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    So my co-guitarist insists that i pull out 2 tubes and switch it to the 50watt setting in order to drive the tubes harder to produce a different tone (that he likes). He wont shut up about it, so i decided to give it a try and if i end up hating it, then i'll just put them back. My question...
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    Hey everyone. I am enjoying this message board quite a bit.. I'm just getting into all this guitar gear stuff and have bought a couple of things to get me started but I need a smaller amp with nice tone at low low volumes. Right now I have a Crate vtx 65b solid state combo which I like at...
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    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...
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    Hi guys. What would be the best tubes for my Peavey XXX head? Right now it has EL 34's. Im looking for new tubes. I want a semi-heavey distortion suitable for metal and modern rock. Can someone suggest something?
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    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...
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    Hei, i really need some help here. I am living far away from any decent guitar store. A few days ago i came back from Munich were i got the possibility to test out the Mesa Boogie Express 5:25/50, a Soldano, some Marshalls a Mesa Boogie Rectifier and some other amps which didn`t blow me away. I...
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    I need a list of 4-channel amp heads to check out. I'm talking about solid state or tube heads, not digital modelling (i.e. Line 6 or Vox Valvetronix stuff). I'm talking about independent channels with their own set of controls (volume, gain, bass, mid, high, presence, etc). So far, here's...
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    Omg I know I ask this alot, but I really want sustain, like every pedal I have tride, just sucks, nothing will give me sustain, I went to like dimarzio, and seymour duncan, and asked them which pickup would help, and they say none will give you really long sustain. And I know there is a pickup...
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    Hi guys.. I have to tell you, I'd been playing with this Tech 21 Tri Od, and just Friday night my brother who also has one, and has a PRS 1001 Ten Top and I jammed thru a big set of cabs with power amps and I can't tell you how TUBE like these things sound.. They have a Fender Tweed, British and...
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    Doing this well has eluded me all of my guitar playing life. After a 15 year break, I'm back playing in bands and I still can't get it right. Maybe I'm approaching this with blinkers on and was hoping you guys can chime in with suggestions. I play hard rock though my soloing style is more...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    A few weeks ago I posted asking if anyone here had any experience with the Randall MTS preamp. I didn't get too many responses, so one somewhat of a leap of faith (and a couple good reviews on the Egnater forum), I bought a small truckload worth of gear... Pedalboard: Rocktron MIDIMate foot...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've just bought a used VL212 combo. I've replaced the powertubes and 2 of the preamp tubes, because the sound was awful when I got. It now sounds really great, bu I don't get enough gain to get long sustained lead tones. Do you think I need to change the remaining 3 12ax7 tubes, or do i just...
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    i was looking at the VHT ninty/two/ninty power amp as a power amp for my *possible* rack unit im trying to build up. with it would be a Rocktron intellifex, so if anyone could give me any info on that too would be greatly apreciated :D :twisted: <hes my favorite smiley
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    im getting a new marshall jcm 2000 head and people tell me that the stock tubes arent good and its best to replace them. What are the best tubes to use? preamp and poweramp 12ax7(ECC83) and EL34, respectively. im looking for nice vai/ satch sounds. thanks!
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    Hello all, I'm a little confused by all this tube hooplah and this mysticism surrounding power tube distortion without any hard details. I searched ALL over, and to no avail, so I turn to you I own a Marshall JCM2000 DSL401 combo, and basically, on overdrive, there is a gain, channel...
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    I currently have a bassman 100 head that I am using for my clean tone.. but my cab is total ****. Its the original 2X15 cab that someone has ported for use with bass. Need I say anymore. Heres what I have come up with so far... Avatar. Im sure that some of you have heard of them. Anyways.. I...
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    Anyone ever tried one of these with the avt275? I'm assuming I would need 2 as this is a stereo combo. Does it help to "Crank Up" a solid state power amp?
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    Hey, after much deliberation and maths with a calculator..i decided to bite the bullet and by some good tone. Getting a Mesa Boogie Nomad tomorrow...very very excited!! The one i tried in the shop was the 100watt version but i really only need the 45...does anyone know is it will sound very...
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    Hi - i have a few questions concerning preamp and power tubes. Sorry if the questions maybe naive, but i am still learning about tube amps in general. 1 - if you have for example a 45 watt tube amp and play at low volumes, are you really only hearing preamp distortion? If so, would dropping...
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    Right as I didn't get the chance to reply to the previous thread I will start another. As a webmaster of an Yngwie webbie http://www.yngwiemalmsteen.net I feel I should throw some light on the situation. 1) The Rhino Signature Amp is intended to be used on the road to replace Yngwie's vintage...
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