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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 14:01 
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I've just switched to Elixir Nano-Web 12s on my acoustic. They sound quite lovely, but the slightly slippery coating takes a while to get used to. They come in individual paper sleeves, like all the other strings I've ever bought, and cost about £13.


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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 21:36 
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Also, if buying strings, you can get them for about £4 a pack on ebay, rather than the £6-£8 of shop prices.

Yeah, that's where I'd seem them. Figured I might as grab a couple of packs so he's got a spare too. Will get him 9's, cheers guys. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 21:53 
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Malabar Front wrote:
I've just switched to Elixir Nano-Web 12s on my acoustic. They sound quite lovely, but the slightly slippery coating takes a while to get used to. They come in individual paper sleeves, like all the other strings I've ever bought, and cost about £13.

Tell me more about this slippery coating. I am both confused and intrigued.

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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 22:21 
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It's some sort of coating that supposedly makes the strings last longer, avoiding rust and keeping their tone. The guy in the guitar shop swears by them, but I'll have to see. They're slightly more slippery than regular strings due to the coat.


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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:20 
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I got this Hb-35 for Christmas. It was mad cheap and I love it. Heavy, though.

As every excuse the carpet, five and a half years I have disliked it.


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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:29 
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But the carpet is complemented by the axe and amp. Surely that was worth waiting for.

(Not sure about the footwear.)


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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2024 18:12 
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MaliA, good choice! The 335 shape is so tasty.

I bought a Harley Benton Tele. This one.

When it arrived I didn't like it at all. But I polished the frets and adjusted the neck (first time ever!) and it became my favourite guitar. It's odd because it's a Tele shape (with a lovely brown/red detailing on a black body) and it has two humbuckers and a trem. It also has locking tuners and a nut that stops it going out of tune. It's a joy to play now and just achingly gorgeous (which is my main criteria for a guitar)

I also have a 335 shaped Ibanez. It was cheap, very beautiful and it plays great with no set up. I'm going to switch out the tuners for some locking ones because that's a real luxury.

I love hollow guitars. That's mainly because of the guitarist from Killing Joke (who died recently unfortunately) and because during Covid I decided that just shredding and whatever isn't all that impressive and so I've been trying to learn jazz which is super rewarding but also THE HARDEST THING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:00 
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Argh. Gibson have made the nicest looking guitar of all time. It's an ES-335 (the same shape as Mali's one above) but in a purple burst finish.

It's also much much much more than I'd ever consider spending on a guitar.

https://www.guitarhouse.co.uk/shop/gibs ... imited-run

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 Post subject: Re: Guitar fun
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Cor, I like that.

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