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  • wuntyate 9 Jun 2021 13:34:29 17,204 posts
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    If it darkens down a bit more it will look phenomenal.
  • monkman76 9 Jun 2021 13:35:14 18,725 posts
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    How much is it going to end up costing? /takes notes
  • elstoof 9 Jun 2021 13:46:20 27,430 posts
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    Itís not a particularly cheap way to get a guitar, but it can be really good value for the guitar you can end up with. Especially if youíre the kind of person who will swap pickups and hardware anyway. Lots of little things add up and thereís a lot of tools needed if youíre doing it yourself, but you can hand it over to a tech for assembly and theyíd be thrilled to work on anything from Warmoth - itís really top notch. Their price varies depending on your specs, in this Korina I paid $290 for the body, the neck with its fancier wood was about $450, plus shipping and customs.

    Man maths is your friend here, I guess with all the hardware itíll be about 8-900 quid for a MIA guitar that Fender Custom would charge thousands for

    Edited by elstoof at 13:48:31 09-06-2021
  • monkman76 9 Jun 2021 13:48:08 18,725 posts
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    Manmath > Warmoth?
  • monkman76 9 Jun 2021 13:49:07 18,725 posts
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    Fair enough though, it's a bit rich and complicated for my blood, but good on you, it looks great so far.
  • elstoof 9 Jun 2021 13:49:09 27,430 posts
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    Man maths, the calculations we use to justify splurge purchases
  • monkman76 9 Jun 2021 13:49:57 18,725 posts
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    Ah yes. This very thread is good at those, eh quaddy
  • elstoof 9 Jun 2021 13:50:56 27,430 posts
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    Also, resale value is low. I never really sell any of gear though, so for a collector(hoarder) like me it makes more sense
  • quadfather 9 Jun 2021 15:48:36 38,797 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Ah yes. This very thread is good at those, eh quaddy
    I am at commander status now.
  • quadfather 9 Jun 2021 15:50:29 38,797 posts
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    @elstoof

    Looks really good. I do like the natural wood and the grain is ace.

    Talking of basses, a friend of mine is selling one. It's a 5 string middle of the road ibanez. I've borrowed it to see if I can get my head around 5 strings or not. Haven't opened it up yet, but it feels like it weighs a ton!
  • elstoof 9 Jun 2021 16:37:18 27,430 posts
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    Chuggachuggachuggachuggachugga
  • wuntyate 9 Jun 2021 18:09:39 17,204 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    @elstoof

    Looks really good. I do like the natural wood and the grain is ace.

    Talking of basses, a friend of mine is selling one. It's a 5 string middle of the road ibanez. I've borrowed it to see if I can get my head around 5 strings or not. Haven't opened it up yet, but it feels like it weighs a ton!
    I still can't get my head around my 5 string tbh.
  • quadfather 10 Jun 2021 11:00:07 38,797 posts
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    @wuntyate

    I don't think I will either tbh. It's a whole new setup to learn. As far as my brain is concerned, when I pluck the open low string, it *has* to be E. No question about it.

    I can't even imagine starting on the second string to get an E, that just doesn't compute. And muting? The fuck?
  • wuntyate 10 Jun 2021 11:26:15 17,204 posts
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    @quadfather In all honesty as I play by ear I have no fucking clue what I'm playing anyway and all my basses are in different tunings.

    I essentially spend 90% of my time confused.

    It's more the thick neck of the 5 string that I have trouble adapting to, mainly because of my patented "claw hand" approach.
  • quadfather 10 Jun 2021 11:47:59 38,797 posts
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    @wuntyate

    haha

    I suppose playing by ear will help. I'll have a go and see what happens.

    Yeah, I've not even checked it out yet - I bet the neck is stupidly massive. And heavy.

    When work quietens down I'll have a go and take some pics etc
  • monkman76 10 Jun 2021 11:57:50 18,725 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    @wuntyate

    I don't think I will either tbh. It's a whole new setup to learn. As far as my brain is concerned, when I pluck the open low string, it *has* to be E. No question about it.

    I can't even imagine starting on the second string to get an E, that just doesn't compute. And muting? The fuck?
    It's similar to how I struggle to find notes on the thinnest string on the bass (the G) because in my head the thinnest string has the notes in the same places as the thickest string (because of the two E strings on guitar). Shouldn't mess with my head you wouldn't think but it does.
  • quadfather 10 Jun 2021 12:18:08 38,797 posts
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    @monkman76

    Yeah exactly. It's that kind of strangeness that I think will take me an age to relearn. I've been playing "normally" for about 4 years now, and I'm buggered if I'm unlearning any of that!
  • elstoof 10 Jun 2021 12:51:19 27,430 posts
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    Sounds like you need a 6 string bass
  • quadfather 10 Jun 2021 12:52:55 38,797 posts
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    That would probably help Monkman, but just confuse me even more!
  • wuntyate 10 Jun 2021 13:07:34 17,204 posts
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    Oh quad, me and the guitarist have a set finalised and have decided that we'll wait til our vaccines until we try out folk in the studio. So we're definitely doing the live thing again if we can grab a drummer and second guitarist. Stay tuned for me ranting over the coming months about how we can't find anyone.

    As an aside, I was practising the sax yesterday and noticed that for a few days my pitching all seems to shit. Finally got to the end of the sesh and couldn't pitch a note to save myself. Naturally thought I'd forgotten how to play. Closer inspection was the little octave valve cover thing has a tiny little pin holding it in, and it had worked it's way loose, so the valve wasn't covering the wee hole properly. Sorted it and it's perfect now. Think it had been a bit wobbly for a while.

    So that's good.

    Edited by wuntyate at 13:09:44 10-06-2021
  • quadfather 10 Jun 2021 13:12:06 38,797 posts
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    @wuntyate

    That's really cool! Nice one. I'd play drums for you, but I can only do slow stuff - there's zero chance to keep up with the speed you need :)

    I imagine finding a guitarist will be straightforward enough, but yeah, most important is getting a solid drummer, otherwise, nothing will work as you know.

    A mate of mine is having his 40th this year and his folks have this farm with a barn and a field. He often uses it for events over the years and he's asked us if we want to play. I think it'd be a great idea, as while the drummer and guitarist have loads of live experience, his missus hasn't, and I haven't been on stage for over 20 years, so with a forgiving crowd (it'll mainly be people we know), it would be a good way to ease back into it.

    Stay tuned for me ranting over the coming months about how we haven't prepped enough in time :)

    Glad the sax is still coming along - I still haven't got round to mine yet. Well, I havent even looked at this 5 string bass either - there's just too much to bloody do
  • wuntyate 10 Jun 2021 14:24:48 17,204 posts
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    @quadfather That sounds brilliant to be fair and a great first live outing for the group playing in front of friends etc. When is it?
  • quadfather 10 Jun 2021 16:41:54 38,797 posts
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    @wuntyate

    August bank holiday weekend - I think that hits around 29th this year? Something like that anyway.

    We've probably got enough for around 40 minutes at the moment (6), and we have a couple of back pocket numbers, but we're aiming to get around 8-10 as it might be a longer session.

    As it's all our stuff and zero covers, it will be interested to see the split of the like/don't like crowd!
  • wuntyate 10 Jun 2021 17:13:25 17,204 posts
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    @quadfather that's cool man I'm sure you'll have your set inside out and upside down by then.

    Yes that's the real test! From what I've heard there's no reason you won't go down well though.
  • quadfather 10 Jun 2021 18:45:52 38,797 posts
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    @wuntyate

    Stay tuned :)
  • quadfather 11 Jun 2021 11:23:38 38,797 posts
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    Had a go on the 5 string bass. Decent bass overall and I like the lower options when just noodling, but my hands and brain don't work very well on stuff I know, so probably not for me. Glad I gave it a go though at least
  • wuntyate 11 Jun 2021 11:32:24 17,204 posts
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    Yeah that's what threw me. It's fine when I'm writing stuff specifically for the 5 string, like our down-tuned death metal stuff, but there's no way I can integrate it into the other stuff we do, I need a 4 string.
  • quadfather 11 Jun 2021 11:34:10 38,797 posts
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    @wuntyate

    Yes that's exactly how I found it too. I suppose I could keep it around for 5 string stuff but tbh, let's face it, how many times will I use it, realistically? Probably zero
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