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zenmindbeginner last won the day on July 26 2014

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  1. zenmindbeginner

    Picks, Pedals, Pickups, and Plugs

    WTF?!?!? In your defense, you do play bass & San Dimas is a bit of a long walk from San Diego but... what was it that occupied your attention during the '80s?
  2. zenmindbeginner

    Pickups repair

    This is the heart of what makes a pickup unique. The type of wire and how many turns plus a general knowledge of how it was it was wound can recreate a pickup's "mojo" with fine accuracy. This knowledge and experience is at the heart of what makes pickup winders legendary. Spending years and years tinkering, taking apart, re-winding and discovering the secrets of the best winders in the business is absolutely essential to winding the best pickups. I've only played one pair of Josh's pickups but I can honestly say that the set of Shlabotniks are 100% equal to anything coming out of the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop. I've never met Josh and I currently have no relation to him other than being a new fan.
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    Hamer branded Floyd bridge, any good?

    I have an older black that has some plating coming off that I'll just give to you. I have HFC love given to me that I need to pass on. I used to have Photobucket pics of it but they are gone. I'll track it down and take a shot or two for ya.
  4. zenmindbeginner

    Hamer branded Floyd bridge, any good?

    I use mine religiously... no problems, never had even one issue and I have several well used Hamer stamped Floyds. They do need to be taken apart, cleaned/oiled and put back together... I buy new new saddle mounting screws and string blocks though.
  5. zenmindbeginner

    Paint repair

    Man, that's down to the meat, wood looks a bit compressed too. I'd use a tiny bit of wood filler and red, black and clear ReRanch nitro paint pens. The nitro will bond. But that repair almost needs a skilled hand to be honest with you... a skilled paint man can make that repair look absolutely flawless.
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    Boosting a Dirty Amp for Leads.

    Yep, the CV7003. I would also add that a Badgerplex or Clinch FX boost would be absolutely perfect for a solo boost to an already hot and compressed amp.
  7. zenmindbeginner

    SD Antiquity video featuring Monaco Elite

    First off, let me thank you all for your kind words guys, they are AWAYS appreciated! SRVWANNABE, your comments about my phrasing and timing mean a lot... I work SO HARD to create fresh rhythmic ideas that are still warm & familiar... THANK YOU bro!!! Yeah, they dropped me like a sack of potatoes. They are fucking dead to me. I think THIS is the guy who thinks he can do better... they keep putting out these crap videos that nobody wants to see. They have it in their head that their decisions are golden and that they cannot make a mistake... what the fuck ever. Isn't this guy amazing?!? WOW... I am just blown away. Bwah Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! Seriously though... we are regrouping and keeping it within the family. I am applying my talents and EFFORTS (because it's really about my hard work... I'm not really all that talented but just have a commitment to excellence and a STRONG pride in the quality of my work) to SHISKOV GUITARS which also means GRAVELIN PICKUPS. That's right... my next demo will be for Shiskov guitars!!!! I would have to grovel on my hands and knees to work for some less worthy manufacturer... why not just go with the best AND keep it in the family?!? Shityeah we are gonna DO THIS!
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    I love synthesizers. I guarantee that you will love that Roland straight out of the box... you'll need to do some manual reading and tutorial watching but it's an all-in-one powerhouse. Who cares if it's plastic and flimsy feeling... you aren't going to use it to beat home invaders/intruders over the head with it right? I never played a synth before I bought it... it was always based on a set of features and the sonic reputation of the machine. This little guy is portable and looks like you could create music with it just about anywhere that has access to an electrical outlet. I've been very impressed with Roland's new analog line... sick little boxes. Too bad I have dumped my money into vintage synths because this little box pretty much makes my synthesizers and sequencers obsolete.
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    Digging the sort of WRHB pole layout on the Kinmans... the boutique pinnacle of noiseless performance. Yeah, most noiseless pickups are not designed to be operated in split mode or wired in parallel for optimum performance as intended by the manufacturer. I always shake my head when people insist in splitting their noiseless pickups... the other coil is often a dummy coil. Your two conductor wiring is perfect and yes, you did need to swap the blade for a toggle. The amber knobs and black tip is a weird choice when you already have a strong cream theme with the tuner buttons, binding and pickup rings... but if you dig em' then that's all that matters.
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    Well Ain't That Some Sh*t

    Most likely when they saw the gear, they made the decision that you guys were going to be great. Most humans wouldn't know quality if it was tickling their ball sacks/mammaries... they respond to bling and money spent more than anything. Just shows that all of those guitars weren't a bad investment... they give the audience the impression that you play well even though you admittedly had a bad night. If you would have showed up with a Peavey, a Hondo and a ZOOM, people might have had the opposite experience... you could have had a great night but the crowd might have made up their minds and decided that you were hacks before you played one note. That Facebook post was golden though... that is some MAD props to get from a bar owner or manager. You should be stoked! Glad that it turned out well and that people were effusive with their compliments and good vibes. You deserve to feel good about what you are doing... it's more work than those drunks can even imagine.
  11. zenmindbeginner

    Steven Seagal's Guitar 🎸 Collection

    Personally, I am a bit of a fan...not enough to own any of his movies or anything like that. But the dude is a hyper SKILLED martial artist... a B grade movie actor and a pretty friggin' decent guitar player... he's also super spiritual. I call those accomplishments. I like whisper talkers... doesn't bother me in the slightest. Having a loud deep and aggressive sounding voice doesn't mean shit... many of the toughest guys in the world have TINY little voices. I heard him on The Gear Page a few weeks ago and he sounded GOOD... best guitar player that is an actor or a celebrity that I know of. I find Mr. Seagal to be an insanely impressive human being... big easy target for sadists to make fun of... Ha Ha Ha... let's all make fun of Steven Seagal. I think he's fu**ing Awesome... he's actually spent a LOT of time practicing the guitar for a guy that didn't need to add "guitar player" to his list of skills.
  12. They make some weird stuff, I'd consider if they had a 75% off sale...
  13. I really dug it!!! My ears LIT THE FUCK UP when you started blazing like Lukather/Graydon! The solo was phenomenal! The song is SUPER killer!! New singer is REAL good! Does 101.9 play any local tunes? 91.7 does I think... the song is perfect for radio.
  14. zenmindbeginner

    Absolutely insane street performers

    That might be true with your current practice schedule of not practicing. But give you unlimited time to practice (ugghhh I misspelled partcice every single time I tried to type it) and you'd be all over that shit like white on rice.