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jeremyb wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:03 pm
Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:56 pm One thing I will say for the 335ish shape, it makes one appreciate how organically comfortable a Strat can be.
Now you’ve got a 335 I’m looking forward to you getting an Ibanez superstrat with shark fin inlays and reverse headstock!
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Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:31 pm
H671 wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:50 pm
Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:23 pm

Yeah, it's way too blingy for my taste; I'm still not completely used to it. The knobs are purely functional but they work well. I can't imagine how I'd play without them. But I'm loving the sounds I get now. I'll try this with the Band tomorrow; if it works, all my Fenderish children may be taking an extended holiday.
Hmm!
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Used the VHT with the Band last night. It'll do nicely.
The problem was one of dynamics. I fingerpick everything and need both clean and breakup at my fingertips. The VHT gives me that sweet spot at exactly the band's volume. So I can get on with playing what I feel and hearing what I expect. It's most liberating!

I'm also getting to grips with the much bigger sound Humbuckers deliver. Rather than push the guitar and myself to get enough mass, I'm now backing off for background parts and digging a bit deeper when prominence is required. It's all feeling quite natural and last night, the Band sounded really good. The hard work is paying dividends!
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Slowy wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:29 am Used the VHT with the Band last night. It'll do nicely.
The problem was one of dynamics. I fingerpick everything and need both clean and breakup at my fingertips. The VHT gives me that sweet spot at exactly the band's volume. So I can get on with playing what I feel and hearing what I expect. It's most liberating!

I'm also getting to grips with the much bigger sound Humbuckers deliver. Rather than push the guitar and myself to get enough mass, I'm now backing off for background parts and digging a bit deeper when prominence is required. It's all feeling quite natural and last night, the Band sounded really good. The hard work is paying dividends!
So the 'presence ' issue is solved then?
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Jay wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:39 am
Slowy wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:29 am Used the VHT with the Band last night. It'll do nicely.
The problem was one of dynamics. I fingerpick everything and need both clean and breakup at my fingertips. The VHT gives me that sweet spot at exactly the band's volume. So I can get on with playing what I feel and hearing what I expect. It's most liberating!

I'm also getting to grips with the much bigger sound Humbuckers deliver. Rather than push the guitar and myself to get enough mass, I'm now backing off for background parts and digging a bit deeper when prominence is required. It's all feeling quite natural and last night, the Band sounded really good. The hard work is paying dividends!
So the 'presence ' issue is solved then?
Yes. It's still a touch bright for Telecasters but with Humbuckers that converts to clarity.
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Slowy wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:01 am
Jay wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:39 am
Slowy wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:29 am Used the VHT with the Band last night. It'll do nicely.
The problem was one of dynamics. I fingerpick everything and need both clean and breakup at my fingertips. The VHT gives me that sweet spot at exactly the band's volume. So I can get on with playing what I feel and hearing what I expect. It's most liberating!

I'm also getting to grips with the much bigger sound Humbuckers deliver. Rather than push the guitar and myself to get enough mass, I'm now backing off for background parts and digging a bit deeper when prominence is required. It's all feeling quite natural and last night, the Band sounded really good. The hard work is paying dividends!
So the 'presence ' issue is solved then?
Yes. It's still a touch bright for Telecasters but with Humbuckers that converts to clarity.
That VHT certainly cuts through a mix.
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robthemac wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:06 am
Slowy wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:01 am
Jay wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:39 am

So the 'presence ' issue is solved then?
Yes. It's still a touch bright for Telecasters but with Humbuckers that converts to clarity.
That VHT certainly cuts through a mix.
It's much better behaved after Jay's tender ministrations.
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codedog wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:30 pm Big Eastman sale at Musicworks. https://www.musicworks.co.nz/eastman-guitar-sale/
They claim to be clearing out for new stock.
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Slowy wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:59 pm
codedog wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:30 pm Big Eastman sale at Musicworks. https://www.musicworks.co.nz/eastman-guitar-sale/
They claim to be clearing out for new stock.
I would love the black custom one. That's a sizable discount but, alas, still beyond my budget at the moment.

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codedog wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:30 pm Big Eastman sale at Musicworks. https://www.musicworks.co.nz/eastman-guitar-sale/
I've been wanting one of their 4-series guitars for a while now, but you and Slowy are hogging them ;-)

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 8:11 am
codedog wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:30 pm Big Eastman sale at Musicworks. https://www.musicworks.co.nz/eastman-guitar-sale/
I've been wanting one of their 4-series guitars for a while now, but you and Slowy are hogging them ;-)
Here's your chance! Those are great prices. :thumbup:

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codedog wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 8:21 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 8:11 am
codedog wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:30 pm Big Eastman sale at Musicworks. https://www.musicworks.co.nz/eastman-guitar-sale/
I've been wanting one of their 4-series guitars for a while now, but you and Slowy are hogging them ;-)
Here's your chance! Those are great prices. :thumbup:

:grump: I have not been this broke for a long time.

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 8:34 am
codedog wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 8:21 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 8:11 am

I've been wanting one of their 4-series guitars for a while now, but you and Slowy are hogging them ;-)
Here's your chance! Those are great prices. :thumbup:

:grump: I have not been this broke for a long time.
I know exactly what you mean. I managed to squeeze an SB56 into the budget last time they had a sale. This time, no chance, even though it's a much much better sale!

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What do you guys think of the truetone finish? It seems like they switched from nitro a few years ago but retailers are slow to update and still advertise it as nitro. Seems like thin poly to me.

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