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by sunshiner
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Eq pedals
Replies: 17
Views: 134

Re: Eq pedals

I bought a Beta Aivin/Harley Benton BEQ-1 a while back and took it apart to see what the difference was. Boss use op-amps with a slightly better noise spec but you're probably not going to notice. Will a direct swap of OP amps work? They cost like a couple of bucks. Two minutes with a soldering iro...
by sunshiner
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Eq pedals
Replies: 17
Views: 134

Re: Eq pedals

I have a friend who recently started learning guitar and he wanted to know what type of guitar he should buy for playing stoner doom in his house, he thought the sound was all about the wood, pickups etc, and was surprised when I told him that that stuff doesn't really matter much when your putting...
by sunshiner
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Eq pedals
Replies: 17
Views: 134

Re: Eq pedals

I bought a Beta Aivin/Harley Benton BEQ-1 a while back and took it apart to see what the difference was. Boss use op-amps with a slightly better noise spec but you're probably not going to notice. Will a direct swap of OP amps work? They cost like a couple of bucks. Two minutes with a soldering iro...
by sunshiner
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: From 5 to 4, restored an '86 P Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: From 5 to 4, restored an '86 P Bass

It looks cool aside from the hole
by sunshiner
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: From 5 to 4, restored an '86 P Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: From 5 to 4, restored an '86 P Bass

It sure is weird, a very clean job tho. I have some maple scraps and I might see if I can cut a plug somehow. I’m a bit horrified to say it but I am still preferring the SX Jazz to the Fender. Might just have to admit it’s better for me. Modern cheap guitar are easily on par with the more expensive...
by sunshiner
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH
Replies: 41
Views: 393

Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

Congratulations! A nice looking guitar it is. It's a pity they didn't disclose all the imperfections it has. I don't know what I would do in your situation. The shop should give you a discount, otherwise I'd probably return it. There's nothing wrong with all the dings and scratches as they will inev...
by sunshiner
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

Doog wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:26 pm
by sunshiner
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

It's Olympic, the pickup is a Melody Maker one
by sunshiner
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

lorez wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:13 pm interesting as when I had the option to buy the Gibson J45 15 years ago it cost £750
Somewhere around $3000 these days, though there's a Studio version and a G version with an additional hole in the side
by sunshiner
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

Another possible dream guitar, although not really an acoustic, would be a Godin 5th Avenue. I remember a shop in NZ that I kept going back to to play one and I really loved it. I never got to plug it in, but I used to spend 45 minutes at a time playing it acoustically. The 60 cycle hum guy did a r...
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Fender Custom Shop Jazzy build
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Fender Custom Shop Jazzy build

plopswagon wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:11 pm I peed a little bit when the guy was doing the rough cuts of the body on the bandsaw.
Yes, I did as well. He did it with such confidence
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

NickD wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:11 pm I've got a Martin 00-15M that is all I want from an acoustic.
Though I like a deeper bass and the general mellowness of the sound of bigger body guitars, folk/parlor guitars always catch my eye and if I go to a store I spend more time noodling with them than with dreadnoughts or jumbos
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

Didn't know that, but it makes sense since Harmony was making a ton of cheap electrics at the time
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

I love my 60’s Silvertone (made by Harmony in Chicago) http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VoMAAOSwJdBdbwci/s-l400.jpg I wish it had a radiused, thinner neck and I could hit it harder, but the sound (it’s made of birch) is all raw and mojo, it doesn’t sound like a singer/songwriter acoustic. These most p...
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

About 15 years ago I had come in to some money and I had the option to buy a J45 or a bike. I bought the bike due to commuting in London but really wish I bought the J45 now as it is still my favourite acoustic Turns out Epiphone is making the classic J45, J200 and Hummingbird under their the Inspi...
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

I love my Sigma 000M15. It's a budget one that I don't think they make anymore. I suppose I'd probably swap it for one of their better spec'd ones. I remember playing a Epiphone EJ-300 in a guitar shop ages ago and I've always wanted one since. I suppose the dream should be either a Martin 000 15M ...
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

Re: What are your favourite/dream acoustics

Generally the Japanese stuff is pretty excellent. You could get yourself an early 70s Yamaha folk guitar, plywood tops but they sound wonderful anyway. Also the "Cat's Eyes" models by Tokai are great Martin copies with a range of construction quality. I have a K Yairi acoustic from the 80...
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: What are your favourite/dream acoustics
Replies: 26
Views: 205

What are your favourite/dream acoustics

I always wanted a proper solid top acoustic guitar, but the fragility of the top always made me doubt the necessity of buying one. I can't be bothered with creating the needed microclimate indoors, inside a case, etc. Plywood acoustics have been totally fine for me: they mostly sounded like crap but...
by sunshiner
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Art Shack
Topic: The Haunted Cat Halloween Special
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: The Haunted Cat Halloween Special

Tight band