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  1. amcclell Dec 31, 2019

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  2. shaun hk Fairy nuffer Dec 31, 2019

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    I have been thinking about learning how to play a ukulele in 2020, quite a challenge as I have absolutely no musical experience (was given the triangle at school) and left school many, many years ago. I also have a 4 year old daughter so thought a uke would be smaller and easier to play together. Though I have begun to wonder if a guitar would be a better option due to range of music available.
    Would be interested in hearing any suggestions from those who play both as to which would be best.
     
  3. mswilks Dec 31, 2019

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    Standard tuning on a ukulele is the same (same intervals, that is) as the highest four strings on the guitar, and ukulele is considerably easier to play (for people just starting). Plus you could share with your daughter.
     
  4. verithingeoff Dec 31, 2019

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    Go with the uke, you'll be playing in no time

    Be inspired
     
  5. shaun hk Fairy nuffer Jan 1, 2020

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    That was marvellous and hilarious, I watched right to the end.
    Thanks for your suggestions and I will pick up a uke soonest, they seem to be much cheaper than six strings and another bonus is I am also much less likely to start looking for multiple vintage pieces too (this seems to be a theme through the thread).
     
  6. bikehomero Jan 4, 2020

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    Here is my black Strat. I own it know for about 15 years. Bought it second hand, as it is a 1993 ST54-70 MIJ.

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    Did some modifications as bakelite PU-covers, knobs ans a Callaham Tremolo:

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    Had been a black Gilmour strat as well in the past. With Seymour Duncan SSL-5 and CS69 Pickups. But actual I use again the original white board and pickups.

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    Even with the origial PUs I like how it sounds:

     
  7. Faz Jan 4, 2020

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    Interes! I happen to know Antoine personally. We both play Beauregard guitars. Although we are diametrically opposed stylistically. Me being a jazzer.
     
  8. Faz Jan 4, 2020

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    IMG_1118.JPG IMG_1117.JPG Here are my babies. 3 Beauregards. Two full size hand carved acoustic archtops, one hand carved semi solid and a 1969 Gibson ES 250 DCN. Sound clips forthcoming..
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  9. Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Feb 29, 2020

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    Well I got that Jaguar but the reputation for having a terrible bridge is true. So I had a Mastery Bridge installed. Much better! I love this guitar. Very comfortable contours, simplified controls, and that short scale. And the new bridge keeps it in tune.
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  10. Walrus Feb 29, 2020

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    Bass player for years. When I was in high school I used to think I’d be world famous, didn’t happen. Mostly played a lot of Grateful Dead, Floyd and Beatles etc. now all my old band mates have moved away, no one to play with. Biggest regret is not buying a hofner bass when I had a chance but such is life.
     
  11. pat mull Feb 29, 2020

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    I started making my own pedals a few years ago - once you figure out the mechanics of the whole thing, it's not really too hard. where Klon's go for 2-3k on eBay, they cost around $20 to make. Klons are like the Daytona of distortion pedals.
     
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  12. pat mull Feb 29, 2020

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    for any lefties, I recommend checking out southpaw guitars in texas. I bought a custom shop Strat from them about 10 years ago - very nice stuff. I don't think they have a right handed guitar in the whole place. Lefty Guitars Only and Jerry Lefty Guitars look pretty nice, but I have no experience with them.
     
  13. nonuffinkbloke #1 Nigel Mansell Fan Feb 29, 2020

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    Yep! I also play guitar..... Unfortunately it's been a 50+ years obsession. With no cure in sight.::shy::

    Me with my favourite guitar, earning my beer, playing in the pub with an old band mate from 30 years ago on keyboard....and I'm a happy boy.:)

    (I'm the one with the hair)

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  14. chulyquang Feb 29, 2020

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    you look like an artist. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  15. nonuffinkbloke #1 Nigel Mansell Fan Mar 2, 2020

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    Yes mate. A 'piss artist'!:eek:.......:D
     
  16. nonuffinkbloke #1 Nigel Mansell Fan Mar 2, 2020

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    Tell me about it Andy! :(
    I'm very fond of my bass vi but the bridge is a bit iffy..... and god forbid you dare to use the vibrato arm.:eek:
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  17. Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Mar 2, 2020

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    Interesting that the bridge is still iffy on a bass, as someone explained to me that heavy strings / more tension solves the stability issues with that bridge. Their thought was that a Jaguar needed at least 12s to hold the bridge in place, which is weird, considering the factory strings on the Mexican made Jaguars are 9s.:rolleyes: So I guess if the bass has the issue, it truly is just a poor concept for a bridge...

    Oh and that is a sweet looking bass BTW!:thumbsup:
     
  18. ChrisN Mar 2, 2020

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    Had the local luthier set this one up as well and another great job as it was buzzing a little. A 1989 PRS signature with 24 fret neck and the luthier thought it was a lovely old thing
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    Gorgeous finish on this even though it was well used when bought about ten years ago. The body and the birds are beautifully detailed.
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    My wife bought me this and, although I never met him, Paul was in UK and very kindly added an individual inscription and sent photos of him with the guitar. A proper gent.
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    Cheers, Chris
     
  19. nonuffinkbloke #1 Nigel Mansell Fan Mar 2, 2020

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    That is absolutely beautiful Chris!::love::

    I had a late 80's CE24 for a while back around 2001. Very similar finish to your PRS, but with a bolt on neck and the 'moon' dot markers. It had a push/pull tone knob and what I think was called a "sweet switch".

    I was particularly struck by how smooth the vibrato system was. Always returned perfectly to pitch and stayed in tune. Those earlier PRS instruments really are beautiful guitars. I remember going to a PRS demo, back in about 1989 or 1990 in London, by Phil Hilbourne. It took me another decade to own one. Another guitar I should never have sold.:(
     
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  20. repoman Mar 2, 2020

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    Lot of acoustics in the house, love them all, I have a Taylor 414CE-R, but I'll show off my electrics to balance this thread out a little.
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