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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Recently I've been hearing and reading a lot of hype and "stellar reviews" about the Blackstar HT-5. Now, understand that I've only heard clips of these on YouTube and such, and I've read about them on the Blackstar web site. Blackstar's write up on their web site claims that the HT-5 has, "all...
  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
    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    The Jemini pedal is available for pre order at Ash of Sam...
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Here's a few pics of my newest one...just arrived today. The top end Peavey V Type. Not a single scratch on this one.......absolutely perfect condition!! By uberthrall By uberthrall By uberthrall The one thing that jumps out at me about this one is the neck. Very similar to a Les Paul.
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Aight guys, I have an RG3670e VSL Prestige now, and selling it so I can get a higher end prestige. I think maximum I would spend New would be 1300(USD). What do you suggest? I love locking tremolo's but my favorite guitarist is paul gilbert and his signature model is hardtail.:-( still...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi, I am new to the forum, but I did a search on preamps and could not find anything that would answer my question. I am recording with ProTools LE 7.4 with Digi002. I use LiquidMix as well. I have a POD XT Pro, a Focusrite ISA430MkII with the digital expansion, and a Neumann U87 mic. As I am...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I have a Flextone III 1x12 combo, and it's cool, ...but I guess I just want to find out what a tube amp is all about. The curiosity is just killing me so I want to get myself a good tube amp on a budget and, well, see if I can tell the difference, see what all the hype is about, see if I've...
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I am thinking about buying a JEM to add to my collection but am curious about a few things. How is the quality of the production JEMs compared to the ones that Vai actually plays. Does he play a special one? Also do you guys think they are reliable guitars and quality built ones also? How would...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    hey guys! head over to line6.com and check out the new Spider Valve amp. seems like a great idea and like they say on the site "the next natural evolution of the technology". just for a brief overview it's a 100% tube amp head (power amp and pre amp tubes) with a line 6 tone chip that changes...
  18. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hi all, In lack of a good mic to record my KOCH multitone tube amp :(, I've been trying desperately for a while to create an acceptable tone using my BOSS GT-3's DI function (with varying degree of success). Although a digital amp in my opinion won't EVER be able to recreate the sound of a real...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi After four very happy years of recording with the GT-2, I now feel the need to upgrade to something more comfortable... I'll try to explain myself better. As a preamp for direct recording the GT-2 is absolutely fantastic. True, I don't have experience of other similar devices (except the...
  20. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    My old faithful korg ax1000g is finally biting the dust, after almost 8 years of faithful service, so im going to have to replace it soon. First my budget is only 400 dollars so that doesnt leave me alot of room, i simply DONT have the money for a tube head which would be my first choice...
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