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by RAR!
Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve why do You prefer ceramic pickups?
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

Dan McAwesome wrote:Cool, meng, I didn't know steve used the X2N on Real Illusions, what track is it on??


- Dan
Eh, its on background rhythm stuff. . hard to hear real well.


Check out "Flex-Able" and you'll get a good idea of what it sounds like.
by RAR!
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Les Paul With A Floyd Rose
Replies: 23
Views: 5303

Your gonna hurt tone pretty bad by putting a Floyd on it.
by RAR!
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve why do You prefer ceramic pickups?
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

Alnico 5 magnets have a sweeter, smoother sound to them, but they dont pick up harmonics as well as a Ceramic. (they certainly will though, dont get me wrong, they just seem to scream out a bit more with Ceramics) The high end usually seems to be rounded off a little with Alnico magnets. (probably w...
by RAR!
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Kahler vs Floyd Rose
Replies: 26
Views: 8040

arpeggio_owen wrote:If the kahler isnt good for rock, how come kerry and jeff (slayer) have been rocking with them the whole career?
Uh. . nobody said that. :roll:
by RAR!
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: preamp
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

A Preamp is a device that will EQ, slighly compress, and boost an audio signal. (and if its a guitar preamp, it will add preamp gain, assuming theyre is an overdrive channel) Microphones use preamps. Dynamic mics are passive, and so they require something to boost the signal to get the full range of...
by RAR!
Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: One strat vs another
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Ah, yeah, forgot about those Japanese made strats. They were very popular in the US in the 1980s, because they were as good as the american made ones, but a little more than HALF the price. Cause and Effect, Fender sold fewer American strats, Sold alot of Japanese strats. The decline in demand in Am...
by RAR!
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: One strat vs another
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Squier:($100-200) Parts manufactured and assembled somewhere in the darkest corners of china. Crappy wood, crappy "soft" (not durable, and poor sound transfering, poor function) hardware, and crappy craftmanship. This holds true to just about every squier you see. No part of it is very good quality,...
by RAR!
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Kahler vs Floyd Rose
Replies: 26
Views: 8040

I compared it to a Bigsby in terms of its overall feel and the way it bends the notes, not really performance. They both use a hinge action, which gives them a "rolling" feel to them which is very different feeling than a knife edge pivoting tremolo. (Floyd, Strat Trem, American Standard Tremolo, Wi...
by RAR!
Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Kahler vs Floyd Rose
Replies: 26
Views: 8040

Old ones. I dont have any experience with the new ones. But. . I know they still use that damned behind-the-nut string lock thing. *shakes fist* I've only found one Kahler that was (still) in decent quality. (top mount Kahler) It was cool, but the tremolo effect is very smooth and round. Its hard to...
by RAR!
Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Kahler vs Floyd Rose
Replies: 26
Views: 8040

I absolutely hate Kahlers.

Never again will I deal with a kahler equipped guitar, its simply not worth it.


PITA to keep in-tune. Those above-the-nut locks were personally distributed by the devil himself in order to drive guitarists crazy.


Edge/OFR or hardtail for me.
by RAR!
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steves Fender, equavelant model now days?
Replies: 11
Views: 2860

The main difference I see when comparing Mexican Vs. American, is that the American necks feel alot better. The frets seem to be laid carefully, cleanly, the fretboard planed perfectly straight. The quality of the wood is just better, and cut more precisely. You cant tell just by looking at it or co...
by RAR!
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Blue powder question
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

The tubescreamer is KEY to the Vai tone. Either that, or a Boss SD-1, which is what he used. That, and a MXR Distortion + for the Crossroads movie.

It doesnt have much overdrive by itself.
by RAR!
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Blue powder question
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

All you need is a Carvin X100B amp.

If you have that, you dont need the compressor, thats the way the amp sounds.

I'm playing on one right now. With a tubescreamer TS-9 in front, it nails that early Vai tone.
by RAR!
Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: true bypass
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: true bypass

Hey guys, does anyone know if any of these pedals are true bypass? Ibanez TS9 Ibanez TS9DX Dunlop 95Q Dunlop 535Q MXR Zakk Wylde OD Boss SD1 Thanks in advance for any info!!! Ibanez TS9, TS9DX, and the Boss SD-1 are all buffered effects, and will color your tone some. I dont know about the 95Q, I'm...
by RAR!
Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Really Curious...
Replies: 15
Views: 3170

K'm Pee Doo Wee.


Its just Evo -> Legacy on that track.