#1
That's right ladies and gentlemen, its a new TSTPIG day... confused? Well...so am I.

ON TO THE FIRST ITEM!

Since joining this forum, I've been seeing one piece of advice repeated over and over and over and over again...well, two pieces of advice (Get rid of that Spider/MG and get TOOBZ!).

The other piece goes a little something like this:

Me (Noob): Hey, i don't like my tone...I want it to be instantly better! What can I dooo?

Awesome people (MatrixClaw usually): Get a Tubescreamer.

So...I did it.



I like it. It really smooths out the distortion from my Rebel 20, and gives it...well, its hard to describe. So my friends think I wasted my money when i can't even explain what it does, but YOU guys know what I'm talkin about.

So that's the TS (TubeScreamer) in the TSTPIG day. What's the TP you ask?

Toilet Paper.

No, for realz though...



I'm in love with this pedal. For those of you who don't know what it does, you can strum all your strings at once, and it will tell you which onces are out of tune. It also automatically switches to chromatic tuning mode (needle or strobe) when you pick one string. Cuts down on my tuning time by a ton.

So THAT is the TP (Tuner Pedal). Now...what is the IG?

Well, I was excited to use these new toys with my Les Paul...that is...until my graduation gift arrived.



Yes my friends...that is a ZR Tremolo.



YES! The IG is Ibanez Guitar.

I'm in love with this thing. The last floating trem I had was an Edge III...and...well...it doesn't even compare to this thing. What surprises me the most is that such a stable tremolo system can be found on fairly cheap S series guitars.

On to the problems with this guitar. The factory setup is not very good, so I'm taking it into my local guitar dood for a proper setup on Friday. Also, the pickups are pretty bad. I'll need to replace them down the line (Thinking Evo II in bridge, Liquifire in Neck, and a Heavy Blues II in the middle).

Anyway, the tuning is fairly stable atm, but with a proper setup it should be perfect. I'll have sound samples on here in a couple days, once the guitar is good to go, and I can really show you guys what it is supposed to sound like.

Thanks for reading my stupid ramblings, and sorry about the blurry pics...I'd get a camera that isn't built into my phone, but my money always ends up in a Guitar Center cash register for some reason...

-Sean
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#3
Sweet, that Ibby is sexah.


You wouldn't happen to live in LA would you? Cuz i know a guy from LA who plays a LP, just graduated, named Sean, and talkes kinda like you
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#4
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congrats man!
you going for that symmetrical clipping settings on your ts9?


Wait.......WHA?????
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Well, in California, people carry around devices that control the minds of bears. So expect to see people walking their bears.

Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#5
Quote by classicrocker01
Sweet, that Ibby is sexah.


You wouldn't happen to live in LA would you? Cuz i know a guy from LA who plays a LP, just graduated, named Sean, and talkes kinda like you


Nah, I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area.

This Sean sounds like an awesome guy though...
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Well, in California, people carry around devices that control the minds of bears. So expect to see people walking their bears.

Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#7
Actually I think it was LA, might of been San Francisco.................


Actually he was awesome, he was in MO and his cousin got me and him together for a jam. His skillz made me look like a newb lol.


So can I have your old LP?
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Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
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Orange Tiny Terror
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#8
Wow, nice stuff man!

Question for you, how are the classic rock tones on the Rebel 20? does it OD nicely?

TM
#10
Nice.

I know what you mean about the tube Screamer and what it does.....just tell them it tightens up your sound....that's how I think of it.

Oh...BTW.....got another Sean here....gotta love the spelling.
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#12
sweet

tell your friends the tubescreamer tightens and b00sts (spell it like that to be cooler)
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#13
Quote by SLonergan
Me (Noob): Hey, i don't like my tone...I want it to be instantly better! What can I dooo?

Awesome people (MatrixClaw usually): Get a Tubescreamer.

So...I did it.



Glad you're liking the stuff man. S series Ibanezs are awesome. Love my Prestige!
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#15
Quote by classicrocker01
Actually I think it was LA, might of been San Francisco.................


Actually he was awesome, he was in MO and his cousin got me and him together for a jam. His skillz made me look like a newb lol.


So can I have your old LP?


Of course you can!

Actually I've got it all set up in half step down tuning now.


To whoever asked about the Rebel 20s Classic Rock tones...that's where it shines for me. I love how it sounds playing Zeppelin and GN'R, and I haven't even been able to crank it.
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Well, in California, people carry around devices that control the minds of bears. So expect to see people walking their bears.

Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#16
Update...tuning stability is going downhill, but I'm hoping that's just because I haven't had it set up yet.

Anyone know if a proper set up will help the tuning stability?
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Well, in California, people carry around devices that control the minds of bears. So expect to see people walking their bears.

Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#17
Tuning stability on those trems is rock solid after setup, but chances are that's just the factory strings stretching out. My advice: Stretch them out, unlock, retune, repeat until fully stable.
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one of the best, educated and logical posts I've ever seen on UG in the Pit. Well done good sir.
#19
Cool new gear. I don't feel bad about not being able to figure out what TSTPIG meant in light of seeing all that!
#20
Quote by FrustratedRocka
Tuning stability on those trems is rock solid after setup, but chances are that's just the factory strings stretching out. My advice: Stretch them out, unlock, retune, repeat until fully stable.


The reason I'm thinking it needs a setup is because it was shipped from the east coast, and I thought that the combination of shipping + temperature change was supposed to really screw with a setup.
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Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#22
Nice choices. Happy alphabet day.
Those ZR trems look awesome, I've never tried one myself. I guess they make a 7 string version too?
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#23
hey i got a polytune too. it's awesome isn't it? a lot faster.

also i'm a big fan of the zr trem. it's probably the best locking trem out there imo.

rock out.
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#24
Quote by gregs1020
hey i got a polytune too. it's awesome isn't it? a lot faster.

also i'm a big fan of the zr trem. it's probably the best locking trem out there imo.

rock out.


Yeah, the polytune is great....I'm in love with it.
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Well, in California, people carry around devices that control the minds of bears. So expect to see people walking their bears.

Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.