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Ray Offline




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Posted: Dec. 21 2007, 05:35

Quote (manintherain @ Dec. 20 2007, 16:50)
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Ray, will you share the photo that was in one of the pockets of the guitar case?

;)

Yes - sure.   It is a bit wishwashy as it looks like it is a print from an early inkjet rather than a photo.  I'll scan it and post a copy if I can work out how to do it - may be just sent it and some pictures of the guitar to Incanta so She can help me like last time!!

Ray


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Posted: Dec. 29 2007, 10:22

Mike has sold his Fender 60th Anniversary Strat Deluxe used for the Night of the Proms in Germany and Spain.

I think Mike does not want to play electric guitars anymore!

Very very strange. This guitar was new!

:/

Thanks to manintherain


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Posted: Dec. 29 2007, 11:17

did anyone buy the old stuff then?
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Posted: Dec. 30 2007, 09:20

You can find pics of all of the guitars that were on offer at Chandler Guitars on the instrument list.

Enjoy!

:)
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Posted: Dec. 30 2007, 16:29

wow, that's alot of kit he's got rid of. Are we all sure he still has loads of guitars or has he given up?
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Posted: Jan. 10 2008, 10:05

I have found this today:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Roland-....iewItem

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Posted: Jan. 16 2008, 15:30

The Mandolin is sold! It is not on Chandler website anymore

:O


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Posted: Jan. 18 2008, 14:18

Hi.Like i said in my question about what guitar is Mr O using....he's selling all his gear.Is this the end of Mike the electric guitarist?I hope not but he's selling all his electric guitars so i'm getting worried. :/

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Posted: Jan. 18 2008, 17:24

There are not that much left - as long as he hasn´t bought any new ones.

But the most recently acquired (Fender 60th anniversary
Stratocaster and Squier Telecaster) have been sold as well.

:O
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Posted: Jan. 18 2008, 19:07

He stil has a PRS!  Yellow one, does he not.  And he has a coupld of horses so he could play them!!!!
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Posted: Jan. 18 2008, 19:08

Quote (manintherain @ Jan. 18 2008, 22:24)
There are not that much left - as long as he hasn´t bought any new ones.

But the most recently acquired (Fender 60th anniversary
Stratocaster and Squier Telecaster) have been sold as well.

:O

I woundn't rate them as guitars he would be extatic about!!!

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Posted: Jan. 21 2008, 02:57

As long as he still has a PRS or 2!Not too sure about the idea of 'playing a horse'.Bring back Viv..."Plus.....Tubular Horse"!!! :)

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Posted: Jan. 22 2008, 09:54

Quote (Ray @ Jan. 19 2008, 01:08)
Quote (manintherain @ Jan. 18 2008, 22:24)
There are not that much left - as long as he hasn´t bought any new ones.

But the most recently acquired (Fender 60th anniversary
Stratocaster and Squier Telecaster) have been sold as well.

:O

I woundn't rate them as guitars he would be extatic about!!!

You´re probably right, Ray.

But he replaced the fiesta red strat with the anniversary strat after the first rehearsal for the Night of the Proms in 2006.

And he bought himself a new Squier Telecaster to replace the original "Tubular Bells guitar".

So, I´m trying hard to understand the reason why.

Uups, I´m sorry Mike. No "why" questions!

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Posted: Jan. 22 2008, 11:19

Apparently (according to the man himself)the original Bolan Tele didn't play in tune anymore.Surely he could simply change the saddles.The intonation is fixable on all but the most knackered of guitars.
  As for the Squire it was deemed 'adequate' but i would have thought a Fender would be the obviuos choice to replace it.But as you say we musn't use the W word.


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Posted: Jan. 22 2008, 17:32

I suppose it depends on exactly what he meant when he said it wouldn't play in tune...sometimes he's a bit vague about technical matters these days. Still, you're right - it's nothing that can't be fixed, whatever the problem is.

There are some quite clever compensated saddles made to fit the 3 saddle Telecaster bridges, actually. I'm in the process of building a tele clone at the moment which I've got a Wilkinson compensated bridge for - seems nicely made, it'll be interesting to find out how it sounds.

That said, the guitar is a fair age now. Sure, that should make it desirable, but I like to make a distinction between vintage and knackered! I remember Tom Newman commenting in The Making of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells about how he thought that Telecaster was a horrid guitar at the time Mike made Tubular Bells, and it might not have improved with age. That said, though, he did have a guitar tech bring it back to playable condition for him to record Tubular Bells 2003 with it, so it can't be in all that bad a state.

I think the biggest issue with guitars like the Squiers is the quality control. There are people who build great sounding Fender-style guitars out of wood picked straight off lumber piles, so I don't doubt that some very decent wood gets made into some of the guitars that leaves the factories making Squier guitars - there just isn't necessarily anyone there keeping a particularly careful eye on what bits get used. It could be that out of ten, two are dreadful, seven are ok and one is great (or it could not be...I'm guessing here).
I believe that the hardware on them has improved in recent years, as have the electronics - it would certainly be a welcome change! Assuming that's the case, there's every chance that the Telecaster which Mike bought was a very decent guitar. There's even a possibility it was something a bit better than that, that it was one of the very few guitars leaving the factory which for some reason is far better than all the rest...
It could of course also be that it was rubbish and that Mike simply hasn't got a clue about what makes a good guitar any more, but I'd like to hope that's not the case ;). I assume that he tried it and liked it...or maybe he was just feeling lucky (it could be argued that if he really liked it, he'd not have sold it...but then he sold the red/pink Strat too, and I'd suggest that he probably didn't do that because it was rubbish).
Considering that he's a millionaire and that the guitar probably cost about £200...well hey, why not buy it? Buy three just for good luck!

Now, I'm not trying to argue that Squiers are the best guitars in the world or anything like that, just that there might be more to this than meets the eye and that Mike may have tried a lot of guitars and liked the Squier the most. Why he's choosing to sell so many guitars, including the most recently acquired ones, is more of a mystery...
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Posted: Jan. 23 2008, 07:44

Curiouser and curiouser.The only person who knows will be Mike i guess.You are right though,as the tele is,I believe a '67 making it 40 years old.The comments i remember Mr Newman saying was that the pick-ups were 'farty'.
I always thought Squires were ok for beginners but for pro musicians......?
 Good luch will the tele clone.Trev Wilkinson makes some really good and well thought out hardware.He has a reputation for this kind of stuff that's well deserved in my opinion.Better than bending the screws which as you know was the old method of compensating tele saddles  :)


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Posted: Jan. 23 2008, 10:06

Looks like Chandler has sold out Mikes guitars once again for the Ramirez short scale (couch guitar) has been removed from their website.

Any lucky one round here?

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Posted: Jan. 23 2008, 10:09

It is not beside the Gibson SG !

;)


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Posted: Jan. 23 2008, 10:14

Sorry are you saying you have one of the SGs?

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Posted: Jan. 23 2008, 10:15

Look at my avatar....

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