Muso Snob Ramblings and Instrument Porn


#121

The contemporary master of the style.


#122

I’ve probably posted this before but fuck it - it’s absolutely tremendous


#123

Al Di Meola describes how to break away from stiff sounding playing using syncopated rhythms and improved picking articulation. I also like to hear a nylon stringed guitar played with a pick.

There’s also some great playing simply to enjoy.


#124

I’ve bought another fuzz. It’s the reissued Electro-Harmonix green big muff.

The original green big muff was made in Russia in the 1990s. The new pedal retains the characteristic drab olive colour.

I had the opportunity to try both, an original green muff and the reissue. They sound very similar; the original has all the mojo but I preferred the reissue.

The sounds the green muff make are fat, saturated and splurty. More suited to electric wizard than raspy rolling stones fuzz.


#125

Fat, saturated and splurty.

Nice.


#126

Yep, see 3:35 in the video.

To get that much heavy from a Stratocaster is quite something! :grinning:


#127

#128

1st track from our debut ep has finally appeared!


#129

This week I learnt to play the riff from Daft Punk’s Da Funk just because it’s a great riff. Using a phaser into fuzz gets close to the original synth sound.


#130

Picked up this beautiful Turner 85 acoustic earlier this week. It sounds amazing, just blows my Yamaha and Washburn away tonally. I was starting to look at Taylor, Lowden etc but this may well substitute any cravings I had in that direction. Sound per pound is off the scale.


#131

Nice. I’ve not heard of Turner Guitars before. Just had a look at their website - a UK based company.

I play a 2009 Taylor acoustic. I can always make room for another acoustic - a friend for life as Knopfler remarks - post #79.


#132

As I remember they were branded as the poor mans Taylor when they first appeared on the market but I think that was due to the similarity of the name more than anything else. I certainly prefer the Turner to the Taylor 312ce I have previously owned. I’m mainly playing in DADGAD tuning these days and the Turner is great for that type of playing.


#133

Fender American Bass hooked up to mine.
Kenneth Williams innuendos apart, you can’t beat an EH Big Muff.
EH do a nice POG.
Makes a 6 string sound all Byrds 12 string jingly jangly.


#134

You have to find the right one … especially true for acoustics. Looks like you may have.


#135

Bass + fuzz were made for each other. If I were buying a bass I’d probably choose the fuzz first.

I don’t use many effects, mostly fuzz and an SD1 into a pushed amp. Octave pedals (like the POG) with distortion sound cool. If I ever get bored with vanilla distortion that’s where I’d go.


#136

Download e.p. finally out!


#137

I had a Turner when they first came out must be nearly 20 years ago. It was a nice guitar, as I remember the neck was quite wide. They definitely have a Taylor flavour about them.
Lots of guitar for the money,
Good find.


#138

Just wondered what are the best sites for used guitar classifieds for UK sellers?


#139

I’ve bought and sold via the Fretboard classifieds. Always busy and usually populated by normal guitar players and not shiesters.

Do read the rules first. All sensible.


#140

New arrival. A beautiful Avalon L32. Given Avalon’s close connections with Lowden it is a fine sounding thing. It has an onboard Fishman Elipse Blend undersaddle pickup with condenser mic, something I’ve not used before.