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Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 943
Posted By jpnyc
Ed Roman was wrong and exaggerated about many...

Ed Roman was wrong and exaggerated about many things. Gibson necks breaking was not one of them. Gibson did fix that with the 70s volute neck, which you can still get on the 70s Tribute LP and some...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 943
Posted By jpnyc
When I wrote ďwearĒ I was being nice. Nitro with...

When I wrote ďwearĒ I was being nice. Nitro with no clearcoat doesnít age well. The Tribute LP I owned for a few years looked like it was forty years old when I sold it last week. Every little bump...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-03-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29,567
Views: 365,885
Posted By jpnyc
Are you talking about the same Marty whoís Ibanez...

Are you talking about the same Marty whoís Ibanez sig model only had an on/off switch instead of volume and tone knobs?
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-03-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 943
Posted By jpnyc
The Studio Tribute series guitars I saw are an...

The Studio Tribute series guitars I saw are an improvement over older models. The fretboard is now the same width as the neck :rolleyes:, the fret ends donít feel like tiny daggers, and the finish...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-03-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 943
Posted By jpnyc
More importantly, these things arenít innovations...

More importantly, these things arenít innovations and had already failed in mass-market guitars. Other makers tried selling robot tuners in the 1980s. Onboard effects were around in the 1960s. Zero...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By jpnyc
That all depends on how much cutting the nut...

That all depends on how much cutting the nut needs. Itís usually cheap if they donít need to take the nut off to do the cutting.



That will make a high nut slot worse.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By jpnyc
Itís common with most guitars. Manufacturers...

Itís common with most guitars. Manufacturers donít know how a guitar will be set up after it leaves their factory. They donít know how high your action will be, what strings youíll use, or if youíll...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By jpnyc
The nut slot might be too high. Don't try to fix...

The nut slot might be too high. Don't try to fix that-get a luthier to do it. And not one who works at a chain store.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 943
Posted By jpnyc
The handful of 2016 guitars I saw looked a lot...

The handful of 2016 guitars I saw looked a lot better than the 2012Ė14 guitars Iíve seen. I canít compare to 2015 because there was never a reason to get close to that crap. Iíve heard good stuff...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 943
Posted By jpnyc
$1200 is the street price for the 2016 SGóI saw...

$1200 is the street price for the 2016 SGóI saw one in Guitar Center on Sunday. I think Gibson is trying to move away from the stupid MSRP/Street Price system but theyíre testing with selected models...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-02-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 277
Posted By jpnyc
If you just play at home then buy a $100 pair of...

If you just play at home then buy a $100 pair of M-Audio monitors and plug the Bosss unit into them. No need for an amp.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By jpnyc
I donít know why people canít understand how...

I donít know why people canít understand how simple and obvious the problem is: Gibson isnít a guitar company. Gibson is a holding company for a bunch of audio products companies. Guitars are only...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-02-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By jpnyc
2016 guitars are already turning up in stores and...

2016 guitars are already turning up in stores and I saw others with vintage tuners and a plastic nut on Sunday. The sales guy told me that most of the lineup will not have any of the 2015 changes,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-02-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 252
Posted By jpnyc
Avoid tube power amps if youíll be modeling the...

Avoid tube power amps if youíll be modeling the power sections of amps. Tube power circuits compress your signal. So if youíre modeling the power amps and sending it to a cranked tube power amp your...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-02-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By jpnyc
Overdue? They fixed the Les Paul when they...

Overdue? They fixed the Les Paul when they released the SG in 1961.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By jpnyc
No problem, I assumed you meant the G400 when you...

No problem, I assumed you meant the G400 when you werenít specific. And youíre right, the bridges on the Slick guitar are weird! I never noticed that before. It looks like someone was trying to solve...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By jpnyc
Will this guitar come tuned in E...

Will this guitar come tuned in E standard?

Probably. I doubt theyíd use .09s for tuning down.

Will stretches be impossible now?

Longer stretches on the low frets, more space to play chords higher...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By jpnyc
" It (the bridge/tailpiece) is sunk into the...

" It (the bridge/tailpiece) is sunk into the body, and creates a disadvantage in that one must remove the bridge/tailpiece to change strings, which means you have to be observant when reattaching the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-01-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 372
Posted By jpnyc
Also, if you really canít stand scratches, play...

Also, if you really canít stand scratches, play guitars that have a thick polyurethane finish. The MIK Schecter, LTD, and PRS SE guitars are all pretty much armor plated, because the World Music...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 372
Posted By jpnyc
I bought an SG a little while back. It had some...

I bought an SG a little while back. It had some dents and scratches. So I covered them with STICKERS!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By jpnyc
I love my Ditto looper but Iíd recommend the XP...

I love my Ditto looper but Iíd recommend the XP version that has an extra button. This makes it easier to use than trying to do double-tap dances but itís still much simpler than the big complex...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-31-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By jpnyc
Epic Grip (http://epicgrip.com/) has been my...

Epic Grip (http://epicgrip.com/) has been my go-to pick for over two years. Theyíre pricey, but worth the money if you can manage to not lose them.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By jpnyc
Theyíre both excellent guitars. The big...

Theyíre both excellent guitars. The big difference is that the Santana has a 24.5" scale, which might take some getting used toóand might be unplayable if you have big hands.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 221
Posted By jpnyc
If the guitar frets out with the action set up...

If the guitar frets out with the action set up per the specifications on Fender.com, you might be able to get them to fix that. Because that shit is unacceptable on a $200 Squier, and absurd on an...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 532
Posted By jpnyc
Used Artcore, replace the stock pickups with the...

Used Artcore, replace the stock pickups with the money you save.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 221
Posted By jpnyc
+1. Itís very rare to find a guitar that can do...

+1. Itís very rare to find a guitar that can do low action without some buzz. If thatís really what you want you need to find an excellent tech who can dress the frets, adjust or replace the nut, and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,147
Posted By jpnyc
My point exactly. The Les Paul was the perfect...

My point exactly. The Les Paul was the perfect guitar for Les Paul. That was back before anybody realized a signature guitar should probably relate more to the buyer than the endorsee.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,147
Posted By jpnyc
Only by accident. Itís not as if Les Paul, Jim...

Only by accident. Itís not as if Les Paul, Jim Marshall, and Jimmy Page sat down and planned out a guitar that would be perfect for overdriven rock.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,147
Posted By jpnyc
The Les Paul was an unmitigated disaster for the...

The Les Paul was an unmitigated disaster for the players and music of its time. After nine years and multiple redesigns the Les Paul was withdrawn from the market because nobody wanted to buy them....
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,147
Posted By jpnyc
Because most people donít ever play that far up...

Because most people donít ever play that far up the neck.
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