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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
1:09 am
[shawn_o]
mesa/boogie 2x12 rectifier cab for sale. 2 12" celestion vintage30 speakers. in perfect shape minus a big ding in the front on the cab. it goes through the tolex, but its really not as big a deal as it sounds.

$250 firm

mint condition boss bd-2 blues driver. works perfectly, dont really care for it much, i wont use it so i might as well sell it. its perfect for that overdriven blues tone. i have the box, and all the paperwork including the warranty card, all still new. i think i even still the plastic that was wrapped around the pedal, haha.

$45 firm

boss ge-7 eq pedal. well worn, lots of scratches and dings. works like new.

$20 firm

all prices are +shipping if you live too far to drive.

i have pics if you want, just let me know

thanks
Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
11:51 am
[microameba]
alright, here's the deal folks... when I play my PRS tremonti SE thru my amp I get a beautiful, sweet overdrive to my liking; when I play my stepdad's fender stratocaster thru the amp it has this ugly, rank bassy tone to it with and w/o overdrive on... what's up?
Saturday, August 28th, 2004
2:28 am
[microameba]
Lead 100 Mosfet
So, do any of you guys know anything about a Marshall lead 100 mosfet head? Does it come pretty close to a tube amp and isn't the sound of it more of vintage or modern?


Do all Marshalls retain a vintage sound (even like the DSL and TSL)? Or are Mesas all about the modern sound?


Isn't a JCM900 a hi gain amp? Like couldn't heavy, modern sounds come from a 900?

Current Mood: weird

Monday, August 23rd, 2004
12:14 pm
[profoundboy]
new
Name:steven

Age:14

Main Instrument(s):guitar

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments:2.5

Gear:i got a shitty electric but im saving up for a jimmie vaughan or lite ash strat. i play through a fender hotrod deluxe 40 watt all tube amp w/ a vox wah. i also got an ibanez AEF-18 electric/acoustic

Your Top 5 Records: shit. umm here it goes.... no order
The Wall
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs- Derek and the Dominos
In Step - SRV
Led Zeppelin 2
Dark Side of the Moon

Who has great tone?: Stevie Ray Vaughan. not to think not too thin. ideal blues tone. its the best EVER!
Friday, August 20th, 2004
2:06 pm
[bodhisattva23]
application
Name: harry bender
Age:17
Main Instrument(s): harmonica, jew's harp, keyboard, guitar (skill level in that order)
Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: collective 4 years
Gear: a hohner C bluesband, hohner little river band F, a black acoustic stagg, a crappy yamaha
Your Top 5 Records: *in no particular order*
american recordings IV: when the man comes around-johnny cash
texas flood- stevie ray vaughan
de stijl- the white stripes
from the cradle- eric clapton
kinds of blue- miles davis

Who has great tone?: stevie ray has amazing tone. jeff beck does too. brian setzer does as well..
Saturday, August 14th, 2004
6:19 pm
[xholywoodx]
A Bit About Me...
Name: John

Age: 15

Main Instrument(s): Electric Guitar

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: About a year and a half. I've been taking lessons for about a year...

Gear: ESP LTD F-300FM. I got her about a year ago from a local music shop. I also have a Digitech RP2000, which is now discontinued, and a 4-track recorder. In addition to my guitar, I own an electric bass guitar, and a drum set.

Your Top 5 Records: Wow... So many to name, but I suppose they go in this order:
1. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
2. Ozzy Osbourne - Tribute
3. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
4. Metallica - Master of Puppets
5. A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step

Who has great tone?: Well, the inspiration to my playing is Randy Rhoads. I love his tone. He was so unique in his composure of music. I especially like how he would incorporate almost classical electric guitar into his songs. He truly was an awesome player, and in my eyes, a guitar legend. My second favrite artist is Zakk Wylde. He has amazing tone, and is very unique in his style. I especially like his versions of Mr. Crowley with Ozzy.

:o)

Current Mood: excited
1:54 pm
[undecidedmirror]
Name: Sara Johnson

Age: 18

Main Instrument(s): flute, piano, bagpipe...eh guitar?

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: Flute, 8 years. Piano, 13 years(10 years of lessons...I still suck). Bagpipe, 2 years of serious dedication. Guitar, a couple of months.

Gear: Flute: Selmer, gold head, open hole. Piano: Yamaha YP-40 Bagpipe: don't recal specs Guitar: Eagle, Acoustic

Your Top 5 Records:
Will have to get back to you on that.

Who has great tone?: even harder. Tone strikes me when I'm listening, hard to name right now.
Thursday, August 12th, 2004
12:05 am
[shawn_o]
i just got a schecter tempest. its used. when i play it clean, and loud, i can hear distortion, that i know is coming from the guitar. actually, it sounds more like static than distortion. the distortion channel on my amp sort of covers it up, but i can still tell its there. do you guys have any ideas whats causing this? ive never had a guitar do this before, so i dont know where to start.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
12:30 pm
[thehumanerror]
Name: Cory

Age: 17

Main Instrument(s): Guitar

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: 2

Gear:
Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Studio, Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Amp: Marshall MG50-DFX (Gasp!) Plan on picking up a Line 6 Flextone 3 2x12 ASAP!

Your Top 5 Records:
AFI - Sing the Sorrow
Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance
Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
Story of the Year - Page Avenue
Thursday - Full Collapse

Who has great tone?:
Jade Puget puts tons of work into finding good tone, although he plays through just a Mesa Dual Recto/ Marshall Cab live, in the studio, if youve seen the guitar tracking vids on their homesite, he puts plenty of work into finding the right tone. As well as I can't help but love Ryan and Phillips guitar tones from SOTY, your tone doesnt get much better after you put a Hughes and Kettner amp with a PRS Custom 22. Finally Teppei, with the Bogner Uberschall and his digital Line 6 mixxed with a 1970's Gibson LP Custom...*drool*
Monday, August 9th, 2004
7:12 pm
[xloveinvainx]
gear review and a few questions
ok, so i got my amp (carvin vintage 16) back from the shop a few days ago. i had it retubed with 2 matched sovtek el84s and two electroharmonix 12ax7s. it sounds really great, almost as good as an old vox ac-15. but what the hell is going on at the carvin factory? i had never closely inspected the original tubes til yesterday. two unmatched sovtek el84s (not a surprise), one sovtek 12ax7, and a groove tubes 12ax7. the groove tubes one is what threw me off. those are considerably more expensive than sovteks, and i think it's kinda weird that there was one in my amp.

anyway, i have narrowed down my search for a suitable fuzz pedal to the fulltone soul-bender (copy of a vox tone bender, used by jimmy page and jeff beck), and a bionix expandora (used by billy gibbons of zz top). i tried out a reissue of the vox tone bender, and i didn't like it at all. it sounded very wimpy and muddy. i'm guessing it's one of those pedals that has to be cranked all the way all the time to get a decent sound. has anyone tried the fulltone version? i haven't ever played through an expandora, but i love billy gibbon's tone, so that's a consideration.

thanks for the input.
Saturday, August 7th, 2004
2:53 pm
[imposterinyrbed]
Name: Erik

Age: 20

Main Instrument(s): guitar

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: 8

Gear: Crate BV120, Sammy hagar red voodoo cab w/ vintage 30 celestians, Ibanex Ax series 7-string(one of the first models, and oh so much better), peavey practice amp, korg dt-10 tuner, boss acoustic simulator, boss blues driver, boss ge-7 equalizer, boss dd-6, guyatone volume swell.

Your Top 5 Records:
tool-aenima
failure-fantastic planet
a perfect circle- 13th step, or mer de noms(i cant decide)
Portishead-dummy
Deftones-any of the cds

Who has great tone?:
Wes Borland
Shiner, dont know any names.. but listen to song "the situationist" off of lula Divinia
Ken Andrews on fantastic planet
Friday, August 6th, 2004
6:44 pm
[cuterthangrohl]

Name: Dan Jensen

Age: 17

Main Instrument(s): Guitar

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: 3

Gear:
Guitars: Gibson SG Special; Epiphone Les Paul Standard; Ovation Celebrity
Amp: Marshall JCM2000 100w DSL, Mesa Standard (Tall) Cab with V30s.
Rack:  BBE Sonic Maximizer, Alesis CLX-440 Compressor, DigiTech Delay/Flanger/Chorus

Your Top 5 Records: (Of the last two years, I guess.)
A Wilhelm Scream - Mute Print
Thursday - War All the Time
Every Time I Die - Hot Damn
Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen
Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Who has great tone?:
Me, suckas. :-)
But honestly, I'd pick the tone of every one of those bands in a totally different way for each. All of those bands use either Marshall or Bogner, and I swear, if you manage to get a bad sound out of either of those amps, then you need to stop playing guitar. Oh, and "The Fucking Champs" have thick ass tone too.

12:33 pm
[mydogisrooney]
Name: Nathan Adams

Age: 17.5

Main Instrument(s): guitar and use to play sax

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: guitar 3ish and sax like 7 years

Gear: '62 Epiphone Wilshire with Dual p-90's, American Fat Strat with a SD in the bridge, Strat Ripoff, Old 60's Epi Acoustic, Old 60's Vox Clyde Mccoy Wah, Silvertone 60's Fuzzface, MXR Distortion +, Boss Mt-2 Metal Zone, Marshall JCM 2000 401 All tube Combo, Peavey Rage 158 15 watt transtube, dod milkbox compressor


Your Top 5 Records: in no order
1) At the drive-in ::: In-Casino-Out
2) Rush ::: Exit Stage Left (best live album ever)
3) Rush ::: 2112
4) j. h. experience::: axis bold as love
5) Van Halen ::: 1984!

Who has great tone?: i really really love alex lifeson, he always has such great tones, but other than him, eric johnson, he has awesome sound...
9:35 am
[bigblueshoe4u]
10:09 am
[stonefinder]
And here I once said that I wouldn't ever do this.

Function in Life: to make a complete ass of myself. Oh well.

Name: I play the fifth on that one

Age: ditto

Main Instrument: guitar

Number of Years Playing: first go 'round: abt 3 yrs
second go 'round: abt 6 months

Gear: Gibson Les Paul 1960 classic
Brian Moore C90P13
Taylor 310 ce acoustic electric
1973 Rickenbacker
Marshall 100 AVT
Genze Benz Shenandoah acoustic amp
some cheap ass Ibanez bass amp I'll probably end up replacing some day
Boss GT-6 effect processor thing

Top 5 Records: this is a hard one. Taste in music is so dependant on what I am feeling like at the time. May be subject to change and is in no particular order:
Appetite for Destruction
Dark Side of the Moon
Led Zeppelin Zoso aka IV or Physical Graffiti
Aerosmith Rocks
maybe Jeff Beck's Blow by Blow

Now if you are asking what I am listening to the most recently, that is easy - Snakepit, Appetite for Destruction, Rob Zombie/White Zombie, Motorhead, Velvet Revolver

Great Tones: Slash, BB King, Santana, Pink Floyd - if you ever heard them live, you'd know why

Current Mood: contemplative
9:15 am
[sic_brutality]
Sup all
Name: Kevin
Age: 32
Main Instrument: Guitars
My Bitches: Jackson DKNG Dinky, Jackson Professional, Ibanez Radius, Gibson Les Paul.
Amplification: Mesa Boogie Triaxis Preamp, Mesa 2:100 Duel Rectifier Stereo Head.
Number of years playing: About 8 total years
Top 5 Albums:

1) Metallica - Master of Puppets
2) Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
3) Slipknot - Iowa
4) Slayer - Reign in Blood
5) Ozzy - Blizzard of Ozz

Honorable mention to several newer albums from: Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Candiria, Slipknot, Damage Plan

Great Tone: Randy Rhodes and Eric Clapton

Current Mood: working
3:24 am
[mikeb23ft]
Name: Michael
Age:18
Main Instrument(s):guitar is it, really.
Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: 3
Gear:Hamer USA guitars, Tech 21 NYC amps. I'm open to new amps. Not new guitars.
Your Top 5 Records:
Led Zeppelin 4
Led Zeppelin 2
Thursday - Full Collapse
Pink Floyd- DSOTM
Eric Johnson- Ah, Via Musicom

Who has great tone?: Jimmy Page is the physical human embodiment of guitar tone.

I really dig the concept of this community, tone over technique. Maybe thats because I suck from a technical shredder prespective. I tried for awhile to get better at that, but it's such a waste of time. Nobody wants to hear it except people who can't play it and want to be able to, and it isn't important to me to be able to shred. Of course, the people on this forum realize that my not being able to copy Paul Gilbert licks doesn't mean I suck. Gee thanks guys.
12:44 am
[americanightmar]
Name: Kevyn

Age: 15

Main Instrument(s): Six string electric, six string acoustic and some classical guitar.

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: 2.5 years.

Gear: Electric: Samick UM3/Ibanez GAX70 through a Dunlop Crybaby Wah then to an Ibanez TS-9 Tubescreamer and then into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I also have a Digitech RP200 that I don't use because I don't like modeling pedals or amps...
Acoustic: Woods acoustic 6 string.

Your Top 5 Records: Ozzy Osbourne "Blizzard of Ozz"
RATM "The Battle of Los Angles"
AC/DC "Back In Black"
Motley Crue "Greatist Hits"
Led Zeppelin IV

Who has great tone?: I absolutley love Randy Rhoads tone. It is the most unique sound I have heard and it just sounds perfect to me. He used an MXR Distortion + and a MXR 10 band EQ for his tone. I decided to go with a Tube Screamer instead of the Distortion + and then get the EQ so that It wouldn't sound exactly like his, it'll be a little bit different I think.
Thursday, August 5th, 2004
10:45 pm
[andy3567]
Name: Andy

Age: 17, 18 on Aug 25th

Main Instrument(s): Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Euphonium, trombone, piano

Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: Basses = 1 year this month, Euphonium = 6 years, trombone = 4 years, piano = 11 years, off and on

Gear: Cort 4-string electric (Sorry, don't know much about it, it's pretty generic, though it sounds great.) Some crappy generic beginner upright that I'm about to trade in for a higher quality one. A little Marshall practice guitar amp.

Your Top 5 Records:
I don't own many records, and the ones I do have are all classical... so I'm gonna have to go with the only real CD I have:
1) The Beatles: Revolver

Who has great tone?: I don't know... I'm knew to this. I haven't heard enough to really make any opinions, so I'm gonna go with me... simply because I rock harder than anyone should. I know this, because I am always right.

Current Mood: egotistical
8:30 pm
[afterthedeath]
Name: Aaron
Age: 18
Main Instruments: Electric guitar
Number of Years Playing Said Instruments: 11
Gear: Bogner Uberschall head with matching 4x12 Uberkab
Fender Twin Reverb
PRS Custom 22 Ten Top
ESP/LTD Viper 301

Top 5 Records: Killswitch Engage - "Alive..."
Killswitch Engage - "End of.."
Good Riddance - "Operation..."
Strung Out - "Twisted by ...."
Avenged Sevenfold - "Waking.."
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