I’m good also.
At this point, I’ve had a fair few guitars pass through, and I know what I like and what I dislike right now. Tastes change, no doubt, but for now, I can find sounds I want ton hear.
Also, the more I focus on music; playing, writing and composing, the less I worry about gear...
“Enemy of jazz, Kenny G…” was a phrase once heard on ESPN, back some time in the 90s, and it made me laugh, at the time.
My mom likes him, I couldn’t care less; but bagging on successful musicians is just a thing.
Also, who decided that “real” jazz was inaccessible?
I own a Vintera 50s Modified and it’s not really vintage-y at all. The neck and radius are the C shape with 9.5”, same as most current production Strats. The pickups are definitely in that vintage Strat neighborhood, but with a 2 point bridge, S-1 switching and locking tuners, it’s a very modern...
Uh…you folks know that if no one buys an item at the higher price, it does indeed tend to come down, right?
The idea IS to maximize profits.
Whether it’s a small builder, or a large company, they should be setting prices to maximize profits.
How do you set the cost of your own labor?
I’m easy. About the only Strat pickups I couldn’t rock with were the stock ceramics in my first Strat. Had me thinking I disliked ceramic magnets.
Turns out, I just dislike those pickups.
But as aftermarket pickups go, I really dig Duncan’s Classic Stack Plus set.
If I had to categorize, I’d call this a cold take. Ice cold.
The OP switches the metrics. Who’s the “best” classical composer?
That’s a stupid question.
The Beatles are on the short list of most influential rock bands because of a confluence of events: technological, social and...
I care more about the neck profile than the fretboard radius, for sure, but since I really don’t care about radius (radii?) at all, it’s not a deal breaker.
I find larger necks more comfortable, but I can adjust. My thinnest is probably the 60s Slim Taper on my LP Special, fattest is the 10/56...
When I’m focused—when I stay focused—on music; playing, performing, writing and composing, I like me gear more, and when I do go shopping, it’s to address something specific.
I’ve been carving out time each day to write lyrics. Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, but...
I have now gone through two expansion and contraction cycles. The current stable is 9 electrics, an acoustic-electric and a bass. Add three guitar and one bass amps, a fair few pedals and you’ve got a recipe for clutter.
Clutter is my creative enemy, so remedying it is important.
“Ooh! That looks cool!”
That used to be the determining factor.
Now, the pedal, or any piece of gear really, has to address a specific problem.
I feel like I’m done with buying drive pedals. Most of the nuances between various drive pedals aren’t just lost to the audience, they’re lost to me...
And that answers the question, partly at least.
Partscasters and off-brand stuff suffer more depreciation.
Great for you, as long as you’re not the one taking the financial hit.
Price, value and utility are not always linked.
Both my tube amps have two channels. So does my SS head, actually.
With my Mesa DC3, I don’t usually need any drive pedals.
Frankly, I don’t think either approach is inherently superior. Either will require some forethought and practice time to dial in, and both will require adjustments at and...