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#1 Fatboys #4

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:27 AM

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Construction / Scale - Set-Neck / 24.75”
Body - Mahogany
Neck / Fingerboard - 3-Pc. Mahogany / Rosewood
Nut Type / Width - Earvana Compensated / 42mm
Neck Shape - Thin U
Inlays - Flags
Frets - 24 XJ
Binding - White (N/H) (Creme (N/H) on OW) 
Hardware - Black Nickel
Tuners - Grover
Bridge / Tailpiece - Tune-o-matic w/ Stop Tailpiece
Pickups - EMG 81 (B) / 85 (N) Active
Electronics - Vol / Toggle / Tone


Lol, as you can see I don't have the best gear. At the moment just a boss md-2 MEGA DISTORTION OMGRAWR pedal and a marshall microstack. I don't really have any complaints about this guitar. I wish it had more than 1 volume and 1 tone knob but eh, that's really about it. The emgs pick up really nicely as you can imagine, with a decent amount of gain all you have to do is tap it.

I plan on buying a tube amp of some sort in the future. I'd like to look into marshalls and line 6s, but if you have any other suggestions please feel free. I've got a lot of time to fuck around with different amps while I'm saving up for a half stack. I also want to get a multi-fx pedal. They're relatively cheap, but I'm pretty fucking broke right now. Anyway, show and tell!

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:54 AM

here's a suggestion: stay away from low end marshall amps and line 6s. unless you're getting a marshall jcm800 or one of the DSL/TSL series, don't buy a marshall

and line 6's are garbage.

as for my own gear:

fender '65 mustang
boss ds2 distortion
vox v847a wah
electro-harmonix big muff pi usa
fender blues deluxe reissue
vox ad50vt
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:08 AM

Ignore Ryan he doesn't know what he's talking about. Marshalls use diode clipping to produce distortion. Why the hell would someone put that in a tube amp?

If you want something decent get a Soldano instead. Soldano makes high-high-gain amps. But if you want something that has a famous brand... well then you can buy a marshall.

Right now what I have is an indonesia-made 2007 cort viva guitar and no amp or whatever.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:22 AM

Ignore Ryan he doesn't know what he's talking about. Marshalls use diode clipping to produce distortion. Why the hell would someone put that in a tube amp?

If you want something decent get a Soldano instead. Soldano makes high-high-gain amps. But if you want something that has a famous brand... well then you can buy a marshall.

Right now what I have is an indonesia-made 2007 cort viva guitar and no amp or whatever.


hey stupid you realize marshall tube amps are like, uh, KNOWN FOR THEIR DISTORTION?

and i wouldn't even recommend a marshall if he hadn't said he was looking into them. i find orange amps to be much better!

but again, inri was the guy arguing for solid state over tube amps so yeah
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:23 AM

I play on a 2007 MIM stratocaster, peavey classic 30 tube amp, and a dunlop crybaby wah. I have a few other low end guitars and SS amps but they really arent worth mentioning

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:29 AM

KNOWN FOR THEIR DISTORTION?


Distortion produced by diode clipping = SOLID STATE DISTORTION.


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#7 Fatboys #4

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:37 AM

I guess I should kinda describe the sound I'm looking for. I'm more of a treble-head and I really hate when notes get drowned out because of over distortion. I like it, but not to the point where things become inaudible and the lower octaves drown everything. I know I could get an eq pedal but, iuno. Just a decent tube amp I could possibly use for gigs sometime in the future.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:02 AM

Distortion produced by diode clipping = SOLID STATE DISTORTION.


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PS: that also includes most distortion pedals.


uh. marshall amps became known for their distortion far before diode clipping was added. and no, the newer marshalls with the solid state diode in them are definitely NOT solid state distortion. it further increases the already tube overdriven sound with extra distortion akin to adding a distortion pedal.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:26 PM

uh. marshall amps became known for their distortion far before diode clipping was added. and no, the newer marshalls with the solid state diode in them are definitely NOT solid state distortion. it further increases the already tube overdriven sound with extra distortion akin to adding a distortion pedal.


Are you saying that clipping diode distortion is not solid state distortion? Like, a distortion pedal which is nothing but an op-amp with clipping diodes added, is not solid state distortion?

Fatboy if I were you I'd get a combo with a 12" speaker that sounded as clean as possible on high-volume and a decent multi-effects like a zoom G7.1ut, then you could create any kind of sound you wanted with it.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:44 PM

-Old acoustic plastic stringed geetar my grandma gave me
-Washburn Electro-Acoustic geetar
-Texas strato-copy electric geetar
-Fender Telecaster
-Riverhead jazzbass
-Fender Bassman 60W
-VOX Valvetronix 30W
-BOSS ME-8B
-Lexington stand up piano
-Selmer Bundy 2 Alto Saxo
and well, bongos, kalimba, marimba, flute, triangle, harmonica, and some other lesser intruments.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:09 PM

Are you saying that clipping diode distortion is not solid state distortion? Like, a distortion pedal which is nothing but an op-amp with clipping diodes added, is not solid state distortion?


no i'm saying the newer marshalls distortion doesn't sound like solid state distortion. it sounds like a tube overdrive with some extra distortion. the actual TONE is not solid state by any means. it may have some added distortion by diodes but it's certainly not the dominant factor in tone.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:21 PM

no i'm saying the newer marshalls distortion doesn't sound like solid state distortion. it sounds like a tube overdrive with some extra distortion. the actual TONE is not solid state by any means. it may have some added distortion by diodes but it's certainly not the dominant factor in tone.


You know that the sound of an overdriven tube is not the same as the "overdrive" produced by diode clipping right?
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:31 PM

.. the overdrive isn't produced by diode clipping. the diodes are added to further distort the already overdriven sound, thus making them more of a 'high gain' type of amp
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:48 PM

Ryan, overdrive is when the amp attempts to output more than it can, the sound clips and it results in distortion and this sounds nice in tube amps but totally awful if it happens to the power stage of a transistor amplifier.

What diode clipping does is just that, clipping the signal to attempt to emulate the "overdriven tube" sound without actually overdriving any tube

Watch this video of a 4 watts high gain amp with real tube overdrive



It sounds better than most marshalls with "diode overdrive"
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:00 PM

Err... not particularly.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:01 PM

overdrive is not distortion.

and i know opinions lol but that amp didn't sound all that great. youtube has awful sound quality, though.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 03:57 AM

is this just guitars or is this general music gear?  whatever, shep posted nonguitars.  TOO LATE NOW.


- epiphone les paul basher (starter guitar) completely gutted and rewired.  now sporting locking tuners and duncan jazz pickups with individual coil tap toggles.  oh and typical 3way switch etc.
- jackson soloist xl w/superdistortion pickups or something.  very metal.
-"rockwood" strat knockoff.  currently has stock gear, just rewired and reshielded cavity.  going to replace pickups.
- fender jazz bass (lower end model).  stock.
- hartke "gig bass"-- shit starter model.  going to revamp 10000%.

- univox tube amp from like 1842.  i mean the 60s.
- digitech gnx3 (dont knock it till you try it)
- digitech echo thing (just want it for the reverse delay)
- boss stereo volme pedal
- digitech vocal effects box (thing is shit.  but it was on sale for maaaad cheap and i couldnt help myself).

- acoustic guitar alvarez
- noname nylon acoustic
- rogue mandolin
- shit toy ukelele
- no name 5 string violin sounds ok i guess

- various wind instruments, percussion instruments, etc.  bunch of weird shit.

- studiologic midicontroler
- krk rocket 5 monitors
- some shit preamp
- mixer i use as a preamp
- mixer i use as a headphone controler/amp

ok thats it really i think.
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inri that amp sounds ok but its tough to tell tone through youtube thingies.  ugh.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:41 PM

fender '65 mustang
boss ds2 distortion
vox v847a wah
electro-harmonix big muff pi usa
fender blues deluxe reissue
vox ad50vt

:fogetgasp: Tell me your reasons, why did you buy that guitar? What kind of music do you play? TELL ME EVERYTHING

because i seriously like Mustang, it's a very cool guitar. I am considering to buy such but it costs much here (~800e (and apparently it's expensive everywhere)).

Umm, so my guitars:

Landola Nylon
Yamaha honeyburst accoustic

Squier Tele-Strato - fusion. (weird & cool)
Hagström HJ-600

Vox ad50vt

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:16 PM

:fogetgasp: Tell me your reasons, why did you buy that guitar? What kind of music do you play? TELL ME EVERYTHING

because i seriously like Mustang, it's a very cool guitar. I am considering to buy such but it costs much here (~800e (and apparently it's expensive everywhere)).


i bought it after playing it at my local shop. i was deciding between a strat and a mustang but i ended up getting the mustang. it has a very unique tone to it and I really liked the feel of it.

and i play stuff like rhcp, the mars volta, hendrix, velvet underground, john frusciante, lots of classic rock (led zeppelin, cream, pink floyd, the who, etc)
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:23 PM

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mine's like that except woodgrain. I don't play a lot, but I like it

I also have a standard drumset and amp stuff I don't feel like posting

my dad's got a pretty impressive collection of guitars and other string instruments that I play sometimes, I'll edit this post if I can remember what they are




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