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Assuming the FX unit can use one Input and be Mono.  Of course, you could also have TWO guitar amps to make your rig Stereo.....

Here's two ways to configure the MP-2 with an fx unit and stereo poweramp.  The specific brand/model of the FX unit and poweramp may vary for your application; the ones listed in the drawings are simply the ones I happen to be using.

Discussions / Re: Guitar Playing Fatigue
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I used to keep my action a bit higher than normal because of my inherit "heavy-handness" but I've been gradually adjusting it down lower over the last year or so.  Now it has that "butter" feel which I am appreciating more and so I've been making a conscious effort to play with a lighter touch and some more finesse.  I find that when my fingers start to fatigue, it's mostly because I'm squeezing too hard so I remember to lighten up some.

But it's not because I lack the initial finger strength; I probably have more strength that what my joints can manage because I've been working in the steel-related business for about 25 years now, (with temporary pauses over those years to do electrician and factory maintenance/tech work) and if I'm honest I'm running out of parts of my body that don't hurt!   

That Cherry b*mb graphic/font on that Solo Boost though.....    :thumb-up:


Amps / Re: NAD: Peavey JSX
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If I remember correctly, this was more or less a souped up Triple X, right? 

IIRC, it was based off the Triple X which btw was originally designed for George Lynch to be his signature amp to endorse, but somewhere along the way before actual production the deal fell through so it was released as just the Triple X.

The way I understand it is that the Clean and Ultra channels are the same between the two amps while the Crunch channel of the JSX has a "more mids" type of sound than the Triple X Crunch.   Truth be told, I haven't even tried the Ultra channel on mine yet because I need to replace the busted toggle switch in order to access that (and because of that is why I got such a screaming deal on the price)  I'll also tell you that the Youboob videos of this amp do it no justice...this things RIPS even in Crunch mode.

Amps / Re: NAD: Peavey JSX
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Wow, a built in DI/Cab sim box, cool.  The speaker label is confusing though. So I guess it has 4 x 16ohm 12s in a parallel/series combination and the whole box is 16ohm and the 2nd (parallel) jack is for another 16ohm cab (amp then sees 8ohms)

I believe so.  And the amp also has a pair of parallel Output jacks and a switch to select 16, 8, 4 ohms.  So maybe it can run a total of four 16-ohm cabs with the switch set at 4-ohms?   >:D  I sure don't need to do that!   :o

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 ;)

The Rig of Fire (rack rig) is the rig that stays at the band's rehearsal studio and gets gigged with. This JSX is staying at home for my recording projects because I have so many options to use with different poweramp tubes, pedals, etc. for whatever I come up with.

The JSX cab will handle 400 watts (so should last forever) and even has an XLR DI on the back, should I ever want to just hit the "Easy" button. Attached is a pic that I grabbed from the web....

Amps / NAD: Peavey JSX
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I've been wanting one of these for some time now, mostly just for studio work.  But hey....who knows, right?  I got a GREAT deal on this halfstack, too.

I'm not a huge fan of Mr. Satriani, but I certainly do respect his work so this being his "signature" amp for a brief time had no bearing on why I wanted it.  Tell ya why I wanted it:  the specs/features.   :thumb-up:

All tube: 4 12ax7 preamp tubes and 4 EL34 power tubes.
Footswitchable 3 channels: Clean, Crunch, and Ultra.
Fully adjustable Noise Gate on board for the OD channels.
Can use EL34 (from factory) or 6L6GC power tubes (and a few of their cousins like KT77 and such), and has an external bias pot and range switch.
Made in USA.
Designed by James Brown (no, not that James Brown) who worked closely with EVH to dial in and design the legendary 5150/6505 amps, the Classic series amps including the rack poweramps, the Triple X amps, then JSX, etc.   (James has his own company now known as Amptweaker, btw)
Independent volume knobs for each Channel and one Master Volume.
3-band EQ on each channel; Active EQ for OD channels and passive EQ for Clean channel.
Separate Fat switches on the OD channels.
Global Resonance and Presence controls.

And the matching JSX cab came with, and........ATA flight cases!  :o   (I think I actually bought the flight cases and got a free Peavey JSX halfstack thrown in....)

Boy, I'm gonna be busy experimenting with this.   :whoohoo!:

Wow!  That axe looks absolutely bitchin!  I've been wanting to do gold hardware on my black Kelly (bam a lam) for awhile now....maybe this will get me going on that sooner now than later. 

Dude! You getting a QuadTube too? 

That looked like a lot of trouble, but if that works fine then Good Job!  :thumb-up: 

Does it really matter how good it "looks" under the cover?  Maybe....but IMO as long as you provide "full disclosure" to potential Buyers of this unit (should you ever choose to Sell it) then all good.

I'm sure this is not the place but I want to thank everyone who has helped me out on my rig.So since this is still introduce yourself i do have a couple questions how do I add an avatar and also how do i earn up in in ranks I am just not sure how it all works It seems i cant find anything on my  account page. Thanks in advance . Steve in souther california.

It's not too hard to get set up there, a little poking around and you can get the hang of it quick enough.  But, if it isn't working for you then we (Admins) can get it set up for you how you want it.   :wave: 

The Rank thing (as Richard mentioned) really isn't anything more than just for some fun.    But if you get put on Double Secret Probation then worry.   ;)

Discussions / Re: My first tattoo
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I wish my first tat was half as awesome as that one!     :thumb-up:

I'd never recommend someone to get a tattoo if they don't have any.  But I would tell them that if they should decide to get one, make damn sure it's going to be the best one ever because you're stuck with it.

That my Friend, is some fantastic artwork.   :bow:

Necrodeath vid was interesting.  I was expecting way more technical style of playing, but was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't overly complicated just for the sake of being "technical and brutal"...and complicated.  lol

Max, you happen to know the guys in Hour of Penance?  They toured here a few years ago and opened for Cannibal Corpse at a local club.  I was able to meet them; great bunch of guys.  James Payne is one of the best drummers in that genre.

Rack Gear / Re: Empty 2U rack chassis
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No, not a fan of Ebay.   :dunno:

But.....another search turned this up:

Now that's more like it.  A reasonable price.   :thumb-up:

Rack Gear / Re: Empty 2U rack chassis
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I have a couple of them, one of which I really don't need. You want it? I'll send it to you if you do
And I was like Yaaay!  :whoohoo!:

I just re-read that and see that I misunderstood. I have a spare 2u rack case. My bad
Then I went  Awwww....   :'(

Not sure what a rack "chassis" is...
Those links are for rack cases.  A "chassis" would be for example if you had an MP-1 with nothing in it: no knobs, no holes, no buttons, nothing.  Just a blank face, sides, back panel, and top/bottom lids.  Ready to be turned into whatever it is you wanna build out of it and then mount into a rack case.   :)

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