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Just did a restring and a general clean up on my 335. It's still a dud.
post #2312 of 5076
What's the issue with it? What year? It could be a pickup/pot/cap issue.
post #2313 of 5076
It's an 03 or and 04. Just feels like plastic. Doesn't seem to like resonating. Meh.

Beautiful looking instrument though.
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Historics or bust.
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Vintage or bust.

FTFY
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Anybody ever play Heritage? My old guitar teacher had one and it sounded great.
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Anybody ever play Heritage? My old guitar teacher had one and it sounded great.

I can't get past the headstock.
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I can't get past the headstock.

 

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I just won a Keeley Electronics C4 Compressor from a local store competition. Seems alright, but I'm thinking of selling it and getting a Wampler Ego. Any of you have much experience with compressors? What are your thoughts?

post #2319 of 5076
the Keeley is a great compressor. Really great. If you're thinking about something else, then you probably don't need a compressor.
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I just won a Keeley Electronics C4 Compressor from a local store competition. Seems alright, but I'm thinking of selling it and getting a Wampler Ego. Any of you have much experience with compressors? What are your thoughts?
They are very different.

Keeley is more of a typical Nashville style Comp. Classic comp sound. What most people think of when they think compressor on guitar.

Wampler is able to do the more subtle "tone improvement" compression as well as the more obvious Keeley style stuff. A lot of people I know say they like the Wampler more on humbucker guitars. The keeley in my experience seems to favor single coils. That's just one guy's opinion.

It really depends on what you want. Both are great units.

The best comp I've ever used was the Empress Compressor though. I've tried them all and that one is on another tier. You have the high end stuff (Wampler, Keeley, Diamond) and then you have the Empress IMO.
post #2321 of 5076
Here's a good video comparing several comps:

http://youtu.be/DAzdr2HTx94

Keeley didn't do so well. IMO, it's a little overpriced.
post #2322 of 5076
on the Fargen Mini Plex MK II, I know it has the ability to easily switch out the stock tubes for, as they put it, EL34/KT66 /KT77/6550/6L6/5881/6V6 without the need to re-bias. What's the deal with this? Is there a resister of some sorts in the chain?
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on the Fargen Mini Plex MK II, I know it has the ability to easily switch out the stock tubes for, as they put it, EL34/KT66 /KT77/6550/6L6/5881/6V6 without the need to re-bias. What's the deal with this? Is there a resister of some sorts in the chain?

Probably a series of them that only are affected by certain tubes and such. Kind of like the ridges on a key. Just a guess.
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on the Fargen Mini Plex MK II, I know it has the ability to easily switch out the stock tubes for, as they put it, EL34/KT66 /KT77/6550/6L6/5881/6V6 without the need to re-bias. What's the deal with this? Is there a resister of some sorts in the chain?
Because it's a single ended Class-A amp with a fixed biased.
post #2325 of 5076
makes sense, but then I'd wonder how they'd know how to handle one tube vs. another of its own kind. We know that tube ouput and varation exists, hence the need for matched pairs and the need to re-bias whenever power tubes are changed, so could the resistors take this natural variation into consideration and properly output the correct power? Maybe there's different resistors you plug in with individual tubes that match the number of input prongs for the particular tube type (i know EL34 and 6L6 have the same prongs, but I'm not sure about KT66 or KT88).

IDK, just theorizing. I know you can do the switch fairly easily in smaller rectifier amps (Matchless comes to mind), but usually that's a swap of EL34 vs. 6L6. Not KT88's.
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