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by Doug_C
July 30th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Talk me into (or out of) this
Replies: 7
Views: 3302

Talk me into (or out of) this

Several months ago, I emailed the local Adult & Community Education office to ask if they might be interested in holding a course like I'd seen at a couple of other districts in Maine, "Acoustic Jam Session(s)." One of those was described as "a low pressure, non-judgmental opportunity to experience ...
by Doug_C
September 14th, 2013, 2:36 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Expression pedal for an RP100 multi-effect?
Replies: 2
Views: 3542

Expression pedal for an RP100 multi-effect?

Just curious if anyone's using a DigiTech RP100 (or RP100A; both discontinued models), and if you have an expression pedal for the wah, Whammy™, etc., what make/model of pedal you have. I've looked at various brands from the M Audio EX-P (around $30) up to the Line 6 EX-1 (around $50) and on up to t...
by Doug_C
October 24th, 2006, 6:47 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Faulty Bass Output
Replies: 3
Views: 959

(it was a used bass, y'never know what's up with it.) Not quite like a used car, but could still be "buying somebody else's troubles." ("And we'll guarantee it for thirty seconds or thirty feet outside our lot, whichever comes first!") :wink: Thanks for the links! I'll check them out and see what I...
by Doug_C
October 24th, 2006, 6:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Shielding paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Dunno what kind Gibson uses, but there are at least two possibilities on the market. Stewart-MacDonald sells some that's water-based. The URL for the specific page is pretty big, su just got to their site ( http://www.stewmac.com ) and type "0029" in the search box at the top left of the page. That'...
by Doug_C
October 22nd, 2006, 7:16 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Faulty Bass Output
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: Faulty Bass Output

My bass is pretty screwed. But we're not going to pronounce it "dead" yet. :wink: The pickups are loose and I think they need resoldering - the bridge pickup has low output, and the P pickup under the D and G strings isn't giving any real output. Lots of things can get messed up with pickups, not j...
by Doug_C
October 19th, 2006, 11:24 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: new tone pot
Replies: 22
Views: 7326

What's also important is the capacitor value. A 4.7k-ohm tone cap will roll off the frequencies faster than a 2.2k-ohm cap as you turn the tone pot knob. Again, speaking generally, you'll often find a 4.7k cap paired with a 500k pot, and a 2.2k cap paired with a 250k pot. But you can experiment wit...
by Doug_C
September 25th, 2006, 12:26 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: memphis brand telecaster, anyone know anything?
Replies: 6
Views: 3785

I've got a Memphis LP copy. From what I read in the HC reviews, those were made in both a set-neck and a bolt-neck version. The reviewers seemed to prefer the set-neck, but nobody seemed to really "diss" a Memphis too badly. Mine has the bolt-neck, and I'm quite pleased with it so far. If their Tele...
by Doug_C
September 21st, 2006, 7:13 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Hotel California (Hell Freezes Over) Intro TABS?
Replies: 4
Views: 3126

The "Hotel California" lesson from Denny Zager ( http://www.zagerguitar.com ) is for that version. He rates it a Level 5, which is the most difficult level for Zager lessons. From reading your posts, I get the feeling that you have the determination needed to learn that. I say "go for it," but I thi...
by Doug_C
September 18th, 2006, 8:30 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Jimi Hendrix Style
Replies: 15
Views: 6134

Both "Castles Made Of Sand" and "The Wind Cries Mary" are on the "In The Style Of Jimi Hendrix" DVD that I got from MVP. You'd have to get the tab for it from their site, and the tabs just show the particular passage that Curt Mitchell is demonstrating on the video. (And there's nothing to indicate ...
by Doug_C
September 11th, 2006, 6:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Distortion- the old time way
Replies: 16
Views: 2213

It was definitely a P-90 in the neck, but the bridge PUP looked a little bigger (or am I crazy) and he had it set in the bridge position the whole way. I liked that guitar though. If it's two P-90's with a Bigsby (or Burns), that would be a nice guitar to have. Not to perpetuate the "hijacking" of ...
by Doug_C
September 9th, 2006, 2:41 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Powering Old Pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

I think you're up against the issue of positive ground vs. negative ground. (PNP and NPN transistors, and other smoke-and-mirrors stuff.) Even if you get a power supply that will operate your pedal, it may not "play nice" when chained with other pedals if they're of the opposite polarity. I used to ...
by Doug_C
September 3rd, 2006, 11:34 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Octave Pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

I've got a couple that are supposed to be clones of the Octavia that Jimi used. Best results are at the twelfth fret and above.
Do some searching with "Tycobrahe" and/or Octavia.
by Doug_C
September 3rd, 2006, 11:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Gig report- Carry a spare amp!
Replies: 18
Views: 4006

I keep a stock of fresh batteries (9V, AA, AAA) in my gear bag, but hadn't thought of fuses until now. Note to self (not that I'm doing gigs anywhere, but): Find out what fuses everything takes, and lay in a minimum supply. Re Murphy's Law: I've often said that Murphy must've worked for a railroad. ...
by Doug_C
August 8th, 2006, 9:59 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Keeping my guitar in a bag
Replies: 2
Views: 803

It'll be fine and help keep dust off of it. Just don't forget about it and neglect it in that bag. Agreed. Only a couple of my guitars had a case when I bought them, but pretty much all of them now have their very own gig bag. (I like the Musician's Friend "Elite." Good value for the price.) I did ...
by Doug_C
August 3rd, 2006, 10:02 am
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Looks like Amazon finally got it right
Replies: 19
Views: 7750

Excellent! I'm gonna grab a copy of that. 8) I'm hoping my old Hagstrom 8-string will come back to me some day (had to leave it behind when I moved to ME in '93), but even if it doesn't, I've got a nice Ibanez GSR190 to learn on. Haven't had many transactions with Amazon, but if it helps GN, that's ...