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Welcome to the Guitar Gear & Accessories -
Rules and Resource Center



This thread will comprise two main parts.

1. Rules
2. Resources



OUR RULES


Forum Rules

These are in addition to any general forum rules (announcement is at the top of every subforum view). Any infraction of the Rules of UG and its forums will either result in a closed/deleted thread, and/or a warning/banning.


This is an on-topic forum.
Threads and posts should be substantially and primarily about guitar gear and accessories (amps, pedals, pickups, etc). Tangential topics (where GG&A might be involved but not the focus of the question; stuff like "What key is Sweet Home Alabama in?" or "How do your Neighbours react to your guitar playing?" should go in a different subforum. Usually, places like Guitar Techniques, Musician Talk, one of the Bands and Artists sections, or The Pit are good places for stuff that doesn't quite fit here but is still about guitar.
There will be some overlap between GG&A and its sister forums - just make your best guess when placing your new thread:
Electric Guitar (mostly about individual instruments, not their parts or peripherals)
Guitar Building and Customizing (mostly about building and customizing (obvious) but not just for guitars: amps and pedals and any sort of accessory, too!)
Please don't copy and paste the same thread to more than one forum. You can always report a thread or message a mod to move your thread if you want it somewhere else.

Low-content or opinion posts:
Please don't just post half a line asking what the best guitar is, or two sentences about how you like stratocasters. Don't ask "does anyone else use (product available at Guitar Center)?" Because the answer is obviously yes. Have a question; be specific; give us information. It helps us give good answers, and it keeps the forum useful for people who need help.

Multiple threads:
Please don't make multiple threads on the same topic, and especially don't copy and paste one thread to multiple subforums Take a minute to make sure it's in the right place and you'll get the help you need.

Necrobumping:
If you are searching through the archives, please take a look at the thread date before you post. If the thread is more than a month or two old, please don't post in it unless there's a very good reason (e.g., you started the thread and there's been an update.) If you really have something to say or ask about the subject, start a new thread.

Musical tastes:
The Instrument forums are not for discussing musical preferences or to bash other people's musical tastes.

Flaming/Trolling:
Any posts harassing, insulting, disrespecting, trolling, offending or showing attitude to another member will be met with a warning or banning depending on severity.

Using discriminatory terms: Any use of terms such as 'gay', 'homo' or 'reta**' in a derogatory fashion will result in a warning or possibly ban.

Spam: For the most part, posts in a thread should have relevance to the question asked by the threadstarter. All threads created should be appropriate for the forum they are created within. Any posts considered 'spam' will be met with a warning.

Advertising: Any advertising of other websites (such as forums, myspace or band websites, ebay other other auctions, stores etc.) will be met with a ban.

Versus threads: Threads like 'Metallica vs. Megadeth?', or 'Gibson vs. Fender?' are not allowed.

Preference threads or Versus threads: Do not start threads about what you prefer over other brands, or what you feel like advertising about because you think it's the greatest. If you are asking what other people prefer, that is fine. However do not start threads that just ask people which of multiple brands/models/whatever they prefer as these threads are useless. If you want to start such a thread it must contain some grounding and intelligence.

Bumping: Do not bump your threads. This means don't post in your own thread in order to bump it to the top of the forum list. The general bumping rule is 24 hours. Also, don't bump dead threads from a year ago. Similarly, do not Necrobump old threads that are not yours as mentioned above (Necrobumping).


Threads not to post:

"Listen to my clips" Threads
We're sure you're very proud of your new song - go ahead and post it in the Recordings section. Got a sound clip showing off your new gear? Post it in the Ultimate Gear Demo thread. Please don't post threads just to get people to listen to your clips. . Same goes for Youtube videos. There are places to show off your playing but this isn't one of them.

Settings threads:
Everyone's rig is different; everyone's ear is different. Settings that work for you do not work for the next person. Therefore, settings threads are not allowed as they are not generally productive. If you really think you need settings, use the Settings Thread Asking how to realize a tone (what effects, gear, etc) may be allowed if the thread has enough details and

"Vs." threads:
Pitting gear against other gear is not allowed. That's not to say you can't ask, "which of these two wah pedals will work best for my styles?" Rather, do not post a thread asking "which of these two wah pedals is better," since that doesn't help anyone and only leads to arguments.

Side note: "Artist A" vs. "Artist B" threads will be closed and the user banned outright.

"Best" threads:
Essentially the same as the Vs. thread; "best" is an adjective which simply can't be applied to gear. It's all subjective. Again, asking what would work best for you within your budget for your styles of music is definitely an acceptable thread.

"What strings/picks does everyone use?"
We're all sick of these threads by now. If you're really interested, use the search bar to find a few dozen old versions of these threads.



New Gear Day Threads

All New Gear Day threads must contain two of the following three items:

1.) Pictures of your gear (no google/stock images)
2.) Clips/video
3.) A Review.

Threads without these requirements will be closed and the thread starter will be warned.

In addition to this, the only items that warrant a new gear thread are amps, cabs, and pedals. Any thread started for other items will be closed and the thread starter will be warned.

Also - New Gear Day anticipation threads are not allowed. If you don't have the piece of gear yet, your thread will be closed.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1257940


(Contributed by xifr, Roc8995, TNfootballfan62, 311ZOSOVHJH)
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jan 11, 2014,
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How to ask for advice -


What ...(Insert Gear?)... Threads

(what you should include to get good advice)



Budget? - What is practical for you and what is your limit?

Genres? - What style do you play mostly, fav guitarists, do you need cleans, etc?

New or Used? - Lots of great amps out there used, especially in a down economy.

Home or Gig? - Also important. Maybe you do both. Jamming with a drummer can be considered 'gigging' but you won't have a PA etc.

Closest City? - We aren't here to stalk you but we need to know where you are in the world roughly and we can help further if we know what city you are in (ie craigslist, local shops, Guitar Center used section, etc)

Current Gear? - Also good for us to know.

Paragraphs of information about yourself are nice but we really just need the answers to these 6 things.

(Contributed by 311ZOSOVHJH)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1387138


How to give advice

(what you should consider in order to give good advice)


Give advice, not what you would do: This is the most important rule. Advice means stepping into someone else's shoes, not telling the threadstarter what you'd do if you were him/her.

READ the original post: Don't just post away! Read what the threadstarter is asking you!

Give sensible advice: If someone says "I'm 12 years old, I have $200 and that's all I'll have for the next 5 years (I have no job)", DON'T advise them to save up for an ENGL amp, or a Gibson Les Paul, it's not going to happen.

Don't recommend something you haven't tried: Just because you think something is good, doesn't mean it is. So if you haven't tried it, don't talk about it!

Do not be rude: Just because you think the threadstarter is stupid, s/he isn't! We all started somewhere, so be nice about it.

Give reasons: Don't say "such-and-such a product ROCKS!". Say "I like it because of its bright, shimmering clean channel" or something like that. That's much more helpful, especially if the threadstarter hasn't tried the product in question before.

Experience with the product: Even if you've only played the product once, give us your opinion on it so we know where you're coming from.

Location: Do not recommend things that are not available to the threadstarter or is too pricey because of import taxes.

Don't know? Don't post.


(Contributed by Dave_MC)


Common Acronyms:

TS = Thread Starter
OP = Original Post/Poster
GG&A = Guitar Gear and Accessories
RC = Resource Center

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OUR RESOURCE CENTER


The rest of this thread will flow like this. We will provide:


A.) A Process for Contributing Content

B.) Links to other Threads for additional Reference or Reading

C.) General Information as it relates to Guitar Gear and Accessories


A Process for Contributing Content


First, a little background as to how we got here. Some of us wanted to create some kind of 'Catch All' thread that is a categorized resource for people looking for help or to just learn more a general topic of interest. Gumbilicious helped push this along a bit by introducing the idea of actually creating content for such an initiative. Because this could be rather daunting to try to pick and choose and vote on what goes in and what doesn't I've made the decision to have our Resource Center Thread be a 'Hot Linking' thread basically. That way the individual threads/topics can stand on their own and be 'bumped' and discussed or even debated further. It will also make voting on new topics/threads a little easier. Ragingkitty has helped greatly as well in this department. Roc8995 suggested we also consolidate the Stickies and Rules while we are at it to clean up GG&A a bit and put everything in once place essentially. It is also important for us to give credit where credit is due.


There are 4 basic parts to this section as it relates to Content.

1.) Goals and Objectives
2.) How things are structured
3.) How content should be created and evaluated
4.) How to contribute



Goals and Objectives

The Goal of this thread is simple. It is here as a central location to provide rules and help people get a start on locating information that may be helpful as it relates to electric guitar and guitar amplification.

The Objectives are to create, collect, centralize and organize information in a meaningful way. It will also serve as a central point for rules, regulations and recommendations.
It will take some of the ideas already started by Dave_MC, Roc8995, 311ZOSOVHJH, Gumbilicious and others and put them into one central place.


Structure

Because this is a rather large undertaking, we need some structure on how it is organized and how people can contribute. Obviously, we wanted the Rules listed first. Next we will lay out some of the ground rules for contributing and approving content. We will dedicate several posts to this topic. We will also provide a basic rating system that will help to add some conformity and a system for feedback. We will then dedicate several posts to paste some basic information and then several posts to provide 'Hot Links'. Hot links are URL web links to both threads/articles/blogs inside of Ultimate-Guitar and potentially articles/web sites that are external to Ultimate-Guitar.

Content and Hot Links will need to be reviewed, rated and approved first. For example, there are some threads that I consider to be rock solid that others may only give a 2 or a 3 (out of 10). We will be asking that new Content to be considered be brought to the attention of the reviewer community first (more on this later). The best way to accomplish this is to create your own thread (after careful consideration) and ask for it to be reviewed (see below).

We can't type out all of the possible information that is out there and incorporate it into one thread so the Hot Link concept works best. Additionally, each thread can then stand on its own. It can be commented on by any member of UG and survive (or fail) on its own merit. We will also consider content and web sites from other sites but they will have to be well known and well respected sites.


Content Creation

This is a very important aspect for us. We don't want to just be a 'hot-linking' thread and that's it. We need some of our brighter users to step up to the plate and create something. There are tons of topics. We have some very very smart people here in GGnA and I think we owe it too ourselves to get some of this knowledge documented for of our users and future users.

If you've ever wanted to ask a question but were afraid to or didn't know exactly how to search for it we have you in mind. Conversely, how many times have you seen the same question asked over and over again? "Will this ohm cab fit my amp?" How many times have you personally typed the same response only to wish afterward that you had saved it to a file for future use. Do you remember what it was like starting out when all of this was foreign material and you really had no idea where to start?

So, if you would be so kind to contribute or if you have some ideas on ways to generate content please post up in this thread or send myself, gumbilicious, ragingkitty or Roc8995 a PM.

Soon, I will be creating some more structure around this so we can categorize our topics and place emphasis on areas that are lacking in content. Also, we are interested in external sites that you may use a lot for reference that we can add to our master 'central' thread. drtube.com comes to mind. Nonetheless, there will always be someone who disagrees with something but we can't please everyone. Therefore, we will need all content and links to be reviewed and scrutinized for accuracy and legitimacy.


Peer Reviews on proposed content and links

We need volunteers that are willing to review content (both internal and external) and provide feedback to the Group. I have solicited the help from some longer term respected UG'rs that post in GG&A fairly frequently (aka the Group). These Group members should be fairly well versed in the technical background of electric guitar, amps and electronics in general. Having above average spelling, grammar and sentence structure is a must. Paragraphs and logical flow is very important as well. You may also be called upon to simply make decisions on 'go' or 'no go' items and possibly make edits to other people's work.

You can also feel free to send a PM to myself, gumbilicious, and ragingkitty.

Thanks. We need your help.



Evaluation Criteria (contributions so far by ragingkitty)

As we start putting together content, we'll need to evaluate their quality, and provide comments on changes if necessary before the content is Hot Linked. To this end, if we have a qualitative approach to commenting on content, the gap between our expectations and the work done may not be very clear to the author.

Furthermore, with a rating system, if we have multiple evaluators on an article, a rating will give a clear idea of the expectations of the evaluators vis-a-vis the quality of the work done. In addition, when providing evaluations, there should be accompanying commentary for each rating, so the author knows how to change and improve the article.

So, we propose the following criteria for evaluating articles. Note that each criteria should be rated on a 10-point Likert scale (1-10). A rating of 10 is most positive, and a rating of 1 is most negative. There is no neutral point. However for specific dichotomy anchors, please refer to the descriptive below each criteria.


(continued below)
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Evaluation Citeria (continued)


Areas to be rated:

a.) Subject Matter Handling

We need to evaluate how well the author has approached to explain and present the subject matter. This section covers things like presentation of information and explanation of concepts. Rating scale anchors: Please rate on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is that the subject matter handled poorly, and 10 is subject matter addressed and handled well.

b.) Article Structure & Flow

This section covers the arranging and structuring of information in the article, as well as how well the article flows from concept to concept. This will cover things like the level of detail for each concept and if the article is easy to read and follow. Rating scale anchors: Please rate on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is a.) the article is poorly structured, hastily paced and has poor reading flow, and 10 is b.) Article is well structured, well paced and has good reading flow?

c.) Independence

All articles should present a fairly unbiased approach to the subject matter, and should not demonstrate overt preference or bias towards one area without clearly stating it is the author's personal opinion. Also all articles should not contain too many personal preferences. Rating scale anchors: Please rate on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is a.) Article has bias, and 10 is b.) Article is independent?

d.) Accuracy

All articles should be well researched and accurate in the information presented. Rating scale anchors: Please rate on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is a.) Article content is inaccurate and has misleading information, and 10 is b.) Article is accurate with no errors.

e.) Language

The quality of the written language in the article as well as the suitability of the language. Overly technical or marketing related language should be avoided. Rating scale anchors: Please rate on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is a.) Language is poor, and ineffective in conveying the subject matter, and 10 is b.) Language use is suited to the subject matter, and very effective in conveying the subject matter?

f.) Content & Clarity

This covers how clearly and well explained content is in the article. Also, this section captures the quality and age of information presented. Rating scale anchors: Please rate on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is a.) Content is poorly research and explained, and 10 is b.) Content is well research and explained?


How to Contribute Content?

Basic steps:

1.) Consider your content, the evaluation process and your readers.
2.) Create your content in a UG Thread, Article or Blog.
3.) Get your content approved.
4.) Get your content Hot Linked.


This aspect is still a bit in flux and we are currently open to suggestions but here is the basic idea.

Firstly, you don't need to get permission to create something. Secondly, if a topic has been covered, that doesn't mean you cannot create more content on the same subject. Lastly, please follow the basic structure and create your content with the evaluation criteria outlined above.

To elaborate further:

You do not need to get permission from anyone to create content. We are not really interested in comments like - 'Hey, I can do something on speaker cabinets'. If you want to do an thread/article/blog on speaker cabinets then just do it. Do it right and follow the process. Your thread/article/blog will need to be evaluated and approved before it is Hot Linked in here anyway. The basic idea behind this rule is that lots of people offer to do things but few act on it.

Secondly, if someone says they are going to do a topic on speaker cabinets then that may cause someone else to decide not to do one. I personally would rather see 2 or 3 threads/articles/blogs on any given topic then just one. It is pretty hard to create a topic article that captures everything anyway and I wouldn't want 1 article to be the GGnA 'end of story' type thing. So basically, the more the merrier until further notice.

Lasty, it is important to follow the basic structure as we have outlined it. Please write your thread/article/blog with the evaluation criteria in mind. Use <space> as your friend, for example, and write in coherent sentences with your thoughts broken down into paragraphs. Links to supporting material is great and also recommended, but keep in mind those links will need to be evaluated as well for relevance etc. Pictures are great too. Pictures speak a thousand words.

Now, to get down to it. What we've decided is best for now is that we would ask individual contributors to create their own Thread, Article or Blog within Ultimate-Guitar.com. Again, we are looking for UG based content. That doesn't mean that outside articles or websites are not permitted though. For example, drtube.com is a great resource for unbiased information. Either way, they will be evaluated the same way. So basically create your content, get it approved and then we'll Hot Link it in here.

Basic steps:

1.) Consider your content, the evaluation process and your readers.
2.) Create your content in a UG Thread, Article or Blog.
3.) Get your content approved.
4.) Get your content Hot Linked.


For now: Please submit your thread/article/blog to 311ZOSOVHJH, gumbilicious or ragingkitty. We will take it from there.

1.) Consider your content as it relates to ultimate-guitar.com and what our site and users need/want or would generally like to read or learn more about. It doesn't have to be seven pages long. If it is pertinent and you think someone will benefit from it then give it go. The reviewing committee will determine if you need to add or tweak content. Create your content with the evaluation process in mind. Are you hitting on all of the suggestions? Also, keep our readers in mind. We are not super technical on this site so being overly technical may lose some readers. Conversely, stating basic things without a lot of thought or substance doesn't help either.

2.) Again, as discussed already, we are asking users to create their content in a Thread, Article, or Blog. However, if you are uncomfortable in doing that at first we would welcome a submission to the review committee using a .txt or .doc file or whatever. Obviously you may need to email that or upload it to a hosting site like dropbox.com or similar and then provide a link to it.

3.) Getting your content approved is the next step. Once you have created your content then you can submit it in one of 2 basic ways. You can link your thread/article/blog into this 'RC' thread using the Reply function. Simply state 'For Consideration for RC (Resource Center). A preferred method will be to PM one of our designated reviewers from our evaluation committee. Again, the PM title should read something like 'For Consideration for RC'.


For now: Please submit your thread/article/blog to 311ZOSOVHJH, gumbilicious or ragingkitty. We will take it from there.


Important Note: All approved threads/articles/blogs will provide credit to the author.

As discussed, if you are more comfortable in having someone review your content BEFORE creating a thread/article/blog then we definitely will accommodate you. Again, a bit of flexibility will be needed as to the best method to communicate back and forth. Some prefer Private Message, some prefer email, some prefer external hosted sites, etc. Additionally, we have different reviewers for different topics based on their experience. More to come later on now this will be broken down.

4.) Congratulations: Your content has been approved. Because this is my (311ZOSOVHJH) thread I am the only one that can post the Hot Links. Once a thread/article/blog has been approved it can be submitted to me either by PM or by posting it in this thread. I will then Hot Link it. You can also email it to me at:
UG_RC@hotmail.com. I prefer PM. If I get hit by a bus or take an extended camping trip you can also PM a moderator for Guitar Gear & Accessories. If I leave UG permanently or just flat out die then you are all screwed.

Currently Roc8995, Tnfootballfan62, and MatrixClaw are our moderators and have been very supportive of this effort.


(Contributed by ragingkitty, gumbilicious and 311ZOSOVHJH)


Again:

Basic steps:

1.) Consider your content, the evaluation process and your readers.
2.) Create your content in a UG Thread, Article or Blog.
3.) Get your content approved.
4.) Get your content Hot Linked.


For now: Please submit your thread/article/blog to 311ZOSOVHJH, gumbilicious or ragingkitty. We will take it from there.


PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD UNLESS YOU ARE INQUIRING ABOUT CREATING OR EVALUATING CONTENT
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List of Dedicated 'Only' Threads


These are threads created for the sole purpose of discussing matters related to the one topic.


General Information Regarding Amps, Gear and Accessories (Dave MC)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278232


Amps

B-52
- B-52 ownerz thread
Blackheart
The Blackheart thread
Blackstar
- Blackstar HT-5 Owners Thread
Bugera
-Bugera Users Militia (for all things Bugera)
Bogner
- The Bogner Club
Crate/V-Series
- How about a V-series thread?
Crate Blue Voodoo
- Crate Blue Voodoo info thread
Diezel
- y0 dawg, I herd u liek Diezel?
ENGL
- The ENGL amp owners thread
Egnater
- Egnater Ecstasis: The Official Egnater Thread V2
Epiphone Valve Junior
- All about the EVJ
Fender
- The Fender amp thread
Hughes & Kettner
- The Hughes & Kettner Thread
Krank
- Krank It Up with the Official Krank Thread
Laney
- For you who leik laney's
Jet City
- Jet City Amps Thread
Marshall
-Gabe's Marshall thread
Mesa
- You got the call?
Orange
-Orange amp owners, UNITE!
Peavey

Randall
- Randall MTS
Rivera
- The Rivera thread
Roland
-The Ultimate Roland Cube Thread
Splawn
- the only thread for splawn amplification
Traynor
-The ONLY Traynor thread
Vox
- The thread of the mysterious brotherhood of Vox


Additional Dedicated Threads

Gear for Metal thread
- The Only Gear for Metal Thread!!
Vintage amps
- Discuss everything vintage & reissue
Rack amps thread
- The Great Big Rack Amp Thread!
Fancy amp thread
- Boutique amps
Small, cheap tube amps
- ..info thread
Post-Rock thread
- Gear for Post-Rock


Pedals, effects, etc.

Boutique
- If the ordinary ain't good enough
Delay
- The Delay Thread 2.0
DigiTech
- Discussion about the DigiTech line of pedals
Electro-Harmonix
- Discussion about all the EHX pedals
Fuzz
- Teh Uber-Kvlt OFFICIAL FUZZ THREAD!
MXR
- The MXR lounge
Joyo
- The Only Joyo Pedal Thread
OD / DIST / BOOST
- The ultimate od/dist and boost thread
Pedalboard
- The pedalboard thread
Pickups
- The pickup thread
Speakers
- Got any questions about speakers?
Visual Sound
- Talk about the effects made by Visual sound
WAH
- Wah wah thread


Miscellaenous

The Amp Guts Thread
- Pictures of the inner workings of amps.
The DSP Thread
- Information and discussion of Digital Signal Processors.
The Speaker Thread
- Lots of information on speakers from MrCarrot
The Tubes Thread
- Everything you ever wanted to know about tubes
Manufacturer list
- The Ultimate Manufacturer List
Artist gear
- Find out what your favorite artists use
Rig discussion
- Talk about your rig
Rig pictures
- Show off yoh rig
Rate gear
- If you are in the mood to judge someones gear
Tonetest
- Get some opinions on your tone
Recording guide
- Some good info on recording
The Ultimate Settings Thread
- A good resource for settings. Refer to this thread rather than making settings threads.
Bubb Tubbs' Guide to Attenuation
- Everything you ever wanted to know about Attenuators
The Ultimate Gear Demo Thread
- A place for posting and finding demo clips of specific gear by 311


Recording
The Official Recordings Resource Thread
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1282549
UG's Official Guide to VST Amp Simulation
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1131250
Recording Interfaces Buyer's Guide
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1541771
The NEW List of Amp Simulators, Cab Sims and Impulse Responses
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1522593
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Dedicated Threads (Continuted)


Guitars ( Note: this take you to the Electric guitar part of the forums )

Agile
- All about Agile
Dean
- Discuss the Dean guitars
ESP
- Unite!
Fender

Gibson/Epiphone

Hagstrom
- Talk about the swedish Hagstrom guitars here
Ibanez

Jackson
- The thread for the Jackson players
PRS
- Anyone out there?
Schecter
-Ultimate Schecter thread

7 String
- For you who like to play with one more string
Guitar setup
- Questions & Answers
Hollow body
- Semi hollow/hollow thread


(Contributed by Jaekae)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1151225


Additional ThreadsStickies from EG and GB&C


The Ultimate Guitar Set Up Q/A (Electric Guitar subforum)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=602241

GABarrie's Tech Corner - The Perfectly Playable Guitar
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1618022

The New and Improved Floyd Rose Set Up Guide (Electric Guitar subforum)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226

Electric Guitar 101 and how to buy (Electric Guitar subforum)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=365675

Gear Building and Customizing Central Hub (GBnC subforum)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1195306

Guitar Pickup Buying Guide (GBnC subforum)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1282071

Gear Customizing Gallery (GBnC subforum)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132073

The Ultimate Guitar Wiring Thread (GBnC subforum)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1019006


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General Topics



Amps
Pedals and effects
Circuits, potentiometers, capacitors and resistors
Tubes
Solid State components
Speakers and Cabinets
Pick Ups
Other guitar accessories



So to kick it off.....I think we would all agree these are killer threads:


Basics and Amps 101

General Amp Troubleshooting tips
http://www.geofex.com/ampdbug/ampdebug.htm

Killing the Myths of Low Volume Amp Performance! (CECAmps)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1571081

Ultimate Gear Information (Dave MC)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278232

Principles of Sound (gumbilicious)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1590957


Pedals

Guitar pedal database for current draw
http://custompedalchainsystem.com/CPCS/ACCUEIL_files/EFFECT%20CURRENT%20DRAW%20BASE%202013%20CUSTOM%20PEDAL%20CHAIN%20SYSTEM.pdf

Powering your Pedals / by CodeMonk
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1688869


Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Nov 29, 2015,
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OK. I think we are about ready to go.


I'm opening the thread to the general population for suggestions, criticism, and ideas to make it better. This is a good community we have and I want as much involvement as possible.

I'm going to reserve a few more posts for the future Just In Case. We can always delete them if we don't need them.

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Basic steps:

1.) Consider your content, the evaluation process and your readers.
2.) Create your content in a UG Thread, Article or Blog.
3.) Get your content approved.
4.) Get your content Hot Linked.


For now: Please submit your thread/article/blog to 311ZOSOVHJH, gumbilicious or ragingkitty. We will take it from there.


For those reviewing, please remember that these are the categories to rate on 1 -10


a.) Subject Matter Handling (#)

b.) Article Structure & Flow (#)

c.) Independence (#)

d.) Accuracy (#)

e.) Language (#)

f.) Content & Clarity (#)
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#13
aren't you gonna expalin teh catz process?
but thanks 311-great thread
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Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
Basic steps:

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2.) Create your content in a UG Thread, Article or Blog.
3.) Get your content approved.
4.) Get your content Hot Linked.


For now: Please submit your thread/article/blog to 311ZOSOVHJH, gumbilicious or ragingkitty. We will take it from there.


i am submitting this thread for evaluation

Princliple of Sound
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1590957
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"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
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^ Looks really good gumbilicious.

At first I thought it was going to be over my head but you did a really good job of explaining things. I'm going to submit this to Arby911 and ragingkitty for review but from what I can see this will be a great addition. I look forward to more good stuff from you.



^^ Thanks


Here is my review:

a.) Subject Matter Handling 10

b.) Article Structure & Flow 9

c.) Independence 9

d.) Accuracy 9

e.) Language 8

f.) Content & Clarity 8

Overall rating of 8.8. I recommend to RC
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Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
^ Looks really good gumbilicious.

At first I thought it was going to be over my head but you did a really good job of explaining things. I'm going to submit this to Arby911 and ragingkitty for review but from what I can see this will be a great addition. I look forward to more good stuff from you.



^^ Thanks


it'll probably get revised with more graphics later. i find the graphics do quite a bit to help you form the concept in your head.

good to hear it's approachable. i was trying to include much of stuff you get from sound engineering books without it being too dry and esoteric.
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i had a quick skim of that and it looks good, gumbi, but i think that might be over my head... not much point in my checking it, in other words
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

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#18
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
^ Looks really good gumbilicious.

At first I thought it was going to be over my head but you did a really good job of explaining things. I'm going to submit this to Arby911 and ragingkitty for review but from what I can see this will be a great addition. I look forward to more good stuff from you.



^^ Thanks


Review Follows:

a.) Subject Matter Handling

8. Subject matter is handled competently, with appropriate level of detail and citation.

b.) Article Structure & Flow


8. Article flows well, with rational breakpoints and continuity.

c.) Independence

9. Article is largely free of bias, relying on facts to support the salient points.

d.) Accuracy

10. No errors noted.

e.) Language

9. Language was sufficiently technical without being overwhelming.

f.) Content & Clarity

9. Article is free from technical error and unambiguous.

Overall rating of 8.83, recommended for inclusion.
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Moving Forward

Official RC QUEUE: This post is for tracking submitted content and it's approval.

INBOX

R45VT: Amp Troubleshooting
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1590946

Phil Starr: The Ultimate Live Sound Thread
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1591207&page=1&pp=20
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Last edited by gumbilicious at Mar 25, 2013,
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a.) Subject Matter Handling: 8

the thread addresses troubleshooting an amplifier (more particularly a tube amplifier) and breaks down different areas of troubleshooting.

even though the areas are broken down in logical ways the subject matter was presented a bit ham handedly. subsequent revision of the material as actually groomed it nicely, including a Table of Contents to quickly see the subjects covered.

videos and pictures are included of typical audio anomalies used to troubleshoot and additional material is presented for further research.

i could see more content being added later, but i think there is more than enough content to consider the thread for inclusion.

i could still see a little more additional labeling to help clearly mark each section as being helpful

b.) Article Structure & Flow: 7

the flow of the article isn't incredibly fluid, but content is thorough, example material is well presented and content is divided into sections.

some verbal templating and additional internal labeling would help polish the piece

c.) Independence: 9

the author is reporting the news with clear effort of trying to present as many symptoms to malfunctions as possible.

d.) Accuracy: 10

many symptoms are referenced with video and audio, extra links help verify info in article. i'd like a more techy amp guy to weigh in, but this all seems like very accurate information

e.) Language: 7.5

the language is very knowledgeable without being unnecessarily technical. i didn't feel like a new player who knows nothing about amps wouldn't be able to get the gist of the thread. it conveys in the content plainly.

there is room to smooth out some of the language. certain phrases are repeated often, and certain sections can seem a bit awkward. nothing that obscures the content or the underlining message though. just a little classic grammar school red pencil and high school paper editor crap.

f.) Content & Clarity: 8.5

i like how short and sweet everything is presented. bulleted checklist style with simple one or two sentence explanations and possibly some video or a pic to help reinforce the concept.

you can actually scan through the thread quite quickly, which is nice when you are trying to troubleshoot your amp. the pic and video links also help you keep your mind on the task and not hunting down more content to find examples. smart layout and useful for troubleshooting.

Overall Rating: 8.3

Recommended for inclusion.
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Hi guys, back. Managed to get time for actual work rather than forum browsing. I had a read of the articles and the rating system as people are using it. Is there any feedback on the choice of attributes? Is 6 too many? If so based on the comments I see posted, we can skim it down further to 3 if that makes life easier for everyone:

1. Subject (Subject matter handling, accuracy, independence)
2. Structure & Flow
3. Clarity (Language & content)

Also, I can take on vetting work now.
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Hey man good to be back. Will have a look at the article and post my comments by the week's end.
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Hey ya'all,

Following up with my post-evaluation evaluation of Gumbi's Principle of Sound knowledge base

Disclaimer: No hard feelings intended in this review, Gumbi, I tend to get too brutally honest sometimes, so don't take my comments and ratings too harshly.

Executive Summary
The article is well written, but a little technical. There are some areas where the content is fairly easy to read and follow, but at the same time, there are areas where concepts are introduced but not delved into.

I'd say that its a great first article, but it needs more attention to the content, especially in introducing concepts and providing layman explanation. The use of everyday examples are very helpful in explaining concepts.

Overall, I think the article brings a lot to the table, but with sudden introduction to concepts without dedicated section introduces a feeling of suddenness and abruptness to the article. Right now, this feels more like a lecture. There's a whole lotta content, but no opportunity to get full clarity on it, unless one hounds the professor after the class.

Princliple of Sound
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1590957


a.) Subject Matter Handling: 6
Overall, the subject matter is well handled. The article dives right into key concepts necessary for a thorough understanding, but falls a little short of providing thorough explanations that is accessible.

The main issue is that the article is not always accessible to all readers, and quite a bit of brain power is necessary to understand the content. This is where it falls short. The article handles the subject matter very well IF one has some basic understanding of how basic concepts impacts the sound.

For example, an short, but dedicated section on pitch and overtone would have been great to ease readers in, rather than to introduce the concept suddenly.


b.) Article Structure & Flow 7
The OVERALL structure is simple and clear. The train of thought is easy to follow.

However, as mentioned above, I get a feeling of abruptness, with concepts being sudden introduced, which breaks the flow of reading the article.

Quite a few times, as the author starts a new train of thought, it is rather sudden.

Things which can be done to improve is to start each new train of thought with a simple introduction on the topic being covered (e.g. start of waveform), and as the topic is closed, an conclusion to wrap up the section. That way, the audience will know what is being covered, how this relates to a sound principle, and what this means for the reader.


c.) Independence N/A

Can't see any area where there are normative statements or content that is disputable.


d.) Accuracy N/A

No comment. I don't think I'm sufficiently qualified in the sciences to judge accuracy. For crying out loud, I once managed to convince someone that "colors" don't really exist and is all in the mind.


e.) Language 6.5

A little technically inclined. With a complex topic, I personally think that it can be made more lay man, or at least when introducing concepts, simpler language could be used.


f.) Content & Clarity 7

This ties to the subject matter, flow and language. The clarity of content suffers a little here because the topic isn't simple to begin with, and the flow of the content, the language used bogs the clarity down a little.
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trying to review the Ultimate Live Sound thread by Phil Starr

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1591207&page=1&pp=20

And one thing that should be mandatory is a content page... there' so much information, a content page will be helpful in setting a overview and general flow to the thread.


On a separate note!

I was just reading a thread about a second amp, and a few topics I think would be helpful is:

1. How to buy a used guitar / amp / effect - AKA. what do I check when buying used, so that I don't get screwed over.

2. Buying another piece of gear - Things to consider before raiding the piggy bank.
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^ agreed- unless it's a very short thread, a contents page is very useful. also agreed on those other 2 ideas for info threads.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

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Quote by Dave_Mc
^ agreed- unless it's a very short thread, a contents page is very useful. also agreed on those other 2 ideas for info threads.


Actually, I personally have lots of experience sinking money into new gear for the sake of new gear. So I think I'll start that thread on things to consider before buying a new piece of gear. Anyone else think its also a good thread to have?

However, it'll bea thread focused on comsiderations and the decision making process for,a new piece of gear, with little or limited focus on technical comparison of gear.
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same here

we could just tell them to go to tgp to observe and then do the opposite of what they do?
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

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Quote by Dave_Mc
same here

we could just tell them to go to tgp to observe and then do the opposite of what they do?


Nah I was planning on it being a 4 point thread.

1. Go to TGP
2. Set up a vs thread
3. ???
4. Profitz!!!

Ok please review the thread above.

Lulz.

J/k
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Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

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#32
Thanks Ragingkitty for the input and feedback.

Gumbi's thread has been approved and he is working on a second one.

Phil's thread can be included as well but needs to be posted in here officially. We'll use your post for that formality. As far as feedback on Phil's thread I would suggest either posting your thoughts in his thread directly or sending him a PM as I doubt he may see it here.


v.....Yep, we're good.
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Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
Thanks Ragingkitty for the input and feedback.

Gumbi's thread has been approved and he is working on a second one.

Phil's thread can be included as well but needs to be posted in here officially. We'll use your post for that formality. As far as feedback on Phil's thread I would suggest either posting your thoughts in his thread directly or sending him a PM as I doubt he may see it here.


I just got in contact with Phil about the Table of Contents, he'll probably just throw it in the first post. i was actually thinking a Table of Contents would be good for any thread more than 1 or 2 posts long. I will update my Principles of Sound thread

i actually already have a 2nd thread out there (Powering Your Pedals), i just haven't formally submitted it yet cuz i am waiting to clear some of this content out the queue first.
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#34
Hi Chaps, wow this has got to be the most ambitious thread on UG by a distance. Hope it all works out the way you want. Gumbi has been in touch and I am happy with his table of contents. The original thread didn't need one so much because it was a stand alone thread.

Good luck with all you do

Phil
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Quote by gumbilicious
I just got in contact with Phil about the Table of Contents, he'll probably just throw it in the first post. i was actually thinking a Table of Contents would be good for any thread more than 1 or 2 posts long. I will update my Principles of Sound thread

i actually already have a 2nd thread out there (Powering Your Pedals), i just haven't formally submitted it yet cuz i am waiting to clear some of this content out the queue first.


Yep, I'm aware that Gumbi's post was approved and added to the list, just thought I throw my 2cents in.

the TOC bit really just hit me as I was reading the beginning of Phil's post.

I'm not entirely certain about posting any commentary in individual posts, shouldn't posts be focused on the subject matter, rather than RC stuff? That's my initial thoughts when I chose to post comments here on the RC thread instead of on individual threads.

Had a brief look at the powering your pedals thread Gumbi... looks like its coming along very nice!
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^ Hey Kitty,

Part of the reason we decided to do individual threads was to:

a.) Keep the clutter in the RC to a minimum
b.) Let the individual threads stand on their own

If the advice and banter was all contained in here then it could get spammy and out of control, not to mention a bit confusing as to who is talking about what. By letting the content threads stand on their own it allows for some back and forth within that topic and also allows others to comment on it and not just the reviewers. Thanks,


Quote by Phil Starr
Hi Chaps, wow this has got to be the most ambitious thread on UG by a distance. Hope it all works out the way you want. Gumbi has been in touch and I am happy with his table of contents. The original thread didn't need one so much because it was a stand alone thread.

Good luck with all you do

Phil


Thanks for contributing Phil

We are hoping that in about 2 years this thread will be rock solid
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i guess have the individual threads with the info part of the thread within the first couple of posts, and then have it open to discussion after that? and if any good points are brought up they could be edited into the first couple of posts?

Maybe that's what you're already doing
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

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#39
^ do it


Seriously. Just trying to get a handle on where we are at with things. Do we need some volunteers to review articles?

I think it is also time to potentially start linking outside content like drtube, amparchives, guitaramplifierblueprintig, my bias blog, etc

Thoughts?
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you might need to get permission from the site you're linking to

i have a load of titles for things i think might make good threads, but needless to say i've got no further than the title
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

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