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    Broken lug on switchcraft 3-way toggle.

    Try to fix it. If you can't then you get a new switch. If you can, then you've made the guitar a little bit more you than it was before. Even if your experiments fail, you still get to getting a new switch installed. So buy a new switch they say. For some of us, the journey toward a goal is a...
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    The Middle Position of the switch is now home base

    I'm happy about it at least. I got my pickups sonically inline finally after years of other equipment experiments. I've hated the middle pos as useless since the 90's when I got my first lp. It was just a big muddy mess and I never used it. That's because of how I adjusted the pickups. Until...
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    Yes, but I want one from the 80s. That is the Rat that *I* grew up one and sorted through and bought and sold trying to find the perfect one. I found it. Then later sold it as the G3 model matched enough that I couldn't tell the difference between the two in a blind a/b test
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    Interesting. The ZOOM stuff here has the RAT, 2 BMP, Metal Zone, 2 Tube Screamers, and a whole bunch of dirt boxes that I've never played, some that and some I've never heard of. I was told/read once that these modelers cannot perfectly mimic their pedal equivalents but can give you the flavor...
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    It's a model of a vintage (80s) RAT pedal or an early RAT II. Back when I first had a G3 I a/b tested the real RAT against the G3 and I sold off the RAT. The settings below are on the G3 and also on my MS-50G. I have a small bag of LM308 chips that I got years ago in a fit because the RATS...
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    I ended up with 2 MS-50G pedals. Yie. They are both set up as stomp boxes. I have one at the front just after my wah and it is is a Comp and RC Booster. The second one is right after the first and is set as a Rat model. Then the Dist+ and then the ZOOM G3 for modulation and then a vol pedal and...
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    How many backup pedals do you have?

    I have four because I think that they are cool. I was trying to find a backup pedal and bought several, tested them against each other and modded them all to have more bottom end. Now after working on them, I kept four. Yeah, the FUZZbrite is still alive. I have two new ones on Ebay right now...
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    Pick up question for the experts

    I put 57 classics in my 2004 V and they sound great. I have an LP with 57s also and it is interesting the differences between guitars. Can't explain it really. Just differences.
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    How many backup pedals do you have?

    Rephrase: Do you own more than one of the same pedal. Backup or not.
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    I just finished doing a bunch of tests on the MS-50G compared to my G3, and clean without needing to look down at anything. I put both in my a/b/c box and went to testing. I heard no tone suck with the MS-50G in the path. Or the G3. Switching from Passive mode to Active make the MS-50G sound...
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    How many backup pedals do you have?

    I mean any pedals that you use and which you've gotten another one to sit in you backup pedals box. Me: Zoom G3 (2) Zoom MS-50G (2) Distortion + (4) StropFlip; (2) wah (1) volume pedal (1) Hall of Fame (1)
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    First I had a nice rat pedal. Sold it and couldn't find a cheap one to replace it. So used the Squeak model on my G3. Squeak on the G3 doesn't sound good to me when the G3 is set to Active. So bought a MS-50G. Now I have the Rat model I wanted plus many more dirt boxes to sit in front...
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    I'm not interested in the Patch capability of the MS-50G. I can have patches on my G3. I got this little zoom unit to use as a single stompbox with a single pedal in a patch. I've used the Squeak effect on my G3 for months now after selling my white-face reissue rat. I got to looking around to...
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    R4 to R2 Conversion

    Keeping the resurrection thread moving across decades.
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    Increase Volume Mod on BOSS PN-2 Tremolo pedal



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