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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-07-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By jpnyc
In my experience used wah pedals are a shitty...

In my experience used wah pedals are a shitty gamble. If you get the pedal and it ends up needing a new pot and switch youíll quickly hit the cost of a new one. Trust me, I have two fucked up used...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-07-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By jpnyc
For B standard you should be using .012s or...

For B standard you should be using .012s or .013s. Your nut slots will need to be widened for the big strings. Given your inexperience itís best to just take your guitar to a tech and have it set up...
Forum: The Pit 01-07-2016, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 271
Posted By jpnyc
This is whatís known as predatory lending. The...

This is whatís known as predatory lending. The lender knows that youíre young and a student. They know you make bad financial decisions like taking out student loans in excess of what you need for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-06-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By jpnyc
BC Rich markets to metal because marketing to...

BC Rich markets to metal because marketing to other genres failed in the past. Most of those guitars were not designed for the spikes and black leather metal scene. They were designed for jazz and...
Forum: The Pit 01-06-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,489
Posted By jpnyc
The problem with anti-intellectual movements is...

The problem with anti-intellectual movements is that their scholars of government and the constitutional donít actually understand government or the constitution.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-06-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 831
Posted By jpnyc
Nice guitar. Have you weighed it? Iím thinking...

Nice guitar. Have you weighed it? Iím thinking about getting a Sensei if the weight is comparable to an SG (my SGs are between 6.25 and 6.75 pounds).
Forum: The Pit 01-05-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 460
Posted By jpnyc
Chain food in general: :n:

Chain food in general: :n:
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-05-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By jpnyc
Used SG standard or special. Gets you the Gibson...

Used SG standard or special. Gets you the Gibson sound and feel without the weight of a Les Paul.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-04-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By jpnyc
I love my three SGs. Of course I bought them all...

I love my three SGs. Of course I bought them all used and steeply discounted, which is what you should do.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-04-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By jpnyc
The HP models are Gibson's lame attempt to pass...

The HP models are Gibson's lame attempt to pass off failed ideas as innovation. Don't waste your money.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-03-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By jpnyc
At Warmothís prices you might as well just buy...

At Warmothís prices you might as well just buy your own router. Youíre not starting a contracting business, so you can get buy with a $60 or $75 unit from Home Depot. And again, look for a tool...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-03-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By jpnyc
You can use a drill and chisels to route for the...

You can use a drill and chisels to route for the electronics, but it will be sloppy. Just find a tool library that will let you rent or borrow a router.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-03-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By jpnyc
I have a guitar with a tone knob I've needed to...

I have a guitar with a tone knob I've needed to replace for years. And two of my SG Specials nedd to have the fret ends finished because Gibson's workers don't know how to file frets.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-03-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,102
Posted By jpnyc
Yes. You donít even need a vibrato bridge to do...

Yes. You donít even need a vibrato bridge to do squeals. Just hit an artificial harmonic and bend the note.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-03-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By jpnyc
The big differences: - The Banshee has a skinny...

The big differences:
- The Banshee has a skinny neck and the LP has a fat neck.
- The Banshee has a longer scale and will sound a little brighter and twangier than the LP.
- The Banshee has modern...
Forum: The Pit 01-02-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 2,626
Posted By jpnyc
I was an adjunct in the art department of a great...

I was an adjunct in the art department of a great private university for a few years. I miss that gig. Itís a lot of fun to spend time teaching a room full of brilliant young people. I still keep in...
Forum: The Pit 01-02-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 419
Posted By jpnyc
Fifteen minutes if it's Saturday brunch. But in...

Fifteen minutes if it's Saturday brunch. But in general I don't ever wait for tables. If a restaurant isn't good enough to take reservations it's probably not worth eating there.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-02-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29,859
Views: 382,377
Posted By jpnyc
Whatever cable I have laying around. Which...

Whatever cable I have laying around. Which usually means whatever was on sale so cheap that I bought a cable on a lark.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-02-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By jpnyc
It's basically a Marshall Blues Breaker (which...

It's basically a Marshall Blues Breaker (which was a variant of the Bassman circuit).
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-02-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By jpnyc
Nice score.

Nice score.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-02-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By jpnyc
If you donít have trouble playing righty guitars...

If you donít have trouble playing righty guitars then just stick with them. If you get used to left handed guitars youíll always have to pay through the nose for one of the few electric guitars that...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-02-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By jpnyc
Most large venues have excessively large PAs now...

Most large venues have excessively large PAs now anyway. Itís cheaper to just buy the sound guy a few drinks than to deal with large amps.



That reminds me! Doyle runs a guitar preamp into a pair...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-01-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By jpnyc
When you get to hundred watt amps the volume is...

When you get to hundred watt amps the volume is more limited by the size and acoustics of the room than by the amp. If you really want maximum volume you need to be in a band that can line up venues...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-01-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By jpnyc
Nope. Most people donít want whatever pickup you...

Nope. Most people donít want whatever pickup you put in, they want some other pickup. If someone wanted me to pay extra because a guitar had Blackouts Iíd laugh in his face.

And as I noted above,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-01-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By jpnyc
It depends. Some stores yes, some no. And it...

It depends. Some stores yes, some no. And it depends on what guitar it is. It canít hurt to try. Do it on a weekday morning when the store is dead and theyíre more likely to say yes than on Saturday...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-01-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By jpnyc
The high gain models on Line 6 amps are shit....

The high gain models on Line 6 amps are shit. Nothing but a different amp can fix that.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-01-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By jpnyc
+1. Upgrades on other peopleís guitars generally...

+1. Upgrades on other peopleís guitars generally arenít upgrades. Thereís usually no way of knowing if electronics are legit or if the work was done well without taking the guitar apart, so any...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-31-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By jpnyc
Iím a big fan of the Ionostrofear for...

Iím a big fan of the Ionostrofear for $150.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKzX-4DTYqU
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-30-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By jpnyc
If I were starting over I would get a...

If I were starting over I would get a professional setup done on the guitar ASAP so I donít have to waste time thinking about it.

Then Iíd move on the to learning. Iíd split my time between learning...
Forum: The Pit 12-28-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 571
Posted By jpnyc
Hug my kids and dogs.

Hug my kids and dogs.
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