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  1. I really f***ing love mine, to begin with, but I have a couple of bits that I need a little bit of help with... I have recently purchased the first amp that I have ever wanted to use the OD channel of rather than stompboxes (its a mesa express 5:50 2x12 and its THE BALLS), but I like my delays, as in can't live without them, so for the first time ever I'm gona use an effects loop. Now the express, for all its loveliness, is preset to the rackmount fx loop output, if you get me? there isn't a +4/-20db switch (though I forget which is for stompers and which is for rackmounts), its just set to the rackmount level. So how do I set the DD-20 to work with it? I know there are a few modes that it can simulate, but I wanted to be sure before I started plugging my two favourite pieces of equipment together in a new way! Also, will the dd-20 in the correct mode compensate for any other stompers I put thru the fx loop? I'm gonna have : korg Dt10 - MXR phase90 (r28) - EHX small clone - empress tremolo -DD20 thru the loop, will any of those react badly to a mismatched input? Finally, I want a second delay to make noises with (as you can't do the pitch-shift thing with delay time knob on the DD-20, its only downfall) and use with the SOS feature, and my eyes were drawn to a boss PS-2/3 as it has a bit more versatility with the pitch shifter, but can a pitch shifter be used in an effects loop? That might be an obvious question, so sorry in advance! Thanks for your time!
  2. Mine is great, as are Diago, nothing but helpful. I plan on getting one of their pedal boards very soon. Lots of fairly big names swear by them, including Oceansize. Who rock.
  3. Hi guys, apparently DD-20 owners thread doesn't exist anymore, but I guess quite a few of you have DD-20s as theyre talked about a lot. I really f***ing love mine, to begin with, but I have a couple of bits that I need a little bit of help with... I have recently purchased the first amp that I have ever wanted to use the OD channel of rather than stompboxes (its a mesa express 5:50 2x12 and its THE BALLS), but I like my delays, as in can't live without them, so for the first time ever I'm gona use an effects loop. Now the express, for all its loveliness, is preset to the rackmount fx loop output, if you get me? there isn't a +4/-20db switch (though I forget which is for stompers and which is for rackmounts), its just set to the rackmount level. So how do I set the DD-20 to work with it? I know there are a few modes that it can simulate, but I wanted to be sure before I started plugging my two favourite pieces of equipment together in a new way! Also, will the dd-20 in the correct mode compensate for any other stompers I put thru the fx loop? I'm gonna have : korg Dt10 - MXR phase90 (r28) - EHX small clone - empress tremolo -DD20 thru the loop, will any of those react badly to a mismatched input? Finally, I want a second delay to make noises with (as you can't do the pitch-shift thing with the DD-20, its only downfall) and use with the SOS feature, and my eyes were drawn to a boss PS-3 as it has a bit more versatility with the pitch shifter, but can a pitch shifter be used in an effects loop? That might be an obvious question, so sorry in advance! Thanks for your time!
  4. thanks for that Hal, food for thought to be sure! I think, all being said though, that the F100 would be a bit more of a 'no compromise' option; I won't have to worry about extension cabinets etc in the future, also I love Vintage 30s more than any other speaker! Thanks for the fast response, hopefully I'll get it in time for a recording session next week and I'll be able to post some clips! thanks for the warm welcome too!
  5. Hi guys, I'm new to the idea of getting a boogie, I tried a lonestar about 6 months ago and was sold on the mesa clean-tone: I've got my heart set on a second-hand f-series of some description, as its more of the 'straight forward no bells or whistles' style which I like. I've found two suitable candidates: an F50 1x12 in mint condition and custom colour for
  6. I play indie/grungey/experimental rock along the lines of sonic youth, trail of dead, silversun pickups, sleater kinney, ikara colt, nine black alps, minus the bear etc etc. This pedal does its one trick beautifully and is all I'll ever need from a phaser, but if you're after a several-trick pony I'd go for a boss PH-3 or something similar. if you're more plug in and play then this is for you! I got interested in it not because of van halen (though my brother says it sounds perfect for playing ****** 80s metal) but coz thurston moore used it in the final 15 min noise part of 'the diamond sea', just after the final (quiet) chorus (8 mins in?) when he starts picking that em7/9 chord. Go listen. Thats the sound.
  7. I looked into this pedal after falling in love with carrie brownsteins tone on the last sleater kinney album 'The Woods': she gets great, great tone from it and I consider the tones on that album to be some of the best I've ever heard (I recommend you have a listen if you're interested in this pedal, particularly on the track 'jumpers'). I think this is a great pedal and is a major assest to anyones board, particularly if you prefer heavy overdrive to distortion (ie the difference between trail of dead and nirvana). It can go from light to heavy and bassy to nasal. What it wont do is make you sound like SRV, it doesnt have that mid hump and has a lot of bass. Tone is in the fingers, this just gives you the balls to back it up.
  8. If stolen, I'd definitely get the neck version again, though would probably opt for the quarter pounder in the bridge position, or, failing that, a p90 or a humbucker. Been playing a good 10 years, owned loads of stuff, currently have a USA tele, USA lonestar strat (texas specials and seymour duncan JB humbucker) and this jazzmaster. Nothing compares jazzmaster as a rhythm guitar if you prefer your fenders to anything else, and the SJM-2 sounds great for this in the neck, very responisve to pick attack and roling off the volume and a great all round pickups. Ive tried the jaguar equivalent to this (used to own one) and this is a much better, more rounded and fuller sound. As far as I'm concerned, this and the texas special are the best single coils for the neck you can get, FACT. Again, 10 for the neck, 5 for the bridge, which is average. Great price from the website mentioned too, you'll get ripped off if you buy within the UK.
  9. I like it. Others may not. Im into indie, grunge rock and some other stuff and I really like the smashing pumpkins, sonic youth, nirvana, trail of dead, radiohead, manic street preachers, jeff buckley, PJ harvey, Bloc Party etc etc. this pedal is indespensable: if lost id probably gewt a DD-6 for the tap tempo but I really do like this pedal: boss excel in making stright to the point pedals that do what they are told, thats why the pitch shifters and delays are great but the distortions and modulation pedals suck a bit. If you buy it dont think itll make you sound like gilmour in a second, youve just got to learn to use it. After overdrive this is the most used pedal on my board. Worth it, every penny.
  10. It sounds great. I love it. For what it does there won't be better unless you add £200 to the price tag. That said its a one-trick pony...but if that trick is a tripple backwards somersault and then landing on its hind hooves with extreme grace, ellegance and beauty....then thats not bad for 65 quid
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