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by Derek Wilkerson
August 12th, 2012, 8:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Gibson Dodges A Bullet...Almost.
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: Gibson Dodges A Bullet...Almost.

is it me or does the mandatory donation to the wildlife fund seem like extortion..
by Derek Wilkerson
August 10th, 2012, 6:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Beware maxaxeguitars and Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: Beware maxaxeguitars and Ebay

fleaaaaaa wrote:Well I know many others will feel the same as me on this, I would never buy a guitar I have never played - especially not on the internet.
i got lucky with my favorite bass of all time.. a vintage 81' peavey t-40. there are some where you can get away with it but i agree, generally unwise
by Derek Wilkerson
August 7th, 2012, 10:41 am
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Do long scale strings work on a short scale bass?
Replies: 14
Views: 37676

Re: Do long scale strings work on a short scale bass?

finally someone gets it.. but this is a semi-old thread
by Derek Wilkerson
August 5th, 2012, 8:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pro
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: Guitar Pro

I know, I know Derek - that was just a poor attempt at humor. Very cool that your interested in mechanics and engineering - hopefully you'll go somewhere with it. By the way, young'n, as long back as you can remember I was in grad school. Don't neglect learning by ear... and eat your veggies. and m...
by Derek Wilkerson
August 5th, 2012, 6:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What Do You Think Of Tabs?
Replies: 54
Views: 11459

Re: What Do You Think Of Tabs?

i'll put my 1.5 sense in.. you're more likely to find a tab for a song than sheet music because of the sheer amount of tableture being produced today. its more likely to be free if its a tab (ultimate guitar) sheet music, depending on who made it, is generally more accurate in terms notation, rythym...
by Derek Wilkerson
August 5th, 2012, 6:39 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Hughes and Kettner 25th Anniversary Tube Amp
Replies: 3
Views: 3810

Re: Hughes and Kettner 25th Anniversary Tube Amp

from my experience.. anything thats a steal in the tube world isnt your steal. its the sellers.. if it sounds good and works i guess you're lucky, more power to you. ive gotten a lot of my favorite bass amps for pretty cheap, but only because nobody knows the company made them as they are famous onl...
by Derek Wilkerson
August 5th, 2012, 6:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pro
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: Guitar Pro

What the crap are you kids talking about? Seriously, all this technology is truly amazing but I have to wonder if you're ear training isn't suffering for it. I might just be being a crotchity old man because I transcribed Inca roads burning out the reverse motor on an old walkman. (what's a walkman...
by Derek Wilkerson
August 5th, 2012, 6:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pro
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: Guitar Pro

rsadler wrote:..
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by Derek Wilkerson
August 3rd, 2012, 6:42 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Amp makes popping noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Re: Amp makes popping noise

ive got a few old randall bass amps myself. my r-125 doesnt really do this. but my rba 500 will make a popping noise every now and then. its usually the house power supply being irregular. a power conditioner should solve the problem. the old randall bass amps are particularly sensitive to power cha...
by Derek Wilkerson
August 3rd, 2012, 6:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar care question
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: Guitar care question

keep it out of the sunlight and well insulated and it should be fine. i'd put a humidifier in the case.....
by Derek Wilkerson
July 31st, 2012, 9:16 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: screaming, strained vocals?
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

screaming, strained vocals?

anybody interested in any lessons on this? i can do a few and id be glad to put some videos up to help some metalheads get on their feet with it. still technically a type of singing.. (hey if inuit throat singing is considered musical so is screaming). my main tool is inward screams (not pig squeals...
by Derek Wilkerson
July 30th, 2012, 3:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: 8-String Set On 6-String Guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Re: 8-String Set On 6-String Guitar

i know ghs strings sells boomers that go down to .70..

personally i think you have the wrong guitar for the job but thats just my opinion..
by Derek Wilkerson
July 27th, 2012, 4:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: White guitar=black marks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Re: White guitar=black marks.

you must have a really thin finish.. my bass is 31 years old and ive been gigging while its in my possession solidly for the last year or so. and i play metal so i sweat a lot.. its got more belt buckle rash than anything. id try and maybe clean it with windex and see if that gets rid of the dirt. i...
by Derek Wilkerson
July 20th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: I need you guys to look over a randall submission
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Re: I need you guys to look over a randall submission

im hoping that they do. although i doubt they will as they NEVER answer emails. they need to get back in the game..
by Derek Wilkerson
July 19th, 2012, 6:45 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: I need you guys to look over a randall submission
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Re: I need you guys to look over a randall submission

to see if there's any feature im missing or if the layout makes sense.. just general opinions