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  1. By connecting it to the fx loop it is supposed to sound clearer. It is also good because it is going straight into the power-amp section rather than going through the pre-amp section. Since it is going straight into the amp rather than after your guitar,your signal to noise ratio will be lower. This being said I rarely use FX loops.
  2. looks like a good idea to me if you are after the p90 sound. And they are wax potted, that is a big plus
  3. hmmm sounds like you neck is busted, sorry to hear that. When adjusting the truss-rod if you do any extreme adjustment let it stand for a day two, that way you will allow the neck to accommodate. but if you try to twist it back and forth trying to get it right fast, chances are that you are going to break it. adjusting old necks is a pain man.
  4. yeah, knowing your gear is a whole different story. I've heard excellent recordings out of 4 track cassette players while I've also heard horrible sessions recorded on pro tools.
  5. I sold mine and now I'm planning to get another one. There is really something about them. they beg to be played
  6. BUILDING A HOME STUDIO by J As close as 10 years ago most people would not even consider building their own home studio. You had to save some money, make friends with a studio owner and work something out with them to get a decent demo on the cheap. But thanks to technological advances now most groups record their own music in their own homes or apartments, and most of them achieve studio quality! It is basically a no brainier because once you get the equipment the studio is right there at your service 24/7, it's a one time small investment. If you want to make a recording space at home there are some things to be considered, but it is much more easier and cheaper than you might think. So lets say you just decided to make a home studio in order to record your first demo. The first thing you need to know is what kind of music you are going to be recording. This may sound silly but it is very important because depending on the type of music that is going to be recorded it will determine your necessities (space wise & gear wise). So lets go with the most complex scenario (and the most popular), a rock band, a 4 piece rock band. You got a singer/guitarist, a bassist, a drummer and a keyboard player. This setup could turn complicated because you have a lot of people to record and chances are that you will not be able to record them all at once because of space limitations, insufficient mics, not enough inputs in your recording interface and so on and so forth. A good place to record would be a basement because usually the ambient noise is lower there. Attics are great too, but most homes do not count with those so lets stick to the basics. A great place to record (and this is where I would prefer to do it) is in a room with a walk-in closet. The walk-in closet would play the roll of the recording room/booth and the room would play the roll of the control room. Recording in a walk-in closet is great because since it is full of clothing you will no have to worry much about insulating and ambient noise. The best way to record the band is one or two at a time. If the band is not comfortable playing one at a time a good idea is to place one of the members (the one about to be recorded) inside the closet, and the rest of the band in the "control room". Place a mic in the "control room" and feed the signal to the member inside the closet via headphones. That way he will be able to listen the rest of the band while recording. NOTE: Make sure you are monitoring with headphones because if you are using a pair of speakers you will most certainly get feedback. If the keyboard player is going to be recording via midi then you will have some spare inputs to record someone else simultaneously. The big challenge here will be the drums. Since probably you will not be able to fit the drummer inside the closet a good idea is to switch positions and record him in the room. There is going to be slightly more ambient noise but you can deal with that later in the editing process. It's always a good idea to explain the musicians how things are going to be done so that they can prepare themselves. OK so what is absolutely essential to make this happen? You will need: At least two microphones (the more the better) (Condensers are great for vocals and acoustic guitars) (SM57= The jack of all trades) Balanced cables A DI Box Closed back headphones (The more the better) A headphone amp/splitter Tuner Metronome And last but not least a console or a recording software with an interface. The following are not essential but it is always good to have them around: Spare mics Spare headphones Spare cables A Y splitter Pop filters Tubes for amplifiers Tape ( that always comes in handy ) Article by J Taken from http://www.Guitar-Chat.com All content copyrighted.
  7. After trying them all I ended up with the NYC. Couldn't be happier.
  8. Jaguar project I'm thinking of building a Jaguar and I'm thinking of getting the parts off of warmoth. I purchased a strat body from them once and I was really satisfied with it so I guess there shouldn't be any problems this time. What I'm concerned about this times is the neck. What are your experiences with necks from warmoth?? and lastly, is it worth builiding one from scratch or am I better off getting one used? If I go in the "used" direction it would have to be a CIJ because Americans cost an arm. :/ what upgrades do you guys usually do to this cij's?? Thanks
  9. True I have an old fender mag that talks about various guitars, their history, mods, reissues but it's mostly about strats and teles.
  10. I'm thinking of getting a muff but I can't decide between the russian version and the little big muff. The NYC seems a bit harsh so thats why I was looking into the russian one. My concern is quality... I've heard people complaining about the russians weak jacks and so on and I read that the little big muff is more of a medium between the russian and the NYC. Which would be better for a jaguar/twin reverb setup?
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