Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - June, 2001

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HELP! Info needed on Epiphone S500MBK solid body electric.

Can anyone tell me the history on these guitars? They're great, but no one seems to know anything. Mine is a Epiphone S500MBK, Serial number 70109436. E-mail me with info at chifane@usa.net

EMG active Pickups

I have a new guitar (Ibanez Sca220) and I bought it with the intention of swapping out the nut, tuner and finally pick-ups. I want to put in EMG's because of all the advances in technology theve have made (no noise, high output, ceramic bar instaed of posts, etc.) but are they gonna push the amp to a point where the cleans are gonna break up? I also listen to metallica and I like their sounds and thought that was another reason to get them. By the way, I'm getting humbucker style pickups with coil taps, regardless of the brand.(I need single and dual coil sounds) What's your opinion? Thanx

Re: EMG active Pickups

: I have a new guitar (Ibanez Sca220) and I bought it with the intention of swapping out the nut, tuner and finally pick-ups. I want to put in EMG's because of all the advances in technology theve have made (no noise, high output, ceramic bar instaed of posts, etc.) but are they gonna push the amp to a point where the cleans are gonna break up? I also listen to metallica and I like their sounds and thought that was another reason to get them. By the way, I'm getting humbucker style pickups with coil taps, regardless of the brand.(I need single and dual coil sounds) What's your opinion? Thanx

Head for the www.emginc.com website. I believe the pickup you're after is the 89. You will still be able to get a clean sound with your amp. Distortion will be cake.

aliuddin

i requst is that i want, s downloading song pls sir cant sent me my e mail adress so thanking u

Need Original hofner 500/1 vintage parts.

Need Original hofner 500/1 vintage parts.

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strat tremelo conversion (4 questions)

1. I just recieved a fender strat with the stock fender locking tremelo (floyd rose style). I want to put a standard fender tremelo and lose the locking nut stuff. How difficult is this to modify?
2. Will I have to drill or have unsightly holes in the body of the guitar?
3. I also wish to replace the pick-ups. What kind of current single coil pickups have a rich full tone. I want to avoid humbuckers with this guitar.
4. I would like to purchase them as a whole pick-guard assembly with an emerald green tortious shell pickguard, all the electronics and black plastic cosmetics so I can just drop it in. Is it possible to purchase the complete assembly like this or will I have to build it?

Open to all suggestions, thanks for your time.
-johnny

Gibson 120-t circa 1961-1963

Hi Could you give me an estimated price for a gibson
semi-acoustic 120-T from around 1961-1963.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
yours Ken McCluskey

Re: Gibson 120-t circa 1961-1963

: Try Ebay - it varies alot (and prices jump towards the end of auctions) but at least the prices are real - and you do see Gibsons!

(and yes my name really is Ken McCluskey!)

Gibson sg standard headstock

I recently purchased a new sg and got it at a much discounted price for the fact of a cosmetic flaw so to speak. I examined it under the light and saw two thin cracks about a inch long that looked repainted on the headstock. Is there any concern of tone being affected. I mean I have time to send it back but it was sold at quite a discount. I can live with cosmetic flaws as long as they pose no danger to the sound. Thanks for any reply.

Re: Gibson sg standard headstock

Hi,
it all depends where the cracks are, cause some cracks can lead to a snapped off head stock (broken guitar) exactly where are the cracks???

May Jesus bless you
Sincerely,
Bill

: I recently purchased a new sg and got it at a much discounted price for the fact of a cosmetic flaw so to speak. I examined it under the light and saw two thin cracks about a inch long that looked repainted on the headstock. Is there any concern of tone being affected. I mean I have time to send it back but it was sold at quite a discount. I can live with cosmetic flaws as long as they pose no danger to the sound. Thanks for any reply.

Re: Gibson sg standard headstock

Bill,
The cracks are like at the top of the head on the back one on the left, running top to bottom, and one on the right and only visible from the back. They extend to just right about the two tuners on top on the left and right. I really love this guitar and hope that they are just wood slits, and nothing more to worry about. Thanks for your input.

:
: Hi,
: it all depends where the cracks are, cause some cracks can lead to a snapped off head stock (broken guitar) exactly where are the cracks???

: May Jesus bless you
: Sincerely,
: Bill

: : I recently purchased a new sg and got it at a much discounted price for the fact of a cosmetic flaw so to speak. I examined it under the light and saw two thin cracks about a inch long that looked repainted on the headstock. Is there any concern of tone being affected. I mean I have time to send it back but it was sold at quite a discount. I can live with cosmetic flaws as long as they pose no danger to the sound. Thanks for any reply.

Re: Gibson sg standard headstock

It sounds like what you're seeing is along the seams of the peghead. Gibson pegheads usually have extra wood glued to either side of them to increase the width.

The way to tell if it's a real concern is to see if you flex the headstock the crack grows or not... if it seems to get bigger, then it's a crack in the wood, if it stays the same, it's a crack in the finish. If it's just in the finish it's only cosmetic, but if the peghead itself is cracked it can have consequences.

: Bill,
: The cracks are like at the top of the head on the back one on the left, running top to bottom, and one on the right and only visible from the back. They extend to just right about the two tuners on top on the left and right. I really love this guitar and hope that they are just wood slits, and nothing more to worry about. Thanks for your input.

:
: :
: : Hi,
: : it all depends where the cracks are, cause some cracks can lead to a snapped off head stock (broken guitar) exactly where are the cracks???

:
: : May Jesus bless you
: : Sincerely,
: : Bill

:
: : : I recently purchased a new sg and got it at a much discounted price for the fact of a cosmetic flaw so to speak. I examined it under the light and saw two thin cracks about a inch long that looked repainted on the headstock. Is there any concern of tone being affected. I mean I have time to send it back but it was sold at quite a discount. I can live with cosmetic flaws as long as they pose no danger to the sound. Thanks for any reply.

Re: Gibson sg standard headstock

I personally don't see anything wrong with it, you could get a little bit of chatter from the tuners,but if you got it for a good price i'd keep it.: I recently purchased a new sg and got it at a much discounted price for the fact of a cosmetic flaw so to speak. I examined it under the light and saw two thin cracks about a inch long that looked repainted on the headstock. Is there any concern of tone being affected. I mean I have time to send it back but it was sold at quite a discount. I can live with cosmetic flaws as long as they pose no danger to the sound. Thanks for any reply.

tuning

Most guitars I have owned, and I have had a lot over the years, cheap and expensive,seemed to need constant tuning of, mainly the 1st&3rd strings, I've put some down to cheap machine heads and not so good whammy unit's but obviously this doesn't apply to good guitars
any explanation's or theorie's?

Ron Mac

tablature wanted for 19th C. American music

I have the words and melodies, would like to have guitar tablature for such songs as Kathleen Mavourneen, Love's Old Sweet Song, Annie Laurie, Home Sweet Home, Sweet and Low, Last Rose of Summer, etc.

Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

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X2N Power Plus

Hi I have in my guitar an X2N power plus, I bought this
pickup in the year 1988 and I want to Know which
difference have with the new X2N.
And which is the brother for this pickup in the Neck.

Re: X2N Power Plus

: Hi I have in my guitar an X2N power plus, I bought this
: pickup in the year 1988 and I want to Know which
: difference have with the new X2N.
: And which is the brother for this pickup in the Neck.

Hi,
go to Dimarzio.com and you'll find recomendations for the best neck pickup that will go with a X2N

May Jesus bless you
Sincerely,
Bill

Re: X2N Power Plus

Thanks Bil for the answer, but I went to the DiMarzio
page and there doesn't exist the X2N power Plus.

Putting on a clear pickguard---advice?

I'm installing a clear pickguard on my Rainsong all Graphite acoustic guitar, not supposed to use a heat gun, anyone have advice on applying these so you don't get any bubbles staying underneath. No instructions came with the sheet of Mylar.
Thanks Brad

Re: Putting on a clear pickguard---advice?

Does the pickguard have stickum on it already? If it's pre-gummed, just make sure you put it on where you want it, 'cause once it's on, it's pretty much on. It's just like putting on a bumper sticker, start at one side and go to the other.

If you have to use your own glue, then I don't know...

: I'm installing a clear pickguard on my Rainsong all Graphite acoustic guitar, not supposed to use a heat gun, anyone have advice on applying these so you don't get any bubbles staying underneath. No instructions came with the sheet of Mylar.
: Thanks Brad

Re: Putting on a clear pickguard---advice?

: Does the pickguard have stickum on it already? If it's pre-gummed, just make sure you put it on where you want it, 'cause once it's on, it's pretty much on. It's just like putting on a bumper sticker, start at one side and go to the other.

: If you have to use your own glue, then I don't know...

: Hi Brad,
I make acoustic guitars and have fitted several clear Milar pick guards.Put some warm water in a shallow dish with just one drop of washup liquid.
place the milar in the fluid for a few minutes.Then sponge water on the guitar front, also containing washup liquid.Take care not to splosh water in sound hole etc.
Remove backing from one end of milar and plce on guitar body in correct place.Proceed to pullaway backing and laying down milar.Smooth out from centre
with cork block or similar until all air is expelled.Leave for ten mins then work over again with cork.Dry all residue.That's it done.Any small air pockets seem to dry out
by next day.It pays to lay your pickgaurd in place before all this procedure and put small tabs of masking tape at straegic points just to aid in positioning correctly
when putting on for real.
Cheers Rog.
: : I'm installing a clear pickguard on my Rainsong all Graphite acoustic guitar, not supposed to use a heat gun, anyone have advice on applying these so you don't get any bubbles staying underneath. No instructions came with the sheet of Mylar.
: : Thanks Brad

Re: Putting on a clear pickguard---advice?

Brad
You've gotten enough advice already, but I actually have a question for Rog. Why the wash fluid in the water ? I applied a clear mylar guard on an older acoustic and just took care by starting at one end, making sure the guard went on flat - peeling the backing off as I proceeded. Any small bubbles were pinched out by rubbing with a soft cloth. The starting position is the key !! Wrong spot or angle and...well...a funky pickguard.
Todd W.
: : Hi Brad,
: I make acoustic guitars and have fitted several clear Milar pick guards.Put some warm water in a shallow dish with just one drop of washup liquid.
: place the milar in the fluid for a few minutes.Then sponge water on the guitar front, also containing washup liquid.Take care not to splosh water in sound hole etc.
: Remove backing from one end of milar and plce on guitar body in correct place.Proceed to pullaway backing and laying down milar.Smooth out from centre
: with cork block or similar until all air is expelled.Leave for ten mins then work over again with cork.Dry all residue.That's it done.Any small air pockets seem to dry out
: by next day.It pays to lay your pickgaurd in place before all this procedure and put small tabs of masking tape at straegic points just to aid in positioning correctly
: when putting on for real.
: Cheers Rog.
: : : I'm installing a clear pickguard on my Rainsong all Graphite acoustic guitar, not supposed to use a heat gun, anyone have advice on applying these so you don't get any bubbles staying underneath. No instructions came with the sheet of Mylar.
: : : Thanks Brad

Re: Putting on a clear pickguard---advice?

: Does the pickguard have stickum on it already? If it's pre-gummed, just make sure you put it on where you want it, 'cause once it's on, it's pretty much on. It's just like putting on a bumper sticker, start at one side and go to the other.

: If you have to use your own glue, then I don't know...

:
: : I'm installing a clear pickguard on my Rainsong all Graphite acoustic guitar, not supposed to use a heat gun, anyone have advice on applying these so you don't get any bubbles staying underneath. No instructions came with the sheet of Mylar.
: : Thanks Brad

Try using an alternative pickguard from DS Custom Shop. Just lay it on and remove it when you are not playing. No goof ups because there is no adhesive and they can be removed and replaced hundreds of times. Only $10.00 for a pair in teardrop or Taylor style contour. Web site is www.dscustom.com - Shipping is free and lightning FAST.

Dave

Re: Putting on a clear pickguard---advice?

: I'm installing a clear pickguard on my Rainsong all Graphite acoustic guitar, not supposed to use a heat gun, anyone have advice on applying these so you don't get any bubbles staying underneath. No instructions came with the sheet of Mylar.
: Thanks Brad

Check out Frank Ford's "Frets.com" website for a good description (with photos) of the process.

Re: Putting on a clear pickguard---advice?

: : I'm installing a clear pickguard on my Rainsong all Graphite acoustic guitar, not supposed to use a heat gun, anyone have advice on applying these so you don't get any bubbles staying underneath. No instructions came with the sheet of Mylar.
: : Thanks Brad

: Check out Frank Ford's "Frets.com" website for a good description (with photos) of the process.

Re: Putting on a clear pickguard---advice?

Go on ebay to > Musical Instruments > Parts and accessories > and type in a search for "clear pickguard". Or try item number 3701184370. I saw these just the other day and was 'watching the item'. They are recommended by RainSong.

Sustainiac sales

Sustainiac site is Sustainiac.com, check it out, you can get these to install in your own guitar.

looking for blues and jazz full score w/guitar tab

I'm looking for sites where I can buy or publishers who offer sheet music scores of more recent and pop song full scores of blues/jazz/pop/rock/swing, anything. I have a young (youth) ensemble that wants to play more popular music, especially swing (like brian setzer, cherry poppin' daddies, etc.). Any help?

DIGITECH RP10

DIGITECH RP10

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It's missing from every site!

I ask, why tab? it's absolutely unable to transfer the music between the guitarists. If i want to get notes/scores from the net, i don't find it. why don't we scan in some notes/scores, and then upload them to the server as an image file? I HATE TABs!

Crate125D

Just bought this amp and like a lot so far. Iwas just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to get the best sound out of it. I play a Simon and Patrick with a Dean Markley Pro-Mag pick-up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Scott

Fender American Series - colour question

I was wondering if someone could please tell me, hopefully by email, if the aqua marine metallic colour of the Fender American Series is a deep blue colour or a sort of nasty light turquoise (pale green)? I'm buying my guitar mail order to save some cash and I want to make sure it'll look ok. I've seen pictures of the same guitar ranging from light green to royal blue. Any advice would be much appreciated.

peter@the-guild.freeserve.co.uk

rotoverb

rotoverb

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what pickups should i buy?

i bought a new guitar and i don't know what pickups to put in the guitar. i play rock and metal so a dirty sound is important, but i still want the cleanest possible sound. i thought of emg's because all the metalheads use them, but are they going to overdrive the clean channel of my amp (marshall valvestate 100watt head & 4x12). I also want coil taps, because they are my main clean sound (with a little chorus & reverb). what do you think?

Re: what pickups should i buy?

EMG Humbuckers are o.k. But they have their own sound, cause of the built in preamp.Check out some passive pickups;PAF pro,Seymore Duncan,Carvin.
Good Luck

Re: what pickups should i buy?

i think u should go with seymour duncan pickups.. ipersonaly think htey are superiour pickups and their single coiuld pickups are teh best around

Kay Barney Kessel Pickup

Hi!
I am looking for a Kay Barney Kessel Pickup. Would anyone happen to have one or know of where I might find one?
Thanks!
Scruf

Re: Kay Barney Kessel Pickup

: Hi!
: I am looking for a Kay Barney Kessel Pickup. Would anyone happen to have one or know of where I might find one?
: Thanks!
: Scruf

There's a pair on ebay right now. -Mike

Shadow dancer

J'aimerais savoir si quelqu'un aurait en sa possession la pièce < Shadow dancer > de Éric stingtal & Nancy Rumbel soit en partition ou en tab .
Merci à l'avance

guitar shops in washinton dc area

looking for 2nd hand Fender Jazz bass 60's model in washinton dc area.. be in dc for a week .. can anyone out there assit me in recomending a place to look for the bass ?

thnx
sudesh
singapore

Re: guitar shops in washinton dc area

Look at Atomic Music in College Park, or at Guitar Exchange in Catonsville.

: looking for 2nd hand Fender Jazz bass 60's model in washinton dc area.. be in dc for a week .. can anyone out there assit me in recomending a place to look for the bass ?

: thnx
: sudesh
: singapore

Re: guitar shops in washinton dc area

: looking for 2nd hand JEM7 model in washinton dc area.. be in dc for a a couple of weeks .. can anyone out there assit me in recomending a place to look for that?
: : thnx
: : sucre
: : bolivia

Re: guitar shops in washinton dc area in singapore

: looking fornew or 2nd hand Fender Jazz bass 60's model in washinton dc area.. be in dc for a week .. can anyone out there assit me in recomending a place to look for the bass ?

: thnx
: sudesh
: singapore

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