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Forum: Bass Guitar 08-23-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By obeythepenguin
Hey MaddMann, what kind of bass are we talking? ...

Hey MaddMann, what kind of bass are we talking? What kind of sound are you going for? And most importantly, what else have you tried to get that sound?

I'm just asking because I see a lot of...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-22-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By obeythepenguin
I've always wanted to try a Dano... how's that...

I've always wanted to try a Dano... how's that thing play compared to, say, a Fender?
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-22-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By obeythepenguin
To be fair, some bassists are pretty stuck up...

To be fair, some bassists are pretty stuck up too. Personally, I can't stand the guys who loudly boast they "can't play guitar" (as opposed to the ones who humbly admit it). Maybe I'm weird, but if...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-22-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By obeythepenguin
I went to see Yes and Procol Harum a couple weeks...

I went to see Yes and Procol Harum a couple weeks ago. Procol's singer, Gary Brooker, is one of the most engaging frontmen I've ever seen, and he kept the audience pumped the entire set without so...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-14-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By obeythepenguin
James Jamerson played some mind-blowing lines...

James Jamerson played some mind-blowing lines with just one finger. (That finger actually had its own nickname: "The Hook".) Speed comes from practice and good technique, not from using more...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By obeythepenguin
You may need to adjust the intonation slightly,...

You may need to adjust the intonation slightly, and if you're coming from really light strings, also the truss rod. You shouldn't need to do a complete setup, though I recommend you learn how to do...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-11-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By obeythepenguin
No, that's not supposed to happen. You might...

No, that's not supposed to happen. You might want to check your picking technique -- make sure you're not pressing down on the string (towards the body of the bass) when you play.

If your...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-10-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By obeythepenguin
Awesome bass, Panda! And welcome to UG for real...

Awesome bass, Panda! And welcome to UG for real now :)

I'd hold off upgrading the pickups, unless you've tried a bass with Quarter Pounders and know for sure that's the sound you want. I see so...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-01-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By obeythepenguin
I recently performed a similar modification on a...

I recently performed a similar modification on a Squier Affinity P-Bass. Yes, you can use Fender parts on a Squier instrument. However, the dimensions are different, so the parts are not directly...
Forum: Bass Archives 06-03-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13,644
Views: 285,631
Posted By obeythepenguin
I just deleted nearly 2,300 posts. I really need...

I just deleted nearly 2,300 posts. I really need to do something with my life.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-02-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By obeythepenguin
Any of the FMIC brands, if it isn't obvious...

Any of the FMIC brands, if it isn't obvious enough from my room:
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/7/6/0/0/760041/pics/_c1004138_image_0.JPG

Though my favorites tend to be Gretsch...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-30-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By obeythepenguin
On the one hand, an MIA probably has higher...

On the one hand, an MIA probably has higher quality components and craftsmanship than an MIM. On the other hand, if an MIM does everything you need it to just fine, it's hard to argue the MIA is a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-15-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By obeythepenguin
I'll trade you for this lovely...

I'll trade you for this lovely bridge.

http://www.runners*******.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/brooklyn-bridge.jpg
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-29-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By obeythepenguin
I don't really suggest producing original...

I don't really suggest producing original instruments, so people who produce fakes don't look at them and fix their mistakes. :shrug:

Now, some tips that might help:

Most manufacturers have a page...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-24-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 959
Posted By obeythepenguin
My 15W Fender blows every amp in the house out of...

My 15W Fender blows every amp in the house out of the water, including my 100W bass amp -- and that's with the volume on 2. That's not common for smaller amps, particularly solid states, but the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-24-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 959
Posted By obeythepenguin
I absolutely agree; there's no reason to let tube...

I absolutely agree; there's no reason to let tube snobs' opinions get in the way of my ears. My Frontman 15R is both the cheapest and best-sounding guitar amp I own (I play exclusively clean, so the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By obeythepenguin
And Fender and Gibson? Nah, but who's ever heard...

And Fender and Gibson? Nah, but who's ever heard of those guys?

It's pretty stupid on a number of levels, but for now I'm just going to call advertising.

*reported*
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-16-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By obeythepenguin
The most expensive guitar Gibson has is the...

The most expensive guitar Gibson has is the Citation (http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Archtop/Gibson-Custom/Citation.aspx), MSRP approximately $33,000. The Les Paul might be their...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-23-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 948
Posted By obeythepenguin
I've played pretty much every Strat and Precision...

I've played pretty much every Strat and Precision Bass within a 2-hour drive of my house, and I've had consistently good experiences with the MIM's. They're well built, they do everything I need...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-22-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 948
Posted By obeythepenguin
The thing is, though, I have yet to see any...

The thing is, though, I have yet to see any evidence the MIM guitars have worse craftsmanship or less care taken in their construction. So I'm not sure how I could say the MIA's are that much...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-22-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 948
Posted By obeythepenguin
In my opinion, this is the most perfect...

In my opinion, this is the most perfect instrument ever built:

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/7/6/0/0/760041/pics/_c932403_image_0.JPG

Yes, an absolutely boring, stock MIM...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-22-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 948
Posted By obeythepenguin
Sounds like there's at least one defensive MIA...

Sounds like there's at least one defensive MIA owner here, too. Hey, if I put that much into a guitar, I'd certainly want to think it's worth every cent. :shrug: Point being, bias goes both...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-21-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 948
Posted By obeythepenguin
I've played both, and I actually prefer the MIM...

I've played both, and I actually prefer the MIM necks. The MIA's just feel too sticky. :shrug:
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-20-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 656
Posted By obeythepenguin
Unnecessary tension FTW :five:

Unnecessary tension FTW :five:
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-18-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 656
Posted By obeythepenguin
I prefer to think of it as "if you get...

I prefer to think of it as "if you get lighter strings, everything else will be too loose" :p:
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-18-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 656
Posted By obeythepenguin
...

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/2/8/0/633280.jpg

Right now I use these on both my electrics, because they're the heaviest my local store carries; throw away the .010, and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-24-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 839
Posted By obeythepenguin
Of course, even the infamous 1959 Les Pauls...

Of course, even the infamous 1959 Les Pauls hadn't aged much in 1959, and yet they still sounded just fine in recordings. :shrug: I think there's a little bit of science there, and a lot of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-24-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 839
Posted By obeythepenguin
A lot of well-known players swear by vintage...

A lot of well-known players swear by vintage guitars, and won't play anything else -- John Fruiscante, for example (I'm sure I could think of better examples). And then you've got guys like Chris...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-16-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 840
Posted By obeythepenguin
Here's my current brands/gauges, with commentary....

Here's my current brands/gauges, with commentary. Unless otherwise noted, all are tuned to standard. I'll let you figure out the logic :p:

Gretsch: Ernie Ball Slinkies, .013 - .056
(7-string set...
Forum: The Pit 11-14-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,371
Posted By obeythepenguin
I think it's a dumb idea, and I'm a...

I think it's a dumb idea, and I'm a liberal-minded atheist.

A far better idea would be simply to move it to the fiction section, or if you really wanted to discourage people from believing that...
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