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  1. Does anybody use the H9 phone app to edit their pitch, mod, or timefactor pedal? Can it work without needing the actual H9 hardware unit? If so, how do you connect? Are there cables that go from the lightning jack to that USB type B jack? Or from lightning to midi?? Eventide’s web site is just confusing me. Thanks for any help.
  2. In Rainbows And I’d vote for Back in Black and Aja too. Other personal faves: Nevermind, Graceland, and Illinois, which is also know as Come on Feel the Illinoise, by Sufjan Stevens.
  3. Thanks everybody! I was also disappointed with the mini-humbuckers... I had purchased and put one in my current Strat's bridge years ago, but I took it out because it wasn't good for either sound. But I am happy to hear your advice about splitting a humbucker. I had always thought that was more a gimmick than a useable tool. So it's nice hearing your experiences. I think that's the way to go, and I can experiment with different humbuckers over time.
  4. Hiya guitar folks. I’ll be upgrading to an American deluxe Strat not too long from now, but I’m having a heck of a time deciding whether I want all three single coils or if I want a humbucker in the bridge. What pros and cons do you see to each? If you’ve got a bridge single coil in a Fender-style guitar, what do you use it for?? I’ve got a plexi/baseman clone w EL34s and love a good Van Halen tone; I could get even closer with a Strat + humbucker than w my Hamer! But then again, a bridge single coil on a Strat or tele has a unique, crunchy/sharp sound. And I rewired my current Strat so the bridge SC can pair w either other p/u; I get two kinds of squawk! So which do I want or need more?
  5. Well then I’ll develop an app that lets you hail a cab from anywhere!
  6. Very interesting. If I were an entrepreneur, I’d set up an app and a subscription service to monetize the work done by those folks. Get a new surprise profile every week or something.
  7. Everybody knows that Canadian Marshall clones from the early 70s are the best. Nobody's willing to say it though, so we get all these other recommendations.
  8. For something like being in a pit orchestra for a Broadway show, I could totally understand the need to go from country Fender cleans to deadly triple-rectified brutalz to plexi rock and on and on. Small tube amps can't cover the range. Even if the audience won't think of the guitar amp as they evaluate the show, the realism of the guitar's various sounds could affect their experience... And it could certainly affect casting directors' opinions.
  9. I spent those weeks on disability awaiting back surgery due to picking up an amp the wrong way. I can sympathize with the draw toward something solid state! But I have no clue how to test them. Manufacturers really ought to turn toward building realistic, practical, low-cost roadie simulators.
  10. Interesting. I need to learn more about it. I put "country" in quotes because I'm guessing there are various definitions, and it's a diverse range of styles/sounds..... Speaking of which, do I understand correctly that all kinds of slides (lap steel, pedal steel, plain old glass slide on a regular guitar) were inspired by Hawaii?? Or did mainland music export that to Hawaii?? ...... It'll be fun to watch and learn. TV can trump books when it comes to music lessons!
  11. Thanks for the word! I will try to find the prior episodes online and then tape the upcoming episodes... One of my favorite things about my company’s history of rock music book is that it delves heavily into “country” music’s contribution. Traditionally, I had always seen rock described in terms of blues and gospel influences, but it really was a nexus of two different cultures (blues and country) that brought us rock. I’m sure this is obvious to all y’all, but I can attest that TV histories I saw in the 90s were skewed and didn’t pay much attention to the development and contribution of “country” music.
  12. I often wish I could think like a drummer. I’m so busy trying to write an interesting chord progression or develop an interesting timbre/effect, and then I just repeat the same rhythms I’ve used on previous songs. The drummer in my old duo was really big on creating memorable beats that would last in the audience’s head. Wish I had that instinct.
  13. Impressive. .... I find myself going in and drawing velocity curves (freehand) or even adjusting each note manually to pull it off. I wish I didn’t waste the time like that on freakin demos. I should be spending more time noodling around with bluesy licks on the guitar!
  14. The Cakewalk drum module! Never used a real drum machine. I've always just composed in Cakewalk. An upgrade many years ago came with samples (supposedly) of a drum kit used by John Bonham. I met a drummer on Tuesday to work on songs I recorded in Cakewalk with these samples, and he didn't even know they weren't real drums. What an age we live in....... Going back to a recent discussion though, perfectly click-aligned drums can't be the real thing.
  15. Nah... but I used reverb.com for the first time this weekend. Got a Supa-Trem 2 on the way for just $160 after tax and shipping. It’s got a “warble” mode!!
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