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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm looking for a 1x12 combo for mostly home use and maybe band practice. My live rig is a F30 with 2x12 cab. I want good cleans and a decent Satch type rock tone that's not sterile. I've tried the new Randall G3 series, sucks, no lead tone worth anything. If I can't find a good Solid State...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi folks, I use a Boss GT-8, but I really need to find something that amplifies it.. I'm having trouble finding a cheap amp less than $400 that meets two specifications: - at least 1x12 (giggable) - effects loop The only thing I could at the store find that was cheap was a mini colossal, and...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ok guys, Ive been searching frantically over the past 2 weeks, for a new rig setup, ever since a show afew weeks ago where I couldnt bring my whole rig (due to transportation issues) and had to mix and match with other amps, and It was just horrrrible. I ended up playing half the show thru a...
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I am running my new Marshall TSL 100 so now I have the decision to make whether or not to utilize the FX loop. I was wondering if there are any of my stompboxes that absolutely should go in the FX loop now that one is available to me. I know that distortions and overdrives should be in front...
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    This Boss DS-1 is a month old and is as good as new. Added the Monte Allums Rectifier mod right after purchase which makes the DS-1 sound a whole lot better. Sale price: £50 + £6 shipping locally - my sale price covers the cost of the DS-1 plus the mod :) PayPal preferred. International...
  6. 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...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Grabbed a cheap Schecter, a cable and spent an hour plugging into just about everything at GC and was disappointed at it all. Gave the JSX another try, liked it, but still wasn't ready to get another one, for the reasons I traded mine away. Couldn't get a fat warm 'just slighty' gainy tone...
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I found this deal on the friendly musician site and placed an order. http://www.***************.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul100-HiPerformance-Pack-with-Valve-Junior-Amp?sku=514492 This may not be everyones cup of tea, but this works out great for me. My son gets a decent starter pack, and I...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Anyone tried one of these ? if so whats your view on it.
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey everyone. I am enjoying this message board quite a bit.. I'm just getting into all this guitar gear stuff and have bought a couple of things to get me started but I need a smaller amp with nice tone at low low volumes. Right now I have a Crate vtx 65b solid state combo which I like at...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm really looking for something for direct in recording to my iMac that will get a decent tube tone, and I know, who isn't. Has anyone tried the 'compensated' direct out for recording or headphones, and if so, whats your take? I know some people swear by Engl, and I've tried a few heads and...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys... Somebody messaged me on YouTube asking me if I could get the same metal tone from my Valveking 112 as this guy () who uses a Valveking 212. Short answer, yes. But, before I knew it, I had a 5+ paragraph answer, so for my sake (as a longtime lurker on this website I could finally...
  13. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I happen to actually know this guy, Thom Mathews, he's got a song called "Conquered and Swept Away" that blows my mind in some crazy @ss cosmic melodic way. Here is the link to his myspace please listen to the conqured song, it is FN killer. Let me know what you guys think, maybe pick up his...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm confused about what the deal is with overdrive. Not the kind you get from pedals but the kind you get when you roll up the gain. Can both Tubes and Solid State amps get overdrive when given lots of gain? Can I get a tube overdrive sound from a tube preamp (made for mics but it has an...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I have a Flextone III 1x12 combo, and it's cool, ...but I guess I just want to find out what a tube amp is all about. The curiosity is just killing me so I want to get myself a good tube amp on a budget and, well, see if I can tell the difference, see what all the hype is about, see if I've...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm looking for a high quality plugin to use in Logic pro that will warm up my digital tracks, and make them sound more analog. The only ones i could find in search was Antares Tube, and Blue Tubes analog track box by nomad factory. I am running Logic pro on a powermac G5, so it needs to be...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi Folks, I just bought my first tube amp, and I am overjoyed by it. Originally I was looking at a Peavey Royal 8 (since I live in 500 square-foot apartment), but it sounded dreadfull. Then when the JSX Mini Colossal finally showed-up at my local music shop, I tried it out. Pretty cool, until I...
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've come to the conclusion that 65watts is sufficient when playing with a drummer alone. How 65watts would work out with another guitarist, a bassist, and possibly a keyboardist is beyond me; It's really just my drummer friend and I practicing and messing around. My drummer friend sticks to...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm getting sick of my setup which consists of : RG-550 >> Boss GT-6 >> Mesa/Boogie F-30 The GT-6 just sounds really fizzy, digital, thin and cheap. It really started to shine it's crappyness when I started to record a song that I'm working on. It's just what I stated above, thin, and just...
  20. Polls
    I'm thinking of buying another amp and want some of your guys and gals opinions.
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