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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 577
Posted By sjones
I've never owned a Dr. Z, but I've played a...

I've never owned a Dr. Z, but I've played a handful or so thanks to my co-guitarist in one of my bands owns or has owned probably around 10 different Z models. In no order whatsoever, I've played the...
Forum: Original Recordings 08-27-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By sjones
Rock/Fusion Improv video. (C4C)

Here's an improv solo over a backing track I thought was pretty fun. Reminds me of something along the lines of the Aristocrats or Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats.

Thoughts appreciated. I'll...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By sjones
Looking at iRig/Amplitube. Complete noob to iOS/Andriod amp sims. Thoughts/Advice?

I'm going to be upgrading to a new phone, either an iPhone 4S or whatever the latest Samsung Galaxy is. As you can probably tell by my opening sentence, I've never had an iPhone or any of the other...
Forum: Original Recordings 06-12-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By sjones
Black Bourbon Devils - Three New Tracks from the Studio - Rock/Alternative

Hey folks,

My band Black Bourbon Devils just had a great recording session for our next album. We've released the first three tracks from the album and I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Link:...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 411
Posted By sjones
Sexy! That's a fine looking Tele.

Sexy! That's a fine looking Tele.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,122
Posted By sjones
GFS in general makes good quality products and...

GFS in general makes good quality products and sell them at a great price point. The GFS stuff isn't going to necessarily rival a boutique company, but it's damn good and the prices are nearly...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By sjones
It was actually a recommendation from you that...

It was actually a recommendation from you that led me to look into the Blues Pro a couple years ago, and it's been on my board ever since. Great pedal. I'd like to get my hands on a Super BP as well....
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-02-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 877
Posted By sjones
It's probably about a 50/50 split for me. If I'm...

It's probably about a 50/50 split for me. If I'm just around the house noodling around, especially if others are home, I'll just play unplugged. If it's serious practice or writing, then I'll use an...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 864
Posted By sjones
Speak for yourself...that's always my favorite...

Speak for yourself...that's always my favorite part..


Back to topic, one of the most easily noticeable differences in MIM and MIA is the neck shape. The MIA is a bit wider and thinner where the MIM...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-27-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By sjones
I'm a Strat addict, so that being said I would...

I'm a Strat addict, so that being said I would probably go with the Strat, although I think either would be a fine choice.

If you choose to get another Strat, with your budget I would look into...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-22-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7,639
Views: 283,137
Posted By sjones
I just dropped a GFS 9k Alnico Boutique Overwound...

I just dropped a GFS 9k Alnico Boutique Overwound in the bridge of my MIM Strat. For the mere $30 I spent on this, shipping included, I'm impressed.

I plan on doing a review after I get some...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-22-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By sjones
GFS makes a set of Brian May inspired pickups....

GFS makes a set of Brian May inspired pickups. The demo videos I've seen sound good. These are single coils, of course....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-13-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By sjones
GFS Strat Pickups. Thoughts?

Before my band hits the studio in a little less than a month, I'm going to drop at least a new bridge pickup in my MIM Strat. It's my backup/alternative to my American Special with Texas Special...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By sjones
I'd recommend checking out the MI Audio Super...

I'd recommend checking out the MI Audio Super Blues Pro, especially since you're considering the Koln-inspired Soul Food. I love my Blues Pro for my own reasons(it's not one of the new, "Supers"...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-07-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By sjones
That's because I'm a dumbass and spelled his name...

That's because I'm a dumbass and spelled his name wrong. (There's no "u").

Here's a link to him with the 15.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52U_JEMIxt8

EDIT:
Here's a video of a Chinese...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-07-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By sjones
I don't have any experience personally with...

I don't have any experience personally with Hayden's, but my pal Joey Ariemma is endorsed by Hayden and absolutely loves those amps.

I know Joey has some videos on youtube with the Mofo he uses,...
Forum: The Pit 04-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,868
Posted By sjones
Rush still kicks ass, especially live. I can't...

Rush still kicks ass, especially live. I can't think of any other acts off the top of my head who've been around that long and are still consistently amazing live.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By sjones
It seems that nearly every time someone...

It seems that nearly every time someone references a "workhorse" guitar they're essentially saying what I bolded/underlined above.

Essentially, a workhorse guitar is one that provides a platform to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,760
Posted By sjones
I guess it's been maybe a whole five days since...

I guess it's been maybe a whole five days since the last one popped up, so I guess we were about due for another... :rolleyes:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-31-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 32,904
Posted By sjones
Just retubed my JCA20h a couple weeks ago. I...

Just retubed my JCA20h a couple weeks ago. I spent a couple hours with my guitar tech friend and swapped tubes in and out to find what worked best. Here's what's in the amp:

V1: JJ12ax7
V2:...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By sjones
But that can be fixed very easily by hardtailing...

But that can be fixed very easily by hardtailing a Strat via the springs, a block, or a mechanism like the Tremol-No.

Tele's and Strats are just different. I really like both, with my preference...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7,639
Views: 283,137
Posted By sjones
I must be the most anti-typical Strat user ever....

I must be the most anti-typical Strat user ever. I play heavier rock and use single coils, non-noiseless at that. I also rarely trade or sell a guitar. In the 12 years I've been playing, I've owned 7...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-26-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By sjones
Neither of my two main guitars, both Strats, have...

Neither of my two main guitars, both Strats, have noiseless pickups. Both have 9.25 radii and I use standard 10-46 with the standard 25.5" scale. Bridge has been hardtailed on both (via springs, no...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By sjones
After playing a couple Douglass guitars, and...

After playing a couple Douglass guitars, and granted it's a small sample size, I'd compare them to the higher end of the Squier line.

One of my friends owns one of the more expensive Gretsch-style...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By sjones
Some like it, some don't. One of my good...

Some like it, some don't.

One of my good friends and bandmates has a bass roll-off wired into the neck pickup tone pot on his '58 Reissue Les Paul. I'm guessing you'd probably prefer the sound of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By sjones
Interesting? Yes. Interested? No.

Interesting? Yes. Interested? No.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,005
Posted By sjones
Riffs - Govan/10 Timing - Govan/10 Soloing -...

Riffs - Govan/10
Timing - Govan/10
Soloing - Govan/10
Sweep picking - 7.5/10
Speed - Govan/10
Creativity - Akerfeltd/10
Chord playing - Steely Dan/10
Guitar scales - Govan/10
Singing while Playing -...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,832
Posted By sjones
Find a guitar for $470 that is an equal rival to...

Find a guitar for $470 that is an equal rival to that one. I defy you.

I'm not saying you can't find a good guitar that would suit your needs for $470, but it won't be as good as that guitar in the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,832
Posted By sjones
First off, learn how to use the forum functions,...

First off, learn how to use the forum functions, such as quoting.

When ONLY threads are made, that essentially puts a ban on the creation of threads with the same topic. Read the rest of my first...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,832
Posted By sjones
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