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Forum: Bands & Artists 02-21-2013, 04:23 PM
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Posted By josephgriffiths
1 vs 2 subs

Hi I feel like this may have been debated a lot before but I can't find any good threads on it so here goes.

I'm at the stage with my pub band that we want to buy a sub or 2.

Can any one offer me...
Forum: Bands & Artists 12-07-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By josephgriffiths
thanks for the pointers. I should clarify my...

thanks for the pointers.

I should clarify my gear. The 2 front of house speakers we have each consist of a 12" speaker + horn. So yeah have that covered. Also we are micing the guitar cab with a...
Forum: Bands & Artists 12-07-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By josephgriffiths
Any tips for my first pub gig (Auckland, NZ)

My 4 piece covers band is about to do our very first pub gig. It's a little Irish pub called the Clare Inn, (for anyone who lives in Auckland, NZ). We have about 40 songs mostly classic stuff :...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By josephgriffiths
Just finished my first coil split

Well today I finally got round to swapping out my tone knob with a push pull one. i earthed the red and white wires on the bridge pu and got it, A functioning splittable bridge humbucker.

I haven't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By josephgriffiths
Getting better while you sleep

I've always wondered what's happening in the brain when you get better at a particular riff. We've all read about practicing slowly and how important it is for muscle memory.

The other day I was...
Forum: Bands & Artists 06-28-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By josephgriffiths
Singing with Moulded earlugs

I recently bought some rather pricey custom moulded earplugs. They are great and lower the volume of everything evenly and leave a very natural sound.

Only problem is when I sing, all I can here is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-14-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By josephgriffiths
Ok so I've just the other day got some books from...

Ok so I've just the other day got some books from Amazon. 3 to be exact. I'm going to have a go myself. I'll probably spend the next few months just reading through them, order some materials and...
Forum: Bands & Artists 06-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By josephgriffiths
Thanks for the tips. They are reasonably grunty...

Thanks for the tips.

They are reasonably grunty (300W I think) 12" and I found them to have much better clarity than 15" ones. If we run out of headroom I'd probably just get another pair of 12"s....
Forum: Bands & Artists 06-11-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By josephgriffiths
Playing in pubs with NO foldback

Hey keen to hear some opinions.

My covers band are almost ready to get into pubs. We have about 2.5 hours worth of material, that'll stretch out over 3 hours. It includes typical pub stuff, like...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By josephgriffiths
I'm from Auckland and the course is down in...

I'm from Auckland and the course is down in Wellington over January. Yeah I know Adrian, I bought my electric guitar kit from him a few years ago. It's still my main e.guitar!



My hand skills are...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-05-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By josephgriffiths
Build an acoustic guitar 3 week course

Hey, ok so. I've been thinking more and more about a future in guitar luithery. And I've come across some luthiers who run 3 week full time block courses where you build your own acoustic guitar from...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-23-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By josephgriffiths
Guitar Fretting/Levelling

Hi I'm thinking about buying a decent fretting and levelling kit.

I've seen one on the stewart macdonald site that looks ok

here...
Forum: The Pit 05-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 7,065
Posted By josephgriffiths
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....

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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-16-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By josephgriffiths
thanks for the reply. I'm talking about the...

thanks for the reply. I'm talking about the "DRIVE" selection which is only used for Channel 2. When NOT in use Channel 2 acts like a gainier version of channel 1 , but when you flick the DRIVE...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-16-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By josephgriffiths
Drive footswitch mod for a Lonestar

Hi,

I've owned a Mesa Lonestar 1x12 now for about a year and a half. It's an amazing amp with good verstility and all that, but it's a little annoying that i can only switch between channel 1 and 2...
Forum: The Pit 05-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,624
Posted By josephgriffiths
Play Drifting by Andy McKee. Everyone will think...

Play Drifting by Andy McKee. Everyone will think your the greatest guitar player they've ever seen!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-12-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By josephgriffiths
We got a mate who's keen to come at the beginning...

We got a mate who's keen to come at the beginning of gigs to just check it all out make sure the mix is good to begin with. He's going to do that for beer. But nah we don't have someone to stay with...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-11-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By josephgriffiths
We're a starting up covers band, so won't have...

We're a starting up covers band, so won't have the luxury of a sound guy who can actively monitor the mix. We've just a wee litte 8 channel mixer which will be with us on stage.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-11-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By josephgriffiths
Unit to swap mics inputs??

Hey, just wondering if anyone knows if a unit exists out there that can help me out with this?

In my cover's band we have 2 lead vocalists and we swap songs regularily while the other does backup....
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-29-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,769
Posted By josephgriffiths
I have done some bass practice at VERY low...

I have done some bass practice at VERY low volumes on my Mesa Lonestar, without any issues.

From a scientific point of view, it's the amplitude and accleration of the cone that would be damaging,...
Forum: Bands & Artists 03-28-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By josephgriffiths
Promoting my cover band- Help/Ideas

Hi all,

So beginning of last year I got some mates together who were keen to form a pub covers band. We are now at the point where we have about 40 songs that equates to roughly 3hours of material...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-21-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By josephgriffiths
Not sure if we're talking about a barred F here,...

Not sure if we're talking about a barred F here, or only a 4 string version.

But I sometimes don't even "bar" a "barred" F chords. Confused?

What I do is wrap my thumb around the neck to press the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-02-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 278
Posted By josephgriffiths
I was recently in the same position as you. I...

I was recently in the same position as you. I ended up buying a small 8 channel mixer and 2x whalfdale active speakers. It a good clear sound and very portable. plus Whalfdale are a very good quality...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By josephgriffiths
I sing in bands and have recorded myself quite a...

I sing in bands and have recorded myself quite a bit. I'm not amazing but I can definately confirm that you'll think you sound worse than you are, at least initially.

Although hearing yourself sing...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-01-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 520
Posted By josephgriffiths
I have 1 board and I use OD's in front and have...

I have 1 board and I use OD's in front and have an FX running through my amp with all those effects on the board (delays etc) plus a tiny tap delay, you can make your own. There's a lot of wires but...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-01-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By josephgriffiths
Just put your foot controller next to your zoom...

Just put your foot controller next to your zoom pedal. Although I'm guessing that's what your trying to avoid.

As for the humming. Try and locate where it's coming from. i.e. amp, power supply,...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-01-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By josephgriffiths
this is an interesting point. I was told the...

this is an interesting point. I was told the opposite a few years ago by a guitar teacher. He said DO use distortion while your practicing because it's harder to play "tidily" with it on. The...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-12-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By josephgriffiths
Cole Clark Fat Lady II Best value for money...

Cole Clark Fat Lady II

Best value for money electric acoustic guitar on the market, IMHO
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-12-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By josephgriffiths
frets over time to change and need to be...

frets over time to change and need to be reworked, otherwise older strings can buzz as their stiffness changes and the coils can lossen.

I'd suggest putting new strings to see if that helps.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-08-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By josephgriffiths
I have a Carl Martin Compressor. Quite expensive...

I have a Carl Martin Compressor. Quite expensive but does all what I want pretty well, and the attack knob has quite a good range on it. I put it before my BB preamp on my board.

Also worth a look...
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