Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - January, 2002

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Marshall amp/Les Paul Standard

Hello. I've just bought a Les Paul Standard guitar and would like to know which Marshall amp (reasonable pricing) sounds the best with a Les Paul standard guitar. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Thanks, John

gibson guitar

gibson laptop, 6 string,electric, solid body,no serial number that i can find, 32"long by 9"wide at widest part. any help identifying would be appreciated thanx

Building an f/x-pedal?

Is there any way to make your own effects pedal?
Links to websites or anything?
Thanks

guitar amp repair

Can someone please tell me what can cause the volume on my amp to fade out after playing for a few moments?

Re: guitar amp repair

what kinda amp is she?
if she's got valves, they may be blown/otherwise buggered. give as more info and i should be able to help yer

In the market for a new Guitar, any recomendations?

I have a Squier Strat and an Epiphone special, but i only play the squier. I'm looking to buy another one, I played a Gibson SG (Angus Young model) and i fell in love with it, but its like $2,000.. and for a 16 year old with a part time job making $6.15 an hour, thats near impossible. are the epiphone SG's (generic of the gibson) come close to the gibson SG? i either want to get something i will love to play, and be able to have for a very long time. my thoughts now are on the Gibson SG, Les Paul Jr, or a Fender Strat. I'll most likely order it from Musicians Friend since their the cheapest i've seen. I've been playing for 4 years, but no lessons, I play mostly Green Day, AC/DC, and starting to pick up the tab for hendrix songs. if you have any comments on the guitars i named or some other brand let me know. thanks!

Re: In the market for a new Guitar, any recomendations?

OK. Im just a ten year old but ill try to help. The Epiphone SG's, they're pretty much like a Gibson SG, but cheaper and they have different names. The different names are for different features. (e.x.,small pickguard, G-400) I currently own a black Yamaha RGX121S. They are extremely nice. in the $300 Canadian range, theyre pretty cheap. They have a thin neck, theyre extremely lightweight, and they have a double coil, single coil, double coil combonation.

Hope I helped!

Re: In the market for a new Guitar, any recomendations?

: OK. Im just a ten year old but ill try to help. The Epiphone SG's, they're pretty much like a Gibson SG, but cheaper and they have different names. The different names are for different features. (e.x.,small pickguard, G-400) I currently own a black Yamaha RGX121S. They are extremely nice. in the $300 Canadian range, theyre pretty cheap. They have a thin neck, theyre extremely lightweight, and they have a double coil, single coil, double coil combonation.

: Hope I helped!

Stay away from Epiphones they may look like the real thing but they are junk. Except for maybe the John Lennon sig Casino.
The Les Pauls and SG's are nothing like Gibsons, they used crappy wood, hardware etc and the pickups are aweful. They sound nothing like real LPs and SG's.
I bought an Epi LP a couple of years ago (real cheap) and it didn't have anything near that classic LP tone.
I put a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers into it ($500AUS) and it improved and sounded more like it should have but nowhere near the depth and power of real PAFs or P-90s for that matter.
Look around and get yourself a used Les Paul Junior with P-90s they're a lot cheaper, they really kick arse and because they're a REAL Les Paul not just a crappy copy it's value will appreciate.
The earlier Japanese Ibanez Artists are great too, I've got one and it's just as good as any of my Les Pauls.

a good solo peice to learn?

Any suggestions on a great solo (electric instrumental) peice that i can work on? I play intermediate guitar, and need something to keep my interest! Maybe a bluesy thing, or Clapton acoustic sort of sound (even though i play an electric). THanks for the inspiration!

Re: a good solo peice to learn?

Try "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" by Zeppelin, it's got a decent "semi-easy" solo to learn, it's good if you're gonna start playing good solos. If you want a tapping sorta solo, pick a Van Halen tune. And Sweet Child Of Mine helped me a lot, most of it is pretty easy, only two semi-fast parts in, which is good cuz with practice they become easy to play, Good Luck. Knock yerself out - Joe.

Re: a good solo peice to learn?

You might wanna try "I Want You" by the Beatles. It's on Abbey Road it's not too tough the guitar mostly goes right along with the vocals

Re: a good solo peice to learn?

: Try "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" by Zeppelin, it's got a decent "semi-easy" solo to learn, it's good if you're gonna start playing good solos. If you want a tapping sorta solo, pick a Van Halen tune. And Sweet Child Of Mine helped me a lot, most of it is pretty easy, only two semi-fast parts in, which is good cuz with practice they become easy to play, Good Luck. Knock yerself out - Joe.

If you like Clapton and want to learn a solo that's interesting but not too fast try "Double Trouble" off the Album he did with The Band, Ronnie Wood, Dylan etc. etc. at Shangrila. It's called "No reason to cry"
It's a blues song but the solos aren't your typical boring textbook purist solos. There's lots of interesting little changes with some really interesting bends in it. One of those songs where you "have" to play it all note by note, otherwise it loses it's power but it ain't full of super fast stuff that'll take you a year to figure out and another year to get your fingers around it.
If you need a video which concentrates on his fingers so you can see what he's doing and where he's doing it get the Old Grey Whistle Test recorded at the BBC I think during the seventies.
He's really pissed during the gig and makes some real embarassing mistakes,like slips into the wrong key once or twice but he gets through Double Trouble without and clangers.

Re: a good solo peice to learn?

That should be without "any" clangers.

Re: a good solo peice to learn?

Doctor John's "Right Place,Wrong Time".Dave Spinozza's solo is perfect for that tune.One of my favorites!

Re: a good solo peice to learn?

always with me always with you by satriani

Re: a good solo peice to learn?

316 by Van Halen is a good solo!

Re: a good solo peice to learn?

: 316 by Van Halen is a good solo!

The call of Ktulu by Kirk Hammet of metallica is one of the best solos Iv'e ever heard.

WTB: Used Fender B-bender Tele

I am interested in purchasing aa American Nashville B-bender Tele or another brand bender equipt Telecaster.

My god please help me with guitar

i have been playing for about a year...
if any of you are one of those really good players that likes to help out other not so great players with tips and what not...then please god help me....:)
any help would be nice...
on AIM my chat name is frettycrouger
and my email you can see right there...

Re: My god please help me with guitar

: i have been playing for about a year...
: if any of you are one of those really good players that likes to help out other not so great players with tips and what not...then please god help me....:)
: any help would be nice...
: on AIM my chat name is frettycrouger
: and my email you can see right there...

What's up? What sort of help do you need?

Re: My god please help me with guitar

: What's up? What sort of help do you need?

k well first off...my email is machinehead_40@msn.com
i spelt it wrong in this email...
about help...i just need an idea on how to put things together...i am practicing a lot with like finger tapping bends and what not for solo's...but when it comes time to do one....i just find myself bending a couple of notes in one scale...i dont really move around the neck of the guitar...i guess i just dont apply myself a lot...
i was also learning how to read music...i think in the long run that is a really good idea...i am teaching myself how to do it.....i purchased the "modern Method for guitar" vol 1 by William Levett....it is helping me out for now....
but i dont know..i guess i just need some tips on soloing...chord progressions...other things....i want to be in a band someday (rock) and i want to make the catchy melodies...i am just looking for some tips on how to put them together so the progressions and everything sounds good together...and since everyone around here charges money...i figured i would go get some help online where there are probably a million better players out there
all around i am just your average beginner who has a million questions :)
thanks you.....later> Tim

Re: My god please help me with guitar

yeah. I have only been playing for six months, though I am good. my suggestions are checking the guitar for bad traits, of if you have an acoustic get an electric(no dumb wal-mart ones those suck beyond belief) I recommend a fender guitar. These have lighter gauge strings and are thinner so you can see what you are doing. also try doing exersizes. learn easy then go to hard

My god please help me with guitar

i have been playing for about a year...
if any of you are one of those really good players that likes to help out other not so great players with tips and what not...then please god help me....:)
any help would be nice...
on AIM my chat name is frettycrouger
and my email you can see right there...

Cakewalk & DSP 24 MK II soundcard

I am looking for someone in the Grand Haven Michigan area that is firmiliar with cakewalk & the DSP 24 MK II soundcard. Using the Hoontech C-Port

If there is anyone who can connect me with this individual, I would really appreciate it..
I hope you all had a great Holiday.
Hotrodder

repainting

is it safe to use varnish remover on my guitar to get the old finish off before i repaint it?

Re: repainting

There is a great site that has a boatload of valuable info on guitar refinishing as well as some ultra-hip products. Visit reranch.com and you will find complete instructions for refinishing as well as good quality instrument grade lacquer in spray cans. They have a fine selection of classic colors as well as the stuff you would need to do a burst.

Burns Brian May guitar

If there are any Queen fans out there you have to check out this guitar! It has a chambered mahogany body with a set in mahogany neck, 24 frets, and three single-coil pickups. This guitar sounds killer! You can find out more about it at www.burnsusa.com.

Acoustic/Electric Guitar recommendations for a beginner

Hello everyone. I am a beginner guitarist interested in an Acoustic/Electric Guitar. I'm a student and on very tight budget. I have seen a few guitars for sale for under $250.00 US. I am debating between the Ovation AE28, the Ovation CC026 Celebrity, or the Ibanez TCY10 or TCY15 (open to other suggestions). I will mostly use it without an amp, but once in a while would like to be able to be plugged in. My main concern is sound quality. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Laiv

P.S. Can you kindly send your replies to Laiv@juno.com

Re: Acoustic/Electric Guitar recommendations for a beginner

: Hello everyone. I am a beginner guitarist interested in an Acoustic/Electric Guitar. I'm a student and on very tight budget. I have seen a few guitars for sale for under $250.00 US. I am debating between the Ovation AE28, the Ovation CC026 Celebrity, or the Ibanez TCY10 or TCY15 (open to other suggestions). I will mostly use it without an amp, but once in a while would like to be able to be plugged in. My main concern is sound quality. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

: Stefan

: P.S. Can you kindly send your replies to cymbrowski@web.de

Search Information about guitarmaker : J.Fox

I am a french guitarist from Brittany (Celtic music)
I have bought recently a US 6 strings guitar made by J.FOX (Looks like a Martin guitar)
do you have some information about this Luthier or a Web site about J.FOX ??(He lives in Salt Salt City..)

Thanks for your answer by e-mail

Re: Search Information about guitarmaker : J.Fox

These are Blueridge guitars with a different name on it. Made in China, high quality guitars at a very reasonable price range.

Johnson Millennium knobs not working ?

OMG , this is a real nightmare !! :(
My stereo 150 Johnson Millennium have those endless knobs, ya know, but none of them are working properly.
When i turn ANY knob left /right it doesn't change the parameters , or does the exact opposite from what i want .
I've tried WD-40 Cleaner, thinking may be too much dust inside the knobs but it didn't solve the problem.
The Johnson Amp site's webmasters said it's a software problem, i've tried to update it several times
but failed 'cause the "shaking hands with the device"
takes literally forever :confused:
Anyone have had a similar problem ?
Any advice or ideas will be much appreciated :)

Thanx !

William

Re: Johnson Millennium knobs not working ?

i bet your knod is not working either. love Bob

Re: Johnson Millennium knobs not working ?

NOT AT ALL :-)

Re: Johnson Millennium knobs not working ?

i mean knob

harrison was a twat

he was a cunt, he couldnt play the guitar for shit. stop sobbing over him, hes dead, move on!!!

Re: harrison was a twat

i bet he was better than you, and less angry, maybe its cos "HIS" daddy did not abandone "HIM" when he was a baby. you angry little worm of a man. kiss my arse. love Bob

Re: harrison was a twat

And the name Andy Sones is going to be remembered in history why? Oh...I know...Because he was such a better player. He had so much more ablity, fame, fortune, and recognition compared to Mr. George Harrison.

Re: harrison was a twat

: he was a cunt, he couldnt play the guitar for shit. stop sobbing over him, hes dead, move on!!!

See, Mabel, this is what I mean. Obviously this site has no moderator or procedure sufficient to extract the trolls from the serious. Take Bob, for instance. He's been able to ply his proclivities towards internet abuse with complete impunity. Even more unfortunate are the innocents who post at this site seeking honest information. Instead, as they scroll through the litany of dreck, newcomers here are greeted by the occasional infantile remark and adolescent insanity one might expect of wankers, and shredders. For instance, to exclaim that Mr. Harrison was formed of the female genitalia is akin to believing that non-music-reading guitar pickers are equal to Segovia. I rest my case, and move on.

How much is my guitar worth?

I have a Fender Squire BULLET BASS. 4 STRINGS. Good Condition. I paid $172.00 for it. how much is it worth.

Re: How much is my guitar worth?

it is worth as much as your mothers pussy at a whores convention. nothing

Re: How much is my guitar worth?

: I have a Fender Squire BULLET BASS. 4 STRINGS. Good Condition. I paid $172.00 for it. how much is it worth.

:if its over 2 years old it will be worth about 100 now.

Cord

I need to know the fingerings for the 7 major and minor cords

i need a fresh bitch

i have wore out my hareem of women, i need more, who will be the lucky girls out there ?

Re: i need a fresh bitch

pick me bob
i will be your bitch just ignore the fact that i have a schlong. Im not as good as my mum/dad/sister/brother/girlfriend/dog, as you will know, but i will give it my best crack

Re: i need a fresh bitch

thanks bitch, but i need someone who can play the guitar, so they can cook, iron and change my strings for me cos i wear em out cos im so fast. Love Bob

Re: i need a fresh bitch

yo momma!

: i have wore out my hareem of women, i need more, who will be the lucky girls out there ?

Humbuckers?

Humbuckers?

This popular thread has been given its own page : Humbuckers?

fender pickups

i'm tryingto put a screamin deamon in my fender strat.but when i wired it up it sounded clangy and not full and deep like it did in my jackson where did i go wrong no matter how i hook it up it just aint right please help it's all in pieces and it's a sad sight thanks

help! computer sound recording

hey guys, i really need some help here. i got a guitar today and i was thinking if i bought this little adapter plug that i could have tunes come out of my puter. i was wrong. i need some tech. advice on how to have the tunage come through my computer. i plugged the cord into the mic jack in the back of my tower and ... nothing. i am sad now. i want loud music and have no amp. plus i wanted to record some songs so i can get better at what noise i can make. i really appreciate the time you take to help me with this probbably stupid problem. i am sponged over the idea.
thanks steve

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