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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I am interested in getting a Marshall tube amp, and as where I live theres not much chance of testing all the Marshall models, so as usual I turn here for advise and input (no punn) I want a nice, mellow, warm clean sound which is why I'm thinking tube amps, and as far as I know Marshall is a...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I finally got the chance to test all these lekker goodies. Was like an afternoon in amp heaven. Before i start to tell you about my experiences i want to point out that am not biased in any way, meaning affiliated to any guitar company etc. To start with the Marshall which was a DSL 401 Combo...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys. just got a DD-3. its a great pedal but i dont know where to put it in my chain. its a simple chain. just DS-1 to a BAd horsie 2 to my amp. where should i put the delay?? first, in the middle or after the wah?? one extra thing. how does steve vai get that hold effect in I know...
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I know this is a stupid question but I'm looking at ordering a Carvin head today and I need to know if I can run it through my Peavey XXX 1x12 combo's speaker just to try it out. Thanks
  5. 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...
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    hey all, i'm new here and have a question about pick-up choices for lower tunings.. I just received my Ibanez RG470xl, strung it with .14-.70's and tuned it A-A. It sounds massive, but i think i'm going to look for a slightly clearer bridge pickup, with more low end response. i'm down to these...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Whats the most popular computer interface preamp device? I bought pro tools without the interface as a friend of mine had it and hates it I was thinking of something that can handle two guitars and two mics, portable and user friendly thanks
  8. 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
  9. Pickups & wiring
    Hi, looking for some thoughts and advice on new pickups for my mid-90s LP Classic. :) Stock pickups are Gibson 496R (neck) and 500T (bridge) I think. When purchasing the dealer fitted nickel covers for me. I used to be in a classic rock covers band and found my tone to be a little...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    What do you use for gain when recording or doing shows: amp gain, overdrive, distortion pedal/digital effect?
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    So I see the JSX has a "self-bias" test, but normally I only hear this in reference to it being easy to put 6l6's in the amp compared to the stock EL84's. But say if you just wanted to keep EL84's in there when you switched tubes, would you use the same self-bias test to bias the amp yourself...
  12. Pickups & wiring
    well seeing as i think people are right about there being too many pickup threads lets just make one post with dimarzio pickup info and clips . Sound good ? cool . Breed Bridge DP 166 If you've seen Steve Vai play in the last few years, you may have seen him playing an Ibanez® Jem guitar...
  13. 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...
  14. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    What are some ways to increase sustain besides actually buying a sustainer (the Fernandes Sustainer has been discontinued as far as I know)? I know that higher gain also increases it but I wanted to know if you guys had any tips on making the notes last longer. Thanks.
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I had a really great time demoing a lot of amps today. I happened to be browsing the web for info about Splawns a few weeks ago, and turns out that one of Splawn's biggest dealers lives only about 45 minutes away at his in-house run store, Rebel Amps. Splawns aren't the only thing he deals...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Zachary guitars has gotten into the pedal and amp business, and business looks good! Think what you want about the guitars, The design and philosophy behind these amps and pedal is undeniably cool. The only question is, do you really want to hear what your playing actually sounds like? Playing...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I have been told by some tonejunkie's that you should break in a cabinet before cranking it.. i have been told otherwise by other experienced musicians that it is BS and that marshall used to dime amps through them to test them before shipping & selling.. what do you guys think? I have a brand...
  18. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Sam Ash is having George Lynch do a free clinic May 31(THIS THURSDAY) at their Broward location: 5460 West Sample Road Margate Fl The clinic sponsors are ESP and Randall. Wondering if any of our Florida members will be present?
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm on a roll with new posts, so humor an old man........ I just had some work done to my main Marshall head: it's a 1990 JCM900 Dual-Reverb 4500 model and I've always liked them over the older 800's because of TWO real channels ( and of course, verb). I was telling Dankynugs recently that I...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi guys! I own a marvellous rg2620 cubed ice.... it mounts two dimarzio/ibz pups.... I was wandering if upgrading to better pups would impressively increase my sound... What do you guys think? Thanks
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