Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - December, 2000

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Re: Hey boys... I have a question... (Line 6)

: I play lead guitar as well (people say that's unusual for a girl) and am going to buy an amp. I've been borrowing my dad's. I looked at the Line 6 Spider with it's floorboard and it seemed good. Does anybody know how good it is. I want effects w/o pedals and this amp seems to have the basics.
: thanks
: Brenda W. Hi Brenda, My advice to you is get a Marshall that is not noisy. And you'll eventually discover that certain quality Pedals such as the Replex Tape Simulator are ver cool. I mean your not talking cheap here, this thing is almost $500.00. Voodoo Lab makes a Great Tremolo also. But don't get a noisy amp, you'll be sorry later. The idea that no one will be able to hear it when your Playing is nonsense. It's part of the sound that comes off the stage, and it will certainly show up on tape analog or digital if you ever go into a studio. Good Luck.

Best hot PAF-sounding pickup

Okay, I'm still trying to decide on some pickups for my next guitar. What does everyone think is the best pair of hotter PAF- sounding humbuckers out there? I was thinking either Lawrence 450's, Duncan Custom custom/Alnico pro II, Tom Anderson H2+/H1, or maybe Fralins (but those are really expensive). The guitar will be korina, so a little brighter than mahogany. All opinions are welcome. Thanks for the help everyone.
-Rick

lawrence 450's are the go

I have some 450's and they wicked! High output, bright, very nice sound and not that expensive! I have had my 450's for 1 year and they are sounding betting as time goes buy!

Re: lawrence 450's are the go

Are the 450's really bright? What wood is the guitar you have them in? Since korina is kinda bright I need something not too bright so the guitar won't sound horrible. Do they have that nice, warm "buttery" sound? My real goal is to find something that can pull off Clapton's "Derek & The Dominos" tone, but also be versatile enough for metal or punk when you overdrive the hell out of it. One more thing, when you play them clean, do they go to shit, or do they still sound good?
Okay, sorry for all the questions, bu you're only the second person I've spoke with who has used these, so all you can tell me helps.
Thanks a whole bunch,
-Rick

Re: Best hot PAF-sounding pickup

Hmm.Alico pickups tend to be bright and hot,depending on model.Don't know much about the 450's,but the Lawrence 550's are razor-sharp!You might want to check the Duncan JB(SH-4),Seth Lovers or Classic 57's.I would'nt get anything too hot for classic tone.13.5-15 ohms should do it.
Good Luck

Re: Best hot PAF-sounding pickup

: Hmm.Alico pickups tend to be bright and hot,depending on model.Don't know much about the 450's,but the Lawrence 550's are razor-sharp!You might want to check the Duncan JB(SH-4),Seth Lovers or Classic 57's.I would'nt get anything too hot for classic tone.13.5-15 ohms should do it.
: Good Luck

I have a Rio Grande bbq nickel covered bucker. Kick but! I have a solid mahogany Cort Les Paul copy. This is an overwound pickup with more emphasis on the mids and lows. It is a hot vintage sounding pickup. Maybe you can compare it to a 57 classic plus. All I know is it kicks!

Pickup for accustic guitar

thinking about putting a pickup on my accustic guild. I have been told that the "Martin Thin Line" was one of the best on the market. Was that a correct statement or not? Could you please tell me the three best pickups on the market and any helpful information you could pass on to me, ie; price, where I can buy one and any technical info. you might have. thank you for your time.

Re: Pickup for accustic guitar

: thinking about putting a pickup on my accustic guild. I have been told that the "Martin Thin Line" was one of the best on the market. Was that a correct statement or not? Could you please tell me the three best pickups on the market and any helpful information you could pass on to me, ie; price, where I can buy one and any technical info. you might have. thank you for your time.
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I use a Dean Markley "Sweet Spot" in all my performing acoustics (a Guild JF-4, a Taylor 655 12-string, a Conn gut-string and a Gibson J-200), run through a Baggs Para-coustic DI.

Whatever bridge P/U you get (I suspect all the "name-brand" ones are pretty much the same, really!), you'll need a pre-amp or a DI to balance the impedences! DON'T cut a hole in your guitar to unstall a pre-amp...use an outboard unit!

Re: Pickup for accustic guitar

: thinking about putting a pickup on my accustic guild. I have been told that the "Martin Thin Line" was one of the best on the market. Was that a correct statement or not? Could you please tell me the three best pickups on the market and any helpful information you could pass on to me, ie; price, where I can buy one and any technical info. you might have. thank you for your time.

I'm trying to identify a pick-up for a resonator my wife has built for me and I contacted Seymour Duncan's website. Anyway, they very kindly reccomended highlanderpickups.com. Having checked them out they appear to specialise in pick-ups for acoustic instrunments. I figure if a guy at Seymour Duncan will reccomend them they can't be too bad.

need advice on what effects pedal to buy

I already have a BOSS GT5, however it can't do evrything I could want it to do! I need another pedal that specialises in wammy, wah, distortion, and acoustic! Anyone got any suggestions? Under $600?

Thanks

Re: need advice on what effects pedal to buy

For the Whammy and Wah effects, check out the Digitech Whammy pedal (I think is has a wah in it). But as far as the Distortion and Acoustic effects, you will need separate pedals for each. Although I've never heard a pedal produce a really good acoustic tone, there may be one out there worth getting

Boss GT-3

I love pedals and I am thinking abou getting a Boss GT-3. I would like to know if I can still get the same sound from the GT-3 as I do from my pedals.

i need advice on whether or not to buy Guitar Studio 2?

I am having seconds thoughts about getting guitar studio 2 for Christmas? I downloaded the demo version and it looks VERY complicated!! Is it easy to use once you get going? Or does anyone have an old or new 4 track recorder or something they will sell me for under $400? Thanks

Re: i need advice on whether or not to buy Guitar Studio 2?

DON'T BOTHER, RECORD ON A PC OR MAC COMPUTER.
I USE A PROGRAM CALLED COOL EDIT PRO AND HAVE 128 SEPERATE TRACKS TO RECORD ON (PLUS LOADS OF EFFECTS).
I HAVE OWNED DIFFERENT RECORDING MEDIUMS(ANALOGUE AND DIGITAL) BUT RECORDING ON COMPUTER IS EASILY THE BEST

Re: i need advice on whether or not to buy Guitar Studio 2?

I use Guitar Studio 2. This may be a late reply but I hope it helps. If using midi sounds doesn't bother you too much then go for it! I use it all the time. I love it! It's easy to use because Cakewalk provides tutorials to take to learn how to use it! And once you learn how its easy and loads of fun. You can even produce CD's with it. There's a bunch of preset drum tracks or you can use session drummer to create your own. Virtually unlimited undos (great for me!hahaha). My advice it to go for it because it really gets you excited about music and you can get more serious about music. GS2 is great if you don't have a full band because you can program your own keyboard, strings, pads, etc. using either a staff or a fretboard tool. Also there's a tuner and plenty of cool effects. Definately look at it.

i want study

you can help to study you music

i hope you undenstand

I need some advice on Pedals!!

I'm curently using a Korg AX1G multi effects pedal, but it's not very good for changing within a song, so I was thinking about getting seperate pedals and making a rack, but how are they all linked together?? How do you supply power to all of them??, does the order that they are setup in make a difference??

Re: I need some advice on Pedals!!

Hey man-

The great thing about multi effects boxes is that you can assign many different effects and their parameters to change with only one pedal tap! Buying the amount of pedals separately might mean you have to encorporate a tap-dancing routine to get you next sound! This is not impossible- Have you ever seen Swervedriver play? Great british band, excellent innovative guitar tones, and they dont use multi's. Their tech brings out a long plank with close to a dozen pedals nailed to it, then spends the next quarter of an hour connecting them!

The way you connect them matters, not only for tone but also for what's practical to step on! You need to make sure your connecters aren't too long, but long enough to have the pedals layed out the way you need them to be. Check out www.guitargeek.com for some ideas on layout, etc. Swervedriver are in there, along with Vai, Clapton, Hendrix, Van Halen, to name a few. Great site! Batteries are unfortunately the most practical way to power your pedal. I don't know about anyone else, but I've found I always get this hum when I ran them from the wall, and the tone is different. I like it better battery powered, despite the environmental issues... I recycle, o.k?! I'm not a bad person!

Hope I said something useful

-Lance

Re: I need some advice on Pedals!!

They are all linked with regular cables (be sure they are all shielded cables, if they aren't you will get some nasty interference). You can either use batteries or connect to a wall outlet. I've found that batteries work best, some of the strong tone gets lost when connected to an outlet, (just my opinion). The order doesn't really matter, it's pretty much what works for you. Generally you want to put your high gain pedals first (distortions, overdrives, etc...) if you use a compressor, that should go first. then after that it doesn't matter. But, you'll want to put your Reverb and Delay pedals last because the idea is to add reverb and delay to the tones created from the other effects in your chain. I hope this helps. Good luck. (In my opinion, switching to stompboxes is a good choice. They are easier to use and adjust and the effect generally sounds better than that in the processor.)

Re: I need some advice on Pedals!!

: They are all linked with regular cables (be sure they are all shielded cables, if they aren't you will get some nasty interference). You can either use batteries or connect to a wall outlet. I've found that batteries work best, some of the strong tone gets lost when connected to an outlet, (just my opinion). The order doesn't really matter, it's pretty much what works for you. Generally you want to put your high gain pedals first (distortions, overdrives, etc...) if you use a compressor, that should go first. then after that it doesn't matter. But, you'll want to put your Reverb and Delay pedals last because the idea is to add reverb and delay to the tones created from the other effects in your chain. I hope this helps. Good luck. (In my opinion, switching to stompboxes is a good choice. They are easier to use and adjust and the effect generally sounds better than that in the processor.) I use an SKB Pedal Board, I like the Idea of the Pedal Boards built in DC9V Power Supply, they supply you with barrel to barrel connectors, and L-shaped 1/4 to 1/4 connecting cables. I use an AD-5 Boss, A Voodoo Lab Tremolo, A Boss Compressor, A Morley Volume Pedal, A TC Electronics Stereo Chorus Flanger, The SCF Pedal Doesn't use an adapter it plugs into a power strip. They also provide you with a roll of tape with a velcro backing so that you can stick it to the board itself. Good Luck.

Epiphone Gibson, Solid Electric.

All black, control knobs,scratch plate,pick-ups. Maple neck, Exact Fender body shape,sharply pointed head stock, approx., 20 years old.
Model # S500MBK

Epiphone Gibson, Solid Electric.

All black, control knobs,scratch plate,pick-ups. Maple neck, Exact Fender body shape,sharply pointed head stock, approx., 20 years old, Bought used.
Model # S500MBK
Serial # 6054124
Any info would be appreciated

Re: Epiphone Gibson, Solid Electric.

: All black, control knobs,scratch plate,pick-ups. Maple neck, Exact Fender body shape,sharply pointed head stock, approx., 20 years old, Bought used.
: Model # S500MBK
: Serial # 6054124
: Any info would be appreciated

Epiphone Model S500MBK

I have one of these wonderful guitars, too, but I have not been able to find out much info. Mine is also a S5000MBK, Serial #70109436. Maybe we could swap photos to discuss similairities? E-Mail me: chifane@usa.net

find me a pedal

can anyone find or sell me a visual sound jeckyl & hyde
overdrive pedal

Re: find me a pedal

Try checking with Musician's Friend, I think I saw one in their magazine (I think).

Re: find me a pedal

: Try checking with Musician's Friend, I think I saw one in their magazine (I think). Yeah Musicians Friend is a good place to go, they have one hell of a collection of pedals in that Magazine.

Re: find me a pedal

WHAT DO YOU WANT A CRAPPY PEDAL FOR YOU ARSE HOLE.
GET A GOOD AMP INSTEAD

gfx 707 - preset patches

can you o/w the preset patches at all?

Re: gfx 707 - preset patches

Quote " can you o/w the preset patches at all?"

no theres no way to overwrite them, its a preset thing the factory have set up

find me a pedal

can anyone find or sell me a visual sound jeckyl & hyde
overdrive pedal

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i have a fender strat and the three string from the top(42,32,24)are making a buzzing noice every time you hit them, like if they are vibrating help me please

buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

i have a fender strat and the three strings from the top (42,32,24) are buzzin as if there are vibrating on the frets help me how can i stop it ??????????????????
ps i have changed the strings and the noice is still there

Re: buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

My guess is that either your truss rod isn't adjusted right, so that the action is too low. Either that or a loose fret somewhere. Your nut might also be carved too low. In any event, unless you REALLY know what you're doing, I would probably take it to someone.
-Rick

Re: buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Could be a few things: Neck relief (neck rise). You could have a hump in the neck that is causing the buzzing. If so, a the truss rod would need to be loosened to flatten it out. You acutally want a silght bow to the neck. When adjusting the truss rod oly do it in small increments (1/4 turn) and let the guitar rest before doing it again. SOme adjustments may take 20 minutes or so to show any signs of results.

An easier fix might be raising the action. This will generally help with buzzing ABOVE the 12th fret. Use the tuss rod to make ajustments from the nut to the 12th fret. If any of this info makes no sense to you bring your guitar to someone who can fix it for you. If you break your truss rod buy overtightening it you are SCREWED!

You also may be fretting the string improperly. Make sure your fretting finger is close to the fret you are fingering... too far away and you will get buzz. Also you may be strumming too hard. Lighten up and see if this helps.

Most guitars can not be buzz free - you might have to coompromise higher action for less buzz or deal with the buzzing with low action.

Guitar dating

Is there a good site link for dating guitars and amps (Fender in particular)from the serial number?

Re: Guitar dating

: Is there a good site link for dating guitars and amps (Fender in particular)from the serial number?

A friend of mine found a page on Gibson's website for dating Gibsons. Perhaps Fender have something similar. Have you looked at their site? Otherwise, you could contact them direct. I own an old Hofner and wrote to Hofner in Germany for details ages ago. They sent back a lovely letter - in a delightful version of English! - giving the date and where it was orginally sold. Perhaps Fender might be able to do the same.

The worth of my guitar

Not to long ago i recieved a Peavey Raptor from a friend of mine. Seeing that i can't play, i have come to the conclusion of selling it. I was wondering if anyone knew how much i can get for this guitar today? its in good condition and has hardly been played.

Rose

Re: The worth of my guitar

Since it is relatively new and hasn't been played much, you could probably get a couple hundred dollars for it.

Re: The worth of my guitar

Unfortunately Peavy is not regarded as a high end brand, despite the fact that most are made in the USA. Most dealers won't even take Peavys. You may get about $100 for it on Ebay, which is your best bet.

: Since it is relatively new and hasn't been played much, you could probably get a couple hundred dollars for it.

Re: The worth of my guitar

I hear rhey make good boat anchors.

: Since it is relatively new and hasn't been played much, you could probably get a couple hundred dollars for it.

Re: The worth of my guitar

It will be crap. Put it in the skip

The worth of my guitar

can u please tell me how much a brand new peavey raptor
costs? thanks!
Rob Lehane

worth of your guitar

: Not to long ago i recieved a Peavey Raptor from a friend of mine. Seeing that i can't play, i have come to the conclusion of selling it. I was wondering if anyone knew how much i can get for this guitar today? its in good condition and has hardly been played.

: Rose

I was looking for a peavy reactor if you have it I might buy it

worth of your guitar

: Not to long ago i recieved a Peavey Raptor from a friend of mine. Seeing that i can't play, i have come to the conclusion of selling it. I was wondering if anyone knew how much i can get for this guitar today? its in good condition and has hardly been played.

: Rose

I was looking for a peavy reactor, if you have it I might buy it. toby

Analytical Rhythmical Technical GUITAR

I want to kwow guitarists opinion about my web site at:
www.artguitar.com
Thank you....Engin Atamer

Re: Analytical Rhythmical Technical GUITAR

: I want to kwow guitarists opinion about my web site at:
: www.artguitar.com
: Thank you....Engin Atamer

Re: Analytical Rhythmical Technical GUITAR

: : I want to kwow guitarists opinion about my web site at:
: : www.artguitar.com
: : Thank you....Engin Atamer
the website artguitar.com is clear and informative. The books are similar to the ones we use where I attend college. the first time I tried to go to your site, I typed in wrong and was sent to a page under construction.

Re: Analytical Rhythmical Technical GUITAR

: I want to kwow guitarists opinion about my web site at:
: www.artguitar.com
: Thank you....Engin Atamer

I think it's a start. What will be on the page after construction?

Analytical Rhythmical Technical GUITAR

I want to know guitarists opinion about my web site at:
www.artguitar.com
Thank you....Engin Atamer

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