Sunday, February 20, 2011
This time around i’m gonna tell you about my recent activities especially onto my musical instrument. I bought a new stompbox- BOSS Super Chorus CH-1 to replace my previous BEHRINGER Chorus Orchestra C0600.
BOSS Super Chorus CH-1
This is due to dissatisfaction towards the Behringer C0600 in terms of tonal characteristic. I’m not saying that Behringer C0600 is not good.. It is a good stompbox for beginner and also can be use for pro. and it is much cheaper than BOSS CH-1. But in term of tonal characteristic you can find that BOSS CH-1 gives a wide range of chorus tone compare to Behringer C0600.
After playing guitar for many years, i’ve intended to explore some of the popular guitar pickups like Dimarzio, EMG and Seymour Duncan. Those are 3 popular brands and most desired types of pickups by our local musician/guitarist in upgrading their guitars.
I’ve chosen Dimarzio pickups merely because Dimarzio got a wide variety of tones in each individual pickups from high output, medium output to vintage output. For my tonal arrangement i installed a high output pickup at the bridge and medium output on the neck. This arrangement is usually preferred by most guitarist that endorsed by the guitar maker for their signature series guitar. For example; Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big use Dimarzio pickups for all his signature series guitars (endorsed by Ibanez for his PGM series guitar).
Paul Gibert with his Ibanez PGM300
I’ve installed 2 of my favourite guitars that is Ibanez PGM3 and Ibanez RG320FM with Dimarzio pickups. My PGM3 is installed with Dimarzio Evo 2 (bridge), Super Distortion S(mid) and PAF pro(neck) and the RG320FM is equipped with Dimarzio Crunch Lab(bridge) and Liquifire(neck).
Ibanez PGM3 and Ibanez RG320FM
Before this I don't really care about upgrading my guitars as for me there is not much different in tones compare to high quality pickups. But I was wrong.. there are much different in tones and sustains if u change the stock pickups to high quality pickups. And now it is never feel the same if i play the guitar with stock pickups compare to upgraded pickups.
Of course, in terms of pickups selection, one must look into what type of woods of their guitar because this affects a lot in terms of tonal characteristic and sustain. Types of strings also affect the tones of guitars. I use the string gauge 0.09 – 0.42 and my favourite brand of guitar strings is ERNIE BALL and ELIXIR.
PGM3 - Dimarzio Evo 2, Super Distortion S n PAF pro.
RG320FM - Dimarzio Crunch Lab(bridge) and Liquifire(neck).
Ok guys, i guess that is all for now.. till we meet again in my next entry..
Have a blissful day wherever you are ;-)
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sorry if u miss me.. hehe… I admit tat im getting lazier in updating my blog eventhough I have tones of stories to tell.. haha!XD. Just kidding!
Anyway, by uploading new pics will do the story for me ;-)
Here are some of my new items and my recent activities with my family.. Don’t meant to be boasting, just to share some of my interest in music!
here goes the story :..
my new Ibanez PGM3. fake smile or what?..hehe
Yamaha PSR E323. My wife luv to play it.. not me ;-)
I bought this Yamaha keyboard in September coz i wanted to learn to play keyboard beside improvising my guitar skills.. Actually my wife is the one who really insisted to have a keyboard in the house, so i bought it and she really does play it more frequent than me.. haha XD
BOSS ME-25 multieffects processor.
This is a great multieffects. It's interface is easy to operate, fast tweak and desired tone storage! Beside the stompboxes that i've used, this is the lighter and smaller version compare to my current pedalboard. I need this one to lighten my instruments weight carriage to jamm studio.
Practice session with my son, Daryl..
eventhough it's not up to 10 mins session!.. haha!XD
New shirts of my kids..Same design, only different sizes! Haha XD
Ok guys, i guess tat is all.. Till my next post!
Have a nice Friday and happy weekend ;-)