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  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    Zoom G5n: What the heck does the "exciter" effect actually do?

    Have you tried using the Exciter with a band or just by yourself? I found that it really livened things up when playing by myself, but when I used it at rehearsal it seemed to get lost in the mix (highs and lows seemed accentuated and of course lost to the bass guitar and cymbals). Perhaps I'm...
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    Pink Floyd re-form to support Ukraine (tele sighting)

    On a side note, I'm still trying to figure out how millions of people have been killed by wars over the past 25 years and not one peep from celebrity musicians (or anyone for that matter); then all the sudden..... I mean, it's great that they're passionate about whatever cause they're into, but...
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    Pink Floyd re-form to support Ukraine (tele sighting)

    I had a feeling that was the same telecaster - it's showing quite a bit more wear now.
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    Do you take steps to hide your age?

    I'm 54 years old and playing in a rock band. The only thing worse than watching an old guy play rock music is watching a fat old guy play rock music. So I hit the gym three times a week. I believe this also gives me the ability to remain energetic on stage. Also, I wear the dreaded fedora...
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    Happy 94th birthday to Tom Lehrer!

    Dr. Demento.
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    Your odd but awesome direct to PA setup? (Not iridium, ACS1, Helix etc)

    Look, down between my legs... it's a Marshall Code 100W head (no cab). The amp does not have a "proper" direct line out, but the Effects Send, which contains everything - amp models, effects, and cab sim, goes into a D.I. box and to the P.A. I plugged a shorted cable into the Effects Return to...
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    Pink Floyd re-form to support Ukraine (tele sighting)

    I'm not so sure about that - humans strive for attention. Even people who are loaded with $$$. If David Gilmour thought this Ukraine thing is a worthwhile cause, that's great - we all have our passions. But music-wise, I think it would have been more legit as a solo Gilmour release. If he...
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    Pink Floyd re-form to support Ukraine (tele sighting)

    Well, we are in the age where old time rock bands are playing shows with only one original member, and sometimes ZERO original members... I was hoping Pink Floyd of all bands would not fall into that, but.... SURPRISE!! :mad: At least when Led Zeppelin regrouped for Live Aid, they had the three...
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    Pink Floyd re-form to support Ukraine (tele sighting)

    [Review] Not Pink Floyd - this is even less a Pink Floyd record as was "A Momentary Lapse of Reason", which Gilmour himself called a solo album, even though it actually container three members (this song, only two). The song is inert, the telecaster is not a relic, and the playing is great...
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    What is your go-to band to uplift you?

    What pulled me out of a long-standing guitar rut, where I had no enthusiasm for it (even though our band is playing out) was a somewhat recent (2016, I think) live concert video of Ted Nugent, which had Derek St. Holmes on vocals and Mick Brown from Dokken on drums. The absolute fire in the...
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    Model / Brand Specific. The Electric Guitar You Equally Love and H*te, (Not Love).

    I love the tone other guys get with a stratocaster bridge pickup. I hate the tone I get from it.
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    SLUDGE METAL? People tell me that it's not a real thing? :(

    All I can say is that I saw The Melvins back in 1995, and I wish I appreciated them as much at that time as I do now.
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    Valve stocking

    Toilet paper.....
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    Is this the end of tube amps ?

    It pretty much is. The high-end digital gear is indistinguishable from it in every way, except cost and weight.
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    Is this the end of tube amps ?

    I'm actually surprised tube gear has lasted as long as it has. I'm a digital guy now, partially because I know tube gears' days are numbered and the only thing really keeping it alive are a small handful of enthusiasts.
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    Rig noisy at practice space...anything I can do?

    You could rule it out if you'd like, but I've seen bad gear exhibit symptoms at one location and not another. There are a lot of factors.
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    Should The Eagles give it up?

    Okay, I mis-understood the "one original member left" thing. I thought it was basically one guy we know and four random idiots. But it's actually a well-established lineup that most people are familiar with, that goes back decades.
  18. 3-Chord-Genius

    The "Feel" is in the Volume

    I'd never heard of that before, but it seems like a possibility.
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    Rig noisy at practice space...anything I can do?

    RE: 1-Spot This may or may not have anything to do with what you're talking about, but years ago I ran a daisy chain power supply to all my pedals, and my overdrive pedal would pop whenever I engaged or disengaged it. This problem went away immediately after I bought a cheap brick supply off...
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    The "Feel" is in the Volume

    and you would be correct!
  21. 3-Chord-Genius

    The "Feel" is in the Volume

    Mesa Boogie amps do have an awesome power section that gets overlooked because of their killer preamps.
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    The "Feel" is in the Volume

    I was trying to convey what I wanted to say without being gross, but I might have made it worse.
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    Odd/quirky/superstitious behavior thread

    When I take a urination I flush as I start going to see if I can finish before the flush completes. For some reason in my head I think I'm saving water. But I'm actually wasting it because I almost never beat the flush. Also, I can't pee and take a dump at the same time; my concern is that if...
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    Gretsch Pages?

    I'm a member on that forum be it seems to be down. Not sure how long.
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    The "Feel" is in the Volume

    Back around 1990 or so, I lived in Colorado springs and attended a Marshall demo at a local music store, presented by their spokesperson at the time, who happened to be the guitarist for Grim Reaper. There were several Marshall products in the store, one of them was a Plexi reissue, handwired...

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