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Final set part II.

Gibson Worn V. Always wanted a proper flying V, and when I finally got it I realised that Gibson really did do shoddy work. It was resonant with some annoying frequencies that made chords and notes sound out of tune with the band, and I never did bond with it, so moved it on.
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/AncientMariner/WornVfront.jpg[/IMG]

Washburn A20V with Gibson 496/500T pickups. This satisfied my desire for an explorer, and for £125 very secondhand has been a simply stunning guitar to own and play.


Bought to pair with the above, it just never worked for me and was sold to fund a couple of amp purchases.


Completing the metal set, a Dean baby V. Bought for £50 on ebay, after a set up it played brilliantly, and when it had a vintage Gibson pickup in the neck it was so sweet it would make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck! Unfortunately I had to move it on to make space.



MIM Strat. Bought as a Fender and in need of re-building, turned out to be a Squier with the tiny 'by Squier' logo rubbed off and a solid black Fender logo left on the headstock. It's a great player, with a nice fast neck, snappy tones and a usable trem thanks to the Wilkinson unit I fitted. Still a favourite.
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/AncientMariner/A1looking.jpg[/IMG]



OK
Last one - my Suzuki acoustic. Bought from new in '82, it's been refretted, is covered in speckles of my blood inside the soundhole (from open air work in the cold) and has left me convinced I hate acoustic guitars. But we've been together a long time.

Edited by Ancient Mariner

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There's just 1 guitar missing, and I simply haven't taken any pictures - that's my Godin xtSA. I use it with a GR33 synth unit, and it's like an invisible guitar, because it's used more for synth sounds than guitar tones.

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A couple of old Eko guitars, well used and passed down the family as we all learnt to play. My Dad bought them second-hand back in the early 70s I think - the SG's got some very old Gibson 'buckers and a Bigsby on it which might be worth something? But the sentimental value far outweighs any prospect of selling anything :)

Took these photos as part of my photography coursework:




Then there's the Eko Ranger, erm, '12-string'?





Yes it's been fixed with fiber-glass :D
And they both play and sound rather good!

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Hi Ben - I had a shaftesbury that was very much like that (fitted a trapeze type stop tail because the top was collapsing under string pressure). Also my first guitar was an Eko.


One more I forgot - this is really rather special, but I can't say where I got it from:
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/AncientMariner/LesPopeJohnPaul_II.jpg[/IMG]

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As far from porn as you can get, but here's Malcom and Mr Shiny.
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[IMG]http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d115/gafbass02/3acc8d13.jpg[/IMG]
And, um, goldie?
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[IMG]http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d115/gafbass02/f0102293.jpg[/IMG]

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[quote name='waynepunkdude' timestamp='1326565084' post='1498978']
My Gordon Smith.


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cute. any proper soundfiles?

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[quote name='the_krysh' timestamp='1325805723' post='1488240']
nice gear guys, here are mine:


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flipping heck! is that hollow body Guild bass a starfire model? How did you get hold of that?! Ever since I learnt the starfire was Jack Casady's instrument of choice I've been searching the internet for them...

http://youtu.be/6ljxpyH4dnA

from 0.19 - 0.27 is pure bass bliss :P

Edited by Michaelg

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[quote name='Michaelg' timestamp='1326565797' post='1498992']
flipping heck! is that hollow body Guild bass a starfire model? How did you get hold of that?!
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yep, and I got it with patience through talkbass and letstalkguild.com
had to wait 3 years to find one I could afford. :D


1965 SF-1, modded 1970 to SF-2, 2 original bisonics, stripped, repaired peghead break, but flawless neck and my main player in my band. outstanding bass, I love it, you'd have to steal it from my cold dead hands. :gas:

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Had some mates over to Debt Valley last night. Nice.



From left to right - Deviser Zemaitis disc - Bacchus Empire - Ran Custom - FujiGen Strat - Bacchus G Player


Yamaha SG1000 - Ibanez RG550 - Fender Strat Deluxe - Parker P38 - Charvel Model 4? - FujiGen Les Paul


Yamaha Pacifica Tele - Edwards FV100 - Fender Thinline (a real one) - Bacchus T-Master - Eggle Berlin - Electra X410


Tokai ES130 - Fender AmSe Strat - ***bottom row*** Eggle Iommi Sig - Bacchus Duke - Warmoth Strat


THD Univalve with Orange 1x12 - Fender Hot Rod Deluxe - Fender Blues Junior


Fryette Deliverance 60 with Peavey 4x12 - Randall RG50TC

Edited by Doctor J

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You are Steve Howe and ICMFP!

That's some collection, very nice indeed.

Do those hotplate things actually work, and if so how much power can they handle?

Edited by pete.young

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[quote name='Doctor J' timestamp='1326624680' post='1499557']
Had some mates over to Debt Valley last night. Nice.
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I bet you're in debt after getting that lot :P . Some really nice stuff there, a haul worthy of any Italian music shop-job.

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These are my Dads...

Burns Marvin 64 (Signed certificate)


Tokai LS-75 (Bought from Gordon Giltrap, signed)


Epiphone Swingster (fitted with flatwounds)


He also has an 80's Squier Strat (Torino Red) upgraded with MIA pickups and hardware which is awesome.

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[quote name='EdwardHimself' timestamp='1326629432' post='1499625']
I bet you're in debt after getting that lot :P . Some really nice stuff there, a haul worthy of any Italian music shop-job.
[/quote]Sadly most of it is on its way back to its real home now :mellow:

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[quote name='pete.young' timestamp='1326628769' post='1499609']
You are Steve Howe and ICMFP!

That's some collection, very nice indeed.

Do those hotplate things actually work, and if so how much power can they handle?
[/quote]It's a Uni-Valve amp - you can pretty much stick any valve you can think of in it, very very nice sounding piece of kit. I always expect it to not sound as good as it does every time he brings it down but it really is superb and great for hearing the difference between different valve types :)

Edited by Doctor J

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Guess I should put all my six stringers up (plus a little uke)


Top Picture: Original '56 Fender Tele, DeTemple Spirit '56 Strat; Tyler Burning Water; Fender CS '58 Ltd; '89 PRS Signature; PRS 10th Anniversary; PRS Santana III




Bottom Picture: Rodrigo Moreira Classical (Brazilian B/S); Gibson CS '59 RI; C.P. Thornton Jazz Elite; Collings OM2 MH; I'Iwi Gold Uke

Edited by alanbass1

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The original colour is blonde . However, since receiving it in 2003 the colour has been gradually turning pale and is starting to look more like a Nocaster type - I assume DeTemple are using the same types of paints and primers as the originals.

This is the guitar when I got her:



Edited by alanbass1

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