Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Biscuit Tin Guitars - Guitar Lessons South Shields

I just got these two buscuit tin guitars yesterday on eBay. The M&S one was only £2 and £12 for the cadbury one.
Both are fitted with pickups and plug into an amp.
Made videos of them played unplugged.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

How To Buy And Sell Guitars On eBay - South Shields Guitar Lessons

Too many people think they can sell a guitar on eBay simply by sticking a picture with make and model in their ad.

Take Good Pictures heres some examples :

Original picture from the listing to the left the one I took below.  Which one would you buy?
Only used my camera phone nothing fancy. Plus taking the picture of it with a nice background give the impression of it being stored somewhere nice.

Another example of a Hondo Flying V I picked up on eBay for £27 and sold for £100

This is the original picture from listing

removed stickers and used a bit polish took a good picture

It only took me 15 minutes to clean it upand I made a £73 profit.

Use to upload your pictures and use the html edit on ebay to ad your pictures for free.

You need to describe your item properly.

Its amazing the amount of people who say 'if you are looking at this then you know what it is.'  Theres a reason why advertisers spend millions on ads. Their ads are inventive and memorable.  Fairy liquid dont rest on the fact you already know what it is.

Recently I bought an Effects unit with built in Wah Wah, Pitch Shifter, Auto Pan, Chorus, Tap Delay, Flanger, Distortion, Overdrive, Phaser, Looper and Whammy Effects. None of which were mentioned in the description. Only if you knew what it was would you buy it.

Needless to say I was the only bidder on that auction.

Give as much info as you can! If you are selling effects and you havnt got the original user manual look for a downloadable PDF and post a link to it on you listing.

Always Describe In Full Any Knocks or Dings

If you fail to mention faults it will only come back on you

Use Youtube

When you are buying a guitar you want to know if it works and plays well. Make a video of the guitar being played. Upload it to Youtube and use the html in your listing to ad it.

Be Prepared To Post

Guitars that are advertised as local pickup only get limited interest. If you are looking to buy then look for listings from your immediate area. Being prepared to post gives you a huge audience for your listing.

Personally I got a proper guitar box used it as a template and made my own boxes. People are more likley to buy knowing the guitar is packaged properly.

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DigiTech RP 10 Effects Processor or Sale In South Shields

User Manual - Click

£80- email

Reverbs (including halls, rooms, springs and gated varieties).
Chorus (dual, quad and octal types).
Rotary Speaker Simulator.
Auto Panner.
Pitch Shifter (including harmony generation).
Delay (mono, stereo, and analogue modes plus a Tap function. Maximum delay time is 10 seconds, but this varies depending upon how much processing power is allocated to the delay effect).
Sampler (both mono and stereo sampling -- useful for setting up short loops).
Equaliser (mono or stereo, graphic or parametric).
Whammy Effects (excellent for huge pitch drops but without the tuning problems!).
Auto Wah.

Info on how to update DigiTech RP 10 - Click

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Friday, 11 November 2011

Avon Rose Morris Les Paul Guitar Project - South Shields Guitar

This is my newly acquired Avon Rose Morris guitar project. Made in Japan in the 70s.
It came fitted with Epiphone Dot pickups.
Im thinking of going for the road worn look as its a bit bashed anyway.

Going for the relic look

Still a lot of sanding to do but its getting there.

finished at last

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Restoring Hondo Strat Guitar Project - South Shields Guitar Lessons

Got this Hondo Strat today on eBay for £48.
 I need to sort out a few chips to the body work. Otherwise a real nice paint job.
If anyone has any info on this guitar as to age and what it look like originally Id appreciate it.

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Just got this today. Pear scratch plate loaded with EMG 85 pickup (£38on eBay)which I'll add on.

Filling the chips with acrylic paint and clear nail varnish

Not perfect yet but youd never guess it was chipped down to the wood

Need to fit the pearl scatch plate and EMG 85 Pickup. Things are taking shape.

Total cost so far £86. 

I wired the EMG 85 up today followed the diagram and was pretty easy.

Missed the postman today he had the black Floyd Rose Id ordered Gggggrrrrrr!!!!!
Will pick it up from the post office tomorrow.

Almost finished!!!! A few tweaks with the floyd rose bit otherwise done.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Restoring Hondo Deluxe Series 767 Flying V - Rare Collectible Guitar south shields

Got this Hondo Flying V on eBay for £27 and it was full of stickers and very very dirty,

Removed the stickers using lighter fluid. Peel top of stickers off then soak in lighter fluid. Then they rub off real easy.

Polished body with T-Cut repaired chips with black nail varnish. Straightened the kneck too.

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