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Discussion in 'CoB Off-topic' started by Blindfold, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. srob7001

    srob7001 I shred faces off for fun

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    I have a mogami cable at home that I have had for about 8 years now, still rolls up proper and has never shorted out crackled or anything on me.

    It was a bit expensive, but if I don't have to replace it every few years it is well worth the money IMO.
     
  2. srob7001

    srob7001 I shred faces off for fun

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    I am very big on keepeing my floyd in perfect set up condition, so I am always making adjustments to it. So with that in mind....if I had the L-shaped block I wouldn't be able to get to the floyd arm adjustment screw behind the base plate without taking the block off, and I figured that little bit more of mass can't make THAT big of a difference in tone.

    I would rather get a longer block than get one with the L shape.

    I played my LTD and Xiphos last night(don't have brass block in these 2) and then played my Jackson(has brass block) and it really just makes the sound so much better. It really made me hate my 2 guitars w/o the big block, tone wise. I gotta get some for those ASAP.
     
  3. Ensi

    Ensi CAT WITH FUKKEN PODS

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    Peavy PV series. Had mine for years, they are the most rugged cable evar.

    Also second on the Pro Arte.

    Check out Savarez too, the texture is so nice and they're so easy to work with :)
     
  4. T3h_Killjoy

    T3h_Killjoy Back to fuck shit up

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    Vox cables ? anyone ?
     
  5. The Emptier

    The Emptier t3h b3aSt0rZ

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    D? Weirdo :p

    Yeah the hard tension would be perfect
     
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    TheKid OFR

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    I'd love to get a 7-or 8-string classical, detuning mine feels so wrong :lol:
     
  7. srob7001

    srob7001 I shred faces off for fun

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    You guys and your "Grandpa's Guitars"

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    that joke was dildos
     
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  11. Mystique1721

    Mystique1721 bass solo, take one

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    lol never heard of 7 or 8 string classicals!! :D

    Zakk, yeah D tuning for my own compositions. I'm gonna check out the pro arte, thanks.

    and everyone seems to have their own preference/good experience with different brands of cables....maybe it's just a hit or miss thing.
     
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    7 strings were actually very popular back in the day, especially with brazilian and latin american music/composers. Raphael Rabello is a great example of a 7 string player, he was the best...and unfortunately died way too early
     
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    Bartolex makes 7+ string classicals, and I've been looking at them myself actually..
    They're cheap/affordable for their specs, i guess
    Not that many 7+ string classical guitar makers nowadays, bar the custom instruments
    $1300 and up, at http://www.bartolexusa.com/

    In the end it's too expensive for me though, as I'm not really a classical player so it would only be novelty for me. 1300 usd is too steep just for novelty :lol:
     
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    Yeah I saw Bartolex and was like WOOOOAHAAAHH I DO NOT HAVE ANYWHERE NEAR THAT MUCH CASH :lol:
     
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    I have chocks of wood blocking my trem as I rarely use it, just wondering if I got a brass block and chocked it would it be pointless or would it enhance the sustain? Probably a question for a physicist but wondering if anyone's done it and noticed a difference.

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    srob7001 I shred faces off for fun

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    They make a big brass block for strats and they have a bridge that does not typically float, so I would imagine it would make the sustain better and darken up a strats tone.

    So it should at least change the tone and I would imagine it would help sustain some.
     
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    Yeah though the sustain block in the strat trem isn't connecting with the body. It's still sitting in free air right?

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    srob7001 I shred faces off for fun

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    yea it bolts to the base plate and that is the only place that the sustain block touches.

    So you put wood behind the sustain block to block it or under the bridge in the route on top of the guitar.

    Like this?
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    Yeah that's what I've done but with smaller bits of wood - it was a rush job to get it stabilised in time for recording.

    I guess with longer strips of wood like in the pic it will give better tone and just wondering if changing the sustain block to brass will have any noticeable effect.

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    Have any of you ever played the Kevin Bond rhoads model? I think it started selling around the same time the RR24 did? I love the bright/neon-ish green bevels (it also comes in red), but the main reason it intrigues me is that it's made of Mahogany. Pretty much all RR's are alder/maple , and normally I'd have to get a LP or Explorer or some kind of stratshaped guitar to have Mahog.

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