- Aug 17, 2002
868 & 800 ..those are nice an hot ...I’d probably love ‘em
LawsuitUpdate - because it was past 7 days, Reverb will not force the seller to refund. I only post this because Tyler has not responded to any attempt on my part since the day I received the harness. The last few people that purchased had less than satisfactory things to say. Mods, if this is not allowed, please let me know. However, Tyler Fitzgerald is still selling these harnesses on Ebay. His Ebay name is tyfitzg-15. I implore people to not purchase them. I am considering what I received to be interstate fraud and I am posting this with the hope that no one else is out $550 for a harness.
Tyler if you read this, please refund me my money and I will gladly send the harness back to you.
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This is so true.....You dodged a bullet.
All that crap is a waste of good money.
There...I said it and I'm glad.
A cap is a cap is a cap... It's the value that matters.
Same with pots.
They're a variable resistor with a carbon trace.
Look inside. It's a wiper that goes across a piece of carbon.
No mystery mojo.
I mean... It's your money to spend, obviously, and if it's your hobby to tinker and try to hear differences, that's cool.
Maybe I'm a dope, but I've been gigging, tinkering and chasing tones for 45+ years, and I can't listen to a guitar, mod it, and listen to it again 2 hours later and pick up subtle differences...even with guitars I've known intimately for years.
I can quickly swap tone caps with alligator clips and listen for differences, but I cannot hear a difference in different kinds of caps...value, yes....construction, no.
I can definitely hear a difference after installing a treble bleed, which is a mod I've done many times for myself and others.
I still think, though, that the vast majority of guitar players will be more satisfied by sitting down with YouTube and learning that cool lick or chord that you always dug, than soldering electronic bits into your guitar.
And I can promise you that VERY few of the guitar players you admire are chasing tone with caps, pots, thumbwheels, etc.
This is true, of course.This is so true.....
Many of the touring pros playing arenas invest in expensive Bradshaw switching units and rack gear. For these touring pros it's folly to think a little tone cap or volume pot is going to have any meaningful affect on the guitar sound. The trend lately is for no big guitar amps or speakers cabs on stage. ....as more and more players are using "in-ear" monitors. Most often the guitar signal chain is routed/sent out to the mixer board of the PA system to provide the live sound the audience hears.
The hardware and accessory business relies a lot on people on their tone quests, it has ever been thus .This is true, of course.
It took me awhile to figure this stuff out.
A very few people are taking their cues from the pros.
In a lot of hobbies, the feeling is, "This is what the big boys are doing, so I'm going to get as close to that as I can."
What we have here is more like a hobby in, and of, itself...like coin collecting or something.
As somebody who does little tinkering and upgrading, other that to keep my stuff (and my chops) in top nick for gigs, it took me awhile to come to terms with the folks who are in it for the gear alone...they seldom play an entire song, play some pentatonic licks, and try to achieve THAT ultimate tone.
I used to resent it a bit because, for me, a guitar is for playing music and my nerd-quest is the PLAYING.
To each his own...usually.
I still bristle at stuff like "conversions".
I don't see the difference between that and putting Super Distortions, Schallers and a Floyd on a '54 Lester.
Sometimes I backslide on being benevolent towards the tone tinkerers...like I just found out, a couple posts ago, that those high zoot wiring harnesses cost f....f....five hundred and f...fifty bucks.
I almost spit out my coffee.
To each their own,
Tone is a personal search. Some people are happy with straight into an amp. Some people like effects.
The funny thing about our search is that it is our own. Just because mine differs doesn’t mean my way or beliefs are the best.
So I don’t bash people for what they want or are looking for. And neither should anyone on this forum.
Hey...when somebody shoots straight for long enough, it's easy to assume they'll continue to do so.I really hate to see this. I vouched for Tyler and I also have been pretty much cut off with him. He stopped communicating about 2 months ago. And that’s BULLSHIT. No matter what you have going on in your life a simple text or call is never to much to ask. I am truly sorry if my post cost anyone money.