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chris661 2nd April 2010 04:06 PM

Post your Musical Instruments here.
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Well, every other section has something similar, so - let's post pics of our instruments!

At the moment, I play a Squier Strat, neck pickup, tone controls set to 4. The pedal is a boss ME-20, the amp is very very old, made by Intermusic (anyone heard of them?). In the future, I'd like a 1x12" combo, with a 1x12" extension cab, preferably Marshall for both.

So, what do you guys play?

Edit: I use a 3.00 mm pick, because using a thin one means you never learn things exactly right.

TechnoBeaver 9th April 2010 03:22 AM

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Here is my DIY Oversized 2x12 cabinet. 3/4" fur, all dado construction, polyeurathane glue, closed bottom, open top, finished in box-liner spray. Testing with a little Altec Lansing subwoofer for a speaker. The holes are recessed for Celestions.

And here is my Gibson BFG Les Paul. I facking love this guitar, love at first site, feels tight, love the "chisel marks", nice sound, loud even unplugged and because it's a barely finished guitar it appeals to the ADD carpenter in me! :)

TechnoBeaver 9th April 2010 04:17 AM

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Sorry heres the Les Paul. I guess you have to click on it, not sure why. It's really small too, I just copied it from my facebook page, guess I didn't need to resize it any more.
Oh well, beats using PhotoBucket. :)

bob91343 9th April 2010 04:33 AM

What's with all the guitars? Doesn't anyone play anything else any more?

I own 23 instruments and only one is a guitar. Six saxes, several clarinets, a grand piano, a double bass, set of drums, trombone, two cornets, trumpet, bass clarinet, chromatic harmonica, flute, more....

Jarno 9th April 2010 09:24 AM

Here's my home made tube bass preamp, on top of a home made 1x15 and a 2x10:

And inside a rack on top of the same 2x10 but also a 2x6,5" (using autosound kickbass speakers):

Two Vigier basses:

And a Stanley Clarke-ish 5 string I'm building (will take ages to complete).

I've also built a Ashbory bass in the shape of a Rickenbacker bass, assembled a Precision bass, and am building another bass (6string headless fretless semiacoustic).
Here's the Ashbory:

Oh yeah, and some stompboxes, fuzzes, big muffs, an Ampeg Scrambler, busy doing a Seek Wah workalike, a Phase 100, a tremolo. Lots of stuff!

chris661 11th April 2010 09:51 AM

TechnoBeaver - that's a nice looking cab, and I really wish I had an amp like that one. How does the little sub sound? The photo of the guitar isn't showing too well - perhaps you have a better one? Still, from what I can make out, it looks pretty good.

Bob - perhaps you'd like to show us some of those instruments - I know I'd be interested to see some, as I expect you'll have some I've never heard of.

Jarno - you have some very nice basses there, and I'm particularly jealous of those speakers. Like the amp - clean and simple.

I'm sure there's more of us on here with an instrument - come on, guys - get 'em posted.

Jarno 11th April 2010 10:01 AM


I would recommend everybody to build their own cabinets, there's really not that math involved, especially for guitar cabinets. Also, the amount of woodworking skills needed is pretty low. Carpeting is also pretty easy.

From a financial standpoint, low driver counts are more interesting, because commercial firms get discounts on drivers we do not. A commercial 1x12 cabinet is much more expensive than a home made one. But if you want to make an 8x10 the difference between commercial and DIY is much smaller.

The cable in the second picture is nice as well, I used to work at a firm designing MRI scanners, and I got a piece of that cable from the bin and soldered neutrik jacks to it, it's a pretty expensive silver conductor RF cable. It sounds great, but unfortunately, it's stiff as a board, minimum bend radius is something like 30 centimeters.

Minion 11th April 2010 04:57 PM

Here"s a Crappy Picture of my 100w DIY Guitar head ....

bob91343 11th April 2010 06:43 PM

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Here is me with my silly electronic piano and a home made amplifier for it. More pics to follow. My singer, Gigi is there too, prettier than I am for sure.

chris661 12th April 2010 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Minion (
Here"s a Crappy Picture of my 100w DIY Guitar head ....

Wow! I want one of those!

Bob - that amplifier looks nice and professional. Is it a single wide range driver, or do I see a compression driver in there somewhere?


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