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Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:54 pm
by RoyalDude
I've gone completely acoustic, sold all my electric gear, Fender strat, mesa boogie and pedals and now just have two nice acousitc guitars a Larrivee and a Gibson. My goal is to own as many high end acoustic guitars as possible and have each of them tuned to different tunings and left that way. I just need to come into some serious cash. Any of you philanthropists feeling charitable?

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:34 pm
by Sticky
Meds wrote: Been playing through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp, 40-watt all tube, nice amp, but I'm seriously looking at a Vox AC30C2 here at the local store. I was getting tired of the hot-tube sound from the Fender and the lack of control in the sweep of the volume knob. Play it at 1 or almost 2 and it's got nothin, throw it above 2 and it's too hot. Always has the tube feedback buzz, and not much in the way of tonal adjustment with the 3 EQ controls. It's a great amp for lead and concert stuff, but if you play in a smaller venue where it will be mic'd.... not worth it.

I've got the same setup with an American deluxe strat though... The Ho's attenuator lets you get the cranked tone of the Hot Rod at low volume levels... but you still wouldn't have the additional features of the Vox or the extra EQ controls...
Something to think about I guess...

From the Ho's website:
Do love to crank your amp because you find that is the only way to achieve the BEST tones?
But, do you find it difficult to play at those levels because the volume is just too high?
Do you wish you could play at a lower volume WITHOUT losing the tone you get when your amp is cranked up?
Well, then you’ll love the attenuator. The Attenuator is the first born of HO’s products.

HOW it works: This is a very simple yet effective device. Just hook up your amp to the attenuator and use the volume knob on the attenuator to adjust the volume. You can crank the volume on your own amp to the desired level then use the attenuator as the volume control. You can crank your own amp volume all the way to the top and use the attenuator to bring that volume down. You will find that the tone does not change! Only the volume does.

BENEFITS: You can play at ANY volume level WITHOUT losing the tone that you want.

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:03 pm
by CFP!
Let me read a post from rawbakass and lets talk. :|

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:37 am
by Jovorock
ClamRussel wrote:
Jovorock wrote:
ClamRussel wrote: Yep I'm in a band.


Crop Circle
Hey I've heard of you guys
:mex: :drink:
A little Mexican Cockfight spit in to your eye

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:50 am
by Eddy Punch Clock
I have applied many times for a Rock Star position but nobody was hiring. :(

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:21 pm
by Jovorock
Eddy Punch Clock wrote:I have applied many times for a Rock Star position but nobody was hiring. :(
Eddie Van Halen job has been taken

Eddy Punch Clock is TBA

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:08 pm
by CrzyCanuck
I play violin... :oops:

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:56 pm
by Narg CC
CrzyCanuck wrote:I play violin... :oops:
Why :oops:?

Violin is outstanding!!

I put on Dvorak's New World the other night, during the lightning storm we had here in the Lower Mainland.. just brilliant. I play guitar, drums, bass, piano..none of which outstandingly, but decent enough.. and I absolutely envy anyone who plays violin. Such a beautiful instrument

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:10 pm
by ClamRussel
Narg CC wrote:
CrzyCanuck wrote:I play violin... :oops:
Why :oops:?

Violin is outstanding!!

I put on Dvorak's New World the other night, during the lightning storm we had here in the Lower Mainland.. just brilliant. I play guitar, drums, bass, piano..none of which outstandingly, but decent enough.. and I absolutely envy anyone who plays violin. Such a beautiful instrument
Agreed!

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 pm
by Meds
I was valiantly holding out.

I had said no, not at this time.

I was going to save the money!

There were a couple of bills I could have erased (instead of paying the minimum).

I swore off impulse buys.

I said I didn't need it.

I caved.

And for the record, the Vox AC30 friggen RIPS!!!!!



In hindsite being responsible is for the birds, I love this new amp. :)

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:25 pm
by Cornuck
Congratulations Meds - there's nothing like some new gear. :D

I'm a casual player. Most nights I'll play my acoustic while watching TV for a couple of hours. My electric is a Hagstrom Swede - I really like it. :D I have Epiphone Valve Jr 5w tube amp, that does what I need, nothing more and a few pedals.

I doubt if I'll get anywhere with it, but it's very therapeutic.

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:59 pm
by Meds
Cornuck wrote:Congratulations Meds - there's nothing like some new gear. :D

I'm a casual player. Most nights I'll play my acoustic while watching TV for a couple of hours. My electric is a Hagstrom Swede - I really like it. :D I have Epiphone Valve Jr 5w tube amp, that does what I need, nothing more and a few pedals.

I doubt if I'll get anywhere with it, but it's very therapeutic.
Those low watt tube amps are great. I have a 5w Fender Champion 600 at home too. Now that was an impule buy. I had been languishing in Grande Prairie for 4 straight months during busy season (Dec-April) back in 2008/09. Got called back early from Christmas holidays thanks to some personnel issues (management was a bitch that way), so time off was limited. I'd sent my acoustic home with my fiancee because it had developed a surface crack from drying out through the winter (my poor Larivee). So now I'm playing my Tele through a Line6 Pocket POD and headphones.....I hate cords, headphones while playing guitar are such a pain in the ass unless you're recording. Anyways, I finally had enough, so I bail out of the office at around 2PM and head down to Long & McQuade to tryout some cheap solidstate practice amps. I've been there for about 45 minutes and I've narrowed it down to either a 15w Line6 Spider and a little 15w Marshall MG4, both in the range of the price I wanted.

So I'm torn, one of the guys comes over and asks if I need any more help.

I tell him what I'm looking for: Solid-state, cheap, small, just to fiddle around with and kill time.

He points to a few others that are sitting down the wall.

I then ask what that little beige/brown amp is towards the end that I haven't seen before.

He says,"That little Fender? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that."

Classic. I'm such a sucker. Now I'm interested.

Go check it out.....5w tube. Basic. No tone controls, just On/Off, high/low inputs, volume, and the signature Fender red light.

Worse? I played it.

Sold.

Shit.

Gotta tell the fiance. She'd just talked me out of an Xbox360.....

It was worth it. Bought my TS9 Tube Screamer pedal shortly after to make up for the lack of tone control and distortion. :roll:

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:14 pm
by Meds
Just bought a Digitech iPB-10.

http://www.digitech.com/en-US/products/ ... pedalboard

Been playing with it for about 15 minutes. Just running it through my 5 watt Fender Champion. Thing is incredible.

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:08 am
by ORCA
Pretty slick Meds,

I have been using Line 6 for years, however my PodXT Live has finally kicked it and I don't feel like trying to find another one. I have been looking at your new toy as well but I worry its not very "gig proof".

I might actually dial back to individual pedals...

Re: Any guitarists / musicians on here?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:53 am
by Meds
ORCA wrote:Pretty slick Meds,

I have been using Line 6 for years, however my PodXT Live has finally kicked it and I don't feel like trying to find another one. I have been looking at your new toy as well but I worry its not very "gig proof".

I might actually dial back to individual pedals...
By "gig proof" do you mean durable and not gonna get busted?

There is that concern from many people, the iPad screen is exposed and it would suck to drop something on it. However, if you are only going to use 5 different pedal/amp combinations in a given gig, and have a halfway decent memory, then you can load up your presets, take the iPad out, and the board will still work once the presets are uploaded. The dock itself feels pretty durable. I would like to have seen a clear hard plastic cover to shield the iPad when on stage.....