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Forum: Electric Guitar 09-25-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By rickyvanh
I had the exact thing happen. Take the screw...

I had the exact thing happen. Take the screw completely out of the middle of the locking nut and take the little square thing out. Check for a groove cut into it. I swapped the middle clamp with the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 287
Posted By rickyvanh
If you are not already using .9's or lighter, I...

If you are not already using .9's or lighter, I would try that first. After that, I would tune down a half step.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-20-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By rickyvanh
Check out "hot hide glue" this is what...

Check out "hot hide glue" this is what a professional would use.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 798
Posted By rickyvanh
crazysam23 is right.

crazysam23 is right.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-09-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,091
Posted By rickyvanh
I think it might be pretty hard to play something...

I think it might be pretty hard to play something accurately over a backing track and not sound mechanical. Listen to how mechanical those tracks sound before you add guitars. Your technique sounds...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By rickyvanh
The tuner should be the first pedal. That tuner...

The tuner should be the first pedal. That tuner will work as a power supply for your other pedals also, in case you didn't know.
Forum: The Pit 09-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 770
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: 338
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: 338
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: 338
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: 210
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: 230
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: 230
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: 225
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: 2,582
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: 385
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: 706
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: 290
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: 262
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: 377
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: 415
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: 850
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: 763
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: 540
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: 3,209
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: 640
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: 802
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: 297
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: 297
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: 548
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...
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