• Guitar Discussion Thread V9 - February Edition!
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[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;35716588]I've never been that fond of steel wooling my FB, though I know a lot of people swear by it. I use bore oil and a toothbrush, gets all grime I've encountered off[/QUOTE] I'd be hesitant to use a toothbrush personally :v:. My brain just seems to think that a toothbrush would damage the board more, the bristles seem tougher and there's a less consistent area to work with. Would be difficult to say for sure though. Rubbing the fretboard by hand with 0000 steel wool takes off practically no wood, but it tears through grime and oxidation on the frets.
I just seal my fingerboards, you people are goofs
I've had my current guitar for around 5 years now, and i haven't cleaned the fret-board even once. It's still clean, and hasn't collected any grime or gunk yet. Frets are still shiny and completely rust free. Though, I do not sweat from my hands at all while playing guitar, partly because the room temperature is pretty much always well below 20c. [QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35720124]I just seal my fingerboards, you people are goofs[/QUOTE] Do you use epoxy to seal fingerboards? Or grain filler or something? I've never seen fretted instrument with sealed fingerboard. I imagine it could be nice on guitar with open grain, such as wenge.
i've never touched my fretboard in my life.
[QUOTE=thisispain;35722854]i've never touched my fretboard in my life.[/QUOTE] wow, you got some crazy playing style then.
nah just open strings
[QUOTE=thisispain;35723012]nah just open strings[/QUOTE] Thats casual. Hardcore people play by punching that guitars body
[QUOTE=LaughBann;35722849]I've had my current guitar for around 5 years now, and i haven't cleaned the fret-board even once. It's still clean, and hasn't collected any grime or gunk yet. Frets are still shiny and completely rust free. Though, I do not sweat from my hands at all while playing guitar, partly because the room temperature is pretty much always well below 20c. Do you use epoxy to seal fingerboards? Or grain filler or something? I've never seen fretted instrument with sealed fingerboard. I imagine it could be nice on guitar with open grain, such as wenge.[/QUOTE] nitrocellulose on maple, grain filler on rosewood never touch ebony, don't seal ebanol
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;35716588]I've never been that fond of steel wooling my FB, though I know a lot of people swear by it. I use bore oil and a toothbrush, gets all grime I've encountered off[/QUOTE] that's how I went about that bastard of a Warwick. some lighter fluid and a toothbrush, got it spotless. [editline]26th April 2012[/editline] the frets on it need recrowning, they're pretty dented. maybe even a full refret.
I hardly ever touch the fretboard. I touch the strings a lot though, and when I push down on them THEY touch the fretboard a lot.
[QUOTE=dcalde78;35725529]that's how I went about that bastard of a Warwick. some lighter fluid and a toothbrush, got it spotless. [editline]26th April 2012[/editline] the frets on it need recrowning, they're pretty dented. maybe even a full refret.[/QUOTE] How does it sound? At least before you took it apart.
no idea what it sounded like properly, the active EQ was dead because the battery was flat. I gave it back already as well. it sounded alright I guess, when I gave it a quick play to see what it was like. that was with the super old manky as fuck strings though.
Since the Musicians Gig Room is somewhat deserted, I'll post this here too for C&C. New song I finished earlier today. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LMQRpa_-2A&list=UUcQARd25dQ6sg0pCXJpomUw&index=1&feature=plcp[/media]
I don't particularly like prog metal but that's pretty decent, well composed and good playing. I do have one gripe about your tone though: the low frequencies are a little muddy while the high frequencies are crisp and clear. Probably something to do with tension and not something you can really fix without a multi-scale instrument but it was bothersome enough for me to notice it throughout the song. It shouldn't be a big issue unless high and low frequencies are going on at the same time.
Wow. So here I am playing a '79 JEM through a first act :v:
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35738511]I don't particularly like prog metal but that's pretty decent, well composed and good playing. I do have one gripe about your tone though: the low frequencies are a little muddy while the high frequencies are crisp and clear. Probably something to do with tension and not something you can really fix without a multi-scale instrument but it was bothersome enough for me to notice it throughout the song. It shouldn't be a big issue unless high and low frequencies are going on at the same time.[/QUOTE] I don't think that's the issue. Personally I think it sounds like ass, but it's not his fault (nor my disliking the genre). Youtube's been having an issue recently that fucks with loud sounds, which creates some nasty fuzz on things that are loud, and this is pretty damn loud. His amplification method, whatever it is, always had a really nasty inharmonic bite too (guessing solid state, don't remember)- throw in the fuzz and it makes notes pretty much big chunky pulses. The low end and high end are probably in tune, but I can't even verify it because everything midrange downward is so goddamn broad it's basically percussion. Ran it through a spectrum analyzer for a laugh, and I can't even identify anything below A7, it's just a big poofy blob, so I don't think you're really hearing the pitch down there. Also, there's something horrible happening in the stereo field, and I can't tell what. Basically, Youtube is a bag of dicks. Upload it on Soundcloud or something, Hullu.
[QUOTE=Xenocidebot;35739902]I don't think that's the issue. Personally I think it sounds like ass, but it's not his fault (nor my disliking the genre). Youtube's been having an issue recently that fucks with loud sounds, which creates some nasty fuzz on things that are loud, and this is pretty damn loud. His amplification method, whatever it is, always had a really nasty inharmonic bite too (guessing solid state, don't remember)- throw in the fuzz and it makes notes pretty much big chunky pulses. The low end and high end are probably in tune, but I can't even verify it because everything midrange downward is so goddamn broad it's basically percussion. Ran it through a spectrum analyzer for a laugh, and I can't even identify anything below A7, it's just a big poofy blob, so I don't think you're really hearing the pitch down there. Also, there's something horrible happening in the stereo field, and I can't tell what. Basically, Youtube is a bag of dicks. Upload it on Soundcloud or something, Hullu.[/QUOTE] It's probably a little bit of both. I never realized that Youtube messed with the audio if you're watching the original video resolution, though I don't do a whole lot of listening to music on youtube. all wav all the time
No offense, but I just don't 'get' metal, so of course I didn't like it. I'm probably not angry enough for it. Your playing isn't necessarily bad, though, the music just did nothing for me. But yeah youtube definitely murders sound quality.
[QUOTE=J Paul;35740077]No offense, but I just don't 'get' metal, so of course I didn't like it. I'm probably not angry enough for it. But yeah youtube definitely murders sound quality.[/QUOTE] Metal isn't very angry necessarily. Power metal is mostly about rainbows and unicorns, and funk metal is just energetic and generally silly.
Well angry probably isn't the best word, but that's the feeling I personally get from metal, that's the feeling I feel that the songwriter is trying to deliver to me through harsh music. I personally don't get harsh with other people unless I'm angry. Like how soothing is the feeling I usually get from jazz, upbeat is what I get from beach boys style shuffle songs like wouldn't it be nice or california girls. But then metal is.... well, there's no way to write the sound that metal makes in my head without sounding condescending, but let's just say it's not pleasant. I honestly think it's just the aesthetics of metal that happens to turn me off. The style, the picture that gets drawn in my head when I hear the music (which I know that probably sounds stupid but please bear with me). Like, to me, jazz wears a stylish hat, plays a nice looking hollow body, he's a real cool cat who mellows out the room, everyone takes in the good vibes. And then there's metal. I'm not necessarily against distorted sounds, you can have distortion in something and still call it rock. Jimi Hendrix made a fantastic career of it. It seems to go from rock to metal though once it takes on the characteristic of being 'hard', 'heavy', 'brutal', that kind of thing, you know, all those adjectives that generally mean bad things but for some reason become applied positively when you're talking about metal. Like I said, I probably just don't 'get' it. And I'm not saying there's anything wrong with metal, I'm sure a lot of people think the sounds I like are unpleasant, too.
[quote]Like, to me, jazz wears a stylish hat, plays a nice looking hollow body, he's a real cool cat who mellows out the room[/quote] you're doing it wrong [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLUJZUKJ1BM[/media]
I don't know about you but that to me seems exactly like what I described, except with a trumpeter instead of a jazz guitarist, I personally feel pretty mellow having listened to it. So I don't know where I went wrong.
jazz is about hyper-tension, blue-balls, and drug highs. good jazz at least.
Well there's all kinds of jazz, but yeah, basically that's what I was describing. Maybe it's not good that I think that type of person is cool, maybe I should get some better influences. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnXVlm7ibOc[/media] But anyway this is what comes to my mind when I think 'jazz guitar', the Gershwin aria for the lyrics 'summertime... and the livin' is easy...', and then how around 3 minutes in Joe takes it to swing-zone, and then breaks it back down to the summertime part.
fun times: here's joe pass on a fender jaguar [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IDvFRqo04g[/media]
On a related note [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDMmxh19V4c[/media] I'd love to have an old Jazzmaster or Jaguar, but to be honest, these new Kurt Cobain ones don't seem half bad for what's on offer, and they're pretty affordable. I'd like to have one.
nah the jazzmaster and jaguar is all about those pickups which the kurt cobain guitar doesn't have anything to do with, lacking those awesome single-coils. in the middle my jazzmaster has the greatest bell sound i've ever heard, a clear deep thud accompanied with a soft twang. and the original mustangs are just these beautifully tiny brittle sounding bees.
Yeah this one is set up really differently, but some point in the video they demonstrate the switches at the top which allow you to set up the phasing in different ways, it can go from sounding like a telecaster to full on humbucker, it has a certain versatility you wouldn't find in a normal one with only single coils. Like I said I'd love to have a normal one but this one gets me a little interested. The fact that it's a weird cross between a few different ideas is what I like about it. The short scale, slackness, third bridge, but with a humbucker at the bridge and a single coil in the neck, it's just crazy, it's like someone ate four different guitars then shit that one out.
i wouldn't really get a jazzmaster for versatility. when you buy that guitar you should know the sound you're getting.
jazzmasters have the best pickups no exceptions [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] only thing I don't like about jazzmasters tbh is the pitiful sustain
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