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  1. LJGriggs

    Is 4 ohms or 16 ohms "better"?

    I just received a new/used 2x12 cabinet with two 8 ohm speakers. My amp is switch selectable for 16, 8, and 4 ohms. Is it better to wire the two speakers in series for 16 ohms, or should I wire the speakers in parallel for 4 ohms. I did a search and found lots of info on how to wire...
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    Happy Birthday Skydog

    Today would have been Duane Allman's 66th birthday. November 20, 1946 - October 29, 1971 "And the road goes on forever"
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    Anybody have one of these (besides me)?

    Ampeg V3 50-watt 1x12" Combo (made in Japan by MTI from around 1980 to 1983) -Tubes: 2x6550 and 4x12AX7, 1x12AT7 (reverb) -'High' and 'low' inputs -Ch1 Pre-volume 1 & Post-volume 1, mid shift -Ch2 Volume 2, EQ shift -Reverb (Switched) -Shared EQ -Master Volume -Footswitch Jack...
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    Searching for my old 53/54 Goldtop...

    I know this is a longshot, but I figure if it is still out there this would be the place to locate it... Way back around 1973 when I was a kid growing up in Macon GA, I bought my first LP from an old guy in Jones County, GA. It was an old '53 or '54 Goldtop that had been poorly modified...
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    Question about the "double neck" SG's...

    Does anyone know if there is a "double neck" SG offered by Gibson with 6-strings on both necks? I ask because I play one of my LP's in standard tuning and the other in "Open-E" tuning for slide. I'd like to be able to play both slide and "regular picking" without swapping guitars between songs...
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    Identifying a medicine bottle (slide)...

    This probably belongs in another section, but I figured it would get more visability here.... Anyway, my wife picked up a glass pill bottle at an antique shop over the weekend and I'm thinking she might have stumbled onto a treasure... I have a couple of Coricidin bottle replica slides at...
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    Need some input on battery powered portable amps...

    I'm think about picking up one of those "portable battery powered" amps that can be used anywhere. There are several on the market that seem to be pretty good, but I have absolutely no experience with this type of amp. I've basically narrowed it down to these units; Pignose 7-100, Vox DA5...
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    My first gig in almost 30 years...

    I played my first gig in almost 30 years this past weekend. My son convinced me to get back into it so after many months of putting the right group of guys together, "Temporary Saint" hit the stage at "The 5-Spot" in Atlanta. We opened for my son's band "Half Black Lit Shack" (they're an...
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    Need advice on a "low cost" PA system...

    I'm looking for a decent, low cost, PA system for my "band" (I use the term loosely). This will be used at rehearsals and possibly small venues that don't have an in-house system (like private parties). I don't plan on running any of the amps or drums thru the system, basically just for...
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    Beware of learning to play Slide Guitar!!!

    A few months back I made the commitment to learning slide guitar in open-E tuning. I set up my LP Studio with higher action, heavier strings (11's), and open-E tuning. I had always played standard tuning so this forced me to learn different patterns for the scales. After a few weeks of...
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    E-Bow

    Not exactly a pedal, but does anyone here use an E-Bow? I received one for Christmas from my younger brother. It's really a cool gadget from what I can tell, but I'm not exactly sure how to use it. The sustain created by this thing is great. It almost sounds like a well controlled singing...
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    Here's a deal on a Studio...

    http://www.music123.com/Gibson-Les-Paul-Studio-Faded-Maple-Top-Electric-Guitar-513825-i1321970.Music123 I bought my Studio a little over a year ago from these folks on a new-old-stock warehouse clearance and was totally satisfied with what I received... If anyone is looking for that...
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    Question about adjusting P-90 pickups...

    What is the correct way to adjust the height of P-90 pickups? Does it require changing the length of the two mounting bolts? What is the proper material to use between the pickup and the mounting plate? (There is a piece of foam sponge material in there now.) I ask because I want to raise...
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    Gibson Pickup Demos

    This just arrived in my "in-box" from Premier Guitar magazine... Gibson Pickup Demos at Gearfest '08 -
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    I decided to experiment a little

    ..and see if I could record some picking on top of a back-track... Music page of L J Griggs - MP3 music page on SoundClick It's pretty rough because I basically just pushed record and did it in one take, so don't slam the old guy too much for the mistakes...
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    Question about slide technique

    For years I have been "playing" (I use the term playing very loosely) slide in standard tuning. This was because I have typically only had one decent guitar at any given time and didn't want to be constantly changing the tuning. Now I have two LP's and am wondering if I should "re-learn" to...
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    For those that love The Marshall Tucker Band...

    And for those who will... These were originally broadcast on an episode of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert called "A Saturday Night in Macon" filmed in 1973. The Allman Brothers Band (post Duane of course) and the Wet Willie Band were also on the show. Check out the "magic thumb" of Toy...
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    I got a new Goldtop!!!!

    Just delivered this afternoon for my 51st birthday (a couple of weeks ago). This is a 30th Anniversary Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop, with the "minibuckers" replaced with Lindy Fralin P-90's. Not exactly sure how to classify this thing (similar to a '56 or a '69 with P-90's). Anyway, it sounds...
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    This just doesn't look right...

    1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top Electric Guitar - eBay (item 290210777639 end time Mar-16-08 17:45:00 PDT) First, the seller calls this a Gibson "factory second". A close look at the headstock reveals another problem with the location of the "Les Paul Model" decal.
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    Is it just me, or does everyone deal with this?

    I am finding that the "tone" of my amplifiers changes from one day to the next. I have a couple of amps that I use on a regular basis for practice at home (a VOX AD30VT and a Marshall AVT100 combo). Both of these are "hybrid" solid-state/valve amps (VOX has a 12AX7 in the power amp stage and...




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