Started by The General, January 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
Quote from: The General on January 15, 2014, 09:43:00 PMHa ha. Thanks. I'm just being me. Trying not to get all tongue tied.If it comes off like I'm doing a show in my bath robe from a La-Z-Boy chair, I will have done what I set out to do. No need to get worked up about guitars.
Quote from: eddie dean on January 16, 2014, 11:52:09 PMHeh.I'd like to hear an all out brawl, like the political pundits have on talk radio! Fender Strat vs Gibson Les Paul. DiMarzio(passive) vs EMG (active) pickups. A tone vs sustain debate. To the death!F-ing blood bath, cage match. Two go in. Only one comes out! bwwahahahaha.
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on January 17, 2014, 01:17:34 AMHave you lost your mind?The creation of the person behind a guitar is the essence.Do you also eat fecal matter?
Quote from: ziznak on January 17, 2014, 02:02:44 AMi hate les paul's except for the juniors cause they have a flat top... emgs active just the bridge. Tone and sustain both need to be right there's no one or the other. My tone is normally eq'd on the high end and I get my lows from good distortion and eqs. If it's just some blues tho on the porch I'd grab a strat as well but I'm not too crazy on the single coils. IF i grab the strat I'd go with the askew bridge pickup alone tho for leads and then link the neck and middle for chords/strumming.oh and I've been rocking a warlock again... was like my excalibur back in the day. here it is amidst cat toys and Diggz on an unkempt floor
Quote from: The General on January 17, 2014, 12:21:56 PMEMG's, Warlocks, distortion...Ziz, I didn't know you were a hesher!
Quote from: eddie dean on January 17, 2014, 05:17:54 PMIn my teenage days, I wanted a Warlock guitar, desperately! It looked so unique, aggressive & completely bad ass. It would've been perfect for playing thrash/metal songs I "tried" to play back then.I had to make due with my Ibenez RoadStar II, which I was lucky to have, and still do.
Quote from: aldousburbank on January 17, 2014, 05:21:45 PMI had the Gibson "Flying V". That's right guitar bitches!
Quote from: The General on January 17, 2014, 11:46:00 PMBy the way, if the mood hits you...https://www.facebook.com/thefretfiles[attachimg=1]
Quote from: The General on January 17, 2014, 11:42:18 PMYou guys and your stories... I had a '59 Strat that I bought for $3000 in the late 90's and sold it after a few years for $3500. I thought I was soooo smart. Woo, I made 500 dollars. Sheesh. They're worth 20k now.
Quote from: ziznak on January 18, 2014, 01:01:46 PMlistening to episode 1 now. I have a question. I want to give my warlock a similar finish to this noodles(offspring) signature from Ibanez. I don't think it sold well so I can't really comment on the guitar that much but I wanna know about the finish. How hard is it to do this and can I use electrical tape? How much do you see the tone of the guitar changing with such a finish? I guess it depends on the tape and how thick you put it on? What clear coat to put on top of it? tell yer wife she's a trooper not taking any meds during childbirth... thats gotta be rough man she's hardcore.
Quote from: ziznak on January 18, 2014, 04:46:55 PMThe original sig series used duct tape... i think electrical is too thin and will pick up fuzzys n shit. I have some duct tape here... and I was thinking of doing like one layer of either rectangles or squares... I think if i use a slight shingle pattern on them, I can record before and after to see if the tone really changes much... I doubt it will.
Quote from: ziznak on January 18, 2014, 04:46:55 PMhey how long do the screws that mount the pickups have to be? can I like just buy them online somewhere?
Quote from: ziznak on January 18, 2014, 06:05:15 PMThis looks right tho... I guess a humbucker is a humbucker?http://www.allparts.com/GS-3012-001-Nickel-Slot-Head-Humbucking-Screws_p_4724.html
Quote from: saucerlike on January 18, 2014, 11:52:49 PMReally enjoyed your 1st podcast. I didn't realize how many people here played, I've been a hobby player for several years and enjoy it, but still self-taught & sloppy. I suppose it makes sense I'm a fan of Sonic Youth (noisy & out of tune) and Jazzmasters. I'm sure you're aware of the quirks of setting them up, I actually like the stock bridge. Also have an Epi Casino (cheap model), a strat, 2 Jazzmasters - a Fender CP with '62 AVRI pups and a stock Squier VM which I prefer to the Fender. Anyways, looking forward to your next show.
Quote from: eddie dean on January 19, 2014, 12:43:33 AMProper pickup height and individual pole height(if that is the correct term for humbuckers with individual screws for each string) adjustments is a good topic to discuss on the next show. IMHO.Basic bridge adjustments for proper intonation would also be good. Tips and tricks for general guitar setup.