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  1. In Topic:3 Strikes Your Out, Gibson Blows You Away PRS

    29 July 2017 - 01:15 PM

    Ohhh la la...

    Better start a new thread "3 Strikes Your Out, RabsWood Blows You Away Gibson, PRS, et al!"

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  2. In Topic:3 Strikes Your Out, PRS Blows You Away Gibson

    21 July 2017 - 10:28 AM

    I don't understand anybody bashing instruments one plays...move on, if it's not "your cup of tea".

    I suppose the OP is more into looking at his guitar than playing... each to his own opinion. Somebody mentioned, the OP got booted out at the PRS, too? LOL. He probably ended up with a Fender or a Chibson.

    Anyways, at 70 years old and playing since 12, I always sound like "me" no matter what I play! OK, unfortunately, I forget a lot of licks I use know.
  3. In Topic:Pickup Height Preferences

    10 July 2017 - 05:33 PM


    LOL... of course no one can hear the heights on a pickup just by hearing! It was with reference to "relative volume" of one string to the other when one plays. I believe my overall pickup height is lower than recommended by Gibson. This necessitated adjusting the screws. Anyone can tell a drop in volume when you play individual strings during a solo in a gig.

    Darn... wish I could tell the pickup heights by hearing and gladly adopt your axes! Posted Image

    Once I set the pickup heights and screws, it remains that way for years. I do not set the pickup screws gig to gig. Like you mentioned, I do set the EQ/volume of the amp to accommodate each venue. I first EQ/volume of the amp to the pickup used for lead; then drop my guitar volume knobs almost half way down. I use my LP volume/tone knobs almost the rest of the night.

    What I'm trying to convey, is that one should set pickups when practicing with the band at gig level...especially if you like low output pickups at lower heights. Setting pickups in the bedroom may not work with the rest of the band when playing gig level. This is just the method I use; but all is subjective and individually set.... no right or wrong!

    The LP Standard above has burst buckers. Other LP with 490R/498T do not seem to require the pickup screws adjustment as much. I'll check the 57's pickup when I get home. It also depends on the guitar. I have 490R on a Lucille and the screws are almost all the same level.
  4. In Topic:Pickup Height Preferences

    09 July 2017 - 08:55 AM

    View PostGolden, on 08 July 2017 - 05:04 AM, said:

    Also if you look at his pick-up poles above, the E+A match, the D+G match and the E +B match, pretty much anyway. So your keeping a double string balance on the lows mids and highs in volume and eq, BUT the mids are dropped for less emphasis, the highs for more in a up ward position.

    Thats what I see above what do you see?

    Put it this way what would happen if your raised the D pole to the radius curve? You would have no balance in the mids and a eq difference?

    The adjustment is done when I play solos. I can easily hear volume differences from one note to the other...I then adjust accordingly. I do not purposely adjust to visual level... it's just the way I hear the strings. Once set, I never had to readjust again.

    I also noticed that some pickups do not have this settings on poles screws. My 490R just has the same height on the pole screws.

    I also tried using a dB meter to measure sound pressure. This helped a little but hearing the notes when playing requires more tweaking. Maybe my ears are now old and not sensitive in discriminating frequencies.
  5. In Topic:Pickup Height Preferences

    07 July 2017 - 11:32 AM

    Here's a sample of one setting I did during a jam... as I mentioned earlier, none of my LP have the same settings. Always carry a small screw driver to adjust on the spot at gig level!

    Also, if I adjust without the rest of the band, I tend to take too long tweaking and hearing fatigue sets in quickly in minutes. I learned to adjust for only a few minutes and then try it again much later... LOL... minimizes my frustration.

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    05 Oct 2015 - 23:53
    here's a link
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    05 Oct 2015 - 23:42
    Yes, it is. Thanks! I got it in 1967 and still have it in good shape. Dents on frets and divots on the fretboard.
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    05 Oct 2015 - 03:40
    If that's your guitar ,i love it
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