Maybe that's the case with the 'big' Helix, I don't know but that's no longer true for the HX FX.
I am also bit confused as to how the OP wants to switch -via the external amp jacks or via MIDI using the VL Control Switcher.
I like the NYXL 9-40 balanced tension sets and also the GHS Bommers 8.5-40, but strings are cheap so just try em out. I think its far harder to find a pick you like; picks have far more influence on tone than strings IMHO.
I'm no expert, although I have done a lot of pick up replacements and rewiring.
If you want to use the S1 switch to put the pickups in series the neck pickup will probably need to have 3 wires. The in series sound is very useful so I would want to retain it, although you could just ignore the...
Agreed, I love the silent plugs. I'm trying the pig hog cables anyway on the basis that I can always try to remember to engage the tuner before unplugging and if the cable is tangle free and worth it I can maybe put a silent plug on there myself, but yeah the neutrik silent plugs are awesome and...
All cables suck because they all tangle; they have to if you are moving around, but 'reasonably priced' wireless systems suck harder. Boss should be ashamed of the WL-60, perfect form factor but completely sh*t in terms of actual functionality, i.e. maintaining a signal during a gig.
My ash strat weighed over 9lbs. My CU22 weighs 7.5lbs, much the same as my custom shop Strat. All strats, tele, Les Pauls, PRS etc vary in weight and there will always be outliers, either heavy or light. In your case, if anything you have some light Strats rather than 'boat anchor' PRS'.
Big Bernie fan, saw him several times with Gillan back in the day and I used to have his email and he would answer my stupid questions.
I used this video to nick that pull off lick he does at the start of the video.
Can't help with the specifics of his trem set up althoughI'm pretty sure he...
I like Lyles videos and a lot of his observations about various amps are shared by other techs.
This video about servicing a MKIV boogie is enough to give anyone nightmares, and I fail to understand how anyone can disagree with his point that some Mesas are a pig to repair:
Maybe somebody already said it, but one lyric I love is by Mark Knopfler:
Like a bowery bum when he finally understands
The bottle's empty and there's nothing left.
Yeah it's two lines, but very powerful.