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  1. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    There’s no shortage of folklore on the internet! I’m actually relieved to know that top wrapping is unnecessary. It’s kind of a pain in the ass to do compared to the standard method of stringing.
  2. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    That makes perfect sense. Thanks for all the advice!
  3. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    UDPDATE! Firstly, I want to thank everyone for their help and suggestions. Things are looking better for my Heritage H150. Here's what I did: 1) I got my new TOM bridge, which is a Graptech Resomax, the one with the metal saddles. It was easy to install. This time, I didn't top wrap the...
  4. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    Thanks for your help! I’ll try to mess around with the setup some more this weekend. I don’t know why this guitar has been so hard to set up. My other 12 guitars give me no problems. Is it ok to message you if I have any questions? Thanks again!
  5. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    Indeed! I just want to completely rule out the bridge before I drive several hours to have a tech work on the nut. I placed an order for a new bridge 3 weeks ago and I’m still waiting for it to get here. The $20 Gotoh bridge I had laying around isn’t that good and rattles like crazy.
  6. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    I am using the open string method. I’ll try intonating at the third/fifteenth fret once I get another new bridge on the guitar. Maybe I’ll eventually find a bridge that works better. I know the nut needs work. The headstock, while shaped differently from Gibson’s, still suffers from the same...
  7. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    They do, but I wish they weren't so ugly. I am considering trying a Wilkinson locking TOM roller bridge like this one. It looks like it might have a lot of intonation range to it...
  8. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    I don't have a very precise ruler long enough to measure this, but I used a tape measure (marked in 1/16") and tried to measure as close as I could down to 1/32". The treble side is 24.781", and the bass side is 25". If I'm doing the calculations correctly, the bass side might be a little too...
  9. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    The saddles are already oriented so they can move all the way forward.
  10. pharmd07

    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    I bought a new Heritage H150 over the summer. At first I thought all was well until I changed the strings. I had to top wrap the strings over the tailpiece because they were hitting the TOM bridge behind the saddles. That’s no big deal. The problems started when tried to intonate the bridge...
  11. pharmd07

    A/B box recommendations?

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s defective. It sucks not having a local music store. I have to buy everything online, and trying gear and returning things is such a pain in the ass.
  12. pharmd07

    A/B box recommendations?

    Yup. Tried all the switches, tried different cables, tried with a power supply and without, tried not plugging in my guitar, still squealing. It’s very microphonic.
  13. pharmd07

    A/B box recommendations?

    I tried the Bigshot ABY. No luck. It introduced a massive amount of squeal, much louder than the guitar signal. Definitely not usable. Bummer.
  14. pharmd07

    Hanging a couple of guitars on the wall… Suggestions requested

    It’s much easier to use a case humidifier than it is to humidify a whole room. Room humidifiers are notorious for getting moldy. You can change the water several times a day, clean it out with a bleach or vinegar solution, use silver based disinfectant products, etc, and the mold will win.
  15. pharmd07

    Hanging a couple of guitars on the wall… Suggestions requested

    Yeah, I tried to fight the humidity battle for years. I had a humidifier running constantly in my music room. Had to thoroughly clean it out daily to keep mold buildup in check. It didn’t matter what cleaning or disinfectant product I used, the mold came back in 24-48 hours. It was just too much...
  16. pharmd07

    Hanging a couple of guitars on the wall… Suggestions requested

    Do your guitars have nitrocellulose finishes? If so, make sure whatever you buy is nitro safe.
  17. pharmd07

    Guitar Center To File For Bankruptcy

    I once heard a GC employee tell a customer to run his DSL in “stereo” by running both outputs into both inputs of a single 1960A cabinet (without using the proper impedence outputs, of course). Then he said to close mic the baffle of the cabinet with a single mic pointed between the speakers to...
  18. pharmd07

    I have a guitar problem.

    Oooooooh. That’s gorgeous!
  19. pharmd07

    Vendor York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: HWAT 412 FN50 Lite

    I bet those V30s from the Jubilee cab are awesome!!! Any teaser clips with these speakers?
  20. pharmd07

    Guitar Center To File For Bankruptcy

    This video perfectly represents my Guitar Center experiences:
  21. pharmd07

    A/B box recommendations?

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I’m hoping to use the A/B box to switch between a real amp and an AxeFx amp model so I can tweak the model to sound like the real amp. I could use tone match, but I think it would be a good ear training exercise to try to get as close as I can manually.
  22. pharmd07

    A/B box recommendations?

    I’m looking to buy an A/B box that isn’t noisy and doesn’t cause signal loss. Any recommendations? Thanks!
  23. pharmd07

    Dr. Z presents the CAZ-45 in collaboration with Carol Ann Amps!

    That amp sounds absolutely badass. Not what I typically expect from a Dr Z amps, which I normally associate with country music.
  24. pharmd07

    D'Addario Backline Backpack

    Do you think an FC6 would fit in there too?
  25. pharmd07

    Wife Accidentally Brewed Regular Coffee Today

    I’ve often wondered if my CYP1A2 is over active as everyone in my family can consume large amounts of caffeine with minimal effect. It must be something I inherited from my dad. One of my former residents had a CYP1A2 deficiency. She could drink half a can of Coke and be wired. I’m kind of...
  26. pharmd07

    Wife Accidentally Brewed Regular Coffee Today

    I don’t know how anyone functions without caffeine. I can drink a couple pots in a day just to stay functional, especially when I work night shifts.
  27. pharmd07

    The Boys

    Would you say the courtroom scene was “mind blowing”? Hah!
  28. pharmd07

    PRS Paul's Guitar

    Congrats on the gorgeous guitar. I love the smell of nitrocellulose finishes. I love smelling my 594’s finish. I’m probably killing off brain cells when I sniff the finish.
  29. pharmd07

    The Boys

    Queen’s Gambit is excellent. I’ve seen the first two episodes so far. Anya Taylor-Joy does a great job portraying Beth.
  30. pharmd07


    I’m a big Kevin Smith fan and I’m very jealous!
  31. pharmd07

    The Boys

    The storyline in The Boys follows Nazis. A main character is a super who is a Nazi who never ages. Watch the show before commenting any further on the show’s political leanings, please.
  32. pharmd07

    The Boys

    Keep in mind that the show is based on the comic, which started in 2006. This was obviously before the Trump and Obama eras. Just keep that in mind when trying to criticize The Boys for its possible political leanings.
  33. pharmd07

    The Boys

    Saying The Boys is “political” is analogous the saying Saving Private Ryan (or Band of Brothers, etc) is political because there are Nazis in the storyline. Doesn’t make any sense to label these stories as such.
  34. pharmd07

    The Boys

    I love The Boys. It can be f@cked up at times, however I feel like it’s a realistic representation of how super heroes would actually behave. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, as they say. There’s no way in hell super heroes would be do-gooders like they are in the Marvel movies.
  35. pharmd07

    Vendor York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: HWAT 412 FN50 Lite

    I can’t wait for this cab pack!!!!
  36. pharmd07

    Fender The Edge Artist Series Signature Stratocaster (Modified)

    It was for $240,000. But that's still a lot of dough!
  37. pharmd07


    I can't wait to watch this documentary. I'm also glad that I'm not the only one who is unsure who is Bill or Ted!
  38. pharmd07

    OMG6 for Axe-Fx III?

    Could you set up a FC12 to act like an OMG9? Except it would be an OMG...12? That's 3 more OMG's!
  39. pharmd07

    Vendor York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: HWAT 412 FN50 Lite

    Justin, you did it again...another great IR pack. Although I know you spend a ton of time creating amazing individual IR captures, I find I can get amazing tones with your mixes and I'm ready to go. I just load up the mixes into my Axe Fx III's memory these days. It's nice to have some great...
  40. pharmd07

    A few months with UA OX

    I’ve taken a similar approach with different gear, and have had great results. I have a Suhr Reactive Load. I run my amps into the Reactive Load, then into the Axe Fx III, which I use for effects. Works great, and you get to enjoy turning up your tube amps without blowing out your ear drums.
  41. pharmd07

    Pickups for a Les Paul style / sound

    I had Classic 57s in my Les Paul. In the bridge position they were fantastic. However the neck position was muddy. That’s the extent of my Gibson pickup experience.
  42. pharmd07

    Pickups for a Les Paul style / sound

    I have Lindy Fralin Pure PAFs in my Les Paul. They have amazing clarity and the neck pickup has a nice defined low end. Do you use your volume knob a lot when playing? If so, I also highly recommend using 50s wiring for your controls. Your tone won’t turn to mush when you roll down the volume.
  43. pharmd07

    FM3 Now Shipping

    Waitlist 3/16/20 Invitation and Purchase 10/14/20 Can’t wait to have a small Fractal rig that I can fit in my backpack!
  44. pharmd07

    Axe-Fx III vs Helix

    We need a separate section of the forum just for “AxeFx III vs (insert gear here)”.
  45. pharmd07

    Vendor York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: HWAT 412 FN50 Lite

    His tones are phenomenal in that video. He usually uses rather bright tones, which often sound too bright when the guitar is heard by itself. However when heard in a mix those bright tones sound glorious. He’s has some of the best tone of any guitarist out there.
  46. pharmd07

    AXE FX III Mk. II Pffft.

    That’s awesome! Far too many hours of my life have been lost to playing Doom. I love those games. The newer Doom games are insane!
  47. pharmd07

    NGD - McCarty 594 Artist

    Wow. Even that case is beautiful! You must be in heaven!
  48. pharmd07

    Dunlop picks...

    I recently bought a variety of picks to try out,and just like you my favorite was the Ultex 1mm sharp. Nice snap and definition like a lighter pick, yet solid like a heavier pick. I think they sound great on both electric and acoustic.
  49. pharmd07

    NGD - McCarty 594 Artist

    Back to the subject of your 594... That’s a stunningly beautiful guitar! Congrats! How is the feel and tone?
  50. pharmd07

    Elixir strings

    I’ve had recent issues with Elixir Nanowebs too. Intonation has been difficult. On a whim I tried NYXL and my intonation problems were solved. I haven’t noticed any obvious physical issues with the Elixirs, but I’ve certainly have had tuning stability problems.
  51. pharmd07

    Collecting guitars for fun. Thoughts?

    I enjoy collecting guitars. I don’t buy vintage stuff, but rather guitars I like. I think it’s fun. I’m not putting myself if debt, and I don’t buy anything unless I have the money for it However, I’m not a professional musician. I never play anything bigger than a bar gig. Sometimes I wonder...
  52. pharmd07

    Chadwick Boseman.

    Terrible news. He was a great actor.
  53. pharmd07

    Sticky Guitar Neck fix...

    I was wondering since my new Heritage H150 has a nitro finish that’s sticky. My skin reacts with it forming a haze. I wear long sleeves to prevent the reaction on the top bout of the guitar, but the neck gets sticky. Virtuoso Polish gets rid of the haze and stickiness, but the neck stickiness...
  54. pharmd07

    Sticky Guitar Neck fix...

    Does your Strat have a nitro finish?
  55. pharmd07

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.02

    I truly look up to Levar Burton and his efforts to promote literacy. The world needs more people like him.
  56. pharmd07

    For all the Les Paul folks out there

    Some capos seem to have too much tension, and they make the strings go out of tune. It’s not just a Les Paul thing. Try this capo, which has adjustable tension. It has worked well for me: D’Addario NS Tri-Action Capo, Black – For 6-String Electric and Acoustic Guitars – Micrometer Tension...
  57. pharmd07

    For all the Les Paul folks out there

    It’s not an issue for all Les Pauls. From my experience, it all depends on how well the nut was cut. I’ve come to the conclusion that the nut is one of the most critical and important parts of a guitar.
  58. pharmd07

    Inexpensive guitars

    I have an Agile AL-3200MCC, which is a very good Les Paul copy. With a hard case, you can get these for about $500. I was blown away by the quality.
  59. pharmd07

    Vendor AustinBuddy's new 1000+ LIVEGOLD TonePack for the Axe-Fx III running firmware 12.14 is now available!

    The release notes are excellent. I had no problems getting these presets up and running after reading the notes. They clearly state how to solve the wah block issue, and it’s a very quick and easy solution.
  60. pharmd07

    For all the Les Paul folks out there

    I think it may have started over the past 1.5-2 years. When I bought my Les Paul in November 2018, the description stated it has been Plek’d.
  61. pharmd07

    Covid empties guitar stocks?

    Even the higher end guitars are hard to find. Sweetwater has been out of stock of early all Core model PRS guitars for a while. I’ve been considering a McCarty 594 but they’re hard to find. Alternatively I was considering a Pete Thorn signature Suhr, also very scarce.
  62. pharmd07

    For all the Les Paul folks out there

    Maybe? I’m not sure. If it does, the Plek machine did a great job on my Les Paul’s frets, but a sh*t job on the nut. Fortunately it was easily fixed for a very reasonable price.
  63. pharmd07

    For all the Les Paul folks out there

    The frets on my 2019 Les Paul Classic are great, so I credit the Plek machine for that. The only issue I had was with the poorly cut nut, which resulted in unstable tuning and uneven string height. My luthier fixed all that. I did end up removing the circuit board and 57 classic pickups. I...
  64. pharmd07

    For all the Les Paul folks out there

    Amen to that. I just bought a Heritage H150. Its setup was FAR superior to my Les Paul. The only thing I did to the H150 was install strap locks and locking tuners, which I do on all my guitars. The H150 is a very nice guitar.
  65. pharmd07

    For all the Les Paul folks out there

    I took my Les Paul to my luthier and he worked on the nut slots. It now stays in tune very well. Even the G string. I had bought a String Butler in case the luthier couldn’t fix the nut. But he did, so I never ended up installing the String Butler.
  66. pharmd07

    What's everyones favorite amp for a Les Paul or single-cut type guitar?

    Plexis are my favorite. I prefer the 1959SLP.
  67. pharmd07

    Rock Star Hair

    For me, long hair has been easier to take care of than short hair. Mine is down to my collar bones. When my hair was short, I always had cowlicks that could never be solved with any hair product. The back of my head looked like Alfalfa. Long hair has been easier for me overall.
  68. pharmd07

    RIP Grant Imahara

    It broke my heart to hear about Grant. I admired his creativity and intelligence. He always seemed to have so much fun with his projects on Mythbusters. This must be such a shock to his family and friends.
  69. pharmd07

    Ken Andrews / Failure; shout-out to FAS

    I had a similar experience. There used to be a chain of music stores in Virginia called Plan 9. They were amazing. Had a huge selection of new and used CDs. I used to go to Plan 9 all the time in Richmond and Charlottesville. I listened to the For the Masses album at a listening station and...
  70. pharmd07

    Failure - Enjoy The Silence (2020)

    The new version is pretty similar. Same arrangement.
  71. pharmd07

    Failure - Enjoy The Silence (2020)

    I have that For the Masses album. It’s pretty cool. Worth checking out if you can find it. Failure’s cover of Enjoy the Silence is awesome!
  72. pharmd07

    Vendor York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: HWAT 412 FN50 Lite

    That tone is freaking gorgeous!
  73. pharmd07

    How many care if the Theaters close permently?

    I’d be happy to see new movies releases directly to streaming. I don’t miss movie theaters. People are rude, and talk/text through the whole movie. The theater floors are sticky. The seats are a biohazard. I feel like I need a decontamination shower after I leave. I do miss seeing new movies...
  74. pharmd07

    Cliff's Reviews: Ad Astra

    I liked Ad Astra for how it played the utterly broken relationship between father and son, and how their obsessions have ruined their relationships with their families. Why they chose to tell that story over a terribly unrealistic sci-fi plot is beyond me. It could have been done much better.
  75. pharmd07

    Is Kiesel worth the wait?

    I’m trying to get a core PRS McCarty 594, not even custom, and it’s going to take a loooooong time. Far more than 12 weeks. I have a 13 year old Carvin CT6. Great guitar. I did swap out the pickups for a set of Bareknuckle Holy Divers. It’s now my drop tune guitar.
  76. pharmd07

    Little lady killing it.

    That video put a big smile on my face. She looks like she’s having the time of her life!
  77. pharmd07

    Velvet Revolver - "Slither" (cover)

    Stellar job on this cover. I love Slither!
  78. pharmd07

    Does the Axe-Fx III come with a Humbuster cable?

    Here’s a good source for a humbuster cable: https://btpa.com/FAS17-XX.html?category_id=136 By the way, I love your avatar. I’m a big Alien fan.
  79. pharmd07

    Happy Birthday Leon (2112)!

    Happy birthday Leon! Hope you have a wonderful day!
  80. pharmd07

    Fishman Fluence Single Coil set - Thoughts?

    Makes me wonder if I either had a short somewhere, or a faulty battery. I had one of the batteries that replaced the trem cover.
  81. pharmd07

    My entry for the Kiesel Solo Contest 2020

    Nice playing! That’s a beautiful Carvin you have there. I have a CT6 too, in Dragonburst. It’s a great guitar!
  82. pharmd07

    Fishman Fluence Single Coil set - Thoughts?

    I used to get long charges on the Fluence pickups, but they diminished VERY quickly with each charge. But the third or fourth charge the battery would last 2 hours or so. Not sure if it was the pickups or the rechargeable battery that was the problem.
  83. pharmd07

    Fishman Fluence Single Coil set - Thoughts?

    I used to have a set on my Carvin Bolt (Strat copy). They sounded great but the battery life was so short they were unusable. I got maybe 2 hours before having to recharge the battery. So I removed them and replaced them with Mojotone pickups.
  84. pharmd07

    Vendor The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - v3.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

    Cooper, your content quality is so high it’s off the scale. I have no doubt the wait will be worth it. Keep up the amazing work!
  85. pharmd07

    Wish Allow boolean search in Manage Cabs

    Great idea!
  86. pharmd07

    I wish Fractal Allows Me to Overwrite All Factory IRs

    That would be extremely helpful!
  87. pharmd07

    I wish Fractal Allows Me to Overwrite All Factory IRs

    This has happened to me SO many times. I’d hate to know how many hours I’ve wasted over the years with trying out IRs. And money. If I spent that time practicing and learning new songs, I would be much better off today.
  88. pharmd07

    I wish Fractal Allows Me to Overwrite All Factory IRs

    I don’t see it as a compromise whatsoever. Sure, I could spend tons of time picking IRs, but I’d rather spend that time practicing guitar. I’ve spent a lot of time and money on a ton of IR packs, and I finally decided York Audio’s Blackjack pack did it for me. There’s a particular IR in that...
  89. pharmd07

    I wish Fractal Allows Me to Overwrite All Factory IRs

    I’ve finally gotten to the point where I just use one IR for everything. Makes life much simpler.
  90. pharmd07

    U2 - "Mysterious Ways"

    Nice MW sound you got there. Thanks for sharing the patch!
  91. pharmd07

    Pete Thorn Plexi preset

    Thanks! I didn’t think to look for any reverb in the cab block.
  92. pharmd07

    Pete Thorn Plexi preset

    Pete’s presets have always tended to be bright, and they work so well. I greatly appreciate him sharing these presets with us. Regarding this Plexi preset - it sounds so wide. But there’s no stereo effects, right? No enhancer. How does it sound so wide?
  93. pharmd07

    Fractal Audio Artist Preset Series - Pete Thorn

    So far I’ve only tried the Plexi preset, which sounds great. I’m curious. The Plexi preset sounds so wide, like it has a stereo enhancer, but I don’t see an enhancer anywhere in the preset. How does it get that sound?
  94. pharmd07

    Lara B. New today

    Damn, she’s amazing! I love her percussive bluesy rhythm style and how she switches to a more modern shred lead. She makes that Tele sing!
  95. pharmd07

    12.08 Pitch shifter latency - tremendous improvement

    I was blown away by the new pitch detection. I was using the virtual capo to tune down a half step. The latency is barely noticeable. At one point I forgot the virtual capo was on!
  96. pharmd07

    Weird high frequency hiss

    Are you sitting near your computer? Or are you playing guitar with your cell phone in your pocket? Both my computer and my cell phone add some noise to my guitar signal.
  97. pharmd07

    AXE FX III Sounds Dark.

    Have you tried making a preset from scratch? You can make the AxeFx sound as bright as you want, especially with some IRs that use an SM57 pointed right at the dust cap of most Celestion speakers. Did you play anything through it before you did the factory reset and firmware update? If so, was...
  98. pharmd07

    Ended up buying a Taylor 814ce

    Nice! Taylors are great guitars. I really enjoy playing my 414ce. I've always wanted to play an 814ce. Got any pictures?
  99. pharmd07

    I just bought fx3 and hope to get some help, thank you guys

    The RTA block can be rather mesmerizing. Kind of like staring into a camp fire.
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