(7 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I have a Squier Strat fitted with Fender Noisless pickups, an effects board with Roland pedals (Digital Delay DD3, Chorus CE3, Overdrive/Distortion OD-20, Comprssion/Sustainer CS3, Cry Baby Wah, and a foot volumen control). When I gig with my band I go through a Messa Boogie Nomad 55. When I play at Church, I DI the effects board straight into the PA, and use a Roland Cube 15X as my monitor. Oh, and I mostly use an Electro Acoustic at Church-BUT I have been known to play the electric smile

It seems to work well

Fender 62 strat. had it since new


(76 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Did a gig with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers once.

Colin Allen on drums and Mick Taylor on Guitar <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_razz.gif" border=0 alt="Razz">


(2 replies, posted in Acoustic)

YES............I'm the opposite of you, I'm hopeless at finger picking, but if you want some inspiration listen to Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)

ooops.........and Chet Atkins


(12 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

<table border="0" align="center" width="90%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td class="SmallText"><b>chipshot0701 wrote on Sun, 18 June 2006 14&#58;23</b></td></tr><tr><td class="quote">
I've been playing guitar for 25 years but have never used pedals.

I would love to start with the affects tho....could you guys give me an example of a perticular song and the exact settings and which affects pedal you use.  I dont understand how to set up, and adjust each affect.  get what I'm saying?

Easiest way is to walk into a music shop and ask to try a few.

I think the wah-wah pedal is the most obvious one as it is so distinctive........listen to Jimi Hendrixs' All along The Watchtower. I started to use the wah-wah when I first heard 'The Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes. It laid down a very distinctive rythmn.

It's just as well to note NOT to overdo the effects.

You can get some very good heavy metal sounds from jus a plai and simple distortion pedal, but there's nothing like driving the amp flat out!!(although the neighbours might complain)


(12 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

<table border="0" align="center" width="90%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td class="SmallText"><b>chickenjedi wrote on Thu, 15 June 2006 23&#58;07</b></td></tr><tr><td class="quote">
Don't go too crazy with the effects -- you play guitar, not effects pedals; but learn how to blend them in to what you're playing.

I whole heartedly agree with that <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_thumbsup.gif" border=0 alt="Thumbs Up">

I go for seperates myself.

I use-:

Boss OD20 overdrive/distortion

Boss DD3 digital delay

Boss CE3 Chorus

Boss CS3 Compressor/Sustainer

Cry Baby Wah

Foot Volume control

Be careful........connecting them in the correct order is essential.

The Chorus and distortion pedals should be connected BEFORE the foot volume control so that you can cut the volume WITHOUT loosing the effect. Also the sound wil be affected by which way round you put the compressor and the distortion (but that is a matter of taste )The set up that I use is

Guitar-->compressor-->(*volume control)-->distortion-->chorus-->delay-->amp

I put the volume control into the effects loop so that I can use it to control the 3 different channels on my amp (Messa Boogie Nomad 55)

*If used in-line

ok so I can tap dance <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif" border=0 alt="Very Happy">


(62 replies, posted in Electric)

Not as much as you would think.

I was a bit naughty <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_redface.gif" border=0 alt="Embarassed">  and I've been playing it for 30 odd years. Bits have worn out - 4 re-frets, a new nut, new tone and volume controls-well some of them, and the bridge pieces rusted out and had to be replaced.

Oh yes............it WAS sunburst until I got it re-sprayed.

Apart from that..........it's in nearly mint condition <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_cool.gif" border=0 alt="Cool">  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">

oh.......and I still gig with it <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_thumbsup.gif" border=0 alt="Thumbs Up">


(62 replies, posted in Electric)

<table border="0" align="center" width="90%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td class="SmallText"><b>souls of the unwanted wrote on Tue, 13 June 2006 19&#58;04</b></td></tr><tr><td class="quote">
those guitars are seriously B-E-A-UTIFUL!!! i really like the look of strats but unfortunately they were mass produced too much!!! still an awsome guitar!!! luvin it!!!!   
</td></tr></table>My Strat is a '62..........before they were mass produced!!!


(62 replies, posted in Electric)

I think it's just the ordinary rosewood fingerboard.

The body used to be sunburst until I had it re-sprayed <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_redface.gif" border=0 alt="Embarassed">

The last time I had it re-fretted I used Gibson fret-wire as it has a lower profile.


(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

You're not thinking of a capo are you?

(Can I use that word here? <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing"> )


(62 replies, posted in Electric)

My best guitar is the one I've been playng for the past nearly 40 years...........'62 Fender Strat

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