Show us your.............Guitar

Below is a link to my website that shows my guitars. Hope you enjoy looking at them. Some are Diamonds some are Swine. Love them all.

http://www.users.bigpond.com/faroukh/

Just click on the "My Guitars" button.

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Did you change the pickups on that Gibson LP Delux ? i thought they had mini humbukers? very nice collection though, whats the green sunburst guitar?

lee_UK wrote:

Did you change the pickups on that Gibson LP Delux ? i thought they had mini humbukers? very nice collection though, whats the green sunburst guitar?


Yeah,it had mini humbuckers when I got it way back in '76.I was younger and dumber and I routed it and put in Gibson PAFs,but now it has Dimarzio
Super Distortions in it that sound great when you roll them back a ways.
The green guitar is a Sears Silvertone/Teisco that was my second guitar owned that I got in the mid 60s.I had a freind refret it and it came back unplayable,so I recently picked up a very nice brand new Squier neck for $50 and made it fit.One pickup is a PAF that came out of the Les Paul,the other is from my Dot.I put an Allparts top loading tele bridge on it(matches the neck spacing and profile perfectly)that I cut to fit.I just wanted it to play again,but it actually plays pretty nice and sounds nice as well.

Hoosier, I just edited your post to make the Photobucket link "live" - hope you don't mind. Nice collection.

1bassleft wrote:
Hoosier, I just edited your post to make the Photobucket link "live" - hope you don't mind. Nice collection.

I most certainly don't mind,I can use all the help I can get!
Thanks,I'm new here(can you tell?)and so far the folks seem very nice and eager to help.
As far as the guitar collection,I've kept most(but not all) of the guitars I've had,but I've gone thru a pretty fair collection of amps.I'm down to about 6 of them.I've probably owned 30 or more.

:lol: , I'm going in the opposite direction. Buying all manner of valve/tube amps. Mrs Bass is getting annoyed with musty old smellies cluttering up the place. A friend in LA is "Champifying" an obscure US 5W for me; fortunately, she doesn't accompany me to the Royal Mail collection depot.

glw wrote:
What is it?

maton mastersound ms2000 deluxe, 2004 model
http://www.maton.com.au/electrics/ms2000dlxsd.asp

bill lawrence xl500l and xl500r pickups

ernie ball 11-56 strings

play it through a custom pedalboard and 2002 dual rectifier w/ 2x12 mesa cab

http://www.geocities.com/regulator1too/pedalboard.html

also through mesa v-twin and behringer ultra-g di w/ cab simulation into desk

also double the live sound using the mesa slave out through di w/ cab simulator

highly recommend the behringer di w/ cab simulator

1bassleft wrote:
:lol: , I'm going in the opposite direction. Buying all manner of valve/tube amps. Mrs Bass is getting annoyed with musty old smellies cluttering up the place. A friend in LA is "Champifying" an obscure US 5W for me; fortunately, she doesn't accompany me to the Royal Mail collection depot.

Other than my Peavey Delta Blues 2x10 and Fender Blues Jr,all my amps are old tube types as well,but I have sold a bunch of great ones I wish I had back now.
What have you got now?

I've generally only got rid of SS stuff, and even some of that I see around on Fleeb with barking prices and "vintage" justification. My get-rids include a SS Marshall Bass 30 of the 70s/80s in a tan vinyl. Bad sound to begin with, it would suddenly hum loudly and smell like a drowned dog. The valvers I got rid of include an old Carlsbro 60PA head, that I actually bought for vocal PA. It was rubbish at the job, but people are now buying them to mod for guitar (a friend of mine in LA can write a "how to" manual). The other was a "Linear Conchord" which was an old amp with (IIRC) phono + mic input. Really rubbish as an instrument amp but they're also selling on the Fleeb for sillyish money.

Most of my held-on stuff is oddball that needs some explaining. Things like student money, mortgages, wife and now a sprog have always got in the way of really splashing out, so I've had to be inventive or an eBore specialist. Put the coffee on, or make extensive use of the scroll-down button. My first and still fave amp (not for sentimental reasons) is my CMI 100W Lead/Bass.

I bought it in a smelly "Pulp Fiction" 2nd hand shop in 1981 for £65. I distinctly remember a HiWatt being there, a heap of Sound Cities and, I think, an Orange, that he couldn't sell with a naked Deborah Harry prostrate over them. I got the CMI because it sounded the nicest. Two years later, I had an extensive loan of an Orange head + cab and I still liked the CMI more. It turned out that CMI was one of those rebadge jobs that Jim Marshall did and this is pretty much a hybrid of the early 70s Superlead/Superbass:

Yes, that filter capacitor needs replacing. So do the Svetlanas; not because they're worn but they just don't sound as good as the Mullards did. A quad of German RFTs are earmarked for it.

Coupla years ago, I wanted a combo for light work and fancied either the Fender Musicmaster Bass or Traynor YBA2 but the occasional ones here in Blighty went for too much so I switched to a WEM Dominator MkIII:

(library pic, not my actual amp or lousy photo)

I was so excited to get one for under £100 I suddenly realized I'd arranged to collect on my wife's birthday :shock: Flower shop on the way home :oops: . Mullard ECC83s and EL84s, much better than my guitarist's amp with Sovteks. Cathode biased, so I've briefly plonked Amperex and RCA in there - very decent but I prefer the Mulls. This amp was plagiarized by Marshall to make their 18W combos which now collect fantasy money even in RI form. Gorgeous with the right glass.

Around my birthday 2004, couldn't resist this '69 Laney PA Super 100:

It slightly predates the Iommi Supergroup and the power section is identical, pretty much. What I like about the preamp is that each of the six channels has its own valve to handle the gain stage and eq before going on to the mixer and PI tubes:

Channels 5+6 are slightly modded to overdrive, and 1-4 alternate between British and US pre-tubes and increasing gain types to pick a tone I like. The EQ is a little bit out, but not so bad I urgently need to change pots/caps. I reckon the bias is too cold though. It's too quiet for a 100W and the (early) distortion is not particularly pleasant. Oh, being a PA, it has an echo (FX) loop, which is nice on an amp this old.

My weirdest, and most outrageously lucky, pickup was a coupla months ago. Goes by the name of "Fradan Echomatic 50" it was made locally in 1964 and bought then by the guy who sold it to me:

The guy who ran an electronics/musical instruments shop started making his own version of the WEM Copicat. It's a valve driven tape echo, but with a 2xEL34, 50W power amp built into it. It was meant as a "whole band" PA, and that's how the seller's band used it. There are three FX levels and rate and depth knobs. Blimmin' loud as well. It came with a pair of 2x12" cabs containing '60s Goodmans Audioms that actually sound nice (I'm not big on vintage speakers usually). Why no-one bid more than £35 for it I don't know. Still, the seller seemed happy enough that it was going to someone that'll stroke it and pat it and love it...

I've yet to receive this American "Voice of Music" that I bought on impulse for about $30:

my LA chum has ditched the box, cloth, naff speakers etc. The 7-pin valves are going, to be replaced by 12AX7 and 6V6. The idea is for a 5W single-ended Champ-style head. Looking forward to that, as old Fenders are a bit thin on the ground over here:

:shock: Blimey, apols for chunking up the bandwidth and hijacking a 'guitar' thread but get me talking amps and the verbals just flow. If anyone's interested, I could move this post and start up a "Show us your...amp" sister thread instead.

1BL

After years trying to find a decent lefthanded guitar I came to know a local luthier who sat down with me and built me this....:

One year and two months in the making (that's his average waiting list but I think it was worth the wait.
Strait wood grain, maple top, mahogny body, ebony fingerboard, mother of pearl inlays on the neck, body, knobs and switch, gold plated electronics and schaler bridge. the pickups... well i can tell you they are very special....
He also did a guitar for Mark Knopfler (which i got to play a little bit before is was shipped). I kind think it resembles those pensa guitars. http://www.pensaguitars.com/images/photos/MK%201_1.jpg.
But it sounds..... It sounds amazing. ...

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