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3 minutes ago, Balor said:

It looks pretty simple too, which is nice - no annoying Floyd Rose or unnecessary features.  I learned the hard way that getting a guitar with unneeded, flashy details is not the best option.  While I don't know much (anything really) about guitar tech, I take your word for it that the specs are great.

If its for metal, then I would tend to prefer the black finish (though natural wood is nice too!).

Agreed, I always prefer simple - to the point where I've even taken all the electronics out of my main players and wired the pickups straight to the jack. I learned to play on a fixed bridge, and I have habitual approaches to certain techniques (palm muting and tremolo picking for instance) that really don't translate well to a Floyd Rose. A good Floyd set up well on a good guitar can be really fun, but I'm much more at home writing and performing on a Tune-O-Matic.

These pickups are a little bit "fancy" for my taste but the range of sounds actually seems useful, and I have zero noise coming through my amp for the first time in years. Everything so far seems like an upgrade.

11 minutes ago, Sabazios said:

She is beautiful father alabaster, I can't wait to get my guitar back from the guitar shop, would you believe it, I put it in for a service, as it needed a lot of work, a week before UK lockdown, I could've cried like a baby when I learned that it'd be months until I got it back, mind you it was unusable anyway.  The guy at the shop was confident they could get it "good as new" though... 

Ouch, that sucks! I would go nuts if I couldn't play. I've had my main guitar stuck elsewhere for a while before and it's a shitty feeling, I missed it constantly. Any idea when you'll be able to get your hands on it?

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It'll be another month I think, its not all bad I still have my dean baby ml, but it is an awful guitar, really weak sounding, I've managed to compose an entire album with it, but I used it's papery thin sound to the advantage of the project (old skool bm sort of sound).  But yeah I'm really looking forward to having a proper guitar again, it actually isn't even that great a guitar to be fair, a warlock bronze series, but with a hi gain kent Armstrong pick up upgrade... and the body just sounds girthier you know?

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12 minutes ago, Sabazios said:

It'll be another month I think, its not all bad I still have my dean baby ml, but it is an awful guitar, really weak sounding, I've managed to compose an entire album with it, but I used it's papery thin sound to the advantage of the project (old skool bm sort of sound).  But yeah I'm really looking forward to having a proper guitar again, it actually isn't even that great a guitar to be fair, a warlock bronze series, but with a hi gain kent Armstrong pick up upgrade... and the body just sounds girthier you know?

Hey, if it works, it works. A lot of lower mid-level instruments can sound great and be everything you need with the right setup. Good luck with it.

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Went into the city today, bought (finally) Rotting Christ - 'Thy Mighty Contract' on a whim, then left it in the kebab shop near my house. I came back a few hours later to find it exactly where I'd left it. The good people of my neighbourhood opting against a free Rotting Christ CD. Crazy, hey. 

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I have been buying some patches... for my first ever proper battle vest/jacket. I did attempt one in about 1991, but as I recall it sucked. This one, however... will probably also suck 😄 Figured it would be a fun little nerdy project nonetheless, and I do enjoy those. So far I have/have ordered Slayer (x3), Sepultura, Megadeth, Death, Autopsy, Obituary, Carcass, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Bolt Thrower, Vader, Blood Incantation, Necrot, Krypts, Cruciamentum, Baphomet, Soulskinner, Eternal Darkness, Worm and 1914 patches ...plus Evoken, Krypts, Kreator (x2) and Metallica (x2) pin badges. Hopefully have enough 'stuff' to do the whole thing now, but we shall see 😁

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So, my wife (for some mysterious reason) wants to throw out my old metal shirts that happen to have a lot of (really big) holes in them. I naturally disagreed with this. The compromise is that she has agreed to periodically buy me replacement shirts, and when she places the order I have to throw away the old one. That part was hard. 

I decided to start with the first metal shirt I ever bought: Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse. I purchased the original shirt back in 1998 or so. The new one arrived today and it's beautiful. Classic artwork from a classic album, large and unfaded in all its intricate glory. I notice that the guys in the lower left corner (trolls? soldiers? orcs?) are tinted a little different than the original and really stand out. I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase.

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13 minutes ago, Parker said:

So, my wife (for some mysterious reason) wants to throw out my old metal shirts that happen to have a lot of (really big) holes in them. I naturally disagreed with this. The compromise is that she has agreed to periodically buy me replacement shirts, and when she places the order I have to throw away the old one. That part was hard. 

I decided to start with the first metal shirt I ever bought: Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse. I purchased the original shirt back in 1998 or so. The new one arrived today and it's beautiful. Classic artwork from a classic album, large and unfaded in all its intricate glory. I notice that the guys in the lower left corner (trolls? soldiers? orcs?) are tinted a little different than the original and really stand out. I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase.

If the old artwork is still intact and they have that much sentimental value, could you cut out the art and sew or mount it to something so you could hang it up? I'm still hoping to do that with a couple of mine that are past wearing.

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9 hours ago, Parker said:

So, my wife (for some mysterious reason) wants to throw out my old metal shirts that happen to have a lot of (really big) holes in them. I naturally disagreed with this. The compromise is that she has agreed to periodically buy me replacement shirts, and when she places the order I have to throw away the old one. That part was hard. 

I decided to start with the first metal shirt I ever bought: Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse. I purchased the original shirt back in 1998 or so. The new one arrived today and it's beautiful. Classic artwork from a classic album, large and unfaded in all its intricate glory. I notice that the guys in the lower left corner (trolls? soldiers? orcs?) are tinted a little different than the original and really stand out. I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase.

I have this tee also with the "tinted" warriors.  Very happy with it.

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12 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

If the old artwork is still intact and they have that much sentimental value, could you cut out the art and sew or mount it to something so you could hang it up? I'm still hoping to do that with a couple of mine that are past wearing.

I considered this, but, in truth, the holes are so large and plentiful, and the artwork so faded, that it just isn't practical.

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13 hours ago, Parker said:

So, my wife (for some mysterious reason) wants to throw out my old metal shirts that happen to have a lot of (really big) holes in them. I naturally disagreed with this. The compromise is that she has agreed to periodically buy me replacement shirts, and when she places the order I have to throw away the old one. That part was hard. 

I decided to start with the first metal shirt I ever bought: Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse. I purchased the original shirt back in 1998 or so. The new one arrived today and it's beautiful. Classic artwork from a classic album, large and unfaded in all its intricate glory. I notice that the guys in the lower left corner (trolls? soldiers? orcs?) are tinted a little different than the original and really stand out. I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase.

Seems like a good trade as long as they fit ok.you could keep a few for that distressed look. Re new t shirts  I left my wife to buy me a wintersun t shirt but its so tight so I can't wear it.  My wife's convinced it's ok but I wear things too baggy. Some people 🤬 so I buy my own t shirts now. At least you did not have that problem. I love that album too not so keen on all the chapel burnings but the music is spot on. The album picture is great too

My latest purchase was the Jones town dyatlov t shirt bundle. I got a really interesting t shirt with one interesting pattern on it probably from one of those eastern religions  with thick good quality print on a solid t shirt. Will last a few years plus it fits great because I ordered it and not the wife😁 also I got the cd which will be useful in the car especially as a tactic to duck driving when I'm tired. It's 100% the drivers choice to pick the music  in my household😂

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A few of the latest arrivals: 

Mercyful Fate - 'Don't Break the Oath'

Got the 2020 Metal Blade vinyl replica release. It's a beautiful package. 

Satanic Warmaster - 'Opferblut'

Been meaning to pick this up for ages, so finally pulled the trigger. Atmospheric, unpretentious, yet emotional and moving. 

Emyn Muil - 'Elenion Ancalima'

A flat out rip-off of Summoning, but enjoyable nonetheless. It's Summoning basically. 

Panopticon - 'Roads to the North'

Everyone has been raving about this band, so I bought this without having heard them. What a cool album. Kind of hipster black metal mixed with bluegrass Kentucky music. Amazing one man band musicianship. I feel very inferior listening to this. 

Gehenna - 'First Spell'

This is the 2014 re-release with no fewer than 10 bonus tracks in the form of demos etc. I just need this for the collection more than any great urge to listen to Gehenna's keyboard heavy black metal. 

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