Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - February, 2001

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Re: Female Lead Singer in Search of Serious ORIGINAL Co-Ed Metal Band

rock in roll member man

Professional heavy guitarist seeks more info

Hey ganja girl..please send me some info at my email adress about your project..no bullshit here...I've toured extensively with Static-x slipknot, diturbed....etc. I prefer to remain anonymous right now but am looking to find the right people for my next project......you seem serious with the right attitude please tell me more and I know I'm a little late with this but if not maybe I can still help!!!!Thanx...soon to be known

ACOUSTIC PICK-UPS

HELP! I HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT TO DO FOR COLLEGE AND NEED SOME HELP WITH THIS SUBJECT. COULD ANYONE POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION I.E WEBSITES, BOOKS ETC. MANY THANKS!

Re: ACOUSTIC PICK-UPS

Try www.headwayelectronics.co.uk

Re: ACOUSTIC PICK-UPS

: Try www.headwayelectronics.com

Korg A5 Effects Pedal

I picked up a used Korg A5 effects Pedal that did not come with instructions. Can anyone help me out with basic instructions via email?

Kirk Creswell
www.mp3.com/resair

Re: Korg A5 Effects Pedal

: I picked up a used Korg A5 effects Pedal that did not come with instructions. Can anyone help me out with basic instructions via email?

Andrej

Need help too. Please Advise.

: I picked up a used Korg A5 effects Pedal that did not come with instructions. Can anyone help me out with basic instructions via email?

Brandon Shilts

Re: Korg A5 Effects Pedal

: I picked up a used Korg A5 effects Pedal that did not come with instructions. Can anyone help me out with basic instructions i have to korg a5 bass effects Pedal and i like to know if it work no guitar and how to work it thank you

: Kirk Creswell
: www.mp3.com/resair

Re: Korg A5 Effects Pedal

I no longer have the KORG A5 or the instructions. The response to this posting was great. I suggest anyone looking for KORG A5 instructions post a similar message on this page.

Kirk
www.mp3.com/resair

: Kirk Creswell
: www.mp3.com/resair

Re: Korg A5 Effects Pedal

I could use some instructions if anyone has any
thanks Rob

Re: Korg A5 Effects Pedal

I purchased a used A5 and find I don't have the patience to figure it out by "fiddling" with it. It's frustrating the fire out of me. I'd LOVE to have the manual; pdf, word doc, xerox, ANYTHING.

Korg A5 Effects Pedal

Korg A5 Effects Pedal

This popular thread has been given its own page : Korg A5 Effects Pedal

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Serialnumbers Marshall JMP Mk. II heads

Salude you Marshall maniacs worldwide,
I'm looking for somebody who can tell me more about the serialnumbers used by Marshall in the seventies and specialy the JMP Mk. II series ...
Thank already,
Harmen Jan Nuesink
Netherlands

setting up a midi controller with a rack processor???

setting up a midi controller with a rack processor???

This popular thread has been given its own page : setting up a midi controller with a rack processor???

electro harmonix BIG MUFF PI

is this a good pedal? i want a creamy sustain for pink floydish solos and some smoother distortion.
thanx for any input
shawn

Re: electro harmonix BIG MUFF PI

: Personally, the Big Muff is the best pedal distortion available. Because it is simple, it allows the guitar and amp to come through or it can be a tone generator giving you gobs of gain/distortion.
Just remember that for best results, your guitar should be in tune(I find that even the slightest tuning problem can make evil overtones with the muff) and don't turn it all the way up. I could never get a decent sound with it dimed. Try putting the volume half way up and the sustain(distortion) half way, then play with the tone knob to add treble. I recommend a tube amp with it since a tube amp usually reacts musically to input gain(ie a pedal)rather than a solid state amp. I've played and owned most of the classic pedals and the Big Muff is my favorite.

Re: electro harmonix BIG MUFF PI

Does anyone know how much an original EH Big Muff is worth now. I've had mine for about 24 years now and it still makes the occasional appearance out of the gig bag. I've also still got an original Screaming Tree treble booster and an LPB 2 (Linear Power Booster). The Electric Mistress gave up the ghost years ago with a failed transformer - never got that fixed and it ended up in bits somewhere !

Alyn

Telford England

Re: electro harmonix BIG MUFF PI

: is this a good pedal? i want a creamy sustain for pink floydish solos and some smoother distortion.
: thanx for any input
: shawn

UNBELIEVEABLE!! I sell them for 89.00 at http://www.jdmusic.com

Starfield Guitars

Does anyone have any information on the Starfield Guitars ???

Thanks !!!
Michael

Re: Starfield Guitars

: Made by Ibanez in the mid-90's Starfield tried to expand upon proven themes while making their guitars.
I've seen Tele-type guitars(hollow and solid) and a wierd squat shaped start copy. They came and went like many companies.

Re: Starfield Guitars

Hi, I play a Starfield guitar. It's an Altair SJ Trad. It was made in Japan, has a solid mahogony body with a bolt on maple neck. It has 2 single coil pickups with a humbucker at the bridge. It has a transparent red finish, similar to a Gibson cherry red. I bought it in 1993 and it has been fantastic. The pickups are particularly brilliant with a big range of tones. I'm surprised Starfields never really caught on, the only proffesional musician I've seen playing them is Donald Kinsey from The Kinsey Report.

Anyone know any more?

Ta

Phil.

Re: Starfield Guitars

I bought one in the mid 90's (don't remember exactly), and all that I can say is that it is a great guitar for the price. Really nice guitar (bird-eye maple top, mahogany body), semi-hollow, really comfortable, and sounds really good. I'm not a pro, but I'm sure I don't need a better guitar for the moment.

Re: Starfield Guitars

Hi Mike,
I am not sure. I am also interested in this topic, I own a Starfield Teak Custom built in the beginning of the 90's (made in Japan). It has a well crafted two piece teak wood body. The finish is natural and waxed. This guitar is absolutely great. The only thing I modified were the pickups. Originally it was equipped with two lipsticks but I made a new pickguard and put a Fender Gold Lace Sensor and a DiMarzio Fast Track in. It sounds dry and crystal clear. A little bit like a Tele. Good for blues and funk. This guitar is a killer.
Now, to you question: Starfield Guitars were a subsidiary (daughter company) of Ibanez. I heard it was founded because Ibanez had too much employees and few work at this time. So the instruments were built by the Ibanez Custom Shop (I am not really sure about this) for a cheaper price. Two Series: The more expensive American Series (made in USA) and the Japan Series (made in Japan). But the models where not the same. My Teak Starfield was only available in the Japan Series. The quality was very good. Good value for money. I cannot compain about my guitar (it is not my main axe, I prefer my extremely customized Fender Strat Plus) and I will probably never sell it. I play in an ELvis Cover Band and it perfeclty suits the 70's where James Burton played. I play it over a Peavey 5150 and a Custom Hiwatt 100.
More, I don't know at the moment.

Cheers,
Dominic

Re: Starfield Guitars

: Does anyone have any information on the Starfield Guitars ???

: Thanks !!!
: Michael

I'm looking for information on Starfield guitars also,everything I've found so far refers to electrics.I have a 22 yr old acoustic.I've been told its Gibson copy,jumbo-J body- any body know about the history of the old acoustics,who the hell made these ??

Righthand to Lefthand

Is it posibble to change a right handed Epiphone Gibson model nr.AJ15VSB over to be use for a lefty ? And if so is changing the sattle and nut around enough ?

pickups

I'm interested in some pickups mentioned to me by a colleague. Some of the brands I'm looking at are the "Dimazzio blue velvets", "Rio Grande", "Halfbreeds" "Tallboys" pickups...any comments on these pickups in terms of sound flexibility,good combinatios of one or two of these together, testimonials. The objective is to maintain flexibility across most of the music genre, with a need to ensure that tone and separations is maximised especially in a variety of venues eg. outdoor, indoor, dull, bright.

Current set up - Fender Strat lace sensors (gold neck silver mid and bridge) Twin '72-ish, Boss ME10 FX unit
Style: live clubs funk, blues, 80's Pop

Thanks look forward to some of your thoughts

Ashton

Re: pickups

: I'm interested in some pickups mentioned to me by a colleague. Some of the brands I'm looking at are the "Dimazzio blue velvets", "Rio Grande", "Halfbreeds" "Tallboys" pickups...any comments on these pickups in terms of sound flexibility,good combinatios of one or two of these together, testimonials. The objective is to maintain flexibility across most of the music genre, with a need to ensure that tone and separations is maximised especially in a variety of venues eg. outdoor, indoor, dull, bright.

: Current set up - Fender Strat lace sensors (gold neck silver mid and bridge) Twin '72-ish, Boss ME10 FX unit
: Style: live clubs funk, blues, 80's Pop

: Thanks look forward to some of your thoughts

: Ashton

si habla español porfavor mandame todo sobre pastillas y como hacerlas estoy intentando hacerlas.GRACIAS

Re: pickups

Try Out Harmonic Design Pickups. I bet they blow the others out of the water

What is a "Pod" and a speaker "Cab"? Help please.

Please help.

Re: What is a "Pod" and a speaker "Cab"? Help please.

A POD an amp modeling system, I'm sure you've heard of those, they are the "newest thing". The POD's, however, are not part of a amplifier, they are seperate. They look kind of like a small effects processor. A speaker "cab" is simply a speaker cabinet. You know, the big box that your speaker is in. That's it!

Floyd Rose locking bridge?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the floyd rose locking bridge mounts in comparison to a normal bridge without? please mail me at foclanded@hotmail.com
cause I can't check the archive thanks

How do I adjust intonation on Floyd Rose?

I got myself an Ibanez RG270DX the other day and it's got
that (copy of) a Floyd Rose bridge. On my other guitar
I can simply turn screws on the back of the bridge to move the
blocks where the strings run over back and forth, but how do I do
that with this kind of bridge? It seems turning the tubes holding the
strings at the back of the bridge only moves the string w.r.t. the block
and not the block itself...some advice would be welcome.

Re: How do I adjust intonation on Floyd Rose?

Floyd Rose's are great, but they're extraordinarily annoying to adjust. You have to remove the string to adjust the intonation (do this only one string at a time or you'll really play hob putting it back together). With the string removed there should be either an allen screw in front of the saddle. You have to loosen it and move the saddle where you want it. If it won't move far enough you have to remove the screw and put it in another screw slot, there are two or three in the bridge itself. What a pain in the neck it all is.

: I got myself an Ibanez RG270DX the other day and it's got
: that (copy of) a Floyd Rose bridge. On my other guitar
: I can simply turn screws on the back of the bridge to move the
: blocks where the strings run over back and forth, but how do I do
: that with this kind of bridge? It seems turning the tubes holding the
: strings at the back of the bridge only moves the string w.r.t. the block
: and not the block itself...some advice would be welcome.

Re: How do I adjust intonation on Floyd Rose?

Floyd Rose bridges are not that hard to adjust if you follow this procedure. Tune the guitar and balance the bridge so that it is level when tuned. This is done with the springs in the back. Check intonation. If a note is sharp, loosen that string quite a bit, then using a 2mm allen wrench and a flat blade screwdriver, loosen the screw holding down the saddle enough that you can push it back about 1/16" with the screwdriver, then retighten the saddle while holding it in position with the screwdriver. If you run out of range on a hold down screw, you will have to loosen the string to slack to move it back one position.

PS this technique does require some coordination, if you don't have good hand tool skills, it's a good way to scratch your guitar, procede with caution, ;)

Wa Wa pedals.Are they hard to play?

Do you have to press down on the pedal as your playing to get the wa wa sound out?

Re: Wa Wa pedals.Are they hard to play?

No, they are not hard to use at all. You just have to get used to them. Yes, you must use the pedal to get the wah effect. By rocking the pedal you get the wah-wah sound. With your heel down the guitars low frequencies are emphasized, with your toe down the high frequencies are emphasized. Also, if you want to obtain a constant wah tone you can activate the pedal and leave it in any position and that tone will remain constant. That is very useful for getting a cool mid-rangy nasal tone to give some character to your solo's. As a side note, MXR (I believe it's MXR), makes an effect pedal that does that very thing. Instead of a wah pedal, it is a stompbox that has a couple of tone knobs that you set to emphasize a certain frequency, very cool. Anyway, I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please post them.

check it!

check out Doyle Bramball II, an amazing guitarist on tour with Eric Clapton. You can download his latest single "Green Light Girl" at www.dbramhall.com. peace!

1940 martin accustic

HELP!!! I did a dumb thing and sold my father's guitar Martin. I am not sure of the exact year, however, he did take with him when he served in WWII (1940's). I have extreme guilt over this, and need to replace it as best as I can. Any suggestions?? I live in Sacramento, CA

Re: 1940 martin accustic

Bummer. It will be VERY difficult to replace, especially since you don't know what model. a 30's or 40's vintage Martin will cost BIG $$$ in decent shape, IF you can find one. I live in the Minneapolis area, you might try www.williesguitars.com They specialize in vintage american guitars in my area. They may know some other possibilities if they can't help. By the way, I own a 1950 Martin 0-15. Like most vintage Martin owners, I would never sell it. Thats going to be the hard part. Sorry.

Re: 1940 martin accustic

: Jaterz, thanks for the info. I will try that website. I know I won't be able to replace, but hopefully I will come close. My pop is 83 now, and I didn't realize the family value. Trust me, I am sick about the situation! I have several pix of the guitar and plan to take them to a local music shop for better ID. When you say BIG $$$, are we talking $3,000 or so?????

Re: 1940 martin accustic

Hi from England. You must be really upset to have sold such a treasured guitar. It's something I worry about my kids doing, having a Lowden and an old Dobro Squareneck but I'm sure you'll find a quality Martin if you look around. If you want one that's old you will be paying lots of $$$'s (or ££££'s over here) but I was really knocked out recently when I tried a Martin 000-15s Mahogany. I was at a trade show in England when a friend told me to try this little gem. When I saw it I said I don't like Mahogany guitars but as soon as I played it I simply could not put it down. I bought the guitar after about an hour of strumming and plucking the little beauty and still can't put it down 4 months later. If, as I imagine, your dad bought the guitar originally because it played and sounded so great, why don't you simply do the same. You will never replace the same guitar so go for the reasons why it was bought in the first place, sound and quality. Regards, Dave

: : Jaterz, thanks for the info. I will try that website. I know I won't be able to replace, but hopefully I will come close. My pop is 83 now, and I didn't realize the family value. Trust me, I am sick about the situation! I have several pix of the guitar and plan to take them to a local music shop for better ID. When you say BIG $$$, are we talking $3,000 or so?????

Re: 1940 martin accustic

: Hi from England. You must be really upset to have sold such a treasured guitar. It's something I worry about my kids doing, having a Lowden and an old Dobro Squareneck but I'm sure you'll find a quality Martin if you look around. If you want one that's old you will be paying lots of $$$'s (or ££££'s over here) but I was really knocked out recently when I tried a Martin 000-15s Mahogany. I was at a trade show in England when a friend told me to try this little gem. When I saw it I said I don't like Mahogany guitars but as soon as I played it I simply could not put it down. I bought the guitar after about an hour of strumming and plucking the little beauty and still can't put it down 4 months later. If, as I imagine, your dad bought the guitar originally because it played and sounded so great, why don't you simply do the same. You will never replace the same guitar so go for the reasons why it was bought in the first place, sound and quality. I payed £650.00 for it so I think it retails for around $1000.00 in the US Regards, Dave

:
: : : Jaterz, thanks for the info. I will try that website. I know I won't be able to replace, but hopefully I will come close. My pop is 83 now, and I didn't realize the family value. Trust me, I am sick about the situation! I have several pix of the guitar and plan to take them to a local music shop for better ID. When you say BIG $$$, are we talking $3,000 or so?????

1940 DOBRO

I FOUND A DOBRO THAT A GUY BOUGHT FROM MONTGOMERY WARD IN 1940 AND HE PLAYED IT FOR 61 YEARS ALL OVER THIS REGION IN A TWO PERSON BAND WITH HIS WIFE AS THE BACKUP ON AN ANCIENT ACORDION...BEAUTIFUL....SHE WON'T PART WITH IT, OF OCURSE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HER KNOW WHAT IT IS WORTH. DOES ANYONE KNOW? thanks

Re: 1950 martin accustic

Hope this gets back to jaterz.
Saw your note about owning a 1950 O15 Martin. I Have a 1959 015 and just started looking into history and value. I could not find any reference to 015 model, seems like they all talk about other models. Do you have any info. Am not sure I want to sell yet but am interested in value.

Looking for South Jersey Bassist

We are a Singer, Drummer, and Guitarist looking for a bassist. We need a dependable, responsible person with own ride. We are based in Burlington County, NJ. Our sound is Creed meets Tool, with korn, Godsmack, and Stabbing Westward.

Still Improvising

The sixth track to be "Weekly Improv" is up now at my
mp3 page mp3.com/jimgraham . Every week the track at that title gets replaced
with a new fingerstyle improvisation. Feedback is welcome.

Jim in Canada

people use the dist channel on tube amo to play dist? then why do we need pedals?

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Re: people use the dist channel on tube amp to play dist? then why do we need pedals?

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