#1
New Gear Year
Various pieces I've collected throughout this year since I couldn't be bothered to make a new NGD thread each time.
(the truth is I really want to be like MatrixClaw)
Warning: Mass-grainy picture territory ahead

First up...



There was some music festival that Akai were sponsors for, so all their pedals were on special. Tried a whole bunch, this one was the winner. It's a pretty interesting pedal, lots of fun to play around with and extremely simple in operation. The two switch combo chooses by how much to shift the signal by and the knob sets how fast. This thing can go from a faint not really noticeable shimmer (until you take it away, that is) to a totally whack rotary kind of sound. And it's built very solidly. It's just impossible to keep clean

Gimme a mo and I'll put the rest up.
#2
boop
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#3
I really need to understand how you can get a rotary kind of sound from a mono source, so please put up some audio demos

Anyway, HNG Y/D/whatever
Name's Luca.

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#4
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boop


lol

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I really need to understand how you can get a rotary kind of sound from a mono source, so please put up some audio demos

Anyway, HNG Y/D/whatever


It's not really a rotary sound, like a big swirly effect. I find it difficult to explain. Unfortunately, I have none recording facilities but there are some demos online of this pedal, albeit not very good or extensive ones that I've found.

Okay, I feel like having some fun. Let's play "Guess The Headstock"

#5
Some kind of an iceman?
Name's Luca.

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#8
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Would that be a SZ prestige I see?



Why yes, my good sir, yes it is.

So it's an Ibanez Prestige SZ4020FM. I felt like I should get another electric since my, then only at the start of the year, electric was pretty much living at college and all my gear was just collecting dust at home. I tried a whole bunch and the moment I held this one I knew it was the one. Sound awfully romantic!



Upon first playing it the action was set slightly out of whack, the intonation was a bit off and the jack was horribly worn. But I could otherwise tell that this was a fine instrument indeed, just badly looked after. Nothing that couldn't be easily corrected. Also a few minor dings – but hey, can't have everything. Once it had a small makeover – awesome.

I never knew brown could look so pretty. My camera's not good enough to depict the fine details of the finish in such a dark colour though, so you'll just have to take my word for it. The racing stripes down the middle are a really cool touch. This guitar is freaking heavy, but super solid. Really holds its tuning. Very smooth on the fretting hand, just like an Ibby should be. The pickups are Seymour Duncan IBZs, made especially for the SZ range I believe. These are the most beastly passive pups I've personally played on. Very clear, all to willing to give gain but cleans up surprisingly well once the volume is taken off full. And the sustain is great.

I love this UFO-type inlay


Neck thru


Racing stripes in the best shot I could get. I also thought I cleared all the dust!
#9
nice
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#11
Thats a sweet looking Ibanez, and I usually don't like em
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#12
Oh right, there're a few more things.
We all know what this is.



This is a model from 92/93. I love it, the sound is perfect for what I play. I've always dreamed of owning an 800 or 900. And when I saw this on gumtree going for not that much I pretty much pounced on it.

It's sitting on top of a Laney GS212IE 2x12. It's a box, okay. I couldn't be bothered to take it outside to get some better light for another grainy picture. This thing is super solid, quite light and relatively nice and small which is exactly what I need. It's loaded with Celestion 70/80s. Some people seem to bash these quite a lot, and they're definitely better speakers out there, but they're really not bad. Quite good actually to my ears. I'll play them until they break in properly and then I'll form an opinion. Speakers can always be swapped anyway.

#13
Last one. What has bird's eye maple and sparkly inlays?



Hmmmmmm?


I give you a clue


It's a Fender Lite Ash Strat. This was pretty much given to me from my brother-in-law since he mostly plays his acoustic and neglected this thing. Crime against humanity! This instrument just oozes mojo that I never thought a guitar could – it's easily my favourite now. Plus I'm a sucker for anything in natural finish. And that birds eye maple

It's got alnico 2 pro pickups. They're nice, very warm, quite low output which means I must push my amp harder. Of course I have no problem with that. I actually find the bridge pickup a bit shrill though. The maple neck makes fretting very smooth. I like harping on the trem a little, but the tuning sometimes goes a bit off. It's been set up professionally as is. I've been thinking of getting locking tuners. Most likely Grovers. Maybe even swap out the nut for something more special. People seem to think quite highly of the LSR roller nut. Thoughts?

Anyway, it was so hot outside when I took the pics that I forgot to take a (slightly) nice(er) outdoor photo of it, but now it's raining so a dingy family shot will have to do. My PRS SE is still at varsity, and really needs some TLC - like a string recharge and an action setup. It's seen some rough times.



That's all. Yay!
#14
sweet those lite ashes were pretty nice.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#15
that head is stupid big. holy cow.

man thats a nice fender...like the natural
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#16
that fender is gorgeous
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#18


HNG...Y?

i love the figuring on the maple neck.

everytime i see someone getting a prestige it makes me wanna play one.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

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#19
all.
So onto my question about a possible upgrade to the Fender to help the tuning stability. Obviously locking tuners are always helpful. Some people have raved about the LSR roller nut the Fender makes. Does anyone know if it really makes that much difference or is it just another gimmick?
#20
The LSR nut works well. Had one on my old Strat Plus before I traded it. Great little unit, coupled with locking tuners it's really solid.
#21
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sweet those lite ashes were pretty nice.


Funny thing is the day after I got it or so I saw someone on gumtree selling a lite ash tele. I was so impressed by the strat that I thought a tele would be really complimentary. It took a lot of restraint plus the realization that I had no money then to grab it.

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The LSR nut works well. Had one on my old Strat Plus before I traded it. Great little unit, coupled with locking tuners it's really solid.


sweet. I'll definitely be checking it out then.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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