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Forum: Electric Guitar 02-03-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By Thomme
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Forum: Electric Guitar 02-03-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 452
Posted By Thomme
Bingo! The biggest affect to tone is going to be...

Bingo! The biggest affect to tone is going to be the amp. While the Spider can emulate a lot of amps, they don't do a lot of justice to pickups.

That being said: I had a Super Distortion in my...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-03-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Thomme
Here's my few cents on this matter: for what it's...

Here's my few cents on this matter: for what it's worth.
The Squier Chinese made instruments have been on an upswing in terms of quality while the quality of basic MIM basses has gone down. At the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-03-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Thomme
my advice: 1) Get the thing set up by a pro. ...

my advice:
1) Get the thing set up by a pro. Bass setup and intonation is much more crucial than on guitar. Producing single notes instead of chords, it's imperative that it sound "right."
2)...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-03-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Thomme
The downside is a very compressed and digital...

The downside is a very compressed and digital tone. A true amplifier is designed (if it's a good one) to bring out the best possible sound in a bass, a lot of digital effect pedals are designed to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-03-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 137
Posted By Thomme
Killer deal. IIRC the 1xx series from them...

Killer deal. IIRC the 1xx series from them features all solid woods, dovetail necks and killer construction. I have a BG-40 that I paids about $500 for in 06. Considering inflation and the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-03-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Thomme
I've got a Breedlove Passport Concert and I...

I've got a Breedlove Passport Concert and I absolutely love the thing. Really well balanced, sits right in your lap or on a strap. The tone is clean and not a single part of it gets muddy, boxy or...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-12-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By Thomme
So... nothing?

So... nothing?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-12-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Thomme
I actually have three Keyser clamp capos that I...

I actually have three Keyser clamp capos that I use across the board on anything from a fat neck'd 70's strat, to a slim necked Blueridge to a 12 string. They're similar and none sound different...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-10-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By Thomme
It's more out of sheer curiosity. I've...

It's more out of sheer curiosity. I've read/heard/seen/been told that all of these guitars from this time are 100% solid woods. I've also been told/read/heard/etc that they generally veneered the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-10-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By Thomme
How to tell if it's a solid top?

I've got this ancient Sigma 12 string that I absolutely adore. It sounds pretty decent, though not at round or as loud as my Blueridge, I like it. I've had it since I was 14 and it dates to the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-09-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By Thomme
Question about refinishing a neck

So... I've got this Squier Bullet Neck (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1536222) that I've posted about previously. It's an absolutely gorgeous neck, about the prettiest I've...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-08-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Thomme
yank it off and use your head. When you reattach...

yank it off and use your head. When you reattach it: the cover wire is the hot and the non-covered surrounding it is ground.
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-08-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Thomme
Hey, he never told us what level of BC Rich is...

Hey, he never told us what level of BC Rich is is. It could very well be an awesome set neck warlock built to exacting specifications that some guy knows nothing about and is selling at $100 cause...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-08-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Thomme
contact the manufacturer if you've picked it up...

contact the manufacturer if you've picked it up within the year. If not, maybe just get a new one. I can't see the E-bow as being that big of an investment to sink the time/effort into like...
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-07-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Thomme
wait, are you holding a black wire in the...

wait, are you holding a black wire in the picture, and not the yellow one? It looks like the yellow one is the one that's being held to me.
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-07-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Thomme
it looks like the the ground lug is soldered on...

it looks like the the ground lug is soldered on the tone pot, but without a hot signal going to it to bleed off the tone. I can't quite wrap my head around the two caps attached to the jack. It's...
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-07-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Thomme
It's not that hard, so long as you do the...

It's not that hard, so long as you do the research and have the patience to do it. A friend of mine did a 1 hour de-fret on a cheapo bass and it turned out absolutely incredible, simply because he...
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Thomme
woah... it makes my head hurt. The red is your...

woah... it makes my head hurt. The red is your hot. The yellow looks like it might be the ground, which would explain the humming... but at the same time, it looks like your tone pot is completely...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-04-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Thomme
A '51 is a '51, this is just a strat with a tele...

A '51 is a '51, this is just a strat with a tele neck
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-03-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Thomme
So... sand it down, wipe it down with zippo fluid...

So... sand it down, wipe it down with zippo fluid and then finish it?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-30-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Thomme
You're clearly putting words in my mouth. I'm...

You're clearly putting words in my mouth. I'm sanding it down to refinish it to try and give a vintage-y tint to it and probably make a custom logo for it. It's going on a partscaster.

Tis no...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-29-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,922
Posted By Thomme
A maple neck P-bass with that logo would have a...

A maple neck P-bass with that logo would have a plug where your truss rod is with the adjustment screw at the heal of the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-29-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Thomme
Silly question about finishing

I scored this neck on ebay. It's a squier bullet neck, but it's got some beautiful wood figuring on it.

If I sand down the front and back of the headstock to remove the finish and logo (which I...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-29-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,922
Posted By Thomme
truss rod and knobs give it away, other than...

truss rod and knobs give it away, other than that, it's a sharp bass
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-27-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,922
Posted By Thomme
Bridge isn't a fender, not even a Squier. I've...

Bridge isn't a fender, not even a Squier. I've never seen a squier with the screws on the front of the bridge.

Logo ain't right, either. At all.

It's a copy, my friend. Could be a nice copy,...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-19-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By Thomme
Friend of mine yanked the frets out of a cheap...

Friend of mine yanked the frets out of a cheap p-bass copy, put wood filler in the fret slots, put a couple coats of marine epoxy over it and VOILA: perfect fretless bass. It's not a hard thing to...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-19-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By Thomme
1989 Squier Jazz Bass

I recently came across a Squier Jazz Bass at a local shop. The serial number on the front of the headstock starts with E9. The bass has a gloss finish on the neck, feels great and sounds fairly...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-12-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Thomme
I've never seen another midnight blue Fender in...

I've never seen another midnight blue Fender in person, thanks guys. A google search of the color shows it is. Thanks!
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-12-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Thomme
great scott, I'd no idea this existed!

great scott, I'd no idea this existed!
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