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Old 01-07-2008, 01:23 AM   #61
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goddamn that must be over $10,000 worth of gear, haha.

what's this volume knob "mod" you speak of? did you just get rid of it?
Sounds about right for all the guitars, work I've done to them, and equipment/rig.
The guitars alone, going by price I paid for them at the time and mods/pickups comes to about $4000. (I only paid $600 for the Gibson when it was new back in '91)
Everything I listed for my rig/equipment (including various tubes and cables) I've paid about $6500 for. But I got a couple things at a discounted prices or bought them used. If I had paid full price for everything listed I would have probably paid close to $8500 (something like that). So my guesstimated total that I've spent is around $10,500 for everything listed there.

The volume knob "mod" I do is to relocate the volume knob where the tone knob is. I use about 2 dollars worth of supplies from home depot to plug the hole where the volume knob was. It's very easy, cheap, and effective. Looks good too.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:07 AM   #62
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but why did you get rid of the tone knob? I often here people say, "you don't need it in death metal" but I kind of beg to differ. The tone knob adds a lot to your sound so I just don't get it.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:24 AM   #63
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For playing death metal rhythm sections I have no use for it. When playing other styles, or cleans or leads, the tone knob is very useful. But the tone knob doesn't add to your sound, it gives you the ability to take away high end from your sound (I know I'm stating the obvious). What I think you meant is that it gives you more versatility in the sounds you can achieve, which is true. But I have patches dialed in specifically to do the exact same thing.
So for my mainly "metal" guitars, I do this mod primarily for comfort and so there are no accidental volume knob changes, knowing that I still have the ability to lower my high end for certain things when needed via my presets on my preamp/fx units. Or even via CC pedal controlling either a parametric eq, or filter, etc.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #64
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gotcha. thanks for clearing that up for me man.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:01 PM   #65
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Tone knobs are just for moody jazz guitarists.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:55 PM   #66
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I've got three basses
Spector;
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:07 PM   #67
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my current setup.

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Old 01-08-2008, 07:59 PM   #68
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My set-up:

ETA Power Conditioner
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #69
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how much are those Vader cabs without an endorsement?
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:56 PM   #70
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$689 for a 4x12
$769 for a 2x15
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:20 AM   #71
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:02 AM   #72
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:03 AM   #73
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Thats about it.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:22 AM   #74
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Untertrieben?
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:28 AM   #75
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RACK:
Rocktron HUSH Super C
ADA MP-1 (clean and lead tones)
Rocktron m-AXE (thrash-tastic)
Brunetti Rockit PowerAmp

Heads:
ENGL Powerball
Orange Tiny Terror

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ENGL 4x12 with Celestion V30's and V60's
Peavey 'KVLTO' w/ Celestion V30's and V60's (used by Poision when they came to the UK... seriously)
2x12 cab with Celestion G12H-85's which are RIDICULOUSLY thumpy... I sold two of them and kept two for my 2x12... it was just too much in the Peavey 4x12 cab



WARLOCK, RG5720, RR1, RG550FM

- The Warlock has EMG's (85 bridge, 81 neck... yep that way round courtesy of Ryan on here)
all the rest of my guitars have Dimarzio's now, but not in the above picture
- RG5720 has a viper neck (2mm wider than a PGM model) and Dimarzio's:
EVO 2 bridge, HS-2, Eric Johnson Custom neck
- The RR1 has a Steve's Special bridge and a FRED in the neck...
- RG550FM has a Double Whammy in the bridge which is a fucking great pickup... like a Tone Zone but without all the bass, HUGE mids and really vocal, HS-2 in the middle and an Al Di Meola neck pickup which, again is by far my favorite neck pickup i've ever played.


I also have a Frankenstrat, which is shown here in it's old form with an old ESP George Lynch neck which twisted on me, so I bought a mighty mite strat neck... great choice!

And I also have acquired various Superstats, I do them up and sell them on...
At the moment I have a Maison (cost me £30) a Gibson Superstrat thing with the WEIRDEST floyd rose i've ever seen on it (£60) and two old Ibanez's.

Effects wise I use a Phase 90, a DD-6 delay and a Budda wah...


and of course an ISP Decimator.

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Old 01-22-2008, 12:34 PM   #76
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^looks like its just floating on the table, haha
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:08 PM   #77
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haha, yeah... that strat body was super fat, it just stood up on its own!
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:10 PM   #78
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What did you use to record that Aghast shit?
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:18 PM   #79
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Powerball for the majority of the rhythm, then some ADA overdubs from Ryan...

I used the Ibanez RG550FM and the RG5720 for all my guitar work, Ryan used the Warlock and the Jackson
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:56 AM   #80
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oh yeah... here's the MASON super strat:




I stuck a SD Full Shred in it that I swapped out the A5 mag with a Ceramic, its now ridiculous. Not a match on my Dimarzio's, but good fun!

Its a fixed bridge, no trem - i've blocked it off.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:36 AM   #81
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Korg - DTB 1000
TC Electronics G Major
Engl E530 premap
Rocktron Velocity power amp. (planning on upgrading when i have cash)

Guitars an Ibanez Prestige 1570, its really nice to play but needs a bit of maintenance.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:24 AM   #82
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not actually using the 2120 right now as it is busted and i'm looking for someone around here who can fix it, i'm using a 2101 in it's place.

don't have any pictures of my guitars but it's a trans Red jackson Dk2 with a APC Persuader Lead in the bridge.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:42 AM   #83
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Korg - DTB 1000
TC Electronics G Major
Engl E530 premap
Rocktron Velocity power amp. (planning on upgrading when i have cash)

Guitars an Ibanez Prestige 1570, its really nice to play but needs a bit of maintenance.
i own that ibanez also
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #84
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I own an RG570... i found the 1570's mehhy... also neither of my RG's have wizard necks, MY RG570 has a Viper Neck, and my 550 has a Paul Gilbert shaped neck, e.g. it's 2mm thicker than a wizard
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:39 PM   #85
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For playing death metal rhythm sections I have no use for it. When playing other styles, or cleans or leads, the tone knob is very useful. But the tone knob doesn't add to your sound, it gives you the ability to take away high end from your sound (I know I'm stating the obvious). What I think you meant is that it gives you more versatility in the sounds you can achieve, which is true. But I have patches dialed in specifically to do the exact same thing.
So for my mainly "metal" guitars, I do this mod primarily for comfort and so there are no accidental volume knob changes, knowing that I still have the ability to lower my high end for certain things when needed via my presets on my preamp/fx units. Or even via CC pedal controlling either a parametric eq, or filter, etc.
so you not having a tone knob.. = me just turning my tone knob down all the way?
usually makes everything sound like garbage. :|
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:23 PM   #86
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Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR
Schecter Damien 7
Shitty Warlock
Shitty Strat
Washburn Acoustic

Peavey XL head on a Sonic 4x12 (although I'm savin' up for a Powerball and a Vader 4x12)

Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Line 6 Uber Metal (best distortion pedal out there)
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:39 PM   #87
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so you not having a tone knob.. = me just turning my tone knob down all the way?
usually makes everything sound like garbage. :|
The opposite. Not having a tone knob wired up is the same as having a tone knob turned all the way UP not down. The tone pot only removes high end when turned down, it doesn't add high end when turned up.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:51 PM   #89
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How do you like that caparison? I've been drooling over them for a while now. A nice Horus model with ebony fretboard, which they don't offer for some reason as far as I know, would be heavenly.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:22 PM   #90
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yeah the caparison is really cool, imo. Quality throughout, heavier than most, but I like it that way. Neck wouldn't suit Ibanez freaks - it's a bit thicker than that.
The standard pickups rule.
Only thing I don't like is the odd location of the cable input, but you soon get used to it.

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