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  1. Heket

    Back in the Saddle

    As some of you may know, I've been heavily into bass lately. I do feel bass is my calling and I am striving to learn and absorb everything about bass and music in general. I have limited resources available to play, so have largely left my guitars alone while I kickstart into bass. Recently...
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    Trigger pulled but need to wait :(

    After much dithering between a Mexican an American Fender P-Bass, I finally pulled the trigger on an American Special. I ordered it from my local shop, but the owner told me that it won't be in the shop until early December! :ohno: She got that word direct from their supplier, whoever that is...
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    There and back again (image heavy)

    I am back from my trip to Canada! We had an amazing time on the other side of the pond (nearly the other side of the world) and as several of you requested pics, here are a few from our adventure. I really hope that they scale down in everyone's browsers as they are rather huge. This is the sea...
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    I'm going on an adventure!

    Tonight is my last night where I'll be near a PC before going to Canada! This is my first long haul proper holiday and I'm nervous and excited in equal measure. The travel there is daunting but the places we are staying are sublime. Shame I can't really take any instruments with me, then again...
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    Art Thread

    As requested by Smitty and eSG! I dabble in the visual arts as well as music. I'm one of those people who goes a little bit crazy without being soothed by paints and colours and extremely expensive paper. I have spent most of my time experimenting and have only just began to settle on what...
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    Fender's new Rumble series (bass)

    For anyone who dabbles on the dark side and needs a new practice amp (or even gigging, I think they go up to 500W) check out Fender's new version 3 of the Rumble range. This just came into my local store today, the 40W version. This is the largest of the solid state ones, higher wattages are...
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    NAD Laney Iommi 15W

    A friend who I met on the BKP forums recommended this to me when I was musing about metal music and high-output pickups with him. "Get the pickups you want. Stop playing with a wimpy amp!", he said. The idea took root and I found myself unable to resist a true metal amp at the fraction of the...
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    Yamaha THR5/10 owners

    EDIT: to be clear, this is ONLY for THR10 and THR5, not for any of the new THRs with letter designations. Those of you who have purchased the older version of these amps now have the option to update the firmware and upgrade your amp! This is now the THR5/10 V2. I have just done it and the...
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    Line-in recordings - how to tweak?

    I dabbled a bit in recording and would like to take some time learning how to get the right sound but I haven't a clue how to go about it. I play something in my amp, it sounds great when it comes out through the amp speaker but when I record it using the direct line in it sounds terrible. Like...
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    PC speaker experiment- acceptable?

    Recently I had the brilliant idea plugging the headphone/line out of my Lil Night Train into a set of PC speakers which were originally a 5.1 set. I just use two of the satellite speakers and the subwoofer, and it sounds amazing! So much better than my Lil 10" cabinet. I have bass for once and a...
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    Americans - tell me of your fair land!

    This can extend to Canadians too :D My partner and I are thinking to take a holiday in the US this year as we haven't had a holiday for a while. There are so many places I want to visit in your fair states (and country, if you are Canadian)! It'll probably be a 2 week stay and I have never been...
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    NGD-Special 60's Trib (P90s)

    NGD at last! Finally! I bought this 2011 SG Special 60's Tribute back in November from fellow member Lhvr, but due to an unconventional shipping arrangement I had to wait before I got my sweaty mitts on it. Last night my friend (who had picked it up from Germany) made his trip to the UK and...
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    NGD-Yamaha Pacifica exotic (big pics)

    Look what Santa brought! It's a Yamaha Pacifica 012 EW, in other words Yamaha's entry-level guitar made super snazzy by the addition of a mango veneer over the basswood body with a matching headstock and a satin, un-stained maple neck. I had to get the DSLR out for this one, I cannot stress...
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    A question to wood experts

    Hello fellow wood lovers! I don't know much about the cutting and shaping of wood, so I thought I'd see if any of you have the ability to satisfy my curiosity. What causes this 'short-striped' pattern on the necks of guitars? All of my guitars have it but only on the neck or, in the case...
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    Shipping in a gig bag?

    Hey everyone, I'm interested in buying an SG from fellow member Lhvr who lives in Germany and I live in the UK. However we appear to have come at a little impassé. From the classifieds thread: - Lvhr I replied about buying a case vs insured shipping. How much would a good case be? I don't...
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    SD Custom and BKP Rebel Yell compared

    Here is a clip covering my pickup swap comparing the Seymour Duncan Custom (aka SH-5 - ceramic, high output, "PAF on steroids") and the Bare Knuckle Pickups Rebel Yell (Alnico 5, medium output, rock-voiced). The guitar used is, of course, my SG Special faded. Each riff you are hearing the SH-5...
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    I replaced a pickup in my SG!

    This was myy first electronic work carried out by myself on my SG - replacing a pickup! I have replaced the pickups on my Squier before, so this is my 2nd go and techy stuff. I thought I'd go all out for my beloved SG, so after much research I got a BKP Rebel Yell (bridge). Here is my box of...
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    How do you start your songs?

    I was wondering how you go about writing your songs, what gives you inspiration, how do you choose a subject or other starting point? I don't lack inspiration but I sometimes think my songs lack heart or punch because more often than not they are simple and not written with a subject in my...
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    Impedance should be matched?

    Whilst browsing around at amp heads I noted that my one and only cabinet has an impedance of 16 Ohms. Now, I thought it was generally a good practice to match impedance, but the amp I was looking at (Hayden Lil Mofo) boasted it's versatility by being rated at 8 Ohms. When I went to look at small...
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    The quirky guitar

    It's often said that musical instruments are as unique and organic as the person that plays them, a fact that makes them both wonderful and an ordeal to go shopping for. This then made me wonder, what little quirks and idiosyncrasies do your SGs have? My SG has an issue with the note G. I have...


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