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    Can an EQ fix your guitar sound?

    You've described a situation in which I would try a different technique or guitar/amp settings and/or guitar/amp/pickup/cab. Sure, you could approach a fix using a GEQ stompbox but that's rarely my preferred solution. If you like the GEQ stompbox, then great. It's a difference in...
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    Can an EQ fix your guitar sound?

    Short answer: Rarely. EQ is a useful tool but, to borrow an expression from recording-land, it's better to get things right at the source. If the EQ is an always-on pedal, then it suggests a change to technique, pickup amp and/or guitar may be a better fit for the sound you are after.
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    Custom Buckers - not a fan? Am I the only one?

    I am a fan of CBs. I have them in several guitars. That said, I often reach for a guitar with a different pickup for high gain tones. To generalize a bit, A3 is great for dynamics, clarity and mid/high harmonics but I often favor A2 or A5 for aggressive high gain tones. Particularly rhythm. It...
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    From Zero to Hero - Gibson Explorer Custom '59 Tobacco Makeover!

    Wow! Are you tired of hearing that yet?
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    EH Hum Debugger?

    When it comes to noise, the best approach is to just not let it in. Try determining where the noise is coming from - or what is introducing that noise. Try electrical isolation using a (good) transformer. Try shielding. Make sure you have quality, shielded cabling. Try it with and without...
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    Best pickups for harmonics/squeaks

    To generalize: A lower wind pickup gives you (relatively) more highs and broader frequency response. A low capacitance cable also helps preserve your highs. After that, gain on the amp (and a clean boost if needed). Of course, your technique is important. The guitar which is easiest for me to...
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    FS or FT: Custom Shop R4 Goldtop

    My next guitar will have P90s - GLWTS
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    FS Callaham Cold Rolled Gibson Stopbar Tailpiece

    This should be my fifth post here. You should be able to message me now.
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    1964 Fender Jazz bass relic

    8.4 lbs is a light Jazz - GLWTS!
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    Gibson CC#7 Les Paul "Shanks" (#31)

    Very nice!


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