Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - May, 2001

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What should i get?

I'm trying to get a electric guitar and an amp for under 300 dollars. I know, that if you don't have the dough, you don't have the flow, but i mean, there's gotta be somethin' out there that can get me rockin for that much. Also,I want an amp were i can switch from clean to distortion in the clap of a foot. Help me out here

Re: What should i get?

I know it sounds lame, but eBay is a good place, only problem is you have to keep looking/watching/bidding, it might not be quick, but when you get a sweet deal from someone who 'dosen't know what they have', it's worth the little extra effort.

: I'm trying to get a electric guitar and an amp for under 300 dollars. I know, that if you don't have the dough, you don't have the flow, but i mean, there's gotta be somethin' out there that can get me rockin for that much. Also,I want an amp were i can switch from clean to distortion in the clap of a foot. Help me out here

RE: I Need Help

Yes I need help about getting a good amp with some good features for under 300 dollars. I would like it to have a foot switch with it but if its a good amp with no footswitc that would be OK. I would also like too have a good wattage on it. Thank You For your help
George

What's it worth

I have a 12 string Encenada -Hummingbird Replica "Dove"
dual pickquards "with doves" in good shape no cracks, etc. just a few normal scuffs, anyone have any ideal what is might be worth if anything

effects

Could anyone tell me if there is a book, magazine, or any publication that is dedicated to effects pedals. For example, I would like to be find out what effects pedals, etc. are used by popular guitarists, and how can I go about trying to capture their sound.
Any help would be appreciated.
Jack

Re: effects

Take a look at www.guitargeek.com, they have a list of artists' entire set-ups. It's pretty cool.

boss br-8

Hey folks,
does anyone here use the boss br-8 for recording? I am very curious as to how much work I (or anyone) could get done on a measley 100mb zip drive. I am ready to make a purchase but, am very confused. Any help is appreciated !
Thanks,
Tod.

Re: boss br-8

tod,
I've managed to get two complete songs onto one 100mb zip drive. Just remember to use the "optimize" button and "copy" function. This may not seem like a clear answer, but once you get the BR-8 and read the manual, I'll all be clear. I've also known guys who have managed 5-10 songs on a zip drive. Also remeber that if you record onto two tracks a a time, the space used is double, ie the disk space is reduced twice as fast.
The BR-8 is the best piece of equipment I've bought in my short 15 years as a home recording muse..GO AND BUY ONE NOW!!!

Re: boss br-8

: tod,
: I've managed to get two complete songs onto one 100mb zip drive. Just remember to use the "optimize" button and "copy" function. This may not seem like a clear answer, but once you get the BR-8 and read the manual, I'll all be clear. I've also known guys who have managed 5-10 songs on a zip drive. Also remeber that if you record onto two tracks a a time, the space used is double, ie the disk space is reduced twice as fast.
: The BR-8 is the best piece of equipment I've bought in my short 15 years as a home recording muse..GO AND BUY ONE NOW!!

SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS SHIT TO ME BEFORE I BREAK COMPS

HENDRIX WAS CRAP!!!

HENDRIX WAS CRAP!!!

This popular thread has been given its own page : HENDRIX WAS CRAP!!!

PLEEEASE ANSWER!!!!

does anyone know the price of a "standel" 12 string guitar????

guitar lessons in LA

I just moved to Los Angeles. I'm an advanced intermediate rock guitarist. Who are the hottest teachers in town?

nowRECORDING.com Collaboration Site

Hi, we're beta testing a recording collaboration site at www.nowRECORDING.com and need musicians to test it out. At nowRECORDING, you use any recording software you want and upload all files as mono mp3's, no specialized software required! All projects can be posted for FREE as we try to get feedback from our users. Please email support@nowrecording.com if you have questions, and please send us your comments. If you have ideas regarding software that works well as a multitrack recorder, and can import and export mono mp3's please let us know and we'll post these links and info.

Thanks!

12-string stringing

HELP!!!!!

I have the toughest time breaking strings when I put in a new set for my 12-string. I just broke the high A, high D, and high G. It's driving me crazy!

What am I doing wrong?

Also, can anyone tell me the typical diameter string gauge of the high A, D, and G?

Thanks

RK

True Strat?

I just purchased a Japanese Stratocaster and was wondering if anyone knew how to determine if it is indeed a real Strat or did they just slap a Strat neck on a Strat shaped body. Any help would be appreciated.

amps

I wanna buy a valvolar ampli for my guitar! I need it to play punk/ska/rock!
Here in Rome there aren't a lot of 2nd hand offers!
I saw a Marshall 100W head JCM900 (2nd hand)! How do you see it!?!
I looked also for a new one but they are very expensive!
what can you suggest me!?!

sorry for my bad english!

J

Re: amps

: I wanna buy a valvolar ampli for my guitar! I need it to play punk/ska/rock!
: Here in Rome there aren't a lot of 2nd hand offers!
: I saw a Marshall 100W head JCM900 (2nd hand)! How do you see it!?!
: I looked also for a new one but they are very expensive!
: what can you suggest me!?!

: sorry for my bad english!

: J
: You DON'T want a 100 watt Marshall! Vox or 50 watt Marshalls should be available in Italia.

Re: amps

i'm looking to buy a cheap OR second hand marshall jcm 800 lead series head and a cab to go with it. Can you help me with this.my price range for the head is £400 and £400 for the cab.

Cort Steinberger Bass Copy

Cort Steinberger Bass Copy

This popular thread has been given its own page : Cort Steinberger Bass Copy

laney Tube fusion 300

Is there any good amp settings sites? for maybe a laney tube fusion series 300??

I need Help changing my strings

I just bought a Fender Mexican Strat, and for the life of me i cant figure out how to change the strings. if any1 could help me out that would be great. my e-mail is Skapunker4777@aol.com. Peace Chris

VELVET UNDERGROUND SOUND

Does anyone know how to get that amp blowing up sound that the Velvets achieved on songs like Run,Run,Run and I Hear Her Call My Name? Without turning up full and actually blowing the amp if you can!

Re: VELVET UNDERGROUND SOUND

hi, the best way to do this is w/ an eq pedal ... or get like a cheapy mixer and put your guitar through that and then tweak the inputs till its mutated beyond belief... just find anyway of maxing out your signal beyond 11 and thats how its done.... any effect or pedal thats got a volume knob will do crank the shit up on the pedal and turn your amp down or better yet if your using the mixer or 4 track method just max out the input signal and turn down the output. that works for me ... bye ~JJ noize king

Washburn BILLY T

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Original Billy T and the BT series e.g. BT2 etc.

Re: Washburn BILLY T

the Billy T is a custom, high end washburn, with Duncan designed pickups, grover tuners and better over construction. The BT's are korean made, average quality knock offs of the Billy T. The BT's are still nice starter or second guitars, but the Billy T is a nice, high-middle0grade guitar

g-string goes out of tune...it's drivin' me nutz!

g-string goes out of tune...it's drivin' me nutz!

This popular thread has been given its own page : g-string goes out of tune...it's drivin' me nutz!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

The other night I attended a kegger. A live band was there and I asked if me and my drummer(that's all my band is so far) could play a song or too.They said sure.This is our first time in front of a real crowd.We played N.I.B by Black Sabbath.Everyone liked it.I guess my question is wht do I need to get to start gigging. I'm only 15, i've got the recources of a dead Clown. Had we not been playing on the other bands equipment, the drums would kind of drown ou most of my sound.I have a 15+ watt Crate GFX-15 amp.What do I need to gig?My uncle could sell me speakers he uses for his stereo, would that work?Could I just use these speakers to hook up to the little amp and get a decent noise or do I need to get a job and by some real gear?

Re: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Maybe start out finding a bass player so at least you have a 3 piece band. If your lucky he/she might have some gear. Stereo speakers will NOT do the job. They would sound terrible, then you would blow the speakers. If you can scrape up $200 or so and sell your crate, you could buy a pretty decent amp to get you by.(35-50 watts) You might have to wash dishes somewhere, but hey, you want to sound better right ?

Classical guitar arrangements for CCM

I am looking for classical guitar arrangements for Christian Contemporary music or more traditional religous music. I play about grade 3 or 4 classical guitar, and help out with worship team music.

Gretch Historic Series, Model 3155

Has anybody had any good (or bad) luck with the Gretch model 3155. It's one of teh Historic Series. I got the chance to buy a new one for $750 and not sure it's a good deal or if it's a good guitar. Thanks.

Norma 12 String Guitar Hollow body

I Trying to find out what my Guitar is worth,I,m thinking of trading it off, If anyone could give me any information I would really appreciate it.Thanks

squire strat jv series

I recently bought a 2nd hand 70's reissue squire strat with a 'JV' series serial no. I dont know what sort of body wood and pick ups were used. If anyone knows anything about them I would appreicate a reply.

Re: squire strat jv series

As I understand it, the JV (which stands for Japanese Vintage)were the original 'reissue' guitars made under contract in Japan in 82 and 83 before Fender US starting doing reissues themselves. They apparently used brilliant woods and the electrics are actually US! Fender US didn't like the fact that the JVs were actually better than what they were producing at the time, and the result was the US reissue series, and much crappier/cheaper Squiers from 84 on. The word is they are a damn good guitar and well worth getting your hands on (especially as they are often priced like later carppy Squiers). (see http://oyt.oulu.fi/tbl/archive/VOL1/700-799/bl778.html for more)

Re: squire strat jv series

: I recently bought a 2nd hand 70's reissue squire strat with a 'JV' series serial no. I dont know what sort of body wood and pick ups were used. If anyone knows anything about them I would appreicate a reply.

Yep it's a Fender Squier JV series, dating from 1982 to 1985 ish (serial number should tell you or take the neck off and it should be written by hand on the end of the neck or under the neck).

These guitars were made from USA parts shipped over and assembled in Japan, Although retailing at around £225 as budget models they were surprisingly good quality (especially the 1982 examples) and are now well regarded.

Re: squire strat jv series

I'm looking for a red one with the nicotine scratch plate. I've only seen one and it was a real bute. Any body got one for sale?

Re: squire strat jv series

the bodys are made of swamp ash

Re: squire strat jv series

Try this link...
http://members.rogers.com/squierjvsite/sq.html

good site

www.su-ann.com/push/

2 singles to 1 humbucker??

I would like to know if you can turn 2 single coils into 1 humbucker. And if so, how to do it.
Does anywhone a site were I can get the info??
Thanx

Re: 2 singles to 1 humbucker??

: I would like to know if you can turn 2 single coils into 1 humbucker. And if so, how to do it.
: Does anywhone a site were I can get the info??
: Thanx

yeah they can take out one of the singles and add a humbucker. the new humbucker would be stacked rather than side by side like your other humbucker...I have a WR150 washbrun with 2 singles and a humbucker .....they told me ( the placei bought ) that if i wanted to i could add a humbucker in the future by doing the above.
Sorry dunno any sites or anything
cheers

you suck

I WISH I COULD FIND A DAMN PICTURE OF MY GUITAR...ITS A YAMAKI 6 STRING ACOUTSIC. IF YOU HAVE ANY PICS AVAILABLE PLEASE POST THEM. THANK YOU

BOSS-GT3 patches

Hello fols,

I would like to know where can i get some BOSS-GT3 patches.

Thanks

Re: BOSS-GT3 patches

: Hello fols,

: I would like to know where can i get some BOSS-GT3 patches.
also what do u think is the best guitar that u know which has the lowest strings to the fretboard, and the straightest.
: Thanks

Re: BOSS-GT3 patches

Sure!
http://go.to/bossgt3
and its forums http://yazer.mypage.org

Early 60's Conrad..My first Electric..HELP

Hey guys, I was given an early 60's model Conrad with a Sunburst finish as a birthday gift from a younger brother. The guitar is awesome looking, but the previous owner has never done much with it. The guitar is in mint to excellent condition. My question is, "The bridge was not mounted on the guitar and the back pickup doesn't float. Will the back pickup affect the sound drastically if it doesn't float and what is the best way to tune the guitar once the bridge is placed under the strings. I have placed a steel string acoustic for nine years and I am really eager to get this electric in tune. Any help would be appreciated. You can email me at jody.maresh@halliburton.com

Thanks

WATKINS VALVE COPICAT

Lookin for minimal replacement parts - buttons, possibly case depending on condition and price

can u help ?

Re: WATKINS VALVE COPICAT

Hi i am looking for somewhere to get my copi-cat fixed you need alot of gain for it to work and even then it doesent work well i dont no i it needs new valves i dont think it does but it also goes loud all of a sudden it goes out of controll i wondered if you could fix it for me at a resonable price or know somewhere where i could get it fixed at a good lowish price.
Cheers
Can u help?

rare vintage amp

I have a syncron echo, late 70's / 80's , can any one help me I.D its history, place made etc, do you have one, it is a 50 watt unit, value unknown.

cheers paul

Re: rare vintage amp

top amp really valuable

URGENT: Static Buzz!!!

I recently got a Westbury Deluxe Electric and a Fender Frontman 15R amp. The thing is that I have a problem with static electricity.It gets amplified by the amp and is very annoying.If I touch the strings it stops,same if I touch anything metal.What can I do to stop this? Any Suggestions?
Thanks.

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