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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ok I get home from work today.. Fire up my amp.. Turn the volume knob slowly and I am getting a sports radio broadcast thru my amp? WTF is going on here.. Is my amp crazy? Its tubes if that helps The other day it made a few blips too like morse code? What the hell is going on here..
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ok here we go. I just got my Carvin tube amp in and I know alot about the procedures of turning it on and off, waiting for tubes to warm, etc, etc. But I have these questions: a.) Is there a such thing as a break in period where the sound of the tubes change over time. I know for a fact there...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    It finally happened!!! I am now the proud owner of a Mesa Boogie Mark IV Widebody Combo. It is completely original, but is missing the casters and has recentely gotten a clean bill of health from the sellers local music store. Picked it up on evilbay for $1000 US. Any advice for a new boogie...
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    What tube amps out there have low power ratings? I've got a Mesa Studio .22+. 22 watts, two channels. I know Laney makes a 15 watt single channel amp. Torres Engineering has some 8 watt amps. Not a topic I hear a lot about... I don't really understand buying 50 and 100 watt amps-- seems...
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    I have here a prestine Mesa F-30 combo amp. It features a Celestion V30 speaker, the footswitch, amp cover, warranty and manual...and best of all it's in mint condition. This amp sounds amazing. You can get incredible tones at low/moderate volumes, or you can crank this thing and it can drown...
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    At the moment, ive got a Mesa TriAxis and 2:90 setup, with a Rocktron Xpression as the effects unit. Im *almost* happy with it, but the TriAxis has a clean edge to it, while im looking for a more saturated tube tone. Ive ordered a keeley DS-1 to try and boost the amp, and im selling my...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Im about to go out of my mind here. Right now, Im in quite a pickle. But atleast its a good pickle. I have a bunch of stuff Im selling.......drumsets, clavinovas, guitars, etc. Im going to get lots of money. I will be buying a guitar or 2 and a new amp. The question is what? First problem: Sell...
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Just wanted to ask if everyone here in the forum uses tube amps if you don't and use solid state let me know why and what manufacturer you are using. Was your decision based on tone, clean and drive channel or other. All information would be great. Armando
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Sorry this has probably been asked a million times on here, but could someone explain what Steve uses each pedal for? Does he have one on at all times when using distortion to push his amp and other for boost?
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    The reason for my post is to let everyone know how valuable this plug-in is and to see if anyone has another preference. The plug-in I am talking about is..."Antares Tube" This is the best plug-in I have found as far as tube simulation. You have to hear it if you have not. So....... Anyone...
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    Yea, its finally here! Guthrie Govan - Erotic Cakes available at http://www.cornfordrecords.com clips available at http://www.myspace.com/cornfordrecords. This is going to be amazing, I've been waiting for this for literally years. What do you guys think? Regards Al
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    What do you guys think about this amp? http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/msg/192198366.html I'm in need of a new amp and this guy lives in my city. I'm thinking about hitting him up tonight before this thing is gone. Anyone know what model it is? -Brandon
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm not sure what I should purchase. A Laney half stack or some Shure mics, M-Audio 410 firewire interface, and a Mackie 1402 mixer? Or maybe even a drum set? I was thinking about setting up a recording studio, at least a basic one for now and was told that the above equipment was all that...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Well I sold everything I owned guitars,amps,etc except my Carvin and the new Jem77FP in favor of doing some tone whoring.. Now keep in mind im on a budget that would make most of you guys laugh.. This is going to give me versatility and also recording abilitys without spending more money...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've been playing through a cheap ass peavy supreme and matching cab for a while now and after years of dealing with the utterly offensive hellspeak which emmanated from it, I am deciding to upgrade. The problem is I don't know jack about what amps are sweet and what amps are not sweet. The...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Can anybody list off a few half stack combos for under $800? I've been reading some Harmony-Central reviews and they've totally been bashing on Marshall and Randall, etc. I know Bogner and Mesa are excellent amps, but finding a head and a cabinet package for even under $1500 is a real steal...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I want a new amp. I only have a marshall and fender dealer in my country (same dealer). I want to get them to order an amp for me. My budget is about 800$ but that means the amp's price in the USA should be about 500$. Im looking for a good tube or hybrid amp. Dont need more than 50watts (but i...
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Why does Crate have such a bad rep? I have a 1994 Vintage Club 50w Head with a Crate 4x10 next to my Mesa Stiletto Deuce. I find myself using the Crate just as much as the Stiletto. The cleans are AMAZING, and I can dial in some really nice overdriven tones. It sounds fantastic. However, I have...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    i went down to my local guitar shop during my work break and these are the amps i liked in my price range mesa boogie f-30 30w engl screamer combo 50w engl thunder 50w genz benz el diablo 60w crate v3112 marshall jcm/avt series? the storeguy said they were good and usually 50% of them are...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello, I quite like the look of PRS guitars, however, I know very little about them indeed. So I got some questions for you people - because I know there are a few of you on here that really like them. So here goes.... I have only ever used one PRS guitar when I was 10 years ago and it was...
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