1. Post #1041
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    Nazereth666's Avatar
    September 2006
    2,775 Posts
    So I plugged my five string into my amp with my distortion pedal. First time I've done this since I had the new amp.

    Holy fuck is it good.

    On that note, I need a small pedal board.


    E: I'm thinking about putting out an ad to look for people who want to make a post-metal band. It's the kind of music I really want to make. BUT, and I've said this before, I've never written music, I don't know music theory and I don't know how well that would go when it comes to playing with other people. Am I worrying about this too much? Should I just say "Fuck it." and look for people interested?
    I would say don't worry so much, take a few calls from some guys and find someone who is around your skill level. Don't find some badass ego hungry asshole because chances are he will get "bored" with you and leave.

    It is best to just find some guys to jam around with and in any case it could help you improve your playing and maybe you will find someone who writes music and will teach you their ways.

    I tell people with this, if you get together with a few guys and jam. Chances are you won't need to read music. Just play something that sounds awesome to you and maybe the guy playing drums will come up with a beat and the bassist will start making up something. If you have a second guitarist maybe he will start playing along. Don't be afraid to put yourself on the chopping block, if you wanna play you just play.
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  2. Post #1042
    Captain Armed Dildo, Master of Ratings
    cpt.armadillo's Avatar
    February 2011
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    Wow my bridge is too high. Gonna lower it after school.
    Have a pick of my pickholder.

    Edited:

    Locking nut? Yup.
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  3. Post #1043
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    Occlusion's Avatar
    March 2008
    6,644 Posts
    I'm getting really horrible vibrations on my low E string. Anyone got any ideas how to fix it?
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  4. Post #1044
    Toveri's Avatar
    November 2010
    486 Posts


    all strats have a build in pick holder

    all p-basses have a build in pick holder
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  5. Post #1045
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    dcalde78's Avatar
    September 2008
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    depends on the thickness of your pick

    2mm picks are hard to get in there
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  6. Post #1046
    Thoughtless's Avatar
    September 2011
    689 Posts
    depends on the thickness of your pick

    2mm picks are hard to get in there
    If you loosen the screws, you can fit them in.
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  7. Post #1047
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    September 2008
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    it's all irrelevant anyways, I don't have a pickguard on my Kramer vv

    I do need somewhere to keep spare picks though. some what annoying not to have any place to have a spare
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  8. Post #1048
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,650 Posts
    thinking of putting these in my V:



    and these in my Les Paul



    Thoughts?
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  9. Post #1049
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    depends on the thickness of your pick

    2mm picks are hard to get in there
    what kind of weirdo uses 2mm picks?
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  10. Post #1050

    December 2011
    606 Posts
    thinking of putting these in my V:

    -snip-

    and these in my Les Paul

    -snip-

    Thoughts?
    That should at least clear the possible mud that gibson-esque tend to have, but x2n doesn't sound too pretty on neck, from my experience. At least on my "V" the cleans are kind of decent when volume rolled down to around halfway.
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  11. Post #1051
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    X2N is worthless as a guitar pup, stick it in a bass at the bridge though and you've got sex everywhere
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  12. Post #1052
    X-tra is the best user on Facepunch
    Deri102's Avatar
    August 2009
    1,990 Posts
    Yeah, about my earlier post on the pickups. I play a lot of different styles.. That's why I'm looking for very polyvalent pickups. I play stuff from Judas Priest/Metallica/Megadeth/Dio to Red Hot Chili Peppers/Pink Floyd/The Kinks
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  13. Post #1053
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    Yeah, about my earlier post on the pickups. I play a lot of different styles.. That's why I'm looking for very polyvalent pickups. I play stuff from Judas Priest/Metallica/Megadeth/Dio to Red Hot Chili Peppers/Pink Floyd/The Kinks
    duncans all the way
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  14. Post #1054
    X-tra is the best user on Facepunch
    Deri102's Avatar
    August 2009
    1,990 Posts
    duncans all the way
    Alright, I'll take a look. Thanks man!

    Edited:

    Any idea of a specific make of Duncans? Did some searchin' on Thomann.de.. There seem to be a lot of different types.
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  15. Post #1055

    December 2011
    606 Posts
    '59&jazz combo should cover pretty much everything.
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  16. Post #1056
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    Nazereth666's Avatar
    September 2006
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    '59&jazz combo should cover pretty much everything.
    I have a '59 in my Ibanez in the bridge and holy mother of god that is one amazing pickup. So clear but it still has a lot of punch if you want it. Very universal, I can play anything from jazz to metal on my '59. I combined it with a super 2 in the neck and together when the pickups are at the right heights it almost sounds acoustic, a lot of thump from the neck pickup and then the '59 comes in with the highs.
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  17. Post #1057
    X-tra is the best user on Facepunch
    Deri102's Avatar
    August 2009
    1,990 Posts
    I have a '59 in my Ibanez in the bridge and holy mother of god that is one amazing pickup. So clear but it still has a lot of punch if you want it. Very universal, I can play anything from jazz to metal on my '59. I combined it with a super 2 in the neck and together when the pickups are at the right heights it almost sounds acoustic, a lot of thump from the neck pickup and then the '59 comes in with the highs.
    God these sound awesome. How much do they cost approx.? Can't seem to find them on Thomann
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  18. Post #1058
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
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    That should at least clear the possible mud that gibson-esque tend to have, but x2n doesn't sound too pretty on neck, from my experience. At least on my "V" the cleans are kind of decent when volume rolled down to around halfway.
    It's an epiphone, also with past experience on dragonfire pickups, they seem to work really well.

    So don't go with high output rails?
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  19. Post #1059
    Captain Armed Dildo, Master of Ratings
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    February 2011
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    This bridge look good? I'm not a pimp, don't need gold, so I'll get chrome. So chrome and natural finish.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRAPEZOID-HA...ht_1943wt_1185
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  20. Post #1060

    December 2011
    606 Posts
    It's an epiphone, also with past experience on dragonfire pickups, they seem to work really well.

    So don't go with high output rails?
    Didn't know those were dragonfire, thought they were dimarzio. I have no experience what so ever with dragonfire's, but if they are 1:1 copy of dimarzio, they are not well suited for cleans, or to be neck-pickup, due to massive output. Also my x2n(7) sounds pretty harsh when doing leads, so it wont sound pretty, that's for sure.
    They're extremely solid pickups(dimarzio's, don't know about dragonfire's), perfect clean metal playing when gain (on amp) is not all cranked up. They're not that great for much else, as far as i can tell.

    I personally prefer pickups that are medium-high output, below 10k on neck and bit above on bridge, with ceramics. It's personal preference, of-course.
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  21. Post #1061
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    God these sound awesome. How much do they cost approx.? Can't seem to find them on Thomann
    around 60 USD each usually, no idea how much in your currency. Pretty ok price for such an amazing product

    Edited:

    Didn't know those were dragonfire, thought they were dimarzio. I have no experience what so ever with dragonfire's, but if they are 1:1 copy of dimarzio, they are not well suited for cleans, or to be neck-pickup, due to massive output. Also my x2n(7) sounds pretty harsh when doing leads, so it wont sound pretty, that's for sure.
    They're extremely solid pickups(dimarzio's, don't know about dragonfire's), perfect clean metal playing when gain (on amp) is not all cranked up. They're not that great for much else, as far as i can tell.

    I personally prefer pickups that are medium-high output, below 10k on neck and bit above on bridge, with ceramics. It's personal preference, of-course.
    I like around 8k on neck and 12 on bridge for singles, and 12/16 for humbuckers, but really the most important part of my guitar tone is a fresh set of stainless rounds. on bass though, I'm still aiming for that glorious tone in stuck in the middle with you.
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  22. Post #1062
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,650 Posts
    Didn't know those were dragonfire, thought they were dimarzio. I have no experience what so ever with dragonfire's, but if they are 1:1 copy of dimarzio, they are not well suited for cleans, or to be neck-pickup, due to massive output. Also my x2n(7) sounds pretty harsh when doing leads, so it wont sound pretty, that's for sure.
    They're extremely solid pickups(dimarzio's, don't know about dragonfire's), perfect clean metal playing when gain (on amp) is not all cranked up. They're not that great for much else, as far as i can tell.

    I personally prefer pickups that are medium-high output, below 10k on neck and bit above on bridge, with ceramics. It's personal preference, of-course.
    Here is some extra info on them
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragonfire-B...ht_5263wt_1163
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  23. Post #1063

    December 2011
    606 Posts
    Yeah, i saw that when i googled it. no real info, and seems shady. Couldn't find any x2n copies on manufacturers website either.
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  24. Post #1064
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    Yeah, i saw that when i googled it. no real info, and seems shady. Couldn't find any x2n copies on manufacturers website either.
    I'd you want an x2n copy, gfs has a pretty faithful one
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  25. Post #1065
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,650 Posts
    I'd you want an x2n copy, gfs has a pretty faithful one
    I would, but they are stupid, they only listed either the bridge or neck, not both. So i'm like wtf?

    Yeah, i saw that when i googled it. no real info, and seems shady. Couldn't find any x2n copies on manufacturers website either.
    I've used their strat hotrail pickups, no problems whatsoever.
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  26. Post #1066
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    September 2006
    2,775 Posts
    I am finding myself refreshing the UPS page for my new guitar every 5 minutes, I feel like Scott Pilgrim right now.

    Trying to figure out what pickups I am gonna shove in this thing as well, I love my '59 but I might go for something with a little more output. I might borrow the '59 out of my Ibanez to try it out and see if I like it.

    Edited:

    Holy mother of god.


    Might have found the right pickup.
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  27. Post #1067
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    January 2006
    5,208 Posts
    Made another one of my clean played sad songs with drums and an orchestra, maybe you guys like my Line 6 Spider 3 more now:

    Caynug - Leaves:

    I used my lovely PRS Baritone 6 string for that tuned to an deep 8 string tuning.
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  28. Post #1068
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    June 2009
    2,479 Posts
    I need some recommendations on a eight string around 800 dollars with CA tax and shipping. I've seen a couple hellraiser specials but at the same time i've been seeing a new damien elite and then a agile.
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  29. Post #1069
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    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    I need some recommendations on a eight string around 800 dollars with CA tax and shipping. I've seen a couple hellraiser specials but at the same time i've been seeing a new damien elite and then a agile.
    http://www.rondomusic.com/interceptorrnnatsatin.html if you can afford to exceed 800 by a few bucks
    http://www.rondomusic.com/interceptor828rnnatsatin.html if you can afford to exceed 800 and are afraid of the 30 inch scale on that last one
    http://www.rondomusic.com/product4265.html this if 8 strings isn't enough
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  30. Post #1070
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    April 2006
    5,075 Posts
    I need some recommendations on a eight string around 800 dollars with CA tax and shipping. I've seen a couple hellraiser specials but at the same time i've been seeing a new damien elite and then a agile.
    First, you probably ought to actually go somewhere which has the guitars in question, and see if you like how they feel at all. Nothing worse than being stuck with something you realize you don't entirely like after a while. You ought to be able to find an Ibanez store with an RGA8, which is about the best you're going to do in that price range. However, the pickups are not ideal and it's routed for actives, which means replacement options are limited. If you're wanting different features, that's where you look at Agile/Schecter, the former has stuff routed for passives or blackouts/emgs stock, if that's what your heart desires, with and without trems. Schecter, same deal, except I don't think any of their eights have passives. Either way, the shape is going to be the same on all three except for Agile's "Intrepid" line, which I can't speak to, but you can find reviews of I'm sure on Sevenstring.org.

    Personally, I think Schecters look gaudy, but I think any of the three is going to be a solid choice and it's really up to what stock equipment and look you want, and any personal impressions you can get from finding one in a store in your area (or with the Agile, anybody on the internet willing to jam).
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  31. Post #1071
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    June 2009
    2,479 Posts
    I'm sorry it was supposed to say 700.

    Edited:

    I really don't want a bolt on like the rga8. Plus i would probably switch the pickups. And i like the agile, but then again i'm not sure about scale length, i mean bass is no problem for me, but anything really bigger than a 27-28 scale kinda is like i won't be as fast playing. Which is okay. The schecter, i can get a hell raiser special with a 26 inch scale and actives. it or an new damien 8 is a good choice for me. the damien 8 i would have a problem with the bolt on neck. Agiles i would love but they're about 100 dollars outta my range.
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  32. Post #1072
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    March 2009
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    what kind of weirdo uses 2mm picks?

    On another note, I've been cranking my amp and playing without my TS9 for a while. My wah was running low on battery and therefore made a loud squeal whenever I switched it on and off, so I just did a straight amp to guitar setup for a while. I love it. Then I kick on the TS9 for an extra kick if I need it. I really want to record the sound.

    I also started singing and I feel as though I'm pretty decent for singing blues rock. I've still got a lot to learn though
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  33. Post #1073
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    September 2011
    689 Posts
    Made another one of my clean played sad songs with drums and an orchestra, maybe you guys like my Line 6 Spider 3 more now:

    Caynug - Leaves:

    I used my lovely PRS Baritone 6 string for that tuned to an deep 8 string tuning.
    I never got the hate for spiders, they are a cheap enough way to get a decant choice of tones. They may not be professional sounding but they are good enough for recording for a hobby.
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  34. Post #1074
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    April 2009
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    Oh god, guys, I think I have a serious Schecter problem. I'm driving along in my work van around lunch time today, and I see a garage sale with some music stuff out front. I pull over, and when I leave my wallet has $100 less in it and this thing is in my front seat. That makes Schecter number 3 on my wall...





    Nearest I can tell, it's a 1999 Schecter S-1. According to the Vault section of their website, it's 24.75", mahogany, jumbo-medium frets, and "Duncan Designed" (*cough*bullshit*cough) HB-102s. The hardtail is weird, Schecter really doesn't use them that much. The later S-1s went to stop tails.

    The strings are shit, a pickup ring is broken and it's dirty, but overall it seems to be a pretty solid instrument. Some new strings and a little cleaning job should make it serviceable. $100 will barely get you a used Omen 6, so I didn't do that badly.

    Does anybody else know more about these things? I really can't find that much information about the hardtail S-1s apart from the little blurb on Schecter's site:

    http://schecterguitars.com/Vault/30/S-1-1998-2001.aspx
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  35. Post #1075
    Slaaf van EternalFlamez.Ik wilde heel graag de laatste Indie Bundle, en ik kreeg deze kuttitel er gratis bij.
    Staneh's Avatar
    March 2010
    4,073 Posts
    Got my Gibson Les Paul Studio Worn White 60's Tribute



    Awesome.
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  36. Post #1076
    Captain Armed Dildo, Master of Ratings
    cpt.armadillo's Avatar
    February 2011
    5,543 Posts
    Got my Gibson Les Paul Studio Worn White 60's Tribute



    Awesome.
    Nice p-90s. I probably am using one on the build.
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  37. Post #1077
    loves SHART and apologizes for being a dick
    absinthe's Avatar
    June 2005
    12,653 Posts
    Got my Gibson Les Paul Studio Worn White 60's Tribute



    Awesome.
    my condolences
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  38. Post #1078
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    kitthehacker's Avatar
    March 2008
    2,052 Posts
    Chappers just formed a new band.
    Oh man this is going to be amazing.
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  39. Post #1079
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    just throwing this out there

    I don't get the appeal of a reverse headstock
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  40. Post #1080
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    March 2008
    2,052 Posts
    just throwing this out there

    I don't get the appeal of a reverse headstock
    Neither do I. They just look wrong.
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