Guitar Messages by Philip Thoma

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  1. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 137 Hits · 3/19/2001 12:37 PM
    what are the best analog delay pedals? No echoplex's please! hehe
  2. Philip Thoma (230)
    Theory Forum · 127 Hits · 2/26/2001 8:58 PM
    yes, could you send those my way as well, it would be much appreciated. Philip Thomas
  3. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 77 Hits · 2/13/2001 12:08 AM
    Well, maybe I should have been a little more precise; I'm looking for a pedal that will peel the paint of of my wall, the kind that sh#ts distortion by the truckload. a pedal for heavy metal playing. I used to own a Metal Zone, but it sounds ...(more)
  4. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 120 Hits · 2/12/2001 4:45 PM
    What really great sounding, tube driven distortion pedals are out there? I have a H&K tubeman, which is excellent, but the fact that it is the size of a phone book really sucks. Any suggestions on a replacement? thanks Phil
  5. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 84 Hits · 1/27/2001 5:13 PM
    Yeah that would be great Bruce, I'd really appreciate it. Phil
  6. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 129 Hits · 1/19/2001 9:45 PM
    Does anyone know the formula to set your delay to the tempo of a song you are playing, other than trying to guess? :) thanks, Phil Thomas
  7. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 73 Hits · 1/15/2001 12:34 AM
    I guess something a little more bass heavy cause I play a strat and I don't like pearcing highs. Phil
  8. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 141 Hits · 1/15/2001 12:08 AM
    Does anyone know which 2x12 cabs sound kick ass? thanks. Philip Thomas
  9. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 474 Hits · 1/8/2001 12:39 AM
    Hi, can anybody let me know who makes a good sounding, low watt (5-20), all tube practice amp? I don't care for distortion or reverb. Actually I'd prefer if the amp had neither. Thanks for your help. Phil Thomas
  10. Philip Thoma (230)
    Building/Repair Forum · 115 Hits · 9/17/2000 11:59 PM
    on the A string, as I fret each note up the neck the pitch of each note gets progressively in, the A string is in tune, the Bb is sharp a cent (or whatever), the B is sharp 4 cents, the C is 8, the Db is 12....and so on....YET ever...(more)
  11. Philip Thoma (230)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 51 Hits · 9/12/2000 11:59 PM
    Look in the local paper, go to the local music store and look for ads...ask your friends if they know anyone worth checking out, and once you have a couple of names give them a call and go pay them a visit. Listen to them play and see if they p...(more)
  12. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 56 Hits · 9/6/2000 12:20 AM
    Hi, can anyone help me with this....I have an MXR Flanger and Phase 90 (yes, very Van Halen) and a Digitech 2112 processor....when I put the Mxr's in the effects loop and turn them on, the volume level drops. I know how to use an effects loop, ...(more)
  13. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 44 Hits · 9/6/2000 12:14 AM
    To answer your question in a word, no. The reason is; while you are bending the e on the 12th fret, you are depressing the tremolo...if you look closely at it while you bend the note you can actually see the whammy bar dip closer towards the b...(more)
  14. Philip Thoma (230)
    Open Forum · 36 Hits · 6/24/2000 7:43 PM
    you may want to take it to a tech, if the guitar is new to you, just to get it set up properly. If he/she is really cool, and not worried about job security, then if you ask nice enough, they will show you the do's and don'ts of the FR. there ...(more)
  15. Philip Thoma (230)
    Open Forum · 21 Hits · 6/24/2000 1:41 AM
    I myself don't read any unless they contain something truly interesting, which is a rarety these days. The emphasis is more on whats selling and less on the actual art of playing guitar...its really depressing, cause 90% of the guys out there c...(more)
  16. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 72 Hits · 6/22/2000 2:18 PM
    Hi...can anyone tell me/give me some advice in the area of effects placement? Here's my situation: I have used a combo with no effects loop for the past 7 years, and now I'm switching to a head with an effects loop, and I was wondering where d...(more)
  17. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 59 Hits · 6/15/2000 10:03 PM
    Thanks for your responces guys, I really appreciate it! I felt like such an idiot after reading both responces, considering I've been playing for about 7 years!! Obviously I pay more attention to playing than the instrument itself...still room ...(more)
  18. Philip Thoma (230)
    Equipment Forum · 61 Hits · 6/12/2000 6:09 PM
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone can tell me why Ed Van Halen coats his pickups with wax, and exactly how he did it. Obviously its for better tone, cause he is a tone master, but I was wondering if anybody has ever read an interview with him expla...(more)