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by bancika
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Built an isobox, exceeded ALL expectations. (+pics,sounds)
Replies: 2
Views: 5043

Re: Built an isobox, exceeded ALL expectations. (+pics,sound

looks good. I recently built something a bit different but has noise suppression as one of its goals. It's not as serious as yours as far as isolation goes, but it helps tame my 3w amp for silent late night recording. http://diy-fever.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/cab_in.jpg Some say that...
by bancika
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: What amps does everyone have?
Replies: 19
Views: 17678

Re: What amps does everyone have?

dual rec is actually a closer knockoff of SLO than 5150 (they both are, but recto is closer). Have a bunch amps, all home-made, but this is what I currently use: * mark IIc+ preamp lead channel clone (more info http://diy-fever.com/amps/mesa-mark-iic-preamp/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...
by bancika
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: What Pickups have you got in your guitar?
Replies: 6
Views: 7337

Re: What Pickups have you got in your guitar?

Fred + Paf Pro in my homebrew guitar: awesome, awesome combination. Good balance of power vs clarity, Paf on sterioids tone, effortless harmonics, etc. http://diy-fever.com/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/bancika_guitar_mk1/done_1.jpg Crunch Lab + Evo single + Liquifire in the other RG2550: great combo...
by bancika
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Tubes question and replacements.
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Tubes question and replacements.

If the amp is fixed biased (voltage running through the powertubes) how do you mean "voltage running through power tubes"? pulled from eurotubes.com you don't have to pull the whole page, it's just that voltage is running through power tubes anyways, being fixed bias doesn't have anything to do wit...
by bancika
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Tubes question and replacements.
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Tubes question and replacements.

j.arledge wrote: If the amp is fixed biased (voltage running through the powertubes)
how do you mean "voltage running through power tubes"?
by bancika
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Strat Tremolo
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

Re: Strat Tremolo

although wilkinson and similar upgrade strat-like tremolos work very good and stay in tune decently I find them very different than floyds. It's just not the same can-do-anything feeling...maybe you'll like them though, especially if you're not used to a floyd, it's definitely an improvement over st...
by bancika
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: CARVIN LEGACY preamp,vintage tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

I tried swapping tubes in a few amps I built myself: SLO with 5w output section AX84 Firefly Fender Princeton clone Kalamazoo model 1 Hotbox tube preamp in all of them you can hear the difference between different tubes. I don't swap power tubes too much because I don't have many of them, but I trie...
by bancika
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: CARVIN LEGACY preamp,vintage tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

different tubes do sound differently in just about any amp. I don't have legacy but I've tried swapping different brands of tubes and there is a difference, there's even difference between two tubes of the same brand. Are vintage tubes better? Don't know, I don't want to spend a fortune on them :)
by bancika
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: MY Ibanez RG 450 FULL Customization
Replies: 41
Views: 9564

looks great man! congrats
by bancika
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: I have an idea....
Replies: 27
Views: 7265

Maybe you didn't look close enough. I'm not talking spiral twisted, but twisted maybe for ~1mm, enough to force you to use much higher action, cause string buzz and whatnot. My father is a luthier and I've seen many cases, all were strats. It's something like headstock crack on les pauls :) Edit: my...
by bancika
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: I have an idea....
Replies: 27
Views: 7265

why it will twist or why it can be fixed? I'll answer both: for cheap guitars they don't really pick greatest pieces of wood, grain is not necessarily parallel, can have knots or other imperfections, is not dried enough (cause they have to make a gazillion of guitars). If fingerboard is maple there ...
by bancika
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: I have an idea....
Replies: 27
Views: 7265

No, I am NOT getting another RG. Period. Never Again. all I wanted to know is that if any Squires are good. I see one person has helped.... easy man...in that case, it sucks big time and can never replace JEM :) As I said before, you can get it to be very decent with another 200$ invested in it, bu...
by bancika
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: I have an idea....
Replies: 27
Views: 7265

I recommend getting a fixed bridge RG. With any guitar in that price range tremolo will be useless. It will be much less work to get it in the ballpark. I have a squier strat and it took a lot of work to get it to be good. See this link http://storm-software.co.yu/diy/index.php?project=squier it exp...
by bancika
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Installing your own pickups
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

it's very easy but if you don't know how to solder you should try to do it with some spare wires first
by bancika
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: I sold my Ibanez RG350X.... Bad Idea?
Replies: 17
Views: 5496

Logic, by entry level I mean "the cheapest model with that name" (I don't count RGX, they don't have the same name). It has worse pickups and tremolo to start with, looks cheaper, thicker neck than real (prestige) RG. I'd take Paul any time.
nato, are you happy with your new guitar?