Found 'pleeny' presets in BlueCat Axiom's 'Legends' folder...

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KVRAF
8096 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Thu May 13, 2021 1:04 pm

I really like them, but thought 'Who or what is pleeny?' Emerging from
isolation, I googled pleeny guitar, and became aware. At 3:50 of this
video, there begins a show-closing dueling-guitars stint with bandmate Jake, the
bearded wonder, prog rock I guess? But now I know it's Australia's Plini, and lot's of videos, and I'm really daft concerning modern players, but Bluecat Axiom expands my world view, and let's me mimic a bit with cool sound, as I try to keep up with the speed.

Plini is playing a sawed-off guitar vs Jake's 'normal' headstocked axe.
Even more things to google :hyper: Anyone here have or used one of those new-fangled instruments? (Axiom demo has periodic sound fadeouts, no IK bursts, if in the market for a decent suite. Their Destructor and Late Replies are included, and it also hosts 3rd party vsts, so quite useful, even if they mis-spelt Plini's name :wink:
Cheers

https://youtu.be/PDS7Jhrec8M

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KVRAF
2048 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Thu May 13, 2021 1:52 pm

Bass player has one of those new fangled guitars too? Where do you tune them?
"Have you ever noticed how anyone driving faster than you is a [jerk] and anyone driving slower than you is a moron?" - George Carlin

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8096 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Thu May 13, 2021 2:15 pm

After a tiny google, they are Strandberg guitars, looks like the tuners are on the bottom end, recessed as needed. Found the 'entry level model at Sweetwater,
$1495, but I don't think it's overpriced, after reading up on it

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... gundy-mist

https://youtu.be/SShCu8JSqVk

The Plini Signature model might be a harder to find...

Cheers
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KVRAF
15395 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Thu May 13, 2021 2:31 pm

I play a Steinberger headless guitar. Love it and changing strings is a breeze as they have a ball on each end, just drop them in no winding.

Tuning is done from the end of the tailpiece.
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

KVRian
525 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

Post Thu May 13, 2021 3:12 pm

I have two headless basses (an old Kramer Duke and a Lefay 5 string) and I love them. I'm more of a guitarist than bass player so maybe it's their compactness I like. There must be close to 20cm difference in overall length compared to the Precision I used to use. I find this invaluable as I often play at my desk these days and with the Precision I always felt I was going to clatter something with the headstock. It also helps that the Lefay is just a great bass!

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8096 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Thu May 13, 2021 4:54 pm

GuitarCenter's Steinberger's new/used prices between $320-$900, but only mid-range(?) shown as new stock, $400 or $450. Tempted to ask if they are only vst3i
or if effects version can also be downloaded :wink:
...but won't give in to the temptation. :hihi:

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KVRAF
4661 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:54 pm

Glad that you found them! :tu: The misspelling is on purpose, as we cannot use actual names. It seemed it would be clear enough when reading it loud... Plini is indeed a great guitar player, with a tone of his own (great delays on leads)!

There are a couple of other famous people hidden behind the "Guitar Legends" presets... Have you guessed who is hidden behind the "Purple Lady", "Evil Suede" or "Mike" who cannot dance? :)

KVRAF

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8096 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Mon May 24, 2021 12:39 am

I'm just woefully ignorant about modern music and those who make it,
and lack the time and motivation to change that. In the past 15 years
or so, the only artists/musicians who've grabbed my attention enough to
occasionally take an extended listen to, are The Gipsy Kings, Imogen Heap,
Lord Huron, The Rippingtons, and Lari Basilio. The sounds that are at our fingertips, and those we can create with current software and gear, tend to negate my need to know what fun others are having and providing for happy fans.

I love wedging great tones like Axiom provides, between a backward and forward delay, with some sublety, it's great to accompany film scores on the movie channels.
Cheers

KVRAF
6086 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Mon May 24, 2021 3:27 am

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I had an Ibanez IMG 2020 back in the 80's

Honestly fastest string change time and stayed in tune for days.
Also didn't and still don't like the tone headless guitars. Not especially comfortable to play.
But hey, it had midi so I had to have it. It took me decades to stop chasing midi guitars but this was my first.
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8096 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Mon May 24, 2021 10:43 am

To me it's shape is ugly, but Mr. Strandergs Sweetwater interview speaking of ergonomics and hardware choices was convincing, but at the price, I'd need to play it to believe it.
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https://youtu.be/SShCu8JSqVk
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KVRAF
4661 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Tue May 25, 2021 11:16 pm

glokraw wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 10:43 am
To me it's shape is ugly, but Mr. Strandergs Sweetwater interview speaking of ergonomics and hardware choices was convincing, but at the price, I'd need to play it to believe it.

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It's definitely not your traditional Strat, Tele or LP, but it has a character of its own!

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