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Forum: The Pit 05-22-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,257
Posted By Emster 23
Regarding bad people winning in the game: Read...

Regarding bad people winning in the game: Read somewhere (sorry, can't cite) that a CEO have higher than average population of sociopaths and narcissists, which in my book anyway, qualify as "bad...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-15-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By Emster 23
You made the right choice in my opinion. I have a...

You made the right choice in my opinion. I have a micro cube, micro RX and street cube. Yes, you will have to learn a little bit about the interface, but once you get that... well, sky's almost the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-15-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By Emster 23
I have an Ibanez AF95 (full hollow, lovely...

I have an Ibanez AF95 (full hollow, lovely guitar) that I also put the Golden Age pickups. Improvement in sound fantastic. Best $100 improvement I know of. If heart set on semi, let me mention some...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By Emster 23
After you get a Reverend you may have anger...

After you get a Reverend you may have anger issues with your friend loaning you the strat: "Why didn't you take it back years ago so I could have been playing this amazing guitar!!!!"
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,488
Posted By Emster 23
Ok, left field time. Keep your eyes open for an...

Ok, left field time. Keep your eyes open for an Ovation VXT: US made, Seymour Duncan 59's, Fishman under saddle acoustic pickup, chambered, superb build. Somewhat les paul shape. Can often find...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Emster 23
Get a Reverend or G&L tribute series and you...

Get a Reverend or G&L tribute series and you will wonder why you even considered those other two.... but if stuck with brand name, I'd go with the Strat. Mustang was sold as just a cheapo to keep the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Emster 23
Agree if any mods, make them reversible. And have...

Agree if any mods, make them reversible. And have you tried it with a different amp? That can make worlds of differences. When I look at what Danelectros, all those 60's Japanese pieces of crap that...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Emster 23
"To answer your question : That's clearly...

"To answer your question : That's clearly just a shitty cheap guitar...upgrading a guitar in that price range is a terrible idea." I agree. Trying to make silk purse out of sow's ear. Figure it as...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Emster 23
If you want to save money and still have buttery...

If you want to save money and still have buttery guitar, Try an Ibanez artcore. I have AF95 I got used for $300, brilliant construction, pickups weak. Spent $100 on two StewMac golden age humbuckers,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Emster 23
Agree, and want to add some ideas. Are your...

Agree, and want to add some ideas. Are your strings new and of gauge you want to use? Use a capo at 1st fret and 12th. Give you a straight edge. I never had feeler gauges, eyeball seems to work well...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Emster 23
Get Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scotts and closely watch...

Get Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scotts and closely watch what he does
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-30-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Emster 23
Agree about Gretsch. I was thinking of a Tennesee...

Agree about Gretsch. I was thinking of a Tennesee Rose, but the 5420 sounded better to my old ears. Very nice guitar.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-29-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By Emster 23
I agree with AWACS on a semi or even full...

I agree with AWACS on a semi or even full hollowbody guitar. The latest Gretsch $800 model is quite nice, A/Bed next to a Tennessee Rose, and liked it better. He already has a solidbody, so go for...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-29-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Emster 23
I'd go with the hog GS mini Taylor, being smaller...

I'd go with the hog GS mini Taylor, being smaller the mahogany lessens some of the over brightness that a spruce top with small body gives. And nice bag to carry on.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-11-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By Emster 23
hmmm balance note to note, how the chords blend...

hmmm balance note to note, how the chords blend together and how they standout when individually picked. Get one with decent pickup/preamp. If you like TE, maybe a Larrivie would be in order? To me...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-11-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Emster 23
You could spend around $100 and get the zoom...

You could spend around $100 and get the zoom acoustic pedal. Takes some tweaking, but really great sound can be had at a price that doesn't bust the bank.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-11-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Emster 23
ah yes the bubbling. I thought it was from living...

ah yes the bubbling. I thought it was from living in Thailand. I have a Tacoma jumbo that has done that in spades. Bothered me for a bit, but now I don't care at all. Might even improve the tone with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-11-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Emster 23
I would dearly love to have a Sunset II: semi...

I would dearly love to have a Sunset II: semi hollow, TV Jones filtertrons, bigsby, etc. If you get bored I will take it off your hands!
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-11-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,116
Posted By Emster 23
I do all the strings at once, even with jazz box...

I do all the strings at once, even with jazz box with floating bridge. Why? so I can clean fretboard of gunk and polish up the frets. Corrosion is never ending battle here in Thailand. Most strings...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-13-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Emster 23
I would guess, but have no evidence to back up my...

I would guess, but have no evidence to back up my guess, that squared off sound holes might just be more likely to crack the top from the corners of the square. I think of that early British jet...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-03-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Emster 23
Your bro is going to bring from USA? If I may be...

Your bro is going to bring from USA? If I may be a tad pushy, their is now phenomenal deal at Hellomusic, a Yamaha AC3R for $649, with great case. I bought one already, and I don't work or have any...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-03-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By Emster 23
I was looking for a 3/4 couple of months ago on...

I was looking for a 3/4 couple of months ago on trip to Bangkok. Got myself a Crafter TV34EQ, which is quite nice, but tried some cheap ones too. If you can get a try out of an Oscar Schmitt 3/4 it...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-26-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 484
Posted By Emster 23
My experience here in Thailand, one of few...

My experience here in Thailand, one of few ultimate torture test sites around, is they don't last much longer than uncoated strings. And regarding Ernie Ball in plastic pack: I open them up and there...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-18-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By Emster 23
Or you could spend a few more bucks and get...

Or you could spend a few more bucks and get something like a Pandora multi effects mini box. Bonus is output in stereo, can have rhythm tracks, etc etc....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-18-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Emster 23
"absolutely unrelated-ish but when i walk...

"absolutely unrelated-ish but when i walk along the beach by where i live, i'm far too focused on girls in bikini's than dovetail joints..." I guess I have been living here in Thailand too long. Very...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-17-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Emster 23
Neck joints don't matter much?

I was walking down the beach the other day and thinking about neck joints. Dovetail seems preferred because transfer energy better, as I seem to recall. But I go to thinking about it: just how much...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-12-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By Emster 23
I used to live in Ubud, saw that group many...

I used to live in Ubud, saw that group many times, along with tons of others. I grabbed a quick one just as a sampler. If someone liked it they could go look for more. My more personal choice would...
Forum: The Pit 03-11-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By Emster 23
Funny it was on the history channel, as most of...

Funny it was on the history channel, as most of it never happened in the first place. Maybe get an offshoot channel "History as we want it to be, but never was". No jews in Egypt vs pharoh, no...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-11-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By Emster 23
I would suggest listening to music that is about...

I would suggest listening to music that is about as far from what you usually listen to as possible. There is lots of interesting ways to chop up time as far as music goes. Step outside the box, then...
Forum: The Pit 03-11-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,750
Posted By Emster 23
Where to start, where to start? There is this...

Where to start, where to start? There is this thing called "selective memory", nostalgia, whatever... The American experience (there are lots of Brits here, so it was different for them) was pretty...
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