Recent content by JRapp

  1. J

    quick and dirty way to test pickups?

    Uh, yes...that was implied. Reading is fundamental.
  2. J

    quick and dirty way to test pickups?

    Use the middle position or whatever combination, turn up the bass on the amp, do the tap thing with a small screwdriver and listen for bass rolloff as you turn both pickups all the way up. Likewise, the bass response should increase as you turn one of the pickups down.
  3. J

    Do you carry a pocket knife?

    Yes, that's similar to what I have. I work way out in the AZ boonies solo and have to get through thick thorny brush on occasion, so the machete. I prolly should take it out of the truck when I'm not working...cops are not fond of them during a traffic stop.
  4. J

    Do you carry a pocket knife?

    Nah, but I have a machete and an Eastern Bloc bayonet that I used for work in the truck.
  5. J

    1965 Fender Reverb Unit 6g15 prices?

    Play it first---they are not all created equal. IME, these units are some of the most variable of the older Fender stuff, some have it, some don't.
  6. J

    Subbing 6L6WGB or 5881 in place of 6V6

    Ummm, if ya don't like 6V6s, don't buy a Deluxe Reverb. Every day there's a post about how to get 'more' out of a DR, a PR, or a 5E3. I get it, they're cute. The answer is: you really can't to any significant degree without modding it to take 6l6s. The other answer is to buy an amp that is...
  7. J

    Common “mods” in the late 50s-60s?

    Junior Barnard modified his Epiphone archtop with an extra pickup and two outputs back in the 40s...
  8. J

    Capacitor tray hitting speaker frame

    Either make a new baffle that fits, put the 15" back in, or sell it along with those precious IC caps in the power supply and get a 2x12" amp.
  9. J

    Small amp to cover jazz to classic rock...

    Classic rock... Jazz... pick one from the above.
  10. J

    Is a Blues Junior speaker swap worth it?

    good money after bad...that's the BJ story.
  11. J

    Blues Solo

    Dude, listen to some real blues music and learn some tunes and solos.
  12. J

    Open E players, what string gauges do you use?

    I play some open tuning stuff (E/D or G/A) and I have used .046-.010 sets, maybe subbing out for .011 and .014. A little too heavy for standard playing and last year or two I went to .0105 and .0135 GHS singles on the high strings and it's a bit fatter sounding than .010s. Nice compromise...
  13. J

    Mold in combo amp

    I just pulled a big mouse nest out of a friend's AC30 along with a stash of pinyon nuts. Looks like the leads to the standby switch got nibbled a bit...
  14. J

    Lab Series L7

    Yes---the compressor switch is next to the control. Use the multifilter judiciously or you end up with cocked wah sounds. IME, a speaker swap away from the CTS stuff helps; a brighter speaker helps clear up the kludgy midrange. Ground wire may go to a speaker lug IIRC (like the Yamaha and...