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re: Guitar players: Rio Grande pickups - TheFretShack
I use CTS pots, 500Ks with humbuckers, and Orange Drop capacitors. My favorite values in the case of Gibson HH guitars are a .022 for a shared tone or the neck specific pickup's tone control and a .015 for a bridge specific pickup's tone. ...
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re: Guitar players: Rio Grande pickups - TheFretShack
You can't go wrong with their BBQ/Genuine Texas pair for any 24.75 set-neck HH guitar really. They sound great in 335s and LPs and they really do a positive number on all mahogs like SGs and Vs, giving them some extra high end zing. If you have nice pots in your guitar and are working a nice tub...
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re: Aerosmith at Jazz Fest - TheFretShack
From my Facebook feed, shot by photographer Kim Welsh, a friend of a friend ... what GREAT shots! [img]https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32089688_10156348871369383_6945324479727796224_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e58496b8016e33254be6f8ec5dbb1d15&oe=5B8BBBE2[/img] [img]https://scontent-dfw5-1...
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re: Guitar Players....Anyone else dealing with a Shoulder problem? - TheFretShack
I briefly owned a '79 LP Standard some 10'ish years ago that was righteous sounding but weighed nearly 14 pounds according to the local post office scale. To date is is the heaviest solidbody electric I've ever been around. It was so heavy, other guys who owned Norlin-era heavyweight (10 lbs and up)...
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re: Guitar/Music forums and boards? - TheFretShack
As does Seymour Duncan....
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re: Any Local Muscians On Board? - TheFretShack
Played, gigged and taught guitar on and off for some 30 years. Nowadays I only fix, mod and restore guitars and play to entertain myself, the wife and the kids....
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re: Which hit song from the past do you think could appear and be a hit song today? - TheFretShack
My first thought after reading the title and considering the putrid pool of available popular music today where the term "hit" is typically applicable? About 90 percent of them....
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re: What Hard Rock are you into right now? - TheFretShack
New JP here as well. Best record they've done in a long time....
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re: Do you play or write music? - TheFretShack
I work on guitars nowadays more than playing them, many of you know that. I spend more time test driving other guys guitars than I do griming up my own, but I've been making it a point to find time to play "my" guitars (I'm fortunate to have the nicest collection I've ever had in my life nowadays) p...
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re: Going to Nashville next month - TheFretShack
And if you find yourself roaming on the strip, duck into Robert's Western World particularly if Don Kelley's house band is playing. I saw them when Johnny Hiland was his hired gun guitar player and I immediately became a fan of Western swing country. They were simply stellar. [img]https://www.na...
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re: Going to Nashville next month - TheFretShack
I played at the Exit In waaay back in my gigging days and I remember they had a big wall where all the bands that played there wrote their name -- and there were some pretty cool names that passed through that venue at some point on the wall. I hear they still get good acts through. Thank you Goo...
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re: What was the first video you remember seeing on MTV and in what year? - TheFretShack
Quiet Riot's MTV debut of "Cum On Feel The Noize," so that would be 1983....
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re: Guitar hardware question #3... So if I decide to solder?? - TheFretShack
I like the 60w Weller iron at Lowe's if I was going to recommend a first iron. I don't care if you're using 60 watts or 6000, you can fry stuff if you stay in/on too long, particularly capacitors. Get the business done and get the heat out of there. I use alligator clips as heat sinks/isolators i...
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re: Electric guitar hardware upgrade question# 2. - TheFretShack
Did I miss it? What was "electric guitar hardware upgrade question" #1? Edited to add I just found it and had replied to it already :)...
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re: Electric guitar hardware upgrade question# 2. - TheFretShack
If what you like is solderless, great, but don't let solder or solderless decide your pickup/electronics choice. The huge, massive lion's share majority of stuff out there is not available as solderless and/or complete kits. If you "have" to have a solderless system, you're going to paint yourself i...
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re: Guitar pickup recs. High end. Not high end. - TheFretShack
My favorite H for an HSS setup is a tried and true bridge position-wound Duncan '59. Custom order it, however, for the four-conductor wiring option so it can be coil tapped. Duncan '59s are typically two-conductor. The 4C option is an extra $10 or $15 and the '59 taps very nicely for a solid single ...
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re: New Music Fridays - Master Thread - TheFretShack
Picked up the new Judas Priest record this week. If you are a long-time Priest fan, it is stellar. Easily the best record since "Painkiller"...
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re: Guitar pickup recs. High end. Not high end. - TheFretShack
The new generation of Dimarzio stuff, their collective "Area" series, is really good, particularly if you seek noiseless operation; thicker, creamier strat sounds; the classic strat quacks in position "2" and "4" on the blade; and the ability to push and/or distort without thinning out and icing/bri...
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re: Rank the following White Bass Players - TheFretShack
Remco Hendrix. If you've never heard of him, YouTube search "Remco's Groove Lab" and prepare to hit the floor....
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