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Old 02-27-09, 12:16 PM
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Harrison was a great player....very under rated by many.
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I love that rockabilly sound. The classical guitar just doesn't have it...
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get a telecaster.
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
get a telecaster.
There's a sexiness to the semi-hollow bodies that I really dig.
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
There's a sexiness to the semi-hollow bodies that I really dig.
I understand.
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That's a pretty guitar.
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Totally doable
Good example of how 'simple'(?) stuff can sound when played well.
The Epi's a nice guitar, especially for the money, but also try some
of the Guilds that are affordable now. There is an absolutely gorgeous one
out now exactly like in the vid for only a little more $$$$ than the Epi.


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Check out the 'Classic 6' Walnut, here:
www.eastwoodguitars.com

https://www.eastwoodguitars.com/GTRs/...assic6_frm.htm

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Originally Posted by -=em in Pa=- View Post
Totally doable
Good example of how 'simple'(?) stuff can sound when played well.
The Epi's a nice guitar, especially for the money, but also try some
of the Guilds that are affordable now. There is an absolutely gorgeous one
out now exactly like in the vid for only a little more $$$$ than the Epi.


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Check out the 'Classic 6' Walnut, here:
www.eastwoodguitars.com

https://www.eastwoodguitars.com/GTRs/...assic6_frm.htm

what a beauty!
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I honestly thought the title of this thread was "Guitar Goats"
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my goal is to be able to play "Wildwood Flower" at some point in my life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewnfWoSQz3o
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
There's a sexiness to the semi-hollow bodies that I really dig.
If you're just looking for "that rockabilly sound," I think you'd be better served by a reasonably priced Telecaster (as already mentioned) or other guitar with single coils (as opposed to that humbuckered Epi). Even in your video, Carl is playing a guitar with single coils and the Gretsch George is playing has single coil DynaSonics. Granted, none of this takes into consideration the tube amp, reverb, delay or the person playing the guitar . . .
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As long as I can get to the point where I can do a semi decent solo in a jam circle, then I'll be happy.
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
This


to play like this
Beautiful guitar. I looked at one when I got my Casino.
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As an acoustic/electric guitar player I have never heard what the difference was between the humbucker and the Piezo and whatever pickup. I love the feel of the semi-hollowbody/hollowbody when I play them.

Nice guitar too.
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If you like that, you might like a little of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdkTRMU_vpc
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As long as I can get to the point where I can do a semi decent solo in a black metal band, then I'll be happy.
Corpsepaint'd for ya.

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for the rockabilly sound you'd want a delay pedal. any type would do the trick, Boss makes a nice pedal that has settings for delay (echo) or reverb (like an old Fender amp used for to get blue and surf sounds), so it's a nice variety of sounds in one little box. I have the older RV brown ped (RV-1? 2?)

That was a cool Carl Perkins program with lots of decent guests. The guy on Tele in the background, far right is Mickey Gee, Dave Edmunds' guitarist...great rockabilly player; he just passed away recently.
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for the rockabilly sound you'd want a delay pedal. any type would do the trick, Boss makes a nice pedal that has settings for delay (echo) or reverb (like an old Fender amp used for to get blue and surf sounds), so it's a nice variety of sounds in one little box. I have the older RV brown ped (RV-1? 2?)

That was a cool Carl Perkins program with lots of decent guests. The guy on Tele in the background, far right is Mickey Gee, Dave Edmunds' guitarist...great rockabilly player; he just passed away recently.
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
There's a sexiness to the semi-hollow bodies that I really dig.
Feedback machines when turned up loud though. If you're going to play a hollow body, go for something like a full-sized ES 175 jazz guitar. ES-335 style bodies are just feedback monsters - unless you keep the amp low and mike it.

Get a modeling amp - you can imitate any sound you want with a good modeling amp and a solid body. Very, VERY few people can tell the difference between a modeled sound and 'the real thing'.
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
This


to play like this
Its still a pretty guitar though I just prefer solidbodies. I've played both, the original Gibson 335s play sweet, but the feedback is more than I can stand. I'm not real wild about Epiphone guitars - cheap Gibson knockoffs. Ibanez has better offerings for the dollar if you're going to buy mid-range priced hollowbodies.
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It's funny: when people talk about their Epiphone they usually sound like they're trying really hard to justify buying the cheap one, and when they talk about their Gibson they usually sound like they're trying just as hard to justify buying the more expensive one
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Get a modeling amp - you can imitate any sound you want with a good modeling amp and a solid body. Very, VERY few people can tell the difference between a modeled sound and 'the real thing'.
I have a Line6 100 watt / all tube Spider Valve 1/2 stack. I really regret buying this amp.
I bought a tube one because to me, the solid stater sounded too fake and synthetic.
The modeling stuff just makes it unnecessarily complicated to an anti-techie like me.
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Its still a pretty guitar though I just prefer solidbodies. I've played both, the original Gibson 335s play sweet, but the feedback is more than I can stand. I'm not real wild about Epiphone guitars - cheap Gibson knockoffs. Ibanez has better offerings for the dollar if you're going to buy mid-range priced hollowbodies.

Ibanez's have a weird nasal sound. Not to pleasant for me.

How loud are you turning up to get that much feedback ? Yikes ! they feedback a litte
more than a solid, but Ive ever found it to be that bad. Also, an Epi is an OK guitar for what it
is. Very playable, very giggable. If someone were to ask me if a Gibson was 'worth' 2000.oo
more, I would say 'no'. Its all relative though. I really dont care what Im playing as long
as Im playing
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Originally Posted by -=em in Pa=- View Post
I have a Line6 100 watt / all tube Spider Valve 1/2 stack. I really regret buying this amp.
I bought a tube one because to me, the solid stater sounded too fake and synthetic.
The modeling stuff just makes it unnecessarily complicated to an anti-techie like me.
Its for sale, very cheep if you are interested





Ibanez's have a weird nasal sound. Not to pleasant for me.

How loud are you turning up to get that much feedback ? Yikes ! they feedback a litte
more than a solid, but Ive ever found it to be that bad. Also, an Epi is an OK guitar for what it
is. Very playable, very giggable. If someone were to ask me if a Gibson was 'worth' 2000.oo
more, I would say 'no'. Its all relative though. I really dont care what Im playing as long
as Im playing
I have a VoxAD30VT modeling amp. I absolutely love it.

https://www.voxamps.com/us/valvetronix/vt-series/

I understand what you are staying about being a non-techie, but in my case, its worth it to spend time learning how the amp works and how to use it. It really beats the hell out of having a rack of effects pedals to drag around and screw with.

My first amp was one of the early Peaveys with a 2x12 that had four standard tubes + a transistor preamp. The quality control out of Meridian wasn't that great, and I had to have the preamp fixed twice. Plus the damn amp would shock you at random turning it on and off. The upside was in cold days in the bandroom, if you sat on the amp it would keep your butt nice and warm.

The second I had was a Canadian made amp from a company called Traynor. It was a knockoff of the Polytone jazz amp. Again, the preamp blew out in it eventually even though I didn't push it that hard.

The quality on the Vox is hard to beat, IMHO, for the price. I only bought a 30 (wish I'd gotten a 50 now - the price difference wasn't that much).

As far as guitars go... for a long time, I had one of the Mexican stratocasters - one made in 76, and while I loved the sound of that guitar, the quality was sheot. It would not stay in tune on the lower strings above the 10th fret no matter how much you played with the bridge individual string tuners, and I kept having to adjust the truss rod to keep the fretboard even. Of course, this was before the Floyd Rose clamping system, so if you hit the wang bar you immediately knocked it out of tune.

The 335 I bought was a 74, used, and it had been played hard, ironically, in a country band. Same basic color as the one put up by the OP here. The action on it was sweeeeeet... you could set it down where breathing would fret the string. But, unfortunately, even if you turned it up a moderate amount - say with an unamplified jazz combo in a small club - to solo, it would howl with feedback. It was pretty useless in a loud big band situation, and I tried that guitar with different amp combinations - the Peavey, the Traynor, and even a really nice Mesa Boogie (not mine, but one owned by a professional gigging guitarist). It fed back on all those models - great if you're playing Neal Young or grunge but pretty useless for anything else (and grunge didn't exist in the 1980s). Now, the Polytone I was borrowing from the Jazz Band I guitarist in undergrad school as part of Jazz II, it didn't feed back, but Polytones required $$$$ I didn't have then - and also were very limited as they sucked for anything but straight ahead jazz. Forget fusion, forget rock, forget just about anything else.
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I have a VoxAD30VT modeling amp. I absolutely love it.

https://www.voxamps.com/us/valvetronix/vt-series/

I understand what you are staying about being a non-techie, but in my case, its worth it to spend time learning how the amp works and how to use it. It really beats the hell out of having a rack of effects pedals to drag around and screw with.

The straight VOX30 is the amp I wish I got. I dont know why I didnt and now I really
regret it. I guess daydreaming of 70's stadium rock that day


As far as guitars go... for a long time, I had one of the Mexican stratocasters - one made in 76, and while I loved the sound of that guitar, the quality was sheot. It would not stay in tune on the lower strings above the 10th fret no matter how much you played with the bridge individual string tuners, and I kept having to adjust the truss rod to keep the fretboard even. Of course, this was before the Floyd Rose clamping system, so if you hit the wang bar you immediately knocked it out of tune.
Did Fender make a Mex-0-caster in '76 ? My Mex-0-Caster is a '96. Its a nice guitar.
a little weak in the pick-up area and Im not too fond of that shiney plastic finish they
have, but its a nice player. I dont think any Fender can ever be totally in tune
My '76 Tele is a fabulous guitar. Its my favorite !!! Two old D'marzios and some
Schallers fixed it right up, relatively speaking. Now I can be close to in-tune
I have a lot of cheepo stuff that I keep for different tunings and stuff, and remembering
back to the good ole daze of olde, cheepo's back in the 70's were really C H E A P and
bad guitars. Its great what 350.00 or so can get you now !
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