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  1. Black Dog


    A nice rug can really tie a room together.
  2. I had to look this up because i'd never heard of cents before. It is interesting. 5-10 cents is not very much though. According to Wikipedia, the Just Noticeable Difference (JND, it's a technical term) is 12 cents for most people. If you scroll down the page they have some sound samples where they play two notes separated by 1, 6 and 10 cents played separately then together. I can't tell the difference at all when played separately, but when played together it's easily heard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cent_(music) Apparently context is very important. it says, "While intervals of less than a few cents are imperceptible to the human ear in a melodic context, in harmony very small changes can cause large changes in beats and roughness of chords." Coincidentally this happened to me the other day. I had just tuned up (I thought) but I had my D string just a hair flat and my G just a hair sharp. probably just a couple cents each. Sounded fine played separate but when playing a cord or double stop it was really obvious.
  3. The only visits they want are to their YouTube channel.
  4. I just read the reviews for this pedal on Sweetwater. I have one on the way. Thanks.
  5. I thought this was about the McDonalds $1 menu.
  6. Man, when I got my Gold Top, it was literally straight from Gibson and it was so gassy I could only play it for about 30 minutes at a time.
  7. I see nice looking wood grain and what looks like dirt/dust/lint or something on the surface.
  8. This is slightly interesting. If you go to the Gibson archive page you can find specs for some 335s and other Memphis guitars going back to 2015, I think yours is a 2014. Interestingly, most all indicate 500k +/-10-20% pots. But, the '63 and '64 models (not the Robinson model) indicate 550k +/- 5% pots. http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Memphis/1963-ES-335TDC-Figured.aspx http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Memphis/1964-ES-345TDC-No-Varitone.aspx You could always call or e-mail Gibson, or you could check the value of your other pots. I doubt you could hear the difference between an actual 500k and a 550k pot. But a 20% tolerance means the 500k pot could be anywhere from 400-600k. The 550k pot with 5% tolerance could be 522-577k.
  9. That all depends on how much you want to impress the people at your church. Very nice guitar.
  10. I have no idea about pcb or quick connect options. I would imagine they are even more limited, as you say. I'd rip it all out and start over with hand wiring. Much easier as long as you can solder. Even if you can't a decent tech should be able to do it fairly inexpensively.
  11. If you're starting with a Gibson LP Custom, there should not be any control board (PCB?), at least I don't think so. Twang Gang is correct, the standard Gibson wiring is very limited. The pickup selector gives you N, M+B, B. That's with two volume pots and two tone. The middle pickup volume is controlled simultaneously with the Bridge pickup. That's it. You can do the Peter Frampton wiring that requires no new parts. That has the neck and bridge wired as standard through the pickup selector switch. It has a 3V and 1T pot configuration. The middle pickup is wired straight to it's volume pot then out to the tone pot so it's always on and you can blend it in whenever you want. Freeway makes a 6 position pickup selector switch that looks just like a Switchcraft switch. There are several ways you can wire it. This is the best option IMO. Edit: This is how my guitar is wired
  12. Like I said, I like them both. The P90/Staple just seems to have a little more grit and sparkle in all the right places.
  13. The Stubby is a good pick too.
  14. The John Petrucci Flow is very good too. It has a slightly smoother/faster feel on the strings that I like but it has no texture for grip that I also really like. That's my main complaint about Blue Chips, no texture.
  15. M-E, you're well ahead of me but, I'm kind of obsessed with picks right now. Just when I think I have it figured out, I try something new that changes my mind. And I haven't even gotten into materials like stone or metal. But I do agree with everything you said. Most important for me is thickness. Thin, . Thick, . And yes, pointy(er) tips and beveling. I've tried some Thalia picks recently which are interesting. They're rosewood. They come in two thickness, 0.9 and 1.4. The 0.9 is worthless. The 1.4 is pretty good. The 1.4 is a three ply laminate and is pretty stiff. They come un-beveled but they break in fast and auto-bevel to your technique which is kinda cool. I was worried they would wear too fast but that doesn't seem to be the case. My favorite right now is just a plain old Dunlop Flow.
  16. I think they both sound really good, just different. Depends on what you're playing and your mood.
  17. Thanks Rabs. Believe it or not, I agree with you about black guitars. Not only that but it took a while for the whole Custom look to grow on me. I used to think they looked a bit overdone. Obviously, I've changed my mind.
  18. That's pretty cool. And I like the thread title.
  19. That's more like it. I hope it plays as nice as the other one, no, better!
  20. They are supposed to be a little cleaner sounding than a P90. They are a completely different design though. here is a little comparison vs humbuckers:
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