Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - December, 2000

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Re: Alright Now?

: Could somebody puh-leeze give me the correct chord changes to Alright Now by Free. For the life of me, I can't get it right. I read an interview by Paul Stanley of Kiss that Paul Kossoff overdubbed guitars to create those changes, but after hearing Paul Rodgers backup group pull it off live (with Howard Leese of Heart as guitarist), I know that you only need one guitar to play it CORRECTLY. HELLLLPPPPP!!!

: Thanks -

: Lance

Have a look around and I'm sure you'll find some footage that you can get an idea from. The film I've seen of them lpaying it Paul was playing a Les Paul through an Orange stack, if I remember correctly. Can't remember the chords without a guitar in my hands but I think you'll find Robb's about right with his answer. I'd also support Ratbox's point as well, though - the experimenting and trying to get it is all part of hte learnign process and will bring you your own things along the way. I know that's not much comfort when you're tearing your hair out trying to work it out, but it is worth remembering.

DO YOU KNOW EXACT FRET LENGTHS??

IF YOU CAN SEND ME SOME MEASUREMENTS OF HOW LONG FRETS
OR FRET PLACEMENT PLEASE SEND IT.

Re: DO YOU KNOW EXACT FRET LENGTHS??

: IF YOU CAN SEND ME SOME MEASUREMENTS OF HOW LONG FRETS
: OR FRET PLACEMENT PLEASE SEND IT.

Are you speaking of scale lengths?
When I built my guitar I just copied from another guitar for placement,(standerd)worked out fine.
Now if you find any other scale lengths other than standered please let me know?
I've read of Steve Via useing a seventeen fret
scale length but can't fint it any where?

Re: DO YOU KNOW EXACT FRET LENGTHS??

Scale length is the distance from the nut to the bridge, effectively the length of the string. A longer scale, such as the Fender standard, which is 25.5" must be tensioned higher to get the same notes. An "E" is still an "E" on different scales(with the exception of half-sized guitars) . Gibson usually uses a 24.75" scale, which means the strings have less tension, and are easier to bend. The downside of longer scales is that some reaches are hard in the lower frets. Shorter scales tend to get cramped on the higher frets.
As for there being a 17-fret scale, that pretty much doesn't make sense. Go further down the forum and I posted the stuff for figuring out fret size for different lengths.
I hope this helps you some too, gerald. Go and get that FAQ, it has many scale lengths already figured for all the fret lengths.
-Rick

Re: DO YOU KNOW EXACT FRET LENGTHS??

I said that "An "E" is still an "E" on different scales(with the exception of
half-sized guitars)" what I meant was that they're the same E. Half sized guitars are usually tuned to A or something. Their E is also still an E, but not the same octave. Okay.

Re: DO YOU KNOW EXACT FRET LENGTHS??

: IF YOU CAN SEND ME SOME MEASUREMENTS OF HOW LONG FRETS
: OR FRET PLACEMENT PLEASE SEND IT.

Are you speaking of scale lengths?
When I built my guitar I just copied from another guitar for placement,(standerd)worked out fine.
Now if you find any other scale lengths other than standered please let me know?
I've read of Steve Via useing a seventeen fret
scale length but can't fint it any where?

Grtesch Country Club Project-o-sonic

Hello. I have a 1959 Gretsch country club project-o-sonic and need the wiring diagram or schematic. The vintage is specific. Anyone have this info? Please respond. Erno

oregon guitars

Does anyone know anything about Oregon guitars?

Westchester County musicians?

Is there anyone in lower Westchester,NY interested in forming a band? Guitar, Bass or Percussion players?

Starting a band like the ones you see on SNL, any of the late shows

I've tried the normal bands and now I want to try a big band like SNL Band and tonight show band. Does anyone have any suggestions, and what instruments should be in the band to get a good sound

please e-mail and post because I have school and never have time to go oline much

warpigs91@aol.com

any thrash or metal samples

i want some. leabe reply here

guitar heel

What exactly is the heel, and the cutaways of the guitar?

Re: guitar heel

: What exactly is the heel, and the cutaways of the guitar?
The heel is the portion of the neck that joins to the guitar body.
The cutaway is the access provided to the higher frets by building the guitar with an area "cut away" from the body. A les paul has 1 cutaway. An ES-335 has a double cutaway, one on each side of the neck.

ovation serial number

Hi!!!
Does anybody know what year my ovation guitar was made
The model says: 1111-4, and the serial is K324.
Thanks
Per

Re: ovation serial number

: Hi!!!
: Does anybody know what year my ovation guitar was made
: The model says: 1111-4, and the serial is K324.
: Thanks
: Per
Go to the Ovation website they were able to tell me the year,make,cost and what woods were used in it's making. I have a 1979 balladeer and I love it.

bedrock series 600 guitar amp

Hello,

I own a secondhand bedrock series 600 guitar amp (5 valves, 100 Watt
speaker, 2 channels) but I haven't got any information about it,
because Bedrock doesn't exist anymore. If anyone has got any or if you
own one too; Please send me some information or the user manual

to: bartkoekoeckx1@hotmail.com

If you have any idea about the price and quality, also let me know,
because I want to know if I could get a better amp for the same price
(I dont really like the sound of it and we've just started a little
group)

Thanks

Need Your Help Before I Buy My First Strat

Just found this forum today and have enjoyed reading
through the feedback. I need your help and expertise.
I want to buy my first Strat as I've been saving for a
number of years (the last electric I bought was in the
early 70's, so I plan to keep my Strat forever). What
should I look for? What do you recommend? (I have
big hands). I understand it should preferably be
pre-1986 (USA made) for the highest quality. The sound
I like is Hendrix, SR Vaughn, etc. What can you steer
me towards? What should I avoid? My budget is in the
$500-$1,000 range. Thanks in advance.

Re: Need Your Help Before I Buy My First Strat

Hi,

I would say go for a new one aspecially if you will keep it forever. When you buy second hand you can resell it something like the same price that's the only advantage. Buying a new one gives you a lot more choice and they are good. I would buy an American Standars (they are not to expensive since there is a new serie the American series) They are good guitars and you can always change the pups later if you are not content. I've got two myself one totally standard and one with Texas Special pick ups. I think the biggest buulshit I've even heard is that they were better before '86. I think it's the other way around 70-ties Fenders mostly suck (had two) and after '86 they were bach with logical lines and constant quality. Some 70-ties are great but the lot is crap, from '86 they are at least all okay.
Hope I helped you a litle.

Yvette

: Just found this forum today and have enjoyed reading
: through the feedback. I need your help and expertise.
: I want to buy my first Strat as I've been saving for a
: number of years (the last electric I bought was in the
: early 70's, so I plan to keep my Strat forever). What
: should I look for? What do you recommend? (I have
: big hands). I understand it should preferably be
: pre-1986 (USA made) for the highest quality. The sound
: I like is Hendrix, SR Vaughn, etc. What can you steer
: me towards? What should I avoid? My budget is in the
: $500-$1,000 range. Thanks in advance.

Re: Need Your Help Before I Buy My First Strat

I would recommend a new American Strat. The American Series replaced the American Standard series just this year, so either one would be fine. I own two American Standard Strats, one is a '99 Hardtail and the other a 40th Anniversary Strat. The Standards are the best Strats, in my opinion, because when you start changing pickups and stuff like that, you change the original "Strat" tone. Also, the Standards hold their value better than the other modified versions. As far as a pre-'86, if you want original Fender quality you would have to buy a pre-'65. CBS bought Fender in 1965 and the concern became quantity over quality. I would stay away from the CBS years Fenders, ('65-'84). But really anything after that is fine. Fender regained control of its operations at that time and the quality returned. But I would opt for a new Strat because they just keep getting better. And, you can easily buy an American Standard Strat with your given price range,(and even have some money left over to buy some more gear with!)Anyway, I hope this helps, good luck.

Re: Need Your Help Before I Buy My First Strat

: I would recommend a new American Strat. The American Series replaced the American Standard series just this year, so either one would be fine. I own two American Standard Strats, one is a '99 Hardtail and the other a 40th Anniversary Strat. The Standards are the best Strats, in my opinion, because when you start changing pickups and stuff like that, you change the original "Strat" tone. Also, the Standards hold their value better than the other modified versions. As far as a pre-'86, if you want original Fender quality you would have to buy a pre-'65. CBS bought Fender in 1965 and the concern became quantity over quality. I would stay away from the CBS years Fenders, ('65-'84). But really anything after that is fine. Fender regained control of its operations at that time and the quality returned. But I would opt for a new Strat because they just keep getting better. And, you can easily buy an American Standard Strat with your given price range,(and even have some money left over to buy some more gear with!)Anyway, I hope this helps, good luck.

I wouldn't disagree with any of teh above answer, but would point out that Hendrix - who you've mentioned an interest in - only ever played post-65 Strats. The preference for pre-CBS Strats arose later, and he wasn't part of it. Post-CBS Strats has quite large headstocks - huge compared to earlier models - and are therefore quite distinctive. I don't think I've ever seen photos or footage of Hendrix playing a smaller-headstocked Strat. Make of that what you will.

Re: Need Your Help Before I Buy My First Strat

: Just found this forum today and have enjoyed reading
: through the feedback. I need your help and expertise.
: I want to buy my first Strat as I've been saving for a
: number of years (the last electric I bought was in the
: early 70's, so I plan to keep my Strat forever). What
: should I look for? What do you recommend? (I have
: big hands). I understand it should preferably be
: pre-1986 (USA made) for the highest quality. The sound
: I like is Hendrix, SR Vaughn, etc. What can you steer
: me towards? What should I avoid? My budget is in the
: $500-$1,000 range. Thanks in advance.

Hello. I also have have big hands. The most comfortable Fender neck I've found is the SRV series.

Also look at the strat plus series with the LSR roller nut. That also had a nice neck if I remember correctly.

Personally the neck is the most important part. You can always change the pickups to suit your taste.

After playing hundreds of guitars I've settled on Ibanez. Easiest playing neck for my fingers.

Anyway, good luck and Happy Holidays.

Re: Need Your Help Before I Buy My First Strat

: Hello. I also have have big hands. The most comfortable Fender neck I've found is the SRV series.

I'm going to second the SRV for very comfortable to big hands. I tend to prefer Gibson necks as they've always just "fit" better. The SRV strat is more than $1000, though. Maybe you should buy warmoth parts and built a strat to your specs (they'll finish them for extra $ if you're not a do-it-yourself-er) you could pick the wood for body, neck and fingerboard, etc., and get pickups you want like kinmans or fralins or lawrences. That way you could get a strat with a big comfy neck if you wanted, and probably spend within your price range. I had a guitar teacher who got a Warmoth body that looked (and sounded) really good (he just finished with tung oil, I think) I don't know if the finishes they do are really great or not. Anyway, I would give it a look if I were you (www.warmoth.com). You couls get a nice chambered, quilted maple topped strat with a neck of your choice (about 13 choices I think) an ebony fretboard, etc., all you'd have to do is put it together, which is the easy part. I personally think that a lot of new fenders are overpriced (as are most guitars), and I think assembling your own would be cheaper, and more gratifying (I built one guitar, and although it's not the best one I own at all, I'm still really proud). Do what you want though, that's just my 2 cents.
-Rick

LOCATION OF JEDSON GUITAR CO.

can you please tell me the location of the Jedson guitar co.
Please e-mail me: FIORILLAC@AOL.COM
THANK YOU,
SAL FIORILLA

hagstrum guitar

hagstrum guitar

This popular thread has been given its own page : hagstrum guitar

Anyone have music for Eric Tingstad

I'm looking for any sheet music for Eric Tingstad. Any suggestions?

Does anybody know about KORG AX1000B

i wanna buy a bass effect like that
but i don't know what time KORG 'll produce it
AX1000G is a great effect
(but the distrotion/fuzz is too thin)

How do I get Pearl Jam Lead guitar Tone(Verses and Ten era)

I wanna know what gear (amps,effects,guitars)the lead guitar player from pearl jam uses in his early work from the albums verses and ten. I love his tone, the distortion, the clean tone, and all of his solos are awesome. Please help how do i get that tone? will

Re: How do I get Pearl Jam Lead guitar Tone(Verses and Ten era)

If you're trying to sound like Pearl Jam or play their songs you have trouble telling what good music is.

: I wanna know what gear (amps,effects,guitars)the lead guitar player from pearl jam uses in his early work from the albums verses and ten. I love his tone, the distortion, the clean tone, and all of his solos are awesome. Please help how do i get that tone? will

Re: How do I get Pearl Jam Lead guitar Tone(Verses and Ten era)

go to www.giventowail.com here you will find all you need to now about mike mccready

: I wanna know what gear (amps,effects,guitars)the lead guitar player from pearl jam uses in his early work from the albums verses and ten. I love his tone, the distortion, the clean tone, and all of his solos are awesome. Please help how do i get that tone? will

BIAS OSCILLATOR: teac-360A cassette deck

i need a bias oscillator for a 1973 TEAC 360-A
cassette deck. it is part #504008209TEAC. i have been
unable to locate one. the deck is in fairly good shape,
all that is need is the new part.thanks,r87323

""Now is thu time,"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

How r, our wature mouths: "Eye know that, you all need to, sing A, sing sing song to, (VIP) and she will take you all for A, trip. Charlie.X 12-6-2000

Three steps to heaven - Eddie Cochran

I'm searching for chords to Three Steps to Heaven. Anybody have them or 'broken them'?

Re: Three steps to heaven - Eddie Cochran

: I'm searching for chords to Three Steps to Heaven. Anybody have them or 'broken them'?
Nopes, I don't, but like you we are looking for them. If you get them, please let us know? Thanks.

Re: Three steps to heaven - Eddie Cochran

: I'm searching for chords to Three Steps to Heaven. Anybody have them or 'broken them'?
Nopes, unfortunately I don't, but like you we are looking for those chords too. If you get them somewhere, could you let us know? Thanks!

FERNANDES GUITARS

Does anyone else own one ?

FERNANDES GUITARS

Does anyone else own one ?

Re: FERNANDES GUITARS /ZOOM GFX707

I own a monterey but i dont know if it is a standard,pro,x,,custom as it is silver with two chrome coverd humbuckler pickups but no sustain switch any one know ?

Also what do you think of zoomgfx707 effects unit should i get one or buy seperate stomp box's i want a nice distortion meaty and chunky but also want to get a nice clean sound when needed.

installing pick ups

I have a humbucker and want to put it in my guitar, but I don't know where all the wires go into the pick-up.
please help

Re: installing pick ups

This is a tricky question cause different pickups have
different schemes.Seymore Humb.Green=Hot,Dimarz.Red=Hot
Lawrence Black=Hot.In most cases black wires are ground
wires.Solder this to the tone pot.Try touching the others to the pickup select switch.Use a screw driver
for testing(tap it on p.u.).The if there is buzzing, then pickup is in single coil mode.It's really trial and error,if there's no guide sheet with pickup.

HHHHHHHHEEEEEELLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP

Help me please. I have been looking from all over the net for a deasent page about The Doors keyboard Notes... I mean real notes Not tablatures. Can enyone help me whith my problem!!!!?????!!!!!

Help wanted sent to... following adress

Mr-Moon@luukku.com

Using a pedal with acoustic/electric

G'day ... I have a Tak acoustic/electric with a Peavy bass amp. Most of the music we play is blues, but we're trying a bit of jazz. Is there a pedal I could use that would simulate the soft-tone one would get from a hollow-bodied electric? Thanks!

Re: Using a pedal with acoustic/electric

What kind of pickup do you have ? If you have a magnetic pickup in the soundhole then take a look at the Boss Blues Driver, this pedal is amazing. It will give you all of the tones you are looking for. If you have a regular piezo pickup, there is not much you can do. If you want a good jazz tone then look into replacing your piezo with a magnetic pickup.

Re: Using a pedal with acoustic/electric

Thanks very much, Phil ... the p/u is magnetic, so I'll have a go at th Boss Blues Driver.

Re: Using a pedal with acoustic/electric

: G'day ... I have a Tak acoustic/electric with a Peavy bass amp. Most of the music we play is blues, but we're trying a bit of jazz. Is there a pedal I could use that would simulate the soft-tone one would get from a hollow-bodied electric? Thanks!

Don't use pedals much myself, but I do seem to recall noticing a pedal in a shop a while ago which was supposed to give an acoustic guitar sound when you play an electric guitar through it. Don't see why it shouldn't work for bass. I think it was made by Boss, but it might have been DOD. Check out their websites, or a dealer or something. Sorry I can't remember any more than that, but if it works for bass, the thing you're after is out there.

Fernandes guitars

I was thinking of buying one, but want to find out as much as I can from anyone who has experience with them.

Thanks.

Re: Fernandes guitars

I have a fernandes 5-string bass. It is very solid and you can get great tones out of it. I have played several of their guitars and have been quite impressed. The pickups might be the only thing you may need to replace to beef up the sound,

Re: Fernandes guitars

My brother uses them, but there are a few levels of quality, as with other knock offs. Watch for a better neck finish. There are Japanese models,korean too.It's always possible to find a good guitar among the imports, you just gotta look a little harder

Re: Fernandes guitars

I've played on my friends older Fernandez Strat.They're
almost as good as the real thing! Most Fernandez stuff
is very good.

bc rich eagle of 1981

Hello and excuse me for my bad english !
I have a BC RICH EAGLE SUPREME of 1981 and I would like to know if someone can help me about to know the price of this guitar !
THANK YOU !!

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