Are there any clear "winners"?
My chain is amp> MASS load (or Palmer load)> IR box > interface > DAW or headphones.
I've loaded some of the same RedWirz and Ownhammer IRs into an Axe-FX II and a Helix, and noticed a bit of difference in the upper mids/ top end.
For instance, anybody have...
As a new owner of an oud, with a pegbox and nut very similar to a lute, are there any special techniques for dealing with the sharp break angle over the nut?
The wound strings like to hang up and ping as I tune, making it harder to land on the desired pitch.
I have carefully filed the slots a...
Just curious. I mean unique examples by model and brand, not total number produced, as in, TS-808 Ibanez =1 example.
Working with a bass player friend of mine on a recording session today, and he asked how many different guitar pedals there are. A thousand? I said, probably 5x that.
So if the V60LP neck pickup on your Suhr Classic Pro suddenly sounds thin
and the tone control doesn’t affect it like usual, you try some diagnostics.
The resistance when read at the output jack varies between 68k and higher while the other two pickups read 6.7k and 7.4k like they should, and...
I see the Eric Johnson Strats intentionally don't have them, and maybe another I saw.
For me, it just seems like more ways to get my belt loops hung up in the springs, and if the trem isn't blocked, pulling the guitar out of tune.
A friend posted a gut shot of a Cordovox accordion amp on FB from a vintage music shop.
Sixty-four tubes, looked like 9-pin *AX7 size.
Store owner said one tube per note.
Anybody heard of anything like this?
Maybe used as oscillators for an electronic organ type sound instead of just amplifying...
I bought this head new in the early 90's.
I replaced filter caps and electrolytic bias and cathode caps a few years back.
This week it developed an ugly saturated distortion like a Fender tweed paraphase inverter.
Not normal for this amp.
Swapped all tubes with known good.
Taylors are bright, yes.
This is a GSRS, big body, rosewood/ spruce.
Bridge and nut professionally re-done by my trusted, long-time repair folks at Glaser Instruments.
Nice, even response.
Except the B string, especially lowest 3 frets or so, has an especially metallic ring to it.
I can post a pic, but I figured most of the experts here wouldn't need it, so I didn't bother yet.
It's a J Custom Headless trem bridge.
The arm is smooth, slides into the socket and a threaded collar tightens up on the outside of the socket to hold it in.
But the arm has *just* enough...
I have a Jerry Jones sitar (with the sympathetic strings). Probably 15 years old.
All the strings have a good sitar-like buzz, except the high E, 1st string.
It just sort of goes "plink".
Action at 12th fret is about 1/16" for 1st, a little taller for 6th.
I put on a fresh set of...
OK, I got to try a friend's first. I wouldn't have guessed from the pics and specs on the site that it would be such a good fit for me.
But it's the most ergonomically comfortable electric I've played.
It hangs at a perfect angle from a strap for fretting hand access to all positions.
It's a 1987 50w reissue "plexi" from the early 90's.
Usually new power tubes will make it tighten up and sing. Not this time.
I always re-bias.
Tried swapping some known good 12AX7 types in all 3 holes.
Filter caps have been replaced.
The sound is similar to a fuzz face, actually. Like a...
I bought this on iTunes yesterday. I never would have thought someone could cover this album with one pass of fairly distorted guitar with bass and drums, but he does a great job of it.
Occasionally I miss some harmonic support, (like Joe Pass Virtuoso when he takes single note solos and you...
I saw a post on hugeracksinc and ended up checking out his sound examples.
I have an old H3000 D/SX that I thought I knew, I thought I'd heard everything it was capable of.
I got Italo's presets and it's like having a new machine. Reverbs without all the metallic ringing, subtle pitch...
When you increase the mid pot or lift the ground on a Fender type tone stack, how do you calculate the total capacitance value of the tone ladder?
Obviously it's still functioning as a blocking cap between stages, right?
And it sounds like something between a 250p .047 and a.01, but with the...
This is the chassis I recently acquired. It sounds great, even with original filter caps, (old RCA and GE tubes don't hurt).
Looked inside and found a few interesting things.
I had heard of the 4.7k around the presence pot and the 6.8k at the PI starting in late '59 and early '60.