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Everything posted by Cymastar

  1. I like you. You're okay in my book. Mastery bridge is probably your best bet. Also, I recommend .013-.056 gauge strings (Jazz Medium, in D'addario jargon). I use 'em, and I've never had a problem with knocking them out of tune.
  2. Such a good song! I can't remember where I first heard that song. It was either exploring Verizon Rhapsody, some commercial, or Tony Hawk . I immediately dropped some allowance on it.
  3. Just found this video yesterday. I went digging through my dusty CD collection and fell back in love with all my favorite late 90s/ early 00s pop-punk bands.
  4. Livingstone is just a name. The pedals are manufactured by Daphon in China. They also manufactured the Ibanez Soundtank line of pedals.
  5. I can dig it. Cool looking instrument. Daren Malakian (sp?) from System of a Down rocked one.
  6. Based on the red, my first suggestion would be to go vintage: aged white covers with anodized aluminum pickguard. Red tort would also look great. However, seeing that you're committed to the abalone, I'd say stick with some basic black or white covers and avoid the abalone knobs. The knobs would just make it look gaudy. Set it up with some sleek black or chrome witch hats. This is all just my taste though, I've no right to decide what goes on your Jazzmaster. I remember seeing a Jag with an abalone pickguard and mixed black/white covers and thinking it looked pretty classy.
  7. They have some Buy It Now listings on the American ebay for that pedal for about that amount... My God, I got confused typing that sentence !
  8. I'd get the one that actually looks like a Jazzmaster and has the vibrato... I'm more attracted to cheap copies than cheap originals or expensive originals...
  9. Good choice. They sound real nice, from my experience . Personally, I'm more partial to lipstick-tube units when it comes to single-coil pickups, but I like that you're going for a modicum of authenticity .
  10. I struggled with the look of it for a while. It seems to border on fantastically sexy and over the top yet awesome. I've settled on the latter. Fixt .
  11. I like the Holy Grail. Some cool sounds, that one...
  12. I used to lust after a good phaser CONSTANTLY, until I realized that the sound I was looking for could be had via a chorus or flanger. Since then, I've purchased an amazing chorus and thumbed my nose at every phaser to come my way.
  13. Finally this thread is taking off and getting some real replies !
  14. http://www.jag-stang.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17948
  15. Pretty sure the Paul Stanley is just a modified Fastback shape... Ok cool. But maybe... Just maybe... It's secretly a Gibson Les Paul that has been hacked to pieces ? That would explain the quality on the Robot guitars...
  16. I have more than three pedals *facepalm*. I just picked three and listed my favorite settings. Pick one for all I care, the point is to be informative.
  17. Pretty sure the Paul Stanley is just a modified Fastback shape...
  18. When using your pedals, what settings do you generally stick them on? What do you think sounds best? Why? I figure that by having a thread that compares pedals and settings, we all might be able to discover some new tones. Like this: DOD FX13 Gonkulator Modulator Settings: Suck - Just above 9 o'clock Smear - Just under 11 o'clock Gunk - fully counter-clockwise (off) Heave - fully clockwise (100%) Why?: It results in a bit-crusher like sound that I really enjoy. It's a tad more "metallic" than the standard bit-crusher (thanks to the ring modulator). Another thing I like is that in this setting, you get an excellent tone without too much whining from the internal oscillator. Also, with the knobs set this way, the input matches the output volume wise. DOD FX91 Bass Overdrive Settings: Level - 8 o'clock Blend - fully clockwise (100%) Tone - [N/A] (I change it depending on my mood) Drive - fully clockwise (100%) Why?: You get a sweet, grinding overdrive/distortion with virtually no hiss or background noise. The reason I put "N/A" for tone is because it's essentially a treble booster, and the location depends primarily on how much "bite" I want the distortion to have for any given set up. Plus, with that setting, the input matches the output volume wise. Boss CE-3 Settings: Rate - I) 1-3 o'clock -----II) fully clockwise (100%) Depth - I) fully clockwise (100%) --ii--i-II) fully clockwise (100%) Why?: Well, in mode I (mono-out) you get an excellent smooth chorus sound. Perfectly warm, nice and quiet. Most excellent. In mode II (stereo-out) the sound is a straight up vibrato, like someone is pulling the whammy bar up and down. Really nice, really smooth.
  19. Hate to break it to you, but your buddy is right. Dunlop Straploks FTW.
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