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Old 06-25-2016, 11:04 PM   #541
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Noodling around with some familiar tones. This is a custom neck I put onto my strat, and now I'm looking into selling it because it's a little bright for my liking. I still have the original neck, and I want to have stainless steel frets installed onto it.

Playing pretty clumsily, was really lethargic but wanted to get a demo made to help sell the neck.


 
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:49 PM   #542
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There's something just a little depressing about this, I feel.


 
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:54 PM   #543
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Q: who has time for that when you're touring the world?


A: when you're not touring the world and you're hawking shit on facebook

 
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Old 06-27-2016, 04:24 AM   #544
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haha

a serious case of old man rage from ol' slunk on netpho tonight

 
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:54 AM   #545
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:48 PM   #546
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is there a thread for non-guitar audio gear? new-ish headphones:

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Old 07-01-2016, 07:06 PM   #547
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Do you use those to listen to records? I need to find a good extension cable. The one I have I never use because there's a noticable decibal loss (like a lot) because of the length.

 
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:14 PM   #548
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Do you use those to listen to records? I need to find a good extension cable. The one I have I never use because there's a noticable decibal loss (like a lot) because of the length.
i don't often listen to records with headphones. more often than not records are a social thing when i have people over. can't you just bump up the volume a bit to counter the voltage drop, or is it uneven across frequencies?

 
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:16 PM   #549
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i can bump the volume but i don't like doing that. i figured i could get a better cable.

sometimes i like to fall asleep on the couch feeling immersed like those 70s kids in the movies.

 
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:20 PM   #550
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i can bump the volume but i don't like doing that. i figured i could get a better cable.

sometimes i like to fall asleep on the couch feeling immersed like those 70s kids in the movies.
get a cable with larger gauge wire. its the resistance of the wire per foot that would cause a voltage drop across the cable reducing your output. larger wire, less reistance. that said, i'm surprised it makes a big difference.

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Old 07-01-2016, 08:51 PM   #551
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I know. It's surprisingly difficult to find a high-quality 1/8" femal to 1/4" male. Especially in anything over 10 feet.

 
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:34 PM   #552
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I know. It's surprisingly difficult to find a high-quality 1/8" femal to 1/4" male. Especially in anything over 10 feet.
i had similar issue finding a 1/4" M to 3.5mm M so i just made my own.

 
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:58 PM   #553
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Not a bad idea.

 
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:34 PM   #554
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sounds too much like work though

 
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:28 PM   #555
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tbh i haven't soldiered a cable of my own in a long ass time. but it's a great skill. it's kind of annoying to do but fairly easy all in all. the freedom of being able to make whatever cable you need, when you need it, is worth it

 
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:37 PM   #556
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Anybody have tips for building a pedal board? I am not a handy person at all. I feel a sense of masculine accomplishment when I replace a light bulb.

Am I going to need a saw of any sort for this? Or will I just be able to get planks of wood already cut into the sizes I need from a hardware store?

I don't really have a consistent chain, I change pedals around depending on what I think will sound cool. I'm kinda afraid that if I arrange everything on a pedal board, cut all the cables and cords so that they fit perfectly with the set up, and then one day decide to change my chain, things won't fit because everything was made with a single pedal order in mind. Does that sort of thing happen, or will I be fine?

 
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:40 PM   #557
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I need to stop spending all my time thinking about pedals, anyway. I just need to practice and write. I spend hours browsing and listening to demos, thinking about how cool things these tones and textures will add to my sound, and then I don't actually create with them.

Maybe I gotta get away from all the effects-heavy psych/shoegaze/doom stuff and just take out my acoustic or play clean or with some overdrive and see if that inspires any ideas.

 
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:53 PM   #558
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female to male

 
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:33 PM   #559
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figured it was time to start contributing to this thread



me with my axe

 
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:04 AM   #560
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i clicked on this thread after a while, and seeing this post i was like "wait is this the sad sex thread?"

 
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:57 PM   #561
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I know I said the whole "no more pedal wanking" thing, but I just received my Malekko 616 Lo-Fi Ekko and it's pretty cool. It's my first analog delay, so I don't know what is supposed to be typical of them. The mix doesn't go very high, and it already starts oscillating at 9 o'clock, making it a bit difficult to get a lot of repeats without crazy noises.

That said, I love crazy noises.

The modulation is crazy, it sounds like it's legit detuning rather than just phasing or flanging if the speed is set low and the depth set high. Settings like that aren't that musical, but are great for the, y'know, crazy noises. If it turns out to not be too versatile, I probably won't mind, because I already have a couple digital delays that cover a lot of ground and probably have me covered for most of my conventional delay needs.

Now to actually write a song or something.



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Old 07-13-2016, 05:50 PM   #562
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It's my first analog delay, so I don't know what is supposed to be typical of them.
The repeats decay while volume decreases.

 
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:05 PM   #563
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I know that frequencies roll off with each repeat (my digital delays have analog-voiced settings), but what I mean is that I don't know if it's normal for the wet signal to not be very loud even with the mix set at its highest, or for oscillation to start happening at only 9 o'clock (I pretty much have to set the feedback to near max to get it on my digitals), or for the modulation to be that crazy.

Like, I don't know what aspects of this pedal are just typical of analog delays, and which are idiosyncrasies of the Lo-fi Ekko.

 
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:10 PM   #564
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Also, my chorus came in today, as well. I never thought of myself as much of a chorus guy (sounds a little dated to me), but it was on sale and the pedal is like two stacked choruses in one, so I thought, why not.

Chorus on clean sounds okay, not really my style though (though I don't really believe in having a "tone"... I make my tone what suits me at the moment, and if something I'm doing sounds cool with clean chorus, there's no reason not to go for it), but I've just discovered chorus + fuzz, and it's crazy. I was thinking, "since chorus kind of makes things sound a bit bigger, instead of driving a fuzz with an overdrive, why not try chorusing it?" It sounds really cool, and if you turn the mix up high so that it's pretty much a vibrato, you're in Hendrix territory (minus the skill of course).

Then I tried using chorus and driving the fuzz with an overdrive.

I was just noodling for probably a couple hours.



Now to, uh, write a song.

 
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:15 PM   #565
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I know that frequencies roll off with each repeat (my digital delays have analog-voiced settings), but what I mean is that I don't know if it's normal for the wet signal to not be very loud even with the mix set at its highest, or for oscillation to start happening at only 9 o'clock (I pretty much have to set the feedback to near max to get it on my digitals), or for the modulation to be that crazy.

Like, I don't know what aspects of this pedal are just typical of analog delays, and which are idiosyncrasies of the Lo-fi Ekko.
9 oclock? Are you sure you don't mean 3? 9 seems like a pretty low setting (25%) for the delay to be going into hold.

Wet signal isn't generally as loud on an analog delay as with a digital. Don't wanna be a dick but did you research this pedal before you bought it?

 
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:22 PM   #566
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Speaking of driving pedals and stacking gain, am I the only one who finds that more often than not, it doesn't sound as good as just using the one gain pedal? Either I'm doing it wrong, or it's just the pedals I have.

Like, I only have one overdrive + fuzz combo that actually works well together. Both are from the same company, but even when I use that overdrive with the other fuzz I have from that company, it sounds like shit and just sort of muffles it.

I guess the overdrive + Muff isn't that bad, but doesn't really offer any amazing new tones. Maybe it'd come in handy in a band setting, but I don't play in a band yet. But the aforementioned combo that does work, it makes the fuzz all glitchy and cool.

When I stack fuzzes, it always sounds like shit and just muffles everything. I don't get it, because I see people stack fuzzes all the time to get some monstrous sounds. Hell, Devi Ever's most popular pedals are usually stacked combos of two of her smaller pedals in one box, and those always sound great. When I do it with any of my fuzzes, it just makes things really mushy and indistinct.

 
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9 oclock? Are you sure you don't mean 3? 9 seems like a pretty low setting (25%) for the delay to be going into hold.

Wet signal isn't generally as loud on an analog delay as with a digital. Don't wanna be a dick but did you research this pedal before you bought it?
Oh shit yeah, I mean 3. I must had confused myself because 9 is more than 3, yet dials tend to start at 7 because we start in the lower left-hand corner because of that darned left-right convention in Western civilization.

But yeah, 75% seems pretty early for oscillation still, I think.

Yeah, I researched it by looking at reviews and demo videos, but that doesn't mean I'm going to know everything about it.

 
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:32 PM   #568
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Overdrive + fuzz is the best way to go if you want to use the space. David Gilmore was probably the earliest example of this. The theory is that you use the overdrive as an EQ and then the fuzz to oblivion, as the fuzz tends to get really washy.

 
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:33 PM   #569
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But yeah, 75% seems pretty early for oscillation still, I think.
Not really.

 
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:36 PM   #570
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When I used a stacked fuzz + OD i tended to leave the OD on all the time which kind of drove me nuts because I certainly couldn't turn them both on at the same time, so i ended up leaving the OD on all the time which in turn made me want to get a better amp, or take out some pedals that were sucking my tone.

 
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