ABragg
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Any suggestions of an instrumental piece that introduces one instrument at a time?
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Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra sounds like an ideal match!

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Is measured resistance reliable way of comparing guitar pickup output
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Measuring the DC resistance of a pickup has become a popular catch-all way of implying a pickup's output. Unfortunately this is only one piece of a puzzle, and should not be used to infer the output ...

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Why is reverb typically called "wet' or "drippy"?
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Drippy is sometimes used specifically to refer to the reverb effect in vintage Fender amplifiers. These were spring reverb circuits, driven by something like a 12at7 tube. The characteristic 'drip' ...

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How to get Steve Harris' bass tone?
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Steve Harris' tone comes mainly from his use of fresh flatwound bass strings. Rotosound actually make a Steve Harris set (Rotosound SH77), so that would be your safest bet. Likewise Seymour Duncan ...

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Electric bass scale length and pickup angle
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The pickups may simply be slanted because the manufacturer designed the instrument with a narrower string spacing, but also designed the instrument to use fairly standard off-the-shelf pickups. The ...

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Noise after changing the guitar jack socket
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From the description it sounds like the ground side of the guitar's circuit is no longer connected at the output jack. Possibly the issue simply is that the bridge ground wire has become disconnected, ...

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What wood is my fretboard made from? Pics
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That definitely looks like rosewood. The indicators for me are the dark colour (though rosewood can vary) and the long, open grain in the wood. I wouldn't polish the rosewood, per se, as I'm not ...

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How to add loop effect on Peavey Classic 50 early model?
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This link provided at the bottom of the forum (PDF download link) has a schematic on the second page. It also includes the circuit board layout. You can get the values of the resistors and capacitors ...

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Should a stopbar tailpiece be level?
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The stop-bar might be set up like that as the low strings might have been hitting the rear of the tune-o-matic bridge, depending on how the saddles were set for intonation purposes? In some cases a ...

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Is this cello distorted?
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To answer the question directly, yes: I do think there is some form of distortion used. My guess would be that they recorded the cellos with contact pickups as well as microphones, and the final mix ...

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Do vintage guitar amplifiers really sound better when run at lower voltages?
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Better is very subjective, but the simple thing to acknowledge is that you are operating an electronic device outwith the parameters for which it was designed. Therefore you cannot assume it will ...

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Stereo or mono keyboard effect?
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I wouldn't try anything like trying to synch two MXR Phase 90s. There are several phasers with stereo outputs, presumably with each output 180 degrees out of phase in their respective cycles? One ...

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Violin - How would you play vibrato on an open string?
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Dredging up ancient memories of my violin and viola-playing days. If you are playing an open G,D or A string then the trick is to hold down the note one octave higher on the next string (3rd position) ...

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What is the difference between mono and stereo?
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The most basic definition of mono or stereo is simply that with stereo you receive information in one ear that is somewhat different to information received by the other. With mono audio your ears are ...

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Is a Volume Control Device the Most Effective Solution to the Problem of a Noisy Acoustic Guitar?
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It might be worth looking at the various adjustable foam mutes that were installed on bass guitars in the '50s and '50s. For example Rickenbacker basses came with a foam pad within a dedicated channel ...

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How to understand which bass strings are best for my Yamaha RBX 170?
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Your bass has a 34" scale length, and shipped from the factory with roundwound strings fitted. If you like the feel of the strings, especially when the bass was new, then you simply need to find ...

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Using two microphones for vocals
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The chap wearing the Fox's head is Peter Gabriel, and I would go so far as to say the image is either a photograph or a film still from Genesis' concert held at the Bataclan in Paris on the 10th of ...

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How/where to learn Jazz guitar?
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Jazz guitar is a broad church, so I'm not sure you can learn it, or get it, as a single entity. You could figure out how to fake it in a couple of different styles, but a self-taught guitarist will ...

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What are vocal effects used by most of Norah Jones songs?
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Happy Pills has a short 'slapback' delay on the vocals plus a subtle room reverb/ambience. Flipside has some sort of compression on the vocals that add a tiny bit of breakup to the sound. This is ...

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How is this electronic sound made
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It sounds like a sample being played faster than originally recorded. There are a couple of videos on Youtube that feature the intro played back at different speeds: Coldplay Charlie Brown Intro ...

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Incorporate guitar amp in my bass rig?
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I would go one further to the comments and suggest you use a crossover. A Rolls SX21 would do the job, and use up very little space. Basically you want to remove the low frequencies from the signal ...

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Can a U-BASS be considered a serious bass replacement in a band?
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I think it really depends on the setting! For a coffeehouse acoustic gig it might be the ideal instrument. There is a lot of discussion about them on bass guitar forums, which makes me think that the ...

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Is there a way to safely polish guitar strings, without affecting intonation too much?
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This seems like two questions in one. The intonation on a classical guitar is always going to be somewhat approximate as the saddle can be considered 'one size fits all' or 'set and forget' at best; ...

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How do pink floyd create their groovy basslines?
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Speaking as a Pink Floyd fan and bassist, I never really consider Roger Waters' basslines to be particularly groovy. In Pink Floyd, Nick Mason was a less-than-metronomic timekeeper, which slants their ...

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Do I have to replace all violin strings when E string broke?
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From experience, violinists don't actually like the timbre of new strings. While guitarists typically chase the timbre produced by a fresh set of strings, violinists prefer the timbre of strings that ...

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Where can replacement parts be acquired for adams vibraphones?
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I've found a retailer of Adams parts here: American Music Sales. There are a number of springs listed there (I did a simple CTRL + F). They have parts such as "Cord and Springs for 4.0 Oct. Xylophone"....

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What is meant exactly, by having a 'raw' singing voice?
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A 'raw' voice is basically an unrefined voice, though I don't mean 'unrefined' in a pejorative sense. Rather it sounds like your voice isn't smooth, but has a sort of inherent grit to the tonality. I'...

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New Tuners Needed for LP Deluxe?
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Firstly, if you do replace the tuners then keep the originals! Those Norlin-era Gibsons don't command a lot of money in the used market, and it may be debatable that they never will once the baby ...

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Can a smaller viola be used as a violin?
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I transitioned from violin to viola by playing a 3/4 size viola for a while. While the 3/4 viola (a Boosey and Hawkes, from memory) was nominally the same scale length as a 4/4 violin, the body was ...

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Thinking of buying a guitar that has a 'crack' where the neck meets the body.
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I'm not seeing a crack in the photo attached. However the price and age of the instrument, combined with the fact that it is a 12 string, would make me wary of entering any deal, crack or not. 12 ...

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