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Recent content by Kelsey

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    Just had my first jam session with my Supro Blues King 12 and I was bit disappointed

    Not all 15 watt amps are created equal. I have relied on my Bad Cat Cub IIR unmic'd to gig in clubs on Beale St. and at outdoor venues and festivals with a single efficient 12" Celestion speaker in everything from trios to quintets. My Fender EC Tremolux on the other hand doesn't keep up when...
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    Celestions in a Super Reverb?

    I would stick with 10" speakers, as you would need 4 ohm speakers if you went with two 12" speakers. I think that would eliminate Celestions as an option.
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    Celestions in a Super Reverb?

    I have a pair of vintage Celestion G10-S50 reconed speakers in one of my Tremolux cabs that sound phenomenal. So anything close to that would get my vote.
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    Help with Audacity

    Without knowing what interface you're using, I can say that I ran into recording and playback problems in Audacity if the wrong windows sound option was selected. Direct sound works, but I think it was MME that didn't work right. The options are in a small window at the upper left of the main...
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    Gibson P90's or Fralin hum cancelling P90's?

    I should clarify that my Fralin dog-ear noiseless P90 is +5% overwound.
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    Gibson P90's or Fralin hum cancelling P90's?

    I replaced the stock P90 in my Gibson CS '58 RI LP Jr with a Fralin noiseless dog-ear P90 about five years ago. The noise from the stock P90 was untenable in too many venues. The Fralin is completely noiseless. I hear very little loss of classic P90 tone besides the noise. The Fralin is slightly...
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    Humbucker-S-S Stratocaster: Why or Why Not?

    I have owned several Strats, and still own three CS Strats along with G&L Legacy models. All have been traditional SSS configurations, sometimes with a twist, but I recently picked up a mint Legacy HSS with JB Trembucker that is outstanding. I've played other guitars with JB bridge pickups and...
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    Anyone lowered string gauge?

    D'Addario has a string tension calculator that shows 9.5-44 with a 25.5" scale is very close to the tension of 10-46 with a 24.75" scale, as is 10-46 tuned down a half step with a 25.5" scale. I use those combinations and have dropped down to 11's on my acoustics.
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    Fralin Split Blade vs Wilde/Lawrence Blade Pickups?

    Check out the reviews at Fralin's website. I only have experience with the Strat split steel pole bridge pickup. It's not quite as satisfying as his noiseless P90 that I have in my LP Jr, but it has some of that flavor and retains equal Strat flavor. I like it more than most single coil size...
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    Anyone prefer SINGLE COIL bridge rock tones over Bridge Humbucker??

    Check out the late, great Tommy Bolin.
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    A little experiment for the Stratocaster players

    If there is a difference in tone with a screw removed from the Treble side of the pickguard, then I would look at whether the pickguard lifted enough to raise the Treble side of the neck pickup closer to the strings. That seems more likely with the original single ply 8 hole pickguard style.
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    Boost advice (Fire Bottle vs Bad Bob vs...?)

    Xotic Super Clean Boost. I own an original Bad Bob and an EP Boost, and have owned a Diamond Marquis and a LPB clone. The SCB rules them all with great EQ options and a great buffer to boot. Bad Bob is first runner-up.
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    Fender trem decking, or...

    No, it was with modern block saddles, but I'm not sure that the type of saddle is the issue in terms of the break angle. BTW, I have used a similar approach with a G&L Legacy with an adjustable bolt on the face of the trem block, but with the G&L the bridge is fixed parallel, but above, the body.
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    Fender trem decking, or...

    I don't know about current Fender 2-point trems, but decking the older American Series 2-point trem results in a bad string break angle over the saddles. My experienced luthier at the time installed an adjustable bolt on the neck side surface of the trem block to fix the bridge at the proper...
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    For those with Blackface/Silverface Champs, what is your speaker of choice?

    I boxed up the original alnico 8" that came with my '69 drip edge Champ and have tried the Jensen RI P8R, the Eminence 820H, and back to the RI P8R. The 820H would rub against the cap can after awhile, causing noticeable auditory artifacts, which is why I pulled it. The P8R finally has broken...