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Forum: Electric Guitar 08-09-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Carl21221
If the socket itself is moving, unscrew the input...

If the socket itself is moving, unscrew the input jack plate, hold the inside of the socket and tighten the nut.

If it's not that, while the socket is out of the guitar, plug in your cable and see...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-21-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Carl21221
For Drop C, I use Ernie Ball Skinny top heavy...

For Drop C, I use Ernie Ball Skinny top heavy bottoms. Tight bottom strings but quite "bendy" on the higher strings. Perfect for me.

Maybe some Not Even Slinky's? Considering you like the feel of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Carl21221
It depends on the scale length really. Lower...

It depends on the scale length really. Lower tunings benefit from longer scale lengths and thicker gauge strings. No guitar is generally "fit for a tuning".

Get each one set up for a tuning of your...
Forum: Recordings 07-17-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Carl21221
Cheers lads! I miked up my 6505+ 112 with a Shure...

Cheers lads! I miked up my 6505+ 112 with a Shure SM57 off-axis then into my interface. For my amp I used a Bad Monkey OD with an EQ in the loop.

The Pod is just for clean tones really, not used it...
Forum: Recordings 07-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Carl21221
KsE - A Bid Farewell Cover

Me and a friend did an instrumental cover of A Bid Farewell by Killswitch Engage. Not a hard song, but it was a decent one start...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-07-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Carl21221
Simple Cabinet Dimensions Question

Hey guys. Since summer is coming around soon I'm gonna start planning a 2x12 guitar cab build. My question is: What size plywood sheet(s) should I get for a clone of a Mesa Boogie 2x12 Rectifier...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-08-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Carl21221
The best option in my opinion is a decent pair of...

The best option in my opinion is a decent pair of monitors. Putting them on a desk or table with some foam supports/stands under each one will help with a bit of bass resonance. Should be toooooo...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By Carl21221
If you're inexperienced in wah pedals and don't...

If you're inexperienced in wah pedals and don't know specifically what you want, get something with various tone controls on it. It'll help you play with what you want out of your wah and not have to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Carl21221
Its mainly the low bass frequencies that travel...

Its mainly the low bass frequencies that travel through walls, and because bass frequencies are omni-directional it wont make much difference. Raising your amp off the floor will reduce noise more...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Carl21221
Nice! Happy new (converted) amp day!! Been...

Nice! Happy new (converted) amp day!! Been wanting to convert mine for a while!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-24-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Carl21221
The only thing you "NEED" for that...

The only thing you "NEED" for that music is a tight high gain amp pushed with a tubescreamer type pedal. You can get cheap TS pedals such as the JOYO Vintage Overdrive or the Digitech Bad Monkey. Or...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-24-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Carl21221
The Pro and Desktop models are the one's im...

The Pro and Desktop models are the one's im looking at. Something nice and practical on a desk or in a rack.

Are the sounds better in the XT do you reckon?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-24-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Carl21221
Which Pod for my needs?

This is kinda recording related, but as it is a gear question too, I've posted here :)

I have my recording setup pretty much sorted now. I have amps, mics blah blah blah. However, I always seem to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-10-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 915
Posted By Carl21221
Not very experienced in amps so I can't help...

Not very experienced in amps so I can't help much, but the peavey is a good amp for metalcore. If you're wanting fender-like cleans, I'd stay away. I like the cleans, but that's because I like...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Carl21221
Any Tubescreamer or a clone of some kind will do...

Any Tubescreamer or a clone of some kind will do the trick.

If you're wanting a TS pedal without spending a fortune, the Joyo Vintage Overdrive is a good call. Granted it's not built like a tank,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Carl21221
Need a bit more info. Answer these and we can...

Need a bit more info. Answer these and we can help you so much easier :)

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1387138
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Carl21221
People saying "don't upgrade pickups in an...

People saying "don't upgrade pickups in an inexpensive guitar" doesn't make sense to me. If you like the feel of a guitar, no matter what the price, it's almost always a good idea to upgrade the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Carl21221
Out of the two, definately go for the RG....

Out of the two, definately go for the RG. Although I like my GRG170DX that I got a fair few years ago, the RG is vastly better. I've blocked the trem on my GRG, so that's how it's still usable :P
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Carl21221
The build and material quality on the Harley...

The build and material quality on the Harley Benton cab's are no where near as good as most of the more expensive cabs. You get what you pay for. However, it depends what you need it for. If it's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Carl21221
Temperature does alter your guitars tuning. It's...

Temperature does alter your guitars tuning. It's not a problem in any way, just retune and play away :) It's just the way the temperature alters the strings and the guitar's wood.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-02-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 816
Posted By Carl21221
Signature guitars are still guitars at the end of...

Signature guitars are still guitars at the end of the day. I'd only buy the sig guitar if I liked the specs even if it didn't have the artist's name slapped on it. But then again, it'll probably be...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-31-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Carl21221
Well despite whether or not I should ask for a...

Well despite whether or not I should ask for a straight trade instead, do you guys think (based on the image I posted) that it is only a finish crack and shouldn't get worse?

In all fairness, the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-30-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Carl21221
So I'm not in the wrong if I ask for money off,...

So I'm not in the wrong if I ask for money off, if i don't think its worth it?


Here is an image of the guitar, the best I could get on my...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Carl21221
I'll try get some images :) just need a higher...

I'll try get some images :) just need a higher quality camera.

Is there any way I can patch up cracks in paint to prevent it getting worse? maybe adding some laquer or something?
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Carl21221
Guitar trade advice

I did a trade with a guy I met over facebook, swapping my Ibanez SZR520 (w/ hardcase) + 50 for his Schecter C-1 Elite.

He mentioned before we did the transaction that the guitar had a crack in the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-22-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Carl21221
I can't really give in depth advice but I can say...

I can't really give in depth advice but I can say that the Ibanez guitar is pretty good for the price, but you'll need to block the trem system in the back if you want to play around with tunings and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Carl21221
Second hand guitar advice

Hey guys. I'd like some advice on a guitar I've been interested in and whether or not it's worth the plunge.

It's a Schecter C-1 Elite in white at 250. However, it has a couple of defects....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-03-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Carl21221
Why do they make FX Loops like this then? I...

Why do they make FX Loops like this then? I thought fx loops were made FOR putting those types of pedals in there? Bit stupid if you ask me haha

Is there anything I can do to make it so it CAN take...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Carl21221
So does that mean, theoretically, if I put the...

So does that mean, theoretically, if I put the wah back in front of the amp and leave the Delay in the loop, it shouldn't suck any volume?

Not able to try it atm, that's why I'm asking :p:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Carl21221
FX Loop Volume Loss

I've just tried using the FX loop for my Peavey 6505+ 112 for the first time since getting it a year ago haha. I ran the chain like this:

Guitar > Korg Pitchblack > Joyo Vintage OD > Amp input -
FX...
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