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SX Jazz Bass Nut Install

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SX Jazz Bass Nut Install

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I found a Jazz Bass Neck on Rondo Music that needed to have the nut slot cut and mounting holes drilled.

I used this neck to build a DIY SX Jazz Bass Project. This jazz bass neck was slimmer with a 1.5" nut. Fender refers to these as a Type A nut and are usually associated with the Jazz style bass.

Rondo Music has lots of B-Stock guitar and bass items. This time, I found a brand new un-drilled SX Jazz bass neck, maple with black block inlay. The best part is the price - $40 shipped.

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Little-Bitty Practice Amps: Peavey 'Rage 158'

More About - Peavey Rage 158

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Peavey Rage 258 Amp

Just a note: The Peavey Rage 258 is now available. You can get the 158 in the used marketplace. Click here to buy a Peavey Rage 258 now.

I mentioned before that the distortion channel on this amp seemed to lose the high-end the more you cranked the pre-EQ gain (distortion) knob up. Well, I figured out how to fix that....TURN THAT LITTLE SUCKER UP, the post-EQ/master volume, that is! I had the opportunity while home alone today to crank that lil' rascal up some, and now I'm going, "Oh, OK!". I was finding it a bit shrill with the tone settings I had for low volume, which was low & mid at about 1/4, high all the way up. With it cranked up, I set all the tone knobs in the middle, and it was 'just right'.

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Agile Argus Mini Guitar

Agile Argus Mini Guitar

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Tobacco Sunburst
Lake Placid Blue
Seafoam (Surf) Green

A Standard Scale (25.5") Agile Argus by Rondo Music!

This retro-styled jazzy guitar is now offered in a scale length similar to a Fender Strat.

Agile Argus Guitar Features

The body is solid alder and the maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard and 22 frets. The neck

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Mackie Tracktion 3 Review | Videos

Mackie Tracktion 3 Review | Videos

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Tracktion 3 - The Good:

The concept for Tracktion 3 is literally awesome. There is one interface which includes everything you need in one place. Loops, midi, audio, editing, tracks, plug-ins, ins, outs, filter controls, transport, leveling, mixing, mastering. Literally an all-in-one concept! Awesome concept Mackie!

I completely installed and fired up my new Mackie Tracktion 3 Ultimate Bundle. I grabbed the quick start manual and walked through every step in Section 1 and 2 completely. The demo songs played great. The output audio quality was ... well ... WOW!

Tracktion 3 - The Bad:

I walked through Section 3 A Few Last Set-Up Steps and everything seemed to be moving along right nice like. I got my VST plug ins (effects and synths are called FILTERS in Tracktion) added to the list of available filters. I'm still new to looping, so I looked at the loop settings and shrugged off the defaults, not discounting their importance, of course...

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SX Import Guitars

SX Import Guitars

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Guitars and Basses at Rondo Music

Once you realize that virtually all the ‘American’ guitar brands’ lower-priced guitars are made somewhere in Asia (China, Korea, Indonesia, etc.), you might as well consider buying guitars that make no bones about the fact that they’re made in China. Rondo Music, Inc. imports several brands of Chinese-made guitars, such as SX, Agile, Douglas, & Brice. All these brands (to my eyes, ears, & hands) deliver much more bang for the buck than any comparably-priced import guitar with an ‘American’ brand-name on it.

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New Agile SST (Strat) Bodies

New Agile SST (Strat) Bodies

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Hurry - VERY LIMITED TIME!

I discovered some BRAND NEW strat bodies that you can use right away for your Strat Clone project! Click on any of the pictures to jump to their page! Daphne Blue, Surf Green, Candy Apple Red, and Sunburst:

         

 

Agile SST Body Features:

  • 3 Piece Alder Body
  • Routed for 3 Standard Size Fender Pickups
  • Bridge ground and electroncis front (top) routed
  • Undrilled - Ready for your parts to custom fit!
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    Infinite Guitar Lessons

    Infinite Guitar - Online Lessons

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    Ibanez S-470 Guitar Review

    Guitar Review - Ibanez S470, 1993 model

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    Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar image

    FEATURES:

    Ibanez S470, 1993 model Japan
    Mahogany solid body
    Wizard II neck with jumbo frets
    1 volume, 1 tone, 5-way selector switch.
    H/S/H- Passive Pickups.
    Bridge: Ibanez INF2
    Middle: Ibanez INFS1
    Neck: Ibanez INF1
    Ibanez ZR floating tremolo system.
    Locking-post tuners
    Gold-plated hardware.

    The solid Mahogany body is a ‘standard’ thickness, but is carved away toward the edges, leaving the edges only about 1/2“ thick, for a rather unique look and feel. The picture at right is a currently available similar model -
    Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar with Stained Oil finish

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    Overpriced 'Boutique' Effects Pedals

    Boutique Effects Pedals

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    Rant: Overpriced 'boutique' effects pedals

    OK, anyone of us who's ever opened up a fuzz box knows how few electronic components are inside one of those things. A couple of transistors, a couple of diodes, and a few resistors & caps for signal conditioning going in & out of the circuit plus the usual footswitch and a couple of pots & jacks....that's it.

    So, WTH is the deal with fuzzboxes that cost $200-$300, just because they have a 'name' on them of a 'boutique' effects builder?

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    Fernandes Sustainer Project Kits

    Fernandes Sustainer Kits

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    You can buy Fernandes guitars from several places on the internet, and I'm saving for the purchase of a Fernandes Revolver Elite in see-thru amber! In addition to purchasing Fernandes electric guitars with the sustainer already installed, you can purchase the DIY sustainer kits and Do-It-Yourself install and configure your very own project guitar. Would you call that a Frankenandes?

    My Strat® Fernandes Sustainer Project

    I'm working on a strat project and I'm presently in the design phase. I purchased a Fernandes Dragonfly Pro which has the single-coil sustainer installed. The single coil kit is Fernandes FSK401 Sustainer Kit. They describe it as the "Deluxe System with Single-Coil and Humbucker."

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    Over 40 Guitar Lessons

    Over 40 Guitar Lessons

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    Adult Guitar Lessons

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  • Epiphone EB-0 Bass

    Finally! I've been a-hankerin' for one of these for ages! But I've been kinda holding out for a good used one, one that's made from a solid piece of Mahogany. Not Agathis plywood..Mahogany. And I kinda wanted a Mahogany neck...but you can't have it all & eat it, too, I guess.

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    Grammatico Amps Live

    Grammatico Amps Live

    Jimmie Vaughan in Kentucky

     

    Look at that beautiful pair of Grammatico Kingsville Amps! So it says on youtube - On election night, Jimmie Vaughan played a brief set for some very surprised Kentuckians. After the election, he came out to do his second set, but most of the crowd had already gone... How fortunate they were to see a blues legend... Nice work Jimmie..

     

    Little-Bitty Practice Amps: Fender Frontman Reverb

    Fender Frontman Reverb

    The latest brick in my wall of little-bitty practice amps is the Fender Frontman Reverb. This is not to be confused with the Fender Frontman 15R. This is an older model with an expanded-metal grille instead of the traditional Fender grille cloth. I got this little guy in a Craigslist trade, which is how I usually get such things.

    Features:
    Two channels, clean and OD, selected by front panel pushbutton.
    Gain and level controls for OD channel, level control for clean channel, with bass, mid, treble, and reverb controls.
    Headphone out
    8-Ohm speaker out

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    1979 Ibanez PF300 Tuners

    1979 Ibanez PF300 Tuners

    I listed these original vintage 1979 Ibanez PF300 Tuners on eBay in November 2010. This blog post is in answer to a question. I'm including pictures for clarity on what these are, and exactly what's included in the auction.

    Pictures of 1979 Ibanez PF300 Tuners

    Click on each pic to see the high resolution image:

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