Thread: My new weapon!!
December 1st, 2002, 02:01 AM #1
My new weapon!!
I've been a bit scarce around here, and may continue to be. Been working on getting this axe home for 3 moths now. It came home today :-)
My New Guitar!There's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
December 1st, 2002, 02:02 AM #2
December 1st, 2002, 02:27 AM #3
TOm, that is a nice guitar. I'd hate to get it dirty playing it.
December 1st, 2002, 02:56 AM #4prexaspesGuest
That is really nice. Thinkin' about the moolah you must've forked over for it is scary!
Musical stuff is so expensive.
Right now I'm looking at an Echo Layla 24 sound card. It's a steal at $4OO. Comes with Cubasis. Ought to work with the Q10...
Too bad you're so far away, Tom.
December 1st, 2002, 09:09 AM #5
Thanks guys If this thing was any cooler, I'd suddenly find myself at 80 years old, weighing 300 pounds, wearing a tuxedo and calling myself B. B.
BC, per your question on the pic page, the body is made of curly maple, with a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. The one to its left is an Illinois-made Hamer, 1994 vintage, curly maple top, mahogany back and neck, rosewood fingerboard. The guy to the right is also an Illinois Hamer, 1995. Swamp ash body and figured maple neck. This thing will send any modern Fender Telecaster home with it's tail between its legs.
Prexapes, I've been using the venerable Gadget Labs 8/24 in my rig, but they're out of business I passed on the Echo Layla at the time I got the Gadget because it wouldn't play nice with AMD-based systems.
Now I'm in a bit of a pickle, since I'd like to upgrade the OS on my audio machine, but there's no drivers past Win98SE for the Gadget Labs, and my next choice, the Layla, doesn't play nice w/ AMD (or does it????). My next choice would be some of the MOTU stuff and that's definitely Intel-only territory. Any experience with this?There's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
December 1st, 2002, 10:00 AM #6
- Join Date
- Oct 2001
- PULL da FINGER
thats one beautiful guitar. betcha knot will appreciate it,too. that wood looks spectacular!
December 1st, 2002, 10:08 AM #7
Big bodied Gibsons.
To die for!
December 1st, 2002, 10:22 AM #8
Brad, I shot Knot a PM with a link to it
Thanks, Rusty! This one is made in the old Gibson factory by the old Gibson guys, the ones who made the original ES-335's. Doesn't get much better than that for a pedigreeThere's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
December 1st, 2002, 11:13 AM #9
That curly maple is nice.I think even B.B. wouldn't be singin the thrill is gone playing that
here's my new toy I needed a cheap acoustic, this one plays well
You need to post some music samples in the cool guitar thread.
December 1st, 2002, 11:42 AM #10
BC, a good, serviceable axe, that Epi My sentimental favorite guitar, the one I wouldn't part with for anything, is an Epi Flat-top acoustic, again with curly maple back and sides (the one that started my figured maple kick ). The doggone thing has been through all my ups and downs with me for over 30 years and it looks like it, too!
One of the acoustics I perform with pretty regularly is an Epi Jeff "Skunk" Baxter model that I had doctored up a bit. A terrific performing axe that I'm proud to own, especially since Skunk is sort of a personal hero.
Cool guitar thread??? That's what I get for not being around here much lately. So many guitars, so little timeThere's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
December 1st, 2002, 12:24 PM #11
w00t! That is a sweet example of one of my personal favorite woods. It is actually called Tiger Maple, because of the distinctive curling figure.
Draboo recently sent me about six board feet of this precious stuff, because, well, he's a nice guy! Maple grows all over the U.S., but the wood from old-growth trees in frigid climes will often yield several of these boards. I've never seen Tiger Maple like the stuff Brad sent, because by the time it gets here, the best stuff has been snatched!
Maple is one of the hardest woods, and Tiger maple is the most difficult Maple to work, due to the fact that chunks of the figure literally "tear out" when you plane it...but handled right, it can give such a beautiful result! (I'm hoarding mine just for computer faces! )
December 1st, 2002, 10:39 PM #12
Tom Cool Guitar Music John Prophet started it yesterday.
I have an old Aria Pro I've played for 20 years. It's looking pretty beat, but sounds and plays so good.I had a guy locally work on the neck when it was new, and put a heavy metal hummbucker in it,It is just so hard to find a new guitar I like that much.
AAnd Skunk Baxter is one of the all time best IMO.Along with SRV,Joe Walsh, and ZZ Top, just to name a few
Hey Knot, ya ever made a guitar??
December 2nd, 2002, 07:59 PM #13prexaspesGuest
Tom T - I was under the impression that these PCI interfaces (both manufacturers) were only problematic with older/less capable chipsets from various manufacturers. AFAIK, any of them should work with the newer VIA chipset mobos. There's no documentation for or against the AMD chipsets that I know of, but SiS is definitely out.
nForce? Naah, I wouldn't try it.
As you know I went with the Aardvark Q10. And it's been a beautiful peice of equipment for me to this point. Driver updates are being written for it as we speak. Pricey - $750 is what I paid.
It's on my Dual MP system. And yes, the microphone and computer are seperated by thick, soundproof walls
I would like to hook everything up to one of those tube sound mobos to see how well the tubes are at reproduction. You know, use it as a monitor. Couldn't do it though; sacraficing all that AMD power for a vacuum tube? Hafta be nuts...
December 2nd, 2002, 08:25 PM #14
Aaah, so the Aardvark will play nice with the AMD stuff, huh? Buddy of mine got some of the MOTU stuff and it would not get along with AMD stuff or VIA chipsets. They specifically say Intel chipsets. He went to a P4 and all was well.
Dunno about the Echo/Event stuff, since I haven't checked recently, used to be an Intel-onloy proposition. The bottom line, for me, is, if I gotta do a new OS and interface, I'd really rather not have the additional expense of a whole new box to wrap around it.
Meantime, it all works OK, I just gotta figure out how brave I'm gonna get with an audio program. I used Cakewalk ever since Version 2 and finally gave up after Pro Audio 9. Too much money into a program that never did work as advertised. It was enough to send me back to my analog reel-to-reel machine.There's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
December 2nd, 2002, 11:50 PM #15prexaspesGuest
You sure about that Unicorn bit? Maybe for there older stuff, but I swear they say new Via chipsets will work...
Maybe the settings weren't tweaked right? I know I had a b@$^h of a time getting the Q10 to work properly with the low latency drivers without Sonar XL 2.0 dropping out every 3 seconds. Finally got it tweaked right, latency down to 3.0 - 4.0 ms.
I can say it's really annoying trying to get it right...
December 2nd, 2002, 11:57 PM #16
Dunno about the MOTU, just what my buddy told me, but, then again, he was moving from a Slot A Athlon with an AMD chipset... Other's I've known have said the MOTU stuff is pretty finicky, that you pretty much have to do a new build, put it in first and then see what else will play nice with it.
But, That's on the horizon. The guitar has me in a deep enough hole as it is
My wife is extracting her payment for her OK on the guitar purchase in the form of making me learn some "fake jazz" torch songs and stuff like that that she can sing. About a 180 degree turn from the stuff we usually do.
Holy Chord Substitutions, Batman!!!There's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
December 3rd, 2002, 12:09 AM #17
Wow, Tom, your wife wants to do "torch songs"??
Man, that is SO COOL!! Hey, here's a suggestion...find the song "Angel Eyes" (written by Matt Dennis) and let her try THAT one...it's always done by guys, a feminine version would SCORCH!!
A good fall-back: "Fever" (one of the nastiest chick songs that ever happened...Julie London did it pretty good, Madonna tried, but failed...) get out your standing bass, and back her up so she can cut loose...have fun with her idea!
December 3rd, 2002, 08:10 AM #18
Angel Eyes, huh? I do that one, but I think it's a different Angel Eyes. It's the one that John Hiatt wrote. I can't think of the guy's name but he's blind and absolutely rips on guitar, played on his lap, did it in the movie "Roadhouse". I'll hunt this one up.
Peggy Lee did a killer Fever. I wonder if Eartha Kitt or Lena Horne ever did that one. Could be cool. From the guitar's point of view, it's pretty no-brain, but doing it solo on a fretless bass under the vocal, that might be scaryThere's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
December 3rd, 2002, 09:38 AM #19
Sweet looking guitar I have my eyes on a Godin multiac I hope to get someday
December 3rd, 2002, 05:48 PM #20Originally posted by maface
Sweet looking guitar I have my eyes on a Godin multiac I hope to get somedayThere's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
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