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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By dspellman
Unlike guitar speakers, PA speakers are often...

Unlike guitar speakers, PA speakers are often specific to the cabinet and the task. IOW, simply buying a random 15" speaker probably won't be the best idea. You're best served buying the replacement...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 477
Posted By dspellman
By any rational measure: Yes. That's not even...

By any rational measure: Yes.



That's not even quote-worthy rationalization. :haha: You've gotta do better than that.
You get one new guitar, you put one alternate tuning on it, and what about...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 477
Posted By dspellman
According to my database...Thursdays.

According to my database...Thursdays.
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By dspellman
What's the scale on that one:...

What's the scale on that one: 25.5"?
Carvin/Kiesel's headless guitars are only about 31" stem to stern, and weigh in at around 5 lbs for the non-trem versions. That's gotta help the folks with...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 174
Posted By dspellman
See if you can get to try one of the very...

See if you can get to try one of the very expensive Gibson straps (Austin Comfort, Fatboy, Modern something or other) that combine really good leather with width and memory foam. I have a couple of...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By dspellman
I'd wait until you have a budget and then buy the...

I'd wait until you have a budget and then buy the ISP. :upto:
I hate "learning my lesson the hard way" and buying stuff twice. :shrug:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 286
Posted By dspellman
Almost everything you've said,...

Almost everything you've said, non-guitar-specific, has been applied to every genre of music since mandolin bands (what, mandolin bands aren't back yet?). Ragtime will be back. The Charleston will...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 286
Posted By dspellman
Part of the reason the sound is still the same is...

Part of the reason the sound is still the same is that as a group, guitarists have become stultified themselves.

Tube technology pretty much hit a dead end forty years ago (my apologies to Bruce...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 225
Posted By dspellman
I've been using Canare cable and Neutrik ends (I...

I've been using Canare cable and Neutrik ends (I think they may be better than Switchcraft) for years. You can crank out a bag of cables in an evening and (depending on how you buy the bulk supplies)...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 297
Posted By dspellman
I've got tube gear (both combos and head/cab...

I've got tube gear (both combos and head/cab setups) and love it.
OTOH, I'm mostly using Pods and full-range speakers these days.

I actually transitioned by using all tube preamps (Mesa Triaxis,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 297
Posted By dspellman
I have to get you to try one with one of the...

I have to get you to try one with one of the Two-Notes Torpedo C.A.B. OTOH, that gizmo is $549 all by itself.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By dspellman
Nothing special, and no specific grit (I use a...

Nothing special, and no specific grit (I use a fairly fine one, or even one of the wife's emery boards). Only takes a few seconds. I normally use fairly thick stubby style picks (Big Stubbies if I...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By dspellman
It depends on how good a job you want to do....

It depends on how good a job you want to do.

Manual fret leveling is done by pulling the strings off, flattening the neck (no tensioning on the truss rod) and then going at the frets with a block...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By dspellman
Probably, but it's fun. With one exception; if...

Probably, but it's fun.
With one exception; if you're going to play professionally, you'll want to have at least one backup.

I can't help you with "looks" as a reason for buying more guitars, but...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By dspellman
You're going backwards. The first thing to find...

You're going backwards.

The first thing to find out is whether you have level frets, always.
The second to look at is whether the nut is cut properly (slots that keep the strings too high will...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By dspellman
That's another blanket statement that has some...

That's another blanket statement that has some severe flaws. Double stop bends are far from impossible, even with a trem like the Floyd. All of that depends on springs, string tension and scale. In...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By dspellman
That's a blanket statement that can't be backed...

That's a blanket statement that can't be backed up. Both brands are built in more than one factory and, in fact, in more than one country. Most parts are mass-produced for both brands (and used in...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By dspellman
Doesn't look like you've got that much fretwear...

Doesn't look like you've got that much fretwear going on.

DO check your technique, however, and try to work with a light touch on your fretting hand. You only need to press the string down far...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By dspellman
You SHOULD have only a small amount of relief....

You SHOULD have only a small amount of relief.
The MAXIMUM amount of relief you should have on the 7th fret (with the first and 17th frets touching) is less than the thickness of a new playing card...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 318
Posted By dspellman
No reason to play with earplugs if you're at low...

No reason to play with earplugs if you're at low volume.

But define "low volume" for yourself first. Look up what constitutes "may cause hearing damage" and heed it.

If you don't KNOW what SPL...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-25-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By dspellman
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14,856
Views: 191,019
Posted By dspellman
The used AD-2300 arrived (back a couple of...

The used AD-2300 arrived (back a couple of pages).

A fellow in Vancouver spotted it on the local Craigslist and posted a PSA about it on the AGF forum, offering to handle shipping it out to anyone...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-24-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 667
Posted By dspellman
Yup. Stupid. Crank it up if you like but wear...

Yup. Stupid.
Crank it up if you like but wear hearing protection. You can make your tinnitus worse and you can increase your hearing damage. I know at least one long-time arena rocker who has...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-24-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By dspellman
Wax potting has nothing to do with air bubbles....

Wax potting has nothing to do with air bubbles.

If the coils of wire in a pickup are a bit loose, they can be set to moving if the volume of the amp is high and the pickups are very close to the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By dspellman
I've been using Pods for about as long as the TS...

I've been using Pods for about as long as the TS has been playing, and my fourth Variax should be arriving within the next few days. A lot of professionals really love them, some folks never figure...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-24-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 122
Posted By dspellman
Quite a few speaker cabinets with more than one...

Quite a few speaker cabinets with more than one speaker have the option of running either "stereo" or mono input. Here's the thing. You need two separate power amps in order to have stereo (or you...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-24-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By dspellman
Seriously, you don't spend a few minutes with a...

Seriously, you don't spend a few minutes with a piece of sandpaper and sharpen your pick every now and then? I have a couple of Gravitys that have been around for well over a year. I clean them up...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-24-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 551
Posted By dspellman
A guitar is a guitar. There are basics that...

A guitar is a guitar.

There are basics that you'll want to know if you want to progress on it OR you can simply learn a song by rote, in a "put your finger here first, then there" and never have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-23-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By dspellman
Actually it did, but Marketing threw us a bit....

Actually it did, but Marketing threw us a bit. Apparently they thought that our working project title, "MotherPlucker" was a non-starter. We have a six-string version (7 and 8-string versions will...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-23-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By dspellman
Is it just me or do "cheap" and...

Is it just me or do "cheap" and "upgrade" not belong in the same sentence?
And "cosmetic items" really don't qualify as "upgrades" either, unless you're covering up holes <G>.
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