I bought a guitar is it rubbish? Page 23

  • MikeP 23 Feb 2020 22:52:13 2,965 posts
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    I'm going to be selling my PRS Tremonti SE Standard in the near future. Before I advertise it more widely, any of you EG players interested? Bought it in late 2018. It's pretty much identical to this: https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/se_mark_tremonti_standard_2019

    At the moment I have some Tonerider Rocksong pickups in it, but I still have the originals too, which would come with the sale.
  • wuntyate 24 Feb 2020 10:29:34 14,513 posts
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    Ah that's a lovely guitar. I don't think you'll have any trouble selling it. I was actually looking at a second hand of of them last week as I've sold one of my basses with the intention of getting back into regular guitar again. Ended up finding a lovely second hand mim Jazzmaster in amazing condition so just waiting on it arriving this week.

    Edited by wuntyate at 10:29:48 24-02-2020
  • MikeP 25 Feb 2020 08:42:49 2,965 posts
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    @wuntyate Oh nice, I do like offset guitars.

    I had a go on the J Mascis signature one last week. Neck felt nice, but I couldn't get on with the pickups, huge high square blocks that kept getting in the way! I think they are specific to that model though.
  • wuntyate 28 Feb 2020 09:30:06 14,513 posts
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    @MikeP Yeah I was looking at that J Mascis one as well. It looks nice but I know what you mean about the p'ups. Not sure how much they would stand to be lowered.

    This Jazzmaster came yesterday and it's lovely and in brilliant nick but... I need to stop buying second hand guitars. The person I bought it from swears it was fine when she had it and that it's just been setup in a music shop, but there's bloody crackle coming from it. Doesn't seem to be pot or jack related. Nor is it exacerbated when I touch the pick guard. It seems to stem from the strings themselves, and specifically when I play or rest my hand near the bridge. If I tap the body I get a sudden crackle as well.

    I'm not entirely sure what needs looking at. I'm sure it's just a shielding / grounding issue - probably easily resolved by someone that knows what they are doing, but that's not me.

    If it was for live purposes it wouldn't bother me too much but as it's for recording, it's a bit irritating as it's being picked up.
  • MikeP 28 Feb 2020 16:31:15 2,965 posts
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    @wuntyate odds on that it's a grounding wire that's either not making a solid consistent connection to it's earthing point or has a dry joint.

    This place might help steer you - looks like some JMs have an earth from the bridge insertion points. https://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/22216/?page=1#p292623

    It's always a bit of a gamble going used, but I've generally done well. I have a Baja Tele which was a bargain and the only thing I did was install compensated saddles for better intonation, and a Yamaha 611VFM. The Yamaha was owned by someone who clearly didn't know how to set up the tremelo. It's now as sweet as a nut and was £325 delivered including a hardcase. MAXIMUM VALUE.
  • quadfather 28 Feb 2020 16:58:58 36,416 posts
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    My bass guitars have gone up £100! I'm sitting on a good mine
  • quadfather 28 Feb 2020 16:59:19 36,416 posts
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    Sigh, *gold
  • EMarkM 28 Feb 2020 17:25:40 4,922 posts
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    @quadfather Fender Precision and two Aria Pro IIs are part of the collection here.

    What you got?
  • quadfather 28 Feb 2020 17:53:30 36,416 posts
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    @EMarkM

    Fender vintera precision and also the jazz one. Both of them have gone up £100. Fuck knows why but ok with me.

    I have a double bass too, just an entry level jobbie. That's probably gone down in price :)
  • EMarkM 28 Feb 2020 17:56:58 4,922 posts
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    @quadfather A good mine indeed!

    Outside of the Hallť orchestra, the last double bass I saw played well was with rockabilly band Vavoom at last yearís Congleton Rocktober festival.
  • MikeP 28 Feb 2020 18:39:33 2,965 posts
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    I'm really tempted by the Vintera Jazzmaster, I must say.
  • quadfather 29 Feb 2020 11:36:38 36,416 posts
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    I'm loving the vinteras. Really nice tone and beautiful to play. Your hands just glide about.

    Even the guitars to me are looking sexy and I only play bass
  • quadfather 29 Feb 2020 11:37:47 36,416 posts
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    Now that I've played one for a while I am totally in awe when I see one being rocked about. Even when setup you still need hands of steel to get round the action. Cracking fun though. Stick a pickup on it and connect it up to an amp and boom.
  • wuntyate 29 Feb 2020 12:02:32 14,513 posts
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    @MikeP Cheers Mike, yeah after doing some research it does seem like a grounding issue. I would love to tackle it myself but bar cleaning and attacking with electrical contact cleaner that's where my skills end.

    Weirdly it was behaving itself last night after I took the strings off, opened it up and cleaned all inside it. Reckon I'll still take it in to be looked at but it doesn't detract from a lovely instrument. I've sunk far too many hours in already. God I didn't realise how much I missed the guitar, first time playing in a about 15 years.

    Good thing is, I'll end up playing my bass even more as a result as I'm just writing tunes left right and centre now.

    Ever seen the G&L Tribute series? I've now got my eye on the Tribute Fallout, looks lovely and doesn't break the bank. Heard good things about them.

    Edited by wuntyate at 12:02:57 29-02-2020
  • quadfather 29 Feb 2020 13:30:17 36,416 posts
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    My drummer mate has some g&l stuff. Loves them in fact. Says a lot of good stuff about them.
  • wuntyate 29 Feb 2020 16:48:34 14,513 posts
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    @quadfather i love the look of them. That tribute in the surf green is lovely.
  • quadfather 29 Feb 2020 16:54:03 36,416 posts
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    The only thing I'd mention is that definitely try them on first. They are heavy.
  • quadfather 29 Feb 2020 16:58:57 36,416 posts
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    And if we're talking surf green colour, the sea foam green fender precision is a thing of beauty

    https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/fender-vintera-50s-precision-bass-sea-foam-green
  • fontgeeksogood 29 Feb 2020 17:05:10 9,523 posts
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    The orange sparkle finish G&L Telecaster is something I would very much like to finger
  • Lukus 29 Feb 2020 17:10:41 23,136 posts
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    You're so bloody macho lately
  • fontgeeksogood 29 Feb 2020 17:12:51 9,523 posts
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    #chadlife
  • quadfather 29 Feb 2020 17:24:22 36,416 posts
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    The telecaster is, hands on cock, fucking awesome.
  • Lukus 29 Feb 2020 18:16:58 23,136 posts
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    #chodelife
  • EMarkM 29 Feb 2020 18:26:16 4,922 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    @EMarkM

    Now that I've played one for a while I am totally in awe when I see one being rocked about. Even when setup you still need hands of steel to get round the action. Cracking fun though. Stick a pickup on it and connect it up to an amp and boom.
    Iím originally from a violin background, so always thought I should give double bass a go :)
  • wuntyate 29 Feb 2020 19:03:19 14,513 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    @wuntyate

    And if we're talking surf green colour, the sea foam green fender precision is a thing of beauty

    https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/fender-vintera-50s-precision-bass-sea-foam-green
    See that but with a white scratch plate would be bloody lovely.

    Have to say though. As far as basses go, I'm fucking loving this sandberg.
  • wuntyate 29 Feb 2020 19:04:31 14,513 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    @wuntyate

    The only thing I'd mention is that definitely try them on first. They are heavy.
    The g&l's? I don't mind. These days I'm very much a sitting and recording player.
  • quadfather 1 Mar 2020 10:07:29 36,416 posts
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    EMarkM wrote:
    quadfather wrote:
    @EMarkM

    Now that I've played one for a while I am totally in awe when I see one being rocked about. Even when setup you still need hands of steel to get round the action. Cracking fun though. Stick a pickup on it and connect it up to an amp and boom.
    Iím originally from a violin background, so always thought I should give double bass a go :)
    Just to learn the jaws theme is enough to buy one
  • EMarkM 1 Mar 2020 11:41:19 4,922 posts
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    @quadfather :D
  • monkman76 23 Apr 2020 10:00:52 16,064 posts
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    Anyone used Guitarguitar before? Considering buying one of the new Epi LP Standards, and they're the only proper store on the internet that has the colour I like in stock (which in itself makes me slightly suspicious, probably unjustifiably).
  • Mr_Sleep 23 Apr 2020 10:45:13 23,211 posts
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    I buy from guitatguitar regularly, in store and o li e. They seem like a good outfit and I have never had any problems.
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