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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By dspellman
Neither bottom end nor brightness have much to do...

Neither bottom end nor brightness have much to do with finish, and a lot more to do with woods, size and construction details. I have a '67 Martin D35 dread that has a lot of boominess at the bottom...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By dspellman
A lot of this involves chords that have notes...

A lot of this involves chords that have notes that "move" in counter melodies or that cause "tension" that leads into the next chord (like a D7 causing tension leading to a "release" of that tension...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By dspellman
I have several sustainers on my guitars. You...

I have several sustainers on my guitars.

You have two choices of sustainer driver in the 401 kit. One looks like a full-bore humbucker, the other looks like a single coil. Either will work.

In...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By dspellman
Sometimes you need that "hard reset" to...

Sometimes you need that "hard reset" to get the guitar where it needs to be so that you can handle small setup issues from there. Guitars that are new to me go to The Tech (in my case Gary Brawer in...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By dspellman
Next time you're in a guitar store, try bending...

Next time you're in a guitar store, try bending on a guitar with low action and high (jumbo or better) frets. I really dislike high action for bending, and it's really tough on intonation.

I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 872
Posted By dspellman
Have you actually weighed yours? The three that...

Have you actually weighed yours? The three that I've seen this year have weighed right around 7.5 lbs.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By dspellman
That was my first thought. It looks like Great...

That was my first thought. It looks like Great great great great great grand-uncle Etienne in the upper left! Of the guitar, that is. Those are the Clery Sisters in the catacomb photo, above.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By dspellman
No insurmountable problems here. A new nut, a new...

No insurmountable problems here. A new nut, a new bridge (probably a floater), and a quick look at the setup and electronics and it's playable.

The pickups are interesting (I see the plastic on the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 872
Posted By dspellman
Jamaica? Nah, Jusmetta.

Jamaica?

Nah, Jusmetta.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-04-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 872
Posted By dspellman
[QUOTE=third_address]For weight I was thinking...

[QUOTE=third_address]For weight I was thinking under 6 lbs.
I'm not into glitzy, shiny, hard rock style guitars.
As for genres, I'm mainly into Cooke-style soul, Dylan-style folk, Willie-style...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-04-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By dspellman
There's no issue doing multiple alternate tunings...

There's no issue doing multiple alternate tunings with a Floyd-equipped Variax.
Do the research on the JTV89F.
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-04-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 136
Posted By dspellman
I have a friend with an almost identical issue....

I have a friend with an almost identical issue. That's why I recommended the design of the 30" headless. Because the bridge and the bottom of the guitar are so close (and the horn is still out...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-04-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 246
Posted By dspellman
Why are you looking for a top mounted Floyd?...

Why are you looking for a top mounted Floyd?
Regarding sig models: I'm not a fan of them, either, but every now and then a sig model actually makes sense when the combination of features is already...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-04-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 163
Posted By dspellman
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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-04-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By dspellman
Lord help the manufacturer should they sign this...

Lord help the manufacturer should they sign this guy to an endorsement and sig guitar deal.
Looks like you threw the ******* sink at it. Filled with food scraps.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-04-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By dspellman
I think it has something to do with failure to...

I think it has something to do with failure to provide value for the money? :shrug:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-04-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By dspellman
I asked Scarlett once about the honey thing, and...

I asked Scarlett once about the honey thing, and it's a definite no. In fact, it was a HELL no."Otherwise," she smiled, "I'm flexible." Isla Fisher, on the other hand, is up for it, but these days...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-04-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 136
Posted By dspellman
I'd like to know more about the limitations of...

I'd like to know more about the limitations of the elbow injury (left elbow?).
It *may* be that the scale itself is not the issue, but the design of the guitar is.

Carvin makes the VB5 Kiesel...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-03-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By dspellman
Ditto. The Boomers (there are also Boomers that...

Ditto. The Boomers (there are also Boomers that have been rebranded out there; Carvin has sold them) have been pretty reliable for every day use.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,099
Posted By dspellman
No, nor is it immoral. But it is fattening ...

No, nor is it immoral. But it is fattening :shrug:
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-02-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By dspellman
No. But this one has a Floyd Rose built in:...

No. But this one has a Floyd Rose built in:...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 147
Posted By dspellman
Do the flippin' research! YES.

Do the flippin' research! YES.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By dspellman
It will be much more difficult to lay down the...

It will be much more difficult to lay down the cut-out pieces than to cover the entire front of the guitar with the design, and the cut-out pieces will be much more likely to lift and come off...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 147
Posted By dspellman
You could talk to the people who MAKE the paints....

You could talk to the people who MAKE the paints. Paint manufacturers are very forthcoming about what works with what. Do the research.

Here's a suggestion: Plasti-Dip the guitar. Paint it whatever...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-02-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By dspellman
I have a Carvin TS-100 power amp (50W/50W or 100W...

I have a Carvin TS-100 power amp (50W/50W or 100W bridged, mono). You can actually run EL34s in one side and 6L6s in the other (this precludes bridging, obviously) and compare the two. Up to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-01-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By dspellman
Go to Axewraps.com or axewrap.com and have them...

Go to Axewraps.com or axewrap.com and have them print you a transit vinyl face for the entire guitar. Swirly bullseye and all. This one's airbrushed, but they can print a duplicate for you. Won't...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-01-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,275
Posted By dspellman
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Wot?

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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-01-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 872
Posted By dspellman
Parkers are light (mostly). If you can find a...

Parkers are light (mostly).

If you can find a Carvin Holdsworth Headless, it'll be around 5.1 - 5.6 lbs. The new Vader Headless are a bit more (6 lbs), but in both cases you get a full 25.5" scale...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-01-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By dspellman
I tend to buy used, too, particularly when it's a...

I tend to buy used, too, particularly when it's a Gibson. I *did* spend $4K on one about six years ago, but I didn't have much of a choice. Honestly, most of my Gibsons are pre-1980 and will NEVER...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-01-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By dspellman
:D That's sorta true. And it's always seemed to...

:D That's sorta true. And it's always seemed to me that SGs were the best place to start...
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