Jump to content
aberdeen-music

vega

Members
  • Content Count

    659
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

vega last won the day on December 4 2007

vega had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

23 Favourable

About vega

  • Rank
    Active Member
  • Birthday 09/05/1988
  1. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?item=311666102295&hash=item4890bf5017%3Ag%3AhqwAAOSwH3NXmzEL&_ssn=rossm2525&_sop=1 Some ending on Wednesday, some ending next Saturday. Thanks
  2. vega

    CDs on Ebay

    Bump. Less than 24 hours left on this lot.
  3. vega

    CDs on Ebay

    Having a clear-out: Signed Gratitude DVD Signed Biffy Clyro "Vertigo of Bliss" Funeral Diner Amanda Woodward Baroness Owen pg.99 Lightning Bolt Iron Lung Charles Bronson discography wads of others http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/rossm2525/m.html?item=310689572188&pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item48568aa55c&_sop=1
  4. Records: Wads of Four Tet (including all of the Burial splits/collaborations) Bee Mask Forest Swords Hymie's Basement (featuring Why?) The Edmund Fitzgerald (pre-Foals)/Bilge Pump split 12" Fabric others http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Four-Tet-Mala-split-12-autechre-aphex-twin-burial-caribou-radiohead-mogwai-/310670617975?pt=UK_Records&hash=item4855696d77
  5. Ended up going for the Bare Knuckle Riff Raff in the bridge and a Mule in the neck. Really excited to get them installed! Ordered the pickups direct from Bare Knuckle on Monday and they arrived on Thursday. The customer service was outstanding, and considering that their pickups are hand-made to order, the turn-around was exceptionally quick. Thanks again to everyone for their suggestions and comments!
  6. Someone trying to buy records said they couldn't PM me either....hmm. Sorry dude, I'm back in Dundee now. Many thanks for the offer though! I'll get in touch soon.
  7. I went through all of the Bare Knuckle sound clips yesterday and remember liking the Aftermath's clean. It's "applications" list punk as the first relevant genre of music, but the sound clips (other than the clean) are 'modern metal' and 'death metal'. While I totally get what you mean in regards to a tight sound with plenty of mids (it sounds great in those clips), it's hard to get an idea of what it's like through a 'driven' amp when it seems marketed for a distorted metal sound. I might well take you up on the offer to try out your guitars. Which pick-ups do you use? Are there any of your guitars which are tuned close to Open-D/E-Standard? I joined the Bare Knuckle Pickup forum and will post my query there. For the time being, though, I'm tempted to stick to Seymour Duncan and Di Marzio both for price and availability of samples.
  8. A JB in your Strat? I tune around Open D and really push my mids (around 7/8) normally. A former bandmate of mine also had Duncan Invaders (in an Epiphone Les Paul Custom). They seemed a bit of a one-trick pony, only good for intricate metal picking. Terrible clean sound.
  9. Cheers for this! I've been watching some of the test videos on YouTube. A fair few of them test the JB against the likes of the Custom Custom and Seymour Duncan's own version of the Super Distortion. Against the SD Distortion, the JB seems a lot clearer, but the Custom Custom is definitely the most 'smooth' sounding of all three. Definitely plenty of weight in the JB too. I long for the day when YouTube gear videos don't consist solely of E-to-G powerchords and pentatonic noodling. Bah.
  10. Gibson SG Special Faded (made around 2000, according to the serial number). Stock pickups are Gibson 490R and 490T. Thanks for those suggestions, I'll check them out! Is there any particular reason for going for a ceramic magnet? I have never replaced pickups in a guitar before and I'm clueless over stuff like that.
  11. I'm considering replacing the stock Gibson bridge pickup in my SG with something else, and wondered if anyone had anything they would recommend? Either companies or specific pickups. Live, I play through a Marshall Vintage Modern 100w and use the "high dynamic range" channel as my main sound overall. I use an EQ pedal to quieten things every now and again, but mostly try and use the overall dynamic of specific parts to determine how much gain is needed, how hard to dig in, etc. In the studio, I use the same amp and guitar, but double almost everything with a Fender Jazzmaster. The results can be heard here: http://carsonwells.bandcamp.com In terms of the sound I'm going for with a new pick-up, I'd like something tighter from the guitar, with a little bit more definition, whilst keeping the overall dynamic control (if this makes sense?!). I'm happy with the way the amp sounds, but want a bit more clarity overall. I can achieve this at the moment by rolling back the pre-amp gain on the amp, but this inevitably makes things a lot cleaner and I'd rather avoid this. I've tried reversing how the current set-up works by rolling off the amp gain and boosting using an EQ, but it sounds too hyper/forced. So far, I've been tempted by: Di Marzio 'Super Distortion' - simply because Iain McKaye of Fugazi used one in his SG (played through a Marshall), and is probably the king of the whole 'dynamic' sound. Bare Knuckle 'The Mule' - recommended by the chap who recorded the album posted above, and viewed as a half-way house between my current live sound and the overall sound of the album. Apologies for the long essay. Any help is appreciated!
×
×
  • Create New...