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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By davidrf
Thumbs up Has this guy invented tapping?

Link removed as I'm not convinced this isn't simply an attempt to fish for views.

This video is taken from a 1965 italian TV show called "Chitarra amore mio" (Guitar My Love). A doctor shows up and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-30-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By davidrf
NGD - Fender Stratocaster Billy Corgan Signature

So, my NGD was few days ago, but I only managed to shoot decent photos yesterday. It's a Fender Stratocaster Billy Corgan Signature. I immediately changed the pickguard with a black one, and now I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
I first wanted to buy this guitar two years ago,...

I first wanted to buy this guitar two years ago, then I got a Les Paul Studio (sold) and the American Special. I wanted it WHITE :) I guess it's more appealing in white, but the black one has its...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
The one and only is black! I wouldn't have wanted...

The one and only is black! I wouldn't have wanted it white, since I have my American Standard in white!
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
Too bad Fender Italy was not talking about a...

Too bad Fender Italy was not talking about a guitar they already have (they have none in stock), but about the last guitar the italian division will get from the U.S., so I won't see it until early...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
The Fender Italy guy has spoken: ONE SINGLE Billy...

The Fender Italy guy has spoken: ONE SINGLE Billy Corgan Signature left. And I said "well it's f*****g mine!" :D
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-12-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
The heavier body is there to give a fuller tone...

The heavier body is there to give a fuller tone and more sustain, I guess.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By davidrf
Yes I'm gonna keep it stock for now :) The...

Yes I'm gonna keep it stock for now :) The perfect pups for Hendrix would be the Custom Shop '69 or the 57/62, but I think the ones I have will do quite good, too.

Anyway, my dream would be my...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
Sadly, it's no longer in production! It was...

Sadly, it's no longer in production! It was discontinued in late 2011 or early 2012, I don't remember. The main Fender hub/istributor here in Italy only has TWO black Billy Corgans left. In fact, I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By davidrf
Then I must be very lucky, because the rosewood...

Then I must be very lucky, because the rosewood on my Standard feels a lot smoother and faster than the maple on my Special! I was really surprised, I have to admit!
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By davidrf
Exactly, when I shoot most of those pics it was a...

Exactly, when I shoot most of those pics it was a bit cloudy, kind of "cold" light. It's a proper Olympic White :)

BTW if you watch the third and fifth pics closely you can tell the body is way...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
No no, the American Standard is the most recent...

No no, the American Standard is the most recent guitar I got, and it's a freakin jewel and I plan to keep it stock to have the classic "Strat sound", that I like a lot! The only guitar in discussion...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,592
Posted By davidrf
I reviewed Rocksmith for a videogame magazine. I...

I reviewed Rocksmith for a videogame magazine.

I think you should never use Rocksmith as your one and only learning tool. It lacks lots of fundamentals and could lead to extremely bad habits. Not...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
Mephaphil, that's exactly what I think... and...

Mephaphil, that's exactly what I think... and what I know based on experience and opinions on the forums. The Billy Corgan only has the name and the shape in common with a Strat... it's a completely...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
So you think it isn't different from an American...

So you think it isn't different from an American Standard with 3 Fender single coils and a floating bridge? :)
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
Thanks a lot, three questions came to mind: 1:...

Thanks a lot, three questions came to mind:

1: is the body in 2 or 3 pieces?

2: in the review you say the pickups are more suited for Pumpkins 2007->now than the "vintage", classic pumpkin sound....
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
Yes it has DiMarzio BC-1 (signature) on the...

Yes it has DiMarzio BC-1 (signature) on the bridge, Chopper on the middle, BC-2 (signature) on the neck. Never had SD and never will :)

I have the JB Jr. on the bridge in my American Special, it's...
Forum: The Pit 11-11-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,761
Posted By davidrf
Billy Corgan.

Billy Corgan.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By davidrf
Fender Stratocaster Billy Corgan Signature - any opinions?

Hello,
I recently bought an American Standard Strat, and having already a LTD EC-1000, now I find that my "old" American Special - that is kinda "in beetween" these two guitars - is a bit...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By davidrf
NGD! 2011 American Standard Olympic White!

Struck by GAS, I was searching for a new Stratocaster Classic Player '60, then I stumbled upon a guy who wanted to sell his 2011 American Standard (still brand new with stickers and all the candy...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-26-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By davidrf
Fender to Squier is a bit exaggerated. Maybe...

Fender to Squier is a bit exaggerated. Maybe Fender to Fender Mexico is more realistic... :)

Edit: actually I think the other 2 comparisons are exaggerated too :D PRS SE is waaaaaaaay worse than...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 08-27-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By davidrf
13 March

Here's a little thing I wrote, I'm posting it just for curiosity. It's called "13 March"

Keep in mind two things: 1) english is not my language 2) this stuff is adapted from italian so there's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By davidrf
That is only the first part, and in other videos...

That is only the first part, and in other videos he explains that's a good thing to do with every kind of guitar and strings... and also explains why. In this case, after that he tunes every string...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By davidrf
I think this one...

I think this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo5i2wkXaoY&feature=channel_video_title is the best restringing tutorial video I've ever found. It contains some tips I've never heard anywhere else....
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By davidrf
Why don't you consult a professional luthier? For...

Why don't you consult a professional luthier? For a 1200$ guitar I think it's worth :)
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By davidrf
Tuning tips for a vintage tremolo Strat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Oyc6slYRc&feature=relmfu

Did you know this stuff? I just discovered the channel of this guy... every single advice seems to work... that's cool!
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By davidrf
Watch this one too...

Watch this one too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQQT9-Y0R9A
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-24-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By davidrf
I have no direct experience whatsoever, but...

I have no direct experience whatsoever, but people talk about the quality of these MIJ all the time. Most of the time they say MIJ are superior to the current american standard production, by far.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-24-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By davidrf
Yeah the idea is not bad! Try to tell the seller...

Yeah the idea is not bad! Try to tell the seller his price is too high (because it is) and see if he's willing to lower it. As a said, I had a Faded Worn Cherry that I bought brand new and it had one...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-23-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By davidrf
JohnnyNash: I spoke about him in the ESP official...

JohnnyNash: I spoke about him in the ESP official forum and the users there say he seems legit... If you think about it it's the opposite that would be strange: he's on ebay since 2004 and has...
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