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Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Blompcube
Yes - old strings can make the strings intonate...

Yes - old strings can make the strings intonate significantly flat, so it's a waste of time setting the intonation with old strings, because it'll be completely wrong when you replace them.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-30-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Blompcube
well, for organ sounds, rule out the key9, that's...

well, for organ sounds, rule out the key9, that's more of an electric piano emulator than organs (IIRC it has one organ preset). the B9 and C9 work just about the same except they have a different...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-27-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By Blompcube
I would say wait for one that hasn't had a sloppy...

I would say wait for one that hasn't had a sloppy repair to come along.

It seems quite likely that you could get one that hasn't had the headstock broken in half for less than the total cost of...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-18-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By Blompcube
There are so many different ways of setting the...

There are so many different ways of setting the functionality and tone of your rig that it's pretty much impossible to objectively determine what is essential for a certain player. You just have to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-17-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Blompcube
The 12 string sound sucked, imo. But I think it's...

The 12 string sound sucked, imo. But I think it's interesting that they've also gone for some synth based sounds as well, which kinda sets it apart from the Variax.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-03-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Blompcube
replacing the toggle switch on my Gibson LP...

replacing the toggle switch on my Gibson LP because the original one was always a bit... cruddy, really.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-30-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Blompcube
I'd probably want to use my own rig if I played...

I'd probably want to use my own rig if I played metal, because I think that particular type of guitar tone really needs big closed back cabs for the tight and powerful low end that you just wouldn't...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-30-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Blompcube
I can get a usable tone out of pretty much...

I can get a usable tone out of pretty much anything (within reason of course), so while I prefer to use my own rig, it's not a problem if I don't get to use it, and it doesn't really bother me much...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-28-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Blompcube
The EQ on the amp is often wired into the amp's...

The EQ on the amp is often wired into the amp's circuit after the preamp gain stage that introduces distortion, whereas a treble booster allows you to boost the treble BEFORE that gain stage, which...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-28-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,084
Posted By Blompcube
My gear goals for 2016 are: -Don't buy any new...

My gear goals for 2016 are:

-Don't buy any new guitars or amps
-Fix the ass backwards pickup wiring on my SG (it was like that when I got it!)
-Rewire one of my dual humbucker guitars for '50s style...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-26-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Blompcube
In a practical sense, I like how chords sound a...

In a practical sense, I like how chords sound a bit fuller with a wound 3rd but have the exact same problem with bending.

The only use I have for wound 3rd sets really is I like to practice with...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-14-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By Blompcube
Other than a road case for my AC30 and a HH...

Other than a road case for my AC30 and a HH electronic padded cover for my HH IC100S (which naturally fits all the other HH heads, too), which just happened to be included with the amps - no, I don't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-14-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Blompcube
I think people underestimate the importance of...

I think people underestimate the importance of the pots and caps in a guitar's circuit - they can make all the difference sometimes.

Something I've always experienced with strats is that the bridge...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-11-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,527
Posted By Blompcube
No particular order: 1) Rickenbacker 660/12 2)...

No particular order:

1) Rickenbacker 660/12
2) Nik Huber Krautster II
3) '60s Gibson Firebird V nonreverse.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-06-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Blompcube
most fender amps with tremolo or reverb effects...

most fender amps with tremolo or reverb effects (i'm not sure which) often have phasing issues when the channels are linked together.

I think the original intention behind having more than one...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-06-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 730
Posted By Blompcube
This. And who says you have to replace them in...

This.

And who says you have to replace them in order from thickest to thinnest, anyway? Just because they are arranged that way on the guitar, doesn't mean you have to attach them in that order...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-03-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 28,768
Posted By Blompcube
Today I noticed that the top boost EQ on my AC30...

Today I noticed that the top boost EQ on my AC30 affects the normal channel in some subtle way, and that channel seems to really come to life with the treble and bass controls maxed out. Makes no...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-02-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 28,768
Posted By Blompcube
I agree that this thread needs to stay alive. I...

I agree that this thread needs to stay alive.

I found some of my old posts from 2007 in here. Reading about how much I loved my AD50VT back then almost makes me regret that I traded it in to pay for...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-01-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 28,768
Posted By Blompcube
Yep, that's the one. That's what mine would've...

Yep, that's the one. That's what mine would've originally looked like

The original AC30/4 had an EF86, but that model was scrapped and replaced by the AC30/6 model quite early on due to the EF86...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-01-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 28,768
Posted By Blompcube
Just thought I'd share this since this thread...

Just thought I'd share this since this thread seems to have come back from the dead.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v724/blompcube/DCP_3720.jpg...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-30-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Blompcube
this. Speaker cones don't melt. certain tube...

this. Speaker cones don't melt.

certain tube types are sensitive to vibrations which makes them prone to microphonics and possibly early failure, such as the EF86. For this reason, EF86s are rarely...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-27-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Blompcube
my baja's saddles have got super-tarnished and...

my baja's saddles have got super-tarnished and been cleaned up only to get tarnished again several times. It doesn't have any adverse effect on anything, it just looks untidy.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-23-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 942
Posted By Blompcube
HNGD :cheers: the deluxe is one of my favourite...

HNGD :cheers:

the deluxe is one of my favourite LPs, I like the brighter tone of the mini humbuckers - I believe it was Les Paul's favourite production model, too.
Forum: The Pit 11-20-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 979
Posted By Blompcube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o190RGgkwi0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o190RGgkwi0
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,755
Posted By Blompcube
no problem - I will admit that I am partly...

no problem - I will admit that I am partly responsible for the misunderstanding, as I had not realised you were specifically talking about uncontrollable variables rather than controllable ones...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,755
Posted By Blompcube
:confused: I'm not in any way suggesting that...

:confused:

I'm not in any way suggesting that the amp is unimportant. I'm merely pointing out that much like in a live setting, in the studio there are still other factors which can make a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-18-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,755
Posted By Blompcube
There are just about as many factors outside of...

There are just about as many factors outside of the guitarist's rig which affect the resulting tone in the studio as there are on a stage. the room acoustics, mic type/placement, preamps, EQ,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-09-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Blompcube
The Escort 30 is a cheap solid state practice amp...

The Escort 30 is a cheap solid state practice amp that doesn't have much resale value, regardless of when/where it was made and how few may have survived. This is one of those cases where being old...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-05-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Blompcube
Moved to GG&A Given the age of the amp, I...

Moved to GG&A

Given the age of the amp, I would suggest getting it serviced by a competent amp tech, as it's quite likely that some of the capacitors might need replacing.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-04-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,001
Posted By Blompcube
The reason I want to look into the history is...

The reason I want to look into the history is because I know someone who had an old ES-335 restored in the 1980s which turned out to be the guitar often played with a violin bow by Eddie Phillips...
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