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by Doug_C
July 31st, 2006, 10:38 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Anyone play harmonica?
Replies: 22
Views: 4142

I'll probably get one in C. A 'C' harp is what I've always seen recommended for learning on. My first one was a Lee Oskar, and there are some others that would be good for a first one. (There's no need to pay big buck$ for your first one, but something "too inexpensive" may disappoint you into not ...
by Doug_C
July 31st, 2006, 7:27 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: First time playing music with others in a LONG LONG time
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

I do like the idea of a stand.....I'll have to check into one. I've got the one pictured in the first link Moonrider posted. Maybe not as portable as the other one, but it also keeps my Marshall MG30DFX up where I can read what's over and around all those knobs on its control panel. (Hey, even Clap...
by Doug_C
July 17th, 2006, 1:48 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: removing volume knobs
Replies: 17
Views: 2829

Anyway, "measure twice, cut once." :wink: Awwww, man... How's he ever gonna gain any experience if he listens to advice like that? Heh. I saw something on TV today, with somebody telling a younger person that the difference between a wise man and a fool was that a wise man learns from the mistakes ...
by Doug_C
July 17th, 2006, 9:14 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: removing volume knobs
Replies: 17
Views: 2829

hey, thanks i'll check out that website. It's http://www.seymourduncan.com/index.shtml , if you haven't found it already. There's a link on the left side of their main page, "Lessons from Seymour on How to Install Pickups." here's the Powerhouse if you want a look... http://www.guitartek.com/produc...
by Doug_C
July 17th, 2006, 6:56 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Weird humming/pulse from bass guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 930

You made a good start by trying it with different amps. That pretty much isolates the problem as being with the bass itself. Next, I'd suggest looking at the GuitarNutsâ„¢ site, my "other favorite GN" besides GuitarNoise. There are checklists there for troubleshooting Strats and other guitars, and y...
by Doug_C
July 17th, 2006, 6:11 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: removing volume knobs
Replies: 17
Views: 2829

You could swap 'em, if for some reason you want something different than the original pups. The Seymour Duncan site even has a video tutorial on changing pickups. The Deluxe Powerhouse is a new name to me, so I don't know what's in one for stock pups, but you might want to do some research and compa...
by Doug_C
July 13th, 2006, 9:51 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Badge Solo??
Replies: 12
Views: 2697

Hey, Wes: just idly curious what you use for an effect on the "Leslied" parts of the bridge? (Which I understand is where the title came from, when someone misread someone else's writing of "bridge" as "badge." And the "swans" line is reportedly a Ringoism. He wandered in while Eric and George were ...
by Doug_C
July 13th, 2006, 9:32 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: removing volume knobs
Replies: 17
Views: 2829

you wont harm the control pot unless the knob is glued on; which is doubtful. Yeah, in that case, I suspect you'd end up replacing the pot anyway. Finding a knob glued on to the pot could be a sign of something having been messed up before the guitar got to you. But it should be okay if the nut on ...
by Doug_C
July 12th, 2006, 7:21 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: removing volume knobs
Replies: 17
Views: 2829

The only specialized tool I've seen is Stew-Mac's #3515 Knob & Bushing Puller. It's around 35 buck$. http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Special_tools_for:_Electronics/Knob_and_Bushing_Puller.html The plastic spoon with a notch in it is a good "no mar" suggestion. (Kind to the guitar's finish.) Some p...
by Doug_C
July 11th, 2006, 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: unknown legend
Replies: 2
Views: 652

I agree about the stuff found on the 'Net. I ended up taking parts from at least two different tab/chord postings in order to get something that sounded more (to me, anyway) like the version on the Harvest Moon CD that I have. (Which I bought because of David Hodge's lesson about the title song. Get...
by Doug_C
July 11th, 2006, 7:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Electric Guitar and other electric bits - help required
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

I would add that you should have an amp to plug the headphones into . (The guitar's output jack alone won't "produce the juice.") Unless they're some kind of powered 'phones, with their own self-contained amplifier, 'phones are basically just speakers built into earmuffs. You need something to drive...
by Doug_C
July 6th, 2006, 4:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Capo For 12 String
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Your description of the sound and which strings are doing it suggests that somehow they're not making good contact with the fret that you've capoed at. I'm not really familiar with a Kyser, but I think it's sliding those strings to one side as it goes into place. I'd suggest getting it lined up righ...
by Doug_C
July 2nd, 2006, 9:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: trouble tuning 6th string
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Until you get your tuner, you can at least get the guitar in tune with itself via the open 5th string tuned to 6th string/5th fret, etc., etc. method. You probably already know it, but in case you've never done it that way, the only variation is that the 3rd (G) string is fretted at its 4th fret to ...
by Doug_C
July 2nd, 2006, 8:31 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Blues/Wah Help
Replies: 15
Views: 2029

I believe White Room by Cream has wah as well. Yep. sure does. I've got a CD with SRV doing "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" live, and it opens with some great muted or "choked" wah lines. Jimi also played with the order of his effects in the chain, to try and get something new, maybe going for disto...
by Doug_C
July 1st, 2006, 9:30 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: YESSSS finally ordered parts from GF
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Who is GF? That abbreviation kinda threw me at first, too. Ypu probably know them better as GFS, Guitar Fetish Sales. http://store.guitarfetish.com/index.html I got some new gear myself this week, a Behringer dual 31-band EQ and a Furman power conditioner for my PA. Just arrived yesterday. People k...