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Thoughts on this piece of shit?
Starstream 1, a modeling guitar from Vox. http://www.voxamps.com/StarstreamType1
It's both ugly AND sounds bad.
If you're going to buy Seagull just buy 3 Merlins and start a Merlin triplet.
Just picked up a Roland JC-120 this weekend, but it has a few issues, biggest one being that channel 1 of the amp does not seem to work at all. Might there be any easy solutions for this? I'm also having trouble dating it. SN is
416474 which I think dates it to 1984? I'd also appreciate if anyone could help me with that.
I dislike most acoustic guitars but these are mostly okay I've played a few and they were all pretty nice
Set up a basic recording rig over the weekend, just an SM57 through a Focusrite 2i2 interface. Sounds pretty damn good, even with no mixing / mastering, just raw tracks.
Someone tried to convince me that this atrocity would be better than the Variax. Not that the Variax is some transcendental, revolutionary thing, but at least it doesn't sound like utter trash. Also can the Starstream even do alternate tunings like the Variax can?
"yeah, lay off my cousin!"
It depends on where you're at. If you're in a small town where kids have nothing to do and there's no scene, then make the shows happen. Book somewhere willing to host, book a decent band that will fly by on tour, and plug the show to everyone.
If your city has a happening scene already, just land an opening spot on some show. Most scenes will have regulars who are probably in bands that play all the time. To keep a scene alive they need to bring in new bands (who will bring new people along). Plus you normally don't want your band to go stale opening every week. i
Expect your strings to break, your cables to not work or to pick up more radio than guitar. So be prepared to swap. Expect to not be able to hear whichever member of the band you normally guide off of or yourself. If there's a soundguy, he'll mostly likely just want to screw everything up. Your shows can be a blast or straight up kick your dick in the dirt. If you believe in what you're playing it won't matter either way. Trial by fire is the best way to find out if you really do.
Seller lucked out on this wood grain but I still don't want to pay $950 for it.
Ha! This one doesn't even have an amplifier built in!
Has anyone gotten hands on this thing since they started making them again?
>Back in the USA, in an effort to rediscover what had made Fender's reputation, the company went to vintage dealers and took measurements from pre-CBS production instruments. They even spent $5600 on buying a '57 Precision bass, '60 Jazz bass and a '61 Strat. Both the US factory at Fullerton and Fender Japan set about producing vintage reissues- in fact the Japanese were the first to succeed and the superb quality of their instruments resulted in the famous quote by Dan Smith, Director of Marketing, Electric Guitars at the time :"Everybody came up to inspect them and the guys almost cried, because the Japanese product was so good - it was what we had been having a hell of a time trying to do."
I never figured the brand on this bass. Sounds good though
MII Ibanez. I have one and aside from the shitty pickups and gloss neck, I would say it isn't too far from my MIJ Ibanez.
Yeah the pickups are crap, electronics are shit, neck is sticky on the back, but you can fix that with some sanding.
I just wish all guitar companies would go satin on their neck. Is it expensive to do so? I mean satin is so much more smooth for playing.
spoiler alert, first one has already fallen
Jap Fenders are made to a spec by completely insane maniacs who will apologize profusely and perhaps commit suicide if they feel they've let their supervisors down.
Mexi Fenders are made to a spec by people who will emigrate to America if they let their supervisors down.
So, pretty comparable.
Post guitars that you buy if you never want to be taken seriously or make it as a musician.
There are two trim levels to Gibson now, HP and T.
T is short for Traditional, with ordinary tuners, bridge and regular nut.
HP stands for High Performance, with the infamous 2015 features-robo tuners, headstock-mounted tuner, titanium saddles in the bridge and the "zero fret" nut.
Also of note is that the T models are about $350 cheaper than the same HP model.
Anything else with a similar number of strings is also included.
for metal? 6505 without a doubt, and it's the most versatile with the 20w push pull/5w class A/1w class A switch. micro dark is fun but kind of a toy/back up type thing compared to the other two. the HT-5 isnt bad, but tonewise the gain channel gets kind of mushy for metal(thats just single ended amps in general). great hard rock tone though.
any suggestions on a pedal to get next? Just toss some out there, not looking for anything specific, just something on the cheaper side ( under 150 US) and something interesting.
forgot to post it on mine but
>Expect to not be able to hear whichever member of the band you normally guide off of or yourself.
relax and have fun
>but they're super hit or miss
The only EHX pedals that have been really bad are maybe the Holy Stain and the single muff. The rest are really solid pedals. What are you referring to about hit or miss?
also what do you mean by >le guitar center demographic?
>and pander way too much to the >le guitar center demographic.
I had a valveking for a few years. It's not a bad amp but it's a pretty basic entry level tube amp.
What kind of music do you play? I thought the VK had a nice clean channel but I didn't care for its distortion.
>Go plug into your shitty Behringer practice amp and dream of not being awful one day, kid.
I'm glad we have posts like this to make the posts I originally thought were stupid seem like they were written by stephen hawking
>babby's first "weird sound things"
What the fuck are you talking about? EHX's B9/C9 sound infinitely better than the Organizer, and the POG/HOG are almost unmatched. The only thing EQD does better I guess is the Bit commander? And that's because EHX doesn't do a lot of bitcrushy types of things.
Not saying EQD is bad, but jesus christ nigga
its the eeriest shit youve ever heard
room, hall, cathedral, gated, plate, and a delay setting
eeriest shit ive ever heard. you can get this awesome "strings" sort of thing when pretty wet. the damp pot is indispensable. and it self oscillates like crazy.
i spent a long time looking for the right reverb and i am super glad i found this. compared it to my friends blue sky when we swapped for a weekend and imo the context dominates. it's also less than half the price.
they make what is objectively the best hall reverb, the ring thing is a ring mod, a sideband mod, and a pitch shifter. great for chorus. can do tremolo, but it sounds like its modulation, not whatever the volume thing is that tremolo does. and the fuzz is goat
>mfw my new amp comes in tomorrow
first tube amp bitches
nice one bruh, what'd you settle on getting?
>comparing b9/c9 and pog/hog to organizer
apples and oranges desu
>spouting product descriptions like this
Go educate your pleb selves about non-guitar sound design and get back to me on all this shite, m'kay?
pic related mannn i'm excited. would have preferred a twin reverb or an ac30 but money's a bit tight and i got this one used for a pretty good price
don't know what this means or how it relates to my post
God damn it , they really just were Power Supplies.
>>comparing b9/c9 and pog/hog to organizer
>apples and oranges desu
then what would compare the Organizer to? it's literally an octave generator and a modulation effect to make the guitar sound like an organ.
Am I getting trolled or are you this stupid?
In order of chain:
Guitar-> RP250 -> Boss MO-2 -> Z.Vex Mastotron -> Devi Ever Hyperion -> EHX The Worm -> EHX EHXtortion -> Boss RC-1 + FS5 footswitch -> Amp
I don't know man.
Is that a Blues Deluxe? Those things push some serious air, good job! Hopefully you can find time to crank it up loud, they sound great.
The issue with VKs is they have a VK one dimensional sound. If you're playing mostly metallic material then they're fitting. I can't comment on the clean channel.
There are a few other tube amps that float down to the 200 dollar line, but this one is there any day of the week.
Maple or rosewood on a sunburst Tele?
The organizer is supposed to have a weird warbly sorta pipe-ish sound, not like a hammond or like a big octaver.
I'm primarily a guitarist, and I must say that the amount of things that you can learn from other musical disciplines is huge.
nah it's a hot rod deluxe iii. but yeah i can't wait to hear it
why would i be tempted to buy a jc120? i was somewhat tempted to just get an audio interface and pirate axefx but i'm trying to play shows and stuff and this just seemed like a better purchase
>howbout a versatile distortion? like something with a three band eq on it.
the EHXtortion has got me covered on that, I can push a signal with my other (not pictured) Sludgemaker pedal to get a really chunky lead tone.
>ditch the multi
You know you're right. I basically only use it for octaving effects anyways, so I guess next on my list is a Pitchfork or a Whammy.
I play Sludge and stoner a LOT as well as plenty of alternative rock and stuff like that. In other words, I play primarily stoner/sludge but like to play anything that is fun.
>The organizer is supposed to have a weird warbly sorta pipe-ish sound, not like a hammond or like a big octaver.
So basically just like a POG or Micro POG with a chorus. Which also sounds better than the Organizer, and cleaner.
>nah it's a hot rod deluxe iii
That's what I meant. as soon as I finished typing that I immediately remembered what I originally meant. My friend has one of those, sounds great.
I just bought a Warwick Thumb. Has anyone played one? There's not too many demos on the youtubes. It's a bolt-on 5 string
Also, posting my gear soon
damn man that's a good price. the 410's way too big for what i need but i'm jealous. got this for $369 but thought it was a pretty good price
>My friend has one of those, sounds great.
awesome, i'll definitely be back here to talk about how it sounds
i dunno brhu i dont really into sludge or stoner or alt. i think delay is essential. so many things you can do with it. you should get a clean boost. especuialy if youre using t00bs. dont spend a lot of money. the zvex one consists or like $10 of materials. Zachary can blow himself.
>the zvex one consists or like $10 of materials. Zachary can blow himself.
This is true, but I also really liked it. I do know buying the parts individually is better and so is building it yourself but...
...Man I don't have an excuse rip, but I'm not dissatisfied with it, so I'm not too angry.
I'll grab a clean boost at some point, but I'm not using a tube amp. The EHXtrotion act's like one though, so it'll be a bit further down on my list after a whammy and maybe an Orange Micro/Tiny terror
Left is a Carvin Bolt kit. Special options are a mahogany body, ebony fretboard, and twin blade rail pickups.
Right is my prized 2007 Charvel San Dimas. Made in 'Merica. Best neck of any guitar ever made. Perfect in almost every way. Just wish it had a hardtail bridge.
I also have an SX fretless bass that I fucked up with a bad epoxy job. I don't have the patience to fix it atm, but it can be salvaged.
R8, H8, mstrb8
>really liked it
yeah it really good at what it does
eventually wanna get to building one. right now im using the zvex distortion as a clean boost. which im actualyl liking a lot desu.
>building it yourself
after an initial investment of like a couple hundred dollars you can definitely produce your own efx for like no money. "boutique" prices are out of control. especually the fucking $200
fuzz pedal that consists of like $12 of shit.
diy efx is a lot lot lot easier than than people seem to think
Yeah, from what I've seen that's a good price. The 410 is a lot more than I need, but besides being loud as fuck it had all the features I wanted and was right in my price range.
Do you like the Carvin kit? how much was it? How would you rate the pickups? also about the San Dimas, what's the Tape for? Does it affect your sound much?
>after an initial investment of like a couple hundred dollars you can definitely produce your own efx for like no money. "boutique" prices are out of control. especually the fucking $200
>fuzz pedal that consists of like $12 of shit.
>diy efx is a lot lot lot easier than than people seem to think
I'd really like to start making my own to be honest, like some different types of fuzzes and basically being able to make the ideal fuzz for me. I already have a soldering iron, what else would you recommend? I'm pretty decent at soldering.
The Carvin kit was $530 shipped. I love it. It sounds like a really nice strat with hot, noiseless pickups and it played like a dream right out of the box. Cheaper than some Mexican fenders
The tape was to protect my pickups from metal dust when I was polishing the frets. I kept it on because it keeps the high E from snagging under the neck pickup. It doesn't affect the tone at all.
>I already have a soldering iron, what else would you recommend? I'm pretty decent at soldering.
narrower tips make this shit so much easier. higher wattage too. i use a 40 W iron. i use a dremel to do everything with the stripboard i use. you can get a variable speed dremel for like $50 max when there's a sale. etching tips are great for cleaning flux off your circuit board. i use a uni-bit for all the drilling into the enclosures. smaller bits for pilot holes. cordless drill for this stuff. the more control over the tortque you have the better. you can get like a 20 V max drill/driver for like $150 max i wanna say. 12 V for like a hundred on sale, if not less.
other stuff i can think of off the top of my head incluides an exacto knife, brass wire brush (the toothbrush looking kind), several different pauirs of pliers, wire stripper(s), multimeter, helping hands, magnifying g lass, 6 '' steel ruler for measuring enclosures, sharpies, pencils, needle files, electrical tape, solder braid, scouring pad for buffing stripboard before soldering, uhhhhh
>tfw can't play fretless
I mean, my intonation is fine, but it just requires a different technique overall. Chords, hammer ons/pull offs, sliding, slapping, and vibrato are all way different. Plus, there's the issue with roundwound strings.
Just give me the frets
based on the mean age on trhis website i bet i am several years older than that other guy and have had the time to explore several instruments and DAW and whatever. i taught myself piano when i decided to g et ione in order to teach myself music theory. took a nonmajors intro music theory class. i did a bunch orf shit. i wasnt bragging about it like an autist try-hard or possible someone lonesome.
this thread has a stated topic and the bullshit useless shitpost did not have anything to do with the sub ject of this thread.
tweezers, esopecially the ones that you squeeze to open. mini vise, c clamps, bar clamps, smaller adjustable wrench, adjustable pliers (channel locks but only two posiutions), tiny cable ties, masking tape, pc-7 repaiur epoxy for when you fuck up and needd to move a hole over a little bit, SAFETY GLASSES, and i forget what else. r/diypedals has a sidebar with all the links i consulted when i first got into this in like august.
its fun and rewarding af i think. you need almost zero knowledge of electrifity.
>fucking $200 fuzz pedal that consists of like $12 of shit.
Wait until you see how much the electronics in most $2000+ vintage tube amps cost.
It's something like $80 at full retail, including transformers.
But that said, to think that the human labor involved to put it together should cost nothing is itself ignorant and insulting.
>Wait until you see how much the electronics in most $2000+ vintage tube amps cost.
i seriously did this like a couple weeks ago. my mind was fucking blown. most efx seriously have more going on than like a twin reverb or whatever.
>the human labor involved to put it together should cost nothing is itself ignorant and insulting
obv these peopl;e are runnings businesses. the markups huge and i for one think its kinda homosexual.
It's pretty tough to pick up good iron for under 80 that isn't recycled. The chassis, speakers, and cab have value. It all adds up. Not that 2k is a fair price, but a quarter to half of that is.
>go into the shop tonight to try out that bassman I've been hankering for all week
>as I'm leaving my place my landlord sees me taking my guitar
>mentions that I better not get too loud or else I'm out of the basement
>try to convince myself that it'll be fine and the 50 watt tube amp won't be that loud
>plug in my rick and set it to volume 1 with half volume on my bass
>thing rumbles the floor and the store manager tells me to quiet down
>swallow my tears and get a couple amplugs cause I didn't want to have to think about other amps at this point
Hold me /gg/. I let her go.
look up Beck signature mustangs from fender japan friendo
Amazon a few months back
that meta bridge cover literally just come off. its held on by the ends squeezing against the sides of the bridge. it's easier to take on and off than a fucking trem arm.
sorry im kinda dead after having to make the decision on that bassman. its eating me inside.
Would a dsl15c in half power mode be a good choice for a first valve amp?
Also what bridge is this.
I dunno man. that amp sounded so good on both my ric and my mustang. that was half the appeal.
honestly i considered it, but I would have to have that thing so fucking queit there's no point to having it.
H-town too? Sup bruh. Just say that also on clist as I was browsing.
>tfw you'll never be in an animu cover band playing K-On and Beck songs
honestly conventions are probably a great niche for paying gigs, this would be a good idea to do as a side project. It'd be pretty cringey but with a stellar keyboard player you could probably get pretty good results. The guy posting is probably just a guitar player which isn't too important.
not him but neither SS or tube is better than the other. there are plenty of good SS amps and plenty of amps with tubes in them just for a gimmick. SS is just cheaper to make and thus a lot of them sound bad cuz they are lower end amps.
if marshall is what you dig then sure yeah why not.
only important part is that 1) vacuum tube and 2) low wattage
i would really like to get a 1 watt amplifier. shit would be cash imo.
Eyyy, that practice studio I've been there. Old Skate/punk band I had joined a year ago or practiced there, I was debating getting my own room there so I can crank up the amp and shit on my own time
I've decided to get my first bass, after playing around with a few I've decided on the jazz bass style.
I'm torn between a Squier one, new, or a used Fender one I found. Both are $250. I know this is a good bargain for a Fender instrument, but is there any real difference between the quality of what must be a lower-tier Fender and a high-tier Squier? I definitely prefer the look of the Squier one, and don't know exactly how well the Fender is set up (plus it has tape on the neck that can't be removed, looks terrible).
How much of Fender's price is just payment for the brand name?
traded my beloved Sovtek for this today. Needs some love
The amp is a 10w tube head my friend made for me and I love it to death
I prefer solid state because they stay sparkling clean at high volumes, they're affordable, and reliable. I'm only speaking for my vintage Acoustic stuff, though. I have a 134 and a G60. Both great amps.
My tone wouldn't be the same if I didn't cut myself on the edge everyday :^)
old acoustic solid states are tight, I have a Sunn Coliseum, one of the nicest solid states I've ever played. Right now, the market's so saturated with different tube options, solid state is only practical for bass.
>tfw you jab the guitar into your ribcage to channel your Confederate heart into your music
>old acoustic solid states are tight
>tfw Acoustic isn't old but the clean tone is great for pedals
Alright, I was just wondering. The lack of information suggests that the Fender is a low model, while the Squier was the best bass of the style that they made. I know their cheap ones are shit but I've heard that the more expensive ones are pretty good, I just didn't know if there was overlap quality-wise between a nice Squier vs cheap Fender
The quality will be a little better even with a low-end Fender, but the resale value will be better too.
Is the tape load-bearing? Why can't it be removed? Maybe a tech can do something about it for less than replacing the whole neck.
Bass-noob from earlier here
What's the cheapest bass amp I can get that sounds decent? I'm not going to be playing any shows, I just need something that can deliver a respectable and bassy sound.
You can dress up however you want. The dude from Slime Girls does and he plays some K-On tunes in addition to originals.
>probably the most overrated guitar of all time
How so? I'd say the most overrated guitar of all time is the Les Paul. You don't see average people talking about how "incredible" the JEM is
>Dean, ESP, Jackson, Schecter and BC Rich make a killing from selling edgy guitars to edgelords
The greatest meme of all time other than handpicked exotic tonewoods, tremolo blocks, boutique pickups, true bypass, gold plated cables and 7/8/9 string guitars
usually the issue with squire basses are the necks. If it looks good and is straight, you can get the fender pickups and put them in for a very similar sounding/feeling bass.
You have to keep the neck in good shape though
while good buffers are nice if you have a big pedalboard true bypass still has its place. 7 string string guitars work well for solo arraignments of pieces provided the player is good.
>You can dress up however you want
Sweet beans :3
I can finally become the best keion
I wouldn't say it's about being an edgelord as much as it is about looking cool. I wouldn't call Lita Ford an edgequeen for example.
That said, razorbacks look a bit retarded.
Also nice quads, checkin
>I don't like it so they're not good!
The 7th string is mostly for different chord positions up the neck. Sure I can still do a Bsus2 at the 7th fret E string but the Low B can come in handy so I don't have to slide all the way down the fucking guitar neck each time, along with adding in an extra 5 notes to use in the lower register that isn't always for CHUG CHUG shit.
I have a feeling I'm being trolled/baited.
I'm confused, did you forget that the lower string has a completely different sound to it than another string because of the gauge, not to mention different chord voicings available, as well as being able to play in some keys at a lower register? I assume you did because you know a whole lot about this right?
Oh, gently fuck off
I don't like lesters but they aren't guitars with a shitty reputation
Baritones are much different than a 7 string to be honest, but I understand what you mean. Doesn't change you being any less wrong about shit though, 7 strings are fine to have and theres tons of good music out there that use them in a band setting, Just because you don't like it doesn't mean its bad.
Strings above 7 are where I draw the line. I used to also think I needed 24 frets but I rarely use frets above 22.
Guys I'm planning on building a Telecaster just like this. But a Thinline version of it. Also I'm planning to have a lipstick pickup on the neck and I need some ideas on what to have as a bridge pickup. I was thinking of something not that similiar as the lipstick. Something more agressive. And yet affordable.
but with 10 strings you can play in more keys down low, you don't have to move down the neck, the strings sound different due to gauge and you have more range but i'm assuming you knew this right?
>in the same way 10 strings are
>6 strings are fine to have
>7 strings aren't since they have that note that doesn't interfere with the bass
Since you're such a bitch about the possibility of upsetting your bass player you may as well take the sixth string off too. I mean it's an octave higher but he might get upset that the lowest note is the same name as his.
I'm not the anon that you were talking to before. Bass and extended range guitars don't really sound anything alike. If guitars had five strings instead of six you'd be getting upset when people started playing six strings for the extra low end and bigger chords.
you forgot that the G on bass is higher than the low E on guitar. That said, I seldom use my G. BEA is my favorite territory.
>implying I was talking about tone
Poly... poly feels just different man. It's not the same.
>People pay to have this done
>"It's about the mojo dude, all the blooze players have it"
Except once you pass seven and eight strings guitars the fretboard width starts to negatively affect playability, that's the trade off.
>also 5 and 4 string guitars exist anon
>missing the point: the post
exactly. which is why 6 is fine for a band and 7 makes sense for solo in some cases. and no, tenor guitars tend to be used in multi guitar bands so they fit just fine. you really are a silly poster aren't you
Oh I thought you meant the finish on the body. The bass I have now (Tokai thunderbird) has a really nice finish on the neck so I find it really easy to play but then I have never really played a Gibson but I'll have a chance to try out a friends on Thursday.
>shitposting instead of playing guitar
>arguing with stubborn retards who do nothing but strawman
these threads are pathetic
fuck off with your superstitious bullshit.
If you enjoy that plastic feeling of poly, by all means, have it. My 2 current instruments are poly. The reason it doesn't bother me much is because they have unfinished necks. I'm going to get a lacquer one in the future though. Likely a Flying V or Explorer.
Also nitro has nothing to do with relicing, which by the way is as retarded as it gets.
Yeah, I meant the whole thing.
Sup /guitar/, need some advice. Thinking of picking up one of the Ibanez JEM JRs when I get my tax return, is this advisable or am I wasting money on a knock-off?
You're still missing the point, you know I'm not talking about that. If standard six string guitars had five strings instead, people like you would be whinging about six strings too.
Sevens work fine in a band. The low end doesn't get into the bass range and sevens are generally just as easy to play as sixes. The moment you consider five string basses are pretty commonly used nowadays and it becomes even more of a non-issue.
If you want to keep being upset by ERGs then good for you, but no one else cares. If someone is going to hammer the lowest string in their xXdeathxcoreXx band they would've done it just as readily with a downtuned six if ERGs weren't around.
/GG/ is a joke. its all about basic first guitar kids asking the same questions. Not enough faggots posting gear pics with time stamps. And all the 3 or 4 niggas that actually play guitar every night, and work on amps/guitars with new and old equipment frown upon you. Those actually fallowing these threads know it to be true.
no one needs any reason to destroy a pathetic piece of shit like you, any gun, any reason, any way. Whens the last time you actually went to a show of any kind? You're just an observer. A nothing in a long line of nothings. fuck you kid. No one give 10 shits about you.
Most of the Chapmans I see online are a bit more pricey, but I'm looking at the ML-1 right now, which is about a hundred dollars cheaper, and I like what I'm hearing so far. Thanks for the rec, I'm gonna consider this. It seems to have a more bright clean tone which I dig. I'd need to hear it with heavy distortion first as I write metal primarily, but it seems nice.
p hard deciding which one to buy first bc i play guitar in a prog band and a bassist in another, I guess I'll try with the guitar pedal first and see how it works from there, thanks senpai
You'll never see it again, and you know this.
It was beautiful, it was yours, and all you had to do was buy it. But you couldn't do that. Now it's going to go away, and you know this.