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Recent content by larimar

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    Changing preamp tubes in old Gibson Skylark

    I figured that but thought I would throw it out there anyway. I am guesstimating that the tech put those other tube values in there to give you more clean headroom as they are lower gain tubes. That other tube, the 6X4 if I am not mistaken is the rectifier tube. Those little amps are cool. I...
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    How much of Kill Em All was Dave Mustaines influence?

    (imo) "key" They couldn't have made it sound like that without him.
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    2015 Gibson Price Increase and Other Really BAD Ideas

    Thanks! I had no idea about that Tronical site...:dude Well based off that I wonder why they would make the claim in the vid' that the tuner was good for studio work...
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    Very angry after watching Behind The Music Remastered about the Go Gos

    I hear ya but during the MTV era with the videos and what not.. so that all too important visual was a big part in selling the tunes...
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    Very angry after watching Behind The Music Remastered about the Go Gos

    Well there you "GoGo"...they were needed enough (for whatever reason) to get a cut.
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    Examples of bands who started out generic/derivative before finding their own sound

    Good point. If anything it could be posed that they went the opposite way...They had it goin' on and then....MTV and everything after...
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    Examples of bands who started out generic/derivative before finding their own sound

    I'll throw the Beatles in there.... a Rock n' Roll band that went all artsy and what not...
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    2015 Gibson Price Increase and Other Really BAD Ideas

    I'd still like to know how accurate the tuner is....just out of curiosity.
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    Changing preamp tubes in old Gibson Skylark

    If V2 is labeled for a 6bq5 (EL84) then it is the power tube. You put a 12ax7 in there?
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    Solid state hi-gain possible?

    I forgot about those. They cool and not very pricey.
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    Humbucker replacement for Gibson 1969 SG Custom

    +1 on gathering spec' info. You might try both of the stock pups in the middle, decide which one you like there and have someone wind you something similar.
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    Questions about cables

    Ha! Good one!
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    Boss cs-3 compressor/ sustainer?

    Still on the fence with the CS-3 I see......Man you know you don't really need that comp....if you did you would already have it! Put it lower on your list for later!
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    A strap for all my guitars

    The Levy's cotton straps are nice. They go for about $20.
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    Upgrading tone and volume pots

    +1 on establishing what the values in there are first. RSguitarworks sell singles and full kits of tight tolerance pots. Might be worth a look.
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