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Forum: Electric Guitar 04-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By sjones
It seems that nearly every time someone...

It seems that nearly every time someone references a "workhorse" guitar they're essentially saying what I bolded/underlined above.

Essentially, a workhorse guitar is one that provides a platform to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,529
Posted By sjones
I guess it's been maybe a whole five days since...

I guess it's been maybe a whole five days since the last one popped up, so I guess we were about due for another... :rolleyes:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-31-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 31,216
Posted By sjones
Just retubed my JCA20h a couple weeks ago. I...

Just retubed my JCA20h a couple weeks ago. I spent a couple hours with my guitar tech friend and swapped tubes in and out to find what worked best. Here's what's in the amp:

V1: JJ12ax7
V2:...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By sjones
But that can be fixed very easily by hardtailing...

But that can be fixed very easily by hardtailing a Strat via the springs, a block, or a mechanism like the Tremol-No.

Tele's and Strats are just different. I really like both, with my preference...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 276,944
Posted By sjones
I must be the most anti-typical Strat user ever....

I must be the most anti-typical Strat user ever. I play heavier rock and use single coils, non-noiseless at that. I also rarely trade or sell a guitar. In the 12 years I've been playing, I've owned 7...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-26-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 849
Posted By sjones
Neither of my two main guitars, both Strats, have...

Neither of my two main guitars, both Strats, have noiseless pickups. Both have 9.25 radii and I use standard 10-46 with the standard 25.5" scale. Bridge has been hardtailed on both (via springs, no...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By sjones
After playing a couple Douglass guitars, and...

After playing a couple Douglass guitars, and granted it's a small sample size, I'd compare them to the higher end of the Squier line.

One of my friends owns one of the more expensive Gretsch-style...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 849
Posted By sjones
Some like it, some don't. One of my good...

Some like it, some don't.

One of my good friends and bandmates has a bass roll-off wired into the neck pickup tone pot on his '58 Reissue Les Paul. I'm guessing you'd probably prefer the sound of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 855
Posted By sjones
Interesting? Yes. Interested? No.

Interesting? Yes. Interested? No.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 840
Posted By sjones
Riffs - Govan/10 Timing - Govan/10 Soloing -...

Riffs - Govan/10
Timing - Govan/10
Soloing - Govan/10
Sweep picking - 7.5/10
Speed - Govan/10
Creativity - Akerfeltd/10
Chord playing - Steely Dan/10
Guitar scales - Govan/10
Singing while Playing -...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,629
Posted By sjones
Find a guitar for $470 that is an equal rival to...

Find a guitar for $470 that is an equal rival to that one. I defy you.

I'm not saying you can't find a good guitar that would suit your needs for $470, but it won't be as good as that guitar in the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,629
Posted By sjones
First off, learn how to use the forum functions,...

First off, learn how to use the forum functions, such as quoting.

When ONLY threads are made, that essentially puts a ban on the creation of threads with the same topic. Read the rest of my first...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,629
Posted By sjones
This.

This.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,629
Posted By sjones
Lol badass Metallica quote, brah... If...

Lol badass Metallica quote, brah...

If acknowledging that 99.9 percent of the time a $1200 guitar is far superior to a $300 one makes me an elitist, then sure, I'm an elitist. I'd simply say I'm not...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,629
Posted By sjones
Just give it time...

Just give it time...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,629
Posted By sjones
I'm not saying drag people to the streets and...

I'm not saying drag people to the streets and shoot them in the head, I'm saying make a single thread about this topic. It litters the forum and makes it look like a breeding ground of idiots.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,629
Posted By sjones
It's seriously time that a ban be placed on...

It's seriously time that a ban be placed on threads like this one. In the past month, I can remember no fewer than three threads on this topic.

This thread has been up for a few hours at the time...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,629
Posted By sjones
The writer of the article is an idiot. Don't give...

The writer of the article is an idiot. Don't give time to idiots.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,398
Views: 1,806,649
Posted By sjones
I've been a registered member of the UG forums...

I've been a registered member of the UG forums for a decade, and I think this is my first rig post in this thread. :haha:

Let's start with the guitars:

Fender American Special Strat
This is my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By sjones
Without pictures and more info, it's somewhat...

Without pictures and more info, it's somewhat hard for us to really diagnose the issue.

I recommend looking into Dunlop Ultex picks, or any picks made with Ultem for that matter. They have the best...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 276,944
Posted By sjones
I've never really been all too fond of that...

I've never really been all too fond of that particular shade of red on many Strats, but I must admit the aged pickups and knobs on that are a nice touch!
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By sjones
See my above post about the bridge height. Keep...

See my above post about the bridge height.

Keep in mind that if you're a heavy picker you're more likely to get buzz.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-12-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By sjones
From looking at the first picture, it appears...

From looking at the first picture, it appears your bridge may be up too high. Look how drastic the difference between the strings at the first fret and last fret.

Post a picture or two of the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-12-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By sjones
What kind of guitar is it? Also, when you play...

What kind of guitar is it?

Also, when you play the guitar through an amp does the buzz come through the amplifier? If so, then an adjustment in order. Many players, myself included, aren't concerned...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By sjones
Exactly. I haven't taught regularly for a while,...

Exactly. I haven't taught regularly for a while, but as long as a student's fret hand technique is manageable and comfortable for them, that's good enough. It's more important that they start making...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By sjones
TBH, where you could call Gilbert a...

TBH, where you could call Gilbert a "metronome player" based on his earlier works, in the past decade his playing has really taken on a Rock/Blues-Rock influence. There's still some Gilbert-isms in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By sjones
In a sense, yes. The difference between the two...

In a sense, yes. The difference between the two styles (YJM+MF vs PG+JP) really lies in the pick approach.

Gilbert and Petrucci will use more pick-strokes when playing a long passage as opposed to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 276,944
Posted By sjones
So, Dragonfire pickups? I was just turned onto...

So, Dragonfire pickups? I was just turned onto these over the weekend. Seems they're comparable to GFS pickups in the "bang for your buck" range of pickups. I believe they actually might be made in...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 276,944
Posted By sjones
I had the feeling the Alumitones were on the...

I had the feeling the Alumitones were on the brighter side of thing. Probably not what I'm looking for on this Strat.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-05-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 276,944
Posted By sjones
So my seemingly endless search for a bridge...

So my seemingly endless search for a bridge pickup for my no. 2 Strat has led me to ponder a Lace Alumitone. I've seen some rec's for those in this thread (I think it was danny, maybe Rooster?), so...
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