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  1. a loaded question...Kent Armstrongs are fine, not a problem, but if you really want to optimize the sounds, you would be better off mixing and matching, like a DiMarzio SDS, and Seymour Duncan JB, a Bill Lawrence Blade...the list goes on and on...there is no one right combination, and these p-ups I mentioned are certainly not the only choices, just the more typical. Plus, there are no rules, so depending on the body rout, you could put full sized humbuckers, P90s, minibuckers, Filter-trons, etc...somewhere someone has done all these things before...😎
  2. yep...and that. my friend, is the 'square one'...
  3. seriously, what possible good is resting the amp on its side going to do for the potentiometer? You come up with some of the most bizarre 'fixes' what was the other one, oh, yeah, leaving a broken pedal on for three days would cure it... Maybe you should kill a goat in front of it while you're at it ...and light some candles Okay let's take a step back into reality. You could try cleaning the pot with one of those spray cans like De-Oxit, but that will not alter the actual taper of the pot, nor 'restore' its taper to original specs. How long have you had the amp? Did you buy it new? Is it under warranty? When did the pot's taper become noticeably out of whack? what is plugged into the amp/fx loop?
  4. Jay, thanks for stopping by...I am hopeful that gear selling will not be necessary for most musicians, because it is a sad and painful form of triage; I had to do it to make child support and alimony payments way back when, and I gave up some nicer gear because it fetched the best return, not necessarily because I didn't need the instrument/pedal/amp. These are unprecedented dark times for modern society, not just for musicians, but bar and restaurant workers, office workers [anyone who ever worked from a home office knows the sense of isolation and the distractions], cleaning staff, and a huge shout out to the healthcare workers [like my 3 S-I-Ls, all RNs, and my oldest daughter, an RN in training] who are going out there daily putting themselves at risk. Also, for all the parents struggling to deal with the closure of schools and daycare centers, try to find ways to make your kids feel safe, that they are not being punished, but protected...not an easy thing to do, I'm sure. I am hoping that when we come out the other side of this, you all will still be here...
  5. great...now you guys are fixing stuff in zombie threads? That stuff was posted 10 years ago...😁
  6. 15 years too late, I'm afraid...
  7. good call, I was thinking the same thing, and it could be all the p-ups, btw, but that bridge p-up is definitely looking high. What are you using to check the pitch?
  8. well, great, but you're 10 years too late...
  9. sounds to me like the volume pot needs to be replaced. How old is the amp?
  10. as much as I got to disliking it, I was considering giving private lessons...but they've closed the local music store now...so I am back to square one.
  11. optimally, yes, all 3 should be the same note
  12. at the top right of the page your name is there, click the down arrow. on the subsequent page at hte upper left you should see a little gray square on top of the 'K'...click the square and it should allow you to upload an image.
  13. Both...the trick is to get the harmonic to match the fretted note...
  14. okay, fine, but I was referring to the Eon 1 PRO, Forgive me for my lack of exactitude when referencing the model in my post...go back and read the very first sentence of the OP...there it is...oh, yeah, 8" sub...250W... Happy now? whatever...
  15. My gigs, what few solo ones I had booked, are gone or on hold pending...California is on lockdown...no side money to be had...I'm sure most, if not all, of you are in the same boat, so if you want to air your feelings, this is as good a place as any...
  16. I have a pair of TS308s already, thanks for playing... I am trying to keep this thread on topic, your continued nitpicking regarding my gear purchases is not helping. If you have something to add about air or gas lift stands, please contribute; if you want to talk about my choice of speakers, start a new thread, m'kay?
  17. ^this...give it a day or so to 'find itself'; and Grant's tip about 'over shooting' the truss [I only go about 1/4 turn] and then releasing when strung and tuned [then redo the intonation] is a good one, I do this as well.
  18. seriously, you have nothing else to do than critique people's gear choices? Thanks for the opinion, but I'm just going to go with what I got... Again, I'm going for 'bang for the buck'.......I could have bought used Thumps...for twice the price, but I don't need that much power, or weight Anyway, ATM, it is all moot since there will be no gigs for the foreseeable future...
  19. and projection...f-hole guitars tend to be less 'boom-y' to my ear compared to 'folk' guitar, so I get what you mean about the blanket; those old L5s were made to be heard in a big band ensemble, so they really had to cut through.
  20. I wouldn't go there with an actual Fender Starcaster...but I am guessing you are not talking about the semi-hollow Starcaster, but the el cheapo strat knock-off 'Starcaster by Fender'...which I never understood why Fender did that... So, yeah, it might be a decent test module...IMHO, the best place to start is with a more 'normal' style, like a tele or strat copy, where the parts can be found in abundance, and if they don't 'fit' you figure out how to make them fit. Replacing a neck is not what I would consider a 'first timer' task...start with p-ups, tuners, bridge, then nuts, truss rod adjustments...you really need a fair investment in tools and such to really do a neck correctly..and to this day, I try to avoid neck replacements...I've got one of my own that has been sitting for over a year...😉 someone also mentioned Guitar Fetish...take a look at their 'factory closeout' stuff, sometimes you can find interesting things there...I have bought necks for replacement jobs from them a few years ago, but not in the closeout section...
  21. One of the biggest time wasters I deal with is when an instrument arrives and needs a truss rod adjustment, there is no Allen wrench in the case [How many times have I heard 'oh, is that what that thing was for?' ] and I have to 'guess' which of my collection of SAE and metric Allen wrenches or sockets will work...but now, Music Nomad has done us all a huuuuge favor by creating an online database of truss rod tools by manufacturer and model!😍
  22. well, to be fair, Notes was not talking politics, per se, and I feel his pain. What few gigs I managed to get recently have been cancelled or put on hold...and if I was not getting social security and a small pension, with the stock markets in downward spiral, I would be very concerned about cash flow. Notes makes his living gigging, and if he isn't gigging, he isn't living...
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