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by Ricochet
June 25th, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Reliced/Road Worn - What say you?
Replies: 16
Views: 1897

Re: Reliced/Road Worn - What say you?

I agree with the comments about them being poser guitars. Honest wear's OK. I try to take good care of mine, but they'll pick up some "character" inevitably.
by Ricochet
June 18th, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Tube Amp Buzz/Hiss
Replies: 10
Views: 12432

Re: Tube Amp Buzz/Hiss

Does it happen just in one place (suggesting a problem like the one above), or does it do the same when you take it somewhere else? Does using a different guitar and/or cable stop it?
by Ricochet
June 17th, 2010, 10:54 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: String change or intonation problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: String change or intonation problem?

No, a high nut causes the string to have to be stretched more to press it down against the lower frets, making it go sharper. It's much less noticeable at the twelfth fret where intonation is usually checked.
by Ricochet
June 16th, 2010, 6:16 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: String change or intonation problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: String change or intonation problem?

Yeah, those compensated bridges attempt to make them intonate more evenly. They only work with one set of string gauges and one tuning. Before taking a file to anything, go over to http://frets.com/ and check out his pages on nut height and intonation.
by Ricochet
June 15th, 2010, 5:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: String change or intonation problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: String change or intonation problem?

Acoustics with straight bridges usually can't have all their strings intonated precisely at the same time. A low fretted note being sharp can mean that the nut or that slot in the nut is too high, and it can mean that you're pressing too hard on the string behind the fret.
by Ricochet
June 15th, 2010, 2:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Blueline!
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: Happy Birthday Blueline!

Happy Birthday, BL!
by Ricochet
June 15th, 2010, 11:36 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Finally going to start learning slide guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Finally going to start learning slide guitar

There are likely some basic slide lessons on this site.
by Ricochet
June 14th, 2010, 7:12 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Rodrigo y Gabriela
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Rodrigo y Gabriela

I thought it was going to be a plug for someone's favorite cigar.
by Ricochet
June 12th, 2010, 4:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: To All American GNers...
Replies: 99
Views: 4436

Re: To All American GNers...

Scrybe wrote:I'm only good at kicking balls.
I'm happy to be over here and you over there, then.
by Ricochet
June 12th, 2010, 11:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: a new almann1979
Replies: 15
Views: 1235

Re: a new almann1979

WOO-HOO! :mrgreen:
by Ricochet
June 12th, 2010, 9:17 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: i need some help with impedance please...
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: i need some help with impedance please...

Each stereo channel is 8 ohms, so they could be parallelled into one 4 ohm outlet and be properly matched.
by Ricochet
June 12th, 2010, 9:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: To All American GNers...
Replies: 99
Views: 4436

Re: To All American GNers...

greybeard wrote:Now, how anyone can call a game, where you hold the ball in your hands, "foot" ball, I really don't know.
And why is that other variety often called "soccer?" They won't let you sock it.
by Ricochet
June 10th, 2010, 1:35 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Live guitar amplification
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: Live guitar amplification

This is something I learned from discussions with the old pros on the old Firebottle board. I also learned from them to build in a failsafe device into amps, like a resistor of about 20X the nominal impedance of the output bridging the jack to lower the Q of the output transformer windings to reduce...
by Ricochet
June 10th, 2010, 6:47 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Live guitar amplification
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: Live guitar amplification

If you use any kind of switching between outputs for tube amps into a speaker, you MUST have a dummy load for the amp that's not outputting into the speaker, and the switch MUST be a "make before break" type that NEVER lets the amp be unloaded on the output even for a millisecond. Otherwise you risk...
by Ricochet
June 10th, 2010, 6:37 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Song Retention
Replies: 34
Views: 2330

Re: Song Retention

That's called jazz.