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  • Is anybody still here?

    Do old school dudes still stop by?

  • #2
    What was your user name in the past? Would you like me to help you retrieve your old account / password?

    And yes, people still stop by. You did.

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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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    • #3
      Stopping by...
      http://www.bookclubband.com

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      • #4
        i'm here... not so much pedal talk anymore and i only buy a pedal once a year or so and not like i used to

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        • #5
          I joined HCFX in 2007, so for me 2008 was sort of the "heyday" of the forum. Hard to believe the stock market crash was 10 years ago. It's really sobering to think that everyone is now 10 years older. Even the 16 year olds chiming in back then are now probably working full time jobs, getting married, having kids, and not really buying a lot of pedals. I was already an old man then, so things haven't changed much for me. I'm still buying pedals :-)

          In 2018 so far I've picked up a BOSS SL-20 Slicer and an EHX Key9.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fender&EHX4ever View Post

            In 2018 so far I've picked up a BOSS SL-20 Slicer and an EHX Key9.
            No NPD threads? No pics? No reviews?

            I'd love to hear what you think of both pedals.

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            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

            - George Carlin

            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

              No NPD threads? No pics? No reviews?

              I'd love to hear what you think of both pedals.
              The Key9 is on its way. I haven't tried it yet, but really looking forward to it.

              I've mostly been using the BOSS SL-20 after the EHX Synth9. It's a mesmerizing combination. I haven't tried placing it in front of the Synth9 yet, but plan to soon. I'm curious how the Synth9 will respond to the attack of the Slicer - if it's more stable at slower rates and glitchy at faster rates, for example. The Mel9 also sounds great after the Slicer. When I get some time, I will experiment with combining the Slicer with a Digitech Space Station, a Digitech Synth Wah, and a Pigtronix Mothership. I anticipate some great things with all of those combos.

              SL-20 Pros:
              - wide variety of stereo options
              - MIDI clock sync
              - 50 fun preset patterns for instant gratification grooves
              - Patterns offer a nice variety of rhythms (techno, swing, triplets, etc.)
              - harmonic slicer with embedded filtering and pitch shifting on some patterns
              - variable control over attack and wavelength (duty)
              - nice light display around the encoder for keeping time
              - on-board looper

              SL-20 Cons:
              - no way to multiply or divide the clock sync on-board (would have been handy to not have to adjust the master clock)
              - no way to create your own rhythms beyond the 50 presets and harmonic slicer (odd, given the inclusion of a tap tempo switch that could have served a dual purpose)
              - on some patterns the wavelength is not long enough, over-emphasis on staccato patterns

              Overall, a really enjoyable and useful pedal for guys like me who love electronic music, and would rather play a guitar synth than a keyboard synth. I'm sure it can be used for more subtle duties as well, especially with the right blend of dry and effect signals.

              Compared to the EHX Super Pulsar, for example? I love that the Super Pulsar allows us to create our own rhythms and is generally more flexible with wave shaping; but the interface is not intuitive and usually forces me to pull out the manual every time. The Slicer UI is less flexible, but it is very intuitive without needing the manual.

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              • #8
                I'd be interested in hearing how it works out when you put the SL-20 in front of one of the EHX "keyboard" pedals - in my experience, they like a nice, even attack, and they don't do as well with dynamic playing - which is why I suggest people try a compressor in front of them if they're having issues with tracking / triggering.

                Great write up on the SL-20 - thanks for posting that!
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                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                • #9


                  just dropped in for the first time in about 5 years. Looking for some compressor advice
                  GREAT DEALS WITH: fellsilver | washuffitze3 | Verence | numbcomfortably | comfortablynumb | drasp | curehardy | NaylorStrat | sam.gans | theweight | arcarsenal72 | hivedestruction | rabott13 | angelhair0 | duderanimous

                  GEAR:
                  American Vintage 52 Tele | Epiphone Les Paul
                  Boss FV-500H | TU-2 | Timmy | Screwdriver | Monsterpiece MkIII | TimeBender
                  JTM-45

                  GO LSU

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by T Stre View Post


                    just dropped in for the first time in about 5 years. Looking for some compressor advice
                    Good to see you!

                    What are you looking for in a compressor pedal?

                    I'm currently working on a review of the new Ampeg Opto-Comp which is a good, affordable opto compressor, but that won't run for a few weeks... but I did relatively recently review the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro compressor, which is one of the best little compressor pedals I've ever tried.
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                    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                    - George Carlin

                    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                    • #11
                      I still pop in from time to time. Miss the "great deals" mania that prevailed for a while there. We lived through a golden era of gear - lots of good stuff cheap - that was a lot of fun and forums like this made it moreso.
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                      • #12
                        I was gonna be here but I'm not here.
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