1. Post #161
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    April 2006
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    Yes an Pod HD bean will be mine soon.
    I thought they stopped making the beans, and all the HD series stuff was footpedal or rackmount only.

    Edited:

    Oh, weird, they did go back to the bean. Wonder why.
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  2. Post #162
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    January 2006
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    I thought they stopped making the beans, and all the HD series stuff was footpedal or rackmount only.

    Edited:

    Oh, weird, they did go back to the bean. Wonder why.
    It was popular
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  3. Post #163
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    January 2006
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    Picked up a new acoustic. I found after a while of playing, the action is a bit too high for my liking. The neck appears to be fine though. I've read that I could file the saddle down a tad to improve the action. Is this common practice, is it safe? Will it ruin my intonation?
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  4. Post #164
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    Any of you guys know of some program I could use where I can make a drum and bass track to play along with?
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  5. Post #165
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  6. Post #166
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    The fretless design looks really nice. I'd never be able to play it though.
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  7. Post #167
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    that fretless guitar sounds like an analogue synth
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  8. Post #168
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    The fretless design looks really nice. I'd never be able to play it though.
    A lot of people I know who play fretless instruments say it's easier than fretted.
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  9. Post #169
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    January 2006
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    A lot of people I know who play fretless instruments say it's easier than fretted.
    Having that amount of freedom honestly only allows you to have many more ways to recover from mistakes and bad notes. It also allows you to compensate when a string is out of tune in the middle of a song.
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  10. Post #170
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    Picked up a new acoustic. I found after a while of playing, the action is a bit too high for my liking. The neck appears to be fine though. I've read that I could file the saddle down a tad to improve the action. Is this common practice, is it safe? Will it ruin my intonation?
    as far as I know, it won't affect the intonation. it's the most common way of adjusting action on an acoustic, after the truss rod (make sure the neck has the right amount of relief before changing the saddle though). either way, unless you're 100% on what you're what you're doing, take it to a luthier or guitar shop to do it for you.
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  11. Post #171
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    The fretless design looks really nice. I'd never be able to play it though.
    fretless is easier for lead work tbh, once you get past the different feel of pressing straight down to the fingerboard instead of the frets it's not any harder.
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  12. Post #172
    "For I have dined on honey dew..."
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    just learnt closer to the heart by rush, determined to learn 2112 in its 20 minute entirety.

    really wish i had a 12 string acoustic.
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  13. Post #173
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    January 2006
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    Anyone here have a run-in with a particular model instrument that is generally known for being shitty, but that particular guitar sounded amazing?

    My friend has an Ibanez acoustic guitar. Most acoustic Ibanez guitars sound like they're made of plastic, but his really surprised me.
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  14. Post #174
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Anyone here have a run-in with a particular model instrument that is generally known for being shitty, but that particular guitar sounded amazing?

    My friend has an Ibanez acoustic guitar. Most acoustic Ibanez guitars sound like they're made of plastic, but his really surprised me.
    synsonics is known for sounding and playing like shit but but mine is pretty amazing
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  15. Post #175
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    December 2005
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    Anyone here have a run-in with a particular model instrument that is generally known for being shitty, but that particular guitar sounded amazing?

    My friend has an Ibanez acoustic guitar. Most acoustic Ibanez guitars sound like they're made of plastic, but his really surprised me.
    My dad has an Ibanez acoustic and it's awesome. Granted, it's like 30 years old or something and made in Japan
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  16. Post #176
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    May 2008
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    I don't remember having posted my guitar in here yet

    This is one of the only images I have of it at the moment, and it's from the guy I bought it from last year.
    I'll see if I can scavenge a camera, but until then:



    Pre-war style art deco. I love this thing.

    I use it for slide, but I'm not terribly good at the moment
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  17. Post #177
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I want that thing so bad holy shit
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  18. Post #178
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    March 2008
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    I don't remember having posted my guitar in here yet

    This is one of the only images I have of it at the moment, and it's from the guy I bought it from last year.
    I'll see if I can scavenge a camera, but until then:



    Pre-war style art deco. I love this thing.

    I use it for slide, but I'm not terribly good at the moment
    My god that thing is sexy.
    Where'd you get it from?
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  19. Post #179
    loves SHART and apologizes for being a dick
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    June 2005
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    just learnt closer to the heart by rush, determined to learn 2112 in its 20 minute entirety.

    really wish i had a 12 string acoustic.
    I want an electric 12 string with a piezo
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  20. Post #180
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    i want a 12 string rickenbacker
    and then begin my new life in a Byrds cover band
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  21. Post #181
    Watching the world burn is my hobby.
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    February 2005
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    I don't remember having posted my guitar in here yet

    This is one of the only images I have of it at the moment, and it's from the guy I bought it from last year.
    I'll see if I can scavenge a camera, but until then:



    Pre-war style art deco. I love this thing.

    I use it for slide, but I'm not terribly good at the moment
    That thing is fucking awesome.
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  22. Post #182
    "For I have dined on honey dew..."
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    May 2010
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    just learnt like the first 5 minutes of La Villa Strangiato, i feel like such a boss now.
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  23. Post #183
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    May 2008
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    My god that thing is sexy.
    Where'd you get it from?
    eBay
    I'm in the UK, so this is the second resonator I've ever seen in real life

    The company is Republic, which is a place in Texas. It usually costs around $700 to the UK when you take import tax into the equation, but I was somehow lucky and got it for about 350 second hand, which is something like $550.
    It took quite a few months of staking out eBay and the internet to find a decent one, the only damage to it is that the company logo was accidentally polished off by the previous guy
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  24. Post #184
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    March 2009
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    Welp, I don't know how I could've been that big of a dumbass to forget that apple's garageband does what I need to do.
    And it was on my laptop.
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  25. Post #185
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    September 2008
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    I took my friend's Explorer today and cleaned it up, changed strings, etc.

    I felt a little bit sick after seeing the amount of crap that came off of it. Glad I had some latex gloves. Dear god. I took some photos before and after, so I'll upload them soon. I swear I was the first one to clean it properly.

    Edited:

    oh god it's 3 years old and I was the first to clean it
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  26. Post #186
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    April 2007
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    I took my friend's Explorer today and cleaned it up, changed strings, etc.

    I felt a little bit sick after seeing the amount of crap that came off of it. Glad I had some latex gloves. Dear god. I took some photos before and after, so I'll upload them soon. I swear I was the first one to clean it properly.

    Edited:

    oh god it's 3 years old and I was the first to clean it
    I feel like I've betrayed my PRS because I haven't cleaned it in 3 months (I clean when I change strings)
    God damn man 3 years?!
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  27. Post #187
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    December 2009
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    I fixed up a friend's Les Paul and I spent an hour getting all the fingershit off the back of the neck alone. He'd been told in the past that it was never gonna come off or get better, but fuck those guys
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  28. Post #188
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    September 2008
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    Well this is gonna be image heavy but it shows the extent of horrificness.

    Before:













    After:









    Edited:

    it's still not perfect, but compared to what it was, it's spotless.
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  29. Post #189
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    December 2009
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    I really should have documented some of the shit I've cleaned up. Some of those things should have been in quarantine
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  30. Post #190
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    September 2008
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    apparently this guy's other guitar is even worse than that, not cleaned in 4 years minimum
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  31. Post #191
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    December 2009
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    I'm pretty obsessive about cleaning when I do it. When I do I tend to pretty much dismantle the guitar and get shit out from under the pickup rings and the bridge, under the cavity and truss rod covers, under the knobs and stuff like that. When I restring it takes me a couple of hours
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  32. Post #192
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    September 2008
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    good! a clean guitar is always good, and spotless is even better.
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  33. Post #193
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    fender guitars look better when grimy so i don't clean mine
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  34. Post #194
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    December 2009
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    I make a differentiation between beaten up and grimy. IMO a grimy guitar plays like a shit, but there's always a way to make a guitar look sympathetically grimy without actually being a turd to play
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  35. Post #195
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    my guitar just has a lot of pick residue and scratches from being moved around.
    though because it has super-high action and thick strings most people say it plays like a turd anyway.
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  36. Post #196
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    December 2009
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    Yeah that sort of thing doesn't bother me too much (though I'd still probably think your guitars play like shit ), I just hate having a gunky fretboard or neck. Can't hack it
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  37. Post #197
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I took my friend's Explorer today and cleaned it up, changed strings, etc.

    I felt a little bit sick after seeing the amount of crap that came off of it. Glad I had some latex gloves. Dear god. I took some photos before and after, so I'll upload them soon. I swear I was the first one to clean it properly.

    Edited:

    oh god it's 3 years old and I was the first to clean it
    you should see my dynabass. about a year ago I just cleaned it for the first time in 26 years

    Edited:

    my guitar just has a lot of pick residue and scratches from being moved around.
    though because it has super-high action and thick strings most people say it plays like a turd anyway.
    I love playing high action and thick strings and I'm pretty much the only one who gets it. mine's almost a quarter inch at the end of the fingerboard
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  38. Post #198
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    my guitar just has a lot of pick residue and scratches from being moved around.
    though because it has super-high action and thick strings most people say it plays like a turd anyway.
    story of my life.
    .60 to .13 freaks people out and action so high I occasionally go underneath all the other strings when playing up high.
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  39. Post #199
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    i never bend more than a semi-note so i don't have that issue
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  40. Post #200
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    you should see my dynabass. about a year ago I just cleaned it for the first time in 26 years
    there are no words
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