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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 02:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By dspellman
Right....

Right.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/dspellman/26.gif

We're only missing the vacuum at the moment.

We need someone who really sucks.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By dspellman
Might used to have been true. I've been working...

Might used to have been true. I've been working with a plain old Pod HD with a Torpedo C.A.B., and I think you need to add that combination to the choices above....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 93
Posted By dspellman
This is sort of a fundamental of guitar building;...

This is sort of a fundamental of guitar building; you have to know what scale you're working with and position the bridge accordingly before you start.

No, you can't simply shorten the neck; the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By dspellman
Thread lock (Loctite) might be one solution...

Thread lock (Loctite) might be one solution (friend of mine had one that had rusted itself into a fortunate position). The Mastery might be worth more than the rest of the guitar, of course, but I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By dspellman
That or countersink the Gotoh. Wouldn't that be...

That or countersink the Gotoh. Wouldn't that be easier?

Or maybe sub in a Mastery Bridge.

http://www.globalvintage.com.au/shop/images/mastery%20offset%20bridge.jpg
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 465
Posted By dspellman
I like those. But. Quick. Bottom two...

I like those.

But.

Quick.

Bottom two strings an octave down.

Whaddya MEAN, "Huh?"
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 465
Posted By dspellman
I know. Butt Hay, I just had to play a...

I know.

Butt Hay, I just had to play a resonator-based slide intro in an open tuning, switching instantly to an LP-through-a-Marshall in standard. Then back to the resonator slide stuff in the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 116
Posted By dspellman
Small practice head?...

Small practice head?

http://princessofpavement.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/beetlejuice-beetlejuice-the-movie-1081504_848_477.jpg

You might try to find one of the original 5W lunchbox heads -- the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 465
Posted By dspellman
Laptops: I need a new laptop. If I go high-end,...

Laptops:

I need a new laptop. If I go high-end, it will be one of the Macbook Pros (15" Retina screen). Probably the best-performing laptop workstation on the block. But I'm thinking that all I...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By dspellman
"Heavy rock/metal type stuff" is...

"Heavy rock/metal type stuff" is probably the easiest thing to play and newbs love it because it sounds impressive. That's not a knock; that's just why you're seeing more of that than you are jazz...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By dspellman
A 30" scale six string tuned down an octave...

A 30" scale six string tuned down an octave is, by definition, a short-scale six-string bass. I have no idea why they'd call it a "super baritone."

That's sort of like calling an 18" subwoofer that...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By dspellman
Next step is to remove the Gotoh and save it for...

Next step is to remove the Gotoh and save it for something else.
Why did you think this was a good idea?
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By dspellman
I'd have to give it a negative review, and if...

I'd have to give it a negative review, and if you're only seeing good reviews, you've missed a couple.
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By dspellman
Great idea -- with a 27" (or so) scale, you...

Great idea -- with a 27" (or so) scale, you get piano-like bottom end clarity.

Rondo Music has a potload of Baritones, including a whole lot of 27" scale guitars well under $1000. This one's flat...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By dspellman
You're in a good ballpark with the Mexicasters...

You're in a good ballpark with the Mexicasters and EpiPauls, though I'm so not a fan of Guitar Denter these days. There will be sales right *after* Christmas, but stay away from guitars on the wall....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By dspellman
Attack this carefully. What's making your thumb...

Attack this carefully.
What's making your thumb stick is essentially the same kind of surface tension thing that allows a gecko to stick to your ceiling. All you need to do is reduce that surface...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By dspellman
Okay, outside the box here. Look around for a...

Okay, outside the box here. Look around for a tube preamp (rackmount). I still have two -- a Mesa Triaxis and a Carvin Quad-X.

The latter, for example, is lesser known and a "dirty little secret"...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By dspellman
You're defeating your NS by running the comp and...

You're defeating your NS by running the comp and OD (WHAT?) through the FX loop. OD and compression into the power amp section of the amp makes no sense.

Run them into the front of the amp.

Use...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,060
Posted By dspellman
Back to the original poster's question. The OP...

Back to the original poster's question.

The OP isn't experienced; he thinks he wants a tube amp that leans toward metal, but he's open to a "pedal that sounds like a tube amp." And he plans to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,060
Posted By dspellman
Congrats. I worked for the Claire Brothers...

Congrats. I worked for the Claire Brothers (you'll have to dig back in the archives), among others.

I've got news, though. Spam's absolutely right when he says "experience" doesn't mean much --...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 299
Posted By dspellman
The two most obvious are a Fender...

The two most obvious are a Fender Stratocaster-alike and a Les Paul-alike.

I do NOT recommend high-end brand names for several reasons:

1) Unless you've got constant surveillance, you're going to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 252
Posted By dspellman
I still have a pair of Altec A7's. Trying to get...

I still have a pair of Altec A7's. Trying to get rid of them. Anyone?

I had two Leslies at one point -- (Rick, is that YOU?) these were 250W honkers that had a PAIR of 15" bottom end with 100W each...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By dspellman
No.

No.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-21-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By dspellman
I've explained this before. Everyone will...

I've explained this before. Everyone will eventually get a Gibson signature guitar. I'm 287th on the list, about 10 back from my cleaning lady. Danny Alcatraz's position on the list seems a bit...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-21-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By dspellman
Very important for those Kumbaya moments gathered...

Very important for those Kumbaya moments gathered around a bonfire on a sandbar in the middle of the Mississippi River....
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-21-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14,097
Views: 171,588
Posted By dspellman
Surprisingly enough, there are some...

Surprisingly enough, there are some (expensive-ish) Gibson brand straps that are VERY good. They're wide, they've got memory foam built in, and they're made of really good leather.

The Austin...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By dspellman
Put...in...guitar.

Put...in...guitar.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By dspellman
...

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/13/130536/2878645-you-can-t-be-serious-1coy.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By dspellman
Hey, the guy is only a third year mechanical...

Hey, the guy is only a third year mechanical engineer.
They don't cover this stuff till grad school.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By dspellman
This is why you see all the questions about...

This is why you see all the questions about downtuned guitars.
Not a lot to learn technique-wise.
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