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by Musicus
January 10th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Need help understanding guitar plugins and usb audio interfaces better
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Need help understanding guitar plugins and usb audio interfaces better

The delay you're getting sounds like what's known as Latency. To quote the Focusrite user guide, "latency will be the time it takes for your input signals to pass through your computer and audio software. Latency can be a problem for a performer who wishes to record while monitoring their input sign...
by Musicus
January 8th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar sound question
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Guitar sound question

Upstroke with a pick, staccato, bright sound.
by Musicus
January 4th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: 1993 PRS 24 CE Neck Refinish
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: 1993 PRS 24 CE Neck Refinish

PRS used some combinations of finishes back then, like urethane over polyester, or nitrocellulose, but not on the fretboards. That has to be masked off. I would contact them for some advice, since you'll want to be sure what you use will be compatible with any of the old finish if it's not fully rem...
by Musicus
December 19th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Tube Guitar amp Input Transformer Removal
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Tube Guitar amp Input Transformer Removal

I don't understand putting in a 2/1 xformer in the power supply. That gives you either 240v or 60v, not 120v. So what are you doing, plugging the amp into a 240v outlet? T2 is for safety (and for bridging the input Z), and must be there so you don't get zapped. Either way, make sure your neutral ("g...
by Musicus
December 18th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: The B note buzzes when I slide or hammer on.....
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: The B note buzzes when I slide or hammer on.....

That's 3 different B's on three different strings and 3 different frets. Sounds like some kind of sympathetic feedback from the distortion on the amp back through the pickups, which I've heard before. Could be a single higher fret, and the distortion brings it out more and that's why you don't hear ...
by Musicus
December 18th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: caged system
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: caged system

Big question. CAGED is just one tool. I won't debate its pros and cons here, but I think you might want to consider moving on at some point. This is a site that has some of the cons on it. https://tomhess.net/WhyTheCAGEDSystemHurtsYourGuitarPlaying.aspx (disclaimer: this is not my site, and I don't ...
by Musicus
December 14th, 2017, 2:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dyeing Ash Body
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Dyeing Ash Body

Yes, it needs sealer coats, after the Keda stain. Usually wet sanding, many coats, but follow the instructions on the sealer label. Keda should be the one to recommend a sealer.https://www.kedadyeinc.com/application/
by Musicus
December 9th, 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Question on practicing guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Question on practicing guitar

Making a list of your weaknesses and strengths is always a good idea. List goals also. I would add sight reading to the list. Consider some one-on-one professional instruction, too. (btw last I heard Portney was hangin with Neal Morse and Spocks Beard and those guys.)
by Musicus
December 8th, 2017, 2:08 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Trying to repair my amp
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Trying to repair my amp

Not sure what you mean by "catch the distortion". The amount of distortion should be controlled by the gain control, and the overall channel volume by the level control. If I'm not mistaken this is a solid state amp?
by Musicus
December 8th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: chorus
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: chorus

I would go to a music store that has a wide selection, bring your guitar, use one of their amps similar to yours, and try them all. Pick your favorite 3, then look at the prices. Then you'll know which one you really want and you can save up for it (if you have to, or find it cheaper). :P
by Musicus
December 7th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Help with Fishman Fluence wiring?
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Help with Fishman Fluence wiring?

The 2 websites are for 2 different models, one using a 3 position switch, the other (the Abasi model) a 5 position switch. Your post indicates you have the later, requiring the 5 position switch. The diagrams are not interchangeable. Use the 5 position switch, but it must be the right kind; the diag...
by Musicus
December 7th, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Epiphone Truss rod adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Epiphone Truss rod adjustment

https://www.google.com/search?q=epiphone+truss+rod+adjustment&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifjpi0-fjXAhUJ4CYKHWUFAacQsAQITw&biw=1440&bih=731#imgrc=_&spf=1512685932747 None of the Epiphones have reversed threaded truss rods to my knowledge. Righty-tighty-convex, lefty-loosy-concave. I ...
by Musicus
December 7th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Switching Left Handed Guitar to Right Handed - Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Switching Left Handed Guitar to Right Handed - Issues

You never know what folks will change. If I were to change a lefty to a righty I might reverse the volume and tone controls, or put a righty tailpc/bridge/trem assembly on it. Make sure the string trees on the headstock are in the right spots. I would also maybe check to make sure the neck didn't ge...
by Musicus
November 22nd, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Fret board oil, is it necessary?
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Fret board oil, is it necessary?

Limited edition I assume? I wouldn't use anything other than Formby's lemon oil on it if anything. Yea, the whole neck, but sparingly I think. Formby's is all I've ever used on rosewood fingerboards for 40 years.
by Musicus
November 22nd, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: J5 tele too bright.
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: J5 tele too bright.

The Squire J5 didn't have a tone control, just 2 volumes, 1 for each pickup. You have to either add another 250 ohm potentiometer if there is space (which I doubt) or combine the two volumes into one and use the second pot for tone. https://www.seymourduncan.com/wiring-diagrams?meta_params=guitar-op...