Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    this is what could make it excellent
     


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    Why would this be a shtick? It is just another type of tone. Especially in a live setting it's easier than having more than one guitar for many reasons.
     


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    how would you hope to get a SC tone on a LP? Bridge pup with the tone as trebly as you can get? Wouldn't the double coil pup push an amp much harder than a SC would?
     


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    Not if it is tapped, (only one coil is activated).
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    He's been like that for a long time too. Between him and Geddy they probably employ more computer power than NASA had when they first put a man on the moon. His signature Gibson looks pretty cool though. He's designed it for a working musician to be very versatile. http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Ele...bson-Custom/Alex-Lifeson-Les-Paul-Axcess.aspx


    My Epi has this.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    most big stadium artists are like this anyways.


    with the $6200 list, it's clear that the idea of a "working musician" spans quite a few income brackets
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Starts at a mere 4.6k.
     
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    Floyd Rose trem on a Gibson LP just looks strange.
     


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    i feel like my pick hand would end up torn to shreds on a Floyd rose
     


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    A moustache on the Mona Lisa......
     


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    There's this guy I see playing guitar is the subway once in a while in Union Square. He's really tall with long grey hair. He has this fan pointed up at this face so his hair is blowing. He shakes his head side to side while playing. Anyway, he has this gigantic pedalboard and this kind of airy backing track that he plays to. The thing is, is he has this look, persona, and gear so meticulously crafted, yet he kind of sucks. His soloing sounds so unrelated to the backing track that it is kind of comical. The wind in the hair and these Pat Metheny faces he makes is quite a sight. Who knows, maybe he is doing something so advanced theory related, but if so, it is so avant-garde to be enjoyed by the common straphanger.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    so many platform musicians are so shitty that it allows the pretty-good platform musicians to clean up.



    there's this old azn man who plays the Godfather theme on this electornic sax from car to car. Dude rakes in like $8-10 between every single stop.
     
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    Coil tapping is not the same as running the humbucker in series. Explain to me why, please.

    I have the bridge pickup on my Epi now push/pulled to run in series or not - when activated, it sounds like a hot-rodded single coil - I assume what happens is that rather than the current running in opposite direction on each coil, thus cancelling hum, the current runs in the same direction, essentially like you're playing two single-coils at one time.

    Am I mistaken in this?
     


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    I'm not sure exactly. There's various different things you can make happen including getting one of the coils activated and only part of the other for blending and such. The possibilities are endless.
     


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