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  • #20912

    Anonymous

    Maybe this has been done before but I would love to hear what guitar you are using for the Complete Guitar Course? Just to make you laugh I am currently on Week 4 on an acoustic Ovation Celebrity! However I have an electric guitar on the way – I will report back when it arrives. I am in Cambodia so it may be some time yet! I am pretty much a beginner although I have messed around for donkey’s years – time to get serious (if 59 years isn’t too old!) Loving it so far!!

  • #20915

    MattKnox
    Participant

    You’re never too old!  I have owned so many guitars over the years I can remember them all.  However, my current guitar is one I custom build from Warmoth parts.  Strat style w/floyd rose, Texas specials for neck and middle and a guitar fetish hot humbucker for bridge.  I love that thing.  Now I always want more, and have a wish list lol

  • #20916

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Currently I am playing a fender squire mini. 😀 ‘Made in Indonesia’

    Random youtube video of this guitar (not my vid)

    Fender Squier MINI sound check

    I hope to one day cut off the headstock and make it a headless mini. For the ultimate in pocket size metal! \m/ \m/

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    • #20924

      PaulWolfe
      Participant

      I bought one of those a LONG time ago so my kids wouldn’t play my good guitars! My daughter is 8 and wants to play, so I’m stripping the paint and repainting it a purple sparkle… she also wants me to paint the pick guard pink!

      Great guitars!

  • #20920

    rightonthemark
    Participant

    here are all three of my guitars.
    the heritage was my only guitar for years.
    in the last couple years i bought the oscar schmidt goldtop and most recently i bought the harley benton.
    currently i play the harley benton the most – probably because it’s the newest.
    all three have a little different sound and feel.
    the heritage has schaller pickups that i recently wax potted due to microphonic sound causing serious squealing. still a hot sounding pickup. great for th metal stuf though i’ll use itnfor anything. body is thinner than a traditional les paul but still has some weight and solid feel.
    the oscar schmidt has belcat pickups. a very flat sound. not much character but suitable for pretty much anything. thin and light body and a slim tappered neck.
    the harley benton has wilkinson pickups. has a bit of a mid-range bite. cuts thru the mix quite nicely. and additionally it has a coil tap to split the pickups into single coils. has a bit of that fender quack to it when split – perfect for stuff like my best friends girl by the cars. very versatile guitar with humbuckers and the coil tap; especially for all the classic rock i play. thick and heavy body. fat neck. feels most like a traditional les paul. although the rounded neck joint and cut out gives better higher fret access than traditional les pauls.

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    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

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  • #20927

    PaulWolfe
    Participant

    I’ve got a bunch of guitars and almost picked up another at the pawn shop today! My main guitar for lesson time is this one:

    Vendetta

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  • #20938

    MotleyCrue81
    Participant

    I’ve got a few guitars, initially started playing a few years ago with my dad’s abandoned 1989 Epiphone G300 (Basically an SG), but now I always practice with my stray that I built, it all started as bare wood and I did everything myself. It has stainless steel frets which is awesome because no matter how much I play, no fret wear happens. The frets got pretty worn in some places on the G300, I wanna get it regretted sometime. I also have a Jackson Rhoads RRXMG but I rarely practice with it because well.. that body shape isn’t easy to sit down with haha. You’ll love your electric when you get it!

    Bring hair metal back!

  • #20943

    Igglepud
    Participant

    I did 80% of the last course on my Seagull Dreadnaught and the first six weeks of the new course on my T-Bucket, though I prefer the Schecter Damien. I just don’t have a convenient way to play it.

    MY ROCK IS FIERCE!!!

  • #20944

    safetyblitz
    Participant

    I did 80% of the last course on my Seagull Dreadnaught and the first six weeks of the new course on my T-Bucket, though I prefer the Schecter Damien. I just don’t have a convenient way to play it.

    My preference is for guitars with a strat-style flat top and forearm contour, and for a while it seemed like Schecter didn’t want to make one. But now they’ve got *this* bad boy, with 24 frets and factory-installed Sustainiac. Only thing not to like is that the bridge is only a Floyd “Special”.

    http://www.schecterguitars.com/international/guitars/sustainiac/sun-valley-super-shredder-fr-s-white-detail

    • #20945

      superblonde
      Keymaster

      “Battery Compartment: Double 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment”

      ?? 18V ? Or 9V in parallel?

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #20946

    safetyblitz
    Participant

    “Battery Compartment: Double 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment” ?? 18V ? Or 9V in parallel?

    Via Sustainiac’s website (http://www.sustainiac.com/st-pro.htm#battery):

    <b>DO NOT PUT TWO BATTERIES IN SERIES TO MAKE 18 VOLTS</b>. Certain components on the Sustainiac circuit board might fail. Also, the neck pickup only functions between 7 and 10 volts.

    <u><b>OPTIONAL QUICK-CHANGE BATTERY CASE</b></u> <b>Photo of both single and dual battery cases (31kb)</b>;
    In our opinion, this is the best portable option. But, it does require that you route a cavity into the back of the guitar body. We sell the single battery case for $16. The dual case is $25. If Maniac Music does your installation, we charge $25 to route this cavity. Click here <b>Gotoh battery case dimensions</b> for a PDF drawing showing the battery case dimensions, and routing mechanical info.

    <u><b>PARALLEL BATTERY CONNECTION:</b></u> Some people inquire about putting 2 9-volt batteries in parallel to extend battery life. They order our dual battery case for this. This will work if both batteries are NEW AND IDENTICAL (same brand). But we don’t recommend it. If you leave your guitar on a stand with the cord plugged in, and don’t play for a few days, BOTH batteries will die. If you worry about having the battery die while playing a gig, here is a better idea: Get the dual case but leave one side disconnected. Just use it as a spare battery holder.

    It’s not immediately clear to me whether Schecter ships with the battery case wired for the “not recommended” parallel approach, or if they are just giving you space to carry a spare battery.

    • #20947

      superblonde
      Keymaster

      It would be a lot cooler as well if there were a power switch. I often wish my guitar had a power switch (like, push-pull volume knob) so I could leave it plugged in, hit the off switch, and not care about the battery lifetime. Also it’s still funny to me that guitarists like their wood so much but dont want to have an external power method / battery pack (like on the strap or something) and instead route a huge hole into the wood. In this case, a hole twice as large as normal? For example the way phantom power works on a microphone, or “plug-in power” for electret capsules, could have easily been adopted for guitar jacks too or guitar cables (float the guitar signal on top of a DC power voltage).

      I finally got my new strings so now I will change them and switch back to my headless for the basic course.

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #20956

    BigW
    Participant

    I have a few guitars but my go to is a Gibson SG….fits my body and hand the best

    Big W

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