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Forum: Electric Guitar 04-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By HomerSGR
You didn't mention Nirvana, but Kurt Cobain used...

You didn't mention Nirvana, but Kurt Cobain used the Boss DS-1/DS-2. (The DS-2 is basically the DS-1 with an added "Turbo Mode".

That's my definition of grunge guitar tone, but I'm not familiar...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-20-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By HomerSGR
I too use the DS-1 on the clean channel, but...

I too use the DS-1 on the clean channel, but without additional effects. Does it drop in volume even when level on the DS-1 is at full? You definitely need to change the level of the pedal between...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-16-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By HomerSGR
The most generic rock/hard rock sound you can...

The most generic rock/hard rock sound you can dial.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-16-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 351
Posted By HomerSGR
Have stuff from 400 up to 1600. Most were...

Have stuff from 400 up to 1600. Most were around 1000. Currently owning 15 electrics.

I've found the Fender American Standard Series to be the point I orient through - paying more gives me...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-14-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By HomerSGR
The problem is likely due to one or both of [1.]...

The problem is likely due to one or both of [1.] incorrectly strung or [2.] a badly cut nut.

Bad tuners are rarely to blame for tuning problems, even on low-end instruments. How much does it go out...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-13-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By HomerSGR
Yeah, but Ibanez has always been a special case...

Yeah, but Ibanez has always been a special case in that they never (until the Premium Factory in Indonesia) owned or co-owned the factories their guitars were made in. A "Customshop" Ibanez could...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-13-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By HomerSGR
Why not get a Strat?

Why not get a Strat?
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By HomerSGR
Bonamassa does not personally own all of the...

Bonamassa does not personally own all of the vintage guitars he plays on stage. Watch rig-rundowns with his tech, he says collectors lend him their bursts at times.

The reason for Bonamassa playing...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By HomerSGR
I saw a photo of Dave Murray of Iron Maiden with...

I saw a photo of Dave Murray of Iron Maiden with an Epiphone LP Ultra on stage... As for Standards, I don't know any. But really, there are a lot of famous artists out there that use far less...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-12-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By HomerSGR
I think progressive rock and metal fits...

I think progressive rock and metal fits comfortably in that 1% I gave room for in my rather broad generalisation. :D

And furthermore, a professional classical musician probably can't expect to only...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-12-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By HomerSGR
Using Malmsteen as an example of 100% technique...

Using Malmsteen as an example of 100% technique and no-ear is laughable. Listen to what he did with Alcatrazz... The dude's sense of harmony is insane even comparing him to the cutting edge that has...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By HomerSGR
'Improvising on the spot" doesn't mean you...

'Improvising on the spot" doesn't mean you come up with crazy stuff you haven't played before. It means that you play stuff you've played a million times before. A good improvisation is something you...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-11-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By HomerSGR
The most common reason someone would use an oil...

The most common reason someone would use an oil finish is for the feel. Pretty much the whole 80's shred evolution were built upon oil-finished maple necks, and Charvel, Kramer, EVH and a few other...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-11-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By HomerSGR
Old Fender necks have wear in them for a number...

Old Fender necks have wear in them for a number of reasons. One is low frets that increased contact with the fretboard, another nitrocellulose laquer and thirdly - they've just been around for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-09-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By HomerSGR
Definitely agree. They even did an LP Standard...

Definitely agree. They even did an LP Standard Faded, so to compare the Fadeds (which were the same as the standard models they were based on, except for the finish) with the J-series which was a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-09-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 825
Posted By HomerSGR
You'll never match a humbucker volumewise with...

You'll never match a humbucker volumewise with standard sc's. I have not personally tried the new shawbucker, but generally I think the JB works exceptionally well in a Strat. Fender dh-1/atomic...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-06-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By HomerSGR
No, but the less expensive Standard range they...

No, but the less expensive Standard range they introduced just recently are made in Indonesia.

From Thomann (Tremonti model):

http://bdbo.thomann.de/thumb/bdb2500/pics/bdbo/9434216.jpg

"Built by...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-05-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By HomerSGR
Happened to every guitar I own with that kind of...

Happened to every guitar I own with that kind of switch. Seems to be a fault in the design. It happens once, and then it's fine for months sometimes. There's a video of James Hetfield having the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-04-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By HomerSGR
Just for general information, the PRS Standard...

Just for general information, the PRS Standard Series are a newly introduced budget line, made in Indonesia.

Until we have side-by-side comparison with the Korean, don't assume they're spec'ed...
Forum: The Pit 04-02-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By HomerSGR
I miss mine too... That's why I put it in my sig....

I miss mine too... That's why I put it in my sig. #neverforget
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-02-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By HomerSGR
The various variants of the ESP Eclipse mostly...

The various variants of the ESP Eclipse mostly fit that description, with the exception of some full thickness ones.

Noticed a 30% price hike on Thomann though, effectively making an Ltd 1000 cost...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-02-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By HomerSGR
Why trade your LP? You obviously want to get rid...

Why trade your LP? You obviously want to get rid of your guitar, for whatever reason, but I'll tell you trading isn't a good option. Sell it and buy exactly what you want instead of just settling for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-02-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,825
Posted By HomerSGR
Guitars. Yamaha SG2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard...

Guitars.

Yamaha SG2000
Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS
Fender American Standard Stratocaster w/ JB Jr. pickups
Fender American...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-02-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By HomerSGR
R.I.P. tree.

R.I.P. tree.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-01-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By HomerSGR
Personally, I have never played a truly bad...

Personally, I have never played a truly bad Yamaha guitar. Even if we're speaking about the cheapest, they're playable and sound okay. The perfect guitars for beginners and someone on a budget.

Got...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-25-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By HomerSGR
Higher output pickups makes everything easier to...

Higher output pickups makes everything easier to play, and you get that "chugh" thing going without effort. As much as you love it now...

You will notice that you have to work harder to get good...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-22-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By HomerSGR
Definitely not.

Definitely not.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-20-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 689
Posted By HomerSGR
Depends on where he is. A Hellraiser C1 FR runs...

Depends on where he is. A Hellraiser C1 FR runs well over $1000 in Europe, and are well worth it in relative terms.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-20-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By HomerSGR
Mixing active and passive pickups is a serious...

Mixing active and passive pickups is a serious inconvenience when it comes to wiring. You can't use the same pots - passive humbuckers are generally used with 500k pots and actives with 25k pots....
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 653
Posted By HomerSGR
Eat Italian food and don't worry about guitars......

Eat Italian food and don't worry about guitars... Go where the locals go and avoid everything aimed at tourists like the plague. That's my take on Italy, at least. Going to Sicily in the summer...
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