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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    if you swirl a guitar is there tone loss? i know some people think the thinner the finish, the more superior the tone. if i got a MIJ RG and decided to swirl it, would it lose the tone?
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    anyone ever thought of just placing a pickup without all the wire-work? wouldn't it be easy if u could just CLICK or LOCK the pickup? all the swapping would be easier....u guys think this would ever happen?
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I just thought how practical this could be... Since a middle single coil would, for most people, take up space and be screwed all the way down. So, do they exist?
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  5. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm on a roll with new posts, so humor an old man........ I just had some work done to my main Marshall head: it's a 1990 JCM900 Dual-Reverb 4500 model and I've always liked them over the older 800's because of TWO real channels ( and of course, verb). I was telling Dankynugs recently that I...
  6. Pickups & wiring
    After much debate amongst myself. I finally decided what to do with my 2620 Prestige Cubed. I pulled out the pickups, and the 5 way and put in a P94 in the Bridge and a Tele pickup in the neck and a 3 way. I was nervous as I was cutting wires. The diagram was no use at all. I finally figures...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Where would I be able to obtain one? I checked evilBay, and there aren't any on there. I'm not really looking in to one, but I'd like to know where to get one if I'm ever interested. I really wish they'd just bring the USA Custom Shop back.
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but seeing that new gear comes out all the time I'll ask it again. What would be the best wireless system for, say, under $200? I'm looking at Nady units right now, they seem to be the industry standard, but I have no idea on the different models.
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've got a problem here, don't know what to buy. At the moment I have a G-major controlled by a Ground Control Pro. My amp is an ENGL Special Edition head. The ENGL sounds great but when I open the fx-loop to the G-major the tone changes, like everybody knows, the G-major sucks tone. It just...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'm having slight problems with my setup. At the minute I'm trying to hook up my: Marshall JMP-1 Boss GX700 TC Electronic G Major I'm using the G Major for all of the FX such as reverb, delay, pitch shift etc but I want to use the harmoniser on the GX700. With that I've found the only way...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I started this project a year ago and it is finally comming together. It was suposed to be painted and assembled by the builder of the body but after 10 months he sent me an unfinished body (at no charge) and washed his hands of the project. I started with an Ibanez RG550 sold off the body and...
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Is there any major tone differance with a basswood RG (stock) vs. a basswood Rg that has had the monkey grip and lions claw carved out?? In theory, less wood should equal thinner tone, but is enough material removed to make a big differance???
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I had to sell my 535Q to pay some bills... now should i buy it again or go for a wylde, slash, or Cry from hell, ??
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I was reading an interesting article about true bypass on effects at the site of Pete Cornish but found it somehow confusing Can someone explain me the importance of input and output impedance of effects, guitars and amps and how does this buffer-thing works?
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  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I know most of you don't like wireless and we all agree that there is some tone loss, but those of you who use or have used wireless and know a bit about it, how does this unit look? My band is looking to play out a bit more and we all move around quite a bit. cables are becoming a pain...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm thinking of getting a Mesa Lonstar Special. It's the perfect size and wattage (30W) for my home playing. I don't want anything louder. The only problem is, I sometimes like to play high-gain stuff, so I'll probably being running a Boss DS-1 through it occasionally. Does this take away...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Looks like ESP is introducing a new Alexi Laiho model and since this was actually announced on the North American ESP site and not just the Japanese site, I'm assuming that this new ESP Alexi Laiho model is available in the US(along with it's LTD counterpart). This new model is kinda ugly IMO...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Which has more to do with loss of tone in a pedal board setup? 1) Using those cheap thin cables between each pedal or 2) cheaper, not "true bypass" pedals? I'm talking about six pedals.... Compressor - Wah - overdrive #1 - overdrive #2 - chorus - delay. I was very happy with my pedal...
  20. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Is it possible to connect a 412 cab to a Mesa Boogie Mark IV combo without destroying anything ? I just want a huger sound !!! Thanks guys !
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