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Guitar Talk In General / Re: Pickup Time
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:57:55 PM »
Im doing a trade for some Lawrence noiseless ones. Ill let you know how that works. I have a set of fender vn I like a lot. Im kind of on a noiseless kick right now. The fenders convinced me noiseless arent not as bad as everyone says.

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Amplifiers / Re: VHT Special 6, Ultra or not
« on: July 01, 2013, 05:24:07 PM »
Check out the 12/20.

Its my main gigging amp. Itll do the quiet thing too.

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Amplifiers / Re: "Taking Pedals"
« on: June 26, 2013, 01:41:12 PM »
I wonder why the vcxd is differet. I use pedals with my scxd and it sounds great to my ears. Ive done numerous gigs with it.

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Good Music! / Re: Debbie Davies
« on: June 19, 2013, 09:14:52 PM »
I saw her somewhat rece tly and was not blown away.

That video you posted is much better. She must have had an off night when I saw her. Maybe using rental amp cause her tone was awful that night.

Thanks for the vid.

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Amplifiers / Re: "Taking Pedals"
« on: June 19, 2013, 08:02:16 PM »
My guess is that some lower quality practice amps didnt sound very good nomatter what pedal or tweak. Now it seems to have grown into internet verbage. I think any decent amp will "take" pedals

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Amplifiers / Re: VHT Special 6, Ultra or not
« on: June 19, 2013, 07:57:51 PM »
I recently got a VHT Special 12/20. Very happy.

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Electric Guitars / Hamer xt Sunburst on CL.
« on: June 19, 2013, 07:24:27 PM »
I wasn't in the market but this guitar is calling out to me. Any body got a Hamer recomendation or caution?

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Recording Studio / Here's a BB King thing I did as a pickup demo.
« on: April 15, 2012, 01:06:32 PM »
There are a few clams but whatever.  I've never posted music here so here ya go.  This what I'm best at for better or for worse.

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=11247582&q=hi&newref=1

Heres a fun song my band does that doesn't really feature me.  But its still fun to end the night with this.

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=11496142&q=hi&newref=1

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Introduce Yerself! / Re: Not Exactly New But...
« on: March 17, 2012, 03:26:26 PM »
I've been around.  Mostly on strat Talk but I get  little tired of the same old hash so I thought I'd come over here and see whats cookin.

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Introduce Yerself! / Re: Not Exactly New But...
« on: March 17, 2012, 03:36:14 AM »
I seem to remember you live in that disaster stricken country.  Don't want to rehash bad memories for you, but I hope you and yours are all ok.

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Guitar Playing, Technique, Theory / Re: Do you read standard notation?
« on: March 17, 2012, 03:34:26 AM »
I learned to read in College, but was never very good at it.  Mostly Jazz charts with a single line melody or "head".

Its a great skill if you're gonna be a studio ace, but I haven't used it much since college.  I think learning to read rhythm from standad notation IS really useful though.  I learned a lot about phrasing by tapping out rhythms off a page from soloists I like.  Not quite like actually learning the solo, but it still helps.

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Pedals and Effects / New Sparkle Drive
« on: March 17, 2012, 03:25:13 AM »
I just got a new Sparkle Drive.  My initial impression is good.  Except the switch malfunctions.  Voodoo Lab has offered to fix it so thats all good.

I like it a lot.  My quibles are the tone knob doesn't seem to roll off the highs too well and the gain is pretty lo compared to what I'm used to.   Its almost a clean mid boost.  Not quite but kinda. However, its great sounding overall and I have a much higher gain pedal (OCD) so this one does what I need for lower gain settings.   I use my BD 2 for an actual clean boost with almost no gain on it.  I never thought I' have a board with 3 OD pedals, not including channel 2 on my amp, but I like having different sounds available depending on what I feel like.

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Introduce Yerself! / Not Exactly New But...
« on: March 17, 2012, 03:16:49 AM »
Its been a long while.  How ya'll doin? 8)

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Pub Talk / Re: Thrill is Gone
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:23:26 AM »
The thrill left me for 5 years after music school.  I'm now having more fun than ever playing stuff I like instead of "art".  Don't worry....this could be a really good thing.

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Pub Talk / Japan Quake Hillbilly Joe OK? Family OK?
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:17:18 AM »
Very sorry for Japan's troubles.  Hoping you and you family are ok.

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