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View Poll Results: Talk about your instrument/gear!!!
Guitar. 162 52.09%
Drums. 38 12.22%
Bass. 45 14.47%
Violin. 6 1.93%
Sax. 4 1.29%
Piano/Keys. 49 15.76%
Harmonica. 7 2.25%
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:56 AM   #801 (permalink)
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Recently I picked up an old Stella parlor-sized acoustic.

I. Am. Loving. It.

Only complaint is the strings that came with it (that I mean to change anyways) are a bit too high gauge for it. (.13's I believe)

I need to lower them, as the actions a wee bit high for my liking.

Thinking .11s, but I'm afraid of going too low as it has reinforcement instead of an adjustable truss rod.

Anyone care to chime in?

(p.s. will post pics when I get a chance)
I'd put a set of 12s on it first and let the neck get use to those for a while. After a few weeks give the 11s a try.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:01 AM   #802 (permalink)
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I found a guitar in my neighbour's garbage the other day. Broken but, needs a couple of new machine heads, and a few new bridge pins and it'll be perfect. Here's my quick fix for the nut until I bring it into my guy.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:57 AM   #803 (permalink)
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I started self-learning piano that my mom bought me.
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:47 PM   #804 (permalink)
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My rig.. its simple either my ampeg ss 150 through a 4x12 cab or my mesa 50 cal+. The cab has celestion k100s. I have a simple channel changer and tc electronics chorus/pitch/flange. Started playing around 10 now 33. I have a fender strat with loaded custom shop pickups a fender acoustic electric and a gibson lp studio t..

I dont do many pedals on my setup.. we push everthing through a yamaha 16 channel mixer. Sm57 for vocals..
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:21 PM   #805 (permalink)
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A buddy of mine's project V is coming along very nicely, he just got it back from an autoshop that he paid to do the clear coating. Said he was up till 2:30 AM last night throwing parts at it and wiring up the electronics, should have a final picture of it by the end of the weekend.

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Old 06-16-2016, 12:47 PM   #806 (permalink)
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Very cool!
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:26 AM   #807 (permalink)
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Just realized I could post pics from mobile tonight :P

Anyways, here's the front of my busking kit. It's a suitcase. Inside are a cymbal stand and a hi-hat stand. When I go places with it, I pack in a snare, the snare stand, hi-hats, a crash/ride cymbal, bass kick, my drum headphones (shit's loud), and my sticks. I usually carry the big tom drum alongside it cause it's too big to fit in the case. Oh, and the suitcase acts as the bass drum. Sounds a bit like it too. Enough like it.

It's heavy as **** but it's so transportable it isn't even funny. No roadies needed. Doesn't even rattle around due to a bunch of cramped towels (which are then used as mats so the drums don't slide around) and the drum pads. On top of all that, the suitcase has a neat little carrying strap that extends so I can roll it wherever I need it.

Pretty nice I think.
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Sold off a couple of guitars and some other gear and invested in one of these. I have it plugged into a 2.1 Energy soundbar / subwoofer system. Believe all of the Fractal hype. I can randomly switch to any of the 128 presets and with a little tweaking get an amazing tone that makes you want to jam for hours.

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I've added two antique parlors to the family since my last post in this thread.

The evil looking parlor on the far right is an old B&J Serenader that both sounds and plays much better than it looks. It still holds its tuning, the action is still very playable, there are only 1 or 2 dead frets, and the body is made of solid birch which is something I've never come across before. Doesn't sound like any other acoustic I've ever owned, very dull and dark tone, and there's something wrong at the bridge causing the D string to produce these eerie harmonics that actually end up adding to the sound, it's great for slow fingerstyle blues. I found an old Reverb listing for the exact guitar online that says it's 20s-30s, glad I found it elsewhere because I only paid $100 it.

Here's what it sounds like:
Playing: B&J Serenader.mp3 - picosong

On the left, propped up on the chair, is an old Kay that I picked up for $30. It's almost unplayable, many (if not most) of the frets above the 5th are dead and buzzing. It doesn't sound all too great either, but oddly enough, for how cheaply built it is, it is one of the nicest looking guitars I've ever owned, here's a better picture up close. The finish is a veneer but man, it has to be the nicest veneer I've ever seen, beautiful figuring. I haven't been able to find out the age of this one, it's ladder braced so it should be at least pre-40s.

Here's what it sounds like:
Playing: Audio recording 2016-09-29 21-56-12.mp3 - picosong

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Jealous. A well loved 20s or 30s Gibson would be my ultimate dream guitar. Love the warm sounding body shapes they had back then.
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