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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-20-2003, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Volume knob

Just wanted to say I`m having difficulty doing volume swells {VH-Cathedral} with the stock volume knob. I`m thinking of going with the strat style knobs. Anyone else notice this?
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 08:23 AM
 
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works fine on my JS 90th.

but i hear of several ppl that the volume knob crackles/doesn't work right for them...
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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 08:51 AM
 
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my JS 90th
Aggghhhhh

Yeah I lot of peoples volume knobs do crackle - mine, but thats either to do with a pot or dirt gets in it
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try contact spray ... standard advice :P
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No, I`m not getting crackles. I have a hard time swelling the volume on/off/on with my pinky while at the same time picking notes. It seems that since the knob is tall and cylinder like I can`t really grip it where as the strat style knobs my pinky gets better contact having the bottom and verticle part to grip.
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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 01:56 PM
 
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aaah, i see your problem... though i personally don't see why it should be easier with stratstyle knobs... i can actually do it with the default js-knobs... but that may due to the strange measures of my hands:

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Yeah, you don`t have a problem in that dept.
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 05:47 PM
 
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sAtA I hate you!!!

I hate my short fingers!!!

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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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What makes the strat style knobs easier, and I say this having once owned a Wolfgang with such knob, is that you have two surface contacts to roll the volume off/on with your pinky. IE: strat style _/ \_, JS style []. See my point now, I have no trouble reaching, when I was younger I used to practice crazy isometrics thinking I would get Steve Vai stretch fingers. I have the stretch but still limited to the size of my hands.
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i think it takes time to get used to it, i had a similar problem too with volume swells with the JS but after a while, i just don't find it difficult anymore. i also had trouble reaching for the pickup selector switch but seems to be okay now
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post #12 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 04:34 PM
 
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SaTa - bout the same size of hands as me, and you have had 3 more years of growing than me, my hands go from one end of the main keyboard bit to the other end.... and I have an extra wierd logitech button on mine.
Ive never really thought about how someone with small hands would play
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I'm 19 years old right now. Anyone knows if my hands are still suposed to grow (at least a tiny bit so I can play Surfing with the alien... )?
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post #14 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 10:26 AM
 
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my hands are almost as long as sata's, maybe a centimeter or two smaller

pinky grow is what i'd love, if it could be the same size as my ring finger, would be cool!
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ZERO unless you are a midget, don`t fret it. Joe is not tall at all and he plays Surfing with the Alien. All it takes is practice, practice, practice..........
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