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New Old Gear
« on: April 26, 2013, 08:52:47 AM »
I said I wouldn't buy anymore gear , but hey ............... I couldn't resist  :P

Crusty Pearl 20" Wild 900 ride $30 , Set of ZBT 14" HIHATS $35 , saved the best for last ..... Clean Casio CTK 571 $20 (61 key velocity sensitive, midi in and out , sustain)

oh I guess I should mention the New shock mounts for my MXL mics $18 and $12 from China pretty well made.
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 09:19:40 PM »
My like new old Peavey Raptor 1 ........ $50 at GC Memphis
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 11:11:33 PM »
VERY cool score on the Peavey! I had black Reactor (tele clone) for a few years that played & sounded great.....and weighed a TON! LOL
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 10:04:07 AM »
This is real heavy compared to the Dean Vendetta, trying to decide if I want to put 11's on it (Power Slinky) make it a Eb guitar. It has very little wear on the frets, it must have sat in a case for a long time, looks like a new guitar, but it's supposed to be a mid 90's guitar?
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 10:10:07 AM »
Nice score what's with the Eb tuning  you know me I'm  a little out of it lol I'm  amazed I playmusic at all  haha

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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 10:13:40 AM »
The singers claim the half step down helps them to sing  :P I guess I'm in two bands now working on a third. Google Eb tuning and see what comes up.
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2013, 10:21:36 AM »
Yeah will do thought that would be an open tuning lol but what say makes sense I know my tuning has below E  and wondered why it was sometimes harder to sing certain things it was toying with after re tuning up lol

Hey  i think Smurf had something posted  about tuning and vocals .Smurf?  :)

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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 12:30:30 PM »
That does look like a nice guitar, Frank, how does it play?


I think most guitarists tune down a 1/2 step for the thicker sound that fatter strings gives you, without having shredded fingers.....
Man, I think 11s are like egg slicers, never mind 12s and (makes me shudder) 13s.....LOL.  ???


I played 9s for many, many years (I can say that, 'cos I'm old, LOL), but now play 10s. I remember the change in sound, when I changed to 10s, really blew me away.
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2013, 02:43:42 PM »
Yup arg, it was a little fun test I did last year about A432 Tuning. We still do this croaking...er..singing, but for instrumental I stay at standard 440. It is not as drastic as dropping a half-step, tho LOTS of folks do that to help out the singers.  ;)

I thought I had posted these to items before, but I can not find the links. SO here they are on my catch-all Media Fire page. The Alternate Tuning Guide is a VERY cool introduction to Alternate Tunings with a lot of easy to understand info, and the very cool  Nut Chords program can show you at a glance tons of chords, in tons of tunings, and tons of positions, WITH audio...a VERY cool little program!  ;D

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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 08:24:23 AM »
The neck is really straight, hardly any relief. The saddles need a bit of a tweak after blocking the tremolo(13mm 1/4" drive cheap socket jammed in there)  and a bit of a fine tuning. After yesterdays jam my fingers are a bit tender I may keep this one stock. The old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it. I really like the switch seems to bypass the tone controls in a couple of  positions. I'm not a strat player so maybe that's normal? Just needed that thin single coil sound for a few tunes. Will give it a workout this evening when we play with the third band they tune straight A440  8) .
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 08:55:43 AM »
Hey Frank, good morning!  :)


The tone controls on a Fender standard Strat are only used for the neck and middle position pups. You may already know this, just thought I'd mention it. Of course, Peavey may have set theirs differently. I notice that some Raptors only have 1 tone control, so I guess experiments are gonna sort things out there.
I actually changed mine to neck and middle/bridge, just to be different.... ;D
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2013, 09:44:23 AM »
Morning to you White thanks for that info , this one has two tone controls. I wanted to pick it up and play it this morning, but ouch lol, got to save the fingers for tonight. Fixing to get the tuner/wrenches out of the tool box and do the adjustments. For a cheap guitar it is pretty well made I'm really happy with it. We had to take another ride over to Guitar Center yesterday after the noon session for Wes to pick up a like new Squire 4string J bass for $124. It could be part of some evil plan lol
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2013, 04:24:19 PM »
Sweet score on the Raptor 1, FX.  Like the idea for the trem block.  Works. 
Tons of info on mods out there for Strats.  The one I have I've tried most every non-invasive (drilling holes & such) mod out there.  Still like the stock setup best.  Either, like WS neck-mid/bridge or neck/mid-bridge tone. 
You probably have this info already, but I'll post the links anyhow for s&g's:
http://www.premierguitar.com/search?q=strat+mods
http://www.guitarelectronics.com/category/wiring_resources_guitar_wiring_diagrams.3_pickup_guitar_wiring_diagrams/
http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/menu.php

Good stuff.  Some crazy & some simple.  Fun tweaks.

Ernie Ball has sets of Classic Rock & Roll nickel wrap 10-46' that I've been liking a lot lately (long time EB reg slinky user).  Feel good, sound good.  Not the cheapest but a fair value (like the regs).  I play my strings til they fall off usually anyhow.  And after some of the bass strings that I've bought, anything is cheap.

Interested to hear your take on the Squier Jazz.   Most of the ones I've handled recently are pretty good.  Main gripe is necks tend to be a bit on the weak side to where even moderate tension strings can test the truss rod envelope.   Electronics are what they are but overall construction appears solid (fit, frets, finish...). 8)

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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2013, 04:40:39 PM »
Hey GC,

There's a forum that got started out of the original guitarnuts site.
http://guitarnuts2.proboards.com/

Some pretty good projects and info over there, on basses and acoustics too.
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2013, 06:04:48 PM »
 8) Cool yeah I think I'll try some 10's on this Peavey. The 11's I picked up to do the 1/2 step drop are IMO good for just that, a little too much for standard tuning I think it has 9's on it, they're new so I left em on it for now. Gonna take it out and play it here in a bit. Honestly didn't think it was a very good guitar til I got it home. Finally figured out my GMX212 they have 3 slide switches for modeling

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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2013, 06:42:58 PM »
Hey GC,

There's a forum that got started out of the original guitarnuts site.
http://guitarnuts2.proboards.com/

Some pretty good projects and info over there, on basses and acoustics too.



Thank you sir.  Had not seen this before.  I'm usually in a hurry when I'm trolling for mod info.  Target fixation.
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2013, 12:32:29 AM »
I love my little GM108, those 3 switches really DO create some cool tones....
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Re: New Old Gear
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2013, 07:19:18 PM »
Hey GC,

There's a forum that got started out of the original guitarnuts site.
http://guitarnuts2.proboards.com/

Some pretty good projects and info over there, on basses and acoustics too.


Wow that site has some useful info, I would really like to build Wes a tube preamp/DI box for bass. Thanks White Being mostly deaf now days the old Solid State works for me lol
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2013, 07:28:08 PM »
Those guys a pretty knowledgeable.
Well, as far as my stupidity can figure out, they are.......LOL.   :P :P :P

Lots of good stuff and some truly helpful advice there. Glad you like it, guys.
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