Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - December, 2000

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Roland GR-33

I've never used any guitar midi equipment and am thinking about getting a Roland GR-33 or VG-88.Is it possible to detune your guitar on the fly to various tunings like the VG-88 with with a GR-33??? Can you add sampled patches to the GR-33 or create your own sounds or expand the patch library with new sounds in any way? I was wondering if you could add guitar sounds that you liked to the GR-33's list?
Thanks from Nick

How can i program new patches in Zoom 707? HEEELLLPPPP !

How can i program new patches in Zoom 707? HEEELLLPPPP !

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free sheet music with cords showen for beginners

where can i find free sheet music with cords showen for beginners

Re: free sheet music with cords showen for beginners

: where can i find free sheet music with cords showen for beginners

Re: free sheet music with cords showen for beginners

: : where can i find free sheet music with cords showen for beginners of Uncle Kracker "Follow Me"

Re: free sheet music with cords showen for beginners

: where can i find free sheet music with cords showen for beginners

can you tell me???

do yu have a guitar cord on asylum'c run away train???

A present for the GS.COM team

I've made a new header for the GS.COM web site. If any one would like to look at it its at:
http://www.rackcases4u.com/temp/gs.htm

Let me know what you guys/gals think.

Empro Banjo!

Does anyone have any idea where I can get any information on this banjo?

sd curlee bass guitar

sd curlee bass guitar

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fender hotrod deluxe vs. crate vc6212 amps

fender hotrod deluxe vs. crate vc6212 amps

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Korean Guitars

Korean Guitars

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what would you do?

allo. I recently got a marshall jackhammer for chrissy but i took it back cause i don't really need it at the moment. I'm getting a mesa nomad soon hopefully, so i don't think i need a distortion pedal. anyway, now i've got about $160 australian (about $90 U.S) in credit to spend. I'm getting a new cool amp as i said, i've got a boss me-30 and a gibson sg. what u guys think i should do? save up and get another guitar? new pickup? what!?

keep in mind i'm looking to start gigging soon so I want something good live. I really want to get something that's more necessary rather than just a add on show offy type thing, cause money's gonna be getting tightish soon.

if anyone has any suggestions please reply.

thanks

Re: what would you do?

Hello, and Happy Holidays to you! If it was my last $90, and $$$ was getting tight, I'd think about maintenance. If it's not a new guitar, think about a fret level and crown, and have your guitar strobe-tuned, for proper intonation. Some players do this themselves, but I've seen the joy on the faces of many guitarists that have fresh frets and a strobe-tuned guitar, done by a pro.
Picks, straps, etc. don't give the satisfaction of a well set up, well tuned guitar. Think about it! Erno

Re: what would you do?

I agree with Erno, Buy stuff you can use. a GOOD cord if you're going to gig. The worst sound in the world is cracking and humming from a bad cord during a gig. A guitar stand,and load up on High E & B strings. I like the strobe tune idea too. Good luck.

thanks

thanks guys, i had'nt thought of that, I might look into it. But what exactly is strobe tuning?

thanks again

Re: thanks

Strobe tuning is where your guitar is adjusted to where an open high E, for example, will sound exactly the same as a fretted high E and a harmonic high E. What I mean is that none of the notes will be sharp or flat of each other. In other words, your guitar will be in tune with itself. A pro will adjust the saddles on your bridge forward or backward on all 6 strings to achieve this. All of your chords and notes will be in tune. Since it sounds like you have never had this done, strobe tuning would be a good investment. Ask around to see which guitar tech is good in your area.
Good luck.

ESP Lynch

I'm interested to find out peoples' opinions on the ESP George Lynch guitars. I'm specifically interested if you have a Skull & Snakes model. I'm considering getting one and would like to know what you think of yours. Thanks.

Re: ESP Lynch

Hmm.I've seen the Lynch Model.Never played it.But I trust ESP's axes,especially the MH series.Go for it!!

TAGGALONG ?GUITAR

LOOKING FOR A BACKPACKING GUITAR CALLED A TAGGALONG OR TAGALONG.iT'S MADE IN NORTHGLENN,COLORADO I BELIEVE BY A GUY NAMED STEVE OR STEPHEN SNOW.THE TUNING KNOBS ARE RECESSED UNDER THE NECK OF THE GUITAR.THAT'S ABOUT ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT.ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Kahler

Does Kahler have a web site where you can order replacement parts? I might be buying a guitar that has a Kahler Flyer, but it's missing the whammy bar. I need to know where to find a replacement.

Re: Kahler

Kahler went out of business, then came back in the late 1990's. They are a very unstable company- I think they make some parts for factory installation. You're best bet is to buy parts used. Try Ebay or Vintage Guitar magazine classifieds.

: Does Kahler have a web site where you can order replacement parts? I might be buying a guitar that has a Kahler Flyer, but it's missing the whammy bar. I need to know where to find a replacement.

Re: Kahler

Like you, I am looking for a replacement part. However, I am looking for the fine tuner screws. If you find out anything, please contact me. I'll do the same. Good luck!

Re: Kahler

I am looking for Kahler parts as well all help is app thanks ashley

Re: Kahler

Kahler no longer makes tremolo parts. They now make golf equipment. A few months ago I had an internet buddy go to their current factory in California. They can no longer make replacement parts due to a court order due to a battle with Floyd Rose. Your best bet is to contact dealers at guitar shows or check on lin auctions such as ebay. Parts are scarce.

Re: Kahler

aHHHHH that is not true Kahler still makes trems, and yes you can still get parts. However I do not know if they have a web-site, go to a local guitar shop/builder and they should be able to stear you in the right direction. Or call Hoffman guitars in Mpls andtalk to Ron. I was supprised to find out they were still going myself. But if you notice there is a couple of guitar manufacture's such as Jackson that are offering there trems (kahler pro) again. I have there phone number somewhere.

Re: Kahler

don't bother getting parts from them. they are crap. buy a real guitar

Re: Kahler

: Does Kahler have a web site where you can order replacement parts? I might be buying a guitar that has a Kahler Flyer, but it's missing the whammy bar. I need to know where to find a replacement.
HI, I HAVE A KAHLER FLYER ON E BAY AT PRESENT. IT IS COMPLETE AND IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. JUST DO A SEARCH UNDER KAHLER AND IT WILL COME UP.

Re: Kahler

look on ebay it has a bunch of parts on it.

In serious need of gear advice...

Happy Holidays Everyone,

I've been playing guitar for over a decade now, and I'm still completely ignorant when it comes to buying new gear. The time has come for me to make several major purchases, and I could really use some advice. As you all know, trying gear out in the store is next to useless because every piece of the chain influences your sound... so I could really use some suggestions on the following items:

Oh, let me preface this by mentioning that I play mostly power/prog metal (e.g. spiral architect, dream theater, nevermore), and am looking for gear that suits this style.

(1) ELECTRIC GUITAR: Since around 1990 I've been using an Alvarez Dana Scoop. I'm debating whether I should install new pickups or buy a new guitar. Any suggestions as to which route I should take? What are the best pickups for the job? What are the best guitars for power/prog in the $900-$1300 price range?

(2) HALF-STACK: I've been using a Crate GX212 for practice, but its clear that I'm going to need something more powerful (and with a better sound) for live shows. I don't want to bankrupt myself, but I also don't want to skimp on my purchase and regret it for years to come... so I'd really appreciate some suggestions on what the best gear would be in terms of value/quality.

(3) ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC CLASSICAL: I'd also appreciate some advice on the best models of electric/acoustic classical under $700.

Many thanks!!

-oliver-

Re: In serious need of gear advice...

1) If your happy with your electric, keep it. You can vastly improve your sound with good pick ups or with just an amp change. I don't have any great advice on pick ups, (maybe someone else does)so I'll go on to amps.

2)am familiar with your Crate amp. I have never liked the way they sound. not very natural. The music store I go to all the time lets me try out gear at home for a week or so before buying it. Any good store will do the same for you if you give them a credit card #. If you do business with the same store all the time like I do, they just let me walk out with what I want to try with a signature. I tried about 6 amps before settling on one. Everyone has a different opinion on amps, just pick one that sounds great with your guitar and your style. As far as more powerful, are you not running through a PA? Are you using your amp as a monitor? Last but not least, maybe you need to look into some effects to get the desired sound.
A multi effects unit might do the trick.

3)Acc/Elec. Ovations have always sounded good amplified. Otherwise, if you already have an acoustic, buy an acoustic pick up, like a Dean Markley sound hole pick up. I've had good luck with mine over the years. Spending lots of $$ isn't always the best answer.(it helps though) I'm sure you'll get lots of other opinions, trust your ear.

Re: In serious need of gear advice...

: Happy Holidays Everyone,

: I've been playing guitar for over a decade now, and I'm still completely ignorant when it comes to buying new gear. The time has come for me to make several major purchases, and I could really use some advice. As you all know, trying gear out in the store is next to useless because every piece of the chain influences your sound... so I could really use some suggestions on the following items:

: Oh, let me preface this by mentioning that I play mostly power/prog metal (e.g. spiral architect, dream theater, nevermore), and am looking for gear that suits this style.

: (1) ELECTRIC GUITAR: Since around 1990 I've been using an Alvarez Dana Scoop. I'm debating whether I should install new pickups or buy a new guitar. Any suggestions as to which route I should take? What are the best pickups for the job? What are the best guitars for power/prog in the $900-$1300 price range?

: (2) HALF-STACK: I've been using a Crate GX212 for practice, but its clear that I'm going to need something more powerful (and with a better sound) for live shows. I don't want to bankrupt myself, but I also don't want to skimp on my purchase and regret it for years to come... so I'd really appreciate some suggestions on what the best gear would be in terms of value/quality.

: (3) ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC CLASSICAL: I'd also appreciate some advice on the best models of electric/acoustic classical under $700.

: Many thanks!!

: -oliver-

I play more blues myself, but I read Jaterz's answer and thought I'd add a bit, regarding pick-ups.

I'd often wondered a bit abourt changing pick-ups, and about whether it was worth it, and ultimately just left my guitars as they were. Recently, though, I built an all-mahognay double-cutaway thing a bit like a Gibson SG. I researched pick-ups a bit and settled on Seymour Duncans. Welll, the sound of this thing is stunning, and Im sure that's down more to Mr Duncan's pick-up building than my guitar building. The clarity on chords, and the depth of each note you play is wonderful. Anyway I researched a few pick-up makes at the teim, and got their catalogues and so on. Rightly or wrongly, I got the impression that Di Marzios are aimed more at rock performers than Seymour Duncans were. They had people like Steve Vai, Blues Saraceno, Yngwie Malmsteen and others whose names escape me right now. Anyway, if you're considering pick-ups you might want to take a look at both catalogues. I found them interesting just for the background information. Try their websites?

Re: Don't mess with the scoop!!!

I have been an owner of a Dana scoop since 94. I bought it because I loved the design, it plays incredibly and Alvarez is a trustworthy name. Little did I know the $500 I spent nine years ago would be a good investment as well. There are a number of people out there that will pay in excess of $700 for a scoop in good condition. Your best bet in my opinion is to leave the scoop alone and buy yourself another guitar. Fenders took a long time to beccome classics and with the average price of a nine year old scoop still above the original price I would say that you and I both have treasures on our hands! Enjoy your guitar, play it lovingly and hard like it was ment to be played but most importantly, don't change it!
Christian Koonz of One Intent

Re: In serious need of gear advice...

Hmm.Pickups)For Metal I'd go with the PAF pro D'marzio,
or Seymore Duncan SH-5 or SH-6.If you like active stuff
maybe the EMG humbuckers.It'll roast your amp.Carvin
M-22's are very good.
HALF STACK)Don't know much about those.I'd use a combo
or single speaker amp for mobility.The Fender HOT ROD
Deville seem good.Played on one Christmas eve.Oh yeah,
Carvin stuff(older)is very good.Marshalls are good.
Guitars)I love the ESP's.MH-300,have easy action,small
neck width,24 frets,locking trem. The pickups aren't bad.
Acoustic/Electric)Played a Takamine,very nice!
Those are some of my personal choices,but take your time and try many things.
Good Luck

Re: In serious need of gear advice...

Myself I made the change to m-22's,I blew two Crate Blue Voodoo's using EMG 81 in a Jackson V. I have recently put a set of c-22's in my Les Paul. Which really fatten the tone.

Thanks everyone! Keep it coming... :) (n/t)

: Happy Holidays Everyone,

: I've been playing guitar for over a decade now, and I'm still completely ignorant when it comes to buying new gear. The time has come for me to make several major purchases, and I could really use some advice. As you all know, trying gear out in the store is next to useless because every piece of the chain influences your sound... so I could really use some suggestions on the following items:

: Oh, let me preface this by mentioning that I play mostly power/prog metal (e.g. spiral architect, dream theater, nevermore), and am looking for gear that suits this style.

: (1) ELECTRIC GUITAR: Since around 1990 I've been using an Alvarez Dana Scoop. I'm debating whether I should install new pickups or buy a new guitar. Any suggestions as to which route I should take? What are the best pickups for the job? What are the best guitars for power/prog in the $900-$1300 price range?

: (2) HALF-STACK: I've been using a Crate GX212 for practice, but its clear that I'm going to need something more powerful (and with a better sound) for live shows. I don't want to bankrupt myself, but I also don't want to skimp on my purchase and regret it for years to come... so I'd really appreciate some suggestions on what the best gear would be in terms of value/quality.

: (3) ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC CLASSICAL: I'd also appreciate some advice on the best models of electric/acoustic classical under $700.

: Many thanks!!

: -oliver-

Re: Thanks everyone! Keep it coming... :) (n/t)

i wouldnt bother with new pickups. i would go find a another guitar you might like. depends on the monsy you have to spend on what though.

marshalls are good (mostly) ....mesa boogie (my personal fav)
i played some johnsons that were nice if you want to go with the modeling thing. all the effects are right there in the amp.

check out acoustic/electrics on a website like musicans friend or something. Just about all the brands have them now.

: : Happy Holidays Everyone,

: : I've been playing guitar for over a decade now, and I'm still completely ignorant when it comes to buying new gear. The time has come for me to make several major purchases, and I could really use some advice. As you all know, trying gear out in the store is next to useless because every piece of the chain influences your sound... so I could really use some suggestions on the following items:

: : Oh, let me preface this by mentioning that I play mostly power/prog metal (e.g. spiral architect, dream theater, nevermore), and am looking for gear that suits this style.

: : (1) ELECTRIC GUITAR: Since around 1990 I've been using an Alvarez Dana Scoop. I'm debating whether I should install new pickups or buy a new guitar. Any suggestions as to which route I should take? What are the best pickups for the job? What are the best guitars for power/prog in the $900-$1300 price range?

: : (2) HALF-STACK: I've been using a Crate GX212 for practice, but its clear that I'm going to need something more powerful (and with a better sound) for live shows. I don't want to bankrupt myself, but I also don't want to skimp on my purchase and regret it for years to come... so I'd really appreciate some suggestions on what the best gear would be in terms of value/quality.

: : (3) ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC CLASSICAL: I'd also appreciate some advice on the best models of electric/acoustic classical under $700.

: : Many thanks!!

: : -oliver-

Re: In serious need of gear advice...

you obviously have more money than talent,why dont you work it out for yourself, you sheep(ps) i bet you are still crap after ten years

Re: In serious need of gear advice...

if you want a good pickup, try the seymour duncan holdsworth(if you can get one) it blew me away

learning

I have never even attempted to play the acoustic guitar...but desprately want to learn. What type, exactly, should I start with. Eager to buy my first guitar...but I haven't a clue where to start.

Re: learning

: I have never even attempted to play the acoustic guitar...but desprately want to learn. What type, exactly, should I start with. Eager to buy my first guitar...but I haven't a clue where to start.

Try a few - in a shop, or guitars belonging to friends. I know its difficult when you don't really know what you're looking for, but you'll probably still find some nicer than others, even if you can't put your finger on what it is exactly. It doesn't matter what it is about them, really, as its all so subjective anyway. So long as you don't buy the absolute cheapest thing you can find you'll probably come up with something that's okay for learning on. You should find that any decent music shop will give you a bit of advice anyway. If in the future you begin to take it very seriously then you might want to trade up, but that's probably a long way off and I don't think that should guide your choice right now (unless you've won a lottery recently in which case buy what you like - I'd love a Paul Reed Smith, while you're there) Good luck, and have fun.

Re: learning

You are a girl so you will always be SHIT

Re: learning

: I have never even attempted to play the acoustic guitar...but desprately want to learn. What type, exactly, should I start with. Eager to buy my first guitar...but I haven't a clue where to start.

You are female and will therefore always encounter idiots like Rob the Nob. Sorry.

Re: learning

I think that bob the nob is a crumpet eating, tea drinking, yellow crooked toothed limey english bastard. England is so weak that their police officers don't even carry guns.oasis and blur suck too.england sucks.

Re: learning

Well, what a bunch or asses, this was my first (and now the last) visit here. Maggie, I would recommend a Nylon string guitar, not to expensive, not too cheap, take extra care when looking at the neck, acoustiocs tend to warp a lot for the most of them do not have a bar inside to keep the neck slightly concave.

To american "man" and Rob, show youir face so I can put my foot up your mouth! "Men" (sissys)

How much is my guitar worth?

How much is my guitar worth?

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Sheet music

Where can I find free sheet music on the net?

Re: Sheet music

don't be stupid, stingy bastard. you are obviously crap

Korg ax-1000G, Digitech rp7...?

Help me choosing an efect processor.

Korg ax-1000G, Digitech rp7...?

Help me choosing an efect processor.

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