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Everything posted by SteinbergerHack

  1. Yeah, the Bogner XTC is the real deal, and that album had great sounds.
  2. Absolutely true. My daughter is studying opera at the Jacobs School, and has probably another 5 years or so of training before she could be considered a viable candidate for a lead role in a major opera company (though she has the lead role in their fall opera this year, ahead of a number of grad students). Meanwhile, she can walk into just about any other type of vocal audition and score straight 10/10s. I music direct with a couple of community theater groups, and I can guarantee you that any trained opera singer will blow away any other sort of vocal setting in technique, diction
  3. I have two at the moment, a super-shallow 6-string and a full-depth 12. No problem with either. They have a very unique sound and feel, but they can definitely be made to sound good as a stage instrument.
  4. True, but you don't need ridiculous amounts of power to get a good clean tone with a guitar amp.
  5. Right here. For an attenuator, I love my Torpedo Live. It also gives me a great cab sim/IR to feed FOH and bypass the mic.
  6. I'm the last person to ask about this - I'm afraid I'm a bit of a luddite in this area. I've never even recorded over a digital backing track at home. My studio experience has been either working as a player/composer in a full-on pro studio, or recording a few guitar and/or vocal tracks at home with a very simplistic setup, always one-shot, no overdubs, no punch-ins (until last weekend, when I finally overdubbed parts on a couple of songs for hire). Back in the mid-80s I engineered some reasonably good (for the time) demo recordings with the old Fostex Model 80, but those techniques do
  7. It would be pretty cool to have that function here somewhere......Phil? Anton?
  8. I'm a guitarist/engineer. Over the years I've played a whole bunch of different types of material, and was full-time, recording and touring for a while back in the late 80s. Now, I fill in with a couple of local horn bands, do some charity things as a solo act and do a lot of musical theater work, as guitar/utility strings or music director. Like everyone else, my gigs are gone for the near future, now just waiting to see if my summer shows are still going to happen. Stay safe!
  9. Link's broken. Let's update with this one:
  10. The Kelly reminds me of the old Aria Pro IIs, but with much better wood. Enjoy!
  11. [Forgot....not supposed to touch my face.....ugh]
  12. Nice - that's some serious talent.
  13. It might have to do with the input impedance of the amp, or the source level from the guitar. Are you using the same guitar, no other pedals, and the same exact volume setting?
  14. You can hide someone's sig by clicking on the light gray X in the upper right of the sig.
  15. They went out of business about a year ago
  16. ETA makes some decent stuff - the EPD8LR would be a really good choice for just about any rack application.
  17. True, though if you want really crisp clean sounds, you may well need more power. What's counter-intuitive for beginners is that the "loud" and "heavy" high-gain guitar sounds are actually easier to get with a low-power amp than a high-power amp (while retaining proper cochlear geometry and limiting discussions with local law enforcement). Well, not just theoretical - that's the actual reality of what can be done with a single standard 120VAC power input. I would also say that while there are no guitar amps being built at those power levels, there are plenty of PA amps at very hi
  18. After having chuckled my way through reading this thread, I finally realized that there is a reasonably accurate answer to this question, and one that is based on the basics of physics, power amp design efficiencies and electrical distribution practices: At 120VAC (North American power), the largest common circuit capacity is 20 Amps. Thus, the theoretical maximum power that can come from a single 120VAC power outlet is 2,400 Watts. For a Class A amp @ 50% efficiency, the maximum you could get from a single 120VAC outlet would be 1,200 Watts. For a class B amp @ 75% efficiency,
  19. The Kemper powered head is 600W. That said, what difference does it make? An amp's power output is only one small portion of the volume equation, and has nothing to do with the sound quality.
  20. On that note: I've been in the electrical equipment industry since 1990, and hold a patent for a high-end surge protective device design. Pardon the long post, but there's a lot of pure garbage that gets stated about "power conditioners" and surge suppressors, and I think it's helpful to get down to the core facts of what they can and cannot do. A "power conditioner" doesn't really protect your equipment in any way. The majority of them are no more than a 60 Hz filter, with perhaps a bit of surge protection. Unless you are dealing with a noise issue from another ill-behaving load o
  21. What do you mean by "take away from tone"? Changing the voicing of an amp (tone) is not the same thing as degrading measurable performance. Generally speaking, any time you introduce an external loop of any sort, you add some noise into the system, and you may well reduce the overall dynamic range available. That said, a guitar amp running with anything other than an ultra-clean gain structure has already lost a lot of dynamic range. Here's the real underlying question that (I think) you are asking. If you took a short jumper cable and patched through the FX loop with no oth
  22. A well done re-fret can really bring a worn-down guitar back to life. Nice!
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