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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1000 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:00 »

You could slide it around whilst holding a note, it'd probably sound like some kind of whacked out wah.
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« Reply #1001 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:05 »

You would have to make sure that it was wired so that it couldn't get tangled up by sliding it back and forth, that would probably be the difficult part.
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« Reply #1002 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:09 »

Middle pickups are generally a waste of time.  2 pickups should be quite enough for nearly anything. 

Plus, necky neck pickups are where it's at.  Mmm, throaty mids!

Pssh, who needs two pickups?  One pickup is sufficient.
In nearly all situations, yes.  However, nearly all single pickup solidbodies only have bridge, which is some bad.
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« Reply #1003 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:11 »

You would have to make sure that it was wired so that it couldn't get tangled up by sliding it back and forth, that would probably be the difficult part.
Actually, the best thing to do would be just to make a small p/u mount wired to a small wireless plug and just run it full to the amp, using the amp's knobs for all tone/vol concerns.
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« Reply #1004 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:13 »

Middle pickups are generally a waste of time.  2 pickups should be quite enough for nearly anything. 

Plus, necky neck pickups are where it's at.  Mmm, throaty mids!

Pssh, who needs two pickups?  One pickup is sufficient.
In nearly all situations, yes.  However, nearly all single pickup solidbodies only have bridge, which is some bad.

This is why it's brilliant that the Dano u-1 puts it in the middle on a slant: it gets a great tone.  With the tone turned up it's nice for clean and bright stuff, but turn the tone all the way down and run it through a good distortion pedal and it can roar.
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« Reply #1005 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:15 »

Hmm... You do have a point there. I was thinking maybe have the wiring in the rails that it is mounted on, and a bit coming out of the pickup to touch the wiring in the rails.
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« Reply #1006 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:16 »

Under the 24th is, I'll repeat, the sweet spot for a pickup to my ears. 



@Nodashi: Are we talking light rail or bottleneck slide?  What do you mean by rails?
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« Reply #1007 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:19 »

I was referring to the idea of having one pickup and sliding it back and forth, I was thinking you would mount it on a couple of rails, for ease of sliding.
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« Reply #1008 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:27 »

I was referring to the idea of having one pickup and sliding it back and forth, I was thinking you would mount it on a couple of rails, for ease of sliding.
A slide guitar wouldn't really work like that.  Your best bet would be either going wireless or using a full 1/4" cable to wire the thing so it doesn't get tangled in the strings. 
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« Reply #1009 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:35 »

You and I aren't talking about the same thing. You mount the pick-up on rails, and slide it to the position you want, then play normally, I am not talking about using a slide to play guitar. Only problem would be height of the pickup, but you could hollow out a bit, and use low rails.
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« Reply #1010 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:42 »

There are some jazz guitars built like that, using one of those tiny flat humbuckers.  There's usually only a single rail that's part of the pickguard.  Of course, that only gives the range from the fretboard to the bridge; however, given that these are fancy archtops, they're designed so that yr strings don't drop out.
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« Reply #1011 on: 28 Jan 2008, 20:08 »

That seems like it would work, I was thinking a rail on each side, but I suppose that given what I would expect the weight of a pickup to be, one rail would have no problem.
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« Reply #1012 on: 28 Jan 2008, 20:12 »

That seems like it would work, I was thinking a rail on each side, but I suppose that given what I would expect the weight of a pickup to be, one rail would have no problem.
Well, the ones I remember do use really tiny Allen screws to hold it in, I think the best you can expect is to adjust it between numbers instead of during.  If you did route a solidbody and put guides in, you'd need some sort of powerful spring to hold it in place when it's not moving, assuming you want mid-song adjustability.  Not quite an amp capo, but a pickup capo I suppose.
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« Reply #1013 on: 28 Jan 2008, 20:15 »

I think you could do it so that it stays as long as you aren't pushing on it, it wouldn't be easy though, you would have to set it up just right so that it won't slide around just from you moving your guitar, but also so you can move it one-handed.
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« Reply #1014 on: 28 Jan 2008, 20:27 »

Probably put it in from the back side of the instrument, too
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1015 on: 28 Jan 2008, 21:12 »

Ripper's better.
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« Reply #1016 on: 28 Jan 2008, 21:47 »

Nice Vette.
I picked up a Fortress 5 last summer & it quickly became my favourite bass.
Warwick's kick ass.

Stock photo for basically the same reason as you.

Headless basses make me sad! Why would anyone decapitate a perfectly good bass? The humanity... instrumentanity?

Anyway, on the subject of basses, I got one of these fancy things back in December.


(please excuse the stock photograph, my only camera is my silly old phone camera.)

It sounds so delicous. I love this thing.
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« Reply #1017 on: 29 Jan 2008, 06:05 »

Ripper's better.

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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1018 on: 29 Jan 2008, 06:07 »

Guys, the Gibson RD is going to be one of those Gibson Guitars of the Week...

Such an ugly shape, I think I'm in love. I absolutely adore ugly guitars.

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« Reply #1019 on: 29 Jan 2008, 06:09 »

This is why I had my heart set on that '72 Mustang. It was hideous looking, but I loooooooved it.
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« Reply #1020 on: 29 Jan 2008, 06:18 »

Hey everyone, new guy here and I was just too excited to contain myself.

I just won this new shiny bass on ebay about a month ago!



It's sparkly green!  A lot of you have really great taste in guitars, by the way.

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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1021 on: 29 Jan 2008, 09:03 »

Guys, the Gibson RD is going to be one of those Gibson Guitars of the Week...

Such an ugly shape, I think I'm in love. I absolutely adore ugly guitars.



It looks like the bastard offspring of a Telecaster and and Explorer.
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« Reply #1022 on: 29 Jan 2008, 09:55 »

Hey everyone, new guy here and I was just too excited to contain myself.

I just won this new shiny bass on ebay about a month ago!
(preeeeeeetty)
It's sparkly green!  A lot of you have really great taste in guitars, by the way.

I wants it.

That Gibson RD would be pretty badass if they flipped the body shape the other way around. It'd look like one of those goofy-ass Eastwoods, and as if it wasn't already well known by now, I pretty much masturbate furiously over Eastwoods.
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1023 on: 29 Jan 2008, 11:25 »

Grabbers are great basses.

I too lust over the RD reissue.

And there's an ORIGINAL one languishing in a local music shop...
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Re: The Guitar Topic
« Reply #1024 on: 29 Jan 2008, 12:40 »

That whole sliding pickup thing has actually been done on a guitar. Actone guitars out of Britain make it. Here are a couple shots... small, but you can see it. (It's an ugly MF'er, imo.)





The gear shift moves the pickup.


Anyway, as for my gear, I play an Ibanez JEM7V into a Carvin Legacy 100w head. It's ironic because I'm not that huge a Vai fan, but really the JEM is just a fantastic guitar (and having the extra two frets doesn't harm any tonal characteristics, imo. Still a great tone on all pickups and huge sustain) and the Legacy is kind of like a souped-up JCM800 with a better clean channel. Might post pics later.
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« Reply #1025 on: 29 Jan 2008, 13:36 »

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« Reply #1026 on: 29 Jan 2008, 14:23 »

That sliding pickup guitar is a pretty cool ideal. Wonder what is sounds like?


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« Reply #1027 on: 29 Jan 2008, 14:33 »

^ I can't imagine that it sounds too alive, given that there's almost no wood in the construction. It's neat for shock value though.
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« Reply #1028 on: 29 Jan 2008, 14:41 »

Heres my guitars (not including my dads acoustics).

Electrics and kit.




Just guitars.




Acoustic




Jaguar and damage to jaguar.





And I saved the best for last.



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« Reply #1029 on: 29 Jan 2008, 14:43 »

Grabbers are great basses.

I too lust over the RD reissue.

And there's an ORIGINAL one languishing in a local music shop...

Jeph, is it the Standard, or one of the Customs/Artists with the active MOOG electronics?!!?
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« Reply #1031 on: 29 Jan 2008, 15:02 »

I was gonna post a picture of me thrusting wildly at it but it would have been far to awesome (and that picture doesn't exist....yet).
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« Reply #1032 on: 29 Jan 2008, 15:22 »

I'm gonna have to take some pictures of my guitars tomorrow...
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« Reply #1035 on: 29 Jan 2008, 17:22 »

Speaking of Jaguars...



I wish.
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« Reply #1036 on: 29 Jan 2008, 17:26 »

One of the guys in my band got the jag HH and it's phenomenal.
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« Reply #1037 on: 29 Jan 2008, 17:33 »

It's kinda weird for me to be in a forum, where a Fender Jaguar is considered useful.

Whatever happened to a good ol' Les Paul?
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« Reply #1038 on: 29 Jan 2008, 17:39 »

I played an Epi Les Paul yesterday, it was beautiful and I'm totally saving up for it. It's going to be the best first electric guitar ever.

Seriously though, I was sitting on a stool with the guitar in my hands and it was just perfect in every way. I wanted to walk out of the store with it then and there, but that would be stealing.
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« Reply #1039 on: 29 Jan 2008, 17:49 »

Good girl!

*pat on head*


Just be thankful you didn't try a Gibson, then you would charged out of the store and cut a bloody swathe through anyone standing in your way.
That said, sometimes Epiphone spits out a total gem. I have on some occasions heard of Epi's that measure up to "the real deal", so make sure that you buy THAT EXACT GUITAR!!
Epiphone, like any other "budget" manufacturer has wild fluctuation in quality.

Some Epis are unplayable pieces of junk, while some are total treasures. You seem to have come across a good one, now hold on to it.

PS: And don't buy a Jag, they're ghey.
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« Reply #1040 on: 29 Jan 2008, 18:39 »

I have seen a few youtube videos of a kid playing Down songs, he plays an epiphone Les Paul Gothic most of the time, it sounds nice, guess he got one of those gems. Course, it could be uncomfortable to play, but sound good.

I am lusting over some PRS SEs in the local guitar shop, if nothing breaks on my computer, I might be able to afford one soon *knock on wood*. Thinking a Tremonti, the extra tone and volume knobs seem like they can't be a bad thing. But I don't like the looks as much, and I don't know if I will like the feel... I need to go in and play them when I actually have money.
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« Reply #1041 on: 29 Jan 2008, 19:24 »

It's kinda weird for me to be in a forum, where a Fender Jaguar is considered useful.

Whatever happened to a good ol' Les Paul?
You're aware that the first two production years of Les Pauls simply did not work?
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« Reply #1042 on: 29 Jan 2008, 21:33 »

It's kinda weird for me to be in a forum, where a Fender Jaguar is considered useful.

Whatever happened to a good ol' Les Paul?

I shouldn't have to remind you that the guitar Marten had to sell was a Fender Jazzmaster.

I can't wait to get my SG back, does that make you feel better?
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« Reply #1043 on: 29 Jan 2008, 22:01 »

Les Pauls are basically the best non-active humbucking guitars ever. Yes, specifically Les Pauls, and SGs are close behind.
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« Reply #1044 on: 30 Jan 2008, 03:52 »

It's kinda weird for me to be in a forum, where a Fender Jaguar is considered useful.

Whatever happened to a good ol' Les Paul?
You're aware that the first two production years of Les Pauls simply did not work?

That was over fifty years ago, so that doesn't bother me that much.

It's kinda weird for me to be in a forum, where a Fender Jaguar is considered useful.

Whatever happened to a good ol' Les Paul?

I shouldn't have to remind you that the guitar Marten had to sell was a Fender Jazzmaster.

I can't wait to get my SG back, does that make you feel better?

Yes, yes it does.
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« Reply #1045 on: 30 Jan 2008, 05:20 »

Electrics and kit.


Is that a Blues Junior?
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« Reply #1046 on: 30 Jan 2008, 10:22 »

It sure is. It's got an excellent sound, perfect for the blues (as you would expect) but when i want to rock out it is sadly lacking in the distortion area, thats what the other amp and the distortion box are for.
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« Reply #1047 on: 30 Jan 2008, 10:39 »

I am lusting over some PRS SEs in the local guitar shop, if nothing breaks on my computer, I might be able to afford one soon *knock on wood*. Thinking a Tremonti, the extra tone and volume knobs seem like they can't be a bad thing. But I don't like the looks as much, and I don't know if I will like the feel... I need to go in and play them when I actually have money.

Noooooo not the Tremonti

Playing a guitar with the name of the fucking guy from CREED on it is basically like wearing a giant sign that says "I am a giant douchebag."
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« Reply #1048 on: 30 Jan 2008, 10:45 »

I am lusting over some PRS SEs in the local guitar shop, if nothing breaks on my computer, I might be able to afford one soon *knock on wood*. Thinking a Tremonti, the extra tone and volume knobs seem like they can't be a bad thing. But I don't like the looks as much, and I don't know if I will like the feel... I need to go in and play them when I actually have money.

Noooooo not the Tremonti

Playing a guitar with the name of the fucking guy from CREED on it is basically like wearing a giant sign that says "I am a giant douchebag."


i completely agree with this statement, but for a coorporate scam guitar it does have good tone

i recently got the geddy lee signature jazz precision bass, its excellent, nothin wrong with gettin a signature guitar if its go tthe tone your lookin for

of course then again, creed makes me puke blood
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« Reply #1049 on: 30 Jan 2008, 11:21 »

I am currently lusting over the Muddy Waters signature Tele.

Signature models: very yes when done right!


Gemm, this better be a hell of an Epi LP if you're going to top Anna's Danelectro.
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