1. Post #1801
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Alright, now I feel like a moron.
    I bought everything I needed for this wiring job...except the wire.

    Is there a physical store that carries shielded 22 AWG single conductor wire, or do I have to just buy it online? I'm not big on things that cost more in shipping than anything else.
    Radio Shack carries 22AWG single conductor I think.
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  2. Post #1802
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    September 2006
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    I think I am gonna go simple on my explorer and put a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge and PAF in the neck. Going through an Ace Frehley phase right now. But I always had a thing for the super distortion, the 91' les paul I played had a set from the 70's.

    On a side note aged creme pickups look amazing.
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  3. Post #1803
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    December 2009
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    copper slide.
    My work had the 80s reissue CD of Death Letter going for 50. Bitches crazy
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  4. Post #1804
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    April 2012
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    I think I am gonna go simple on my explorer and put a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge and PAF in the neck. Going through an Ace Frehley phase right now. But I always had a thing for the super distortion, the 91' les paul I played had a set from the 70's.

    On a side note aged creme pickups look amazing.
    Good choice. The Super distortion is an incredible pickup.





    Rerecorded while my R16 was allowing me, and I changed up the drums to fit the style more. I also changed how I was picking to make the notes less piercing trebly at times.
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  5. Post #1805
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    December 2008
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    I finally reached the point where I memorized whole Pentatonic Minor scale in all keys and I can play it without thinking much about what I play, I can just grab guitar and improvise something right away, but I still did not figure out chord relations to the scale, I do not play in boxes either I play few notes slide up and down the neck to keep it dynamic. I guess I should learn Major scale now right? Because I do not have to learn Blues scale because it's just pentatonic with chromatic notes, if I'm right.

    Also my latest achievement was learning Devil's Island by Megadeth, it does rip your arm, I also wanna learn Holy Wars in it's entirety, I know how to play few verses but not song as a whole.
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  6. Post #1806
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    Blues scales are pentatonic with "blue notes" added.
    12bar.de is helpful website
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  7. Post #1807
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    April 2006
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    Radio Shack carries 22AWG single conductor I think.
    Shielded, though?
    Well, probably don't need it, since it's painted, but I'd rather be on the safe side about it.
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  8. Post #1808
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Shielded, though?
    Well, probably don't need it, since it's painted, but I'd rather be on the safe side about it.
    I don't think they sell shielded anything but you really don't need shielded wire if you shield the cavity
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  9. Post #1809
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    Good choice. The Super distortion is an incredible pickup.
    Indeed, I love the 59' in my Ibanez but I am going for something a little hotter.

    Edited:

    I don't think they sell shielded anything but you really don't need shielded wire if you shield the cavity
    I bought some shielded 2 conductor wire from them once, I haven't seen it in a while though. I remember when radioshack had everything...
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  10. Post #1810
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Yeah I remember when I was a kid if you went into radioshack you got bombarded with tandy computers, walkmans, carphones, and electrical components.

    now it's nothing but RC cars, cellphones, and phone plug adapters.
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  11. Post #1811
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    April 2006
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    Yeah, I didn't remember seeing anything I needed the last time I went into one. The only people I know who shop there are buying phones without plan.

    But what the hell, if they're selling wire for a decent price I'll buy it. I'd feel better about redundant shielding just because in my expert opinion cavity shielding does jack shit, but I hadn't had any problems before when it wasn't using shielded wire, so meh.
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  12. Post #1812
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I usually get my solder and perfboard and maybe some basic components that I need in a pinch but anything else I just order online
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  13. Post #1813
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    my local radioshack is the most busted place I've ever seen

    they only have like 2 or 3 r/cs at the most all the rest is weird stuff like little lcds you put on 360s so you can use them in the car
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  14. Post #1814
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    September 2006
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    my local radioshack is the most busted place I've ever seen

    they only have like 2 or 3 r/cs at the most all the rest is weird stuff like little lcds you put on 360s so you can use them in the car
    We have a few here, the independent stores are kind of shitty but the one in the mall is a lot bigger and carries quite a bit of stuff. The only real reason why I go there is because I know the guys there, otherwise I would buy everything online.
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  15. Post #1815
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    Welp, no wire.
    Time to compare shipping costs.
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  16. Post #1816
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    So, last week I bough a guitar, and I've managed to get one song right, which is a short one.
    Anyone have some easy beginner song?

    (I'm willing to learn more chords, atm I know Dm, A and E)
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  17. Post #1817
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    Dennab
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  18. Post #1818
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    I just ordered a trans-red Peavey T-40.

    Beyond excite. May never need another bass guitar ever again.
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  19. Post #1819
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I just ordered a trans-red Peavey T-40.

    Beyond excite. May never need another bass guitar ever again.
    What year?

    Is it 78-80 or is it one of the ones with blade pups?
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  20. Post #1820
    Watching the world burn is my hobby.
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    Blade pups.
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  21. Post #1821
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I'm probably gonna get a second with blades. I like my '78 and everything but I think I'd like having a '78 and an '82 with a Kahler better
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  22. Post #1822
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    Borrowing a yamaha rx15 from a friend only to learn that we have lots of drum machines
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  23. Post #1823
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    Borrowing a yamaha rx15 from a friend only to learn that we have lots of drum machines
    that's a cool drum machine, so many opportunities for circuit bending
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  24. Post #1824
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    Hello Facepunch guitarist, I am in need of your help desperately. I went on hiatus from my guitar for about 7 months and i'm trying to get back into it, and I just can't. I don't feel the magic I felt before my hiatus. I honestly do with all my heart want to get back into playing my guitar, but when I try I don't play it very long. I used to play like 3-6 hours a day but now I can only seem to play a couple minutes before I feel like putting it down again.
    Has anyone ever gone through that feeling? Where you feel like you lost all feeling for playing the guitar? And does anyone have any clue on what should I do?
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  25. Post #1825
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    Hello Facepunch guitarist, I am in need of your help desperately. I went on hiatus from my guitar for about 7 months and i'm trying to get back into it, and I just can't. I don't feel the magic I felt before my hiatus. I honestly do with all my heart want to get back into playing my guitar, but when I try I don't play it very long. I used to play like 3-6 hours a day but now I can only seem to play a couple minutes before I feel like putting it down again.
    Has anyone ever gone through that feeling? Where you feel like you lost all feeling for playing the guitar? And does anyone have any clue on what should I do?
    You should do it in small steps, pick up the guitar, jam around on it, put it back, next day do the same and with time it will get back to you, you don't have to sit and practice 3-6 hours unless you build stamina for playing songs, 1-2 hours is best.
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  26. Post #1826
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    November 2011
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    You should do it in small steps, pick up the guitar, jam around on it, put it back, next day do the same and with time it will get back to you, you don't have to sit and practice 3-6 hours unless you build stamina for playing songs, 1-2 hours is best.
    Thank you, I will try that routine. I just hope that I can get the sensation I got before and stop having to force myself to play un-enjoyful sessions.
    I appreciate your help.
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  27. Post #1827
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    absinthe's Avatar
    June 2005
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    learn some new songs that always gets me excited
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  28. Post #1828
    Watching the world burn is my hobby.
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    FFFFFFFFF YEAH. I also called Verellen Amps and ordered a Big Spider fuzz pedal and just got my confirmation email.

    I feel good as fuck right now.
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  29. Post #1829
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    i want a Zvex fuzz factory
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  30. Post #1830
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    i want a Zvex fuzz factory
    why would you get a zvex when you could get a toyroom?
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  31. Post #1831
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    Tuned my guitar to EGBDF#A, it sounded strange.
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  32. Post #1832
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    why would you get a zvex when you could get a toyroom?
    i couldn't get a zvex because i can't afford one.

    on another note, why do the times that i can actually pull off a wes song and the times that i'm capable of recording my guitar not overlap in anyway??
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  33. Post #1833
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    December 2009
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    FFFFFFFFF YEAH. I also called Verellen Amps and ordered a Big Spider fuzz pedal and just got my confirmation email.

    I feel good as fuck right now.
    Go fuck yourself, I want a Verellen so bad, but shipping is such a butthole in this country, especially for a head
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  34. Post #1834
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    September 2006
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    Thank you, I will try that routine. I just hope that I can get the sensation I got before and stop having to force myself to play un-enjoyful sessions.
    I appreciate your help.
    I lost inspiration for a while, but I just looked up some of my favorite guitarists and learned some of their songs and watched them live. After learning a couple songs that spark was back.

    On a side note, don't try and play guitar when you have a hangover... ugh.
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  35. Post #1835
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    I lost inspiration for a while, but I just looked up some of my favorite guitarists and learned some of their songs and watched them live. After learning a couple songs that spark was back.

    On a side note, don't try and play guitar when you have a hangover... ugh.
    learn some new songs that always gets me excited

    Thanks both of you. I had started learning a song I had never learned to play, Dazed and confused by Led Zepplin. I started getting a little bit of the feel back when and after playing it. It felt good to play such a simple song instead of trying to wank up and down the neck.

    (I'm also glad that I wasn't the only one to loose inspiration.)

    Thanks to all three of you who are helping me!
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  36. Post #1836
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    Thanks both of you. I had started learning a song I had never leaned to play, Dazed and confused by Led Zepplin. I started getting a little bit of the feel back when and after playing it. It felt good to play such a simple song instead of trying to wank up and down the neck.

    (I'm also glad that I wasn't the only one to loose inspiration.)

    Thanks to all three of you who are helping me!
    Anything to help out a fellow guitarist. It is common to lose inspiration, I really lost it when I was away from my guitar for about 8 months. And when I finally brought it to where I was living I had lost the strength in my fingers, and my calluses were gone. It really bummed me out, the muscle memory was still there but it was like lifting a 20lb weight on my fingers...
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  37. Post #1837
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I lost inspiration in 2006 and didn't pick it back up until 2008. I just forced myself to play until I was feeling it again
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  38. Post #1838
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    Yeah sometimes you just have to force yourself, that is what I had to do when I lost my finger strength. It felt stupid but I didn't want to stop.
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  39. Post #1839
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    November 2011
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    I lost inspiration in 2006 and didn't pick it back up until 2008. I just forced myself to play until I was feeling it again
    You guys are giving me hope, Thank you.
    I would cry if I didn't play guitar for 2 years, I felt 7 months was forever.
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  40. Post #1840
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    You guys are giving me hope, Thank you.
    I would cry if I didn't play guitar for 2 years, I felt 7 months was forever.

    I tried playing, but all I could get out was 20 seconds of punk riffs and then I'd just fall out of time and lose it for a week. I was young and angry, right smack in the middle of my teens

    Edited:

    I've never been able to play while angry, I still can't play angry. I can write some good shit when I'm pissed though, and let me tell you I wrote the best things I had ever written during that time.
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