Where does tone come from in a guitar amplifier ?

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I thought this video was worth discussion. Jim’s tone seeking videos if anything else are entertaining. I appreciate the time he’s put into them.

There’s some really interesting points made about the sounds of tube amps.
the end of the video with the tackle box gain/ EQ contraption was something.

I don’t know , I’m curious of what our TGP amp builders think of what he’s done here.

Let’s talk about Ibanez for a minute…

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Let’s talk Ibanez for a minute. What is your favorite Ibanez model? Mine is the JS2450. It’s the perfect super strat. Super versatile and has tone for days. The neck feels like a worn in strat. Here are specs:

JS 3-Piece Maple/Bubinga Bolt-On Neck
Alder Body
Rosewood Fingerboard
24 Tall-Jumbo Frets / 25.5" Scale
6105 Fretwire with Prestige Treatment
Edge Tremolo Bridge
DiMarzio Passive Humbucker Pickups
Push/Pull Tone Control for Coil-Tap
High-Pass Filter Volume Control
Includes Hardshell...

PRS 10 Top or Not?

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Here is a McCarty I just picked up. There is debate among some friends and band mates as to whether or not this is a 10 top.

What say you?

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Spoiler answer:

It is not a 10 Top according to PRS. It is a very good looking guitar and great to play. I am not concerned about the "prestige" of a 10 Top, and would not sell it because it doesn't have one. I was surprised by the level of debate it created amongst people I know. I was just curious as...

PRS Pedals?

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Are these the new products they teased yesterday?

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More details:
The PRS Mary Cries optical compressor pedal is intuitive and sounds incredible. Based on the storied LA-2A, Mary Cries will thicken your tone, help control signal peaks, lengthen sustain, and push your tone...

Band loses laptops...cancels headlining festival show!

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This would be funny if it wasn’t true...something you would see on The Onion.

“It’s like driving a car without an engine...”

If you can’t get on stage and play your own songs with the actual instruments you wrote them on and play daily you have no business being there on nearly all levels.

(apparently needed to clarify this....)

1958 Les Paul Jr verification

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I am considering a 1958 Les Paul Junior locally. I plan to have Gryphon Stringed Instruments check it out. Are there any specific things I should look for to confirm the year and originality? Below are a couple of photos from the seller. Thanks!



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Best "Strat" in the market

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I'm planning to buy a Strat to keep in the long run and pass it to my son or grandsons once I get older. A poll to find out what TGP members think about the best strat in the market nowadays to help me with my decision. I'm including the most common brands/top of their regular line --IMO-- I excluded custom shop, artist signature from the poll

Thanks for casting you vote :)

Yay Reverb!

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We’re writing to let you know that on October 27, our payment processing fee will increase to 3.19% of the transaction + $0.49 per transaction.
Why is this happening?
Credit card companies have increased the fees they charge Reverb. While we’ve kept our payment processing fee the same for the past 10 years, it’s become increasingly more expensive to process payments.

Jeff Beck's Pedalboard

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Uncle Larry is playing with Ann Wilson and opening for Jeff Beck... he was showing the stage setup and happened to check out Beck's Pedalboard.
I grabbed a pic for any interested.
Looks like probably an Archer, and Echoplex under the cable.

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*UPDATED* Cover band song selection… I just don’t get it?

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I responded to a CL looking for a guitar player and asked to view the set list. I just don’t understand why players/musicians continue to pick the same old passe cover band songs over and over again.

The Stones have an enormous catalog, why does every bar band do Honky Tonk?

Tom Petty has some fantastic songs and huge radio hits that are Not Last Dance With Mary Jane.

Don’t even get me started with 8675309.

I know all three of these songs from my past and could refresh them in a matter...

Guitarists you wish more people knew

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We all can probably think of players that haven't made it into the mainstream. This thread isn't about them. I am talking about great players that you love to listen to but not a lot of other players seem to know about. My submission to this would be Lance Lopez. Texas guitar player who just rips. Strat tone to die for. Les Paul in spades. Great singer to boot.

Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Greeny

Sweetwater Giveaway: Rupert Neve Designs RNHP 1-channel Precision Headphone Amplifier

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Thanks to our sponsor Sweetwater and Rupert Neve Designs for this giveaway.

This month we are giving away a Rupert Neve Designs RNHP 1-channel Precision Headphone Amplifier

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From the Sweetwater.com description:

Headphone Amp with Unparalleled Sonics

Rupert Neve Designs RNHP is a state-of-the-art headphone amplifier. Now when Mr. Neve turns his attention to anything, you know it's going to be...

This is why I'll never spend more than $300 for an electric guitar

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$150 guitar:


but to each his own...

Famous players playing cheap guitars

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Jack Pearson
Jack White
Go!!

Busiest, most complicated, pedal...ever

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What is the busiest, most complicated pedal you've ever owned?
I'd do this as a poll, but I'm sure there must be dozens of such pedals out there.

Orange announce new "Vintage Pedals" line

Possible to pratice electric guitar at home with headphones ??

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Being a newbie at electric guitar, I need to practice and do exercises a lot at home (an apartment). Accordingly I make sure this doesn't bother others.
I also chose a really small amp (Vox Pathfinder10) to limit noise.
Recently I wondered if I could practice later in the evening, and so for the first time I plugged headphones on the Vox.
I have pretty good headphones (Sony 7506) but I really hated it, sounded harsh and abrupt even though I didn't change the Vox settings (except volume).
Is...

Joe Walsh 1956 Stratocaster

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I'm at the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ for work and they have Joe Walsh's hard tail 1956 Stratocaster. I never knew after staring at her there are no bridge screws with a hardtail Strat. Never knew that. I see three block screws but how is this attached to the body?
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Good God! Doing Sound Outdoors with an iPad-based Mixer - NEVER AGAIN!

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Holy hell what a nightmare. Music festival during a typical cloudless, hot summer day. No sound tent, just a stage and cover for the musicians. The mixer was a Mackie with no manual interface. Could barely see the iPad, more than two minutes in the sun and it would shut down, the Mackie unit itself was overheating, the WiFi was good for about 20 feet and then would drop.

Never ever going to volunteer to do sound if an iPad is the only interface. Give me a good ol' fashioned analogue mixer...

Where does tone come from in a guitar amplifier ?

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I thought this video was worth discussion. Jim’s tone seeking videos if anything else are entertaining. I appreciate the time he’s put into them.

There’s some really interesting points made about the sounds of tube amps.
the end of the video with the tackle box gain/ EQ contraption was something.

I don’t know , I’m curious of what our TGP amp builders think of what he’s done here.

Let’s talk about Ibanez for a minute…

  • 5,690
  • 152
Let’s talk Ibanez for a minute. What is your favorite Ibanez model? Mine is the JS2450. It’s the perfect super strat. Super versatile and has tone for days. The neck feels like a worn in strat. Here are specs:

JS 3-Piece Maple/Bubinga Bolt-On Neck
Alder Body
Rosewood Fingerboard
24 Tall-Jumbo Frets / 25.5" Scale
6105 Fretwire with Prestige Treatment
Edge Tremolo Bridge
DiMarzio Passive Humbucker Pickups
Push/Pull Tone Control for Coil-Tap
High-Pass Filter Volume Control
Includes Hardshell...

PRS 10 Top or Not?

  • 3,872
  • 106
Here is a McCarty I just picked up. There is debate among some friends and band mates as to whether or not this is a 10 top.

What say you?

IMG_4763.jpg

Spoiler answer:

It is not a 10 Top according to PRS. It is a very good looking guitar and great to play. I am not concerned about the "prestige" of a 10 Top, and would not sell it because it doesn't have one. I was surprised by the level of debate it created amongst people I know. I was just curious as...

PRS Pedals?

  • 25,500
  • 405
Are these the new products they teased yesterday?

HorsemeatTransparentOverdrive_720x.jpg


MaryCries_720x.jpg


More details:
The PRS Mary Cries optical compressor pedal is intuitive and sounds incredible. Based on the storied LA-2A, Mary Cries will thicken your tone, help control signal peaks, lengthen sustain, and push your tone...

Band loses laptops...cancels headlining festival show!

  • 38,396
  • 974
This would be funny if it wasn’t true...something you would see on The Onion.

“It’s like driving a car without an engine...”

If you can’t get on stage and play your own songs with the actual instruments you wrote them on and play daily you have no business being there on nearly all levels.

(apparently needed to clarify this....)

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