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Pub Talk / Something to think about
« on: June 02, 2015, 01:34:21 PM »
I found and read this article and dude has a powerful point.


Definitely something (for some) to think about.

Pedals and Effects / The D*A*M Pro-808 pedal?
« on: May 28, 2015, 06:18:17 PM »
I saw th' price and said th' appropriate word.........damn!!!!!


No way in H*E*L*L!!! When will th' madness end? Must have 22 carat legs on th' resistors to go through the 22 carat traces on th' circuit board too!

BTW- "D*A*M" stands for Differential Audio Manifestations. 100% handmade pedals from South Yorkshire UK.

Pedals and Effects / Hey, how 'bout that DigiTech????
« on: April 10, 2015, 03:39:11 PM »
I stumbled across this doo dad lately and was.......uh, caught by surprise for lack of a better term. it's called the DigiTech Trio Band Creator Pedal. Kinda neat.


Guitar Talk In General / Just a thought
« on: December 06, 2014, 12:28:45 PM »
I find it amazing that in spite of what you pay for a shall we say "lesser model" or "low end" Gibson (ie. Studio, etc.), and the lack of amenities like a hardshell case for anything under uhhhh...$1100. Even Epiphone will use an inlay of their name of their headstock. Gibson will use the same silk screening they use for the "Les Paul model" decal for their name up until you pay mmmmm..... maybe $1450 or so (for Les Pauls anyway) then you get an inlaid Gibson name. Personally, I believe a set neck guitar should have a hard case. That's just me. Anything less is unacceptable.

Yet in light of all this, they (Gibson) still has their devotees and followers that bear allegiance to this wha....112 year old company? Well, they weren't so cut corner-ish way back when so.........ah you get th' picture. Won't be long before your sub-$1000 Gibson guitar will be made in Asia somewhere! It will beneath them to deal with that "stuff"!

Guitar Talk In General / Test it out?
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:04:31 AM »
Ever in your internet travels browse Craigslist, Reverb, Ebay etc. and see an ad where someone's selling an item....let's say a pedal for instance. I have a quote from an actual CL ad and it goes like this........

"Brand new, just opened the box to test.

 MXR prime distortion stomp box.
 This guitar effect pedal is brand new
 Please see the pics and let me know if you have any questions."

Now, over time that can become a rather expensive habit. I think most of th' time you can get away from actually purchasing a piece of gear just to try it out considering how difficult selling can be at times. The "try before you buy" concept proves a little effort goes a long way AND the best part......... you're not stuck with something you
don't want. ;)

Miscellaneous Gear / Got a Les Paul?
« on: October 04, 2014, 08:51:04 AM »
Need some help determining which pickup you have on?

Try this one on for size - https://reverb.com/item/199460-gibson-les-paul-poker-chip-toggle-switch-plate-burst-goldtop-1958


Pedals and Effects / New from Joyo Pedals
« on: September 21, 2014, 07:43:59 PM »
Just found 'em an' figured I'd share the knowledge to those of you that have not run across these yet. Check 'em out here!


Haven't found any demos yet, but I don't doubt there's some around or due out shortly.

If it's Sunday, 7:40 pm EST, 9/21/2014 (like where I am) or wherever you are now, have yourself a great week!

Pedals and Effects / Input Time! Not Sick!!
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:51:56 AM »
Well folks it's NOT sick, it's FREAKING SICK!!!!  What's freaking sick you ask? The price of this overdrive (I don't wanna say it's new, so I'll say recently discovered by me) pedal called the "Thirty Volt Overdrive Pedal". Another one that's supposed to be "amplike" in character, a Marshall in a box, clear, organic sounding, non-signal robbing and all th' other good stuff you want from an overdrive pedal I forgot to mention. Help yourself to more information about this gem of electronic wizardry - http://www.freakingsickelectronics.com/  Oh yeah, dig th' price y'all, $299 with trade-in of any pedal, working or not. Otherwise it's $345! Don't fall out yer chair now. You'll probably agree, th' compnay name fits.......period! Sounds decent, but so does a $229 Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe! Nuff said! Have a good week everybody.

Pub Talk / The Model
« on: August 21, 2014, 09:41:05 AM »
This article below kinda reflects the way the guitar world (or parts of it) is evolved over the years or at least going in that direction.


I happened across this gem recently.  Guess this is necessary huh?


Class wars perhaps?

Amplifiers / Input Time! Tube Vibe from Solid State?
« on: August 13, 2014, 06:19:39 PM »
I know the well informed folks here have probably heard about these, but I had to put this out for some "input" from you guys. First up.....I found out about this one from an ad in my local CL. This gem of an amp is the from the fella that brought you QSC products (power amps,etc.). The amp is the "Aviator" from Quilter. This (100 advertised watts per channel) amp comes in four configurations. The head only, 8" closed back, twin 10" and 1 x 12" open back. These are made in the USA and come with protective cover.  The one I saw and listened to was the 1 x 12. Personally, I haven't heard enough to say they sound tube-ish, but what I did hear was quite good. Oh.......these babies ain't cheap and y'know the purists are gonna say they are overpriced. Yeah, the 1 x 12? $949!! Oh well. For more information, you can check 'em out here - http://www.quilterlabs.com/  There also a host of other stuff like extension cabs and assessories.

Next up from Roland, you probably heard about the reemergence of the Blues Cube. The two models the have on the scene now are the "Stage" 60-watt combo and the "Artist" 80-watt combo. They're supposed to have this comprehensive Tube Logic design that delivers  interactive tonal behaviors of famous fine-tuned vintage tube amps, including preamp and output tube distortion characteristics and power supply compression. Both feature a four-way Power Control (0.5 W, 15 W, 45 W, Max) that allows for cranked-amp tones at any volume. You can read more about these amps below........

http://www.roland.com/products/en/Blues_Cube_Stage/   $699

http://www.roland.com/products/en/Blues_Cube_Artist/    $899

For what they are, they're quite good. Now the price......well that's another story.

In addition to "tube amp" characteristics, it would seem these new entries have "tube amp" price tags! Wonder how the revamped TransTube-driven Peavey Bandit 112 would stack up to the above amps? Let them solid states bump heads a bit, then "Play on"!!!

Guitar Talk In General / Input Time; What'll they think of next?
« on: July 30, 2014, 06:09:27 PM »
Well, looks like technology has made another stride in Guitarland. I guess there's a little somethin', somethin' for everybody. Can't afford more than one? Stick a "personality card" in th' one ya got! For th' folks that don't know, I just discovered these Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus guitars that have three interchangeable personality cards you can use to get the exact flavor of Strat tone you might want. These axes also come with N3 Noiseless pickups, fully solderless electronics and a compound-radius fretboard. Nice huh? It actually goes beyond all that with DIP switches that work differently depending on the personality card you're using. Ah, you'll see in th' vid! Enjoy ♫


Pedals and Effects / Overdrive Pedal Inquiry
« on: July 15, 2014, 10:52:23 PM »
Question for the market minded......is it a fair assumption that most overdrive/distortion pedals are geared or designed for tube amps? Maybe more so the "boo-teek" ones? From my personal experience, Boss pedals seem to be pretty much solid state friendly. After all, a pedal is only as good as it's supporting cast (amp, guitar pups, etc.) IMHO.

Miscellaneous Gear / Input Time! "Question of the day".
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:56:03 PM »
Hello folks and welcome to another installment of input time! Today (7/12/2014), I will ask a question in reference to the world most of us participate in......the musical world. Now, many (if not all) of you watch You Tube videos from time to time and there can be some helpful information found there. However for the life of me, I cannot find the significance in makin' a video involving the un-boxing of a guitar, amp or piece of gear etc............y'know what I mean? AN UN-BOXING VIDEO!!!!! I for have never seen (or read about) anybody posing this question before in any forums (of course I no longer care 'bout any other forums either), but I was just curious. Hmmmmm :P !

Recording Studio / The Effort
« on: June 30, 2014, 10:58:21 AM »
Here's one I threw together appropriately called "The Effort" 'cause it was one. ;)


Just some tune I had in my head so I decided to toss some ideas around.

Pub Talk / Today's Greeting!!
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:52:34 AM »
Here on Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:05 EDT, I wish to say "HAPPY FATHER'S DAY" to all the Dads out there!

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