It's probably a Shawbucker
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A leftie? More like 10%er, amirite?
Congrats on the guitar. She's a beaut.
So, I've got friends moving out of state and I'm moving into their house. He's just finishing up this in the backyard. Looks like I may have to host the first Shaggy jam.
The husband of a friend of mine is Spoon's newest member. I need to start laying the groundwork for them to play the housewarming.
So I was up in Chicago the other day for work and a friend turned me onto these guys. Very high quality builds with some real "out-there" original ideas. Some are "why?" but some are "whoa." Worth a look.
Whoa - I really kind dig this idea. A Tele but made with the same techniques as a Danelectro:
Also got to run through the old Chess studio while I was there. Not much to it, but it has a vibe.
These are the rickety stairs everyone from Muddy Waters to Howlin Wolf to Chuck Berry etc. etc. climbed to make their records. Crooked as hell.
The studio, with some mods over time:
Willie Dixon's bass (or so they said). His grandson gave the tour and said the strings hadn't been changed since he died. Then I got to play it. I want to believe I touched the same strings as Willie...
Chicago Music Exchange seems to have the best selection of guitars and coolest $#@! in the US, going by the stuff I see on Reverb.
OK, one of you guys has to have some advice for my question the other day. Help a brother out. Half-NGD.
There are so many ways to go there. I have some SD vintage pups in my Jazzocaster. They sound great, so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Also, have Lollars in my Jazz bass. Those are good as well.
Pickups are relatively cheap. So if you try some, and don't like what you're hearing, you can switch them out and resale pretty easily.
I know SD makes a Broadcaster bridge pick up that's well reviewed. So many folks make their own take on the PAF, that it'd be hard to choose for you neck. That said, SD was really the first to identify and nail that sound.
I prefer higher output to lower output, brighter to not bright, etc. This is my main guitar in a big guitar rock band.I'm looking for as close to a Les Paul humbucker tone as I can get in the neck, and the best Tele bridge tone in the bridge.
Dimarzio super distortion?
Never mind, not for single coil bridge
I dont know much about single coils, still learning my Strat, not even sure what it has.
Duncan custom. I have one in my Les Paul. It's fantastic.
That G&L is still $299. Anybody?
For what you're asking: single coil Seymour Duncan in the bridge and Gibson in the neck?
I'm pretty sure I want max output for both pickups, within reason. I'm not looking for some grotesque thin sound or anything like that, but at the same time, I'm not looking to blend them. I want a hot Tele lead sound on the bridge and a hot Les Paul sound on the neck. (I realize that the scale is off and more than that, it's a semi-hollowbody. I'm just trying to find a starting point.)
You know what's a pain in the ass?
Sitting in Am Airlines lounge at Frankfurt Airport, trying to relax, and Steve Stevens won't shut up asking me about tone....
Phone is full so i can't take pic.
Not sure, but i think Flea and Gilby Clarke are here too.
^watching go through security, i estimate her boobs make up 36% of her estimate 90 lbs body weight
I guess these dudes are The Royal Machines:
Overheard this funny conversation standing in line to board between Gilby and the drummer:
"Billy made a point to tell me he loved your playing. He doesnt love everybody(drummers). He looks for that Texas swing. Its still a shuffle, but has to have swing. He thinks rock drummer are too harsh"
"Thats nice of him to say"
"Yeah, it won't get you another 0 on the end of your check, though..."
"he was nodding at me during LaGrange"
I now realize they are talking about Billy Gibbons.
"I don't give a $#@!, he invited over to his W Hollywood home to try his guacamole! (Billy impersonation: "i'll tell you the secret....)"
"You don't wanna know the secret."
"I hope it doesnt involve me bending over."
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