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by NickS
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: NGD: Gibson ES-335
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: NGD: Gibson ES-335

Very nice. I'm glad it's not mine as I'd have a ding in it within a week.
by NickS
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Jam Origin MIDI Guitar 2
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Jam Origin MIDI Guitar 2

Anyone tried this software? For $149 it seems very clever, but:
1. you do need to have a laptop on stage with you, and
2. it seems like everyone using it is into tapping. At which I am crap.
http://www.jamorigin.com/products/
by NickS
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: NOOB Help: Do I Need a Buffer?
Replies: 24
Views: 348

Re: NOOB Help: Do I Need a Buffer?

I offer "Vampire Slayer" as a potential name for a buffer. Kills tone suck and is an appropriately dreadful pun.

Tell me it's already been done....
by NickS
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Best Cheap Tuners for Squier Affinity
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Best Cheap Tuners for Squier Affinity

Bacchus wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:37 pm I suppose with that variability it's a matter of matching nuts to shafts, as it were.
Sounds a bit like tonight's "Pointless" - "We're going to show you six Johnsons" said with a perfectly straight face.
by NickS
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Best Cheap Tuners for Squier Affinity
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Best Cheap Tuners for Squier Affinity

Bacchus wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:59 am Also, nuts for pots and jacks are nearly always going to be M8 on budget guitars, yeah? Might buy a big bag of them.
Quality of nuts can be variable, I've found. I have a bag of cheap nuts and some fit better than others.
by NickS
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Music, Maestro, please?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Music, Maestro, please?

..and here they are. 150 Es each in NL, regardless of what semiconductor inventory is inside. http://www.maestroelectronics.com/nl-NL/Collection/Original-Collection http://images.ctfassets.net/m8onsx4mm13s/5kgPwFffTDEwD3o7jNizvS/ff2b063dd7d4bae48ecacf9ba320795c/MOCROP_front.png http://images.ctfasse...
by NickS
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: A plug: Timbre!
Replies: 8
Views: 187

A plug: Timbre!

Seems like a solution looking for a problem... there'll be someone who swears by them. Neutrik NP2RX-TIMBRE timbrePLUG http://www.neutrik.com/uploads/media/500x/08/2828-timbreplug-3.jpg The characteristic sound of a guitar is influenced to a certain extend (sic) by the used instrument cable. Particu...
by NickS
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: NOOB Help: Do I Need a Buffer?
Replies: 24
Views: 348

Re: NOOB Help: Do I Need a Buffer?

If wiggling or replugging the cable helps, it sounds more like oxidis/zation on the contacts. I've had power connectors affect the noise/hum in a signal chain, improving if I wiggled the power connector. I have found that the Digitech Drop introduces some whine if not fed isolated power. (I have had...
by NickS
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: NOOB Help: Do I Need a Buffer?
Replies: 24
Views: 348

Re: NOOB Help: Do I Need a Buffer?

Bacchus wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:32 amHaving said that, I spend a lot of time on hifi/vinyl-nerd forums where people advise that once you're washed the static off your records, you need to make sure that all of it goes down the plug hole and none of it hangs around....
:shock: :roll: :lol:
by NickS
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Whut is this pickguard for?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Whut is this pickguard for?

Thanks for that, Paul. I see that's the Kinman dimensional diagram; I didn't know how the soapbars were mounted.
http://kinman.com/InstallGuide/P-90-Ge ... -gen-3.php
by NickS
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: NOOB Help: Do I Need a Buffer?
Replies: 24
Views: 348

Re: NOOB Help: Do I Need a Buffer?

"Each of the Iso-Brick Power Supply's 10 outputs is fully isolated, eliminating gig-ending ground loop noise. Whether analog or digital, positive or negative ground, this power box has you covered."
by NickS
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Whut is this pickguard for?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Whut is this pickguard for?

A pickguard/scratchplate my son bought for his Squier Strat (which needs an 8-hole pickguard so this doesn't work too well anyway. He intended to use the bigger hole for a humbucker but there's no way to secure it. scratchplate_1.jpg Is the neck cutout for a P90? Do they screw into the body so you d...
by NickS
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Machine heads!
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Machine heads!

I have D'Addario (Planet Waves) auto-trim tuners on one of my guitars and love them. It seems like a gimmick but it's not. It's convenient, yeah, but they also hold tune well. That said, I'd probably just do Kluson-style with the slot where you pre-trim the string and insert it in the top of the po...
by NickS
Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Music, Maestro, please?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Music, Maestro, please?

plopswagon wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:29 pm That’s 16th of Sh'vat, 5782 on the Jewish calendar.
Pardon me, no offence intended to the Chosen People (and I don't mean Yorkshire folk).
by NickS
Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Music, Maestro, please?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Music, Maestro, please?

THE FOUNDER OF EFFECTS IS COMING BACK While not everyone has heard of Maestro, everyone has heard Maestro. And the world is about to hear it shape an entirely new generation of sound. New tools from the brand that helped the legends of rock change music forever can be yours, starting 1.18.22. (That...
by NickS
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: SHPD: Roland GR55
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: SHPD: Roland GR55

So, still getting to grips with this but a brief run-down of what I've learned so far The GR-55 provides two polyphonic PCM synth channels and a COSM guitar processing channel that's fed by two instrument inputs. One instrument input is the normal output from your guitar/bass and the other is the in...
by NickS
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: 2022 gear goals
Replies: 42
Views: 926

Re: 2022 gear goals

kim wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:56 pmlike so ?
My eyes!
by NickS
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Playing Technique, Theory, Recording Tips, and Talk
Topic: Strings updated.
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Strings updated.

While I was demoing the GR-55 to our bassist over Jamkazam the other night I broke the top E string on the Hondo II Les Paul copy. That set has been on there long enough for the winding on the D to be in two pieces so I thought it was time to replace the set. Digging in my box of strings I found and...
by NickS
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: pictures of your shortscales
Replies: 2034
Views: 995926

Re: pictures of your shortscales

Nice.
by NickS
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Jonzing for Squier '22 line
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Jonzing for Squier '22 line

dots wrote: Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:17 pm
mkt3000Happy Rooberday[/quote wrote:
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Another coincidence, Rob and dots sharing a birthday?