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  • Here is my newest addition to the herd, a Rainsong CH-WS1000NS. It's a carbon fiber top, carbon/glass fiber back and sides. LR Baggs Element pickup. The other Rainsong is a Shorty model, a few years old, with a Fishman Prefix. The CH-WS is a bigger …
  • I love changing strings, I find it theraputic. I'm that way about fixing anything, really. I use D'Addario EXP coated strings, I find that they don't feel "plasticy" in the same way that Elixirs feel to me.
  • I've been using coated strings lately also. And, seeing as how I don't spend as much quality time with them (no band, no gigs), I can go more than a year on a set of strings. If I ever find any hint of corrosion, they get replaced immediately.
  • Yeah, it seems like the "NA" stands for Natural, and "VS" stands for Vintage Sunburst. I was wondering if the "G" stands for Glossy, but that's about all I've been able to come up with.
  • if anyone can tell me what the OG stands for I would be greatly indebted to you Original Gangster Okay, joking aside... what is the guitar's finish? It looks like it might refer to the finish color of the guitar.
  • Bang for buck, Seagull and Takemine are my two picks. Just rock-solid in the ~$500 category. My previous recommendations still stand.
  • The Little Martins are killer guitars for the money. LX1 or LX1E (the "E" stands for "electronics"). The Martin X-series guitars are great, and as dudeman mentioned already, the X-series models with solid tops are an incredible value. If I was in th…
  • As a pro audio guy, who also messes around with guitars and basses, I've always wanted a compressor pedal with all the normal functionality of a rack-mount compressor. And I have a particular affection for the old dbx 160/160A/160X circuit. From wha…
  • Take the warmth, beauty, and superior analog signal of your vinyl records, and then digitize it, compress it, and send it via Bluetooth, making your records sound like crackling and popping mp3 files.
  • What is the actual name of the FB group? I only log in one way so I can't get it on here. The title of the group is "Pearl Jam Fans - Musicians & Gearheads". It's pretty quiet over there, but you're welcome to join.
  • I'd actually go the opposite route. Get a cheaper 2-channel recording interface and record onto the computer, then transfer to CD. I used to do this all the time with various sources. One of my favorites: I recorded the audio of the Single Video The…
  • My #1 recommendation every single time (go back and read the hundred other headphone threads) is the Sony MDR-7506. Best bang for the buck, widely accepted as an industry standard. I really like the whole Sony MDR line, even the $20 cans. Since you…
  • I have one, although it's been ages since I plugged it in. I have both the Overdrive, and one he called the Uni-Phase (sort of a blend of a Univibe and a phaser). The overdrive was based on the tubescreamer circuit, although it had some differences…
  • We're off to a slow start, but it doesn't need to take over our lives or Facebook feeds. It's just another way of connecting, maybe more convenient, certainly more available to the folks who got kicked off here when the pay wall went up.
  • Sony MDR-7506 will be my next set of cans, I currently use Sennheiser HD280s.
  • Don't discount Jeff in there. He's pretty melodic, and in a sparse arrangement like "Of the Girl," the bass is totally carrying the song.
  • Ah man, sounds cool. I dumped Facebook a year ago. I feel you. Facebook is definitely a win-some-lose-some approach. If you ever decide to re-join, you can come find us! And your racist grandma!
  • Group has been created, feel free to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/914349755338298/
  • I always liked the basic utility of the Seymour Duncan JB/59 combo. It's just plain classic rock tone: http://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/jb http://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/59-neck I personally had a really nice combo once: a Seymour Duncan…
  • I think you might get more mileage out of a proper electric guitar amp for your electric guitar, rather than pedals. If you want effects for your acoustic guitar and acoustic amp, that's different. But if you are looking to get some "electric" sound…
  • A tubescreamer isn't going to work very good with a solid-state amp. It's meant to drive the front end of a tube amp into breakup, which just doesn't translate for solid state amps. What amp do you have? Most newer amps, tube or solid state, have a…
  • The guy who bought me a beer was just another fan, I think he recognized my 10 Club shirt and was just just super pumped for the show. The band was okay. The drummer covered all eras pretty well. The bass player is obviously a gearhead, and had some…
  • To be clear, I was more concerned about the amp than the Chandler. I think you could probably use a power strip to control the on/off of the Chandler without any side effects. Just be sure your amp is last on/first off, so you don't get any pops whe…
  • I am really uncomfortable with this, and I wouldn't do this to my own equipment. That being said, I don't have a great technical reason why this is bad. I'd be concerned that the capacitors would have a proper opportunity to drain power, and I'd al…
  • l've been pretty impressed by the quality of the system technicians that Pearl Jam uses, and their front-of-house mix engineer is really solid. They do a great job of making sure it sounds good everywhere in the room. I've been at shows with terribl…
  • The band hires a company to do a tour. So they will take the speakers from venue to venue, and then they go back to the PA company at the end of the tour. While most venues have speaker systems, they are usually configured for things like basketball…
  • If you are asking whether Pearl Jam owns the PA system they use on tour, I very much doubt it. Bands used to own their own systems, but that hasn't been the case for decades. Most bands now just contract with a PA company to provide the gear for the…
  • It's worth knowing what "reading music" means to you, in the context of learning to play guitar. Some teachers will be willing and able to teach you to sight-read notation, which is the formal method of writing and reading music. This is the familia…
  • I wouldn't mind owning the Jeff Ament signature model: http://mikelull.com/site/instruments/signature/signature-ament.html That being said, I think the Eddie Tele would be the most marketable signature guitar of the three; not only is Eddie the mo…