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Friday, April 13th, 2012
11:06 pm - Can Someone Help Me Buy Delay Pedal And Travel To New Zealand - Single Zippy Kid


current mood: grateful

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Monday, March 22nd, 2010
12:41 am - volume pedal / expression pedal

hey i'm looking for a volume pedal to use with my electric guitar
i am also looking for an expression pedal to use with a digitech timebender

i've been looking around but i can't even tell if there's a real difference between different volume and expression pedals made by different companies.

any suggestions?

thanks in advance

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
2:11 pm - Rechargeable 9V's in gear

Fellow guitar guys and gals, we all love the convenience of plugging in musical devices, but there are times when it is far more convenient to use batteries. And far more convenient for our lowly musician wages to use rechargeables.

So, what all brands of chargers and rechargeable 9-volts have you had the most success with using in your wireless mics, in-ear systems, wireless systems, and stompboxes?

I'm trying to find the cheapest and most reliable solutions. Looks like Tenergy (on Amazon.com) and Rayovac have had the most positive reviews.

Apologies for the crosspost, but I need answers fast!

current mood: contemplative

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
9:13 pm - Blackout effectors.

I have heard alot of rumblings about this company. Specifically their Musket pedals, anyone ever try one?

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009
3:37 pm - Big Muff Problem


I've just bought a new big muff pi (usa). I know it's big muff, and it's famous for it's feedback. But in the rehearsal room I'm like 3 meters away from the amp and even if the volume knob is on 3 or 4, the big muff has so much feedback, that when I don't play (big muff is on) it has just too much of noisy-loud feedback. Are there any tricks to get the beautiful creamy sound, but avoid the mighty-loud-noisy-thunder hum?

Thank you!

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Thursday, July 30th, 2009
2:18 am - programmable delay

i've been looking for a delay pedal in the likes of

boss dd-20
digitech time bender
tc electronic nova delay
line 6 dl-4

i have tried the line 6 dl-4 and it isn't quite doing it for me.
i want a delay where i can program the exact time of delay.

does anyone have any advice or experience with the pros and cons of the dd-20, time bender, nova delay? it would be helpful if there was anyone that had more than one of the above mention pedals.

thanks in advance!

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
12:49 pm - I'll share my pain here...

... since you guys might sympathize more than others would.

My car was broken into last night. My alarm went off and scared them off before anything else happened, but not before they snagged my pedal bag.

Among all my cords, my one-spot, miscellaneous gear, all of my pedals are now gone. *sobs in corner* I'll miss my Boss RC-20 Looper and Electro-Harmonix Little Big Muff the most. I also lost a Boss digital delay that I just got last week, and I have to buy my friend a new phaser pedal.

Fortunately, all of my instruments were with me, but I completely forgot that my bag was in my car until I realized it was gone.

So this isn't just me whining, let's turn it into this: I am now starting with a fresh slate. I'm not necessarily going to replace my pedals with the exact ones I had before. What pedals do you guys use that you can't live without?

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Monday, June 29th, 2009
11:56 am - Go look at my journal for DIY effects

Hi, I've just set up a little blog on this thing to show off my homemade guitar effects and for those of you that do the same I put stripboard layouts for most of them up too.

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Monday, June 8th, 2009
7:48 pm

 Hey there everyone, first time poster.  Got a question about a Cry Baby GCB-95.  I bought it secondhand and can't seem to get it to work.  My instrument goes through it to the amp fine, but when I try to add the effect, nothing happens.  I changed the battery as well as plugged it into the wall, still nothing.  I'm not sure if this info is sufficient to help anyone, but that's all I can tell you (I don't know much about pedals; up until recently I just played an acoustic).  Thanks.

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Monday, April 13th, 2009
10:11 am - Electroharmonix Big Muff

So I'm curious about something: With the Big Muff is it worth it to throw down the 80 bux and get the original, or can you get the same sound with either the xo, double, or nano? A lot of the reviews aren't very clear on this.

current mood: bored

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
12:25 pm - Fender. REALLY?

I know times are tough but how exactly can FENDER rationalize a $200-500 hike in the price of their instruments? How are Joe Schmo's without jobs supposed to buy their guitars?

Why would I pay over $1070us for a Mexican jazzmaster? What changed with their American Jazzmasters to make the price skyrocket to $1899 from an already absurd $1499? This is precisely why I stopped buying Gibson stuff. And the guitar case... $200? REALLY? Holy s--t!

I bought a Japanese JM 5 years ago for $399. What gives? The economy isn't to blame for all of this. Also, 5 years ago, the American Jazzmasters were $1000us.

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Friday, February 20th, 2009
12:33 pm - crossposted to guitargeek

Just a quick note to dudes with Fender Twins or other amps that are totally ridiculously picky with the high-end signals from most overdrive or distortion pedals (ie. that awful, fizzy bacon sound).

I friggin found one that works! 
Tech 21 XXL (weird, the sansamp I used in front of it occasionally was even worse than most pedals) seems to have enough definition in the low end that you can dial out all the highs and it still sounds fucking awesome.
The sound I get out of it into a totally clean Twin Reverb (volume set just under 2, so the tubes aren't even working very hard yet) reminds me of a JCM-800, but grittier and a bit bassier. Sounds even better when I push the Twin a bit (even at low volumes) with a boost.

This is a major breakthrough for me, and I know a lot of other people with Twins have constantly faced this issue.

Anyone suggest any good boosts? I am pretty close to doing my usual "don't overthink it - MXR Micro Amp duh," but maybe there's something boutiquey that is just that much better. Right now I'm using my Line6 Crunchtone, and it does a fairly good job. Colours it a bit too much, but it has a built-in noise gate which is a huge help. Any favourites out there?

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
3:39 pm - Looping
jkndrkn Hello Friends

I recently realized that the most immediate and gratifying way to create and perform electronic music with an improvisational element will be for me to use some kind of looping device. I plan on using a bass guitar, a keyboard, a drum machine, a microphone, a looping pedal, and a handful of effects processors. I currently have a Boss DD-6 with a simple "hold" function that is tricky to use.

Here are the features of my ideal device:
  1. Has a memory card that can be loaded with pre-recorded loops
  2. Provides easy transition between pre-recorded loops
  3. Provides a loop "undo" feature that lets me erase one or more loops in the loop "stack"
  4. Allows for long, multi-bar loops (8 or even 16 bars of 4/4 would be awesome)
It would be cool, too, to have these features built into a software application aimed at live performance to help me avoid the cost of buying a feature-packed looping pedal. The problem with PC's is latency, though. In any case, do you or anyone you know use a laptop for live looping?


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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
11:23 am - ::vtol:: static

::vtol:: static

My first official album "Static" has being released on "Far away records" label. The experimental work was totally performed by handmade machine "RoboSynth".

All tracks can be listened and downloaded here >>>

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Friday, January 16th, 2009
8:13 pm - Fake microphones


I totally got duped.

I was suspicious about my Shure microphones and I took them to a Shure dealer to look them over. Here is the damage:

$99 sm58- REAL
$50 SM57-FAKE
$140 Beta87- FAKE
$80 Beta58-FAKE
I have a Beta 57 ($70) coming and I have a feeling it's a fake too.

I'll never buy microphones from Amazon.com sellers or Ebay again. I'll have to pony up and start paying full price at the local store. Luckily, I should be able to get a full refund for 3 of the 4 fake-o's.

I've learned how to look out for fake Shure mics:

-cheap looking zip pouches/zippers
-included xlr-1/4" cord
-mic stand adapter may not say "manufactured by Shure in Mexico"
-inside of microphone tips are taped
-less wax insulation around transformers
-slightly misshapen windscreens

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Thursday, January 15th, 2009
7:29 am - vocal signal --> fundamental note or guitar sound

I need a pedal that will turn a vocal signal (instrument or 3-prong mic input; either one is fine) into either a guitaresque sound OR a fundamental note that I can run through my guitar modeling pedal. Please help.

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
5:59 pm - Music Equipment, COD5 and more


check it out

Call of Duty: World at War (Playstation 3)
Sony Sound Forge Production Software Podcast *OPENED*

Wavelab Essential Digital Audio Recording & Stein Key !

Barely USED Hitachi FDV Hammer Drill Great Condition

Lexicon Omega USB Recording Device Computer PC MAC

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Sunday, January 4th, 2009
11:22 pm - music gear for sale!

Epiphone casino
Epiphone mb-200 banjo
Epiphone el-00 blues parlor guitar
Shure kick drum mic....

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Thursday, December 11th, 2008
5:29 pm - EBAY

I just posted this gem for sale:




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Sunday, November 16th, 2008
12:45 pm - This guy here!


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