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2021-04-12 1:01:13 PM  
"I don't EVER plan on selling any of my father's iconic guitars," he said.

He also plans on never needing money.
 
2021-04-12 1:01:15 PM  
Does somebody need money?
 
2021-04-12 1:08:04 PM  
Frankenstrat was the name of the guitarist!
 
2021-04-12 1:10:15 PM  
Wait, Leslie West needed a body guard? I would think he could go to the breakfast table without being recognized.
 
2021-04-12 1:16:40 PM  
I should paint my truck like that, tell people it's an homage to the BMW art cars.

But in blue/gray/black.
 
2021-04-12 1:16:51 PM  
That is stupid cheap for a vintage guitar with that kind of pedigree.
 
2021-04-12 1:17:40 PM  
Guitar thread?


I've decided to relearn the instrument after about a 30 year layoff since I have nothing but free time now.

Picked up a decent little Squier Affinity Strat from a local shop with a surprisingly robust Orange Crush 20RT practice amp (I could have just bought a starter pack straight from Fender but I didn't like the way the Frontman 15g sounded so I spent a bit more money to get something that could chug)

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Unsurprisingly, I had forgotten almost everything I knew back when I was a barely competent rhythm player but surprisingly it's not taking very long for me to remember a lot of it once I started playing with purpose again.
 
2021-04-12 1:26:40 PM  

Snapper Carr: Guitar thread?


I've decided to relearn the instrument after about a 30 year layoff since I have nothing but free time now.

Picked up a decent little Squier Affinity Strat from a local shop with a surprisingly robust Orange Crush 20RT practice amp (I could have just bought a starter pack straight from Fender but I didn't like the way the Frontman 15g sounded so I spent a bit more money to get something that could chug)

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Unsurprisingly, I had forgotten almost everything I knew back when I was a barely competent rhythm player but surprisingly it's not taking very long for me to remember a lot of it once I started playing with purpose again.


Welcome back to the fold! The great thing about re-learning in this era is picking up a free music education on YouTube. Two of my favorite channels for guitarists are Paul Davids and Tomo Fujita.
 
2021-04-12 1:38:03 PM  
I saw that guitar in the Met guitar exhibit.  It was kind of farked up, one of the pickups looked "crumbly."
 
2021-04-12 1:39:42 PM  
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2021-04-12 1:42:05 PM  
Headline is redundant.
 
2021-04-12 2:00:25 PM  

Flaming Gas Bag: Wait, Leslie West needed a body guard? I would think he could go to the breakfast table without being recognized.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who had this thought.
 
2021-04-12 2:03:05 PM  
A Strat, you say?

(yawn)

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2021-04-12 2:08:22 PM  

Snapper Carr: Guitar thread?


I've decided to relearn the instrument after about a 30 year layoff since I have nothing but free time now.

Picked up a decent little Squier Affinity Strat from a local shop with a surprisingly robust Orange Crush 20RT practice amp (I could have just bought a starter pack straight from Fender but I didn't like the way the Frontman 15g sounded so I spent a bit more money to get something that could chug)

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Unsurprisingly, I had forgotten almost everything I knew back when I was a barely competent rhythm player but surprisingly it's not taking very long for me to remember a lot of it once I started playing with purpose again.


Frontman is a decent portable toy amp. But you deserve a tube-driven amp.

Though I play an original '62 "brownface" Deluxe, I can't say enough good things about the Peavey Delta Blues amplifier. $500 used and, with onboard reverb and plenty of gain, it's worth every penny.

And get some D'Addario NYXL strings. Worth the extra couple of bucks.

Oh, and welcome back, my brother.
 
2021-04-12 2:09:14 PM  
I can't imagine that guitar is a Kramer Striker. I learned to play guitar in the mid-80's, and kinda worshipped EVH for a bit. Consequently, I owned a few Kramers. The Beretta (sp?) and Pacer were their high end models, I believe the Striker was more of a decent mid-level guitar.

Switched to Gibson LP Custom when I grew out of my EVH phase.
 
2021-04-12 2:15:03 PM  

Todorojo: A Strat, you say?

(yawn)

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Is that a Magnovox turntable stereo receiver next to that Les Paul?
 
2021-04-12 2:21:15 PM  

Ty Webb: Switched to Gibson LP Custom when I grew out of my EVH phase.


Once you hit that age where the hero worship gives way to simple artistic admiration, we eventually find the right instrument.

Spent years playing a museum-worthy '80 G&L F-100e that my father never played and left behind when he kicked it. Supremely low action, splitable coils, and so perfectly crafted that it practically played itself. But I didn't pick it out and it just hasn't ever felt like it was mine.

Bought my Les Paul and I've never looked back.

That said, what has two thumbs and wants a Jazzmaster?
 
2021-04-12 2:26:00 PM  

steklo: Todorojo: A Strat, you say?

(yawn)

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Is that a Magnovox turntable stereo receiver next to that Les Paul?


Ha ha! Yes indeed it is.

Why? Have you got a replacement motor for the record player? (It's not belt driven.) Goddamn thing drags LP's to about 32 revolutions per minute. Speakers still have some decent thump, but the turntable is unusable.

Can't play my vinyl copy of 'Southern Rock Opera.'
 
2021-04-12 2:29:39 PM  

Todorojo: A Strat, you say?

(yawn)

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HOly shiat... Is that book by David Sedaris?
 
2021-04-12 2:33:25 PM  

Todorojo: Ha ha! Yes indeed it is.


Both my parents and grand parents had them. Sadly the Magnovox's were tossed to the curb when they moved out of their homes.

I can remember spending HOURS with the one dad had. I wasn't allowed to touch my grandparents unit though.
 
2021-04-12 2:34:12 PM  

Todorojo: That said, what has two thumbs and wants a Jazzmaster?


is that a dig on the Jazzmaster?   I own two of them. I love them...
 
2021-04-12 2:35:01 PM  
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2021-04-12 2:37:58 PM  
CSB:

Hey, and since we've got a guitar thread going (as we should every day,) lemme just add that two weeks ago, I built a pedalboard into a faux alligator skin suitcase.

Last week, I built one into a 1941 Corona portable typewriter case.

Both have two-tier stained pine shelves and an angled expression pedal platform, if that's your thing. Fully powered using Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 and ISO5, respectively.


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2021-04-12 2:38:07 PM  

mmojo: "I don't EVER plan on selling any of my father's iconic guitars," he said.

He also plans on never needing money.


Wolf didn't sell it.  He didn't need the money.

EVH had a net worth north of $100 million, a large part of which one would assume went to Wolf.

If that kid ends up needing money, that would be sad.  But he doesn't need it now.
 
2021-04-12 2:39:29 PM  
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2021-04-12 2:41:44 PM  
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2021-04-12 2:42:12 PM  

AeAe: Todorojo: A Strat, you say?

(yawn)

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HOly shiat... Is that book by David Sedaris?


Of course. Don't all guitar players read David Sedaris?
 
2021-04-12 2:43:37 PM  
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2021-04-12 2:43:56 PM  

steklo: Todorojo: That said, what has two thumbs and wants a Jazzmaster?

is that a dig on the Jazzmaster?   I own two of them. I love them...


God no.

I really want one.
 
2021-04-12 2:48:20 PM  

Todorojo: I built a pedalboard into a faux alligator skin suitcase.


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2021-04-12 2:52:47 PM  

Todorojo: I really want one.


CSB...while in an all original rock band in the early 90's our 2nd guitarist had a 1964 Fender Jazzmaster. Now back then (because I didn't know any better) I thought they were the worst guitars....however in 2015, under the Christmas tree was this

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Its the Jazzmaster HH  (MIN)  not really want I wanted. I wanted the one with P-90's....so I fell in love with this guitar after playing for a few moments. I can pull the tone knob up and it goes into single coil....The wife, realizing she got me the wrong guitar, saved up and got me this one in 2018

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Now, I will say this, I've been a Fender fan since I can remember and these two guitars rank right up there with my Strats and Tele's.

I wish I had gotten them sooner...but I am enjoying both of them now.
 
2021-04-12 2:53:17 PM  
Todorojo: CSB:

Hey, and since we've got a guitar thread going (as we should every day,) lemme just add that two weeks ago, I built a pedalboard into a faux alligator skin suitcase.

Last week, I built one into a 1941 Corona portable typewriter case.

Both have two-tier stained pine shelves and an angled expression pedal platform, if that's your thing. Fully powered using Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 and ISO5, respectively.


Dude, love it! I build my own boards, too, and put them in hard sided suitcases I get from Goodwill. Here's my two-level electric board, and my acoustic board:

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2021-04-12 2:54:24 PM  
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2021-04-12 2:58:26 PM  
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2021-04-12 3:02:40 PM  
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2021-04-12 3:05:30 PM  

steklo: Todorojo: I built a pedalboard into a faux alligator skin suitcase.

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Sweet!

Now if you can just pick them up and carry the rig to an impromptu jam session in less than 30 seconds, you've really got something.

I got tired of having to set up/pack up whenever my wife and kid left the house and I didn't need a bulletproof, branded touring case. I wanted something small, but unique. So I built my own.

Light, reliable, functional.

But a roomful array is nice too.

 
2021-04-12 3:11:15 PM  

Ty Webb: Todorojo: CSB:

Hey, and since we've got a guitar thread going (as we should every day,) lemme just add that two weeks ago, I built a pedalboard into a faux alligator skin suitcase.

Last week, I built one into a 1941 Corona portable typewriter case.

Both have two-tier stained pine shelves and an angled expression pedal platform, if that's your thing. Fully powered using Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 and ISO5, respectively.

Dude, love it! I build my own boards, too, and put them in hard sided suitcases I get from Goodwill. Here's my two-level electric board, and my acoustic board:

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Wow. I really like the wood grain on the first board.

Man, that Phase 90 is a great pedal. No frills. Basically same circuit as my Ross, only with one dial. Great circuit.
 
2021-04-12 3:12:53 PM  

Todorojo: Sweet!


Back in the early 90's I had about 5 pedals and built my own pedal board using a blank of wood cut out for each effect and then velcroed the pedals and the two power strips on it.

It lasted a good while...then I went all digital getting the first Digitech RP-1. I ditched all my foot pedals. (bad move on my part)

Then in the last 10 years or so, built up my foot pedals again after getting bored with the digital effects...I replaced the Digitech RP-1 with the GNX-2 but for some reason, I can't get all the effects to play at one level and I got tired of fussing with it for live shows. I still use it but in my bedroom studio where I can control the levels as needed for the track I am recording.

I got one of those pre-made BOSS pedal carrying cases. I love it.
 
2021-04-12 3:14:55 PM  

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That's a lot of Boss, boss.

(When I use distortion, my go-to distortion pedal has been a brown '79 Ross. But I keep a Boss DS-1 on hand at all times, just in case. There's a good reason why everyone owns one.)
 
2021-04-12 3:15:17 PM  

Todorojo: Man, that Phase 90 is a great pedal.


In the late 70's and early 80's MXR was the bomb.

Then I remember Ibenez pedals coming out...and they were smart enough to group them in a nifty little system like this..

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2021-04-12 3:17:28 PM  

Todorojo: But I keep a Boss DS-1 on hand at all times,


I must've given away 3 of them in my career. I've got a new one now and they come in very handy. Very handy indeed.

If I had a dime for each pedal I've given away....I would be really rich.
 
2021-04-12 3:19:11 PM  

Todorojo: That's a lot of Boss, boss.


yeah Boss is ok. Nothing fancy they do the trick and my only non boss pedal is the Digitech Digital Delay because it comes with a "reverse" effect. But I think Boss and Digitech are the same company..something like that..Roland?  I dunno.
 
2021-04-12 3:37:07 PM  

steklo: Todorojo: That's a lot of Boss, boss.

yeah Boss is ok. Nothing fancy they do the trick and my only non boss pedal is the Digitech Digital Delay because it comes with a "reverse" effect. But I think Boss and Digitech are the same company..something like that..Roland?  I dunno.


That reverse effect... The Danelectro Back Talk was great for that. But it's also precisely why I bought the EHX Atatck Decay. With the three presets and the active/inactive switch, I have clean reverse, distorted reverse, fuzz, clean, and a poly-envelope setting that sounds like a cello when I use a slide. Absolutely jaw dropping effects.

Good choice, guitar friend.
 
2021-04-12 3:38:20 PM  

steklo: Todorojo: But I keep a Boss DS-1 on hand at all times,

I must've given away 3 of them in my career. I've got a new one now and they come in very handy. Very handy indeed.

If I had a dime for each pedal I've given away....I would be really rich.


You need to give them away sometimes because they breed like farking tribbles. I'm less than a year back into playing and I think I've picked up at least 20. The stupid pawnshop on the corner seems to have more pedals than Sweetwater. I'll go grab a 12er at the liquor store, stop in and somehow leave with one or two every damn time.
 
2021-04-12 3:50:52 PM  

towatchoverme: That is stupid cheap for a vintage guitar with that kind of pedigree.


Its literally the first one that popped in my mind and im not really into VH.
Iconic is the word I would use.
 
2021-04-12 3:58:53 PM  
That's the guitar I associate with EVH. It's nice that Leslie West gave such a nice bonus to his body guard. Also as the leader of Mountain and a favorite of many rock musicians West went to work for decades in front of people he didn't know but knew him, was at venues early and late, and most likely stayed near the gig. Body guard was absolutely appropriate.
 
2021-04-12 4:14:48 PM  

Todorojo: Good choice, guitar friend.


Well lets just say this. I've recorded over 600 songs since 1978. about 150 of them have the reverse delay as the solo effect.

I don't know. I just happen to like it.
 
2021-04-12 4:16:50 PM  

drewogatory: The stupid pawnshop on the corner seems to have more pedals than Sweetwater. I'll go grab a 12er at the liquor store, stop in and somehow leave with one or two every damn time.


Yeah sadly the pawn shops around here carry the same pedals I already have.

It's ok...there really isn't much I require anymore. I'm slowing down with my old age.  However this weekend with the wife out of town I recorded 8 new songs....8 songs in one weekend...whooohoooo
 
2021-04-12 4:19:51 PM  

steklo: drewogatory: The stupid pawnshop on the corner seems to have more pedals than Sweetwater. I'll go grab a 12er at the liquor store, stop in and somehow leave with one or two every damn time.

Yeah sadly the pawn shops around here carry the same pedals I already have.

It's ok...there really isn't much I require anymore. I'm slowing down with my old age.  However this weekend with the wife out of town I recorded 8 new songs....8 songs in one weekend...whooohoooo


I was starting from 2, so I had some catching up to do. Plus, I'll double up on overdrives or fuzz or whatever if they are cheap enough and a different brand.
 
2021-04-12 4:22:18 PM  
When I was in middle school I discovered Van Halen. (Yes, I doodled up my peechee folders with the flying VH)

Made a 'guitar' in wood shop then used paper and glue to make it look like Eddie's guitar. It had rubber bands for strings but looked cool as hell to this 12 year old. That Christmas my mom bought me my first real electric guitar.

Was going through her storage room the other month and saw she still had it! I laughed and asked why she still had it. She said that she was proud of my skill and determination to do it and couldn't bear to get rid of it.

*blushes* geez, mom, you're the best.
 
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