Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - October, 2001

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Re: metal

: Yea, Metal is nice, but I prefer Plastic. Even Fiberglass is cool if you give it a chance.

Same here, But Sand paper... yuck

A good Fender Amp...

I need an idea of a good Fender amp 30-150 watts to pre-amp my Marshall Half-stack. Something with lots of overdrive and even reverb would be great. But I still like the vintage tube sound

Re: A good Fender Amp...

Hi.
This is David.
I work in a music shop and had seen a lot of amp-s, but just one I can advise you: FENDER PROSONIC.

Re: A good Fender Amp...

Hey There: I must agree with David. The Prosonic is the Amp to have. Pleas read my review on Harmony Central for this amp. Joey Garcia

Re: A good Fender Amp...

Fender amps are great -- there are lots of possibilities. My son owns a Fender Deluxe 90 which I just wired to power a 4 x 10
Marshall cabinet, and it sounds amazing. This is a transistor amp but has lots of power and fits nicely on top of the cabinet. The distortion is
excellent, although you can vary it with a good fuzz box. The Danelectro is great, as is the Corrosion pedal from DOD. This amp also has Fender's superb spring reverb.

While tube amps are still warmer overall, today's transistor amps have come a long way, and are very reliable. A tube overdrive channel or pedal is also a good way to go.

Tube amps are heavier to carry and the tubes need regular replacement -- so you might want to check out some of the great transistor amps now available. Have you heard the killer sound
of Laney amps with tube overdrive channel? They'll blow you away!

Check out my web site at:

http//members.home.net/wilkatguitars/

for various tips being added regularly.

Happy Hunting, Bill

Re: A good Fender Amp...

it depends on what sort of music you are playing
if its not like searing metal overdrive then i would have to recomend fender super 112. she's got plenty of drive, and spring verb. it is all tube and sounds wikkid for just about everything
if thats not rabid enough for ya get any laney amp

hohner guitar

hohner guitar

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New Album Release

Hi All,
I released my debut album this week and i have uploaded it to mp3.com.. you can check it out if you like and also there are 2 tracks available for free download..
http://mp3.com/paulcheeseman
Enjoy,
pc

my Alvarez Yairi 1970 acoustic - for sale?

I have had an Alvarez Yairi model 5017 acoustic guitar in my closet for the past many years, having abandoned playing long ago. The label indicates it was built it 1970. Does anyone have any idea what this guitar is worth, and how to go about selling it? - Charles Clausen, Grants Pass, OR

Re: my Alvarez Yairi 1970 acoustic - for sale?

Do you still have this guitar for sale?

: I have had an Alvarez Yairi model 5017 acoustic guitar in my closet for the past many years, having abandoned playing long ago. The label indicates it was built it 1970. Does anyone have any idea what this guitar is worth, and how to go about selling it? - Charles Clausen, Grants Pass, OR

Alvarez Yairi CLASSIC guitar - for sale?

I believe I was wrong calling the guitar an acoustic - it has nylon strings, and I was learning to play Sor etc. So it is a 1970 model 5017 classic guitar in good shape, a couple of very minor nicks. -Charles Clausen, SW Oregon

The Paul

Could anybody tell me what type of pickups my Gibson the paul (1978) has??

Re: The Paul

Hmm.I think they're high-output Gibson PAF's.Good guitar...by the way.

Re: The Paul

Has got anybody any more informations about "The Paul"?

Re: The Paul

: Has got anybody any more informations about "The Paul"?

Gibson The Paul II has the same pickups as
SG and Les Paul Studio. 490R & 498T

help

I am trying to find a way to have an ovation celebrity CC057 guitar custom made left handed. If anyone has any information on how i could do so, please email me.

Help: Appreciate links to free backing track downloads (mp3)

Would appreciate any help/links to free backing track downloads (mp3). I don't perform. Just looking to blow off stress in my bsmt "studio" (for lack of a better description. Thanks all. Take care

Re: Help: Appreciate links to free backing track downloads (mp3)

it's small but cool http://www.guitarmania.it/basi%20mp3.htm i ve got some backing trax too (over 450 mb of Vai, Satriani and others so i can do little exchange)

Re: Help: Appreciate links to free backing track downloads (mp3)

hi, i have backing tracks from
santana , g.moore,satriani; g,n,r ,pink floyd
would be very happy to exchange

the link is dead

please help me i look for some backing track of vai, satriani pink floyd, santana, ....
the link not work

Re: Help: Appreciate links to free backing track downloads (mp3)

Come on over to http://www.vhfans.com we have a forum with free backing tracks in it.

8va- - - - - - - - - - - -

Hey, I was learning some fast solo and on the top it shows 8va----------------------- What does that mean??? Thanx

el-acoust. guitar

I'm looking for a classic electric acoustic guitar.
I think I'll buy second hand, because the new one is too expensive.

who thinks zoom 505s suck

who thinks zoom 505s suck and are a waste of the $80 they cost?

Re: who thinks zoom 505s suck

I certainly do. They're a cheap piece of crap. Most of the effects are just stupid. Stick with separate pedals. That's what I say.

The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

Does anyone actually talk about music here?

Re: The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

Both of those bands are stripped down versions of REAL music. Look a bit deeper for better music. Blues Explosion, early fleetwood Mac, Morphine, Queens of the Stone Age, old soul music, Iggy and the stooges, Kinks,early Cars, Supergrass(first album)I understand what you see with these bands, understand where they came from and if you are a musician listen to these records and make your own music which will be just as good and hopefully better than the stripes or the strokes. Good luck----Dave

Re: The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

: Both of those bands are stripped down versions of REAL music. Look a bit deeper for better music. Blues Explosion, early fleetwood Mac, Morphine, Queens of the Stone Age, old soul music, Iggy and the stooges, Kinks,early Cars, Supergrass(first album)I understand what you see with these bands, understand where they came from and if you are a musician listen to these records and make your own music which will be just as good and hopefully better than the stripes or the strokes. Good luck----Dave

Re: The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

what brand of drums does Fab Moretti use?

Re: The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

...and if you are a musician listen to these records and make your own music which will be just as good and hopefully better than the stripes or the strokes. Good luck----Dave
pleaz don't preach to me Dave. I've explored and would like to stick w/ the strokes...

stripes v strokes

In response to Hazardous Dave, just because the Strokes and The Stripes are stripped down doesn't make them any less ligitimate than the 'better' bands you named. Particularly as some of those you named, i.e Iggy and the Stooges and The Kinks, are very stripped down (and exceptional) bands themselves. Both the Strokes and The White Stripes are superb bands, and both, particularly The White Stripes, are emotionally deep. And my word can Jack White play a slide guitar. Oh and Queens of the Stone Age. Ha ha

Re: The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

this is a tough one, OK, the facts...
1. the white stripes kick ass
2. the strokes kick ass
3. choosing between the two is like saying "which is better, oxygen or air???" they are both alike and they both wail.
4. Jack White is hot, so is Julian Cassablancas, so you can't even be superficial about the issue.

so you see, it is a losing debate, both bands rock and choosing the best is impossible.

;)brooke

Re: The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

I love The Strokes, I love The White Stripes. I have both of their cds. They're both excellent pieces of work. And I wouldn't kick Julian or Jack outta bed because they're both sexy. That's my 2sense.

Re: The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

in my opinion i wud have to say that although the whites stripes have talent, the strokes on the merit of julian alone should win! i would agree that julian is hot but strongly disagree on what you are saying about jack white: nononononooooo!

Re: The White Stripes vs The Strokes?

I LOVE The White Stripes & The Strokes, but I don't think they're competing against each other. They actually do get along quite well with each other. Julian and Jack are good friends with each other(wich I've read).They just have similar music. I love both of them!!!!!

Very exlusive Amp

Check out this amp (the cow skin one) at-

http://artists.mp3s.com/artist_images/74/slide_man.html

almost 9year old son wants electric guitar for x-mas.HELP!

almost 9year old son wants electric guitar for x-mas.HELP!

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Building A Pedal Board

Anybody built a pedal board with loads of different pedals? The only idea I got is to stick the pedals to the board using velcro 'glued' on with a florist's hot glue gun so's I can get them off again. Anybody got any wisdom to share?
Cheers,
trog

Re: Building A Pedal Board

Hey man, I've built several pedalboards in my life. My most recent one is probably the most complex. As you noted, I have gone the velcro route--only I don't actually use the female velcro half on the board itself. I have the surface of the board covered in a flat carpet, to which the male velcro sticks really well. I typically fasten the velcro to my pedals by unscrewing the back and inserting the strip just under the back--this keeps glue off the pedal when and if I decide to ditch it on eBay. I currently 11 pedals on my board. I've built it at an angle for easier access. the front row of effects are just an inch off the ground. There is a second, elevated row that rises just above the profile of the first row of effects. I also built a makeshift rack underneath the board where I've screwed in my Chandler Digital Echo (pain in the ass unit only comes in rackmount format). I wire all the pedals w/ George L's effect kit wire and power most of the effects w/ Voodoo Labs Pedal Power (smaller than a strip, no wall warts, and it's quiet as a church).

Re: Building A Pedal Board

Wow - that's some set-up ... 11 pedaly sounds about 4 more than my 7 - you must be dancing around like Riverdance sometimes :o)
One day, someday, I'll be advanced enough to find out more about George L's effect kit wire, but at the moment my valves have gone strange and need replacing, so I'll make do with what I got ... as long as I play good enuff no one notices the hiss and squelch ... think I'm gonna seek out a tape delay for that warm bounce ... but first I'll nail all that velcro to my board (I stuck the female (fluffy) on the pedals already and can't be arsed going back right now) ...
thanks for the reply man --- CU
Trog

distortion for tapping

what is a good distortion pedal for tapping. also what other effects work well.

Re: distortion for tapping

try a bit of delay and reverb. use a lot of mid in your sound and cut the treble. Sometime i use chorus as well but slow the sweep rate right down.
good luck

dimarzio super 3 pickup

Is this pickup still being made? and if so, what internet sites can i buy it on, is this a good pickup?

Re: dimarzio super 3 pickup

: Is this pickup still being made? and if so, what internet sites can i buy it on, is this a good pickup?
can iuse it on my fender stratocaster guitar with 2 humbacking pick ups and 1 single coil? is this really a good choice for my kind of music im playing like new metal or heavy metal rather? how much does it costs here in the philippines? thank you..

Reverse Headstocks?

What does a reverse headstock do?

Re: Reverse Headstocks?

very little
it mainly makes you guitar look a bit more gnarly. the only real change is the upper strings have less "bendable" string ie. behind the nut on the headstock compared to say a fender. but it willl realy make very little difference to they way the guitar plays

Re: Reverse Headstocks?

Nothing. Its ALL cosmetic. The look of a "left handed" neck.

Re: Reverse Headstocks?

: What does a reverse headstock do?

Actually if you are using a floyd rose the balance is better because the larger string is the farthest from the bridge and the smallest the closest. Thus the tension is more balanced.

Edward amps

Does anybody know something about edward amps?

need some rock band members

if you are 15 to 18 and know how to play gutars or drums or song write and you live in ill then please e-mail me at finisray111@hotmail.com because i am looking for people who dream to be in my band

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