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Old 2nd November 2016, 9:49 PM   #4591
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All I want is the guitar and the amp, just wondering what sort of "stuff" you might reasonably expect to get "thrown in" (if anything). What sort of margin is there to negotiate? (I know what they usually stick on cars, but not guitars and stuff)
When I bought my first acoustic which was ~$250 I got a ~$90 soft guitar bag chucked in and some picks. I was able to get about $200 knocked off a $800 bass at the store when buying new, just straight up bought the bass no accessories. You could try to get included things like straps, cables, tuner, capo, picks or professional setup if it needs it, or get them to agree to chuck something in then see if you can also get them to move on the price too. Most of my other stuff I bought second hand so I can't comment too much there.
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Old 3rd November 2016, 6:05 AM   #4592
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Thanks ex4n, that gives a bit of an idea.
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Old 6th December 2016, 10:42 AM   #4593
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Hey Everyone,

So I sold my Vypyr 60W amp because it was too big\loud for what I really needed

Im looking for someone that has a similar modeler type setup, but only needs to be used with headphones

What software\hardware does everyone recommend ?
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Old 6th December 2016, 11:09 AM   #4594
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I know nothing about amps, I've only just recently bought an electric guitar and amp.

I bought a Katana 50 on the suggestion of the guy at the shop. It has downloadable "stuff" and software to save settings and "stuff". You can choose it to be power 0.5W, 25W or 50W.

I can't recommend it because I don't know anything (yet!) but it might be worth looking at, I believe it ticks your boxes.
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Old 6th December 2016, 1:42 PM   #4595
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Hey Everyone,

So I sold my Vypyr 60W amp because it was too big\loud for what I really needed

Im looking for someone that has a similar modeler type setup, but only needs to be used with headphones

What software\hardware does everyone recommend ?
If I was in that situation i'd probably go for Cockos Reaper
(or your current DAW of choice) with Bias Desktop by Positive Grid and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 with some decent cans.

The biggest problem for me when I use these things that have a gazillion sounds in them is that I waste too much time going from sound to sound. When i'm in my amp, I just play.
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Old 11th December 2016, 10:55 PM   #4596
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So I sold my Vypyr 60W amp because it was too big\loud for what I really needed

Im looking for someone that has a similar modeler type setup, but only needs to be used with headphones

What software\hardware does everyone recommend ?
have a look at the yamaha thr10 or thr5

comes with cubase and some other software so you can save and load settings too
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Old 21st April 2017, 2:40 PM   #4598
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Anyone recall the famous guitarist that played a Yamaha SG goldtop with a brass sustain plate on the back of the headstock? I remember seeing a video where he talked about the guitar and did some soloing but that was like 10 years ago and I'm trying to remember who he was.

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I've decided to give my '12 American standard strat a HH conversion, tuxedo color scheme with Duncan Custom 5 and Pearly Gates neck pickups.



The only thing I'm undecided on is whether to wire it up Vol Vol Tone or Vol Tone Tone. Thoughts?
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Old 25th April 2017, 12:57 PM   #4600
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Pickup change complete...



I went with a vol-vol-tone configuration so I can blend between the neck and bridge pickup in the middle position.

My initial impression is the Pearly Gates in the neck is really nice, seems just a little brighter than a 59 which is one of my favorite neck pickups.

The Custom 5 is a little disappointing for the main styles that I play (rock/punk/grunge), as the notes/harmonics from the individual strings seem to get mushed together. For high gain power chords and heavy chugging riffs it's great though. I'll live with it for a while but it may eventually get swapped out for a JB or similar.
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The Custom 5 is a little disappointing for the main styles that I play (rock/punk/grunge), as the notes/harmonics from the individual strings seem to get mushed together. For high gain power chords and heavy chugging riffs it's great though. I'll live with it for a while but it may eventually get swapped out for a JB or similar.
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Old 28th April 2017, 11:52 PM   #4602
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I've been offered to trade my tired and road worn Martin 000-16gt for a tired old Japanese Stratocaster, its a crafted in japan ? 2006 model.

my martin was abused by its previous owner, who foolishly scalloped the fretboard slightly ()

and the potential trade strat has some dings, all the metal parts are tarnished and needed a decent setup.

I don't really play electric but wouldn't mind having something decent in case i do one day.

would you make the trade?

p.s. I have a bunch of other acoustics and an archtop so not like i'm short of stuff to play lol
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Old 29th April 2017, 9:23 AM   #4603
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having something decent in case i do one day.
Is it decent? I'd probably want some more of an indication as to the respective values of each before deciding. How does the scalloping affect the play on the Martin? Is it a major problem? If there's something really "wrong" with it, then I'd be more inclined to go for it, but I wouldn't swap it for something that's truly crapola quality. Have you got a guitar dealer/shop who could give you some advice about the respective values?
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Old 29th April 2017, 8:54 PM   #4604
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Heya broc,

A Martin 000-16gt in mint condition would be worth around the 1200-1400 mark based on my research.

Having said that, mine has a worn back. The scalloped fretboard, and in honesty has a neck angle that is mighty steep and it would probably be a few years away from a neck reset.

As it is, it's been set up sufficiently that it plays well enough with a low action.

If someone gave me 800-900 bucks for it I'd probably cut my losses now given I have other guitars to play.

As for that jap strat. Ebay tells me they range from 700 - 1k , but I don't know enough about strats or electrics to know where in the spectrum it belongs...and it's my usual shop that's offering me the trade so there goes objectivity for them maybe? Lol
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Old 29th April 2017, 9:25 PM   #4605
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it's my usual shop that's offering me the trade
Well, they're in business so they'd expect to get something out of the deal. That doesn't mean they are trying to rip you off, maybe they can do "stuff" on your martin to correct the "defects" and then sell it for a higher value than it's worth now. Maybe their "fixer" just wants to bring it back to its former glory. Have they offered a reason for offering the deal?

Threshold question I'd be asking is whether you think you'll ever want to "go electric". If it'll sit in its case, there's no reason to do it, IMO. Have you had a fiddle with it? Do you like the feel of it?

Just my gut reaction would be to get the setup as part of the deal, if you wanted to go with it. And I'd want an independent opinion as to value before I did it. All I know from looking in shops and on gumtree/etc is that a guitar can look exactly the same as another, yet one is worth $100 and another several thousand. If you don't know what is what, I'd want to consult somebody who does (or have the shop give you something in writing as to its value so you can "undo" things if they've told you porkies)

tldr: I've no idea, and I'm of absolutely no help
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