Category: Music

[DISCUSSION] Thinking to sell my AxeFx for Kemper

I've had an AxeFx II since it first came out. It's a good peice of gear for sure. Definitely is an investment.

Now the story part….

I went to a Guitar Center in a city near me that I have never been to before. I walked in and was going to start walking around the guitars section. I turned the corner and two employees were messing around with the lunchbox-style Kemper power heads. I have never seen one in person. I've been seeing more and more people using them. Especially in the studio. I asked if it was his, he said no it's the stores. Well I didn't want to force my way in to play it, so I walked around the store and circled back. They were done messing around with it. Time to jam! The controls and everything were way different than the AxeFx II's. But all in all it sounded amazing! I got to thinking, what if I sold my Fractal for one? Hmm. My GAS for new gear seems to never end. Would that be a good "upgrade"? I heard the fx aren't as good on the Kemper, but I was thinking I don't really use that many fx. Like reverb and delay maybe.

What do you guys think? Has anyone else jumped ship for Kemper?

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Source: Guitar

[GEAR] Possibly a great find on Craigslist, but I can’t tell what model guitar I purchased.

Hey all, so yesterday morning I was browsing Craigslist and a new post popped up, offering g a Jackson "Limited Edition" and Line 6 Spider III 15 watt amp for $115. Well I'm lazy and hate changing tunings on guitars, and needed one for Eb so I figured that's a hell of a deal as long as the guitar is in great condition. I went to go check it out and it was dirty, but everything was straight enough and in decent enough condition that I could get it right. The amp sounded great as well, and as my neighbor/friend is just now learning guitar, I passed it onto him for a great price.

Thing is, I can't figure out what model this guitar is? There's no "Limited Edition" Jackson that looks like this that I can find. Everything generally has a Floyd Rose and the one-sided headstock, whereas this doesn't. I'm open to the fact that the EMG pickups may be aftermarket, but it seems that Jackson uses these same ones in other models. I've also included a shot of the serial number if that helps anyone figure out what the hell this thing is? After a clean up, truss rod adjustment, and new strings, this thing plays like a dream and sounds great. So, could anyone possibly point me in the direction what this is?

https://imgur.com/a/nUhuX

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Source: Guitar

[QUESTION]Which chord is the one at 1:12?

Which chord is the one at 1:12? https://youtu.be/WJk6Kd2obDE

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[GEAR][QUESTION] I swapped out the pickups in my Epiphone ES335 from stock to DiMarzio Dominions. Now I have major 60cycle hum and have rewired the ground wires on all points its attached. HELP!

As the title reads… Help me figure out why the guitar is doing this.

Also it's less hum in the bridge position and it actually makes a sounds but the neck pickup is 110% hum.

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Source: Guitar

Weird left hand position [video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkSsapYYsA

What do you guys think of this? I've little experience with bass and I am still experimenting with hand positions. The one explained in the video above feels more natural to me and is the one I mostly use unless I really have to stretch my fingers.

Is it bad advice? Should I stick with the tried and true? Or is it worth exploring?

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Source: Bass

Can I put a 24 fret neck on a bass intended to have 20 frets?

Hi, I have a Marcus Miller Jazz Bass and I didn't realize how important the upper frets are to me until I got this bass and how restricted I now feel with the puny 20 frets. I have an idea that once I have some money to spare I'll get a nice neck with a lot of high frets, but instead of just getting a 21 or 22, I'll take full advantage of this and just get 24 fret neck. Would there be any issues with doing this? Thanks

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Source: Bass