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This year will be "Pedal X-Mas".....

gypsyseven

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Two pedals are on the way to me....
A used Fulltone Fatboost II and a new Maxon OD-808, the two pedals i miss the most and regret selling.
Thought that´s a cool and absolutely usefull x-mas present to myself....oh, and some set of Pyramid strings of course.....


I´ll report how they work with my current gear( R8,R6,Blues Deluxe...)
 

gypsyseven

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Great!!!!!!!!!!!

Got the Fatboost II in the mail today...the pedal looks like brand new, came with the original box and manual....and the serial number is 01717....cool.....

Probably don´t have to say that i totally love the sound out of this pedal(i use it as an OD)...a mild tweedy kinda dirt sound!!!!
 

Wookie

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I'm waiting for Santa, but some elves I know told me that there's some toys by Analogman that are in Santas sleigh. I'll have to wait and see what he brings me Tuesday morning.
 

corpse

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I am getting Dan Erlewine's guitar repair book- I can do a set up but want to do a really good one. Pick up height continues to vex me.
 

gypsyseven

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Also got an amzing pedal yesterday....A JHS Charlie Brown!!!
Wow, the best Marshall/Plexi/JTM45 box i´ve ever tried or had!!!!


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Black58

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I am getting Dan Erlewine's guitar repair book- I can do a set up but want to do a really good one. Pick up height continues to vex me.

This'll help, along with developing an ear fer what's goin' on with the guitar unplugged. :ganz
.. After all, a pickup/adjustment ain't gonna give what isn't there in the first place!

TIP: I like to get the strings sounding clearly different when I pick directly in front of the bridge pickup, as opposed to, picking directly behind the neck pickup. It's a setup/string tension adjustment, NOT a pickup adjustment and it's small, but the plugged in results are HUGE, in terms of range/dynamics. :2cool
 

gypsyseven

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This'll help, along with developing an ear fer what's goin' on with the guitar unplugged. :ganz
.. After all, a pickup/adjustment ain't gonna give what isn't there in the first place!

TIP: I like to get the strings sounding clearly different when I pick directly in front of the bridge pickup, as opposed to, picking directly behind the neck pickup. It's a setup/string tension adjustment, NOT a pickup adjustment and it's small, but the plugged in results are HUGE, in terms of range/dynamics. :2cool

And it´s really worth getting this book???
If so, i´ll order it right away on amazon.....
 

corpse

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TIP: I like to get the strings sounding clearly different when I pick directly in front of the bridge pickup, as opposed to, picking directly behind the neck pickup. It's a setup/string tension adjustment, NOT a pickup adjustment and it's small, but the plugged in results are HUGE, in terms of range/dynamics. :2cool[/QUOTE]

90% of my playing is unplugged- my Historic Jr is an amazing acoustic intrument. Sorry to pester on this but what do you mean by "different" sounding?
 

Black58

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TIP: I like to get the strings sounding clearly different when I pick directly in front of the bridge pickup, as opposed to, picking directly behind the neck pickup. It's a setup/string tension adjustment, NOT a pickup adjustment and it's small, but the plugged in results are HUGE, in terms of range/dynamics. :2cool

90% of my playing is unplugged- my Historic Jr is an amazing acoustic intrument. Sorry to pester on this but what do you mean by "different" sounding?[/QUOTE]

Pick the string, any string, at the bridge. Then pick the same string at, say, the 12th fret. Hear the difference? You most definately should, I hope! :hmm That is what I'm talking about .. and being able to adjust the instrument to where you can get a similar amount of change within the "normal picking area". That, in turn, will bump the range of the whole scale-length.
.. Sensitivity to "attack" also comes up! :jim
 

gypsyseven

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90% of my playing is unplugged- my Historic Jr is an amazing acoustic intrument. Sorry to pester on this but what do you mean by "different" sounding?

Pick the string, any string, at the bridge. Then pick the same string at, say, the 12th fret. Hear the difference? You most definately should, I hope! :hmm That is what I'm talking about .. and being able to adjust the instrument to where you can get a similar amount of change within the "normal picking area". That, in turn, will bump the range of the whole scale-length.
.. Sensitivity to "attack" also comes up! :jim[/quote]

Sounds cool!!!!
 

Black58

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Pick the string, any string, at the bridge. Then pick the same string at, say, the 12th fret. Hear the difference? You most definately should, I hope! :hmm That is what I'm talking about .. and being able to adjust the instrument to where you can get a similar amount of change within the "normal picking area". That, in turn, will bump the range of the whole scale-length.
.. Sensitivity to "attack" also comes up! :jim

Sounds cool!!!![/QUOTE]

It IS!; But that I learned on my own. :ganz .. Dan's book(s) were my stepping stone to it; Ya gotta start at page one, ya know? (Thanx Dan, WHEREVER ya are! :salude)



BTW, the LP Junior quote isn't mine; Looks like corpse had some typing/keyboard problems, an' now it's filtering down on through there rest of the thread! :##
 

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I'm well set with guitars and amps. Well I wouldn't turn any down, but I am wanting pedals and lots of them now. I have a whole list of them, but number one on my wish list is a Tenabe Dumkudo and Zenkudo Overdrive. One of each preferably, but I'd take the double model if that was my choice.
 
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