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Forum: Electric Guitar 03-25-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By HomerSGR
Higher output pickups makes everything easier to...

Higher output pickups makes everything easier to play, and you get that "chugh" thing going without effort. As much as you love it now...

You will notice that you have to work harder to get good...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-22-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By HomerSGR
Definitely not.

Definitely not.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-20-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 628
Posted By HomerSGR
Depends on where he is. A Hellraiser C1 FR runs...

Depends on where he is. A Hellraiser C1 FR runs well over $1000 in Europe, and are well worth it in relative terms.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-20-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By HomerSGR
Mixing active and passive pickups is a serious...

Mixing active and passive pickups is a serious inconvenience when it comes to wiring. You can't use the same pots - passive humbuckers are generally used with 500k pots and actives with 25k pots....
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 601
Posted By HomerSGR
Eat Italian food and don't worry about guitars......

Eat Italian food and don't worry about guitars... Go where the locals go and avoid everything aimed at tourists like the plague. That's my take on Italy, at least. Going to Sicily in the summer...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By HomerSGR
Sit down in a relaxed position, focus on staying...

Sit down in a relaxed position, focus on staying as relaxed as possible - and slowly work on your picking technique. It could be as easy an exercise as playing a scale up and down, very slow at...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By HomerSGR
Kirk Hammett uses tape because he has bad...

Kirk Hammett uses tape because he has bad heavy-handed technique which leads to his hand getting torn open and bleeding.

It's fine experimenting with stuff, but there's really no shortcut to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,184
Posted By HomerSGR
Of course you need guidance. Guidance doesn't...

Of course you need guidance. Guidance doesn't mean you do exactly as someone else tell you to do. If you think that, you have a very strange idea of teaching. A good teacher is there to guide, help...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-07-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 706
Posted By HomerSGR
I'd be very surprised if most brands is doing...

I'd be very surprised if most brands is doing anything but supplying specifications and inspecting of the production lines and final products. The responsibilites for everything else lies with the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-07-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By HomerSGR
Epiphone Les Paul over Schecter, Ibanez or...

Epiphone Les Paul over Schecter, Ibanez or Jacksons in the same price-range? Don't smoke, people. It's bad for your health, well-being and cognitive functioning.

These brands have built their whole...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-05-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 981
Posted By HomerSGR
I'm a bit confused as to what you actually get....

I'm a bit confused as to what you actually get. Adverts from stores seems to be thrive in the confusion and make it look like you're getting a SUPERDEAL when it's actually a different model and MSRP...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-04-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By HomerSGR
The specs were nothing special (a killswitch...

The specs were nothing special (a killswitch takes 5 minutes to install and the other stuff is already offered on guitars in the same price-range) so the guitar was basically a Korean-made Ltd EC...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-03-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By HomerSGR
"Need No Company" or some other song...

"Need No Company" or some other song from Hardcore Superstar's now classic album Dreamin' in a Casket (2007) was the first song I learned all guitar-parts from entirely by ear - there were no tabs...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-01-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By HomerSGR
They stopped making the regular Flying V '68 a...

They stopped making the regular Flying V '68 a few years ago, and last year they had the Flying V 120 as a limited model - basically the same, but at about double the price of the old (at least here...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-27-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By HomerSGR
It's a hard thing to determine by listening to...

It's a hard thing to determine by listening to records. Try playing them instead. What you hear from somebody else playing is one thing, but the experience of different pickups is also a lot about...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-23-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By HomerSGR
Too many flawless used guitar-bargains out there...

Too many flawless used guitar-bargains out there to even look twice at it, in my opinion.

A case and 'upgraded' pickups doesn't make a cosmetically damaged guitar worth almost new price in my...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-22-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By HomerSGR
Binding is generally meant as a decorative strip...

Binding is generally meant as a decorative strip of plastic or wood on the side of the fretboard, however Gibson have a tradition of covering the end of the frets with a piece of binding, commonly...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By HomerSGR
Oh, forgot about that. You're of course...

Oh, forgot about that. You're of course right.

Well then, the only reason not to use a standard Stratocaster with distortion would be down to taste in tone in that case, to answer OP's question.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-22-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By HomerSGR
Feedback isn't the issue with single-coils, but...

Feedback isn't the issue with single-coils, but rather the hum. That is dependent on electrical appliances around it, where for examples those stage spotlights everyone uses is a major competitor....
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By HomerSGR
Cool guitar. Maybe I need to take a look at these...

Cool guitar. Maybe I need to take a look at these Tributes.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 996
Posted By HomerSGR
I prefer the SSS, front-rout and pickguard of the...

I prefer the SSS, front-rout and pickguard of the original Stratocaster.

It looks better (more classic :P ), it's more practical (easier to change the pickguard than polish scratches out of the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By HomerSGR
Is it a grounding problem perhaps? If the...

Is it a grounding problem perhaps? If the ground-wire isn't soldered properly, you will have an annoying hum from the guitar until you ground the guitar with your own body - which means it will go...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By HomerSGR
But the thing is Fender use imported parts for...

But the thing is Fender use imported parts for some of their guitars, and those use metric measurements. You can't use inch keys for those in the same way you can't use metric keys for inch-screws,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By HomerSGR
The truss rod is 3/16'' on the MIM Fenders, yes,...

The truss rod is 3/16'' on the MIM Fenders, yes, but the saddle screws are 1,5mm.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By HomerSGR
I have found the HSS-setup is a compromise that...

I have found the HSS-setup is a compromise that really isn't ideal. You have the humbucker for heavy distorted tones, and the single coils for cleans - in theory, but they are never volume matched so...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By HomerSGR
Buy sets of Allen keys, in both mm and...

Buy sets of Allen keys, in both mm and inch-measurements. There's only one that will fit each screw, and if you use the wrong one that almost fit, you risk stripping the screw if you apply any force...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-19-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 996
Posted By HomerSGR
Eh... You can't remove the pickguard on a Strat.

Eh... You can't remove the pickguard on a Strat.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-19-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By HomerSGR
The Fender Stratocaster for me. Over the past...

The Fender Stratocaster for me.

Over the past few years, I have played a lot of different guitars, at home as well as with other people, and I thought I liked quite a lot of different guitars. Then...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-16-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By HomerSGR
I'd take the PRS SE any day over that...

I'd take the PRS SE any day over that Gibson.

The PRS SE is going to be the better made instrument in every way imaginable - better construction, design, quality and finish. Few factories come close...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-16-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By HomerSGR
Do you have a picture of the guitar being signed?...

Do you have a picture of the guitar being signed? Could be very hard to prove any authenticity without. Furthermore, he isn't Michael Schenker.

The guitar probably isn't worth more, but rather...
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