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    Fake SM58s - what to do with them?

    Do this with it
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    Please explain negative decibels in layman’s terms

    use the Intensity formula I=Io x 10^(B/10) where Io= 1x10^-12 W/m2 which is the lowest limit of hearing, and B is in dB Try out a value of B=-10dB for example I=1 x 10^(-12) x 10^(-10/10) =1 x 10^(-12-1) =1 x 10^(-13) W/m^2 =0.0000000000001 Watts/square meter, which is still a positive...
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    Looking for acoustics/treatment advice

    Here is a good article that explains the problems of a room and how to fix it. https://www.blackghostaudio.com/blog/the-ultimate-acoustic-treatment-guide-for-home-studios
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    Alvin Lee's Tone

    Went to see Ten Years After at Maple Leaf Gardens in the mid 70's. The Marshall's were cranked and he had glorious sound. Great voice too. But the whole band was really good and supported him very well. Great humbuckers through those old Marshall's has got to sound really good no matter. The...
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    Which Gibson Is Harder To Find: A REALLY Good 335 or A REALLY Good Les Paul ?

    I think that great ES-335's are easier to find. But very good Les Paul's, standards and customs, are generally very good guitars for what's out there too, especially after you plug them in and turn them up. A big set of good humbucker's like the 57's or 490's are going to sound good no matter...
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    Recommend an E-Drum kit

    Wonderful composition with very beautiful sounds.
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    NGD! My first Road Worn

    You might sink those tex mex pickups deeper into the body, like barely above the pick guard to get the very best sound out of them. Found out that this really takes these guitars way over the top even though they are already way over the top already. Another thing. If you look at the grain...
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    NGD! My first Road Worn

    Hey that guitar is stupendous great. I've got a 2008 just like yours and it rivals in with the vintage guitars.
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    Need an advice for e-drums, please!

    Roland Td-1mk, that's my pick.
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    NGD!

    Very mesmerizing guitar.
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    Anyone playing hard rock with a hollow or semi hollow??

    This guy used to like them back in the day.
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    Seymour Duncan JB vs. Pearly Gates pickups

    I was wrong about the ceramic magnet and it is in fact an Alnico pickup. As for the JB name the Jeff Beck was something I'd heard from more knowledgeable than myself at the time. But it seemed to be appropriate at the time back when these came out whether it as true or not. I am not sure that...
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    Babyface Pro FS vs Fireface UCX II

    Either one is a really great choice. I've got the Babyface pro fs for portability and is enough for me. Fireface UCXII has more line in's, more line out's, more channels for expansion 40 channels (20 in, 20 out), vs 24 channels (12 in, 12 out). Fireface UCXII portability can record directly into...
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    Signal from reactive load bleeding into monitors?

    Maybe move the RLIR away from everything else (amp, guitar, computer, speakers) as far as possible since it has coils inside.
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    Gibson SG Custom 60th Anniversary

    That's a great idea. Another idea is to remove the springs and find small steel tubes to replace the springs of around the same size and length, with washers at the end of each tube. Install and do the nuts down to roughly where it was before.
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    Advice for buying vintage guitars online?

    With the ABR-1 tuneamatic bridge it is a beautiful looking bridge but has limited adjustment. On some ES guitars turning around some of the bridge pieces can give enough extra adjustment to make the difference towards getting the guitar to the point of proper intonation. Sometimes that is not...
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    Advice for buying vintage guitars online?

    One last tip. Watch for ES-330's and other Gibson hollowbody electrics that may need a neck reset, or may have had a neck reset. We have seen some cases where over the life of the guitar because of the nature of hollowbodies that the neck has high action because of warpage of the body where the...
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    Advice for buying vintage guitars online?

    Yes it is a good idea to pose this topic in the Vintage Guitars subforum so you can get more perspective on the idea.
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    Advice for buying vintage guitars online?

    Stick with a shop with the excuse free return condition. A good shop won't send you something that you might want to send back. When I again reminded the guy about the no excuse try out when giving him my card number, he said "I am not worried about that because I don't think that this guitar...
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    Advice for buying vintage guitars online?

    You can phone the shop and get the guy that works there to take the guitar down and give you an over the phone evaluation as he plays the guitar either plugged in or not plugged in. Here are two examples. I called Gruhn Guitars and the guy got the 63 Gibson SG Standard down from the rack and...
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    Identify this microphone!

    I remember those. That was Shure's cheap dynamic microphone of the late sixties, early seventies, for well under $50 if you couldn't afford a unidyne III (now called SM57) or a Unisphere 1 or Unishphere A (now called SM58). Notice that the cord is not removable from the mic.
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    RIP: Gary Brooker

    That voice, Gary Brooker, pretty well defined the 60's all on its own. There were others too for sure. But for sure at that moment, a very long moment it was, at that very time, He and Procol Harum kind of changed things. Rest in Peace in total respect.
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    vintage Gibson P90 pole pieces

    Your pickup with a resistance of over 9K ohms indicates that this is quite a hot pickup. That's a good pickup to have in the bridge position.
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    Gibson LP Special: Original collection vs Custom Shop

    That truss rod tube in the original collection can dampen a considerable amount of the resonance of the guitar. For that reason alone you should maybe consider the Custom shop guitar if you can afford it.
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