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2009LPGT

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In anticipation of receiving my ow L5, i borrowed my old guitar teacher's L5 because I have never played one and I thought it would be wise to have some point of reference while I evaluate the new guitar during the return period.

All I can say is WOW! There really is a difference. Like playing a piano versus a keyboard. Both have their place but the L5 has "that" sound in spades! Very dynamic and responsive feel. Stupid expensive guitars but I see why they are popular. This will be interesting to be sure!
 

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GC has a used Epi, that was the same style but didn't have the abr. It had more of an acoustic bridge.

I was tempted to buy it. They only want a few hundred for it, I think.
 

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I've started experimenting with recording again because I really should get my sh!t together on that front. Currently the idea of running the board straight into Guitar Rig and setting up two clean amps in a patch there, slightly panned L/R, works very well. The M-24 overdrive then works as a preamp with EQ and variable gain/clipping (it's always on anyway for buffering purposes). Works very well with overdrive and delays, next step is to test it with fuzz and then the looping section (where I need a longer cable).

So far so good! I'll get you linked up when I have something I can present and a good enough way to do it.

PAS-wise though it's really calmed down here. I kind of want a reverb on the board again, a smaller big board and then a bunch of more functional improvements to let me use what I have in a better way.

That's me updated here :)
 

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Just got done ordering a separate buffer and split, I'll show you how im setting that one up once I recieve it :)
Oh, and I'll build a Marshall type OD + Clean boost in a single box soon. Something to toy with until I get the KOT
 

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I never liked the epi Joe Pass. I always really wanted to because of how much I dig Joe Pass. They just always felt a bit off and did not sound full enough. However, I am seriously blown away by the epi 175 supreme. For me epi guitars are a try before you buy type of thing because some seem a lot sweeter then others. I always wanted a Casino and I have played a bunch of them (including the elite) and only a couple of them really felt and sounded right.
 

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I never liked the epi Joe Pass. I always really wanted to because of how much I dig Joe Pass. They just always felt a bit off and did not sound full enough. However, I am seriously blown away by the epi 175 supreme. For me epi guitars are a try before you buy type of thing because some seem a lot sweeter then others. I always wanted a Casino and I have played a bunch of them (including the elite) and only a couple of them really felt and sounded right.
Yeah I agree with that. Both my Epis need minor things like new toggles and some fresh wiring.
 

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Got the official word that I passed my test and am now a Firefighter 1!!!! Which means pay raise which means more pedals!!!
 

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Got the official word that I passed my test and am now a Firefighter 1!!!! Which means pay raise which means more pedals!!!

Congrats buddy! Nothing feels like the satisfaction you get when you accomplish something you wanted and you have striven for. Well done!
 

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I am really irritated with myself.


I am completely satisfied with my dirt section and all 3 drive pedals on my board are my absolute best at what they do and in covering the tones I want them to.


That leaves the below fantastic dirt boxes outside of the board:

  • Timmy
  • Rat
  • 5th Gear OD

Plus the DOD compressor, which is something handy to have around but not really use all the time, plus the Carbon Copy, which is a sweet sounding delay pedal. Eventually, when I upgrade the reverb on the main board, the Hardwire RV-7 will be added on the list. Oh, and there is a Danelectro metal thing, a volume pedal & the Schaller wah somewhere...


You do understand that the fall-outs could make a great, gig-worthy board all around...


Now, my problem comes from the things that I don't want to do with them:

  • I don't really want to get rid of these excellent boxes, no point in selling them (it would be a long & disappointing process...)
  • I don't want to keep them around and not use them, what a waste that would be...
  • I don't want to use them and distract me from my main board, which I like even more...
  • I don't want to add them to my board and increase board size, the PT Jr. works perfectly fine for me...



Now... what the hell do I do with them...? :hmm:


I know, first world problems... :slap:
 

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Sell sell sell. It's what I've been doing lately. Feels great to free up both physical and mental space!



...of course I immediately ordered a corksniffery limited run od/fuzz that ate all the freed-up funds, but that's because I'm a moron. The point still stands.
 

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I vote for doing what I do, get tupperware/plastic storage bins and put them in there. That way when down the road you bore of a pedal, you can swap it out "for free" and you have TONS of options under your own nose.

I'm not a fan of buying and then flipping pedals. I'm afraid I'd sell something and regret it. That and I also just don't like the whole idea behind it, but that's just me personally.

I'd rather be a hoarder than a flipper. :p
 

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When you get really down to it, I just can't afford to be the hoarder I actually am when it comes to music gear. I do usually give stuff a quarantine period before I sell to see if I miss it though - if I don't, off it goes. I even got rid of a Strymon that way!
 


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