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Old 27th June 2011, 11:57   #61
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^That acoustic and your music system are drool worthy, cranky.

Vert1go - not much a fan of the BC Rich/double necks but that Explorer is great.
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Old 29th June 2011, 13:15   #62
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I also have an electric Tansen which I don't play very much.
OK don't play it at all. I've somehow moved towards acoustics.

This is an all-solid 'Lee' guitar that I picked up on a jaunt to Malaysia. Unstained Indian Rosewood for back and sides, Spruce top, ebony fingerboard/bridge/endpins and a bone nut. Wood bindings and no pickup, just the way I like it. The only plastic piece in the guitar is the manufacturer logo inlaid in the headstock, and the transparent pickguard.

While this was defunct for about eight months, I was twiddling my thumbs. So I ended up with a Walden CS500E. Now sounds excellent for its very small size - not close to the Lee, but at a fifth the price, pretty good value.
Cranky, how did you get your hands on a Jonathan Lee? Not a widely known brand.

I would not worry about a TusQ saddle anyway.

Nice guitars. I dont play but my son plays guitar. He has inherited my stuff from the 70s and 80s.

First was an old white "Made in Japan" Fernandez which I have lately upgraded with Lace Holy Grails and a N-Tune. After a bit of sheilding the guitar is very quiet.

Second was a custom guitar using DiMarzio pickups, Grover heads, Floyd Rose Tremelo. The body is made from Bubinca and the neck is maple with an ebony fretboard.

And his last addition was a Yamaha Compass 900 Acoustic gifted to him by my sister's hubby. In my view 'the 900' now discontinued was the only Compass that was worth buying (good hardware, all solid body, rosewood neck etc...).

His amps are a Marshall Lead 12 (Solid State), Marshall Studio 15 (6V6) and a clone of the Marshall 1974x (EL84).

For guitar hardware I'd recommend "Stewmac" (Stewart MacDonald) and for hardware for amps, tubesandmore.com.

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Old 29th June 2011, 14:09   #63
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Surprising you would even know about Jonathan Lee!

I had my heart set on a Norman and on this trip I was adamant about picking it up. I wrote to a shop called 'The Guitar Store' and they agreed to help me demo the Norman and a bunch of guitars in the $1000 price range.

When I actually demo'ed I ended up playing a bunch of Normans, Faridas and Matons. The Matons looked awesome but I felt they were too warm-sounding and broke up under heavy strumming, the Norman simply underwhelmed me with not enough clarity and separation.

Seeing my disappointment (and figuring out that I was after an individual instrument and not a brand) the owner pulled out the Lee, first a cheaper Cedar version which was much better sounding - probably even better than the one I have - but had some significant cosmetic damage, and then this one. I absolutely loved the tone and feel. It felt like a much more expensive instrument, the setup was close to perfect and the tone was loud and clear with endless sustain, but never into the territory of sharp. Somewhere the combination of Ebony and Spruce balanced the top out.

I see you (and your kid) are into electrics. That's nice. I could never get used to the feel of an electric, it seems too rubbery for me. I prefer a stiff guitar because I'm pretty close to a bluegrass strummer. Most of my guitars have very worn frets upto the seventh

StewMac is a great resource for luthiers and even for the occasional DIY repair. I need new tuner knobs, for example, so a visit is soon to happen. Indian heat and humidity do not bode well for guitars specially those with solid bodies and all-natural materials. Thanks for the reminder!
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bringing a dead thread back to life. i'm picking up a little martin lx1e and am looking for feedback on this guitar. it's a smaller guitar but does not loose out on the martin sound. anybody played this little gem. i'm getting it with the gator hard shell case and it's gonna cost me about 514$. should be good company for my Yamaha and schecter. awaiting feedback.
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Was wondering if there are any guitarists among us here.

I am one and maybe we could form a little network here.

Lets share our music and stuff of that sorts.

Here is my channel on Youtube & SoundCloud.

https://soundcloud.com/aryasridhar

https://www.youtube.com/user/aryasridhar007

I also make custom guitar effects pedals, here is my page for more information

http://www.facebook.com/aryapedals
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I'm a relatively new learner from Mumbai, and if there are other guitarist bhpians here who would like to catch up and jam somtime, I'd be thrilled.
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This was the first song i ever learnt when i started playing the guitar......have a listen....

https://soundcloud.com/aryasridhar/b...he-wind-guitar
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Was wondering if there are any guitarists among us here.

I am one and maybe we could form a little network here.

Lets share our music and stuff of that sorts.

Here is my channel on Youtube & SoundCloud.

https://soundcloud.com/aryasridhar

https://www.youtube.com/user/aryasridhar007

I also make custom guitar effects pedals, here is my page for more information

http://www.facebook.com/aryapedals
I used to be, and still pick it up whenever I happen to listen to stuff like ac/dc ...

JCM 800 - 5 Watt? Remember?
Angus tone in bedroom levels ... (to be honest I would prefer Malcom's tone more)
You managed to make it?

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I used to be, and still pick it up whenever I happen to listen to stuff like ac/dc ...

JCM 800 - 5 Watt? Remember?
Angus tone in bedroom levels ... (to be honest I would prefer Malcom's tone more)
You managed to make it?
Not yet man, procuring parts is getting tough with the rupee going down the drain, it has to be practical both monetarily and i also should be able to get good quality parts.
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There's a guitar course on coursera called Introduction to Guitar from Berklee College of Music. For all those who don't know what Berklee college is, read more here. Learning guitar doesn't get any better than this! From the finest music college of the world.
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Been browsing tbhp for 2 years now but seeing this thread only now.
Glad to see in here a thread related to music and musicians .

By the way, is this thread only for guitarists huh ?
It would be nice knowing about some vocalists, drummers, bassists and other musicians from the forum.

I'm pleased to post some pictures of me singing Please bear with me.
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i need to find this.


any help would be appreciated.
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Planning to gift someone with a Acoustic Guitar. I have zero knowledge over Guitars or any other musical instruments. A friend of mine suggested Yamaha F310, requesting for suggestions regarding this or any other models of the same price band.
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Can't go too wrong with a Yamaha..for cheaper alternative, Hobner makes decent guitars.
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Hi,
can someone suggest a good nah great guitar teacher in gurgaon.
I have been learning via youtube and such for 2-3 months now and would like to get formal training.

thanks!
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