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>Advancing Guitarist Mick Goodrick
>Chord Chemistry - Ted Greene
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>Modern Chord Progressions: Jazz and Classical Voicings for Guitar - Ted Greene
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>Beefhearts 10 guitar commandments
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My collection so far. It's taken a while to build this up, it's not like I won the lottery or anything. Been playing for about 15 years or so now. I love my SGs and the 335, and all the basses.
Thoughts on the Bogner Helios?
/gg/ i want you to rank these select old white guy guitarists in order of how much you enjoy thier solo'ing:
is there a way to get riffs into your muscle memory faster than just playing them over and over again with a metronome
i seem to have more trouble with really simple repetitive ones that only have a couple of notes for some reason
Sandberg, what the fuck? They don't offer this colour without the aged finish, you can't get nickle mechanics without the aged finish. I'm sure a call or mentioning it during the order will sort that out, but why would they do that? Their configurator is super cool but sometimes it's just stupid like that.
Neil Young = David Gilmour > Mark Knopfler >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Eric Johnson > Eric Clapton
not quite my tempo
also it seems I spawned a VM4 meme...
Literally what I was complaining about, I want that colour but without the relicing.
Also, I've been looking at a P-bass for a while now and before I buy a Fender I might as well go Sandberg again and have an additional bridge PU when I need/want it.
Matched headstock just looks better IMO, can't see ehx you wouldn't want it.
my bad, reading comprehension fail
as far as I know the configurator just generates custom orders so maybe you can get in touch with them and ask
>Also, I've been looking at a P-bass for a while now and before I buy a Fender I might as well go Sandberg again and have an additional bridge PU when I need/want it.
if you're in murrica you might be interested in Schecter's Diamond P Plus. might waste less money on all the import related shit.
it's not nearly on par with sandberg's california series but closer to the electra ballpark.
>Matched headstock just looks better IMO, can't see ehx you wouldn't want it.
it looks better on some finishes if you pick the rosewood or ebony neck but with maple it just clashes IMO
wonderful slippery thing
Weird, I like it especially on the maple fretboard. But who cares, it's aesthetics. Also, I can buy a custom Sandberg for 1700€ here, actually cheaper or similarly priced to a Fender American Standard.
Damn, I love those colors
Sauce on the kitty
>crosley with cat on it
>buddy of mine bought a beat up DIY cab for 60 bucks
>cab itself was beat down ship but the two 65w 12" celestion speakers were in mint condition
>guy then took it apart and built pic related out of lacquered plywood
thoughts? it sounded pretty good before so I can only assume it sounds better now that it's properly isolated
The Rick is a 660/12. Really wonderful guitar.
That's an Eminence, just their regular model not the one with the removable neck. It plays just like a regular 3/4 upright, albeit it's a bit slimmer. The sound unplugged is definitely thinner than a regular upright but with a nice small amp you can get it to sound just like one. I would like a regular upright some day but I just don't play a lot of music on the upright. That and lugging one around is a huge bitch.
Just got an email about this guitar. It's not listed in the new items because it's a single sample they built of the next model they're releasing. "double arch" model, I guess its a 339 as opposed to the agile 335 clones.
>>Beefhearts 10 guitar commandments
LELMAO SO RANDUM BRO XDXD PLAY YOUR GUITAR TO THE BUSH AND BIRDZ :-DDDD
Why would you niggers include this the OP
>YOU GOTTA HAVE A HOOD FOR YOUR ENGINE
>keep that hat on. a hat is a pressure cooker. if you have a roof on your house, the hot air can't escape. even a lima bean has to have a piece of wet paper around it to make it grow.
>unironically wanting to be a hothead
Need a new one. Anyone here tried Couch stuff? I'm thinking of getting on of their straps.
Is a 2x12 good enough to use live in a band with a loud drummer?
do the mods even exist?
this shit goes down thread after thread, always at 4pm when the school day is finished. and it lasts until dinner time starts and little bobby has to to his homework.
Yeah, You'll be fine. Remember to really crank it if the drummer plays loud though. Earbuds also aren't a bad idea if you have a place you can crank it up at, don't be dumb and get hearing loss.
throw a dummy coil under the pickguard. make sure it's wound about halfway between both pickups. I imagine the mustang pickups are hum cancelling, so you'd want to change it so they both cancel with the middle pickup. Also I think white pickups are nice on mustangs.
10/10 post anon
How would you describe the music of Hozier? Just Blues Rock? These simple catchy tunes with a Blues/Jazz feeling.
Any other artists like him you would recommend to me? I've already searched using the sticky but it hasn't helped too much, browsed the Chamber Pop genre, a few others, but nothing yet.
>I'm talking about the songs like Jackie and Wilson, Someone New, From Eden, while they're rather simple they leave a lot of room for improv and solos that Hozier doesn't seem to fill, so I'd like to write my own stuff that has that included
Carvings/etchings done by professional? New Pickups? Trim?
Honestly I want to just take a bite of your guitar it looks like candy or taffy or cotton candy it looks...so...appealing. I like it. Normally I hate guitars that are like that, so simple but the color is just right.
Not the anon with the Mustang. However, the dummy coil seems interesting. Can something like that be wired to a standard 3 way toggle in a SH pickup configuration to cancel the hum whenever the single coil is active?
Yeah. Blues/Jazz or Blues Rock.
Some gospel influences too I think. I just quickly went through some songs on spotify though. Hadn't heard of him before. Thx anon!
I don't really have anything like him but I would look into Gary Clark Jr., Little Hurricane and Black Diamond Heavies (much more "chaotic" or whatever though)
I want one of these
fender only made them a couple years maybe 4-5 years ago?
I've gotta agree with
On this one I feel like a tort guard would look breddy good.
I own this, plus a Boss GT-10 pedalboard and a Line 6 Flextone III amp.
I'm into metal, but i'd like to own a classic american strat because of the tone, or a classic PRS because they are amazing
Not the worst guitar ever tbqh
it's just gaudy and tasteless
Get urself a real v, kid.
I'm not the anon who took the short bus today. Pic related.
>implying it's the same fucking thing
>being this much of a retarded plebeian
>not picking the superior, masterrace arisk version
Out of the way, patrician guitar coming through
kek, I dun goof'd. Meant to post the one with two pickups
That red outline always gets me though.
>want to buy boutique pedals
>they're covered in quirky art and names
what do? Why can't they just make normal ones?
do you not like the art? i think its pretty cool that they're treating them like artistic objects. i mean, its not gonna hurt you if they look like that - you obviously are more interested about sound than design
>i mean, its not gonna hurt you if they look like that - you obviously are more interested about sound than design
What if I take my gf into my basement? She'll think I'm weird :'(
I believe the tiny upper frets are easier to use when scalloped
>tfw I already know a bunch of songs by him
I always end up playing a bunch of his songs, I just feel they use the same pattern over and over and I need something new
Guess I'll check it out
Very. Strings feel like they're floating on air, and bends are a breeze. It's kind of the thing you have to play. Some people say it's hit or miss but I don't know how anyone can have a miss with it.
Depending on the head +speakers it should be fine for live. Won't push the same air as a 4x12 though but it'll do fine. Might get a little lost in practices where the amp isn't micced through but just give the mids a little boost + position the cab sideways.
I've got a 2x12 and 4x12, use the 2x12 for recording and the 4x12 for live/band pracs.
Lol'd at other replies.
Nothing wrong with that guitar, higher-end BC Rich's are pretty aight.
Looks good man.
i play my shitty mexitele on stage, it's the most comfortable and I don't care if I sweat or get spit/beer all over it. Just play whatever's the comfiest. and like another anon said it's easy to steal gigs at shows without a proper greenroom.
>Nothing wrong with that guitar, higher-end BC Rich's are pretty aight.
It's perfect for metal. I need nothing else right now.
I got it pretty cheap, considering pickups and bridge are not cheap on their own.
>that's a really good shoop
thanks mang, I couldn't get it completely antialiased though (did the stripe myself with the pencil tool)
>It'd look cool with the wider style too.
if you provide me with pics I'll gladly do a shop... for you
So, I've slowly been beginning to prefer solid-state amps. I think that comes mostly from a preference for no reverb and not too much low end. I tend to use low, just barely dirty gain settings, so I don't want the odd harmonics rolled back. I think the more even clipping of a solid state I'd much more true to the guitar. It seems to me like when you use a dirty tone on a tube amp, different guitars sound similar to each other. In other words the amp colors the tone in a good way. But I like the sound of my guitar uncolored.
>his guitar is the height of faggotry
I seriously hope you are another anon pretending to be that ERG fag for lulz
Yeah mate, honestly for EMG's and a decent floyd it's good. I always wanted one but the fins on it always irked me.
>Implying there's something wrong with Hamer
A USA Hamer is most likely better than any guitar you own mate, those things are amazing, if I ever spot a lefty one for sale imma snag her instantly.
I like SS amps for some applications, like old Marshall Valvestates, Ampeg VH140c's, Randall Centuries/Warheads.
Right now I'm using an 800w SS power amp, cleanest fella on the market lol, really good for modellers like the Axe-Fx etc. Not so great for tube pre's.
I'm using a POD HD500X..... with a normal guitar cab.....
You're thinking of another guy here who constantly complains about his FRFR setup yet doesn't want to change anything about it.
what are good choices of pickups for feedback? currently playing the Jazzmaster Squier, I chose it solely to make noise with but I have a fetish for manipulating feedback and wondered if anyone had any tips for going further.
Hey man he said he played metal. I just suggested making a metal oriented strat with high output pickups or just buying the cringe worth jim root strat since it has emg's in it like that pointy thing.
I'd rather get an archtop Tbh familia. My uncle has a electro acoustic but the tone isn't my cup of tea. To make matters worse, it's a nylon. Nothing like the sound of nickel plated steel strings picked up by magnetic pickups.
Not him but posted this a few days ago. Tried ordering a Rondo Les Paul because everyone raves about them. Needed a cheap guitar at the time (this was a couple years ago). Sent back not 1 not 2 but 3 fucking guitars because they were all lemons. I'm sure if you get one that isn't fucked from the factory their good. However their quality control leaves much to be desired. After the third I got a refund and bought a CV Squier strat. Slightly more expensive, zero problems.
Pic related is bassists rig, I like it with the 4x10 but really wish he'd fuck off the 1x15 most of the time, it's pointless live.
Yeah nah FRFR fucking stinks, bands that use it live sound bloody awful.
>Using studio tones live
Yeah that's a nice price. Nice grab.
I just got my first guitar about two weeks ago (https://www.geartree.com/p/ibanez-am73b-artcore-semi-hollow-guitar-jet-blue-flat) and I'm looking to get new strings. How specific do I need to be when buying new strings?
My girlfriend gave me her old guitar, a Daisy Rock Guitars Rock Candy Custom. It looks like shit and sounds like shit, but strangely it plays really well, and I have a lot of fun playing on it. So I've decided I just want to keep it as a mod platform
So, other than replacing the pickups, what are some crazy cool mods I can perform on this guitar? I'm down to do any amount of routing, drilling, wiring etc. as long as the end result is bretty cool
Anyone know how to repair a solid state amp?
Long story short, I have an old Crate GLX212.
The clean channel and it's eq are working fine.
The rhythm distortion channel does not work, nor does the eq in it's signal path. But, i can switch from the rhythm distortion to the lead distortion and it works just fine. The lead channel is still unaffected by the eq since it's part of the same signal path as the rhythm.
Any idea wtf is going on? I've taken it apart and nothing looks damaged or worn in any way.
You could try going the absolute control route. I haven't seen anyone combine these mods together, but I think it would be amazing. These mods only apply to if you keep a humbucker in it. For each humbucker, you would add two potentiometers, a 6 lug and a no load blender pot. The 6 lug would be a series/parallel blend, and the blender would be a pickup selector between the two coils of the humbucker. The wiring for the blender is the same as a common jazz bass mod.
The D13b5b9 chord implies Locrian because that's usually were you find both a b5 and a b9. That being said, the full chord would look somewhat like this:
D F Ab C Eb G Bb
A Bb7/D aka first inversion (not 2nd as I previously misspoke) is D F Ab Bb. That fills in the 1 m3 5 and 13 of the original chord.
It's not perfect, but the way I see it, the simpler the better. Especially if you're playing guitar in a jazz band where you're sight reading chords, you don't have time to think about a complicated chord, you gotta simplify it, fast. The guitar is also limited in notes of a chord we can physically play, on piano it would be much different.
In a genre as low-end heavy as death metal it's useless live mate, it just creates unnecessary resonance on stage. a 4x10 is more than enough and then you just either mic that up or run a DI from the head and that covers MORE than enough of the low-end spectrum.
When he uses it in a softer and more relaxed environment it has a use but definitely not in heavier styles of music.
Those Crates are a nightmare to work on, they're horribly built and some techs would probably tell you to chuck it lol.
You'd probably have to take it to a tech and hoke that they're nice enough to try it.
>Wants to try Kahler
At least try finding an older Ibanez edge, stable (if not better than most floyds) and much better than a Kahler.
Remove strings, remove neck (if bolt on), remove electronics. Take a torch to the finish and scrape it off. Leave all of the wood charred, finish with wipe-on poly or tru-oil or something.
Replace humbuckers with p90's, add bigsby.
You can make any floyd playable if you replace the knife edges. Just get some carbon steel and shape it, then harden it. It's a small enough piece that you could do it with a pen torch.
For the record, the original edge is a great trem.
I have used my ears, and they don't add anything to the live sound besides low-end that doesn't do shit but make the sound guys job harder. Afaik he's just gonna sell both and get a 6/8x10 anyway which is gonna be the better choice for his style and what he wanted anyway.
Don't know where you got the more stable part from, they never really return to pitch like a proper floyd will, simpler maybe but at the cost of a less stable and more unreliable trem.
Really mate it doesn't take too long to learn how to set up a floyd, will probably take you a while a first but I know fellas that can replace a whole set of strings + setup the trem in 20~ mins no issue. It's just another thing you gotta get the hang of and takes practice.
Hey it's another option at least, beats going with a Kahler any day.
Yeeeaah, I used to, didn't like it at all, definitely doesn't have the sound a 4x12. These days I have a 4x12 and a 2x12. 2x12's just for bedroom and recording now.
Plus if your head can run 2 cabs, etc etc.
Probably an Ibanez? that's the first thing that comes to mind when you say "virtuoso".
RG550's come cheap and are amazing pieces of work.
Although I don't know these things:
>How long you've been playing
>Gear you already have
So I can't give you an accurate answer.
Never actually tried one so can't comment but they seem fairly popular. Really comes down to if you want the few extra features a DSL 50 has.
Lol, 50w isn't gonna be much quieter man, maybe 2 or 3db quieter at the max. It'll saturate a bit faster though than a 100w.
Orange is a pretty good choice too, their distortion has more "sag" to it and can get a bit messy for my liking. Personally I'd stick with the DSL 50 and probably throw some new tubes in. a boost in front helps a lot too if you play heavier styles.
I've had both
The JCM800 is definitely better sounding than the DSL50, but the DSL50 is still a really nice sounding amp.
It used to be that DSL50s were like 500 bucks and JCM800s were 800-1000, but lately I've seen a bunch of JCM800s for like 500-650 so I'd go with the 'real deal'
The Green channel on the DSL is good, the red channel sounds like it's trying to be a mesa buttrock double rectifier.
If you can't find any JCM800s for 600ish and are contemplating spending 800-1000, I'd step it up further and go for the REAL REAL deal of a JMP 2203 or 2204. You can get those for 900-1000, and sometimes less.
I saw a Harmony H-530 at my local Sam Ash today. Do any of you have any experience with this amp? It's 35 watts with 15'' speakers. I kinda wanna cop it because VINTAGE and 15" speakers are cool. Only issue is no gain knob, but yknow, 60s. Does the gain increase with volume? Kinda like old Sunn amps supposedly did?
How much? If its like 30 bucks yea
any more hell no
its a solid state junker from way back
99% of old solid state amps are garbage...kinda neat to have around to have a weird conversation piece but it's not a good amp
It's a old SS amp so unless you really cranked it you wouldn't get any sort of breakup, and if you idd it would be a really hard-clipping.
No idea how this amp sounds though, looks cool but doesn't look like they're worth more than $150.
>If you can't find any JCM800s for 600ish and are contemplating spending 800-1000, I'd step it up further and go for the REAL REAL deal of a JMP 2203 or 2204. You can get those for 900-1000, and sometimes less.
Can you point me to a 2204 for 900-1000 please? I'm not saying you're wrong, but rather that I'm interested.
Ah, well that settles it familia. I ain't droppin money on that shit. Would be a good convo piece, for sure. Thanks for the help :)
Yeah, I wasn't sure how much it cost because.. there was no price tag but i think it may have been for 100? So fuck that lol.
Anyway, So I have the Ampeg Micro-CL and a Fender Rumble V2 4x10. I really just use the regular Ampeg Micro-CL stack for gigs and rehearsals (i'm the bassist) but I kind of want a lighter head and/or a cheap 1x12/2x12" cabinet? I've been playing for like 4 or 5 years for real now.
I'll say my tentative budget is like 300 or so buckerinos.
Any recommendations? (P.s. I'm using a 5 string ESP LTD B-55 FM mostly (i'm into 5 and 6 strings ((plan on getting a 6 string at some point in the future if i don't get any new amps)), but i also do guitar related shit but not in any bands rn)
Don't know if you could get a much lighter head than a Ampeg Micro man.
Stuff like Ampeg SVT PRO's you'd wanna look into. Markbass stuff is extremely small and light, pair it with a good 4x10/2x10 and hey presto you're set lad.
>2002 Les Paul - Rare Color!!!! - $650
>the only picture of it has an instagram filter on it
Look at the Gallien-Krueger MB200. It's 200 watts and tiny
What kind of acoustic guitar strings would you recommend to a lower end acoustic?
PR150VS Epiphone Acoustic, its my first acoustic guitar. I got these bronze or brass coated strings a bit back don't remember, they still sound great with .88 mm tortex picks but I'm looking for something better than that.
Best acoustic guitar strings? Looking for a deep, crisp sound. Got $50 to burn on strings, and a clip on tuner since my old one broke.
Replaced the shitty pickguard with a nicer dark red one.
They seem pretty popular, my current strings are fine though so I feel shitty for changing them so early. How often do other scrubs change? I haven't changed these in...over two years. No signs of deterioration, no rust, they still look gold from when I first got them.
Here's a demo. Sorry for background noise, no privacy where I live, southpark plays in the background 24/7.
Shitposting aside, explain why they're meme-tier and what you would recommend anon
>inb4 LEL SHIT MEMELIXERS!!! XDDD
You'll notice butters screaming in the background after summoning biggie, sorry.
they're meme tier because they're the best acoustic strings / the most popular
idk if i'd put them on my electrics, but i don't remember ever using anything but elixirs for my acoustics. they're amazing. i change my strings whenever i need to, idk. just change them whenever you want it doesn't matter. the police aren't going to raid your house and shoot you
Markbass shit seems really cool but slightly on the more expensive side but they really seem worth it.
I love the idea of this fucking thing. Tiny as heck and relatively inexpensive for what it does.
another question: The speaker cabinet for the Ampeg Micro-CL cabinet is 100 watts at 8 ohms? What is the maximum amount of wattage I would be able to put into it without blowing it up? 100? (I'm really just curious about ohms work in this context.)
I've had a JCM800, 2203, 2204 and a '74 1987 JMP.
I had them 4-5 years ago, I found all of them on craigslist and tgp classifieds. I didn't pay more than 900 for any of them, and the most valuable/best sounding ('74 4 hole JMP) I got for 600 off craigslist (it was in rough shape cosmetically).
There isn't a tremendous amount of difference in volume between a 50w marshall going through a cab and a 100w going through a cab. They are both loud as fuck and everything after the 4 hole Marshall JMPs had master volume, so you can get a lot of gain with the pre amp.
The biggest difference between the 2 is the bass response, the 100w has a lot more thump but the perceived 'loudness' is really quite similar...so there isn't really going to be any earlier 'break up' with the 50w JCM/JMP(MV)/DSL vs. the 100w counterparts.
if you're a gross person like me then after a while your strings will get covered in finger crud (i think it's skin/sweat/dirt). When there's too much gunk on the strings I change them. Two years and you've never had a string break? It'll feel like a new guitar if you restring it. I always bought lighter gauge strings on my acoustic though because it's easier to fingerpick.
elixers are meme strings
the ones I have on my guitar are still shiny but sound duller and have all the coating shedding itself. That shit is gunking up my fancy graphite nut too and making the guitars tuning unstable where with regular strings it was rock solid for weeks.
Really you can put whatever wattage head in it as you want as long as it matches the impedance. The maximum wattage they reccomend though is 100w. If you crank your amp to output more than that you'll start to stress the speakers out and possibly blow/damage them. Most cabs of course can handle a little more than what the recommended wattage is.
Always a safe bet to have a cab that at least matches your amps output.
I use Elixirs on my 7, last for up to two months before they start wearing out and sounding like shit.
If I use any other set of strings they last about a week and a half before they rust to shit/break.
do you use a shit load of gain and EQing?
the elixers I've been using don't sound as nice as normal strings...last longer yea, sound as nice as a normal pack (for 1-2 weeks)... not even close.
i couldn't tell the difference I guess if I used a lot of gain and tweaking eq but I play pretty clean most of the time.
I do play in a death metal band mainly yes. But for practice I play through a little 35w tube combo and spend most of my time on the clean channel as I don't like practicing with much gain at all. They still sound fine for ages. Last much longer and sound better than any set of EB's, DR or D'addario's.
What sorts are you using man? I use these http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/strings-c1/electric-guitar-strings-sets-c189/elixir-nanoweb-e12057-nickel-wound-anti-rust-electric-guitar-strings-10-56-7-string-p2799
Should say I prefer the nanowebs a lot more to the polys.
I've been looking into getting a Pedaltrain JR as my first actual board and
today I found one that comes with a hard case for $135 (used) and one with a soft case for 119.99 (new).
Should I go with the hard case combo? I know it's the better deal but I'm kinda eh about it.
I'd say go with a hard case, a little extra protection never hurt. I'm actually thinking about getting a hardcase for my spare PT-2 since it's original gig bag is starting to fall apart on me.
just got this motherfucker. I love it
Final finished upgrading my rack setup with a power conditioner and rack tuner. Also still messing around with tones from the new pedals I got, pretty interesting sounds from the Palisades and Fuzz War. Pic Related, the current rig setup.
Fender Roger Waters P Bass w/ mods
Warrior Signature Bolt-On Custom 5 String
Epiphone Casino (On Loan to a friend, Mexican Start in its place)
Aguilar AG500 w/Calzone 4U case Loaded with Furman Power Conditioner & Kork Picthblack Pro
Hartke AK 410 &115 cabs
Pedaltrain Jr. with:
Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2+, EBS MultiComp, EQD Palisades, Death By Audio Fuzz War, Zoom B3 w/ KMP Tap Tempo switch, Custom Amp foot-swtich for Mute/Drive Channel
Korg Arp Odyssey
>Post desired gear
Travis Bean TB2000
Alembic Stanley Clarke
63' Reissue Fender P bass in Seminole Red
Wal Bass MKI
Verellen Meatsmoke Tube Head
Tyrant 6x10 cab
Future pedal purchases:
Digitech Bass Whammy, TC Electronics Trinity & Alter Ego X4, Dark Glass B7K
>How long have you been playing?
Fender, Wal, Rickenbacker, Xotic, Gibson, Mike Lull, Warrior, Alembic, Status, Fano, Travis Bean
Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Dave Hope, Mike Rutherford, Greg Lake
In a band at the moment, finishing up our first album and getting ready to lay down tracks for the second album. EP is available as well as small Live Album at any price from our Bandcamp ( TheCultour.bandcamp.com ).
Hey /gg/. I asked a friend of mine about this before, but I need some more opinions. Currently I own a 2005 Fender Squier Strat with stock pickups, and I have a 1996 Fender Buddy Guy Signature Special Strat with stock Gold Lace pickups. I recently purchased a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails neck pickup that I wanted to install into the Squier originally. Would it be smart to put the Hot Rail in the Squier or would it be better to take out the neck Gold Lace and put that in the Squier instead? Obviously with the latter, I'd use the Hot Rail in the Buddy Guy Strat instead. Thoughts?
>pic related guitars in question
that too, another great feature. Pic related, my old p-bass deluxe along side my old rig and Roger Waters P bass that I still have
Sheet is that the Tech 21 VT Bass head? How does it sound? Lots of classic Ampeg goodness pumping out of that lil mafk?
Can someone tell me anything about this guitar, I'm about to buy it for about $100
It was a great amp for the time I was using it. those days I was looking for an edgier tone close to something like Geddy Lee, and it did a good job. Nowadays I have an Aguilar seen here >>61569933, which has been serving me well, although I am looking at newer amps these days, especially the New Orange OB-1 Heads, those things are killer
Its a suprise sometimes, some american basses are better than mexican, and sometimes vice versa, in case of my RW P bass, i've stacked it up against the deluxe P bass, a USA custom G&L JB Bass, a USA standard Fender Jazz Bass, a Japanese Fender Aerodyne J Bass, and a PRS 5ver, none have been able to match it in terms of tone and feel, but of course this is mostly due to the numerous mods i made with the RW, including the pickups and the bridge which i just swapped out yesterday with a brand new Hipshot A-style
Im going to take in my guitar to have the action lowered and fix some of the fret buzzing that will happen when it gets lowered. I also want it set up so it plays nice with a set of 11 strings on there. Would I just tell them that and assume they have 11s they will put on there, or just bring my own in? I won't set up my guitar my self.
im scared to bring it in, last 2 times I brought it too a different shop nothing was fixed
Different place, the guitar shop (the only guitar place in my town) the tech guy really just tries to sell you on a bunch a shit (tried to sell me a tiny guitar amp when I came in looking for a bass amp). This other place is an instrument repair place, which does a lot of guitars
its not too hard to learn how to set up your guitar anon. Look up some tutorials and videos and such. If you have an older guitar to practice on, try that to get comfortable with it.
I learned how to set up a guitar and it isn't too difficult to do a good job. Just have to have attention to detail.
Bring your own strings, lots of the local shops that do setups don't have that big of a variety.
Just a few days ago I brought my new guitar in to a shop I've trusted for the last few years when I needed occasional setups, and it came back with an insane amount of fret buzz. I'm taking this as a sign that it's finally time to learn how to do my own guitar maintenance
Make an anonymous phone call asking whether strings are included. I was wondering this too but then ended up doing it myself. It's worthwhile taking it in because they have stuff like springs and shims, etc. that might be needed.
Power Tubes finally went out (I believe they were the original set from 1996 so it was bound to happen), so using my backup head (Acoustic B600H) for now
Nice rig, alot better than the old one in >>61570009 (I'm actually Rickenbro but retired the trip and changed my rig up completely)
Not a bad setup, pretty good cheap but not crap rig
Had the VT too, good sound from it, but not as good as most actual Ampeg stuff
Same, much better than the old setup
Yeah, made it one day when we were recording to fuck with the guitarist in the soundbooth, took it home with me, has WETTER on the back of it as a joke that everything sounds better with more reverb
610s are great, and so are the Fender Jag basses, I know one guy using them that gets an amazing tone out of it