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Guitar talk: acoustic, bass, classical, twelve string? You name it!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Oct 20, 2016.

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  1. Ooh, shiny. I considered wireless but I use a two amp setup playing bass-tracked guitar so it gets pretty pricey.

    Bass returned, refund issued. Back to humping fecking heavy PJs.

    Oh, yeah... the Alpha/Omega won Over the Microtubes B7K not that anyone really needs to give a shit but it’s important in my tiny little world.
  2. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    That Line6 G75 has dual jack amp outlets as well as a balanced out and can be configured for any/multiple output and per guitar so probably could do what you want. Hehe, I love tempting people!
  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    It's definitely the done thing on here :)
  4. I’m gonna stay put on wires to oddly keep things simple
    Or not
    Depends how you look at things


    My Punk guitar* from bass guitar machine, right there. The three piece queercore punk-pop project is coming on nicely. Drums/Bass&Gtr/Guitar. Material just keeps happening. This is a really special time to to be writing, 20 years of blockage shifted...

    * with triad chords of 3rds, 5ths and [minor] 4ths
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    And there was me thinking punk was just a ProCo Rat with a half dead 9v battery in it!
  6. If you’re locked in the late seventies, sure.

    Getting a passable guitar with selectable chords from bass (and not just a bit of fuzz and dirt that loses its harmonic structure when the going gets heavy) took a bit of thought and trial and error by the pedal guy down at guitar-guitar Edinburgh. Absolute bloody goldmine of experience.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
  7. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Those Victory preamp pedals do look nice -- how do you like the Kraken, Claire?
  8. I love it and I was drawn to the artwork even before the pedal guy making my board suggested it. It goes from angry to vicious really nicely, two gain stages which can be separated so I can mix things up a bit, the valves inside are a little hissy (hence the noise suppressor) but as a precursor to an ampless/DI box live rig it’s capable of an immense sound. It’s just a lovely old fashioned overdrive that Gives it a bit of a Marshall JS feel to my gonzo guitar riffs. The obvious thing about the Kraken is it remains harmonically right sounding while letting the much more modern bass overdrives (The darkglass stuff) through, no side is adversely affected.

    I’m still working out the best combination for my Trace Elliot stack, As it can be used to go directly into the send and return or via the standard inputs both have their advantages and disadvantages and one bypasses the EQ stage of the amp which I’m not sure I want or not I’m still playing but all the settings sound good.

    Downside is 12V DC, 800mA minimum which means it’s getting quite difficult to power from the boards power supply which is why I had to stick a 13 amp plug socket underneath the board to power everything

    For less violent/angry stuff look at the Countess and the Sheriff
  9. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    I wish I had some cutting insight that would shed more light on this - but sadly all can offer is I just wanted a proper hefty industrial Telecaster, and the Thinline was a little too fancy. Deep eh ? :(

    I think if I had that setup in front of me I'd never ever get beyond the twiddling stage to actually doing any playing whatsoever :)
  10. The way it’s used It’s pretty much set and forget. Some variation in the various gain stages (flip the growl and bite switches on the A/O between songs, two valve channel options in the Kraken - but no biggie if I forget) and triggering the bassine loop during a rant at cops and corporations in “no cops at pride”. Chromatic Tuner is there as a global mute... it’s basically a big ole tray full of dirt.
  11. saturn9

    saturn9 guitar mangler

    Deep enough! :) Go with what floats yer boat.
    Still fancy a Thinline...
  12. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Hope you're not holding on for the prospect of anybody on here talking you out of it.. :)
  13. saturn9

    saturn9 guitar mangler

    It’s pretty much a done deal. Just need to convince myself it’s a better choice than a solid body.
  14. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    All else being equal, Thinlines are very cool. It's the "all else" part that concerns me, is the Thinline available with you're preferred neck profile, frets, and pickups?
  15. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    I'd say if you get a chance to play them back to back - or better - a variety of Thinlines and solid ones, you'll know..
  16. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Just buy the thinline. You can always upgrade to a Strat later :)
  17. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

  18. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    All this pedal board talk is making me want to rearrange mine.... watch this space
    matthewr and claire.foxx like this.
  19. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Ftfy there..
  20. saturn9

    saturn9 guitar mangler

    Good points - May get a chance to do some more research next week.
    More likely additional rather than upgrade. :)
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