1. Post #1401
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    October 2007
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    All of my electric guitars exhibit the behavior you describe, but their necks are all straight. They're all single plane, bolt on neck, strat-like designs.

    But if you observe that the neck isn't straight, you can take the guitar to a luthier and have him adjust the truss rod to compensate for it, or carefully attempt to adjust it yourself.
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  2. Post #1402
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    instead of holding down just at the end, hold down the first and last frets

    if your strings touch the fingerboard, your neck is bent backwards, if it's more than half a millimeter it's bent forwards
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  3. Post #1403
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    We'll see soon I guess. My Ibanez only has a bridge pup in it right now because I'm still gathering funds for the neck pup I want. I'll be sure to do some before/after recordings.

    Actually I will admit that I don't hate this guitar with one pickup. Because I put a neck pickup in the bridge and has a much less bitey sound clean, but still sounds really tight with distortion.
    I think it's some kind of BS like that anyway, I'm not really sure. Kramer made a lot of single humbucker guitars in the 80s, with a slanted pickup.

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  4. Post #1404
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    kramer is that one really cool brand that I always forget about

    I want one
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  5. Post #1405
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I love pre-gibson and pre-plywood kramers but since about the mid 80s they all suck
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  7. Post #1407
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    headstock too pointy would not fuck
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  8. Post #1408
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    headstock too pointy would not fuck
    I hate all those Jackson-style headstocks. I think they make everything look ugly.
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  9. Post #1409
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    I gutted my very first guitar I got about 8 years ago, it's now only got a DiMarzio X2N in the bridge and copious amounts of duct tape. It's tuned to drop-C and is one obnoxious little biatch!
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  10. Post #1410
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    I gutted my very first guitar I got about 8 years ago, it's now only got a DiMarzio X2N in the bridge and copious amounts of duct tape. It's tuned to drop-C and is one obnoxious little biatch!
    I covered my guitar in duct tape a while back, it looked cool but I used cheap duct tape and it didn't last long...



    I might do it again with gorilla tape but my guitar looks cool right now.



    What do you think? should I cover it?
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  11. Post #1411
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    yeah that's a great idea if you want zero sustain and zero resonance

    Edited:

    I might rewire my strat, two tone controls is dumb imo

    I'll probably move the volume knob down to the neck tone knob and put a killswitch in it's place, and then the two tone positions will be volume and tone but I'm undecided and open to suggestions
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  12. Post #1412
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    I think you should wash your hair

    you're reinforcing all the negative ibanez stereotypes

    Edited:

    I hate all those Jackson-style headstocks. I think they make everything look ugly.
    jackson makes the best looking Vs there are solely because of that headstock
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  13. Post #1413
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    WAIT FUCK EVERYTHING

    3 concentric pots, bottom ring controls individual volume, top ring controls individual tone

    and I'll get a new pickguard from somewhere without a hole for the selector switch
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  14. Post #1414
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    I think you should wash your hair

    you're reinforcing all the negative ibanez stereotypes

    Edited:



    jackson makes the best looking Vs there are solely because of that headstock
    Not even my hair was still wet after just being washed.
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  15. Post #1415
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    I don't believe you

    but as far as the guitar's concerned, at the very least you should get rid of the apple sticker because it makes you look like a cunt
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  16. Post #1416
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    I don't believe you

    but as far as the guitar's concerned, at the very least you should get rid of the apple sticker because it makes you look like a cunt
    I would but it would still leave behind a shiny apple shaped spot on my guitar. Funny thing is I hate Apple...
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  17. Post #1417
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    remove it and scuff it up in that spot. that finish you've got isn't meant to be pretty anyway

    that or cover it with one of those black stripes that look like electric tape
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  18. Post #1418
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    remove it and scuff it up in that spot. that finish you've got isn't meant to be pretty anyway

    that or cover it with one of those black stripes that look like electric tape
    I might mutilate it and just keep it on there.
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  19. Post #1419
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    killswitch
    Fuck, I forgot these existed. But I've got a no-load tone pot now, so I may as well use it. Next time I have three control spots, I guess.

    Edited:

    I might mutilate it and just keep it on there.

    Added bonus of pissing people off.
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  20. Post #1420
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    Fuck, I forgot these existed. But I've got a no-load tone pot now, so I may as well use it. Next time I have three control spots, I guess.

    Edited:



    Added bonus of pissing people off.
    I might just do that haha. I can already see the hate comments on my youtube covers...
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  21. Post #1421
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    tempting

    http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_bent...h_bundle_2.htm

    kramer is that one really cool brand that I always forget about

    I want one
    http://www.thomann.de/gb/kramer_guit...cial_black.htm

    109

    Edited:

    I love pre-gibson and pre-plywood kramers but since about the mid 80s they all suck
    the gibby ones are all mahogany I think though, which is a plus. they look awesome and sound it too. I just wish it wasn't gibson that owned them though, gibson are terrible
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  22. Post #1422
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Fuck, I forgot these existed. But I've got a no-load tone pot now, so I may as well use it. Next time I have three control spots, I guess.

    Edited:



    Added bonus of pissing people off.
    Killswitches are important shit man
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  23. Post #1423
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    Killswitches are important shit man
    Yeah, but I'm a home studio guitarist only, and I've got kill buttons on my rig, so I don't really need one except as control filler. And I've already got a pot for that, so, next time.

    Edited:

    I forget, does anybody here play bass really besides, like, four of us? I'm wondering about replacement pickups for my Squier jazz, something cheap and versatile but better than OEM. Antiquity IIs maybe.
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  24. Post #1424
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    Yeah, but I'm a home studio guitarist only, and I've got kill buttons on my rig, so I don't really need one except as control filler. And I've already got a pot for that, so, next time.

    Edited:

    I forget, does anybody here play bass really besides, like, four of us? I'm wondering about replacement pickups for my Squier jazz, something cheap and versatile but better than OEM. Antiquity IIs maybe.
    afaik siminov, tezzy, dcalde, and me are the only other regulars who play bass as their primary weapon
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  25. Post #1425
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    Yeah, but I'm a home studio guitarist only, and I've got kill buttons on my rig, so I don't really need one except as control filler. And I've already got a pot for that, so, next time.
    Yeah I used to have a kill switch in my Ibanez, you can see in the picture I posted above there is a white and red switch. The red one used to be a kill switch but after I wired my '59 to be four conductor I got rid of the killswitch for that. I really don't see a use for one in a jamming or home studio rig. Nice but I found a better use for that switch.
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  26. Post #1426
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    Using a piece of shit Yamaha F-310 acoustic.
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  27. Post #1427
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    whoa that's awesome

    except I don't want to give gibson my money
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  28. Post #1428
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    whoa that's awesome

    except I don't want to give gibson my money
    my Disciple off of the Kramer/Gibson site is like 450, I got it for 250, but thomann are selling it for less than 200 now. They crank out some good deals.

    Edited:

    Yeah, but I'm a home studio guitarist only, and I've got kill buttons on my rig, so I don't really need one except as control filler. And I've already got a pot for that, so, next time.

    Edited:

    I forget, does anybody here play bass really besides, like, four of us? I'm wondering about replacement pickups for my Squier jazz, something cheap and versatile but better than OEM. Antiquity IIs maybe.
    If I were you I'd go for some Fender pickups that you can find in various places around the net but personally I'd got for some Hot for Jazz Bass SJB-2s, by Seymour Duncan.
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  29. Post #1429
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    Using a piece of shit Yamaha F-310 acoustic.
    The G55 (I think that is what I have) is a well made Yamaha classical.
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  30. Post #1430
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    the inside of my slide is all full of sweat

    shit gets gross after a while
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  31. Post #1431
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    the inside of my slide is all full of sweat

    shit gets gross after a while
    Wow I just checked mine, ewww.
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  32. Post #1432
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    Did a cover of Head Crusher by Megadeth while learning how to actually use Cubase and figure out how to make it all sound good.
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  33. Post #1433
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    I hate all those Jackson-style headstocks. I think they make everything look ugly.
    when Kramer originally started with wooden necks over aluminium, they had these headstocks that Fender sued over I think



    Edited:

    wrong trem spring setup, would not fuck
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  34. Post #1434
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    yeah and after that they ripped off the j frog headstock, and now they're using one of the old charvel headstock designs

    kramer is terrible at coming up with original designs
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  35. Post #1435
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    when Kramer originally started with wooden necks over aluminium, they had these headstocks that Fender sued over I think



    Edited:


    wrong trem spring setup, would not fuck
    How is that wrong? I did that to my 2 strats and ibbys.
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  36. Post #1436
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    How is that wrong? I did that to my 2 strats and ibbys.
    Honestly I have seen it work on some guitars but it is completely wrong.

    You want every spring to have equal tension on the block and if you have them angled like that the two outer spring are gonna have more tension than the middle and in some guitars I have seen the spring fall out from tremolo use.

    Keep your springs parallel and happy.
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  37. Post #1437
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    Honestly I have seen it work on some guitars but it is completely wrong.

    You want every spring to have equal tension on the block and if you have them angled like that the two outer spring are gonna have more tension than the middle and in some guitars I have seen the spring fall out from tremolo use.

    Keep your springs parallel and happy.
    I've had no problems with them probably because all my bridges are 6 point.

    Recently on the .11 strat, I put in 2 springs on each side for a total of 4. But my Orange Strat has that 3 configuration.
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  38. Post #1438
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    Just got some shiny new pedals. A morley bass wah and a Korg pitchblack tuner pedal

    Been just fucking around with the wah allday. And the Korg is fucking awesome.

    Im just a bit afraid of the Harley Benton Power supply blowing my pedals up
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  39. Post #1439
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    I've had no problems with them probably because all my bridges are 6 point.

    Recently on the .11 strat, I put in 2 springs on each side for a total of 4. But my Orange Strat has that 3 configuration.


    Ok on a serious note, it is still a good idea to line up your springs. I am not gonna tell you how to setup your guitar because... Well it is your guitar, but I used to set up the same way till I figured out that it isn't correct.

    I am a sucker for simplicity and before I blocked my tremolo it helped stabilize my tuning a little better for string bending.
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  40. Post #1440
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