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20 August 2014 - 09:10 AMWOW! heavy stuff.
How's the recovery going?
get well soon
20 August 2014 - 09:06 AMI love a bit of shred, and am the same, has to be good. Joe Satriani plays with feel and can shred like a demon.
Yup, Satriani is the only so called "shredder" I listen to because he plays with feel and and soul but really knows how to add some incredible speed and technical skills when it feels right to the music rather than just fret wanking for the entire 4 minutes of a tune.
18 August 2014 - 03:33 PMNot true --- Gretsch uses a variety of bridge types on their guitars, only one of which is a roller type. Interestingly, this bridge is disliked by many Gretsch enthusiasts.
Gretsch did, however, invent the "rocking bar bridge" which they used on many of their guitars, including the Country Gentleman. This was a curved piece of metal with string slots, and is designed to rock on the base with Bigsby use. The flaw in this design was that it did not always match the fingerboard radius, resulting in uneven action.
There is a company now (Tru-Arc Bridgeworks) that has perfected this design and makes rocking bar bridges to exactly match the radius of a specific guitar (not just Gretsches, either), and are offered in brass, aluminum, copper, stainless steel and glass, each of which has different tonal properties. I have Tru-Arc bridges on two of my Bigsby-equipped guitars, and can testify that they are excellent for their intended purpose. They also enhance tone and sustain even when the Bigsby is not in use.
Yea, my Gretsch has an ordinary tune-o-matic style mounted on a bit of wood. and it rocks a little with the play in the mounting pins when i work the bigsby.
18 August 2014 - 03:20 PM
18 August 2014 - 03:06 PMI have an old Boss OD-2 Turbo overdrive (The yellow one), and I love it for when I want a smooth creamy overdrive, it has just a touch of compression when turbo is engaged giving a little extra sustain. its rather tasty