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  1. rockycreeker

    Compressor? Where to go in the effects chain?

    It's all personal preference. Trey Anastasio with Phish puts his Ross Compressor after his two Tube Screamers. My tuner is first, followed by my MXR Phase 90 and Boss BF2, they go into my Keeley Compressor + into an old Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal and a Keeley modified Boss SD-1. The...
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    Down-hearted after listening to Les Paul

    Les was one of a kind and I too have been listening to his stuff a lot lately. What strikes me about Les is the humor in his playing - his penchant for throwing bluesy licks in an otherwise serious song. It also seems to me that while he played jazz, pop, and some country influenced music, his...
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    Your most awesomest of awe inspiring pedals

    My thoughts exactly!! I've tried a bunch of boutique ones over the years - an Analogman modded TS-9, an early Fulltone OCD, a Wampler Cranked AC, and an MXR Modified 78 Overdrive, and most recently a Fulltone Fulldrive 3. None of them can replace my old SD-1 modified by Robert Keeley almost 20...
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    66 Vibrolux for 79 DR Good or Bad trade?

    To join the multitude of other folks - don't do it!!! That 66 VBR is a gem and it is the perfect blend of power and portability. Tonequest Report did an article quite a few years ago and it was titled "Under 40 Watts of Whoop Ass". That article named the VBR the absolute king of power vs...
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    LINE 6 HD500(x) ... it's best kept secret (IMO)

    Maybe that's why I wound up sending one back to MF a few years ago. We tried it in our church system and it sounded awful, even after a lot of tweaking. I bought Boss ME-70 which was for me 1000% easier to use and program and I'm still using it to this day. It'd be worth a try because the...
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    Compressor Do I need one?

    I use an ancient Boss CS-2 that I bought new in 1981. It's on all the time - but not for extreme compression, just a clean boost. Amount of compression varies from 9 to 10 o'clock. When I turn if off I feel like half of my sound is gone. I also use the compressor on a Boss ME-70 that I run...
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    $59 Pawnshop Tele

    I never see Teles in pawnshops. Strats out the wazoo, but no Teles.
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    At war with drummer.

    Unless the vocalists are phrasing like Willie Nelson and are singing pretty much in tune, then the meter should be rock solid with the drummer on a click and I ask what is the problem? It's beyond music and into the personality clash thing - get another drummer, there are a few in Nashville.
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    Compressor recommendations?

    Have used a Boss CS-2 for close to 35 years. Bought it brand new. Leave it on all the time - with Fender guitars my settings are Level 3 o'clock, Comp 10 o'clock, attack - fully clockwise - all the way up. The only change I make with humbuckers is the Comp goes down to 9 o'clock. When I try...
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    Anyone run a multi effect processing unit straight into DI, no amp?

    I am about as old school as they get, but a year or so ago I was informed that small amp I was using for self monitoring in our church's praise group was too loud in the room as all other instruments were DI, including electronic drums. So, as I had been voicing many complaints about the FOH...
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    Pedals Vs Multi Effect Question

    I think individual pedals sound better in a lot of cases, but I do use a Boss ME-70 in a praise worship setting straight into the console with amp modeling and I am quite happy with it. Conversely I think the ME-70 doesn't sound nearly as good as my individual pedals do going into the front of...
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    Fender Elite Series

    I've heard some good things about them, but I tried one in GC and I was underwhelmed considering the $1800 price tag. I picked up a MIM Nashville Tele that had much more snap. To each his own.
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    EMG hum? Or am I crazy?

    Late to this thread, but I have a set of SAs that I've had for 25+ years and they are dead quiet except when the battery gets a little weaker, then the pots make almost an oscillating sound when you pull the pot from 0 to 10, without even hitting the strings, but a new battery fixes that. I...
  14. rockycreeker

    From Nashville to Hot Rod

    How do like the Dimarzio Hot T?
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    Schecter "Diamond Plus" pickups

    I wound up with a SGR by Schecter C-1 (I think) that is a very low end advertising guitar with a sticker type top covering advertising Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. I have actually been fairly pleased with the Diamond Series pickups in that guitar. It seems to have a treble bleed circuit in the...
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    Boomer Castleman RIP?

    I'm seeing on FB that Boomer has passed away. Anyone know if this is true ?
  17. rockycreeker

    Marty Stuart on SNL from 1982

    Jerry Hensley is still around, I think he was with the Cash show in the 70's -early 80's. I think he also played with the Statlers some too. I also saw him in the early 70's with Johnny Cash's brother Tommy Cash's band - the Tomcats. A lot of the time he played a goldtop LP Deluxe.
  18. rockycreeker

    How/Why/When to Use Flanger?

    I replaced the old Boss CE-2 chorus on my pedal with an old Boss BF-2 Flanger. To my ear, the flanger sounds better for chorus sounds than the chorus does. The flanger kind of sounds like a phaser and chorus combined. I also have an MXR phase 90 on my board, but I can easily substitute the...
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    Redd Sighting

    To be honest, Earl was the first band member I walked up to and I think I was a bit overenthusiastic. He wasn't rude, but let me know really quick that he was setting up and would talk to me later, which never happened, but I had such a great time that it didn't matter.
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    Redd Sighting

    It was one of those nights that was really over the top in every way. Most of the time things dont work out that well, but I'm really thankful that night did.
  21. rockycreeker

    Redd Sighting

    I made my first ever visit to Texas last week for a job related training meeting in San Antonio. I checked and found that Redd Volkaert's band Heybale was playing at the legendary Brokenspoke in Austin on Wednesday night, so I rented a car on Wednesday afternoon after my meeting adjourned and...
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    Squareneck rec: what's your advice on choosing one?

    I have a friend who bought a Dobro brand square neck in the 70s and never played it - it has stayed in it's case for about 40 years. I'm going to borrow it and see if I can be a dobro player. Hope it all still works.
  23. rockycreeker

    Which are routed for middle pickup?

    The MIJ 90 Tele Deluxe (which I own) is routed for 3 pickups, Strat in the neck and middle. I don't have a middle one in mine now though.
  24. rockycreeker

    Telecaster Model with EMG Active

    I'm not aware of any standard Fender Telecaster that came the EMG tele pickups
  25. rockycreeker

    Going back to the CS-3, am I crazy?

    I've owned a Boss CS-2 since 1981 and it has been in my rig 99% of the time since then. I leave it on and I like what it does to clean sounds, dirty sounds, all sounds, with single coils or humbuckers. Gain 3 O'clock, Compression between 9 and 10 o'clock depending on the guitar, attack all the...