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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    For you band types, what sort of quality do you expect for demo material? We're getting close to playing out, have some somewhat decent recordings, but one of our guys is insisting on perfection.

    Demo would be used to show what we sound like to venue managers.
    It doesn’t matter how good a recording is, you will never be totally happy with it.
    You’ll always pick apart your own stuff.

    If it’s just for venue owners, have somebody take a video from the first gig. A good youtoob is better IMO.
    If you want something people can listen to on their own, go hog wild in a studio and have separate people record, mix, and master it, so you’re getting at least 3 totally different sets of ears on it. .02

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Well two of these should treat me nicely.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    So this is happening.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Well two of these should treat me nicely.

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    Nice, Mesa makes such good sounding and rugged gear.

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    Ralph’s is a great venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer72 View Post
    Nice, Mesa makes such good sounding and rugged gear.
    They sound GREAT. Two Subway 115's paired with a Subway D800. It's heaven.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Picked this up yesterday :
    DSL40 - Marshall.Com

    I've wanted a Marshall since the day I picked up a guitar, and have been using the same Fender amp since I first bought "serious" equipment. I dont know why I waited this long, this thing is amazing. Its almost overkill for me (Im not a knob twiddler).

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    The origin has been working out great for me. The dsl40 was most definitely the runner up if it didn’t, especially when the last version was getting blown out.
    After I move I’m going to get some sort of combo or small unit with a 1-12 cab for the house. I’m not 100% sure what yet, but it’s an exciting prospect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Picked this up yesterday :
    DSL40 - Marshall.Com

    I've wanted a Marshall since the day I picked up a guitar, and have been using the same Fender amp since I first bought "serious" equipment. I dont know why I waited this long, this thing is amazing. Its almost overkill for me (Im not a knob twiddler).
    Congrats! Very versatile amp and you’ll probably never need more nut. “Less is more” on the gain knob, now that you’re running a valve amp your guitars volume knob is your friend and tone shaper. Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    After I move I’m going to get some sort of combo or small unit with a 1-12 cab for the house. I’m not 100% sure what yet, but it’s an exciting prospect.
    5150.

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    I was kinda thinking I’d like to try something orange, but I don’t know.
    I’ve yet to really play one, and the videos make them all seem excessively middy.

    I may build myself a cabinet, and start working my way through some small 5-10w heads. I don’t really need or want all the gain, but some nice crisp and clear drive is really appealing.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I was kinda thinking I’d like to try something orange, but I don’t know.
    I’ve yet to really play one, and the videos make them all seem excessively middy.

    I may build myself a cabinet, and start working my way through some small 5-10w heads. I don’t really need or want all the gain, but some nice crisp and clear drive is really appealing.
    That’s a great option. There are so many micro and lunchbox heads available you’re sure to find one you like. I love being able to scale the 5150 back to 1W for living room use but still getting the the smoking hot!

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    yeh, the origin does that as well. I wish they had it in a 5w head instead of just the tiny 8" combo. the 20w combo is nice looking, the kind of thing you wouldn't mind in your living room. I'll have to see if any ambitious souls have stuffed a 12 into it. I lean towards a 12 for many reasons, including a "less thin" sound and the ability to use it live, even (or especially in this case) with it being pushed by some screaming smaller watts.

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    You may find some negative attributes stuffing a 12 into a smaller box, cab design is pretty critical. 12s are a must for great guitar sound imo. I’ve always been a big fan of 2x12 combos for somewhat reasonable portability with big full sound. But, nothing beats the sonic blast of two full size 4x12s and a 100 watt fire breather, they are just so impractical on every level for most of us. At some point I’ll have to unpack my Marshall’s and blow the dust off one last time before I sell them..

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    you ain't wrong. I shook the walls the other day for maybe the last time with my old bandmaster, which is only 40w of fury.
    What I want in life is that exact drive at a lower volume without any sacrifice.
    Granted, I know that's impossible, but a kid can dream right?

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    you ain't wrong. I shook the walls the other day for maybe the last time with my old bandmaster, which is only 40w of fury.
    What I want in life is that exact drive at a lower volume without any sacrifice.
    Granted, I know that's impossible, but a kid can dream right?
    Ha, no replacement for displacement in this case. Iím just dipping a toe into researching the kemper, fractal, line 6 modeling units and possibly getting set up in that direction. They seem super versatile and portable...

    I just pre-ordered a new Charvel so Iíll have to wait for the boss to settle down over that first.

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    Slide guitar/resonator guitar.

    Discuss.

    (I'm a bass player who loves the sound of slide and would like to learn. Know pretty much nothing other than that it's open tuning.)

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    Hardly used anymore. Can be used in any tuning open or standard. Use it for certain parts.

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    I visited guitar nirvana today: Righteous Guitars in Roswell, GA. The photo doesnít even do it justice (they had 400 PRS guitars, plus fenders, Gibsonís, Charvels, suhr, etc). It was overwhelming. Iím in Atlanta every quarter so this is going to be a regular stop, and a contributor to the collection!
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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Sweetwater is blowing out Blackstar Artist 15’s for whatever reason, likely something new coming through.
    I grabbed one for a house amp (we’re moving, so I’ll have a proper music area set up again), and man, is it like nothing I’ve played in some time.
    It’s tight, really responsive (almost to the instantaneous nature of a x’istor amp), but really forces you to loosen up and play a little different.
    It has a completely different feel.
    And at $450, a total bargain, imo.

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    Re: Guitar geekery (and other musical whatnots)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Sweetwater is blowing out Blackstar Artist 15ís for whatever reason, likely something new coming through.
    I grabbed one for a house amp (weíre moving, so Iíll have a proper music area set up again), and man, is it like nothing Iíve played in some time.
    Itís tight, really responsive (almost to the instantaneous nature of a xíistor amp), but really forces you to loosen up and play a little different.
    It has a completely different feel.
    And at $450, a total bargain, imo.
    Thatís a great price for that amp!! Wonder how it would do with some added dirt..? The shaping control is pretty cool, I watched the Sweetwater demo.

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    I think it’s marketed as a pedal platform. It has enough gain onboard that I don’t need anything additional for leads or whatever to play at home, I just use the volume on my guitar. I’ve yet to really sit down and put a fuzz in front, and likely won’t have time for that kind of fun until after we move. Once we get settled into the new joint I’ll have a proper music spot set up.

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