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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby Jsw » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:04 pm

I got a Jap-acoustic I got on sale @ Guitarcenter for $110.

I've learned 4 chords(no bar chords of course, those are tough). And I get more pussy playing around the campfire then everybody in this whole thread combined, or something.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby NoLifeLeft » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:40 am

Jsw wrote:I've learned 4 chords(no bar chords of course, those are tough). And I get more pussy playing around the campfire then everybody in this whole thread combined, or something.

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Now I'll always picture you as the douche on the steps.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby Jsw » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:57 pm

NoLifeLeft wrote:
Jsw wrote:I've learned 4 chords(no bar chords of course, those are tough). And I get more pussy playing around the campfire then everybody in this whole thread combined, or something.

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Now I'll always picture you as the douche on the steps.


Exactly what I was going for. In reality though I know like 6 or 7 chords(eat that!) and I would never subject people to my playing.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby jubuttib » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:24 am

Well I got a pretty nice sound out of the X3 (using the SVT model, fiddling a bit with the eq, no stomp), plugging it straight to the power section of the 1x15" Peavey combo I'm loaning at the moment, though the Peavey feels a bit "floppy", not as tight as I'd like (this was to be expected). I went to my FLGS and I'm probably going to go with Hartke gear (HA3500C head and a 4x10 cab, I'll audition aluminum and cardboard/paper cones to see which suits my needs better), due to them being a. available, b. nicely in my price range, got a nice deal and c. from what I've heard they sound pretty good. Time to start saving up.

BTW: I am so happy I got the X3 Live when I did and not an XT or anything like that. Our new rhythm guitarist lacks some gear so he's been using my old amp. Somehow the combination of his guitar, distortion pedal and the amp sounded like shit. He got a decent rhythm tone out of it, but leads always sounded horrid. Seeing as I never had any problems with my old setup, I plugged his guitar into the X3, put a Metal Zone model on, adjusted him to the left channel, fiddled around for like 10 seconds and he started sounding good. Then I just plugged my bass to the aux input, added my setup to the right channel and plugged into the two amps. Problem solved.

He still needs to get his own gear though...
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby JR » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:39 am

I've heard that when the Hartkes were new to the market people were able to crack the diaphragms by playing. So they weren't a safe option for gigging. Dunno how their durability is theses days.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby jubuttib » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:38 am

God fucking dammit. I'd just made up my mind about the bass rig, looked into selling parts of my guitar rig, could have had it in a couple of months...

Then I went to my FLMS and they had the DT50 212, and from what little I had time to play with it, it's just awesome. I'm really really torn between should I get the bass gear (which I kinda actually need in order to play with the band...) or for twice the money get the DT50 (which I don't really need, but holy hell do I ever want it sooooo badly)...

If it didn't come through, I'm totally harblarghaiekajbaerkjmnurdur for the DT50. Wonder how much I'd get for a kidney... Or a lung...
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby AciDBatH666 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:37 pm

I picked up this baby yesterday.
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It's a Cort EVL-Z4B. I absolutely LOVE it. It's got pentagram fret inlays, which I could honestly care less about. I got it because it feels AWESOME. I saw it at a local shop yesterday just driving around looking at pawn shops and stuff, and then I ran across this brand. I never heard of them before but I came home and did some research on it. Didn't really find any bad reviews or negativity about the brand. Looked on their site, and I think I read somewhere that Ibanez outsources some of their guitars thru their factory. Supposedly the Cort factory can produce 1 million guitars a year and has one of the biggest factories in Indonesia.

Anyways. I did my homework, and looked at prices online to compare to. Went in, played it for a while. LOVED the action on it and decided to get it. It plays awesome, and it's LIGHT. Compared to my Ibanez 5 string and my B.C. Rich, this thing is fun because I can move around a bit with it.

I just started jamming with some guys who play in Drop A. That's pretty damn low. I asked around on the Talkbass.com forums about slapping some big big strings on a 4 string, and if I would have intonation problems and other stuff. I'm going to mess with the nut to grind it down a bit to make a set of .150s fit. If it works I'll have a really fast 4 string for this Drop A project. They play VERY technical/fast Lamb of God type of stuff and this 5 string is good for it, but it's just thick.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby AciDBatH666 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:05 pm

PEEP DAT GEAR!!!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
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BASSSSSSSSS OVERLOADDDDDDDD!
I could totally piss off half of my apartment complex with this shit.

That red one in the middle is a Charvel neck thru that I picked up from Craigslist for $30. JUST the body tho. Nothing else. No tuning pegs, electronics, input cover, rear back plastic cover. NOTHING. I reworked the neck, got an EMG P/J combo in there now... Today UPS is coming with all my parts from Warmoth. Got a new bridge, tuners, black knobs, all that jazz. Picked up a pack of .105 Mediums today at lunch. Hoping to have it up and playable tonight. That is is the tuning pegs fit. The hole is super big compared to the norm, so I'm hoping these 17mm ones fit snug.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby Wabbajack » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:13 am

i have a $200 yamaha, it sounds like shit.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby NoLifeLeft » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:06 am

Any of you amp-o-philes have a recommendation for a small practice amp with decent tone? Tube vs modeling?
Doesn't have to be anything mindblowing, just good for the money.

I was briefly looking at the Vox Lil Night Train. (I'll admit I don't know a bunch about amps)
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby AciDBatH666 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:18 am

Those little Roland Cube amps are actually pretty decent. For guitar or bass.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby Itchy » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:33 am

If tone is what you want, get yourself a Fender Champion 600 and put Ruby tubes in it.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-champion-600-5w-1x6-combo-amp
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/ruby-ecc83-12ax7a-preamp-tube
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/ruby-6v6-matched-amp-tube


You can overdrive it at lower volumes and for 5 tube watts it's big enough for garage jam sessions. Plus, it'll be mean if you push it or clean up for blues. I rarely go back to my solid state after getting the Champ 600.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby NoLifeLeft » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:08 pm

Thanks for the responses, keep'em coming.

Itchy, I've heard good things about the Champ. I was a little cautious of the "one knob wonders", do you just use pedals to change your sound as needed or is that one knob just super flexible?
I assumed lack of adjustments would be limiting. That is a huge part of the reason the Lil Night Train caught my attention.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby NoLifeLeft » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:28 pm

[rant]
And why do 98% of people that put demos on Youtube (like music stores that should know better) use the mic ON THEIR CAMERA!?!
It only shows us that your camera sounds like ASS.
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Re: Guitar Rigs

Postby Itchy » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:04 pm

The Champ has a high and low input, so if it's blues, I go low. If it's rock, I go high. But, yes... I have some pedals. BUT the volume does your tone and volume depending on which input you're plugged into. I find Ruby tubes do both creamy blues and crunchy rock, so I really like them in this amp. The pair have some real soul.

This is my normal pedalboard (minus the Devi Ever) feeding right to left feeding into the Champ 600 with Ruby Tubes and it plays into a microphone preamped with a home made circuit based on a FET.

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...actually I lied, I have this Big Muff I built and a Foxx Tone Machine rip-off I built.
Here's the Big Muff Pie
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Anyway, you get the idea, I have a disease.
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