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Open Discussion / Re: Does anybody know Albatross Guitars?
« on: February 03, 2014, 07:09:07 PM »
Those precision kits are very, very highly spoken of. Look around the MLP Luthier's forum or just google the reviews.
the prices are super as well

Open Discussion / Re: A Meme I just have to share.....
« on: February 03, 2014, 03:22:21 PM »
Hahaha! That was indeed a very good laugh!  ;D
Either way, I'll be crying in a few hours when I see my exam's test on Biomedical Technology!  :-\

shouldn't it be..."He kicks the shit out of it'' ?

Open Discussion / Re: how to fix an incorrect hole?
« on: February 03, 2014, 03:16:51 PM »
JB Weld will do it too without the off-gassing of the Bondo. With Bondo i also had it eventually showing through the paint so you might need to use a primer like BIN with shellac that will prevent bleeding through.
this works great and super fast. put a slice of packing tape across the void from the inside of the enclosure. mix and apply the jb weld or any epoxy weld type playdoe. it doesnt need alot let it harden and block sand it flush with the enclosures surface. I have done it hundreds of times. I repurpose a lot of dfferent things as enclosures. I had a freind who would even use it as a skulpture medium. it can be used to add a 3/d element to projects as its.drillablea sandable, etc... much more sturdy than bondo too.

....Meanwhile after reading JohnL's post. "what an asshole I am, I really need to read the whole thread before I post anything....better go kneel in some busted pottery and scourge myself fora few hours."

Open Discussion / Re: What's the secret to your tone?
« on: February 03, 2014, 03:01:17 PM »
Generally, it's probably the mutt guitars with aftermarket Dimarzios and Duncans.

Specifically these days it's the Blackstar HT-Dual pedal and the Hulk Snot.

Digital effects and 'special' effects suck all the life and personality out
I tend to agree with this statement. 

For a long while I used just my guitar and wah into a Marshall VS102r (yeah, tube/ss hybrid thing), and when I chucked a DS-1 in front of that and used just the DS-1 for dirt..... it just felt flat, lifeless, and relatively lo-fi.  Maybe that was the DS-1, but further experience leads me to feel that multis/ampsims/COSM/ect just make everything a bit too cookie cutter and what comes out of the box is all you'll get out of the box regardless of wood, pickups, or gauge.  I think they're probably well suited to recording - you'll get a great usable sound no matter what.

I'm not purveyor of tube vs ss or anything like that, but I think the simpler the signal chain, the more nuance or differences between guitars can come out.  Again, bury it in dirt and it'll sound much like anything else anyway.  Interesting article from a local builder here:
Very cool guitar mate. I'd swap out the black hardware though. did you build that one?

Open Discussion / Re: What's the secret to your tone?
« on: February 02, 2014, 10:40:56 PM »
a good tube amp that is turned up quite loud. and for any modulated tones. adding a transparent compressor post modulation to tame any harsh frequencies at the top of the sweep. a compressor at moderate compression settings early n the chain as well. not enough to kill dynamics but enough to smooth everything out a bit, particularly on clean tones. i use several pedal comps early, a old mij boss cs1 is what i use at the moment. and a rack comp like a dbx 160a or a tc triple c. at the end of the chain. oh and dimarzio paf pros. and hs single coils

Open Discussion / Re: So i just opened an Ibanez AD-9 Delay pedal and....
« on: January 15, 2014, 06:40:49 PM »
*** whoops!  Posted in wrong section!  Mods please feel free to move.  Apologies :(

...there's only 1 x mn3205 in there.  Are these pedals using a .2 second chip and just extending it beyond its delay time?  I haven't used this pedal since I was 15, I cant remember the delay time you can get out of it, but I could swear it was longer then 200-300ms...
no it's a little more than a slapback echo. about 325 ms max

Open Discussion / Re: The "SWEET things I got for Christmas" thread 2013!!!
« on: December 26, 2013, 11:18:46 AM »

My family all pitched in and got me this little thing..

It's a JBC CD-2BC and yes, it's all that.
Jeolous! they make some amazing tools. would love to get a setup from them

Global Annoucements / Re: 12.13 Etcher's Paradise update
« on: December 14, 2013, 05:04:57 PM »

Open Discussion / Re: EM Drive what's up with that?
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:14:35 AM »
never been able to hear that album all the way through without falling asleep. can't play it in the car anymore.

Open Discussion / Re: mojo - where do you draw the line?
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:24:30 PM »
personally I think nuthing is uglier than a stompbox with a bunch of 600v caps and several feet of cloth covered pushback wire. mojo my ass.

Open Discussion / Re: Warmoth Woes
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:59:12 PM »
there are good deals to be had in the showcase if you dig for them. I recently got a beautiful lightweight (2.8lbs) chambered strat body with flamed maple top for under $200, and a flamed maple/dark indian rosewood neck for $175 (unfinished) and the quality was on par with the excellent parts I've used from them in the past. if you keep the options and finishes simple and stay away from rare exotic woods, a totally "custom" guitar with American made parts can be had for not unreasonable amounts of money. this recent build was around $700

Open Discussion / Re: dca55 questions
« on: November 11, 2013, 07:40:16 PM »
a lot of russian ge transistors have shunts in them that make them look to have no leakage

Open Discussion / peak atlas dca55's for decent prices!
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:13:05 AM »
found this seller n ebay selling dca55 semiconductor analisers for reasonable prices $82.50 plus $5.80 shipping...I paid $136 for mine a while ago. they have several for sale. this is a powerful tool for the pedal builder especially one who likes building with ge transistors. here's the link

Build Reports / Re: PControl 2.1
« on: October 05, 2013, 06:44:42 PM »
glad to see this. I'm gonna be starting this one soon. now that my rack is finally wired up and running.

Build Reports / Re: 38. CORNISH SS2 + switchable buffer [NON-MADBEAN]
« on: September 04, 2013, 04:28:15 PM »
great build. I just finished a build of this circuit and I'd agree that it's a dandy little drive box. very lively!

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