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Mihai_Sorohan says

People struggle to make the most futuristic designs, to find new ways on making electronics, get rid of the noise (with noise generators that go out of phase with the humm…etc).
They often get results like this:



Yet… still, a Les Paul remains a Les Paul, a Strat remains a Strat and people still use mostly those…

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ryanalvarado says

Those are some sweet guitars @Mihai_Sorohan. I want. I have quite a few guitars for different things, all which are left handed:

— ESP (LTD) 6 String (tuned to drop D)

— ESP (LTD) 7 String (as heard on my royalty-free track Vela Pulsar)

— Ibanez S series 6 string (tuned down to drop C)

— Axl Flying V 6 String (standard tuning)

— Cheapo no-name acoustic I got for $60

— Rogue Bass 4 String

— Brice Bass 6 String Fretless

I plan on getting another six-string soon for live shows. Or I might get a 9 string guitar. Getting a decent left handed guitar (that isn’t black) tend to cost quite a bit more.

Here’s a video of me playing “Crazy Fast Metal Guitar Solo” on the guitar

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biala says

Hi :) I use Epiphone Sheraton 2 through a small Fender Champion 600 Amp + some effects if needed as the Big Muff, Bad Monkey some chorus and few other small box pedals (Not all together of course :) ). I also have one Strat-type guitar and a Bulgarian Kremona classic guitar with nylon strings.

Recently I use the Kremona very often.

I record all of the guitars with a stereo condenser microphone. In the past I was using a dynamic one by Shure,but it turns out that the stereo recording works better for my current gear.

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guitarjock says

Great thread Mihai,

I am a guitarist first and keyboardist second, so for those guitarists out there that want to be able to play really cool sounding keys, you might want to try the Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer. I recently bought one and it has some great sounds.

Lately however, I’ve been working heavily on nylon guitar songs. Here’s what I used to record Spanish Fly:

Godin Multiac Nylon Natur plugged into a Roland Acoustic Chorus AC-90 amp. I go straight out of the headphone jack right into the computer through the mic jack. The reverb that you hear on “Spanish Fly” comes from the AC-90. There is a chorus and delay on the AC-90 as well, but I rarely use them. The Godin Multiac has a three-band EQ built in and I set the high end up a bit in the mix. This makes for that crisp nylon sound.

For Rock/Metal I use an Ibanez Steve Vai Custom (6-string). I’m not much into drop tuning. Sometimes I wish I was though. Modern Metal players make some incredible sounds drop tuning. But I’m more of a classic Rock and Metal kind of guy.

I also occasionally use a Peavy bass from time-to-time for bass lines, but I find myself using computer software for my bass lines more often than not.

Anyway, I really like this thread. I think a lot of people will find it useful.

- guitarjock

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LaMusique says

I have PRS Mira and love it a lot. Connecting it directly via my RME UC (via its own preamps) and processing with Guitar Rig4 + sometimes Impulses of different cabinets.

Do you think I should get a better preamp like Great River or I won’t hear the difference in my electric guitar tone..?

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Dirtyflint says

Now I have Peavey Raptor Plus, (three single pickups version). Madi in Korea. All guitar tracks for Dirtyflint account I play this guitar. I buy it ten years ago for 50-60$ and…
...and I do not recommend this guitar to get a good sound, but it’s an not bad inexpensive guitar.

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jhunger says
LaMusique said
I have PRS Mira and love it a lot. Connecting it directly via my RME UC (via its own preamps) and processing with Guitar Rig4 + sometimes Impulses of different cabinets. Do you think I should get a better preamp like Great River or I won’t hear the difference in my electric guitar tone..?

Hey LaMusique,

I’m strictly an acoustic player (I love the sound of electric guitars but to my discredit I don’t play them), so I can’t properly answer your question, but I’ll give my opinion anyway because for some reason I love talking about preamps :)

You’ve got a great interface + great pres in the RME , and although I haven’t used it myself my friend and SeaportSound collaborator recently moved from an Onyx mixer to an RME and noticed a huge difference in the sound, most likely because the pres in the RME were so much better. He described it as simply more musical sounding, whereas the pres in the Onyx were flat and dull sounding. It’s possible that some of the difference may have been in the converters as well, but I’d put my money on the pres making most of it.

I just picked up a Great River (500 series version) and like it a lot for the acoustic guitar. The tone is just nice and fat, and also it’s got a few adjustments so that you can apply more or less color if you’re a knob twiddler. I also own an RNP and a Focusrite ISA one, and when doing comparitive tests I actually like the sound of all of them – RNP is a lot cleaner, and the ISA is more like the GR but just a different, maybe rougher, feel. Compared to my original set of pres (a pair of Presonus TubePREs) any one of these made a huge difference, literally the difference between amateur and pro sounding, and much easier to mix without getting muddy. But I don’t know if the difference would be quite as stark if you’re already using RME preamps. Also, you have a lot more control over the tone on an electric than I do on the acoustic, where the sound of the pre will really make a huge difference.

So I guess my point is that I believe you would hear a difference with the Great River, and that it would be favorable, but since you already have a decent set up there may be other things you can do with the $1150 (or $800 if you have a 500 series rack) that will make a greater improvement.

That said, the reason I got one is that otherwise I would always be wondering about it. Also, I’m trying to build 2 “golden channels” over time, and a top of the line pre is a part of that chain. Even though it’s expensive, I don’t think the Great River will ever be something I regret purchasing, and I’ll be buying it a partner eventually as the budget allows :)

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Mihai_Sorohan says

Thanks everyone for feedback :)
@ryanalvarado – 9 strings guitar ?\\ you’ll need to get some extra fingers. On a second thought (after seeing your video), no, you have enough fingers :)) (awesome playing, congrats).
@Dirtyflint – I’ve heard good things about Peavey Raptor guitars.

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Mihai_Sorohan says
I found some very beautiful guitars.
http://www.hartung-guitars.com/en/?Home
The only thing that keep me away from dreaming of them is that the guitars are “chambered and filled with “Tunable Composite” made by Basslab”, so, there’s the top, backtop and neck made out of wood, the rest is… plastic ?
I’ve seen some videos on YouTube, sounded pretty well but how much can you get from a YouTube sound ? and how much was the amp and the (really good) guitar player.
Opinions ?
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robGD Volunteer moderator says

I’m a little late to chime in on this one… Anyway, I have an Epi 1960 tribute and an Epi GoldTop. Both are the bees knees and I do not ever plan on getting a Gibson. I prefer the Epi’s and if I really wanted a Gibby I could get one. Go for it Mihai. Especially with the Floyd you’ll have the perfect rocker/metal machine in that guitar for a reasonable price. ;)

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