Good essentials

I've been to several forums and review sites but all I can find are reviews of the more high-tech equipment.

Basically, I've got some b'day money and decided I need all the essential bits; leads, straps and the like but I have no idea what I'm looking for. Should I just buy the most expensive lead I can afford or are there certain things to look out for? A mate of mine used to make up his own, is this worth while? Recomendations or buying advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,



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Fiddled with your hyphens? "How very dare you" :lol: I'm not the sort of mod who'd edit a contributor's post just to gain a cheap laugh (eh, Lee? The eggs have landed? :lol: )

With the SS strings on the Aria, I got a very JJ Brunel sound which I was overly fond of. Everyone was happy enough in my old band (or, at least, I seemed to exert immense influence) but my current guitarist hated it and the drummer found it all pretty amusing. I remember we were doing a gig with an interval DJ and, when he played "Grip", they were all pointy-finger-laugh-at-1BL.

Like you say, the nickels are better all-rounders as I can still get that offensive blat. I had an idea for a chorusy part that was a bit thrashy so I gung-ho'd it like in the old days. The new singer, who'd never been around in my Aria days (and a decent bass player himself) looked aghast while the others fell about.

1bassleft wrote:
Fiddled with your hyphens? "How very dare you" :lol: I'm not the sort of mod who'd edit a contributor's post just to gain a cheap laugh (eh, Lee? The eggs have landed? :lol: )

You have a very long memory, bet you do well at Simon Says.

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