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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    A few months ago Keri Kelli the lead guitarist for Alice Cooper, had a volume pedal set-up to go from clean to distorted on his amp....Where, it's clean when it's open and distorted when he punches it down. Does anyone have a clue how to do that??? P.S. He says he uses an ernie ball VP JR. if...
  2. Polls
    I thought this would be cool, but besides choosing from anyone out there, i'v listed some of the best and most popular slingers :)
  3. Pickups & wiring
    Hi all, Has anyone wired Evos in parallel? Is there a big difference in sound? I'm thinking of modding my 7VWH, adding two switches (one for each PU) so I can switch from Parallel to Series. Thanks! Andy
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey, I found one of these locally for what seems like a really good deal. But I decided to look around to see what they go for and have so far not been able to find any. Do you guys know about the average price for one of these. Aside from the price, have any of you played one? What do you...
  5. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    i have a strong feeling for buying this amp.... i love the warm sound it produces from hearing some youtubeclips/gilbert/kotzen. the amp would be used @ home most of the time...so i was thinking of the 50watt version...or would it be a good idea to just own a 100watt ? money is no problem its...
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Ok so I've been saving some cash to get a really pimped out guitar. Originally I wanted a Jem, and still do eventually, but I think for now I'm gonna get a custom carvin. It's more pimped out but cheaper, and although I love floating bridges I would rather get really good at just a fixed bridge...
  7. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Anybody seen this yet? I got it in the post recently (very fast service through the AT website!)- its a DVD recording of a live show in Texas. Picture quality isn't great (pixellated at times) and its a pretty badly encoded DVD (the widescreen borders are encoded as part of the image, its...
  8. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Metallica has launched a new site to allow fans behind the scenes of the new album, which will be wrapped up next week for a September release. http://www.missionmetallica.com/ There are clips of new songs scattered throughout the video stuff on the site. Sounds like the tight Hetfield-only...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've been here there and everywhere when it comes to this stuff. I've owned a GT-8, a POD XT Live and two different V-Amps. I had the XT Live for less than a month because I didn't like the distorted tones at all. The GT-8 had a really funky sound to it for metal and rock (as well as neat...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey folks, I have a rig that I currently use and LOVE (pod xt + atomic reactor amp), and I was thinking of getting another setup (perhaps going all-tube), since I split my time between college (in a diff state) and my home. My max cost for this is about 1300-1400. I play primarily instrumental...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I bought a guitar processor a while ago (a Zoom G9.2tt to be exact), which has a USB connection with ASIO support. Very convenient for recording. However, it only supports 16-bit 48 KHz. My own soundcard does 24-bit 96 KHz, and therefore whenever I wanted to add a guitar track, I either had to...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all - I need some amp advice. I currently have a vox ad15 and after 4 years with it, it's time for a change. Some background, i play only at home in an apt, looking for nice cleans and a 80's metal distorted tone. I don't like any of the other modelers out there. Looking at the following...
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all - So i just picked up a boss rc-2 looper. I have some questions about it, regarding if this is normal. 1 - When i record a clean sound, and save it, then play it back so i can play a lead over it, the clean sound also becomes distorted. The same holds true if i record a distorted...
  14. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I have a few questions about the JEM7VWH i need answered first. These may be FAQs so bear with me :) 1. Does the gold finish on the hardware wear out easily? and can it be protected from wearing off? 2. Does it have a good clean sound? Im not looking for something amazing, just a decent clean...
  15. Polls
    Is it true that highoutput pickups aren't nesiscary with todays amps and gain levels? Please explain the reason for your answer if you can.
  16. Pickups & wiring
    Okay, So I bought a Steve's Special to replace the PAF pro in the bridge of my RGT3120. Now, I was under the impression that while the PAF pro is a great pickup, it's less than ideal for gain-soaked metal riffage. Being in a metal band, I thought I'd better order a higher output pickup to...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    The Jemini pedal is available for pre order at Ash of Sam...
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I was thinking of getting one of these. For a while I was looking at the G System, but now I'm not sure if a G Major with a Rocktron All Access controller may be a better choice. Can anyone make any suggestions?
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I usually keep my forum adventures exclusive of eachother, but I'm looking for as much feedback as possible on this. So here it is: I scored myself an RGA121 with a natural finish from guitar center the other day for 450 bucks. I had been playing this guitar on and off for like 2-3 years but...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Yeah kind of a weird question, and I wasn't even really sure where to post this. I discovered that running my late 80's MIJ strat with upgraded fender noiseless single coils into my modded DS1, INTO my Marshall Guv'nor pedal, into my VOX Valvetronix on a *slightly* distorted amp...
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