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  1. RaySachs

    NGD - A Clapton, but not a Strat...

    I've been playing a TON of acoustic lately. My electrics are mostly being used to drop in a second rhythm track or a lead break on some of the songs I record, but I rarely just pick up an electric to play these days. I have two electrics and one acoustic and I was thinking if I wanted some...
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    Loser (Dead Cover)

    One of the online Dead sites was recently hosting a "send us your covers" type of a deal and they were taking the best and featuring them. I didn't get in on it, but I really dug it and it also led me to realize that I'd been playing Loser wrong for about 40 years. For some reason, the scribbled...
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    NPD - MojoMojoMojoMojoMojoMojo

    I've been down the OD rabbit hole lately. Nothing really pricey, but I've been around the block with a fulltone, BD2 (clone, but close), tube screamers, Soul Food, and a couple others that aren't coming to mind. I was really digging the tubescreamer to the point that I bought a Visual Sound...
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    NND - New Neck Day - 3rd time's a charm?

    So I've had this Robert Cray strat that keeps insisting it's my #1. I've brought in other, higher end, strats and strat-like guitars thinking maybe I'd like one more, but so far, they're all gone and this one keeps on keeping on. The only thing I've never quite loved about this guitar is the...
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    NGD - SG P90s

    So I'm a strat guy since the dinosaurs roamed the earth. I recently went through a several month saga with a PRS Silver Sky, which is an awesome guitar but, in the end, was "stratty" enough to be my #1 and it was too valuable to sit in the closet as a #2. So it's gone and in it's place in the...
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    A strange thing is happening

    So I've had a Robert Cray strat for two years and some odd months now. I paid almost nothing for it due to an accounting error at a large national retailer that I tried to get them to fix, but they didn't, so I ended up paying $140 for this $925 guitar. It's been overwhelmingly my #1 since I...
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    NGD - Silver Sky

    Well, I'm all strat again, or at least all S-type depending on what you want to call a strat. I've gradually come to the conclusion that I'm just a strat guy, that's what I am. I had a great semi-hollow I wasn't playing and sold it quite a while ago. And a great tele I wasn't playing that I held...
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    Anyone ever play a Clapton W/O TBX and mid-boost?

    So every time I've played a Clapton strat, my hands had little mini hand-orgasms - THAT'S how much I love the necks on those guitars. But I've absolutely never wanted anything to do with the active electronics that those guitars feature. I've just wanted one with the neck, the sort of built-in...
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    NND - Road Worn Robert...

    I've had a Robert Cray Strat for the better part of two years and it's the best sounding strat I've ever owned and I love the hardtail aspect of it, being a non-user of tremolo bars. But I've always really loved the feel of maple fretboards and soft-V necks on strats. And as nice as the original...
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    G.A.S, lighter, but no ignition!

    So I've been a strat guy for 40+ years already. I also have a Roadworn Tele and an Epiphone ES339 with P90s and I enjoy them, but my strat is overwhelmingly my #1 and always has been. My current strat is a Robert Cray hardtail - never had any use for a tremolo - and I've had it pleked and...
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    Most fundamental and maybe dumbest theory question ever.

    There's probably a simple answer to this and no reason why I just started wondering about it NOW after 40 years of attempting to play music. And I'm not sure it even qualifies as "theory". BUT, here goes: In the very early days of musicians, someone came up with the idea that there were 12...
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    Questions / thoughts about wiring

    OK, first of all, I'm not a do-it-myselfer - haven't messed with a soldering iron since I was a kid with a Radio Shack kit. But my Robert Cray strat (which had a brief holiday as a Robert Vaughan with a Jimmie neck) is at Philtone to make it all it can be. He's gonna do a full setup and if a...
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    Couple questions about Clapton Strats

    My curiosity is working on me regarding Clapton strats. When I've picked them up in shops, I LOVE the necks on them and how they play. But I've never plugged one in so I have a couple questions about the sound. I basically get how the TBX tone control on the first tone knob works and how the...
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    Spire Studio recorder

    I haven't seen any mention of the Spire Studio around here, so here goes. This is a relatively new home recording device with an emphasis on simplicity over a full range of fancy features. I had a Fostex 4-track tape deck back in the day and I've played around with (and been plenty frustrated...
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    Fretboard wood affecting tone - I was always a skeptic

    So I've played a number of electric guitars over the years and I'm not a tone junkie or snob really. I could always seem to get a sound I liked out of whatever guitar/amp I was playing. And among the LAST things I ever believed affected the sound was the wood used in the fretboard. I always...
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    NND - Jimmie Vaughan on Robert Cray

    I've had a Robert Cray strat for about 6-7 months now I guess. My favorite strat ever, being a hardtail and with sublime pickups. And I liked the neck just fine, but I've always been really partial to maple fretboards and soft-V necks. So I decided to give one a shot and see how I liked this...
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    Loose jamming to Althea...

    Just messing around this morning making a looper track of the basic progression to my favorite Dead tune ever and then decided to make a quick Youtube of some jamming over it. I'm not one to post much of my own stuff, but you all seem like a gentle bunch. I've got no chops and no theory, but if...
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    NGD: S-type with 3x3 headstock, but not THAT ONE!

    No, I did not get a Silver Sky. I'm sure I'd love one, but I'm soooo damn pleased with my Robert Cray strat I'm really not looking for anything else in the full size department. But I've been thinking about a travel guitar because we have some upcoming airline travel that will have us gone...
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    NGD - Sco (Dreams don't always come true, but reality doesn't suck!)

    No reason for anyone else to remember this, but a few months ago I bought a PRS 594, intending it to be a "lifetime guitar" and an "only guitar" and I sold my strat and Ibanez semi-hollow, along with a bunch of camera and cycling gear, to pay for it. Well, the 594 lived up to all the hype - it...
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    NGD - Robert Cray Strat

    A month and a half or so ago, I bought a very lightly used PRS 594, an amazing guitar that was gonna be my one and only electric. I waxed poetic about the beauty of just having one electric and one acoustic. But I was as full of excrement as any of you reading that probably knew I was. In the...
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    NUGD – Despite all the PRS hate at the moment...

    Quite long, feel free to skip to the end if you just wanna see the pics… I’m about to enter my 60th year and since I’ve gotten waaaay back into playing again in the past year, after a 30 years of barely playing, I’ve thought about getting a REALLY nice electric guitar. Nicer than my playing...
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    NGD - Ibanez Semi-Hollow small body

    I've always loved strats and teles, but when I have a strat around, a tele rarely gets played given my inability to make good use of the bridge pickup and that's kind of what makes a tele a tele. Since I'm a long-time strat guy, I'm giving up on teles as a #2 at this point. But what forced the...
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    NA(P)D

    I got my strat about a month ago after looking at a lot of guitars. And I'd still been trying stuff on the amp side. I play in a small office/bedroom/den type space that was a kid's bedroom in a past life. So I don't need a lot of volume, but I still like a reasonably full sound, even at low...
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    Super Switch - general question

    I have a 50's Classic Player strat that I've just had a couple of weeks, which has a non-standard switching and tone control setup. I LOVE the way the tone controls are set up with the first knob controlling the neck and middle pickups and the second one controlling the bridge pup - I don't know...
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    Speaker Size Question

    Hi, In my younger days I played with tube amps with 12" speakers, at one point with a couple of 12s. Between where I lived and where I played and that I was often playing with and/or for people (and often enough over drums) I needed a pretty healthy amount of volume. And there wasn't much...


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