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  1. I'd second that motion. However, Teppei Teranishi from Thrice, back in his LP day's that is.
  2. Soon after I got over my love affair of Telecasters when I first started playing guitar I fell in love with two Gibson models, the ES335 and the RD. It's been 15 years now and last year I bought my RD Custom. I really wanted an Artist, and the shop I bought mine did have one in the rafters, but it played like crap and had little to no sustain. Very comfortable to play though, and I love the look of them. So I took home this '78 Custom. rd by LK_335, on Flickr control cavity by LK_335, on Flickr still has original electronics serial by LK_335, on Flickr december 15 by LK_335, on Flickr The neck is unlike anything else I've owned, its thin and wide. I'm used to a 60's profile, so it was very strange at first. Now that I have a 2014 Tribute LP it feels like a twig. Very playable and very fast. They were fretless wonders, which was a little odd, but I don't mind the very short rise. The pickups suck though. sucked all the life out of the resonance of the body. It has a ton of attack and screams with the harmonics. It's a lot of fun. So I ripped the original pickups out and threw in a Prail and a Bustbucker 3. Left the stock preamp/eq in there, and soon will have a 3 way SD pickup ring for the Prail. It sounds like a monster now! Very articulate, lots of attack, tons of body, and you can adjust however you like with the EQ to get the sound just right. It has become one of my primary guitars, very happy with my purchase, and don't think I could let it go.
  3. fixed! So I threw the original pickups back in, but the neck pickup has the pole pieces towards the bridge. I found neck pickup a tad wholesome, so I raised it as far as I could without interfering with the strings, dropped the bass side a bit, and raised the poles. The neck pickup is still deep, but it is articulate and doesn't get muddy. which is very nice. The bridge pickup I dropped down a bit, as far as I could to still have a good balance. I lowered the poles on the treble side and raised them on the bass side. This solved most of the top end issues as it balanced the tone out a bit more, still powerful and bright, but not killing your ears bright, clean anyways. when driven it got to icepick again. I changed the strings out from the D'Addario 11-49 to a 11-52 Dean Markly set with a wound third (.022) and now the icepick is gone! Its a little fatter on the bottom, but retains all the definition, I'll probably reset the bridge treble side poles to inch the top end in just a little bit more. But it works wonderfully.
  4. brand new! LP-1 by LK_335, on Flickr I'm trying it out with the stock pickups and MXR 6 band tomorrow to see if it will smooth it out. Now the difference could also be the amp, the Orange RV50 is normally seen as a dark amp however. I did plug it into my Vox Cambridge 30 at home and it seems to be pretty balanced right now... but we will see what happens at volume in the jam space.
  5. agreed. there is no hard and fast rule to FX use. do what sounds good. Mix and match. let it rip!
  6. I did adjust the pole pieces and pickup height. dropping the treble side and raising the poles on the bass side a bit, it did help for sure, but that top end is just like a hot knife right into your ear. Like I said, even my Tele doesn't cut like that! It's pretty crazy. I'm picking up aN mxr 6 band EQ today, so I'll give that a whirl with the stock pickups, could just solve everything right there. I was also thinking of changing cap and volume pot values. Maybe a 250k pot instead of a 500k could be the trick there too. As for the neck pickup, I reversed the pickup so the exposed poles are bridge facing. In the process of doing this I forgot which way the "slope" of the pickup ring goes. it slopes downward toward the bridge for the neck right correct? stupidest question ever
  7. I miss my RV100 a lot! I've owned most of the line that was available from 2008-2010: Tiny Terror, Dual Terror, AD30TC, AD140H, RV100H, RV50, rocker 30, AD30Reverb. Got the RV50 now, but I really do miss my AD140. never should have parted ways with that. You did remind me, the TP6 allows the the fine tuning that I've found necessary for my ghost preamp on my 335.
  8. Normally not a problem, I would just adjust the controls and go for it. but I use my PRS a LOT still (we 9 songs, 4 LP, 4 PRS, 1 RD) as the songs are written for each specific guitar. It's hard to do vibrato bombs on the LP. the PRS does not sound good at all when the amp is setup to sound good on the LP. I may try an EQ pedal. might be the easiest way to fix this...
  9. Orange Terror series. lovely amps. that or a Valvetronix from Vox is never a bad amp. The older blue face 60 was one of my favourites.
  10. yes, yes I have. the top end cut that hurts the ears stays there until about 6/7, but at that point I loose too much mid range.
  11. thanks :) Aside from 3 guitars in the stable I'm a Gibson guy, but only ever post on the Orange amp forums... don't know why I never checked this place out. yes, the stock 70's Grovers on my RD work wonderfully as well. but Everything else I've swapped out for PRS Phase II. Have for years, and they are now my tuner of choice. I run .050/.052 on my 6th, and they work fine there.
  12. I play in a hard rock/progressive rock band and I have been missing my Les Paul Standard hard since I sold it in 2011 for a PRS Custom 24. The problem I had with the Paul back then was the 12lb weight and the fact that no matter what pickups I shoved in it the guitar was muddy and mushy. I had the opportunity due to a recent sale to pickup a beautiful Traditional LP 2014 in Manhattan Midnight. A color I lusted over back in 2008 when I bought my guitar, and I should have bought it, but wanted a '50's neck instead of the 60's neck, and I've regretted buying my Ice Tea ever since. Now I got my LP. This one is lighter, around 8lbs, and for the most part sounds amazing. It has become my main guitar over throwing my PRS CU24, ES335, and RD Custom. Nothing else plays like it! I love it. Now we get to the problem, the guitar is just too stinking bright. Brighter than my '52 Telecaster replica. The tone is near perfect, it's just fatiguing with how sharp the high end is on the bridge pickup. I could EQ it out, but then all my other guitars turn to mush. The neck pickup was solid when driven, but clean it was muddy and flubby. Since I had a Dirty Finger a Burstbucker Pro 2 hanging around in a draw (came from my SG), so I threw those in. Now I'm on the other spectrum when it comes to the bridge. It's flubby, but it does have a nice low end push. No clarity at all. The neck pickup could still use a bit more top end. Second problem, my other guitarist uses a Gibson LP BFG with an Invader a hot-stack P90. With my recent pickup change the two guitars sound very similar together and we end up fighting for the mix. Putting the stock pickups back in, I cut through the mix like a knife, but way to sharply. So I'm looking to change the pickups again. My Gibson ES-335 is my best sounding guitar with a Burstbucker 1 in the neck and a 500T in the bridge. I would like to try the 500T in the bridge of the LP, still fear the BB1 in the neck may not be right. I want to retain the sustain and crunch of a Les Paul, but be brighter than the average LP, without blistering the ears... I was looking at the following ideas: pair of Dimarzio Super Distortion pair of Bare Knuckle Rebel Yell BKP Rebel Yell neck / 500T Bridge BKP Rebel Yell neck / BKP Alnico Nailbomb bridge anyone have any other suggestions? Amp is an Orange Rockerverb 50 into a Marshall 412 cabinet w/2 Greenbacks & 2 Vintage 30's other guitarist is using a Fender Tonemater into a Mesa 410 with Jensens
  13. while not required, I do love it. I have a TP6 on my ES-335 and my RD Standard. I'll be getting one for my LP Traditional as well. I also had one on my SG Standard I had, 2008 era. I found the quickness of string changes (especially when I decided to put PRS locking phase II tuners on the guitars), and compared to factory grovers and standard tail the stability isn't a huge improvement, but what it did improve was the quickness and accuracy of tuning for me. Now on my Traditional, the upgrade of the tuner heads over the stock tulip style ones was huge for stability. The SG on the other hand was much more stable on the 3rd string. It got rock solid stable when I swapped to a wound 3rd from the Dean Markely 11-50 sets.
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