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As I did not blast the mix through a limiter in the final stages, more of a gentle push through one, I left about 12db of dynamic range.  So if you find things a little quieter than some modern releases, just reach for the dial!!  :headbanger:

It's about as loud as early 90's cds. No loudness war here thankyou very much  :lol:

Much appreciated!   :thumb-up:

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In any case I just go tthe CD from Gerry and it's very good, really happy with it, recommended if you like Metal.

Same here.  Damn proud of these guys for doing such a fine job of carrying the NWOHM torch today.   :bow:

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Guitars / Re: NPupsD!
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I'm a bit surprised by your CL experience though....Especially the lows and lower mids outplay or compliment its highs in all of my guitars (mahogany, alder, basswood and ash). It's been nicknamed MudLab or ThumbLab for its eq ;-)
Especially the high notes have so much belly/depth and cream.
Did you use a 500k or a 1Meg pot?

I used a 500k pot.  MudLab?  lol   No, no mud here.  It's very defined, but lacking a certain heft in the low end.  Perhaps it's the fact I use a Baritone tuning and therefore my guitar's range is shifted downward slightly out of the CL's comfort zone? 

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Guitars / Re: NPupsD!
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Hey Kim,

any updates??

Sure!   
DiMarzio CrunchLab
Ok, after further review I think the CrunchLab is not for me.  It sounds really good though, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.  It has a nice crisp feel to it, the harmonics really pop, and has a decent amount of power.  However, to me it lost too much of the Lows and seemed just a tad too piercing at times (probably due to my guitar not having a Tone control).  Even with the Lo on my MP-2 at +12 (where I normally keep it) it just doesn't have that pounding that I want in my current sound.  A Tone pot on my guitar would help with rolling back the Highs just a wee bit, but there's no room in the cavity to add another pot. I could add a circuit that incorporates the Tone rating/capacitance/magick without actually adding another pot, but that won't bring back the Lows anyway.

Remember, this is all very subjective.  I feel that the others who love this pickup have a very good reason to, and I certainly won't knock it because it is a very nice sounding pickup....just not quite what I'm looking at this time.  I'm glad I got to try it, because you never know until you do.  Reading and comparing the specs doesn't nearly as much as actually trying it IRL.  However, if I keep the CrunchLab I wouldn't have a "backup" guitar anymore; I'd have "another" guitar.  Know what I mean?

DiMarzio Breed
This pickup is one of the two models that brought me to love DiMarzio passive pickups. (Thanks Systematic Chaos!  :wave:)
I find that the EQ balance of this one is perfect for what I'm doing, but the polepieces need to stay at level for that. Raising the pole pieces under the higher-radiused strings to balance the distance between the poles and the strings result in quite a substantial midrange spike...more than I would've guessed and definitely more than what I need. I'll keep 'em flat across the surface of the pickup.
A good amount of power, and cleans up nicely with the guitar volume control.  Good dynamics, and nice beefy tone without becoming overbearing in any frequency area.  Very responsive to picking attack. This would be my current pickup of choice for the Bridge, and will very likely get another for my other guitar.  :thumb-up:

DiMarzio PAF Pro
I absolutely LOVE this pickup in the Neck position!  It is exactly what I was looking for there, and I can't explain it but the EQ of it, the power, the feel is exactly what I was looking for.  My gosh, I was missing out on this for all this time?  Very "vocal" sounding, meshes perfectly with the Breed (I actually do use the middle position of the 3way toggle quite a bit), and even sounds really good in a Parallel humbucker mode as well.  In the Parallel mode, the volume drops down a bit but really digging in on a Clean amp setting brings a certain desirable "spank" or "quack" quality and makes me play/noodle something a bit SRV or maybe even Blackmore-ish inspired licks.  On a Hi Gain amp setting, I can't help noodling out some of the more neo-classical Yngwie-inspired licks.  LOL  But the main point here is that this pickup is everything I'm looking for in a Neck pickup; I'll look no further for another.  Very very pleased with this one.

Actually quite pleased with all 3 even though 2 of them are the clear winners for me.  I'm very glad I made this switch from active pickups to DiMarzio passives.  The actives aren't bad.  I loved them for a long time, but my tastes have changed. 
DiMarzio FTW.   :thumb-up:

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Wow.    I don't even have words besides "wow".     :crazy:

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Buy & Sell Other Gear / Re: FS: EMG humbuckers
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UPDATE:   only one pair of pickups left.  Make offer on the other two!

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Recording - Studio Talk / Re: New Album Done!
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Update:  the CDs are in!   :whoohoo!:

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Ah polka, Slayer used to be a polka band according to Lombardo  >:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukavhoQbgyU

"Roll out the antichrist, we'll have a barrel of fun...."
 :lol:

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Thanks Kim, I produced that track and album myself.  Some people I think will see it as dated probably in quite a few aspects, but I don't care.  Really appreciate the comments.  Remember I heard your tracks secretly long before your album was done?  Well they sounded pretty awesome also.  Glad to see you got your album done also.  :thumb-up: We could swap albums if you like?  :???:

I love this.  Like you, I don't even care a bit if my band's sound isn't with the hip times.  I'm completely bored with all the "popular" hard and heavy stuff on mainstream radio. Doesn't do a single thing for me.   If 50 people like my stuff, I'm very humbled and happy about that but I'll never sell my soul to radio or any popular trends to make music that I don't feel.

An album swap?  You got it, my Friend.   :thumb-up:  Ours should arrive any day now (at this posting) so I'll get one out to you as soon as I can.  PM me your address.

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That.   WAS F'ing COOL!!!     :bow:

Loved the song, loved the playing, loved the production, loved the video.   :whoohoo!:   Wow.  GREAT JOB RBotN.   Put me down for purchasing the CD.  :thumb-up:

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Guitars / Re: NPupsD!
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Awesome!! Enjoy the CL!!

Oh....I think I might.   ;)

NEW PUPS (installed) DAY!!!!    :whoohoo!:   

I now have the Crunchlab and PAF Pro installed in my "metal" guitar; just did a normal 3-way toggle install with no fancy push/pull pot or anything like that this time around.  Confirmed:  I am a big fan of having that PAF Pro in the neck position.  :thumb-up:  I just liked it so much there in my other guitar that I went right ahead and got another for this one.   The Crunchlab....definitely different than what I'm used to, but so far it seems in a good way.  Some real nice harmonic overtones in there like the Breed has but in just a little sharper way.  I scrolled through all the programs of my QuadTube and played stuff in each one for about 10 minutes each, switching toggle positions around, rolling Room EQ knob up and down, and getting a real good feel of what I got. Plenty badass, but playing through the Rig of Fire is the real test.  To Be Continued....

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Welcome!   :wave:

Are all your MP-1s stock, or are those different modded versions?

MikeB is right; there's a lot going on there.  The Line 6 unit in the pic = that straight Changeup right over the plate for the 3rd Strike after getting nothing but Fastball heaters on the outside corner before.  Or...like the Spanish Inquisition (Monty Python style)   :lol:  In other words:
NOBODY EXPECTED THAT!!!  lol

Do tell about all the stompbox stuff as well.  We even have a special section for that!   :thumb-up:

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Guitars / Re: NPupsD!
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f**king UPS courier delivered more shit on my doorstep!  >:(   When will it end?


 ;)

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Absolutely loved this!!  Such a fantastic pianist; I will definitely look for more of her performances.

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Combo Amps / Re: ADA combo amp
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If it's a quadtube and you don't buy it, let us know about it. I wouldn't mind grabbing up one of those.

There's still that one on Reverb located in Wappingers NY.  Not sure how close that is to you, but he won't ship it...which is why it's still for sale, I'm sure.
https://reverb.com/item/1667282-ada-quad-tube-150-m-1998

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