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  1. Does the jack need to be replaced or just reseated and resoldered on the printed circuit board?
  2. Any change in the glow of the power tubes when you try to pass signal through the amp?
  3. The L series are acoustic guitars with pickups. The ES line are electric guitars with hollow or semi-hollow bodies. This accounts, in large part, for the big difference in price.
  4. Do you know how old it is? Up until the mid to late '80s, most Ibanez guitars were built by FujiGen.
  5. If you turn the Reverb up to high the 'wet' sound can combine with the dust in the cavity to create 'mud.' 😀 But, seriously, it sounds like a wiring error occurred during the pickup replacement. The Volume pot, in a standard guitar circuit, functions as a voltage divider. For the voltage divider to function properly as intended, the circuit must be properly grounded. Even a simple mistake, like soldering a wire to the incorrect lug of a pot, can compromise proper grounding. Also, check to see if the wires going to the output jack might have been reversed.
  6. Those things weigh as much as a small car... and those Ultralinear Transformers. I never has a Quad or a Super Six but I did have an Untralinear Super Reverb which was very difficult to move. The transformers made it top heavy and I couldn't carry it with a straight arm. I had a few 100 Watt Twins over the years and put a pair of EVM12Ls in one of them (for that heavy sound) and it was a great amp for a Fender Rhodes (I had a used 88 for a short time and replaced it with a new 73). My lower back hurts just talking about this stuff.
  7. Yes, but only if you post a chart with a graph that illustrates your point.
  8. Lack of power (headroom) can certainly be a hindrance to sound quality.
  9. Perhaps when you engage the Run switch it loads down the Power Supply to the point where it can no longer supply enough current to run the motor. If there is a leaky filter capacitor - perhaps in the power amplifier - it could be what is loading down the Power Supply. I would suggest getting a schematic diagram with a voltage chart and making some measurements (carefully) with the Run switch in both positions.
  10. Sometimes sending MIDI SysEx data requires two way MIDI communication (two MIDI cables between the interface and the synth)
  11. I've played piano and guitar all of my life. My father, who was my first teacher, taught me to play, to read music and some basic theory. I had a very good music teacher in high school. I approach the guitar the same way as I do the piano - where I see all the notes and the chords laid out in front of me. I make us of fingering patterns on the guitar but don't limit myself to 'boxes' when I improvise. Electric guitar is my main instrument and, although I sometimes use synthesizers (guitar and keyboard), I would describe myself as more of a piano player than a keyboard player.
  12. Seymour Duncan SL59-1b Little '59 for Strat Bridge Pickup
  13. I agree, absolutely. I think of someone dropping off a stack of poems and then sitting down at the piano and turning them into timeless musical masterpieces - sometime in the length of time it took to play through the song (according to legend). To me, that's Paul McCartney level of musical genius - especially the ability to just keep doing it for decades. When I was getting started, back in the early '70s, my piano teachers were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Carole King albums and sheet music. I remember how excited I was when I found the book with all of the songs from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
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