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Apr 16 2016, 05:02 AM #51

misterrogers @ Apr 15 2016, 09:53 PM wrote:
flickeringlexicon @ Oct 3 2015, 02:47 PM wrote: After about a year of waiting for it to be in stock... may I present my new guitar: The Brian May Signature Model:



For those of you with no use for any notes above the tenth fret ;) you will notice this neck has 2 full octaves... the switches are for operating the three pickups independently, and for switching them from single- to double-coil, in any combination. There's no f-hole, but the body is chambered, so it can definitely get the semi-hollow tones as well as Rock You. B)
With those frets now you know how he played those line parts in queen 2 real up high.. Looks like great sustain..looks good lex,I like it.
Thanks, Mr. R! I was just playing it today, it really is a lot of fun. Despite the chambered body, it really does sustain well, esp if you use these 'Burns-Style' pickups on their double-coil setting. :) Plus, you can really tell the difference between an Ebony fretboard and a rosewood or maple one... very smooth.
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Apr 16 2016, 07:09 AM #52

flickeringlexicon @ Apr 15 2016, 10:08 PM wrote:
Conway @ Mar 12 2014, 02:57 PM wrote:
delmore @ Mar 12 2014, 02:01 PM wrote:
Jazzbox. Nice. Love the Epi headstock inlay.
I just discovered that this model of guitar is known as the "Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II." ^_^
I deny all accusations.



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Apr 16 2016, 07:20 AM #53

:P I don't blame you for removing that pickguard, though: it's a bit monstrous. Plus, covering up one of the f-holes makes no sense...
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Apr 16 2016, 07:54 AM #54

I shop a bit on Ali Express & recently a lot of forged premium guitars have been showing up.
Not at all tempted but I do wonder if they are any good.
Usually about US$200-300.
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Apr 18 2016, 12:19 AM #55

Conway @ Mar 11 2014, 09:48 AM wrote: Paul Reed Smith P24 Trem. (P = piezo equipped; 24 = 24 frets; trem = PRS tremolo bridge). Livingston Lemondrop "10 top" flame maple. One piece mahogany back, set mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and headstock overlay. PRS 57/08 (PAF style) pickups - vintage, lowish gain. Master volume, tone, 5 way mag pickup selector (incl. coil tap options), piezo 3 way mini-toggle and peizo/magnetic pickup blend pot.

Looks and sounds incredible.




Nice axe. I was going to get a new PRS a couple years ago, but held off. Now I want a Fender vintage reissue strat or tele.

Martin Barre of Tull fame plays PRS, which is what led me to research them.
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Apr 18 2016, 07:10 PM #56

A Made in Japan Fender Stratocaster, late 80s.

Was never that keen on Stratocaster sound. But this guitar is one of the best i have ever played. The bite from the pick ups is amazing. It has a 60s neck (slim enough) that is perfect for me.

Running it through the Modulation setting on a Boss RV 5 sounds great.

At the moment I have it running through a Forest Green Compressor, an Xotic RC Booster and the RV5. I cant see myself changing this setting for some time. Love the sound.

Would be very tempted to seek out a Jap Telecaster
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Apr 19 2016, 11:52 PM #57

This is what I want:

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Apr 20 2016, 12:00 AM #58

marvell78 @ Apr 19 2016, 07:10 AM wrote: A Made in Japan Fender Stratocaster, late 80s.

Was never that keen on Stratocaster sound. But this guitar is one of the best i have ever played. The bite from the pick ups is amazing. It has a 60s neck (slim enough) that is perfect for me.

Running it through the Modulation setting on a Boss RV 5 sounds great.

At the moment I have it running through a Forest Green Compressor, an Xotic RC Booster and the RV5. I cant see myself changing this setting for some time. Love the sound.

Would be very tempted to seek out a Jap Telecaster
I have an '86 Japanese Squier Strat . . . the thing is dynamite, my go to guitar ever since those days.

I also once had one of those Epiphone Emperors pictured above. That was a nice one too!
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May 18 2016, 10:32 PM #59

Divvey @ Apr 16 2016, 12:54 AM wrote: I shop a bit on Ali Express & recently a lot of forged premium guitars have been showing up.
Not at all tempted but I do wonder if they are any good.
Usually about US$200-300.
The Divvey Challenge, or, The Tale Of The Chickenbacker:

Ever since reading this post of Divvey's, my interest was kindled. Chinese forgeries for as little as 1/10 what the originals cost? I figured it was worth a whirl. I decided to go for a purple 'Rickenbacker.' Not only was it about $1300 less than a 'real one,' you can't get purple Ricks for any amount of money; they are notorious for only offering their instruments in a handful of (bland) colors. For about 50$ extra, "Schoolmusic" threw in a nice hardshell case, but that is optional.

The Process: The seller, "Schoolmusic" informed me they don't even build an instrument until they get an order first. I can see the reason for this (although it wasn't stated): having no finished forgeries on hand could be useful if a factory was, oh, I don't know, raided for fraud or something. ;) Even so, the process still took only two weeks, inc. shipping. The forged 'Rickenbacker' truss rod cover was included in the box, but not attached "for customs purposes." lol. Once that was attached, the main differences between this "Rick" (I call it a Chickenbacker, for Chinese Rickenbacker) and a real one are:

!. Pickups are different types than you would normally get, yet they sound just like regular Rick pickups (i.e., the bridge one is quiet and sort of useless -- just like the real thing!)

2. Fret inlays are brighter than the ones on a real Rick.

3. The bridge is much more adjustable (albeit stiff) compared to a real Rick bridge. The saddles can even be adjusted side-to-side for string spacing. The action was great out of the box, I only had to raise a saddle or two slightly to prevent a little buzzing. Neck is sound and slightly thicker than the real thing, which is good, actually.

4. It's PURPLE. I know I mentioned this already, but I'm so sick of the limited colors on offer by pretty much everyone... except our Chinese friends. B)

I'd rate this a success. Thanks to Divvey for planting the idea, Alibaba for out Amazoning Amazon, Schoolmusic for being such excellent pirates, and Rick for driving me to this with their over-priced, blandly colored gear.

I'm playin on a Chinese Rick
cos the prices just made me sick
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May 20 2016, 09:51 AM #60

I ended up buying a Hofner semi.
It's not fantastic but having never played an original I can't compare. But for the cash... Even the custom case is tremendous.

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May 20 2016, 02:14 PM #61

Oh, that's very nice indeed. :) Can't beat the Germans... :D I find the lack of fret markers disturbing, though.
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May 20 2016, 10:29 PM #62

That's what appealed. Absolute simplicity. I asked for them to omit the logo but that got lost in translation.
It has a nice mellow tone but when I play just treble it's really cutting. Strap sits badly on my shoulder because of the body but that's for me to adapt to.
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May 21 2016, 01:59 AM #63

Ah, I see what you mean. And it is elegant in its unembellished way. I like that color too. That's interesting that you say the bridge pickup is 'cutting,' cos semi-hollows usually aren't described that way. I guess the pickups are unusually bright. B) It reminds me a bit of a Gretsch Electromatic, except those are VERY embellished! :D

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May 21 2016, 05:45 AM #64

Divvey @ May 20 2016, 01:51 AM wrote: I ended up buying a Hofner semi.
It's not fantastic but having never played an original I can't compare. But for the cash... Even the custom case is tremendous.

I don't know anything about those but the look of it is perfect.
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Sep 24 2016, 11:59 PM #65

Highly portable and plays in tune. :thumbsup:





Got it today in a pawnshop.
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Sep 25 2016, 12:09 AM #66

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Sep 25 2016, 06:42 AM #67

delmore @ Sep 25 2016, 09:59 AM wrote: Highly portable and plays in tune. :thumbsup:





Got it today in a pawnshop.
my guitar supplier in China is selling these as Peavey travel guitars.About 200 USD.
Worth it??

I just bought a butterscotch Squire Telecaster with a Humbucker second hand from a colleague, I love it.
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Sep 25 2016, 02:27 PM #68

:lol: this one's labeled Ibanez.

It's pretty good, needs a set up and the strings and frets are very close together but I can still play chords. You should hear it first though, it sounds very bright which might be unpleasant.

It just spent a night outside and is still in tune.
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Sep 25 2016, 04:20 PM #69

Divvey @ Sep 24 2016, 11:42 PM wrote: my guitar supplier in China
:o ;)
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Sep 27 2016, 10:02 AM #70

flickeringlexicon @ Sep 26 2016, 02:20 AM wrote:
Divvey @ Sep 24 2016, 11:42 PM wrote: my guitar supplier in China
:o ;)
high quality 36inch travel guitar pevy
http://s.aliexpress.com/AzERVb6B
(from AliExpress Android)
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Sep 27 2016, 03:34 PM #71

Divvey @ Sep 27 2016, 03:02 AM wrote:
flickeringlexicon @ Sep 26 2016, 02:20 AM wrote:
Divvey @ Sep 24 2016, 11:42 PM wrote: my guitar supplier in China
:o ;)
high quality 36inch travel guitar pevy
http://s.aliexpress.com/AzERVb6B
(from AliExpress Android)
Ah, the "v-glorify respectable shop," very good. I like "Forest Music Store." :)
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Sep 27 2016, 04:14 PM #72

flickeringlexicon @ Sep 27 2016, 11:34 AM wrote:
Divvey @ Sep 27 2016, 03:02 AM wrote:
flickeringlexicon @ Sep 26 2016, 02:20 AM wrote: :o ;)
high quality 36inch travel guitar pevy
http://s.aliexpress.com/AzERVb6B
(from AliExpress Android)
Ah, the "v-glorify respectable shop," very good. I like "Forest Music Store." :)
It's a different make from mine (also made in China); the soundhole's in the upper bout instead of in the middle. You should buy and let us know how it is. :D
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Sep 28 2016, 09:03 PM #73

Don't encourage me. Mrs divvey may see it different
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Sep 28 2016, 10:38 PM #74

Divvey @ Sep 28 2016, 02:03 PM wrote: Don't encourage me. Mrs divvey may see it different
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Sep 28 2016, 11:17 PM #75







Three recent acquistions. All bought locally on the cheap but all good. 70s Suzuki acoustic (copy of Hummingbird but with different scratchplate), Aria M series (looks like a Danelectro knock off but sounds better), 80s Jap Strat (really biting sound)
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