Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - February, 2003

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Re: Bass guitar with any amp?

Can i have a bass guitar and use any guitar poweramp? or does it have to be a bass amp?

Re: Bass guitar with any amp?

You can if you plan to just jam at low volume. If you turn it up you'll mess up your guitar speakers. They are made to handle higher frequencies with less bass energy. I have a bass that I jam through a 4x12 cab and it works fine as long as I don't turn it up very loud. Ultimately, though, I don't think it helps the life of the speakers. If you hooked up your guitar amp to a pro-audio or bass extension speaker you should be fine.

Re: Bass guitar with any amp?

It will sound best through a bass amp.
Click link below for ideas for amps

compressor/limiter advantages

i play an american fender strat through a non tude amp. i have a couple of effects running through the effects loop of the amp and distortion pedal through the pre-amp. would purchasing a compressor/limiter with noise gate to run between the guitar and pedal and also between the effects loop and effects pedal make much of a differance?

any help given, cheers in advance

steve

Great Guitar Players Of Our Time

I was reading an article on a guitar site that said John Mayer and Dave Matthews(amongst others)are the real great guitarist of our time. By this i guess the person meant guitarist after, lets say 1980(if im wrong please correct me). The person was bragging "lets get our heads out of the 70s", and that were "too stuck on 70s music" and feel nothing today can compare. I agree to some point with that.
I like alot of music thats out right now...
But come on!!
Can you really put John mayer with guitarist's like
Page, hendrix, clapton,Satriani, Vai and a few others.. I would like your views on this, though im not a matthews hater or anything, i just don't feel many guitarist today are as good if better than some i refered to(60s-70s so on)

But im sure alot are good today(i just don't know that many)
I do however think that Hammet(metallica), Morello(rage) and john(red hot chili) are really good guitarist.
What do you think?,Any guitarist you like.........

Re: Great Guitar Players Of Our Time

true true true i cant belive that all these new guitarists get so much credit when a handfull of them doesent compare to all the older stuff.i was inspired to play from listening to hammet and page and hendrix,im 15 yrs old but i cant stand listening to music with guitarists that play nothing but crutch cords and dont solo.people even put down older music for having solos!its rediculis how people think that if its before 1995 and has a guitar solo that its butt rock which just pisses me off......but i agree with you 100%

Re: Great Guitar Players Of Our Time

Dave Matthews, I agree, can never be considered one of the great guitarists of all time. He opened new doors in popular music with jazz-based chordal structure, but he doesn't have chops.

John Mayer, however, you'd be surprised. He is absolutely #1 on my list of new guitarists. The guy grew up on SRV, Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Charlie Hunter, etc. He can rip with the best of them (a la SRV), and he plays basslines while soloing. I can think of very very few guitarists who are capable of that. Go check out his live work, for example his cover of Lenny or his guitar work on Neon on Any Given Thursday (his live album). Or else check out some live tapes. It's true his popular stuff is watered down acoustic pop, but he's got chops.

Must say I agree

Few guitarists tell stories with their soloing. If they even bother to solo at all. That's kind of the point. To express your self. Anyone can bang out riffs but not everyone has talent. Mostly, anything resembling a solo nowadays seems more like an interlude fill so the singer can take a break for a few seconds. I root for alot of the older generation; Vai, Satriani, Hammet, Zakk Wylde...even some of the lesser credited guitarists like what's his name from ZZ Top. I guess, though, that this kind of stuff is excatly what every generation says about the new generation of music.

need info on yamaki acoustic guitars

need info on yamaki acoustic guitars

This popular thread has been given its own page : need info on yamaki acoustic guitars

Quicktime lessons

Just a rminder that I've posted a Quicktime + TAB lesson at http://www.guitarforbeginners.com It's a finger style rendition of Shania Twain's "Still the One", or at least the hookline of that tune. Good for finger independence. Look for the "Sample Lesson" link.

Cheers,

Kirk

Stop the hiss in my rectifier monster

I have a single rectifier 50 watt head that i play very loud. My question is...Is there any way to get rid of the hiss and hum when not playing? Ihave a Rocktron Hush and that helps alot but there is still some hiss. I realize these amps are very high gain monsters but there must be a way to eliminate the hiss.

Re: Stop the hiss in my rectifier monster

Does it make noise when your guitar is plugged in and you turn the volume on the guitar all the way off?

Re: Stop the hiss in my rectifier monster

: Does it make noise when your guitar is plugged in and you turn the volume on the guitar all the way off?

Yes, but most off that sound should go away if you have a grounded unit... It can also be that the guitar amplifier is really old and it wont get any better...!

Re: Stop the hiss in my rectifier monster

What kind of guitar are you using, how old is it, and what kind of pickups and electronics do you have in it?

Martin D-35

I have a D-35 in very good condition that I want to sell. It needs a few minor repairs. Once those are done, what could I expect to get for it?

Re: Martin D-35

$1-200 depending on th repairs needed

: I have a D-35 in very good condition that I want to sell. It needs a few minor repairs. Once those are done, what could I expect to get for it?

Acrylic paint

I'm putting together my first guitar and I'm almost at the painting stage. I think I might use tins of acrylic car spray but i've no idea how well it will wear. Does any body know?

pull off

I dont get this pull off thing... If it says in the tab like:
p
e-----4------
b------------
g------------
d------------
a------------
e------------
Then your supose to pullof on 4th but then it wont be that tone it will be an e, then why dont you just pull off an open string on e becaus if you with your left hand pull off on the 4th then it wont be that tone anyway... Am I wrong? Just dont get it how to pull off... Please help me

//Johannes

Re: pull off

if the tab sats the number and has a p then yes it would be and e in that case,so you have fourth fret on the high e you hit that note and let go so it produces the open note....its pretty simple but kind of hard to explain

GUITAR

AGRADESERIA EL ENVIO DE UNOS PLANOS Y MEDIDAS REALES DE UNA GUITARRA PAUL RED SMITH SANTANA SEMIELECTRICA.

Re: GUITAR

si quere peude ir al sitio www.santana.com y alamejor ai encotrara las medidas

Please any Boss ME-6 patches!!

Please if you have ay patches, please send to me i need those so much, please

Behringer v-amp

I have just bought a second hand v-amp... so far I'll delighted with it so far... but how do I find settings? There seem to be downloads I can do, but I don't run the amp thru the PC?? Can anyone explain or point me in the right direction pls?

Re: Behringer v-amp

You could check their homepage for info... I think there some stuff to download there and there should be some sort of info page on how to use it! http://www.v-amp.com/

Guitars

I want to start a band

Re: Guitars

ok

jem555 tuning..new strings

Help.. I recently changed strings on my jem555 and getting this thing in tune is a nightmare if anyone is familiar with the Lo-trs tremola system it needs to be level with the body of the top however the bridge rises up well above it
no matter how low i start the bridge when I begin tuning.
Also when I have the strings in tune and I lock them down those strings still go way out of tune again. If anyone out there owns one of these I would like to know what the the trick is to getting this thing tuned up.
thanks
Mark

Re: jem555 tuning..new strings

: Help.. I recently changed strings on my jem555 and getting this thing in tune is a nightmare...

Check the jemsite.com website , you will find setup instructions as well as problemsolving tips for your particular problem, I use to have a jem555 and had the same problem, the low-trs II is inferieur to the edge tremelo wich is on all other jem's and new 555 models. Try some new studs for the bridge, and check the tremelo knife edges for wear, use a small round file if u have to. I got sick of it and sold mine couple of years ago, I'm planning to buy a new 555 with the lo pro edgde 2 bridge very soon:) good luck and keep on playing!

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Ovation Model No: 1112

I have an Ovation Model No:1112 acoustic roundback, standard bowl, 5 13/16" deep Deluxe Balladeer with case, both in great condition. Please tell me how much it is worth?
Cheers

Mesa Dual Rectifier 3 channel

HI,
I'm looking for a used Mesa Dual Rectifier (3 channel) head in New York City area. I can move to NJ. Where is a good guitar shop around there?
Please contact me through my mail.
pneumoniae@inwind.it
Thanx.
Maury

which BASS-amp

Hi,

I'm a guitarplayer, but since our bassplayer left us, I decided to sell one of my guitars and buy a bass and amp.
Now I would like to have some advice; (BTW I live in Belgium and prices here are much higher than in US (double or more), and I'm on a budget).

For the bass, I've already found a Fender standard jazz bass on E-bay; for the amp i was thinking of something small (70-120W), since we don't have any gigs that I know of in the nearby future.
I was thinking of a Peavey basic 112 or TKO 115, Hartke B90 or kickback, Laney RBW 100, Hughes and kettner L, .... But then I saw a SUN BETA BASS on Ebay, very old (it's from +- 1970 I heard) but with 300 W on board and pretty cheap. It also has a Peavey woofer black widow with it.

Is there a lot of difference between (in sound) the amps I named and this SUNN amp. Is it worth the risk?
Is it really 300 W, 'cause in the reviews they're talking of 100 W RMS ?

and the woofer? Is it a sort of horn?

And the bass, I've heard people say the MIM is only as good as a squier but twice the price??

many thanks!

bArt

Re: which BASS-amp

: Hi, I Run a squire 4 string out of a fender BXR100 15"sub 100wt. it is perfect. depending on your music style, youd be safe with one of these BXR100. I picked up mine used for $350.00 us. It gives a very deep low sound. i swear by it. I will also never trade in my squire!

: I'm a guitarplayer, but since our bassplayer left us, I decided to sell one of my guitars and buy a bass and amp.
: Now I would like to have some advice; (BTW I live in Belgium and prices here are much higher than in US (double or more), and I'm on a budget).

: For the bass, I've already found a Fender standard jazz bass on E-bay; for the amp i was thinking of something small (70-120W), since we don't have any gigs that I know of in the nearby future.
: I was thinking of a Peavey basic 112 or TKO 115, Hartke B90 or kickback, Laney RBW 100, Hughes and kettner L, .... But then I saw a SUN BETA BASS on Ebay, very old (it's from +- 1970 I heard) but with 300 W on board and pretty cheap. It also has a Peavey woofer black widow with it.

: Is there a lot of difference between (in sound) the amps I named and this SUNN amp. Is it worth the risk?
: Is it really 300 W, 'cause in the reviews they're talking of 100 W RMS ?

: and the woofer? Is it a sort of horn?

:
: And the bass, I've heard people say the MIM is only as good as a squier but twice the price??

: many thanks!

: bArt

It's a Fender!

I just want to share with you all my happiness cause i got a new guitar a strato and it sounds really good!!

Re: It's a Fender!

: I just want to share with you all my happiness cause i got a new guitar a strato and it sounds really good!!

Re: It's a Fender!

Would you believe I am another one (DM)--who recently bought a Jimmy Vaughan! My second strat. Nice maple neck!!

Green Day's Live Sound

Hey, I want to know anything and everything about Billie Joe's sound. I know he uses his strat and a "modified" marshall amp, but how was it modified and what kinds of settings does he use? Thanks for your time.

Re: Green Day's Live Sound

I know that Billy Joe has his own Rob Cavallo customized marshall but I want to know what settings his uses to get such a crunchy sound. Although its not as crunchy as the insomniac sound I like the dookie guitar sound the best and thats the type of sound I want to get.

Ibanez Jem 666: Guitar Pro 4

Does anyone knows or heard something about
Ibanez Jem 666 ?

For Guitar Pro 4 you can try at www.zerahsxxx.narod.ru

Mesa boogie rectifier wanted, Southern California area

im looking for either a mesa boogie dual or triple rectifier, either 2 or 3 channel version, doesnt matter. instant message me at xforgottenhopex if you're interested.

Re: Mesa boogie rectifier wanted, Southern California area

If you want one go to ebay.com. They are all over.

ACOUSTIC IBANEZ V300BK vintage ??

ACOUSTIC IBANEZ V300BK vintage ??

This popular thread has been given its own page : ACOUSTIC IBANEZ V300BK vintage ??

Soloing In A Certain Key

I'v been playing with my band for a little while now and just can't get a good solo with the changing chords or keys.. Im not that good, but damn im trying.. I'v learned alot of scales and modes, but still have a problem..
Can Anyone Help ?

Daion acoustic or electric guitar

Im looking for a Daion guitar acoustic or eletric
is there anybody out there who have one for sale
please be so kind and mail me.
Björn

Westone Thunder 1 Bass

Greetings: can anyone tell me the year of a Westone Thunder 1 basss I have.Serial # 2010143 Matsumoku Made in Japan.Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks !!

Re: Westone Thunder 1 Bass

I have a Westone thunder 1 with serial number 2081660
apparently the first number 2 means it was made in 1982
this info was found here http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/Data4/Westone/Thunder-1-A-Bass-01.html

Re: Westone Thunder 1 Bass

:hi gus! THESE BASSES ARE AWESOME! I've got a thunder 1a dates from the early eighties. I need a wiring diagram, or digital pic of the switch wiring, can u help??
cheers andy b

tell me about my susuki flyin v

I bought a Suzuki flying v. Not bad condition but ther isn't a serial# or anything on it execpt for the suzukie inlay at to top of the neck. I have spent all week on google just trying to sind some one with the same guitar. if yo know please pass on the info if you know a site send me the link. I'm not looking for estimates or value i am interested in when it might have been made japan/korea I have also been told that this is a lawsuit guitar(I known the fallacy of these clains. If it was a fender or gibsons I would have an easy time with this quest but I bought the suzuki that I fell in love with any help helps thanks

Re: tell me about my suzuki flyin v

: I bought a Suzuki flying v. Not bad condition but ther isn't a serial# or anything on it execpt for the suzuki inlay at to top of the neck. I have spent all week on google just trying to sind some one with the same guitar. if yo know please pass on the info if you know a site send me the link. I'm not looking for estimates or value i am interested in when it might have been made japan/korea I have also been told that this is a lawsuit guitar(I known the fallacy of these clains. If it was a fender or gibsons I would have an easy time with this quest but I bought the suzuki that I fell in love with any help helps thanks

Re: tell me about my suzuki flyin v

: I bought a Suzuki flying v. Not bad condition but ther isn't a serial# or anything on it execpt for the suzuki inlay at to top of the neck. I have spent all week on google just trying to find some one with the same guitar. if you know please pass on the info if you know a site send me the link. I'm not looking for estimates or value i am interested in when it might have been made japan/korea I have also been told that this is a lawsuit guitar(I known the fallacy of these clains. If it was a fender or gibsons I would have an easy time with this quest but I bought the suzuki that I fell in love with. any help helps thanks

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