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Dharmajester wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 8:11 pm

One of these on the way. Will be eye wateringly expensive by the time it lands but hey life's short so wtf.....

Bit baffled by the Beach Boys association though :crazy:
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Dharmajester wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 8:11 pm

One of these on the way. Will be eye wateringly expensive by the time it lands but hey life's short so wtf.....

Bit baffled by the Beach Boys association though :crazy:
That leslie thing does sound lovely...as for beach boys?...grey haired quim with a baseball cap?...thats all I'm saying...
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Finally found an EH Small Clone for a non-ridiculous price ($110). I've been on the prowl for one of these for a few years but the market went a bit nuts over these for a while.

It's old, crusty, dusty, probably smelly. Should be fun.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 11:39 am Finally found an EH Small Clone for a non-ridiculous price ($110). I've been on the prowl for one of these for a few years but the market went a bit nuts over these for a while.

It's old, crusty, dusty, probably smelly. Should be fun.
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Ordered 7m of medium jumbo fretwire from NZ Guitar Parts last Sunday. Got here yesterday. Let the fretting begin :D

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They now only stock 3 different types of fretwire. Used to be many in the past.

And when comparing prices with Allparts, Stewmac and AP in the USA, (incl shipping), they were considerably lower priced.

I don't like their 25cm cut lengths. When requesting longer lengths, ie, 50cm, they didn't respond.
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Jay wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 11:26 am Ordered 7m of medium jumbo fretwire from NZ Guitar Parts last Sunday. Got here yesterday. Let the fretting begin :D

A few side notes:
They now only stock 3 different types of fretwire. Used to be many in the past.

And when comparing prices with Allparts, Stewmac and AP in the USA, (incl shipping), they were considerably lower priced.

I don't like their 25cm cut lengths. When requesting longer lengths, ie, 50cm, they didn't respond.
Agree - 25cm is a silly length. Probably more to be convenient to ship rather than for the customer to use :roll:
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Yeah, it’s kinda gone down hill. Everything seems out of stock and the prices aren’t great, and the shipping is annoying since it’s oz based. Still go there but used to be spectacular
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TmcB wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:15 pm Yeah, it’s kinda gone down hill. Everything seems out of stock and the prices aren’t great, and the shipping is annoying since it’s oz based. Still go there but used to be spectacular
Just saying, fretwire was way cheaper and shipping nzd12. Ordering from the usa would have been double the price. But yeah, can't say too much about their other parts
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Jay wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:44 pm
TmcB wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:15 pm Yeah, it’s kinda gone down hill. Everything seems out of stock and the prices aren’t great, and the shipping is annoying since it’s oz based. Still go there but used to be spectacular
Just saying, fretwire was way cheaper and shipping nzd12. Ordering from the usa would have been double the price. But yeah, can't say too much about their other parts
Ah, misread you – I thought you were saying the price was worse. Good to see the local(ish) being a better value in that case
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1am in the morning and still dithering over what guitar I should buy.

I settled on the Explorer and just pulled the trigger. A bit scary.

I have wanted one since the 1980s, but always ended up with something else. Ishibashi in Japan. 2017, but it looks decent enough. Explorers are proven riff machines and Gary Moore proved they are good for shredding too.

It has the 500T and 496R hot ceramic pups. I had those before. I really like them. Fun pups. My current fav is a Super Distortion though. I like the way the mids are strong, but the highs are tapered off a tad. That makes them really sing when using overdrive, instead of sounding shrill.

I really liked a Jackson USA Soloist they have. It is gorgeous and the first blue guitar I have ever liked the look of. I decided it would not get played much. I always gravitate to the shorter Gibson scale length. I am just so used it that trying to play 25.5 necks feels a bit like trying to speak a foreign lingo :D

Pic is of the actual guitar. It's red, so should be a tad faster :D :
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Lovely!!
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Oh man that's nice
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hamo wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:02 am Oh man that's nice
I think so, but they are not everybody's cuppa tea. With shipping and taxes it will still work out cheaper than the lesser model on Trade Me I was considering. I already have the GST customs number thingy from importing the Power Station, so it should be simple enough. Then I'll be broke again looking at $100 overdrive pedals on TM that have Afterpay as an option :D

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Aquila Rossa wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:51 am 1am in the morning and still dithering over what guitar I should buy.

I settled on the Explorer and just pulled the trigger. A bit scary.

I have wanted one since the 1980s, but always ended up with something else. Ishibashi in Japan. 2017, but it looks decent enough. Explorers are proven riff machines and Gary Moore proved they are good for shredding too.

It has the 500T and 496R hot ceramic pups. I had those before. I really like them. Fun pups. My current fav is a Super Distortion though. I like the way the mids are strong, but the highs are tapered off a tad. That makes them really sing when using overdrive, instead of sounding shrill.

I really liked a Jackson USA Soloist they have. It is gorgeous and the first blue guitar I have ever liked the look of. I decided it would not get played much. I always gravitate to the shorter Gibson scale length. I am just so used it that trying to play 25.5 necks feels a bit like trying to speak a foreign lingo :D

Pic is of the actual guitar. It's red, so should be a tad faster :D :
That is a very nice example, good decision!
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