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Thanks for the tip  :thumb-up:

I certainly agree that the rack gear was the pinnacle of guitar rigs, but hey...who ya askin? Keep the secret, let them tap dance all dang night to shut off the solo boost at the same time as the delay/chorus/octaver - haha. We will continue to push ONE button and run. Oh, and WELCOME TO THE DEPOT!

Our rigs are not that should bring your Viper to run with that Nova System ;)

Discussions / Re: YOU are a MF'ing ROCK STAR
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Introduce Yourself / Re: I'm Back!
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Welcome back Orkun, good to have you back in here.

You have new goals on the horizon (guitars, songwriting) which are all good signs that you are on the mend. Great to hear buddy, I have also struggled with depression, it can be difficult. That said, keep your chin up, every day is a bit easier than the one before. Oh...and if you feel sad, it's okay, but just tell yourself you don't have to....and then feel happy. Nothing kills sad like happy.

Go shred kid, you deserve it.

Guitars / Re: Arrogantia guitars
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NOICE. I was lookin' at those GT-1 pedals just before I found my Nova. Was the gain from the Blackstar or the pedal? Sounds like it was from the which case, that didn't suck at all.

Looks SWEET!

Lemme know how you like that bridge PU. I swear by the GFS Alnico 2 Vintage II for a neck PU, a very cheap alternative for the Seymour Duncan Jazz.

Thanks Dante!

I really like the GFS Alnico Fat Pat in the neck. It's real 'woody'. Gots dat bluesy woo-doodly thick sound. Very Les Paulish. I don't know if you're getting me but it's exactly what I expected. Hit it with some serious gain and it goes for days. Clean it up and its full with punchy lows, clear mids, and nice round highs.

Funny, I think I know exactly that tone you speak cheap-ass Epiphone Vee is a 'Korina model' and it has that 'woody' tone. I put a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge (a moderate gain PU) and that guitar just has that 'woody' tone. I get compliments on that tone all the time - never my playing...just the tone. My SOLID Korina Explorer is the only other guitar that has that's got Gibson PAFs (also kinda low gain Pus). I love that low gain/medium gain pickup sound. You can get them plenty dirty and they clean up NICE.

Discussions / Re: General EQ Question
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To add: This is a rough description of my 3 main tones I use...

I boost the mids for clean tones, and for those Classic Rock tones that use very little gain. Just a bit of overdrive (a la Malcolm Young)

I boost the lows, lightly scoop the mids, and keep the highs flat for a more 'modern' Rock tone (a la Foo Fighters)

I turn the lows to 11, scoop the mids to the Earth's core, and boost the highs a bit for that \m/ METAL tone (a la anything in the devil's tuning - drop D - which includes a LOT of those 'new country' songs played by Hollywood musicians who moved to Nashville to make a buck - but I digress)

Discussions / Re: General EQ Question
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^^ gotta agree with both of them ^^

I generally use 80-160 Hz for a bass/low-mid adjustment (width of 0.7-1.0), somewhere around 400-800 Hz for mids (width of 0.0), and 220 Mhz for highs (width of 0.5 to 1.5). I spike each one very narrow at first, until I find the freq I like. Then, if one sounds like it needs more in the mix, I widen that spike until it sounds full. I usually go a bit beyond where it sounds good, and then roll it back to the sweet spot. Just my technique, YMMV.

The spike isolates the freq you are looking for - good or bad - then, you boost/cut as you like. Widening the freq makes it stronger in the mix...for lack of a better description. It's tricky at first, but you'll get it with enough practice. Some gear is 'tuned' a bit different, so the freqs could vary a bit from these actual numbers, TRUST YOUR EARS.

Amps / Re: NAD: Peavey JSX
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i hate it - knokitoff wit all that math

Thanks so much, it works WAY better than my old one  :thumb-up:

Amps / Re: NAD: Peavey JSX
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DAYUMMM, that is a nice rig. What're you gonna do with that? You already have your rack rig ;)

Looks SWEET!

Lemme know how you like that bridge PU. I swear by the GFS Alnico 2 Vintage II for a neck PU, a very cheap alternative for the Seymour Duncan Jazz.

I had one of those, it sounds good. It's a pain to set up patches, as you have to go through ALL the parameters to save it.

AWESOME. Nice find tooo, for less than a hundred bucks  :thumb-up:

Discussions / Re: My first tattoo
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I'm not a huge fan of the music, but I gotta respect the playing. Those guys are tight, guitar player is really good too.

I am a huge fan of art though, and that statue is amazing. Nice Tat buddy, now get to work on that sleeve and later, the whole suit :)

I'm kidding, I don't have a single tat

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