Recent content by ed lespaul

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    original ML-2 pickup heights

    To set them right, play them, and adjust to the height that suits you. Drop them down, then bring them up until you hear that warble. Then bring them back down to the previous spot. Also when dropped all the way down, play an open chord, and time how long it rings out. After you've done you...
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    A test of the same amp (LB103) through 4 different speakers
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    A test of the same amp (LB103) through 4 different speakers

    I created 4 profiles of my Randall LB103 Unholy Grail through 3 different cabinets using an SM57 about an inch from the cone. One cabinet (2X12) has a Vintage 30 and a LynchBack. The Marshall 1960A has G12T-75s, and a Crate Blue Voodoo BV412ST with Eminence 86-078-16 speakers. I created Kemper...
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    chapman ml1 pickups sound like crap

    Raise the pickups if they are too dark. Raise them until you can hear the warble. Then back them off until it goes away. Check the pickups with something metal. Tap the pickups, and check both coils also, and also that one coil is shut with the split engaged. If you have a multimeter, check...
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    Explorer Wiring
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    FFS, where the fuck are the moderators?
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    Catalinbread Sabbra Cadabra pedal

    I was in search of a treble booster pedal to add some extra top end. After looking at some reviews, it seemed like the best was the Catalinbreak Sabbra Cadabra, which is the Tony Iommi pedal. All the reviews stated how incredible this pedal is, so I gave it a shot. The pedal arrived and I...
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    What put a smile on your face today?

    Those three wonderful words: Out For Delivery
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    Hong Kong: China is trying to take them over without any issues, complaints, etc. If you still don't understand, imagine being born in a free, democratic country, then one day losing every right you were born with, and you now live in a totalitarian regime. Here: There was a video of an...
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    The 'What's your latest purchase' thread (or 'I'm a shameless consumer')

    I was looking into treble boosters, and pretty much the consensus was the Sabbra Cadabra was the shit. Not only a Rangemaster-based treble booster, but there's also a Laney Supergroup's preamp section. Together it gives you that Iommi classic sound. I mainly want it as a treble booster, but...
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    What put a smile on your face today?

    It might be going back. The back of the neck was sanded with course sandpaper. This definitely affects resale value. The knife edges of the ESP Tremolo are also shot, which wouldn't be a major thing normally. But since the guitar was routed for the ESP tremolo, I don't know how it would look...
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    Going from ENGL to Friedman??

    Not a modeler at all. It takes actual tube preamps as modules. They have licensed the original makers of amps to make modules for it. Some are the actual preamps that are in the real amp. For example, the Diezel VH4 module is the EXACT preamp that is in the VH4 and it is made by Diezel...
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    What put a smile on your face today?

    Luckily, my 6'1" frame can handle it :)
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    Going from ENGL to Friedman??

    Before buying anything new, look into the Synergy system. It's the next generation of the Egnater/Randall MTS stuff. They went a step further to bring it to the next level. They got the companies on board to make their own modules for the Synergy system. So, for a fraction of the price, you...