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  1. Lou Ranko

    Should I sell most of my guitars?

    Sell em. Now, giz some prices.
  2. Lou Ranko

    Spicing up a solo acoustic gig - looper, Digitech Trio, backing tracks, something else?

    Mate, I was almost tempted! Then I realised just how freaking sad they are.
  3. Lou Ranko

    New Gibson model: the Theodore

    Not even Ricky Nielsen’s gonna get one of these.
  4. Lou Ranko

    New Gibson model: the Theodore

    In all my life I’ve never seen anyone with a Telecaster-shaped arse. I almost wanna try it now..
  5. Lou Ranko

    When Did Weight Become a Major Issue?

    Isn’t Jeff Beck’s Strat about as heavy as a box of cornflakes? Or was it Fruit Loops..
  6. Lou Ranko

    New Gibson model: the Theodore

    Leo Fender didn’t do flambouyant or impractical. This thing looks like it was designed by Paul Stanley when he was 12.
  7. Lou Ranko

    Plugins that get rid of Strat hum?

    Hi Mike. With respect, I believe his system is buzzing cos of the wiring in his place.
  8. Lou Ranko

    When Did Weight Become a Major Issue?

    I wonder how much Neil Young’s Les Paul with that B7 Bigsby weighs. No wonder he has a funny face when he’s playing.
  9. Lou Ranko

    Plugins that get rid of Strat hum?

    Try using an active DI box with ground lift. Am I the only one who does this???
  10. Lou Ranko

    Eyeing a 335-style Semihollow, should I grab an "Inspired by" Epiphone, or save up for the Gibson?

    Those SA2200 Yamahas are absolute pure quality. I'm just waiting for a 2nd hand one to come around at the right price. I have two semis. An Epi Sheraton and a Vintage Casino. Both are very lovely, but the Sheraton really stands out in my whole collection for its sound and vesatility. It's about...
  11. Lou Ranko

    Spicing up a solo acoustic gig - looper, Digitech Trio, backing tracks, something else?

    Mix up your sound! I used to play lots of acoustic solo gigs and I got bored. So, I took an electric guitar instead one night. Oh! That was best thing I did! Makes you play and listen and try harder. Clean electrics sound very nice through an acoustic amp with reverb and a whammy, if you got...
  12. Lou Ranko

    NCD - Macbook Pro

    The M1 Pro is insanely fast. You can run hundreds of tracks with effects on that thing. What a nice gift. Congratulations.
  13. Lou Ranko

    Plugins that get rid of Strat hum?

    How about an active DI box with a ground lift?
  14. Lou Ranko

    New Gibson model: the Theodore

    Looks like a high school project.
  15. Lou Ranko

    What are the main components of mastering?

    EQ, compression and reverb.
  16. Lou Ranko

    Wilkinson Roller bridge and a Bigsby

    Thanks Andrew Which Bigs was that? Did the strings run straight back from the bridge or converge? Did the Wilkinson rattle? I've not got anything on anything yet. Just planning a new build. Thanks -L
  17. Lou Ranko

    PC adequate for recording?

    Get yourself one more hard drive for audio. Otherwise that machine's a stonker. You could do anything with it - apart from giving each of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir their own mic. All you need is a decent audio/midi interface.
  18. Lou Ranko

    What's a Good Quality Small Mixer?

    Still using a Spirit Folio after all these years.
  19. Lou Ranko

    Most honest headphones

    AKG K240DF's here. You'll need a headphone amp, but they're brutally honest. But as StuBlu said, for vocals, "honest" ain't exactly fun. Mixing is something else.
  20. Lou Ranko

    How do you record drums?

    My band has just been recording and the best sound we got came from two overhead condenser pencil mics. I also stuck an SM57 on the snare and one on the bass drum. The last two were just to punch those two drums a little in the mix. The overheads were positioned over the back of the drummers...
  21. Lou Ranko

    Amplitube Fender - anyone tried it yet?

    I'm new, so I'm posting like an excited newbie.. I find the one thing the virtual amps can't do is dynamics. Great for all quiet or all loud but they don't cut it if you use the volume knob on your guitar or even simply play harder for certain passages in a song. Still, a real godsend for home...
  22. Lou Ranko

    Howdy

    :) Thanks!
  23. Lou Ranko

    Amplitube Fender - anyone tried it yet?

    Hey Gregory Yeps. I use Amplitube 2 a lot. I plug my guitar through a JoeMeek VC1 preamp and an RME Multiface into Sonar 7 where Amplitube is a vst. My old computer is a P4 2.4g with 1g memory. I can run it at 3ms latency (24bit 48k) plus another 12 tracks of audio and effects before it...
  24. Lou Ranko

    Wilkinson Roller bridge and a Bigsby

    Hi Is anyone happily using a Wilkinson Roller bridge and a Bigsby (any model) on their guitar? Thanks! L
  25. Lou Ranko

    Howdy

    Nice to be here. I'm going to join a guitar-building evening school class in September, and I'm researching what to do. I'm thinking of trying a Gretsch Duo Jet type thing with a chambered body, P90's and a Bigsby. I play rockabilly guitar with my band using an 86 Tele (that I bought new..)...
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