New guy saying whaddup

Just found this site and I'm pumped! It's like guitar heaven here!

Brief bio:

- live in Portland, ME
- playing for almost 7 years, only 1.5 years on lead, though
- am in a cover band: myspace.com/heavydime at the moment, looking to get the original project up and running again this summer
- i'm having a custom made Languedoc replica by the folks at Resurrection Guitar Co. (resurrectionguitars.net). Here are some pics:

Anybody ever dealt with these guys at Resurrection? Seem to be pretty legit guys, and the half-dozen folks I've spoken with who have also ordered through them have had all good things to say.

Hope to contribute to the forum!

Thanks

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I get it (I think). A stereo 1/4" jack socket instead of the usual mono. Put a stereo jack in (with a Y cable to a pair of mono jacks) and the switch flicks between tip for the lead going to the pedals and ring for the other lead going straight into the amp.

I had a similar thing with a bass I nearly built but aborted. At the time, I used OD quite a lot and this always lost me bottom end, sounding like a rhythm guitar. I had an idea to build a bass with a Jazz pup near the neck leading to one jack and a Musicman pup near the bridge leading to a second socket. Two leads out; the jazz going straight to amp and the MM going to the board. If I did step on the OD, I'd still have the Jazz pup dry to give some clean bass underneath the effected bass.

1bassleft wrote:
I get it (I think). A stereo 1/4" jack socket instead of the usual mono. Put a stereo jack in (with a Y cable to a pair of mono jacks) and the switch flicks between tip for the lead going to the pedals and ring for the other lead going straight into the amp.

I had a similar thing with a bass I nearly built but aborted. At the time, I used OD quite a lot and this always lost me bottom end, sounding like a rhythm guitar. I had an idea to build a bass with a Jazz pup near the neck leading to one jack and a Musicman pup near the bridge leading to a second socket. Two leads out; the jazz going straight to amp and the MM going to the board. If I did step on the OD, I'd still have the Jazz pup dry to give some clean bass underneath the effected bass.

You got it (far as I know, anyways). You filled in what I neglected to say too: one cable goes to the amp, the other cable (the "Y") to my FX board. I hope it was worth installing. It was cheap enough where it's basically negligable, and if I don't end up using it or if I find it's not as helpful as I thought, I can simply disable it (not use it) and I'm back to normal.

Worth installing, I'd say. I have got hold of a piezo acoustic 5-string bridge and I intend to get a Fishman Powerchip to go with it. This blends the piezo with the magnetic pickups but has another nice feature. If a stereo lead is plugged in, it diverts the piezo to ring and the mag to tip so that the two signals can be sent to different amps (I might even find that solid-stste amp suits the piezo better :!: :shock: ). If a mono jack is inserted, a blend of the two is sent to the tip for a normal guitar-cable-amp setup. Quite nifty (Graphtech have a similar thing going with their GHOST setup).

No doubt, that sounds cool.

Well, I found a way to eliminate the need for a pesky "Y" cable:

hardtruckers.com

Hard Truckers ‘Y’ Stereo Junction Box – Eliminate the need for a ‘Y’ insert cable. Specifically made for guitars with an onboard effects loop but has a multitude of uses. This hardwired junction box looks like a standard mxr size pedal that has a Stereo Input with a Mono Tip Output and a Mono Ring Input. Our junction box gives you a cleaner, clearer and more solid connection. The professional, road ready answer for your special rig. $ 69.99

There is also the Nobels 4-splitter, which takes your mono guitar lead as the input and gives four mono outputs. I have one, and it works very well.

It's nowadays called the split-4 and can be seen here:
http://www.nobels.com/en/index.htm

1bassleft wrote:
There is also the Nobels 4-splitter, which takes your mono guitar lead as the input and gives four mono outputs. I have one, and it works very well.

It's nowadays called the split-4 and can be seen here:
http://www.nobels.com/en/index.htm

Ok...sweet.

But I have a question for ya. Here's how my FX chain runs right now:

Gibson SG (soon to be Resurrection Fishy Hollowbody) >
Mu-Tron III >
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal >
Vox Wah >
TS808 (analogman silver mod) >
TS9 (analogman silver mod) >
MXR DynaComp (soon to be analogman BiCompROSSER) >
Boss TU2 chromatic tuner >
Boss DD-6 digital delay >
Visual Sound H20 chorus/echo pedal >
Digitech Whammy II (sometimes) >
Fender HotRod Delux (soon to be Fender Delux Reverb...I think...)

Here's my question: when I turn on the Mu-Tron III, I lose a considerable amount of volume....any ideas on how to fix this?

I'm wondering....if I grab that split-4 you speak of.....can I send one to the FX chain and loop it back to the split-4.......and then send another split to just the Mu-Tron III? My point is, I've been thinking of getting an EQ or booster of some sort to boost the volume of just the Mu-Tron without compromising it's tone or integrity, but I'll need to seperate it completely so the rest of the FX chain doesn't get hit with the EQ/booster. Hope that makes sense....lemme know if I' speaking swaheelee.

And thanks! :D

Nope, nevermind....I just realized that won't work because there's no way to control turning the thing on/off seperately. My bad. :roll:

The only other option I came up with so far is to get something like the Keeley Japanese Apartment pedal (http://www.robertkeeley.com/product.php?id=23) and a booster (http://www.robertkeeley.com/product.php?id=34) with it, that way it's completely seperate from my chain altogether. I could leave the Mu-Tron III on at all times, along with the booster, and when I wanted to engage it, I could just stomp on the Japanes Apt. and viola! Problem is, this is appx. a $280 fix....and I'm not sure it's even worth it at that point.

Dammit!

Rec'd a couple of more pics this morning. Neck is getting glued on next, and then into the spray booth. Man, I'll tell you what....I don't think I was even this nervous when I first asked out my fiance on a date! Sheesh!

Kind of bummed the 2nd one came out blurry. Oh well. I'll post more when I get them or when it arrives.

Tha tguitar is looking good, i do like a bit of double binding.

Love the inlays!

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