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by NickS
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Someone built a green hardtail hurb guitar!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 145

Re: Someone built a green hardtail hurb guitar!!!

dots wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:11 pm <3
by NickS
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: In search of the list cord
Replies: 21
Views: 249

Re: In search of the list cord

i see a lot more folks using the clip-on jobs that have a strobe emulating chip, so it would not surprise me to see fewer tuning pedals on boards and in racks than back in the day. At a gig I use the tuner in my GR-55 or M9. At the jam, where you're expected to have tuned up before you go on, and o...
by NickS
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: So, I uh, might have done something kind of stupid..
Replies: 68
Views: 1330

Re: So, I uh, might have done something kind of stupid..

Palmer, Radial and Morley eliminators might be worth looking into. I find pretty much any hum-cancelling solution to attenuate high end a bit, it's why I think dummy coil pickups are useless (they just make all the best single-coil designs sound that much more humbuckery to my ears). Most budget au...
by NickS
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: In search of the list cord
Replies: 21
Views: 249

Re: In search of the list cord

I have: - a bunch of cheap Stagg patch cables with the Neutrik-licensed plugs that are mostly metal with a coloured plastic cap. Only one on the pedal board right now as the plugs are a little bulky and the cables generally too long or too short :lol: . - home-made patch leads using Maplin pancake p...
by NickS
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Blackstar Silverline Deluxe NAD
Replies: 39
Views: 558

Re: Blackstar Silverline Deluxe

NickD wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:36 am
dots wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 1:38 am
Nice. Kinda carries forward the anesthetic of mine (not the color scheme).
I'm not sure an amp that makes you go to sleep is a good thing.
Not asleep, just comfortably numb.
by NickS
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Best Super Cheap Essentials
Replies: 21
Views: 241

Re: Best Super Cheap Essentials

I guess the relationship is really the key. I'm just thinking how things were at Matt's secondary school - the gear wasn't respected at all. Tim, what age are your students? Might try to do a "guitar tech club" or something. We have a lot of guitarists who would benefit from knowing how to...
by NickS
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: pictures of your shortscales
Replies: 2065
Views: 1004006

Re: pictures of your shortscales

Nice!
by NickS
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Best Super Cheap Essentials
Replies: 21
Views: 241

Re: Best Super Cheap Delay

Her other option is to buy some sort of multi fx, but I don't think that's as much fun or that there's as much opportunity to learn. Digging through menus with weird, obscure button pressing combinations isn't the same as eking out the tones you need my tweaking knobs. Another viewpoint; for a scho...
by NickS
Sun May 29, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
Replies: 38
Views: 5395

Re: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat

Nice. You've ditched the Ultrasonic pickups - may I ask why the switch?
by NickS
Sat May 28, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Trying Squier Paranormal Guitars
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: Trying Squier Paranormal Guitars

unlike Thomann which is only an online store? http://www.thomann.de/gb/faq_question_i_would_like_to_visit_your_amazing_store_but_where_on_earth_is_treppendorf.html We are always pleased when our international customers visit us in person. Our 5200m² of showrooms are bursting with gear and so it is ...
by NickS
Fri May 27, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Art Shack
Topic: Matt's music
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Matt's music

Since the demise of The Afterparty (UK) my son Matt has still been working on songs with the singer for the singer's new project Misery Kids. They've just released a new video ahead of their mini-tour

Matt's playing bass here.
by NickS
Thu May 19, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Trying Squier Paranormal Guitars
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: Trying Squier Paranormal Guitars

Oh right - $249 used vs £299 new. Not so bad.
by NickS
Thu May 19, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Trying Squier Paranormal Guitars
Replies: 34
Views: 655

Re: Trying Squier Paranormal Guitars

Andertons offerings today...
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So $249 -> £299.
Of course, Bax do it for £281 but they don't have any.
by NickS
Thu May 19, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: So, I uh, might have done something kind of stupid..
Replies: 68
Views: 1330

Re: So, I uh, might have done something kind of stupid..

What's the plan? One (which should be enough to isolate one amp from the setup and break the loop) or two? And when you say "peace of mind" are you talking best audio quality?
by NickS
Tue May 17, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: UK: Donner deal - pedals £25 - incl. Mini Wah
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: UK: Donner deal - pedals £25 - incl. Mini Wah

I'm sure they'd be equally tasty in a kebab.

Yeah, I know it's "Doner"
by NickS
Tue May 17, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Dan Auerbach
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: Dan Auerbach

sunshiner wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 10:53 am "Yes, NickD. Guitars with me are some of the best things in the whole world. Probably the best"
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by NickS
Mon May 16, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Playing Technique, Theory, Recording Tips, and Talk
Topic: Learn James Taylor's technique from JT for free.
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Learn James Taylor's technique from JT for free.

I stumbled across this, this afternoon. James Taylor's guitar lessons - Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8-5czYJvPM&list=PL4C7B31793C012820&index=8 I love the fact he put a light and camera in the guitar so you can see the finger action from underneath. It may have been done b...
by NickS
Sat May 14, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Acoustic guitar recommendations (I ended up buying a Yamaha FG830)
Replies: 23
Views: 393

Re: Acoustic guitar recommendations

plopswagon wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 3:34 am painted on pickguard
:shock: :shock:
by NickS
Sat May 14, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: So, I uh, might have done something kind of stupid..
Replies: 68
Views: 1330

Re: So, I uh, might have done something kind of stupid..

I know what you mean*. I do think G4M would do a bit better if their branding was a bit subtler. "SubZero"? Really? I didn't work out whether G4M are cheaper than Thomann for the Behringer once carriage is included. *I did a post about buying guitar cases a while back and in the end I boug...