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The mini bar (off topic & misc) / Re: Allan Holdsworth
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:30:23 pm »
Me to bump. I just checked out a live vid of Alan doing Devil Takes the Hindmost from ‘92. Man!!!!!!Crazy that I do some of the same techniques but in a completely different genre. The three note per string finished, string skipped runs. They sound so much different over a jazz progression. That guy was just a true master. That legato. Man o man. Sorry I am waxing all Holdsworth fanboy, but my mind was just blown like in those jet commercials. There is this purple cloud hanging over my.....Anyhow.

Wish I would have been turned on to Holdsworth sooner.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Limited Edition Duncan Hendrix Pickups
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:47:43 pm »
After this Seymour is going to offer the following Jimi Hendrix box sets!:madness:

1) Wind Cries Mary Set

2) National Anthem Set

3) Foxy Lady Set

4) Are you Experienced Set

5) Reverse engineered Monterrey scorched set

6) Band of Gypsies Set

7) Posthumous Jimi Set... covers all new works of Jimi

I thought the posthumous set were the Cas Chandler limited editions.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Recommendation for S-H guitar?
« on: August 02, 2019, 10:29:54 am »
Even though I don’t have one in any of my guitars, the ones that I have played with the Breed sound nice with one exception. That being a Les Paul. It sounded dead in the Paul that I played.

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Gear Closet / Re: Amp choices
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:01:23 am »
I downsized from a rack system and 412 to a 212 combo. I quickly installed casters. I am now playing it and a 112 combo in stereo.

I am putting a new rack together as well. That whole ball of yarn cane from me scoring an ADA MP-1 preamp for $75 a few years ago. That preamp is as good as I remember. Great tube tones, programmability, and diversity. Perfect to go through my stereo solid state Peavy setup. Now I need a Quadraverb.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
« on: August 01, 2019, 08:55:03 am »
I just took a look and I also don’t particularly care for how the schematics are organized. It just seems less than intuitive in how it is laid out. That being said, I would have to agree with the statement about Dimarzio customer service. I contacted them not long ago, and they were very happy to take the time to make some suggestions.

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Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: The PAF Pro
« on: July 30, 2019, 04:07:06 pm »
I just saw it myself so I wouldn’t feel too far out of the loop.

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Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: The PAF Pro
« on: July 29, 2019, 09:23:16 am »
I would say that or the PAF ‘59.

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Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: The PAF Pro
« on: July 28, 2019, 04:05:44 pm »
I wouldn’t classify it as a Dimarzio’s Duncan ‘59. I have a ‘59 and n more than one axe, and have the Pro in more than one axe. Not even in the same zip code, tonally speaking. The ‘59 has a vintage voice going on, and is a much darker sounding pickup. They’re both great, and versatil, but the Pro is a balanced modern vibe.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Recommendation for S-H guitar?
« on: July 28, 2019, 03:42:27 pm »
Agreed. Just did the vvhb2 in the neck of one of my hs super strats. By far the best stacked single I have used  that retains a great single coil tone, but keeps up with the med-hi output bucker in the bridge. Also sounds good with 500 k controls. This is now my go to neck single coil. Especially with a bridge humbucker.

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Guitar Lounge / Re: ‘79 bumblebee tribute evh
« on: July 28, 2019, 03:32:45 pm »
Yes! And I couldn’t agree more. I can build one like Eddie did for under a grand. So why would I buy one for the cost of a car?

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God. I don’t know. I have so many super strats of differing brands. I still have a soft spot for the one I have had since my freshman year in high school, my ‘89 Peavey Tracer Deluxe. Basically a bolt on version of the Vandenburg. Same pickups, same bridge (Kahler Spyder), same neck. The fact that it made it through my teenage gigging yrs. just cements it at the top of my heap.

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The Pickup Place / Re: HSS pickups in a Tele......what pots to use???
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:38:24 am »
I agree on the 250k volume. I have guitars that have 'buckers with 250k and some w 500k. Not terribly different. I am using a 500k with my vvhb2 though and love it in that guitar with that pot value. Go figure.

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Guitar Lounge / ‘79 bumblebee tribute evh
« on: July 23, 2019, 11:06:55 am »
So I saw the NAMM info in this guitar and when I finally saw the price, I threw up in my mouth a little. AMS is listing $19000 for what is basically a parts caster shred stick. I thought to myself,”Who in God’s name are they marketing these to?” And then it hit me. The same people that will spend 50gs on a Dumble and brag about it on the gear page.

I saw a review on musicians friend when they released the Frankenstein replicas where a dentist bought one to hang on the wall in his waiting room. Yeah THAT’S not a waste of $25,000.

I wonder if I can cash in on this cow and make a 5150 replica out of my ‘85 Kramer Barretta and charge an astronomical sum for it. Maybe throw in one of those custom shop Duncan’s that Seymour says he wound for Eddie. ::)

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The Pickup Place / Re: neck-thru pickup help
« on: July 22, 2019, 03:41:01 pm »
You can’t go wrong with that combo.

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Guitar Lounge / Re: The most versatile super strat ever made
« on: July 22, 2019, 03:39:31 pm »
My Big Apple Strat is the most versatile axe I have. Low to moderate output 2 bucker guitar with 5 way. Not much that can’t be played on that axe and it is by far my desert island guitar.

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