By KenBJammen on Apr 11, 2013 | In News
If you are looking for some great discussion on Blues, Blues Guitars, Guitar amplifiers, Guitar Effects, Guitar Technique, or general overal guitar goodness then come on in and register and take part in some great discussion. Burlap and Blues was founded in April 2008 as a response to the closing of Guitar Center's forum for their King of the Blues contest. Most of our members are veterans of this contest.
There are many member benefits, including, the ability to upload your recordings and hot link them over the internet at no cost.
By KenBJammen on Mar 27, 2013 | In Welcome
After struggling for some time to get the MP3 player for Burlap and Blues up and running again I solved the problem on how to get a MP3 player embedded in SMF. During my search I found someone wanting to sell this exact same solution for a couple hundred bucks. Save yourself some money.
(*the following is given as an example and all changes to your website are at your own risk, back up all files before making any changes, and we hold no responsibility for any changes you make. WE thank flash-mp3-player.net for thier assistance)
Download the Maxi player from http://flash-mp3-player.net/players/maxi/ and install the .swf file in your main directory of your forum.
open the subs.php file after making a backup and instert this snippet of code
download the tune snippet here: http://www.burlapandblues.com/tunesnippet.php.zip
Place that at the end of the 'tag' area in subs.php
change the player's colors etc, by visiting the following page http://flash-mp3-player.net/players/maxi/documentation/.
have your forum users use the [tune]url[/tune] to add a mp3 player. Make sure that you do have a disclaimer that posters are responsible for the copyrights of tunes that they post.
There you go an SMF embedded MP3 player for posts.
Peavey AT-200 vs. Gibson Robot
The Peavey AT-200 is an Antares system powered auto-tuned guitar. I recently had the opportunity to play one and compare it with a Gibson Robot Guitar.
Here’s some quick information on the AT-200 from the manufacturer:
“Perfect Tuning. Perfect Intonation. Instantly. With the simple push of a button on the new Peavey® AT-200™, guitar players can now create music in perfect tune and pitch. The Peavey AT-200 features Antares® Auto-Tune® for Guitar with String Tune and the Solid-Tune™ intonation system, two technologies that work together to bring the clarity of perfect pitch to this high-quality instrument.
With the Peavey AT-200, you can even switch into alternate tunings like Drop D, Open G, Baritone and more instantly by adjusting your finger positions when engaging the Auto-Tune for Guitar feature. And no bulky, unattractive hardware weighs down the playing experience - the Peavey AT-200 looks, plays and sounds just like a conventional guitar. Exactly the way it should.”
Perfect tuning, perfect intonation instantly. Three very high claims. The Gibson Robot just claims to tune your guitar, strum and tune. No claims on intonation. Here’s a head to head review.
By KenBJammen on Dec 31, 2012 | In Reviews
I recently purchased an Orange Micro Terror as a backup amp. Very small, very light, fits in a gig bag
Features Single channel, hybrid – valve pre amp with solid state power amp, aux in for MP3 or CD
Controls Volume, Tone, Gain
Output Power (Heads and Combos) 20 Watts
Power Handling (Cabinets) NA
Valves (Heads and Combos) Preamp: 1 x Ecc83/12ax7
Speaker Output Options (Heads) 1 x 4 ohm minimum
Speakers (Combos and Cabinets) NA
Impedance (Cabinets) NA
Extension Cabinet Options (Combos) NA
H (cm) 13.5 H (in) 5.31
W (cm) 16.5 W (in) 6.5
D (cm) 9.5 D (in) 3.74
Unboxed Weight 0.85 KG 1.87 lb
Plugged it into the 1x12 8ohm cab that came stock with my Ibanez TS15AH head/cab deal.
By KenBJammen on Oct 24, 2012 | In Reviews
Why would anyone want a clean boost?
A good clean boost will increase the volume of your signal without introducing unwanted clipping, harmonics or changes in tone characteristics. This allows the guitar player to have increased signal without turning up the amplifier. One should remember that turning down the volume on your guitar DOES alter the tone of the signal. So just using your volume knob on your guitar may be ONE way to change your level, there is another way that you can increase volume, and that is by using a clean boost.
There are some pedals that belong in a certain place in an effects chain, but this is not true for a signal booster. This will depend on what purpose you have for your signal booster. Here are some examples of where a booster may be put in a chain and why it works best there.