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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby jellyroll baker » Mon Sep 09, 2002 1:19 am

Volume control. SLOWLY drop off a held note so it sounds like a natural decay, then crank it back up to full.

Drumstricks: Hit those strings man!

Teeth. It worked for Jimi...
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Postby badfinger » Mon Sep 09, 2002 8:18 am

"Teeth. It worked for Jimi..."

But getting them back in in time for the next verse is tricky!


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Postby nickysplendid » Fri Dec 06, 2002 9:01 am

it might be an idea to try an sell tooth shaped plectrums for all the hendrix wannabes...for "that" sound.
i bet theres a few out there who'd fall for it.
you could start with the beginners milk teeth range and go right up to the advanced player who could use the molar range..or indeed wisdom range.
then the corny rip off fender custom shop could exhume hendrix for a genuine reissue exact dentally accurate hendrix signature model supplied in fender carry case with hendrix pre-monterey breakfast and toothpaste..complete with vintage nicotene stain.

what do u reckon?
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Postby ricochet » Fri Dec 06, 2002 8:06 pm

I used to have a site bookmarked that was devoted to weird sound effects you could make with a guitar, but I've lost it. It was a BIG site!
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Postby bosco » Sat Dec 07, 2002 2:57 am

It makes for a better stage trick than around the house, but don't forget the ever popular...using the mic stand for a guitar slide.

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Postby snakehips » Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:32 am

Mic stand for a slide ?
You'll need a strong pinky for that !

Seriously, make sure your guitar amp and your PA amps are grounded properly before doing that.

A friend was using my PA system for a gig once - I went along to help him set it up and sound-check it.
He kept saying that every time he sang into the mic (SM58) he kept getting electric shocks on his lips. This only happened while playing his bass at the same time.

Switch it all off ! I said.
I checked the plug on my PA amp = all OK
I checked the bass amp plug = the earth wire had just about torn of the post - it hung on by only one thread of copper wire !!!

Could have been serious.
I'm no electrician so serious apologies if I'm wrong here.
Always check with someone in the know !
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Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:36 am

In the U.S. most outlets are 120V or so. That actually comes from a 3 wire supply circuit with 2 oppositely phased "hot" wires and 1 neutral that's tied to ground potential. Each wire is at 120V RMS to ground, but since they're oppositely phased they're 240V to each other. At the breaker box there will be two columns of breakers. Each column is supplied by 1 of the hot wires for 120V. The 240V circuits use both of the hot wires. Now, if you have an amp and a PA plugged into different 120V circuits that happen to come from opposite sides of the breaker box, and they have leaky power with faulty grounds, you'll get 240VAC between them instead of just 120V. Very dangerous!
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby badfinger » Fri Mar 07, 2003 8:36 am

I have a very neat tool for quick-checking electrical outlets.

It plugs in and, by a series of LED indicators in "on" or "off" state, shows you the condition of that socket.

I have this plugged into the multi-outlet end of the extension lead feeding the amp. etc that I'm using, so that I have a constant, illuminated indication of the condition of my supplies - including, of course, the presence of a good earth.

With mains voltage I trust no-one!

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Postby srvlives » Fri Mar 07, 2003 9:46 am

You could always have the drummer check it......

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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby badfinger » Fri Mar 07, 2003 2:03 pm

...with his tongue.


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Postby bosco » Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:50 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Mar-07-03 AT 11:58 AM (EST)]>I have a very neat tool for quick-checking electrical outlets. It plugs in and, by a series of LED indicators in "on" or "off" state, shows you the condition of that socket. <

My band has several of these so we can check the power outlets and circuits at the various venues we play. You can really run across some crazy wiring schemes out there. At one old roadhouse we played last year, we kept getting an intermittent clicking sound through one of the guitar amps that was not there when we did the soundcheck in the afternoon. It took us two sets to figure it out...it was the Bar's flashing sign out by the road that they had turned on after it got dark!

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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby snakehips » Fri Mar 07, 2003 6:41 pm

Hey, Badfinger has got the right idea on using extracted teeth to get that "playing with your teeth" sound !

I'm a Dentist. I've got plenty teeth I could try this out on !

I wonder tone-wise if a molar might sound better than an incisor ?
What about a root canal'd molar ?

I've got plenty of premolars (bicuspids) from orthodontic extractions if anyone wants a go !
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 07, 2003 8:44 pm

Hmmm, that gives us something to chew on...
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby gcd revue » Sun Mar 09, 2003 7:34 am

Careful...Danelectro will come out with a whole line of funky colored faux choppers with odd names...such as the "Meat and Potatos" incisor...or the "Ceasar Salad" molar.... I'd have to go with the former, to match my "Corned Beef" reverb pedal... Food for thought?

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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby ricochet » Sun Mar 09, 2003 5:37 pm

There's a thread over on the Temple of Blues stating that Danelectro is going (or has gone) out of the guitar business.
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