1. Post #481
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    March 2008
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    Would you guys recommend that I take a BOSS ME-20 which my friend is offering me for $150 AUS? Or should I hold out and get a bigger multi-effects pedal?
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  2. Post #482
    Knorre's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Would you guys recommend that I take a BOSS ME-20 which my friend is offering me for $150 AUS? Or should I hold out and get a bigger multi-effects pedal?
    I didn't like the ME-20 at all when i used it (after having experience with the ME-50 and ME-70). You should save up for something bigger if you can, the usability is just not good enough imo

    EDIT: On top of that, i got a really sweet petrucci-ish tone out of the me-50, i guess that should convince you.
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  3. Post #483
    His wife, a native of Morris county, and a most estimable lady, died in 1869, at the age of 61.
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    I wouldn't. Multi effect pedals are tooo digital for a tone freak like me :smug:
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  4. Post #484
    wait.. using [color] tags counts towards characters used? fuck. I have like 4 spa
    LasGunz's Avatar
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    Anyone heard of the AdrenaLinn III (without just googling it)?

    My mate has one, it's fantastic. John Mayer uses one too.
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  5. Post #485
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    June 2008
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    I go to fix the intonation and guess what, the intonation is spot on. Both the open string and twelfth fret harmonic match up. But the other notes are quite off, mainly above the twelfth fret. Anybody have a suggestion?
    Intonate them? I dont think there's any other way really.
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  6. Post #486
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    Awww yeaaaah, that thing looks and sounds awesome.
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  7. Post #487
    "For I have dined on honey dew..."
    Mark364's Avatar
    May 2010
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    that is so unnecessary.
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  8. Post #488
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    June 2008
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    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1740292/Riffidea.mid

    Starting to jot down my riff ideas
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  9. Post #489
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    August 2010
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    Ibanez RG7321 next month ooooooh yeah
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  10. Post #490
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    October 2010
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    Ibanez RG7321 next month ooooooh yeah
    We can be RG7321 bros! :buddy:
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  11. Post #491
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    June 2008
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    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1740292/Midipokemon.mid

    by adding a bass and 2 more guitars I've effectively made it a pokemon theme solely because it's in midi
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  12. Post #492
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    August 2009
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    Uhh guys, I think my guitar is fucked.

    So I got 2 new batteries for it, and it sounds exactly the same as when the batteries are out. Very quiet. I practically have to hit the strings to get the sound past the noise gate. Any clue about what's going on here?
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  13. Post #493
    wait.. using [color] tags counts towards characters used? fuck. I have like 4 spa
    LasGunz's Avatar
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    Are the batteries in the right way? lol
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  14. Post #494
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    Are the batteries in the right way? lol
    9-volts. They have to be. Only one way to connect 'em.
    I'd try a new cable before anything else, especially if you are using cheap cables. They're known to come apart on the inside and/or pull apart from the 1/4" connectors.
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  15. Post #495
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    I have tried 3 cables, revealed that one is broken () and the other two produce the same results
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  16. Post #496
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    April 2007
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    I have tried 3 cables, revealed that one is broken () and the other two produce the same results
    Uhhhhhh...check solder points on the inside of the guitar?
    Probably won't be any with the pickups (assuming they're EMG's since your pickups are obviously active, and most EMG's are solder-free), so maybe the output jack?
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  17. Post #497
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    What guitar?
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  18. Post #498
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    Uhhhhhh...check solder points on the inside of the guitar?
    Probably won't be any with the pickups (assuming they're EMG's since your pickups are obviously active, and most EMG's are solder-free), so maybe the output jack?
    Oh also are you going through any pedals? Any at all?
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  19. Post #499
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    August 2009
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    What guitar?
    Epiphone prophecy SG EX

    Oh also are you going through any pedals? Any at all?
    No, none.
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  20. Post #500
    "We should allow child labor overseas ...the sweatshop is what is saving the 9 year old worker"
    Pepin's Avatar
    April 2007
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    Figured out the issue with my intonation, needed new strings. I didn't think the strings I had on there were too worn down, but the new strings I put on are right on the money with the higher frets.
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  21. Post #501
    wait.. using [color] tags counts towards characters used? fuck. I have like 4 spa
    LasGunz's Avatar
    June 2005
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    My dad sold my brothers guitar on ebay to some polish woman and she recieved it yesterday, today she messaged my dad saying "Item not as described!! The griffin inside is cracked".

    Puzzled, my dad asks me what the christ a 'griffin' in a guitar is. I told him there's nothing in a guitar called a griffin and I messaged one of my guitar tech friends to ask too and he said he's heard nothing about it.

    My dad asks the polish twat to explain what a griffin was and her reply:

    "The griffin is damaged by the corps (as in core), item not as described. Probably packaging, we could sack potatoes better than you pack a guitar".


    what?

    Now she wants a refund for some bullshit "fault" with the guitar. Buyers remorse, anyone?
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  22. Post #502
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    You can't honestly expect her to use a guitar with a broken griffin

    It's one of the most vital parts of the instrument
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  23. Post #503
    Dennab
    August 2010
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    Yeah man, I would never accept a guitar with a broken griffin.
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  24. Post #504
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    July 2009
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    i once broke this guitars griffin in a shop

    i had to buy the entire thing, now i'm stuck with a gibson with a broken griffin.

    such a shame
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  25. Post #505
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    September 2008
    225 Posts
    My dad sold my brothers guitar on ebay to some polish woman and she recieved it yesterday, today she messaged my dad saying "Item not as described!! The griffin inside is cracked".

    Puzzled, my dad asks me what the christ a 'griffin' in a guitar is. I told him there's nothing in a guitar called a griffin and I messaged one of my guitar tech friends to ask too and he said he's heard nothing about it.

    My dad asks the polish twat to explain what a griffin was and her reply:

    "The griffin is damaged by the corps (as in core), item not as described. Probably packaging, we could sack potatoes better than you pack a guitar".


    what?

    Now she wants a refund for some bullshit "fault" with the guitar. Buyers remorse, anyone?

    just a random tought, maybe she's talking bout the headstock or the neck Idk


    Never use with a broken griffing tought
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  26. Post #506
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    August 2009
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    Okay so I opened up my SG and there's a bunch of wires in there held together by a couple of cable ties with a 2 wires (black and grey) going to the jack and another two (red and black) going to the battery compartment. I tried fiddling around to see if anything would catch but nothing seems to respond to it.

    :|

    Edited:

    All solder points seem fine too, the knobs and the pup selector are the only solder points I can see.
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  27. Post #507
    Dennab
    January 2009
    1,725 Posts
    My dad sold my brothers guitar on ebay to some polish woman and she recieved it yesterday, today she messaged my dad saying "Item not as described!! The griffin inside is cracked".

    Puzzled, my dad asks me what the christ a 'griffin' in a guitar is. I told him there's nothing in a guitar called a griffin and I messaged one of my guitar tech friends to ask too and he said he's heard nothing about it.

    My dad asks the polish twat to explain what a griffin was and her reply:

    "The griffin is damaged by the corps (as in core), item not as described. Probably packaging, we could sack potatoes better than you pack a guitar".


    what?

    Now she wants a refund for some bullshit "fault" with the guitar. Buyers remorse, anyone?
    She probably means the neck as it's "gryf" in Polish. Trust me, I'm Polish.
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  28. Post #508
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    December 2010
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    Okay so I opened up my SG and there's a bunch of wires in there held together by a couple of cable ties with a 2 wires (black and grey) going to the jack and another two (red and black) going to the battery compartment. I tried fiddling around to see if anything would catch but nothing seems to respond to it.

    :|

    Edited:

    All solder points seem fine too, the knobs and the pup selector are the only solder points I can see.
    can you find the solder points for the jack?
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  29. Post #509
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    August 2009
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    can you find the solder points for the jack?
    I think so, but I'd have to unscrew the socket to pull it out and get a better look.

    Just used my older guitar with the same amp settings, lead etc and it works fine. Definitely a problem with the guitar then.
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  30. Post #510
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  31. Post #511
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    April 2006
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    I was born ready.

    Is there any way to slightly re-moisturize an ebony fretboard or should I just wait until it gets nasty and then revarnish it and everything?
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  32. Post #512
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    July 2009
    2,257 Posts
    i usually rub the fretboard with some olive oil when replacing strings, works a charm.

    though it's rosewood.
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  33. Post #513
    wait.. using [color] tags counts towards characters used? fuck. I have like 4 spa
    LasGunz's Avatar
    June 2005
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    I just got paid le big bucks from Machinima so I'm buying some more parts to my build, bought the Nitrocellulose Lacquer there, looking at some necks now. Can't really find any I like or that will even fit lol
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  34. Post #514
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    i usually rub the fretboard with some olive oil when replacing strings, works a charm.

    though it's rosewood.
    How do you see when it's time to re-moisturize your fretboard?

    Edited:

    2K
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  35. Post #515
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    May 2009
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    Ive probably already spent $250 on just parts...

    wow...
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  36. Post #516
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    October 2010
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    Need new strings soon, Would like to try other brands.

    I have Super Slinky's on now. Play mostly Metallica, but some Mercyful Fate, Green Day, Audioslave and others. WHat strings you reccomend?
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  37. Post #517
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    May 2006
    650 Posts
    Are you implying that Joe Satriani is a bad guitarist?
    Because honestly, that is the FIRST thing I think of when somebody asks me either if Ibanez makes anything good, or who some talented artists who use Ibanez guitars are.

    Also who the hell plays a scallopped Ibanez? I really want to know, for real. I'm not joking.
    Because the only particularly famous person I can think of that plays scallopped guitars is Yngwie J. Malmsteen, and he plays Fender Strats - hell, Fender even sells a pre-scallopped signature of his if you want to take out a mortgage for it.

    What this really all breaks down to is that you are an arrogant prick. Because you're set in your ways and all high and mighty about them being the "true" or "right" path, everybody else has to be wrong. Have you ever once considered that many of the things you attack, other people might actually like? It's not like we're asking you to listen to splittercore or The Berzerker here...just accept the fact that maybe some people WANT a guitar that has that second octave, a thin neck, and a superstrat shape. Honestly, I think superstrats are FAR more comfortable than regular strats, though I do feel Ibanez necks are too thin for my tastes.

    Stop wagging your opinion around like it's superior to anybody else's.
    Karl Sanders scallops his frets :smug:
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  38. Post #518
    wait.. using [color] tags counts towards characters used? fuck. I have like 4 spa
    LasGunz's Avatar
    June 2005
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    Need new strings soon, Would like to try other brands.

    I have Super Slinky's on now. Play mostly Metallica, but some Mercyful Fate, Green Day, Audioslave and others. WHat strings you reccomend?
    Elixir Nanoweb, regardless of your genre :p
    (imo)
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  39. Post #519
    Dennab
    August 2010
    2,500 Posts
    Ernie Ball Titanium Reinforced/coated 10-46 (3121#)


    I like them more than nanowebs personally, my nanowebs always got the coating ripped of quickly, and I didn't like their sound a whole lot for my playing. After 3 months, my Ernie's are still in great condition. Also, GHS seems to have some good stuff, but I've never used them.
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  40. Post #520
    wait.. using [color] tags counts towards characters used? fuck. I have like 4 spa
    LasGunz's Avatar
    June 2005
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    Fucking boo.. I was re-setting up my bridge for standard tuning (I play in E flat personally but I have to retune and reset to play in college) and as I was retuning high E it snapped. First string I've snapped in months.

    Though thankfully I can put it down to the guy who sold me the guitar's bad stringing job, I hadn't got around to replacing the strings on my new fender because I was waiting to see a guitar tech to adjust my nut for thicker gauges so wasting 10 on strings that fit the current nut size would be.. well a waste.

    thankfully I had some elixir spares lying around and replaced the E for college tomorrow, then on saturday I'm getting the nut recut for gauge 12 or 13.
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