And you're still talking at me and reacting in a way that makes what I said look high and mighty and narrow minded when it's not.
This is the last time I'm clearing it up.
I know X guitar brand isn't just for X guitar player.
I don't think X genre is superior to X genre.
I don't think Single Coils are better then Humbuckers, I prefer single coils but I still use HBs.
I don't believe my opinion to be fact and if you disagree that's ok.
I don't think high gain has no value. I own a fucking big muff, by your logic I should think that's worse than "high gain".
I don't mean any of this other than what it is at face value, My experience and opinion on it.
YOU are making it out like I'm the cunt when really I've done nothing. YOU GUYS spun what I said and got annoyed by it, not me.
If you can get your hands on a switchcraft jack (which should be fairly priced, and relatively easy to obtain), I highly recommend doing so.
It's one of the small upgrades that you'll thank yourself for later. I purchased one of these for a previous build and never looked back. Nice solid connection with the 1'4
It could just be a poor choice of phrasing, but it doesn't seem that way.
And I know single coils are better than coil-tapped 'buckers for cleans, but if you don't want single coil pickups then they're damn nice to have. The whole coil-splitting thing isn't worth going into explaining, but you really seem to have a thing for single-coil pickups.
Your posts about making guitars, gear, etc...they're all very much respectable.
It's when you start talking about what you don't like or what you feel is better that I get this arrogance vibe.
Just like I can appreciate chefs make a great prawn and mushroom platter but I fucking hate prawns and mushrooms, they're awful and geared towards Line-6 using, Megade.. wait..
I will give you this though, Line 6 is a pretty awful company.
Well...their common gear is atrocious, anyway (the Spiders, and their overpriced excuses for valve amps).
This jack is basically a nifty little fix to this problem. Solid and cheap upgrade
So everyone lit up and is relaxed now?
Can I talk about how much I fucking hate having a floyd rose? 'Cuz I'm fucking hating having a floyd rose. It's so awesome when you use it and the all of a sudden oh string change time, there goes any fun I was going to have tonight.
Also how is it that with DRs of all things I got pre-kinked strings? I get that I have this coming since I'm playing old shit friends have given me but between how many of the fuckers popped I'm currently using 2 D'addarios 3 DRs and two GHSes.
@ kab yeah it's the low end stuff that sucks, the higher end amps and the guitars are sexy.
Bam, no one is hurt.. I don't look like a cunt and my opinion has still been shared.
so anyway.. about that input jack
I blocked my Floyd rose on my EX, I hate it!
Yeah I'll look into it. I'm kind of going for the vintage/relic look though not the long lasting prestine finished guitar.
I do want it to sound good but I want it to age it's self, along with the "aging" i'll be doing when I sand and paint it on friday.
If anyone has trouble with their Floyd's (or any tremolo bridge for that matter) look into a Tremol-no.
It's a cool little device that can block your bridge to either only move down or become completely hardtail'd. I don't use one but my friend does on his... Ibanez (:p) and it works a treat for him.
I hate to be "that guy" but would someone recommend me electric strings that don't break easily? Would heavy gauge strings snap less often? I'm asking mainly because I live in the middle of bumfuck nowhere, heading to the city on Sunday, and I wanna pick up some strings that are even just a bit more reliable than over-cooked spaghetti
They sell strings here, but they're only First Act. They sound old after about a week when you string them. Maybe it's my fault, maybe it's the way I play, but when I HAVE to use those strings they sound years old (in a bad kind of way) just a week after I re-string my guitar. :(
And, I have noticed anything from 10-12 has no difference in string breaking. 9s broke really often for me, 13s don't break that often, but prepare to not have fingerprints on your left hand (and right for finger playing).
But yeah I've fallen out of love with the thing- abused the fuck out of it on one song, realized I would never do that again (or if I did it would be with a pitch shift pedal, sweet fuck is that easier to work with) and now I'm waffling between blocking it or buying a Tremelno.
What I can't believe I can't find (would make this all a lot easier) is a direct drop-in replacement bridge that just isn't a tremolo. Just something fixed without fine-tuners or any other bullshit in the same shape. Then I could just pop the original back in if I ever sold the thing.
I mean fuck I can get replacements with piezos and shit but nothing with less bullshit stuck to it.
I would consider 10 to be medium gauge and anything above or below to be heavy or light.
"Can't bend half a step at the high E on the 15th fret."
^ Holy fucking shit.
How are 13's? Would you mind explaining just a bit more?
All the other strings are spot on with their corresponding tones but the thicker E is not.
I'll try get a recording of it when I get home from school
bearing in mind he tunes down half a step. though not a big drop in pitch but a huge drop in string tension.
I'm moving from 10s to 12s soon, once I get my nut re-cut to fit guages above 10. I play in E flat as well, except for college I need to retune and re-adjust my bridge/trem every friday :\
Also, the G string is wound, so you'll need a backup for that (if you want it wound, I do). I don't have many strings left over, and I can't justify buying a $5 set of strings for only one. So I've been going through the line of G's and B's I have left over from previous string sets.
Once your calices grow, it's like a growth on your fingertips. Especially on your middle finger, the side of it feels like a car tire. Even my pinky has a growth on it now.
Needless to say, I played less guitar for a week
The price you have to pay I suppose for the warmth and glassy-ness it can bring to your tone.
I can handle it. I'm no woman.
So I'm hoping on buying at least 3 packets of strings in the city, and for sure I'm going to try gauge 13
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?
No other string does it, it's just the G string, and I can look, it never touched any fret except for the one I wanted it to.
I put my action at the highest it could go when I got 13s. Now I need some fret wire, and maybe some new springs.
Also why the highest action AND 13s.. you doing some slide/lapsteel stuff or something? :p
I dunno what was wrong with the G, but the other reason I changed it is because of how it bent. It was hard to bend it (imagine bending an E on the first fret) and when you did full bend (at 12, to the A strings 'string' area) it wouldn't go up half a step.
I like to give myself challenges.
I only have two major ones:
Strengthen and help improve how dexterious my fingers are.
Provide an updated and energized feel to old songs I listen to (so everyone ends up liking it). So far I'm doing pretty well with them.
The favourite neck I've played would have to be a bolt on jackson neck. My hands were used to it instantly.
I like Jackson guitars for the feel so I had one for jamming, but I used the M-II and the SoCal for recording. That was so damn long ago
My custom V is using a Jackson bolt-on, you're right, they're pretty sweet. I still like my ESP and Agile necks a lot though.