Your next guitar revisited

August 2019 is the first KVR Guitar Month so here's a new forum for discussion of all things guitar!
tapper mike
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5110 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:19 am

I've seen more than my fair share of madolin players reaching to the upper register no problem.
I've never had any issues with the upper frets on LP's but I have "average" hands.

Jazz players often refer to that region as the "dusty end of the neck"

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Forgotten
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4491 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:59 am

I think the fact that mandolin strings are paired makes it a little easier as my fingers have to be at right angles to the neck to play the higher frets. After a point I have to be very careful of finger position as I just can’t touch the neck behind the fret.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51984 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:00 am

as weve moved on to mandolins which aren't guitars...
i think this year might be the year i remember to blow up the flying v uke! :band2:

reggie1979
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1691 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:11 am

vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:32 am
and how your tiny hands played with my bosom.
:scared:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51984 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:12 am

reggie1979 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:11 am
vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:32 am
and how your tiny hands played with my bosom.
:scared:
tunng.

reggie1979
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1691 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:15 am

I thought you said you were not gay? Stop teasing me :x

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51984 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:23 am

:o :lol:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51984 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:23 am

:shakes tush:

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Forgotten
KVRAF
4491 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:28 am

vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:23 am
:shakes tush:
I hope you’re going to vacuum up all that hair...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51984 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:30 am

Forgotten wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:28 am
vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:23 am
:shakes tush:
I hope you’re going to vacuum up all that hair...
:hihi:

reggie1979
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1691 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:41 pm

You know what is always weird about buying a new guitar online, you expect the strings to be ok. Not the case. I was having tuning issues (slightly) and went to put some nut sauce on (not sure what gauge I want to use) and POP went one of the strings. Not a break but off the nut. You see, dumb dumb here didn't check for all the string locks to be tight.

So I went down to GC and got another pack of 9's (still not decided) and found gunk ( ? ) on the nut on just a couple of strings, cleaned all that up, put on the new strings and WALLA. Instant better everything.

I didn't know it could get better :shrug:

tapper mike
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5110 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:19 pm

Raven West is a defunct company. They used to have guitars built in Korea and later china. Then shipped to a US warehouse and marketed independently. I think that the Korean ones were Cort built. The models were based on popular models of american and Japanese brands. They were actually pretty nice slightly above entry level guitar pricing.

The pitch was that the owner would setup and test every guitar sold. I got 450 which is a full hollowbody similar to a PRS

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Mine was considerably more ornate with a tobacco sunburst finish, gold hardware and vine inlay. The guitar did not have a centerblock running from the neck to the stop tail. Instead a smaller block is positioned to cover the stop tail piece and the bridge. It allows more air to pass through. Though lacking in depth it sounds much more hollow body like a Epiphone Casino.

Anyway. I get the guitar "new" from the US warehouse... The strings are dirty as heck. The fretboard hasn't been polished (it's gritty as all get up) Surprisingly. The guitar is perfectly setup and in tune.

It's something that amazes me is that If I buy something like a budget CIC Jackson the thing comes ready to play with polished frets but more expensive guitars don't.

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Bombadil
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4238 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:29 am

I sent the Eastman back. String spacing was awkward, frets felt a little like speed bumps, even after a full fret dress and setup.

I'm getting a Martin D-17M (2nd hand near mint) as a replacement. If I don't like that, I'm just gonna get my money back and fugedaboudit.
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

reggie1979
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1691 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:47 pm


reggie1979
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Re: Your next guitar revisited

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:43 am

I'm thinking about one of these:

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But that raw tone is a MUST and it's not returnable :( If something wasn't cool I'd be screwed.

Sure is beautiful. It's a hardtail but not "metal" like the one I have. The pickguard with the chrome pups looks nice :love: Definitely not do the reversed headstock though.

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