is fair game - just dive in and have a go! That's why I lost my rag a bit with that pompous tool in another thread who was saying that people should only play mandolin, 'properly' . When he started pontificating about 12 string guitars (sorry, six pairs of two strings guitars as they are now known.. :hihi: )... I had to leave the situation. Don't think the lad even has one. :lol:
but f**king banjo?

squeal like a pig boy...

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5388 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:17 am

vurt wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:01 am
donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm
I've never tried a bass with a B top string. Or a 7 string guitar, for that matter. I'm quite the traditionalist in that sense.
I'm the opposite really, Iove messing about with things, open tunings etc, and anything with strings is fair game - just dive in and have a go! That's why I lost my rag a bit with that pompous tool in another thread who was saying that people should only play mandolin, 'properly' . When he started pontificating about 12 string guitars (sorry, six pairs of two strings guitars as they are now known.. :hihi: )... I had to leave the situation. Don't think the lad even has one. :lol:
but f**king banjo?

squeal like a pig boy...
but f**king sinthesiser?

sqweam like a 14 year old maths prodigy young fellow.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
41762 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:26 am

ill have you know i squeam like a demon of the goetia :x

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28037 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:41 am

Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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KVRian
783 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:51 pm

vurt wrote:but f**king banjo?
I think you'll find you're playing it wrong.

Clawhammer and frailing are acceptable methods of playing, but f**king one...?

That's just wrong.
Sweet child in time...

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Bombadil
KVRAF
2991 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:41 pm

Yew shore gotta purty mouf...
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

JCJR
KVRAF
2557 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 pm

Lets seeya do dis on geetar! And them dang banjos are even missin one strang!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dair4-p80RQ

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28037 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:08 am

JCJR wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Lets seeya do dis on geetar! And them dang banjos are even missin one strang!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dair4-p80RQ
is the guy holding the banjo on the left alfred e newman's dad?
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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KVRian
783 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:13 am

Hink wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:08 am
JCJR wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Lets seeya do dis on geetar! And them dang banjos are even missin one strang!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dair4-p80RQ
is the guy holding the banjo on the left alfred e newman's dad?
:lol:

That's so funny - he really does look like him!

Is the one on the right Phil Collins' dad?
Sweet child in time...

JCJR
KVRAF
2557 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:01 pm

Hink wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:08 am
JCJR wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dair4-p80RQ
is the guy holding the banjo on the left alfred e newman's dad?
Good catch! Could be his dad. That was probably in the 1950's though maybe late 1940's. May have even been Alfred E himself!

After all, Alfred E has been Forever Young & Dumb since Mad magazine started back then.

Alfred's recording career extended at least until 1963 with his smash hit, "It's a Gas" but if that number included banjo then it was buried in the mix.

Mad Mag publisher Bill Gaines claimed that Alfred harks back at least to the 1890's and Mad Mag just adopted him. Maybe Alfred E is one of the world's rare lonely wandering immortals who has been Not Worrying since caveman days?

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