Gear Wanker thread Mk II


#1142

Hi all

Talking of guitars - I have a epiphpne les Paul that I have had since I was about 15 - cost about £300 30 years ago, and some acoustic thing, kind of feel like I would like a new ‘better’ guitar, but literally have no idea where to start

:grinning:

Where do I start? Never really got into the tech side of guitars - so find it all quite intimidating really!


#1143

tbh I was trying to persuade her that she should go for a J Mascis Squier Jazzmaster (so I could borrow it)

didn’t seem sold on that though

She does like my Jaguar but she wants a strat and I can understand why


#1144

Big Michael Karoli fan eh?

I think the Bullet Strat you posted above is the way to go so BITT. If she wants something better in a few years she can always upgrade. Get it set up right and I doubt you’ll have any problems.


#1145

acoustic or electric?
budget?
which one looks the coolest?
also, you after different sound from your les paul pick up wise etc.
sort of stuff do you play?


#1146

she does actually have a couple of Can tracks on her ‘ultimate playlist’ as it goes

Yeah, we’ll probably start her off with the Bullet unless we stumble across an unexpected bargain between now & her birthday


#1147

You have the ultimate cool family BITT!


#1148

I make kind of electronica stuff which sometimes has bits of guitar on it -

Not a jag but there is some guitar in this -

I don’t really listen to ‘guitar music’ ha ha ha! So it’s a bit hard to say what it needs to sound like - not like a guitar I guess!

But yeah, the electric as it’s a bit fucked as well after my brother dropped it and broke the next about 15 years ago (got fixed but not the same since!)


#1149

cheers, yeah, she’s pretty great …got to give her all the encouragement possible. She doesn’t want to play in a band though, doesn’t even want to be a performer or solo artist either she says. Wants to be a songwriter and write for others (though really she wants to go to NYU & study film and become some kind of Tarantino/Spike Lee/Greta Gerwig hybrid… so maybe no custom shop or '58 vintage strats just yet)


#1150

if you are getting her a budget amp as well i’d highly recommend this one, no built in effects or anything but it sounds great. I used it more than my proper tube amp


#1151

cheers. She has a Roland cube atm which is decent but this looks good for a next step ta


#1152

my local arts centre has this thing called modular cafe, where everyone brings their modular synths and has a jam, might get a modular synth


#1153

look at this


#1154

Used to do a bring your own synth night at a local café. Was great fun messing around with people’s DX-7s and Moogs. I just brought a Nintendo DS with a Korg cartridge and used the drum machine.


#1155

tempted to go and watch at least


#1156

This is more up my street. Have wanted them to reissue this for years.

https://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/product/fender_alternate_reality_electric_xii_12-string_pf_lake_placid_blue/


#1157

I wonder why they’ve done it as an ‘alternative reality’ model rather than straight up reissue, can’t see what changes they’ve made, slightly pointier maybe


#1158

Bridge is different (looks like a Gotoh twelve string bridge with a metal plate surrounding it) and there’s a normal three-way toggle (instead of the rotary switch) but otherwise it looks pretty bang on!

Going to have to start putting money away nowwwwww!


#1159

If its not about a particular sound then itll all be in the neck, go to a shop and play a few different ones and see which you like and which suit your hands


#1160

Seconded. I ended up with my Strat because the neck felt perfect in my hands. Would never have kept it in a million years if it didn’t feel right.


#1161

Actually some excellent and easily digestible advice! :+1: