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  1. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I myself have (only?) 8 electrics. When I started out I had ONE guitar, a 78 Stratocaster with a hum & a Floyd and that was enough for me for many years. I never looked at or for other guitars. (This was pre-internet BTW). Now I have all of these guitars, 3 of which are RG 550's yet I really...
  2. Pickups & wiring
    Hey All! How goes it? I've got an RG-7 that's turned into a project guitar. I'm workin' on turning it into the perfect guitar for me. It's more than likely not going to look much like an Ibanez when I'm done. I'm stumped with the neck pickup though. At the moment, it's got a TZ7 in the...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi, im sure this question's been asked many times before but i cant find a great deal in older topics, so... How can i get a good vai tone out of an ibanez Rg550, a boss gt6 and a small marshall 50w combo amp (digital). All i know about vais setup is it consists of a boss distortion and...
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    hey everyone, I'm finally in the market for a good amp, and I'm not sure what to choose. I was looking at Soldano (something like a Lucky 13, I'm not going for a super high gain half stack), but then I started thinking about Vai's Legacy amps. And once I saw the combo (not to mention the very...
  5. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Here is my rig. 99 UV777BK -> Ernie Ball volume -> Boss SD-1 -> Carvin TN100 -> Peavey 31 Band EQ -> MosValve MV-962 Distortion sound is great with the SD-1, but I find the clean a little thin. Any suggestions to fatten it up and get the spanky sound like Sisters? Thanks.
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've been playing in a 30-piece big band for several years, and gone through quite a few amps. My latest venture has been a '78 Fender Deluxe Reverb, which has killer tone but nowhere near enough power to keep it clean above the rest of the band. So I was debating getting a more powerful Fender...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    hello, this isnt really a question i just wanted to say how frustrating something is. im going to uni in sept and i have to take my big amp, in case i gig its a peavey bandit112 anyway im going to take this crappy kustom practice amp (20 watts) which has had one speaker kicked out of it and...
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I know that there are a lot of effects choices that are out there and i think there are pretty much two routes. 1. Buy a bunch of pedals. PROS- It gives you a lot of choices. Pick ones you like for better ease of use. Parameters are usually ease to adjust and most give fairly good range of...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    That beautiful lady in the middle just arrived today, and I can't believe my ears! What an awesome axe. What I love about this guitar: tone - solid, smooth, sustaining, and sweet all over the fretboard. Lady screams and soothes at the same time. Nice clean tones. Rhythm is so tight...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys, Im looking for a little bit of advice on a possible purchase.... I need an amp that fullfills these specifications: -Low wattage (20 or less) -Full valve -12" speaker -Effects loop The only thing Ive found up to now is the marshall DSL201, but it seems they've stopped making those...
  11. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Suppose you can choose between 2 jems. 1 model 2002 with ebony fretboard and Lo Pro EDGE 1 model 2004 with rosewood board and EDGE Pro. Price and condition are the same. Which one would you go after? I'm very interested what your opinion is. Myself did not decide.....yet.
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Heaven-o, everyone. It's been a while, and I thought I was getting out of the habit, but here I go, with another amp-topic: I REALLY don't wanna throw myself into something that I can't get out of. Like, for example, buying an amp that doesn't really squeeze every last penny - that I paid for...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I played one earlier this week in $am Ash and fell in love with the neck. Easily one of the most comfortable. Can anyone comment on the tone options availlable? I played the newer model with the noiseless pickups and wondered how they compared to the Lace Sensors that were factory spec on the...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Which do you prefer? Ive had a cry baby for a while now but everyone i know istelling me to switch to morley becuase it is simpler to use, what do you think?
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    hey guys! i don't really know much about amps, so i guess i'd like to ask some questions. how does different speakers differ in sounds? do they deliver different types of tones? if so, what kind of speakers are best for high-gain sounds, and which ones are best for clean tones? i have a carvin...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm just debating on a few things here. I'm planning on hopefully getting a new amp here in the near future, but I've got to deicide on a few things cab wise. I don't know whether i want a head with a 4x12 cab, or say like a 2x12 combo with a 2x12 extension cab. And if I did get a 4x12 i dunno...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi Everytone, Title spells out most of it. From your experiences, what's the best analog delay pedal available? I'd don't need LOOOONG delay times, nor do I WANT to spend $500.00, BUT true bypass would be a major plus! Please mention if you're basing your opinion on clean tones or distorted...
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    In what was the "spontaneous purchase of the century", I picked up a used Rivera Knucklehead Reverb combo (55watt, EL34's, Celestion G12-75) on sale at Guitar Center today. I'd been looking for a versatile combo that would complement my Mark IV well, and I think this Rivera does the trick. It...
  19. Pickups & wiring
    what would you say are the best pickups? like for shred or prog or metal or blues or whatever (ex Emg 81 in bridge 85 in neck) or air norton 7 neck and evo bridge what do you guys think?
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