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04-26-2012, 01:12 PM - 1 Like   #1
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The Guitar/Musical Instrument Photo And Discussion Thread

Hello, all.

I just thought I'd start a thread in which members who play and/or just love guitars and any other musical instruments could post photos and have discussions.

I am a not-so-good guitar player, but love them just the same.

So here are a few photos of my axes. That's cool talk for a guitar.

Post photos of any musical instrument you like, and write a few sentences about your playing experience or any story you have regarding the instrument.

I also love saxaphones. Tenor is my favorite.

All photos made with Pentax cameras and lenses.

My Ibanez Acoustic, and my G&L Tribute ASAP Special. The ASAT sounds so good. For those that don't know, the Tribute line from G&L is their budget line. They're made overseas, but still use the G&L American made pickups.


A closeup of the ASAT

My ASAT with his big brother, my Epiphone Jack Casady Bass.


I'll have more photos later.

Mike

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Nice collection, Mike. Beautiful instruments & I'm also a tobacco-burst fan! Myself, I'm strictly acoustic these days - my electric stuff was cluttering up the garage, so it was slowly sold off (not without a few regrets ). I had a not-so-beautiful but great playing '82 G&L L-1000 Bass with the original 'lawsuit' headstock which I let go about a year ago. Earlier, I sold my very nice '79 MIJ Ibanez ST-50 (my first guitar!). Kind of an SG clone - sort of, with a similar color/burst as your ASAT. I don't have any glamour shots of either of these, but I do have some photos on the other pc which I'll look for. Nowadays, it's fingerstyle for me, playing (or attempting to play) my '81 Yamaha SJ-180, or my '93 Seagull S6. Very basic & inexpensive setup that I'm pretty happy with. Down the road, I'd love to get hold of a nice mahogany Martin OM-15M (I think that's the one). Anyway, I consider myself a mediocre player that loves looking at and playing with guitars (and cameras/lenses)! Will get some pics up soon.
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G&L American made pickups
Mike, are those hollow pole pieces?
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Mike, are those hollow pole pieces?
Riff, they're not hollow all the way through, but are adjustable with an allen key.
Here's the description from the G&L site. G&L MFD pickup for ASAT Special

These are the same pickups that are in the USA G&L models, that are more than twice the price.

Here's what the guitar sounds like.

It's got a very Telecaster-like tone as you can hear on the bridge pickup, but has a smoother and fuller tone on the neck pickup.

I think the G&L Tribute line is one of the best values today in lower cost electric guitars and basses.

More photos to come.

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Some more photos.

Two of my bases.

The one on the left is my Filakovsky Jazz bass, the one on the right is my 1979 Ibanez Musician.
The Filakovsky is made by my friend, John Filakovsky, and has Sadowsky pickups and VTC (vintage tone circuit)

My fretless Ibanez EDA905F. This can sound very close to an upright bass.


I literally have hundreds of other photos, many from the annual bass get-together I attend.

Do you guys and gals want to see more photos?

Mike

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Mike sounds good and well played.
The hollow pole was developed and patent by Glenn McDougall at Fury Guitar. Ever heard them?

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More photos, heck yeah! The Filakovsky Jazz bass is sweet.
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More photos, heck yeah! The Filakovsky Jazz bass is sweet.
+1 Both basses are looking good! Nice Tele-twang & nice playing in your vid

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Mike sounds good and well played.
The hollow pole was developed and patent by Glenn McDougall at Fury Guitar. Ever heard them?

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No, I haven't heard of them, riff, but thanks for the link.

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+1 Both basses are looking good! Nice Tele-twang & nice playing in your vid
Thanks, Paul.

The body is swamp ash with a koa top, and the fingerboard is ebony.

With the Sadowsky pups and vintage tone circuit, this bass sound like a 60s Jazz bass. I love it.

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OK, here are some more photos of basses with a few guitars thrown in.

I took these last August at a bass get-together that's held every year. People bring their instruments and some bring their amps, and it's a good time for everyone. You will see and be able to play instruments, some of them custom made costing thousands of dollars that you will never see in any store.

Let us begin.

A Rickenbacker

A Dingwall from Canada.

Two fretless beauties.

A Dingwall with an aguilar amp.

A custom Valenti Precision Bass.

A Valenti Jazz bass.

Another gorgeous Valenti Custom.

And another Valenti.

My friend's Gibson; I think it's a 339.

A guitar made by Harvey Citron.


Here's the link to Valenti basses. Welcome to ValentiBasses.com
Here's the link to Citron guitars. Harvey Citron

I'll add more photos later.

All photos of the instruments on the leather couch were taken with my Pentax DA70mm.

Mike
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I have owned too many guitars to remember, literally dozens and dozens over the past 25-30 years. The ones I have kept and never plan on selling or getting rid of are my old D28, a 62 Telecaster, a 1978 Musicmaster, and first run issue Eric Clapton signature Stratocaster which I have completely replaced the electronics with a set of Lindy Fralin real 54's. All of the above, except the D28 of course are amplified through my AC30's and an AC15.

Jason

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Lots of Bass porn here.. just as well I play guitar or I'd be in trouble.
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GBA--Sure cure for lba!
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GBA--Sure cure for lba!
It's actually known as having a bad case of GAS (guitar acquisition syndrome)
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