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The mini bar (off topic & misc) / Re: New TOOL
« on: August 09, 2019, 02:28:53 pm »
I havenít listened to it yet. Iíll give it a listen in the car. Itís got a decent system.
I like Tool but I donít love them.

News & New Guys / Re: Just had a stroke
« on: August 06, 2019, 01:35:35 pm »
Take care of yourself

The Pickup Place / Re: Limited Edition Duncan Hendrix Pickups
« on: August 03, 2019, 03:39:43 pm »

Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: The PAF Pro
« on: July 29, 2019, 10:23:07 am »
Oh! I didnít know there was a PAF 59í.
Clearly Iím out of the loop. Lol

The Pickup Place / Re: Recommendation for S-H guitar?
« on: July 29, 2019, 07:56:38 am »
Thanks for the answers folks - sorry for the delay - not ungrateful, just busy at work...

Had not considered the heavy blues at all, but am almost sold based on the above - will check it out.

Curious re The Breed suggestion (i didn't know they still made it?) - any reason for that one in particular? I haven't tried it. Have liked Nortons, Air Zones, Mo Joes, but never tried the Vai based pups....

Lastly - re the Kiesel -  this'll be my second - I bought a Vader 2-3 years ago and it pretty much became the only thing I use. It's awesome.  This one is just a variation on a theme. I got the standard single coil and the beryllium humbucker with it.

Happy to post picture of the new one when it gets here. I'd post a pic of my existing Vader if i could remember how to attach images - been a few years since ive been on a forum...
Cool...yeah, Iíd love to see your guitars if you are able to get some pics uploaded.

The Pickup Place / Re: Recommendation for S-H guitar?
« on: July 28, 2019, 08:40:45 pm »
Hello from Australia

I do apologise for joining really just to ask one question - but i haven't been able to find the answer anywhere.

So, Iíve got a Kiesel Aries coming to me soon. Its alder body, maple neck, 24 frets. 

Iíve built it as a S-H config - like the Satriani model JS2400.  I used to have one of those guitars and loved the pup sounds - but didnít get on with the floyd roseÖ.so Im basically building a similar guitar with Kiesel, but with a more vintage style trem.

In any event, i want to add aftermarket pups to it from the outsetÖ.and Im basically only used DiMarzios since 1989. 

Honestly, most of what I do is just jamming at home on backing tracks these days. I donít play much rhythm, and donít need a clean jangly strat rhythm sound. the neck pup will be for soloing mostly. I play blues and rock, sometimes heavy stuff, but never aggressive metal rhythm stuff - just lead with various amounts of gain!

I was thinking of putting the Satch track and Mo Joe combo In there (I did enjoy the sounds from my JS2400) - but am also thinking of a Air Norton S and a Tone Zone (mainly because I had a tone zone in an alder guitar years ago and it sounded awesome. 

So I guess I'd appreciate some thoughts on a good S-H combo. Many thanks.
Please consider posting a new guitar day when you get your Aires.
Iíve been gassing hard for a Kiesel. The Aires and the DC600 are both on my short list.

What factory pickups did you go with?

Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: The PAF Pro
« on: July 28, 2019, 08:37:53 pm »
Isnít the 36th Anny based on Larryís pickups in his LP?
Iíd venture a guess that the 36th is likely the closest to the 59.

Guitar Lounge / Re: Ď79 bumblebee tribute evh
« on: July 25, 2019, 04:30:47 pm »
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,ĒWho in Godís name are they marketing these to?Ē 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 THATíS not a waste of $25,000.

I wonder if I can cash in on this cow and make a 5150 replica out of my Ď85 Kramer Barretta and charge an astronomical sum for it. Maybe throw in one of those custom shop Duncanís that Seymour says he wound for Eddie. ::)
I guess if youíve got the money....
Personally, I donít. I buy guitars to play them, not to dis-play them.
See what I did there? Lol

The Pickup Place / Re: HSS pickups in a Tele......what pots to use???
« on: July 25, 2019, 04:28:44 pm »
I was going to suggest a 250k pot as well.
Most people prefer the 500k with humbuckers but Iím the exception. I almost always prefer 250k pots. The difference is more subtle than internet lore would have you believe. All itís going to do is shave a tiny bit of high end off.
And if you donít like it a 500k pot is an easy install.

Guitar Lounge / Re: Just bought a dirt cheap JS1000 BTB.......
« on: July 20, 2019, 01:54:32 pm »
Iíve done it to a few guitars now....
Itís pretty easy and since you can already solder....why not, right?

Guitar Lounge / Re: Just bought a dirt cheap JS1000 BTB.......
« on: July 20, 2019, 12:17:33 pm »

Guitar Lounge / Just bought a dirt cheap JS1000 BTB.......
« on: July 20, 2019, 06:17:08 am »
Iíd just replace it all, non-harness if it were mine. Youíre probably looking at about $30 in parts and a little bit of your time.
Great score btw!

They both sounded good but Iíd have to lean toward the Throback set.

But like Darth said...some context as to what you want to hear out of the rig would be helpful.

The Pickup Place / Re: Limited Edition Duncan Hendrix Pickups
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:10:31 pm »

The Pickup Place / Re: Wax Potting vs Lacquer Potting....
« on: July 11, 2019, 07:20:48 pm »
I was hoping you would respond here. You know soooo much more about this than I do.  Iím still learning how all of this works.
I did discover that somehow I lost the spacer in my pickup when I was mag swapping. I searched for it but just canít find it. Thereís a better than probable chance that, that is causing my squealing. I ordered a couple which arrived today and this weekend Iíll install it and pot the pickup and see how it goes.
I bought a small crock pot and 2 lbs of paraffin, which I have already melted. Iím going to make a jig to hold the pickup submerged in the wax!

Ok, you took the pickup apart and lost the spacer. So the parts are not secure.

So you need to get something in there so no part of the pickup can move. A little wiggle translates to a lot of squealing.

You can buy the spacers on line.

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Yeah, I grabbed a couple from Mojotone.
When I originally put the pickup back together, I noticed it had a little wiggle. Once I took it back apart I saw that the spacer was gone...

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