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by scottkahn
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: What's the difference between a Road King I and Road King II
Replies: 9
Views: 4043

Re: What's the difference between a Road King I and Road Kin

Yes, nobody would ever deliberately want the original Road King vs. the Road King II. The logo right on the face of the amp (under Dual Rectifier) says Road King II on it. And the foot controller says "King Controller II" (but separately says Dual Rectifier Road King without the II elsewhere on the ...
by scottkahn
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Carvin Guitars
Replies: 49
Views: 29855

Re: Carvin Guitars

Keep in mind I only wrote the CT624 review -- not the DC600 one, and all of our big guitar gear reviews involve the gear going before a panel of multiple senior editors for comments/feedback, so when an opinion is voiced -- particularly an extremely positive one -- we make sure that multiple senior ...
by scottkahn
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Carvin Guitars
Replies: 49
Views: 29855

Re: Carvin Guitars

by scottkahn
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Carvin Guitars
Replies: 49
Views: 29855

Re: Carvin Guitars

scottkahn, Your CT6 looks awesome! I am glad that you seem to be into it. I am digging the tribal inlays and blue that you have on both of your guitars(the DC600 looks sick but I don't have the fusion/Vai/80's chops to wield such a fine shred machine. I am more of a fake Slash/Joe Perry wannabe typ...
by scottkahn
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Carvin Guitars
Replies: 49
Views: 29855

Re: Carvin Guitars

TheMichaelAbe, Go for it... a CT6M rivals a PRS Custom 24, and to me feels better in every possible way. Here's mine: http://beyondtomorrowband.com/misc/CT624_full.jpg http://beyondtomorrowband.com/misc/CT624_neckJoint.jpg I also have a DC600 which is a perfect shred machine that is a cross between ...
by scottkahn
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Ibanez JPM P1
Replies: 19
Views: 7363

Re: Ibanez JPM P1

good luck with your guitar playing. it's certainly a guitar you'll be able to grow into :-).
by scottkahn
Wed May 22, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FA: Mark L FC-25 foot controller and LS-16 looper/switcher
Replies: 0
Views: 440

FA: Mark L FC-25 foot controller and LS-16 looper/switcher

Mint condition FC-25 MIDI Foot Controller, used mainly in my studio. One of the best pro-level foot controllers available. $700 No reserve. http://www.ebay.com/itm/121112668717?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Mark L LS-16 audio looper and function switcher. Never used, just sitti...
by scottkahn
Sat May 11, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Ibanez JPM P1
Replies: 19
Views: 7363

Re: Ibanez JPM P1

Well, you're in Japan so I guess you'll pay a premium over USA prices. I'd pick up a cheap, used, made-in-Japan fender Strat to get comfortable with playing, tuning, and changing strings first. Or, watch some videos online about changing strings on an ibanez edge pro tremolo or Floyd rose trem.
by scottkahn
Sat May 11, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Ibanez JPM P1
Replies: 19
Views: 7363

Re: Ibanez JPM P1

That is too much for a P1. I'd pay $1500 for that one. Most desired tends to be the P2 with neon colored graphics and the super limited HAM90 model, but that one is worth over $3500. Anyway, these aren't learning guitars. They play like a dream when set up well, but a new guitarist will have a tough...
by scottkahn
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: NGD! Black Limba Carvin. Yes you read that right.
Replies: 7
Views: 5152

Re: NGD! Black Limba Carvin. Yes you read that right.

I've had a few Carvins. The craftsmanship was phenomenal on them. I always said that I never knew why their guitars never took off as compared to other brands. Nice one! It's a mistake to think the brand never "took off" as thousands of players can attest... their endorsees are among the best of th...
by scottkahn
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Carvin Guitars
Replies: 49
Views: 29855

Re: Carvin Guitars

I got used to resting my hand on the bridge for palm muting. Something you might want to try... the Wilkinson tremolo... but then for under $100 install (or have installed) a Hipshot Tremsetter in the back of the guitar. It creates a VERY fixed return-to-zero position for floating trems and works g...
by scottkahn
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Carvin Guitars
Replies: 49
Views: 29855

Re: Carvin Guitars

That's interesting. A typical Les Paul scale length is 24 3/4". The CT6m has a 25" scale length. Technically the neck should feel longer to you.
by scottkahn
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Carvin Guitars
Replies: 49
Views: 29855

Re: Carvin Guitars

I am just not a big Floyd Rose fan. Carvin offers Wilkinson tremolos on many of the guitars. It's not double locking, but with sperzel locking tuners at the headstock, they do a very good job when it comes to tuning stability, and they have a softer feel that is more like a Kahler than the feel of ...
by scottkahn
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: my book on building pro guitar rigs is out!
Replies: 25
Views: 5478

Re: my book on building pro guitar rigs is out!

Hey Littleb, I'll tell you... at MusicPlayers.com we take product testing extremely seriously. In fact we're the only MI publication that takes a labs-based approach to testing music gear -- something I learned back when I was a senior technology analyst at Ziff-Davis/PC Week Magazine years ago. But...
by scottkahn
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: my book on building pro guitar rigs is out!
Replies: 25
Views: 5478

Re: my book on building pro guitar rigs is out!

There are guys in forums who will tell you that one brand of cable sounds better/is superior to the other. This is the stuff of folklore and legend. If two "custom" cables used the same mogami wire and neutrik ends, they might sound the same. But all these manufacturers use different wire in their c...