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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:21:02 PM »
jerry reed and chet atkins

Open Discussion / Re: BBD dilemma
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:16:43 PM »
i would swap every cap n the signal path not just the electros.

Open Discussion / Re: Spyder PS questions
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:13:48 PM »
the problem lies in having more than 1 path to ground. this causes ground loop hum. isolated power circuits remove the second path. so the are less noisey and make daisychaining pos ground fuzz pedals possible.

Open Discussion / Re: Confessions thread
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:05:49 PM »
1) I change songs lyrics to make them about my dog and sing them around the house
I do this all the time

Build Reports / Re: 4-in-1 Rack Mount Build
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:01:16 PM »
If I may ask. Who was the supplier for the rack enclosure? I'M always trying to find a  cheaper source. They are a lot pricier than you'd expect.

Build Reports / Re: Dual Function
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:52:09 PM »
doesn't get much cleaner than that. the etch looks fantastic. a design of that type is so difficult 'cause any variation in the pattern sticks out like a sore thump,but you really pulled it off wonderfully.

Open Discussion / Re: I think I blew my guitar volume pot
« on: February 05, 2014, 08:15:49 PM »
if you just want it working asap bypass the pot and wire it directly to the output jack. and put an alpha or bournes pot in it when you get one. no reason for it to cost more than $5

Build Reports / Re: 4-in-1 Rack Mount Build
« on: February 05, 2014, 07:58:25 PM »
I've really toyed with doing a bit rack setup with midi switching and such. Having a rack unit or two with some effects to switch in and out would be a blast.

Nice work. Like that unit quite a bit.

they are a blast as far as total control of your gear, once you have it all ironed out technically. and the amount of cabling and clutter on the floor can be completely wiped out. I love playing through my 200watt spaceship/lightshow

Build Reports / Re: 4-in-1 Rack Mount Build
« on: February 05, 2014, 07:55:23 PM »
i'd recommend a switchable buffer on the effect loop and maybe an isolation transformer. if there is any long cable runs from the rack to the floor the buffer will probably help keep the signal intact and the tranny will prevent ground loops which often pop up in rack rigs.

Open Discussion / Re: Would it be a bad idea to seal a patch cable shut?
« on: February 05, 2014, 07:44:33 PM »
or use 1/8 ra Plugs and jacks in your builds. so much smaller. and mogami 2319 miniture instrument cable. bet that would save a ton of space.

General Questions / Re: New Project Guitar. Looking for suggestions.
« on: February 05, 2014, 01:19:38 PM »
check out the forums at
you can find the answers to anything you need. lots of incredible talent and resources there

Open Discussion / Re: PPP anodized finishes
« on: February 04, 2014, 04:45:12 PM »
I would work on the text in your image a bit. it's very hard to make out. at the distance one would see it while playing the text would need to be much bolder to not be overwhelmed by the  artwork (which is very well done in my opinion). just adding my 2 cents. no offense meant

I stopped buying from mammoth because the last 3 times I'd wait up to 3 weeksand no delivery. I'd contact them and find out that they where holding the order because they were out of a certain part and were waiting to ship the order till they had everything. but they never alerted me that the order was being delayed. I canceled the order each time and shopped else where. now I will only deal with them when it is something unavailable anywhere else. they where spot on when they first hit the seen but their service tanked.

if I may ask. how are you switching the effects in and out of your chain? your wireless output will be low impedance so you have a buffer at the start of your chain. and most switchers have a decennt buffer built in. I run a rack setup and my buffered signal comes from the noise reduction unit first in line. I can bypass the buffer in my switcher without a problem. and the sends on my preamp are pretty hot so I  only use the one buffer. a detailed description  of your signal chain or a block diagram of how it's wired would help me to see any trouble areas in your build. I have been building rack rigs for local musicians locally for quite some time so if you need any help pm me and I'll see what i can do.

my personal rig build:

Open Discussion / Re: Hotone Skyline Effect Pedals
« on: February 03, 2014, 07:19:55 PM »
I always thought Plutone would be a good label.  Someone here should use it.
crazy that they make a looper. most of the dirt padeal sounded like complete shyte! especially the fuzz and metal boxes. the delay was ok. but they are too small to really be functional for me. very gimmicy.

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