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    Nickle plated intonatable bridge

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    MXR Micro amp arrived today. Great little pedal for setting my studio amps to their sweet spot and then kicking on the Micro Amp to hit the front end a little harder. Very happy with the results.

    During the month of July, I'll be finishing up the rack-o-amps in the studio. Right now I have a Budda Superdrive 80, a Marshall 1987x, and a Fender '68 Custom DR (in a MojoTone head-enclosure). On it's way is a 100W Marshall Silver Jubilee (which I'm SO jazzed about), and, in later July, a Vox AC15CH. By later July, I'll also hopefully have a KHE ACS 8x4, which is a custom switcher box to route all of the amp heads to the "cabinet-shed" in the other room. If not selected, all the amps see a dummy-load so there's no issues.

    I will obviously post pics when it's all done.
    I have one of those Micro Amps in my wishlist, only reason I didn't get it yet was I ran across another similar pre amp type pedal at a good price

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    So what's the verdict on this thing? I had my eyes on one for a while - then found an EH Soul Food on Ebay.
    I saw a review on this in Premier Guitar a couple months ago - What do you think about it?
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    You'll be able to heat your house next winter with all those amps

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrgtr42 View Post
    So what's the verdict on this thing? I had my eyes on one for a while - then found an EH Soul Food on Ebay.
    I saw a review on this in Premier Guitar a couple months ago - What do you think about it?
    I saw the Premier Guitar review today that compared it with the Klon and a number of other clones that was biased because it was not American made. The PG video did not show all what the pedal does and only did limited adjustments. They mentioned other points in the article but didn't show it in the video. The PG video mentioned that it must be cheap parts shoved into such a small case and didn't consider they advance in technology that makes these part smaller now than the antiquated Klon. Also, Klon isn't digital, making it an easy circuit to reproduce. They talk down about the build quality and it's a very solid pedal and take that smack at the build quality simply because it's small in size. If you look into the Klon enclosure, which they show a photo of, it's almost empty

    Check out the JHS Youtube channel where Josh educates everyone on the ever changing world of guitar pedal making and production. Josh doesn't bad mouth any manufacture and no matter how inexpensive he gives credit where it's due. Informative and up front and I'm posting one of his video's below about pedal myths.

    As for my opinion it's fantastic but I've never tried to get a Klon sound on my rig. In watching Josh's videos a couple of them talk about how you would use a Klon/Klon clone for better sounds and he made me curious. I did search for clone and the NUX came up and after watching several comparison videos of the different clones I with with the NUX. I use it most of the time with a TS 808 circuit and the Boss SD1 and it's killer. I do use it alone too and it's sounds great on my gear.






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    [QUOTE=mikesr1963;643383]I saw the Premier Guitar review today that compared it with the Klon and a number of other clones that was biased because it was not American made. The PG video did not show all what the pedal does and only did limited adjustments. They mentioned other points in the article but didn't show it in the video. The PG video mentioned that it must be cheap parts shoved into such a small case and didn't consider they advance in technology that makes these part smaller now than the antiquated Klon. Also, Klon isn't digital, making it an easy circuit to reproduce. They talk down about the build quality and it's a very solid pedal and take that smack at the build quality simply because it's small in size. If you look into the Klon enclosure, which they show a photo of, it's almost empty

    Check out the JHS Youtube channel where Josh educates everyone on the ever changing world of guitar pedal making and production. Josh doesn't bad mouth any manufacture and no matter how inexpensive he gives credit where it's due. Informative and up front and I'm posting one of his video's below about pedal myths.

    As for my opinion it's fantastic but I've never tried to get a Klon sound on my rig. In watching Josh's videos a couple of them talk about how you would use a Klon/Klon clone for better sounds and he made me curious. I did search for clone and the NUX came up and after watching several comparison videos of the different clones I with with the NUX. I use it most of the time with a TS 808 circuit and the Boss SD1 and it's killer. I do use it alone too and it's sounds great on my gear.

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    Well, that escalated quickly.

    we'll see if they've lied to me again. "On vehicle out for delivery". I had something a few weeks ago when I saw that on a Monday and it didn't show up until Wednesday or Thursday.
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    Denon Bluetooth receiver for my rack. Cool to play decent quality music through my rack.

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    Denon Bluetooth receiver for my rack. Cool to play decent quality music through my rack.

    now that sounds neat. You can play your phone through it, yes? Does it have a USB port to charge said phone?
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    this showed up 48 hours after I ordered it



    I was set to do a bunch of tracks with it and probably go well into the wee hours but my cat was wiser than I and demanded that I stop and give him attention. he probably knew I'd be going at it for hours and getting up late thus delaying his breakfast

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTheBluesMan View Post
    now that sounds neat. You can play your phone through it, yes? Does it have a USB port to charge said phone?
    It is a nice piece of equipment. I have a ton of music on my phone and can play it through the receiver. It does not have a USB port, but since the range is supposed to be close to 100 feet, that isn't an issue for me. It was a "phone" deal at Sweetwater, and by buying a demo, I got it for even cheaper.
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    It was supposed to arrive on Friday, but package delivery seems to be a bit out of sorts these days. In any event, I wrote before that I'm going to give my granddaughter the Kala ukulele I bought last winter, to replace the POS I got her as a Christmas gift. So, to replace my Kala, I bought this Lohanu single cutaway uke with built-in electronics. Came with a gig bag, tuner, replacement strings, picks and free lessons (I think).


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    TruGlide.

    I saw this little guy on a Tim Pierce video on YouTube, did a search for it, and ordered one. There's no drilling, etc. It's held in place by the tuners, and it takes away that sharp break-angle between the nut and the tuners on Les Pauls and acoustics. The idea is that tuning stability will increase, both during tuning up and during playing. I did a string change and popped it on, then played for about a half hour. After the strings settled in, I was really impressed with the results. No more constantly retuning (esp. the G string) while playing. Very clever!




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    that looks pretty cool and it makes sense. It also keeps the strings evenly spaced through their entire path bridge to tuners. How close the A string came to the E tuner used to irk me about 3 on a side headstocks.
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    I just ordered one for my Les Paul.
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    I have 4 Gibson style guitars that could benefit from this. Will be watching for reports on it.
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    You'll need a new nut. You can see the nut was cut for the slant of the strings. The new device is causing a pinch on the a thru b strings.

    Quote Originally Posted by pc View Post
    TruGlide.

    I saw this little guy on a Tim Pierce video on YouTube, did a search for it, and ordered one. There's no drilling, etc. It's held in place by the tuners, and it takes away that sharp break-angle between the nut and the tuners on Les Pauls and acoustics. The idea is that tuning stability will increase, both during tuning up and during playing. I did a string change and popped it on, then played for about a half hour. After the strings settled in, I was really impressed with the results. No more constantly retuning (esp. the G string) while playing. Very clever!




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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesr1963 View Post
    You'll need a new nut. You can see the nut was cut for the slant of the strings. The new device is causing a pinch on the a thru b strings.
    I can see what you see in the photo on the D string, but none of the others. Playing the guitar, there's no issue so far, and I played for another couple hours today with no tuning issues at all. If it becomes a problem, I'll update the thread.

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    A baker's rack.

    Yes, a baker's rack is guitar-related, if you put a bunch of amp heads on it!



    Soon to have that empty shelf filled with the Marshall Silver Jubilee.

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    Well hell, PC, it works!
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    well, this is a little embarrassing. I had purchased (99% sure) a Dunlop EP101 preamp pedal. I wanted the preamp specifically, not the delay and it was a good price. I got my shipment, opened the box saw the Dunlop package and put it away. I didn't have an amp to try it with (still packed away).

    Last night, I had an itch to play and track. "Hmm, I should try that preamp before I buy a Micro amp." I open the Dunlop package and there is an EP103 Echoplex delay, not the preamp I was expecting.

    I have no freaking idea where I bought this. It's not in the order history of any of my online stores or eBay or Amazon. The best I can figure is a 70 dollar PayPal charge some time early May, but it's some forum member's name on an account and not his screen name. I had cleared out all my PMs, conversations, whatevers a few weeks ago. All my communications with previous sellers are gone.

    Huh, I was planning on either a Catalinabread Echorec or Talisman pedal and holding off until I get an amp up and running again.

    It's not just the delay that I go, this thing is mint, as in dead mint, NIB mint. I may have been the first person to take it out of the box. Maybe I will get the Micro Amp after all
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    Marshall 2555 100-watt Silver Jubilee just arrived from the Great White North. I've been playing it all afternoon.

    It definitely has similarities to the 1987x Plexi reissue, but, with the diode clipping thing gives it that thick, 80s "rawk" thing that resonates with my teen years. I love it. Being able to crank it up to 11 is delicious, since my amp cab is in that "amp shed" in a separate room and I'm only hearing the miked sound (SM57 and Royer 121) through my studio monitors without melting my face off.

    LOVE it.

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    sweet !!
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    PC, I had a giggle about the 80s rawk thing because of nostalgia.

    My gear is so much a product of my age and what I grew up on and was influenced by.

    I had a great Marshall halfstack--can't remember the model, but it was a flagship and had separate eqs on all four channels-- but it didn't sound like anything that I grew up on, so I didn't value it, sold it and have never regretted selling it. Someone is using it now and getting the greatest tones. Just not for me.

    I'm glad you got your new Marshall. It feels great to be able to reproduce sounds that you've loved since you were young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ch willie View Post
    PC, I had a giggle about the 80s rawk thing because of nostalgia.

    My gear is so much a product of my age and what I grew up on and was influenced by.

    I had a great Marshall halfstack--can't remember the model, but it was a flagship and had separate eqs on all four channels-- but it didn't sound like anything that I grew up on, so I didn't value it, sold it and have never regretted selling it. Someone is using it now and getting the greatest tones. Just not for me.

    I'm glad you got your new Marshall. It feels great to be able to reproduce sounds that you've loved since you were young.
    You are spot on, and, in my gigging and gear-buying life, it has been the source of a lot of friction. I started playing in cover bands in the 80s, when pop music was either super-compressed and chorused clean tones, or full-on Marshall stack, arena-rock sounds. And, in fact, a lot of the big songs of that area had both: Uber-clean rhythm, then a HUGE solo tone.

    Ever since, I bought gear that basically tried to emulate a person having a Strat into a clean amp for rhythm, that somehow morphs into a dual-humbucker guitar into a cranked Marshall for leads, then instantly back again. It has been... challenging.

    Yes, yes, the well-rehearsed pat response is, get a guitar, amp and overdrive pedal that you like, and play with the feeling of those other players, rather than needing to copy the sound. I agree, and I try to do that. In my little project studio, though, my goal was to have every major flavor of amp and guitar so as to get any sound that I (or a client) might want on a track. For me, one of those flavors had to be 80s rawk. Because... RAWK!

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    For many years, I wanted to sound exactly like this one or that one. Still true about my 4001 and McCartney. But over time, it became more about whatever I'm writing and recording. I don't want one of my songs to sound like I'm a Clapton clone (if I were anywhere as good as Clapton, which I'm not).

    That sort of thing was more important to me because of playing in cover bands and trying to "play it like the record".

    It's nice to be able to reproduce the sounds of other artists, and sometimes that can work according to what you're playing.

    As time has gone by, it's become more about using the geet that's right for my songs, and often, that means sounding nothing like my heroes' tones. When it does, I'm glad to have the option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ch willie View Post
    For many years, I wanted to sound exactly like this one or that one. Still true about my 4001 and McCartney. But over time, it became more about whatever I'm writing and recording. I don't want one of my songs to sound like I'm a Clapton clone (if I were anywhere as good as Clapton, which I'm not).

    That sort of thing was more important to me because of playing in cover bands and trying to "play it like the record".

    It's nice to be able to reproduce the sounds of other artists, and sometimes that can work according to what you're playing.

    As time has gone by, it's become more about using the geet that's right for my songs, and often, that means sounding nothing like my heroes' tones. When it does, I'm glad to have the option.
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    @DanTheBluesMan isn't the only gear slut here! Just delivered by the brown truck:

    Martin OMC 15ME Streetmaster acoustic electric in Weathered Red.




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    Quote Originally Posted by OldStrummer View Post
    @DanTheBluesMan isn't the only gear slut here! Just delivered by the brown truck:

    Martin OMC 15ME Streetmaster acoustic electric in Weathered Red.



    I've had the regular finish, non-cutaway Martin 000-15M for a few years and it's been a great guitar! The tone is really "woody". You can't hear the metallic sound of the strings as much as on other acoustic guitars, yet it's not dull sounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    I've had the regular finish, non-cutaway Martin 000-15M for a few years and it's been a great guitar! The tone is really "woody". You can't hear the metallic sound of the strings as much as on other acoustic guitars, yet it's not dull sounding.
    That's what they say about mahogany; Taylor and Martin (and others, I'm sure) make mahogany-bodied guitars specifically for their "warmer" tones. I'm letting it sit to acclimate, but I tuned it and played on it for a few minutes, and my first impression: great strumming guitar, not so great as a finger-picker.

    Of course, by my user handle here, I guess you can tell what my focus is
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