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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ebidis, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 Deeply SHY. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hi, buddies

    I had a question-An honest question; Is there a fair metric to determine amp usefulness/happiness to player?
     
  2. Thunderhopkins8

    Thunderhopkins8 Senior Stratmaster

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    dogletnoir V----V Strat-Talk Supporter

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    For me it's simple... i know what i want to hear, and i know whether i'm hearing it or not.
    So my ears are my metric in that situation, and that's fair enough for me.

    In a session situation, that would be up to the engineer and producer to determine,
    and for me to turn the knobs on the guitar and amp to get as close as possible to
    what they want to hear...
    generally i'd opt for a brighter tone than i would for my own stuff, simply because
    it's relatively easy to EQ frequencies that are present out of a mix, but you can't
    boost a frequency that isn't there to begin with.
     
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    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member

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    @fezz parka what a great way to spend 20 bucks. That guitar sounds really good in your hands. Just think, if you would have bought the bucket of chicken it would have turned to shizz by now:whistling:
     
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    Hanson Strat-Talker

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    Of course I’m guessing that you realize the comments about sanding guitars finish off and tone are in jest.

    Yes, Paul is an excellent guitar player and originally taught Lennon how to play guitar, when they met up.
     
  6. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir V----V Strat-Talk Supporter

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    i'm guessing John had the cigarettes, though.
    :D
     
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    fezz parka Duke of Dilligaf Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No one in their right mind would think otherwise. :)
     
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    fezz parka Duke of Dilligaf Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Its slide too. Slide smears everything together in a wonderful way.
     
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    Just like chicken grease from a KFC Bucket haha @3bolt79
     
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    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    the smile you get and the happiness you feel inside.
     
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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    John 5 can play barbed wire on a fence post and make it sound good...
     
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    fezz parka Duke of Dilligaf Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If it sounds good to you, then it's good.

    For me...amps are a live thing. Recording...not so much.
     
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    Depends on the recording gear used maybe, better here:



     
  14. dogletnoir

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    Thanks... if you were addressing me, that is!
    Yes, those were flatwound strings, but not my pricey Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Swings; just a set
    of D'Addario Chromes in .011-.050, on a beat-up partscaster thing i put together myself using
    Rose 'Heritage' vintage wind alnico pickups (it was $60 for the full set, iirc), neck pickup setting.
    High action, and fingers only, no pick.

    Oh, and just in case you're wondering what 'high action' actually means at my house:
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    Yep.
    :)
     
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