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  • bazzer
    Free Member

    I am in for the jam, I had a go at it back when you originally posted it then got busy and forgot about it.

    Will have another go 🙂

    kayla1
    Full Member

    First time I’ve tried one and I like the sound it makes.
    BUT check the Andertons video from last Wednesday to see how similar they all sounded.
    Funnily enough I don’t sound exactly like SRV after buying that 🙁 Not complaining about the £20 spend though. Personally I’m happier with the equally low budget MojoMojo from TC.

    Cool, thanks for that. I want something to put in front of my Bandit 112 to get a nice bitey sound from it.

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    @Eadukator This maybe the Strat for you…

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    Sorry meant to type @Edukator

    Edukator
    Free Member

    Sorry Eddie that one doesn’t do it for me, it might be the amp but I like P90s to sound creamy thick (Like Bertignac from Téléphone) and that one sounds metalic.

    This vid is all Simon’s fault, I learnt the intro when he posted it and recently thought I’d have a go at the rest. The intro is a bit rushed because I’m already trying to think of the worms. Jagger belts it out with Keefs guitar in standard E. I tried a baritone but couldn’t get low enough and compromised on E flat. Harley Benton’s cheapest Tele but with a Wilkinson bridge pick up and Crel 666 neck, middle position treble fully up, Marshal JCM 2000 clean channel with nothing added or taken away.

    angie cover

    Perhaps someone can tell me if they can watch the vid, it wouldn’t run embedded but works for me in another window, which may be because I’m logged in on my Youtbe account.

    beej
    Full Member

    All good here Edukator.

    Edukator
    Free Member

    Ta.

    I’ve listened to “The best strat I’ve played vid again, Eddie, it’s growing on me especially the bridge pickup. This is an example of what my ears think is a nice P900 lead sound:

    simondbarnes
    Full Member

    This vid is all Simon’s fault,

    You’re welcome 🙂

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    Well down to Weymouth tonight and tomorrow a bit of practice playing with the lads to see how well I’ve got Pride and Joy sorted and see if we’ll play it on Saturday or Sunday evening.
    Just taking the Tele and this MiniBoard down with the Belle Epoch Deluxe in place of the Specular Tempus. The looper is only for fun/practise.
    Just the 3 pedals into a borrowed Hot Rod Deluxe. More than enough.

    MiniBoard Sept 2022

    AdamT
    Full Member

    I’ll be integrating some of the parts of the jam track tomorrow evening if any of you fancied submitting something. PM me if you have a submission.

    AdamT
    Full Member

    Here’s a version without bass if folk wanted to do an alternative bassline?

    As a reminder, one loop is between the end of successive cowbell count ins, so it’s about 27s worth. Feel free to submit multiple loops if you like, I can whack them all in together. Equally it’s fine to have notes ringing out over the end of the loop etc.

    ceepers
    Full Member

    First band practice for about 6 weeks. So fun to be back in the shed and playing. New Jag sounded pretty good.

    Also totally loving the sound lad Liverpool hungry beaver fuzz, really clever and adjustable muff kinda thing

    https://www.soundladliverpool.co.uk/hungrybeaver

    ajantom
    Full Member

    If anyone’s interested, my band’s new EP is now available on Bandcamp.
    You can have a listen for free (and purchase if you wish 😉)

    https://thesupermercados.bandcamp.com/

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    I’ll be diving into that later. Thanks for the heads up.

    Tonight is defnitely music night as I bought my first fuzz pedal for 30 years.
    After the success of the Behringer Tube Scream clone I bought the Behringer Super Fuzz yesterday.
    Again £19.99. Feels (and is) cheap but sounds great.
    Check out Josh Scott’s video on the range.

    AdamT
    Full Member

    I badly rolled my ankle playing handball last week, so can barely walk. I’m stuck in, so doing music stuff. Might well work on “the jam”, but will probably be on Ninjam later this evening. Anyone fancy trying it from here (online jamming)?

    simondbarnes
    Full Member

    My guitar teacher appears to be doing a good job of undoing all of the poor techniques that I’ve developed over the 30+ years I’ve owned a guitar. I think it helps that I’m actually keen to learn and improve, even if it means going back to basics. It makes a change from him teaching kids who have been forced to go by their parents and don’t do any practice between lessons 🤣

    plumber
    Free Member

    Booked an hour in the local rehearsal room so I could turn up my amps

    Amazing to have some time blasting away with 2 amps and a delay to connect it all together

    Took the new jazzmaster for its debut, a lot more versatile that I’d ever thought

    I should do this more often

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    That sounds good fun.
    I spent most of yesterday actually playing rather than dicking around with effects.
    Just the Tele, a tuner and my Yamaha THR10ii.
    I really am going to get rid of the unused toys. It is embarassing.

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    The wall of shame.
    Offers on anything except the penguin.

    Wall of shame

    plumber
    Free Member

    If I only had that amount of superfluous items I’d be happy

    Stuff on Reverb at the moment

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    Yup. And you’ve got your Helix and I have a Kemper so it’s worse then it may appear at first.

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    Started a wee project to keep my occupied as the nights draw in!

    Bought one of Harley Benton’s kit guitars to have a go at

    https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_eguitar_kit_sgstyle.htm

    Reasonably decent out the box. Did a quick check for component fit




    The body wasn’t too bad out of the box. It came already pore filled according to the instructions but there were some tooling marks and a few rough spots so I have it another going over with some sandpaper and my own application of pore filler


    First up was a couple of coats of sanding sealer, then onto the colour. Went for some TV Yellow nitro lacquer from Northwest Guitars. Doing the body and neck in colour



    Applied 3 coats of colour then had to sort a few spots where it had ran with some 600 grit wet and dry

    After that it was 9 coats of clear nitro lacquer on the body and neck

    Removed the masking tape from the neck and applied some Monty’s Relic Wax which I use on any fingerboard that will take it. Adds a nice dark tone to the non rosewood fingerboards

    Annoyingly when I took the masking tape off the neck it lifted some of the paint slightly plus I also discovered that the heel off the neck doesnt go completely into the body so I’ve missed a bit that I’ll need to go back and fill in this weekend and it’ll take care of the lifted paint. I wont bother taping this off, I’ll just blend it in and make sure not to cover the entire heel with paint

    Bolted the neck on and I’ve brought the guitar inside to let the nitro cure which should take 2 weeks, then it’ll be a polish up with some 800+ grit paper to bring out the shine. I’ll touch the missed part up on the neck over the weekend too.


    Overall the paint job has came out fantastically well for an aerosol can job. The very minor colour runs were easily sorted with some light sanding and the lacquer has gone on perfectly.

    For the painting, I watched and followed this brilliant tutorial from Stew Mac and the guys from Driftwood Guitars

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    Nice. I really wanted to order one of these kits and do a wild paint job on it. It’ll be a P or J bass for me though.

    I’ve watched all the videos, they seem fine as long as you get a decent one. I gather the QC isn’t the best in the world but if you know what to look for you’ll end up with a perfectly playable instrument.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    Was there a split in the neck at the body end? If so, did it make any difference, or need any work?

    Looks good so far, btw. I’ve been tempted to get one.

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    Was there a split in the neck at the body end?

    No split and the neck fits perfectly in the pocket. Screw holes all lined up with no issues

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    Very nice BBob! Envious of your enthusiasm.
    Message me your address and I’ll send
    You the 3 a side tuners I removed from my JTV59 when I got it (I prefer locking tuners) they are sane as the PRS SE tuners and probably are better than the ones in the kit – no guarantee though but I’m not using them and it’s a shame to see them sat there.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    Was there a split in the neck at the body end?

    No split and the neck fits perfectly in the pocket. Screw holes all lined up with no issues

    I see now that I’ve looked more closely – you put a difference piece of wood instead of the neck while spraying the body?

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    Ah yes, that’s not the neck, just a bit of scrap wood for spraying purposes

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    Ah yes, that’s not the neck, just a bit of scrap wood for spraying purposes

    That’s the problem with me wearing contact lenses when working at my PC… 😀

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    Well as usual I’ve bought another toy. I’d never heard of before yesterday, ordered via Amazon and it arrived today. Unusually it was cheap (£18) and is musically useful.
    It is the pitch key.

    https://www.pitch-key.com/

    Instant swap between standard and Drop D tuning in my case and it works after next to no time tweaking it.
    We are trying a few more alt rock songs and it is epic and means no standing there looking like a lemon retuning or using the Variax.
    Very happy, just sad I can’t use it on the baritone as that has a .68 bass string and I love swapping between B and Drop A but it won’t work. Grrrr!

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