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Jkater

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  1. I tried to search X32 on this forum with no results(?!?) I got an X32 compact for my home studio and would appreciate some feedbacks and tips from those who use one for this purpose. Any users? Tell me what you think. Thanks!
  2. I decided to order its brother the art pro vla 2 compressor. Those two will work together nicely i think. As promised, I'll send some clips and comments as soon as I have got to know them. I'll swap the tubes after I decide to keep them.
  3. Thank you Dendy. Much appreciated.
  4. I guess this is an old topic and no one bothers replying to it. I reckon I should first had done... a search!
  5. I'm building a thinline tele Body right now and it will have three Pick-ups, a Lollar Charlie Christian in the neck and Bryan's BG A3 in middle and bridge.
  6. Thank you Phil. Yes I read somewhere (been surfing like crazy these past few days) that it doesn't get very hot like a power amp would. In the meantime, I have the idea of putting my Korg DTR-1 tuner above it, it is just a few inches deep and thus provides that space. And if it gets damaged (it won't), it's just that tuner...
  7. Thanks Phil, It'll be here tomorrow.. While I think of it.... Are the tubes in the preamp getting hot and generating much heat? I ask because I want to put it right under my Helix in the rack and I'm a little concerned about damaging the device above it. (I know, noob question...)
  8. Thanks. yes, I think it's awesome for the money.
  9. Just ordered this preamp. Pretty excited about it. I'm on a budget so, please, don't tell me I should have bought this or that preamp instead. My question is for those with experience with this preamp. Are the stock tubes decent enough for good results or should I swap them asap? Also I'd love to hear from owners/users what thoughts you have, tips, etc. Thanks all!
  10. I don't want to start a thread with every question I have...
  11. I wish I could reach JJ just to say hi. Fantastic dude.
  12. Hi minitruth. I hardly come here anymore but logged in just now out of boredom and there you are. Hope you're good.
  13. I have two Les Pauls and they are very different from each other. My DC Standard (not included in this poll')is very light and has a Slim neck. It has good 57 pups that Sound great in this guitar. My newly acquired Kossoff aged LP had a heavily reliced back of neck that I couldn't get used to so i sanded, oiled and waxed the back of the neck. feels great now. It's a baseball bat kind of neck. It's agreat LP. So I voted "historic" since it is basically a 59 recreation.
  14. Dale, you changed your username?
  15. They have a real hand made feel to them (including minor cosmetic flaws). I didn't bond with my Heritage but it was a beautiful guitar for sure. Mine was an H575 (hollow).
  16. Yamaha sa2200's neck are on the "medium thin" side. If you like chunky necks, they may be just a little too thin for your taste. And the two I've tried (mine and a friend's) are around 4.2 Kilos. I understand that the vintage SA's have a bigger neck but you'll need a lot of luck to get your hands on one of those.
  17. First, you probably know that Pacificas range from decent beginner guitars to world class custom shop instruments. (though the world equates Pacificas with the 112). I have once posted an opinion on this question having some hands-on experience with the different model pacificas. The best ones being long discontinued so you'd have to search the used market for those. Ratae is right: this is no direct comparision so this refers to quality and reliability (not configuration) so here is my take: 012 = squier 112 = mexican Standard (or Classic Player) it starts getting giggable from here. 212 = a cosmetically improved 112 311 = only a guess as I never tried one: Quality like a 112? but with interesting configuration. 612 or 604 = American Standard with improved QC 611: a big hit for Yamaha, great configuration with superb quality. check that one out! 812 (HSS) or 821 (shredder)= American Standard made on a really good day by employees in a really good mood. 904 = I'd call this one custom shop quality. Made in Japan with some U.S. parts (warmoth coumpound radius neck, Sperzel tuners, etc.) . Stratiest of all Pacificas. And, of course, it is discontinued... Mike Stern sig = in the same ballpark quality wise as the 904 (in spite of high numbering 1511) but as a tele model. 912, 921= Shredder guitar on par with Ibanez Jem but different. 1200 series = custom shop quality. very rare floyd equipped. 1421 = HSH version of the 1412 but with simpler cosmetics and not chambered. 1412 = USA designed by Rich Lasner. Highest ever of all pacificas (if you exclude some crazy one-off custom shop examplars) A neck-through with complicated hollow body construction and highly figured carved maple top that costed so much to build, Yamaha discontinued them after only a couple of years. At $2,200 in 1990, it was one of the most expensive production guitars out there at the time. Not sure what to compare them to. With only 250 or so in existence, finding one for sale is unlikely though it happens once in a blue moon.. I might say that the build quality is consistently appropriate through the range but the hardware and electronics start being better around the 600 series. Some Folks buy a lower end pacifica for the good neck and stability and then "pimp'" them with better pups and electronics to get a very decent guitar for less money.
  18. Thank you K ! Late is always nice. It's called "refresh"
  19. I wonder what it sold for. Possibly, it lasted ten weeks because the seller wasn't going to give that beauty away.
  20. They are very rare, as you surely know. How much are they asking for it?
  21. Latest mods: EMG active pups and tremol-no:
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