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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-12-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Surf1975
I'd replace the fuse first if it blew, they're...

I'd replace the fuse first if it blew, they're super cheap. If that doesn't fix it start with the pre amp tubes then the power tubes. Replace one at a time and see if you can isolate the problem...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Surf1975
Never mind, I figured it out

Never mind, I figured it out
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Surf1975
Thanks for the reply rob, I think you saved me a...

Thanks for the reply rob, I think you saved me a pretty penny because I just opened up my guitar and found that it has the short shaft pots, 500k. I got 4 Gibson long shaft pots at 11 bucks a pop at...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Surf1975
Installing 490R and 498T coil tapping pickups

I'm about to pick up a used set of 490R and 498T Gibson pickups off craigslist. They are coil tapping pickups and they come with the screws and springs. I'm going to install them in my Agile Al-2000...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-01-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,442
Posted By Surf1975
I just purchased Rocksmith 2014 a week ago. I've...

I just purchased Rocksmith 2014 a week ago. I've been playing guitar for a little under two years. From the start I've played almost everyday, often for hours. I started learning songs by tab, then I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-27-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Surf1975
Mxr noise clamp

I bought an mxr noise clamp to quiet down my noisy peavey 6505+ 112 combo. I don't think it's working right. When I'm on the lead channel, and the noise clamp is engaged, it sounds like a clean...
Forum: Cover Songs 08-02-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Surf1975
That was awesome and inspiring! Tone sounded...

That was awesome and inspiring! Tone sounded great! Everything spot on! Cool how you were looking at your other self too! Great job.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-16-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Surf1975
improving electrical contact in tube sockets?

I've been having a lot of trouble with my peavey 6505+ 112 combo ever since I got it. It randomly loses all its gain. I would switch out the pre amp tube closest to the back of the amp, and that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-16-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,155
Posted By Surf1975
Seek and Destroy-Metallica Welcome Home...

Seek and Destroy-Metallica
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)- Metallica
Jump in the Fire-Metallica
Black Dog- Led Zepplin
Iron Man- Black Sabbath
Paranoid-Black Sabbath
Wolverine Blues- Entombed
You are the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-12-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Surf1975
I tap out the rhythm on my knee with my picking...

I tap out the rhythm on my knee with my picking hand then play it on my guitar however feels natural.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Surf1975
Looking for an amp tech in So Cal

Once again I'm having trouble with my Peavey 6505+ 112. I bought it used so it is not under warranty. It sounded great when I got it , but a couple weeks later it lost all its gain. Being new to tube...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-09-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By Surf1975
I'd go with the 6505 112 if you're just playing...

I'd go with the 6505 112 if you're just playing metal. Although if you're buying used Vypyrs 60's seem to be going selling pretty cheap right now. I just sold mine for $190 on craigslist this past...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-09-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Surf1975
thank you sir time to rock

thank you sir time to rock
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-09-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Surf1975
power cables

I left my power cable for my 6505+ 112 at a friends house. Is it ok to use a power cable from my desktop computer? They look the same.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-03-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Surf1975
I'm a beginner too and I've struggled with...

I'm a beginner too and I've struggled with learning new songs that were over my head. I'd usually pick any easier song (but still a bit harder than the last song I learned) to learn and come back to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Surf1975
I've been playing a little over a year now....

I've been playing a little over a year now. What's worked best for me is learning songs with Guitar Pro 6. It allows you to slow down the song and learn to play it correctly before playing it full...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-12-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Surf1975
I figured that was the story was BS, but I...

I figured that was the story was BS, but I figured Mesa tubes cant be bad, and I didn't want to wait. The sound great, I just had to pay about 25 bucks more to satisfy my need for instant...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-12-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Surf1975
Thanks for the replys. Since I have four days off...

Thanks for the replys. Since I have four days off this weekend I didn't want to wait for an internet order to ship, so I went to guitar center and payed the extra 25 or so bucks for a set of tubes....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-12-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Surf1975
6505+ 112 losing it's tone

Well I bought a used Peavey 6505+ 112 combo about 3 weeks ago. It was a big upgrade in tone over my Vypyr tube 60. I thought I had that tube tone with the Vypyr, but as soon as I plugged into the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-06-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Surf1975
HNGD! I've been searching craigslist for someone...

HNGD! I've been searching craigslist for someone to lowball on an Epi LP Standard for the past few weeks. What's different between the traditional and the standard that makes them sound so different?...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-08-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Surf1975
Nope haven't done a reset. I did go get new tubes...

Nope haven't done a reset. I did go get new tubes for it. I got a pair of sovtek 5881wxt and one JJ ECC83. Plugged em in and it works again. As far as I know a reset would just restore the factory...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-08-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Surf1975
Vypyr Tube 60 problem

I bought a used Vypyr Tube 60 the other day. I've played about 4 hours on it and it's been working perfectly and sounding great. Today I've been trying to dial in the presets, looking up and testing...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-07-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 127,155
Posted By Surf1975
Probably just the recordings. I have a Vypyr 15...

Probably just the recordings. I have a Vypyr 15 and just picked up a Tube 60. The difference is night and day to my ears. Granted this is my first tube amp, and I've been playing for less than a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-07-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 127,155
Posted By Surf1975
Yesterday I scored a Vypyr Tube 60 with Sanpera 1...

Yesterday I scored a Vypyr Tube 60 with Sanpera 1 pedal for $200 bucks. Had to drive to San Diego from Orange County to get it, but damn this thing sounds so good! And I haven't even really learned...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 01-07-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,920
Posted By Surf1975
Seems like the general concensus is that the...

Seems like the general concensus is that the Vypyr blows the Spyder out of the water by a huge margin. I have a Vypyr 15 and also just picked up a Vypyr Tube 60. I would bet that the problem your...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-07-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,000
Posted By Surf1975
I picked up a mint condition Vypyr Tube 60 off...

I picked up a mint condition Vypyr Tube 60 off craigslist yesterday for $200, with the sanpera 1 pedal. I'm extremely impressed with this amp! I've been playing for a little under a year and started...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-04-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Surf1975
New guitar advice please

I've been playing since March of this year. Started off with a squire strat, after 3 months I gave it to a friend and picked up an Epiphone Prophecy Futura Custom Fx. I love how it plays when I'm...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-14-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Surf1975
What about the shape of the guitar? Does the...

What about the shape of the guitar? Does the explorer type body shape have any impact? I noticed on strat type guitars the strap lock closest to the neck is actually 4 or 5 inches closer to the nut...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-11-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Surf1975
Playing standing up

I've been playing for about 6 months. I've learned the rythym parts for Seek and Destroy, Master of Puppets, and Am I Evil by Metallica. I've also learned a bunch of parts to different songs but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-01-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By Surf1975
Harvester of Sorrow-Metallica

Harvester of Sorrow-Metallica
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