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Offline Garfield

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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 05:49:27 pm »


Pleasure Gareth.

Where are you based ... I'd have put my money on US and lost it  ;D
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I'm in the UK David. Leicestershire to be precise. Do I look American? Am I maybe singing with an accent?

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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 05:50:35 pm »
@ joueur de guitare They look cool. Um what is an offset? I'm comfortable asking dumb questions here.


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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 06:02:30 pm »
Hendrix definitely played Stratocasters, most famously with a wah and octave pedals.

I've tried strats myself and you can do amazing things with them, but tremolo bridges of any kind are absolutely not my thing.

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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 07:39:52 pm »
If you fancy a Strat type I have a friend who got one of these, for the price it’s remarkably good, it benefited from a setup but most do so not really a problem.
Stock levels can be a problem because as soon as they come in they very quickly go out - that should give you an idea what they are like for what they cost!
https://m.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_st_90sa_swamp_ash_dlx_series.htm?glp=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_v-ujr3m3wIV6rztCh1fNgA7EAQYBSABEgLS4_D_BwE
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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 07:52:34 pm »
Absolutely no idea where I got the idea from, Gareth ... just confused, I guess.
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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 08:05:54 pm »
Leicestershire huh!

Okay:
Here are the sort of guitars in a 20 ish mile radius between £100-£200

Revelation RT35 in Glen Parva (ES335 copy here £189

Revelation are in a similar price and quality bracket as Vintage brand and Harley Benton.
Several forum members have them and can vouch for their bang for the buck.

Squier Telecaster Standard in Nuneaton here £150

Hohner HS35 in Desborough (ES335 copy) here with basic cheap amp £150

Revelation RJT60 in Beeston here £150

Squier Korean Stratocaster in Bobbersmill here £100

Harley Benton Telecaster in Nottingham here £125


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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 09:21:12 pm »
Revelation are in a similar price and quality bracket as Vintage brand and Harley Benton.
Several forum members have them and can vouch for their bang for the buck.
Revelation are great, mine is like this and yes they do sound pretty good, I would rate them as being of the same standard as the HB I linked and about as good as the Squier standard series.
https://youtu.be/b7JrYgP9dYg
Here’s a review of the HB I linked
https://youtu.be/wu9IhvA67y8
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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 09:21:27 pm »
Thanks close. I hadn't thought about second hand. Is that risky? I don't really know what I'm looking for.

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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 10:04:33 pm »
Here's another recommendation for anything by Revelation.
Fantastic value for money.
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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2019, 11:24:11 pm »
That Harley Benton telecaster is only £124 brand new from Thomann.

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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2019, 10:01:11 am »
@ DarrellW
that 2nd video with a review of the Harley Benton … that guy lives near me in Teesside … I don't know him though … I watch many of his videos which content some good content


@ jono … true … the HB I linked has had some upgrades but yes, the new prize is £1 less


@ Garfield

Buying 2nd hand is mostly straight forward.
It is a buyers market so bargains are there to be found.
There really are not very many cheats and scammers.
What you are looking for is basically that the guitar has no major structural damage (photos in the ad must be of the actual guitar before you make an enquiry), look along the neck to make sure it is not bent or bowed, play it through an amp to make sure the electrics and knobs all work without crackles etc.
If it doesn't play very well then that is no different to buying a budget guitar new from a shop - it will probably want a set up to make it have better and easier playability.
Don't be afraid of it.
You can play guitar you're just not used to playing electric guitar.
And, of course, if you buy 2nd hand then sell on soon after, you'll pretty much recoup all your outlay as the depreciation from new has already happened.

If you like the look of any of those I just listed then come back and ask for specific advice on them.

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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2019, 10:19:00 am »
Here are some found with 20 miles radius of postcode LE1 on ebay between £1 and £225

Revelation RFT (hollow Thinline Telecaster type) in Market Harborough here £185

PRS SE Santana model in Nottingham here £249

Epiphone Casino Coupe in Northampton here £200


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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2019, 10:27:21 am »
Shpock and gumtree are also good options for guitar as they are normally cheaper and you get to try first.

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Re: I'm thinking of going electric
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2019, 11:23:26 pm »
I've bought 2 guitars (acoustics) on Gumtree, both were hardly used, about 12 months old and about half the price of new.

I don't know enough to recommend any particular electric, but have to say I love my Epiphone Les Paul - they are available in various models to suit any budget.
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