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  1. bozothedeathmachine

    Good albums with disappointing sound/production

    As much as I love Faith No More's "The Real Thing", it should be renamed "Mids: The Album".
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    Neck pickup bad? .440MOhm measurement

    I think I might have found it. In comparing the wiring diagram it looks like the tone pots are connected to the wrong positions on the 5-way. If that's the case, I'm not sure why the bridge and middle pickups still work, unless it's because they're connected on the 5-way. You think that might...
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    Neck pickup bad? .440MOhm measurement

    Thanks for the quick reply. I've made some more checks and measuring the pickup itself shows the expected measurement of ~6.3 kOhm. so the issue must be somewhere else in the circuit. I also checked the solder point onthe 5-way switch and it shows the same measurement, so maybe it's the switch...
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    Neck pickup bad? .440MOhm measurement

    Not sure if this should go here or in the luthiery forum. Got a new strat built from parts and the neck pickup isn't working. I opened it up and the the wiring looks OK compared to the diagram; no loose solders or anything. Plugged in a cable and attached a multimeter to measure resistance in...
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    .068 gauge string too thick for a 25.5" scale?

    Yeah, I get it's not objectively accurate. But the relative difference on that fret is noticeable. I also use a pretty cheap, albeit good, Snark tuner and it shows it also. All that plus my ear now that I'm tuned into it; it's really sharp on the lower frets too. Thanks for the feedback tho.
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    .068 gauge string too thick for a 25.5" scale?

    It's tuned to Drop Ab with D'Addario NYXLs. So nothing fancy. I played around a bit more and found the intonation sucks most on the 1st fret. So maybe there there's something wrong with the neck/fret or maybe the locking nut cradle. I thought it might be the truss, but the 6th string isn't...
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    .068 gauge string too thick for a 25.5" scale?

    Hey, y'all. I changed the strings and was re-intonating my Ibanez S7420QM. I used a .068 as the bottom string and I can't intonate it properly. The ZR bridge provides 2 screw holes for additional range in intonation, but even on the back hole (heh) I'm at the edge and the intonation is still...
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    NGD - Helix: A tale of X-mas woe

    I'm starting to think I'm cursed. Early last year I told the wife I wanted to use all of my gifts that year (birthday, x-mas, anniversary, father's day, etc) for one thing: a Variax Shuriken. Then 2019 would be for a Helix. X-mas 2018 comes, I get the Shuriken, play it for an hour then slip on...
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    Monuments Megathread

    From Facebook this morning. Jesus. I'm starting to think these dudes are cursed. Did they spit on gypsy or kick a puppy in a former life?
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    Periphery Megathread: Everything Periphery

    I figured it was only a matter of time when he got hitched then quite touring. Drag. Will he still be involved in the engineering and production? Killer bass wasn't the only thing he brought to the party.
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    Periphery Megathread: Everything Periphery

    HuffPo has an article about a kid who died after drinking a lot of caffeine. This is the pic they used: No jokes or any other comments in poor taste. Just, suck.
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    What the hell going on with DT and "The Astonishing"?

    Seeing them in Zurich tonight. Not a bad setlist. I know they're doing I&W end-to-end, which has me pumped. But holy sh**t: ACOS in it's entirety? Please let them do that...
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    Pain of Salvation about to bring back the metal?

    I liked the Road Salts well enough. I knew they were going into that dirtier prog-rock stuff, like Opeth (seriously, was there something in the water in Sweden that cause a 70s prog-rock resurgence?), and in that context they're good. That said, all the albums from Be and before are amazing. I...
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    Twelve Foot Ninja

    Monsoon!
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    Monuments Megathread

    Linky Suck!!! I hope everything is OK. Their lineup is perfect now.
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    The BTBAM megathread (The Parallax II: Future Sequence - 10.9.12)

    Very interested to see where BTBAM takes 7s.
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    If you like *popular band*, you should listen to *less popular band*.

    I love threads like this. I find so many good bands like this. For instance I had not heard of JOLLY before yesterday. They are magic. Keep the suggestions coming.
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    John Browne Solo Album - 'Qatsi' coming in the Fall.

    Sorry, dude. When I first saw it I even thought "huh, weird to release an album on a Saturday". Trust your first instinct, kids.
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    John Browne Solo Album - 'Qatsi' coming in the Fall.

    So, I'm moron that can't read dates. I thought it was September 19th, not October. My usual excuse as an American living in Europe is to blame day/month being swapped. I can't even do that here, unless it's being released Octember 10th. I'm an idiot.
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    John Browne Solo Album - 'Qatsi' coming in the Fall.

    Dope stuff, Browne. Soooo pre-ordered. This and the new Tesseract in the same week. It is a good week.


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