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Old 07-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #76
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I also have a Squier strat and I really dig it, sounds very decent indeed for the low price tag. It's the first electric guitar I owned and I've had it since I was a teenager in the 90s. I don't use it much (never live because I use my Tele and my Les Paul Jr) but I did use it on the last EP we did because it had the sound I wanted and it was definitely good enough.
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Nice... those all look great.

Someone nearby is selling a Orange Dual Terror for $500, which seems like a good price from what I've seen online.

I did like the tiny terror when I played through it... any opinions about this one?
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I recorded with a 12" Tiny Terror once and was blown away from the range of sounds I got out of it. I usually use my volume knob on the guitar a lot to control my distortion, and that little guy was SO responsive and cleaned up like a hooker with a makeover.

I'd jump on that Orange if I were you.
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I recorded with a 12" Tiny Terror once and was blown away from the range of sounds I got out of it. I usually use my volume knob on the guitar a lot to control my distortion, and that little guy was SO responsive and cleaned up like a hooker with a makeover.

I'd jump on that Orange if I were you.
I'm gonna check it out. It's the dual... so it is supposed to have a third "fat channel" which people seems to rave about.

When I first played the Tele Deluxe in the shop it was through a Tiny Terror and I really hadn't that much fun playing with tones before.

I'll keep you posted.
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I recorded with a 12" Tiny Terror once and was blown away from the range of sounds I got out of it. I usually use my volume knob on the guitar a lot to control my distortion, and that little guy was SO responsive and cleaned up like a hooker with a makeover.

I'd jump on that Orange if I were you.
I used to never use my volume control - just had it on full and switched on one of my two overdrive pedals when I wanted more gain (I have one set higher than the other). But a while ago I started using the volume control and it changed my life. I feel like a fool for not doing so all these years.
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http://www.electricalguitarcompany.com/

Anybody here play aluminum neck guitars... Travis Bean or old Kramers?

This cat at EGC is making them for about $2200 any they look incredible. I've never played one but saw a few at the big PRF gig in Chicago. Apparently any Steve Albini disciples swear by these.
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http://www.electricalguitarcompany.com/

Anybody here play aluminum neck guitars... Travis Bean or old Kramers?

This cat at EGC is making them for about $2200 any they look incredible. I've never played one but saw a few at the big PRF gig in Chicago. Apparently any Steve Albini disciples swear by these.
I just got back from seeing Bob Dylan at the Mayo Civic Center and his guitar player, Charlie Sexton, was playin one of these aluminum guitars!
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sweet! how was the show?! I've heard Dylan is hot & cold, but worth coming back to get the good ones.

Could you hear a difference in the guitar sound?
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sweet! how was the show?! I've heard Dylan is hot & cold, but worth coming back to get the good ones.

Could you hear a difference in the guitar sound?
I liked the show! His band was really tight. He moved from piano, to standing and singing, and played guitar on 2 songs. He played for about two hours, which is a good length, but he only played a one song encore, which was slightly disappointing. But I thought it was a good show overall!

Yeah I could hear the difference. A different guitar sound, idk how to really describe it other than it other than maybe it sounds more aluminumy.
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I almost went. My parents did. I drove by the Civic on my way to the bar.

Pops said somebody should have taken the piano away from Bob.
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I almost went. My parents did. I drove by the Civic on my way to the bar.

Pops said somebody should have taken the piano away from Bob.
hahaha my pops liked bob's piano. It was real loud for a piano, but it is bob playing it, and everyone is there to see bob, so I think that evens it out.
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So I'm a Tele player but have an old Epiphone Les Paul sitting around & was thinking of getting it souped up - any suggestions on replacement pick-ups, esp for the bridge? Looking for a nice warm, late 60s/early 70s blues/rock sound...
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I have an Epi Paul that I've been looking to kick up a notch, so we're in the same boat.

I was thinking of a Seymour Duncan '59 for the bridge.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/deta...FSZxQgodtGQA5w

Or I was thinking of getting all Social Distortion with it and putting one of these in the bridge, but they're fucking spendy. Gibson P-94. Humbucker-sized P-90.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...FaaDQgodGmgAOA

Also look into getting it rewired, because if yours is like mine, is uses that cheap-ass snap connector to hook the pickup switch into the circuit.
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Thanx Wok. Mine's is from the early '90s & has been in storage for a coupla years so think a rewire will definitely be required.

The S/Duncan '59 looks pretty cool, or the Antiquity humbucker, also by SD. Or perhaps Gibson '57 classics or Burstbuckers.

Time for some research I guess...
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Cheers.

I also might just slap a Gibson 498T in there, since that's the bridge pickup in my SG and I like that a lot.
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I'm kinda leaning towards the SDuncan '59 SH-1 or Antiquity I reckon... You just replacing your bridge PUP Wok?
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Yeah, probably. I only use the neck once in a blue moon, and if my switch goes up, the pickup is usually turned down for a kill switch. Otherwise all my pedals start feeding back. Haha.

Plus, the ones in my LP are kind of dark, so I think I'll leave the neck in there to really make it different from the bridge. Maybe just replace the capacitor on the tone knob to try and brighten it up a tiny bit.
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Yeah, think I'll just do the bridge too. Good luck with it dude...
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So many of us in the same boat - I also have an Epi Les Paul that I want to get a new pickup for (well have been thinking of doing it for about 2 years now - I never use the guitar because I hate the sound of the pickup that's in there.

I already have the bridge pickup wired directly so the only thing it goes through is the volume knob (I even got the tone taken out because I always use it rolled all the way). So it would just be one pickup I'd be getting, I've just been avoiding it because of the cost but really it means that I would then have another guitar I could use so it would be totally worth it.
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hmmm... so I'm loving my tele deluxe, but I got so used to being able to bigger string bends on the locking nut that I find myself playing differently.

My big oversight was this: the Tele Deluxe has wide range pickups not humbuckers. As a result any big distortion sounds are different than what I'm used to.

It's great for clean sounds though. I wonder if a bridge humbucker would be a good idea. Any thoughts?

I sold my Ibanez, which was a mistake, but had my Kramer fixed up. It's a strat design with a coil tap humbucker. It has an original Floyd Rose, but I've blocked it for tuning stability. I can go downward, but not as smoothly as before. It's by "lead guitar" with 9's and the tele is 11s, is better for rhythm, I suppose.
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Here's my old Kramer. From the 80s... the pointy headstock gives it away. Regret selling the Ibanez, but this is a bit similar in layout. I'm really glad I brought this one back. It feels great.

I missed out on the amp, but the Pod is getting me by for now.
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Can we please all geek out and post pictures of our pedalboards?

I'll go first:



Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
Jim Dunlop Wah
Boss TU-2 Tuner
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Crowther Audio Hotcake (set to low overdrive)
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Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb
EH Stereo Memory Man
EH Freeze

The EB volume pedal is my latest addition, I used to never use the volume knob on my guitar, just had it on full all the time but started using it a while ago to control the amount of drive I'm getting - felt like a fool for never using it before. But I've found that it's often hard to change the volume while I'm playing so I got the pedal to use instead of the control on the guitar. It'll also be useful for when I want to gradually increase the drive/volume and of course for swells too.
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Mine's sadly just a POD 2.0 and headphones. I do own a Boomerang though, which I need to work with some more.
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