Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Gear & Accessories
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 03-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #21
gumbilicious
beginner
 
gumbilicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: on the road... again
Quote:
R45VT: Amp Troubleshooting
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1590946

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.
__________________
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
gumbilicious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 09:37 PM   #22
ragingkitty
meow?
 
ragingkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.
ragingkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #23
311ZOSOVHJH
G G & A - B A B Y
 
311ZOSOVHJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Offline
^ Hey Kitty

I think the 6 we have now works well. We are already well adjusted. If you feel vetting, please take a look at R45VTs troubleshooting thread that gumbi posted and rated 2 posts up. Thanks, and good to see you again.
__________________
311ZOSOVHJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 02:32 AM   #24
ragingkitty
meow?
 
ragingkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Hey man good to be back. Will have a look at the article and post my comments by the week's end.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.
ragingkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #25
ragingkitty
meow?
 
ragingkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
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
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.

Last edited by ragingkitty : 03-30-2013 at 10:09 AM.
ragingkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 10:19 AM   #26
ragingkitty
meow?
 
ragingkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
trying to review the Ultimate Live Sound thread by Phil Starr

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...07&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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.

Last edited by ragingkitty : 03-30-2013 at 10:22 AM.
ragingkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 11:32 AM   #27
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
^ 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:
Originally Posted by classicrocker01
Only on UG would I say I got engaged and bought a jet city and get congratulated on the amp


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 11:53 AM   #28
ragingkitty
meow?
 
ragingkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted 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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.

Last edited by ragingkitty : 03-30-2013 at 11:54 AM.
ragingkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #29
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
same here

we could just tell them to go to tgp to observe and then do the opposite of what they do?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by classicrocker01
Only on UG would I say I got engaged and bought a jet city and get congratulated on the amp


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 12:00 PM   #30
ragingkitty
meow?
 
ragingkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted 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
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.

Last edited by ragingkitty : 03-31-2013 at 11:06 PM.
ragingkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #31
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by classicrocker01
Only on UG would I say I got engaged and bought a jet city and get congratulated on the amp


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #32
311ZOSOVHJH
G G & A - B A B Y
 
311ZOSOVHJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Offline
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.
__________________

Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH : 04-02-2013 at 01:25 PM.
311ZOSOVHJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #33
gumbilicious
beginner
 
gumbilicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: on the road... again
Quote:
Originally Posted 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.
__________________
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
gumbilicious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 05:01 AM   #34
Phil Starr
Tab Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Somerset,UK
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
Phil Starr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #35
ragingkitty
meow?
 
ragingkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted 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!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.
ragingkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 04:22 PM   #36
311ZOSOVHJH
G G & A - B A B Y
 
311ZOSOVHJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Offline
^ 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:
Originally Posted 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
__________________
311ZOSOVHJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #37
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
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:
Originally Posted by classicrocker01
Only on UG would I say I got engaged and bought a jet city and get congratulated on the amp


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #38
cdr_salamander
or simply Nick
 
cdr_salamander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
We just need somebody to host a Wiki
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunning~Kruger
Yes I was rude, and I was aggressive and I was offending a large group of people. But I was civlized about it.

Taylor 414CE
cdr_salamander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 11:22 PM   #39
311ZOSOVHJH
G G & A - B A B Y
 
311ZOSOVHJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Offline
^ 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?
__________________
311ZOSOVHJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 10:15 AM   #40
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
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:
Originally Posted by classicrocker01
Only on UG would I say I got engaged and bought a jet city and get congratulated on the amp


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 PM.

Forum Archives / About / TOS / Advertise with us / Customer Support / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2016
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.