Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

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  1. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    i'm trying to justify spending $700 on a 68 fender twin with jensen neo's when I already have a '69 fender twin I don't really play anymore.
     
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    i'm trying to justify spending $700 on a 68 fender twin with jensen neo's when I already have a '69 fender twin I don't really play anymore.

    The obvious answer is to go for it, and then run them in stereo.
     
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    went to go see clapton a few weeks ago and then came home and dug out my guitar from the closet, been sitting in there for a couple years. [​IMG]
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    When I get to Japan I am gonna pick up one of those special non-catalog Clapton-alikes they made for the Japanese market, they're spec'ed out exactly like the original '90's EC signature Strats minus the autograph, they sell for like 800 bones new. I had a MIJ '50's strat with the V neck like 15 years ago and loved that thing, but it was worse for the wear and I ended up trading it to a stoner for non-guitar stuff. [​IMG]
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i'm trying to justify spending $700 on a 68 fender twin with jensen neo's when I already have a '69 fender twin I don't really play anymore.

    Do it. Then keep the best sounding one. I bet there will be a difference.
     
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    origenesprit Senior member

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    went to go see clapton a few weeks ago and then came home and dug out my guitar from the closet, been sitting in there for a couple years. [​IMG]
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    Pretty. I'd like to find a natural Riviera from the 90's and make it all Strokes like. Or find a Valensi elitist.


    I've decided to replace my Big Muff with something that will cut through the mix a bit better. What fuzz does everyone use? I'm very seriously considering a Diamond Fireburst, maybe to replace both my Muff and my Shredmaster. Actually, I'm considering replacing everything on my board with Diamond stuff - I'm just so damn impressed with the compressor.
     
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    I've decided to replace my Big Muff with something that will cut through the mix a bit better. What fuzz does everyone use? I'm very seriously considering a Diamond Fireburst, maybe to replace both my Muff and my Shredmaster. Actually, I'm considering replacing everything on my board with Diamond stuff - I'm just so damn impressed with the compressor.

    Hmm...I've not heard the Diamond fuzz but agree that the compressor sounds awesome. I also have (and love) the Diamond vibrato. What kind of fuzz are you going for? I mean there's lots of choices between 60s shredded speaker to Smashing Pumpkins/90s saturation...

    Fuzzes are definitely sensitive to pickup/amp combinations as well...a certain pedal that sounds killer with my tele/silverface fender rig might sound like ass through an SG/matchless rig, for example. I'm a fan of the various Fulltone fuzz pedals; also the zvex fuzz factory.
     
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    Hmm...I've not heard the Diamond fuzz but agree that the compressor sounds awesome. I also have (and love) the Diamond vibrato. What kind of fuzz are you going for? I mean there's lots of choices between 60s shredded speaker to Smashing Pumpkins/90s saturation...

    Fuzzes are definitely sensitive to pickup/amp combinations as well...a certain pedal that sounds killer with my tele/silverface fender rig might sound like ass through an SG/matchless rig, for example. I'm a fan of the various Fulltone fuzz pedals; also the zvex fuzz factory.


    I'd like something muff-like, but that cuts through the mix better. I'll mainly be using a humbucker Les Paul through an old AC30.
     
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    I'd like something muff-like, but that cuts through the mix better. I'll mainly be using a humbucker Les Paul through an old AC30.

    I'm really digging my Blackout Effectors Musket Fuzz so far. It uses the Big Muff circuit but add a few more controls to help tweak thing a bit. Including a mids knob so you can cut through better.
     
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    Actually, been listening to some PGS youtube vids and I think i'm going to go for the Red Witch Fuzz God. Holy crap does that thing sound awesome.
     
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    I'd like something muff-like, but that cuts through the mix better. I'll mainly be using a humbucker Les Paul through an old AC30.

    Try out the barber trifecta. It's basically a big muff with more controls and a mid cut. I has one, but to be honest you really can't go wrong with the older green sovtek big muffs. I was on a boutique pedal kick for a while, and even have a diamond overdrive. But you can't fake the classics.
     
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    I have the Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion pedal.

    I got it when I started playing as something more than the button on my amp. Briefly tried the the "Overdrive" pedal but wanted "Distortion" and turbo sounded better [​IMG] (I was new remember). I do like the Turbo I vs Turbo II settings which seems to give the pedal a lot of range.

    With that, I have a mexican strat and a small fender amp. It isn't exactly the right combo for the music and sounds I am listening too lately...the guitar is so bright and the pedal doesn't exactly make the warmest sounds. I can't really justify a new guitar for how much I play though (though I'd like to try an epiphone les paul if it showed up at the right price)...maybe some string changes or a new pedal might give me a little different sound though.
     
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    I have the Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion pedal.

    I got it when I started playing as something more than the button on my amp. Briefly tried the the "Overdrive" pedal but wanted "Distortion" and turbo sounded better [​IMG] (I was new remember). I do like the Turbo I vs Turbo II settings which seems to give the pedal a lot of range.

    With that, I have a mexican strat and a small fender amp. It isn't exactly the right combo for the music and sounds I am listening too lately...the guitar is so bright and the pedal doesn't exactly make the warmest sounds. I can't really justify a new guitar for how much I play though (though I'd like to try an epiphone les paul if it showed up at the right price)...maybe some string changes or a new pedal might give me a little different sound though.



    You could put in a stacked dual coil humbucker if you want a heavier sound.

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/product...t_rails_for_s/
     
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    Try out the barber trifecta. It's basically a big muff with more controls and a mid cut. I has one, but to be honest you really can't go wrong with the older green sovtek big muffs. I was on a boutique pedal kick for a while, and even have a diamond overdrive. But you can't fake the classics.

    That sounds pretty great on the PGS demo. Thanks for the recommend! And it'll cut through the mix?
     
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    That sounds pretty great on the PGS demo. Thanks for the recommend! And it'll cut through the mix?

    yeah, the mid cut is a push/pull that is a contour that will do just that. I like the pedal, I bought it to replace my brother's big muff which i did not have at the time, but again, I was looking for a big muff, not a clone.
     
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