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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By dspellman
There are a number of really sophisticated...

There are a number of really sophisticated headphone amps out there (I mentioned the Korg Pandora PX5D and the Mini in another thread). This thing is actually about the size of a pack of cigarettes,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By dspellman
Check out the Korg Pandora PX5D and the Korg...

Check out the Korg Pandora PX5D and the Korg Pandora Mini.

As a practice tool, the Pandora PX5D has things like a tuner, metronome, phrase trainer, slower downer, pitch changer, drum patterns, bass...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 768
Posted By dspellman
That may be the understatement of the thread. ...

That may be the understatement of the thread. :haha:
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 768
Posted By dspellman
No problem; and you've obliquely made my point...

No problem; and you've obliquely made my point ("guyliner" requirements) regarding genres and their sometimes very specific requirements/traditions.
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 768
Posted By dspellman
All of this has already been DONE on the guitars...

All of this has already been DONE on the guitars I pointed out in my post.
The neck pickup stays where it is. The bridge and bridge pickup move, the neck lengthens about 3/4". The AL-3100 Floyd...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 768
Posted By dspellman
Your rant is rather more shrill than it needs to...

Your rant is rather more shrill than it needs to be.

The Les Paul is an instrument that was put together over sixty years ago and that was designed for the players and the music of its time. It and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By dspellman
This was a fairly standard LP configuration at...

This was a fairly standard LP configuration at one time. My suggestion, however, is that you look at the Kinman Noiseless P90's. They successfully maintain the sound of a vintage P90 while allowing...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By dspellman
The SD P-Rails have been around for a good five...

The SD P-Rails have been around for a good five or six years (maybe longer). They combine a true P90 coil, and a true rail-coil single coil into a single pickup. With available switching, you can get...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By dspellman
Strings should be changed fairly often whether...

Strings should be changed fairly often whether they are rusted or not.
As for brighter and louder; your ears become used to how a guitar sounds. Come back to it after several months away and it will...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 768
Posted By dspellman
Right. But that's a 27" or 28" scale...

Right. But that's a 27" or 28" scale neck as well.
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 768
Posted By dspellman
Feldercarb. The 3/4" that the neck pickup...

Feldercarb.

The 3/4" that the neck pickup moves toward the bridge pickup on a 24.75" scale instrument may make a difference in the sound of the pickup (slightly), but very few have ever complained...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 768
Posted By dspellman
Tradition. And the fact that it's a relatively...

Tradition.

And the fact that it's a relatively short scale.
But mostly tradition.

I have several LPs and several LP-alike guitars that have 24 frets.
Carvin makes the CS 624...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-30-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By dspellman
Honestly, I've gone through this rigamarole and...

Honestly, I've gone through this rigamarole and abandoned it for a used Pod.
That's the cheapest and easiest and most compact way to handle it. Guitar to red kidney-bean shaped gizmo, out to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-30-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 396
Posted By dspellman
The acoustic models in the Variax are meant to...

The acoustic models in the Variax are meant to sound like a miked acoustic (which will almost always be run out through a PA or other full range speaker system). I think a miked acoustic sounds like...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-30-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Posted By dspellman
Pod HD -- the "bean" model will fit...

Pod HD -- the "bean" model will fit into the accessory pocket of some gig bags, and the FBV Express foot pedal will handle about 90% of anything you want to do (the FBV Shortboard II will handle the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-30-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By dspellman
That may not even be a veneer, but a "photo...

That may not even be a veneer, but a "photo top."
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By dspellman
Wait longer. Save more. Buy better.

Wait longer. Save more. Buy better.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By dspellman
Angle Grinder...

Angle Grinder works.

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Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By dspellman
Apparently, crime boss Rumpledforeskin is behind...

Apparently, crime boss Rumpledforeskin is behind it all... :rolleyes:
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By dspellman
[Lecture Coming. Run Away!] Nitro finishes don't...

[Lecture Coming. Run Away!]

Nitro finishes don't age any particular way, nor do they age consistently. I have a lot of nitro-finished guitars and, honestly, most of them have ambered slightly and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By dspellman
yeah

yeah
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-30-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By dspellman
You may not want to bother replacing it....

You may not want to bother replacing it.
Honestly, until something goes wrong with it or you need to make a modification that can't be accomplished with the original licensed version, there's really...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By dspellman
I have absolutely NO idea why you're not seeking...

I have absolutely NO idea why you're not seeking this information from the source.
I'm willing to bet that if they appear at the Winter NAMM (they did last year) and if I take a couple of them out...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 282
Posted By dspellman
Oh, and by way of qualification (and bias), I own...

Oh, and by way of qualification (and bias), I own seven Carvins (some purchased new, some used). No ESPs.

That said, I am *still* trying to get the ESP Custom shop to build me one of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 282
Posted By dspellman
These guitars are widely different. Do you have a...

These guitars are widely different. Do you have a *Gibson" LP standard, or an Epi?
It sounds like you're looking at upgrades to the two guitars you have already.

A couple of comments regarding the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 282
Posted By dspellman
They're really not in the same ballpark. The ESP...

They're really not in the same ballpark. The ESP is a production guitar sold through brick and mortar stores, which add a hefty layer of profit into the cost of the guitar. ESP's finish choices for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-30-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By dspellman
Generally speaking, it's better/smarter/more...

Generally speaking, it's better/smarter/more convenient to buy a guitar with a good trem already installed than it is to go through the process of routing and purchase to get a trem on an existing...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-30-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 396
Posted By dspellman
Yes, you can (and a ton of people do) use...

Yes, you can (and a ton of people do) use multi-FX live.

Assuming you forget about amp/cab modeling, there are several reasons why a multiFX works really well for covers.

1. You usually have a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By dspellman
And you're not asking Mayones why?

And you're not asking Mayones why?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By dspellman
It's not with them. It's with the fact that he...

It's not with them.
It's with the fact that he didn't RTFM before he wrote the panicked TS message. :haha:
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