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by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 4:40 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Weird static interference
Replies: 2
Views: 3055

Re: Weird static interference

I have a similiar problem, in my recording area. I have isolated the problem to be interferance from two sources...a TV and my Amp. Mostly the TV, by turning it off the problem goes away. Sometimes if I am really close and facing my Amp, it will cause a wee bit of noise, so I either turn it off or j...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 4:01 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Quite a SHOCKING Situation
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Quite a SHOCKING Situation

It seems to me that going with a wireless mic, is just masking the problem, unless the problem is the mic you are using now. It could be that your residence has a wiring or utility ground problem. Then again, remember that electric takes the shortest path to ground, so if you are holding a bass that...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 3:39 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Noise and cut out
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: Noise and cut out

well, assuming you have eliminated the possibility of outside equipment, such as bad cables, interferance, bad grounds etc. and the problem is internal. I would say, you need a meter that can be used to check continuity of the wires and maybe even the volume and tone pots as well as the switch for p...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 3:13 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: String Buzzing
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: String Buzzing

One thing you may think about is the nut at the top of the neck, sometimes they start to wear and this can effect the hieght of the string. your 4th and 5th are wound so it makes since that they would eat the plastic in a "sawing" fashion. It's best to find where the buzz is at, I guess it could be ...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 3:00 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: How high can guitar strings tune above standard
Replies: 7
Views: 31121

Re: How high can guitar strings tune above standard

I am a firm believer that Guitar Companies design their product to work best when the strings are tuned to standard ( or some where close), so I would not advise tuning much above 440. That said, I do often play in open G, and occasionally open E, but I do not think that excessivly tuning an acousti...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 2:45 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How to put what's in my head, on the fretboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 3269

Re: How to put what's in my head, on the fretboard?

I do alot of recording and I am not sure that they ever come out exactly the way I want them to, but this is what writing and expressing yourself is all about. I tend to listen to alot of types song writers, and muscians so I ask myself questions like "what would, Randy Rhoades, do here?" , the fina...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 2:21 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Strings for a Les Paul
Replies: 10
Views: 21948

Re: Strings for a Les Paul

I generally use 9's on my les paul. I am not real picky about brand, but I usually end up with D'addario's. Over the years, the only strings I have grown not to like are Martin acoustic strings, as they tend to go dead quickly, but then again if I changed strings as often as I should, it would not b...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 2:10 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What is the 'bass line'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

Re: What is the 'bass line'?

Practice, Practice, Practice. Play every song you can and you will begin to get a feel for certain tones as well as the way certain types of songs progress. Most, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass and Country Songs, use I,IV,V chords. so, theory can come into play in making an educated guess. for ex. you figur...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 1:47 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I've hit the wall
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: I've hit the wall

I think everyone goes through dry spells, don't worry. Sometimes I just put it down and do something else a while. either read theory or info. about recording or even get some personal info. on my favorite musicians. Also, I will often switch up instruments for awhile, maybe go to acoustic guitar, o...
by KKayser
March 14th, 2013, 1:36 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Good songs for fuzz
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: Good songs for fuzz

Any thing that sounds low down and dirty. ex. The Black Keys, but personally I think fuzz works better on indivual notes, such as leads and esp. when doing alot of bends. I play alot of blues and I love Jimi Hendrix, so it always fun to fuzz up the blue's leads to give them that "hendrixy" kind of t...