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4/21/2011 3:28:44 PM

vinylbandit
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what's with the giant weird lap steel thing on the floor

also, teles are made for volume swells, no need for a volume pedal

4/21/2011 9:16:41 PM

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He uses the volume pedal to make this ocean sounding thing but thats gay as well lol

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4/22/2011 3:43:53 PM

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could someone convince me not to buy one of these?

I need a new guitar but i'm poor. Debating selling my explorer copy or my ibanez. But I've put too much work in my ibanez to really justify selling it. Its like the first decent guitar i ever owned and i put like really rare pickups in it. Actually the guitar itself is pretty rare although its just an anniversary rg550 copy... I'd sell the explorer and keep the ibanez but having guitars without floating trems is so nice especially since i don't really use that shit outside of recording...

The only other guitar i'd buy is a telecaster but then i'd have to upgrade the pickups (the gibson has burstbuckers) and it would likely be heavier since this one is chambered. Plus i've never tried tuning a tele to B lol. I thought about getting an SG but every one i've played feels really rigid and stuff

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6/6/2011 11:49:31 PM

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Chambered guitars are for pussies. Humbuckers suck.

Get one of those new P-90 loaded '60s SGs. A used one will run you ~$600. There's one at Guitar Center right now.

6/7/2011 2:39:58 AM

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I'm not a fatass so i'll take my 7lb guitar over my 8.5lb guitar. P90s are for sissy music. I use so much gain i could probably cause SIDS

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6/8/2011 1:48:24 AM

darscuzlo
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You both have it wrong. Guitars period, are for pussies. Real men play Bass!

6/8/2011 8:58:31 AM

darscuzlo
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fail

6/8/2011 8:59:10 AM

vinylbandit
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Also, don't buy a guitar that hasn't been finished. The shit Gibson is doing where they don't use grain filler or put on a clearcoat is absolute bullshit. Around 2003 when they put out some Melody Makers that were $300 brand new, I could see going cheap on the finish, but now they're selling $850 Les Pauls that don't have a clearcoat.

6/8/2011 7:35:07 PM

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Yeah I the faded I'm going to get doesn't have a clear coat idk about the grain, but the ones I've seen without the finish look cooler than those with a finish since its basically just bare wood. I don't really care if it gets dings in it or anything and I don't plan on slamming it into concrete more than once a day so I think ill be okay. Idk if I cared about the look that much id get an epiphone heritage, greco or spend a bit more for an esp edwards
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6/8/2011 8:26:34 PM

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^ But none of those are American-made instruments. They're great guitars, but the choice between American/Japanese shouldn't have to come down to buying a guitar without any basic finishing work.

6/8/2011 8:29:13 PM

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I can't speak for the heritage or grecos but the edwards copies are incredibly well made and I've never heard anything bad about them. The markup on new les pauls is pretty insane if you ask me, and I really don't care about looks that much. I actually prefer something a little less flashy. If I had a lp it would probably be a goldtop

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6/8/2011 8:34:35 PM

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It's not about being flashy, it's about preparing a piece of wood so that it will last for decades like a quality guitar should.

The Les Paul Junior was a cheap guitar. Gibson made it cheap by throwing out things like neck binding, adjustable pickups, and trap inlays, but they still built and finished it properly. As a result, a well cared-for 1956 Junior sounds and looks as good as it did when it was new, and the wood is still in good shape. I doubt the same can be said for the unfinished pieces Gibson puts out now. "Faded" as a feature is more than a farce, it's an insult to the customer.

6/8/2011 8:40:55 PM

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It would be ridiculous for me to expect any guitar i'd ever own and actually played to last for decades. If i bought or was given a super nice guitar i would not play it outside of recording purposes (if that). I wouldn't take a $3,000+ guitar on tour in a $1,000 van. I play a lot of house shows and shit like that and lets not kid around here... i play metal and while it may not be corpsepaint and blastbeats the whole time playing a house show some kid is probably going to slam into me when i'm playing or some asshole is going to spit beer in the air. Whatever comes with the douches who like the kind of music i like. That is not to say that i don't take care of my gear but i'd be much less pissed when someone spits on my 800 guitar as opposed to one that costs more than anything else i own other than my car...

I'm not a collector i just want something that plays great, sounds better and won't progressively degrade on its own.

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[Edited on June 8, 2011 at 9:35 PM. Reason : redickulous]

6/8/2011 9:34:37 PM

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Quote :
"won't progressively degrade on its own"


Just like an unpainted car will rust no matter how well you take care of it, a guitar without a finish will age prematurely.

You spit beer on a guitar with a standard nitro or poly finish and clearcoat, it wipes right off. You spit beer on a "faded" Gibson, and it will soak into the wood. That's completely unacceptable for a guitar that costs nearly a thousand dollars, especially when a comparable amount of money will get you an immaculately built and finished Japanese model.

6/8/2011 9:37:05 PM

AstralAdvent
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yo mama

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6/8/2011 9:48:42 PM

AxlBonBach
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I'm thinking of installing a Floyd Rose on my strat, considering the styles of music I play, it's really something I should have done a long time ago...


anyone have any pieces of advice? Should I do it myself or have one of the guitar techs at a local shop handle it? I have no idea how difficult it will be.

6/24/2011 5:49:39 PM

vinylbandit
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Retrofitting a Floyd is really difficult. I'd leave it to a pro, especially considering botching the nut installation would make the neck unusable.

Just to show what's involved: http://www.kramerforum.com/floydrose/

6/24/2011 8:32:22 PM

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Quote :
"Ambient Swells"


Reminds me of...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-CC2jOVNSI

6/24/2011 9:46:33 PM

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Don't get a floyd get a schaller frt ii
Don't get a floyd at all if its your only guitar, its cool and I use it for recording but its a huge pain in the ass

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[Edited on June 25, 2011 at 11:33 AM. Reason : ]

6/25/2011 11:31:42 AM

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not my only guitar, just my only strat.


i'm thinking of getting a new strat or strat-copy though, so I may just wait and get one with a FR already installed.

thanks for the tip on the schaller frt ii... i'll look into it.

6/25/2011 1:56:22 PM

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If you're going to get a Floyd II, make sure it was made in Germany. A lot of Floyd II's, even the Schaller ones, were made in Korea and will fall apart in a hurry.

6/25/2011 2:30:38 PM

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Not a floyd ii a schaller frt ii. The schallers say schaller on them not floyd and are all made in deutchland

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6/26/2011 9:15:32 AM

vinylbandit
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My point was that there are Schaller products that were made in Korea at certain points, and you'll want to avoid them.

6/26/2011 12:18:05 PM

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Yeah its super confusing. Schaller originally made the floyd rose (the sought after ofr) and the second version of the floyd. I believe the schallers are made at the original plant still but the design is slightly different. I've heard good things about the gotoh trems (or the other company that makes locking tuners and starts with a g... can't remember)

I put a tremolno on my trem because its such a pain the ass. Its pretty much impossible to set it up perfectly also.

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6/26/2011 1:10:01 PM

Kris
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It's not a guitar, but I bought one of these recently and I'm running it through a marshall valvestate.

6/26/2011 4:24:06 PM

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My guitar plays iPhone...does yours?



http://s241.photobucket.com/albums/ff138/mbguess/iGuitar/

7/6/2011 11:40:03 PM

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bttt i got a new guitar a hwhile back

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2/14/2012 3:06:05 PM

vinylbandit
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i bought an ac15 with the idea that it could sometimes replace my carr artemus with less weight

sadly, it can't, so i returned it

great amp for four bills

not such a great amp compared to some north carolina ish

2/15/2012 5:10:48 AM

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anyone ever tried building their own amp?

2/15/2012 10:28:55 AM

Krallum
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No but i'm building an OR120 clone this summer. I really want to buy a musicman hd 130 but i don't want to rewire a cab to be 4 ohms. My life would be so easy if i just had 8 ohm speakers.

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[Edited on February 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM. Reason : Assuming i won't get a job this summer. Its nice to plan]

2/24/2012 11:37:08 AM

Bweez
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Thinking of getting an Arturia Minibrute.

Despite the 1 oscillator it seems to make some pretty sexy sounds

5/17/2012 10:50:52 AM

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OK, so I'm finally done moving around with the Marines and now settled in one place for the foreseeable future...moved out of the extended stay hotel I was in for 6+ months, closed on a house, and got things squared away around the place, or at least enough that I'm ready to start piecing together the collection of instruments and recording gear that I've wanted for a while.

I sold my old Peavey Triumph 60w combo; it was more of a metal-ish type amp than I really wanted, and I almost never played it anymore. I also sold my Fender Champ (silverface) a while back. I have a metallic purple MIM Stratocaster that I want to sell, too, and then I'll be down to the following:

Guitars:
-'91 Gibson Firebird V (sunburst, 2 mini-buckers, stop-bar tailpiece)
-mid-60s Gretsch Corvette (dark red, tremolo bridge)
-Fender single cutaway electro-acoustic (can't remember model)

Amps:
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Acoustic AG-15 (basic, inexpensive acoustic guitar amp, w/ integrated chorus)

Effects:
-Vox wah
-Big Muff
-old Digitech processor (floor type; rarely use, but worth keeping around)




I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on a new Telecaster (American Standard, natural ash, maple neck, standard single coils). I'd also like to find a hollow or semi-hollow electric with P90s (single coil). Maybe an Epiphone Casino or something.


Oh, and I just bought a bunch of Hercules wall-mounts to hang them all on the wall.

7/4/2012 4:08:26 PM

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Oh, and since my Fender Hot Rod is a 6L6 tubed, AB-type amp, I kinda want to pick up something EL-84 tubed and single-ended. It doesn't need to be powerful; it'll just be for jamming in my extra bedroom and occasional recording. I'm thinking about an Orange AD-5, but I'm very open to suggestions. I haven't even played an AD-5 yet; all I'm going on is internet reviews and Youtube clips.

7/4/2012 4:11:11 PM

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I'd get a used Vox AC4 over the Orange. It's almost as good and much cheaper.

7/4/2012 4:28:59 PM

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If anybody's interested in a 1977 Fender Super Reverb, a 2000-something Epiphone Les Paul Custom, a ZVex Fuzz Factory, or an Akai Head Rush, lemme know. I haven't recorded anything in a couple of years

7/4/2012 7:51:30 PM

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fuck it. I'm buying a 5150 unless i can find a matamp by the end of the month.

Also just started building reverb tanks.

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11/13/2012 10:03:28 AM

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I find it funny that with all the guitar gear I have had and a lot of which I still have these days, 90% of the time I am playing anymore I am using my friend's tele through a Boss ME-70 multifx into my little Crate V32 Palomino.

My beloved dual rectifier is acting as a pedestal for the V32

I still love my metal setup but I just don't play much metal anymore since I don't live around any of my musician friends who are into that and I don't have the time to play with mediocre local bands who are wanting a lot bigger time commitment than I am interested in these days.

11/13/2012 10:16:51 AM

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Yeah i'm thinking about getting a practice space and starting to hoard recording gear for whenever I get my own house. A studio is mandatory. But for now bands seem to be not working out and I just want to record some old shit so that I can actually focus on something new.

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11/13/2012 10:45:47 AM

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Does anyone here own/use a Tascam DP-24 or Zoom R24?
If so, what are your thoughts. I'm saving for the tascam for recording only.
All mixing etc will be done in a DAW.

11/14/2012 10:32:32 AM

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If you are doing all your mixing and processing in the DAW, the DP-24 and the R24 aren't really what you want. You should get an audio interface, which will just give you several inputs into your DAW, which you can then mix there. If you want a mixing surface then just buy a seperate control surface. Should be cheaper, much more expandable, and a lot easier to use.

11/14/2012 12:50:13 PM

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More importantly, the less shit in your signal chain the better. There really isn't a benefit of running anything that might have onboard processing or compression or something.

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11/14/2012 12:58:24 PM

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I already have an interface. I want to be able to set up anywhere, without dragging my desktop, monitor etc. with me.

11/14/2012 1:29:10 PM

Kris
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Oh, that's a pretty big piece of information. I just cant stand having to record on one machine, then move the recording somewhere else and do more stuff to it. Makes it a pain to manage multiple takes and stuff. But if you want it to be mobile, it's your only option outside of a laptop and a MOTU UltraLite (which I would still prefer because it's all in one place).

11/14/2012 1:38:53 PM

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I agree. Recording is a pain in the ass and the less stuff you have to set up the better. You want to try to do as much processing inside a DAW as possible. Having a bunch of wav files from different tracks with different settings can be a pain in the ass to import into a DAW. However this is my experience with older recording work stations (some Alesis shit and some other random things)

i forgot what i was talking about but i've run a live recording set up at the pour house before and it was a pain in the ass to set up. We basically took a bunch of lineouts from the live board into an interface and DAW. Still took forever to setup and most sound guys don't want to spend time helping someone else get a good sound.


However if you're trying to record some black metal in the forest then i totally support what you're doing.

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11/14/2012 2:10:56 PM

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Nothing serious. Sometimes I have some friends over and we jam and I like to record it.
This would let me set up for let's say:
two overhead mics and a kick for the drums
a vocal mic
DI for the bass
DI dry for the guitar plus an input for a cab mic
and still have option for an occasional second guitar, vocal, keys.
There would be no overdubs or punching in or multiple takes.

then go back and have fun mixing when ever I feel like it.

11/14/2012 4:22:44 PM

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New toys! American Deluxe Telecaster with ash body, and an inexpensive Musicman SUB series bass (my first bass--I got it for recording).

I got the Tele for stupidly cheap, used at Guitar Center (2 months old, plastic film still on the pick guard). Like, cheaper than you could buy a new Standard. Hell, probably cheaper than you could buy a Special and a hard case.

11/23/2012 12:40:12 PM

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I'm starting to get the itch again. About 3 years ago I was a bit curious about the Peavey Vypyr modeling amps. I never got one. Anyone have any experience with these?

I already have a good amplifier so it's not like I need one. I'm just looking for a cheap way to get lots of effects on the cheap without having to resort to buying lots of pedals. I bought an all-in-one pedal in the past (zoom 505), it sounded terrible though - every effect sounded extremely artificial and there wasn't one decent distortion setting. It was like $99 or something so it's not like I should have expected much. So any multi-effect pedal that people could chime in on would also be welcome.

The last time I got the itch I bought an Ibanez s520ex to fill the void for my very old Ibanez s540ltd that was (and still is unfortunately) in rough shape. After the dust settled I ended up selling the 520 because the pickups sounded like absolute garbage compared to the ones in the 540. Now I'm finding myself wanting another s series but I see that all the sub $1K models still come with those same INF pickups, which I've grown to hate. It's a shame they nerf an otherwise awesome guitar with such poor quality pickups. Maybe an alternative would be to pick up a cheaper s series and replace the pickups. Any recommendations there?

Thanks.

[Edited on December 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM. Reason : -]

12/24/2012 9:31:40 PM

CalledToArms
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I love S series guitar and own multiple over a range (low, mid, high-end). I have always changed the pickups out though as soon as I bought any, even my high-end custom one I got. Ibanez makes some good guitars but their stock pickups are usually not very good imo.

As far as mult-fx go, the Boss ME-70 is really pretty decent especially if you can find one used.

12/24/2012 11:23:11 PM

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how much can i reasonably get for a used epiphone g-400?


this guy

[Edited on January 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM. Reason : /]

1/27/2013 3:00:38 PM

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