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  1. Sadly not miles apart from what people tend to want for these. Most of them seem to be also selling the idea that the Squier JV export models are the crowning achievement of Japanese craftsmanship, when in reality there were several higher spec models made at the same time and in the same factory!
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  3. [quote name='BigRedX' timestamp='1510055618' post='3403550'] That's probably because they know the average Facebook user is probably going to post something snarky on their page if they don't answer smartish. IMO if a company isn't prepared to use email to communicate with potential customers then they shouldn't publish an email address. [/quote] Adrian, the proprietor, handles all correspondence on his own. I can only assume he is a very busy man, and I think it's much more likely that he somehow missed your mail than willingly ignored it.
  4. And it seems they won't pay more than 15k for a phaser owned by Tony Levin. And neither should they.
  5. If you're looking on eBay, it's always best to look for auctions, or sellers accepting offers. As a rule of thumb, the "buy it now" prices on eBay are always significantly higher than the market value. It's a bit tiring, actually.
  6. [quote name='PaulWarning' timestamp='1509716944' post='3401148'] hang on, the singer wants to do an instrumental??????????????? [/quote] Could always use a pee break.
  7. I have a similar habit of recording a whole lot of sketchy ideas, but never writing anything down. Do you still have the individual tracks? It can be a bit frustrating if you can barely remember making it in the first place, but if you could play it then, you can play it now!
  8. It certainly looks solid. There seems to be a centre seam, but the wood is rather striped so beyond that I can't hard to tell how many pieces there are. If it's light it might be basswood, although most basswood I've seen is very plain, more so than this. Where did you get the body?
  9. Just off camera there's a bee farting into a tin.
  10. It's definitely a stunner! I wonder how the re-branding came to be. Was it an old Mayones that didn't sell, or was it commissioned directly to be branded Fame? And why are they so reluctant to talk about it?
  11. Shedua seems closer in colour. Don't know if it's ever used for solid bodies, though. How heavy is the bass?
  12. I'm going to have to agree, though, something about it sounds better! I'm assuming it might be because I tend to favour 60's soul recordings over 90's soul recordings.
  13. [quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1507825830' post='3388258'] I think it's a clam ...It's a bad fit with the vocal and not in keeping with the spirit of the original. If it's not a wrong note and a personal choice, maybe he couldn't hear the vocal line when recording ? If you listen to the original, it's an 'A' (Bmin7 chord) and sits much better with the vocal. As others have said, it's not wrong to play the G# (well maybe in strict scale terms it is), but in this case it don't sound so nice. (All in [i]my[/i] ears opinion of course). The original (I think) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My2apquxKKQ[/media] [/quote] I'm gonna have to say that's also a G#.
  14. Actually, hearing it again, it sounds fine. Unexpected, but fine. It's not like he's playing the major 3rd. It is unusual, though.
  15. That is actually very noticeable. It's low enough in the mix to not be all too jarring, though. Funny thing, psychoacoustics.
  16. It's a late Roadstar model, an RB850 from 1986. That particular finish isn't represented here, but there were small variances between export and domestic models. Feel free to ignore John McVie.
  17. I see what you're getting at, but this is the best channel on YouTube: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-2YzZk-cWo[/media]
  18. [quote name='Twigman' timestamp='1505409793' post='3371749'] In a modern DAW you can make a 'groove map' from a varying tempo track and trigger drum samples from it - it's not really a problem anymore with modern software and confusers [/quote] Oh, I didn't know that. What a time to be alive.
  19. Yes, in the end it doesn't really matter, as long as you're in tune relative to each other. A similar phenomenon is the fluctuation in tempo you'll find in most live performances, or in songs recorded without a click track. The shifts are too slow and slight to notice, but if you're trying to match, say, a recording of a rock song from the 70's to a drum machine, you're probably going to have a hard time.
  20. I have to assume it's because the band all tuned to each other and not to, say, a tuning fork. It makes sense that this practice was more common before the days of cheap digital tuners. I've noticed an example of this myself. At least several songs, if not all songs, on Buzzcocks' "A Different Kind of Tension" are tuned to what seems a quarter note sharp of A=440. This makes it impossible to play along to the album unless you tune up yourself. But of course, you can't tell if you're just listening to it. EDIT: Just saw Twigman's post and that does sound convincing too. He was there, after all!
  21. [quote name='ezbass' timestamp='1505383928' post='3371469'] The only one of that band I have any time for is George. [/quote] I'm with you on this one. Seemingly also the nicest chap out of the lot, and seemingly mistreated for it. I was in my local record shop the other day and they had the White Album on. It became very apparent that While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a cut above the rest. In fact, it's really the only song from that album I can remember off the top of my head. Well, apart from Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, which I remember much in the same way you'd remember a car crash.
  22. Slightly inspired by the overrated bands thread. Do you ever remain unimpressed by a band even though you really quite like one, or several, of its individual members? Personally, I think Brian May is a terrific guitar player, but Queen never manages to move me. His tone is great, and his solos are exciting and ear-catching, but the songs they're trapped in always leave me cold. It's almost a bit frustrating!
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