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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By dspellman
If you want it to look pro, have someone do it...

If you want it to look pro, have someone do it for you.

I've given up on Tolex, unless the amp is going to sit around the house and look pretty.

I'm doing one of two things, these days, with any...
Forum: Bass Guitar Today, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By dspellman
Tone shaping depends on your amp's...

Tone shaping depends on your amp's "baked-in" tone. That's not going to be a full range or a flat response setup, so you'll be largely influenced by whatever's already emphasized. One of my great...
Forum: Bass Guitar Today, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By dspellman
I'm usually running a bit over an hour, but I'd...

I'm usually running a bit over an hour, but I'd divide it into rough 20-minute segments. I've got a couple of DVDs that run through some things I haven't done before. I spend another segment just...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By dspellman
Often one of the tubes is assigned to the reverb...

Often one of the tubes is assigned to the reverb unit, and you may need to replace at least that one. I'm too lazy to go check the Peavey's diagram, but you could have anything from a bad tube to a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 55
Posted By dspellman
Spammie's on the money -- you don't plug a guitar...

Spammie's on the money -- you don't plug a guitar into a bare power amp.

Guitarists all do this -- they plug their little 1/4" phone plug into anything with a female 1/4 plug.
Whatever preamp...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 355
Posted By dspellman
Regarding Bass! The Bass Pod XT (available in all...

Regarding Bass!
The Bass Pod XT (available in all three form factors: rack, floor, bean) is a discontinued item that I think is almost a must for a bass player. It models maybe 22 different bass...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 355
Posted By dspellman
Need some clarification here... What are you...

Need some clarification here... What are you currently running your HD500X into? Did I miss it?

I have an Axe-FX Ultra, a Pod XT, X3, HD (bean and foot pedal) and an XT Bass (and looking at an XT...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By dspellman
They shouldn't be. I don't buy solid state amps...

They shouldn't be. I don't buy solid state amps that aren't rated in RMS wattage.
Both tube and solid state amps can put out more than their rated wattage, but most guitarists don't mind the extra...
Forum: Bass Guitar Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By dspellman
Same with me. But lately I've been able to play a...

Same with me. But lately I've been able to play a number of fan fret guitars, and one fan-fret bass (non-Dingwall). Turns out that they're really comfortable; the angle of the frets actually gives...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14,548
Views: 181,237
Posted By dspellman
Taylor made $65Million this past year and looks...

Taylor made $65Million this past year and looks to exceed that this year.

Her actual take from Spotify (as opposed to what Spotify told the media she would lose by abandoning them) isn't going to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By dspellman
Honestly, your rig is probably seriously...

Honestly, your rig is probably seriously underpowered. I had a pair of 2x12s with Eminence Pro A's, with the cabinets ported and tuned to 52Hz. I was running it with a Carvin 50W/50W tube power amp,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By dspellman
I use a Variax. They're on sale and there's a...

I use a Variax. They're on sale and there's a $150 mail-rebate from Line 6 as well.

This is all so easy with a Variax guitar, seriously. Tune the guitar to E standard. There's a dial on the Variax...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By dspellman
My foot pedal these days is mostly a Shortboard...

My foot pedal these days is mostly a Shortboard II with a bright orange ethernet cable running from it to the backline. Buncha chrome switches and an expression pedal on black.

Guess I'll have to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By dspellman
Standard (non-TRS) 1/4" outputs are...

Standard (non-TRS) 1/4" outputs are generally not balanced, while the XLRs usually are. Balanced lines reduce noise that can be induced between your preamp and the input of the mixer, power amp or...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By dspellman
What amp are you running this through? Most...

What amp are you running this through?

Most guitar amps' speakers can't reproduce much of anything below 110Hz (and this would be a 100W amp pushing a 4x12). The low E string on a standard guitar...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By dspellman
Before you start blowing money on pickups, play...

Before you start blowing money on pickups, play your guitar through a number of amps. You're likely to find that one of those amps likes your pickups just fine.

Second bit of advice; never buy a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By dspellman
And the other issue is that the above is an...

And the other issue is that the above is an oxymoron.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By dspellman
A couple of years ago Gibson introduce the...

A couple of years ago Gibson introduce the Firebird X. At the introduction (which in some publicist's mind was a recreation of an Apple product introduction), Henry J was supposed to make the point...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By dspellman
I still run into a lot of gigs where the PA is...

I still run into a lot of gigs where the PA is "for vocals only," and the instruments have to hold their own. I ran into one where the vocalist (who was also the band leader) was convinced that if...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By dspellman
Seriously, we've come to the point where a foot...

Seriously, we've come to the point where a foot pedal (which is generally unseen by an audience anyway) is a fashion statement?

Crap, I'm going to have to take Kendall Jenner with me now to pick...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-25-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By dspellman
Certainly the multi-scale guitars (same general...

Certainly the multi-scale guitars (same general shape, construction) have been successful -- sevenstring.org has quite a lot of people who've picked them up from Rondo. And there will certainly be...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-25-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By dspellman
To deal with the neck dive, get serious about the...

To deal with the neck dive, get serious about the modding. Have your local friendly tech drill out the bottom of the guitar (I've seen the strap button removed, the hole drilled there), put lead or...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-25-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By dspellman
How old are the strings, and were they in good...

How old are the strings, and were they in good shape?
Friend of mine turns his strings black within about three days, and within a week there are (I swear) stalactites and rusticles hanging off...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By dspellman
Adding a second amp of the same type is not...

Adding a second amp of the same type is not (unsurprisingly) going to give you all that much boost in volume. If that's its only mission, I'd suggest spending the money in some other way to get the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By dspellman
Seems to me a simple multi-FX and a pair of good...

Seems to me a simple multi-FX and a pair of good powered monitors would be a better all-round investment for a dorm room.

Actually, something like that Line 6 Amplifi really makes sense in this...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-24-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By dspellman
The little bottom "wave?" Noticed...

The little bottom "wave?"

Noticed that.
OTOH, most Dingwall ABII's are bolt-neck, use very fancy woods and have some seriously healthy pricetags. Friend of mine paid nearly $5K for his. He...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By dspellman
34/37" Multi-Scale 5-string

Now this is interesting.

Neck-through construction, 24 fret, solid mahogany body, five string. Good so far.
34 - 37" multi-scale (fan fret) -- even more interesting.

$559. Holy...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-24-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By dspellman
I have several tuner apps in my iPhone; I don't...

I have several tuner apps in my iPhone; I don't always have a nice battery powered tuner available when I'm out and about.

Polytune (TC Electronics) is a near-duplicate of their standalone product....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By dspellman
My question would be: If you're really only using...

My question would be: If you're really only using a clean channel, why are you NOT looking at solid state (you seem to be very much limiting yourself to tubes in the original post)? Lighter, less...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-24-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By dspellman
People can get religious about pedals. I've gone...

People can get religious about pedals. I've gone through (and still have most of) well over a hundred over time. The total cost, when added together, is ridiculous. Several years ago I got a...
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