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    Thanks man. Today was a lot of fun.

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    Got some of the loud stuff unpacked. Fired up the DSL today, itís an absolute animal.
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    Yes!

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    Finally went back into the electronics and got my project tele working. It sounds ... ok. Im sure the pickups and stuff are chinese junk. Also, a tele is just not a good guitar to convert from lefty to righty, the switches and knobs are just in the wrong place. If I liked playing it, I would go back in and get some decent pickups and stuff, but, its not really worth the money. It was a fun little project to play around with and learn on. Honestly, I think I'm going to get another kit, and actually do it up right. See what happens. This one might be destined for the dumpsters.

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    Here is my current setup.Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)-20190325_172505-jpgGuitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)-20190325_172531-jpgGuitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)-20190325_175121-jpg

    The QSC drives two Peavey PR12s and the Peavey drives the Sub while in bridged mode. What has prompted me to post this is I'm picking up a second QSC RMX850 this week. My original thought was to put them in bridged mode and have each one drive drive one of my PR12s. Who doesn't like 530 watts driven per speaker as opposed to the 200 watts per ch. I am slightly rethinking my approach. A little confusing reading to me and I'm now thinking about just leaving them in parallel mode, drive one speaker per amp and just let the amp work easier. I'm sure some of you know much more about this then I do so I'm looking for some advice. This system gets used sparingly at best. Don't really get to turn it up much now that I have a little one running around and I didn't need the second amp but the opportunity arrived.

    Just to stay within the guitar topic I do have an American Strat, Ibanez 4 string bass, beater yamaha 6 sting acoustic and an Applause acoustic bass. None of which I can play well anymore. Just strum a few chords here and there to entertain my daughter.

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    I'd screw it into the rack and leave it as a spare. Unless you're seeing the clip lights on the current amp fairly often I don't think you're really gonna see any benefits.

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    So after failing at capitalism with my Laser Metronome idea, I decided to work on a VST3 software version. The beta is ready and I need to test it on some DAWs other than Presonus StudioOne before I start trying to sell it. If anyone would be willing to help out with this on other DAWs and provide some feedback, it would be helpful. It's nice to be able to let the DAW run in record mode and still be able to record in sync with the time transport without having to wear headphones or listen to that infernal click track. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rj...mStqk6RlTXyRXv . My drummer was playing his electronic kit along with it from across the room. Any thoughts on pricing and constructive criticism would be appreciated. Rock on.

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    I think one of my power amps is having an issue. Well I know it is but I don't know if it's normal or not and if it's not normal where I can take it to get fixed or am I better off just replacing it at this point. My Peavey PV500 which I have had for many years now keeps popping the B channel circuit breaker. It will pop after a minute or two whether or not there is a signal going to it. It is currently set up in bridged mode and it only drives my sub. I can hear the difference when it pops if I have music going to it. It is getting clean power since I do have a power conditioner. Anyone know of a good amp repair place? Or am I better off just replacing it? Currently on craigslist I see a Peavey PV1200 for 200 as well as other for not a ton of cash.

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    One of our motorcycling friends is Andrew Bell, proprietor of Bell Audio Lab in Brookfield CT. He is an authorized repair station for Marshall, Mesa-Boogie, and many others. I'm quite sure he sees a lot of Peavey as well. He's the most honest, straight-up guy you'll ever encounter in life, and especially that business in particular.

    http://bellaudiolab.com/

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    So I figured it would cost me more to fix then replace. With that in mind I opened it up this morning. A little fun fact with this amp is it is from 1993. At least that is what is stamped all over it inside. So it's been around and been a workhorse. I bought it used like 15 years ago.

    Anyway there did seem to be a fair bit of corrosion inside. Enough to the point where I felt it could short circuit. As best as I could I scraped away the corrosion, gave everything a good shot of deoxit and then cleaned it up. As of now the amp is functioning perfectly. Hopefully it keeps up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    So I figured it would cost me more to fix then replace. With that in mind I opened it up this morning. A little fun fact with this amp is it is from 1993. At least that is what is stamped all over it inside. So it's been around and been a workhorse. I bought it used like 15 years ago.

    Anyway there did seem to be a fair bit of corrosion inside. Enough to the point where I felt it could short circuit. As best as I could I scraped away the corrosion, gave everything a good shot of deoxit and then cleaned it up. As of now the amp is functioning perfectly. Hopefully it keeps up.
    Peavey built tanks...I had a CS800 amp from the 80ís that I punished for years. Sold it last year before we moved, itís still cranking.

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    Need some help. I bought a P Bass pickup for an old shitty bass I have, got it wired according to the diagram that came with the pickups. Now I get no sound at all, unless I touch the volume pot, and then it works. Ive checked grounds 100x, re-soldered a bunch of connections, and still the same issues.

    Any ideas what I should look at next?

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    My trio.

    And unfortunately since my dad passed, I’ll be getting his Ovation and Ibanez.Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)-ab88eed4-40ce-4935-92d9-3f399b8b48f0

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    Oof.
    Sorry to hear about your pops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Need some help. I bought a P Bass pickup for an old shitty bass I have, got it wired according to the diagram that came with the pickups. Now I get no sound at all, unless I touch the volume pot, and then it works. Ive checked grounds 100x, re-soldered a bunch of connections, and still the same issues.

    Any ideas what I should look at next?
    Bad pot, bad switch, broken ground(in the route?)

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    Need some more wiring help. I built a new guitar from a kit, and upgraded the pickups, and wanted a different color set of controls, so i bought a prewired setup. But now I have no idea how to wire it. Anyone have an idea? The instructions from the pickups, and picture of the controls:

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    The control plate is pre-Wired?
    Just solder the grounds to the shell of the volume pot, and the hots to their respective places on the switch. You’ll have to look keenly at how the switch makes contact, to know which pickup goes where.

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    I have a Charvel USA Custom Shop guitar arriving today, a Jake E Lee sig model. It's a graduation gift for my 17yr old son. I had a chance to play one a Righteous Guitars in Atlanta last fall (best music shop I have ever been in, it's guitar heaven), and it was everything you'd expect from a Custom Shop build. Super diverse with the single coils and a screaming JB in the bridge. The singles are reverse slant which takes some of the shrill out of the top end clean tones.

    The kid plays everything from Sabbath to John Mayer to 80s metal so I think it fits the bill and will be his first instrument of this quality. He's earned it with good grades and behavior, and his skills have advanced to a level where he can do it justice. Timing is also probably good to help with the corona-funk he and other kids are experiencing these days. Not gonna lie, I am stoked to rip on it too!
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    Well done, dad.

    My little had just started lessons a few weeks prior to the collapse of society. It took me some time to find a female guitar instructor (because my kid is ridiculously shy), which is a damn unicorn, but I finally discovered one at a songwriters collab session.
    She has zoom lessons at home now, which both feels a little less than ideal, and next level at the same time...
    And the best part, that really fills my cup, is when Rebecca asks to play with me like sheís all excited.
    We jam 15-30min a day most days, or try to. Iím thrilled that itís not become a chore, or just another nerdy thing that dad does at this point.




    Iím really trying to stay disciplined...Iím watching a bunch of really nice Japanese 335 type guitars, but I canít bring myself to pull the trigger in the midst of this mayhem. Hopefully the overtime picks up for May and June and I can make something happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Well done, dad.

    My little had just started lessons a few weeks prior to the collapse of society. It took me some time to find a female guitar instructor (because my kid is ridiculously shy), which is a damn unicorn, but I finally discovered one at a songwriters collab session.
    She has zoom lessons at home now, which both feels a little less than ideal, and next level at the same time...
    And the best part, that really fills my cup, is when Rebecca asks to play with me like sheís all excited.
    We jam 15-30min a day most days, or try to. Iím thrilled that itís not become a chore, or just another nerdy thing that dad does at this point.


    Iím really trying to stay disciplined...Iím watching a bunch of really nice Japanese 335 type guitars, but I canít bring myself to pull the trigger in the midst of this mayhem. Hopefully the overtime picks up for May and June and I can make something happen.
    Thanks. The online learning is really cool, but for beginners I think itís critical to have someone present who can play and correct form errors before they become super hard to fix. Fortunately your daughter has you for that. I canít remember who, but one of the very famous classical guys father wouldnít allow him to practice without supervision for fear of bad technique.

    I had been planning on the charvel for a while, otherwise I would not have spent the money at this questionable time.

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    Nice looking guitar. What's the scale length?

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    Nice looking guitar. What's the scale length?
    Typical strat, 25.5

    The neck is unlike anything Iíve played. It feels very small and super quick. Not Ibanez type thin, but kinda like a shaved down C shape neck I guess. Iíve got a dozen or so newer and vintage Charvels, itís not like any of them.

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    Really cool. Sounds like a great next step for your son. Good luck with it!

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    Charvel XL650, best playing neck I've owned. Just a hair better than my Time customs.....

    If anyone is intersested(except Chipper as there may be some squealies.....) my bros latest live facebook live link is here: https://www.facebook.com/cjteffner/v...707078464/?d=n

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    Hah. He’s a monster player for sure...I’m not taking anything away from him.

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