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Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 20
Posted By Roc8995
Totally solid guitars. Don't worry about the...

Totally solid guitars. Don't worry about the price at all, that's how people talk themselves into spending more than they need to.

More expensive guitars might have more name-brand hardware...
Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 24
Posted By Roc8995
Pictures would be really helpful. More...

Pictures would be really helpful. More information is needed.
A crack in the finish in the back trem route is nothing. A deep crack under the trem posts could be a serious issue. For the most part...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 70
Posted By Roc8995
You're on the right track with the fuzzes. As you...

You're on the right track with the fuzzes. As you noticed, though, pedals are like bananas in that they only come in bunches.

I think the best thing you could do would be to get a Line 6 M5 or M9...
Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Roc8995
One person having a preference doesn't make a...

One person having a preference doesn't make a thing overrated. It means you like something else better. And probably that your friends are dumb, or 15, or both.
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Roc8995
Cheapest: Score a used set of USA Tele pickups...

Cheapest: Score a used set of USA Tele pickups online, people generally don't ask much for them. Plus you know you already like those pickups.

Mid-range: I really like the Fender Nocaster pickups....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Roc8995
Most killswitches ground out the signal, so by...

Most killswitches ground out the signal, so by soldering those wires together you probably just muted the guitar permanently. If that's the case, you just need to remove the wire. You can test by...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 13,167
Posted By Roc8995
If they're the same gauge, yes (almost always,...

If they're the same gauge, yes (almost always, anyway). Changing gauge might throw the intonation off, more likely as you get farther from the original gauge.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-23-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By Roc8995
EHX has always cut some corners. Sometimes the...

EHX has always cut some corners. Sometimes the results are perfectly fine, but yes, they tend to use the cheap option where options are available, especially where pots and switches are concerned. I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By Roc8995
Then they should give us some more information so...

Then they should give us some more information so we can actually help.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1497696
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-23-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By Roc8995
The question makes no sense. Can you help us...

The question makes no sense. Can you help us understand what exactly you're trying to figure out?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-23-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 370
Posted By Roc8995
Maybe next time don't be such a jerk about the...

Maybe next time don't be such a jerk about the advice you get and you'll get to the "more correct" answer sooner.

Glad you got it fixed.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-23-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 370
Posted By Roc8995
Wait a minute. You think this proves you right?...

Wait a minute. You think this proves you right? Read between the lines, man. "Not a bad idea" is a nice way of saying that what you were doing is doing nothing to help your tuning stability. Your...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Roc8995
That sounds like an electrical fire waiting to...

That sounds like an electrical fire waiting to happen.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42,919
Views: 390,299
Posted By Roc8995
Oh man, I thought I was the only one. CME just...

Oh man, I thought I was the only one. CME just rubbed me the wrong way every time I went in there. What happened with you?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-22-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 13,167
Posted By Roc8995
It means the wall adapter you use for it must...

It means the wall adapter you use for it must supply 9 volts and the barrel plug must be grounded on the center element. It's the most common setup for adapters, so for instance a standard boss style...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-21-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 370
Posted By Roc8995
Well, it's definitely not because the nut was...

Well, it's definitely not because the nut was lubricated.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 370
Posted By Roc8995
Help me understand where exactly the friction is...

Help me understand where exactly the friction is a problem on a locking nut. Are you just leaving it unlocked? Something is off here. Are you just lubricating the screw so it tightens more easily?...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 370
Posted By Roc8995
Why? "Locking" and...

Why? "Locking" and "lubricated" are rather opposite things. I don't see what benefit lubricating the nut could possibly have.

Did you just read somewhere that lubricating the nut is good for tuning...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 43
Posted By Roc8995
That's a fine replacement. Given what happened to...

That's a fine replacement. Given what happened to the last one, I'd wrap the terminals with electrical tape for some extra insulation and to hopefully keep them from coming loose. It's also a bit...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Roc8995
Go play it. The Maestro is odd, it's definitely...

Go play it.

The Maestro is odd, it's definitely not for everyone, same with the 3-pickup layout. That plus Gibson's famous QC means you should really the exact guitar you're going to buy.

And...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-21-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Roc8995
What? No. That's not how a truss rod works. You...

What? No. That's not how a truss rod works. You adjust it until it counteracts the string's tension. If you have to adjust it every month it was either not adjusted properly the first time, or the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-20-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Roc8995
Two humbuckers is really, really common, probably...

Two humbuckers is really, really common, probably the second or third most popular pickup configuration. Obviously a lot of people like it.

How they blend depends on the pickup models and how...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By Roc8995
Great, post an update when you've started on the...

Great, post an update when you've started on the wiring. Good luck!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By Roc8995
There are a few ways to do tone caps. This is why...

There are a few ways to do tone caps. This is why you need to use the diagram, it should be very clear. Directions like right and left can be confusing because you may have pots facing different...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-20-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By Roc8995
Relax and take your time - doing a good wiring...

Relax and take your time - doing a good wiring job doesn't take too long. You have plenty of time to get this figured out. Find a wiring diagram that looks the least confusing, start wiring. Come...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By Roc8995
Cost varies a lot even for simple amps, but you...

Cost varies a lot even for simple amps, but you can get kits like 5F1 Champ for $500 and under, less if you just want to make a head and not a combo. You can go even cheaper, there are kits on ebay...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-20-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By Roc8995
That's exactly what a schematic/wiring diagram...

That's exactly what a schematic/wiring diagram is. Sounds like you need to learn how to read a schematic.

There should be no difference with a filtertron and a single coil, you just have a hot and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-20-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Roc8995
Why can't you just adjust the truss rod and...

Why can't you just adjust the truss rod and re-intonate? This is exactly what the truss rod is for, and you don't need to take it to a tech to get it adjusted. If you do it properly you shouldn't...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Roc8995
The switch won't change the tone at all, but as...

The switch won't change the tone at all, but as mentioned above it might be smart to get a more reliable switch in there.

Pots definitely have some effect, it's not huge but in can be a nice...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-20-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 13,167
Posted By Roc8995
The tone bypass just removes the tone knob from...

The tone bypass just removes the tone knob from the circuit. It gives a bit more output and treble. It's not a huge difference but if the price difference is minimal you might as well have it.

I'm...
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