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  • It's all too true - the gear is a distraction most of the time. A good guitarist will get a good sound from most things, and all the boutique gear in the world won't rescue a bad one.
  • Some nice jazzy clean tone on this demo: I know in a way it's just another solid body guitar, and I have enough already, but something about this model just calls to me. GAS is not a logical thing.
  • I do know what you mean re being tired the next day after a gig ES! Good to hear the gigs are still coming in though - sometimes it seems the ones pulled together at short notice turn out the best. Pleased to hear you're finding the HX FX useful too…
  • Thank you Jocko and ES. Sorry to hear re Mrs Jocko, I really do wish her all the best, as I'm sure we all do. Hope you can get the build going again though - I always feel the thing is to keep doing a bit, even if not very much - just keep going, o…
  • I lock down the trem on my Strats too. Months since I have played a guitar, though there is one in the cupboard behind me. Good to hear from you Jocko! Get that guitar out the cupboard! I confess that I have tended to regard tremolo systems in ge…
  • Lester - I never managed to thank you when I received the Joe Pass DVD that you posted from Croatia - I am most sorry. Have felt bad about it ever since to be honest, it was very kind, and most appreciated I assure you, and sorry again. I'm no grea…
  • Great to have you back Lester - the forum is not the same without you.
  • I learnt to play the original version once - it's not actually very hard.
  • I guess things like this do happen in industry, sad though it may be. Seems to me the main mistake was allowing someone to film the destruction and put it on Youtube. There's a recent factory tour video for Gibson on Youtube, which I find interesti…
    in Sickening Comment by Megi September 3
  • More pics: The time-honoured Megi getting things lined up procedure. In the end I had to slightly enlage the pickup cavity on one side to get things to work nicely. There was also a bit of careful sanding of the neck pocket sides needed. All …
  • Both front and back looking extremely good, and the Tru Oil does not seem to have influenced the shade too much. Great stuff, appreciate the pics Jocko.
  • So why do we hanker after the top-end stuff, and pay so much more money?A good question after our Shine purchases! The bargain to end all bargains! Only the other day someone came up to have a look at my guitar after a gig - "Oh, it's a Shine!" he…
  • I will be very interested in the "more to follow". One encouraging thing I can say is that I have been extremely impressed with the compressor models on the Helix (and also the Boss MS3 I had before), and in fact prefer them to anything I ever tried…
  • Yea thats a proper jazz guitar right there! ;-) It's often surprising that all these odd shaped guitars are capable of sounding similar to any other guitar you might play. Enjoy. I'm thinking I may use it for a bit of fun on the odd non-jazz gig. H…
  • Thoughts still with you Lester, all the best mate
  • Looking forward to the next lot of pics, curious if the Tru Oil will influence the shade of blue.
  • I must say I'm a bit surprised ES - I kind of had you down as a man of the old school (and nothing wrong with that), and here you go investing in new tech. I do hope the HX Effects works out well for you, and maybe even opens up a few new ideas/poss…
  • All the very very best Lester, hope to hear from you soon.
  • Phwoar! Looking fabulous Jocko.
  • I absolutely loved the AFC95 also - tried that on my earlier trip to G4M, a total belter of a guitar I thought, and excellent value. Might have tried the same one you did for all I know. Not good re the keyboard enquiry I have to say, no points ther…
  • Just to say, despite my past endorsement of a certain brand, I'd be a bit cautious re the guitar you link to Lester - I just find the price a bit too good to be true, and wonder if there might be some kind of issue with the guitar that the seller ho…
  • Thank you chaps, reassuring that other guitarists feel they might tend to agree with my impressions. As for Gear4Music, I don't want to give the impression they are perfect - the staff are friendly and helpful, and they have a vast stock of products…
  • Just to throw in my 2 pence worth, based I admit only on a little bit of experience, but I feel the doing up a cheap guitar route can only take you so far, and is generally not a sound idea financially. I guess what I'm saying is that they are not w…
  • Just got back from another boys day out visit to the big Gear4Music warehouse/store on the outskirts of York. Again just went along for the ride, again bought nothing. But I did have a general browse around, and just a quick go on various guitars d…
  • Not in the market for an acoustic at the moment KP, but I certainly take note of what you say, and the video results. I did once try a Taylor myself - looked and felt very nice, but can't say I thought a lot of the sound.
    in Good Choice ! Comment by Megi March 29
  • Yes. I gave it away because I was never using it. It was built for form rather than function. My grandson has it now and loves it. As does all his guitar playing buddies. If he wants a natural finish I'll strongly suggest he goes for Tru-oil. If he …
  • Handsome beast that walnut tele is Jocko
  • Wow that looks like my ideal Les Paul! Nice axe Megi! Is that wudtone clear coat an oil ? You don’t want to sand wood super smooth before staining anyhow. Going down to 240 grit is all you need. Beyond that and you’ll just make the wood shiny an…
  • That looks nice! Sounds like you're well set anyhow Jocko, and have fun with the build.
  • I have limited experience of Wudtone - having once used a clear coat kit from them to do this guitar: It worked fine, as you can see - I was trying to keep the wood as light-looking as possible, but in the end I would say I prefer Tru Oil, althou…