home studios equipment staff/friends booking/rates for sale forum contact

What gear do you want right now...

All your geeky questions about electronics, microphones, tape machines, etc.

Moderators: kerble, Electrical-Staff

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby chris jury on Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:42 pm

TomWanderer wrote:Gotcha! If that's the case and 24" scale is the ticket, those Squire Mustangs and Duos from a few years back really are great. Not sure why the newer HH ones are SO cheap, but the single coil ones from 2008-11ish are quality.


well, guitar center has the Olympic white ones that are not really available online- plus packages have been disappearing from our front porch lately- So I picked up the HH on the way to practice last night.

Super impressed for the money- I think I need to do a bit of tweaking to the pickup heights, the low E didn't intonate perfectly out of the box, and the high E nut slot 'sitars' a bit...but I've had $2500 gibsons come out of the box much worse.

Plays nice, sounds good. I'm going to wrestle w/ the intonation tonight, make sure it is totally playable, then might do a little fine tuning to the nut, frets, etc.
No one is paying you to sit on that bed and cry.
User avatar
chris jury
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love
 
Posts: 3492
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:03 pm

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby TomWanderer on Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:46 pm

chris jury wrote:
TomWanderer wrote:Gotcha! If that's the case and 24" scale is the ticket, those Squire Mustangs and Duos from a few years back really are great. Not sure why the newer HH ones are SO cheap, but the single coil ones from 2008-11ish are quality.


well, guitar center has the Olympic white ones that are not really available online- plus packages have been disappearing from our front porch lately- So I picked up the HH on the way to practice last night.

Super impressed for the money- I think I need to do a bit of tweaking to the pickup heights, the low E didn't intonate perfectly out of the box, and the high E nut slot 'sitars' a bit...but I've had $2500 gibsons come out of the box much worse.

Plays nice, sounds good. I'm going to wrestle w/ the intonation tonight, make sure it is totally playable, then might do a little fine tuning to the nut, frets, etc.


I just looked those up, and, holy shit, those are $150 NEW?? Hard to go wrong. Plus, the description on the GC website starts with "Perfect for the raucous sound of indie music, the Bullet Mustang HH is just plain fun to play."
TomWanderer
carter family
carter family
 
Posts: 380
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:15 pm
Location: Milwaukee

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby chris jury on Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:36 pm

In the cold light of day, the mustang is still pretty good.

I need to do some work to level the frets, slot the nut properly, and need to figure out what I want to do w/ the pickups (keep, swap, rework for SC/p90?). will start w/ the nut slots. also the tuners kinda suck...will replace w/ gotoh...nothing fancy.
No one is paying you to sit on that bed and cry.
User avatar
chris jury
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love
 
Posts: 3492
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:03 pm

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby bdm on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:24 am

Seriously considering selling a bunch of my fancy pants boutique custom amps and getting an early 60s Vox AC30.
User avatar
bdm
pinocchio
pinocchio
 
Posts: 428
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:11 am

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby honeyisfunny on Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:32 am

90s DeArmond Jet Star guitar. Hit me up!
chris jury wrote:"blistering walls of questionable tone"
User avatar
honeyisfunny
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge
 
Posts: 5426
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:24 pm
Location: Nottingham, England

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby piut_ on Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:09 am

Picking up guitar again after a 3 year hiatus! Always wanted that 52RI tele but afraid that the neck would be too uncomfortable to play.

Anyone tried the new american pro teles?
User avatar
piut_
buelah witch
buelah witch
 
Posts: 259
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:30 am
Location: Marseille

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby Seby on Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:26 am

An old Eko/Harmony 12 string holowbody with goldfoils and a wide neck
Seby
F = ma
F = ma
 
Posts: 881
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:24 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby Dudley on Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:17 am

A neck pos wide range h/bucker. Creamery seem the best UK-ish option.
Seby wrote:How does the sting of marginalisation taste now, you pick-using oppressors?
User avatar
Dudley
World's Ideal Leader w/ VersatileTalents
World's Ideal Leader w/ VersatileTalents
 
Posts: 3919
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:31 pm
Location: London

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby Major on Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:32 am

Been looking for an older Jazz or P bass. A 2011 USA-made Jazz popped up on Craigslist for $800 with a case. Is that a good deal?
User avatar
Major
Heaven-Sent Hero
Heaven-Sent Hero
 
Posts: 6641
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:19 am
Location: Great question

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby garthplinko on Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:48 am

Major wrote:Been looking for an older Jazz or P bass. A 2011 USA-made Jazz popped up on Craigslist for $800 with a case. Is that a good deal?


That seems to be about the going rate.
User avatar
garthplinko
Master of Lit., Arts, & Architecture
Master of Lit., Arts, & Architecture
 
Posts: 3742
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:15 pm
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:47 am

garthplinko wrote:
Major wrote:Been looking for an older Jazz or P bass. A 2011 USA-made Jazz popped up on Craigslist for $800 with a case. Is that a good deal?


That seems to be about the going rate.


Dude there’s a 70s P Bass refin on the Beaumont Craigslist for $850. It had some sort of switch installed. Last I checked it was still available but that was weeks ago.
llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

dvockins wrote:Gold hardware means you are number one.
User avatar
llllllllllllllllllllllll
Guardian Diety of the Planet
Guardian Diety of the Planet
 
Posts: 5626
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:32 pm
Location: Texas

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby TylerSavage on Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:20 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
garthplinko wrote:
Major wrote:Been looking for an older Jazz or P bass. A 2011 USA-made Jazz popped up on Craigslist for $800 with a case. Is that a good deal?


That seems to be about the going rate.


Dude there’s a 70s P Bass refin on the Beaumont Craigslist for $850. It had some sort of switch installed. Last I checked it was still available but that was weeks ago.


for some reason P-basses are always going cheap in san diego

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/msg ... 62725.html <-issue
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msg ... 70900.html
User avatar
TylerSavage
meatball enthusiast
meatball enthusiast
 
Posts: 1257
Joined: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:37 am
Location: San Diego

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:18 pm

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
garthplinko wrote:
Major wrote:Been looking for an older Jazz or P bass. A 2011 USA-made Jazz popped up on Craigslist for $800 with a case. Is that a good deal?


That seems to be about the going rate.


Dude there’s a 70s P Bass refin on the Beaumont Craigslist for $850. It had some sort of switch installed. Last I checked it was still available but that was weeks ago.


Shit it’s gone
llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

dvockins wrote:Gold hardware means you are number one.
User avatar
llllllllllllllllllllllll
Guardian Diety of the Planet
Guardian Diety of the Planet
 
Posts: 5626
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:32 pm
Location: Texas

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby four_oclocker_2 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:52 pm

Seriously, who's holding some Vistalites they aren't using? No concert toms, unless they're in addition to some standard rack toms.
Jazz Titan/Ruthie Cohen


KJ/Hungry Man/Lars from Metallica/Mars Hill
User avatar
four_oclocker_2
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness
 
Posts: 3099
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:53 pm
Location: Avondale

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby offal on Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:31 pm

four_oclocker_2 wrote:Seriously, who's holding some Vistalites they aren't using? No concert toms, unless they're in addition to some standard rack toms.


Not me, but There are three different sets in Denver, Italia, if you'd like me to assist.

Blue.
https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/197 ... 92720.html

Image

Missing floor tom
https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/197 ... 88072.html

Image

Smoke?
https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/lud ... 49734.html

Image

BONUS - Also, one nice-looking Zickos set as well.
https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/vin ... 45684.html

Image
User avatar
offal
forced to change shirt
forced to change shirt
 
Posts: 1941
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:46 am
Location: Denver, Colorado

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby garthplinko on Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:47 pm

Man, Nick from God Eaters was selling his Zickos for an unreal low price just recently.
User avatar
garthplinko
Master of Lit., Arts, & Architecture
Master of Lit., Arts, & Architecture
 
Posts: 3742
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:15 pm
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby four_oclocker_2 on Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:58 pm

Generally not into the blue ones, but damn it's got two floor toms AND two concert toms. Debating asking if he'd go down on price if I didn't want the stands, snare, etc.

Also, why does Denver have all the GREAT deals??
Jazz Titan/Ruthie Cohen


KJ/Hungry Man/Lars from Metallica/Mars Hill
User avatar
four_oclocker_2
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness
 
Posts: 3099
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:53 pm
Location: Avondale

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby jbar on Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:07 pm

four_oclocker_2 wrote:
Also, why does Denver have all the GREAT deals??



It's easy to get winded up here.
jbar
chris "jesus" ferguson
chris "jesus" ferguson
 
Posts: 581
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:17 pm
Location: Travelin' Man

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby endofanera on Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:09 pm

jbar wrote:
four_oclocker_2 wrote:
Also, why does Denver have all the GREAT deals??


It's easy to get winded up here.

Because of all the weed.
"You get a kink in your neck looking up at people or down at people. But when you look straight across, there's no kinks."
--Mike Watt
User avatar
endofanera
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge
 
Posts: 5128
Joined: Fri May 07, 2004 2:57 pm
Location: Washington, DC

Re: What gear do you want right now...

Postby ldopa_chicago on Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:22 am

Image
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=611705

I think I want this $90 Champ clone? Fuck, it's $90.
jimmy two hands wrote:Jam econo for fuck's sake.

I play guitar in Daddy's Boy
I played guitar in Fake Limbs and bass in Burn Permits.
User avatar
ldopa_chicago
Leader with Extraordinary Personality
Leader with Extraordinary Personality
 
Posts: 2930
Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:34 pm
Location: Chicago

PreviousNext

Return to Tech Room

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: scott evans and 5 guests