Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - playpunk

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 56
1
Open Discussion / Re: Any other fans of "The Expanse"?
« on: February 01, 2022, 06:38:00 AM »
I have book 9 cued up on my kindle and canít wait to start. I love the books but havenít watched the show.

2
Introductions / Re: greetings from woodstock NY
« on: December 21, 2021, 05:56:28 PM »
Iím out in the western end of the state - but I drive through that region a few times a year on the way to the ADKís. Welcome to the forum!

3
I sort of wandered off into a self serving diatribe but I guess the point I was going to make was that I've really been looking at the Helix stuff lately because everyone else in the praise band world seems to be going digital.  I used an original L6 POD for a while but just didn't get the feel I could get from a real amp.  Plus I tend to lean in on a not quite so clean sound and work around that.  Most likely close to a slightly driven Vox or Marshall.  The thought of plunking down a board and plugging into FOH is appealing though.

I can't afford a AXE-FX or Kemper so I was sort of poking around the idea of a Helix Stomp.  Is it that good that I could live without tubes?

Iím pretty sure the HX stomp is all over the more recent Elevation albums. Alex Strabala has a great YouTube and is a Helix user.

I have an Iridium (had a Kemper for a couple years, too) and really like the iridium with pedals. Sometimes I think about getting an Axe FX, but havenít pulled the trigger yet.

4
I get the impression it was a bit of both but Covid sped up the process.  They claim that they're seeing a decrease in tube amplifiers (??!!).  Great company and really sad to see them go under.

Well, I know that in church music world a sizable minority, if not a majority, of the players use a digital solution. I havenít had a tube amp since 2017 and honestly havenít missed it much.

A Kemper, Iridium, or Axe FX can do the direct in job at least as well as a fancy amp, costs less, and is easier for sound techs.

5
Open Discussion / Re: Partscaster experience?
« on: July 10, 2020, 08:36:10 AM »
I have put together several partscasters.

This one:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2uFLLhnzlT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Is a MJT body and Best Guitar Parts / Sound Guitar Works roasted maple neck. It is pretty awesome, and I play it live quite a bit. It has lambertone crema pickups in it, and it is great for the music I play live (p&w). The build was relatively painless, but I have spent a lot of time getting the setup right. I had to learn how to make a guitar nut, and I've acquired a bunch of tools to make my setups very consistent, along with fretwork and nut tools.

The second parts guitar I built is this one:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0d5UNQH8R9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

It is a guitar mill body and a USACG (RIP) roasted maple neck. It is also a very good guitar. It has the same pickups as the blue guitar but it sounds different (IMO). I love the mastery bridge, but I kinda wish that I'd sprung for the Duesenberg trem, but it wasn't available when I was building the guitar. This one I painted myself with paint from Roth Metal Flake.

I really like both of the bodies I have. They're both light and came together nicely. I had to get a custom guard for the MJT body, and also had to be pretty fussy about the bridge and wound up getting a great one from Armadillo Guitar parts. The Guitar Mill body I had to route the neck pocket portion of the pickguard to fit the body, but other than that it fit well, and was a $12 reverb guard, origin unknown.

You will have to screw around with the stuff to get it to fit, unless you get all of your parts from one supplier. It's also important to read all the documentation for the different parts, and make sure the fit works for each part separately, then all together.

6
Open Discussion / Re: Very low-profile 1/4" plugs
« on: May 23, 2020, 07:17:58 AM »
Those look a lot like Squarplug SPS5 or SPS4 to me. The squareplugs are soldered connections.

The squareplug connectors are absolutely the best. I wonít use anything else going forward.

7
Open Discussion / Re: NPD -Iridium
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:53:25 PM »
I bought an Iridium right when it came out, and have been using it for a few months in place of my Kemper (which I sold.)

I like the Iridium, I think the AC30 sounds are great (my bread and butter) and I've done very little tweaking and haven't replaced the IR's or anything.

Here's a IRL clip from our church service this past week. I am the amazingly handsome, muscular, and resplendently hirsute guitarist.

=39

DIY Pedals (naturally) and this is a bit dryer than I usually run my wet effects but it sounds fine in the mix.

8
Build Reports / Re: Pedalboard pics megathread
« on: March 22, 2020, 08:50:45 AM »


Big mostly DIY board. Bear hug, some other drives, etc.

9
Build Reports / Re: KOT Clone of Tones
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:55:33 PM »
Really slick graphic! Is that an etch or a decal?

Decal. It's a little sloppy.... I really should clean it up some!

10
Build Reports / KOT Clone of Tones
« on: March 18, 2020, 07:34:47 AM »
KOT Clone with some 8ball inspired mods: 47n input caps for a lil more bass, 250k gain pots, 100pf caps in the loop of the IC. It sounds quite glorious.




11
Build Reports / Re: Florist
« on: March 17, 2020, 09:25:46 AM »
Do you like the vibrato sound on this? I like the VB2 wiggle and want something at least close to that.

12
Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: March 16, 2020, 10:30:41 AM »
All the N.Y. State Courts are closed, local justice and city courts are closed, I canít do in person visits with incarcerated clients, Fed Courts are screening everyone and taking temperatures: Erie County where the WDNY is located has a bunch of confirmed cases, and there are confirmed cases in a county whose jail I went into on Thursday last week.

I feel like I could have unwittingly spread the virus by just doing my normal work last week and I feel bad about it. As a nation and world wide community of humans we need to shut it down for a few weeks and get this thing under control

13
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Compressor Hell
« on: March 14, 2020, 03:32:02 PM »
Nothing before the comps in the chain.
Have you used a spare LED to make sure that both the vactrol is the right way round despite the dot? I've seen it wrong before. What are you using in Q1?
Sounds like it's time for an audio probe to see where it is being introduced.

I used the spare LED before I installed the vactrols.
What about after you installed it, if you touch the legs of the LED to the legs of the vactrol, does it light up??  What are you using in Q1?
Sounds like it's time for an audio probe to see where it is being introduced.

Thatís a good idea, Iíll give it a shot!

14
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Compressor Hell
« on: March 14, 2020, 02:20:05 PM »
Nothing before the comps in the chain.
Have you used a spare LED to make sure that both the vactrol is the right way round despite the dot? I've seen it wrong before. What are you using in Q1?
Sounds like it's time for an audio probe to see where it is being introduced.

I used the spare LED before I installed the vactrols.

15
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Compressor Hell
« on: March 14, 2020, 01:16:59 PM »
Nothing before the comps in the chain.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 56