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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4500 on: 04 Mar 2013, 19:30 »

What concerns me most is how they made the bigsby look so horrendous.

There's no way to make Bigsbys look good.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4501 on: 05 Mar 2013, 04:11 »

What concerns me most is how they made the bigsby look so horrendous.

There's no way to make Bigsbys look good.
Those kickstands were taken off of perfectly good mopeds. So I disagree.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4502 on: 05 Mar 2013, 13:18 »


Those kickstands were taken off of perfectly good mopeds. So I disagree.
Till I was about 14 I actually thought they were kickstands.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4503 on: 06 Mar 2013, 20:39 »

If you put a really long trem arm on a Flying V, it might actually work as a kickstand!
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4504 on: 07 Mar 2013, 02:35 »

That'd be really damn cool if you left the amp switched on and it feeding back too. It'd sort of go crazy when you picked it up!
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4505 on: 07 Mar 2013, 20:57 »

There's no way to make Bigsbys look good.

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4506 on: 08 Mar 2013, 09:36 »

Count me as a Bigsby fan, both looks and functionality. I love the subtlety of Bigsby bends, and they sound different than other trems (to my ears). <3
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4507 on: 08 Mar 2013, 10:54 »

Bigsbys are really difficult to use for me, but then I don't have a guitar with a trem anyway. So yeah.
They just feel chunkier and stiffer than, say, a strat's.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4508 on: 09 Mar 2013, 14:36 »

This is my current sticker collection. There's also a guitar under it.








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« Reply #4509 on: 10 Mar 2013, 09:14 »

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4510 on: 12 Mar 2013, 20:38 »

My girlfriend gave me her old Epi SG. It's plywood and amazing. How shall I mangle it?
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« Reply #4511 on: 13 Mar 2013, 03:40 »

So, busking in the nyc subway system. Anyone have pointers?  Looking at battery powered amps now. Would love to just get one of those Duracell Powerpack 6zillions and just bring tha full illicitizen to the MTA, but navigating the stairs with pairs of 80 lb PA speakers, gtr amp and bass rig, poweramp, mixer, drum machine, pyrotechnics, giant inflatable pig etc... is probably a bit much. Most of the gtr setups seem to have a mic and mp3 player input so that has the vocal, guit-fiddle and pre-recorded rhythm sequences sorted. I need to find something that works good for our bass-dominant vibe though.
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« Reply #4512 on: 14 Mar 2013, 14:59 »

My guitar's pickguard finally peeled off and bit the dust, so now she has a tan line.

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4513 on: 14 Mar 2013, 15:10 »

A rather cute tan line, in my opinion. 
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4514 on: 14 Mar 2013, 20:21 »

Dudes with TC Electronic pedals: they just released the closed beta for the Toneprint Editor, it's fucking sweet.
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« Reply #4515 on: 27 Mar 2013, 06:57 »

Thing I will likely be doing starting in a few weeks:

Building my own lap steel.
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« Reply #4516 on: 27 Mar 2013, 09:01 »

I have built a lot of electrics but never a lap steel. Let us know how it turns out
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« Reply #4517 on: 06 Apr 2013, 22:03 »

Hi. So... yeah. Finished the rebuild on my Canvas. It sounds like a cross between Queen and AC/DC now. I'm really not complaining. I think the witch hats really add a certain something. Once again, Burns Tri-Sonic copies, neck and mid, mid is reverse wound, reverse phase. Bridge is a special and odd sort of humbucker that's very distinct and clear. While staying alnico warm. It's actually pretty balanced with the singles, and the rw/rp means you get a nice effect at both 2 and 4 on the five-way.
Before, first, then after.
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER7av60tGoA (Tri-Sonic copies)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eDk7Fl8pq4 (Bigmouth)

Also, I got a '83 Ovation Ultra Deluxe. It's got a nasty crack in the corner, but the bridge isn't lifting, so I think it's stable. Plus, hundred and fifty bones. It's dreadnaught-deep, and really comfortable. Electronics still work, which isn't bad for a 30 year old guitar. But if I plug it in and face the amp, I can make every sound Jimi ever made in about two minutes. Not with any sort of control, but it howls and suddenly I recognize it as part of Foxy Lady or some other feedback riff. It's probably bad, but it's really amusing.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4518 on: 07 Apr 2013, 06:47 »

I live in university dorms. The last three months the heating has been off for over a week thrice.
It has been freezing for the last three months, and this place has single glazing and no insulation to speak of, also I live under the roof. It gets down to 3 degrees in about an hour flat.

My beautiful mahogany tanglewood is fucked. there's a 2mm gap between the heel and the body at the edge, and it continues for two inches or so. I've done some research and found out that it isn't even a dovetail joint, so basically the neck could snap off at any moment.

Also my dano has a crack down the side of the body, but that's not going to impact the sound any, so I'm calling it a sound hole.
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« Reply #4519 on: 07 Apr 2013, 11:41 »

Damn, man. You'd think school insurance would cover that. It might, actually. Homeowner's insurance would. You have any music classes? Talk with a professor, they might know something.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4520 on: 08 Apr 2013, 09:59 »

No reply as of yet. I'll just complain.
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« Reply #4521 on: 10 Apr 2013, 19:36 »

On the bright side, that looks repairable. Take it in to a shop and just talk to one of the techs if they have one. In the meantime, I would proooobably take the strings off if at all possible.
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« Reply #4522 on: 11 Apr 2013, 02:22 »

Oh, that's the first thing I did, don't worry! Thing is that it's the second time it's happened. I knew I was getting a temperamental guitar at the start, but for god's sake! The only downside to this guitar, literally the only single downside is the neck joint.
Fucking Tanglewood breaking my heart. That'll teach me for picking it over the Chinese mahogany Parlour Guild.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4523 on: 11 Apr 2013, 19:59 »

Heh, that almost looks as bad as the folding neck joint on Ramona, my singer's classical guitar. except instead of the heel separating, it's more like "the body's fucking caving in". So yeah yours doesn't look as bad.

you're right though you should have gone for the Guild
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4524 on: 16 Apr 2013, 07:22 »

I don't have a camera right know but I play an LTD KH 202, a replica version of one of Kirk hammet's guitars :D
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« Reply #4525 on: 16 Apr 2013, 13:59 »

oh my
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« Reply #4526 on: 25 Apr 2013, 23:49 »

I don't have a camera right know but I play a Superstrat so why bother with pictures, you know what it looks like

how I read it in my head
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4527 on: 26 Apr 2013, 05:25 »

I tore the speaker on my little bass practice amp at a free podium event! (I use the practice amp as a cab for my valve junior in my dorm room) It is the best sounding thing in the world now!

I will have to find a solution for cleans though.
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« Reply #4528 on: 26 Apr 2013, 08:16 »

Congrats! LOL
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4529 on: 26 Apr 2013, 10:42 »

My Egnater fizzled out. Working with a Blues Junior for the time being:
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« Reply #4530 on: 26 Apr 2013, 15:41 »

What Egnater did you have? I had a Rebel 30 that needed three repairs within a year.
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« Reply #4531 on: 27 Apr 2013, 06:53 »

Looks like I need to get an egnater and a half broken fishman pickup to go with my tanglewood!

EDIT: What I'm reduced to as far as getting a clean sound goes:
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« Reply #4532 on: 27 Apr 2013, 18:42 »

What Egnater did you have? I had a Rebel 30 that needed three repairs within a year.

Tweaker-40. Fuses keep blowing out but it isn't the fuses themselves.
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« Reply #4533 on: 28 Apr 2013, 03:09 »

you been having trouble with your power tubes any? if so, perhamps it's related to the transformer in the power section. you might remember when my Twin had problems with this thing called a screen resistor in that section of the amp, blew fuses and power t00bs. I hear it's a fairly common problem with anything remotely similar to modern Fenders.

recently retubed my preamp after that problem got repaired for xmas, by the way, and she's back to 100% beast mode. can't remember if I posted about it already but yeah, shit is so cash <3
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« Reply #4534 on: 28 Apr 2013, 09:13 »

I don't think Egnaters are anywhere even remotely near Fenders. That's actually why I sold mine and got a Deluxe Reverb reissue.

Speaking of Twins... I am lusting for one, but my friend says it's way overkill for just quiet playing around the house. However, I've played one quietly in a store and it still sounded way better than my Deluxe, even at low volumes.

To buy or not to buy?
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« Reply #4535 on: 28 Apr 2013, 10:20 »

absolutely to buy, just uh, do yrself a favor and put wheels on it. Them fuckers is heavy.
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« Reply #4536 on: 28 Apr 2013, 16:15 »

you been having trouble with your power tubes any? if so, perhamps it's related to the transformer in the power section.

Yanked the power tubes out and tried them in a friend's amp. They still work fine. Which doesn't necessarily rule out the transformer sadly.

I don't think Egnaters are anywhere even remotely near Fenders. That's actually why I sold mine and got a Deluxe Reverb reissue.

The tweaker is actually pretty close to a fender. 6L6 power section and a FVM tone stack.
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« Reply #4537 on: 02 May 2013, 21:26 »

Anyone ever used a POG2? I've been watching some demos on the youtubes, and it looks really awesome. There's one on TGP for $200, and I'm gassing hard.

I have way too much gear for a person that can't really play at all
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« Reply #4538 on: 03 May 2013, 07:02 »

1. Holy crap, $200 for a POG2 is an insane deal. There may be something wrong with it??

2. I've always liked (and wanted) the POG2, but a picky friend of mine says that they don't track well. I say, check for yourself before purchasing.

If that price is for real and there's nothing wrong with it, that unit is probably sold already...
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« Reply #4539 on: 04 May 2013, 03:04 »

The pickiest guy I know has no idea what in fuck's name he's talking about (he told me my amp was broken and that I should buy a new one because it was too bright sounding after I'd been playing my hollowbody through it and he'd switched to a Tele, but he refused to touch the tone knob because tone knobs "make everything sound awful", and then promptly proceeded to fuck with all my carefully preset volume settings because he can't be arsed to read to see which knobs are for EQ), so I agree that your safest bet is to do as Kwaping suggests, check it out for yourself.
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« Reply #4540 on: 04 May 2013, 03:06 »

Same guy also has a Master's from UC Davis in mechanical engineering, and I have no idea how the fuck he got it
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« Reply #4541 on: 05 May 2013, 13:06 »

In my experience, picky people tend to read a lot (more than a lot, more like constantly reading stuff) on the internet and not have as much real life experience, or their real life experience is full of confirmation biases from what they've read on the internet.
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« Reply #4542 on: 06 May 2013, 10:38 »

That's not the case with my friend, actually. He's just picky.
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« Reply #4543 on: 07 May 2013, 20:20 »

I guess we'll see if the picky folks were right. POG2 on the way!
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« Reply #4544 on: 07 May 2013, 20:29 »

2. I've always liked (and wanted) the POG2, but a picky friend of mine says that they don't track well. I say, check for yourself before purchasing.

Here's my analysis of the matter:

It's the best tracking you're going to get without dropping $500 on an Eventide Pitchfactor.
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« Reply #4545 on: 08 May 2013, 08:33 »

Congrats on the incredible deal, TheCollyWolly! I hope it works out for you. :)

And thanks for the input, IDMG. I will put the POG2 back on my purchase-consideration list. Speaking of which... I can't believe how long it's been since I've bought any gear! And it's not even a money issue this time. Something must be wrong with me.
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« Reply #4546 on: 08 May 2013, 10:46 »

Oh man, if I wasn't dirt poor, I'd have bought half the stock in my guitar shop this year :(
I want a decent delay or two, a looper, some more fuzz pedals for the fuzz god, a vintage champ so I can build a 5x5watt stereo rig, a rickenbacker and a decent bass.
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« Reply #4547 on: 08 May 2013, 14:24 »

And thanks for the input, IDMG. I will put the POG2 back on my purchase-consideration list. Speaking of which... I can't believe how long it's been since I've bought any gear! And it's not even a money issue this time. Something must be wrong with me.

On that note, things to keep in mind about all octavers, specifically concerning octave-down applications but it also applies to octave-up:

1. Polyphonic octave tracking is still something we're kinda working on so it isn't going to be perfect.
2. All octavers work better with low gain, compressed signals or on the neck pup with the tone rolled off.

But, adjusting the way you play can be all the difference (backing off on your picking attack is magic).
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« Reply #4548 on: 10 May 2013, 09:12 »

Who's "we"?
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« Reply #4549 on: 10 May 2013, 15:32 »

I assume "people" because I've never found one that worked perfectly. That's actually half the fun if you ask me. I use the octave-up function on my DigiTech Whammy rather like Radiohead does in "My Iron Lung". I'm going to see if I can't twist Matt's arm into letting me fuck with it on the next album.
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