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    Anyone own a guitar made out of nato wood?

    I got a Yamaha CPX 5 bl - I believe it's from about 1999 to practice my repair skills. It was a solid spruce top - Nato laminate back and sides - it's a beautiful looking guitar - but sadly has all the "cheese grater" characteristics of a cheap Chinese knock off guitar - Hi tension strings...
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    How to install a trim pot to lessen the output of a neck pickup

    I just got some expensive noiseless Jazzmaster pickups from a major boutique pickup manufacturer - but have found the neck p/u has much higher output than the bridge. I have tried switching them around, lowering the neck and raising the bridge, to no avail. I want to put a trim pot on the neck...
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    Will this be the perfect marriage (AA6 & HX EFFECTS)?

    How... ? Please someone explain this...
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    Will this be the perfect marriage (AA6 & HX EFFECTS)?

    This is the perfect Marriage!!!! - Now help me connect it? I have a HX effect unit and a AA3 - I've posted about 4 questions in Line6's site, Atomic's site and The Gear Page, asking how to set it up with the four cable method. The manual on page<9> isn't clear - it's assuming you have an amp...
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    Atomic Amplifier with Line 6 HX

    I've got a Line6 HX Effects Unit - trying to get working with the 4 cable method with my AA3. I want the compressors to be before the AA3 and the modulation after - in stereo. This shouldn't be difficult. The Manual isn't clear, the 4 cable method on page <9> of the HX Manual it's assuming...
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    How to use external reverb in an Allen and Heath Z10-FX Mixer

    This is newbie question I have an Allen and Heath z10-FX Mixer - I'm rehearsing and recording with an acoustic 'trio' - very atmospheric - I want to replace the on-board reverb with something a little better - I was actually thinking of using a Neunaber Stereo 'wet' reverb - a guitar pedal...
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    Atomic Amplifire corrupted firmware update?

    Hi folks...Asking if there's a way to physically reset the Atomic Amplifire? The editor can't refresh it. It's in a hung state from what appears to be an interrupted firmware update.
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    Powered speakers for your modeler - another option

    I use and Atomic Amplifire - prior to that a POD HD500 I have never used either live - I guess anyone who uses a modeler finally reaches that giant 'elephant in the room' conversation of "how the hell am I going to amplify this thing?" - Tom King had the same question when he first bought a POD...
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    acoustic amp for live/busking use, and other philosophical questions

    I don't play on the street - but I have tried a littany of solutions to make an acoustic sound good louder - I picked up one of these a few months ago. http://mackie.com/products/freeplay I play in a trio without drums, one fellow and I go through the Mackie and the electric guitar player uses...
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    Another K&K Mini preamp question

    I recently sent my j-45 off to get a K& Mini installed and the Element removed. I posted an earlier thread where I couldn't get the Element to pick up the high E. As all my other guitars have active preamps I was wondering if I need 'something' to make this optimal. I already have TC Bodyrez...
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    Ongoing Bridge Piezo issues with a J-45 - L.R. Baggs Element

    I forgot about the Lyric - I pre-ordered one when they first came out about 4 years ago for a 68 Slope Shoulder J-45.... And I had to swap it out for an element. The boxy mids were WAY out of control. I could have tamed it with EQ, but I felt I'd have to carry around an EQ until with the...
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    Lr Baggs Para DI or Tc Bodyrez?

    I agree that the Para and the Body Rez are two entirely different things, and could be used together. I have an acoustic signal chain that goes like this : TC Tuner>Fishman Aura Sixteen>TC Spark>TC BodyRez>boss GE7 EQ>TC HOF Reverb. A few weeks ago I got the new Boss AD2 - it replaced the whole...
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    Ongoing Bridge Piezo issues with a J-45 - L.R. Baggs Element

    I have an 2008 Gibson J-45 that has always had a problem with the high 'E' not being properly picked up by the L.R. Baggs Element peizo pickup. I have brought it to three different repair people - they have tried shims, re-routing the cavity - even an entirely new UTS pickup strip provided by...
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    Anyone using their AmpliFire for Bass?

    Thanks! - that sounds great, you just saved me a drive in the snow to buy a crappy bit of gear...I was going to throw some processing in front of the AF (like a Boss ME50b) but realized the processing the in the AF surpasses all that. Before I got this post I got and SVT IR set from Red Wirez...
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    Anyone using their AmpliFire for Bass?

    I just got a Jazz Bass after years of not being a bass player - I'm using the Bassman patch on the Amplifire and a couple of pedals before it (TC Electronic Spark and a Boss GE7 EQ and a Fulltone OCD).... I didn't have much luck with the AF compressor - but then again I know squat about...
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    Digitech Vocalist Live Harmony Question

    I just got one of these units to replace a TC Helicon Harmony Singer - as I wanted the Gold Channel option and the tape slap back the TC didn't provide in that particular unit ( I have owned all of these at one pint or another - still have a Boss VE1). Digitech's support page isn't working -...
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    Can anyone identify this acoustic guitar

    I found it in Pauls Boutique - a used guitar store in Ken Market in Toronto. It's a jumbo (I can't tell if it's laminate or not) it has a UTS pickup...it actually has a HUGE sound. Weird logo that says 'Carter 13' - and a very shy web presence.
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    Anyone ever chamber a strat body?

    I did and experiment with a Squier Telecaster Custom loaded body I got on EBay for $120 ( I had a really nice MIJ TLAC tele neck) - before the weight reduction in was a great high gain guitar withe the original Indonesian humbuckers. I went to town with a 1" shovel drill bit. I got it down from...
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    Tech 21 Power Engine Tweeter Mod - same on the Mustang IV?

    I put this thread in the 'modelling gear' rather than 'amps, speakers and cabs' section, as it discusses amplifying modelers (Amplifire, Helix, HD500, AXE Effects, Kemper). I have always wanted to try out a Tech 21 Power Engine with my Atomic Amplifire (HD500 before that). I finally picked one...
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    Takamine preamp question

    I just got a 1989 Takamine EN30C (my second one of these) The last one was a 1991 version - this one has the 3 band 'brownie' preamp. The battery leads were pretty corroded - so I cleaned them off with contact cleaner and a Dremel tool... still, It makes a lot of intermittent static noise - pops...
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    Pedal Board Power Supply For AmpliFIRE?

    I can confirm the Godlyke Power All will do it. I just moved from that to a VooDo Labs Pedal Power II, and ran into a lot of problems. I now have the Godlyke powering the Amplifire, Strymon TimeLine and Digitech Mosaic using the aux power outlet on the PP2. The rest (TC Carona CHorus, Line6 M9...
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    Wet Dry Wet - Amp suggestions?

    Thinking of these 500$ each http://yorkville.com/loudspeakers/nx/product/nx10c/
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    Wet Dry Wet - Amp suggestions?

    My guitarist is putting together wet dry wet system – he’s abandoning his Marshall JCM 100 and Bluesbreaker running dual mono. He’s purchased a Marshall JVM215c tube combo as the dry crunch amp, and he’s looking for two ‘satellite’ solid state amps to handle the stereo effects like M9, Alter...
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    I want to add another output jack to my Fender TLAC Hybrid - Help!

    ....and I've never done anything like this before. I got a 91' Fender TLAC (Telecaster Thinline Acoustic Hybrid) in a trade - it's a really fantastic guitar, made in Japan for a couple of years in the early 90's. They made some other versions of the Telecaster 'Acoustasonic' later. This has an...
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    Yamaha THR Cabinets for Modelling?

    Before I got the Amplifire I was using an HD500, I tried a bunch of options - A Mustang 4 worked well avoiding the preamp (in Stereo!) - a tad brittle though but that could be the HD500 - right now I'm actually using my Genz Benz Shenandoah acoustic amp for living room playing.