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Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15,288
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Posted By dspellman
Suhr Aldrich. Bridge only, though. Don't bother...

Suhr Aldrich. Bridge only, though. Don't bother buying the 'matching' neck pickup.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 701
Posted By dspellman
By the time you get done tossing all that money...

By the time you get done tossing all that money at a bigger, clunkier amp and cabinet, you'll still be facing the same issue you are now. You can't use 98% of what's there. You've just spent money to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By dspellman
Cost-cutting at the low end can make a big...

Cost-cutting at the low end can make a big difference to overall profit on those amps.
FWIW, an amp's selling price is 6-10X what the company's cost is to produce it. Fender, which is traditionally...
Forum: Bass Guitar Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By dspellman
That's been the most popular configuration since...

That's been the most popular configuration since the late '60's... :shrug:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-31-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By dspellman
That'll do it.

That'll do it.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-31-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By dspellman
Take the bar off!

Take the bar off!
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-31-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By dspellman
Too-high action could definitely cause what...

Too-high action could definitely cause what you're seeing.
If you're picky about tune, you want to have the action as low as you can and use as light a touch as possible. You only want enough...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-31-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By dspellman
Never thought about that. And I've got locking...

Never thought about that. And I've got locking tuners on '93 model year guitars. I'll have to go check them now. Have you actually had this happen?

Mine usually get about half a turn, maybe 3/4 or...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-31-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By dspellman
Now I want to know what you DO with your guitars....

Now I want to know what you DO with your guitars.

And how big are the output jacks on Mayonnaise guitars?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-31-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By dspellman
Simply pulling pole pieces won't duplicate those...

Simply pulling pole pieces won't duplicate those pickups -- the windings are still out there in the wind. There are custom winders who will build you those three-pole pickups, but you're not going to...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-31-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By dspellman
Adding an external speaker is unlikely to make a...

Adding an external speaker is unlikely to make a significant difference other than to increase the chances that he'll hear amp/speaker farting out.

Guitar can usually be run into the PA system,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-31-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By dspellman
I have to say I'm not a big fan of most of the...

I have to say I'm not a big fan of most of the under-$1000 Gibson stuff.
In particular, the SGJ and LPJ (which are not "Juniors") are, IMHO, Junque. Especially compared to what the asian imports...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-30-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By dspellman
Piezos and hexaphonic pickups can pick up...

Piezos and hexaphonic pickups can pick up individual strings. The best environment available to do all the things you want to do would be MIDI, and you'd need a programmable controller to implement...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-30-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By dspellman
The old Spectrum actually had six pickups, three...

The old Spectrum actually had six pickups, three of which were assigned to the three lower strings, three to the higher strings.

Conventional single coil and humbucker pickups cover the entire...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-30-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By dspellman
That amp is a small-club and rehearsal amp, not...

That amp is a small-club and rehearsal amp, not something for Medium and Large venues.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-30-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 828
Posted By dspellman
:haha:

:haha:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By dspellman
Okay, okay, *I* thought it was...

Okay, okay, *I* thought it was funny...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/dspellman/A_Bear_Rolling_on_the_Floor_and_Laughing_Royalty_Free_Clipart_Picture_100326-162144-792009_zps35c54f20.jpg
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By dspellman
We used to make straps like that (except they...

We used to make straps like that (except they were belts) in a crafts class.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By dspellman
Engraved flames on the pickup covers. :upto:

Engraved flames on the pickup covers. :upto:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By dspellman
That's happened to me, but I wasn't wiring in the...

That's happened to me, but I wasn't wiring in the middle of it.
Afterwards I was speechless (and/or hoarse).

"HOGAH! HOGAH! HOGAH!...." (say it forty times medium fast....)
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 301
Posted By dspellman
I backpack with extremely lightweight gear and...

I backpack with extremely lightweight gear and the last thing I'd want to cart around would be a guitar. And maybe the last thing I'd want to listen to out on the trail would be someone playing one...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 585
Posted By dspellman
I think they got some marketing traction from...

I think they got some marketing traction from having Gibson take them over. They're easily recognizable with the yellow cones. I've also got a set of the VHTs that are seriously more expensive, and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By dspellman
Kinmans are some of the best noiseless pickups...

Kinmans are some of the best noiseless pickups you'll find that still give you everything you want out of a single coil.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-29-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By dspellman
The only way to fix this is to play in front of...

The only way to fix this is to play in front of other people. As much as you possibly can.

And find ways to make the whole process fun.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 615
Posted By dspellman
Yeah, I think I would, too. Once is okay, but...

Yeah, I think I would, too.
Once is okay, but after that the whole thing doesn't pass the "sniff" test.
Something else is going on.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 301
Posted By dspellman
I have no idea what I'd do about the hazards in...

I have no idea what I'd do about the hazards in canoeing, hiking or camping, because I'd never haul a decent guitar around under those circumstances. The closest I come is hauling a cheap Yamaha...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 585
Posted By dspellman
Feldercarb. I can't speak for the Rokit 5's,...

Feldercarb.

I can't speak for the Rokit 5's, but the Rokit 8's can be EQ'd quite easily, and are certainly not "the worst monitors out there," particularly for the money. i don't often use them...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-28-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 828
Posted By dspellman
But my kung fu is strong. I own several. I...

But my kung fu is strong.

I own several. I tiptoe around them. So much easier on my psyche to bang the Agiles around. My L5S has a multi-piece (maple and something else) neck, and I get the feeling...
Forum: Recording 07-28-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By dspellman
Go find Spambot -- he's got some serious...

Go find Spambot -- he's got some serious preferences...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-28-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By dspellman
hardley bentups are a special case. You need to...

hardley bentups are a special case. You need to run a 16 gauge wire from the bridge (you may need to solder it on) to a metal pipe, preferably one that extends at least 6' into the ground. It's...
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