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Anyone here got any cool guitars and guitar gear?

mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
edited March 2013 in The cake stop
Reckon there must be a few guitarists on here... anyone got any cool guitars/pedals/amps etc?
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,889
    Fender P-Bass Lite very much like this one.

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    Having long fingers, I much prefer the bass to the 6 string.
  • Greg-46aGreg-46a Posts: 24
    Another bassist here, I used to gig with this, had to sell it a couple of years ago when I was a bit skint (it's an Epiphone, couldn't afford a Gibson original). I've still got my Fender Jazz bass, and a Telecaster 6 string.

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  • KatzKatz Posts: 25
    10 string BC rich
  • ILM Zero7ILM Zero7 Posts: 2,291
    Katz......isn't the clue in the title? 'Cool guitars'.........which bit of cool
    didn't you understand?
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  • chrisaonabikechrisaonabike Posts: 1,919
    I've got a PRS - is that cool?
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    edited March 2013
    I'll have to dig up some pics, got a Les Paul and a Jag, just selling a Tele, and a JV62 80s Strat is arrving next week, and got a custom body being built, few bits of cool switching in it, sort of tele-esque that's having an old late 70s japanese strat neck on it. Got a couple of valve amps too.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    ILM Zero7 wrote:
    Katz......isn't the clue in the title? 'Cool guitars'.........which bit of cool
    didn't you understand?

    :) that BC Rich is great, I wouldnt want it myself, but I love quirky stuff.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    edited March 2013
    I've got a PRS - is that cool?

    Not if its an SE ;)

    ...god knows why I wrote 'cool' in the title though! Just telling myself off for that right now
  • Crown JewelCrown Jewel Posts: 545
    I have a Collings and a Kopp.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    I have a Collings and a Kopp.

    :) which Collings have you got?

    Not heard of Kopp, will have a gander... edit... is that Kevin Kopp?
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    Ive got one of these, I'll have to dig up photos of my others as they're not recent ones.

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  • DrKJMDrKJM Posts: 271
    Gordon Smith GS2. No pics on this device though. Junior has a black satin Gibson Les Paul which I'm hoping he'll tire of. There are one or two copies around too, but they don't really count as cool. (I do like my knock off es335 though).
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    mfin, that is the Johnny Marr sig Jaguar ja?

    DrKJM - The GS's are nice, I find they sing with a wee p/u upgrade.


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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    nweststeyn wrote:
    mfin, that is the Johnny Marr sig Jaguar ja?

    Yep, tis. Im just toying with the idea of putting a Mastery Bridge on it as I think it will give it a slight setup advantage over the one that it comes with, a lot of people tend to put one on.

    Its sounds great, bare knuckle pickups are great in it. Ive got some BN Mules in my Les Paul too, and that came with Custom 57's originally, the Mules (uncovered) are fantastic in comparison, so balanced between each other for a start, but very articulate sounding too.

    There's been a couple of niggles with the Jag, Johnny's/Fender's sales pitch goes on about how its been rethought, but god knows how they missed the need for a treble bleed cap and resistor, it wasn't just losing tone as you turn the vol down, it was almost unusable for rolling off the volume. The other problem was ridiculous, they needed longer saddle springs, I got away with a longer one on the high E, but the B probably needed one. It was so stupid that when the top E was intonated correctly, the saddle would not only rattle, it would vibrate its way out! ...at least these things are the grand total of 3 quid and a bit of messing about.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    DrKJM wrote:
    Gordon Smith GS2. No pics on this device though. Junior has a black satin Gibson Les Paul which I'm hoping he'll tire of. There are one or two copies around too, but they don't really count as cool. (I do like my knock off es335 though).

    A lot of GS's are great, I was only talking to someone earlier about how their waiting lists years ago. I reckon a few GSs will become more and more sought after in years to come.
  • gavbarrongavbarron Posts: 824
    Got a Les Paul and a Dean, will get some photos later on. Would love a Parker Dragonfly though. One day
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Had an old Les Paul Custom, sold it and bought a new washing machine and went on holiday :shock:

    Oh I also bought a Lakewood (german) hand crafted acoustic, mahogany body/neck, sitca spruce top, ebony finger board beauty :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 894
    Have no pics at the moment, but...

    My amp

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    and a v old pic of my guitar (I don't have the vox anymore, they are cack)

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    Amy is now 7!
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  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 894
    Oh, and a very bad photo of me playing my acoustic (it's a norman) at a recent impromptu birthday party jamalong.

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  • That'll be no then,

    I have a MIM Telecaster and a Spider II amp, I do things on the cheap. I'd love a Jazzmaster because of the whole Kevin Shields thing.
  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 894
    That'll be no then,

    I have a MIM Telecaster and a Spider II amp, I do things on the cheap. I'd love a Jazzmaster because of the whole Kevin Shields thing.

    Cheeky :D

    I love my tokai tele - nicer than my custom shop fender.
    Insert bike here:
  • meesterbondmeesterbond Posts: 1,240
    I've bought and sold some fantastic guitars in my time (an Anderson Cobra, Suhr Re Beech, PRS CU22, an ESP Kirk Hammett with skull inlays, a gorgeous Fender Anniversary Strat and many others) but I'm down to three now... a cheapish electro acoustic, a Hohner headless Steinberger copy with EMGs (so very 80's Van Halen) and a Japanese Ibanez 335 lawsuit copy from 1979 which I bought secondhand for £200 when I was sixteen. Despite spending a small fortune on exotic guitars since, it's the only one that's remained with me and I'd never sell...
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    mfin wrote:
    nweststeyn wrote:
    mfin, that is the Johnny Marr sig Jaguar ja?

    Yep, tis. Im just toying with the idea of putting a Mastery Bridge on it as I think it will give it a slight setup advantage over the one that it comes with, a lot of people tend to put one on.

    Its sounds great, bare knuckle pickups are great in it. Ive got some BN Mules in my Les Paul too, and that came with Custom 57's originally, the Mules (uncovered) are fantastic in comparison, so balanced between each other for a start, but very articulate sounding too.

    There's been a couple of niggles with the Jag, Johnny's/Fender's sales pitch goes on about how its been rethought, but god knows how they missed the need for a treble bleed cap and resistor, it wasn't just losing tone as you turn the vol down, it was almost unusable for rolling off the volume. The other problem was ridiculous, they needed longer saddle springs, I got away with a longer one on the high E, but the B probably needed one. It was so stupid that when the top E was intonated correctly, the saddle would not only rattle, it would vibrate its way out! ...at least these things are the grand total of 3 quid and a bit of messing about.

    I've installed a couple of Mastery bridges in the past few weeks - I'd say definitely go for it! The saddle adjustment springs issue sounds irritating though - we have a Johnny Marr sig at the moment in the shop where I work and it doesn't seem to have this issue but knowing Fender, that doesn't mean much...

    At least it's not a Gibson :D (Worst quality control of all, unless you count Hagstrom, which I don't).
  • chrisaonabikechrisaonabike Posts: 1,919
    mfin wrote:
    I've got a PRS - is that cool?

    Not if its an SE ;)
    :D

    No, it's a 95 Custom in Vintage Yellow. Haven't played it for quite a few years now, sadly.
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    nweststeyn wrote:

    I've installed a couple of Mastery bridges in the past few weeks - I'd say definitely go for it! The saddle adjustment springs issue sounds irritating though - we have a Johnny Marr sig at the moment in the shop where I work and it doesn't seem to have this issue but knowing Fender, that doesn't mean much...

    At least it's not a Gibson :D (Worst quality control of all, unless you count Hagstrom, which I don't).

    Ah, thats good to hear some positive feedback on the Mastery. I think I am going to get one ordered.

    Yeah, go look at the Marr and look at the top E saddle, I'll bet you find (with that being the most forward saddle) that the spring needs to be longer/stronger as its hardly pushing the saddle at all. I wrote off to Fender about it (of course, I replaced the spring).

    The problem is definitely a problem, as this was the one guitar that I couldnt see in a shop so had to order online (breaking my golden rule), but, I had one arrive and the vibration in transit had seen the top E screw fall out in the case... anyway, I wasn't happy with the case catches and a couple of other things, so I returned it. I then ordered an identical one from elsewhere and guess what?? It arrived with the same screw having fallen off in the case! There's only a couple of threads in the top E saddle as each saddle is machined differently, and the screw just goes through when intonated properly, so the whole thing is intolerant to having a weak/short spring.

    I do wonder however how the 7 1/4 radius Strat I was playing last week had a great low action and the Jag just cant get down to a medium low, it messes with my brain. Id like it lower, but the necks been tweaked by a pro already, so Im thinking I'll get the mastery, then get it to someone great for a proper fret levelling job to make sure everythings optimum on it, then I think it will get a reasonable medium kind of action on it.

    I half wondered about getting it plek-ed first to do most of the levelling part of the setup. I know people like gibson(?) plek things, but they don't really do it individually on 'settled' guitars, they're simulating string tension and then running a standard milling program (this is what Ive seemed to ascertain, don't know if its true)... but a plek on guitar being looked at as a one off, first being scanned with the strings actually on it Im led to believe is a different game altogether.

    (I know plek is not the be all and end all, and requires work afterwards to finish the setup and get it bang on, I think one of the London shops has the only privately run one in the country)
  • MisterMuncherMisterMuncher Posts: 1,302
    My main guitar is a Patrick Eggle prototype from just before they went bust, an all sycamore semi-hollow thing with some very early Bare Knuckle P-90s. It's really very nice indeed, and covers a lot of sonic ground. Does a great impression of Bill Steer's tone through a Marshall JCM800.

    Aside from that, I have a '73 Deluxe Tele that had never actually been assembled till I put it together (apparently, legend had it that it was bought in bits out the "back door" of the Fender factory). It's more than a bit heavy, and needed a hell of a lot of work to get into anything approaching playable condition. It does sound amazing, though, the original Fender WideRange humbuckers sound nothing like standard humbuckers, having a lot more P-90/Tele "snap" about them. Despite the model* being by yer Cold Patrols and Snowplay sounding bands, it's my go to guitar for any heavy rhythm work.


    *Not the actual model, to my ears. Probably the 90's Japanese or later reissues, as the tones live or on record don't sound much like the old pickups, and most if not all reissues had stock humbuckers mocked up to look like proper WRHB's with a cosmetic metal plate.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    My main guitar is a Patrick Eggle prototype from just before they went bust, an all sycamore semi-hollow thing with some very early Bare Knuckle P-90s. It's really very nice indeed, and covers a lot of sonic ground. Does a great impression of Bill Steer's tone through a Marshall JCM800.

    Aside from that, I have a '73 Deluxe Tele that had never actually been assembled till I put it together (apparently, legend had it that it was bought in bits out the "back door" of the Fender factory). It's more than a bit heavy, and needed a hell of a lot of work to get into anything approaching playable condition. It does sound amazing, though, the original Fender WideRange humbuckers sound nothing like standard humbuckers, having a lot more P-90/Tele "snap" about them. Despite the model* being by yer Cold Patrols and Snowplay sounding bands, it's my go to guitar for any heavy rhythm work.


    *Not the actual model, to my ears. Probably the 90's Japanese or later reissues, as the tones live or on record don't sound much like the old pickups, and most if not all reissues had stock humbuckers mocked up to look like proper WRHB's with a cosmetic metal plate.

    One of the best guitars I ever owned was a Patrick Eggle Berlin Pro with the falling Maple Leaves on Ebony. It was nothing short of brilliant. I sold it to one of my best mates solely as the Berlin is a small guitar and looks tiny on a 6ft bloke, i made it look like a banjo! I don't think Ive ever played a guitar that plays that perfectly of its type.
  • MisterMuncherMisterMuncher Posts: 1,302
    I'd love to have the Maple leaves. Best inlay ever. Not much chance of that now, though.

    I think most Eggles were pretty small, except the Artist and the RSG (which was huge beyond reason, and looked like a 335 made by Rickenbacker) so they do look a bit odd. Weirdly, though, my mate has an Eggle 5-string bass which is a giant thing, a great big body and a 35.5" scale neck.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,678
    Yeah, the quality on those maple leaves matches absolutely anything you can buy at any price, incredible. That one was a relatively early one too. You could probably get one, theres a food forum where the odd thing pops up and prices are not that mad, especially compared to what people ask on ebay.

    The Vienna was the answer to the size thing, that's a bit bigger, but there are not many around.
  • MisterMuncherMisterMuncher Posts: 1,302
    Ah, sorry, I was a bit unclear. I'd want leaves on a guitar the same as mine (A weird, high-end variant on the short lived "Wave") which I don't think were ever produced.
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