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Old 02-20-2015, 06:00 PM   #91 (permalink)
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By the way, just bought a new pedal today and it's the smallest one I ever seen. It's like a chubby fridge magnet. It's a Hotone Grass Overdrive pedal.



As I've been an acoustic player for most of my life, I don't have extensive experience in overdrive pedals, but it sounds pretty darn good to me and it's also got true bypass .. very reasonably priced as well. It's part of a series so I was thinking of getting some more of these. After all, think of how small a pedal board you can get away with when you have these little guys
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:24 AM   #92 (permalink)
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My Tele has been giving me some strange grief lately. I've snapped two A strings on the saddle (both during gigs) and an E once, with less than a few week old strings, always in the same spot. Did some research and apparently every once in a while during manufacturing something will slip and create a small bur on the saddle, which will quite literally cut your string like a knife over time, especially with frequent palm muting. Took it into the local shop and had it looked at, he plopped it down on his bench, filed down the saddle a bit, and lubed it with graphite.

Gig tonight, two day old strings (although thoroughly stretched and warmed up), the moment of truth, Lord have mercy on my two most important strings.
Strangely enough my Tele has been doing the same thing, so I took it to my guitar tech and from what he told me he'll be doing the same thing, as well as filing down the fret edges which are a little sharp.
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:18 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Well, played a gig with it last night and it seems that the problem has been solved, made it through without a hitch, and I played hard.

While I am a bit peeved at Fender for allowing issues like this to slip through the cracks, especially with their ****ing American Standards, which are touted as immaculately built flagship models, I think it would be most reasonable to look at it for what it is, a minor slip-up, one that would be very difficult for quality control to spot without playing the thing for a week in the factory. I'm having a hard time really blaming Fender for it, it's just the nature of having these things mass manufactured I guess, sometimes things slip, sometimes they're too hard to spot, sometimes they escape the factory. It certainly says nothing about the American Standards (Teles and Strats alike) in terms of design quality, hardware, and sound. I still love everything about the guitar and would still recommend it to every living human on the planet.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:44 AM   #94 (permalink)
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Right now, my favorite is my Takamine Ukulele. I've been taking it to our singers house lately, giving her some lessons and all, and just from screwing around with two finger tandem picking (simultaneously using my index and middle fingers) I stumbled across The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again organ intro/solo.

It's a fantastic little piece of noise making.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:47 AM   #95 (permalink)
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^^^^^

You should record it and post a link.

My super fun travel guitar. Full scale neck and sounds really good plugged in.

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Old 02-26-2015, 12:16 PM   #96 (permalink)
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^^^The quintessential finger positioning to show the world you're a seasoned veteran of all things guitar.

Spoiler for I do that too.:


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Old 02-26-2015, 12:19 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Hilarious. It's actually part of a warm up exercise I do.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:31 AM   #98 (permalink)
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^^^The quintessential finger positioning to show the world you're a seasoned veteran of all things guitar.
such finger stretch deserves respect!
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:40 AM   #99 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:52 PM   #100 (permalink)
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