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Everything posted by AJ6stringsting

  1. I'll probably try one of their guitars ....and I'm going to be honest too. I wish the Jackson or Kramer Custom shops would contact me next 😆👍 !!!!
  2. I have become a loyal , Euro tubes Customer ....they ask and go into detail about your amp , you tonal wants / needs and give great recommendations. I had my Carvin V3, Legacy 1,2,3, and Carvin X100B, VHT Pitbull , Deliverence and my other Mesa Boogies, Marshalls, Soldando, Peavey's , retuned by them....heck, even their tube recommendations for my DigiTech 2112 SGS, were great. I'm sticking with Euro tubes for life !!!!👍
  3. Been here since 2003, closed the old account, then came back in 2005. But who knows, I could get a Bann Hammer w/ Sickle with extreme prejudice....I'm not Putin you on either ....I am being Red and Square with you guys 😆🤘
  4. I use my 25.5 scale length guitars ; my Fenders, Squires, Jacksons, Kramer's and other guitars .... I generally use 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46 for a more balance feel for my hands. On my Gibson Flying V and Gibson LPC, It's 11, 14, 18, 28, 38, 48, just get some decent resistance. But when it came to my Epiphone LPC, I had to switch up to a 12, 15, 19, 32, 42, 52, due to the fact that the headstock didn't go back as far as my Gibsons, even though they were all 24.75 scale length.
  5. I hear a lot of Mark Knopfler, Lindsey Buckingham AND Mike Campbell in your playing. Are those from Stewart MacDonald ?
  6. The forum user reviews , were the best part of the forum. I noticed people would do follow ups, if the gear didn't age well or if they improved with age. Where as the 'Pro Reviews", were a one shot deal.
  7. Get a meter , check the ohms rating, if it's half below the specification, you need to find the right color code to get it in full humbucking mode. If it's defective, return it for an exchange or refund. BTW, which brand of pickup is it ?
  8. In the 1980's, I was constantly surrounded by dellusional musicians ....many thought they were going to be Mtv stars ....I was just great ful to be playing with coherent musicians and making a decent living as musician in L.A.
  9. A powerful loud Humbucker like an Dimarzio Evolution or a Seymour Duncan JB ( 13.6k ohms to 17k ohms ) pickup in the bridge can have a pickup like ranging from 12k ohms to 13k ohms stacked Humbucker that can achieve a semi close tone of a classic single coil. To me, a Bill Lawrence L 250 has some nice mid range, upper mids of slightly lower mid scooped and twangy single coil.
  10. My wife kicked me in my Ernie Balls .... This morning ☚ī¸ and then she stomped on my whammy bar and then she wanted to make up with me ....so she sent me some Floyd Roses 👍
  11. Maybe because when you're at the gig, you play harder and are heavy handed on the strings ..... Audiences do that to guitarists !!!! I love Fender Super Bullets for my traditional Strats, they help keep my guitar in tune much better than regular ball ended strings when I use my Wilkinson tremolo. But on my on my Epiphone LPC, Gibson LPC and Gibson Flying V, I have to go up to a higher gauge. I like to bend strings between the tailpiece and the bridge for effect. Ernie Ball , GHS and GFS strings handle the stress pretty good.
  12. That stainless steel casing on those old Bill Lawrence Humbucker ....are the true indicator that it is a vintage BL pickup 👍 !!!!
  13. A friend of mine owned a Yamaha SG, it had aboloney inlays, binding with transparent yellow/ gold finish with a Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup on the bridge and a Bill Lawrence L-500 on the neck position .... That guitar was monster tone machine and full of rich sustain.
  14. I sound like an old superstitious Bluesman using this term .... It's has everything to do with the mojo / magic of the pickup. Then , you have to consider the material the bridge and the nut is made of, the distance of the pickups from the bridge , the caps / pots and what kind of ohms / Henries are in the pickup ....
  15. Don't get me wrong, some L-250's and XL-500 from 1984 to the present .... Some are pretty good.
  16. Pickups are very sensitive to certain woods. I have a H,H,H 1984 Randy Rhoads / Jackson, Made of Ash, a Seymour Duncan JB and a Bare Knuckle Nail Bomb pickups were simply not cutting it. Oddly, those pickups were too trebly , so I dropped in a Dragonfire Quad rail pickup and it worked out fine. Some times, certain woods change with the volume changes. On tube amps, some tone woods compress differently when you raise the volume, increase the gain or both.
  17. I own many Bill Lawrence pickups, mainly the L-250 and XL-500 pickup. Many of the L-250's that I own, the ratings varied from 11.96k ohms to 14.03k ohms. Some of my XL-500's rated from 11.28k ohms to 14.89k ohms. There is a lot of inconstancies in ohms in a lot of the Bill Lawrence pickups. But man , they sure deliver great tone. I love using BL pickups from 1977 to 1984 for neck pickups on my Metal guitars.
  18. One of the best thing about Stew Mac , are not only the products and tools ....they have books. CD Roms and videos on how to use the product, how to use the tools and how to get great results.
  19. The Screamer bridge pickups are great for Metal , with a ceramic magnet and mine was rated at 17.01k ohms ( the site says, 16.9k ohms ) on my meter. Sounds like a cross between a Seymour Duncan JB and a Bill Lawrence XL500. The Duo Rail is a stacked Humbucker , the site says they are wound to 12.02k ohms, I ordered four and my meter read that they are between 11.28k to 12.41k ohms. They tend to sound like a cross between a Dimarzio Chopper, Bill Lawrence L250 with a PAF upper mid spike. I put these in the neck position of my 80's style Super Strats. Any Humbucker rated above 11.00k ohms is going towards a Hard Rock / Heavy Metal tone zone. Anything below, is aiming for a more beefed up Classic 1970's Hard Rock sound .....depending on the gain of the amp or the Overdrive / Distortion / Fuzz pedals going into the amp. By the way dude ....Love your sig !!!!
  20. I started buying their pickups , because one of my guitar students wanted to replace a single coil , for Dragonfire Duo Rail and generic humbucker for a Dragonfire Screamers pickup. I was amazed with the sound quality and floored more when I found out how much they cost. Back in 2009, the Duo Rail cost only $ 14.95 ( today $ 46.00 ) and the Screamer only $ 17.95 ( today. $ 31.00 ). I guess the word is out. These pickup are just as good as Dimarzio, Bare Knuckle or Seymour Duncan . Last year, I ordered over by phone and by chance the phone was answered by the owner, Ken. He gave me a great deal , he sold me a Duo Rail for $ 17.00 and a Vintage Screamer for only $ 24.00. I guess good things don't last for long .
  21. I have a 2112 too. You may need to put in a 2032 battery, once every 7 years. You may need new capacitors to replace the old ones. To me, that DigiTech 2112 SGS has better sound quality than my Eleven Rack .
  22. Pictures could help. Does it have the Kramer logo , with Neptune, New Jersey stamped on the neck plate ?
  23. A Schaller Floyd Rose base plate is identical the OFR. One negative, the locking screw is different, which means , you can't use the intonation key tool to do saddle intonation .
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