Search found 3187 matches

by slejhamer
April 30th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Purchasing my first "Expensive" guitar. Need advice on alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Purchasing my first "Expensive" guitar. Need advice on alternatives

I'm probably the wrong one to answer... I once demo'd a Gretsch Brian Setzer through a Carr Rambler and immediately got the Gretsch bug. Wonderful tone! So now I have a Power Jet, though I put TV Jones Classic pickups in it for a more traditional filter'tron sound. Though I play my Strat and Tele mo...
by slejhamer
April 30th, 2017, 4:47 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Martin factory behind the scenes tour
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Martin factory behind the scenes tour

Very cool; thanks for sharing! I knew a guy who did that tour and ended up buying a D-28 there. I don't think he got the hat though. :lol:

Now you need to head a little east in MD and see the PRS factory. ;-)
by slejhamer
April 19th, 2017, 7:58 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Cheapie vs Expensive - What do your ears think?
Replies: 0
Views: 623

Cheapie vs Expensive - What do your ears think?

This was fun to watch and listen to: Squier Bullet Strat takes on a Fender Custom Shop Tribute Strat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuHoEBoAoTM
by slejhamer
August 9th, 2011, 1:44 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Footswitch Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 2781

Re: Footswitch Cable

Hey Jim, see if the original was a TRS (aka stereo or balanced) cable. I'm looking at a picture of a Vox footswitch and it seems they use TRS cables for theirs, so maybe yours needs to be too. Difference between TRS and mono plugs: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_htgzqPcIGBk/R_0YkBbOHvI/AAAAAAAAARc/x-pv1_...
by slejhamer
June 27th, 2011, 3:08 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Unknown Humbucker Wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Re: Unknown Humbucker Wiring

I'm not 100% sure on the terminology, but I believe the convention is to say each individual coil has start and finish, while only one of those start leads will be called 'hot' for the overall pickup. Usually the north one. I'm just basing this on diagrams I've seen over the years. You probably know...
by slejhamer
June 1st, 2011, 2:03 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Should I get an acoustic amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 4066

Re: Should I get an acoustic amp?

Acoustic amp is basically a small portable PA. Some do add coloration, and some even have tubes, but most as you said are very clean. It's a bit redundant if you already have a PA, but if you want the smaller size and portability, go for it. Genz Benz has some nice ones with 10" speakers. Also, a po...
by slejhamer
May 24th, 2011, 5:39 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: NGD It's Here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: GAS? Nah! I'm just getting a new guitar

Very nice, esp. in black. At first I thought it was a Yamaha ... looks similar to one of theirs.

And yes, if your son is going acoustic, you are 100% obligated to do the same! 8)
by slejhamer
May 19th, 2011, 5:37 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Hum from PA connections
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Hum from PA connections

Good point, Diceman. I've seen people snap off the ground prong on their power cables! Not safe!
by slejhamer
May 18th, 2011, 1:53 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Hum from PA connections
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Hum from PA connections

Diceman wrote: Do NOT lift the ground !!!
I disagree; if the drum kit and PA are each providing a path to ground and the connection between them is causing a hum-inducing loop, then the ground lift button on a DI box is there for exactly this reason.
by slejhamer
May 13th, 2011, 5:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Wow
Replies: 31
Views: 2495

Re: Wow

Congrats C. Glad it has worked out for you, though your road was a bit bumpy! Now you've got forward momentum - go get those gigs!
by slejhamer
May 11th, 2011, 9:22 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Adjustable Poles on Some Pickups
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Adjustable Poles on Some Pickups

I did that (lower pups, raise screws) with the GFS Memphis pups I had in my semi-hollow PRS-SE. Got the Gretschy vibe I wanted at the time, and there was a notable increase in clarity. I also repaired an old Les Paul for a friend; he had the bridge mini-humbucker set up that way, but it was just wro...
by slejhamer
May 5th, 2011, 7:25 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Harmonic Converger - Good Buy or Not?
Replies: 5
Views: 2398

Re: Harmonic Converger - Good Buy or Not?

Good alternative: Sonic Stomp, about $60 used.
Better alternative: used Sonic Stomp + parametric EQ - your Boss should have one built in. With the EQ you can notch out the 'fizz' frequency (around 5khz.)
by slejhamer
April 28th, 2011, 12:20 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Got a new amp - GK MB210
Replies: 4
Views: 3081

Re: Got a new amp - GK MB210

Very nice!
I was going to get one of the MB heads when they first came out ... but they didn't come out! Lots of production delays. Ended up with a used Genz Benz, which I love, but GK is awesome too. (Oh, I have a GK 112 Neo cab. :) )
by slejhamer
April 28th, 2011, 12:18 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: A Familiar Tale of Bad GAS
Replies: 30
Views: 1707

Re: A Familiar Tale of Bad GAS

Crow wrote: the Guitar Gods are telling you something.
Indeed!

Hey, what's better than a P90 pickup in a guitar?

THREE P90 pickups in a guitar! 8) 8) 8)
by slejhamer
April 28th, 2011, 12:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: pup change question
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: pup change question

Mixing active and passive pups can be done, but it requires a little bit of extra work. More than just rerouting a ground wire, anyway. From EMG's site: Can I mix EMG's with passive pickups? It is possible to mix EMG's with passive pickups. There are three possible wiring configurations; one is bett...