Metalguitarist.org banner

basswood

  1. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Posting because I remember we had a thread where it was brought up a while back sort of tangentially. Drew's Suhr thread I think, of course, it wasn't the solution in that case, but on a lot of older basswood guitars from the 80s it is necessary. I've never found it a problem on other woods, but...
  2. Guitar Parts & Accessories For Sale / Trade /...
    A little project I just recently (2 weeks ago?) bought but changed my mind. I was going to swap this with the body on my RG7420, but I decided to go another direction and I'd prefer the cash rather than letting this thing collect dust in my basement. From what I understand, it's a...
  3. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    Hi. At the moment I have a Dimarzio Super Distortion in my Schecter omen 6 guitar. It works and sounds pretty good. I mostly play it through Guitar Rig 5 and a 6505+ head. Overall I like the tone I get, but I also want something slightly "cleaner" meaning a little more clarity. I mainly play...
  4. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    So... Hypothetically, if I had a guitar on the way - a big slab of basswood, two-piece bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, and Gibraltar II bridge - and I wanted to go old school on the pickups... would D-Activators be okay? Thanks for your input.
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears... A long time friend of mine was having some issues with his JS100, so he brought it to me for a tune-up. The guitar's got a lot of sentimental value attached to it, plus I played it quite a bit while we were growing up, so I was happy to help...
  6. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I've got a nice RG560 with stock pickups in it and I want to set this thing up as a pure shred machine, not a metal machine per se but a shred ala Yngwie, Paul Gilbert Satch, Vinnie Moore etc. (you know the usual stuff I regularly butcher) it's H/S/S I really liked the Gravity storm I had in my...
  7. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    Hi, I have been reading this forum for years for gear advice and now finally posting for the first time, I also posted this in other forums but I REALLY need help. I mainly need brige pickup advice now, especially for LIVE playing, and also recording, and I have a Basswood Ibanez Prestige RG...
  8. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I need straploks for the JP70, I've mostly used Schaller but I'm curious about the Dunlops. I know they stick out a little further than the Schaller but I like the dual design aspect. I know Chris had trouble with his Schallers coming off the strap, and I remember Stitch had his rip out of the...
  9. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Getting an Ibby 1527 next Monday. I will be playing it through a JSX head, Mesa Recto 2x12 w/V30's Boss eq in the loop, Green Rhino & a Decimator out front. I'm no lead player so I'm going for a really thick, harmonically rich rhythm tone. I want passive, medium to medium-high output. Not...
  10. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    You know what guitar this is going in. I need to replace the invader with something that isn't so incredibly bass heavy. I'll consider anything for this one basically, even Bareknuckles. So, basswood body maple neck, rosewood fretboard, a pickup for thrash, black and punk. Come at me bros!
  11. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    So I've got another guitar I need to knab some pickups for. This one is interesting though, it's a basswood Flying V kit with a 24.75 scale, which is different from your standard RG with basswood so I'm really at a loss with what to do with it. It will also have the standard maple neck/rosewood...
  12. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Buddy of mine is looking for a set of dimarzios for a basswood RG (it's a dirty lefty so they'll need to be optimised for left side toan). My thoughts were: Neck: Gravity Storm Middle: LIGAF Bridge: Evo Suggestions? Counter suggestions? Blazes? Agile?!
  13. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    Anyone here actually try it? I've seen a few reviews out there, but I trust you lads. Thinking on tossing one in my JP6, and then tossing the CrunchLab in the trash where it belongs. :yesway:
  14. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    This is awesome. The guy's just as good as Steve Morse at getting tons of different tones out of just the guitar and a dimed valve amp.
  15. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    My RG7620 must have superior tones to Quigs's JP7, because the CL/LF 7 pickups really aren't bad at all in my guitar. They're quite soft in the top end, but that doesn't affect the clarity. I can see why the djent crowd loves 'em. The only problem is they're too close to the strings, even with...
  16. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    Fucking sucks. Did you hear that, Google? The DiMarzio Crunch Lab 7 / Liquifire 7 combo in Basswood SUCKS. SU-U-UCKS. Do you hear that, EBMM? Don't ship basswood guitars with these. Seriously. They are bad. This is a public service announcement from your friends at MG. :yesway:
  17. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Was talking about the new Jackson X series models with some mates, and one of them told me that active pickups on basswood sound just like shit. I'm not really an expert about woods. Is that true?
  18. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    In the "Distinctive" camp (aka ones I like but most people will probably hate): One that I presume most of you will consider pretty good: (I'm presuming this was recorded on Ibanez 7s)
  19. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    Alrighty. So. One of the guitars in the queue is my orange Schecter V-1 Plus. This one will be set up as a completely non-metal guitar. For this one I want that old 50s sound. Pompadour hair, hot rods, poodle skirts, drive-in movies...you know. Normally I would say "PAF, duh", however; I...
  20. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    Hey all, I'm getting a little tired of the Tone Zone in my RG421. Do you guys have any recommendations for a basswood guitar, for the bridge? I really dig the FRED in my JS; perhaps a Mo Joe?
Top