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#3456188 How does a Jim Root Tele differ from any other tele

Posted by lowden on 08 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

I know this is not exactly what you're thinking of, but it's my next project. TV Jones Powertrons front and back (Powertron Plus at bridge)  http://tvjones.com/p...ower-tron-plus/    and bigsby on an old Victorian school desk pine top. I have a Gretsch Duo Jet with the tv jones ala Billy Gibbons and am getting great crunch from the bridge pickup, without ear splitting brightness, it might be a bit vintage for your taste, but if it's good for the bearded one, it's good for me.  tc6-200yrpine.jpg

#3452273 Kramer Striker 211 vs Kramer Striker 211 Custom

Posted by lowden on 15 June 2013 - 01:32 PM

Was Dustin Hoffman in this ? :yes: Is this the sequel ???

#3452216 which setting would sound like the gilmours effect on this songs ?

Posted by lowden on 14 June 2013 - 02:44 PM

Most things you need to know are here http://www.gilmourish.com/


Dadfad is right...good old fashioned delays are great, but hard to find.... you'll get a good approximation from your digi delay, but even if you were blessed to play Dave's guitar through Dave's system and knew all of Dave's solos to perfection.... you still would not sound like Dave....there's a lot in the soul that transfers onto the string through the fingers...that's the magic.

#3452009 Cheap Telecaster

Posted by lowden on 12 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

You ALWAYS need another guitar :yes:

#3450978 How to start a Mumford Band

Posted by lowden on 30 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

Saw this and thought it worth sharing for the laugh  


#3448653 RIP George Jones

Posted by lowden on 28 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

George Jones, Ritchie Havens and Bob Brozman gone in the one week, sad losses.

#3447144 Truss rod adjustment

Posted by lowden on 05 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

And you can truss that man with your life :yes:

#3443560 Musical Heroes, but not musicians

Posted by lowden on 08 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

Thank you dorio, just goes to show that everyone around you can help you in your musical direction, not just other musicians. Sorry to hear your brother left us at such a young age, he sounds like a man who had a fine ear.

#3441770 Newbie needing help with bridge

Posted by lowden on 20 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

You've just given Ronald McDonald the recipe for fried egg sandwiches.... nothing is sacred. Anyways, I agree, save money on routers, router heads, cut fingers, broken guitars, whammy system still in plastic packaging, cos you've ruined the guitar with dodgy routing. Keep what you have untouched..... get saving and wait.


An old-timer mate of mine has a 1962 fender strat....it cost him half his years wages in 1962, he has a 1963 fender Bassman amp, half his wages in 1963.

His 62 strat is now worth approx half the current industrial wage, as is the amp. You get what you pay for.  Had he bought a budget model and various add-ons, he would now have a case full of dust. your guitar is a decent model, learn to play it well. Then aspire to the Ibanez EGEN8 Herman Li Signature, if you've really earned it, you will get all the value and fun out of it and it'll keep you right for years.

#3436606 where should a bassist stand (on stage)

Posted by lowden on 03 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

Out front playing 5+ minute solos in every song in my opinion, then sitting back making the rest of the band sound good with a stone cold heavy groove. Preferably a 6 string electric or a 5 string upright, through 2 ampeg 8x10 cabs, that take up all the stage.... anything else is too normal.

#3433712 And now for my Next Trick

Posted by lowden on 20 September 2012 - 12:58 PM

you'd have it done in a few hours with a dremel

#3433365 Who's making the best new acoustics these days?

Posted by lowden on 15 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

Who's making the best new acoustics these days?

Kevin Ryan, Froggy Bottom, Lowden, Linda Manzer, Olson, Santa Cruz, Bourgeois, Collings etc or Gibson, Martin.

Or, is there a cheaper option that measures up to say 90% of a Martin, Gibson. just new guitars, no pre-war martins or gibsons, just who is building great guitars out there today.

Who'll age better?

Who makes the best all-rounder, finger/flat picker and strummer combined.

Who gives great value?

Who gives a great tone to cash ratio?

Who is putting all their work into fancy woods and inlays, but getting no tone for big bucks?

I'd buy a Lowden everyday if I had the cash....(have one already so not doing too bad).

This is purely an exercise to see if there are builders out there I haven't heard of yet, and might be of interest to you all.

#3429996 best way to practice barre chords?

Posted by lowden on 11 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

Dadfads advice is good, you're playing power-riffs, so it might just require the bottom 4 or 5 strings. however practise and stamina/endurance can't be short-cutted and in the long-run will benefit. We all had difficulty with barre chords at the start, cos the middle of your finger is sensitive and a bit weaker than the tip. But we all got there, and most would agree that the results were quick in coming. There is an issue about basic stength training, as a barre chord is a fairly un-natural postion of the wrist and fingers, but stick with it and I can assure you that you'll have built that strength drastically within a week or two, beyong that it becomes natural and the stamina work begins. There are far more complicated finger positions for chords (mainly in the jazz field), but the exploration is the fun. But don't neglect the other hand, your strumming/finger picking. Many guys are great chordsmiths, but lack feel and precision/timing. A great right hand is far more difficult to master than a great left hand....... (left handed players can reverse that last statement). The balanced blending of both hands is the goal, and practise is the only way. We're all still learning and still working with our techniques, we all struggle with various aspects, practise and love of the guitar and music keeps us fresh. We all have this incurable disease called guitar playing, we all work hard to defeat it... but it can't be cured, only managed to the best of our ability. You'll have this sorted in a few weeks, then the next issue will arise... that's the fun of the game

#3426661 sratocaster ir telecater danker tones

Posted by lowden on 03 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

I would follow my heart and do what every guitarist does with this dilema at some stage in their lives, .............buy both :yes:

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