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by Nathangrn
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: need a banjo recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 2935

Here are some jokes to go with the banjo.

My favorite: What's the difference between a banjo and a chainsaw?

A chainsaw has more dynamic range.

http://bluegrassbanjo.org/banjokes.html
by Nathangrn
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seeking 60's "Revolver-esque" kazoo/sitar-like fuz
Replies: 17
Views: 5814

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showth ... p?t=619486

According to this link, you want a Gretsch hollowbody, a solidstate Vox amp, and a Vox Tonebender fuzz to cop Lou Reed's sound.
by Nathangrn
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: found a guitar in a pawn shop and now i need some pickups
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

If you are on tight budget Guitarfetish pickups are very good.
by Nathangrn
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Chet Atkins
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

The two albums with Les Paul are fantastic and available on one CD.

Chet Atkins "Guitar Legend: The RCA Years" is a 2-cd set that covers a lot of the high points.

The thing about Chet is he makes it sound so damn easy.
by Nathangrn
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best double album ever?
Replies: 47
Views: 12007

Besides the obvious (White Album, Electric Ladyland)

Funkadelic - America Eats Its Young

Merle Haggard - Same Train, A Different Time (Jimmie Rodgers Covers)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Sleeps with Angels

I love Double Nickels on the Dime also.
by Nathangrn
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Got a weirdish guitar wiring question for ya
Replies: 8
Views: 3654

This one looks better. Leave the depth pot out and have position on the switch open to bypass it. The full/half coil could be left out or be a push/pull pot.

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by Nathangrn
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Got a weirdish guitar wiring question for ya
Replies: 8
Views: 3654

You're already replacing the switch. Why not put in something more useful like a varitone?

http://www.diyguitarmods.com/custom-varitone-wiring.php
by Nathangrn
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Double Exposure" Tape Technique?
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Les Paul used two record cutting lathes for his first set up, much like multitracking by bouncing one tape deck into another while playing along. If he messed up he was out his most recent take not the entire song. I have the bracket on my WEM Copicat erase head loosened up so I can push it back and...
by Nathangrn
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender replacement speakers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2100

Weber's are good. I don't have any experience with the high power line (which would be required with a twin) but the cheaper signature series is very good.


https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/

Looks like about $110 a piece for ceramic high power 12s
by Nathangrn
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Mute Pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Here is a cool DIY design that uses a pressure pad from a burglar alarm.
The mic turns on and off when you step on a pressure pad in front of it.

http://www.geofex.com/article_folders/a ... tomike.htm
by Nathangrn
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Teisco constantly out of tune
Replies: 28
Views: 8211

Jez...

You'd thought I put Floyd Rose in there...
by Nathangrn
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Teisco constantly out of tune
Replies: 28
Views: 8211

Okay, the screw the arrow is pointing to is normally underneath the bridge to provide height adjustment. I put it and it's twin over the bridge and cranked them down to eliminate slop in the bridge.

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by Nathangrn
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Teisco constantly out of tune
Replies: 28
Views: 8211

One thing I did to my Teisco, which I had forgotten about until I looked at it just now, was to put the height adjustment screws on top of the bridge to clamp the bridge down. This seemed to help a lot with the tuning. If you need some extra height to the bridge you may have to shim it up with some ...
by Nathangrn
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Teisco constantly out of tune
Replies: 28
Views: 8211

If the nut is too tall it can also throw off your intonation. I have a lot of experience with cheap guitar tuners. The secret is to wrap the strings on the tuners right, put graphite (pencil lead) in the string grooves on the nut, and always start with the strings flat when tuning, this makes the ge...
by Nathangrn
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Squealing Deluxe Memory Man, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

I would definitely check the other solder joints out. I have a Russian Big Muff that had 3 or 4 that weren't even soldered.