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Effects / Re: Radial Tonebone Hot British
« on: Today at 10:18 AM »
Well I'm hoping the thing has the amount of distortion I need, and stay's and feels good when it's pushed to extremes.  I don't foresee me using all the gain on this pedal (if the amounts it is supposed to have are to be believed), so in that case if the pedal can keep the integrity together then we will be winning!  I forsee bumping mids up as usual, keeping low end just enough to have weight and having enough high to allow clear detail and definition without things getting harsh.  I'll sound nothing like the guy in the vids but with the controls and capabilities it has should hopefully be able to dial in my sound.

Och I aint a fan of Blackstar, but I'm not petty enough to hide the name.  In fact the seem so popular it will probably get me some kudos with some a-hole who loves the brand  :lol:  At the end of the day if it works for me it will be the most important thing.  This would reduce my flight rig considerably, I would only have a floor FX unit with this pedal in the loop as my pre and then a power amp to travel with plus my axe!  All about the rig development these days!

Well my Rockmaster has a direct XLR output that is specifically for being sent to the desk, so this can go to channel 1 and then left+right 1/4" jack outs from FX can go into channels 2/3.

Got Xenyx 502 Richard, gonna play about with the parallel thing although not sure I can do everything I want but worth an experiment since I got the mixer cheap.

Effects / Re: Radial Tonebone Hot British
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SC I guess I'm paranoid about going back to a digital preamp lol  I nearly bit the bullet on the Mooer a few times!

But I got a deal on this

Dante if yer reading "But I have a blackstar"..............jesus  :facepalm:  I still think their amps are shit  :lol:  But this pedal sounded like I might be able to use it as my main pre for my flight rig!

Ming you it is so hard to find a video that is of any use to me in regards to what the pedal would sound like if I owned it as all these metal guys play in stupid dropped tunings and its impossible to tell what the pedal actually sounds like.  The video above and his other video were probably the best I could find in saying that I think he's in dropped D in one of them.

So lets see what this pedal can offer me once it arrives.  I considered also Ibanez tk999ht and variants such as the Maxon 880 (based on the older TK999US).

Effects / Re: Radial Tonebone Hot British
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Well my other idea is blown out of the water now also!  The guy didn't want me to buy his dual tube pedal because of how I was planning to use it (in the loop of my Boss GT5 as part of my light flying rig).

So f*ck that.

My other alternate was this

But I've read too many bad things about it now along with good that I'm wary about it.

Soloist, never worry man, the Hot British is really good, I think it's amazing actually.  But I just cannot get that level of distortion I need.  It can't take a boost either so that totally rules it out.  Had it been able to take a boost I'd be in business.  I was hoping I could get something like I get with my MP1 with OD in front, but alas it was not to be  >:(  I do however say this pedal is like a marshall in a pedal, or pretty close for what it actually is.  But once you go past 2 o clock on the drive to get the maximum gain the unit is capable off, the dynamics get squashed big time and you have that awful "pumping" sensation I experienced with the Hafler T2 preamp.

I'm sad it didn't work out and sadder I have no real clear affordable solution in mind.

Effects / Re: Radial Tonebone Hot British
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Well I think I will sell the tonebone and try this out

Effects / Re: Radial Tonebone Hot British
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Well as with all my gear I try it direct in first.

My home setup consists of rack gear and then a speaker sim last in the chain (in my case an Impulse drivin stereo sim called the Logitech Epsi).

So I had my guitar straight into the Tonebone, then into an EQ (which was bypassed) then into a Hush IICX then into a Boss SX700.

My settings were, level up the full way, High about 80%, Low 20%, Contour 50%, Voicing set to Fat, Top End set to Flat, Mid Boost set to Out.  And like this I could not set drive past 2 o clock which is about 65%.

I'll try the level down and see what happens.

Effects / Re: Radial Tonebone Hot British
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So been trying this pedal out, it totally captures the marshal sound, it's actually amazing sounding.  But as soon as I go past 2 o clock on the drive, mush!  Dynamics die and mush horrible overly compressed feel happens and that almost ducking sensation you get with too much compression.

This is a real shame as it had the sound and the tone I wanted/needed, but just not the amount of usable distortion.

I thought perhaps if I dial back into the safe territory with the drive and then use a boost this might do the job.  Not it didn't really.  Not as much mush, but it's in the back ground and it just doesn't feel right.

I really cannot emphasise enough though, this is actually a really good marshall in a pedal device, but the last few rungs on the distortion ladder are not usable in my opinion.  Put it this way, when I boost my MP1 I don't get this mush sound even full on with my OD pedal level!  The right amount is about half way but the point is I can push harder, where as with the Hotbritish, I can't push.  I even used an EQ.  No deal.

Soloist not sure how you get your boost to work, do tell?

Amps / Re: Koch ATR-4502 Power Amp
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Ok so the deal fell through, or rather I could not accept it as I was unable to avoid the VAT which drove the price up too much for me.  Shame.

Combo Amps / Re: Viper in it's natural habitat
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Hopefully I don't upset anyone by this next comment, but aren't Blackstar amps pieces of  :poop: for sound?  This is certainly what I have heard.  Then again they are super popular???  But then again and again that doesn't make them good either lol.

Glad the Viper kicked "I have a blackstar" in the sack".

 :poop: looking amps also

Jesus midi is complex!

Anyways, I forked out the 20euro for a license for FCBcontrol manager.  Life is suddenly easier.

However, I cannot do what I want.

EG turn chorus off, whilst turning MOD on and raising output volume.  For this I would need three cc's going at once and the only way around it is to start making specific patches for specifics duties.

However I found this thread but reading it blew my mind and I'm currently scuppering about the kitchen floor trying to pikc up pieces of it and place it back in my head. 

@MikeB,  or anyone else, can you guy's make sense of this

It seems there may be a way to send more CC's than I initially thought, question what the f :???: :???: k way did this dude program it???

Hi Richard,

yeah that's a good idea.  So I am currently thinking about that.  Right now I will be planning this set up using my Boss GX700.  The GSP will take time to learn so I will have it at home for a while before I start trying to work out what I want for that unit.

I guess some simple things I would need, Volume increase for boost, Chorus on/off, Delay on/off, Tuner on/off, Modulation on/off Expression Pedal to act as Volume pedal.

That's a start.

I have a TASCAM US122 and M-audio Audiophile both with correct OS drivers installed.

Ok I didn't actually think I would be able to fix this, bit I searched the net very hard looking for a solution.

Basically it is a windows 7 issue, plenty of other people complaining about the same thing but no one with a solution, not even Microsoft.

The problem:  Midi usb interface recognised in windows 7 but causing midi programs to crash and not transmitting data back and forth despite correct OS drivers installed and all that stuff.

Solution I found on a forum and this dude has made a video of the fix.  Basically a registry value needed changed.

see video

So I carried out the fix and restarted my PC, and I now have midi back and forth.

Edit:  so now I have midi!  I just have no f**king clue what I'm doin with the pedal using the editor.  Probably why I avoided midi for so long.

Hi Mike,

I don't have anything else running that would use midi, so I don't know what would clash with it.  I have read what you said else where as well so now I am really confused as to why FCBunoControl centre cannot detect my pedal connection.  Even more annoying, I downloaded windows virtual pc and XP mode with it, well when I run this my FCB1010 can connect through my midi interface and be editied in another program I have FCB Editor no problem.  I just can't use the dam program!!!  No explanation as to what you are doin with all the little check boxes and value boxes.  Anyways, the point is Windows 7 is saying no to midi on my computer and it's pretty useless.

Effects / Re: Radial Tonebone Hot British
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Sure thing man, does the tube have match influence?

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