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04-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
It's actually known as having a bad case of GAS (guitar acquisition syndrome)
Noted. Fortunately, I'm immune but like to listen.

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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
It's actually known as having a bad case of GAS (guitar acquisition syndrome)
And more generally GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome. You can't leave out the rest of humanity as there's all manner of GAS to be had. ;-)
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Hope these work...



This one has been my favorite for the last 5, or so, years. It is a Danelectro DC-12 Reissue. I have changed the pick-ups to hotter ones, and rewired it for concentric pots like the original model. The nut width is the same as a Rickenbacker 620 12 string. The price tag was about 20% as much. The little red electric is my daughter's. Here she is:



I also have a strat that I built from Warmoth parts. Nice maple fingerboard on that one. EMG active pick ups, wired for stereo. Very playable.

I also have a Martin OMC-16 Rosewood acoustic. No electrics in that one. Didn't want to spoil the sides with a plasticky control unit.

I also have a Seagull Grand acoustic without any electrics either.

I have had more guitars in the past, but my only GAS right now is a Made in Mexico fretless Jazz bass. I may be putting that one on the block at some point.

I also have a Fender Pro Junior amp that I modded a bit with a better transformer and tubes.

I also have a 100 watt Seymour Duncan convertible amp. It has interchangeable pre-amp modules. I bought it used about 6 months after it came out. Way out of production now. Cheap but powerful.

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I had GAS, but it morphed into LBA.

Now I'm going to 'try' to sell everything I can actually, definately, pretty certainly, live without.

Wish me luck with the separation anxiety.

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I only have a few guitars these days that serve a specific purpose in the studio or live:



A cheap Yammy bass.



50th Anniversary Fender Strat:



Godin Synth controller guitar:



A 30 year old Fernandes Les Paul "replica"



Variax 600 Digital Modelling Guitar:



An Australian Maton Acoustic guitar:



57 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top





Gibson Custom Shop ES335:



Laney VC30 and Marshall JVM410C all tube combos:



I've got lots of other recording and live gear like mixers, some Pods and a Digitech GSP1100 etc but I haven't played live for almost 2 years now so I am wondering what future lies ahead for this stuff.
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All this guitar/bass porn has me drooling! I was checking out your Maton, Bossa - always wanted to try one, but they are hard to come by here in the States. I hear they sound better plugged in than they do unplugged. Is that right? Tommy E. does wonders with his!

Anyway, I'm acoustic-only these days, & really have only a "few" guitars (two!). But here's one of my electrics that got away - a '79 MIJ Ibanez ST50. Definitely Gibson SG-like tone, and a very well-made instrument. I sold it a few yrs ago, but it turned up on my local Craigslist last summer. These photos are crops from the seller's CL ad! But these are better than any shots I ever took of it. He had it listed as an "Ibanez Les Paul Jr." ! Seriously considered buying it back....





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Beautiful axes and great work, everybody. Here is an unfinished spec commercial I shot as a class project. I am hoping to finish some time soon.

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All this guitar/bass porn has me drooling! I was checking out your Maton, Bossa - always wanted to try one, but they are hard to come by here in the States. I hear they sound better plugged in than they do unplugged. Is that right? Tommy E. does wonders with his!

Anyway, I'm acoustic-only these days, & really have only a "few" guitars (two!). But here's one of my electrics that got away - a '79 MIJ Ibanez ST50. Definitely Gibson SG-like tone, and a very well-made instrument. I sold it a few yrs ago, but it turned up on my local Craigslist last summer. These photos are crops from the seller's CL ad! But these are better than any shots I ever took of it. He had it listed as an "Ibanez Les Paul Jr." ! Seriously considered buying it back....
Nice guitar, Paul!

These were from a similar series as the Ibanez Musician guitars and basses.

The 70s, in my opinion were the zenith of electric guitar production world-wide.

Companies such as Ibanez, Ovation, and others produced some very nice instruments which, for the most part, were underrated and overlooked by the guitar community as a whole. Some of these instruments are rare these days.

Remember the Ovation Viper and Deacon? The Gibson Marauder? These are just a few I can think of right now.

Ah, the memories! :cry:

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Nice Danelectro, Lammie.

I know what you mean about it being only 20% of the price of a Ric; Rics are absolutely great guitars, but their prices have gone into orbit lately.

Bossa, when I first saw your Yamaha, I thought it was a Gretsch!

Fuent104: Very nicely done video.

It looks very professionally done to me.

Keep at it.

Mike
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Ok, as the name of the thread suggests, we have to give other instruments equal time.

After guitars, my next musical love is the sax; tenor is my favorite.

Here's a guy blowing alto sax at Coney Island.

A closeup. This was taken with my Pentax 50-200. After seeing this photo, I had new respect for this lens.

My viola, which I use only as a prop. Point of focus in this photo is the pins in the tailpiece. Compare this to next photo.

The point of focus in this photo has moved to the end of the fingerboard. Quite a different feel, don't you think?


Keep those photos coming.

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I only have a few guitars these days
That's a nice collection bossa, I've always had a soft spot for 335s

Mike, love the viola shots! Your Dingwall looks very cool with the fanned frets. I'm not far from him, but never made it to the shop. Interesting how a little town on the prairies has two guitar manufacturers, Fury and Dingwall.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
Remember the Ovation Viper and Deacon? :cry:

Mike
When I lived in NYC I used go to Bleeker to see a guy named Kenny Gwin play all kinds of cool covers. I know he was playing an Ovation. It was one of those two, but not sure which one. It was a bar with a red awning. Can't remember the name though. I want to say Spoon's but I don't think that is right. I believe it is gone now. That was mid 80's. He was a young guy at the time and died way too early.
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That's a nice collection bossa, I've always had a soft spot for 335s

Mike, love the viola shots! Your Dingwall looks very cool with the fanned frets. I'm not far from him, but never made it to the shop. Interesting how a little town on the prairies has two guitar manufacturers, Fury and Dingwall.
Thanks, Riff, but the Dingwall isn't mine.

It belongs to another member of the bass guitar club. None of the basses on the leather couch were mine.

I try to take as many photos as I can at this get-together every year, as some people show up with some very nice and rare stuff.

Try to get to the Dingwall shop when you can.

Luthiers appreciate it when someone tells them they saw their instruments online.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
Nice Danelectro, Lammie.

I know what you mean about it being only 20% of the price of a Ric; Rics are absolutely great guitars, but their prices have gone into orbit lately.

Bossa, when I first saw your Yamaha, I thought it was a Gretsch!

Fuent104: Very nicely done video.

It looks very professionally done to me.

Keep at it.

Mike
Thanks. Once I figure out how to get paid, I will do more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
All this guitar/bass porn has me drooling! I was checking out your Maton, Bossa - always wanted to try one, but they are hard to come by here in the States. I hear they sound better plugged in than they do unplugged. Is that right? Tommy E. does wonders with his!

Anyway, I'm acoustic-only these days, & really have only a "few" guitars (two!). But here's one of my electrics that got away - a '79 MIJ Ibanez ST50. Definitely Gibson SG-like tone, and a very well-made instrument. I sold it a few yrs ago, but it turned up on my local Craigslist last summer. These photos are crops from the seller's CL ad! But these are better than any shots I ever took of it. He had it listed as an "Ibanez Les Paul Jr." ! Seriously considered buying it back....




Hi Paul, nice machine there...

Maton guitars are very well made but tend to sound a bit 'thin' TE's Matons are doctored to have extremely low action and buzz like hell .. hence he only really plays them through an on-stage amp and reverb units etc. That would also be another reason he uses the flesh of his fingers to pluck the strings as it would lower the slap and soften the attack somewhat.

My Maton has developed a split top unfortunately and I won't bother getting it fixed as it's been repaired once before at the factory for a damaged back - that seems to be resurfacing too. I doubt I'll be buying any new guitars and will more likely sell a few as it would appear my career is over (not really interested anymore) after playing for 42 years.
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