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  1. Dik Ellis

    Dual overdrives - yay or nay?

    I like stacking an OD with a distortion pedal to bring out the mids. Usually the OD is set for a little more crunch to enhance the clean tone. I ramp it up with the distortion. I recently acquired a TC Electronic Spark pedal and I am stacking that with a BBE 427 distortion. With 3 voices on...
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    Who else counts how many things are plugged together just for your rig?

    I had a large (10-12) pedalboard, but now I run smaller ones (5-6), and I have specific boards for each of my amps. I swap out pedals on the smaller amps (Blues Jr. and Valve Jr.), but I like the set up I have for my Mesa MKIIB. They are mostly modulation pedals, as my amp produces lot of...
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    Have you ever had to use your "backup" guitar during a gig?

    Yes, I always have 2 guitars for a gig.
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    Examples of wah used well?

    Zappa on "Dirty Love".
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    Y'all loan out guitars?

    That's how I lost my 1974 Silverface Twin. He wasn't as much of a friend as I thought. Never again.
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    No Doubt: Underneath It All

    Saw No Doubt in concert. They opened for U2. Great show!
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    Over 65 & Exercise

    Oh yeah, the wife and I work out 3 days a week, doing 6-7 programs 3 sets of 15 reps per program. And 75 crunches at the end. Wife walks 3 miles 3-4 times a week and I do 2 miles. You are gonna hurt when you get old, so you may as well be in decent shape.
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    The "Golden Era" of Guitar Player Magazine: An Inside Account

    I have been a subscriber for many years, on only one thing disappoints me letters to the editor.
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    Be honest: do you sometimes just admire or stare at your guitars ?

    Absolutely. In my mind they are works of art, and I can't believe they are mine.
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    Rocky and Bullwinkle more

    Great satire.
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    NGD - 2007 Fender Nocaster

    Mine is a 2003 NOS and my first Fender Tele.
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    What Was The Shortest Gig You Have Been To?

    Jeff Beck back in the early 70's. Gone in 20 minutes. My brother thought he was taking a break. Jeff more than redeemed himself in shows that I saw in later years.
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    The Boss Pedal Owners Club

    Great pedals. Value and quality.
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    Everybody needs a DS-1 pedal

    Had my DS-1 modded with a Monte Allums Mod Kit. It has, 3 voices, and it rocks
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    Simplest / best app to record acoustic songs 'ideas' to iPhone?

    I record my song ideas with my electrics by using the video on my camera. I was surprised how good it sounds.
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    What are your strings of choice?

    GHS Boomers LXL (.10-.38). Same gauge as the old Fender 150's. Used by Jimi and Duane.
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    Nobels ODR-1?

    Got OD1 Mini on my Christmas list. The Nobles is a classic.
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    Guitar Stand Rant

    No wall hangers on my house.
  19. Dik Ellis

    Homey records you love…

    Just picked up a Herb Alpert best of CD. It includes "Rise".
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    I really love Traffic. "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" is a masterpiece...

    Steve Winwood did some great stuff even before Low Spark. Check out that, too.
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    The Cars and Elliot Easton

    Got to see the Cars in concert twice. Great shows! Whenever our band did Cars tunes, all the girls got up to dance.
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    Hey, Tell us did you ever Smash one up?

    Not in my life time. But my best friend destroyed a Gibson EB3 that I sold him. Done in a drunken rage.
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    Deliberate Practice

    Indeed, noodling gets boring for me. I am always trying different chord combinations for new song ideas. Some one said to work on your soloing with a backing track. I've got my Fender GDEC and you tube for that.
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    I am almost but maybe not quite ready

    My twin has lived in Japan for over 25 years, and yes, you can't get near a KFC at the holidays.