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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By rickyvanh
Hey Cathbard, yeah, when I touched the spring...

Hey Cathbard, yeah, when I touched the spring claw, the hum decreased, but not when I touched the trem block or springs, nothing happened. Those springs were part of an upgrade I had done in a shop,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By rickyvanh
Hey Paleo Pete, I put some copper...

Hey Paleo Pete,
I put some copper shielding tape inside the control cavity, and that reduced the hum some. I took the springs off again and did a more thorough job scraping the coating...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By rickyvanh
I looked at all the soldering and it seems ok....

I looked at all the soldering and it seems ok. There is a 1/4 inch strip of shielding tape going from the pot, up the side of the cavity, to one of the screw holes. I can't imagine this doing a whole...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By rickyvanh
Thanks Tyler, yeah, I tried that first. I think...

Thanks Tyler, yeah, I tried that first. I think it's a ground issue. I have noisy pickups, a notoriously noisy amp, and mediocre cords.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By rickyvanh
Humming stops when I touch the input jack

I'm trying to quiet a hum from my guitar that stops when I touch the input jack. It only becomes a real issue on the lead channel of my amp(5150 combo), but it stops when I touch the cord. I checked...
Forum: Metal Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By rickyvanh
The real issue, I think, is the serious lack of...

The real issue, I think, is the serious lack of musicianship in popular music today. Since there is only a few really impressive players, who's music is considered relevant, they are going to be...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By rickyvanh
Check out this guy's site. He has pedals for sale...

Check out this guy's site. He has pedals for sale that are modded(by him). I'm going to send him my crybaby for the "works" mod, but you save money buying one of his if you don't already have one....
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By rickyvanh
That V is awesome!!

That V is awesome!!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-22-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By rickyvanh
Check out Mahaffay Amps. I have the Little...

Check out Mahaffay Amps. I have the Little Lanilei 3350, it's badass. Seriously, big sound-tiny package.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By rickyvanh
I don't think it would hurt to try. I've seen...

I don't think it would hurt to try. I've seen people use an eraser or carve a wine cork into a block. If the block falls out while you are playing, it will still be helpful to use for stabilizing the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-17-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By rickyvanh
This thing allows you to dive bomb, you just...

This thing allows you to dive bomb, you just can't pull back on the bar any more. It's not that tremel-no contraption, it's a little brass L-shaped part that has a set screw that the trem block rests...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-17-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By rickyvanh
It was like $25 and it took about 4 minutes to...

It was like $25 and it took about 4 minutes to install. I got it from F-U Tone.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-17-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By rickyvanh
I just recently installed a...

I just recently installed a "trem-stopper" on mine about a week ago. It stops the bridge so it can't tilt back. Now I can tune down, and to drop-d, plus it's less headache tuning and restringing. It...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-17-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By rickyvanh
Look at the bridge, see if it's noticeably tilted...

Look at the bridge, see if it's noticeably tilted back. The bridge should be parallel to the body. If it's tilted back, your springs need to be adjusted. Floyd Rose website has videos to walk you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-12-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By rickyvanh
Are you using "fretboard Logic"?

Are you using "fretboard Logic"?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-04-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By rickyvanh
A Pod ( I actually have a Korg ) is pretty much...

A Pod ( I actually have a Korg ) is pretty much for headphones. They are awesome for recording too. Plugging these things into amps doesn't really work IMO.

Highly recommend it though, you'll be...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-03-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By rickyvanh
I would consider a Pod and good headphones. This...

I would consider a Pod and good headphones. This will allow you to play when you want, plus they have hundreds of sounds, lots of effects, tuner and other cool stuff. The way these things sound with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-25-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By rickyvanh
I had the exact thing happen. Take the screw...

I had the exact thing happen. Take the screw completely out of the middle of the locking nut and take the little square thing out. Check for a groove cut into it. I swapped the middle clamp with the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 321
Posted By rickyvanh
If you are not already using .9's or lighter, I...

If you are not already using .9's or lighter, I would try that first. After that, I would tune down a half step.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-20-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By rickyvanh
Check out "hot hide glue" this is what...

Check out "hot hide glue" this is what a professional would use.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 840
Posted By rickyvanh
crazysam23 is right.

crazysam23 is right.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-09-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,157
Posted By rickyvanh
I think it might be pretty hard to play something...

I think it might be pretty hard to play something accurately over a backing track and not sound mechanical. Listen to how mechanical those tracks sound before you add guitars. Your technique sounds...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By rickyvanh
The tuner should be the first pedal. That tuner...

The tuner should be the first pedal. That tuner will work as a power supply for your other pedals also, in case you didn't know.
Forum: The Pit 09-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 795
Posted By rickyvanh
reading usually does the trick for me, also doing...

reading usually does the trick for me, also doing something physically tiring. Not looking at screens is good advice, I hear that dimming the lights in your house a few hours before bedtime also...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By rickyvanh
What I mean by abused is not worn, missing a...

What I mean by abused is not worn, missing a knob, showing signs of years of wear and tear, etc. I'm referring to abuse such as a guitar being thrown across the room because someone couldn't get the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By rickyvanh
Here's another point, if you buy mid grade gear...

Here's another point, if you buy mid grade gear and out grow it, you can sell it and recover some of your money.

I would buy used gear if money is an issue. It's not too hard to find someone like...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By rickyvanh
Cheap gear has a purpose. The percentage of...

Cheap gear has a purpose. The percentage of people that want to learn how to play an instrument is high, and most act on it and buy an instrument, and give it a try. As you know, since you play, it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By rickyvanh
I had to sell one a couple of years ago that I...

I had to sell one a couple of years ago that I got free. It was a '92 MIM Strat, stock. I put it on craigslist for $250, and it sold in less than 5 minutes(no exaggeration). Anyone who gets a used...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By rickyvanh
I think your guitar settled in after the last guy...

I think your guitar settled in after the last guy adjusted your truss rod. I think it's all pretty normal. People on this site always try to encourage people to set up their own guitars. I think a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By rickyvanh
I would take it back to the guy who set it up....

I would take it back to the guy who set it up. He'll most likely dial it in for you free of charge, but don't wait too long.
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