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  1. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hey, I have two pedals I'm looking to sell. The first is: 1. Robert Keeley modded DS-1. A great pedal and I loved it while I used it. These things go for about $130 from Keeley. I'm selling because as great as the pedal is, it sounds too similiar to my amp distortion now and I don't play...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Anyone got any idea how the hell Satch manages to get so much sustain without the use of a fernades? He seems to hit a harmonic and it lasts forever....
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm confused about what the deal is with overdrive. Not the kind you get from pedals but the kind you get when you roll up the gain. Can both Tubes and Solid State amps get overdrive when given lots of gain? Can I get a tube overdrive sound from a tube preamp (made for mics but it has an...
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Only place I can find this in UK is a link from the american Carvin site to a UK supplier, but they charge £950+ where as the US Carvin site pretty much charges that in Dollars (so about £500). Is there anywhere un UK that does it for a reasonable price, I've done a search on the net and i can...
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    so, currently, in my band, i am using a marshall mg100dfx, the 100 watt combo as the head on a randall cab...im using a metal zone and my 20thrg...a few people have complained that its too grainy, specifically when i hold an octave chord past the 12th marker..and other such things..anyways, i...
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Any feedback on this amp? Though I love my H&K Switchblade like no other amp I've ever owned, I've never really liked the idea of DSP effects built into the amp. I mean they are extremely quiet and sound great, but I dunno, I just prefer effects not be in the amp. So, anyone have any experience...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    hi :) I want to buy an amp. I have 1000 to spend. Maybe something used. I play Rock like Sum 41, Billy Talent.. Hard Rock, Metal like Killswitch Engage, Atreyu, etc. and I like a little bit of metalcore like As Blood Runs Black. (like their sound)I want to find an amp that is versatile. Could be...
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've agreed to join this guy's live band, and if he finds the remaining musicians he needs, I'll need a head (as most bands are ok with you borrowing cabs, but not heads). I imagine I probably won't be able to stretch further than about £250 (about $500). I'm mainly thinking of Line 6 Spider III...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    hey guys, sorry im obsessed about knowing the extremeties of everything (RE: my pickup thread). so what is the highest gain amp? Power, volume, quality of distortion e.t.c
  10. Pickups & wiring
    Any suggestions to get Eddies Sound? what pickups?
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ok, this will be my first amp purchase. i already have a 10 watt squire (lol) and a 50 watt marshall acoustic, which i run my zoom effects pedal through. Sounds like ass. Im wanting to get a Vai type sound (like that hasnt been asked before), extremely high harmonics, nice cleans, and heavy...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Do you use the same amps for gigs, practicing and recording or do you have different amps for different purposes. How about one tube amp for all those different objects. If you use your 50 or 100 Watt amp at home how do you handle that? Would you say that is overkill if one is mainly playing at...
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Has anyone used a JTM30? How's the sound? I have found one used for 300 euros, and I am relly tempted? I have read some horror stories about its reliability? Are these repairable? Is it worth it? I am planning on test driving propperly before buying it, so I guess it will show if it has...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I own a boss DS-1 pedal and like many other I found that the sound is a little bit too thin, not open and I want to improve the sound. I like the kind of sound that Satriani can get out of is ds-1 but it seems that nobody really know the secret with his boss ds-1. To improve the sound of the...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    my tubed amp combo was dropped on the vent side and now my distortion is all messed, fuzzy sounding and messy n **** can anyone tell me what happened to it so i can get it fixed?
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Q: Speaking of sound, you use two distortions pedals as the basis of your distinct guitar tone, an Ibanez Tube Screamer and a Boss DS-1? A: Yeah…but I've just finished designing a pedal with Ibanez called the Gemini that is coming out sometime next year. It is two pedals in one, two...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hello, First off all sorry for my bad english. My gear is: 1) Ibanez Jem7vwh 2) Boss Gx700 effects processor 3) Marshall Valvestate vs100 amp The problem is with the following setup: guitar ----> gx700 input gx700 output ---> amp input I don't like gx700 distortion, so I use the amp...
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I noticed that in the instruction manual it depicts the Whammy before the OD/Distortion pedal, but to my thinking I'd expect any modulation type effect to be after any distortion unit, often in the amps FX loop. So to anyone thats got one of these, where do you place yours? Thanks guys!
  19. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Howdy there folks, I was working on patch for my GT-6 forever!! So I finnaly got one that I'm comfortable with ( I think it still needs more bass, but it just isn't happening!). So I celebrated by making a video. BTW please don't rip any of those riffs up as they are the riffs for my band's...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    so heres the deal: I scored a sweet all-tube peavey 2x12 from the local guitar center for relatively cheap. After bringing it home, I notice on the clean channel there is some distortion going on in the lower frequencies. Not like, regular amp distortion, and not an over-driven power-amp...
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