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tormentinfire
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:52 am Reply with quote
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I'm a mechanic guyz. If you want a good car buy a BMW, Lexus, Ferrari or McLaren F1. Don't believe me? Just look at the cars I've been talking about. Have I mentioned Honda, Toyota, Yugo or any hippie cars like the Prius?
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ogdeathgrind
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:18 pm Reply with quote
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easy there peavey special...
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tormentinfire
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:48 pm Reply with quote
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I was gonna buy an ENGL but I had to take 2 buses to get there AND back, so I was like fuck that, that's some psychological slavery right there.
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ogdeathgrind
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:14 pm Reply with quote
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you're not worthy of ENGL
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Metaldad
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:24 pm Reply with quote
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ogdeathgrind wrote:
easy there peavey special...


Bashing others gear? I hope you run SQ2’s and handmade Turkish cymbals...
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ogdeathgrind
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:49 pm Reply with quote
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paiste
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Metaldad
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:17 pm Reply with quote
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Paiste’s can be great! Twenty series or better right? We’d loose all respect if you’re running 8% tin…

Your shells?
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ogdeathgrind
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:34 pm Reply with quote
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I'm not your puppet
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Thrasha
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 3:17 pm Reply with quote
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haha! What a rebel!
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\m/echanic
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:31 am Reply with quote
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There is much more involved in getting the tone you want than just throwing cash at an expensive amp IMHO. Of course you can't squeeze great tone out of a shitty amp, that's a given, but once you are at the level of Mesa, ENGL, Soldano, etc. each amp has the potential for great tone; although you may have to work at it to get the tone you want.

Tubes are a HUGE part of your tone (yes tubes, no solid-state for me). For example, the difference between a 6L6 and an KT77 is subtle, but there is a difference. IMHO it's worth investigating and trying a few different types to find the ones that best suit your taste.

The cab is equally important; speakers, design, wood type all contribute to your tone. Definitely worth trying out a few (with your amp) before buying one. Also, you need to noodle with the EQ and not just set Bass 8, Mid 0, Treble 10. Surprised

I found a ton of helpful info on the Mesa forum (such as using an OD in front to slam the preamp to alleviate boom and mud, and not using the EQ loop if at all possible) and would recommend doing some investigation before and after a amp purchase.

One thing I find very annoying is trying to get a good recorded representation of my tone. I suck at it, and cannot wait to get into a pro studio; or at least have help from someone who knows WTF they are doing. I hope somebody finds all of this yammering helpful. Very Happy

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Rise_of_the_wicked
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:37 am Reply with quote
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hey the guy who looks like me did good! no bitching!

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\m/echanic
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 1:15 pm Reply with quote
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Rise_of_the_wicked wrote:
hey the guy who looks like me did good! no bitching!

I meant no offense, really. In fact, I believe I did the mic placement on a bunch of the tracks. :^) Both the guy who looks like you and I feel that the tone on the promo is sub-par. We'll do better on the next one for sure. Giggity.

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Rise_of_the_wicked
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 1:19 pm Reply with quote
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just thought of something... I should have the guy who looks like me step up on stage someday and see if people would notice the ruse :p

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Matt
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 1:59 pm Reply with quote
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Would I have to take off my shirt?

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Rise_of_the_wicked
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 2:25 pm Reply with quote
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not before the band starts to play

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