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    Some guitars are too funny not to post

    You joke, but Tim Diebert (Time Tone) made some seriously high-end guitars. He stopped making guitars, and focused on boat Interiors and custom furniture, because people with 10k+ to burn on a single piece of furniture/cabinetry were nicer and easier to deal with than guitarists.
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    Wiring Passive Humbuckers as Balanced-out?

    I figure a little bit of "How I got here" might be in order:I've always been an "small amounts of overkill are almost always good" personWe have a Roland JC-40, which has a stereo effects returnWe have a Partscaster with a piezo-bridgeI've been having fun with the mag/piezo stereo-outThe a...
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    Some guitars are too funny not to post

    Using the new Stewmac BCCS (Body Cavity Carving Spoons) System.
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    Wiring Passive Humbuckers as Balanced-out?

    It would be differential, so one "pick-up" would go to to Balanced-In-1 and the other "pick-up" would go to "Balanced-In-2"
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    Wiring Passive Humbuckers as Balanced-out?

    Never underestimate curiosity … and the draw of left over parts/cables.
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    Comment Section Gold!

    For some reason, this reminds me of the first time I saw Sublime. At the beginning, I thought they were really good and understood the hype. By the half-way point the thought became, "OK, if the singer/guitarist can survive the heroin addiction, they'll be huge." Nowell died before their next show.
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    Wiring Passive Humbuckers as Balanced-out?

    A lot of modelers have at least one balanced input. If you've got passive humbuckers, you can wire-up the two coils as balanced-out. Has anybody tried this? I'm assuming it would sound basically parallel-ish. What's rattling around in the brain bucket is to wire-up the two humbuckers to a...
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    Some guitars are too funny not to post

    … and I bet those are Deathbeds in the "neck" & bridge.
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    Metal on NON metal instruments?

    Ooowww, I have not played these guys in a while. Time to put them into the "Listen to Next" list.
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    Best budget amp modellers?

    Before I dip into Fanboi-mode:What's your tech level?What's your tolerance for DIY? do you have an audio interface and/or Raspberry Pi available?
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    Some guitars are too funny not to post

    You can't tell us we're wrong!
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    Metal on NON metal instruments?

    {{{Wrote this before seeing the addendum}}} Well, since the voice is an instrument:
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    Ticketmaster gets fined 4.5 Million USD for misleading ticket prices.

    Just another data point: A recent purchase of 3x $67 tickets came out to $257 -> $56 in fees & taxes - a 28% markup.
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    Comment Section Gold!

    I've always liked the "Fighter - Level 99, Bard - Level 1" variety of comments.
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    Intonating 24 5/8ths scale guitar

    Yup. Tried sloping the leading edge of the saddle away from the neck -- like those pre-compensated saddles you see for "standard" steel string acoustics. Everything (nut and saddle) were going to TusQ anyway, so it was worth a shot with the original plastic.


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