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 on: Today at 01:33 PM 
Started by potomuss - Last post by MarshallJMP
Hi and welcome!!

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 on: Today at 08:20 AM 
Started by potomuss - Last post by potomuss
I forgot to introduce myself when I joined. In my defense I was focused on repairing my MB-1 so...

I've been an ADA player since '93. Thousands of gigs on my MB-1 and it never once let me down. Heck it's so dependable I never even owned a backup amp. Recently I sold my original unit and used the funds to purchase another identical unit with the must have mods. It arrives in a few days so I can't wait to hear it. Being without an MB-1 for a whole week just seemed strange. I don't think I'll ever want to be without one.

Beyond that I grew up a straight up rock bassist with a love of most other forms of music. I also dig synthesizers. Some of my favorite bands are Rush, Kings X, Cheap Trick, Tesla, Beatles. I was exposed to jazz via Jaco and find a lot of nice things to listen to in that world, although I don't really have any favorites in particular. Not a fan of EDM, rap or county.

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 on: Today at 08:01 AM 
Started by TerraSaw - Last post by potomuss
Thank you Rich!!! That's a BIG improvement!

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 on: Today at 05:40 AM 
Started by TerraSaw - Last post by rnolan
Hey potomuss, he originally posted on 6th march so not that long ago.  There's a post in discussions re time stamp issue which may/will help you fix it.

Hey Tomy  :thumb-up: LoL  :lol:

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 on: Time Format 
Started by TerraSaw - Last post by tomy
TerraSaw seems missing in action  :dunno: , haven't heard back from him re the classic  :facepalm: .
I have a US B500B if that interests you.  It's with MJMP in Belgium, all fixed and ready to go, unfortunately postage is expensive as it quite heavy.

Hey Rich, you know who to call when "missing in action" ? ;D

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Started by TerraSaw - Last post by potomuss
I figured it was a shot in the dark anyway. I have no idea how old the post is. Looks like all the timestamps on the site got messed up somehow! I do appreciate your offer, but like you've said... shipping. I'll keep an ear to the ground, but in the meantime will probably just pickup something local. The piece I really need is the MXC.

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Started by TerraSaw - Last post by rnolan
TerraSaw seems missing in action  :dunno: , haven't heard back from him re the classic  :facepalm: .
I have a US B500B if that interests you.  It's with MJMP in Belgium, all fixed and ready to go, unfortunately postage is expensive as it quite heavy.

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Started by jnelson - Last post by rnolan
Hey John, plenty to read on 3TM and other MP1 mods in the MP1 threads.  MDRT makes a huge difference, really opens up the dynamics.  3TM (from what others say) is great if you want more gain but you loose the cleans. Eg MJMP uses 3TM for distorted stuff and a MP2 just for cleans.
What do you need/want them to do ?  what style etc.

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by rnolan
Apart from SCs wise words regarding fret level, the place to start with a setup (before going anywhere near the action/string heights) is to get your neck relief right (for you).  Like SC I like a very flat neck.  To check your neck relief, with the guitar at pitch, on bottom E (and later top E) press down the first fret and also the fret the neck joins the body (probably 16th on a squire, 12th on a classical).  This forms a straight edge (bottom of the string) over the frets.  Rule of thumb is you need about a business card gap above 5th, 7th, 9th frets.  But business cards vary in thickness and neck relief is a very subjective and personal thing.  But you do need some relief as strings spin when you pluck them. Adjust the truss rod in small increments (tighten to reduce relief, loosen to increase) and retune and check again in between each adjustments.
Once your happy with the relief you can adjust the action height. I stopped bothering to measure it years ago, I adjust the height down until it buzzes then raise it until the buzz is tolerable (I don't mind a little buzz, you don't hear it (but each to their own)). Now this process (for me) takes a while of tooing and frowing, retuning in between, making sure notes aren't buzzing out and sustain appropriately. It takes longer on a strat bridge as you do each string individually.  Once that's done I play it a bit and adjust the top strings (if required) so they feel right under my fingers (eg I may raise the top E a little so it feels right transitioning from the B).  Then I do the intonation (repeated retunes as required) and check it all again, the intonation adjustment changes the action height.  Then I let the guitar settle for a while and check it all again, and also after a week I've found the instrument settles some more and then it gets the final adjustment.
I play quite hard with stiff picks (Dunlop tortex purple) I don't want the pick to flex.  I use 10 - 46 DR tight wounds on most guitars, 11 - 52 sometimes on a shorter (= less string tension) Gibson scale length, particularly for dropped D tuning.  I find I can belt chords as hard as I what (and I do  >:D ) without buzz.  I can't use lighter string gauges than 10 - 46 as the chords go out of tune when I belt them and the notes have less body.

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Started by Moshefier75 - Last post by rnolan
 :whoohoo!: great news  :thumb-up:

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