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Marshall AVT settings

Marshall AVT settings

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Accoustic EQ/Effects processors. What's good?

I've got 2 high-end Takamines, a 6 and a 12. Both have a brash sound between 3000 and 7000 khz. On my 6 string I can pull it out by 12 db and it's great. I can't on my 12. What's a good, small processor that will make both these guitars sound great through a PA? Boss, Yamaha?? Who's got some experience here?

leftys

hey im a left handed guitar player lookin to trade some of my guitars ,hard to find any lefty players

leftys

hey im a left handed guitar player lookin to trade some of my guitars ,hard to find any lefty players

leftys

hey im a left handed guitar player lookin to trade some of my guitars ,hard to find any lefty players

do dah do dah

Sing it with me....

Bob the knob is a prick do dah do dah
He can suck on my big dick oh do dah day
He can suck all night
He can suck all day
He can finish with a lick
Oh do dah day

westone spectrum push/pull knobs

Does anyone know exactly what the 3 push/pull knobs on a Westone Spectrum do when they're pulled out? (technically speaking)

Thanks,
Chris

Re: westone spectrum push/pull knobs

It is my understanding, as limited as it may be, that this activates (turns on) the associated pickup. Three knobs, three pickups, you got the idea. I am debating on whether to buy a new guitar or try to fix mine up.

: Does anyone know exactly what the 3 push/pull knobs on a Westone Spectrum do when they're pulled out? (technically speaking)

: Thanks,
: Chris

Re: westone spectrum push/pull knobs

i thought that they were some kind of passive active circuitry - I only have two knobs on my ST, one of which does,'t pull. When I put out the knob i get a much brighter tone with all the middle/low end frequencies dropped out - great for crunching distortion, but then I haven't played it for over 2 years!! Shite.

Re: westone spectrum push/pull knobs

: Does anyone know exactly what the 3 push/pull knobs on a Westone Spectrum do when they're pulled out? (technically speaking)

: Thanks,
: Chris

They are coil taps. They take the Humbucker pick up and turn half of it off for a brighter strat type tone. Depending on which model you have, there is a push/pull pot for each Humbucker. Mine was the Spectrum LX which was a H/S/H set up. I had 3 knobs. 2 were Volume with the push pull and the other was tone. This feature made the Spectrum a very versitile guitar with all the crunch of a Les Paul and the Twang of a Strat

Cool Site!

band-in-a-box users? go to this site

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biabfsg

Re: Cool Site!

What is a band in a box. I have a few of these things...like a boss jam station..but it sunks.
m

found out what biab is...u like it?

Actually, I just found out what it is. I use emagic...and own a recording studio....i was wondering if u like this program...and does it help u w/ your compositions?
m

Re: found out what biab is...u like it?

It's a great program and i've loved it ever since it
came out on atari. great way to get ideas for songs.

: Actually, I just found out what it is. I use emagic...and own a recording studio....i was wondering if u like this program...and does it help u w/ your compositions?
: m

White Guild Aviator w/ Gold and EMG's -Twisted Sister

Hey there !
I am hoping to find a guitar I sold years ago:

J.J. French's mid-80's custom built white Guild Aviator with EMG's, a Floyd Rose Trem and a gold metal pickguard. I sold it to Daddy's junky Music in RI and would like to find it again. Please e-mail with info if you have it.

Thanks
Ken

Re: White Guild Aviator w/ Gold and EMG's -Twisted Sister

: Hey there !
: I am hoping to find a guitar I sold years ago:

: J.J. French's mid-80's custom built white Guild Aviator with EMG's, a Floyd Rose Trem and a gold metal pickguard. I sold it to Daddy's junky Music in RI and would like to find it again. Please e-mail with info if you have it.

: Thanks
: Ken

Hey Ken,
I haven't seen your guitar, however I have a guild aviator. Would you like to buy it?
Tom

Re: White Guild Aviator w/ Gold and EMG's -Twisted Sister

Tom

I've been looking for an Aviator. Do you have any pics? How much are you asking?

Thanks,
Gary

: : Hey there !
: : I am hoping to find a guitar I sold years ago:

: : J.J. French's mid-80's custom built white Guild Aviator with EMG's, a Floyd Rose Trem and a gold metal pickguard. I sold it to Daddy's junky Music in RI and would like to find it again. Please e-mail with info if you have it.

: : Thanks
: : Ken

: Hey Ken,
: I haven't seen your guitar, however I have a guild aviator. Would you like to buy it?
: Tom

musicyo.com

i want to order some stuff off musicyo.com. i live in the uk, and it would be no problem getting it delivered (just a little expensive). i wanted to know whether anyone has any experience of ordering via this website (particularly bad experiences, as they gladly advertise positive feedback on the site!). alternatively, if you can only say good things about them, then please go ahead...thanks a lot!

Re: musicyo.com

I bought from them about a year ago and didn't have any
problems. i think they're owned by gibson.

: i want to order some stuff off musicyo.com. i live in the uk, and it would be no problem getting it delivered (just a little expensive). i wanted to know whether anyone has any experience of ordering via this website (particularly bad experiences, as they gladly advertise positive feedback on the site!). alternatively, if you can only say good things about them, then please go ahead...thanks a lot!

Re: musicyo.com

I think they have a European warehouse somewhere as well, so shipping wouldn't be as bad as if came from the US. But I'm not sure about. Better contact them and ask about that.

Guild F20(C1955)/ Gibson Deluxe Jubilee (1970)

Guild F20(C1955)/ Gibson Deluxe Jubilee (1970)

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This site is SLOW!

UM..this site is way too slow....

Fender Guitar History

I was given a Fender electric guitar Christmas 2 years ago and would like to know if there is any way I can find out about it. I know it is a Mexican Fender Stratocaster, but know little else about it. The seriel no. is MN8150001

Re: Fender Guitar History

: I was given a Fender electric guitar Christmas 2 years ago and would like to know if there is any way I can find out about it. I know it is a Mexican Fender Stratocaster, but know little else about it. The seriel no. is MN8150001

http://www.music123.com/?affil=chrisb
Guitars and gear

check fenderforum.com

Re: Fender Guitar History

I know it is a Mexican Fender Stratocaster, but know little else about it. The seriel no. is MN8150001

Hi,

M is the prefex for Mexican N8 means it was produced in 1998.

Re: Fender Guitar History

please could you send me some history on the fender guitar please as its for a college assignment

Re: Fender Guitar History

: I was given a Fender electric guitar Christmas 2 years ago and would like to know if there is any way I can find out about it. I know it is a Mexican Fender Stratocaster, but know little else about it. The seriel no. is MN8150001

Re: Fender Steel Guitar History

: : I was given a Fender electric steel guitar my dad has had since the 50s. The serial number is 3337. I would like to know something about its age and its approxmant value.

history of the stratocaster

: I was given a Fender electric guitar Christmas 2 years ago and would like to know if there is any way I can find out about it. I know it is a Mexican Fender Stratocaster, but know little else about it. The seriel no. is MN8150001

Re: history of the stratocaster

your gay

Re: Fender Guitar History

For more than four decades, Fender electric guitars and amplifiers have had a tremendous influence on the way the world composes, plays and listens to music. While guitarists in the early part of this century played country, folk or blues on acoustic guitars, in the 1930's, jazz musicians experimented with amplifying traditional hollow-body guitars so they could play with other instruments at the same sound level. One problem was that the speakers and pickups tended to generate feedback when played at a high level.

In the 1940's, a California inventor named Leo Fender had made some custom guitars and amplifiers in his radio shop. Eventually, Leo would create the world's very first instrument amplifiers with built-in tone controls. More importantly, though, was Leo's vision of better guitar. With his knowledge of existing technologies, he knew he could improve on contemporary amplified hollow-body instruments . . . and improve upon them, he did. In 1951, he introduced the Broadcaster, the prototype solid-body guitar that would eventually become the legendary Telecaster®. The Tele®, as it became affectionately known, was the first solid-body electric Spanish-style guitar ever to go into commercial production. Soon to follow the Tele were the revolutionary Precision Bass® guitar in 1951, and the Stratocaster® in 1954.

In 1965, because of poor health, Leo Fender sold his company to corporate giant CBS. Over the next two decades, Fender Musical Instruments experienced some tremendous growth. But as time wore on, CBS's lack of commitment and real understanding of music and musicians was becoming apparent.

In 1981, CBS recruited a new management team to "re-invent" Fender. William Schultz was soon named President, and was supported by associates William Mendello and Kurt Hemrich. They had developed a five-year business plan based on the idea of increasing Fender's presence in the marketplace by dramatically improving quality and making a significant commitment to research and development. This association continued until CBS decided to divest itself from the non-broadcast media business.

So, in 1985, a group of employees and investors led by William Schultz purchased the company from CBS. This sale put Fender in the hands of a small group of musically dedicated people who have committed their lives to creating the world's best guitars and amplifiers.

The team had to start from scratch - there were no buildings or machines included in the deal. They owned only the name, the patents, and the parts that were left over in stock. Supported by a core group of loyal employees, dealers and suppliers - some of whom had been with the company since Leo Fender began making guitars and amplifiers - Bill Schultz and his colleagues set out to re-build an American icon.

Initially, Fender imported their guitars from offshore manufacturers who had proven their ability to produce affordable, viable instruments. But the quest for even more control over quality soon led to the construction of Fender's flagship domestic factory in Corona, California. Eventually, Fender would build a second modern manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, with the goal of being able to build quality instruments and offer them at more budget-oriented prices.

In 1987, Fender acquired Sunn, a storied line of amplifiers whose past endorsees have included The Who, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. This jump-started Fender's re-entry into the amplifier business by making accessible Sunn's manufacturing facilities in Lake Oswego, Oregon. But this was still an early stage of the "new" Fender, so Schultz put the Sunn line of amps on the shelf until the Fender name had been re-established as the world's leading amplifier.

Fender has always recognized the importance of an open-door policy for the professional musician. When artists first started requesting specific features for their guitars, they were accommodated on an individual basis. These relationships led to the formalizing of Fender's custom operation in 1987. Today, the world's greatest guitarists work with the renowned Fender Custom Shop in Corona, California, to create their dream instruments. Recently, Fender has added amplifiers to the list of custom-made instruments that can be produced at the Custom Shop in Corona.

In 1991, Fender moved its corporate headquarters from Corona to Scottsdale, Arizona. From here, administration, marketing, advertising, sales and export teams oversee the operations of Fender's satellite facilities around the world, which now include the locations in the United States (California, Tennessee, New York and Rhode Island), as well as international operations in: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; London, England; Dusseldorf, Germany; Suresnes, France; Brussels; Japan; Korea; and China.

Also brought to Scottsdale at this time was Fender's Amplifier and Pro Audio Research & Development. With guitar amplifiers, Fender sets the standard for sound and value. Its R & D staff has pioneered many technological advancements in developing amplifiers that meet the needs of the performing musician. In late 1992, the Amp Custom Shop was opened in Scottsdale, Arizona, to offer custom and limited editions of professional amplifiers for working musicians.

Recognizing that country music and acoustic guitars were increasing in popularity, Fender expanded upon its acoustic guitar line. In addition to working with respected manufacturers in Japan, Korea and China to produce quality acoustic guitars, the company has become the exclusive North American distributor of the prestigious Manuel Rodriguez line of nylon-stringed guitars, which have been hand-crafted in Spain by the Rodriguez family since 1905. These additions have put the company in an excellent position for growth within the acoustic guitar market.

Founded in a loft in New York City in 1952, Guild Guitar Company continues to be known for its quality instruments and exceptional value. Faced with internal financial troubles in the early 1990's, Guild management had decided to sell the company. Fender acquired Guild in 1995, signaling a return to ownership by a group of people dedicated to producing the finest value in American-made acoustic and electric guitars. Today, Guilds are still being produced at its historic, 60,000 square-foot facility in Westerly, Rhode Island.

1998 would prove to be a banner year for Fender and its subsidiaries. With Fender amplifiers once again enjoying a very strong presence in the market place, it was now time to dust off the Sunn line of amps. R&D had spent the previous three years studying the original Sunn products and developing prototype models that faithfully replicated the trademark Sunn sound. The timing was right, and Fender introduced the new Sunn line of amplifiers to an immediate industry acclaim.

And for Guild, 1998 brought the expansion of its Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. First opened in 1996, the new Guild Custom Shop boasts an 8,000 square-foot , climate controlled facility near downtown Nashville that allows a great deal of extra space for production and storage of raw materials.

Guild had also introduced DeArmond guitars in 1998. Fender had purchased the DeArmond brand of musical instrument pickups in 1997, and then combined the company with Guild to produce an alternative line of high quality, affordable guitars and basses that are modeled after Guild designs. The guitars themselves are built and assembled in Korea before being sent back to Corona, where they are fitted with American-made DeArmond pickups. Following their successful test runs in European and Asian markets, DeArmond guitars were introduced to American and Canadian consumers and received instant acclaim as an exceptional value.

But the biggest event for Fender in 1998 was the opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Corona. The 177,000 square-foot facility was built on a nineteen acre site, with over half of that space set aside for future growth, and is the culmination of a vision that at times seemed almost impossible. The entire line of American-made Fender guitars are built at the Corona factory, which is capable of making over 350 guitars each day. In addition, the Corona facility utilizes the innovative UVOXÔ system, which combines ultraviolet light, a special scrubber process, and a carbon bed absorption system to help ensure that the air emitted from the factory is 95% clean. The new factory is not only a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, but a tribute to how a group of dedicated individuals, when they set their minds to it, can create the "impossible".

The Fender Custom Shop also shares space at the new facility. Over fifty artisans now work at the Custom Shop, offering the world's finest custom made instruments to professional musicians, as well as a complete line of hand-crafted replications of classic Fender models. And to complete the Corona operation, the amplifier Custom Shop was brought back from Scottsdale and folded into the guitar Custom Shop.

Simultaneously, a new 70,000 square-foot addition was completed at the Ensenada facility. The extra space was added to bring amplifier production, aside from those produced at the Custom Shop, into one main facility.

During the past decade, Fender has grown dramatically in sales and stature. The company manufactures and distributes virtually everything that a guitarist needs to perform, from the guitar, strings and accessories, to the pro audio products including amplifiers and mixing boards. Today, under Schultz's direction, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of electric guitars and amplifiers.

Fender became the world leader by defining the sounds we hear, meeting the needs of musicians, creating quality products and backing them up with service and stability. As Fender Musical Instruments Corporation forges through the 1990's and into the 21st century, its management team will maintain Fender's number-one status through a winning combination of business acumen and a love of music.

Stringing a guitar

HEY
i really hope i can get some help here... My boyfriend has a Dean hollywood Z. He took apart the trimalo thingy to clean it and now he is putting it back together but has a problem. He has only put one string back on, but the string vibrates when the first fret is held down. Aparently he has put his action real high but it still does it.... anyone know what to do?

Re: Stringing a guitar

First put all the strings on and then tweak it.

: HEY
: i really hope i can get some help here... My boyfriend has a Dean hollywood Z. He took apart the trimalo thingy to clean it and now he is putting it back together but has a problem. He has only put one string back on, but the string vibrates when the first fret is held down. Aparently he has put his action real high but it still does it.... anyone know what to do?

I found a superb tab site with no pop up crap, check it out

http://www.jauko.nl/tot/tab/

All in alphabetical order

Jackson Guitar

Hey,

My name Elly Aguiar - Guitarrist from Brazil.

Re: Jackson Guitar

Hey,
My name Scott, guitarist from USA

Jimi Hendrix voted greatest guitarist

I agree with Jimi,s nomination and selection as greatest "rock" guitarist ever! but # 2 would have to be Jeff Beck, no contest!!!! then maybe Mr. Page and Mr. Clapton, but thats a toss up for third between them and alot of other rock guitarist. I've seen and heard them all!

Re: Jimi Hendrix voted greatest guitarist

Yes! Jimi changed the way guitar is played.Most of what we do(as Rock guitarists)comes from the Hendrix dictionary.Massive overdrives,double bends,feedback,and
aggression are some of his gifts to us.
Good Luck

not true

Most of the stuff guitarist after Jimi created there own stuff. I mean like look at EVH and Clapton they were not copying Jimi. Even SRV was a better guitarist. Also i think that SRV should have been in the top 10 and not 19. That was crap, and also why is Kurt Cobain 14. That is not true. Angus, SRV,Zakk Wylde are all way 100 times better than Curt Cobain. I think if we had a revote and Titled it best gitarist skill wise we would have a whole different chart.

i agree

jimi was far ahead of his time, trying to recreate
what he did takes alot of skills..
And by him making music what it is (blending so many styles) i think it pushed rock to a really good direction..Way back then...

you are right in a way

I think that Jimi was good ok but he was not the best of all time. I mean come on, yeah he had the biggest impact on rock forever, but that doesn't make you the greatest. If you listen to EVH or Eric Clapton's old stuff the guitar is alot better. I don't mean to be picking on a dead guy but i mean it was on the best, no the biggest impact. Thank You.

I just don't get how a dead guy can be voted the best......

man it's been like 30 years... who cares !!!

: I agree with Jimi,s nomination and selection as greatest "rock" guitarist ever! but # 2 would have to be Jeff Beck, no contest!!!! then maybe Mr. Page and Mr. Clapton, but thats a toss up for third between them and alot of other rock guitarist. I've seen and heard them all!

Re: Jimi Hendrix voted greatest guitarist

Page, Clapton, Hendrix,SRV, all great players in their own right and theit innovations are beyond reproach. But best ROCK guitarist? Let's be serious. Page may be a good songwriter but as a guitarist, technically he sucks. Clapton and SRV are more BLUES than ROCK. Hendrix, while ahead of his time was surely not a better player than Malmsteen or the late R. Rhoads or EVH. If we are talking about BEST ROCK guitar player ,let's do just that. OK? OK.

this scott dude is a fucking idiot

lets get one thing straight if it wasnt for greats like iommi, page, hendrix, gilmore, and the greats from the 30's 40's 50's you would probablly not even know who have of the now greats where because they would have regular jobs flipping burgers at mcdonald. Those guys basicly invented the guitar and made it what it is today. Page technically sucks have you ever listened to any zeppelin albums? obviously not because then u would know how much of a fucking idiot you are.

Re: Jimi Hendrix voted greatest guitarist

Look the legacy that Jimi left can not be matched...he was a legend the only people who come even close on the guitar would be Page, Hammett or Van Halen now these guitarist are very good but could they pick up any guitar play little wing upside down and backwards whilst singing to it...the man was a walkin talkin pot smokin GOD!....

Duane Allman

: I agree with Jimi,s nomination and selection as greatest "rock" guitarist ever! but # 2 would have to be Jeff Beck, no contest!!!! then maybe Mr. Page and Mr. Clapton, but thats a toss up for third between them and alot of other rock guitarist. I've seen and heard them all!

Duane Allman

:My Votes goes to DUANE ALLMAN. Nobody even close to him.

Greatest Guitarist

:My Votes goes to DUANE ALLMAN. Nobody even close to him.

Re: Jimi Hendrix voted greatest guitarist

errrrrrrrrrr dumb asses hes jus a dumb gorilla are u all dumb , fuckin edy van halen is god, he could kill him in a guitar duel with his crazy as tappin and he can play like 80 times faster, and slash is awesome to fuckin november rain bitch and kirk is way better that dirty mex will play faster than anyone alive

Re: Jimi Hendrix voted greatest guitarist

i agree with that gentlman bob the builder, that jimmi sucks balls kirk will destroy that bitch and i wont even go there with eddie

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