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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Currently, I'm running my Ibanez RG2570 through a Mesa Studio Preamp, Nova System, and Carvin MTS212. Since my Carvin has recently crapped out on me, I'd like to get a new power amp and 4x12 speaker cab to pair with my Mesa. I'll be playing mostly metal, and my budget is around $800 total. I'm...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Just wanting to know, my uncle's old Fender something-or-other's tubes are close to dieing, so i want to change them for him (and to play on it for hours on end, obviously :) ) next time i go off to iran to visit. He likes the harmonic overtones during wide vibrato's, bends on 15th fret B...
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    Because I suffer from indecision, disillusion, and discontentment at time. I've been amp shopping. Have you noticed how amps sound different in different rooms? And they sound different on different days? And the sound different depending on the last amp you plugged into? What I've noticed...
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    w00t tax returns are fun! Just testing the waters here, wondering if anyone has one for sale or thinking of selling, some rack rash ok, just looking for all LEDs to be working is my only stipulation. Please keep in mind I can get one at pretty much any time on da bay for around $1000 but you...
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    It arrived today, after many complications (like getting through customs and charging me 150€, those goddamn bastards ) but it's here. Played it through my local store's Ibeanez 4*12 cab. The cleans sounded grerat! will post clips soon (probably tomorrow), but the distortion was very harsh, when...
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've done research on harmony central and these forums, and have looked around for decent prices to purchase either the ADA MP1 or the Mesa Studio Preamp. Both have gotten rave reviews. From what I've heard, they can both do a good bit of gain, and have great tone. I've never actually seen a...
  7. Pickups & wiring
    i thought about maybe trying one of these and was wondering if any of you guys had a clip or knew where i could find a clip of one in action . thanks jordan
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey. I have an ADA MP-1 and a Peavey Classic 50/50. At first i liked it, but now i've realised that the high end is too fizzy and doesn't pack enough punch or depth. I play in a metal band using 7 strings so i need a tight low end, clarity and a smoot highend. So i've been looking into different...
  9. Pickups & wiring
    I just received my PGM301 last week (thank you Rich!) and I'm using it with the Boss GT-8. It's brand new and stock so it has PAF Pros in the bridge and neck positions and the Jem single coil in the middle. BTW, I've read over all the specs on the pickups I'm going to mention and I also used to...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I know what im looking for but i need some options. These are the things i want:- All tube Combo, preferably 2 x 12 but i would also consider 1 x 12 2 channels minimum, clean and lead (lots of distortion) Volume boost/ two master volumes Separate Eq on each channel I play metal like metallica...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Which preamp(rackmount) do you think is the most versatile, faultless?i mean which preamp is the best? Please help me, i want to have a preamp which could give me the sound of Michael Romeo's,John Petrucci's, Joe Satriani's, Steve Vai's , Richie Kotzen's also Eric Clapton's, Joe Scofield's gear...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    OK Guys, I have a unique situation that I'm hoping you guys might be able to help me with. I've got 2 preamps and would like to use both without running out of one and into the other. I do have a G-Major in the mix and it does some switching, so maybe that'll work for me..? What I have is a...
  13. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, I'm buying an old jem fp, and the pickups pink color's faded to orange almost (!) Is there a trick to bring the pink back? (ex: stickers...) I don't think so but I had to ask... thanx :D
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I have a single channel Marshall JCM 800. It's a great amp, but it was obviously not made for a clean tone. :lol: I'm basically looking for a Jimi Hendrix clean tone, sort of like the one Vai has in "The Boy From Seattle." What amps (probably just a head) would you guys recommend? And what...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys! I've been offered a Mesa Studio preamp for $250. It is missing two knobs, one tip from an EQ slider, and needs a new nut for the front input jack, which has fallen into the unit. Is this a good price for the preamp? Money is extremely tight for me, and i quite literally can't...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi everyone: I'm looking to build a second rack unit for fun and more options, and I wanted to get opinions from everyone on which preamp they think is best, and why. Line 6 POD Pro or Rocktron Prophesy? The one I get will be mainly used for live gigs, but also for home use...opinions? I'm...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I really want a mesa triaxis preamp for my rack I plan to build, but its way to expensive, does anyone know any alternatives I should look into?
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I had some spare time yesterday at my band's rehearsal space/studio, and decided to compare some cabs that were laying around. The amps used in the test were a Marshall 2553 head and a Mesa Studio preamp with a 20/20 power amp, the guitar was a custom strat, h-s-s. The cabs compared with each...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    These are the contestants: :arrow: Alesis Quadraverb GT :arrow: Rocktron Vooduvalve :arrow: ADA MP-1 :arrow: Mesa Studio preamp I play styles ranging from Chick Corea to Freak kitchen. need something with a good range. Someone PLEASE help me! any assistance is much appreciated. :) Ray
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    I'm looking for a good rack preamp. I already own a marshall jmp-1 which I run through a marshall 20/20 power amp. I just wanted some other suggestions . I play mostly shred, but I want some versatility.I'm only a kid and I know I can't afford something like a triaxis so lets be reasonable(below...
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