Boss SY-1000 F.A.Q.
Started by fredo, March 24, 2008, 12:36:34 PM
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QuoteSo now I'm just waiting for Stetsbar to get their inventory replenished so I can add them to the Les Paul's.Either that or I'll go with the Floyd Rose FRX..... not sure which is better but it seems like the Stetsbar is a solid desig
Quote from: admin on April 15, 2021, 08:16:57 AMFWIW -Ive tried all those, and happiest with the Deusenberg/Rockinger Les Trem II.Aka Göldo TLT1N Les Trem, G-Style TremoloEasiest to revert to stock tooWork best on a sloppy pivoting Epi BridgeProblem with Stetsbar was it never returned to zero and the Trem Bar action was a bit too loose, impossible for subtle tremolos The Floyd FRX is a bit fierce and tough to install, but probably better than than the stetsbar
Quote from: rockmancentralbob on April 15, 2021, 08:28:25 AMThanks for the input. I know Eric at Stetsbar said he's making them in the US again with some design changes. I've heard earlier versions had some issues but that most of that was worked out over the years. How long ago did you try the Stetsbar?
QuoteI'm on the fence with the stetsbar.* It impacts the tone and sustain in a negative manner.* Its almost "too fiddly" with a too easy to use / zero feedback torque whammy arm.It typically makes the bridge sit too tall off the front of the guitar, and requires much work to get the action set correctly.I Think I will remove it, and use a Les Trem instead. I have a Les Trem on a ES335 copy and it works very well.Although the Les Trem's seem to have gone up in price in the past 7 years ( I paid $85 for mine back 2008)http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ABM-5600-C-Les-Tremolo-For-Gibson-Tailpiece-CHROME-/390363791622
Quote from: rockmancentralbob on April 15, 2021, 09:12:40 AMUnfortunately, it doesn't look like the Deusenberg/Rockinger Les Trem II can do much of a divebomb...... maybe a step and a half is all.I don't do a lot of divebombs, but there are a few places where I need to be able to do that.Not a fan of having to use an allen wrench to take the bar off either, though the Stetsbar probably requires that too.The Floyd Rose FRX is a no-go on my Collectors Choice #10 because the neck pitch is 14 degrees, and they say anything less than 17 degrees requires modification to the guitar.Also wouldn't want to put 2 screws in the headstock to hold the locking nut, though I guess I could forgo that.Could be an option for the Epi though.
Quote from: rockmancentralbob on April 15, 2021, 09:41:56 AMFWIW, here's a video on changes made to the Stetsbar back in 2016 (so, after the model you tried).Looks like he may have addressed some of the issues you mentioned.Also, here's a demo video of some pretty intense dive bombing and such, and it seems to stay in tune VERY well.And like I said, Eric said he's made some more improvements on the latest design, which should be out in a few weeks.
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Quote from: rockmancentralbob on April 16, 2021, 12:25:29 PMBTW, I tried to get a quote from Primova sound for a GK cable, but I guess he must be busy because I haven't gotten a response yet.
Quote from: fredo on March 24, 2008, 12:36:34 PMHi all,Those of you who own both a GK-2/3 and an Piezo (RMC or Graphtech) equipped guitar, how would you compare them ?I now have both a Godin LGXT (with RMC) and an Hagstrom Ultra Swede with a GK-Kit (https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=572.0 ). I made some A/B compare this afternoon, and to me, there is no room for debate : the GK-Kit does the job way better...Acoustics are more realistic (which is strange since piezo usually give a more acoustic sound, but I guess it is all about how it is used by the VG to re-model the sound); distorted sounds seem sharper and brighter, with no palm muting issues; and GR 300 sounds become usable !...And just in case you wonder, yes I have 1.04 firmware installed and used Piezo-R setting for the Godin ;-)I am about to GK-Ready my Parker Nitefly M, and was wondering whether to install a GK-Kit or a Graphtech Ghost System... OK GK-Kit is uglier, it also is much cheaper (119 euros here in Europe, compared to 260 euros for the Graphtech Hexpander without saddles and acoustic preamp).What do you guys think ?!Fredo.
Quote from: shannonrichards on December 07, 2023, 04:07:23 AMCorrect me if I am wrong but magnetic ones are supposed to have better accuracy. I am not sure if they work in the same way as mics does.
Quote from: gumtown on December 07, 2023, 02:16:45 PMThe pickup type itself does not determine accuracy, they merely send a hexaphonic analog signal sent to the processing unit for conversion.Any type of pickup can produce poor results if installed or setup incorrectly.The magnetic type tend to send a 'cleaner' signal (wax potted coils for even better results), where piezo, being more acoustic based, is slightly contaminated with cross-talk from other strings and surface acoustic guitar body noise (the LOW FREQUENCY acoustic resonance bleeds to the other piezo saddles but can be fixed to some degree with a hex high pass filter).