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  1. ed lespaul

    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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    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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    Upgrade Focusrite 18i20 from 1st Gen to 3rd Gen, SPDIF problem and an easy fix

    For years, I've been using my Focusrite 18i20 1st Gen, and everything was working as it should. I had Mics, Kemper, GR-55, Keyboard connected, and never had to switch anything. I also had reamping with the Kemper setup perfectly on it. I upgraded to Gen 3, and everything seemed fine, until I...
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    Mighty Mite strat neck

    I bought a Roland Ready Strat, and the frets were worn to the point that I either had to do a full fret replacement, or buy a new neck. So, I opted for a Mighty Mite neck ( https://www.guitarcenter.com/Mighty-Mit ... 5045073.gc ) Considering the reputation, I figured it was worth it. It was...
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    Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster - A tale of 2 results

    I picked up a Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster, used, to see if it could help the problem I have with pickups that are not as hot as a JB. It’s a very simple pedal. A boost knob and a switch as well as the on/off foot switch. The boost knob simply adds extra dB to the guitar signal. This can...
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    I might do the unthinkable....selling my Lynch LTD 500 Sunburst Tiger

    Since they originally came out, I have wanted a Lynch 500 LTD guitar. The 500 series is an amazing series, and are excellent guitars. The comparison between the newer 200 series and the older 500 series is simply unfair. The first one I found was an ESP LTD GL-500K Kamikaze. It was then, and...
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    Played a couple of 2019 Kramer Reissues today

    I bought a Baretta 84 Bullseye reissue from a seller on the Kramer forum a few years ago. Since then, it has been the first guitar that I grab. I think it plays and sounds fantastic. Today I went to Music Zoo on Long Island, NY. It was about 10 minutes from my cousin's house, so I just...
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    Strange epiphany (and warning) about Amazon this weekend

    A while ago I added my name to the TZ Audio waiting list for the Stellar X2 microphone. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email, alerting me that the microphones are available on Amazon, in limited supply. So, I ordered one, and told a friend of mine, who was interested in the mics. He...
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    Focusrite 18i20 3rd Generation

    I've had a Focusrite 18i20 1st generation for many years. I've had before it was considered 1st generation :) I took the time to learn the software that everyone was complaining was too complicated, and everything worked great for me. Once you learn the software, there is nothing you can't...
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    To ground lift, or not ground lift

    For quite a while, I've had my Kemper rig pretty much dead quiet. No noise at all (except for my playing). Within the last month I started getting a weird hum, which sounded like a ground loop. So, I was checking all the connections, checked all the cables, etc., but could not find the...
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    Red Bishop Accu-Locator

    Thanks to a thread on another forum, I decided to check out the Red Bishop ACCU-LOCATOR/Intonation Adjuster for Floyd Rose, Ibanez EDGE, Schaller, GOTOH 1996T https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NST2LSB I changed the FU-Tone brass block in my Lynch Sunburst Tiger, back to the stock block...
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    Still learning on the Kemper - DUCKING

    I've had my Kemper for quite a while now, and I feel that there isn't anything that I can do with it that I want. I haven't delved into the effects much, other than using some reverb and some delay on morph for the amount of delay I want. But watching a Michael Britt video this week, he...
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    Harley Benton G212 Vintage

    After watching a number of YouTube videos raving about it, I purchased the Harley Benton G212 Vintage cabinet ( https://www.thomannmusic.com/harley_benton_g212_vintage.htm ) a 2X12 cabinet with 2 Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Before this purchase, I had 2 4X12 cabinets (from order of...
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    Why "View More"?

    I usually click "What's new" to see the latest posts since my last visit. Sometimes, it shows threads that I've already read in regular font, and shows the new posts in bold font. When this happens, there is a "View More" button. When I click that, it shows all the latest threads, already...
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    Orange Crush 10 mod

    Many years ago, I bought an Orange Crush 10 off eBay. It was just for testing guitars that I built or rewired, in compact way. Later on, I gave it to my son. For the last few years, he hasn't been using it, because the small speaker just can't deliver a great sound. Since it wasn't being...
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    Synergy Amps

    In the (not so distant) past, I had a LynchBox that I absolutely loved. As with all tube amps, there is a nice amount of maintenance that comes along with a large tube amp, especially if you're playing out. I really only played the Mr Scary module through the LynchBox with a few times, here...
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    An unscientific test of solid state vs power tubes

    I have been absolutely loving my Synergy SYN-1. I mostly play it through my Seymour Duncan PowerStage into a cabinet. It sounds fantastic. but, I started thinking about how it would sound through a tube power amp. The good news is that the SYN-1 can be used through a head's FX Loop, and...
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    Revisited MXR 10 Band EQ

    A few years ago, I tried a couple of MXR EQs, and the results were far less than stellar. I first tried the MXR 108 Coming from a Boss GE-7 EQ, I figured this was "3 more better" :) Unfortunately, as soon as it was engaged, it was noisy AF* ( <= A scientific term :) ) I originally figured...
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    EQ curves of amplifier tubes

    I’m having a blast with my new Synergy SYN-1. Having a preamp, the size of a book, that gives you a ton of options has been nothing but fun. I was thinking how much I could downsize, and I used my Seymour Duncan PowerStage as a power amp. It is really fantastic. But using a solid state power...
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    Yngwie (Chingwie) Strat neck

    A while back, I bought a couple of necks from AliExpress, and was quite surprised at the quality of the necks. There were some obvious flaws, like a small gap in the skunk stipe wood on the back of the neck. One had the dots slightly offline. Things like that. I knew I would be doing a fret...
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