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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ebidis, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    @Thunderhopkins8 sent me this. I thought it was too good not to post. Hope he doesn't mind.

    Thank you Thunder. :)

     
  2. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    He is fun to watch but come on...that sounds exactly like a $10 guitar :D
     
  3. Thunderhopkins8

    Thunderhopkins8 Senior Stratmaster

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    Don’t mind one bit. No need to thank me. Thank you for the shoutout/mention/tag. Rock on my friend.
     
  4. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Modern Day Frankenstein Strat-Talk Supporter

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  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah, but the point is that a good player can make music on anything.
     
  6. Thunderhopkins8

    Thunderhopkins8 Senior Stratmaster

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    And he sounded great.
     
  7. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Senior Stratmaster

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    It's apt that he started with banjo finger picking. Tha "guitar" sounds a whole lot more like a banjo than an actual guitar.
     
  8. jaxjaxon

    jaxjaxon Strat-O-Master

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    well my motto is ( I can make a cheap guitar sound Good a Good guitar sound Great and a Great guitar sound like Heaven ).
     
  9. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    At least you didn't say you could make a cheap guitar sound good, and a good guitar sound cheap. lol:D
     
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    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    The Hello Kitty guitar has a kinda weird tone, it reminds me of an experiment I did as a child that involved rubber bands and an oatmeal box. The trick with weird tone is finding ways to use it well. Zakk Wylde just did.

    Good or bad tone is really a matter of context, how closely it achieves what you're trying to do. If your goal is to sound like a cross between a banjo and an oatmeal box, the Hello Kitty acoustic guitar is awesome. If your goal is to sound like a banjo, it's so-so. If your goal is to sound like a Strat, look elsewhere.
     
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    Thunderhopkins8 Senior Stratmaster

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    If we were blind, we wouldn’t have known it was a toy guitar. If it were a solid black screen, or if it had been played in a song on the radio, I think a lot of people would assume that it sounded killer. Listen with your ears, not with your eyes.
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Hannah Montana .. Washburn Disney Signature gutiar




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  13. JP68

    JP68 Strat-Talker

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    I used to keep a broken old three-stringed ukelele in the closet at my parents' house so I'd have something to strum when I went over there. You can play music on anything!
     
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  14. crazyrachey96

    crazyrachey96 Strat-O-Master

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    The playing is great, but that guitar sounds terrible. Sorry.
     
  15. KoreGeneral

    KoreGeneral Strat-Talker

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    Oh yes, he definitely sounds the same as on 10000+ dollars equipment.
     
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    crazyrachey96 Strat-O-Master

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    I know, right? Sorry guys, but... to say that he would sound the same playing a $2000 Martin or Taylor is just silly.
     
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    fishermike Strat-Talk Member

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    It's basically a short-scale, six-string cigar box guitar. And he knows how to use it! :thumb:
     
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    ripgtr Most Honored Senior Member

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    He certainly can play, but it does sound like what it is, a cheap acoustic. Doing the thing he called western swing (which I didn't think sounded anything like western swing to me, but more like east coast rag style) the tone actually worked for it, being that a lot of the original stuff was recorded on cheaper guitars, like Silvertones and such. I noticed some tuning/intonation issues with it too.

    Now, I've played the Hello Kitty electric Fender made. That is actually a decent guitar.
     
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  19. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Some people are missing the point.

    It's not the guitar, or how good or bad the guitar sounds, It's the fact that he is such a good player that he can play at that level even on what is basically a cheap toy guitar.
     
  20. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    Nah its the gear!!!
    Check John 5 on these guitars. Check out around 12:40 that 58 les paul is awesome.

     
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