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    God Slipknot are terrible lol.

    Anyhow, don't play anymore as I couldn't get the guitar to do what I wanted it to, more or less.

    Used to play Strats and Teles exclusively. My mian Strat was a first edition Squire, whihc had Fender in big letters on it, rather than teh ensuing editions (which had Squire in larger lettering). The first edition squire were WAY better than current issue Fenders at the time. I eventually sold it to my neighbour, and he still raves about it. Sunbust with rosewood neck. I had a blonde neck woodgrain tele that I really liked as well. I used to string 11 thru 56s with high action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PynchonForest View Post
    God Slipknot are terrible lol.
    How narrow minded!
    you might not like their music but their songwriting is unbelievable and I'm not just some metal head saying that.


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    I used to like Slipknot, when I was 11.

    Now I just keep their music for nostalgia purposes.


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    Saw Slipknot at Download the other year, they were ace live.

    On the subject of BC Rich Mockingbirds, this Acrylic model I have weighs a ton besides being badly balanced. Sounds great, even with a slipped disc in your back



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    man, that's a nice looking guitar!
    the masters series mockingbird is much lighter than the original mockingbird - they must have cottoned on!


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    A lot of modern metal or numetal whatever you want to call lacks basic musicality and taken to extremes becomes no more than discaordant screaming I think many of them have lost sight of what their instruments are really for and what they can do.

    However this is a guitar thread and not a vehicle for slagging off posters musical tastes.

    With regard to the SQUIER (that is the correct spelling) initially these were very high quality instruments made in Japan and heavily imported into the States. During the period '82-'84 Fender USA made very few guitars as they were setting up a new factory and this is the time when the japanese sqiers with the large Fender logo appeared and they were excellent instruments and effectively still the same guitar still made by Fender Japan. After that came the JV series again a highly rated guitar which will cost you around £500 if you can find one. This was followed by the E series still made in Japan still a cracking guitar (see mine earlier in the thread).

    After this Fender moved production of the squier to Indonesia who for around five years produced some very very good guitars; you can still find these cheap and if you see one buy it you won't regret it.

    I don't know anything about the Chinese production but word is after a few years of dodgy stuff they are getting better.

    Interstingly the first few years production of the MIMs had a small Squier logo under the large Fender logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    A lot of modern metal or numetal whatever you want to call lacks basic musicality and taken to extremes becomes no more than discaordant screaming I think many of them have lost sight of what their instruments are really for and what they can do.

    However this is a guitar thread and not a vehicle for slagging off posters musical tastes.

    With regard to the SQUIER (that is the correct spelling) initially these were very high quality instruments made in Japan and heavily imported into the States. During the period '82-'84 Fender USA made very few guitars as they were setting up a new factory and this is the time when the japanese sqiers with the large Fender logo appeared and they were excellent instruments and effectively still the same guitar still made by Fender Japan. After that came the JV series again a highly rated guitar which will cost you around £500 if you can find one. This was followed by the E series still made in Japan still a cracking guitar (see mine earlier in the thread).

    After this Fender moved production of the squier to Indonesia who for around five years produced some very very good guitars; you can still find these cheap and if you see one buy it you won't regret it.

    I don't know anything about the Chinese production but word is after a few years of dodgy stuff they are getting better.

    Interstingly the first few years production of the MIMs had a small Squier logo under the large Fender logo.
    The Squiers you can buy from Argos are fuckin nails though! There are far better guitars out there for beginners at the same if not cheaper price - The Yamaha Pacifica for example - even, dare I say it, Stagg make budget guitars that play better - before anyone starts taking the piss I'm talking purely for beginners. I've had numerous students starting with fender squires and they always struggle more in the initial stages of learning than on other guitars


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridgford_71 View Post
    Saw Slipknot at Download the other year, they were ace live.

    On the subject of BC Rich Mockingbirds, this Acrylic model I have weighs a ton besides being badly balanced. Sounds great, even with a slipped disc in your back
    Never was that keen on acrylics..........just wierd! Loving the Sound City amp, is one of the original 60's valve ones?

    I had a Sound City Concorde for many years...............wish I had never sold it.


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    Acrylic axes are heavy as fuck!

    A friend of mine named Pieter Bottman played in band called the Randypeters (sorta country punk) and they did Rock n Roll All Nite by Kiss as their encore (tongue in cheek, I assure you) and he used that ax for that song every time. He handed it to me when he walked offstage once and I couldn't believe how much the fucking thing weighed. Probably why it was a one song guitar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    During the period '82-'84 Fender USA made very few guitars as they were setting up a new factory and this is the time when the japanese sqiers with the large Fender logo appeared and they were excellent instruments and effectively still the same guitar still made by Fender Japan. After that came the JV series again a highly rated guitar which will cost you around £500 if you can find one. This was followed by the E series still made in Japan still a cracking guitar (see mine earlier in the thread).

    After this Fender moved production of the squier to Indonesia who for around five years produced some very very good guitars; you can still find these cheap and if you see one buy it you won't regret it.

    I don't know anything about the Chinese production but word is after a few years of dodgy stuff they are getting better.

    Interstingly the first few years production of the MIMs had a small Squier logo under the large Fender logo.
    The History of Squier Book is a great read. Fender USA were almost finished at one point, they had to get the Japanese over to retrain Fender workers whilst Squier were shifting more guitars than they could produce.
    Korean Squier's are my favourites, the Pro Tone series were very good. My Deluxe Stagemaster is a set-neck Superstrat, since I got it I tried Jacksons, Ibanez, ESP etc but always kept that Stagemaster.

    The Chinese production is now getting good as well. The JM Jazzmaster I have is as good as the MIJ Fender Jazzmasters I owned in the past, it has to be the best value for money Offset on the market..




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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    Never was that keen on acrylics..........just wierd! Loving the Sound City amp, is one of the original 60's valve ones?

    I had a Sound City Concorde for many years...............wish I had never sold it.
    I got the Acrylic cheap as the headstock was snapped off. Fixed it with two part epoxy resin, its a nice player but definitely a 'one song guitar' like the other guy said. Weighs way more than a heavy Les Paul.

    The Sound City was a reissue valve model. The only old Amp I own now is a Laney Supergroup Head from the 70's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridgford_71 View Post
    The History of Squier Book is a great read. Fender USA were almost finished at one point, they had to get the Japanese over to retrain Fender workers whilst Squier were shifting more guitars than they could produce.
    Korean Squier's are my favourites, the Pro Tone series were very good. My Deluxe Stagemaster is a set-neck Superstrat, since I got it I tried Jacksons, Ibanez, ESP etc but always kept that Stagemaster.

    The Chinese production is now getting good as well. The JM Jazzmaster I have is as good as the MIJ Fender Jazzmasters I owned in the past, it has to be the best value for money Offset on the market..
    Somebody has written a history of Squier?

    The Korean models were the ones I was thinking about when I said Indonesia.

    I have one of the Korean ones in Lake Placid Blue which I heavily modified with new pickups, a Clapton circuit,new tuners and a Wilkinson trem. It became a super guitar; I lent it to somebody a couple of years ago; I must try and locate it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    Somebody has written a history of Squier?

    The Korean models were the ones I was thinking about when I said Indonesia.

    I have one of the Korean ones in Lake Placid Blue which I heavily modified with new pickups, a Clapton circuit,new tuners and a Wilkinson trem. It became a super guitar; I lent it to somebody a couple of years ago; I must try and locate it.
    Yeah, well worth reading..



    I'll probably pick another Strat up eventually.


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    This is like porn for musicians.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maid of Kent View Post
    This is like porn for musicians.
    if this is porn for musicians the Squire is like a £10 old tart - with a 5 o'clock shadow and big hands


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    I love Squiers.

    The £100 Bullet is a far better guitar than most Epiphone Studios and all the Ibanez's you could go far.

    Incredible value for money, I'm continually tempted to get one then slowly do it up like mr Alabamha has done!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYcHoSpiKe View Post
    if this is porn for musicians the Squire is like a £10 old tart - with a 5 o'clock shadow and big hands
    SQUIER

    But £10 old tart will know her way around and never let you down.


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    There's a lot of innuendo surrounding guitars too:

    Flange
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    Super Fuzz Big Muff
    Whammy bar
    Fingering
    G-string
    Head
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    Bolt
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    any more?


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    I've seen you can get Planet Waves circuit breaker leads - 20ft for about £20 now - phenomenal value for the quality and advanced tonality it gives you. If you've got the money and want to improve your sound tenfold invest in a high quality lead. I thought it was all just bollocks and that any lead would be fine if it was shielded until I bought one of these and to my shock the difference is vast.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYcHoSpiKe View Post
    There's a lot of innuendo surrounding guitars too:

    Flange
    F-holes
    Jack
    Super Fuzz Big Muff
    Whammy bar
    Fingering
    G-string
    Head
    Neck
    Bolt
    nut

    any more?



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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYcHoSpiKe View Post
    There's a lot of innuendo surrounding guitars too:

    Flange
    F-holes
    Jack
    Super Fuzz Big Muff
    Whammy bar
    Fingering
    G-string
    Head
    Neck
    Bolt
    nut

    any more?
    Tapping
    Lick

    There's probably more


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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYcHoSpiKe View Post
    There's a lot of innuendo surrounding guitars too:

    Flange
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    Super Fuzz Big Muff
    Whammy bar
    Fingering
    G-string
    Head
    Neck
    Bolt
    nut

    any more?
    I'm sorry but half these things are no more innuendo than Brussle Sprout.

    I mean Bolt? WTF?

    Neck?

    Has any one ever called their dick a whammy bar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Liaminho View Post
    Tapping
    Lick

    There's probably more
    Tapping? WTF?


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    Always found is strange how musicians get so passionate about guitars. It's just a plank of wood with bits of metal IMO.

    So long as you're comfortable enough playing it to express yourself, and you can get the sound you want from it + your amp + FX (with the amp & FX being 80% of that equation) then jobs a fish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Liaminho View Post
    Tapping
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    There's probably more
    Don't forget the famous Savile method - Playing around in A minor.

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    Thread needs more acoustic guitars.

    Meet Keti, my prized possession. The only thing I protect and take care of. For £480 she outperformed a Martin for double the price which I could have bought at the time.



    Anyone moving from a couple hundred quid acoustic to the next level should seriously look at investing in a Breedlove. They are another level (especially the ones I couldn't afford (like, £3k couldn't afford)) which were just amazing.


 

 

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