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Recent content by ljholland

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    Why isn't Variax popular?

    I own a 69S and think it's a very nice Strat. Forgetting the digital part, as a Strat with conventional magnetic pickups, it's every bit as nice as a Fender. However, it's not a number 1 for me. I have other guitars that I enjoy playing more. I think a lot of the reason that they aren't that...
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    Boss Waza Air Headphones

    There’s discussion on the FB group about the IOS crash. The developers are aware....but I guess we’ll see how long the update takes.
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    AmazonBasics guitar pedals

    Yes - they’re NUX.
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    The 10 Best Signature guitars!

    Pete Townsend SG
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    Kemper OS 8.0 Beta - Kemper Drive and OCD

    I've been messing with the Kemper Drive since it was released. I am impressed and hope they finish out this beta with a bunch of new presets based on the KD. (it's a nice start) After using it, I'm starting to think the KD may change the way I use my powered Kemper. I've always loaded 3...
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    Making listening to guitar through headphones a less soulless and joyless experience ?

    Boss Waza Headphones - you'll be lost for hours.....
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    The HX Effects is legit

    Have you set the level at unity as I suggested above? I think you’re using way too much level and overdriving the loop inputs which is causing noise. Loops aren’t meant to work that way. Bring the level down until the noise goes away. Then set the gain to the amount of distortion you want.
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    Kemper Acoustic Simulator

    I’ve had to try a few guitars to see which sounds best but yeah- it’s cool
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    Singular Sound Aeros Loop Studio

    @SingularSound - A big hi! I'm still loving my Aeros with the BB. You folks have really taken the community feedback and improved the Aeros so much since the release. Thanks!
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    Official Thead: RIP EVH Eddie Van Halen

    I can remember that day when I first heard him play and being in awe. RIP EVH
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    Powered Kemper Through Guitar Cabs - Excellent!

    Yep on all points. My oversized 1x12 with a creamback and 2x12 with Fender style speakers give me all the tones. However, many profiles sound very similar. I know this seems crazy but I’ve played with the new Kemper speaker profiles at lower volume and you do get more of the characteristics of...
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    The HX Effects is legit

    Seems like we're back to the original theory. You either have a bad unit or there's something else in your signal chain that's causing the noise.
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    The HX Effects is legit

    Good news - I may have a theory @guitarman3001. I create a simple patch with a send/receive in loop 2 and a reverb - the rest of the HXFX/Amp1 wiring was the same. I tried a Jam Pedal Fuzz Phrase, Ramble Marvel Drive 3, and a Wampler Tumnus in loop 2. All sounded fine and behaved completely...
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    The HX Effects is legit

    @guitarman3001 ....I think I've missed something in my tests above. I'm not using my HXFX this way. I only use the HXFX with the Amp1 in 4CM and nothing else. I don't put pedals in the second Send/Return loop. I have put an OD or fuzz pedal in front of the HXFX and then used the HXFX/Amp1 that...
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    The HX Effects is legit

    I tried some experiments this morning to be certain I'm accurate. I tested using the HXFX with the Bluguitar Amp1 Mercury Edition. I turned off the noise gate on the Amp1 to make sure that didn't interfere with the testing. I used headphones plugged into the Amp1's record out to make sure I...