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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-20-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By ryanbwags
Isn't that just a basic les paul setup? See above.

Isn't that just a basic les paul setup? See above.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By ryanbwags
Roll with it. No one but you will probably ever...

Roll with it. No one but you will probably ever know it's there. It gives the guitar character, and you will always know if it's your's or not.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By ryanbwags
Probably not, but he had a purple explorer with a...

Probably not, but he had a purple explorer with a chrome pickguard in the Sophia big 4 show on the DVD I hadn't seen before. It had a newer ESP logo on the headstock. Like I said, someone probably...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By ryanbwags
My 300 was an eBay find. It wasn't too bad. I've...

My 300 was an eBay find. It wasn't too bad. I've never experienced the horror stories first hand myself.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By ryanbwags
ESP Can't (won't) sell the explorer shape in the...

ESP Can't (won't) sell the explorer shape in the US, even on a custom anymore. I believe Mr. Hetfield may be an exception, but his customs are probably ghost built by a luthier these days.
I got my...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By ryanbwags
Usually I don't change strings until 1 breaks....

Usually I don't change strings until 1 breaks. Then I change the set.
Sometimes I will change them if I notice a big degrade in sound quality or feel.
This was true when I was gigging regularly,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-15-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By ryanbwags
As I understand it (I have a floyd myself and was...

As I understand it (I have a floyd myself and was researching the tremel-no) it essentially turns your floyd into a hardtail, so yes, when locked down you should be able to tune up and down at will....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By ryanbwags
Is it fair to say I have absolutely no idea where...

Is it fair to say I have absolutely no idea where my hand goes when I play because I have no guitar in front of me at the moment? I couldn't tell you what I do with my picking hand because I don't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By ryanbwags
I think Dynamight has the right idea. I don't...

I think Dynamight has the right idea. I don't think there's a right answer, here, as your comfort while playing is the most important thing.
Anchoring isn't going to slow you down too much, I don't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-13-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By ryanbwags
That would be why I was a little confused. (OK, a...

That would be why I was a little confused. (OK, a lot confused. Whatever)
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-13-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By ryanbwags
My Spanish isn't great, but Maple neck and...

My Spanish isn't great, but Maple neck and fingerboard, body material is unknown, probably some kind of hardwood plywood.
The blog basically seems to say it's about as good as a squier. Made in Korea...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-12-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By ryanbwags
Don't rule out the Made in Mexico fenders! Yeah,...

Don't rule out the Made in Mexico fenders! Yeah, they may not be up to the American ones, but they are not cheap crap (for the most part).
Look at it this way: If your budget is up to 1500 and you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-12-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By ryanbwags
If it is comfortable and it works, don't think...

If it is comfortable and it works, don't think about it so much. Why are you concerned, if I may ask?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By ryanbwags
I can't believe no one said Deep Purple...

I can't believe no one said Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water"
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By ryanbwags
If it's got the EMG HZ's in it, avoid it like the...

If it's got the EMG HZ's in it, avoid it like the plague. Nothing but a muddy, gloppy mess of a passive pickup.

Epiphone explorers tend to have the epi version of the gibson 496 pickups, which are...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-08-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By ryanbwags
Man, the price went up on the EX-50s, those...

Man, the price went up on the EX-50s, those things used to be $150 guitars! What gives?
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By ryanbwags
I agree with this. The EX-50 just doesn't have...

I agree with this. The EX-50 just doesn't have much to offer.
You may even find a used '84 for around $300. Even a used '58 Gothic Explorer. Those are sitting at around $300 on the used market. An...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By ryanbwags
This white wire looks like your ground to the...

This white wire looks like your ground to the bridge, hard to tell without knowing which way is up.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By ryanbwags
The metal plate definitely looks to be the common...

The metal plate definitely looks to be the common ground for the pots. You could run a wire to each pot for grounding, but I don't think it would help at all. If you have a multimeter, put one end on...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-06-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By ryanbwags
What's wrong with second hand? If your heart was...

What's wrong with second hand? If your heart was so set on it, be patient and hold out for the perfect one!
Unless you're buying it on eBay, you should be able to play it before you buy it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By ryanbwags
It looks like those mounting holes might be...

It looks like those mounting holes might be exactly where the block goes on the tremolo. There won't be anything to mount to. Moving them far enough back will definitely mess up your scale length. It...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By ryanbwags
I had a burr on one of my saddles on a bass I...

I had a burr on one of my saddles on a bass I used to have. I went through 3 "D" strings before I figured it out. Just a quick file and it was good again.
It may have also been a bad string, in your...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By ryanbwags
If you buy the Spider, it will sound OK at first,...

If you buy the Spider, it will sound OK at first, but you will slowly (or quickly) start to not like it. The distortion will start sounding muddy, the effects will start to sound fake and digital. I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-01-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By ryanbwags
For which amp? I had the 4 button with the...

For which amp? I had the 4 button with the expression pedal back when I had a spider iv. If I remember right, you can program the 4 buttons to pick whichever presets you wanted.
Forum: Classic Rock 08-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By ryanbwags
Dude! MC5 Definitely. They will blow your ass...

Dude! MC5 Definitely. They will blow your ass through the wall. Supertramp is good if you like progressive stuff.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By ryanbwags
This song is pretty easy, and it sounds great on...

This song is pretty easy, and it sounds great on an acoustic. There should be tabs and chords on UG.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVtBRO_FxYQ
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-30-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By ryanbwags
Don't be too worried about screwing anything up....

Don't be too worried about screwing anything up. You aren't going to take off too much wood with anything above 800 grit paper. You shouldn't even get all the way through the gloss coat on the neck....
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By ryanbwags
That crack in the finish on the neck scares me....

That crack in the finish on the neck scares me. Could just be finish, but it could be a poor neck repair. I usually don't mind cracks or scuffs in the body area. Those just mean someone played it a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-30-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By ryanbwags
My Fender BXR is only 60 watts and it does fine...

My Fender BXR is only 60 watts and it does fine in a band setup. I've gigged extensively with it. Watts means nothing when it comes to how lout it gets.
Try to find a used amp at a guitar shop. Get...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By ryanbwags
The bronze warlocks were $200 brand new. Yeah,...

The bronze warlocks were $200 brand new. Yeah, I'd march back to that pawn shop and start flipping tables over. (Not really, you could get in trouble, maybe just talk a bit first.)
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