Vintage V6 Strat, La Bella Blues Bender, Shnoor IC124 Farewell Video!

Hello there, 

Here’s my farewell video of my lovely Vintage V6 Reissued Stratocaster electric guitar! Just sold it and wanted to do a video before I deliver it to the new owner. A week before I sold this, I was in Frankfurt for Musikmesse 2018 and met many great people in musical instruments industry. 

I got my free stuff there too! In this video, I have restrung my Vintage V6 Strat with La Bella Blues Bender B1150 strings and used Shnoor IC124 JMEJME 3M guitar cable, RME Babyface PRO, Peavey Revalver 4, Mokafix Audio Cream Tube, TLs Saturated Driver. I obtained these strings and cable during Frankfurt Musikmesse 2018 and wanted to give it a try!

This piece of music is an improvisational melody, nothing serious. However, it clearly shows my post Musikmesse syndrome 🙂

Please check this great stuff via the links below!

Shnoor Cables

Shnoor IC124 JMEJME 3M Guitar Cable

La Bella Guitar Strings

La Bella Bender Strings

Levent Yüksel Med Cezir Fretless Electric Guitar Cover!

Here’s an attempt to play Levent Yüksel’s Med Cezir on a fretless electric guitar. I spent some time figuring out the chords on my Keith McMillen QuNexus which was very challenging since I don’t know how to play the keys! 

Levent Yüksel’s Med Cezir album was one of the most respected Turkish pop albums and many people still think it’s timeless! 

Click here to purchase and archive this album!

The equipment I used;

Ibanez AR300RE (Made in Korea) Fretless Electric Guitar strung with Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing JS111 Flat Wound [Converted by Matt Guitars (Hakan Seçkin – One of the best luthiers here in Turkey, please click here to have a look at his amazing stuff!)]

Keith McMillen QuNexus

Chicken Picks Shredder 3.5mm

RME Babyface PRO

Victor G451 Laptop

Reaper 5.76

Mokafix Audio Lamp Driver

You can have a look at the individual products used for making this video or just visit my Amazon page to see them in one place!

https://www.amazon.com/shop/cigilovic

The Best Strings For Fretless Electric Guitar?

Hey there, here’s a quick comparison video for three different types and brands of guitar strings on a fretless electric guitar.

Before you watch the video and see for yourself, here are some words;

I have tried Elixir 12102 Nanoweb Coated, La Bella Jazz Tapes 800-R Black Nylon Wound and Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing JS111 Flat Wound models on a single day and come up with this video! To be honest, Elixir was used much longer than the other two. I just recorded a sample then restrung my guitar twice more. La Bella Jazz Tapes was clearly my least favourite one as the nylon wound strings did not feel as much OK as the plain strings of the same set. It was much more difficult to achieve slides. Thomastik Infeld one was the best I guess! It was way more balanced and focused than the other two. But I would still go for Elixir if I didn’t have another choice!

By the way, it’s been ages since I played something so please bear with me sounding a bit unconfident 🙂

If you’re interested in buying the strings and other bits of gear just go to https://www.amazon.com/shop/cigilovic 

Vintage V6 Strat – RME Babyface PRO Positive Grid Bias FX

Here’s what you can get with these pieces of gears; Vintage V6 StratocasterRME Babyface PROPositive Grid Bias FX ’94 Match DC amp + Kurzweil KS-40 Reference Monitors

Microphone Comparison Boss Micro BR-80 vs Canon Legria HF R506

An attempt to compare built-in microphones found in Boss Micro BR-80 and Canon Legria HF R506. Both devices were aimed to my guitar from almost the same direction and location. Which one is better?

SX SST62 LPB Strat Graptech Nut Upgrade

Here’s a quick demo of my new SX SST62 Stratocaster

I have upgraded the stock nut to a Graphtech TUSQ XL and also restrung it with an Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 set of strings.

PS: Tuned down a half step! This sounds much fresher

AMT P2 Test Drive

Here’s a very laid back test drive of AMT P2. You have two analogue amp simulations. When the switch is off, you have a Fender-like clean tones. When engaged you have whichever AMT series you have picked up. In this case, you have Peavey 5150 kind of tones.

AMT is a Russian guitar pedal company and they built great sounding pedals. Please have a look at AMT’s range of pedals and preamps on Amazon!