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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    How many of you guys use a Preamp and Power amp instead of just using a combo or head. Do you feel there are any advantages to this setup? I am always interested in alternative ideas...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've used rack systems and emg's for a long time. Today I wired some Dimarzio's into an RG1570 and tried them through my rack presets. But they came out a bit weaker than the EMG's and the noise gates ate them up considerably quicker than they would my EMG's. Are the dimarzio's just...
  3. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    I got a great deal on a Mesa 2:NINETY power amp on the Bay. Got for a little over $500. 330227146243 The item was listed "Excellent Condition Lightly used in home studio Had tech give it once over great tone." When I received it, it was in great condition, with one major exception: The...
  4. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Here is what I have offered: Rocktron Xpression Multi Effect Unit $300 shipped w/manual Digital Music Corps GCX Rack Switcher $$350 shipped w/manual Randall RM4 Rack preamp with the following MTS modules Plexi, Brown, Top Boost, SL+. The Plexi is modeled after the famous Plexi-faced...
  5. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Can anybody recommend any good amp modeler/multi efx for home use w/headphones and for live use direct through the PA. I have grown tired of lugging my 50 watt combo or racks and want to simplify everything to just a good amp modeler/multi efx unit for everything. any advice or recommendations?
  6. Pickups & wiring
    What do they sound like? I've read all about them, and about how awesome they are, but what are their tonal characteristics? Considering the L-500C, R, L, and XL. Only ever heard the Dimebucker, which I think is based off the XL, but I'm clueless as to the others. Thanks in advance
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm thinking of buying a new amp, which now I'm using a Marshall 30dfx I've chosen to go with Randall amps. And i was looking into the preamps chassis thing that holds modules and a 2x12. Is this for a rack and does this go straight to the cabinet or do i still need a head?
  8. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I just finish recording a Buckethead song: "Welcome to buckethead land", it´s recorded with a cheap Yamaha EG112 and a Digitech 2101 Rack preamp/processor. I uploaded it to my purevolume account, so listen to it online and leave me your thoughts... www.purevolume.com/martin Regards
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I have to admit that i didn't like Steve Lukather in the past. But now, as i'm growing older :) and out of my shredding phase :) i digg his playing very much. And he's got that big, airy, non-dry sound, at least on newer records i heard. I'm wondering what amps he uses? Or is his sound that way...
  10. 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...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Anyone know any other good rackmount Pre amp besides the TriAxis ? I have the TriAxis, it's good but I'd like to get any other pre amp in back-up and/or get another sound type of sound. I've tried the JMP-1 of Marshall... well it's discontinued (?) so I have to buy used I also heard about a...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ok, this will be my first amp purchase. i already have a 10 watt squire (lol) and a 50 watt marshall acoustic, which i run my zoom effects pedal through. Sounds like ass. Im wanting to get a Vai type sound (like that hasnt been asked before), extremely high harmonics, nice cleans, and heavy...
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ok i need help. I have just been at rock school. Everyone had fantastic amps bar me. I have an RG and i need an amp that will bring out the full potential in it. I don't want a combo, a vintage amp or a rack pre amp. I have about £1300 to spend (about $2600) any sugesstion, also it has to be a...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    why is it that people have a distortion pedal and an eq pedal if they can already get them from amps?like 90%of the people have a DS-1 with their marshalls or w/e and an eq as well. why?
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all, I'm on the look-out for a good (but not to expensive) rack pre amp. It should prefearably have at least 3 channels (clean, rythm and lead). The clean sound should be nice and clean (of course) and the rythm channel should have enough gain and definition for heavy-/powermetal. I found...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    i have been thinking of one of these. i think the 50watt will be more than enough. i have not owned a head in years...just preamp racks into my BBE processor and 50/50 mesa amp. killer sound but i really dig paul gilbert's tone and he used nothing but the laney GH100L on the last 2 albums...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    hi, im looking at getting a new amp, i play mostly prog so i want to be able to go from soaring distorted his to beautifull clean tones with reverb, delay, mod watever. would it be a good idea to just get something like a solid state line 6 hd 147 head or go for a valve amp and run a pod xt pro...
  18. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hafler triple giant ,Ernst rover or Groove tubes trio rack pre amp in any condition at reasonable price preferably in uk contact rob at [email protected]
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    What does the JCM900 sound like? I know it has 6L6 tubes. Also how would you plug in a rack pre into it? through the input or the effects loop?
  20. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Okay, I have a Nightwish DVD and I really like the tone on it, and I'm trying ti identify the kind of gear the guitarist is using. I have some fuzzy pics and if anyone could try and identify anything it would be really helpful. These are DVD screenshots, which as far as I'm aware is fair...
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