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  1. Do you know how old it is? Up until the mid to late '80s, most Ibanez guitars were built by FujiGen.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Yes, but only if you post a chart with a graph that illustrates your point.
  5. Lack of power (headroom) can certainly be a hindrance to sound quality.
  6. 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.
  7. Sometimes sending MIDI SysEx data requires two way MIDI communication (two MIDI cables between the interface and the synth)
  8. 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.
  9. Seymour Duncan SL59-1b Little '59 for Strat Bridge Pickup
  10. 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.
  11. ... and, not taking anything away from Bernie, it's Elton's genius that brought their wonderful collaborations to the world.
  12. That's the kind of thing that breaks up bands - friends and collaborators end up in bitter disputes up on cripple creek.
  13. It's important to point out that the DC resistance of a guitar pickup is not a direct measurement of the strength of the output signal. With all else being equal, the DC resistance can give a relative indication if the length of one wire is different than the other. What determines the strength of the output signal is the number of turns of wire in the coil and the strength of the magnetic field. If the magnet and the diameter of the wire are the same in two different pickups then the DC resistance can be used to determine which pickup has more (or less) turns of wire in the coil(s) and can be used to indicate which of the two pickups has a higher output.
  14. My LP is a '94 Studio - It was an anniversary year for Gibson and, for some reason, the guitars are exceptionally good. It has an ebony fingerboard and the finish was removed during a headstock repair. After that, the guitar took on a whole new personality and, although it doesn't look like much, it's the best guitar I have ever had.
  15. Re-fret is an issue for me. Frets are like strings - but you don't have to change them as often.
  16. It does look weird but it could be an optical illusion caused by reflections from the darker and lighter bits of the inside of the case. It doesn't look quite as drastic in this picture...
  17. this looks interesting .... Babicz Full Contact Ashtray Telecaster Bridge at NAMM 2020 https://mikesgig.com/babicz-full-contact-ashtray-telecaster-bridge-at-namm-2020/?fbclid=IwAR104TX8kRSYoYbsJ3QgCc8q6ZK955ioCVTbS8CXhpWJyU79zCuFJ2V-5p0
  18. onelife

    2 amp setup

    check this one out...
  19. onelife

    2 amp setup

    It's a Gibson Custom Johnny A Signature guitar.
  20. I really like what Paul Reed Smith did with his original Custom 24. He used the five position rotary switch to combine one coil form each pickup, in various configurations, to get some Fender style sounds along with the standard Humbucking sound. The key was flipping the magnet on one of the pickups. This allowed the inside coils from each pickup to be wired together in parallel, producing a bridge/middle strat like sound while continuing to cancel the hum. I have a four pole/five way rotary switch and some nice sounding humbuckers that I'm thinking of experimenting but I haven't figured what I'm going to do with them yet. Unlike the original Custom 24, the guitar I'm planning to use also has a standard Gibson style three way toggle switch.
  21. onelife

    2 amp setup

    I've been inspired by Johnny A lately and the stereo sound that he gets both live and on his recordings. I have a Yamaha DG80 (digital guitar amp from the turn of the century) with some basic built in effects. It has 128 MIDI selectable memory locations that store all amplifier and effects settings. A friend of mine has another DG80 and I'm interested in running my guitar into both amps and controlling them simultaneously with the same MIDI Foot Controller. I think the possibilities would be nearly endless.
  22. Yes, it is too bad. I've learned a lot here just browsing over the years and also got timely answers to specific questions when I've had issues.
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