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Re: close2u
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2012, 12:08:55 pm »
Here's a set of photos ...





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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2016, 10:55:26 am »
OMG

Over four years since an update.


And so much of an update is required.

Last year I sold all of my electric guitars and related amps, fx etc etc.

All of it.

Just so cheesed off at having learned 100+ songs for bands that fizzled out and went nowhere.

So I decided to concentrate on acoustic.

Got a little pa speaker thing, a TC Helicon Voicelive GTX and this summer an Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500 MCE


Pics etc to follow.



ps
I have just bought a beat-up, old electric twanger ... may keep it if it plays okay when I get time to give it some TLC.



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Re: close2u
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2016, 03:03:59 am »
Makes my head spin close  ;D So many beauties.
Walcott Custom OM Acoustic , G&L Tribute Fallout Electric, Crafter T035 OM Acoustic, Ashton Bass.

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Re: close2u
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2018, 04:58:36 pm »
I have just reached a milestone this past week:

10,000 posts in the forum.

So, to mark this, I thought it would be fun to post some pics of the gear that I have used in the time I've been here.
Some of it really good, some of it cheap junk.
Some of it came & went quickly, some of it stuck around a little longer.
Only one have I bought as a new item - never underestimate the wonders of the used guitar market.

In alphabetical order …

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Re: close2u
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2018, 05:08:13 pm »
Guitars

Agile AL3100



Benson Strat copy



Encore Strat copy



Epiphone Les Paul Custom



Epiphone Masterbilt DR500-MCE



Epiphone Sheraton



Fender Baja Telecaster



Fender Custom Deluxe Stratocaster



Fender Custom Stratocaster


Fender VG Stratocaster



G&L Tribute ASAT Special


Gibson Les Paul Studio Gold Top



Hohner Arbor MX Series



Hohner Classical



Ovation Acoustic



Overwater Custom



No-name Partscaster



Squier Affinity Strat HSS (modded)



Squier Affinity Strat HSS



Squier Affinity Strat HSS



Squier Affinity Strat SSS


Squier Affinity Strat SSS



Squier Affinity Strat SSS



Squier Affinity Telecaster



Squier Classic Vibe 50s Stratocaster



Squier Standard Telecaster



SX Strat



Tanglewood Nevada VST XIX



Tanglewood TSE 505F



Tokai SG35



Vintage AV3



Vintage AV6P



Vintage AV6P



Vintage Metal Axxe Razer



Vintage V2



Vintage V6



Vintage V100GT Gold Top



Vintage VP6



Vintage VS6



Wesley Les Paul copy



Yamaha FG-332



Yamaha Pacifica 012S



Yamaha Pacifica 112



Yamaha SG400

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Re: close2u
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2018, 05:10:42 pm »
If my counting is correct, you own(ed) 39 guitars in your forum career. This is impressive my friend!
And congrats on 10.000 posts. See you in this thread when you reach 20.000 8)!

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Re: close2u
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2018, 05:12:52 pm »
Amplification …


Behringer Eurolive 207MP3



Blackstar ID Core 20



Fender Frontman 15G



Kustom Dart 66



Marshall MG10 CD

 

Marshall MG15 CDR



Marshall MG15 DFX



Marshall MG250 DFX



Matamp Spirit



Peavey Valveking VK112



Peavey Vypyr 30 and Sanpera II footpedal



Rat BH5



Squier SP10



Stagg 40 AA-R



Vox AD15VT



Vox DA5



Vox DA5

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Re: close2u
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2018, 05:13:47 pm »
Effects …

Behringer UM100



Boss BD-2 Blues Driver



Korg AX10G



Line 6 Pod XT Live



Marshall BB-2 Bluesbreaker



Marshall ED-1 Compressor



Marshall SV-1 Chorus



TC Helicon Voicelive Play GTX



Zoom G3X

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Re: close2u
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2018, 05:15:30 pm »
 :) 8)

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Re: close2u
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2018, 06:24:01 pm »
Ok, my wife needs to see this :)

Holy crap, I had no idea you were such a gear head!

Congrats on the posts, keep them coming ;)

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Re: close2u
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2018, 07:47:59 pm »
Take a bow, friend.

And that is some collection.  How much still in your possession right now?

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Re: close2u
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2018, 11:49:05 pm »
I have just reached a milestone this past week:

10,000 posts in the forum.

So, to mark this, I thought it would be fun to post some pics of the gear that I have used in the time I've been here.
Some of it really good, some of it cheap junk.
Some of it came & went quickly, some of it stuck around a little longer.
Only one have I bought as a new item - never underestimate the wonders of the used guitar market.

In alphabetical order …

Wow Richard, what a HUGE contribution you have made to this community! 10,000 posts!

So much teaching, mentoring, encouragement and all delivered with wit and panache. I think that this work you do may be voluntary? What gift you have delivered. Biggest thanks. You have made a difference in the lives of so many.

Love your photo gallery thanks for the share.

You are a TREASURE.

Walcott Custom OM Acoustic , G&L Tribute Fallout Electric, Crafter T035 OM Acoustic, Ashton Bass.

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Re: close2u
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2018, 06:06:35 am »
Yowser! That is quite a collection of gear right there! I know it is over a period of time, but still!
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Sigma SOMR28H, Fender Classic '50s Tele, Tokai Les Paul Reborn 2010, Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded TB 'Slash specs'.
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Re: close2u
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2018, 10:59:37 am »
Hey Close

Congrats on your first 10k  ;)

Boy that's a fine collection you had, some real beauties guitar wise and some superb kit to boot.

Why don't you celebrate and jump back into the 'lecky pool !! Or just crack a Newky Brown open - yeah I know not quite your neck of the woods.

All the best and a big thanks for what you do here and the support during my time as a member.

Cheers

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Re: close2u
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2018, 11:21:40 am »
@ glpguitar
Thanks - I hope I'm still around at 20,000!  ;)
Owned is correct.
The majority of this gear never met (I didn't have all of it all at once) and is now enjoyed by others elsewhere.

@ KasperFauerby
Thanks, I'll keep posting if it stays relevant / useful / interesting. :)
What did your wife say? Ha ha.
Have you now got special permission to buy some more gear?

@ DavidP
In my collection now? Very little remains. I'll summarise at the end of this post.
I even sold my beloved Yamaha SG400 bought when I was still a teenager.
I tried / try not to get sentimentally attached to 'stuff'.
For example, all my vinyl LPs - I sold them some years back. I listen on mp3 or CD etc.

@ Batwoman
Many thanks for your constant support and encouragement to me.
Yes, the time and effort working in the forum - it's all voluntary.

@ Joerfe
Thanks. Collection it would have been - if I'd owned all of them at the same time ha ha :)

@ tobyjenner
Thanks. I'm really enjoying the acoustic stuff just now.
I abandoned electric guitar in utter disillusionment a couple of years back due to the sheer frustration of devoting massive amounts of time to trying to set a band up, learning hundreds of songs & parts etc and it only leading to naught.
Maybe I should / could reassess and just play at home for fun, with backing tracks etc. My electric chops are so, so rusty.


In response to DavidP, my current collection is minimal:

Epiphone Masterbilt DR500-MCE


Squier Standard Telecaster


Blackstar ID Core 20

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Re: close2u
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2018, 11:31:14 am »
NOTE:

Of all the gear shown in this thread, the only one that I bought from new is the Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500 MCE.
Everything else was used / 2nd hand.
Literally everything else was found on guitar sites, ebay, gumtree, local classifieds, word of mouth etc.
Much of it was cheap and cheerful and I used a lot as mini-projects to learn and develop some modest skills in tinkering and maintaining and setting up and modding guitars.
I'm not naturally a skilled DIY or manual worker so had to go up a steep learning curve relative to my start point.

When it comes to buying gear, if you're looking for a bargain, or money is an issue, then buying used is a total winner in my view.
And, happily, I don't think I lost money on the re-selling of very much at all.
I even made a small 'profit' on some of the guitars on which I had invested a time and effort to repairing, modding, setting up etc.

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Re: close2u
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2018, 03:19:44 pm »
In response to DavidP, my current collection is minimal:
Thanks Richard

Kasper, better make sure the missus doesn't see this post  :)

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Re: close2u
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2018, 07:09:59 pm »
Thanks Richard

Kasper, better make sure the missus doesn't see this post  :)

Yeah, moderator! This topic is going off track! :)

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Re: close2u
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2018, 10:28:29 pm »
Congrats @Close2u on reaching the 10k milestone... that is indeed an achievement! Heres to the next 10k
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Re: close2u
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2018, 10:36:02 pm »
Thanks Rossco



Someone made a post today and I was prompted to remember another guitar I have omitted - I'll have to search out a pic and update.

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Re: close2u
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2018, 11:25:24 am »
Now updated with a few guitars I missed:

Squier Affinity Telecaster
Tanglewood Nevada VST XIX
Tanglewood TSE 505F
Wesley Les Paul copy
Yamaha Pacifica 112


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Re: close2u
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2018, 01:36:06 pm »
Jeez and there was me thinking I’d had quite a few!!!
Must show this her indoors, she’s always banging on about too many......
I’ve only got 6 guitars and 9 Ukuleles at the moment 🤣🤣🤣

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Re: close2u
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2018, 08:23:08 pm »
Something arrived via courier this week …


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Re: close2u
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2018, 09:24:25 pm »
Come on, Close, don’t keep us in suspense!!  Open that puppy and post it.


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Re: close2u
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2018, 11:02:11 pm »
SSS Stratocaster ;)

 

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