Guitar food groups and must try guitar sounds

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Zaulkin wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:41 am
Litterick wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:32 am I do not think everyone must try any of those experiences.
Well you've got me there. I like to try lots of different flavours because they are inspiring to me and it brings me a lot of happiness, but many people can be content with what they've got. I like 'genre bending'.

If I think back to my Dad's upbringing - you got the guitar that you could afford and that became your sound, and there's nothing wrong with not collecting them all.
I was thinking that there are many different guitars in the world and many ways of playing them. There is more to life than Fender/Gibson/Marshall/Vox and blues-based rock.

That said, I have one guitar and two amps. Discovering instruments from repeated use is a joy.

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Worth a look at for something less common. I'm very partial to the Gibson Mini-Humbucker. Not the firebird mini HB but the original Epiphone derived model.

Back in the day my bandmate had an LP Deluxe Goldtop which was lovely to play and had a great bright chimey sound compared to standard LPs.

I have the Seymour Duncan Mini-HB in the neck position of the Manorcaster for a it's sweet bright but fuller tone than the usual Tele pu.

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Zaulkin wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:41 am there's nothing wrong with not collecting them all.
It's true, guitars are not Pokemon! But I am predisposed to want one of everything. When they brought out the Brian Setzer Hot Rod Gretsch models in a bunch of cool colours, were I a wealthy man I probably would have bought one in every colour. And I don't know if I even like them, I've never played one. :oops:
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Guitars are works of art that also make cool sounds. So they are better than paintings, sculptures etc. Nothing wrong with collecting them. Says the guy who can't play and is thinking about buying another one. Sigh.
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WellyBlues wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 1:28 pm Guitars are works of art that also make cool sounds. So they are better than paintings, sculptures etc. Nothing wrong with collecting them. Says the guy who can't play and is thinking about buying another one. Sigh.
To be fair though, its easier to ignore a painting if you don’t like it. :P :lol:

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Capt. Black wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:11 pm
WellyBlues wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 1:28 pm Guitars are works of art that also make cool sounds. So they are better than paintings, sculptures etc. Nothing wrong with collecting them. Says the guy who can't play and is thinking about buying another one. Sigh.
To be fair though, its easier to ignore a painting if you don’t like it. :P :lol:
Also paintings are less likely to sit there judging you for not picking them up once in a while.
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If you've never delved into parallel/series wiring on a HB equipped guitar rather than full/split, you are missing out.

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I think the best guitar tone I’ve ever heard was a Les Paul double cut special II with P90s straight into a Marshall valve state II. Amp was the bi-chorus or some such, my first ‘proper’ amp I ever owned, but at the time, it was someone else playing through it!

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jeremyb wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:19 am I've had an idea recently about a filtertron bridge / P90 necked doublecut with a bigsby style trem, I think theres a lot there to enjoy...
It ain't a double cut and the neck pickup isn't a P90 (though it is a big wide, flat coil) but this combo of pickups and trem is a lot of fun!
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kdawg2a wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 4:19 pm
jeremyb wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:19 am I've had an idea recently about a filtertron bridge / P90 necked doublecut with a bigsby style trem, I think theres a lot there to enjoy...
It ain't a double cut and the neck pickup isn't a P90 (though it is a big wide, flat coil) but this combo of pickups and trem is a lot of fun!IMG_20240202_123936.jpg
You have some cool guitars!

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Interestingly, I’ve been using my Tele fairly predominantly lately into a Neuron > Laney valve amp.

The Neuron covers a range of amp like sounds that the Tele handles - it comes down to how I’ve set the Neuron.

The Tele is a 52 reissue with stock pickups.

I can get spank, sparkle and full on chug quite comfortably.

It’s a lot of fun.
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vintage52 wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:55 pm Interestingly, I’ve been using my Tele fairly predominantly lately into a Neuron > Laney valve amp.

The Neuron covers a range of amp like sounds that the Tele handles - it comes down to how I’ve set the Neuron.

The Tele is a 52 reissue with stock pickups.

I can get spank, sparkle and full on chug quite comfortably.

It’s a lot of fun.
Also can sound fantastic for jazz.
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I’ve been chasing different noises for years - everything I like playing has been modded with different pickups than standard, and my current squeeze is a 1987 Westone Corsair, loaded with Mr Glynns The ‘Tron at the bridge, a slightly overwound Bellbird strat-a-like in the middle and a Silver Lady Tele at the neck.
Wiring is parallel/series which makes life …interesting!

Still shaking the kinks out and finding the tones I like the best, but I will allow that The ‘Tron is just epic…

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Middle position on a Les Paul that has coil splits. Run the bridge pup as a humbucker for bite and the neck one split for clarity and fullness. Blend volume and tone controls to taste. Some cool tones can be had.

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