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Open Discussion / Re: NTD Finally...
« on: May 18, 2015, 11:59:43 PM »
I have that exact one and I really like it.

I found out through asking around that with the v2 El Caps, you can add a jack in parallel with the tap switch, or as one of my friends has done with his EL Cap, he hardwired a George L to the tap switch and then fed that through one of the gaps in the corner right into his tap tempo. He can do an external tap, still can access the secondary functions, and didn't have to drill a hole in his pedal in case he ever wants to resell it.

Bought an El Cap thinking that the EXP jack would accept tap just like my Flint's EXP jack does. WRONG! Just favorite or an expression pedal. My whole board runs off of a Disaster Area SMARTclock, and I'd like to keep it that way, haha.

There are a few companies doing this, but wanted to see if anyone here has done so. Am I wrong to think I'll need some kind of switching jack to shunt the TAP footswitch and something gets plugged in?

When can i preorder? haha

Open Discussion / Re: Dr. Z fans?
« on: May 05, 2015, 09:25:21 PM »
Bummer. Link doesn't work. What was the basic info?

Open Discussion / Vector Fun!
« on: April 29, 2015, 02:35:34 PM »
I've always had an interest in graphic design, so recently "upgraded" from Inkscape (free) to iDraw ($25).... night and day to me. So I thought I'd read tutorials, and some of this I just figured out by trial and error because I didn't know the "lingo"... any who, i know this is totally random, but I decided to make my own little vector of a Strymon BigSky and was super proud of it, so thought I'd share, haha.

Open Discussion / New Pedal Day!
« on: April 25, 2015, 10:16:12 PM »
Holy. Crap. Dudes.

This thing is incredible. I just yanked 3 drives/distortions off of my board because I can get equal, if not better, sounds with this guy. I've been playing with this thing for 2 hours now and I have yet to get a sound that I didn't love, and couldn't dial in super fast.

Thanks for a super versatile pedal, and for making more room on my already crammed pedalboard. Can't wait to see more out of function f(x)

Open Discussion / Re: NPPD!
« on: April 24, 2015, 02:23:23 PM »
Grew up in NJ a Devils fan... but being Nashville the last 8 years, I've caught the Predators bug. I know it's extremely unlikely with us heading to Chicago... but I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that we can somehow squeak by the Blackhawks.

Open Discussion / Re: New Earthquaker Devices Reverb!
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:57:29 PM »
Fixed the quacker

I use these straps on all of my solid bodies. Love them. They don't go super low, so if you where your guitar at your knees, then it's not the right strap for you.

Open Discussion / Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
« on: April 14, 2015, 03:57:46 PM »
Daredevil. Daredevil. Daredevil........ Daredevil

Open Discussion / Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« on: April 10, 2015, 10:27:12 AM »
Anyone else use photo paper? I've never had any luck with photo paper. For those of you successful with it, what are you using?

Open Discussion / Re: Alexander Pedals Amnesia Delay
« on: April 10, 2015, 10:13:46 AM »
They are DSP.... from their site...

"Are your pedals analog or digital?  Most of our initial offerings (Amnesia, Equilibrium, Radical Delay) are digital, utilizing a 24-bit DSP architecture.  The Litho Boost is fully analog.  Future products may be analog or digital, depending on the effect desired."

And then this is in their FAQ as well:

"Will you make me a clone of (insert pedal name here?)  No.  We don't clone or copy existing designs.  We might build something that works in a similar manner to an existing product (the Amnesia is a great example) but you can rest assured that all of our hardware and DSP designs are 100% original.  We don't make Tube Screamers, because Ibanez already makes several great ones."

And I believe he's not just blowing smoke there. The guy knows what he's doing.

Open Discussion / Re: Alexander Pedals Amnesia Delay
« on: April 10, 2015, 08:47:32 AM »
So... say what you want about it, but I'll stick up for them.

Alexander is run by Matthew Farrow and the guys at Disaster Area Designs (whose midi controllers and programmable bypass loopers are awesome, I own a DMC-6D, a DPC-8EZ, and their SmartClock). Stand up, good people. I have no doubt that their pedals are original designs, as Matthew knows what he's doing under the hood of things.

Plus, they do good. Alexander is named after Matthew's brother, who died of cancer when he was a child. They give back on everything they sell. From their site:

"Alexander Pedals was started for two reasons - to make great tones, and to do good.  The great tones part you probably have some idea about.  As for doing good, Alexander Pedals donates a portion of the profits from every pedal sold to charity.  Matthew's younger brother Alex passed away in 1987 of a form of cancer called neuroblastoma.  Alexander Pedals honors his memory by helping in the fight to end childhood cancer.

If you buy an Alexander Pedals effect on the used market, we'd like to welcome you to the family!  We honor the warranty on secondhand units as if they were new.  We would ask that you consider donating to one of our favorite charities - contact us if you'd like to donate!"

That's all.

I thank the good Lord every day for this forum, and that no one here has taken a drink of the Kool-Aid.

Also.... what do you recommend for the cleanest fuzz out there? Only real musician's reply please.

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