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Re: What are you gassing for?

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jimi wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:29 pm

Can someone edumacate me about Germanium Fuzzes and give me some good ideas on what to look at locally? Are there silicon alternatives that will work? Not after that big muff smashing pumpkins thing (I have a Pumpkin Pi already) Or should I just go and order the Fulltone and be done with it?
Order the Fulltone and be done with it?

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Multiply 440 by 10 to the 23rd power times Planck's constant and what you get is the colour Green."
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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robthemac wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Telecasters. Is there anything they can't do?
I've yet to have one mow my lawns.

Must turn up the treble :think:
"Consider the A note, 440 cycles.
Multiply 440 by 10 to the 23rd power times Planck's constant and what you get is the colour Green."
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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robthemac wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Telecasters. Is there anything they can't do?
Yeap... look as cool as a strat or les paul!!! hehehehe
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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I'm loving the Whitfill Tele so much I'm considering getting him to make a Strat at well. I was originally lining up the classic sunburst / rosewood heavy relic combo, but unfortunately he's having difficulty exporting rosewood these days. Looks like it'll have to be a maple board.

Anyway, I was looking around at various colour combinations for maple necks. Thought about going for something unusual. Shell pink, gold hardware, mint guard, beat to hell. Couldn't find an exact match that's been made, but this looks pretty close. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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IB:Conway suggesting Lake Placid Blue. It just doesn't float my boat with a maple neck.
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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The pink, the mint, the maple but NOT the gold. My 2 cents!

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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robthemac wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:02 am
IB:Conway suggesting Lake Placid Blue. It just doesn't float my boat with a maple neck.
Sonic Blue for a Strat. :wink:
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MikeC wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:12 am
The pink, the mint, the maple but NOT the gold. My 2 cents!
+1 on the no gold hardware. How about a gold body though? Not Aztec, something more like a Gibson.
Whatever you do, make sure you have an Ash body with a maple neck. And relic is good, but that blue Strat is plain silly. Nobody’s guitar would ever get in that state unless they were a complete moron.

My #1 choice would be white for a battered Strat but that’s just me.

All the rest is IMHO of course.
"Consider the A note, 440 cycles.
Multiply 440 by 10 to the 23rd power times Planck's constant and what you get is the colour Green."
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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MikeC wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:12 am
The pink, the mint, the maple but NOT the gold. My 2 cents!
Yeah I'm 50/50 on the gold hardware. Not usually a fan, but on a really subtly coloured and heavily beat-up guitar I quite like it.
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Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:18 am

Sonic Blue for a Strat. :wink:
Branching out a little, are ya? Not a Sonic Blue fan for some reason.
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Also, why do all these relic guitars have bright white pickguards but the rest of the plastics are aged? Seems so out of place.
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+1 on the no gold hardware. How about a gold body though? Not Aztec, something more like a Gibson.
Whatever you do, make sure you have an Ash body with a maple neck. And relic is good, but that blue Strat is plain silly. Nobody’s guitar would ever get in that state unless they were a complete moron.

My #1 choice would be white for a battered Strat but that’s just me.

All the rest is IMHO of course.
Not keen on white as I've already got a butterscotch Tele and keen on something out of the white/yellow spectrum. Like the idea of gold, but still holding out hopes for a Goldtop with P-90s one day.

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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robthemac wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:11 am
Branching out a little, are ya? Not a Sonic Blue fan for some reason.

... still holding out hopes for a Goldtop with P-90s one day.
Blue is blue - Lake Placid or Sonic, both fine by me!

I happen to have a Goldtop with P90s currently in transit from the US. :wink:

I also have a Mary Kaye Strat with gold hardware just arrived, will be listed shortly.
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Conway wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:30 am
robthemac wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:11 am
Branching out a little, are ya? Not a Sonic Blue fan for some reason.

... still holding out hopes for a Goldtop with P-90s one day.

I happen to have a Goldtop with P90s currently in transit from the US. :wink:

Gah....

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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Conway wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:30 am

I also have a Mary Kaye Strat with gold hardware just arrived, will be listed shortly.
There's my one exception to the 'no gold' rule.
Last Mary Kaye G.R. sold was one of the best looking Strats i've seen.
"Consider the A note, 440 cycles.
Multiply 440 by 10 to the 23rd power times Planck's constant and what you get is the colour Green."
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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On the other end of the price scale (hopefully), I'm loving stuff Epiphone is putting out this year. This looks the shizzle, and sounds great too! I also love the lack of artist's name on the guitar!




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codedog wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:48 pm
On the other end of the price scale (hopefully), I'm loving stuff Epiphone is putting out this year. This looks the shizzle, and sounds great too! I also love the lack of artist's name on the guitar!



Yeah, I may well have to with this.

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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Conway wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:30 am
I happen to have a Goldtop with P90s currently in transit from the US. :wink:
Which model man?

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