Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - June, 2000

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MFX must find 1

I was wondereing if you dudes could suggest a goo multiple fx unit for guitar in the price range of $300-$400. I like to play metallica, limp bizkit, Creed, and heavy metal I mostly improvise myself.

Re: MFX must find 1

i got a boss me-30. its pretty kool. very good for its price.

Re: MFX must find 1

: i got a boss me-30. its pretty kool. very good for its price.

Go get the Gt3, if you are going to spend that kind of money. The me-30 is pretty cheap, get the Gt3 instead

Baritone Guitar tuning

how do I tune a baritone guitar?? Please help....is it c to c or is it b to b?????

Re: Baritone Guitar tuning

I beliieve it is b to b, that is the way my Yairi YB1 came, altough I think some people tune it in c.
-Peter.

Re: Baritone Guitar tuning

Standard tuning for baritone guitar is b to b , but I know players that are experimenting tuning up to c to c or down to a to a. The a to a really loses tonality, however.

Re: Baritone Guitar tuning

If I am tuning with a chromatic tuner- how should i set it up to tune a baritone? Do I change the pitch?
please help :)

Re: Baritone Guitar tuning

: how do I tune a baritone guitar?? Please help....is it c to c or is it b to b?????

I use b to b, but wonder. I see it as tuned a fifth down from a normal guitar (E). As I see it that is B. But sometimes I see people use A to A. But they claim it is a fifth down. I think it is a fifth up, some people. C to C is not even part of the issue, but try it see how you like it.

Also Dano says their neck wants 31" scale strings.

Re: Baritone Guitar tuning

how do u tune a guitar to baritone without an electric tuner?

Free Bird

Anyone know where i can find the slides to free bird? And the solo?

dude!!!

dude, don't be so lazy, look up all the tab sites you can find and try to find it. just look for the tab, i have it but i won't give it to you, it's for your own good. find all the cool tab sites online and bookmark them so that for anyother song you want to figure out, you'll have a whole list of tab sites to look off of, there are a lot of cool tab sites, dont' be lazy, go!!
now!! don't be so damn lazy, practice you're research skills, it'll be worth it, i'm telling you this for your own good. and the slide work on that song is awesome, learn it! it's not complicated

String Guages

Does anyone know what string guages are or were used by various guitar players? Players like Clapton, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Peter Townsend, Van Halen etc.?

Re: String Guages

Hendrix and Beck use(d) big strings like 11-56 and I've heard Clapton saying he uses light guages such as 8-42.

Regards

Ben
http://www.bensnet.fsnet.co.uk

: Does anyone know what string guages are or were used by various guitar players? Players like Clapton, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Peter Townsend, Van Halen etc.?

Re: String Guages

I know for sure that Jimi Hendrix used 12 guage strings.This was definatly part of his powerful sound..
and a set of large,strong hands.

Re: String Guages

I'm interested in purchasing a Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton edition. I heard Fender amps sound the best but was also looking at Marshall Amps? Anyway, have any real data on what has the best sounds? Also, what type of Fender amp e.g. Fender Twin Amp, etc...? Thanks

strings for acoustic/electric guitar

I RECENTLY PURCHASED A "TAKAMINE" LIMITED EDITION 1999
ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC GUITAR. I'VE TRIED D"ADARRIO LIGHTS
AND MEDIUMS STRINGS ON IT. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE OWN
ONE AND WHAT WORKED BEST FOR YOU. HAS ANYONE TRIED THE
BLUEGRASS STRINGS ? THANKS FOR YOUR RELIES !!

Re: strings for acoustic/electric guitar

I work in a store that handles Takamine, Taylor, Fender, Gibson, Guild and many others. I have found that for high-end guitars such as your Tak LTD 1999, that Elixir strings work, sound, and feel the best as well as last the longest

strings for acoustic/electric guitar

I RECENTLY PURCHASED A "TAKAMINE" LIMITED EDITION 1999
ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC GUITAR. I'VE TRIED D"ADARRIO LIGHT
AND MEDIUMS STRINGS ON IT. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE OWN
ONE AND WHAT WORKED BEST FOR YOU. HAS ANYONE TRIED THE
BLUEGRASS STRINGS ? THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES !!

Re: strings for acoustic/electric guitar

: I RECENTLY PURCHASED A "TAKAMINE" LIMITED EDITION 1999
: ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC GUITAR. I'VE TRIED D"ADARRIO LIGHT
: AND MEDIUMS STRINGS ON IT. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE OWN
: ONE AND WHAT WORKED BEST FOR YOU. HAS ANYONE TRIED THE
: BLUEGRASS STRINGS ? THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES !!

A the Gibson acoutic strings are great. I used to use 10-46 gauge, now I use the 12-52 set. Remember to use acoustic strings on this thing

Re: strings for acoustic/electric guitar

: : I RECENTLY PURCHASED A "TAKAMINE" LIMITED EDITION 1999
: : ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC GUITAR. I'VE TRIED D"ADARRIO LIGHT
: : AND MEDIUMS STRINGS ON IT. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE OWN
: : ONE AND WHAT WORKED BEST FOR YOU. HAS ANYONE TRIED THE
: : BLUEGRASS STRINGS ? THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES !!

: A the Gibson acoutic strings are great. I used to use 10-46 gauge, now I use the 12-52 set. Remember to use acoustic strings on this thing

I have the same guitar. I have used Adamas Lights and Adamas Mediums. The lights are better for finger picking. The mediums are better for heavy strumming, ala Jethro Tull, though the guitar is better amplified than not, and best if miked through a preamp.

Re: strings for acoustic/electric guitar

I don't play a lot of acoustic guitar.But DiaDarrio(?)
best in the business.

Ibanez V7, S1, and V8 pickups

Have any of you Ibanez owners out there kept these
pickups on your guitars for serious applications ie.
studio recording/live performances? If so, how do you
maximize the quality of the sound?

fxpedals.com

hi, i'm building a web-site called fxpedals.com and looking for ideas to go with this domain links,merchadise etc. anyone out there who would like to get involved i'd love to hear from you.i'm based in ireland and am involved in music. i think the name has great potential and should get serious hits when up on the web.look forward to hearing from anyone genuine.

Re: fxpedals.com

Hi,
I was trying to make a web page about guitar stuff because I'm really love guitars and know alot about guitars and effects I just don't have the technical know how to create a page. If there is anything I could do just tell me because I can do alot of things on my computer but I just don't know alot about the internet Biz. But I'm a quick learner. Write me if your interested.

Brent

Re: fxpedals.com

My experience has taught me a couple of things about pedals.Most important,keep your pedals clean!!Wrap them
up in sandwich bags when you're not using them.Dirt,
oxidation and moistier are deadly enemies of guitar pedals.Remember,lots of these parts are made of carbon,
metal and plastic.

Re: fxpedals.com

Wish you luck on your venture.I can give you a few tips
on some aspects of pedalship.
1.Store pedals in sandwich-bags when not in use.Dirt,oxidation and moisture are deadly enemies of stomp-boxes.They have carbon and aluminum components.
2.Speciliize in fixing old analog delays.The delay rate and feedback rates tend to go bad(VOLTAGE ??)Most people are unwilling to part with these lovley gadgets.
3.If you get any old Mutrons(2's or 3's)or something like that take them apart and study the various components.(New Mutrons can't get as wild as old ones)
4.Everyone's looking for certain modifications on they're pedals.Some may be easy others may not.
Hope I was helpful to you.

Goya Guitar G45 Question

Does anyone have information on the quality/sound of a goya g45 classical guitar. I'm looking into buying one, but have little information about the models. I own a dauphin, which I love, but need a practice guitar.

Re: Goya Guitar G45 Question

Don't play classical guitar.But heard a Goya in favorite store,close up.Amazing tone!!!

Re: Goya Guitar G45 Question

i would love to see pics of this guitar if you have it please contact my at the above e-mail addess.
-m

Bass wiring?

I need advice: does anyone know the original wiring
of the Fender Jazz Bass? Please, please send it to me!
Thanks a lot! J.

put dimarrizo pickups in a lespaul epiphone

how hard would it be to change these pickups around, would it be worth the trouble. can a shadetree mechanic do it

Re: put dimarrizo pickups in a lespaul epiphone

It shouldn't be diffulcult at all.

You will need a soldering iron but apart from that all you should need to do is unsolder the old pickups and solder the wires from the Di-Marzios back in the same place.

If you've never done much soldering before then take it to guitar tech.

Regards

Ben
http://www.bensnet.fsnet.co.uk

: how hard would it be to change these pickups around, would it be worth the trouble. can a shadetree mechanic do it

Re: put dimarrizo pickups in a lespaul epiphone

Yes.Wiring pick-ups is usually pretty easy.Make sure you leave enough pick-up wire if need to make a correction.Most pickup companies include a wiring diagram with the unit.Be careful of the coils(the copper wire around the pick-up bobbin).They are as delicate as hairs,if you dent one of them your pickup can be ruined.Save your old pick-ups.You might want to try installing them yourself and save money,it can be a good experience.
My opinion:Lead position Seymore Duncan SH-5.Ceramic magnet,not as much output as someother brands(14.5 ohms).But when cranked she really screams.Good tone.
Good Luck to you.

switch+FX loop all in 1...

Hello everybody ! I'm a french guitarist (I'm sorry for the faults), and I'd like to build a special FX pedal : it would be a switching pedal for my PEAVEY ULTRA head and a multiple FX loop pedal as well... Is it possible to do it ? Somebody can help me ? I'd be very grateful if someone hears my call... Thanx !

claws

Thanks a lot to JIM GRAHAM from Italo

Classic Rock

anyone got a good specific helpful website that has a lot of good classic rock chords? DON, that randy tab site did not work for me.it said stairway To Heavens not a manager group file.Somebody help me.

classic rock

anyone know of a website that will give me chords to songs like Stairway To Heaven, and Free Bird, and Don't Fear The Reaper, and a million other songs.

Re: classic rock

: anyone know of a website that will give me chords to songs like Stairway To Heaven, and Free Bird, and Don't Fear The Reaper, and a million other songs.

CHECK OUT THE ULTIMATE GUITAR SITE..... HTTP://WWW.ULTIMATE-GUITAR.COM
YOU'LL HAVE TO DELETE A COUPLE ADVERTISEMENTS BUT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING
FOR IS THERE. TABS AND CHORDPRO.. LYRICS ETC. ENJOY!!

Marshall amp settings

Marshall amp settings

This popular thread has been given its own page : Marshall amp settings

Punk Distortion

What is the best pedal for punk? not the old 70's punk, the new stuff like pennywise and nofx.

Re: Punk Distortion

metal zone by boss. its versitile and more punky cause it sounds a little solid stateish

THANKS FOR THE HELP

i think this is a great site. the first time i came to this site i was amazed at the help people were getting. its nice to have a place to go where you can talk about guitars, ask questions, and get friendly help. i thank everyone who has helped me with my problems, guitar problems that is, my shrink told me not to come back, so i guess ill hang out here.

Epihone les paul Special II

I was wondering if a standard les paul pickguard would fit on an epiphone special II. If not, then is there any where I can buy a specially made pickguard??? Thanks for your time.

Re: Epihone les paul Special II

There's no way it would fit because of where the knobs are... I have both the Special II and a Standard Les Paul... I totally sanded down my Special II, repainted it, got new pickups... now it doesnt suck as much as it did
: I was wondering if a standard les paul pickguard would fit on an epiphone special II. If not, then is there any where I can buy a specially made pickguard??? Thanks for your time.

Tokai Telecaster Guitar

Can anybody give me any information about a Tokai guitar that I have. It's a telecaster copy with
a single humbucker in th bridge position. It's
totally matt black with a maple neck. A floyd
rose locking trem (or similar) is fitted and the
head stock is kinda like in ibanez or jackson guitar
in it's pointy nature. There is a serial number and
it's described as a Tokai custom.
I have been unable to find out anything about this
guitar from anybody even the guy I bought it from so
some I'd love some help on finding out about it. I;ve
looked at all the tokai guitars on line and none of
them match the description of this one.
If you post a follow-up to this could you also mail
me the mesage as well. Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Jon Holloway.

Re: Tokai Telecaster Guitar

Jon --
I'll do a little research. But at guitar expos, I have seen more than a few Tokai guitars that have been repainted, modified, etc. Some of them that are close copies to Fenders actually had Fender logos on them.
Heck -- the ones I've played have tended to be nice guitars. They don't have much book value that I've seen, so if you got a good price on it and it plays well, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Sincerely,
Charles Rathmann
www.rathmanncomm.com
http://charlesrathmann.iuma.com

Re: Tokai Telecaster Guitar

: Can anybody give me any information about a Tokai guitar that I have. It's a telecaster copy with
: a single humbucker in th bridge position. It's
: totally matt black with a maple neck. A floyd
: rose locking trem (or similar) is fitted and the
: head stock is kinda like in ibanez or jackson guitar
: in it's pointy nature. There is a serial number and
: it's described as a Tokai custom.
: I have been unable to find out anything about this
: guitar from anybody even the guy I bought it from so
: some I'd love some help on finding out about it. I;ve
: looked at all the tokai guitars on line and none of
: them match the description of this one.
: If you post a follow-up to this could you also mail
: me the mesage as well. Help would be greatly appreciated.

: Thanks.
: Jon Holloway.

Hi

I have played a modified version of this someone had removed the Floyed Rose and made it fixed.
This was a great guitar, do you have a picture of yours I would be interested to see it.
This is a serious guitar, not a Tele copy at all, but Tele inspired

Regards
Graham Jaques

Re: Tokai Telecaster Guitar

: Can anybody give me any information about a Tokai guitar that I have. It's a telecaster copy with
: a single humbucker in th bridge position. It's
: totally matt black with a maple neck. A floyd
: rose locking trem (or similar) is fitted and the
: head stock is kinda like in ibanez or jackson guitar
: in it's pointy nature. There is a serial number and
: it's described as a Tokai custom.
: I have been unable to find out anything about this
: guitar from anybody even the guy I bought it from so
: some I'd love some help on finding out about it. I;ve
: looked at all the tokai guitars on line and none of
: them match the description of this one.
: If you post a follow-up to this could you also mail
: me the mesage as well. Help would be greatly appreciated.

: Thanks.
: Jon Holloway.

Hi

I have played a modified version of this someone had removed the Floyed Rose and made it fixed.
This was a great guitar, do you have a picture of yours I would be interested to see it.
This is a serious guitar, not a Tele copy at all, but Tele inspired

Regards
Graham Jaques

L.A. women sunday afternoon.

Anyone know where the hell I can get the solo for L.A. women?would appreciate it.Is that how you spell appreciate?

WARNING !!! LUTHIER MICHAEL BERG IS A RIP OFF ARTIST !!!

A WARNING TO ALL!!!.
Do not deal with luthier Mike Berg from Victoria BC.
He is a first class rip off artist and you will not see your guitar.
Read the reviews about him in www.guitarnotes.com
He will take your money but you will not see your guitar.

WARNING !!! LUTHIER MICHAEL BERG IS A RIP OFF ARTIST !!!

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