November 8th, 2013, 07:50 PM #1
All Things: Guitar related....I guess basses too
Ok since there isn't, or I couldn't fine, a guitarists thread, here's the spot for my fellow musicians to show off their gear. When I have more time I'm going to post all my stuff.
For now, this is my custom body I just got cut over at Home Page here in Dallas from a swamp ash body blank I bought from warmoth.com.
Body, routed by Brian at Home Page, awesome guy, awesome job.
Body with the brass saddled bridge and tailpiece just laid in to do a rough test fit
Body with my bullet strat squire neck fitted in. Slipped in perfectly, nice and snug, can't wait for the neck to come in.
Body sitting next to the Loudmouth pickups from GFS slipped into cream Seymour Duncan Triple shots.
Now just waiting on the neck, ordering the rest of the electronics, then wudtone stain and finish the neck and body with tru oil. For a second I almost bolted the squire neck on...but no I resisted.
Ordered the hipshot locking tuners, but in my laziness I didn't realize they ere 6-in line, so exchanging them for the 3x3 since I'm going with a vortex 2 headstock.
Im in hoping to have this completed before Christmas, or at the latest by New Years.
November 8th, 2013, 07:58 PM #2
Very cool...dont have the funds to do custom guitar work but do enjoy playing. Been doing a little rockabilly trio as of late I play rhythm and sing on. Will post a clip here one day.
Will say, there is nothing I love more than a good multi effects pedal...I could seriously lose myself for hours doing nothing but effing with different sounds and busting riffs. Make sure you post a pic of the finished product!
Last edited by Hipcheck; November 8th, 2013 at 08:04 PM.
November 8th, 2013, 08:03 PM #3
My favorite guitar to play at home?
Love my Falcon!
November 8th, 2013, 08:27 PM #4
I totally understand the whole pedals thing, I used to run about 12-18 pedals on my board when I was in a band. Sold them all now I just play on Amplitube 3....you should get Amplitube 3 in the PC, I spend hours in that.
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
November 9th, 2013, 09:54 AM #5
Thanks for the heads up! Ill check it out for sure.
Originally Posted by mark1178
November 9th, 2013, 04:13 PM #6
I have about 3 songs fully written with vocs guitar and bass, what's the best way to home record? USB mic or instrument cable/XLR to 3.5? Also pro tools or garage band? Thanks!
November 9th, 2013, 05:23 PM #7
November 9th, 2013, 06:25 PM #8
That is a beautiful guitar ChilledAqua. VCRW, wow !
The question I have. I have a decent starter classical guitar and I am getting the chord changes and plucking but can't for the life of me figure out the strumming. Any ideas or tips. I want to play simple songs but not just with all down or up strokes.
November 10th, 2013, 03:58 AM #9
Thank you; I have always found it to be very aesthetically pleasing. I do kind of like the fact that it's kind of an offbeat item. VCRW has the storied axe.
Originally Posted by SuperCalo2000
If I get your point, you're looking to vary the strumming pattern throughout the song?
A good way to incorporate something like this is to check videos and tutorials on YouTube. I learn new songs and practice by playing along with them. This makes it possible to work on the chord changes, and the way they are accented, which should give an idea of the pattern.
As an example, there is a live version (from SF) of the Bangles doing their arrangement of "Going Down To Liverpool", which features a nice acoustic part which really drives the song.
It is possible to see how the strumming is done within the frame, along with the aural cues. The chords are basic [chorus: A - D(9) (D with the high E string left open) - E] [verses: E - D(9)]. Playing along with it allows one to concentrate on the rhythmic accents and work out the timing and upstroke / downstroke pattern. I do tend to deviate from the video to a degree by playing fewer strums more centered on the main beats in a more irregular pattern. Have fun and experiment with it.
I have a lot of fun doing this on YouTube; I hope this helps.
Trust your ears!
Last edited by ChilledAgua; November 10th, 2013 at 04:02 AM.
November 10th, 2013, 04:50 PM #10
I have a spate of cheap and semi-cheap guitars I will use until I get a little better. I keep an Epiphone PR150 at the office for when I have downtime, along with a Les Jr. and a Breedlove Passport D/MMe I play at home. Mostly, though, I play my Fender P-Bass (Mexican). I have a few other even cheaper guitars I don't play anymore.