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Old 09-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #61
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Ahhh, so you were really "teaching" his mom...
I know, it seems like a porn dream come true. But she was rather ugly. In fact she was such a non threat, my girl nvr bitched about the door being closed. Haha.

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I know, it seems like a porn dream come true. But she was rather ugly. In fact she was such a non threat, my girl nvr bitched about the door being closed. Haha.
You probably already know this, but just in case you don't, you never mess with something worse than what you currently have.


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You probably already know this, but just in case you don't, you never mess with something worse than what you currently have.

Hey, it takes a few 4's to appreciate a 10.
Haha!!!!!!
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Hey, it takes a few 4's to appreciate a 10.
Haha!!!!!!
It's better to have 10 "ones" than to have one "10." Reason being is because those "ones" ALWAYS have hot friends!
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Don't touch it..
I wasn't gonna touch it, I was just pointing...
Well don't point at it even.
Can I look at it?
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Newest thing I learned.....realized I suck really bad when standing. Luckily I don't have any aspirations to play in a band or gig or anything of the sort.
So sitting will do just fine, lol.
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Newest thing I learned.....realized I suck really bad when standing. Luckily I don't have any aspirations to play in a band or gig or anything of the sort.
So sitting will do just fine, lol.
Not saying you suck, per se, but you suck when standing because your posture changes. Are you trying to "look cool" by slinging your axe at your knees? If so, this is not only bad for your wrists (WILL cause Carpal Tunnel over time) and your back, but it makes playing virtually impossible.

This here is an example of the height your guitar should be around while playing when standing. While he's not wearing it "around his neck," you can see how the center of the body of the guitar is at around his waist and the neck is tilted upwards.



When you practice while sitting, you should be playing with the body of the guitar resting BETWEEN your leg; left leg if you're right-handed, right leg if you're left-handed. This is known as the "classical position." It may feel strange at first, but this is the natural position that the guitar would fall into when standing. Notice the body of the guitar is close to the CENTER of your body while standing, NOT over your left or right leg. The "classical position" "simulates" this.
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I'm just not used to it. I had it sitting pretty much like in the video. I'm going to work on playing over the other knee.
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I'm just not used to it. I had it sitting pretty much like in the video. I'm going to work on playing over the other knee.
Also make sure you're not "thumbing over" the neck. Try to keep your thumb behind your pointer finger while fretting strings. By "choking over" the neck, you limit your strength when pressing the strings, not to mention, it makes it harder to reach the low strings and stretch your fingers. It's real hard to get sucked into this bad technique, especially when you see so many of your favorite guitarists doing it. Sure, there are some times when it's beneficial, but most of the time it isn't.

While playing, you wanna make sure to use your fingertips when possible so you don't mute out strings (unless you plan to do it on purpose...). The easiest way to do this is by making sure you're not reaching around the neck too far; keep your wrist straight and try keep your top knuckle (where your finger joins your palm) even with the flat edge of the neck.

All in all, I think if you've been doing a lot of playing while sitting, this is your biggest issue, as you mentioned...you're just not used to it. Try playing over your other leg and not only will your technique increase exponentially, but so will your playing while standing. One big help for me was wearing the guitar strap, even while sitting, and sitting with the guitar hanging between my legs. You obviously want to stand up and adjust the strap to a comfortable playing position first, then sit down and do this.

On another note, allow me to suggest playing A LOT of acoustic. Acoustics are VERY unforgiving instruments and you will hear every mistake you make. While this isn't a good thing in the world of performing, it IS a good thing in the world of practicing. You will learn to play "evenly" and get in the habit of fretting close to frets. Your timing will increase like you wouldn't believe, not to mention you finger strength.

For the record, I hope you don't get the impression I'm talking to you like you're an idiot or something, because that's not my intention. I'm just trying to give you some pointers and help ya out. You're early enough in the game that if you've developed a poor technique or poor habits, they should be easy enough to change. Once you really get into the swing of a bad habit, they're VERY hard to break. I'm having one hell of a time with breaking some of the bad habits I've developed over the past few years. I'm also not trying to tell you what to play, I'm just saying these are easy things to do, especially when still learning the basic fundamentals.

FWIW, play acoustic for a few weeks, then go back and play electric, and your playing will have improved by leaps and bounds; your timing, accuracy, speed, EVERYTHING. I think I said this before, but when you do this, you'll feel like you went from swimming in sweatpants to swimming in a Speedo.
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The guitar players on this forum need an official thread to share pics and b.s. about stuff. Sooo....post em up.

Btw...feel free to share pics or info about other instruments too...drums, bass, guitar amps, flutes...whatever.

I have three guitars that I have purchased in the last year. Here is the most recent one. Still awaiting its arrival. This picture is from ebay, but I'll update with some new pics when I get it.
I also play a Yamaha FG700s, and a Fender Telecaster (mim).

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I also play a Yamaha FG700s, and a Fender Telecaster (mim).





Lovee the PRS! I bought a singlecut SE a few months ago and I don't think there is a better guitar for the money.
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For the record, I hope you don't get the impression I'm talking to you like you're an idiot or something, because that's not my intention. I'm just trying to give you some pointers and help ya out. You're early enough in the game that if you've developed a poor technique or poor habits, they should be easy enough to change. Once you really get into the swing of a bad habit, they're VERY hard to break. I'm having one hell of a time with breaking some of the bad habits I've developed over the past few years. I'm also not trying to tell you what to play, I'm just saying these are easy things to do, especially when still learning the basic fundamentals.
I wouldn't think that. I appreciate all the advice you have given.


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Lovee the PRS! I bought a singlecut SE a few months ago and I don't think there is a better guitar for the money.
I like it alot, but for some reason I haven't been able to put down the Telecaster. I have played the PRS a few times since I bought it a couple weeks ago, I play the Tele everyday even if just for 20 minutes.
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I wouldn't think that. I appreciate all the advice you have given.
Okay, just wanna make sure...

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I like it alot, but for some reason I haven't been able to put down the Telecaster. I have played the PRS a few times since I bought it a couple weeks ago, I play the Tele everyday even if just for 20 minutes.
This happens all too often; you buy a guitar and while you like it, you just don't love it. It seems this is the case with you and your PRS. It happens to all of us.

Out of the 10 guitars I own, the biggest bonds I have are with my Warmoth and Taylor. While I certainly enjoy my 2003 Jackson KV2, I'm at that borderline between "like" and "love." It feels, sounds, and plays great, but it just isn't "The One." Ya know how if you ask someone about her husband or his wife, "How did you know she was the one?" The response you'll most likely get is, "I just did..." It's the same way with guitars.

I was really scared when I ordered the parts for my Warmoth guitar. I'd dropped over $500 on each, the neck and the body, and my biggest concern wasn't whether the parts were going to be quality parts, but whether I was going to bond with this guitar. I'd never seen nor played a Warmoth, or a guitar of this shape, and I had to cross my fingers that I was going to like the neck profile of the neck I'd just selected and whether the body was going to be comfortable.

It's strange how things work with instruments. You could play 10 Fender American Standard Stratocasters blindfolded and you could connect with one and not connect with another. They all feel different, even though they're made to the same specifications, or at least they're supposed to be. I've played some American Standard Strats I've loved, then played others I've hated.

When I started looking at acoustics, I looked to Martin, Breedlove, Taylor, Larrivee, Gibson, Guild, Takamine, and Eastman guitars. I played them all and just wasn't "feeling" any of them but the Martins and Taylors. I played Martins and Taylors priced from $1,200-$5,500, even though I wasn't going to spend anywhere near $5,500 on a guitar. One would think the more expensive the guitar, the better it was going to feel or sound. I spent a good hour and a half messing around with them, and when I picked up a Taylor 414ce ($1,600-$1,900) 414ce, I KNEW the moment I sat down with it and fingered a chord that I'd found the guitar I'd been looking for.

I didn't buy the Taylor that day, or any other day, for that matter, as I don't do business with Guitar Center, but I'd knew what I wanted. I found a few 414ce models at other stores and played them but they just didn't feel the same, so I kept looking. It kinda sucked, as I was really impatient and wanted one, but I'm glad I waited. I eventually found another 414ce I connected with, and I made the purchase.
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This happens all too often; you buy a guitar and while you like it, you just don't love it. It seems this is the case with you and your PRS. It happens to all of us.
Makes a lot of sense...When I was ready to buy my first guitars I was fretting (ba dum bum! ;-) over which I wanted...

My teacher told me, dont worry about it, the guitar will pick you...He was so right..I tried a bunch in the 600 to 800 range, then the 6 month old PRS Torero was put in my hands and BANG...that was it.
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Makes a lot of sense...When I was ready to buy my first guitars I was fretting (ba dum bum! ;-) over which I wanted...

My teacher told me, dont worry about it, the guitar will pick you...He was so right..I tried a bunch in the 600 to 800 range, then the 6 month old PRS Torero was put in my hands and BANG...that was it.
For some reason, what you just said reminded me of the Harry Potter film when the guy at Olivander's says, "The wand chooses the wizard."
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For some reason, what you just said reminded me of the Harry Potter film when the guy at Olivander's says, "The wand chooses the wizard."
thought of that as well...

BTW guess where I was last night?? Stll floating...

Alex Lifeson is a MONSTER
In looking at the photos, how QUICKLY my youngest daughter has changed since the 2010 tour...Goddamm I'm getting OLD..
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thought of that as well...

BTW guess where I was last night?? Stll floating...

Alex Lifeson is a MONSTER
In looking at the photos, how QUICKLY my youngest daughter has changed since the 2010 tour...Goddamm I'm getting OLD..
Lifeson is AMAZING. While I'm not a big Rush fan, they have some great songs and their talent can not be denied. They are amazing musicians.

I've been focusing on my acoustic playing a lot more than my electric for the past two months. I'm starting to get into Flamenco-style now. It's tough, but it's fun.
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Lifeson is AMAZING. While I'm not a big Rush fan, they have some great songs and their talent can not be denied. They are amazing musicians.

I've been focusing on my acoustic playing a lot more than my electric for the past two months. I'm starting to get into Flamenco-style now. It's tough, but it's fun.

Flamenco looks/sounds crazy hard!

Check out "The Garden" on Rush' latest release Clockwork Angels...It might very well pleasantly surprise you.
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Flamenco looks/sounds crazy hard!

Check out "The Garden" on Rush' latest release Clockwork Angels...It might very well pleasantly surprise you.
Getting the picking fingers to work in correspondence with the fretting hand is tough. It's a matter of a lot of practice and finger dexterity. The thing about it is that even after practicing for an hour, you'll notice a significant improvement over when you started.

I've heard Rush's latest record is very good. I haven't heard it yet, but I'll sneak in a listen.
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Alright, I bought a VOX Pathfinder 15R amp.
First thing I noticed when I plugged the telecaster in with a little gain, it gets very buzzy. Then I noticed that when I touch anything thats metal on the guitar (strings, bridge, volume knob) the noise goes away.
The same thing happens with the PRS plugged in.

I though at first that it was the typical Tele "hum".
Is something up with the amp, or is this normal when you start dialing up the gain knob.
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Alright, I bought a VOX Pathfinder 15R amp.
First thing I noticed when I plugged the telecaster in with a little gain, it gets very buzzy. Then I noticed that when I touch anything thats metal on the guitar (strings, bridge, volume knob) the noise goes away.
The same thing happens with the PRS plugged in.

I though at first that it was the typical Tele "hum".
Is something up with the amp, or is this normal when you start dialing up the gain knob.
First off, VOX amps are AWESOME amps. Unfortunately, I'm not real familiar with them, other than for their reputation for their sound, especially their tube stuff.

I'm not familiar with the Pathfinder 15R amp. Is it a solid-state or a tube amp?

Okay, regarding your humming issue, you said all I needed to know when you said anytime you touch something metal on the guitar, the sound goes away. You have a loose ground somewhere in your electrical. Remove the plate where your knobs are, look into the body, and make sure there is some sort of copper plating (it will be very thin...like film...) lining the bottom of the cavity. If you're not noticing anything of the sort, your first step needs to be to "insulate" the cavity with copper. Next, you probably have a loose ground or a ground that is touching another wire, more than likely a ground to a volume or tone pot. Try to make sure wires aren't contacting each other, but be very careful, as the stock soldering probably isn't all that great.

After you've checked these two things, try it again and see if the issue is fixed. If not, take it to a good luthier (NOT Guitar Center!). You should be able to find a qualified tech at a local music store (NOT Guitar Center!). If there isn't a luthier who works out of a store, normally a store will have one who comes by once or twice per week to pick up or drop off items for repair. Most of the time the store will let you know when he's going to be there, and to stop by between those times. Sometimes, you can get the phone number to him/her directly.

This issue is probably not related to the pickups, but to the switches/knobs. The luthier will probably charge you about $25 for diagnosis and repair if it's a simple issue. If he's/she's going to have to rewire, plan on about $40-$60 or so, which will probably include parts and labor. If this is the case, have the entire cavity "insulated" with copper.
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Thanks for the reply.

Although now I'm thinking it may be the amp thats creating the noise.
I have a mini Fender amp that runs on a 9v battery. It doesn't do the same thing. There is some buzz because the gain is up, but no difference when I touch the guitar.

It does this with both guitars. Tele and PRS. Maybe a ground is loose in the amp?
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Alright, I bought a VOX Pathfinder 15R amp.
First thing I noticed when I plugged the telecaster in with a little gain, it gets very buzzy. Then I noticed that when I touch anything thats metal on the guitar (strings, bridge, volume knob) the noise goes away.
The same thing happens with the PRS plugged in.

I though at first that it was the typical Tele "hum".
Is something up with the amp, or is this normal when you start dialing up the gain knob.
The parts that I highlighted above are key.

First of all, ALL single coil pickups (like those on your tele) are prone to 60 cycle hum, and that hum increases exponentially as you crank up the gain. Furthermore, all of the metal on your guitar is part of the circuit (ground), so it will be affected when you touch it. Plus, all of the electronics in your general vicinity (lights, fans, computers, etc, etc, etc) can magnify the problem. This is the reason humbucker pickups were invented.

Since you stated that you have similar problems with your PRS, my guess is that there's some electrical 'noise' in the room or on the same circuit as your amp. Try moving your amp to a different room or facing different directions the next time you play... you might be surprised!


Now, if there DOES happen to be a break somewhere in the circuit on your tele, rest assured that it should be VERY easy to track down. Telecasters have a pretty simple wiring schematic & even if you have the most rudimentary of soldering skills, you should be able to fix it yourself. Take a look at this document for reference:

http://cdn.seymourduncan.com/pdfs/su...ndard_tele.pdf

Since you say that the noise stops when you touch the strings, you know that the bridge ground wire is connected. You also know that the wires coming from the pickups are OK since you can hear them. That leaves only 3 places to check: the ground connections on the bottom of each pot and the wire going to the jack.
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Thanks for the reply.

Although now I'm thinking it may be the amp thats creating the noise.
I have a mini Fender amp that runs on a 9v battery. It doesn't do the same thing. There is some buzz because the gain is up, but no difference when I touch the guitar.

It does this with both guitars. Tele and PRS. Maybe a ground is loose in the amp?
It's the grounding in the guitar. When you turn up the gain, you're going to get a little more hum. You also have single-coil pickups, so a little more hum is going to "shine through," as derfC explained below.

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The parts that I highlighted above are key.

First of all, ALL single coil pickups (like those on your tele) are prone to 60 cycle hum, and that hum increases exponentially as you crank up the gain. Furthermore, all of the metal on your guitar is part of the circuit (ground), so it will be affected when you touch it. Plus, all of the electronics in your general vicinity (lights, fans, computers, etc, etc, etc) can magnify the problem. This is the reason humbucker pickups were invented.

Since you stated that you have similar problems with your PRS, my guess is that there's some electrical 'noise' in the room or on the same circuit as your amp. Try moving your amp to a different room or facing different directions the next time you play... you might be surprised!


Now, if there DOES happen to be a break somewhere in the circuit on your tele, rest assured that it should be VERY easy to track down. Telecasters have a pretty simple wiring schematic & even if you have the most rudimentary of soldering skills, you should be able to fix it yourself. Take a look at this document for reference:

http://cdn.seymourduncan.com/pdfs/su...ndard_tele.pdf

Since you say that the noise stops when you touch the strings, you know that the bridge ground wire is connected. You also know that the wires coming from the pickups are OK since you can hear them. That leaves only 3 places to check: the ground connections on the bottom of each pot and the wire going to the jack.
I think it's honestly a matter of the lack of electrical "insulation." A lack of electrical "insulation" is very common with Fender/Jackson products, especially the the ones made outside the United States (China, Indonesia, Mexico). That's not to say that these aren't decent instruments, but costs have to be cut somewhere, and it starts with the little things.

This is a very easy fix. I would certainly check all the wiring as you pointed out, but I would also line the wiring cavity with copper, even if the issue lies elsewhere.
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It's the grounding in the guitar. When you turn up the gain, you're going to get a little more hum. You also have single-coil pickups, so a little more hum is going to "shine through," as derfC explained below.



I think it's honestly a matter of the lack of electrical "insulation." A lack of electrical "insulation" is very common with Fender/Jackson products, especially the the ones made outside the United States (China, Indonesia, Mexico). That's not to say that these aren't decent instruments, but costs have to be cut somewhere, and it starts with the little things.

This is a very easy fix. I would certainly check all the wiring as you pointed out, but I would also line the wiring cavity with copper, even if the issue lies elsewhere.
On one hand, you are correct - more insulation can help reduce noise. On the other, it will not completely eliminate it and has nothing to do with the country of origin or the price point of the instrument. You will have some 60-cycle hum in ANY guitar equipped with standard single-coil pickups. It's just the nature of the beast.

Adding copper to the control cavity can remove some noise, but you cannot eliminate it completely unless you either install some sort of humbucker (traditional, stacked, actives, sensors, something with a 'dummy coil', etc) or build a Faraday cage around the whole circuit (pickups included!). 60-cycle hum is THE reason humbuckers were invented.

Remember, even if you line the entire control cavity and rear of the pickguard with copper, avoid ground loops, and shield every wire to the max, your pickups are still exposed (otherwise they wouldn't work properly), leaving you susceptible to RF noise. You can shield the pickup coils as well (leaving only the pole pieces exposed and still susceptible to interference), of course, but that will alter the tonal characteristics of the pickup.

Personally, when building/ wiring a guitar, I line the control cavity and back side of the pickguard with copper tape and have found that to be adequate in all but the noisiest of environments (like a bar that insists on plugging their neon lights into the same circuit as your amp ).

FWIW, most guitars these days (even the cheapest of the cheap) at least have a coat of shielding paint on the inside of the control cavity and some copper tape on the back of the pickguard.


Here's a good read on the subject of shielding: GuitarNuts.com - Shielding a Strat(tm)
Note the very first lint of the "My Guitar Still Hums!" section towards the bottom:
"No shielding is 100% effective if you're using single-coil pickups"
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On one hand, you are correct - more insulation can help reduce noise. On the other, it will not completely eliminate it and has nothing to do with the country of origin or the price point of the instrument. You will have some 60-cycle hum in ANY guitar equipped with standard single-coil pickups. It's just the nature of the beast.

Adding copper to the control cavity can remove some noise, but you cannot eliminate it completely unless you either install some sort of humbucker (traditional, stacked, actives, sensors, something with a 'dummy coil', etc) or build a Faraday cage around the whole circuit (pickups included!). 60-cycle hum is THE reason humbuckers were invented.

Remember, even if you line the entire control cavity and rear of the pickguard with copper, avoid ground loops, and shield every wire to the max, your pickups are still exposed (otherwise they wouldn't work properly), leaving you susceptible to RF noise. You can shield the pickup coils as well (leaving only the pole pieces exposed and still susceptible to interference), of course, but that will alter the tonal characteristics of the pickup.

Personally, when building/ wiring a guitar, I line the control cavity and back side of the pickguard with copper tape and have found that to be adequate in all but the noisiest of environments (like a bar that insists on plugging their neon lights into the same circuit as your amp ).

FWIW, most guitars these days (even the cheapest of the cheap) at least have a coat of shielding paint on the inside of the control cavity and some copper tape on the back of the pickguard.


Here's a good read on the subject of shielding: GuitarNuts.com - Shielding a Strat(tm)
Note the very first lint of the "My Guitar Still Hums!" section towards the bottom:
"No shielding is 100% effective if you're using single-coil pickups"
You are correct in saying the country of origin doesn't hVe anything to do with shielding, but it DOES have something to do with the quality of the parts used. Pick up any domestically manufactured guitar and it will be quieter than the imports. It's just the way it is and you pay for it in the additional price of an American guitar. I own two Jacksons, both with humbuckers, one made in America and one made in Indonesia. The USA model has Seymour Duncans while the import has Duncan-DESIGNED pickups. The American one is very quiet by comparison.

You are correct that shielding will not eliminate ALL noise, but it DOES help significantly.

Single-coils are generally loud, as you mentioned, but it's not as easy as just swapping a single for a humbucker. Singles have a very distinct tone you will NEVER get with a humbucker, and vice-versa.

In the end, if you're getting a dirty signal, it's not going to matter how much shielding you have, how high the quality of parts is, or what kind of pickups you have, all you can do is take preventative measures to minimize the noise the best you can.
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The USA model has Seymour Duncans while the import has Duncan-DESIGNED pickups. The American one is very quiet by comparison.
Bad exmaple... DD's are NOTORIOUSLY bad. Plus, the only decent Indo-made guitars that I have seen have come out of the new Ibanez 'Premium' factory.


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but it's not as easy as just swapping a single for a humbucker. Singles have a very distinct tone you will NEVER get with a humbucker, and vice-versa.
I'll just leave this here (he talks about the pickups at around the 2:00 mark):





Now, let's get this thread back on-topic:
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Bad exmaple... DD's are NOTORIOUSLY bad. Plus, the only decent Indo-made guitars that I have seen have come out of the new Ibanez 'Premium' factory.
Actually, this is a PERFECT example of what I was talking about with some of the parts on the domestic models versus the ones found on the imports.

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Later in the video he mentioned they were "stacked" humbuckers.

We were talking about Cream?

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Actually, this is a PERFECT example of what I was talking about with some of the parts on the domestic models versus the ones found on the imports.
-No, it means that your Indo guitar was made to meet a price point & they used crap components in order to do that. There are MANY top-notch instruments made overseas. Hell, Ibanez & Yamaha both rose to prominence b/c their instruments were BETTER than the corporate-funded junk that Fender and Gibson were churning out in the 70's & 80's. The words 'CBS' and 'Norlin' still leave a bad taste in the mouth of many a guitarist for a reason.


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Later in the video he mentioned they were "stacked" humbuckers.
-yet they SOUND like single-coils....

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We were talking about Cream?
-No, just tired of going back and forth on this cr@p.

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-No, it means that your Indo guitar was made to meet a price point & they used crap components in order to do that. There are MANY top-notch instruments made overseas. Hell, Ibanez & Yamaha both rose to prominence b/c their instruments were BETTER than the corporate-funded junk that Fender and Gibson were churning out in the 70's & 80's. The words 'CBS' and 'Norlin' still leave a bad taste in the mouth of many a guitarist for a reason.
That's what I've been saying all along, yet you continuously try to argue the subject.

I'm well-versed in Ibanez and Yamaha instruments, and even they make some real garbage. I know this because I've owned an early 90s Ibanez EX180, which was made in Korea. Since then, the quality of Korean instruments has grown by leaps and bounds, but 20 years ago there was no such thing as a Korean-made, quality guitar. I could go into specifics as to why it was crap if you'd like.

C-B-S. Those three letters strike fear in the hearts of many, and I'm no exception. Those three letters send shivers up and down my spine, and not for good reason.

[quote]-yet they SOUND like single-coils.... [/iquote]

I didn't get that impression from what he was saying. He basically said those stacked humbuckers carry some of the single coil properties which he liked. This is the case with most stacked humbuckers, hence the reason some of them are made that way.


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Well I'm sorry (not really...) you feel this discussion is "crap" and a waste of your time. I figured since the OP was new to guitars, he'd pick up a thing or two which would help him.

So, I await a response from the OP to see if he's had any luck with narrowing down his issue(s) with the excessive noise.

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