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Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 449
Posted By rickyvanh
reading usually does the trick for me, also doing...

reading usually does the trick for me, also doing something physically tiring. Not looking at screens is good advice, I hear that dimming the lights in your house a few hours before bedtime also...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 305
Posted By rickyvanh
What I mean by abused is not worn, missing a...

What I mean by abused is not worn, missing a knob, showing signs of years of wear and tear, etc. I'm referring to abuse such as a guitar being thrown across the room because someone couldn't get the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 305
Posted By rickyvanh
Here's another point, if you buy mid grade gear...

Here's another point, if you buy mid grade gear and out grow it, you can sell it and recover some of your money.

I would buy used gear if money is an issue. It's not too hard to find someone like...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 305
Posted By rickyvanh
Cheap gear has a purpose. The percentage of...

Cheap gear has a purpose. The percentage of people that want to learn how to play an instrument is high, and most act on it and buy an instrument, and give it a try. As you know, since you play, it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By rickyvanh
I had to sell one a couple of years ago that I...

I had to sell one a couple of years ago that I got free. It was a '92 MIM Strat, stock. I put it on craigslist for $250, and it sold in less than 5 minutes(no exaggeration). Anyone who gets a used...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By rickyvanh
I think your guitar settled in after the last guy...

I think your guitar settled in after the last guy adjusted your truss rod. I think it's all pretty normal. People on this site always try to encourage people to set up their own guitars. I think a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By rickyvanh
I would take it back to the guy who set it up....

I would take it back to the guy who set it up. He'll most likely dial it in for you free of charge, but don't wait too long.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By rickyvanh
You will want to use 320 or 400 grit if you just...

You will want to use 320 or 400 grit if you just want to scuff and shoot. Keep in mind that you will be adding paint so you may want to compensate by sanding a good amount off. Too much paint on a...
Forum: The Pit 07-31-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,563
Posted By rickyvanh
I live in Southern California and live amongst...

I live in Southern California and live amongst people who immigrate from everywhere. We don't have too many dangerous wild animals or severe weather. The thing I notice a lot is how much difficulty...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-20-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By rickyvanh
You might want to check out Jaco Pastorious, if...

You might want to check out Jaco Pastorious, if you haven't already.
Forum: The Pit 07-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By rickyvanh
Anyone that is famous that is not extremely...

Anyone that is famous that is not extremely talented in some way (even if it is being able to regurgitate billiard balls or fart on command) is annoying. Fame used to be earned.
Forum: The Pit 07-15-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By rickyvanh
You need a cop car

You need a cop car
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-17-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By rickyvanh
Building speed is the easiest thing to accomplish...

Building speed is the easiest thing to accomplish on guitar. It basically comes naturally. Everything else takes work.
Forum: Musician Talk 06-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By rickyvanh
Check out a book called Fretboard Logic SE. Best...

Check out a book called Fretboard Logic SE. Best $20 I've ever spent. I recommend Googling this book, and reading some reviews. You should be able to apply what you already know and work your way...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By rickyvanh
Check out Mahaffay Lil' Lanilei. I was lucky...

Check out Mahaffay Lil' Lanilei. I was lucky enough to find one on craigslist.
Forum: The Pit 02-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 842
Posted By rickyvanh
Wash down a wah-burger with an ice cold whineiken.

Wash down a wah-burger with an ice cold whineiken.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-16-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By rickyvanh
I have a 5150 combo 2x12. I look on ebay and...

I have a 5150 combo 2x12. I look on ebay and craigslist to see what they are going for and I have seen them as low as $400. They are mega loud, built like a tank, and have more gain than anybody...
Forum: The Pit 02-16-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By rickyvanh
This has only been attempted by two people and...

This has only been attempted by two people and they both died. So did one of the skunks.
Forum: The Pit 02-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,122
Posted By rickyvanh
The heat from the cherry is the issue. When you...

The heat from the cherry is the issue. When you look down at what your hands are doing, the heat will rise right up into your eyes. Smoking while playing might be a solution for shoe-gazing.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 635
Posted By rickyvanh
Maybe your getting slight fret buzz that is not...

Maybe your getting slight fret buzz that is not allowing your strings to resonate thoroughly.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-23-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By rickyvanh
I have a Peavey 5150 2x12 combo I need to sell,...

I have a Peavey 5150 2x12 combo I need to sell, where do you live ?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-13-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rickyvanh
I would bet that when you have the volume all the...

I would bet that when you have the volume all the way up, the signal from your guitar is more dominant. Or, maybe, you are drowning out the interference. Radio interference happens when something is...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-12-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rickyvanh
I am pretty sure the problem is with your cord....

I am pretty sure the problem is with your cord. Your pickups are the reason your guitar gets interference and your keyboard does not. Instrument cables are a larger diameter than speaker cables and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By rickyvanh
I would recommend looking for a used guitar.The...

I would recommend looking for a used guitar.The state of the economy right now is forcing a lot of people to sell their stuff.Plus,used guitars will often be set up by a pro,have upgraded parts,and...
Forum: The Pit 08-16-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By rickyvanh
I work with resins.I resurface bathtubs.You...

I work with resins.I resurface bathtubs.You should work in an area with adequate ventilation(open some windows and have a fan going.Most importantly,wear a respirator.Make sure you choose the right...
Forum: The Pit 08-03-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,441
Posted By rickyvanh
This is the best question I've seen on here,and I...

This is the best question I've seen on here,and I think yes,there will be and it will be more significant than "grunge".I think it's inevitable.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By rickyvanh
Well,I think it comes down to how well a...

Well,I think it comes down to how well a particular guitar is put together as well as the selection of body and neck wood.You can play several Les Pauls or Strats or any other brand and find one that...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By rickyvanh
I look for guitars that sound fat or warm or...

I look for guitars that sound fat or warm or whatever when not plugged in.I think alot of tonal character can be heard that way.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-24-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By rickyvanh
Looks like he has all of 'em.Russell Brand is...

Looks like he has all of 'em.Russell Brand is rich,bitch. :p:
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 06-28-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By rickyvanh
Every player goes through this.It's hard to see...

Every player goes through this.It's hard to see improvement because it comes so gradually,but it's there.More than 80% of people that take up guitar give up because it seems daunting.If you take the...
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