Classical guitar background here as well..
Here's a few pointers:
* Maintain them well (and often) -- you can use any nail file with a folded over small pieces of fine sandpaper -- 600, 800, 1000 grit works good for this.
* Don't let them grow out any longer than necessary; file, don't clip...
This is where every player's experience is going to differ a lot. Mixing different speakers can be a 'voila!' moment for some. Others? 'Not so much'. It's a hit-and-miss crapshoot for the most part and entirely subjective. So, I can't help on that aspect. However, on the differing...
Would respectfully add, anytime modifying nut/tweaking height or action there..
Use proper tools, and,
Measure, measure, and measure again.
.. then, do the work.
Edit: An old school automotive feeler (depth) gauge is really handy for measure distance between under side of string and to of...
Adjust the technique to (whenever possible) don't pluck / stroke across the string (eg; parallel to the top), instead press down at an angle into the top of the guitar; that additional energy will produce a boost in volume at a modest 'cost'. This is the way classical players are taught...
Agree with posts about acoustics vs electrics. Acoustics suffer from too thick a finish--of any kind. This is especially true for the main sound 'engine' -- the top.
Electrics? Well, you can have your opinion, but the electronics do 99% of the sound production IMO.
At the same time, a good...
Another thing you might consider is to solder in a small value cap between the leads on the guitar's output jack.
Something like a 220pf or 330pf works wonders to just 'round-off' too shrill of a sound.
The VM51 has that unique wiring/control arrangement that omits a standard tone pot. The cap...
I have one from about 1990, it's the blue black 12" with the (approx.) 38oz magnet.
It's 'ok' soundwise. Not bad per se, but most of the other speakers I have I think sound better.
One thing to keep in mind about those, is that Fender (Eminence) tried to make it a jack-of-all-trades and sound...
Agree with the previous posts.
There have been many transcriptions for guitar. The high-low range mimics the guitar nearly identically (well, pretty close). Here's one performance by a player I have barely heard of. All 6 Cello Suites on guitar. About 90 minutes total. Great stuff!
I've posted about these 6.5" Emi speakers at least twice before (apologies for the redundancy folks), but for the OP..
I bought mine from Parts Express as a Clearance/Buy Out type deal ($13 each at the time)...
I generally view things the same way.
On the topic of 'budget guitars', you may wish to keep an eye out for some of the Grote models. They also get a pretty favorable reception by the owners here. They are distributed primarily by Amazon here in the US, but I think you folks in Oz can order...
I'm kinda late to the party as usual, and I've posted about this stuff in my review of my Grote Jazz box somewhere on here, but..
This stuff actually works pretty well -- if you want to avoid the nastiness of regular solder / soldering iron:
(SOLDER-IT Silver Bearing Paste -- in case the link...
Looks like some SX models are still up on Rondo's site (Furrian [Tele copy], Callisto [LP copy], Hawk [Strat copy], etc.:
I have taken a liking to P90s lately and was eyeing one of those "Liquid" models.
I don't NEED another guitar, but..?!?!? (GAS)
I generally tend to not fixate much on matters of tone, 'if it sounds good, it is good'.. as they say.
One thing I really, really like about Andy Summers playing is.. restraint. He doesn't overplay the tune. Usually just enough guitar, but not too much -- leaving 'space' for the other...
Yeah, very true. Good point. Being west of the Cascades, we're mostly wet and humid from fall into spring. Summer is a very different story though. Leading up to XMas and until yesterday, we had a blast of cold+wet that probably wasn't considered 'historic', but enough so that most of the local...
This is a concern for me also.
One inadvertent adaption that has evolved is this: when the temp drops and the wood stove gets used a lot (+some electric heat), we tend to drink much more tea (boiling the water the old fashioned way) and coffee as well. So there's more humidification taking...
That air mass from Canada arrived here in my area about Dec 24th. It's just parked and not budged ever since. We've had a snowfall or two, and temps have ranged from about 26F to about 34F for a high each day. Several days we didn't get above freezing at all.
Today, however, is the transition...
(If the amp supports the output load impedance of course..)
There you go! With a (Y) parallel speaker cable it's the best of both worlds. Run 'em both and see how it sounds.
Pulling the backs off and testing also is a good idea as well.
If you're giving WGS speakers a serious look, an FYI..
The G12C/S is similar to the G12C but not quite as bright. Maybe that is another option as well.
Don't own one, but have heard one and really like the sound(s).
Price, efficiency, power ratings are the same however.
I do have the ET65...
Re: EQ controls..
If you scan the manual it states that the EQs are active (additive above noon, subtractive below).
Very different animal than your typical Fender tone stack.
And.. the speaker may not be fully broken in yet too.