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by brad347
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: FX
Topic: Effects Board- the POD must die
Replies: 7
Views: 5736

suggestion: start with fewer effects of better quality rather than cheaping out to get a lot of different pedals. You will save money in the long run and be happier. If you are in the US, check Craigslist frequently as used pedals often come up for very cheap. Don't rule out vintage or boutique peda...
by brad347
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Pickups - Whats happened here?
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

good luck, let us know how it works out.
by brad347
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: vol pot question?
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

bear in mind that strats use 250k pots and LPs use 500k and they behave very differently.
by brad347
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Pickups - Whats happened here?
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

from the pic it looks like the spacing is correct, as the polepieces are uniformly off-center by the same amount. It's definitely some kind of mounting anomaly, usually these are "user error."

Did you try taking it out and starting again?
by brad347
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The Decal says "Goldstar Sound", please help me, I
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

i like my tremolo flush against the body so I can maintain tuning stability while doing double stop bends by putting downward pressure on the bridge with the heel of my right hand to keep it from moving and causing the non-bent string to go out of tune. It is for this reason and this reason alone th...
by brad347
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: i need a bit of help concerning my amp...
Replies: 8
Views: 5480

that means it was biased WAY too hot. You are stripping the tube... heating it up too hot causing all the electrons to boil off the plate instead of being heated up and releasing them naturally. Is there an external bias adjustment? These are always trouble... my friend had an old red knob Twin and ...
by brad347
Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: MK II pickups, harsh bright and brittle?
Replies: 20
Views: 4764

get rid of the chinese tubes at all costs. This is your problem. Good luck.
by brad347
Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Fender Jaguar schematics
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

by brad347
Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Fender Jaguar schematics
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

if you're going to go that route then you might try to buy an aftermarket replacement body.

Check out the website www.jagandjazz.com for lots of info.
by brad347
Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: effects
Replies: 12
Views: 6887

yeah I agree with LRR, not to sound snotty but people who like those processors and emulators have usually never had the pleasure of owning the real thing. Those things sound so cheesy in comparison.

Don't know what they're doing to "emulate" but it sure as hell sounds solid-state to my ears!!
by brad347
Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: i need a bit of help concerning my amp...
Replies: 8
Views: 5480

go get decent "valves" as you britons call them... It's likely that one of your valves was bad from the beginning and is now failing... in fact this is the most likely scenario. This is especially likely with Chinese valves. What color does it glow when it glows? If it's a deep cherry red then it wa...
by brad347
Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: i need a bit of help concerning my amp...
Replies: 8
Views: 5480

talk to mike at www.kcanostubes.com and get some quality New Old Stock tubes. Don't know who makes Marshall tubes but if they're made in China then there's your problem. Chinese tubes are "^&*( in a glass." If you can't afford good NOS tubes then get JJ/Teslas or the Mullard copies that they're selling under the Mullard name.

Get it re-biased, and for heavens sake DON'T change perfectly good preamp tubes. Preamp tubes should only be changed if failing OR if you want a different sound, it's a waste of a perfectly good tube otherwise.

Get it biased any time you change tubes. If you didn't do this before then that's probably a part of your problem.
by brad347
Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Pickup feedback...noise = cheap electronics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

sounds like they need to be potted in wax. If it's a "squealing" sort of hi-pitched feedback then it is microphonic feedback due to a vibration/lack of potting.
by brad347
Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai GoldStar. Have i got a bargain?
Replies: 13
Views: 2870

vi pickups are good pickups. Not as good as "E" pickups but very good nonetheless. This is probably a medium/high end model.
by brad347
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Need Help Identifying guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 3692

WOW, that's certainly unlike anything I've ever seen. Experts?