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    Quote Originally Posted by kid_runningfox View Post
    It's not just the neck - on an acoustic 12-string there is a tremendous amount of stress placed on the belly where the bridge is attached if it's tuned to concert. Look at a lot of old 12-strings that have been kept to concert over time, and the degree of bulging is often truly alarming. I keep my own Faith 12 tuned a tone below concert for that reason alone. As a bonus, however, the reduced string tension that results makes it much easier to play tricky fingerstyle passages on.
    Very good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Jeez, and I thought I had a problem.

    Just kidding, that's an impressive list of equipment there. I don't think I'd have time to play 1/3rd of that gear. Do you play professionally?

    Bill
    I'm not a full time musician. No.
    It's a very serious and expensive hobby.

    I am in John Battema's band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    Yowsers! Lots of fine stuff. Good on ya!
    But you would be all set if you just added a Strymon Big Sky to your collection.
    The Big Sky is on the short list. I am still using the Eventide Eclipse for reverbs and pitch stuff.
    I'm finding that reverb isn't as necessary with this particular delay, but will probably need it here and there.
    The Strymon boxes do sound great!

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    ohhh GEAR PORN THREAD... I'm in

    G&L ASAT-S
    Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 7 string
    Ibanez RG Prestige 7 string (upgrade to DiMarzio pickups)
    Ibanez S 7421 7 string
    Ibanez USRG 30
    Fender Highway1 Strat - 3 color burst
    Fender American Special shoreline gold
    Fender Japanese Strat with Dave Gilmour EMG pickups
    Ibanez RG 570
    Epiphone Casino
    Epiphone 12 string acoustic
    Taylor 414 CE
    Godin ACS tele - Nylon string
    (I'm probably forgetting a few).

    Mesa Boogie Mark V 90 Watt head
    Mesa Boogie TriAxis midi preamp
    Mesa Boogie 2:Ninety power amp
    Mesa Boogie Lonestar 2x12 combo
    Mesa Boogie Studio .22 Caliber
    2 Mesa 4x12 Standard Recto cabs
    Fender 59' Bassman RI
    Vox AC30
    2 2x12 BLB cabs with celestion G12's

    Eventide Eclipse
    Eventide Time Factor delay
    Strymon TimeLine delay
    Strymon Mobius modulation
    Strymon El-Capistan dTape delay
    TC Electronic X4 Alter Ego
    TC Electronic Hall of Fame reverb
    TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato
    TC Electronic Corona Chorus
    TC Electronic SCF Chorus
    Anolog Man King of Tone OD
    Fulltone OCD OD
    Fulltone OctaFuzz
    Fulltone FatBoost
    Fulltone Fulldrive OD
    Diamond Guitar Compressor
    Demeter Comuplator
    Keeley modded Dunlop Wah
    Keeley modded Boss DS-1 Distortion
    Keeley modded Boss TR-2 Tremolo
    Keeley modded Ibanez TS-Flexi 9 Tube screamer
    Boss DS-1 distortion
    Boss MD-1 mega distortion
    Boss PH-3 phase shifter
    Boss DD-20 Delay
    Boss DD-6 Delay
    Boss CH-1 Chorus
    Boss GE-1 EQ
    Danelectro - Back Talk reverse delay
    Catalinbread - Dirty Little Secret foundation OD
    SoundBlox - Multiwave Distortion
    Jack Deville - Tunnelworm through 0 flanger
    Jack Deville - Eterna Shimmer Reverb
    Push + Pull - Triton Fuzz
    Push + Pull - San Bernadino OD
    Fairfield Electronics - Unpleasant Surprise
    RJM Tone Save
    RJM Mastermind PBC

    Great River MP2-NV
    API 3124+
    Alesis Q2
    Lexicon MPX1
    Lexicon MPX500
    FMR Audio RNLA7239
    Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2
    Mackie HR824 x2
    Avantone CV-12 tube microphone
    R0de NTK tube microphone
    2x Audio Technica 4033 LDC's
    Studio Projects C1
    R0de NT5 matched pair SDC's
    5x Shure SM57
    2x Sennheiser MD421
    5x EV N/D 468
    2x Beyer Dynamic TD50MKII
    Shure Beta 57
    Shure Beta 52
    Shure SM7b
    Electrovoice RE-20
    AKG D112
    AKG C1000s
    2x Cascade Fathead II ribbon

    I am sure I've missed quite a bit.
    Woa, How you even keep track of your stuff is amazing. I dont think I have ever written down what I have, because its always changing. I need something, I buy it, someone says " I like that" and I decide I dont need it any more and I sell it or trade it. I have stuff in boxes I have no idea what I have. I kind of hope that something becomes " a classic" and I can sell it for huge bucks. I did that with my Aarp Oddesy in 1982... I should have waited another 37 years and it would have become priceless. But no, I got my 400 bucks back I paid for it and thought I was a genius.
    I got nothin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodelgoat View Post
    Woa, How you even keep track of your stuff is amazing. I dont think I have ever written down what I have, because its always changing. I need something, I buy it, someone says " I like that" and I decide I dont need it any more and I sell it or trade it. I have stuff in boxes I have no idea what I have. I kind of hope that something becomes " a classic" and I can sell it for huge bucks. I did that with my Aarp Oddesy in 1982... I should have waited another 37 years and it would have become priceless. But no, I got my 400 bucks back I paid for it and thought I was a genius.
    I'm sure I missed quite a bit 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    Yowsers! Lots of fine stuff. Good on ya!
    But you would be all set if you just added a Strymon Big Sky to your collection.
    I have the BigSky now. It sounds great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoneill74 View Post
    I have the BigSky now. It sounds great!
    Congrats! It is a heck of a box.

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    I just bought a Gallien-Krueger MB500 Fusion bass head. It's supposed to arrive on Thursday.

    http://www.gallien-krueger.com/mb-fusion-500-specs/

    I sold one of my Strats back to the guy I bought it from. That was our deal - he'd give me a great deal on the Strat, but if I ever sold it I'd have to sell it back to him, lol. I haven't had either of my Strats out of their cases for a few months and now mostly play my Guild electric when I want to noodle around.

    Just need to sell a couple more things and then I'll get some sort of (lightweight) 2x10 cabinet for the bass and gigging will be a breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    I just bought a Gallien-Krueger MB500 Fusion bass head. It's supposed to arrive on Thursday.

    http://www.gallien-krueger.com/mb-fusion-500-specs/

    I sold one of my Strats back to the guy I bought it from. That was our deal - he'd give me a great deal on the Strat, but if I ever sold it I'd have to sell it back to him, lol. I haven't had either of my Strats out of their cases for a few months and now mostly play my Guild electric when I want to noodle around.

    Just need to sell a couple more things and then I'll get some sort of (lightweight) 2x10 cabinet for the bass and gigging will be a breeze.
    Check out the Fender Rumble cabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    Check out the Fender Rumble cabs.
    Will do. I plan to try a few different ones out. Weight is a big factor. G-K makes a 2x10 that seems to have good reviews and the price is right. I'm also considering MarkBass, but they are pricey. Eventually I would consider getting an identical 2x10 cabinet to get full wattage out of my amp and/or just to be able to leave one at the band rehearsal room and still have one for at home and gigs.
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    So what would be a cheap way to record something at home providing you have instruments already? I have a couple of mikes as well, and have done a few things with cassette recorders, but it's not real efficient. Is there a free app or something you can buy cheaply?

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    Reaper is a very low cost DAW.

    http://www.reaper.fm/
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    Here's a free DAW app which is small and efficient, yet does what it needs to. One doesn't even have to register it to use it.

    https://zynewave.com/podium-free/
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    Ok, thanks I'll look at them. Much appreciated.

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    Loving my new G-K. In some ways it doesn't sound that different from my Ampeg, but it's more punchy and tight...less muddy, more articulate. And there is a far greater variation of tones available than the Ampeg. A couple of reviews mentioned this amp had one of the best line outs they'd heard, so I'm hoping to try that out soon and see if I'm happy with that as a recording option.
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    George Benson gear porn

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    I was looking around on Youtube and here's some more free DAWs. I don't know anything about any of them, or which might be the easiest to get up and going. Just sharing.


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    Whoa, that Kristal Audio Engine has one ugly interface, lol.
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    Looking at buying a Washburn Classical thinline guitar. I found a new one at a pawnshop and I was surprised at its playability. I only have a cheapo classical right now, but I think I deserve something better than something that you have to retune every 2 minutes. The Washburn has a built in tuner, which is a simple feature I like very much.
    I got nothin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodelgoat View Post
    Looking at buying a Washburn Classical thinline guitar. I found a new one at a pawnshop and I was surprised at its playability. I only have a cheapo classical right now, but I think I deserve something better than something that you have to retune every 2 minutes. The Washburn has a built in tuner, which is a simple feature I like very much.
    You DO deserve something better!

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    Finally got around to buying a reverb/delay pedal for my guitar rig. I got a Keeley Delay Workstation. It sounded pretty good...except for the extremely loud CLICK when stepping on the Delay button. Turning on the Reverb didn't seem to have the same issue. Oh well. I returned it and will save my pennies for a Strymon Big Sky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    Finally got around to buying a reverb/delay pedal for my guitar rig. I got a Keeley Delay Workstation. It sounded pretty good...except for the extremely loud CLICK when stepping on the Delay button. Turning on the Reverb didn't seem to have the same issue. Oh well. I returned it and will save my pennies for a Strymon Big Sky.
    Bummer about the Keeley.
    You will love the Big Sky for the quality of the sound and the vast array of effects types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    Bummer about the Keeley.
    You will love the Big Sky for the quality of the sound and the vast array of effects types.
    Yes, the demos I've seen are very impressive. It's more pricey, but seems well worth it. Hoping to get a big profit sharing check in December so it will have to wait until then.
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    A Few gear updates from me:

    Added a Mooer Micro-Compressor to my Chinese pedal board, so that's now: Boss Chromatic Tuner --> Mooer Micro-Compressor --> Blackstar HT Metal Valve Distortion Unit --> Boss Super Chorus --> Boss Wazacraft Analogue Delay.

    Also took the opportunity of being at home in the summer to put together a UK pedalboard, too. This comprises:

    Rowin Chromatic Tuner --> Joyo Compressor --> Crybaby Wah --> Blackstar LT-Dual Distortion --> MXR Micro-Flanger --> Joyo Vintage Phaser -- > Joyo Digital Delay. I've also stuck the channel-changing footswitch from my much-modified Peavey Triumph to the board as well.

    I would post pictures, but PE keeps telling me the files are too big!! I've said it before, but it's worth re-iterating, some may sniff at Joyo pedals because they're cheap and Chinese, but I've found them to be built like tanks and they sound superb. The Vintage Phaser in particular is an absolute revelation, as it's virtually indistinguishable in sound from the MXR Phase 90 it's based on - true bypass, too!

    After much deliberation, I also decided to bring my Ibanez S6 CST back to China with me. As a limited-edition J Custom model (one of apparently 12 of this model in the world), I was rather hesitant to do this, as I was terrified it would either get wrecked or simply disappear. In the end, though, I decided that it was just too good an instrument to spend all of its time stuck in its case at my mother's, and that it needed to be played regularly. Thankfully, it survived the trip unscathed in an Ibanez moulded semi-flight case, and I can all-too-vividly recall just how relieved I was to see it appear on the luggage conveyor at Shanghai Pudong Airport!! Will be interesting to see if the very thick neck on this guitar copes with the Ningbo humidity better than my Charvel does.

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    I went to visit an old band mate last week to deliver him some song files I had pitch-shifted down a whole step (his computer had crashed). When I left he gave me some gear someone left at his house years ago that he didn't want. There is a Sabine rack mount tuner (no power supply), a Boss expression pedal of some sort (could come in handy at some point), and a Behringer Virtualizer rack mount multi-effects processor. I now have the Virtualizer connected in the effects loop of my guitar amp, so for now I have some reasonably decent reverb and delay and it didn't cost me a thing.
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