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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've decided to step into the daunting world of the rack setup, and was hoping if you guys could give me some recommendations as to what units to get etc. Mainly wanting stuff with an '80s vibe to it, EVH, Richie Sambora, you get the idea. I think this video shows what I'm looking perfectly --...
  2. 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...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Just wondering if anyone knew where exactly in the signal chain, should the tuner be? Currently, I have the guitar going into the tuner first and then on to the rest. But I was considering moving the tuner down later in the chain? Thx Kev
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I run a pretty simple setup. Guitar to a EVH MXR Phase 90 to a Carvin Legacy. I started hearing voices coming out of my amp this evening. I thought I was going nuts so I called my wife and daughter in and asked them to listen. Sure enough, it's someone preaching at a church. Here's where...
  5. Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars
    Wanting to buy a Jem7vwh, due to lack of income and budget right now, im looking for Jems that are being sold for cheap. I'm willing to buy VWH's in horrible condition, or anything else for that matter. Info please. Thanks
  6. 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...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey folks, I'm researching for my first tube amp to buy. The problem is, all amps i hear - even the most hyped and loved ones - sound more or less dry and crumbly. I have a problem to find an amp that sounds full, wet, munchy, juicy and can scream at the same time. Think about wet crunch, if...
  8. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I'd like a thread where mebers post their amusing stories from being out on the road. It'll be an interesting read and I thought it might be fun to share all those things that can happen to a gigging guitarist. It might turn out to be a "heads up" for members who are thinking of starting bands...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey there, merry christmas!. Im just about to start getting the bits together to make my first rack system.. Samson PB power cond. Triaxis preamp G Major Effects Mesa 20/20 (with any luck!) ..and 2 rack space's for system expansion ;) Ive been looking at a mesa 20/20 to use as the power amp...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    So i went to a Dave Martone clinic last night (which was great..).. I talked to him for a while after, and one of the things I brought up was about a touring rig.. I was somewhat surprised to hear that he uses a vox valvetronic's 120watt 2-12 combo, running into 2 412 boogie cabinets.. Maybe...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've got a POD 2.0 right now, but wouldn't mind blowing 120$ or so on one of these simply to throw it in the guitar case. http://line6.com/pocketpod/ But unfortunately, due to me being in Canada (and shops in the area being pretty weak) I haven't been able to test it out. So POD users, does...
  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
    I'm sure this question is very common, but I can't help getting ur opinion once more on it :P. I'm struggling to get THE sound if u no wat i mean- It sounds like a distorted guitar, but I'm either worried I've got too much distortion on or it sounds weak. First- which is best for sound? Multi...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I would like to put together some sort of rack/mixer/recording system for my home. Here's the basic idea: I would like to be able to plug in a guitar, bass, mikes, and electronic drumset into one 'rack unit', be able to play live through monitors as well as record on my laptop. I would prefer...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys just needed to ask a question about the various noise suppressors on the market. Is there any foot pedal suppressor that can be used when using the distortion on your amp? Because I was using one in a multi effects device, and whether I ran it through the main input or the effects...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    This should be fun, usually people show pics of the old gear or something isnt the same or something new was added.. This thread is to show your current gear as it sits right now... Mine as of 5-09-07 at 5:28pm EST LMAO Behringer BTR2000 Rack Tuner Furman M8 Power Conditioner Crown XLS202...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Last night our band borrowed a TON of gear for a show. We had a big PA with huge speakers, amps, gigantic mixers, lights, fog, everything. It took us and some friends all day to move this gear and set it up. We were at it from 2pm till 2:30am when we finished our gig. And we still have to...
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ok, here are my amps, both are all-tube and handmade. They are not Boutique amps or expensive amps. They are one of the 2 popular tube amps made in Argentina as an affordable alternative to Mesa and the like. The one in the left has 4 6l6 and 5 12AX7 with a sound close to the one found in the...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    No, this is not a sexual question. I'm just wondering why some people use rackmounted heads (i.e. Mesa Stereo 20/20) instead of a regular head (i.e. Mesa Triple Rectifier).
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hey people, waiting for my Ibanez RG550 to come and im thinking about new pickups for it. What combination of dimarzios do you think would be good for Shred/Rock. Kinda after the steve vai tone but without sounding like a clone of him. Basicaly the sound of the 80's Glam/Power metal really. Oh...
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