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by Pilot
October 4th, 2012, 1:14 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pro co rat, how does it work
Replies: 7
Views: 3391

Re: Pro co rat, how does it work

Grumps, I don't have the exact answer you're looking for, but I've been meaning to share this link...I was recently pointed at what has now become my favorite web site in the whole world: http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com All of the circuits are laid out on tagboard (or strip board, or vero board....
by Pilot
June 15th, 2012, 6:31 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 110848

Re: Your Gear...

Been fighting with the forum software for two weeks trying to get inline images to show...no joy. So here's a smattering of the musical goodness that's graced our household over the last month or so, with links that actually need to be clicked: http://www.farscapeprops.com/gear/omen6.jpg Schecter Om...
by Pilot
May 15th, 2012, 3:51 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Restringing acoustic and string brands
Replies: 6
Views: 2015

Re: Restringing acoustic and string brands

The Acoustic Regular Slinky strings that boxboy suggested are pretty good, I've used them before myself. D'Addario also makes excellent strings at decent prices. If you want a little more string life, the Elixir line offers polymer coated strings that last quite a bit longer that uncoated, but they ...
by Pilot
May 15th, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 110848

Re: Your Gear...

Here's the newest addition to the family: http://www.hooverae.com/xtele2.jpg Sorry for the awful picture, the light in this room isn't great for photography. It's a Xaviere (guitarfetish.com house brand) XV-820 Tele knockoff. Bought it off their scratch 'n' dent pile for $149. Still can't find the p...
by Pilot
May 9th, 2012, 5:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Who Uses Slow Down Software to Learn Riffs
Replies: 26
Views: 11708

Re: Who Uses Slow Down Software to Learn Riffs

I've been playing around with BPMinus for a couple of days, learned of it in a thread by the developer on another forum I frequent. It's still in beta, and Windows-only, but it's free and seems to work pretty well.
by Pilot
March 30th, 2012, 2:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Jimmy Page No. 1 Les Paul (With New Info)
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Re: Jimmy Page No. 1 Les Paul (With New Info)

Looks like your link was unceremoniously truncated by the forums software - if anyone's having trouble finding the article, just go straight to http://findingzoso.blogspot.com to see it. It's a great read, thanks for sharing! :)
by Pilot
February 15th, 2012, 4:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Random Gear Pic
Replies: 28
Views: 7209

Re: Random Gear Pic

This isn't *quite* random, since I did assemble all the guitars currently in the room to take the pic along with grabbing an un-opened beer - a Stone Brewery "Ruination" IPA - from the fridge (since I'm actually sipping some Crown Royal right now LOL).... http://www.farscapeprops.com/beerngear.jpg T...
by Pilot
February 7th, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar face believers......?
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Guitar face believers......?

It's this show, isn't it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKw-NpEQOZo (Joe wanders in after a minute or so) Aye, that's exactly the one. :) I'd actually like to know what kind of guitar he's playing...I'm sure it's not really a Bullet. Can't get a good enough look at the headstock even on the DVD. L...
by Pilot
February 2nd, 2012, 4:21 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar face believers......?
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Guitar face believers......?

How timely...I'm watching the 2004 Crossroads Festival DVD on one monitor while browsing the forums on the other, and Joe Walsh is playing (on what honestly looks like an $89 Squier Bullet) with James Taylor right now. If you've never actually seen Joe Walsh play, you're really missing out on some g...
by Pilot
January 2nd, 2012, 11:13 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Les Paul End Pin Repair Help Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1705

Re: Les Paul End Pin Repair Help Please

If you're comfortable with power tools, drilling the remainder of the screw out really shouldn't be that difficult, aside from maybe getting the process started without your drill bit wandering all over the place. The whole repair process would go a little something like this: -Apply masking tape ar...
by Pilot
May 29th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: NGD!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

Re: NGD!!

Excellent, excellent choice! I have an AEF (predecessor to your model) in transparent violet, and it's hands-down my favorite guitar. If yours didn't already come from the shop with a professional setup, drop the extra bucks and have it done. I played mine for over 5 years as it came from the factor...
by Pilot
April 9th, 2011, 1:49 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: tuning stability
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: tuning stability

If a guitar has decent strings on it and is stored in an area with fairly stable temperature/humidity, it'll stay in tune for a surprisingly long time. In the winter here I have to re-tune a lot because the bedrooms heat up and cool down as the heating system cycles, but in the summer when temps are...
by Pilot
February 6th, 2011, 2:49 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Brand New Can't decide learn Left or Righthanded-Frustrated
Replies: 8
Views: 3439

Re: Brand New Can't decide learn Left or Righthanded-Frustra

My boy also plays guitar right-handed. He writes with his left, can hit a baseball from either side of the plate, shoots a rifle right-handed but a pistol as a lefty, and prefers a left-handed hockey stick but will play with whatever's available. The moral here: the kid is ten times more coordinated...
by Pilot
January 2nd, 2011, 6:09 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: String buzzing
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Re: String buzzing

I don't think I've posted the link here for a few years now, but you're welcome to use my (100% free!) image uploader. I set it up for another forum I frequent but I have no problem at all with folks here using it too. It's been up and running for almost 8 years now...and unless I wake up dead some ...
by Pilot
January 2nd, 2011, 5:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Cheap strings
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Cheap strings

My theory has always been: Find a brand you really like, and buy them in bulk when they go on sale. :D Online stores frequently have sales, or at least free freight deals, and you can generally buy a 10-pack for much less than buying 10 individual packages. On this side of the pond, Musiciansfriend....