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by katmetal
November 4th, 2014, 5:18 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Separate Ways - Lexington Lab Band
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Separate Ways - Lexington Lab Band

Awesome cover. Very tight - I actually enjoyed it more than the original! Great stuff! :D
by katmetal
October 16th, 2014, 4:51 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Share Your Junkers
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: Share Your Junkers

The headstock on mine is a big hole too, lol. But it has all the tuning pegs on the left, and the nut is locking on it. I wondered if the tension of the strings would cause it to crack sometime, but with the locking nut all the tension is offloaded from the hole cutout area... I see Floyd Rose still...
by katmetal
October 15th, 2014, 11:46 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Shielding - Tape and Paint?
Replies: 0
Views: 1152

Shielding - Tape and Paint?

I've decided to shield all of my instruments. My FR especially, develops a bit of hum, always has since new. Anyone have any preferences on tape and paint? Even though it is more expensive, I'm leaning towards the paint simply because it is easier to work into small areas. I suppose tape is more sui...
by katmetal
October 15th, 2014, 10:43 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Share Your Junkers
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: Share Your Junkers

I don't really have any junkers at the moment - sold those off at the last yard sale. But I do have the bigger brother to that Floyd Rose guitar; I bought the model that uses regular strings on SDOTD at MFriend a couple of years ago. It plays very nicely, has 3 single coils, 5 pos. selector switch, ...
by katmetal
August 7th, 2014, 11:48 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Oldie but newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Re: Oldie but newbie

Welcome to the forums! Sounds like you have a lot of experience to share! :)
by katmetal
August 7th, 2014, 11:46 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Stripped holes in guitar face.
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: Stripped holes in guitar face.

I've redone a few guitars like this; As s1120 mentioned, plug the holes is the best fix. I drilled them out & glued in 1/4" dowel & they are as good as new. Just make sure none of the screw holes are too close to the edge of the pickguard, or bridge plate so they don't end up showing around the edge...
by katmetal
August 1st, 2013, 10:15 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar on a stand - it can warp the guitar?
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Re: Guitar on a stand - it can warp the guitar?

sometimes the rubber padding on a guitar stand can react with the guitar's finish when in contact for a long period of time. I would never store my guitar on a stand. the case is best. If I leave my guitar out for easy access, I will place a wash cloth over the rubber padding area. It looks ugly, b...
by katmetal
August 1st, 2013, 10:12 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Eric Clapton?
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

Re: Eric Clapton?

Not a huge fan of Clapton here either...I would say one of the few songs I really like that he did was "Wonderful Tonight", the live version. A great guitarist/singer...he just doesn't appeal to me all that much.
by katmetal
July 19th, 2013, 10:16 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: left or right handed?
Replies: 5
Views: 3383

Re: left or right handed?

Great stuff, NoteBoat!

For the record, the guitarist for Air Supply also plays a RH guitar "Upside-down". To me, that takes a special skill. 8)
by katmetal
July 19th, 2013, 10:12 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What's Happening Everyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 7207

Re: What's Happening Everyone?

I just wandered back here after a bit of a lay off. It was good to see your thread, rparker. Not being active in a band and lacking motivation I suppose, I grow bored with my musical playing activities after awhile. I just recently started to develop an interest again & have been looking at some new...
by katmetal
March 10th, 2013, 3:03 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: what is this weird Van Halen trick?
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

Re: what is this weird Van Halen trick?

Sounds/looks like a pick scrape & bounce on the strings. You can kinda see him doing it here -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtJGS17OKNg
by katmetal
September 4th, 2011, 5:07 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Too sensitive
Replies: 9
Views: 4826

Re: Too sensitive

All good suggestions from the other members... I would like to add - if you are a newbie player, you will get these extra noises as you are just starting out/learning the guitar. In time as your technique improves you will notice that the squeaks/string/fret noise/etc. will start to go away. Maybe c...
by katmetal
September 3rd, 2011, 4:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: What do you all think about the Gibson raids?
Replies: 23
Views: 5341

Re: What do you all think about the Gibson raids?

Statement from Gibson's site - http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/gibson-0825-2011/ I don't really understand why the U.S. Govt. is singling Gibson out on this & using bullying tactics... I don't know where I was in '09, but I completely missed hearing about the first raid. I personally hope...
by katmetal
September 3rd, 2011, 4:08 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: The guitars I've built.
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: The guitars I've built.

They are all sweet! Very creative work!
by katmetal
May 18th, 2011, 10:19 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: *Free* software to edit/join music files
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

Re: *Free* software to edit/join music files

I hope I am explaining this correctly, lol...It is kinda hard to write it out so it makes sense. Alan - are you telling me that the method you are describing will "automatically" sense the timing/beat of the two different songs & bring both files together on the same beat? Almost like beat mixing, b...