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Post by corsair on Tue May 08, 2012 3:45 am

.... My UK babies have come home to Australia, finally!! After a 14 hour round trip - long story involving wharfies - my guitars have made it to Hervey Bay...



.... John happy!

And of course my guitar fixing tools from Jersey have also appeared! Much happiness in my house as the kids toys and Lucys stuff has also arrived....

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Post by Westbone on Tue May 08, 2012 4:27 am

Like christmas all over again... Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by bowenjaybee on Tue May 08, 2012 4:30 am

Yeah it will be fun for you putting all them back together.

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Post by Iceman on Tue May 08, 2012 6:12 am

Good for you, John! And the rest of the lot is arriving soon from NZ?

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Post by Westbone on Tue May 08, 2012 1:59 pm

Was wondering what the 5th. neck was for, Urchin?

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Post by anaerobe on Tue May 08, 2012 2:13 pm

Getting dizzy just trying to keep up with your changes of address!!
Good to see that some things don't change.
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Post by Barry on Tue May 08, 2012 3:40 pm

Good stuff.
And assembling all that stuff should keep you off the streets, which can only be a good thing for the local women and children. clown

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Post by corsair on Tue May 08, 2012 3:51 pm

Yep.... Urchin! I bought the body across in my suitcase and the rest followed by sea. It's nice to have 'em around me again I can tell you....

Later in the year, we'll sort out the stuff in NZ, I think!

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Post by hobster on Tue May 08, 2012 11:17 pm

Good for you John, enjoy Very Happy . Have fun with em.

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Post by The Chad on Wed May 09, 2012 9:19 am

I'm digging the crab on the chair. Nice touch! Laughing

Like a kid in a candy store I bet you are!

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Post by Guest on Wed May 09, 2012 1:33 pm

looks like it is time for a bulk string order!

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Post by corsair on Wed May 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Oh, that I could bulk order sets! My preference these days is Ernie Ball 0.050, 0.034, 0.024W, 0.018W, 0.013 and 0.010, which of course the local shop doesn't do!

I've found an eBay seller who does bulk EB singles, but he's in England.... Rolling Eyes

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Post by Iceman on Wed May 09, 2012 8:41 pm

Ever given these a whirl, John?...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dean-Markley-2504-LTHB-NickelSteel-Electric-Guitar-Strings-/300624790998?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item45fea245d6

The vintage style (red pack) have been my wife's go to set for nearly (mumble mumble) years now...

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Post by corsair on Wed May 09, 2012 11:37 pm

Nope, no wound G in there, Steve!! Very Happy

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Post by Iceman on Fri May 11, 2012 9:20 pm

corsair wrote:Nope, no wound G in there, Steve!! Very Happy


...wants to have his cake and eat it too, eh?... Rolling Eyes

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Post by Guest on Fri May 11, 2012 9:26 pm

Ugh I bought an electric recently and it came with acoustic strings with a wound G on it. Honestly it sounded good, but no way could I play like that all the time

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Post by corsair on Fri May 11, 2012 9:57 pm

Thanks chaps; the crab is liking the comments....

I know, I know... I just like the sound that a wound 3rd gives; makes me old and crusty, I know! Having bought a slightly heavier set for at leas one guitar - the SP1012 - I can also tell y'all at this stage my fingertips hurt like buggery.... Laughing

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Post by corsair on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:32 pm

... and here they are, all strung up with some expensive strings!! I'll tell you, they all have different wee quirks and riffles when played, but the Spectrums really are a cut above; very, very good guitars!!

The Vantage has to be the lightest guitar I've ever played; it makes the Specs feel quite leaden on the shoulder, eh!! I've hot wired the volume knob; it's just wide open now Twisted Evil



We've decided just to have everything packed up and sent over from NZ; should be here middle of next month...

Mmmmmmmm... travelling cases chocka with gear, guitars, keyboards, PA.... chainsaw...

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Post by The Chad on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:35 am

It'll feel like Christmas when they arrive John, you'll be playing all day! The family won't know what to do without you

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Post by Barry on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:43 am

Spectrums rule baby!
One of the best all round workhorse guitars ever made methinks.
And a smiling nod in the direction of its cousin, the Vantage Avenger too. Hello Wave

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Post by light01 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:49 pm

WOW those are beautiful babies John! Very Happy
Wish to have that collection someday

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