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What is the value of an ESP B-1 Bass Guitar?

I found an ESP B-1 4 string bass and was wondering what a fair price would be. Jimmy

Re: What is the value of an ESP B-1 Bass Guitar?

I look towards 825 us dollars, give or take a few. Trevor

: I found an ESP B-1 4 string bass and was wondering what a fair price would be. Jimmy

Yamaha DG100-212 combo amp wiring diagram

Does anyone have, or know where I can get a wiring diagram (at least)or even a complete service manual for a Yamaha DG100-212 combo amp. Any help would be very much appreciated.

SG trussrod...

Any one know where i can gte a white gibson SG standard trussrod cover with the SG letters in black? many thanks for your help, Im just f@ckin' up my SG...just added a third pickup:)

Alex

Re: SG trussrod...

The answer this time is not WD music. You have to make your own using a 3 ply pickguard or similar material. It can be custom engraved at a trophy shop.

Re: SG trussrod...

ive seen a cream coloured one, and black too, i think it was at 'Allparts' but not white.
sorry
:
: Alex

1915 washburn

We have a 1915 washburn in amazingly perfect condition, Unsure of what kind of wood it is, If any one could give any info or even approximate appraisals for it, it would be most appreciated.

continued hiss whilst recording bass parts

can somone please help whilst recording bass parts through a tascam the sound is fine, until playback then there is an anoying hiss on the track im using a tanglewood lone wolf bass a 60watt 12inch bass beaver gold cables and recording through a tascam onto hard drive is there a chance my pickups are on the way out as this has only started to happen recently im going insane can someone please help
gavin

Gibson Nighthawk noisey noisey

My Nighthawk is very noisey. I opened up the back
and found out that there is no shielding in the cavity
I also tested to see if the grousnd wire was really
attatched to the bridge and it was. Meaning i do have a dead short as it should be whaen guits are groundedd properly. still 60 cycle hum is heard on
every pick selection. What should I do.

Re: Gibson Nighthawk noisey noisey

if it were me i would put a meter on it and test earth continuity back to the jack plug to the the pickups and all over the hardware. as you say it definatly suggests an earth short.

Re: Gibson Nighthawk noisey noisey

: if it were me i would put a meter on it and test earth continuity back to the jack plug to the the pickups and all over the hardware. as you say it definatly suggests an earth short.
I went ahead and shielded the whole guitar with copper tape and continuity tested the tape
to make sure I had a closed cercuit form pick up cavitiy to the eclectronics to the bridge. I also soldered a new wire through out to ground. But it is still buzzing. I got the instructions from guitarnut. What now?

Schaller Floyd Rose

Does someone know some artists using this tremolos???

I know caparsion having it in every guitar, but I don't know if the caparsion artists play schaller FR or original FR

Slayer

cyber twin amps

i bought such a hot computer last year a friend says "get an amp and we will record you".so here sits a cyber twin head,4x12 marshall av cab,cyber twin foot controller all new.2000 les paul studio.going for a better strat.kramer stryker 2.1996 hummingbird w vneck,circa 68-73 gibson "blue ridge acoustic.hofner bass copy from japan.kawai keyboard.my question is..whats with the cyber twins it seems like a fun recording amp but seems to have potential are they functional,too complicated,or junk because of being semi-solid state.im a tube man myself. tnks for any input

Guitar Cleaning

I just got a new Fender Acustick Guitar and dont know how to clean it. I dont know if I should us just water or wood cleaner becasue of the polish, and I dont want to wreck it so please HELP ME!

Re: Guitar Cleaning

use a household spray polish, the kind you polish your table tops with, in UK we have a wax free polish which doesnt smear. you can also buy dedicated guitar cleaning polishes which are very good, fender do an excellent one in co-op with mcguire.

Chorus Pedals

I'm looking for a smooth, rich Chorus that can still sound a bit blues-y. Anyone got any tips?

Re: Chorus Pedals

Boss chorus ensemble pedal CE-5, ive played one of those and it was very good, i dont think you can beat the boss pedals for chorus, and of course they are built like a sherman tank.

Re: Chorus Pedals............Ibanez CS-9

Distortion/Overdrive friendly,rich sound,good vibrato and stereo.
LEGENDARY!

help on learrning how to tab

i am just learning how to play and i dont know anything about tabs or anything pleasesssss help me

Re: help on learrning how to tab

:well first off, you can go two ways, first you could just learn tabs and play off that. Or you could learn actual chords and musical theory. I suggest the latter of the two. But if you want to learn how to read tabs, it is not that hard.

1. Read left to right
ex- read the tabs like you read a book

2. You can't usually get the rythem of a song from tablature, you have to listen to the song and then play to the song

3. Ex of tabs
e(top string, nearest to you)---------------------
a------------------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------
e-very bottom(thinnest)----------------------------

Just play what you see in the order it comes
Good tabs sites--Tabworld.com/tabworld.com

Who invented the electric guitar?

Tim Tuckwater?

Re: Who invented the electric guitar?

Dwight stratman of course.

George Beauchamp

The first electrically amplified guitar was invented by George Beauchamp in 1931. He was also co-founder of National Stringed Instrument Corporation and Rickenbacker guitars.

There's a wikipedia page on him at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Beauchamp

Gibson SG decor photo!!..Check it out!

What ya think? New witchhat knobs, hand painted decal on a Gibson SG Standard. Also got locking grovers tuners and hopefully gonna put on a white scratchplate

Re: Gibson SG decor photo!!..Check it out!

damn moderator, so annoying,,,,wont let me post a link

Re: Gibson SG decor photo!!..Check it out!

geoc*ties.com

Re: Gibson LINK

www.geoc*ties.com/infernouk/geetar.jpg

Re: Gibson LINK

replace the * with an i of course!

Amp Schematic

Anybody have a schematic for a Polytone minibrute iv or info on how to get one.....Thanks

strings ?

who invented steel strings

Re: strings ?

wheres the DWIGHT man!!

Re: strings ?

: wheres the DWIGHT man!!

Still watching a few smart & caring people answer as many questions as they can, while the remainder go unanswered or the rest of the forum just gets crazy. Tried to get some friends in to help, but they had enough. Who needs abuse? Let Hondo have it!

accoustic guitar-Mitchell

I just bought a mitchell guitar (used) model # MD700S and would love to know more about this guitar and who it's made by. It sounds great. Back and sides are rosewood and has solid cedar top with mahogany neck. Any info on guitar and/or maker will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Re: accoustic guitar-Mitchell

Mitchell Guitars are custom made by a luthier named (surprise!) Bil Mitchell. try this link: www.bilmitchell.com

NorMa Classical

I purchased a Norma classical guitar model CG 100 in 1972, I was wondering if there was anyone who had any info on this guitar. I am the only owner, it has a few dents, but is in over all very good shape good srtaight neck and stays in tune and plays very well. Anyone with any info please email me.
Thanks S. V. S.

Washburn force 8 Bass

Hi, I need a machine head, screw on nut tipe, (fat)
(Australia)

VESTER 4 STRING With Basslines Quarter pound p-bass pickup

i bought a vester 4 string, i bought it in HOng Kong bout 6 years back. till know i dunno anything about. someone please help me with the specs and all the info about vester basses. i hooked up a seymour duncan quarterpound pbass pickup on it, its tight. but i would like to know about the bass itself. someone reply. is there a website for vestor? its an awesome bass though. hella tight. email me at spliffster42@yahoo.com or post back here. thanks guys.

epiphone les paul

Can any one rate the Epiphone les paul? Is the custom that much better than the standard? How does the 100 series compare?

Re: epiphone les paul

the 100 series are s**t neva use one. but the customs dont infact have a better sound compared to the standard. if i was you id bye the standard. customs play and look no where near as gud as the standards.
i used a epiphone les paul i wouldnt rate it much worse than my gibson. i still use my epiphone as my backup, their reli nice guitars.

Re: epiphone les paul

I've kinda narrowed it down to the Alpine white Custom ($600) or the 3 Pick up Black Beauty Custom ($740) thanks!

Fender Stratocaster

I have a guitar from the 60 and it has the orignal case and is in great condition it is all orignal it is a Fender Stratocaster I am wonder if any one has an idea how much it may be worth

Re: Fender Stratocaster

pre 64 with case, original condition, $10,000 - $20,000. depending on how much pre 64 it is, possibly more.

gibson country and western

Was trying to find the value of a Gibson Country and Western guitar with the numbers #82660? Thanks for the help!

Feedback

Hi, i am currently using a Gibson SG Srtandard through a marshall AVT275 and often use a BOSS PW-10 V-WAH pedal. When i turn the gain knob on the amp up to about 6 or and crank up the gain on the pedal i get so much feedback and thye pickups pick up even the slightest movement. The AVT275 has 4 channels, Acoustic simulator, Clean and OD1/OD2. Which channel should i play through and how could i get the metal sounf i want without so much feedback?

Re: Feedback

You could:
- Move away from the amp.
- Turn down the volume on the amp.
- Roll off some treble on the amp.
- Turn down the volume on the guitar.
- Roll off some treble on the guitar.
- Wear a space helmet, put the reverb on full and be one with the feedback.
- Sell off all that 21st century Marshall valvestate crap on E-bay and whip out an acoustic.

Seriously - for your metal sounds you should be playing the OD1/OD2 channels. Just screw with the volume and EQ (presence too) on the amp coupled with volume and tone settings on your gitbox until you find the magic zone. Remember- you may have to sacrifice overall sound quality to get rid of your screechies at "metal" volumes.

Re: Feedback

New pickups...Trevor

: Hi, i am currently using a Gibson SG Srtandard through a marshall AVT275 and often use a BOSS PW-10 V-WAH pedal. When i turn the gain knob on the amp up to about 6 or and crank up the gain on the pedal i get so much feedback and thye pickups pick up even the slightest movement. The AVT275 has 4 channels, Acoustic simulator, Clean and OD1/OD2. Which channel should i play through and how could i get the metal sounf i want without so much feedback?

Re: Feedback

New pickups? please elaborate a bit on that Trev. are the stock SG pickups prone to feedback? please enlighten us with your infinate wisdome.

Re: Feedback

Lee you know better than that, im no gibson master like you, i think what most any guitar ive had come into my personal shop (aka bedroom) that has had a feedback issue such as one gibson flying v, it was bad pickups or humbuckers, though i do have a paraffin waxer its not pressurized therefore it doesnt do much justice, and no its not a cosmetic either. i was just suggesting the idea of the pickups bein bad. And i only have infinite wisdom towards floyds, just not the best infinite, take luck! Trevor

: New pickups? please elaborate a bit on that Trev. are the stock SG pickups prone to feedback? please enlighten us with your infinate wisdome.

Re: Feedback

i think you are overcooking your gain, i would only use 1 gain control, that one on the amp, bypass the wah and see if you can get the sound you want by using your OD channels, if you want a metal sound and cant find it on your amp then i suggest you get yourself a Boss MT-2 pedal, when using the pedal use the clean channel, obviously keeping the volume down and taking off some treble will help with the feedback problem too.

Re: Feedback

Hmm. Overdrive is volume.The pedal has a volume.The Guitar has a volume and the amp has volume plus overdrive....That's too much volume!
In live situations,it's best to keep the Dist./OD level about 9 o'clock.Amp on 6 o'clock.
In your case,I would put the OD pedal on 7 or 8 o'clock and use it ONLY as a booster.
LET THE AMP DO MOST OF THE WORK
Set the amp's dist. to match your CLEAN volume setting.This is for "crunch rythym" sound.
Then,kick in the pedal for Lead(solo) sounds.
Thats a basic setup for live stuff.
Question...if you have an OD1 and OD2 channel...why do you need a pedal??
Hope this helps

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