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Soeru

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  1. Posted to Spain, 230V only please, pm me.
  2. I've had mine for over 2 years, still works fine, very effective and not noisy. Also doesn't affect tone when it's off. A bargain indeed. I might replace it later down the line with a MXR, but mainly for aesthetic purposes.
  3. Use higher gage strings maybe, and higher string action? If you've got a guitar with a floyd rose, replace the block with a big fat brass block: http://floydupgrades.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66&zenid=cfqcb4uolot3dls1vtg28sml82 I'm sure there are similar products for vintage trems. I haven't tried this myself but I might in the future(don't want to now since I use Tremol-no's, and they're incompatible with these big blocks). I hear it really makes a world of a difference in sustain and tone, more than pickups. Sustain really comes down to the frets IMO.
  4. Digitech Hardwire DL-8. Delay pedal and looper(20 seconds I believe) and it's true bypass.
  5. Pointless question. Religion is not really open to rational explanation, and anyone who tries to explain theirs is missing the point of their faith. Not a point in religion's favor is it?
  6. I really like my Digitech GSP1101... but for whatever reason NOBODY else mentions them for whatever reason. Haha saw your gear pic, I realized you're the same dude from those gsp1101 clips on youtube(I asked you a few questions about it). I'm REALLY considering getting that unit and ditching the idea of getting a peavey rockmaster and a separate fx processor, but the footswitch for it is so damned expensive grrr.
  7. I had an ancient RP-1 multifx and the delays, reverbs and modulations on it were outstanding, distortions were pretty crappy and very limited EQ-wise(low kbit I guess) but sounded ok for practice. Never got it working in the FX loop of my main amp though, which is why I sold it and opted for separate pedals, plus I'm sure as hell it would suck a lot of tone as it's a very very old digital unit. A friend has a RP-12(like the rp1 but with an expression pedal) and it sounded amazingly decent into a torn up laney 30W SS amp with a full band, tonewise it wasn't amazing but it's a pretty versatile gadget.
  8. What do you all think of the G sharp? I need a very inexpensive solution for delay, reverb, and some modulation(mainly chorus but flange would be nice too), and checking stores for new gear, it seems to fill the bill perfectly for the price. Would be going into a rack with a rocktron GAP(solid state pre) or a peavey rockmaster(tube pre). Is it good? No tone suck while in bypass? I'm aware you can't have delay and modulation at the same time but I think I could live with that, but can you save patches with different settings for the same effect(ie: 2 choruses with fast and slow oscillations)? Should I just get some used boss pedals? Man I regret selling all my fx pedals. I would really prefer something in a rack format, but everything but the G-Sharp is way out of my price range, and good used gear is hard to come across where I live(I live on a remote island lol).
  9. Bump for my Engl Fireball auction: http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=120418792340
  10. Relisted my Engl Fireball head: http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120418792340 Starts at 500
  11. Crap, I should've posted this earlier, my auction ends today! : http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=120415287002 My Engl Fireball is up on ebay, I ship to anywhere in Europe. Shipping UK and most of continental Europe will be 70
  12. Up on ebay is my Engl Fireball(was originally selling it only within my country(Spain) but I decided to make the auction available for EU bidders): http://cgi.ebay.es/ENGL-Fireball-E625-60W-Tube-amp-head_W0QQitemZ120415287002QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_186?hash=item120415287002&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1315|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50 Contact me through ebay if interested for shipping estimates/any other questions.
  13. Cool thanks for the input everyone. I see them going for 100-120$ shipped on ebay a lot, I know they're discontinued but maybe I'll go bug some big guitar stores to see if they have any left in stock for cheap. I have some soldering experience and I've built a Smokey amp clone before, could you shed some light on that mod Agreed?
  14. Do these things break down as often as people say they do? Are they worth the 100$ they usually go for? I've been thinking of getting one to power my cab when I don't feel like firing up my tube amp plus I could use a backup for gigging. I don't mind the tone as I've got a preamp I intend using through it, but do these things break down a lot?
  15. Out of those I only like the early Deicide records, and their most recent one. The lyrical concept has become in part a parody of themselves but they are good musicians. Deicide were one of the first dm bands I got into so I have some unconditional affection towards their music. Don't listen to Tool, don't like CC, Grave are ok but I really don't listen to them much. I like more progressive-minded death metal bands that experiment more. I'm about to get my degree in environmental chemistry and this year I'm going back to college to finish my industrial chemical engineering career.
  16. I have a Sansamp GT-2 and I love it but people need to understand that it is NOT a distortion or overdrive pedal, far from it. It is not meant to be run into the front of any guitar amp, I've tried this on several and it sounds extremely noisy, especially if you want to add some grit to your amp's overdrive. It is really a PREAMP in a pedal format, meant to be run into the FX return of amps, poweramps/slave amps, mixers, PA's, recording devices, etc. with no DI box required. Hell I even used an XLR-adapter to connect it to a mixing board and my recording device at home and it sounded spectacular. I bought it to be able hook it up to the FX return any crappy amp I have to use at a rehearsal space or at my bandmate's house with his PA, since I don't like to take my amp out often. So yeah get an od or maybe a linear power booster of sorts. I really like the Seymour Duncan pickup booster, it's as transparent as clean boosts get.
  17. Anyone know what footswitches will work with the fireball? The original Engl pedal has 2 switches, for changing between the channels' master volumes and the channels themselves, but the damn thing costs 100 bucks. Will it work fine with a 2-button Marshall footswitch or any generic 2-button footswitch? Anyone know which in particular are known to work?
  18. Unfortunately most SS amps these days are shoddily built to make them more accessible to novice guitarists, but a good SS amp will sound just as good as any expensive tube amp. The characteristics are different, tube amps vary more in sound while SS amps always faithfully reproduce only 1 sound, regardless of temperature, and don't rely on what tubes you're using and what volume you are playing the amp for their tone. Personally I think the whole "power tube breakup" jazz is the most overrated feature I've ever heard. I've witnessed it on several amps and it fails to impress me. The tone loosens up and loses a ton of definition, plus it makes cleans on certain amps IMPOSSIBLE to achieve at gigable volumes. That's why I like amps with 6l6GC's or any tubes with really high headroom or solid state amps that faithfully reproduce the sound of whatever preamp I choose to use with it. Preamp distortion > powertube distortion IMO. I've had a Tech 21 Trademark 30 SS amp, now I have a Sansamp box simply because I loved the tone I got from it so much that I wanted to have it to run it into mixing boards when my band rehearses. My amp stays at home strictly for gigging, but not merely because it has tubes in it.
  19. Sounds like a very basic and generic high gain amp tone, it's alright, but there's nothing overwhelmingly fascinating about it. I have a Fireball but I think I get better sounds from it.
  20. Vitek, Jesse Pintado, Doc, and Jared Anderson died relatively recently. Car accident, diabetes, and heart failure respectively(the last 2 have a history of drug problems though). I don't know if this thread is supposed to be funny or not.
  21. The lesser amount of pots in your circuit, the less amount of DC resistance will be in the path from the pickup to the amp, therefore less treble is rolled off and attack feels much faster. Lack of any tone pot whatsoever gives it a (IMO) nice glassy transparent sound. I have a H-S charvel that came with that configuration(just 1 vol pot, nothing else) and the single sounded fine with it. But I'm upgrading the pot to a 1meg and changing the single to a HB-type pickup, as I want a little more bite out of the bridge pickup as it's very warm.
  22. I have a Sansamp GT-2 and want to use it with my Boss pedal adapter, daisy chained with my NS-2. Can I do this or does it require the tech 21/sansamp ac adapter? Just want to be sure, don't want to end burning it up because the polarity in the power jacks was different or something.
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