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    iPad Pro 2020 usb c hub charge through issues

    I'm brand new this stuff. Using an iPad Pro 11 that is usb c. Have a Smartech hub w/ 3 usb a and 1 usb c connections to a Focusrite 3rd gen 2i2. The hub and 2i2 are getting powered. But the iPad is not getting a charge via the usb c from outlet to hub. Have tried iPad to wall outlet w.same...
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    The Style of Jef Lee Johnson: What is his language?

    Jef Lee Johnson was such a magnificent musician. He's one guy whose style/language I could never put my finger on in terms of "getting" what was going on. I can listen to other players and verbalize some sense of what they're doing. As in "I hear some altered sounds. I hear some chord...
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    Can't Get Through Arrangement w/o Falling Apart

    The one I'm working on is not. My issue seems to be any solo arrangement that I learn that I try to play from start to finish.
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    Can't Get Through Arrangement w/o Falling Apart

    Yes. This is the case most of the time.
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    Can't Get Through Arrangement w/o Falling Apart

    He has some really nice arrangements for sale on his website and he's doing Truefire now.
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    Can't Get Through Arrangement w/o Falling Apart

    Never have I ever :( I learn arrangements for solo guitar (e.g. Tim Lerch stuff). I'm able to execute-put my fingers in the right place and have gone over hard parts. But, I can't play one all the way through without the wheels coming off. Maybe I haven't really learned them. I go over and over...
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    Deluxe Reverb Headroom and tone with power scaling at a non boutique price?

    I played a set through one with a Strat straight in. Amazing tone and feel at any volume. If hadn't just gotten a Blues Cube Artist, I would've bought one the next day.
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    Help w/ that intro to Don't Stop Believing

    The one time I had to learn it for a gig, I tapped. And, to be clear, I'm not a skilled tapper. I got it to where it didn't suck.
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    What Was Your Most Problematic Amp?

    A used Fryette Memphis. In between crapping the bed, it sounded great and had all the bells and whistles I wanted. But, it died and made weird noises 3 times in a couple months. Shipped it to Fryette. They re-tubed ( I had already done so) and it worked. Not long after it died on a gig and I...
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    In Ear Monitors-What's Your Take?

    Thanks for the feedback! In most situations where I'd be using the IEM's, I'll be running line out of my Blues Cube Artist, rather than micing it. I'm hoping that sounds good.
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    In Ear Monitors-What's Your Take?

    Thanks for all the great info!
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    In Ear Monitors-What's Your Take?

    I hardly sing. The IEM's have been suggested overall as a way to decrease stage volume. I just saw thread in the Amp forum on this topic. Guy was saying that his amp sounded terrible through the IEM's. Lots of high tech (for my limited knowledge) solutions suggested: use a modeler, use a DI...
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    In Ear Monitors-What's Your Take?

    Not sure if this is the right forum, but hear goes... A few band members are going this way and have suggested I do the same. I wear Westone plugs when I play; my ears are shot (full time hearing aids for 5 years). I'd have to get fitted IEM's, most likely Westones. Have been told that I...
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    Pedaltrain PT 2 Soft Case: Are they like unicorns?

    Thanks for the replies! I ordered the Mono bag.
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    Pedaltrain PT 2 Soft Case: Are they like unicorns?

    I have an old PT 2, not a "Classic." The soft case finally bit the dust and I figured, "No prob; I'll just go order a new one." Welp, that isn't how it's going. The company has one that shows as "sold out," on the website. I read that Mono has a case that might work, but there's some...
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    Tele Custom Players-How do you use them?

    Have very little experience with one, which is why I asked.
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    Tele Custom Players-How do you use them?

    I have a LeClair Tele Custom with one his wide-range humbuckers and a single coil bridge pick-up. Its a sweet guitar. I'm not used to the 2 volume/2 tone and 3 position package. Been a Strat/regular Tele guy forever. So how do you use your p'up/tone/volume on your Custom? Run everything wide...
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    Sugar and Spice Revue "Mama Sang The Blues"

    Thank you very much, Bluesguy68!!
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    Roland Blues Cube Artist: To buy or not to buy?

    Played my first gig w/the BCA last night. Overall impression: Very good! I had it mic'ed. Set at 45 watts. The master volume was very useful when the band got loud last set. Did not alter tone/feel to any extent that I could perceive. Used an Xotic SP compressor, Mini 808, and Guthrie Trapp...
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    Roland Blues Cube Artist: To buy or not to buy?

    I did it! It'll be here in time for my gig this weekend. Thanks you guys!!
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    Roland Blues Cube Artist: To buy or not to buy?

    Is that capsule the one that's nearly impossible to find?
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    Roland Blues Cube Artist: To buy or not to buy?

    That is the question. I'm gigging steady with a blues/soul/funk band doing originals and cover . Some big stages, some small. I played through a BCA at a jam last week and it felt and sounded real good. Would like to hear from people who are gigging one. Does it get it done for you? Here's...
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    Greg Koch signature amp!!!

    I'd get a Tuki for sure. I'm most concerned with how the innards, tubes, etc. hold up. With all the great options, I wonder it would tolerate hard use. My Fender amps over the years have stood up to a lot of gigging. Lately, the Fryette I bought used has not. A side issue, but I keep hearing...
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    Greg Koch signature amp!!!

    Of late, I've had problems w/a used Fryette Memphis 30-EL 34's, bells, whistles, power scaling, great feel and tone. But it has crapped the bed on a gig and was fussy about tubes from the get. I want all the stuff, but it has to hold up to what I do. I am admittedly hard on stuff by nature-a...
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