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#161
I was using 9-46 D'Addarios (EXL125) for drop D on a 24.75" scale length with a lot of success.
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#163
SG's are 24.75"
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#165
The ones that feel best to you.

To give a non smart ass answer, anything between 9-46 and 10-52 will be ideal for most people. But you can use a 38 or a 42 or a 56 or a 60 for that low D. It's all been done before and it's all preference.
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#166
strings are relative cheap, so try different gauges and manufacturers. its worth the few dollars when you find the right string.

you may change over time, thats fine, thats normal.

i use 11-49 D'addarios for at least 5 years. before that it was GHS for maybe a year and prior to that ernie ball. MY(emphasizing my preference which is different for everything. some brands last longer for different people. skin chemistry is different so some brands may not last as long as others.
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#167
Godamn it man, do you have King Kong's fingers? Or are you tuning down to something ridiculous? I use 11-49 for slide!
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#168
I have volume issues so Princeton seems natural. But I hear Princeton is inferior in terms of tone.
Advice?
#169
^ make a new thread stating your budget, what you're gonna be playing with it, your location, your current gear and if you're willing to buy something used.
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#170
What sort of voicing is an 12AU7 power tube? Never heard of them before
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#171
It's not actually a power tube, it is a low gain preamp tube. A dual triode like a 12AX7 but much lower gain. I have seen tiny sub 1W amps use them as a power tube but I've never heard one. They run the two triodes in a class a/b push/pull configuration.
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#172
Yeah this one's in a two watter.
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#173
How to get Zakk wylde's Miracle man sound?

A bandmante told me it might sound better with what we are currently doing, but I know very little about equalization.

Gear: Marshall MG 30DFX, and an Epiphone swingster
Thanks in advance
#174
when you say a swingster do you mean an emperor swingster?

i'm assuming he was using a jcm800 with an sd1 as a boost and his les paul with EMGs. that's what he normally uses. so you really want to get as close to that as you can which your budget will allow- ballpark gear rather than exactly the same, in other words.

how much money do you have?
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#175
I have a custom edition swingster, I have as much money as any other 17 year old trying to have a band has, which is not much.

And since I'm still recovering finacially from buying my guitar, I'll put my question in another way, can I just get as close to zakk's sound without buying anything immediately.
#176
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I have a custom edition swingster, I have as much money as any other 17 year old trying to have a band has, which is not much.

And since I'm still recovering finacially from buying my guitar, I'll put my question in another way, can I just get as close to zakk's sound without buying anything immediately.


not enough information to provide a good answer. list your gear and whether you will need this tone in a band environment.

but a quick answer is: no, you probably won't get zakk wylde's tone because he is probably better than you are and you will be very, very, very hard pressed to sound like the studio albums you have heard him perform on because record companies spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce that sound.

but keeping that in mind, you can download some software (like the free version of amplitube) and get some zakk wylde sounding tones from it if you are hard pressed for cash. that costs nothing if you already have a computer.

edit: i see you already listed you gear earlier. the MG will be hard pressed to sound like zakk's rig.
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#177
But Zakk endorses MG's!!

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#178
^ you mean marketing's a lie!?!?!?!?
No, that can't be!
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#179
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I have a custom edition swingster, I have as much money as any other 17 year old trying to have a band has, which is not much.

And since I'm still recovering finacially from buying my guitar, I'll put my question in another way, can I just get as close to zakk's sound without buying anything immediately.


i suspected that might be the case

no worries, we'll do our best, but don't expect to absolutely nail it

select your bridge pickup and make sure your guitar's tone and volume knobs are fully turned up

select the distortion channel on the amp.

try the tone and gain knobs all at 12 o'clock and see how that sounds. if it's too distorted, turn down the gain, if it's not distorted enough, turn it up a bit.

then it's pretty much a similar plan with the tone controls-

if it's too bright turn down the treble knob; if it's too dull turn it up

if your tone is too scooped/hollow, turn up the mids; if it's too nasal/honky turn the mids down

if your tone is muddy/not tight enough on the bass, turn down the bass knob; conversely if it's too thin turn the bass up

I apologise if that advice is too basic but hopefully it might help a little

EDIT: gumbi has good advice there, too- as he says, even with high end gear you'll struggle to nail it exactly and aiming for a ballpark sound is normally less frustrating and more easily achievable. Getting free downloadable software, assuming you have a computer, is probably also worth a try. I've never used it but if it's free it shouldn't carry much risk, I guess.
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#180
I see, the point was not to nail the sound perfectly, but to get as close as possible with what I have at the moment, I should've had explained it in a better way, thanks a lot (:
#181
no problem, i hope i helped a little
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#182
Hey guys, quick question... I just ordered the active-housed Duncan Pegasus and Sentient pickups for my Schecter. I noticed online that the active housed pickups are marketed as a direct retrofit for the EMG 707s that I have now- except after looking at the dimensions for all the pickups, I'm noticing the Duncans are STILL a little bit bigger. Anybody have any experience with these pickups? I'm curious if I'll need to do any routing. The phase ii Blackouts are the exact same way, so if you've got EMGs that you replaced with Blackouts, I'm curious as to how that went.

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#183
Gibson 24.75" thicker low e string for C#/dropB i just use the standard .11 sets because they are cheaper than individual packs and do me well.

i realize it will be a little loose. just a little tighter on the bass end.

i want to know what would be good as SINGLE string to swap in instead of the .049.



maybe.56?
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#184
.56 felt good on my seven string low b. won't go any lower without slinking up too much.
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#185
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.56 felt good on my seven string low b. won't go any lower without slinking up too much.


The .56 was my guess.

Thanks. Going to puck up some singles just for the c#/drop b.

All others will be in e std/drop d.

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#186
Check and make sure its not cheaper to just buy a seven string set instead of ordering single.
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#187
QUOTE=bluestratplayer]Check and make sure its not cheaper to just buy a seven string set instead of ordering single.

I do not like the wound third. I have probably 20 sets of what I use i just drop tune 2 guitars. It is cheap. I restring most at 6 months or a rare break.
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#188
So I was putting on my new 10-52 Ernie Ball cobalt strings and while I was tuning them to Drop D, I heard a light popping sound coming from the head stock. It sounded like it was coming from the nuts or posts that the strings wind around at the headstock. The strings didn't break or anything. I can still play them. But tuning them is weird. Does anyone know what this means?
#189
sort of like a pinging sound? if so they're probably binding in the nut, which won't help your guitar to stay in tune.
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#191
it means the strings are sticking in the nut. if you went up to a bigger gauge (or even if you didn't) it's not that surprising.
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#192
Ah ok. I have 10-52's on my Epiphone SG in drop d. Is that bad that it's making that noise?
#193
I don't think so, it just won't stay in tune as well. you could lube the nut and if you're lucky that'll cure it. if you're not so lucky the nut might be cut for thinner strings and you might need to file it slightly (and that's beyond my pay grade ).
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#195
One old-school trick is to draw inside the slots with a pencil. The idea being to lay down a bed of graphite as a lubricant.
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#196
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One old-school trick is to draw inside the slots with a pencil. The idea being to lay down a bed of graphite as a lubricant.


Some people have used a mixture of graphite and Vaseline.
Although I would think that the Vaseline would attract dust and dirt.
I just use a pencil myself.
I put it on both the nut and the strings.
#197
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Godamn it man, do you have King Kong's fingers? Or are you tuning down to something ridiculous? I use 11-49 for slide!


nope no stupid tunings here.

E standard/drop D on 18 or so guitars than two for C#std. 3one on a prestige ibby the other an EMG loaded Gibson SG.
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#198
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Godamn it man, do you have King Kong's fingers? Or are you tuning down to something ridiculous? I use 11-49 for slide!


You cray. 11-49 isn't even remotely ridiculous. Though I use slightly heavier bottoms. I think my sets are 11-52, and I use them in E standard and D standard. 9s on a short scale make me sad. I can't even hit strings with any accuracy since they're flopping around so much.
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#199
I used to use 10-52 on one of my E Std guitars (sold it), and I use 8-38 on my Peavey Predator in E Std / Open D.

I like heavy and light. I can work with both, neither really bother me.
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#200
Will these speakers work as monitors? http://files.sharpusa.com/Downloads/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/Audio/Manuals/aud_man_XLUH242.pdf

They are the kind with the two wires at the back of them. Thanks.
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