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Forum: The Pit 03-25-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,697
Posted By Crimson.King
My ex-sister-in-law emailed me for the 1st time...

My ex-sister-in-law emailed me for the 1st time in 7 years a few months ago...she had a colonoscopy and they found liver cancer and lymphoma. She said learning to play piano was on her 'bucket list'...
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By Crimson.King
I think I might McBarf

I think I might McBarf
Forum: Bands & Artists 03-04-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By Crimson.King
While in college I did a speech on "The...

While in college I did a speech on "The album cover as artwork". Here's 10 I remember using:

1) Sgt Peppers - Beatles (the 1st album cover to include printed lyrics)
2) In the Court of the Crimson...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,188
Posted By Crimson.King
I went through that the 1st few years I played. ...

I went through that the 1st few years I played. I finally realized that playing in a guitar store does not mean:

1) The place is crawling with record label guys with a contract in their back...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-28-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Crimson.King
High gloss clear finish options

Hi all, I just finished repainting an old Strat bright orange with a grape metalflake pickguard. I love it except for one problem...the body isn't near glossy enough. I dedicated 2 whole cans of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Crimson.King
Thanks to everyone for sharing great info. I've...

Thanks to everyone for sharing great info. I've got the problem about 90% fixed now. My B string is holding it's sustain all the way through fret 22 and my hi E until fret 19...here's what I did so...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-25-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Crimson.King
Dead B & E strings above 16th fret

Hi all, I've got a 2011 Epi LP Custom but it's always had a nagging problem. When playing high on the E and B strings the sustain just dies. On the B string: frets 18 and above while on the E string:...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-25-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Crimson.King
humbucker coil tap wiring question

Hi all,

I just installed a Gibson Dirty Fingers HB to the bridge of my Epi LP Custom where it's wired to coil tap on a push/pull volume pot. Question is, how do I control which coil of the HB is...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Crimson.King
Funny you mention that, but I wired the bridge...

Funny you mention that, but I wired the bridge pickup (Gibson Dirty Fingers) to bypass the tone control. I really only use 3 PU settings:

1) Neck PU tone=0
2) Bridge PU tone=10
3) Bridge PU coil...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-20-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Crimson.King
The reason for my question was that I just...

The reason for my question was that I just dropped good money on the new high output PU's and wanted to make sure I was sending the strongest signal possible to the output jack.

Thanks :wtf:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-19-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Crimson.King
I guess my real question is, should you keep the...

I guess my real question is, should you keep the wires in the volume/pot cavity as short as possible? In addition to the pickups, the wires between the tone pots and push/pull volume pots are very...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-19-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Crimson.King
Pickup replacing question

I'm in the middle of replacing the pickups on my 2011 Epi LP Custom with a Gibson Dirty Fingers and a Gibson 496-R and have a question. The 4 conductor shielded pickup wires from the new pickups are...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Crimson.King
I took them off and the underside of both have...

I took them off and the underside of both have "designed by Epiphone USA" stamped into the metal. One has a stick on label reading, "PB3GHBB-4" and the other "PB2GHBN-4". Both have 4 conductor...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Crimson.King
New PU's for Epi LP Custom on the way

I'm wired...made my decision on what PU's to get as hi output replacements for my underpowered 2011 Epi LP Custom. Just ordered a Gibson Dirty Fingers for the bridge and a Gibson 496R at the neck. ...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-05-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Crimson.King
Help me ID my Epi LP Custom PU's

Hi all,

I bought my Epi LP Custom new in August 2011. I'm considering going with hotter PU's but want to know what I've currently got in there so I can do some meaningful comparisons. I think...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-04-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Crimson.King
The D-Activators look good but I'm leaning...

The D-Activators look good but I'm leaning towards a Gibson Dirtyfingers for my bridge PU. For my neck PU, I like to roll the treble all the way off and play an early to mid 70's Robert Fripp...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-04-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Crimson.King
Epi LP Custom Replacement Pickups

I have a 2011 Epi LP Custom and want to upgrade the pickups to the highest output, hottest passive models possible (no active EMG's for me). I bought my LP before they started putting BurstBuckerII...
Forum: The Pit 01-20-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 5,932
Posted By Crimson.King
I think any cover is cool as long as the band...

I think any cover is cool as long as the band tries to do something new with it. Note-for-note covers are boring.
Forum: The Pit 01-17-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,722
Posted By Crimson.King
The strangest thing that happened to me in a...

The strangest thing that happened to me in a music store was in 2007 at a Guitar Center in San Jose. It was a weekday lunchtime and I was in the synth room checking stuff out. This guy stands next...
Forum: The Pit 01-17-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,722
Posted By Crimson.King
What's the definition of a gentleman? Someone...

What's the definition of a gentleman?

Someone who knows how to play the bagpipes but doesn't.
Forum: The Pit 01-13-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,256
Posted By Crimson.King
I played bass in a prog rock band in the late...

I played bass in a prog rock band in the late 70's. We were together exactly 11 months to the day, we practiced 5 nights a week, got really tight and usually hung out with each other on off nights,...
Forum: The Pit 01-02-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,423
Posted By Crimson.King
Protected or not, flipping a cop off is the same...

Protected or not, flipping a cop off is the same as saying, "hello officer, please ruin my day". Cops have the power to haul your dumb ass off to jail whether you broke the law or just pissed them...
Forum: The Pit 12-30-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,701
Posted By Crimson.King
I've had one or more dogs since 1986 and whenever...

I've had one or more dogs since 1986 and whenever one of them dies I cry hard. The worst was the first one I lost, Stormy in 2000. He got very sick and spent a week at the pet hospital, after a...
Forum: The Pit 12-29-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By Crimson.King
I'd recommend a great book for your research...

I'd recommend a great book for your research about highly political music/bands. It's called "The Real Frank Zappa Book" which is an autobiography that goes into great detail on his mid 1980's fight...
Forum: The Pit 12-22-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,526
Posted By Crimson.King
Go for a Scottish name: Haggis Smeg

Go for a Scottish name:

Haggis Smeg
Forum: The Pit 12-20-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Crimson.King
I'm going to listen to "From Enslavement to...

I'm going to listen to "From Enslavement to Obliteration" by Napalm Death, eat a pound of peanut M&Ms with a couple frosty glasses of ice milk, & die happy knowing I'll never have to hear rap and hip...
Forum: The Pit 12-14-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 7,599
Posted By Crimson.King
An elementary school...whatever tiny bit of...

An elementary school...whatever tiny bit of innocence America might have had left has now been destroyed for good. Merry Christmas America.
Forum: The Pit 12-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,671
Posted By Crimson.King
1st band: The drummer began having an affair...

1st band: The drummer began having an affair with the guitarists wife
2nd band: The guitarist (same as above) got a new girlfriend and moved to Oregon
3rd band: The drummer (same as above) hated...
Forum: The Pit 11-21-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,404
Posted By Crimson.King
Something more Scottish like... Haggis Smeg

Something more Scottish like...

Haggis Smeg
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