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  1. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    So I'm trying to wire up the following pickups and I have this diagram: However, I have this 3 way switch: So going from the diagram that has 4 connectors on each side to mine which has 8 in a row, how would I go about wiring to the switch? I'm just not sure how the 4x2 translates to...
  2. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Started playing some lead guitar with a band. Noticed that the settings/volume I use for rhythm aren't loud enough when playing leads. What do you do to get more volume out of a one channel amp? TIA
  3. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I have an opportunity to bag one of these old beasts (also called the Teal Stripe series) after looking for a while, as I'm into the late 80's / early 90's solid state old school death metal sound, for which I'll be using pedals (Boss HM-2 / HM-3 / MT-2) with the amp. The amp is in another...
  4. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I want to tune a guitar to D tuning, which if I understand correctly each string is to be dropped 1 whole step (from standard E tubing). Then, if I tune down the 6th string from D to C I'd be in Drop C tuning. If my understanding is correct, do I need anything other than standard strings to...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Is there a room mic in this vid? How is he getting that tone, is it all the gretch? It sounds almost like an acoustic. Ive not really tried a hollowbody properly before but damn if that vid isnt making me want to get a Gretch.
  6. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So, I have acquired this fine instrument online, which is a lot of guitar for its price, in my humble opinion. Guess I got lucky, because fretwork is flawless and it sounds huge. It plays fantastic! Anyway, on to the neck profile: I remember trying several Indo Pro Soloist during the past few...
  7. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Let’s say you have a tuner pedal like the boss TU-3, it has two split outputs - one normal and one bypass. The pedal is buffered and not true bypass. Now, let’s say you have a different pedal like the polytune 3. You set it up to have a buffered output (not true bypass), and you split the...
  8. Music: Recording Studio
    I tried recording something I've been working on lately and keep running into the problem of "muddy" sounding guitars. It seems like everything just runs together. The first example that comes to mind of what I want to hear is "Disposable Heros" by Metallica, just in terms of how you can hear...
  9. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Speaker Upgrade Questions First timer here... any help is greatly appreciated. I have a 4 X 12", 16 ohm, 400 watt, Behringer cabinet (BG412S) with Jensen speakers that are soldered. I purchased 4, 12", 16 ohm, 80 watt, Celestion Seventy/80 replacement speakers. 1. Can I use the existing...
  10. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Picked up a TC Electronic HyperGravity Mini Pedal. Really like it clean and was quite surprised how good it sounded with dirt and full blown Distortion. I was thinking that I would only use it with cleans but I may be an "on most of the time" pedal. Have not messed with any tone prints yet but...
  11. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    PSA - I just went to the Decibel Eleven website as I finished writing this post and talk about luck - they have a clearance sale running and still have the Switch Doctor available, brand new for $150 shipped in the US. Seems like a no-brainer purchase at that price so I grabbed one. I bought...
  12. eBay Auctions
    There is no way in hell I am sending money to Kuala Lumpur or even Russia, so is there a way to just filter these instruments out so they don't come up in my searches? I've looked but don't see one. thanks in advance :)
  13. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    So far I have only owned and used the Maxon OD808 as a boost for my tube heads. It's pretty much always on except for the 1% of the time I'm playing clean. I'm wondering if I'd get a different tone or tighter grind if I got one of the other pedals out there, there are many and I'd be curious...
  14. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I'm considering going on the hunt for a used USA or Custom Shop Jackson and obviously there's a lot more choice of them over there than there are this side of the pond, but I'm not sure what's a reasonable price for a used one, so I'd appreciate your input to work out if this is likely to be...
  15. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    So, a little backstory, I've been playing guitar for probably 15 years, but 99% of it has just been playing along with tabs, minus 4 or 5 years where I had more interest in getting drunk than learning guitar. Recently I got the same guitar bug I got when I was a teenager. I've been busy...
  16. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Do the top mounted OFR's on the USA and Japanese Socal's have restricted movement compared to the recessed floyd rose on the Mexican socal? ie. Does the Mexican recessed trem have more movement range?
  17. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I'm thinking of adding a 7 string RG to the stable, but the sheer volume of different models has me drowning in a sea of numbers trying to sort out what's what. So my question to the experts: is there a 26.5" scale, tremolo equipped RG worth buying available in the neighborhood of $800 (new or...
  18. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Hi guys! I hope you guys can help me out about :roll2:. I play guitar over 3 years and back in the days I learned on a sweet Ibanez RG guitar. Unfortunately her tremolo system went shit so I decided to sell her, and I brought an Epiphone Les Paul Studio LT (I was on budget when this happened...
  19. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Hi, Brand new to this forum. I've been playing guitar off (very off) and on for several years. Started playing out of MetallicA tab books. I can: play basic open chords, barre chords, alternate pick, palm mute, hammer on/pull off, slide, create my own rhythms. (as of 2 months ago) I could...
  20. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    What is the difference between active and passive pick-up ... ? I don't know a lot about this topic
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