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    Default 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.
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    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!
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    My favorite guitar to play at home?

    See avatar.

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    Love my Falcon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcheck View Post
    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!
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1178 View Post
    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.
    Thanks for the heads up! Ill check it out for sure.
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    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!

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    I got a late '70's Conn F-27 as a gift and have loved it ever since. The neck isn't as wide or deep as a Martin, which makes it easier to play for those of us who don't have large hands.



    Clean looking headstock design with Grover tuning machines.



    This was the only model that had the three-piece back.



    The Conn Co. is better known for brass instruments, but they jumped into the guitar market (first with instruments built by Washburn, then by ones sourced from Japan) from 1971 - 1981. I'm pretty sure mine is from Japan.

    The last time I had the frets reshaped, the shop I took it to also installed an ivory nut and bridge, which helped the projection tremendously They even carved the bridge contact point under each string, to improve the intonation (in the manner of an adjustable one on an electric).

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCalo2000 View Post
    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.
    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.

    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I43SzPUxi68

    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!
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    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.

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