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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I recently became aware that my overall sound sucks :( and I want to upgrade myself by getting a new amp, after many hours spent both in stores and on the web reading reviews(which i'm always skeptical about, go figure out who wrote it, an over-stocked store or maybe the manufacturer himself...)...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I was reading some of the "What Amp should I buy" or "What distortion pedal" topics and had a thought. How important is tone to some people and will you pay extra to get it? What I have seen is people will spend a lot on a guitar then run it through a crappy amp THEN buy another expensive...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    So I'm looking to get a small (small like...10 watts) solid state (or tube but I know that can get pricey) amp to use with my POD. At home I have it set up with my favorite amp of all time for use with the pod, the Atomic Reactor, but for being up at school I just want something compact with a...
  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
    I'm looking for a good, solid, reliable, and most importantly, both good-sounding and versatile amp, and I've narrowed it down to these two. Anyone have any experience with these, or have any other suggestions? These amps will mainly be used for jazz (hence the solid state) but I need tube...
  6. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Check out my first song! I wanted it to be a high-energy shredding song with a strong, but not overbearing oriental influence. I really like the tone i got out of it, what might be surprising is that i used a solid state amp with a RGT42 with EMG 85's for the leads, and an RG8470 with a tone...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    If this is in the wrong section please move it. So here is a thought I've been having... I really like buying amps, taking them home and tweaking/pushing them. It's just not the same at the store. Everyone blasting away with drop D power chords on rectos... just drives me crazy. Is it wrong...
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hello Jemsite, I'm hoping some one here could help me with this delema.... and it's G.A.S These are different beasts thats for sure. I'm just looking for the one to cover the most ground for $2-3k. Studio sessions // live environments I've thought about the Mark IV ...it's just not for me...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    can anybody recommend a good light weight non-tube amp thats between 15-30watts that sounds good and you can gig with in small clubs or venues?
  10. Polls
    Hi, Do you prefer transistor amps, or tube equipped ones? I checked out the amp guide, but there was nothing there (I couldn't find anything when I did a search). I know not much about this particular subject, so I thought I'd post this poll. Also, maybe it turns out as something interesting...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Im currently running through a Marshall AVT 150H with a 4 x 12 cab A few days ago when i switched it on, the power light lit up, but none of the others did, nor did the fan. The amp was absolutely fine when i'd turned it off previously, but this happened when i went back to it the next day...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Anyone tried one of these ? if so whats your view on it.
  13. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Having a bit of a clear out so thought I'd put a few things up for sale here. Black Dimarzio Evolution Bridge Model (F spaced) I got this in a trade from another member of this board and since getting it its just been sat in a draw doing nothing. It seems to be in pretty much mint condition and...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Greetings, all! I'm new to the forum here and to Ibanez in general, as I just bought an early RG550. Very cool and I'm looking forward to further exploring the Ibanez line. Right now I'm very interested in JEMs and the JPM models. However, I'm having trouble finding information on the JPMs...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I want a 1x12 combo for practice, I play mostly prog metal so it has to be aggressive but have good single note tone. I just bought a Randall RG75G3. It does speed riff good but the solo tone is harsh. I'm going to work with it some but I'm not impressed so far. I had two Randall heads and I...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I received my second guitar this week since the old one was a second hand strat copy, I thought it was time for a step up. When I first got it I was tuning it at the head stock and snapped the top string(I was slightly embaressed when he asked me if I knew you dont tune it there), there...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I have been looking for a practice amp recently. I can't get a big great tube amp because of my apartment and that I am not gigging. So i wanted to find an amp that has decent tone, is small, it NEEDS AN EFFECTS LOOP and a headphone jack. The biggest thing was that ithe controlls had to be to be...
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Do you think it is worth upgrading a speaker on a Solid State amplifier? Specifically upgrading a Crate vtx65 with a Crate Custom 12" to a Celestion vintage 30. Let me know what you guys think.
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I saw clips of the TB150 that sounded good if you like Solid State tone which I don't mind. I like some Randalls. Anyone heard the MIMX?
  20. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
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