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stuartwbuchanan
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Posted - 06/08/2014 :  3:12:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit stuartwbuchanan's Homepage  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
This is a Heavy Metal Genre Guitar with Active EMG's. Schecter is a good brand and maybe understated but they play nice on a fast neck with quiet Electronics and look nice. The Floyd Rose is very stable and keeps in tune. The flicker site pics and use left and right keys to navigate: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mavericmanic/14372858811/in/set-72157645077481174/



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Posted - 06/08/2014 :  5:08:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice! I wish the Wolfgang had a wider neck, as you know. There must be a shredder right for me......

I am going to check out an Epiphone Wildkat on Tuesday, when it shows up at my local shop. (though I have found out they now come in wine red, and it looks great).

Anyone played one of those????

If I like it, I will get a set of TV Jones Brian Setzer pickups for it. TV sells them with P90 dog ear mounts, so they can "pop" right on the Epi and with it's Bigsby, I'll have a comfy dirt cheap "Gretsch" or should that be "Gretschiphone" !LOL

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Posted - 06/08/2014 :  5:28:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit stuartwbuchanan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by mcintalker

Nice! I wish the Wolfgang had a wider neck, as you know. There must be a shredder right for me......

I am going to check out an Epiphone Wildkat on Tuesday, when it shows up at my local shop. (though I have found out they now come in wine red, and it looks great).

Anyone played one of those????

If I like it, I will get a set of TV Jones Brian Setzer pickups for it. TV sells them with P90 dog ear mounts, so they can "pop" right on the Epi and with it's Bigsby, I'll have a comfy dirt cheap "Gretsch" or should that be "Gretschiphone" !LOL




I have not seen a shredder with a fat neck but if you like Les Pauls that is the best Guitar I have played to play slow or fast and you can shred on it. The neck is wider than the Schecter and sometimes I 'slip off' at low E on the neck with Schecter. Les Paul is a style of playing all by itself as you know.

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Posted - 06/08/2014 :  5:45:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit stuartwbuchanan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Speaking of Bigsby, I saw a documentary of Les Paul before he died and he had his LP with a Bigsby and Felt picks. He was playing Jazz so I did not see him use his Bigsby but it looked pretty cool. I Dive bomb a lot so a Bigsby will not work for me and I like Ibanez and Floyd Rose Trems myself. But Michael why not get an Epi LP? What do you think of them in general?

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Posted - 06/08/2014 :  7:12:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stuart, when I mention wider nut, I am not inferring a fatter neck. I actually have small hands, so boat necks, D shape, and fat don't work for me. I do however like the room that 1+11/16ths" or 1+3/4", allow for wider spread chords. I do like flatter radius fingerboards. My sunburst strat has a compound radius neck that goes from 10" to 14" and I have gigged acoustically (those are usually 12" to 16") on steel string for a long time, plus years on classical nylon/electric which is flat.

I have an interest in a Floyd Rose type shredder, but usually think of Jackson Soloist or similar.

Les Paul didn't use the Bigsby "much", just to embellish long chords or endings, if I remember his playing well enough from TV -YouTubes, etc. Though mostly what I watch was the old stuff and him jamming in his 90's!

Since I owned a '68 Les Paul Custom and sold it to buy an Iced Tea Standard in 1970, I still want to "finish that one up"! That is my fave Les Paul.

I haven't really checked out the Epi LPs, though a student had a cherryburst with a Bigsby B3 on it, that I really liked and asked him to sell it to me. (not yet)

Michael


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Posted - 06/08/2014 :  7:51:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit stuartwbuchanan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
On electric, I do not play open position very much except for Power Chords. I hope you get what you want and what is useful to me is the different Guitars I have, for different Genres. I have to always switch Guitars depending on what I want to play so a Les Paul is for Blues, Classic Rock. A Schecter, Ibanez, and EVH for heavy metal. I have not found a Guitar yet that does everything so if you buy a Shredder keep that just for that style.

Jackson, I only played cheap ones with muddy pickups, I think Duncan Designed? Most Guitars I buy need better Electronics so I Hot Rod it to my liking.

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Yup, different guitars for different styles/sounds/genres. I find that I seem to "dream up" different parts when I switch from a Strat to a Tele (even), and more so to a "Gibson", or a semi-hollow or an archtop. It must be like "dressing for the occasion" psychology, but it is quite effective and very handy to "shift my gears", when I am not coming up with anything interesting for a track. Simply picking up a different guitar seems to do wonders! I love having several to choose from and that includes my Italia Rimini 12 and Mando-Strat or the Schecter Hellcat VI baritone.
When that isn't working I move to the keyboards or baritone or mandolin or steel. Synths are easy to get lost in, so I aim for a preset rather than "sculpting", though that can work, too.
So, maybe my "shredder" will be a Schecter .... Certainly this Epiphone Wildkat with P90's, that I can swap out to TV Jones Brian Setzer Signatures (and go back when I get a real Gretsch!)is my attempt to cover the Gretsch-end. Right now the Epi Night Hawk is covering the Les Paul- "Gibson-end" of things. I have been looking at PRS SE345 models as an inexpensive alternative to a "real" Les Paul Std (in Iced Tea!)
Michael
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Posted - 06/09/2014 :  10:51:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit stuartwbuchanan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Also for Shredding, the Fast Guitar works best with a High-Gain Tube Amp for Sustain, OD, Tone, Musical Feedback, Harmonics, etc. I look at a certain Guitar to match up with a particular Amp. Also the Biasing of a Tube Amp is important and Marshall really messed up with the DSL 15 Watt head using Cathode Biasing which makes it sound like a Compressor when playing heavy chords. I am Modding it to not be so constipated but Fixed Bias is what they should have done. But that is a more expensive Power Transformer so they cut corners.

Anyway a different topic but somewhat related. Your Genre and style of playing is Guitar and Amplifier related as a system. Now I am exploring effects and modeling as a factor in the Genre and style of playing and there is interaction with the FX loop as well and more flexibility/creativity too.

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Posted - 06/09/2014 :  1:37:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can include speaker/cabinet and then mic and miking method, too.

I like to think of it as "casting", as in the movie industry sense.

Michael
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You can include speaker/cabinet and then mic and miking method, too.

I like to think of it as "casting", as in the movie industry sense.

Michael


Speaking of Cab miking, I recently bought an 8-channel Mackie mixer and a dbx 2-channel noise gate/expander/compressor with (2) channel inserts and tested it out with an SM57 for preparing to Mike Amps and Cabs in a noisy environment. I set the dbx up for noise gate and compressing the loud passages and expanding the soft passages. It works! No fan noise from the computer or outside traffic noise at all! Super quiet and when I bypassed the dbx all kinds of background noise. The gate has new algorithms for release times that do not cut off tails. The dbx 266xs works great and I can record with the refrigerator on, fans, outside traffic - who cares baby! I got the setup to go to my Focusrite pres now for recording.

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Posted - 06/09/2014 :  2:11:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We are almost done with our yard projects and then it will be time for some studio fun with the new gear.

If I need to remove noise and Sound Forge NR doesn't work, then iZotope's RX basic goes to the top of my list.

Congrats! I can't wait to check mine out. If it rains this week (as predicted) then I intend to try some tracking of acoustic guitars. I have the parts worked out for several songs and so it will be engineer and producer "hats" (vs artist)

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Posted - 06/09/2014 :  2:55:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit stuartwbuchanan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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If I need to remove noise and Sound Forge NR doesn't work, then iZotope's RX basic goes to the top of my list.

Michael


The software approach is good also but will it remove computer fan, traffic, that type of noise? I am pre-processing the signal and the software approach sounds like post-processing the noise. Clicks and pops has to be done post but the stuff Mikes pick up I prefer pre. What do you think?

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Posted - 06/09/2014 :  3:10:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit stuartwbuchanan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am going to try (2) Tascam DP008 rehearsal tracks and see what it sounds like and try it out. I think and predict it will pre-process Hum and Hiss from my Marshall and test out my background noise environment. I am experimenting but if it works with Vocals it should work with a Guitar Riff. The other thing I will test is to compress loud passages that would hit my pres without the dbx since I am a dynamic player.

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