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  1. Are we talking about a Floyd-Rose vibrato unit? If so, make sure you change one string at a time, completely tuning that string to proper pitch before changing the next string. And, of course, stay with the same model and gauge of strings. Otherwise, there's rarely a good reason to adjust the truss rod on a geetar if you aren't traveling around with it where the temperature and humidity levels vary significantly.
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  2. Ha ha... sorry! Been crazy busy with kids camp/VBS this week. Guitar came in on Thursday, and I've played it a LOT! Great tone, plays very well, and even sounds pretty good plugged in. Obviously not quite as a good as my full-size guitar, but man... still amazed at how much sound comes out of such a small guitar! Gig bag is quite nice. Taking it with me to camp tomorrow. Loving it so far! Here's a couple of pics, and one along with my 214
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  3. And if you get caught up in the Sweetwater spirit, you can help a good cause without leaving the campus. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756912[/ATTACH]
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  4. This was hard to find, but I found it....it also includes all (I think) of the sound cards made for the TG33-SY22-SY35. Editing with this allows you to do things impossible to do without it. At common prices, it seems like the SY22 is a better deal than the TG33 as they often cost less and give you keys. I wouldn't want it as my only synth, but when it's used for layering with other synths, it's outstanding. I never liked the way you have to rackmount the TG33. It takes too much space. They should have put a joystick on the front panel of a 1 rackspace module. If you rackmount it on a sliding shelf, it would be better but it would still take more rackspace than it should. I understand they wanted to put the same joystick that the keyboard has, but a smaller one that would have fit on the front panel of a single rackspace unit would have been way better. Yamaha TG33-SY22-SY35 Sounds & Editor http://1drv.ms/1UmHs9J Yamaha SY22 Specs http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music...hesizers/sy22/
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  5. Recently picked up this 1981 Yamaha LCX-5E and haven't been able to find alot of information on it. It comes up as "Model Number Not Found" on Guitarchive. I do know it was made in Taiwan, Yamaha customer support confirms based on the serial number that it was built in 1981, but didn't have much additional information about it. From what I can gather this model was only built in 1980 and 1981, with 1981 being the only year for this model to include a two way piezo pickup system. Wondering if the back and sides are solid or not, and would like some more information on the pickup system, and for that matter any other information on it would also be appreciated! Cheers!
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  6. "My Funny Valentine", the intro to "Michelle" and many many more. Lawyers should be barred from this silliness.Ignorant juries could award in their favor in totally baseless cases. Oops, that's already happened. http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-unoriginal-originality-of-led-zeppelin Around 32 seconds into the piece the pattern begins: [video=youtube;zKpbJ5Kjy2I]
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  7. I love that solo on My Love (which was my wedding song). Monster tone and phrasing. RIP.
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  8. Hi, Having listened to the videos I think most of those kinds of pads are available with the KVR31 Synthmaster plugin. It's not a freebee but very reasonable in price, and will provide with a huge sound library. I like the plugin very much and use it all the time. Cheers, Mats N
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  9. I've seen those little posts you are talking about on EVH speaker cabinets and I believe they are just Telecaster control knobs which should easily slide off once you loosen the hex screw inside the knob. Unfortunately, I'm guessing there will be a shaft sticking up once the knob is removed. Maybe the knob will pull out with the shaft attached to it and only a small hole in the top of the cabinet is left? If worse comes to absolute worse, you could quickly and easily make a 3/4-inch thick plywood "spacer" plate that could lay on top of the cabinet, with two holes large enough to allow the EVH amp post to poke through. This spacer plate would lift the Marshall up 0.75 inches so that it would clear the protruding EVH amp mounting posts. This spacer plate would need to be *almost* the same size as the top of the cabinet, but only large enough to allow all four of the Marshall amp feet to sit comfortably on the spacer plate.
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  10. I used to try and turn the spam into a legit thread... being creative... a little ad lib, you know. It's been a few years, but a couple that started as spam were so funny after a few posts that Craig said to leave them up and let it run. I've tried since then, but all my super creative genius is wasted when they get deleted. EDIT: Of course I would misspell genius and have to correct it.
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  11. I was more referring to the drama a few years back over someone stealing a ring stinger over a forum deal. But yeah, Lovetones are kinda rare in my parts too. Sweet collection indeed!
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  12. The over-forty crowd does. At least around here. Not many, sure, but more than none. Wes
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  13. Greer amps will bring this 5 watter with all tube tremolo
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  14. Voodoo Amps is getting ready for SUMMER NAMM with something new
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  15. So I took both the Anderson and my 335 clone and ended up playing the Anderson for the whole show. With the costumes and the lighting it made no difference so I went with what put a smile on my face. We had a lot of time to set up and a big stage so I convinced the band to run a stereo mix. Man what a difference. It sounded really great compared to the rushed mono setup we normally run for small shows.
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  16. Gates are open, folks are pouring in - weather is warm, but (thankfully) humidity is low.
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  18. And that's a wrap for Harmony Central X-Stream Show Coverage for the Day - We'll be back tomorrow - now it's off to the free outdoor evening concert! (You'll find us hovering around the keg...) [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756688[/ATTACH]
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  19. And they take the same technology at Modal Electronics ... compact!
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  20. Blackstar Amplification - they continue to gain more and more fans. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756660[/ATTACH]
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  21. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756657[/ATTACH] Vox, Vox, and if you want, more Vox.
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  22. EarthQuaker Devices amp. It's not quite ready for sale yet, but you can see the direction. The all-white design looks cool, it would go great with the all-white Brendon Small Snow Falcon guitar. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756655[/ATTACH]
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  23. Gibson Pro Audio - people really like the new KRK 10-3 monitor, but you need a big enough studio to accommodate it. Neat mics were also there, and people are finally starting to realize just how good they are. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756644[/ATTACH]
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  24. The looks don't matter, the sound and playability does. Answer your question?
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  25. Did we mention how organized the warehouse is? The proof is when you order something that's not in stock at the store, and a few minutes later, what you bought shows up. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756438[/ATTACH]
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  26. Oh, and there's more - A full workout room with personal trainer. I've heard employees can get even help with their taxes for free. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756436[/ATTACH]
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  27. And never let it be said that working for Sweetwater sucks - there are some pretty incredible employee benefits. Apparently Chuck Surack has this wild and crazy idea that happy employees is good for all concerned. If I worked at Sweetwater, I would not argue with that concept. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756430[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756431[/ATTACH] Oh, Wait, you need a cut and color with that? [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756432[/ATTACH] Full Salon & Spa - [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756433[/ATTACH]
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  28. Gibson Custom Guitar Shop - You could design your own Gibson Custom Shop guitar from the ground up in the "Made 2 Measure" room, and end up with something totally personalized for you. There was a steady stream of people who were there not just to design a guitar, but who wanted to learn about what went into making a guitar. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756422[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756423[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756424[/ATTACH]
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  29. Sweetwater's owner, Chuck Surack, has a hobby: He likes to fly his helicopter. I thought this was probably Chuck doing a flyby, but it wasn't...apparently he was too busy at GearFest itself. It seems he was constantly surrounded by people who wanted to thank him for putting on the event; he's very accessible. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31756311[/ATTACH]
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  30. If you've ever dreamed of designing your own Gibson Custom Shop Guitar stop by the custom shop's Made 2 Measure event at Sweetwater's Gearfest! They are located in the building just up the stairs ... by the slide (that's right, Sweetwater has a slide from the upstairs to the downstairs! - such a fun place!)
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  31. Cool article Phil...Count on you to always find some interesting stuff... For me, playing live was always absolute terror, usually preceded by vomiting, and followed by self-loathing. Whereas working by myself only produced mild self-loathing.
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  32. Vintage King Pedal Summit Panel at Summer NAMM 2016 Derrick Simpson of Analog Outfitters, Joel Korte of Chase Bliss Audio, John Cusack of Cusack Effects, Josh Scott of JHS Pedals and Brian Wampler of Wampler Pedals will be sharing their pedal design strategies and philosophies, which is an absolute must-see for guitarists, bassists and gearheads alike.
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  33. The same guy who did the guitars above laid some ghost flames on my little scoot - here is the tank after he had finished with it and when I built the ES-175 clone for him he did the finish on it. Anyone feel like "relicing" one of these?
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  34. So you found nothing is what you are saying.
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  35. Just as an update, for any out there in the future that might be looking for information on this particular model, here's what I've managed to find out about it with the assistance of a very helpful Yamaha rep: The guitar turns out to be the same as a L-5A (which are listed as having been made from 1978-1984), the only difference being the options of the cutaway and pickup system on the LCX-5E. Solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, African mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, handcrafted. From what few listings on the internet I've been able to locate on the LCX-5 and LCX-5E, all that I've seen were built in 1981. They have a six digit serial number, the first five numbers pertain to the date of manufacture, the last one is the unit number. The L-5As of this year have a seven digit serial number (two available digits for unit number), and most of the other guitars produced in the Taiwan factory between 1971-2001 have an eight digit serial number. The Yamaha rep who I was dealing with told me that Yamaha doesn't keep records of production run numbers, but it's fairly safe to assume that the run on the LCXs was small given that they only allowed one digit for the unit number. The implication being that they didn't produce more than ten per day as that would have caused duplicate serial numbers. Yamaha Guitarchive lists the L-5A as having an original MSRP of $710, there is no listing for the LCX-5 and LCX-5E, but presumably they would have been more expensive than the L-5A. Another point of possible interest, I suspect this was the first acoustic cutaway offered by Yamaha, as I've not been able to find any older. If anyone has additional information on this model, I would certainly be interested in it
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