NGD & a Re-Introduction

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by RaySachs, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I bought one of the 2.4 ghz systems for “sweetie money” and it’s great. The range isn’t huge, but for not falling over a lead it’s great!

    The other guitarist and I run the same system and according to the blurb, you can run 6 different ones on stage.
     
  2. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    nice!
     
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  3. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Welcome back, Ray.............time to make trouble.............. have you tried an S2 Vela?
     
  4. LackingWit

    LackingWit Newer member, experienced lurker

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    Hi Ray. I joined the forum while you were inactive. So I can’t say welcome back. But it’s nice to forum-meet you!

    Regarding the potential neck issues with the SS vs RC, I have to admit that I never encountered any neck issues that I thought be attributable to the radius. But I’d be worried about the RC’s missing last fret.

    Seriously, both are sweet. It sounds like you have great reasons to keep both. I vote for an update some day about the attention each one gets or whether the RC has made it back to the wall.
     
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  5. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    No, but I looked extensively through the PRS lineup when I was having the leg-cut comfort issue with the 594 and the Vela appears to have the same issue, so I'm not inclined to try it. AND, the whole point of this downsizing is I just never find myself playing anything but a strat when there's a strat available. Evidently, unlike most folks online, I don't like choices! Or options! For 25 years I had a strat and a D28 and nothing else. I think I'm reverting to that but with an extra acoustic - a carbon fiber that I can leave on the wall in any conditions, temperature and humidity be damned... And a Martin I pull out when conditions are conducive to it.

    -Ray
     
  6. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    You might be surprised...................heh, heh, heh..............
     
  7. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Maybe an Angelus instead of the carbon fiber acoustic or Martin :D:eek:
     
  8. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    Turns out if you lower the middle pickup a couple of turns, there's quack to be had! It's not extreme, but it's a noticeable and welcome difference. And you don't lose much volume at all from the 2-3-4 positions that use the middle. You definitely gain way more in quack than you lose in volume. Worth it for me in any case. Makes me like this guitar a lot closer to unconditionally now!

    -Ray
     
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  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    There are no ducks on a PRS birds fretboard.

    No ducks, no quacks.

    “Brilliant deduction, Holmes!”

    “Call me Les, OK?”
     
  10. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Yeah, I totally get "One guitar" guys...probably wont be me any time soon, but I get it.
    (They're usually seriously good players, too!!!)
    Nice Set, Ray.
     
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  11. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    I’m not a seriously good player, It just seems like I have a sound in my head of what an electric guitar is supposed to sound like, and I’ve always gotten very close to that with anything I’ve played. I always sounded about the same so what’s the point of lots of guitars? Part of titis that I’m NOT a versatile enough player to take advantage of all of the sounds available through multiple guitars and amps, so why have them. I KNOW strats, I know all of their sounds and where to find them and it’s kind of instinctive at this point. And they have some sounds or accents that I do use a lot, that I can’t get on any other guitar. The 4 position on a strat is where I LIVE and I can only really get that on a strat. And lots of visits to the 2 and 5, which are also pretty unique to strats. And, hey, on the Silver Sky, the 1 and 3 aregood enough I may find myself using them sometimes too...

    I think it’s more about my limits than my skill, but in any case it definitely unclutters my head and makes me think about what I’m gonna PLAY rather than thinking about WHAT I’m gonna play...

    -Ray
     
  12. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    That’s what she said. (I had to beat a certain Scotsman with the line) ;)
     
  13. MrHanke

    MrHanke New Member

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    I love those!
     
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  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    But there could be a crow!

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    You! I had a mouthful of coffee! Thanks for the giggle :D
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Bah!

    Different instruments can just as easily be an inspiration to play creatively. It balances out.
     
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  16. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    For those who it does, more power (and more guitars) to you. I just never found it worked that way for me. It might the first few times I played a new guitar with different pickups, but after a couple weeks I just sounded like me but not sounding quite as good to my ears. For me it ended up just cluttering my mind, rather than inspiring creativity. On some days, my creative juices are flowing, on others they're not. A new guitar might jump start that once in a while, but just a different guitar that I'm already familiar with rarely if ever does. For me. Not projecting this onto anybody else... I'm a pretty limited player but I like the kind of stuff I do decently well. I just don't need a lot of tools to do it...

    -Ray
     
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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Bah!

    I’m just pulling your chain with the “bah” stuff. I’ve had just one electric at many times in my long career for the very reasons you state, and have said so here.

    Lately I’ve felt differently, but who says anyone needs to be consistent when it comes to artistic work?

    For my orchestral scoring, I’ve latched onto so many string libraries I need to start cutting back. But where to begin? Each one gets me writing different music!
     
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  18. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    You said “for my orchestral scoring”. I can safely say I will NEVER EVER. EVER use that phrase in any sentence without quotes around it. I, OTOH, have said will again say, “in my loose blues jamming”. This alone is illustrative of why we would be very likely to have enormously different needs for the palette of sounds we are likely to need... Not to say that you haven’t gotten by with one guitar at times and that I haven’t happily owned 3 at a time without serious incident, but we’re coming at this from very VERY different places! And more power to both of us!
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    People vastly overestimate the skills needed for orchestral stuff, like it’s some kind of mystical thing.

    Anyone can learn to do it.
     
  20. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    I don’t doubt it but you’re wired very differently than I am to have even considered the possibility back when it first crossed your mind... People are into different things, different strokes, different tools, etc. I had a LOT of bicycles when I was younger and into that, and I rode em all a lot and used them for their very different intended purposes, and I kept them all running really well. I’m a far more limited musician and more guitars just felt like dead weight to me...
     
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