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Pedals and Effects / Snark Tuner
« on: December 26, 2011, 09:01:42 PM »
I picked up one of the Snark tuners off Amazon the other day. Just tried it out today and seems pretty cool and easy to use.

Any one else have or tried one?

If not, what do you use?

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Recording Studio / A little Holiday jam
« on: December 25, 2011, 09:12:12 PM »
Ok, so it really doesn't have anything to do with the holiday but I did record it today.  ;D

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=11316167&q=hi

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Recording Studio / Haven't posted much in a while ..
« on: December 21, 2011, 09:47:45 PM »
 .. but came up with this the other day. Between work, the holidays, and everything in between, just hadn't had much spare time.  ;)

http://www.box.com/s/q8s8lf1h425yn0sjgr2z

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Recording Studio / New Video
« on: October 22, 2011, 08:02:39 PM »
Recorded a new video of an original song I've been working on. Tell me what you guys think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqLEysJSW1Q

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Pub Talk / This is hilarious .. but it has a good beat ...
« on: October 02, 2011, 07:32:09 PM »
Even though this video has a political figure in it, that's not really the intent (a political statement) of either the video author or of me in linking it.

It's just damn funny. It's by a group called bad lip reading. They have other videos as well but this one is the best IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehYoIKTsiV0

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Pub Talk / Saw a great show tonite
« on: October 02, 2011, 12:20:16 AM »
Just got back a little earlier from seeing Cody Canada and the Departed. Cody Canada was one of the founders of Cross Canadian Ragweed.

Great Show! Even better than I thought it would be. I always liked Cross Canadian Ragweed and also liked the music Seth James had made and I'll definitely be looking to see them again when they get by this way next time.

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Pub Talk / Down for a while
« on: September 14, 2011, 11:11:08 AM »
Well after an injury at work, I went in for hernia surgery on Monday afternoon. So I'm restricted to very light duty while at home and trying to get by with as little pain medicine as possible.

I haven't tried playing guitar yet but it's inevitable. Still trying to figure out which one is the lightest.  ;D

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Recording Studio / Got a new video camera
« on: August 15, 2011, 07:57:52 PM »
I picked up a cheap video camera just recently. It's one of those digital Flip Video cameras made by Cisco. I figured what better way to test it out than by recording a little guitar jam. Not bad for a cheap camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyFvRaOy0cI


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Electric Guitars / Starting a new mod project.
« on: July 10, 2011, 03:48:39 PM »
I'm in the process of starting a new mod project on my Peavey Generation EXP Triple Single. My plan is to make an Esquire out of it. I've ordered a plain, no pup hole, black guard for it and also have a Dimarzio Designed TE-101B bridge pup from a Squier Vintage Modified Thinline Telecaster on the way. Since the bridge is already a three saddle steel unit, I've got some Wilkinson compensated brass saddles on the way to finish that out the way I want. It's already got Vintage style tuners, not split post though, that work well and I'll be replacing the plastic nut with a Tusq nut.

Here's what it looks like now:




I've researched the Esquire wiring and have found a few different variations on the web. Anyone have any experience and/or tips with the different types of Esquire wiring schemes?

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Amplifiers / Kustom Tube 12
« on: June 14, 2011, 08:24:49 PM »
I got a chance to play through a Kustom Tube 12 today and I have to say I wasn't very impressed.

Maybe I was expecting more, I don't know. I played a Starcaster (Fender low end model with 3 single coils), some off brand double cutaway I had never heard of with a P90, and a Les Paul knockoff with 2 humbuckers through it. Playing clean with the Gain switch turned off, it was decent sounding but not great, but with the Gain switch on, it just didn't do it for me. I know this has a tube for pre-amp only; not sure what the gain switch does.

I've been looking for a low cost Tube amp and have played through a Epiphone Valve Jr and now the Kustom. Still want to try a Fender Champion 600 and a Bugera V5 if I can find them to try out. So far the Epi is the winner for me.

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Electric Guitars / NGD!
« on: May 29, 2011, 01:45:09 PM »
I picked this up a couple of days ago. I believe it was owned by someone not experienced with guitars as all the strings were wound backwards on the tuners and it was missing a set screw in the saddle for the B string. It is in very good shape and, except for a small ding above the humbucker, has an almost perfect finish and no fret wear.

The nut binds a little but I've already ordered a Tusq replacement and a set of set screws. Thanks to Bubbanov on the 51 modders forum for posting the size of the screws.

Here's the pics:










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Guitar Playing, Technique, Theory / Free Ovation Songbook
« on: May 28, 2011, 09:47:12 AM »
Hey everyone. After signing up for a contest to win an Ovation guitar on PG Perks, I received a link to a Ovation songbook. Looks like some pretty good material in there.

If anyone is interested, here is a link http://digital.premierguitar.com/premierguitar/ovation/?pg=1&pm=2&u1=friend

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Miscellaneous Gear / Hang 'em High!
« on: May 15, 2011, 08:38:58 PM »
Built a rack to hang my guitars on today. Works out pretty good with the guitars not taking up floor space and they look good on the wall also.


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Recording Studio / Collaboration
« on: May 13, 2011, 03:27:43 PM »
Hey guys, there was mention on a previous thread about some type of collaboration or something along that line. On some sites I've seen, someone will post a backing track or original rhythm type track for members to add their rifts or leads to; the idea being everyone reposts the track with their bit added on to the end of the original.

Another idea would be for people to add different parts such as bass, lead, harmonica, whatever, although I think we're all guitar players here.

Anyone up for this sort of thing?


Update!
I started a new thread for this over here - http://www.dolphinstreet.com/forums/index.php/topic,443.new.html#new

Makes it easier to follow!
/Robert

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Recording Studio / YouTube
« on: May 08, 2011, 01:49:25 PM »
Anyone here posting any videos on YouTube? Besides Robert, that is.  ;D

I recently started uploading videos. Don't have many and the quality is pretty poor since I don't have a video camera. I'm using my phone right now but found a way to record the audio in Reaper and combine the audio and video in some video software I have on my PC.

Here's one I just put up. The video is a bit dark but the sound isn't too bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZZialrnV-4

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