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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #350 on: 28 Apr 2014, 04:49 »

Kinda funny how bassists are also so frequently overlooked as being shit guitarists.

Let me tell you, I am a MUCH better bassist than I am a guitarist.
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« Reply #351 on: 28 Apr 2014, 07:48 »

Actually, I think that kinda argues FOR bassists being shit guitarists...

Just sayin'.
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« Reply #352 on: 28 Apr 2014, 09:08 »

Whenever I pick up my bass again these days, it astounds me how much my playing has improved due to a better fundamental understanding of music. It kind of works both ways. Everyone should play more than one instrument
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« Reply #353 on: 28 Apr 2014, 10:21 »

Actually, I think that kinda argues FOR bassists being shit guitarists...

Just sayin'.

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« Reply #354 on: 30 Apr 2014, 01:27 »

Whenever I pick up my bass again these days, it astounds me how much my playing has improved due to a better fundamental understanding of music. It kind of works both ways. Everyone should play more than one instrument

I agree completely. It's a delightfully symbiotic relationship. Being fluent in guitar, applied music theory (read: I can hear what's going on and replicate it, but can't explain it well), bass, and drums is my saving grace when I compose my band's bass parts, and it's applicable to each of us in one way or another. Matt's solid on applied theory (with a focus on melody), guitar, keys, and drums, but has trouble on bass; Paul's got superhuman discipline, drums, applied theory, and vocals on lock, but his guitar and bass skills are rather limited. We all have our strengths and we apply them, and we check our egos and leave our weaknesses for the better-equipped man to handle.
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« Reply #355 on: 01 May 2014, 13:16 »

thinking of integrating my laptop into my guitar rig.
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« Reply #356 on: 02 May 2014, 16:11 »

heh... or in my case, playing w/o bass = some kind of infidelity I don't want to explain or quantify.
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« Reply #357 on: 02 May 2014, 16:20 »

thinking of integrating my laptop into my guitar rig.

It can be a really good addition to your rig as long as you know what you're doing, I'm still learning how to use my comp as a tool (Including recording), so i wish you luck on getting it integrated effectively.
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« Reply #358 on: 03 May 2014, 02:49 »

heh... or in my case, playing w/o bass = some kind of infidelity I don't want to explain or quantify.

well, I mean, you are married to her. :P
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« Reply #359 on: 04 May 2014, 00:24 »

thinking of integrating my laptop into my guitar rig.

It can be a really good addition to your rig as long as you know what you're doing, I'm still learning how to use my comp as a tool (Including recording), so i wish you luck on getting it integrated effectively.

I got an ABY box so I can split my signal at the start. Basically running my POD HD and Guitar Rig in parallel for live performance.

As far as recording, I've been working with recording software for like 7 years so that's old hat to me.
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« Reply #360 on: 18 May 2014, 07:11 »

I just learned this song by ear, and it is so motherfucking easy that I'm really pissed at myself for being too scaredy to try for nearly 8 years. Protip: capo 4

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« Reply #362 on: 19 May 2014, 07:32 »

That's more of a dischord  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #363 on: 19 May 2014, 22:34 »

in context, it can hardly be considered that.
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« Reply #364 on: 21 May 2014, 11:53 »

I just got a TC Hall Of Fame reverb pedal.

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« Reply #365 on: 26 May 2014, 23:15 »

I promised this video I shot a little while back. Adrian Bellue with some master fingerstyle acoustic, then at about 26:30, he brings out his guitar harp for a song.
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« Reply #366 on: 27 May 2014, 14:01 »

I just barely resisted buying one of these over the weekend, via Guitar Center holiday sale:



I wish I would have bought it, but I just couldn't justify it to my wife.

(Those of you who are married to bassists, please shut the hell up. :) )
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« Reply #367 on: 02 Jun 2014, 15:33 »

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« Reply #368 on: 25 Jun 2014, 07:52 »

Of course, I finally get some guitar gear budget AFTER all the big sales...  Whammy 5 is my new best friend! I highly recommend one, for Harmony mode alone. Screw pitch bending. :)



Orbital Modulator is also new - cheap-ish and versatile, but still figuring it out!
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« Reply #369 on: 26 Jun 2014, 08:02 »

I felt like doing some guitar porn.

Fuck me is that thing dusty.





Bonus pic of my bass rig.

500 watt carlsbro PA amp with a spring reverb in it coupled to a massive solton 15 inch full range speaker.
Who needs purpose made gear when you have a 16 band EQ?

EDIT: ordered one of these, because it was on sale for 28 euros.



Can't wait
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« Reply #370 on: 29 Jun 2014, 00:55 »

Used up the last bit of my gear budget for this:

2013 Reverend Kingbolt RA
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« Reply #371 on: 30 Jun 2014, 09:56 »

reverend makes nice shit. David Bazan plays a very Telecaster-y one.
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« Reply #372 on: 02 Jul 2014, 12:49 »

I love this fucking thing. I recorded a little thing with it today after experimenting for a bit to get pleasant sounds out of it.

It's also really good at acting as a basic chorus and slapback and such, can do much clearer repeats but I wanted it mostly for John Martynesque dirty delay so I picked a beauty for that it appears. The hiss is mostly from my horribly unshielded danelectro which I have yet to get around to fixing.
Sounds a million times better than any 28 euro delay pedal has any right to.
Pointed the mic at the wrong part of the speaker cone and I don't have the patience to rerecord anything, so it's a bit on the bassy side, but there you go, that's life.
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« Reply #373 on: 02 Jul 2014, 16:23 »

truth told, I think that's the best tone I've heard out of you. sounds like a happy accident to me.
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« Reply #374 on: 02 Jul 2014, 16:58 »

Yeah, it's party to do with the fact that I recorded all my previous delay based stuff with a digital delay set to sound like an analog one with varying rates of success. The fact that I can get this one onto the edge of oscillation really helps things along nicely.

I also EQ'd the fuck out of it
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« Reply #375 on: 04 Jul 2014, 10:46 »

Reorganized my board, and kicked off the Hoof in favor of a Rat. GC has them on sale this weekend for $79, I couldn't resist.

I'm totally loving this board, especially the Launch Pad in A/B mode. I have one side set up for heavy-reverb, clean surfy stuff, and the other side set for high-gain solos and crunchy chords. Flipping between them on the same song is so much fun!

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« Reply #376 on: 08 Jul 2014, 21:15 »

I got an FBV Express. Handy little thing if you only use four presets on a POD like I do.
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« Reply #377 on: 09 Jul 2014, 00:33 »

Swapped my crappy sweatshop-made roller bridge for a much nicer Schaller roller. I need to change my strings and possibly have the old gal refretted and set up properly with the new frets, but it's made a fuckin world of difference.
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Re: Guitars, guitars, guitars
« Reply #378 on: 09 Jul 2014, 14:21 »

Is anyone familiar with Carvin's passive pickups? They have a ditch-the-electronics reputation, and Jeph mentioned he didn't like the active pickups, but their guitars have to start with their own pickups. I'm curious about the M22SD and C22B humbuckers.
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« Reply #379 on: 09 Jul 2014, 19:51 »

Is anyone familiar with Carvin's passive pickups? They have a ditch-the-electronics reputation, and Jeph mentioned he didn't like the active pickups, but their guitars have to start with their own pickups. I'm curious about the M22SD and C22B humbuckers.

The ones I've messed around with are the middling "ok but worth a swap" that most 1st party pickups are.
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« Reply #380 on: 10 Jul 2014, 08:19 »

Patrick - you swapped your bridge without changing the strings? You probably hard to work harder to NOT change them.  :-P
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« Reply #381 on: 10 Jul 2014, 11:12 »

You'd be surprised how much of a real bitch it is trying to change strings when you involve a Bigsby
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« Reply #382 on: 11 Jul 2014, 12:42 »

Actually, I have a Bigsby guitar and it's not really that bad. The key is to get a piece of foam or sponge and stick it between the string anchors and the guitar body. It'll hold the string ends in place while you put them on the tuning pegs.
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« Reply #383 on: 12 Jul 2014, 15:56 »

So I accidentally discovered that my dad and brother have been building me a 1 watt valve amp in secret as a fun electronics project  and it turns out that it's a kickass little thing with a line out and oh god the hype train is leaving the station of my mind. Lucky, because I had a spare spring reverb unit lying around that I've now given them to use so it should have a vibrato and spring reverb and oh man I can overdrive my other amp with it or just record straight to my PC. Psyched.
Basically this, but the kit is by Vyse, not Torres, which apparently use somewhat better parts
On the other hand they're refusing to show me it until november.
Also going to hand wire my epiphone valve junior and put in a fender tone stack and maybe a master volume.
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« Reply #384 on: 12 Jul 2014, 19:36 »

Hah, that's amazing!

I need to upgrade my mics, so I can record a decent sound out of my amp. Old beast of a 450W Fender.. come to think of it, I need to upgrade my electric too- there's only so much you can do with a lawsuit strat..
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« Reply #385 on: 13 Jul 2014, 22:07 »

Actually, I have a Bigsby guitar and it's not really that bad. The key is to get a piece of foam or sponge and stick it between the string anchors and the guitar body. It'll hold the string ends in place while you put them on the tuning pegs.

gonna have to use this lifehack. thanks!
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« Reply #386 on: 19 Jul 2014, 20:29 »

Restrung my Kremona this week.  Such delicious brilliance. 

I am savoring a glass of Laphroaig Triple Wood in celebration.
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« Reply #387 on: 02 Aug 2014, 05:21 »

I haven't posted on this forum in literally years, but here's a hastily assembled 'drug bust' style photo of guitars, amps, pedalboard.



I use these to play noisy music and Burt Bacharach covers.
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« Reply #388 on: 02 Aug 2014, 08:38 »

Fuck yeah danelectro!
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« Reply #389 on: 04 Aug 2014, 04:40 »

I have a Danelectro 1962 reissue which might be my favourite guitar. I call it Minty.
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« Reply #390 on: 10 Aug 2014, 21:50 »

welcome back greenMonkey. nice G&L! every time I re-compile my list of "guitars I must own" I always forget about them, and that is a sin. thanks for reminding me i r dum.
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« Reply #391 on: 11 Aug 2014, 21:11 »

My son-in-law has acquired on of these.  It looks like it is pretty cool, but I don't really know Washburns.
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« Reply #392 on: 11 Aug 2014, 23:05 »

All I know about Washburns is that they're so goddamn pretty. Never had a chance to play one, though.
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« Reply #393 on: 12 Aug 2014, 02:18 »

I only know early to mid eighties washburn basses, but those were built solid as a rock.
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« Reply #394 on: 13 Aug 2014, 14:50 »

I've recently played one of their newer acoustics, with the beveled arm contour on the upper body. That contour took some getting used to. Aside from that, it was a beautiful instrument, tonally and aesthetically, and it played buttery smooth. And it wasn't just one, it was every one in the store I tried. I've got nothing but nice things to say about the way they do things.
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« Reply #395 on: 19 Sep 2014, 13:16 »

Any opinions on Lace Sensor pickups? Typical Strat pickups are too thin for my tastes, but I don't want the rolled-off top-end of a humbucker/P-90, nor the heavy lower mids of humbuckers. String separation/note clarity is important to me. Do the Laces work for this, or are there good alternatives? It'd be for an HSS setup, using basically only the bridge pickup for distortion.
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« Reply #396 on: 19 Sep 2014, 15:36 »

I've heard good things about them, but unfortunately that's all I can offer. Otherwise:

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« Reply #397 on: 20 Sep 2014, 10:10 »

Any opinions on Lace Sensor pickups? Typical Strat pickups are too thin for my tastes, but I don't want the rolled-off top-end of a humbucker/P-90, nor the heavy lower mids of humbuckers. String separation/note clarity is important to me. Do the Laces work for this, or are there good alternatives? It'd be for an HSS setup, using basically only the bridge pickup for distortion.

They're absolutely great. I'm putting a Red and Blue in my Strat (along with a Finger Burner) as soon as I'm able, but every model that I've tried sounded fantastic.
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« Reply #398 on: 25 Sep 2014, 02:28 »

I have a Lace Drop'n'Gain in my SG and it is basically a weapon.
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« Reply #399 on: 01 Oct 2014, 14:10 »

I now have my friends guitar. I can't afford one, so he's lending me his, because he doesn't (and can't) play anyway. It sucks, but it's better than no guitar. My fingers also need to get used to steel strings (remember, I play classical guitar for 13 years now). I don't exactly know what to play, I'm just playing around, but it's lots of fun. Mostly I just turn on some Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky and try to follow one track.

But oh god, I don't know much about electric guitars, but those pickups suck so hard. The guitar is an Aria MAC-30 with the stock pickups. I still dream of a Ibanez GRG170DX, but I won't be able to afford that for quite a few months. Actually I really want to try different kinds of guitars, because I've no idea what suits me best. Also I'm not experienced enough to judge anything.

Oh, and I want effects. Is there an easy way to simulate effects? I have a small mixer, so I could route the signal from the guitar through a device after the preamp (yes, I'm currently using the mixer's preamp, because it still sucks less than the ridiculous amp my friend gave me), maybe even something like a computer. But I guess latency would be a massive problem then. Any ideas? Because I have absolutely no money at all.
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