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    I use a couple of sections of 25mm 'T' section...

    I use a couple of sections of 25mm 'T' section aluminium... I also use 'T' section aluminium as a rule, a making guide and other stuff... I like 'T' section aluminium...
  2. Thread: Tele 12 string

    by corsair
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    Then there's the matter of whether you have the...

    Then there's the matter of whether you have the octave strings below the normal strings... or above them, a la Rickenbacker! My electric 12 has the octaves underneath the normal strings and I'd have...
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    I've used the Stetsbar on a mates' guitar and I...

    I've used the Stetsbar on a mates' guitar and I have to say I didn't like it. Possibly because I'm not a huge Bigsby style trem fan; I prefer locking bridges, and the price seemed a little out there...
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    Actually, banjos are almost a percussion...

    Actually, banjos are almost a percussion instrument with that skin and a resonator!! Love me some bluegrass banjo but could never get the finger rolls working properly and eventually sold mine on....
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    Yep... me, too!

    Yep... me, too!
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    Boy!! That is epic!

    Boy!! That is epic!
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    I make it Gm9... G#, A#, F#, B....?? It...

    I make it Gm9...

    G#, A#, F#, B....?? It chimes nicely with that open B!
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    Yeah... in my pomp, it was an OD1 - on a Boss BCB...

    Yeah... in my pomp, it was an OD1 - on a Boss BCB 6 - straight into a Holden 100w combo; no FX loop on that old girl! Later on I got a Boss HM2, which was an odd pedal - it needed to be wound wide...
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    SLM and Electra made a Lucite DA guitar in the...

    SLM and Electra made a Lucite DA guitar in the kate 70s/early 80s, and I've seen one of those here in Australia; I've not sighted a Dan Armstrong.....
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    February, 1984. Possibly... ;) ...

    February, 1984. Possibly... ;)

    http://www.matsumoku.org/ggboard/

    http://www.matsumoku.org/
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    Westone had a fair range out "out there' guitars;...

    Westone had a fair range out "out there' guitars; the Dimension 4, Dynasty, Monark, Terminator and Raider guitars, all with a bass variant, and the Quantum, Rail and Super Headless basses which had...
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    ... and these; 30899 1985 Westone Raider II...

    ... and these;

    30899

    1985 Westone Raider II

    30900

    !986 Vantage Invader II
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    Vantage Invader I, made by Matsumoku, possibly...

    Vantage Invader I, made by Matsumoku, possibly about 1984 - the serial number will give us the year and month of manufacture! I have an Invader II, but this is the first time I've seen an Invader I;...
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    They are not just show ponies, either; they are...

    They are not just show ponies, either; they are both Vantage Avengers that have been reworked; the Corsair Avenger has a Tonerider AC II wired for series, parallel and coil split, locking tuners and...
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    ANZAC guitars....

    Given that we're in the runup to ANZAC day, I thought I'd show a couple of guitars that I've done as tributes; one to my father who flew F4U-1D Corsairs in the RNZAF, and the other as a heartfelt...
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    I certainly did!! Loved the sound though... still...

    I certainly did!! Loved the sound though... still do, be it Keith Emerson, Thijs van Leer or Matthew Fisher!! My own playing is quite agricultural and not be mentioned in the same breath as the...
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    .... bearing in mind, of course, that a huge part...

    .... bearing in mind, of course, that a huge part of the Hammond sound was that Leslie speaker enclosure!! I use a simulator these days, but it's just not the same, eh!! :-)
  18. Thread: Broken Kirar

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    The farmer in me says dowel it with cut down jolt...

    The farmer in me says dowel it with cut down jolt head nails! I've done it before and I can assure you, there is NO movement in the repair! :-)
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    It's an interesting and thought provoking topic,...

    It's an interesting and thought provoking topic, isn't it?!

    The old "Fender = thin and Gibson = thick" adage of my youth still holds pretty true, although, as always, you do tend to get what you...
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    That colour is stunning; just beautiful!! I...

    That colour is stunning; just beautiful!!

    I agree with you about the final polish - I whinged at a friend of mine to do it on a guitar with heavy, heavy flake in it, too!! It seemed sensible to me...
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    YOu'd use the notes associated with the...

    YOu'd use the notes associated with the extensions for soloing, well, I would - not too sure I'd use the full chord; pethaps a partial would be enough to suggest it?

    Even with my rusty and shonky...
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    Bass is silent and the strings are holding a C...

    Bass is silent and the strings are holding a C pedal tone. I think I may have the sound, too; I used an electric 12 on the neck pickup, coil split and hit the 4 high courses quite hard and quickly...
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    I suppose that what you call it depends on where...

    I suppose that what you call it depends on where you start; i.e. the root note, and the addition of the F octave just add another layer of complexity, eh!!!

    Ooooh, yeah.... that Gmadd11 is indeed...
  24. Thread: Blend pot...

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    Well... with the new set of Toneriders and the...

    Well... with the new set of Toneriders and the blend pot in and running just fine, the guitar is just mega! It has been transformed from a dead thing to something lithe and muscular - that blend...
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    Oops; sorry Mark - a bit slow in responding! ...

    Oops; sorry Mark - a bit slow in responding!

    Typo, mate - I should have called it F6sus2, which is still clumsy, I know, but on the keyboard it's the root, the second and the 6th, so I did wonder...
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