Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - December, 2003

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Re: Marshall 8020 Valvestate circuit diagram / schematic

: I'm looking for a circuit diagram for a Marshall 8020 Valvestate amp. if you can tell me where to find one, or email me a pdf it would be great!
: /marcus
hi, would you can send to me with an e-mail the electric scheme of the amplifier MARCHALL VALVESTATE 8020?
Thank you

Yamaha Eterna EF-35

Yamaha Eterna EF-35

This popular thread has been given its own page : Yamaha Eterna EF-35

Epiphone Gituar

I have a Casino style epiphone. I have owned it since 1969. I would like to know the value. I can't find any information on it. It has one pick up with 2 volumn and two tone buttons, and a toggle switch. The ID number is 23643. I would appreciate any info anyone could give me. Thanks, Tim

best pickup

hello i am trying to install the best pickup system for my sobell guitar. Thanks a lot jose

alvarez 12 string Model 5021 Silver Anniversary

Would appreciate any information as to the value of an Alvarez 12 string model 5021 Silver Anniversary guitar. Thanks

Re: alvarez 12 string Model 5021 Silver Anniversary

: Would appreciate any information as to the value of an Alvarez 12 string model 5021 Silver Anniversary guitar. Thanks

I paid $550 new, for mine back in like 1986-88 somthing like that. Great guitar, have much love for the sound and feel of this over the years.

Identification of Guitar

The only identification number is FG41. It is an old 6 string Flat top. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

Wandres / Davoli / Noble

Going to Italy. Lookin' for one of doze kewl Wandres plastic and alumium neck Italian GeeTars! With Davoli P'ups. I'll pay a decent price, thanks buds! david

1958 Fender Jazzmaster

What is a 1958 Jazzmaster worth? Serial # 33152. I bought it new and have owned it since 1958.
ed

guitar's string gauge

how do u check what string gauge your guitar is made to suit?
mine is an ibanez rg-550lt

Re: guitar's string gauge

you could measure the nut slots with a feeler gauge, most massed produced guitar nuts are pretty crappy and usually take 9-10's without a problem, 11-12's and you might have to file a little so they don't bind up.

: how do u check what string gauge your guitar is made to suit?
: mine is an ibanez rg-550lt

Re: guitar's string gauge

you could measure the nut slots with a feeler gauge, most massed produced guitar nuts are pretty crappy and usually take 9-10's without a problem, 11-12's and you might have to file a little so they don't bind up... if that ibanez has a floyd rose trem then any gauge

: how do u check what string gauge your guitar is made to suit?
: mine is an ibanez rg-550lt

Yamaha 012 vs 112

How good is the quality concerning the two? Is their a significant differance between them. Answers gratefully received.

how to set it

Hello,

i have an amplifier randall rg100sc. The question is how you set your amplifier, for the best sound. I mean on wath the dept, width, middle, treble, ... , because now i just switch the buttons and i hope it sounds good

greet Inflatabl xXx

Egmond Guitar

recently purchased old Egmond, don't know what history or model but have a number on back of head-stock: 77060154. any info. much appriciated.

Re: Egmond Guitar

: recently purchased old Egmond, don't know what history or model but have a number on back of head-stock: 200176 or 2001/6. any info. much appriciated.

thanks

We like you

peavey 400 solo series settings (please help)

Im used to playing acoustics and just recently have started into electric. Im using a decent epiphone guitar and running it through a peavey renown 400 solo series. Im a decent guitar player but when it comes to settings im terrible. What is a good settings base for a decent distorted sound somonewhat similar to that of the used, afi, or brandnew?

Crate amp glx30 help

I just got a crate glx30 and I was wondering if i could make the solo channel less muddy

Re: Crate amp glx30 help

I've got a glx65 that is used for at home practice. It can't handle the output from the SD's and farts in the bass.

Talked with a local repair shop and the tech suggested I try a heavier speaker. Becasue I'm clean half the time, rather than go celestion, he suggested we try a heavy Crate 12'. This ain't gonna happen until next week so I can't say if this'll work yet.

It might be worth your while to investigate a new speaker.

Re: Crate amp glx30 help

I had the 100 watt 2x12 version of this amp and unfortunatley the only way that i could get rid of the muddy sound was to use a decent overdrive pedal throught the clean channel and take the external speaker output to my 4x12 cab.
Alas these amp's aren't too hot at high volume but at bedroom level's they're great.
So basically my own advice would be to buy a decent overdrive pedal to suite your tstes.

Re: Crate amp glx30 help

Thanks for the suggestion Chris, Will give a couple of pedals a try and decides what sounds best with this amp.

mesa boogie

I have a 1980 Mesa Boogie Mark IIB, It has a great sound but I'm looking for some recommended settings. would anybody happen to know any?

Re: mesa boogie

I bought mine brand new in 1979 and it still sound s great, and here are the settings that I almost always use. (Vol. 1 = 7 1/2) (Treble = 10) (Middle = 7/12) (Bass = 3 1/2 to 4) (Lead Drive = 7 1/2 to 8) (Lead Master Pulled Bright =Suite to Volume necessary) (Master 1 Suit to needed volume) Reverb around 5-7 (Very Important that you set the presence at about 7/12 or 8) to get that rich high gain. If you have 1 speaker I suggest you plug it into a 4 ohm jack. If you have a 60/100 watt switch always play on 100 watt setting, this gives a greater punch, the 60 watt setting is a little bit sedated v/s the 100 watt setting.Just don't crank it past 2 on the Lead Master unless you have more than 1 speaker hooked up. I hope this helps.

Help with picking

I have been playing guitar for a year now, and I have gotten into an extremely bad habit. I can only pick down for solos and I think down the line this will wind up costing me. Can anyone give me a little help or advice besides trying to practice it?

Re: Help with picking

Sit down with your guitar and just pick up, down, up donw, ... for a while. Start by just picking open strings (make your guitar sound like you are trying to do some fast spainsh guitar :) ). After a while (one you get use to open strings) try to play the major scales up and down the neck with up, down picking. Then move on to other hard fingerings.
The trick at first is to think of the way you up/down pick so that you don't have to move your pick around that much when moving to another string. AND to just be picking them open strings and other scales while so that you make you mind/hand believe that it the NATURAL way to pick.
The best is to do it while you are watching TV or something so that you don't put all your attendtion on it while your starting to get use to it.
Best of luck!

Re: Help with picking

I agree with David L. Practice your scales using up/down pick motion.Then practice playing faster with "one for one" approach...NO HAMMER ON's or SLURS!! Pick each note.
I disagree with watching T.V. because it's distracting.I used to close my eyes and visualize the scales as I played them.Worked for me.

Keep playin'...you'll get it.

Fender Strat Last serial number

Does anyone know the last serial number for Pre CBS Fender Strat?

fender guitar stolen

Boss ME10 effects pedal board

I am looking for either a new or used Boss ME10 effects board. My old one cannot be repaired. I bought a Boss GT6 board but cannot duplicate effects I had on the ME10.

Re: Boss ME10 effects pedal board

I have one for sale if you are in the uk - make me an ofer.

Re: Boss ME10 effects pedal board

I would like to buy it... I'm from Portugal. Please call me back if still interested in selling. Thx.

Re: Boss ME10 effects pedal board

Are you selling your Boss GT-6, if you are, what are you asking...
I don't have the Boss ME10

verlage amps

Hi i have an old verlage amplifier it's a VTR 100 I have been trying to find information on it, because i would like to know the price i could sell it for, please write back.

Verlage

Hello Nathan, where is this amp now I want it. Stuart!1

how the hell do you set up a floyd rose

ive just got a new guitar and it has a floyd rose which my other guitar did'nt and i put new strings on it and before that i got the floyd rose in parrallel with the guitars body and all that and now i have tuned the strings the floyd is pointing into the sky and when the floyd is parallel with the guitar the strings are about a mm away from the pic ups please help!!!!!!!

Re: how the hell do you set up a floyd rose

Well,

first it takes a bit of getting used to setting up a FR bridge.
From what you have said it seems like you have to either get a block or something to sit in between the body and where the bridge meets (look at your guitar from the back and it will be after where the springs hooks up to the bridge), sort of what Eric Claptom's signature has with a bolck to stop the forward pulling of the bridge.
You then tune up your strings, and then remove the block.
After that the bridge will still be at a different angle as what you would want (trust me, i'm sure it will be).:)
You then have to adjust it by a balance between tuning the strings (machine heads), and tightening the spring claw at the back.
After finding the right amound of float that you want your bridge to have with the way above, you move on to your next problem, the height of the strings.
Start by moving the two main poles that are the pivots fo the bridge up or down (in your case up), to a reasonable height (roughly what you want).
Then fine tune each saddle, and then do some intonation.
This should be it for setting up a FR bridge (I know its alot, that is why I stick with the original Fender type of tremolo) :-)

Best of luck :)

What is this thing

I have an old blonde bass that I've had in my possession since around 1970 that I always thought was a percision. However, I recently started to try and find out it's age and the neck plate serial number doesn't appear to be a valid fender number. The number is FS103. Anyone know what this is? Thanks Charlie

Re: What is this thing

does it say Fender on it? if so, it might be a real fender, even if the number doesnt seem to make sense.
from what i read, neither fender nor gibson were 100 percent accurate in their recording of serial numbers anyway..
or maybe the neck was replaced.
they had some fender models that were like a "precision" but not called that. maybe its one of them. hard to say without more to go on.

: I have an old blonde bass that I've had in my possession since around 1970 that I always thought was a percision. However, I recently started to try and find out it's age and the neck plate serial number doesn't appear to be a valid fender number. The number is FS103. Anyone know what this is? Thanks Charlie

Tascam Portastudio 488 Mk II Manual

Anyone that could send me a Manual or refer me to one would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

Very heavy but it turned gritty

I have been using my Laney TF800 head for distortion for a while but it was extemly hissy, tonight while my band was rehearsing I switched bach to my Zoom 707 II pedal for distortion. I got quite a good sound but at high volume it turned "gritty". What causes this? Should I buy a different pedal? I've tried it with the internal EQ off and on but can't seen to figure it out. Can anyone help please?

Re: Very heavy but it turned gritty

I also forgot to mention that i use gauge 13 strings tuned down to B. The sound we are going for is extremely heavy!

I have problems... Samick hfb-590

i need info on this bass. wiring diagrams and anything else you might have or know about it.

your post is old but EH.

i have one. Email me if you still need.

download kal ho an ho songs

sir
please send me kal ho na ho songs

i want to download this song

plz i want to download this song plz.

buzz feiten tuning system

how does it work / what makes it so different than normal tuning ?

trying to learn on the cheep(free)

help,i have just bought a giutar,and am trying to find a site that can help me learn(without the cost)iv'e got 3 kids,crap job,and no money for lessons.please help.yours SAD GIT

Re: trying to learn on the cheep(free)

: help,i have just bought a giutar,and am trying to find a site that can help me learn(without the cost)iv'e got 3 kids,crap job,and no money for lessons.please help.yours SAD GIT

there's lot of sites out there that have lessons in them for beginners. try olga, harmony central, and others.. use the search engine.

if ya get stuck you can ask for help. in fact, there are guitar clubs in yahoo and stuff, that have beginners teaching each other and stuff.

Elvis Presley Epiphone Guitar

Hello I live In The UK
and i am looking for the Elvis Presley Epiphone Guitar if anyone has one or knows where i can purchase please email me, i did own this guitar before but it was stolen
Thank You

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