Monday, July 22, 2019

Ugly ducklings

Quite a buzz in the Fender camp this Summer NAMM but here's something from its subsidiary Squier sector; the Starcaster. That's right folks, this model had been revived in the Squier range after leaving Fender's Modern Player series as once mentioned here: CLICK This is the most affordable take coming from the Affinity ramge.

Next in  line, in terms of price-to-feature considerations, the Classic Vibe version. 

Last but not least, the Contemporary Active version, still a semi but without the F-holes. With reference to the active pickups on board, this might be a swing at the high gainers among us but with that outline & a very psychedelic overall vibe, it's unclear which segment of the metal heads would embrace this.

I still can't get along with the Starcaster headstock outline, maybe it's just me. It took me a long time to come to terms with Fender's fat, 70s-style headstock & that was after telling myself it looks awesome when the instrument is in playing position. Tilt it upright & it screams spastic. We shouldn't dismiss these instruments for the looks, playability & tone count more than anything else when it comes to delivery. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Selling: JHS Prestige boost

This one to go as well 😎

  • JHS Prestige clean boost
  • Box included as seen above
  • Self-collect: CCK mrt station
  • No reservations/ no trades
  • Queries/ confirmation:
  • Price: $99 (FINAL)

Flattening Sunday

So I had this stashed away in a bag pocket somewhere. It had been there since late 2018. It's past mid-way 2019 & the DRs are still good to go. Some manufacturers make it a point for their products to last while others ride on their reputation & gave the durability factor a sub-standard treatment. 

Flatwounds aren't bright & crunchy, they are mellow-sounding, lots of warmth & the winning reference for jazz dweebs. I'm not a jazzer by any means but I enjoy that fast, slippery feeling on some days. They also make tapping a more enjoyable experience as all strings across the neck feel the same; no grooves under your finger tips for scratchy noises to happen. They last longer too, a definite plus for many of us.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Selling: EHX Bass Soul Food

Cutting down on EHX, beginning with this one. Under-used, power adapter is still sealed in plastic.

  • Bass Soul Food (box & adapter included)
  • Used less than 10 times
  • Velcro-free
  • No reservations/ trades
  • Strictly collect at CCK mrt station
  • Queries/ confirmation:
  • Price: $99 (FINAL price, non-nego)

I'm being too nice

This just happened; I have the above guitar selling as-is, listed in the after-market, going for a sub-$100 deal. An interested party responded asking if I still have the parts not included here (pickups/ pickguard/ pots/ etc.). The item was clearly listed as-is, so my answer to this query was the negative. However, I do have loose ones not from this guitar which might fit. OK, I was asked to fit these parts into the guitar- fine, no big deal. Finally, can I please sell this off for a lower price.

So now, you can imagine how pissed I am. But I still chose to be nice. 

G & H