I’ve decided to build a guitar and to do it on the cheap, but hopefully come up with something still playable. I thought it would be more fun to buy things separately rather than get a kit because I already had a neck. This recording is the 4th or 5th take… and even this was almost had to be abandoned due to a passing aeroplane. So yeah, essentially I’m building a partscaster or partocaster!
At the end of talking about the Behringer iAxe 393 previously I realised that I’d recorded the entire thing on my Focusrite 2i2 and not using the USB built into the guitar… which is the main feature of the guitar.
Ho ho. So this is a quick run through of some sounds, using the Guitar Rig 5 software to both amplify and record. Thanks for stopping by!
So I got this guitar, almost by accident by putting a speculative bid down… it turns out I won. I do like this guitar but it’s not without faults, as we’ll see.
I decided that as I’m still trying to learn I’d do a few intros from Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden, which are:
22 Acacia Avenue
The Number of the Beast
Run to the Hills
Hallowed be thy Name
I don’t claim them to be accurate renditions. Just something to get me playing. The influence being that the Iron Maiden guitarists (all EIGHT THOUSAND of them) all use S shaped guitars (although none entirely with single coils) Also, I forgot to even try the USB part of the guitar. Which for a USB guitar is a bit of an oversight 🙂
After leaving my Yamaha 120SD with just one pickup, I decided it was time to expand the offering of what the single bridge pickup could offer. I had to remove the neck pickup and fill the cavity with a wooden block because there was a split in the body causing the neck to bend.
I’m making this post for my own benefit as much as for anyone else. I get confused over which is which in the model line up. Some brands try to make it easier – one day I WILL decode the Pacifica numbering – but with names it’s less easy. Especially when they are so close in price that a variance between shops can put a lesser model at the same price as a higher one.