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Shayne93

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  1. Thanks for that Johnny. I am finding my biggest problem is today I want an FF type sound, tomorrow it might be a Led Zep sound and the next day I might want something I haven't really heard before. I have found I am getting more into acoustic guitars for what I have been playing lately, and my JS still does well on some of the leady stuff for it.
  2. I'd like a nice clean tone that distorts well. Sort of a clean sound like 'Dave Grohl's' but something that will distort and sound good too. I like the sound of Gibson guitars but can't find one i like, where I like the look of Fender's but the sound isn't what I'm looking for.
  3. I've gone off the idea of a repaint. I wrapped the bridge posts in insulation tape so it couldn't move. I will probably go a white SD JB humbucker, seems to be the go on here and then take the guitar in for a setup
  4. I was thinking of getting a new electric guitar, like an American Strat, but I love the JS too much. Mine is a 98(I think, I've got the original paperwork around here somewhere) and is Sonic Blue, however has aged to a nice surf greenish look. I was thinking of instead of replacing it, restoring it. I had a Mustang RI with a Seymour Duncan HB in the bridge and I liked that. I thought I would get a new pickguard and maybe a new control plate so I can keep the original stuff tucked away. I thought go a Seymour Duncan HB in the bridge, but I'm not sure about the neck... But that's no biggy, maybe a SD Cool Rails, JB-Jr. or a hot rails? I could do all this for $150 (Making a guitar I love make the sounds I love. Also, should I run stock 250k pots of go something else? I also thought of putting locking tuners in.. Should I do this? Do any Grover or Gotoh locking tuners screw straight up and don't need new holes? The old man is a spray painter and I was going to get a paint shop to do an eyematch on the aged sonic blue colour and get Dad to repaint it, as it has a few bumps and dings in it... Or maybe I should paint it actual sonic blue, I dunno, I love the ages Sonic Blue/Green Onto the 'beloved' bridge, I always feel Am sounds out of tune and sounds yuck. But I'm not fond of the bridge. Should I wrap the posts of the bridge in insulation tape (like the TOM) mod so it doesn't move? I have locked my trem down, see the below pics. Does anyone have any suggestions on any of this? Good idea? bad idea? (This Photo doesn't do it justice, but the flash brings out the Sonic Blue, and it is quite different to Sonic Blue)
  5. I would be inclined to buy a new neck plate, weld a strap button onto it and put that neck plate on. It can be easily reversed that way
  6. I've been playing for 5 years now and have written quite a bit of music, so I wouldn't call myself a beginner, but I am no Jimmy Page. I have had a look locally and the Americal Standard/Special Stratocasters and they are starting to grow on me. Even the triple single coil versions. I'm not too keen on the Squires as they are a little sub Mexican Fenders IMO. I think I'll probs either go a Yank Fender Strat or get over my fear and get a low end Gibson SG as theyre TOM and Double HB as well as getting a good Acoustic electric for pub gigs
  7. I've been playing for 5 years now and have written quite a bit of music, so I wouldn't call myself a beginner, but I am no Jimmy Page. I have had a look locally and the Americal Standard/Special Stratocasters and they are starting to grow on me. Even the triple single coil versions. I'm not too keen on the Squires as they are a little sub Mexican Fenders IMO. I think I'll probs either go a Yank Fender Strat or get over my fear and get a low end Gibson SG as theyre TOM and Double HB as well as getting a good Acoustic electric for pub gigs
  8. Hi, I'm new on here, I will first introduce myself. I'm Shayne and I live in Australia I have a pretty much stock Fender Jag-stang, I also used to on an Epiphone G-1275 Double neck, a Modified RI Comp Mustang with twin Dimarzio humbuckers and Gibson Tailpiece with TOM bridge (It still had the chrome bridge plate) and I had an RI Fender Mustang with Seymour Duncan JB in bridge with Floyd Rose setup (I sold this as the routing was quite ugly and I lost interest in it). I am looking at getting a new electric guitar, around the $1000-$1300 mark new. I am not overwrapped in the Jagstang, I have locked the tailpiece by removing the studs and springs and putting a bolt on there, then a nut on top of the tailpiece plate and then having the actual tail piece, so the strings still feed under, but I am using the stock bridge. I preffered the sound of my epiphone G-1275 (I'm only comparing the 6 string part here) and I liked the fact is was a total hard tail. The jagstang doesn't sound as great IMO and the stock mustang bridge 'sucks'. The epiphone held its tune better than the Jag-stang. I like the epiphone/gibson sound/setup (Twin HB's) and TOM bridge and hard tail, My 69 Comp Mustang Re-Issue was like a gibson in fender clothes. The thing is, I just can't warm to any Gibson/Epiphone guitars. I sold my RI Comp Mustang and G-1275 because I bought a 66 Ford Mustang from Boston and imported it here, I miss those two guitars. I write alot of my own music, it is probably similar to the Foo Fighters stuff around 'Their is nothing left to lose' and 'One by one'. I was leaning towards a yank made HSS Strat, I wanted hardtail but they don't make them, but strats hold their tune quite well. A bridge humbucker is a must. I was thinking also the new cobain edition mustang, as my comp mustang was very very similar (except I had a neck humbucker), but I hardly use the neck pickup so Single coil is fine. As the Cobain Mustang has a tune o matic fender spaced bridge, I would just bolt the tail piece down like I have done with my Jag-Stang. However I would prefer to just take something out of the box and not modify it, and I would have to import a Cobain Mustang as they aren't available new here where as a Strat is. Can anyone make any recommendations on what I should look at..?? I like mustangs as they're different, but in no way am I trying to be a Cobain rip of or do I want to be seen that way. I like strats as they sound cool but they're like assholes, everyone has one...
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