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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all. I am a long time Ibanez player but I don't know anything about amps and pedal! I got some budget now and I want to archived a pure death metal sound! Typical sound are hard to describe ! the very very very very dry and aggressive tchak a tchak... of the 6 sting on muffing. How to...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I am running my new Marshall TSL 100 so now I have the decision to make whether or not to utilize the FX loop. I was wondering if there are any of my stompboxes that absolutely should go in the FX loop now that one is available to me. I know that distortions and overdrives should be in front...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    one thing i've always wondered was the purpose of distortion/overdrive pedals for high gain tube amps. back in the day, these pedals were a necessity because amps did not have as much preamp gain. but nowadays, most high gain amps have ample gain. take for example the jsx. this amp's...
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Just want to get you guys' input on this. Where should a BBE Sonic Stomp be placed in the effects chain? I've tried several different placements and have found some pros and cons but would still appreciate any advice.
  5. 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...
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, just fishing for some input. Ive got a rg320, not a great guitar but its ok. im in the proccess of putting better hardware on it. I know everyone hails the rg550 and models similar to it, but really, is there that much difference in lets say a stock rg 550 vs a upgraded rg 3xx. and by...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I bought a few on **** for one of my projects, and they're easily twice as noisy as JJs. I would not recommend them for the first tube (the closest to the input jack) in particular, and in very high gain amps for the second tube in the lead channel as well (location varies). Buyer beware.
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I thought I had found the ideal in the fender supersonic, but it doesnt seem to sound that good at gigging volumes on the clean channels, vibrolux expecially. Anybody used the peavey xxx 40 with effects? What are the clean sounds like? should i just sell one of the kids and get a mesa...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Something like a Mesa Express 5:25 but doesn't break the bank.
  10. Pickups & wiring
    I want to change the original EVO's. I am trying to get a very saturated, yet clear, gain tone that I can get George Lynch style tone with. Also some very high gain "death metal" type rhythm tone. Yeah yeah, wrong guitar etc..... I was thinking Screamin' Demon or maybe EVO II? Amplification...
  11. 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.
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm trying to figure out what kind of switch I would need to buy or build in order to achieve the following: I want one switch to feed the guitar signal into the clean channel of a Fuchs head and also into the clean channel of a Fender frontman, so that they both share the guitar input and...
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi!! GAS is there and I'm thinking about buying a new head... the ENGL SE670!! yes! the ultimate head for me ;) But I'm hesitating netween the 6L6 and the EL34 versions I'm currently playing on a H&K Trilogy head with EL34... I like its sound but I want something more aggressive... What is...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    i have a crybaby right now, it's gotten crappy with age, its picked up radio signals at times and all weird stuff also everytime i click it on it makes a big click through my amp i'm gonna try out a bad horsie tonight, just the switchless makes me wanna get it anyone got one of these? hows it...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    A while ago I decided it was time to move up from my trusted old Johnson Millenium amp and to the real thing (tube amp). The idea was to have a great 3 or 4 channel amp as the basis, and then put on effects later on when I can afford it (a Digitech GSP1011 was in my mind). Could I have chosen...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys. I have been using the Boss metal zone with a practice amp for the last few months. It was a pedal I had left over from over a decade ago. My amp is only a small 30 watt solid state so nothing special. The problem is that the metal zone has become unreliable and I'd like to replace...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm looking for 1x12 or 2x12 combo to use mostly for practice but may use for some shows with my Mesa. How does the Tone Blaster 100 2x12 or head compare with Randall solid states? I'll buy used so both will be fairly cheep.
  18. Polls
    Hi, I've heard that a nitrocellulose finish on your guitar, lets your wood 'breathe', but it feels 'sticky'. A polyurethane finish, they say, is the opposite in both respects. Which would have a negative impact on the sound, to a degree, because the wood resonates less as it's not allowed to...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    What do you guys think of Laney amps? How's their tone compare with say Mesa or Fender or Marshall etc.? I was thinking of upgrading my Marshall AVT20 to a Laney LC15 or VC15, not really sure what the difference is. They've got a Laney LC15 for $400 at my shop, which I think is a STEAL
  20. Pickups & wiring
    i can get virtual hot paf and paf pro both cheap in my 1550 there r still stock v7 and v8 ( and they suck :( ) im actually wanting that gilbert tone , to make my axe similar to PGM sounds, planing to buy GL50L head also hehe so, do you suggest this combo ? i know paf pro would be great...
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