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Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: vibrolux ()
Date: July 15, 2015 01:52

Not seeing a lot of 5 stringers here, at least in the most recent pages. Here's my #1 five string. It's a custom made 1985 Jackson, made by the original team in San Dimas, CA. A bunch of my guitars were stolen and I took all the insurance money and had this guy built to rock 30 years ago. Seymour Duncans and split coils for both pickups, so I get the fat humbucker sound and the thinner telecaster sound too.

I've got some other nice guitars, but when I want to break out Brown Sugar or HTW, this is the one! While it doesn't have the traditional Fender/Gibson look, it's definitely got a great sound.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2015-07-15 01:53 by vibrolux.

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: July 15, 2015 02:03

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vibrolux
Not seeing a lot of 5 stringers here, at least in the most recent pages. Here's my #1 five string.

Nice guitar vibrolux but I hate to tell ya, it's a 6 string guitar with only five strings on it. winking smiley

I play a guitar with 5 choruses of stings, 2 per chorus. It's called a cuatro and it is an amazing instrument. Mine was made in Puerto Rico. Super thick strong neck which allows me to tune it to open B. Here is a picture of one (not mine):



I encourage all you 5 string open tuning players to check one out if you get a chance.

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: July 15, 2015 02:38

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Naturalust
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vibrolux
Not seeing a lot of 5 stringers here, at least in the most recent pages. Here's my #1 five string.

Nice guitar vibrolux but I hate to tell ya, it's a 6 string guitar with only five strings on it. winking smiley

I have a Tele that I keep in Open G. Instead of just having the 5 strings, I use 6. I tune the 2 low strings to G. I find it sometimes fattens up the sound a little bit.

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: July 15, 2015 06:39

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MingSubu
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Naturalust
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vibrolux
Not seeing a lot of 5 stringers here, at least in the most recent pages. Here's my #1 five string.

Nice guitar vibrolux but I hate to tell ya, it's a 6 string guitar with only five strings on it. winking smiley

I have a Tele that I keep in Open G. Instead of just having the 5 strings, I use 6. I tune the 2 low strings to G. I find it sometimes fattens up the sound a little bit.

Very cool idea. With 3 of the 6 stings tuned to G, I imagine that would fatten it up a bit. I never take that low string off when I play in open G and have learned to exploit the low 5th (D) that that lowest string provides. There is another form of open G that Lowell George used with slide which I think tunes the high E string to G.

Check out the great demonstration of it in this vid:

[www.youtube.com]



Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: Ram ()
Date: July 15, 2015 07:32

Need some advice. I'm looking to buy a new guitar and I'm mostly interested in playing blues and rock and roll. I'm stuck between an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro and an Epiphone Casino or Sheraton. What would be the best. All three are beautiful sounding and looking guitars.

Brian had some kind of genius for finding people, didn't he?
-"He did. He got us together – Charlie, Mick and me."-"Life" by Keith Richards


Roll Tide

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: July 15, 2015 07:37

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Ram
Need some advice. I'm looking to buy a new guitar and I'm mostly interested in playing blues and rock and roll. I'm stuck between an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro and an Epiphone Casino or Sheraton. What would be the best. All three are beautiful sounding and looking guitars.

Let the guitar pick you Ram. I'd bet one will talk to you, tell you how many great songs it has hidden in it's wood, whisper sweet somethings in your ears as you stroke it's neck. I've got $300 swap meet guitars that have served me better than $3000 Les Pauls. Just sayin.....

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: July 15, 2015 12:41

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Naturalust
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MingSubu
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Naturalust
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vibrolux
Not seeing a lot of 5 stringers here, at least in the most recent pages. Here's my #1 five string.

Nice guitar vibrolux but I hate to tell ya, it's a 6 string guitar with only five strings on it. winking smiley

I have a Tele that I keep in Open G. Instead of just having the 5 strings, I use 6. I tune the 2 low strings to G. I find it sometimes fattens up the sound a little bit.

Very cool idea. With 3 of the 6 stings tuned to G, I imagine that would fatten it up a bit. I never take that low string off when I play in open G and have learned to exploit the low 5th (D) that that lowest string provides. There is another form of open G that Lowell George used with slide which I think tunes the high E string to G.

Check out the great demonstration of it in this vid:


[www.youtube.com]


He talks about open G but he's in open A tuning in that clip.
(low to high) E A E A C# E

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: Stoneburst ()
Date: July 15, 2015 14:20

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Naturalust
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Ram
Need some advice. I'm looking to buy a new guitar and I'm mostly interested in playing blues and rock and roll. I'm stuck between an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro and an Epiphone Casino or Sheraton. What would be the best. All three are beautiful sounding and looking guitars.

Let the guitar pick you Ram. I'd bet one will talk to you, tell you how many great songs it has hidden in it's wood, whisper sweet somethings in your ears as you stroke it's neck. I've got $300 swap meet guitars that have served me better than $3000 Les Pauls. Just sayin.....

+1. The important thing is setting aside some time to actually go to a bunch of guitar shops, play as many as you can and pick out the one that speaks to you. Try and go shopping without preconceptions and be prepared to be surprised. It's much more fun than buying online, you get the chance to form a bond with a particular guitar, and you're supporting traditional guitar retail too.

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: nankerphlege ()
Date: July 15, 2015 16:40

Ram-

When you are looking at specific guitars is most resonant when guitar is unplugged? Ie - loudest, feel lots of vibrations when you strum all over the guitar.

That being said the Japanese versions of guitars are SUPERB. Especially 80s and 90s. you will need to check the specific ones are made in Japan but burny (fernandes), edwards, greco and tokai are all worth looking into.

Go Dawgs!

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: July 15, 2015 17:24

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nankerphlege
Ram-

When you are looking at specific guitars is most resonant when guitar is unplugged? Ie - loudest, feel lots of vibrations when you strum all over the guitar.

That being said the Japanese versions of guitars are SUPERB. Especially 80s and 90s.

Yup I have 1986 Japanese Fender Tele which is a acopy of the rare "Custom" US model from 1962-63 and it's superb!

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: ComeOn ()
Date: July 18, 2015 11:42

Here`s one of mine : a Fender Tele in Lake Placid blue it's superb too , but it`s not a japanese edition though .

( Think I saw photos of Keith playing one on the last tour ? ) :

Blues test



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Re: IORRians' guitars
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Date: July 18, 2015 12:55


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Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: taz22 ()
Date: July 18, 2015 18:40




1981 Gibson Sonex ( black )

Epiphone Les Paul ( Cherry Burst )

Fender Strat ( black/white)



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Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: July 23, 2015 06:55

I was hanging out at our rehearsal unit earlier today. I want to run two amps, so I was trying out these 3 tonight. A Vox ac15, TopHat Club Royale and the Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb. All of them are fairly close in wattage. 15, 20 and 22 respectively.

So far I'm leaning towards the Deluxe Reverb and Club Royale. With these two amps I'll have the big 3 covered. The Club Royale can do Vox and some Marshall tones.




It's been a little over a week since I've gotten my Deluxe Reverb and Les Paul Jr. I'm still diggin' them both.

The '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb is almost like having 2 amps in 1. The Vintage side is close to a '68 DR. The Custom side has a Bassman Tone Stack. Kind of making it close to a Tweed Bassman.

What's cool is the reverb and tremolo can be used on both channels. They sound good too. My only gripe is the tremolo doesn't go as slow as I would like. I have pedals that take care of that though. The DR takes pedals fantastically.

Fender removed the negative feedback, so the DR tends to break up a little sooner. I think the sweet spot on this amp is 6 to 7 on the Custom channel and 7 to 8 on the Vintage Channel.


My new love is the LP jr. It's a 2015 model which has some changes that many don't seem to like. One change is that the fretboard is wider. I like this as it makes bending the high and low e a little easier. The second this is the G-Force tuner Gibson is sticking on their guitars. Basically turn it on. Select what tuning and strum. It's fairly accurate. For a little more accuracy you can pluck a string at a time. What some don't seem to understand is that you can still tune the guitar manually. You just have to have the G-Force turned off.

I'll probably take the G-Force tuner off and put on regular tuners.

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: Thrylan ()
Date: July 23, 2015 14:51

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Naturalust
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Ram
Need some advice. I'm looking to buy a new guitar and I'm mostly interested in playing blues and rock and roll. I'm stuck between an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro and an Epiphone Casino or Sheraton. What would be the best. All three are beautiful sounding and looking guitars.

Let the guitar pick you Ram. I'd bet one will talk to you, tell you how many great songs it has hidden in it's wood, whisper sweet somethings in your ears as you stroke it's neck. I've got $300 swap meet guitars that have served me better than $3000 Les Pauls. Just sayin.....


Completely agree. As long as the neck is decent and you can set it up, some of my favorite guitars have been $100 flea market jobs- let the guitar speak to you.

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: gallagher ()
Date: December 24, 2015 18:41

I hope this link will work (first time I tried it, and the marriage between me en my laptop is not a very good one...to put it nicely haha)

First one is a guitar I bought today: a LAG roxane 200 matt design. The second one is a Richwood tele thinline, that I play over an Vox vt30 amp. I'm playing for half a year at the moment, and it's a great way to spend my free evenings.

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Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: roller99 ()
Date: December 24, 2015 19:22

1971 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty", DiMarzio pickups, hacked by some mindless jerk.

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: roller99 ()
Date: December 24, 2015 19:23



Here's my five-stringer!

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: roller99 ()
Date: December 24, 2015 19:24



The rest of the family!

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: February 3, 2016 15:45

A used Gretsch G5420T, in orange, has popped up for sale. Comes with a hardshell case. Haven't seen it yet, but I'm betting it's in very good condition. It's priced at $550, which I know the shop will knock it down for me.

Anyone here have one, play one? Opinions?

Thanks in advance!!!

Re: IORRians' guitars
Date: February 3, 2016 16:53

I have a G5422TDC (the red one in this blurry pic) which I'm very happy with. A friend of mine has a G5420T, which plays a bit easier, but I think mine sounds a bit better.


Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: February 3, 2016 17:50

Thanks for the input.

Do you like the blacktop Filtertrons? Some quick research shows that some think they're a little thin, but overall they have the Gretsch sound.

Re: IORRians' guitars
Date: February 3, 2016 19:56

I think they're great. Check out our take on Down In The Hole. The two rhythm guitars are the Gretsch (and a Hiwatt amp).

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: JustinCaseBandDK ()
Date: February 17, 2016 18:37



Fender Telecaster 1978, serial number S832644

Big T

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: February 17, 2016 19:13

GUITARS
Epiphone Riviera
Gibson Les Paul Smartwood
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Guild acoustic (not sure what kind it is exactly but it's a nice one)
Fender Tele Squire - 5 string open G
Fender Strat Squire
Rogue slide
Fender bass something or other, a nice one

AMPS
Fender Super
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Fender Champ
Fender Bassman (mini)
Fender Deluxe (mini)
Marshall Stack (mini)
Marshall Valvestate 40v 8040

PEDALS
Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
Boss Distortion DS-1
Dunlop 95Q Cry Baby Wah
Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
Marshall Guv’nor GV-2
MXR Phase 90
Mooer Green Mile Overdrive
Whirlwind ‘The Bomb’

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: Rollin' Stoner ()
Date: February 17, 2016 23:16

1968 Fender P-Bass

Re: IORRians' guitars
Posted by: ovalvox ()
Date: March 8, 2016 02:38





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Date: March 9, 2016 02:05


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