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Forum: Blues & Jazz 07-24-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By dr_john
It's true most good blues songs start with 'Woke...

It's true most good blues songs start with 'Woke up this mornin' except, of course, for the wonderful 'Didn't go to sleep last nite' blues. :)
Forum: Blues & Jazz 05-27-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8,020
Views: 189,796
Posted By dr_john
It's a holiday here in UK too. Good weather for a...

It's a holiday here in UK too. Good weather for a change, my wife and I took a drive in the country and I had a couple of beers in a riverside pub. She drove back!
Forum: Blues & Jazz 01-02-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8,020
Views: 189,796
Posted By dr_john
Thanks Kyle. How's that PhD of yours going?

Thanks Kyle. How's that PhD of yours going?
Forum: Blues & Jazz 12-31-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,020
Views: 189,796
Posted By dr_john
This thread has been very quiet hasn't it? Been...

This thread has been very quiet hasn't it?

Been a weird year for me, I finally retired, my band broke up (I was getting totally pissed of with the way it was going anyhow), formed a new band (trio,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,495
Posted By dr_john
look at your list of influential players -...

look at your list of influential players - there's a lot of strat players there. you can't go wrong with a strat for blues rock. get the best model that you can for your money, preferably a USA...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-12-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By dr_john
Yeah, i was disappointed in Denmark st last time...

Yeah, i was disappointed in Denmark st last time I was there.

I got my CS deluxe at Guitar Village in Farnham, Surrey last year. They have a great stock of CS strats and they did me a good part...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-12-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By dr_john
yes i was concerned about that as well, the...

yes i was concerned about that as well, the custom shop logo on the back of the headstock should not be a sticker.

as for the neck plate, some CS's have the logo on but a lot dont.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-12-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By dr_john
yes, you are correct sir, quite right! i really...

yes, you are correct sir, quite right!

i really shouldn't post late at night when i've just come home from the pub :bonk:
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By dr_john
In this case I think less is not more. The tones...

In this case I think less is not more. The tones in the intermediate 2 and 5 positions are the best IMO.

I wouldn't buy a strat with a 3 way switch unless I was prepared to mod it to 5 way.
Forum: Blues & Jazz 10-09-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By dr_john
Great show, one of the best DVDs in my...

Great show, one of the best DVDs in my collection.

All three sets are brilliant in their own way.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-20-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By dr_john
well maybe i aint picky, but the 3 strats i've...

well maybe i aint picky, but the 3 strats i've owned over the last 20+ years have all been ok after string changes, except on two occasions when i changed string gauge.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-20-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By dr_john
You should not need a set up every year, in fact...

You should not need a set up every year, in fact once a guitar is set up then it should be ok until you change something, like string gauge.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-20-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By dr_john
^ quite right, as I said above, it's balance of...

^ quite right, as I said above, it's balance of string tension against springs plus claw screws. Think of the claw screws as the fine adjustment after setting the number of springs.

The number of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-20-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By dr_john
the springs are related to the screws holding the...

the springs are related to the screws holding the claw into the body. for any given action (height of strings above the frets) the string tension is balanced by the springs and how far the claw...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-20-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,111
Posted By dr_john
my custom shop strat has the stock masterbuilt...

my custom shop strat has the stock masterbuilt pups still in, i'd have to be crazy to change those.

i did change the pups on my mia standard strat for a set of texas specials, well worthwhile
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-18-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By dr_john
I had this happen on strat. Pretty simple, ...

I had this happen on strat. Pretty simple, detune , loosen the neck screws and tap the neck back into place and retighten screws. There is usually enough room in the neck socket to do this small...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 07-09-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By dr_john
you can't teach yourself to like it. listen to it...

you can't teach yourself to like it. listen to it by all means, if you don't like it then stop!

personally i can't stand it, any genre of jazz, and i'm quite happy without it.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-08-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By dr_john
revolting colour imo, but each to their own.

revolting colour imo, but each to their own.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-06-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 948
Posted By dr_john
it is all subjective isn't it, as more than one...

it is all subjective isn't it, as more than one person above has said.

it's no good banging on and saying 'this is shit' or 'that is shit' when everybody has different tastes. i stand by my HRD...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-04-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 948
Posted By dr_john
i have a fender hotrod deluxe, which is...

i have a fender hotrod deluxe, which is everything that i need.

great, classic cleans straight out of the box. the drive and 'more drive' channels are not as bad as a lot of people make out, i use...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-29-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By dr_john
there already is sticky about this and all...

there already is sticky about this and all aspects of guitar set up.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-18-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By dr_john
^ i had a gibson lp standard at one time with a...

^ i had a gibson lp standard at one time with a rosewood fretboard, that seemed really dry and 'grainy' and was considerably more than $500.

one piece fender maple necks are my choice.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-18-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By dr_john
there's not any difference tonally, it's down to...

there's not any difference tonally, it's down to cosmetics IMO. i would go maple every time, but that's just my preference.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-15-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By dr_john
just one observation, on my 2 fender strats which...

just one observation, on my 2 fender strats which have had pro setups, the pickups are lower on the bass side than the treble, which is opposite to the slope on your guitar.

however if you are happy...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-15-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By dr_john
It's normal. The height affects the volume, so...

It's normal.

The height affects the volume, so the individual pickups are adjusted to give a good overall balance by using the screws at either end.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-13-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By dr_john
i would insist on it being done free if i'd just...

i would insist on it being done free if i'd just had it serviced.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By dr_john
Maybe you didn't try adjusting the bridge to cure...

Maybe you didn't try adjusting the bridge to cure the fret buzz in the first place. Get the neck relief correct as said above, then adjust the bridge to get the action right.

Follow the setup thread...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 06-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,617
Posted By dr_john
I don't think Gary is going to change his style...

I don't think Gary is going to change his style of playing now.......
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-10-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 807
Posted By dr_john
Keep on trying Fenders, they invented the strat!...

Keep on trying Fenders, they invented the strat! As I said before, the custom deluxe is just about in your budget range, it's awesome. Trust me, I have one, best guitar I ever owned.

They do tend to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 807
Posted By dr_john
That's what I was wondering. Your budget would...

That's what I was wondering.

Your budget would just about stretch to a custom shop deluxe strat.
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