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    The Helix Strand

    General rule is if the amp sounds better don't buy. Do you really need the many options and what about support after purchase?
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    Picking up some pick ups and understanding the 80's metal sound

    As for other gear Rockman distortion generator, chorus, delay etc Marshall JCM800
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    Gear rules / preferences?

    Rules? 1 Don't compromise 2 No locking tremolo 3 A US brand 4 Cost is irrelivant happiness is not 5 Know what you want and stick to it 6 Must at all times feel 100% right in mind and spirit. That is it!
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    Is it possible to teach anyone how to play faster?

    Some investing in Troy Stetina speed mechanics book could be essential to your applied technique.
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    Making Do - How have folks gotten by on a tight budget?

    Whatever it takes! In Denmark we have some education support which is for basic living while study is happening. Being + 18 I could put gear investments on monthly payments and that worked well. Still a firm stable income is needed when you do no longer apply for education support. So...
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    Thoughts on Gear and GAS

    Oh god were do I begin? At first it was thrash metal back in 1991 when I started playing electric and I had to figure it out myself. The only music store I eventually became a great customer at knew nothing or could advice on what to use. So it was a alot of trial and errors with guitars...
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    10 Year Gear Challenge...Bring it on!

    I have had this homebuild Stratocaster since 1995 or so with Schecter ash body dated September 1977, Fender Eric Clapton signature neck 1990 and Fender CS69 1998 pickups. So far only 3 upgrades. The last time was 2014 where the most physical change was to Fender US gold hardware.
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    What metronomes do you use?

    I use an older BOSS db60 which is cool and simple. But also lately I have started to use my Zoom 234 drum and bass machine which should have a metronome I need to find but so far the basic patterns is where I am starting to get used to it. I have attached the Zoom to my Tascam 414 4 track...
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    Mesa Boogie 290 Simul-Class Stereo Tube Power Amp

    Finally got a 295 poweramp in December 2018
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    Looking for a Boss se70

    I am looking for an old effects unit called BOSS SE-70 for my Mesa/Boogie rig. Since its a small unit it fits one rack space with my Rockman octopus. I can only so far find a BOSS SE-50 in Denmark so I want to know if UK has one that are willing to ship as I otherwise have to import from Japan.
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    I have been into not of this earth by Joe Satriani lately
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    How loud do you play at home?

    Not too loud or too much right now. While December finally brought me a nice Mesa/Boogie 295 poweramp which can be counted on being very rare in Denmark I still have to get cabinets of choice and retube it as that still has original '90s powertubes in. But I realized that the recording outputs...
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    Post Your Rig

    That is a very cool Les Paul waiting for action!
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    The evolution of a partscaster

    On to part 3 of upgrades the 2014 version. By then I started to feel some pots not really working the way they used to and I did still did not know what pots were in at all. So on to finally myself go to nearly fully dismantle this guitar to see what I will find. The Schecter ash body had a...
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    Multi NPD! Tone city selection

    Let the effect war begin!
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    The evolution of a partscaster

    The number 2 upgrade were the Duncans which got exchanged to Fender CS69 in 1998. That is the date on them so that must be the time. The sticker is late '70s original Gasolin' merch. I played 10 months in a cover band for that music in 2001 and I always liked the music. I grew up with my parents...
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    The evolution of a partscaster

    The first upgrade of 3 so far was around 1996-97. While on that trip in the first post I did get a tremolo arm which fitted though it was a bit longer than regular size Fender I later found out. The back plate was white so I went white to match and from a Seymore Duncan catalog picked Duck...
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    Hankering for a black les Paul custom

    I had my fun with a new 2001 Gibson Les Paul custom back then and while the quality gave me 2 faults to deal with it sounded and played great. Still I am more into strat sounds and so much that I could let go so it went and I have not really desired another since then.
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    the g.a.s thread.

    Thanks for the information. That raises the interest a bit.
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    The evolution of a partscaster

    The story of my partscaster is rather long but it started by me getting a phone call back in 1995 as I had a Gibson Explorer reissue for sale. I got this stratocaster that I have build with Schecter ash body and Fender EC signature maple neck. At first I said I needed to think and got his...