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Re: Setup of the day

Post by mijmog » Wed May 24, 2017 5:47 am

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Trying to remember what my '67 NR Firebird sounds like without all the fuzz, echo, pre-amps, boosters and just get back to playing it at home, straight into my '79 Princeton Reverb, and focusing on listening to all the nuances and coming to the realisation...

...that it sounds like shit.

I've had this thing all my life, and its always sounded dull and clunky, I've tried numerous different bridges, pot values, pickups, refrets, setups etc. I've had another '65 NR 3 pickup Firebird and it sounded the same. Its hard to tell as I play with my fingers so the sound has a dull attack anyway, but I get so much more sonic "information" out of a Tele for example. The attack and decay of the notes on this guitar are very flat, it doesn't ring or sustain. If I played it in a shop, I'd put it back. The thing is, played in the context of a band, and using gain and fuzz, the deadness and lack of sustain becomes a useful tool, and it has its own frequency range that it slots into.

I need an "at home" guitar. And some money.

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Re: Setup of the day

Post by Mclean » Thu May 25, 2017 5:50 am

'64 > '64 (with a bunch of other stuff in between)

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Re: Setup of the day

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Re: Setup of the day

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Re: Setup of the day

Post by InLimbo » Wed May 31, 2017 3:11 pm

Not so much "of the day", but my I run this split in my DRRI and Traynor TGM-3.

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Re: Setup of the day

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Re: Setup of the day

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:08 am

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Here's what I was running today. The Warden is new-ish, and the T-Rex Quint Machine just came today. Quint Machine is REALLY cool. It does octave up and down, AND a fifth up. I was running it mostly on octave down and full mix only to get a bass octave on my guitar, but when I turned the octave up and fifth up on, in conjunction with the Tentacle and Mini, it was doing the synth bass thing SO good I am building my bass rig to do the straight bass or rock bass thing, but where I can do a reasonable synth bass thing too. I found a video on YouTube (https://youtu.be/-UcSkfyVij8 where Janek gets this amazing synth bass tone with mostly just a multi-octave (up, down, original signal) and an overdrive/fuzz. The trick seems to be maxing out the treble frequency on the overdrive/fuzz and then adjusting the gain to taste. Sounds awesome.
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LOVE that Epiphone! How do you like your Night Wire? I got one for my bass rig, and I didn't like it on guitar almost at all, but the more I play it, the more I like it. I'm REALLY a tremolo guy, and it felt like it was a bit of a pain to find a normal trem sound (which isn't helped by the fact that I've never played a harmonic trem in an amp before either).
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Re: Setup of the day

Post by Bert Camenbert » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:03 am

mijmog wrote:Image

Trying to remember what my '67 NR Firebird sounds like without all the fuzz, echo, pre-amps, boosters and just get back to playing it at home, straight into my '79 Princeton Reverb, and focusing on listening to all the nuances and coming to the realisation...

...that it sounds like shit.

I've had this thing all my life, and its always sounded dull and clunky, I've tried numerous different bridges, pot values, pickups, refrets, setups etc. I've had another '65 NR 3 pickup Firebird and it sounded the same. Its hard to tell as I play with my fingers so the sound has a dull attack anyway, but I get so much more sonic "information" out of a Tele for example. The attack and decay of the notes on this guitar are very flat, it doesn't ring or sustain. If I played it in a shop, I'd put it back. The thing is, played in the context of a band, and using gain and fuzz, the deadness and lack of sustain becomes a useful tool, and it has its own frequency range that it slots into.

I need an "at home" guitar. And some money.
I've heard you play that guitar on records and live. You had me fooled into thinking that it was a nice sounding guitar! :D

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Re: Setup of the day

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Re: Setup of the day

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:57 pm

Tenor FTW++!++!++!

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Re: Setup of the day

Post by lususnaturae » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:21 pm

LOVE that Epiphone! How do you like your Night Wire? I got one for my bass rig, and I didn't like it on guitar almost at all, but the more I play it, the more I like it. I'm REALLY a tremolo guy, and it felt like it was a bit of a pain to find a normal trem sound (which isn't helped by the fact that I've never played a harmonic trem in an amp before either).[/quote]

Thanks! I l'm lovin' the Night Wire! Aside from being a great trem pedal, there is a little bit of phase and an envelope filter in there. I do have to admit, it did take me some time before I fully warmed up this pedal.

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Re: Setup of the day

Post by mijmog » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:50 am

Bert Camenbert wrote:I've heard you play that guitar on records and live. You had me fooled into thinking that it was a nice sounding guitar!
Really? Where in Austria - was that Vienna or Graz? Thanks for the comments, its just a weird guitar thats all, there's no attack, you have to really dig in to get more out of it it (which is fun in itself). When you play softly there's no presence. If I could draw the envelope of each note when plucked it would have a shallow curve upward to represent the limited attack, then a sharp release to simulate lack of sustain. Its a plunky old thing, I should really try something completely different for a while.

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Re: Setup of the day

Post by parry » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:00 pm

Oh, yes!!
I've been enamoured with these tenors, myself. Nice, nice, nice :-*
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Re: Setup of the day

Post by i love sharin foo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:55 pm

parry wrote:Oh, yes!!
I've been enamoured with these tenors, myself. Nice, nice, nice
Thanks! I just got done jamming with it just a few minutes ago.. it is amazing how much you can do with the short scale and only four strings. It really forces you to focus what you are doing more. I think I've always done best working within the confines of certain limitations and I think this plays into that nicely. I keep thinking now about how to build a 4 string, 23" scale Jaguar :fp:
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Re: Setup of the day

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Hey all, first post!

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