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by slejhamer
April 9th, 2011, 11:25 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Into the TELEsphere! - now w/ pix
Replies: 22
Views: 2485

Re: Into the TELEsphere! - now w/ pix

Sorry Nuno, she's a bleached blonde! Olympic White, I think is the official name. I went out to try a bunch, from the Squiers to the lower-end Americans. I really liked the feel of the neck on the American Special - similar width as the one on my PRS SE, maybe a little thinner front-to-back. I wasn'...
by slejhamer
April 8th, 2011, 5:47 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Into the TELEsphere! - now w/ pix
Replies: 22
Views: 2485

Into the TELEsphere! - now w/ pix

Was gassing for a Tele ... went shopping ... got one!

Pix this weekend!

8) 8) 8)
by slejhamer
April 8th, 2011, 5:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: A New Start (w/pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 2226

Re: A New Start (w/pictures)

dogbite wrote:I see Fender changed the headstock shape on acoustics. finally. I never liked the elctric guitar style headstock.
They still have some models like that, unfortunately. :lol:

But yes, this one is much better.

Congrats KC!
by slejhamer
April 8th, 2011, 5:40 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Opinions on Dunlop Crybaby
Replies: 22
Views: 3711

Re: Opinions on Dunlop Crybaby

I owned a handful of wah pedals before I went with a multi-fx board: a Vox, a couple Crybabies, and something else I don't remember the brand. By far my favorite was the Dunlop Crybaby Classic with the Fasel inductor. True bypass, and a "sweet" tone - though some people complain it doesn't have enou...
by slejhamer
January 4th, 2011, 6:32 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What you been playing/learning lately?
Replies: 35
Views: 3817

Re: What you been playing/learning lately?

Man, after the Advent and Christmas season I am burned out! We did 11 songs Christmas Eve, and continuing this week I had two solos (me on guitar accompanying one singer.) I'm not playing for the next three weeks, so hopefully will get back to the Idiot's Guide for some studies. I also want to learn...
by slejhamer
December 15th, 2010, 2:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: U2 songs and The Edge
Replies: 4
Views: 2279

Re: U2 songs and The Edge

Re: cleanest amp - that's possibly true on the input gain side, but I'd say pretty full on the master side. Either way, he also uses OD pedals (Boss OD2, among others) to push his amp into OD so his sound is not always clean. I'm not totally trying to nail his tone, more his style, and I like that o...
by slejhamer
December 15th, 2010, 12:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: U2 songs and The Edge
Replies: 4
Views: 2279

Re: U2 songs and The Edge

The Edge sound is nearly everywhere in modern praise & worship music, so I am a big 'user' of that sound and playing style at church (now that I'm playing electric guitar more often than bass.) Edge often uses more than one delay, sometimes with modulation (a chorus effect on the repeats.) Also a ny...
by slejhamer
December 13th, 2010, 6:37 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: 13 gauge (jazz med.) on a PRS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: 13 gauge (jazz med.) on a PRS?

Oooh, yeah, I didn't even think about the wound G string on the heavier gauge sets. One more issue to consider!
by slejhamer
December 12th, 2010, 4:48 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: 13 gauge (jazz med.) on a PRS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: 13 gauge (jazz med.) on a PRS?

If it's an SE with the wrap-around bridge, I know from correspondence with the PRS company that it can only take 9 or 10 gauge strings. I don't know if it would cause damage, but your intonation will be way off. An issue you'll have with most guitars is the nut slots needing to be resized for the bi...
by slejhamer
December 9th, 2010, 7:08 am
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Do you use compression?
Replies: 7
Views: 8112

Re: Do you use compression?

Many bass amps have a built-in compressor, but they tend to serve more of a "limiter" function based on where the threshold is set and the "knee" type, as well as how gain is applied. For example, on my Genz-Benz, I can play as quietly as a song needs, but in a different song if I am adding some sla...
by slejhamer
December 7th, 2010, 2:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: a good tuner
Replies: 25
Views: 5976

Re: a good tuner

If you don't need one with a built-in microphone, the Korg Pitchblack is leaps and bounds better than the one you've got, in both sensitivity and accuracy. Check out the reviews.
by slejhamer
December 5th, 2010, 4:57 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Re: Just Wondering

chance1991 wrote: I never used the EH-2 so ... Was this wise?
Yes, assuming you'll use the PH3.
by slejhamer
December 5th, 2010, 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: a good tuner
Replies: 25
Views: 5976

Re: a good tuner

Peterson strobe tuners are probably the standard; prices range from a couple hundred US$s to several thousand.

I highly recommend the Korg Pitchblack as an economical stomp-box style.
by slejhamer
December 2nd, 2010, 2:55 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Question about Chapter 3 exercise on David's Book
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Question about Chapter 3 exercise on David's Book

Mini-barres (just the two strings) worked for me. In measures 5 and 6 you might consider holding a full barre on the 5th fret while you move between strings and the other frets. Or not. :lol: I've started a blog about that book, if you're interested: http://dbchronicle.blogspot.com/ I do suggest tak...
by slejhamer
November 19th, 2010, 7:00 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Any suggestions on how to modify your electric guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Any suggestions on how to modify your electric guitar

Consider that you can probably find a used MIM Fender for ~$300 or better, I'd suggest going for that instead. Cheap tuners will set you back $50 or so, better ones closer to $100 or more. Why replace cheap ones with cheap ones, though? Unless you buy the same set, the screws that go into the back o...