Friday, February 01, 2008

Show Us Your Fender!




A little while ago Fender put out the call to show your Fender.

I'm not sure what took me so long but tonight I got the mojo going and the Tele is out!











Late Night.... 1am and just got back from the NOB in St. Norbert.... some friends onstage tonight doin' a gig with a band called "Last Call" .... two kickass sets ... well done guys!

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Blogger OMMAG said...

Late Night.... 1am and just got back from the NOB in St. Norbert.... some friends onstage tonight doin' a gig with a band called "Last Call" .... two kickass sets ... well done guys!

2/02/2008 1:11 a.m.  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

woohoo takin my Ovation now too! Heh

2/02/2008 6:18 p.m.  
Anonymous WL Mackenzie Redux said...

Nice stick dude!

Izzat a lookin' axe or a choppin' axe?

;-)

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2/03/2008 10:12 a.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

My Tele gets played....nearly have the frets worn down to the wood in a few places....
The axe is set up for tone and sustain but I added the Seymour Duncan Hot Rythm for thump and punch. It also balances out the classic Humbucker in either high gain or clean amp settings.
Of course the Tele Bridge pickup is all classic twang and rings like a bell if you turn up the amp.

What good is a tool that sits in a box?

2/03/2008 1:36 p.m.  
Anonymous WL Mackenzie Redux said...

Soooo where's the whammy bar so you can play surf tunes?

;-) But I Keed you!

I had a Strat when Jimmie Page was still under 30 but traded it on some acoustics when the Bluegrass thing hit me. Bill Monro is a kind of a God around my place.

I can relate to wearing frets down though (and even putting holes in the fret board from bending notes and hammering on) Put an ovation and a Yamaha in the grave that way until I got smart and bought my Martins( D9 and D28).

Want to get an arch top again and get back into jump blues, rockabilly and jazz...Gibsons are whacky price-wize so I'm looking at the Epiphones and a amp with warm 50s times like a fender champ or frontman or a valve combo.

http://tinyurl.com/22w2mf

Any input would be appreciated.

2/03/2008 5:19 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Archtops are highly individual in my experience.
Price and reputation don't guarantee the sound quality.

Personally form the ones I've heard and played I like the Maple tops and that usually means more $$

Spruce tops tend to be more mellow if that's what you like but they also lose their shape earlier in their life.
In any case you've got to play them until you finde the one that sounds right.

As for amps ... there's a tendency to think that only the classic models produce that tone you want.

I like Peavey tube amps and they make a nice delta Blues unit that would go well with an archtop.

2/03/2008 5:58 p.m.  
Anonymous WL Mackenzie Redux said...

I;ve played about 19 differnt archtops in the small sound booth at the music store....the Shereton elite seems tio have a the best tone but also a feast handling neck...O won't make up ,y mind until I have a chance to play theis new Epophone Casino retro they are making to commemorate John Lennon ( he used one on the Revilution sound track)

Funny you should mention the Peavy's because I was kinda partial to their combo valve with the reverb.

2/04/2008 7:57 a.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Redux..... you might be interested in the Ibanez AS-103 .... worth a try if there's a shop with one in stock.

2/04/2008 8:43 a.m.  

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