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rockabilly69

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  1. that hummingbird inlay is awesome, among many cool things about that guitar!
  2. I like those cloud inlays (and those p90s) and totally prefer a special inlay like that to any inlay with a number in it.
  3. sometimes it's the rectifier tube that you hear a rattle from, I know it sounds ridiculous, but it happens!
  4. Made by DeArmond for Guild!
  5. Hey professor, there is more than one thing in this post worth a good laugh!
  6. I don't think that was unique to Schaller pickups, I think DeArmond did it before them like on this 1970 Guild Starfire...
  7. I had Seths in an LP for quite a few years and found them to be an extremely balanced pickup, the only reason I swapped them out was because I wanted to try a Pure Handwound (wound by hand, not guided on a machine by hand) custom humbucker made by David Plummer of Zhangbucker. The newer humbuckers were marginally better than the Seths. As for Schallers, I've never heard a set that did it for me. But with pickups, like anything else, they need to line up with the guitar that they are in!
  8. Fashionable DB, what all the stylish pedal pushers will be wearing!
  9. Here's the proper attire for your new pedal usage... https://www.amazon.com/AERO-TECH-DESIGNS-Commuter-Knickers/dp/B005J5BD3O?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_5
  10. I prefer Overdrives too, but I think of them as a totally different thing. When I use I overdrives, I use it as part of my core sound, but when I add a Fuzzbox to the mix I'm going for a more aggressive sound. I'm not a Tube Screamer fan, but what the Soul Food does is pretty much what my Mythical Overdrive does, as they are both variations on a KLON. There are some techniques to get the best out of a fuzzbox, which frankly, have eluded me. Until recently, I had just about given up on them, until my friend Ryan let me try most of the classics, as he is a fuzz box afficionado; While doing this, I fell in love with the box that he built, as I finally found a fuzz that works for the way that I play.
  11. I truly think he is missing a lot of the great things that happen with fuzz boxes, about how they react to volume changes, and unlike where he's going with his discussion, I think I would talk more about how you should start with the volumes rolled back, and get the touch sensitivity with the box. Listen in my demo how you don't get overwhelmed with the "FUZZ" sound and how it can be used as a semi-transparent box, and then whack it open for full fuzz action.
  12. Waste of time. Wire it right with humbuckers, and you should have no problem at all,
  13. Recently my friend built a Eddie Van Halen style guitar, you know, one pickup wired straight to a volume control to the output jack (Strat body, Floyd Rose, no pickguard, etc), and he had me do the wiring job for him. He used the Seymour Duncan "Slash" Alnico II Pro style pickup. And I sh*t you not, that guitar is one of the most responsive guitars that I have ever played, and I am no Eddie Van Halen fan. Those Alnico II Pros are great and are one of Seymour's best! I've had the Strat Alnico II Pros since they first came out in the 80s! And it is a great guitar.
  14. Well they are two of my favorites, especially Ron Wood. When I first put the MR2000 pickups in my Zemaitis I did this demo, and I could hear the Ron Wood in it
  15. When I was younger I really didn't use trem that much, but now I use it all the time, hence why I'm kicking myself! Fender harmonic trem and magnatone trem are the ones to get!
  16. Great tone out of that H150 and that 'ol concert. Years ago, I had a '62 Super with that trem, it was KILLER! I kick myself for getting rid of it!
  17. I've been trying to stay busy in the downtime, so I just finished building up a new recording computer, It's going to be used as a back up for my current home recording rig, and, I've been checking out a bunch of cool new stuff, like vintage-gear-based plug-ins. So for the first recording from the new computer, here's a fun "not so true to Zep" cover, with turned around lyrics, a guitar amp simulation by Amplitube called "'57 Fender Tweed Pro", and my Zemaitis Reissue guitar with MR2000SB pickups (DeArmond Style). I also used a great vintage echo plug-in by Bluetubes, called the "Oil Can Delay", on the vocal. Who says you can't get cool blues tones with plug-ins:)
  18. Antiquities all the way. I've never had too much luck with '59s, and although I like Seths, I prefer Antiquities.
  19. All Gibbons posts are changed to Gibbons automatically, it wasn't your autocorrect!
  20. I use Pyramid Gold Flats on my Gretsch 6120T-55 VS and they sound great. I fingerpick (flesh on string, no thumbpick) that guitar 90% of the time. https://gimmesomestrings.com/pyramid-gold-chrome-nickel-flatwound-guitar-strings/?sku=412 100&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIspmD2PPZ6AIVkYbACh27-AA5EAQYAiABEgLkNPD_BwE
  21. We had two good looking girls in the USO band that I toured with and the guys LOVED them:)
  22. Not long ago, I was testing out a Gretsch guitar in a Guitar Center, and they had some of these new Fender amps there, '68 Silverface Princeton, '68 Deluxe Reverb, and a '68 Vibrolux, and they all sounded pretty good. They all got a little more overdrive than their vintage counterparts which was something I liked. I liked the Gretsch most with the Vibrolux, but the Deluxe sounded great with an LP! Congrats on a nice amp! Here's acool video of it being compared to the '65 reissue. They both sound good...
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