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by deeaa
April 12th, 2012, 10:46 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Are effects loops only used if you use the amps distortion?
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Re: Are effects loops only used if you use the amps distorti

Sounds like you have it set up quite OK. You could also have all up front, but IMO the less pedals in front of the preamp, the better. They suck tone, even if they were true bypass, and it's always best to have the cleanest, purest and strongest possible signal from the guitar to preamp. That said, ...
by deeaa
March 7th, 2012, 9:11 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!

Exactly! It's entirely different what you feel & hear as a guitarist playing, than what is the end result. That's what I'm driving at. The only thing I disagree with is that you absolutely couldn't get a particular sound from some guitar...these days, I'd say you can. Once you put the signal thru a ...
by deeaa
March 3rd, 2012, 5:31 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!

The gate does NOT affect the sound at all, it does nothing until the SPL falls below set level, after which it indicates that by lowering the signal. That's after-the fact stuff that I put there because if you just let the sustain go on, it's impossible to determine which lasts longer when it drops ...
by deeaa
March 2nd, 2012, 10:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...
Replies: 8
Views: 5316

Re: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...

I've never understood the humidity thing on guitars...I have assumed that's something you only need to do with cheap & bad guitars, or was just some salesmen snake oil thing. 4 me, the temps and humidities change like crazy, from -30F to +90 throughout the year, and the humidity from 15 to 95...but ...
by deeaa
March 2nd, 2012, 10:01 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!

I used a gate with a set threshold on the amplified tones, yes, because that shows where does the volume fall below a certain level & thus marks uniformly for how long do the sounds ring out before they are ducked by the gate, i.e. show how long is the sustain. But there's no effects, just direct li...
by deeaa
March 2nd, 2012, 9:03 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: How broken is this guitar?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: How broken is this guitar?

Seems pretty superficial to me, wouldn't worry about it. Then again, I'm not necessarily very good a source for this kind of advice as I don't worry about small dings etc. on my guitars. I let my kids play with them and generally often just have them lying on the floor when not used. Just a while ba...
by deeaa
February 29th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!

Absolutely. Although I haven't really close-miked amps in years, because the D/I outs are far superior these days. Just use those live and when recording mix with a room mic and you're set.

That way the sound is also the same every time.
by deeaa
February 29th, 2012, 5:08 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Buzz (Not Fret Buzz)
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Buzz (Not Fret Buzz)

I suspect that won't be audible amplified, but in any case it should be a matter of either just loosening and re-tightening some screws so that the parts lay flat, or if problems persist, stick a little blu-tack under the pickguard or whatever accessory it is that vibrates when played.
by deeaa
February 29th, 2012, 5:06 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pickup Covers
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Pickup Covers

Not exactly sure of the HW1 pickups but all that type pickups I've seen just have a simple plastic cover that is held in place with some resin/weak glue if anything; sometimes just the screws & springs keep the cover attached to the pickup itself. Underneath the plastic there's a cardboard or fiber ...
by deeaa
February 27th, 2012, 11:02 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Is Singing A God Given Talent?
Replies: 13
Views: 12499

Re: Is Singing A God Given Talent?

I definitely agree that it's best to stick with your natural voice. Me, all my life I've tried to sing in anything but my natural voice. Naturally I'd sound closer to something like Elvis or, you know, the guy in Depeche mode, quite low and soft...pop voice. I briefly attended a music college for si...
by deeaa
February 26th, 2012, 10:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Using .008's
Replies: 89
Views: 12707

Re: Using .008's

I played .11 to .52 or even .54 for well over a decade, being mostly a singer/guitarist. Always hated the light strings for feeling like noodles in hard-played chords...also used thick Dunlop Jazz III picks. And I still think in order to coax proper, chunky and strong sounds of the instrument, you n...
by deeaa
February 26th, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!

I agree completely with that...except I'm a die hard bucker and tube amp guy. Except in that too...I can't believe what an awesome tone I get out of this small Behringer 40W combo I paid 40 bucks for...the thing gives nigh the best driven lead tone out there at bedroom volumes or near there! It's pu...
by deeaa
February 25th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!

Basically, yeah, the final finding was that playing in a different style and place seems to make more difference to to guitar's recorded tone than its woods or construction or even pickups yield.
by deeaa
February 25th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...
Replies: 8
Views: 5316

Re: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...

How high is the action, then? In mm, at 12th fret? And the neck is set straight with truss I presume?
by deeaa
February 25th, 2012, 12:52 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: Guitar MYTHBUSTING - check this out!

Not a lot of comments? I think I've come to some ideas about all this now. It seems to me a great conflict that while I can detect and feel great differences between guitars when I play them, it seems pretty much that they can sound very very similar when recorded *with a set playing position* and a...