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by gnease
March 9th, 2011, 6:39 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Personal Stage Monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Personal Stage Monitor

what Kent says: my playing partner just bought a Galaxy PA6s personal monitor(3 bills USD). took it to a gig without ever trying it, and had it set up and working in about a minute. we can feed it with either the monitor mix or directly from the mic (pass thru to mixer). works well. tough: dropped i...
by gnease
January 18th, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Power adapters
Replies: 4
Views: 2545

Re: Power adapters

+1 for OneSpot. be aware that there are single-pedal and multi-pedal versions.
by gnease
January 15th, 2011, 8:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Help fix my stomp box button / internal switch
Replies: 7
Views: 8623

Re: Help fix my stomp box button / internal switch

how is it working. Dennis? still good?
by gnease
January 13th, 2011, 7:29 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Help fix my stomp box button / internal switch
Replies: 7
Views: 8623

Re: Help fix my stomp box button / internal switch

good point, Doug. I've used those stick-on rubber feet from Home Depot for similar purposes.
by gnease
January 13th, 2011, 6:55 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Locking tuners?
Replies: 14
Views: 11024

Re: Locking tuners?

I've got a couple different types, and can add that I have Grover Mini Locking Rotomatics on two of my guitars -- one as stock from an older Reverend, the other on a kit I built. both have worked very well. the only caution is that you will need good near vision to install strings in these. The othe...
by gnease
January 12th, 2011, 9:27 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Help fix my stomp box button / internal switch
Replies: 7
Views: 8623

Re: Help fix my stomp box button / internal switch

not sure if those switches are cleanable, Dennis -- I suspect they are sealed. but one more thing to check: flip over the circuit board and make sure the switch solder connections are not cracked or poorly soldered and therefore intermittent. it's a common problem electromechanical components -- esp...
by gnease
January 11th, 2011, 9:53 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Static Popping with my Tele
Replies: 11
Views: 3158

Re: Static Popping with my Tele

if it's 60 Hz (50 in some countries) or harmonics thereof (e.g. 120) then the coupling mechanism is magnetic in most situations. shielding -- unless done with very specialized materials -- is virtually useless against low-frequency, magnetically-coupled hum sources such as your amp's power transform...
by gnease
January 10th, 2011, 9:19 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Static Popping with my Tele
Replies: 11
Views: 3158

Re: Static Popping with my Tele

if you added shielding very close to a pickup, there may be some parasitic (undesired or unintended) capacitance created from the coils to ground. that can roll off the highs a bit, and you might end up losing a bit of the high-end sparkle. to improve or recover, you can cut back some of the shieldi...
by gnease
January 8th, 2011, 12:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Knob Control
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: Knob Control

which Wah pedal do you use? if it's the basic Dunlop Crybaby, you'll be starting a little muddy. also, all pedals do not play nicely with each other. you might try combos of two or three at a time to make sure that isn't an issue. some may not work well in the effects loop -- move them from there to...
by gnease
January 8th, 2011, 7:17 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: A question about A/B switching
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: A question about A/B switching

the buffer doesn't so much boost the signal (though it can) as provide the guitar with a very high impedance -- hopefully similar to the input of an amplifier. consider: if one parallels two effects boxes with a Y-cable (no buffer), that will present the guitar with a lower impedance than one effect...
by gnease
January 7th, 2011, 6:47 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Slide technique
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Re: Slide technique

agree: these are sliding double stops, not playing with a slide. did the mods move this to the wrong place?
by gnease
January 7th, 2011, 6:34 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Static Popping with my Tele
Replies: 11
Views: 3158

Re: Static Popping with my Tele

you can buy adhesive copper tape at stew-mac.com.
by gnease
January 6th, 2011, 10:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: A question about A/B switching
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: A question about A/B switching

the weak point in your set-up is the Y-cable as an output combiner. passive Y-cables can be safely (meaning 'not damaging', 'good sounding' is another thing all together) connect one output (guitar, effect) to drive two inputs (guitar amps). Y-cables should not be used to connect two active outputs ...
by gnease
January 5th, 2011, 1:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Static Popping with my Tele
Replies: 11
Views: 3158

Re: Static Popping with my Tele

same problem on my Lite Ash Tele. I ended up putting copper tape shielding on the backside of the pickguard, and connecting it to the switch plate. It helped some, but there is still some popping.
by gnease
January 5th, 2011, 7:26 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: tuning troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: tuning troubles

what you describe sounds as if the nut might not be cut deep enough. while this is a common problem with new acoustics, it's far less likely for electrics. but there are always exceptions. as Kent suggests, changing strings is always a good first step . you can check nut height by doing a little "ba...