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  • That's a wonderful story Mark, and that guitar seems all the more wonderful to me because you managed to source one of the last available at the last possible moment - treasure indeed! It sounds glorious I must say, and very distinctive, with real p…
  • Lol nah it's all good! You only have to clear coat again afterwards if you feel like it. I didn't . I didn't feel like it. The decal needs to be clear coated as well as the guitar, both before the 'cut out with scissors' bit. Ah - this is the bi…
  • So, a couple more pics of the new, simpler, but (I hope) more versatile and user-friendly pedal board setup. I've done nothing other than plug in the power supply and check everything lights up, which happily it all does. You can see that the board …
  • Just to add - yes, I think you're spot on re presets being vital for anyone remotely interested in having a decent palate of accessible sounds. For those who just have a distortion and a delay, maybe not, but otherwise, yes. Something I've learnt fr…
  • No hard sell from me Nick, and cheers! Just happy to let you know about the sell off when it happens, in case of any use. I'll probably also sell a TC Dark Matter distortion and TC MojoMojo overdrive I don't use with the other stuff, plus I've reali…
  • Wilko's clear lacquer appears to be good stuff! So with the decals, when you say "use as normal" what does that actually involve? Apologies if I'm a bit slow on the uptake! Oh sorry, I assume everyone grew up with Airfix kits! • Cut out with sci…
  • Cheers Nick - the fact it's a multi fx as well as a controller is really the key thing for me, and what sold me on the idea in fact. I find for my pedal board setups, I love the huge range of effects you get with a multi, and the ability to chain th…
  • Sorry, I thought that was a demo of the latest weird Electroharmonix vocaliser pedal! If it was, I'd certainly buy one! (drum roll, cymbal)
    in Ladie's Tennis Comment by Megi July 15
  • Thanks you Mark! Actually, having had a play with the MS-3 now, it is very well designed in terms of being quite intuitive to use - doubtless I have a few things to learn, but once I've got my sounds dialed in and stored as patches, it should be ver…
  • Looking very good indeed! Love what you've done with the headstock shape and decal, more than a little design flair in evidence there. May I ask what kind of clear finish you've used on that? hehe thanks mate I actually designed that on my iPad us…
  • Photos to come, but tomorrow I'm afraid Nick!
  • Thanks chaps - I think modern multi effect are indeed great value compared to the cost of buying individual units, although I'm prepared to accept that individual pedals can sound better. For myself, I've come to the conclusion that a multi unit is …
  • It's arrived safely anyhow - I like the look of it - very much a small footprint (27.5cm wide), but with a reassuring solid metal construction, and a fair bit of weight. The footswitches look/feel robust, but are smooth and not noisy to operate. A p…
  • What a great story! Did you ever get invited back (with a guitar)? That must have made you feel pret-ty good about your own guitar. And I'm sure it took care of your GAS for a while. There's a lot to be said for being content with what you have. …
  • Looking very good indeed! Love what you've done with the headstock shape and decal, more than a little design flair in evidence there. May I ask what kind of clear finish you've used on that?
  • And of course, photos will be forthcoming, although it may take me a while to get to grips with everything. I'm hoping the setup may actually end up looking a bit cleaner and less complex than the current one, even if it can do more.
  • I haven't played in stereo, but have plans to, at least some of the time. Not sure I'd go for the ping pong delay stuff so much (although maybe), but stereo reverbs, stereo chorus, that kind of thing that spreads the sound does appeal. The Zoom MS7…
  • Cor! All those jacks on the back... the possibilities must be endless! And MIDI too... drool....! Not quite endless Nick - if I could alter anything, I think I'd add another loop, and make that one with a stereo option. But it's pretty close to my i…
  • Are you still talking about tennis, Graham? Erm - well, yes and no, possibly...
    in Ladie's Tennis Comment by Megi July 14
  • I don't really have much contact with expensive vintage guitars. Except that I have a friend who until recently had an early/mid 50s telecaster, I forget the year now. He'd bought it from Manny's (famous music shop in New York) - it was originally a…
  • I can totally understand actual vintage guitars, like an early 60s strat, or a '58 Les Paul, fetching those kind of 5 figure sums - they are rare, with a certain status, and supply and demand will lead to those kind of amounts being involved. Unless…
  • Just to say hi and welcome back Dave - I'm not sure if you were around a few years ago when I first started posting, my memory isn't always brilliant, but somehow I think you were. Not that it matters, good to have you back on the forum, please stic…
  • Yes, I suppose I can understand, and even relate to, what you say there Nick - there can be a bit of a romance, with added meaning for the individual, about musical instruments. I'm not, it is true, the biggest fan of Gibson guitars, and opinions do…
  • Apologies if I sounded overly negative - I have nothing against Mr Knopfler, and I don't think he's faking what he says, although of course he knows he's meant to say nice things in that interview - he's happy to do so, but then why wouldn't he, the…
  • Over-hyped nonsense? I admit, without being certain, that I tend to that view.
  • Actually I could go for a bit of Pfvoooo! and indeed Vvvvvaaar! Whoooa!/Neeeeee! not quite so appealing somehow.
    in Ladie's Tennis Comment by Megi July 12
  • Had to open the images in a new tab to see - it seems Photobucket have decided to try and force us to pay them money, I will be going elsewhere for photo hosting. But that looks great Bry, you've done the burst really nicely - not too severe, and wi…
    in Kit Build Comment by Megi July 2
  • You were lucky, we 'ad to make our own strings by grinding down bits of scrap metal with our fingernails. And then we'd come 'ome and our dad would cut us in half with a breadknife...
  • Axesrus have moved the production of their pickups inhouse so they are truly hand wound (in the sense that a person looks over the machine... which is about as hand wound as any pickup truly gets. You'd have to be a sadist to wind copper wire the th…
  • Go and get that J45 I say Kevin, life is too short - have a day out in one of those nice cars, go somewhere you can try a few, and get a nice one. Congrats on the new Suzuki, sounds great.