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I revised this and took out some of the repeated stuff. Thanks Dave_Mc for the foundation.

Forum Rules

These are in addition to any general forum rules (No porn, links to porn, links to viruses, flaming, overuse of cursing/swearing). Any infraction of the rules of UG and it's forums will either result in a closed/deleted thread, and/or a warning/banning.

1: Multiple threads: Do not start more than one thread on the same subject.

2: Stickies: Read all the stickies before posting a thread, because they will help you by either giving you more information, or answering your question. If we feel that the thread you create is covered by a sticky, your thread will be closed.

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

4: Preference 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.

6: Search: Use the search button every time you even think about posting a thread.

7: Keep on Topic: For the most part, posts in a thread must have relevance to the question asked by the thread starter.

8: 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. Also, don?t bump dead threads from a year ago.

9: Forum use: As a general rule, every thread concerning electric guitars should go into the Electric Guitar forum, unless it concerns modifying the electric guitar. Every thread concerning amps or effects should go in Guitar Gears & Accessories, and every thread concerning modifying your guitar, amp, effect pedal, rack mounts, etc., should go in Guitar Building & Customizing forum.

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

13: It?s all preference!: What we like may not be what you like! The best route is to always try something before you buy it!

How to get good advice

1: What to state in your opening thread

Whatever you are buying, you must answer the following questions in your first post

(a) What do you want to buy?

(b) What is your budget?

(c) What type(s) of music do you want to play?

(d)
Originally posted by gpderek09 (and expanded by Dave)
It would be helpful to list what gear you currently have. Then we could advise you as to whether the new kit that you're contemplating purchasing would make enough of an improvement to your sound to justify its expense.


(e)
Originally posted by gpderek09 (and expanded by Dave)
It would be helpful to tell us your playing ability or skill level. Some pickups and amps-eg. Dimarzio Evolution pickups- are fantastic and super clear at accentuating every note you play. This helps if you can play without mistakes (i.e. if you're good). Trouble is, if you aren't, it'll accentuate your mistakes, and make you sound worse than you are. So this will also help us advise you what to get. By the way, I couldn't think of any amps like this off-hand, but I have heard others mentioning them from time to time!


(f) Originally posted by Danno 13: Tell us if you're willing to buy used- this makes a major difference in what quality of kit you can afford, but of course it's a risk, and you need to know quite a bit about guitars etc. to not be taken advantage of.

2: What not to do

(a) Don't be rude : Just because someone hasn't answered your question (you think) properly, or hasn't given you the answer you wanted, doesn't mean you should diss them. They took time to answer YOUR thread, show some respect (it's only nice )
(b) Don't be vague/ambiguous: Be specific in your question, because nobody wants to write an essay on what your options are.

(c)
Originally posted by xifr
Don't complain if someone hasn't answered your question in the first couple hours, it's a forum, not a damn chat room.
Thanks for this one, xifr
Also I'll add to this, it may just be that no-one knows. It's annoying, and it's happened to me before, but there's nothing you can do about it. If you're really stuck, you could try e-mailing the company for an answer (that helped me!).


How to give advice

1: 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.

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

3: 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.

4: 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!

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

6: 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.

7: Don't say "It has a good name, it must be good": This is a pretty ubiquitous one. Most brand names made their names from a combination of past glories and top of the range models. It's unlikely a Mesa practice amp (if they had one) would be good just because you happen to appreciate their lone star, for example.

8: 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.

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

10: Don?t know? Don?t post.

11:
Originally posted by frigginjerk
another good point about giving advice, and one that has helped me to appear much smarter than i actually am....

speak at length about that which you DO know, and shut your hole when it comes to something you DON'T know.


If you have any questions, just PM a mod of the forum, and we?ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Originally posted by SV300

The list below, consists of members of this forum, who have been consistently helpful, given honest, insightful and more importantly accurate information, and therefore, have earned a spot on this list. In other words, listen to these people.

The current Who To Listen To list is of active members of the forums. The honorary list is of people who rarely pop in, but are time tried veterans on the forums.

The Who to Listen to List

  • ZAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
  • Mascot (beware, he bites)
  • xifr (listen to or be banned )
  • jof*somerrandomnumber*
  • jono034
  • HopePoisoned
  • xxGenocidexx
  • Dave_Mc
  • jj1565
  • Electrik
  • Gpderek09
  • Erock503
  • Crunchmeister
  • Mexican Shred
  • joel_grieve
  • Dirk Gently
  • tubadude
  • kurdtkobaign
  • timi_hendrix
  • Funky P
  • Gabel
  • azn_guitarist25
  • R_H_C_Plkjewf;lkgadskl gjl kj;lkjlk ji
  • steven seagull
  • Gutch220
  • Roc8995
  • slatsmania
  • ECisthebest
  • forsaknwhatever
  • UnsignedRecords
  • MESAexplorer
  • Reincaster
  • Hendriko
  • FacingUsAll
  • TNfootballfan62



The Honorary Who to Listen to List

  • sv300
  • dgonz
  • pjd
  • streamline
  • jacob m
  • *def*
  • jaeger
  • scheck006
  • backup guitar
  • mig28
  • jag513
  • mnbaseball91
  • zavorash
  • TGM
  • casualty01
  • Bill43
  • power freak
  • Cmogi10
  • Asomodai
  • Toxicity
  • D Man
  • Joyful Womble
  • Nic_2090
  • CyBerAliEn


The list is NOT closed, and any members who are seen to post regularly with accurate information, and are willing to help out, will be added.

Please keep in mind, the above list of people does NOT mean they are the only people you should take seriously or listen to when they post. it is simply a list of people, given to you to maybe help any confusion you might have as to what might be correct or what might be wrong information..... it's a list of members who are consistently VERY helpful, knowledgeable and thorough in the areas covered by this forum. simple as that.

Feel free to post nominations etc. now!

"A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment." - Frank Zappa
Quote by Jinskee
Don't question the X.
<Frenchy> I'm such a failure
#2
First post noobs

Alright holding nominations/+1s for the list. I'll add the people with the most votes when I get back (on Tuesday/Wednesday).



EDIT: just posting this link so I can find it later
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/misc.php?do=whoposted&threadid=498211
"A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment." - Frank Zappa
Quote by Jinskee
Don't question the X.
<Frenchy> I'm such a failure
#3
I think ECisthebest should be on the who to listen to list, he has helped me a lot, and i know he has helped many others.
reach in the darkness for what you can find travel great distance in your mind.
#4
Nominating EC and forsakn.
Peavey 5150
Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Single Rectifier (Series 1)
Fender Custom Shop Tonemaster
Roland Microcube

-Whitebox OS 1x12
-Port City OS 1x12

Digidesign Eleven RackAxe Fx Ultra
#5
Let's see how quickly John can take the post count lead .

Yeah, how is John not on the list?

+1 to him
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#7
i didn't notice this thread!!!

Reincaster, Hendriko, and FacingUsAll gets my vote.
Call me "Shot".

ShotRod Guitar Works

Custom Hand-wired Amplifiers and Effect Pedals.

Est. 2007


Source to everything I say about Guitars, Pedals, and Amplifiers: I make them.


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#8
+1 to FUA and Hendriko,

Also, Unsigned Records too?
Peavey 5150
Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Single Rectifier (Series 1)
Fender Custom Shop Tonemaster
Roland Microcube

-Whitebox OS 1x12
-Port City OS 1x12

Digidesign Eleven RackAxe Fx Ultra
#11
Hooray, new thread!


I nominate myself.
Co-Founder of the Orange Revolution Club


-Esp/Ltd Ec-1000 w/ BKP Mules
-2-channel Titan
-Oversized Bogner 2x12 Cabinet
-Fulltone OCD
-RMC Picture Wah
-T.C. Electronic Nova Delay
-Larrivee D-03R
#13
ahhh new thread, i was trying to quote someone on religion, and i went "wtf" and stuff.

so when can we start spamming the thread?
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Quote by steven seagull
You don't argue with tubadude on Washburn-related matters, he flosses with the G string from a set of 0.12's y'know....and it's WOUND!
#16
Quote by which ones pink
I'll nominate you! Jinskee for the Who to listen to list, '07-'08!

Nominate me back plz?

./hug

*deletes self-nomination and nominates which ones pink*
Co-Founder of the Orange Revolution Club


-Esp/Ltd Ec-1000 w/ BKP Mules
-2-channel Titan
-Oversized Bogner 2x12 Cabinet
-Fulltone OCD
-RMC Picture Wah
-T.C. Electronic Nova Delay
-Larrivee D-03R
#18
Quote by Reincaster
+1 to FUA and Hendriko,

Also, Unsigned Records too?


+1's all around.

And I nominate TNfootballfan62. He helps carrry the "what amp" sticky. He's way overdue.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

Quote by jj1565
i love you slats.
#19
Quote by slatsmania
+1's all around.

And I nominate TNfootballfan62. He helps carrry the "what amp" sticky. He's way overdue.


I could +1 slats, but he's already up there. haha.
Peavey 5150
Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Single Rectifier (Series 1)
Fender Custom Shop Tonemaster
Roland Microcube

-Whitebox OS 1x12
-Port City OS 1x12

Digidesign Eleven RackAxe Fx Ultra
#20
Tnfootball, John (forsakn), FUA, unsigned, and more, i literally just woke up here.

good morning guys
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

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#21
woo new list.

+1 to ec, forsakn, which ones pink, rein, fua, and jin because he's so cute
Gibson SG Standard + 18volt EMG-81 & 85
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
Quote by one vision
Bureaucrats gonna crat.

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#22
+1 to shot and FuA.

Awesomeness.

And a new thread, huzzah, it was a bit of a mindblower when I saw there were only two pages...
#25
Quote by slatsmania
+1's all around.

And I nominate TNfootballfan62. He helps carrry the "what amp" sticky. He's way overdue.

+1, long overdue.

Edit: Also a nom for MESAexplorer and MatrixClaw
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wiseman knows himself to be a fool." - W.S.
amp clips
amp vids
Last edited by Erock503 at Nov 28, 2007,
#27
Quote by Ippon
+ X^0 for John, Jon, Shot, FUA (Champion and High Priest of JB/Jazz thingies), TNfootballfan62, Hendriko, and MESAexplorer.



+1

also that dude who i always mix up with mesa explorer, what's his name...? matrix something or other? it begins with m at any rate.

also, first page. w00t!
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
#28
oh i just basically +1 everyone who's been mentioned. plus that matrix dude.
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Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?
#30
Quote by forsaknazrael
I'll toss in a vote for Reincaster, FuA, and TNfootballfan62 for now.

thanks for teh votes, doods.

Quote by UnsignedRecords
woo new list.

+1 to ec, forsakn, which ones pink, rein, fua, and jin because he's so cute




+1 to forsaknazrael, UnsignedRecords, ECistheBest, TNfootballfan62 (or something), reincaster


Whodicted



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france is laaaaame


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#31
Quote by forsaknazrael
^MatrixClaw?

+1 to EC, too.


that's the dude.

yeah, i think he should maybe get in too.

Plus everyone already mentioned/all the regulars.
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Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?
#33
stfu noob
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Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?
#34


there you go...n00b

Whodicted



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france is laaaaame


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#37
hendriko i'm sowwy, i never see you around
Gibson SG Standard + 18volt EMG-81 & 85
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
Quote by one vision
Bureaucrats gonna crat.

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#38




Whodicted



Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
france is laaaaame


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#39
Quote by bentastic27
if your amp isnt the best ever get an Invader. Its soo metal my guitar cums rust.



can i nom this guy?
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

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#40
Gibson SG Standard + 18volt EMG-81 & 85
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
Quote by one vision
Bureaucrats gonna crat.

Recognised by the Official EG/GG&A Who To Listen To List 2008