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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject: NGD: Fender Tim Armstron Hellcat Reply with quote



took me 3 years to get around to buying one.. but damn son, is she ever a beautiful sounding guitar..
hell even the fishman pizzio pickup sounds nice.. though it'll be getting replace by a LR Baggs M1 and iMix system in a month or two.. (especially after I got to play Jon Snodgrass' Guild with a baggs and Joey Cape's Martin with a baggs.. )

But i digress..

Super stoked on it..
I've tried a quite a few of them..

I actually had the shop bring me out every Hellcat they had in stock to try them all, to find a neck that I really got along with and my hands don't cramp up on while playing. The differences between all the ones I tried were very minimal, some had sharp frets (I advised the shop, they will be fixing those ones or having Fender swap them before they sell them onto people) others just had a thicker C neck.. I found the one with the thinnest neck and lowest "stock" action. had them toss in a couple packs of strings for me, as I refuse to have a shop do a setup, i prefer to get to know the guitar myself.. (they usually offer free lifetime setups.. I thanked them but said a couple packs of strings would be far more handy for me..)

So yeah..
I'm pretty happy..
Its gonna be my main player, as I passed the 79 Fender I had onto another person in need, much like how it had come into my life.

Still have the 12-String From AL_ its a great guitar as well, I use it as my backup, just took off the secondary EAD strings.. but kept them on the GBe strings.. so its a 9-strign guitar. (sounds just lovely.. though I haven't recorded anything with it yet)

I've a gig next thursday that i'm gonna try and get a sound board recording of, and with any luck I'll see Finboy on the 21st in Calgary so he'll be able to attest to how wonderful this thing is.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

overstock.com has a big ass fucking canvas print of it for 50 bucks

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Fender-Hellcat-Acoustic-on-Hardwood-Canvas-Art/7992256/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&ef_id=ULb5SQAAB6qIjynq:20130713012831:s
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive never seen the 12 string version in person but it looks nice


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice.

Though i'll take the guitar over a photo of it Wink

and yet it came with the Strap.. not a bad strap.. but i'll stick with my $5 Levy's nylon straps.. they never break i just lose them all the time.

I opted for the cheaper model, that didn't have a soundhole pickup, as the fishman soundhole pup sounded really shitty..
I even brought in my own head to test it with .. they were actually really surprised when i walked in with my bassman head.. and my sovtek.
had to test it through both as i swap between them or a DI depending upon the venue, and other bands on the bill, or the setlist i've written out..

But they were happy to let me try them all..

Since I already have a few acoustic Cases I decided against picking one up (The more expensive one includes a case)
so they put it in a Fender Box for me, for some reason I never understood....
But hey, now I have a box to Ship Robert(OG) the jazzmaster, and cooterfinger the jag-stang to route.. so it actually all worked out quite well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool guitar
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking guitar... but who's Tim Armstrong?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Nice looking guitar... but who's Tim Armstrong?


he's this guy from Oakland/SF area that thinks he's brittish, fronts some small band no ones ever really listened to, i think they call themselves rancid.. i dunno, the guitar is fucking rad.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a sweet guitar jim
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim_Nowhere wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
Nice looking guitar... but who's Tim Armstrong?


he's this guy from Oakland/SF area that thinks he's brittish, fronts some small band no ones ever really listened to, i think they call themselves rancid.. i dunno, the guitar is fucking rad.


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Ah... I am aware of Rancid. Is he the guy with the upside-down gretsch
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Jim_Nowhere wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
Nice looking guitar... but who's Tim Armstrong?


he's this guy from Oakland/SF area that thinks he's brittish, fronts some small band no ones ever really listened to, i think they call themselves rancid.. i dunno, the guitar is fucking rad.


/sarcasim


Ah... I am aware of Rancid. Is he the guy with the upside-down gretsch


yup, probably why Fender actually made left handed models of all three versions of this guitar.
though they charge an extra 26% (approx) for them.. just to put the pick guard on the reverse side.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorez wrote:
Looks a sweet guitar jim


thanks man!

i've hardly put it down today.. had to wrap my pointer and middle finger w/ hockey tape to keep playing..

outside of recording I don't remember the last time I've played a guitar for 7+ hour in a row..
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