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  1. I removed the treble-bleed cap from my CE-22 and...

    I removed the treble-bleed cap from my CE-22 and like the tone better now at low volumes, but it is now just a tad dark.
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    TLDR/ little interest, but minor note: The...

    TLDR/ little interest, but minor note: The aerodynamics concepts were known when the "bumblebees cannot logically fly according to the laws of aerodynamics" myth was formulated (presumably by rather...
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    The whole issue of capacitor opinions and myths...

    The whole issue of capacitor opinions and myths has frustrated me for about a year now; I finally buckled down and looked into some actual primary research on the subject, as well as a number of...
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    I'm not talking about voltage-induced...

    I'm not talking about voltage-induced nonlinearities in fully charged high-voltage caps such as filter caps, but effects in low-voltage caps due to them being physical devices operating in a real...
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    That just isn't true. I can find innumerable...

    That just isn't true. I can find innumerable references to changing pot taper with a resistor in the literature. Putting a resistor in parallel with an audio pot changes the taper to a more linear...
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    I am a complete tyro as far as electronics, but...

    I am a complete tyro as far as electronics, but can anyone tell me, since we're on the subject of caps: since the time it takes to charge a capacitor is different from the time it takes to discharge...
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    Reporting back: I took out my CE-22's treble...

    Reporting back: I took out my CE-22's treble bypass cap; I like the low-volume tone much better now, but I think I will fit an 80pF cap for a slightly more open sound at low volume. I am getting some...
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    Analog machines are terrific time-users! -True...

    Analog machines are terrific time-users! -True that. Nothing sounds quite like them: true, too, which is why to me they can't be beat. If I were scoring commercials, you can bet I'd be using a PC,...
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    ...Like a modular synth exploded...

    ...Like a modular synth exploded...
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    http://www.stereogum.com/img/frusciantegear.jpg ...

    http://www.stereogum.com/img/frusciantegear.jpg
    When you know your pedal enthusiasm has gone too far: the stages of addiction.
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    ...So now I've been listening to tracks in car...

    ...So now I've been listening to tracks in car commercials, listening for Psytrance-ish tracks, and (though it seems that more generic EDM-ish stuff predominates in this type of ad) there are a few...
  12. I love the sound of my Hollowbody II with its...

    I love the sound of my Hollowbody II with its 57/08 TMs; the pickups were a large part of why I bought the guitar. In a certain sense, I was paying for exclusivity, and the pups not being available...
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    I shouldn't have said anything. Now My...

    I shouldn't have said anything. Now My Saehan-made guitar needs a truss-rod adjustment!
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    What took the cavity's place? :iamconfused:

    What took the cavity's place? :iamconfused:
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    Let's go!

    Let's go!
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    What kind of paint did you use? It looks like a...

    What kind of paint did you use? It looks like a nice job... though it could use another white coat on that eagle, IMHO, especially if you are going to give it a top-coat - otherwise, it will show the...
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    I think the natty burst is a nice-looking...

    I think the natty burst is a nice-looking machine, LSchefman. Tasteful, restrained, classic. My PRS guitars are high-chroma brats: Matteo Blue and Makena Blue (I think a single-color burst, but very...
  18. Thread: What would it be

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    One favorite dream of mine is a PRS guitar with a...

    One favorite dream of mine is a PRS guitar with a nice but not 10 top (and personally I would like the chevron or "V" patterns characteristic of bookmatching the top at an angle), having a 24 1/2"...
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    It looks a little soft to have hardware on it. Is...

    It looks a little soft to have hardware on it. Is the top coat on, and if so, of what does it consist?
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    As much as their ugly pickguard does? I'll bet...

    As much as their ugly pickguard does? I'll bet not. Who needs a pickguard anyway? I just cringe at the sight of a beautiful guitar with a bib on.
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    No problem; I was happy to do it. Also, and just...

    No problem; I was happy to do it. Also, and just for reference (since it would be strange if the tuning were not stable on a CE-22 (+PRS trem)), I tuned my CE-22 on the same day, five days ago; I...
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    I just checked; with 3 days of no tuning,my HBII...

    I just checked; with 3 days of no tuning,my HBII was +20 cents sharp on the low E to none off on the high e, in a smooth curve of values. The temp is the same; the humidity is +18%.
  23. Being super-biased in favor of "Core" models, I...

    Being super-biased in favor of "Core" models, I imagine the latter.
  24. The Miraz and Starla, I can see. Re core models...

    The Miraz and Starla, I can see. Re core models "5 X the price" - really? *Smacks self's gob with heel of hand*
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    ^ Ditto, Lesteban, yuk. Also gotta give props re...

    ^ Ditto, Lesteban, yuk. Also gotta give props re the Electronic Ambient recommended by jfb in post #7; very nice, a touch entheogenic, slow, mellow, and sensual, if a bit cold, IMO. Do you like...
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