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In Topic: Kain Xiorcal has died

17 May 2017 - 01:37 PM

My sincere condolences. I never knew this gentleman, but it's clear that he meant a great deal to a lot of people. I hope (and pray) that you all find strength during this time of loss.

In Topic: guitarra

04 April 2017 - 10:02 PM



On my Ibanez 7, I'm noticing some spring noise from the bridge.  It's a fixed bridge (their Gibraltar model) that has springs for aligning the saddles.  I'm noticing that when I play staccato, I get a ringing sound coming from the bridge, and I think it's the springs.  Anyone have experience with this or a fix?  Attaching a photo for reference.



Are you sure it's coming from there and not from behind the nut? Do a muted pick rake over the strings with and without your hand lightly pressing against the strings behind the nut and see if there's a difference.

In Topic: guitarra

02 April 2017 - 10:24 AM

Anybody have any general advice when it comes to lead tones?

Well, I think your base tone should be something thick and cutting, but smooth. You want to be heard, but you don't want to take the listener's head off with anything too bright or brittle. Mids are pretty important in a lead guitar sound, but they can also make your tone sound narrow or honky if you add too much. I usually just find an amp that sounds good with all knobs set at noon and maybe add or subtract little bits until I get something I like. Since I'm only using digital amp software right now, I just have a few presets I stick to. Once I record, i just use EQ to fit the guitar part into the mix, usually only cutting here and there. But I think the most important part is starting with a good quality amp or sim. There are a lot of free plugins out there that can sound good, but in my experience, most of them don't cut it.

In Topic: guitarra

26 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

Nah, that's just my EQing. My favorite lead tones are from the CAE 3+ SE preamp and the CAA OD-100 SE+ head. Very similar to a 5150, but with a very vocal, almost nasal midrange. Helps notes, especially the lower ones, cut through. I can't really justify the $3k+ for the head or the preamp and a poweramp, so I make do with Revalver. It gets pretty close!

In Topic: guitarra

26 March 2017 - 10:36 AM

Ésta es mi guitarra! MM Luke with EMGs into Revalver mk4 using the 6505+.