ralley wrote:Wow, Bad Companies "Feel Like Making Love" just came on radio 2000 - that's a riff and a half.
Isn't it just?
at the moment I'm battling to get the paintwork finished - every time I get close I make a stuff up and have to partially strip them and start again.
I know that one - as you get close to finishing, you start rushing and make mistakes. I'm busy finishing two guitar bodies and two necks at the moment and I have to hold back and take it easy for the same reason.
Never got myself any crimson, something I must check out.
That's King Crimson, BTW. Check out Thrak
I'm also going to track down "Heads, hands and feet" with Albert Lee, pretty unknown but gets rave reviews. I met him in Perth about 15 years ago when he came out with "Biffs Baby Allstars", a pickup band he was in with Sterling Ball and Steve Morse (before he joined Deep Purple). Both he a Steve were absolutely incredible players and fantastic guys to talk to.
That must have been some band! Both Albert Lee and Steve Morse are amazing players - they could teach many of the modern shredders a thing or two about tasteful use of shredding. I've been following Steve since the Dregs and met him when he was here with Purple. An amazing guy to talk to - very shy and humble.
Parts cost would probably be about R50 with another R150 or so for a case etc.
Yeah, the circuit is the least of it, case, knobs, decent pots - it all starts adding up quickly. The little touches like painting and screenprinting also add quite a bit. Then you add on your markup, a retail markup and VAT, and you're well over a thousand.
Mind you even parts are expensive here - J201 transistors here are R14 each, in the states they are $0.40!
Ouch! I didn't know it was that bad. Well, nothing to stop you ordering from the US - especially if you go bulk.