Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - September, 2001

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just ignore bob the nob

if you just ignore him and don't answer his postings, he will go away (with time!). so just ignore him, unless you are seriously gay!!! he just wants attention, my advice, don't even answer him at all.

guitars

lookin for old Martin guitar

Re: guitars

Better be specific. Model ?? Year(s) ?? How much are you willing to spend ?? Condition ??

SOME NEWS !

Hi everyone !
As you may be know, cyril achard is actually one of the most famous french guitarist.
on cyril' s site there are news about his new project with the drummer MIKE TERRANA who played on several tony mac alpine and yngwie malmsteen' s CDs, and most of all a new mini CD is now available !
His adress: WWW.CYRILACHARD.COM
thanks

How do I repair a bent neck?

How do I repair a bent neck?

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Great guitar

I am a Japanese professional guitarist.
I want to tell you all about a great Dutch guitar craftman. I have been using the guitars he made for 10 years and the sound is so beatiful. His name is Jan Knooren. Check his site:http://www.knooren.nl

Personalized Guitar Straps

Just found a great site for gifts for guitar players.
Look up www.guitargifts4u.com
I think this is a great new site.

Re: Personalized Guitar Straps

hey its me paul the guy on the e-mail if u want a good site checkout tabcrawler.com by the way dont click the link on my name its not working

www.guitargifts4u.com

Great site. Looks like a great gift idea. I think the straps look great and its is free shipping.

GR09 - Manual in electronic form

Does anyone own the Roland GR09 Manual in PDF, or other standard electronic format? Thanks in advance.:-)

free mp3 hindi songs

free mp3 hindi songs

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ESP LTD F-200

ESP LTD F-200

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FX???

Hey guys,
I was just wondering: Do you think the use of FX such as reverb(s), phaser, flang, echo, delay, and all that other stuff is kinda like cheating? cause I have been using delay to make some really nice sounding isolated solos but I want to know what my peers think of such FX.

FX???

Hey guys,
I was just wondering: Do you think the use of FX such as reverb(s), phaser, flang, echo, delay, and all that other stuff is kinda like cheating? cause I have been using delay to make some really nice sounding isolated solos but I want to know what my peers think of such FX.

Re: FX???

I think the point of playing music is entertain and interest the ears and what's between them, therefore if it sounds cool, play it. I think the only time FX would be in bad taste is in a "purist" genre, like bluegrass or delta blues.

Re: FX???

This is the year 2001 isn't it ?? Hey, if you can get a great sound using some effects, use them. I remember BB King playing on the tonight show (with Carson, god am I that old?) He tried to play straight through his amp, no effects,no nothing, & sounded like shit. (even though he played great)He thought his sound wouldn't be "pure". After that, his sound was always good.(Wonder why?)

Re: FX???

No,it's not cheating! Effects give more color and dimension to your sound.That's why they're called SIGNAL ENHANCERS.The creation of different textures should never be thought of as cheating.A person could use 1000 effects and SOUND cool.But a real musician could easily see behind the effects.If a person isn't that good...it'll come out eventually.
Good Luck
P.S. I LOVE MY TOYS!

Re: FX???

: Hey guys,
: I was just wondering: Do you think the use of FX such as reverb(s), phaser, flang, echo, delay, and all that other stuff is kinda like cheating? cause I have been using delay to make some really nice sounding

isolated solos but I want to know what my peers think of such FX.

I look at it like this, 'Does your audience want to hear the same sound all night?'. Guitar players who break the mould always achieve greatness.

Re: FX???

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name a guitarist that doesnt use effects

Hey guys,
: I was just wondering: Do you think the use of FX such as reverb(s), phaser, flang, echo, delay, and all that other stuff is kinda like cheating? cause I have been using delay to make some really nice sounding isolated solos but I want to know what my peers think of such FX.

Line 6 floorboard schematic

Line 6 floorboard schematic

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how to wire a pickup

what is the best way to wire a dimarzio tone zone pickup to an ibanez guitar with a five position selector switch????

Re: how to wire a pickup

I can't tell you how to wire it, but I can tell you where to find out.
Go to
www.guitarelectronics.com
and they will hook you up!
Good Luck!

line 6 flextone2 212 combo?

line 6 flextone2 212 combo?

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my G3 john petrucci [i.b.s] cover

i had a go at john petrucci's recent g3 opener 'I.B.S' and i am interested to hear what you think, but go easy on the criticism, i am only 16!
you can download it at http://peterm.iuma.com

Re: my G3 john petrucci [i.b.s] cover

criticism u dont even know what that means im only 13!!!! and i think its not bad but it isnt vry good at playing metal

Korg AX-1g patches

Korg AX-1g patches

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looking for someone who nows about silvertone gutars

my dad has a old silvertone gutar three pickups three vol and tone controls thee toggel swheches about a 1942 model plays like a dream.. looking for some parts pick gard trusrod cover if someone out there knows anything try to get ahold of me

Re: looking for someone who nows about silvertone gutars

Danelectro made Silvertone. New Dano parts are pretty similar.

I just bought one just like your discription

: my dad has a old silvertone gutar three pickups three vol and tone controls thee toggel swheches about a 1942 model plays like a dream.. looking for some parts pick gard trusrod cover if someone out there knows anything try to get ahold of me

Re: I just bought one just like your discription

: : I just bought one at a garage sale last summer that sounds like the one you described , the finnish is a little rough but it is all there, would like some info on identification of the model and such.

Lyle Lockhart

Gibson Chrome Humbucker Guitar Pick-up: Classical 57+ or 498T?

I'm looking at a Gibson Chrome Humbucker Guitar Pick-up...does anyone know whether it is a Classical 57 Plus or 498T?

Gibson Chrome Humbucker Guitar Pick-up: Classical 57+ or 498T?

I'm looking at a Gibson Chrome Humbucker Guitar Pick-up...does anyone know whether it is a Classical 57 Plus or 498T? Its patent # is 2,737,842. Thanks!

Re:pick-up of original gibson explorer '76

I have one Gibson explorer size 1976 limited ediction;At original what kind of Gibson pick-up is it of bridge and neck?.
Thanks a lot!
Tiziano

playing guitar in a small town

looking for other guitar players in seiver valley Utah call me (435)-896-5815

Re: playing guitar in a small town

I'm in the same spot as you musically, but not geographically. It's a long drive from Gaithersburg Maryland.

Re: playing guitar in a small town

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SO I TAKE IT YOU HAVE TROUBLE FINDING OTHER GUITAR PLAYERS TO JAM WITH ALSO, WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY ? IM A BLUES MAN MYSELF.

Re: playing guitar in a small town

Blues is great. I like Beatles, Eagles, general rock and roll. Are you near Gaithersburg? Let's play.

Re: playing guitar in a small town

Oh, didn't realize you were the same far-away guy. Yes, there don't seem to be as many guitar players as there used to be.

guitar strings

I have an accustic guitar that I need new strings for. I have had it for 2 years and it needs to have new strings. What kind of strings are the best to get?

Re: guitar strings

: I have an accustic guitar that I need new strings for. I have had it for 2 years and it needs to have new strings. What kind of strings are the best to get?

.11 gauge is the most usual. Try not to buy the cheapest, you'll regret it later.

Re: guitar strings

In my opinion, Elixer makes the best guitar string hands down. The guage I use is the Custom Light's, they are amazing. I find that they last about four times longer than the conventional string thanks to their polyweb coating on the wound strings. They are kind of pricey though, they list for about $26 per set. But, they sound awesome and they hold their tone for the life of the string.

Re: guitar strings

If it's a Spanish or classical guitar, which uses gut strings, I can't help, but if it uses metal strings then I think it's better to use cheap strings and change them often to get a "crisp" ringing sound. All strings lose the higher frequency harmonics over time because they get gook from your fingers on them and it damps the sound. I think thinner strings are easier to play because they are looser, but they are more suseptable to finger gook and pitting/breaking than thicker ones, which hold thier tone longer.

Re: guitar strings

if you have a steel strung guitar then try martin strings. i have used them for years and they sound very good, they're not expensive. as far as string gauge, its up to you, but i wouldnt use really light strings as you can lose a bit of volume and tone. i would recomend 11 gauge, but it really is up to you (its your guitar after all). good luck

Re: guitar strings

If you are looking for a really good string at a decent price, I reccomend DiAddario bronze 80/20's. They have a very good full sound and nice crisp high's at under $10. Just for steel stringed acoustic. For electric, I only use GHS boomers when possible. Those are just my favorite. You may have to go through several types to see which ones have the tone you want. For acoustic, I would definately go with 11 gauge, for electric, maybe 9's or 10's for standard tuned guitars.

Flat EQ????HELP!!!

I just bought the RP300 guitar processor, and it says that I have to set the tone controls to a flat EQ. How do you do that?? Keep in mine that I own a Line6 Spider 112.
Thanks to anyone who takes the time!!

Re: Flat EQ????HELP!!!

: I just bought the RP300 guitar processor, and it says that I have to set the tone controls to a flat EQ. How do you do that?? Keep in mine that I own a Line6 Spider 112.
: Thanks to anyone who takes the time!!

I don't speak english very well, but seems like you'd try to set all the tone controls (bass, mid, treble, whatever) to center or LESS, not MORE. If I'm wrong please correct -or erase, @moderator- me...

Re: Flat EQ????HELP!!!

What they mean is tweak all E.Q. levels to 50%.This will give you room to adjust up or down.
Hope this helps

used acoustic/electric guitars

hi everyone,

this is my first post, but i have a question about used guitars. i'm considering buying a used takamine limited edition '00 guitar for $999. i really like the feel and play of the guitar, but my father is worried that the electronics on a used guitar might fail on me.

so, does anyone here have any experience (good or bad)with used guitars? or better yet, with takamine a/e guitars? thanks in advance...

Re: used acoustic/electric guitars

Tell your dad he worries too much. Guitar pickups are passive devices, very reliable, and do not break. Takamine makes good quality products, so unless the owner has done his own work on it, and it isn't cracked, and the neck is straight, and the frets aren't worn into pits, it's probably OK. $1000 is a lot of money though, especially for an amateur, so if you can, take it to a good shop to feel safe.

Re: used acoustic/electric guitars

Hi i saw your message.
i recently bought a used Tanglewood Pioneer guitar which was amazing. However i have learnt a few things since:
You can save a HUGE amount by buying used. I got £200 off the guitar's "brand new" price.Thus you can get a higher quality of guitar as it is more affordable!
However, the laminate on the guitar's neck has cracked badly. Check areas around the neck and pickups VERY CAREFULLY, for any signs of scratching before you buy, dents or cracks- even a small crack can open up. I have seen guitars with cracks covering the back entirely- just from being dropped.
Make sure that you buy from a reputable place- and perhaps get some kind of guarantee on the guitar.
Talk to as many people as you can- they will tell you a lot, eg what you should pay for a specific type of guitar, etc. And look on the Net to get ideas of used prices. Anyway, hope that helps you! and enjoy the guitar if you do get it.

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