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forsaknazrael wrote on Aug 9th, 2010 11:14pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Aug 9th, 2010 at 2:02pm :
I do believe I'm gonna go with the NS-2 when I get paid next... unexpected expenses came up this time around.

You still lifting those weights? I did a set of six at 205 last week... which is not bad since I only weigh 164. :P
Very nice! I was hitting them pretty well late last year, knocking out a set of 8-10 at 275, with a max at who knows where, but I've dropped down to my base strength, rep 3 sets of 10 at 225, and max at 315. I need to get back into it!

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 28th, 2010 5:06pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Jul 28th, 2010 at 5:07am :
I might take my Fender to Ed's music today... he's a good luthier in town, I trust him... he will be able to do this for me. Then who knows what happens... probably that SmartGate. I just want as little hum as possible.

And I made $165 at my yard sale, which is fine for stuff I don't use anymore. Might have to wait till next week for SmartGate. No biggie. I'm excited!
the coolest feature about the NS-2, which most gates don't have, is the X-connection configuration.
It allows for the gate to be in front of the amp and after the preamp (in the FX loop). Most silent config. I think the ISP Decimator G-String can do it tl. Dunno about the smart gate.

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 26th, 2010 12:23am

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Jul 23rd, 2010 at 6:12am :
I think I'll probably try the SmartGate, it seems pretty good and I can probably get it for $100-$120 hopefully. I'm having a yard sale tomorrow! Gonna try and sell my old guitars, pedals I don't use, my old Traynor... it'll be good. Then I think I'll take my guitar to the shop since I don't have the time to shield it myself since I work so much... but that tutorial looks very in depth...
Any luck with the sale?

I don't think Long & McQuade will be able to do it. I mean, it's very easy, but from the sounds of your experiences with them...they don't seem like the most competent fellows...:haha

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 22nd, 2010 5:44pm

yeah I mean I was using an NS-2 for a while until I figured out I had a bad cable. It works well. Don't put it before fuzzes though...makes em sound weird.

I think I just linked some tutorials? Can't remember. It's definitely possible to DIY, I did it for both my guitars, and several friends. :)

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 22nd, 2010 2:31pm

There's a shielding guide here:
http://www.joegiampaoli.com/blog/?p=15
or here:
http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3 .php

I like to get my coil tape from stewmac.com, since they have one with conductive backing.

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 21st, 2010 10:36pm

The NS-2 is actually still really a big contender for noise gates.

There's the Memory Boy, Memory Toy, and Memory Boy Deluxe.

All are good in different aspects, I don't have much experience with them though.

Shielding needs some sort of metal foil, I like copper self adhesive tape with conductive backing. Conductive backing means the tape will electrically be connected if you just overlay them. Really cuts down on noise.

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 21st, 2010 5:47pm

Cool. I mean, like I mentioned, I have my reasons and would never get one, but I guess it's better than batteries!
And yea, the NS-2 is workable. You ever get your guitar shielded?

As for delay, the carbon copy has fallen out of favor because of how dark it is, and how many alternatives there are. I would rather have a memory boy or a malekko ekko 616.

As for the compressor, I don't think it's a good option. It removes a lot of picking dynamics when it squashes the sound. I found that I have more than enough sustain as long as I'm playing at gig levels of volume. :D

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 9th, 2010 3:45am

What would the compressor be for?

never tried the Smartgate, but I was using a Boss Ns-2 for a while, that X-connection is great! Quiets stuff before the preamp, and after!
Noise a big issue for you? I don't really use it anymore unless I use my Strat.

The DE7...I'd have to see it around 40-50 bucks I guess. I have a DD-6 right now and a DOD DFX9. I picked up the DOD for 20 shipped, and it sounds amazing, so if you can find one...I mostly use the DD-6 for making weird noises. The DOD is my normal delay.

See if they have a T-Rex Fuel Tank Jr for a power brick. Or maybe a BBE Supercharger.

What have you been practicing? I'm in a rut..:(

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 8th, 2010 11:39pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Jul 8th, 2010 at 2:04pm :
Ah, I am willing to give it a shot. I've heard only good things, so... we'll see.

Is the DE7 good? I was thinking more analog, but... it's that good?
well, it's fairly warm sounding for a digital delay.

For analog, maybe an EHX Memory Boy. Unless you're looking for a brighter analog delay, the Malekko Ekko 616 sounds great. The Memory is darker, but sounded better than the MXR Carbon Copy to my ears.

As for the DC Brick, a big reason why people get brick style PSUs, is that they have isolated outputs. The Dunlop lacks this. Isolated outputs means no ground loops, thus lower noise.
Additionally, I can use my positive ground pedals on the same supply. :D

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jul 8th, 2010 3:59pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Jul 8th, 2010 at 5:11am :
Yoyoyo, what's up? I haven't been on in a really long time... but I'm still jamming as hard as ever, I assure you. I'm getting the Dunlop DC brick today, and perhaps a fuzz or delay over the weekend, since I just turned 20 and have some birthday fundssssss. Any recommendations? Don't know what I have access to at my local stores yet, so I'll see...
oh, no. The Dunlop dc brick sucks! It's just a daisy chain in a box. :(
for a cheap nice delay, Ibane DE7?

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forsaknazrael wrote on Mar 7th, 2010 5:56pm

Been modding my VTM, I posted a clip of how it sounded earlier this week. I just did a few more mods, though, so it sounds thicker now.

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jan 7th, 2010 10:40pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Jan 1st, 2010 at 12:51pm :
They sound bloody fantastic. And it turns out the footswitch is fine, I'm just a noob.
new vids of mah band.
http://www.youtube.com/user/copilottheband
check out the vid of Sweet Emotion, that's a fun one. i play the first solo.

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forsaknazrael wrote on Jan 1st, 2010 11:27pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Jan 1st, 2010 at 12:51pm :
They sound bloody fantastic. And it turns out the footswitch is fine, I'm just a noob.
oh, were you not using a stereo cable?

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forsaknazrael wrote on Dec 29th, 2009 3:21am

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Dec 28th, 2009 at 4:54pm :
WOOT amp and guitar back today. The footswitch is still fucked up lol, but the tubes I am very much liking. The techy put in GrooveTubes GT-EL34MDs and I have no fuckin clue if they're good or not but they make my amp sound so much better, holy ass and TITS. He also added a 4th trem spring and "unfloated" my bridge I suppose? Bends are way fuckin easier now! Overall I am satisfied, but fuck the annoying hum - my power supply must suck. And now I cant afford one.
Haha. Yeah, bends on a floating bridge can be a hassle. i put so much force into mine on my Strat, haha.

I have not tried Groove Tube EL34's, but I've been told that they're much better than the rest of GT's line.

What's wrong with the footswitch?

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forsaknazrael wrote on Dec 24th, 2009 10:33pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Dec 23rd, 2009 at 9:47pm :
AH, you mean you have extra fuzz pedals or components to make them? 170 is a bit pricey lol... I got a call today saying the retubing and guitar setup came to $140... WHAT the FUCK? So there goes my damn plan for any new gadgets for awhile, unless I get an ungodly amount of cash for Christmas.
damn, that bill hurts. Make sure they do right by you, and you get a quality job done.

As for fuzz, yeah I've got like 5 half built pedals, and I'm trying to figure out which fuzz is for me. So if a couple don't really suit me, i might pass them along to other peoples. :D

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forsaknazrael wrote on Dec 23rd, 2009 7:13pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Dec 22nd, 2009 at 10:38pm :
That looks pretty cool, man. I dig that, but how much is it? I'm trying to plan out priorities: I need the T-Rex Jr, a fuzz, and was hoping for a compressor. I likely won't even get that. My guitar and amp are at L&M currently. I told the guy to replace the tubes with something darker sounding, with more bass, and he said he would so... I'm kind of retarded for not being specific, but I'm sure he will pick something passable, right?
I think the MJM is around 150-170 USD? Let me know before you go out and buy any fuzzes, I may have some extra lying around by the time you get some capital raised up. ;)

I dunno, I don't really trust in store guys, for the reason that they'll just what they have in stock. You're lucky in the fact that the Traynor has an auto-bias circuit, so pretty much anything will work in there, even unmatched tubes. Just try it out there and make sure you like it.

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forsaknazrael wrote on Dec 22nd, 2009 11:31pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Dec 22nd, 2009 at 3:02pm :
Here;s my friend's band that he was in. He had to quit since he is at school, but he still jams with them when he goes home. He's the keyboard player/synth.

http://www.dancehallfreeforall.com/

And can you recommend a fuzz? I think I'm gonna get that and ditch my DS-1, just have SD-1 and a fuzz. Yeah?
cool, I'll check out the link on my main PC, I'm on my phone right now.
Fuzz...one of the best bang for your buck fuzzes is the MJM London Fuzz, since you wanna do an EJ thing.
Let me know if you want smoother, or more aggressive tones and I can rec something else.

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forsaknazrael wrote on Dec 15th, 2009 8:35pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Dec 14th, 2009 at 10:22pm :
Okay, lol, I'll just go for a solid retubing then...

Nice man, how was it? Sexified to the max? I might be able to record sound clips soon when I get the amp retubed/new power supply, etc.

I've met so many musicians here at UWO, it's crazy... it's sort of inspiring me.
BTW, do you have a good fuzz yet? A fuzz face is essential to EJ tone. :headbang:
it's how he gets those "800 pound violin tones"

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forsaknazrael wrote on Dec 15th, 2009 8:10pm

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Dec 14th, 2009 at 10:22pm :
Okay, lol, I'll just go for a solid retubing then...

Nice man, how was it? Sexified to the max? I might be able to record sound clips soon when I get the amp retubed/new power supply, etc.

I've met so many musicians here at UWO, it's crazy... it's sort of inspiring me.
Sexified is the word. I don't even use all the gain in the amp, but it's got plenty more on tap, as there are two switches to add another gain stage! :confus:

Glad to hear you're meeting more peoples with musicianship, hope they have the commitment, though!

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forsaknazrael wrote on Dec 15th, 2009 12:04am

XxGibsonSGxX wrote on Dec 14th, 2009 at 12:01pm :
DUUUUUDE.

"Traynor YCV50 - Gold Pin Option."

That looks pretty cool. It says EJ type tone, and I love that tone, so... maybe? Heard anything about them?
yeah, I think it's a bunch of mojo, personally. Really shouldt matter too much.
Btw, cranked the VTM yesterday, oh man, that thing Sousa fucking massive. Such a great amp. So thick and heavy.

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