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  1. ElectricSaga

    Picking up some pick ups and understanding the 80's metal sound

    Hey there, Ever since I got that nice new RG I've been thinking about upgrading some of my other guitars to make them more enticing to play, and I would like to start with one of my favorites: an S-series Ibanez with Quantum pickups. I actually really like this guitar, it is very comfortable...
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    NGD -- Ibanez RGR652AHB

    Hey guys and gals, I have been gone for a long time but believe it or not I still think about a few of the forum members I interacted with a while ago. This made me want to share my new joy with you: a beautiful Ibanez RGR652AHB Prestige. I had to wait for months on end but it finally arrived...
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    Noodling vs Playing vs Practice

    Hey everybody, I found this interesting video by the great Kiko Loureiro where he talks about practicing vs playing guitar. Now the video is a bit long for what it is to be honest so here's the idea: if we don't challenge ourselves to learn and master new things, we might get that sensation...
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    Home practice/jam BASS combo amp

    Hi everybody. It's me again, asking questions as usual. So a few weeks ago my wife decided to go back to playing the bass and I'd like to get her some kind of relatively decent amp to play at home. Something with a pleasant sound but not necessarily a lot of features. She likes things like...
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    Good and bad tone days

    Hey there, I've been wondering for a long time how much different factors affect (or not) the tone we perceive when we play. I realize this is all very subjective ("tone" itself is already subjective) but I could swear I have good tone days and bad tone days. I used to think it was only when...
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    Help me choose a recording interface

    Guess what? I have questions about gear! This week's topic is recording interfaces and I hope you will have as much fun answering as I have writing. Let's begin: My wife and I decided it's time to upgrade our old interface and right now we're looking at the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and the 6i6...
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    Stupid recording question

    Hi, A quick and potentially dumb question: is it safe to send a line level signal to an XLR mic input that (I assume) expects a mic level signal? I want to set up a simple and quick recording solution that involves using my amp's DI from across the room and sending it to a recording interface...
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    Suggest a few guitars

    Hi everybody, I'm interested in purchasing a mid-high range guitar sometime in the future. Ever since I played the Ibanez Prestige RG655 at a store, I can't stop thinking about how nice and comfortable it felt, especially in the higher frets. As an Ibanez fan I am initially considering an...
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    Cleaning the fretboard without messing up the trem

    Hi, I've been meaning to clean and condition the rosewood fretboard on my Ibanez but I'm not sure how to do it and NOT mess up the bridge by removing several or all strings. I have previously used a damp rag and basic mineral oil + dry rag on the rosewood fretboard of a Les Paul and it worked...
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    2018 Orange amps

    Don't know if it's OK to start a thread for such a specific topic. If not, please move/merge it. As a fan of the Orange sound who could not get it to work at home (they shine when they're too fucking loud) I was truly excited to discover they have two new lunchbox amps that, *gasp*, can be...
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    Help me spend some money

    Hi everybody, it's been a while since I last posted. Been pretty busy but I figured you could help me figure this out. I have some credit at Thomann that will expire soon, so I want to use it to get something fun. I've been looking at pedals in the 100 € price range and thought about getting...
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    Got Wang?

    I recently started playing Shadow Warrior 2 and it's excellent! A very eclectic first person shooter in which you'll find yourself using swords more often than guns, blowing things up just for the sake of it and slaughtering the occasional bunny lord. Oh and spilling countless gallons of demon...
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    Attack of the mini pedals

    It seems nowadays many popular pedals also have smaller versions that either sound very similar or the same, yet they tend to also be cheaper (eg. Ibanez TS9 vs TS mini). Some brands like Mooer seem to focus (almost?) exclusively on mini pedals! What are your thoughts on this? Are there any...
  14. ElectricSaga

    Classic cRPG's

    Hey there. This is awesome, music, guitars and games. So are there any fans of traditional computer RPG's around here? I sort of grew up with game series like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. Later I played Fallout 1 & 2, Arcanum, Temple of Elemental Evil, NWN 1 & 2, and...
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    How loud can I play?

    Hi there. Noise regulations in Germany state that during the day I can be somewhat noisy (within reason) and at night everything must be "whisper quiet". From what I found online, this translates to noise levels of around 55 - 60 db during the day and 35 db at night (measured from inside a...
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    Do not read this thread

    Or do, whatever. If understand correctly I should introduce myself in here. Well to begin with I lack all sense of netiquette so I appreciate any helpful pointers. I don't have much of an online presence (no social networks, no instant messaging, NOTHING!) and rarely join forums. I am...
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    (Yet another) Amp help thread -- Metal practice/jamming

    Hello everyone. I am new here. I've been obsessing over my current amp hunt and it's driving me crazy, so I'd appreciate any feedback you might have to help me decide. I read a few threads here and I think this might be the right forum: seems to be full of practical musicians who know their...
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