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  1. RockyMtnGuitars

    Dumb question? What do you play your backing tracks through?

    After just suffering another miserable session playing to backing tracks, I thought I'd ask what everyone else does. I'm usually playing through a little boom box with an Aux in for my phone. A couple of years ago I bought a $100 JBL tube shaped thing that died not long after, so I'm skeptical...
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    Duesenberg Les Trem?

    Hey all - I have an Epi Tribute+ that I enjoy a great deal, but that I've always wanted a Bigsby on... I installed one with a Vibramate but the body of the Bigsby was too long and didn't properly anchor to the strap pin. It was about a 1/4" too long. The Vibramate also did not sit flush with the...
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    2015 Jr wiring question

    So I've got one of the 2015 LP Jrs that Sam Ash has been blowing out. Really a fun guitar. Well, it was until the volume pot went out. The pot was always sketchy, but it finally quit altogether. I did some research and ended up ordering a new 50's kit from Jonesy (thanks man!). Started the...
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    2015 LP Jr with a bad vol pot?

    So last fall I bought one of the 2015 LP Jrs that Sam Ash was blowing out. Love it. Truly a fun guitar to play with a ton of attitude. When the volume is at 10, however, the pot is dead. It responds fine between 1 and 9 but then it quits when maxed out. Tone pot does not do this. Bad pot? I...
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    PRS SE Custom 24 - can't find the sound

    So I don't like my new PRS... Last week I ordered the PRS SE Custom 24 "Rosewood" Sweetwater-specific color. I'd been wanting the guitar for a long time based on playing similar ones about a year ago at GC and then reading up on the, too. When it arrived last week I was really excited. Now -...
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    Tribute+ and Bigsby and Vibramate install question

    Good morning all, Just started an install of a Bigsby on my Trib+, using a Vibramate. With the front of the vibrato installed and reasonably secured, the tailpiece does not come close to the strap pin hole (see pics). It's off by a good 1/2" or so. Anyone run into this? Have suggestions? The...
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    Jackplate on a Trib+ question

    Decided to upgrade the jackplate on my Trib+ from the stock plastic to metal (from Allparts). Is it normal to have to drill new holes for the four mounting screws? The stock holes are a little too close together for the new plate. And a couple of the holes nearly overlap (without actually being...
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    Volume on an Epi Traditional Pro?

    So my son just bought himself an Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro. We've noticed the volume seems to be almost non-responsive in both pickups until you get down around 5 or so. In other words, the volume is the same level when moving the knobs between 10 and 5 and then begins to fade out as...
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    CS Texas Specials (Tele) & Tele pickguards

    Some great Tele parts: CS Texas Specials - just removed, function great and sound amazing. $180 new; lowered to $85 Tele pickguards - both three ply, one white and one parchment. Note that one is 5 hole and one is eight hole. Parchment pickguard is brand new - plastic is still on it. White...
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    NGD Standard Tele

    Woot NGD Bought a MiM Tele in black. Got a good deal on it from GC and I'm really happy with it. Setup is pretty good for a mail order guitar. Quite playable. I've left it unadjusted for several days to get a feel for whether I like it and today I'm starting to mess with it (mostly pickup...
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    SuperChamp X2 into an iMac

    I believe I just found information that tells me I can plug my SCX2 into my iMac via the USB connection and record directly into GarageBand. Really? Impressive! Does GB just pick it up and accept the amp effects automagically? Or is there a reason to use the amp output jack to the iMac's...
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    Questions regarding taking lessons

    So I'm considering taking lessons again and I have some questions for those of you who are guitar teachers or experienced students. Brief background: I have about 2.5 years of guitar. I spent about 1 year going to lessons and I don't feel like I progressed much, so I quit. I started using...
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    Strap lock holes in a Squier 51

    So I'm a believer in strap locks. I'm not hard on guitars and I don't gig, but it just makes sense to me. Just got a Squier '51 and went to install locks. The screws of the locks were slightly smaller than the stock ones, but the "horn" screw went in firmly and I feel reasonably confident in...
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    NAD - Fender Super Champ X2

    Woohoo Happy (almost) Birthday to me... my wife and kids got me this last night. Should be a big upgrade from the old GDEC Jr I've had the past two years. Oh yeah, and a new Boss SD-1 pedal to keep the amp company. I like the blue... as I told the sales guy, it should clash nicely with...
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    Epi LP "Limited Edition Stuio Deluxe" - silverburst

    Selling my Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition Studio Deluxe electric guitar. This has been a fantastic guitar for me for the past 18 months. It was recently setup and has good action. The guitar has no marks whatsoever and has been carefully taken care of in a non-smoking house. I added strap...
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    NGD -- YA Tribute+

    Whoohoo! I couldn't resist and recently ordered a 1960s Tribute Plus. Arrived yesterday. This thing rocks! I can really hear / feel the difference between it and my Studio. Louder, meaner, cooler. Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed the Studio, but this T+ is a whole new animal. I'm still messing...
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    New Member from Colorado

    Well greetings! I've been lurking here for nearly a year after buying an Epiphone Les Paul. I'm fairly new to guitars. I spent most of my life wishing I knew how to play and about a year and a half ago I got off my butt and decided to learn. I picked up a starter acoustic, then my Epiphone. I...




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