Recent content by Barquentine

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    Strap locks or not?

    Washers I got from the DIY shop a few years back. 20 pence each. Never failed.
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    Bernie Marsden upgrades

    Awesome!! My Bernie has upgraded tuners and pickups (BKP Abraxas). I wouldn't trade it for an LP Standard.
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    What’s your opinion on using a Private Stock as a main instrument?

    I can't afford private stock but I couldn't own a great guitar without gigging it although I would probably cry for a long time if anything serious happened to it beyond the usual battle scars.
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    Flaws with new guitar

    I have a Bernie SE and an S2 Singlecut. I love them both and the S2 was my gigging guitar for four years. Lately I've been playing the Bernie and my Tele and haven't picked the S2 up in months.
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    What do y'all do for a living?

    I retired 6 years ago and was playing in bands until Covid struck. I have health issues which meant I kept out of the way and only recently have ventured to pubs a few times. I was very fond of a few pints but stopped drinking shortly after the virus appeared. I now have a few drinks every few...
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    Is it time to start considering solid state?

    I gigged a Yamaha THR 100 Dual for few years and loved it. I preferred it to the Cornford Roadhouse it replaced. I got a Quilter Cub last year. I loved it, I hated it and now I love it again. It takes a while to understand how it works particularly the limiter which is essential for tuning your...
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    NGD Singlecut action

    Gorgeous!! I have RY's in an S2 Singlecut and they are awesome.
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    Newbie and pickup question

    I have the BKP Abraxas set in a Bernie and they are amazing. The neck and bridge match perfectly for me and they can do just about anything. BKP's have become very expensive though.
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    Out With The Old, In With The New!

    Your new guitar looks amazing. Congratulations!!
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    I’m getting OWNED on TGP!

    You have to be logged in to visit The Pub I believe.
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    S2 Standard pickup upgrade

    Agreed. I have the Abraxas set in my Bernie and they are awesome. I've read that the bridge has less top end than a PAF/Mule type pickup which means I can wind the treble on the amp up a bit and get incredible clarity from the neck pickup. I have Rebel Yells in my S2 Singlecut which are also...
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    PRS S2 or SE, not a hard choice for me

    I have an S2 Singlecut and a Bernie SE. They have different qualities and I love them both. I do not think the S2 is a 'better' guitar than the Bernie.
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    Why won't PRS offer Stainless frets?

    In this vid around 2:20 Paul says he doesn't want his guitars to be refretted unless someone has played the hell out of it for 10-20 years. I've had my Bernie and my S2 for about six years and they are both showing very visible wear particularly under the top E.
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    Pickups with Low End Punch

    I have Rebel Yells in a 2015 S2 Singlecut. Really great pickups. The neck on clean-ish settings gives a very fat strat type sound. The bridge has a lot of punch and the low end is really tight and clear, no mud. To me, the RY's are modern but can give a vintage vibe if required, the Abraxas are...
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    SE245 'muddiness'

    I played through a Spark amp a couple of weeks ago. It produces an excessive amount of low end and may well be the reason for your muddiness.
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