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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by icos211, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. SenorDingDong

    SenorDingDong Smeller of Smells

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    Guitar binding is always ugly.
     
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    dr_game0ver SS.org Regular

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    Same:)
     
  3. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Pickguards are completely unnecessary in general.
     
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    vilk Very Regular

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    They got Fenders over there in Finland?
     
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    lurè Can't buy skill so I buy gear

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    Some guitars with pickguards are cool, others would be 10 times cooler with one.
     
  6. Demiurge

    Demiurge Intrepid Jackass

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    It comes down to the guitar- heck, even the particular dressing for the model. For example, Les Pauls in a solid color look good with pickguards while those with nice tops or bursts look janky with them.
     
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  7. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    A lot of misleading info here that needs to be reiterated.

    The original electric sitars were made by Nathan Daniel (Danelectro) with Vincent Gill under the Coral name. And Jerry Jones started building his own after repairing the originals. Some time passes, Jerry Jones closes shop and Danelectro reissues them, since the original (both Coral and Jerry Jones) models are expensive and highly sought after.

    The 2 common versions were the ones with a hollow body and 13 sympathetic drone strings, while the baby sitar is a solid body without the 13 strings. Every iteration of the electric sitar has that buzz bridge (originals made by Bell and the reissues are made by Gotoh), and the sympathetic drones are less of sitar tone but more harp like. Obviously the difference between solid body and hollow body gives the original the authentic percussive edge over the baby models, the latter were obviously made as a budget alternative, hence lack of features.

    There's also the Jerry Jones Supreme Sitar which replaces the 13 drones with 6 tuned to guitar over a short fretless board and buzz bridge. Good luck finding them, let alone good deal and condition. And there's the Italia sitars which were modelled after the originals.

    I own a reissue of the Danelectro Coral (non baby) and it sounds the way an electric sitar should sound. Whether it matches the original builds or not is something I'm not concerned with as being a specialized niche instrument, it's splitting hairs. Didn't bother with the baby, because I wanted the sitar all my favorite players used, or at least close to it.

    If the 13 strings aren't authentic enough, there's always getting the real thing. 7 strings and the 13 strings underneath them. There's one in the pawn shop I often haunt for a decent price, but I'm in no rush to grab it. I think Randy had one at some point, not sure if he still has it.
     
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  8. Catalyst Collide

    Catalyst Collide SS.org Regular

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    Sometimes I really love the internet. Great post, I love learning this kind of stuff.

     
  9. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Haha, yeah we do :lol: And yeah, I'll have to agree that normal strats would look pretty weird without pickguards. But on other guitars - no thanks.
     
  10. Spaced Out Ace

    Spaced Out Ace 0 0 1 0 0 6 5 0 3\

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    The addition of a seventh string has not made music any better. Eight/nine strings are unnecessary.

    At least the seventh string, aside from a few bands, hasn't made music any worse, though.
     
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  11. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    FTFY.
     
  12. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    But tortoiseshell binding looks LEGIT though on the right guitar.

    I agree (sort of) but it's a fun indulgence. I think there are individual standout examples of great contributions made with 7/8/maybe 9s, but overall, I would agree.
     
  13. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    Tortoiseshell never looks good. EVER.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    "HEY!"
     
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    vilk Very Regular

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    I really hate a white pickguard on a red strat, but red tort is the way to fix it. Especially for rosewood fretboard.

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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    tortoiseshell and pearloid pickguards feel excessive on most guitars. They just end up reminding me of tacky 60s pawn shop guitars like teiscos or italias, unless they're being used as contrast against darker woods/paints.
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    xzacx SS.org Regular

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    Looked cool on Prince's guitar. I can't think of another instance though. And to be fair, I don't think it actually looked "good" then, just cool because it was Prince.
     
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    sharedEQ SS.org Regular

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    People with tattoos think they express individuality and creativity. In truth they are conformist and usually look ugly or just plain dumb.

    As soon as you get out of the 18-24 demographic this becomes crystal clear, uness you have some body art, in which case you wont figure it out until you are in your 40s.

    I figure there are some metal guys who get tattoos for practical reasons, they need to look the part, like buying a business suit for job interviews. I can respect that motivation somewhat.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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  20. ZeppelinOfADown

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    Same
     
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