GRcade Musician's Club - Do You "Do" Music?

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by Squinty » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:08 am

I saved a bit of money over the year, ended up ordering a PRS SE Standard this morning. I'm seriously hoping I get something good out of the box. Been burnt before in the past about what state guitars turn up in.

My Schecter will probably need a bit of work done to it next year. I think the first few frets might need replaced, and it needs new tuners.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:43 pm

My nephew had an electronic drum kit for his birthday and needed an amp so I let him have my Fender. Going to pop to Soundhouse in Gloucester some time and buy myself a new amp. Might look at a new electric guitar as well.

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by Victor Mistletoe » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:17 pm

Pics please from both of you.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:55 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Pics please from both of you.


Once I have the new kit I'll post a pic. Bare chested Manowar stylee?

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by Squinty » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:56 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Pics please from both of you.


Once I have the new kit I'll post a pic. Bare chested Manowar stylee?


Your guitar wet, like a young girl in her prime :datass:

Haven't had much of a chance to really sit down and play the guitar. Got it on Tuesday, been busy. Gonna restring it tomorrow and strawberry float around on it for a bit. Setup seems good on it, although those factory strings lack tension and I prefer a slightly higher action. Bridge pickup seems slightly muddy (might be the strings tbf).

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by Heskimo » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:03 pm

Gemini73 wrote:My nephew had an electronic drum kit for his birthday and needed an amp so I let him have my Fender. Going to pop to Soundhouse in Gloucester some time and buy myself a new amp. Might look at a new electric guitar as well.


How does it sound through a guitar amp? I only ask as someone who plays e-drums professionally and am aware that typically they sound rough through anything other than full-range loudspeakers (like a PA) or possibly keyboard amps. I'm sure that your nephew's needs are far more basic than my own and it may only be needed to be a bit more fun than headphones, just curious.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:39 pm

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Gemini73 wrote:My nephew had an electronic drum kit for his birthday and needed an amp so I let him have my Fender. Going to pop to Soundhouse in Gloucester some time and buy myself a new amp. Might look at a new electric guitar as well.


How does it sound through a guitar amp? I only ask as someone who plays e-drums professionally and am aware that typically they sound rough through anything other than full-range loudspeakers (like a PA) or possibly keyboard amps. I'm sure that your nephew's needs are far more basic than my own and it may only be needed to be a bit more fun than headphones, just curious.


It sounds absolutely fine, but remember to put the kit via input not output when connecting. Logic says otherwise but as we discovered logic took a walk in this instance.

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by Squinty » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:31 am

Does anyone have any experience with acoustic pickups?

I'm thinking it might be easier to record than microphone and headphones (I struggle to hear a clicktrack via this method, turning it up, it bleeds into the mic).

Is there any (cheap!) ones that would do the job?

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by Victor Mistletoe » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:06 pm

I've never used on myself, my accoustics all have them built in.

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by Squinty » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:22 am

I have a concert acoustic, doesn't have a built in system. I should have thought about this :lol:

Might just buy a transducer pickup, and see how that goes.

Edit - That's the PRS I just got. Yeah, gonna change the bridge humbucker, probably get an Irongear Hot Slag for it (I love that pickup in my Schecter). Will likely get that sorted next year. It's a nice guitar to play, string tension is weird at the moment, I haven't got around to changing the strings yet. I think they're 9's on top, I keep overbending :lol:

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by Victor Mistletoe » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:48 pm

Pictures broken now, but I saw it the other day. Looks great.

Thinking of getting a cheapish bass very soon for recording, nothing too fancy as I won't be playing it as a day to day thing.

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by Mommy Christmas » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:17 pm

Looking to buy a Bass Ukulele.

Any one got one?

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by Victor Mistletoe » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:56 am

I've started trying to record with my new acoustic and I've come to the conclusion that I really don't like the pickups it has. No matter how I try and balance it, it either captures too much of the deep end, or far too much treble, with the mid range burried somwhere in between. It just sounds nothing like the instrument unplugged.

Frustrated, I then got my SM57 out and tried recording it that way. *chef's kiss* It sounds beautiful :wub:

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by Green Gecko » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:23 pm

Squinty wrote:I have a concert acoustic, doesn't have a built in system. I should have thought about this :lol:

Might just buy a transducer pickup, and see how that goes.

Edit - That's the PRS I just got. Yeah, gonna change the bridge humbucker, probably get an Irongear Hot Slag for it (I love that pickup in my Schecter). Will likely get that sorted next year. It's a nice guitar to play, string tension is weird at the moment, I haven't got around to changing the strings yet. I think they're 9's on top, I keep overbending :lol:

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My brother is a steel string luthier and he would probably recommend a fisherman pickup that attaches under the strings in the sound hole. However I do think you need to drill a hole and fix the input jack, which might not be up your street.

Edit: if by concert you mean nylon then yes you would need a piezo transducer. I had one, as usual same brother nicked it.

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