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Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
« Reply #285 on: March 31, 2016, 23:11:32 PM »
Mentioned this in another thread, but I bought myself a Tokai Les Paul.

Cosmetically quite similar to a Gibson '1960 Classic' I bought in 1994, but a better guitar.


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« Reply #286 on: March 31, 2016, 23:17:04 PM »
That's a thing of loveliness, James. :)
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« Reply #287 on: March 31, 2016, 23:27:09 PM »
Getting itchy fingers again and considering trading in my Fender EVH Striped for an EVH Wolfgang Stealth...

Rehearsed with the EVH Striped tonight and it performed wonderfully, no matter what I threw at it.  Arse...can't let it go now but I still want that Stealth.  I'll just have to play some more gigs. :)

EDIT: Just gone and bought one; paid a deposit and got 0% finance over 12 months.  Marvellous. :)
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« Reply #288 on: April 02, 2016, 19:49:27 PM »
That's a thing of loveliness, James. :)

Thanks Matt!

One bummer is that the nut was cut way too high, the altitude of the strings over the first fret is quite surprising. I took it to my local luthier to fix, and he showed me that one or two of the frets were a bit high. Not uncommon apparently with Far Eastern instruments .. anyway he's going to glue them in for me to prevent lifting (using a process that doesn't involve removing them) then do a fret dress. He's promised me that only the two or three high frets will be noticeably lower when he's done.

Anyway the guitar will end up costing me more like £440 than the original £350, but I'll have a guitar that's been finished off by a pro luthier - something you don't even get from so-called Custom Shop guitars these days.

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Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
« Reply #289 on: May 07, 2016, 20:07:44 PM »
I like a Japanese Stratocaster, and when I saw this one (left) on eBay last week, I couldn't quite stop myself. It's had a few knocks and dings, and a recent refret but that's a plus for me, as it's been well done and I like the medium jumbo frets.




This is a 2006 "Crafted In Japan" model. Pictured here with my 1982 JV Strat. Outwardly quite similar, except that
  • it's a fair bit lighter (due to a basswood body, probably)
  • has a "parchment" scratchplate and aged pickup covers / knobs
  • has Dimarzio 'Collection' pickups
  • has an unfinished rosewood fingerboard (JV Strats have a thin nitro finish)
  • the centre of the sunburst finish is a golden yellow (more a dark amber / orange on the JV).
It has lots of archetypal Strat character and a very nice natural acoustic ring played unplugged. I like the fact that it's ever-so-slightly beat up and played in. Doesn't sound as nice as the JV but I wouldn't expect that.
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« Reply #290 on: May 09, 2016, 20:28:41 PM »
I like a Japanese Stratocaster, and when I saw this one (left) on eBay last week, I couldn't quite stop myself. It's had a few knocks and dings, and a recent refret but that's a plus for me, as it's been well done and I like the medium jumbo frets.




This is a 2006 "Crafted In Japan" model. Pictured here with my 1992 JV Strat. Outwardly quite similar, except that
  • it's a fair bit lighter (due to a basswood body, probably)
  • has a "parchment" scratchplate and aged pickup covers / knobs
  • has Dimarzio 'Collection' pickups
  • has an unfinished rosewood fingerboard (JV Strats have a thin nitro finish)
  • the centre of the sunburst finish is a golden yellow (more a dark amber / orange on the JV).
It has lots of archetypal Strat character and a very nice natural acoustic ring played unplugged. I like the fact that it's ever-so-slightly beat up and played in. Doesn't sound as nice as the JV but I wouldn't expect that.



Very nice.  8)


I had a Japanese Strat in the 80s, but is was one of those HM Stratocasters. It was white with a humbucker at the bridge and two single coils. I got it because it was like one that I saw Alex playing in a few videos from the GUP era.

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Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
« Reply #291 on: June 06, 2016, 23:43:28 PM »



A recent purchase - a Gretsch Electromatic G5622T and the Blackstar ID60. I'm considering getting a Fender Jaguar next but may go the cheap route and buy a Squier.
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« Reply #292 on: June 07, 2016, 17:15:19 PM »
The Squier "Classic Vibe" range is really good, Neph - I have a Tele and it's a lovely guitar full stop, not just for the money.

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« Reply #293 on: June 08, 2016, 21:43:39 PM »
The Squier "Classic Vibe" range is really good, Neph - I have a Tele and it's a lovely guitar full stop, not just for the money.


I've tried a couple of Squier's in the past and have always been very impressed.
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« Reply #294 on: June 09, 2016, 23:16:20 PM »
Eddie really is being childish here - Nige believes in having the right to control immigration, he doesn't want to ban it. Audience getting a bit sick of our most celebrated Europhile transvestite comedian.

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« Reply #295 on: June 10, 2016, 16:57:54 PM »
Eddie really is being childish here - Nige believes in having the right to control immigration, he doesn't want to ban it. Audience getting a bit sick of our most celebrated Europhile transvestite comedian.


Does that come with humbucker or single coil?
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Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
« Reply #296 on: June 10, 2016, 22:42:18 PM »
We need to see a pic.
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« Reply #297 on: June 15, 2016, 10:00:08 AM »
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« Reply #298 on: June 15, 2016, 16:09:04 PM »
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« Reply #299 on: August 05, 2016, 21:30:31 PM »
I took delivery of a Squier Jaguar yesterday. I've owned a Fender Jaguar in the past and playability wise they are very similar. I'll post pics over the weekend.
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