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Any thoughts on acoustic basses?

Over the weekend, I was blindsided by a powerful urge to buy an acoustic bass guitar (not stand up bass), mostly for noodling around the house without plugging in my electric or an occasional acoustic jam with friends. Can you give any buying advice or perspectives? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 5, 2013 - 12 answers

 

The bass is at my place, but now needs to get in YO' FACE

I bought a bass! Can you recommend any specific online tutorials / resources (e.g., on the youtubes) to learn to play the thing? I already play guitar. Bonus: I like Britpop. What are some fun Britpop songs to play on the bass? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 19, 2012 - 16 answers

Guitar pedal that makes me sound like the band?

Does a guitar FX pedal or computer program exist that let's me plug in, select a song, and then start playing my guitar with the exact FX the original guitarist used?
posted by WhereAmI on Sep 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Please help my dad get a fair deal on a used Fender Telecaster.

What's a fair price for a second hand US made Fender Telecaster 52 Reissue and what's the market like? I'm hoping to prevent my dad from getting ripped off. [more inside]
posted by peripathetic on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Smokin' amp on generator - what's up?

TubeAmpFilter: my 1970 Fender Twin Reverb started smoking when hooked up to a generator. Still works. Opened it up and can't find the culprit. What's the mostly likely diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Was it a hit and run, and do I report it?

Worth reporting a hit and run? Someone backed into my legally parked car even though they had a TON of room. i jumped out of the car but they ignored me and drove slowly away. [more inside]
posted by ziggly on May 24, 2011 - 18 answers

Where can I find the right tuning pegs for a Fender Starcaster Acoustic?

Fender Starcaster Acoustic: Can you help me find the right tuning pegs? (Picture links inside) [more inside]
posted by double block and bleed on Apr 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me find a midsized guitar amp!

I'm thinking of getting a new amplifier! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 16, 2010 - 18 answers

I have a buzz, and its the bad kind.

Yesterday, I bought a new Fender Squire Affinity Stratocaster (not the Fat Strat). Tonight, I noticed that the guitar has a noticeable buzz anytime there are less than two pickups on. So, when I have the front and middle or middle and bridge pickups activated, everything is fine. However, if I switch to the front, middle, or bridge pickup by itself, the buzz is there. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 18, 2010 - 9 answers

How to negotiate insurance BS?

Twilight Zone-like parking lot fender bender scenario. Anyone with previous experience with a nutcase like this? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Jun 16, 2010 - 18 answers

This one goes to 11

When purchasing a vintage electric guitar, what are the primary things I should be looking at to judge quality in terms of both value AND playability? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Mar 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Los Angeles Electric Guitar Repair/Modification?

Best electric guitar repair and modification/maintenance in Los Angeles, preferably close to Downtown or Glendale? [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Aug 7, 2009 - 1 answer

I know, I know, you're jealous.

I just lucked out huge on Craigslist. Sitting next to me is a combo organ and a Fender Princeton Blackface, which I got for free (tried to offer money, but it was refused). Now how to get the two back to working conditions... Question #1 - what can I plug in here? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

How to make rubber contract or shrink

I have a set of rare rubber-grip Stratocaster knobs taken from a 30-year-old guitar. They look very similar to these. Problem is, the rubber grips have stretched out and are no longer tight around the knob. Is there any way to make rubber contract or shrink slightly so the grips fit correctly? [more inside]
posted by relucent on Jun 12, 2009 - 7 answers

What exactly is my guitar?

I purchased a used guitar several years ago (Pictures). I'd like some helping ID-ing it and finding more info about its various features. At first I thought it was a '72 American Fender Telecaster Custom, but a few things don't match up. The serial number only reveals its age range, nothing more. [more inside]
posted by cuando on May 2, 2009 - 7 answers

What is the typeface (font) used on Fender knobs?

What is the typeface (font) used on Fender knobs? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Need Guitar Recommendations

$1000, and I want to buy an electric guitar + accessories....what guitar should I get? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Apr 5, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me find inner tubes for 700x42c tires

Please help me find inner tubes and fenders for my commuter bike. What is a 700x42c in the US? [more inside]
posted by dirty lies on Nov 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Not so deluxe. More like deFAIL.

Guitar amp issues, with a long way between me and a tech. Help me know what to say when I call! [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Sep 13, 2008 - 2 answers

A minor fender bender. Will it ruin our lives?

About a month ago, my pregnant wife and I were in a minor fender bender on Rt. 202 in NJ. The woman before us stopped short, and we hit her going about 20 mph. This wasn't our fault. Their wa sa police car who made an erratic turn at the merge of the road that cause a few cars in front of us to swerve and or strop short at the time. The mini-van had a minor scratch and bump. Our jeep had no damage..... I don't know the full details of the law, but NJ law seems to say that the person who hits from behind is automatically at fault. Period. [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Jul 3, 2007 - 37 answers

Orange County Electric Guitar Repair?

Who in Orange County, California, should I take my electric guitars to for repairs & maintenance? [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Jun 29, 2007 - 3 answers

'cause I sleep with 'lectric guitars...

Is a Fender Hot Rod (1x12) the best (tube) amp I can get for the amount of money I want to spend (~$400) and the power I want (>15 watts)? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jun 21, 2007 - 14 answers

How can I get the tremolo on my Fender Princeton to sound more tremolo-y?

Fender Gear Geeks: The tremolo on my late 70s Fender Princeton isn't as tremolo-y as I want. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by sleepy pete on Apr 7, 2007 - 6 answers

HELP ME PICK A NEW GUITAR

I need serious help picking an electric guitar. Why do I want to buy a new one? See... [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Feb 15, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me unbender my fender.

What is the likelihood that I can replace the front fender on my Honda Accord all by myself? [more inside]
posted by googly on Dec 11, 2006 - 13 answers

'65 Mustang

Electric Guitar Filter: 1965 Fender Mustang. Suck or not? I've looked it up and as it is considered a "student" guitar it's not supposed to be worth much however; [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Dec 6, 2005 - 5 answers

TeleFilter

Anyone here a Fender Telecaster nut? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Sep 25, 2005 - 23 answers

Sharp, twangy-sounding Telecaster pickups?

I just bought my first electric guitar (Fender Telecaster Mexican) and I absolutely love it. Ever the gearhead, I really want to upgrade the pickups to get a better, tailored to me sound. I've searched around to find some kind of guide, but I have come up empty. I'm looking for a really clean, sharp and twangy sound with less extra noisy buzz than I am getting now. Any suggestions/resources?
posted by bakerwc1369 on Dec 10, 2004 - 14 answers

Upgrading from Stratocaster to ???

Gearheads and axe-masters, hear my plea: I want to go from a standard Strat to an ideal guitar in an affordable and sensible manner. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Oct 6, 2004 - 13 answers

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