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Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 459
Posted By dspellman
In practice, your playing is going to be the...

In practice, your playing is going to be the biggest factor.

These days amps themselves don't necessarily enter into it all that much -- folks on records often play clean into the board and...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By dspellman
It will once you've hauled it up and down some...

It will once you've hauled it up and down some stairs <G>. I've got an oversize/ported 2x12 Atomic Reactor that has a 50W 6L6 power amp built in. It's close to the size and weight of a 4x12....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By dspellman
I'm unclear, here. A Sustainiac (like the...

I'm unclear, here.
A Sustainiac (like the Fernandes Sustainer) isn't just a pickup, but an entire system for producing sustain and feedback-like sustain transitions.

Did Seymour Duncan buy out the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By dspellman
Go visit Wampler pedals dot com and look at the...

Go visit Wampler pedals dot com and look at the Pinnacle, and listen to the sound files and vids. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/aiab/pinnacle/

If that doesn't do it for you, check out the PlexiDrive...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By dspellman
What are the dimensions? What is a...

What are the dimensions?
What is a "buffered slant?"
What speakers are in it?
Is it airtight with the three-panel back?
Why did you get the Neutrik locking panel jack?
Did you know there's a...
Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By dspellman
[In His Best Emily LaTella Voice] Oh. That's...

[In His Best Emily LaTella Voice]

Oh. That's Different. Nevermind.
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By dspellman
I can't tell you "best." I rarely do...

I can't tell you "best."

I rarely do a string at a time; mostly just clip them all off at once, even when working on Floyd-equipped guitars (which are blocked before I start clipping, of course). I...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By dspellman
Nah -- I usually run 9's on strat-scale guitars...

Nah -- I usually run 9's on strat-scale guitars (single exception is the JTV-89F Variax). Ignore teacher recommendations on strings. Use what you like.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By dspellman
I've got the Pod HD and the FBV Express. And a...

I've got the Pod HD and the FBV Express. And a Shortboard.

With either combination, you should be able to get rid of the UX1.

There are a few things that you can do with the Shortboard that you...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By dspellman
Just so I'm clear -- you're running two heads...

Just so I'm clear -- you're running two heads into a single 4x12 (one through two speakers, the other through two speakers, right)? I don't see an issue yet. That's not an overwhelming combination,...
Forum: Bass Guitar Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 73
Posted By dspellman
Bass strings are (5th string) B0=30.87Hz, (4th...

Bass strings are (5th string) B0=30.87Hz, (4th string) E1=41.20Hz, A1=55Hz, D2=73.42Hz, G2=98Hz.

Normal strings for a 34" 5-string run about 45-65-80-100-130, sometimes 45-65-85-105-135, etc.

It's...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By dspellman
Yup. 1. Dump nitrocellulose finish as a reason...

Yup.

1. Dump nitrocellulose finish as a reason to buy a Gibson and substitute "a reason NOT to buy a Gibson." Nitro discolors, checks, cracks, flakes off, gets gummy, outgasses nitric acid and...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By dspellman
Why? I'm a big Gibson fan, and I've got a stack...

Why?

I'm a big Gibson fan, and I've got a stack of them. A Gibson 335-12 was my first guitar, and I've got a $4K Axcess Custom and a bunch of vintage Gibbies as well (there are shots of my L5S in...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By dspellman
Most pickups have about $5 in materials tied up...

Most pickups have about $5 in materials tied up (unless the guy is buying onesies at full retail). I'm not convinced that a $170 pickup is ever really worth that money.

And too often I've seen...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By dspellman
Not so much. I've been in the Epiphone factory...

Not so much.

I've been in the Epiphone factory in Quingdao and to the Gibson factory (and to a couple of Samick-owned factories and to Taylor and Carvin locally). Looking at a video tour online...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By dspellman
Honestly, I'm sort of in the same boat. I've...

Honestly, I'm sort of in the same boat. I've always had gloss necks and have never had a problem playing the guitar. My latest guitar (Variax JTV-89F) has a satin-finished neck (satin...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By dspellman
True enough. I've been finding the occasional...

True enough. I've been finding the occasional "recent" Agile in Guitar Centers for just barely under their new price (!). Epiphones don't fare as well, dropping off rapidly from new. Craigslist...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 14,282
Posted By dspellman
Have you been watching the whole Vertex Pedals...

Have you been watching the whole Vertex Pedals story unfold?...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 14,282
Posted By dspellman
I gave up. I figured if I couldn't explain it, it...

I gave up. I figured if I couldn't explain it, it probably didn't make sense.

I have a Chinese wife, wear chinese-made clothes, am typing this on a Chinese-sourced computer and paying off loans my...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By dspellman
Generally 50% off the new price (whatever it was)...

Generally 50% off the new price (whatever it was) is a starting point.
That Epiphone has no vintage or other special value that would add to the price.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By dspellman
Nah. Gibson spends under $150 on wood and...

Nah. Gibson spends under $150 on wood and hardware for a Les Paul. Maybe a bit more for an R9, but honestly, not much more than that. Don't ask me how I know, but you can get the same information if...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-16-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By dspellman
The neck was originally shaped (as would happen...

The neck was originally shaped (as would happen with any neck) to its current state, so it can be further shaped. You need to watch out that you don't intrude on the truss rod cavity, but that's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By dspellman
Some. Most of the 3100s are actually...

Some.

Most of the 3100s are actually 3100"M" at the moment, and running about $399 (vs. The 3010SE at around $329).

The extra $70 gets you a full-thickness (3/4") maple cap. That used to be a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-16-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By dspellman
Use a blowtorch, and gently. If you set the...

Use a blowtorch, and gently. If you set the entire guitar on fire, you're likely to screw up any glue that's susceptible to heat softening. You can char the surface and the glue will be fine. Just...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By dspellman
Check with your local friendly tech. He probably...

Check with your local friendly tech. He probably already has a good source. Unless you're NOT going to have him put it in <G>.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-16-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By dspellman
Absolutely not. That gauge is fine inside the...

Absolutely not. That gauge is fine inside the guitar, not for speaker cable.

I'd suggest 18 or 16 gauge (you'll find that's about where most speaker cable lives for lengths under about 20 feet)....
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By dspellman
You're wearing your guitar WAY too low. If...

You're wearing your guitar WAY too low.



If you sand the bottom of your nut flat (a good idea) and the shelf in which it sits is NOT flat, you will break your nut. Almost guaranteed that's what...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-15-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By dspellman
Um, I wouldn't do that. There are a lot of...

Um, I wouldn't do that. There are a lot of differences between the HD300, for example, and the HD500, and the HD300s are VERY difficult to resell. Definitely do NOT get the 300 or 400 simply to save...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-15-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By dspellman
It depends on the low-frequency speakers used and...

It depends on the low-frequency speakers used and on what you want to get OUT of the cabinet. If you're using an Eminence 3015 HO and playing dubstep, you may not want a tweeter. For pretty much...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By dspellman
Another option is to simply have the back of the...

Another option is to simply have the back of the neck of the guitar hosed down with a satin lacquer. That'll certainly solve the problem.
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