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Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:50 pm
by plopswagon
He’s like Tommy Lee but with custard sparkle drums!

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:26 pm
by sunshiner
Wow, dude! Does he have a hot girlfriend with unnaturally gigantic breasts?

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:00 pm
by Bacchus
Another long standing goal of mine has been to upgrade my Aerodyne Tele, starting with the pickups. Last night I started that ball rolling by ordering pickups from Bulldog. Hoping to get a neck P-90 that's wound hot, but tapped to have a vintage output too. I'll have that switchable by a push pull pot on the volume knob. Then a bridge pickup that's wound to match.

Eventually, I'll get one of those fancy Free-way 6 position switches to get all the options on the Nuno Bettencourt Nele thing:
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After that, I might get round to upgrading the bridge, but I don't really know why. Might even go the whole way and get a Mastery or Callaham or something.

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:09 pm
by dots
nice!

but shouldn't the switch tip be more... *amber*? :lol:

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:14 pm
by Bacchus
My understanding is that once it has buotuiqe pickups and a bullshit, cryo'd bridge on it, the black switch tip will naturally turn amber over time.

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:41 pm
by NickD
plopswagon wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:50 pm He’s like Tommy Lee but with custard sparkle drums!
And without the talent, to be fair.

I’m not sure what Mrs NickD would say to Sunshiner’s question :shock:

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:42 pm
by Bacchus
plopswagon wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:50 pm He’s like Tommy Lee but with custard!
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Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:34 pm
by Doog
:lol:

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:30 am
by paul_
Need an Stingray bass

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:40 am
by plopswagon
^ I have two

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:57 pm
by kingkiller
My gear as it stands is my Tele that Shad gave me, a black partscaster strat, the white Squier P-bass I use for the band, my Bullet Mustang and a black Daisy Rock Retro H and my red burst Recco (no, YOU haven’t ordered the missing tailpiece to finish putting it back together yet). I’m fairly set in the amp and pedal department, w my Orange for geetarz and my Ampeg used for the band. I don’t use pedals much outside of when I’m playing Electric Wizard covers and I need four dirt pedals on at once.

This year I’ll reassemble the two that are in pieces, but as much as I’d like to I don’t think I’ll get any more. First one on the chopping block is the Mustang, unless I find the time to replace the pickups in it.

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:11 pm
by kim
paul_ wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:30 am Need an Stingray bass
me too

:P

plops has one for each of us lol

but i changed my mind and would rather have my dream bass

a wal mark I (lefthanded)

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Or the true OG wal 'pro II'

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Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:58 pm
by plopswagon
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Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:18 am
by paul_
kim wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:11 pm
paul_ wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:30 am Need an Stingray bass
me too

:P

plops has one for each of us lol

but i changed my mind and would rather have my dream bass

a wal mark I (lefthanded)
I wouldn’t mind a Wal Mk I or II either but they’re like one hundred million dollars when I can even find one listed anywhere (I see you found the $11k one on Reverb, haha). I’ll probably only go for a Sterling brand ‘Ray in the end after all. This has a lot to do with my only roundwound bass the last few years being an Epi EB-3 which doesn’t really sound any good for the contemporary (80s and early 90s) toanz.
This has been bugging me long enough that I’ve considered getting a job at Ernie Ball (who are local to me) for a discount.

So that’s very generous, plops, but don’t worry about it for now.

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:26 pm
by Bacchus
The MASSIVE picture that Kim posted above, it looks like there are two output plates on the side. What's going on there?

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:54 pm
by Nick
I have a lot of synthesizers but not a lot of essentials to do fun things with them besides playing them live.

So I think 2022 for me will be filling in the blanks with the boring stuff to get the most out of what I already have.

That said, I just ordered an Arturia Keystep and an S Trigger cable so I can do arpeggiated things with my old MG-1, and am now on the lookout for some cheap drum machines-eyeing the RX15 and RD-6.

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:24 pm
by dub
I'm similar, just trying not to accumulate too many synth/tabletop boxes! I always get tempted by cheap volcas and gadgets but already don't have enough space on my desk for what I've got.

Priorities are:
Getting a midi-cv module (or maybe one of those little NIftyCases to do the same job) and open up my options controlling the eurorack.
Get a bigger desk and tidy up the music space so everything is a little more plug and play, probably hide my mixer underneath. Get some small drawers to store/organise pedals, so I don't have to go digging through my storage bins or have them laying about. Buy a bunch of cabling.
Probably impulse buy some analogue synth to do more classic sounds to augment the microfreak, maybe a secondhand behringer model D or a Minilogue, maybe the XD.

Guitarwise I'm set, maybe I should sell one of the guitars I don't use. Was thinking of turning that coronado neck into a project but I'm enjoying the trashy hollowbody already attached, might put a better pickup in the bridge.
Only pedal I've been meaning to buy is a MicroPOG. HX stomp has me covered from everything except poly-octaving.

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:04 am
by paul_
Bacchus wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:26 pm The MASSIVE picture that Kim posted above, it looks like there are two output plates on the side. What's going on there?

I think it's actually a powered line out. I don't know exactly how their wiring or controls work but I do know that those Wal pickups have a separate coil pair for each string. I'm seldom impressed by stereo output guitars but if it's a 8-pickup active bass, OH GO ON THEN I suppose.

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:07 pm
by dots
i think i need to get a bass this year, and i'm struggling with the idea of either just getting any ol' bass to have a bass, or putting in some real effort to get something i'll have around for a while and maybe even invest time into getting to be a passably decent bassist. right now, the decision matrix is...
  • bronco bass (cheapest) from craigslist or ebay
  • jaguar bass because they look bad ass
  • bass VI, and yes "Get Back" re-piqued my interest given how versatilely they passed theirs around
beyond that (guitar wise), it's about figuring out whether i want to do another mustang build with the surplus parts i have from last year's project.

for my fx, i'm still toying with the idea of TheGigRig but will probably hold off until i know i have a band together and a reasonable expectation of playing out to justify that.

Re: 2022 gear goals

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:50 am
by Nick
Thoughts on CV Mustang bass? I liked my Bronco for what it was but the Squier Mustang is a decent improvement.