Discussion in 'Musicians' started by sandwichamwin, Jun 11, 2010.
It'll happen, the 2x12 combo will probably end up there.
Cheers mate, looks like you've made up my mind up for me. I am going after the vh1 version. I'm not a real big user of neck pickups anyway so it's just a waste.
Picked up a little ibanez valbee and it's a pretty interesting practice amp.
So talk to be about leads people... what do you all recommend?
I've been running some fairly average leads that I've had for donkeys years, and I'm pretty certain they are the source of the incessant hum I get from my Line6 HD500.
Don't need huge lengths, just 5m would be fine (that's big enough to cope with any of the stages I've been on).
When I bought my gibson + mesa I decided it would be a travesty if I didn't invest in some decent leads as well. I got a 20' cloth covered dimarzio cable and it's been great.
I've since bought a couple of 10' ones as well, they're great cables, sturdy as, but a bit stiff so you need to be pretty careful about your coiling/uncoiling
I've gigged all of them a lot over the last 3 years, not a hiccup.
Still have my tourtek cables. Seem to do the job and were cheap. Always hired a wireless transmitter though when I used to play with a band in live situation. Had a few very energetic bandmates who liked to run around a lot and trip over stuff
I always used cheap leads, then I bought a Mogami and it made a huge difference to my tone. Much better clarity, less hum. Something like this one except I have the silent plugs on both ends:
Not sure if allowed but was looking around for another amp but iconmusic is west ryde is selling Hiwatt T10 5w tube amps for 299 with free postage on ebay. Gonna go check it out on Thursday in store to demo
EDIT: Didn't get to iconic but went around to local to check it out. It's not bad at all. lots of gain. effects loop is nice, though it was pretty noisy lots of hum. Ended putting a Mesa mini rectifier on layby
R.I.P. Paco De Lucia
Im thinking of picking up a Bass guitar to have a play with and was wondering if anyone has tried out the Monterey MBE-40TR that JB are selling :
Haven't tried it, but can recommend ozbass forum classifieds for good s/h stuff:
Also, we have a bass player thread in this section which might be worth posting in too... just in case
I actually work for JB. Those basses are pretty much what they're worth. Monterey are Australian apparently. Not the best quality. The one we have on display at our store in Sunshine is pretty much unplayable. The nut slots are cut too low. The 2nd fret is not sitting fully in it's slot so the first few notes on the low E choke. That being said, the one we had at the previous store I worked at was fine. It's ridiculously light. There's barely a finish on the neck. Maybe a light coat of sealer.
If you want one, go to a store and check it out before buying it.
Yeah i might have to check out what they have
The only reason I thought about it is because i have a $100 voucher burning in my pocket and the only other thing I would buy is more games
Its just to muck around on
does anyone here have any experience with gibson melody makers? I know that they've been around since the dawn of time but how do they actually play? I'm a little bit concerned about how well it intonates because of the bridge layout and setup. the one i'm looking at has always had 9's on it but it feels like spaghetti, if i were to buy i'd probably chuck 11's on it
You can intonate at each end, then hope for the best in the middle, or use a different string. Out of interest, what will you be using this guitar for mostly ?
hmm, i may pass on it then. I don't really have any particular use for it, just seemed kinda cool. Just seemed like a nice variation to what i already have. I have my fernades revolver back and i'm waiting on my san dimas, currently using a mim fat strat on loan from a mate, everything i seem to have is some sort of fat strat with a trem. So i thought hey why not have a proper gibson for something different. But i never really enjoyed my time with an epi g400 until I put 11's on it simply cos of the lack of string tension on the shorter scale.
Love my lawsuit MMs, great fun and very light with a skinny neck, so perfect for those who find some guitars a bit beefy. Apparently the real Gibson reissues sound a bit bleh though. The pre-set wraparound bridge means you don't have much by way of intonation options but you could always swap in another. Mine are back home at the moment but I think I have 12s on in C.
The shorter scale and tension is why i hate playing my les Paul reborn... It's so cool and i want to love it but i find it impossible to play. If you noticed that, and many people don't, I'd say pretty much no shorter scale guitar is for you.
Which sucks because it's similar to being left handed, wipes out half the options on cool guitars.
As a way out there suggestion, look at the prs mushok. It's not a superstrat at all, and with 27.7 scale it's gonna have tension
I passed on it, too many highly little things I didn't like. I may just get a tele in stead Jim root tele looks interesting.
Another guitar cover.... as much as I hated Avenged Sevenfold for a long time, their latest album has some fantastic guitar work and horribly catchy riffs.
Good job. I am glad you like the new album, I absolutely hated it, too catchy and simple compared to their previous stuff.