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  1. mrspag

    Help with Loaded Pickguard Loud Hum

    I purchased a loaded pick guard from Fralin pickups for my Stratocaster. It came with a wiring diagram which I followed. The guitar hums horribly on each pickup setting. The only thing that eliminates the hum is when the tone knob that controls the selected pickup is rolled back to zero. I...
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    Novo Guitars

    Does anyone know if the Solus and Serus bodies are similar in size? It looks from the pictures that I've seen that the Solus has a larger body....
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    If you had to sell it all, and just buy one new amp......what would that be?

    Mesa Boogie Triple Crown TC-50. All around the best amp I have ever played. Covers all of the genres of music, and does it well. Sounds great through a cabinet and easy to bring to a gig and run direct into the PA with the built in load box. I go through modelers and other amps and always go...
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    Help with Chord Shapes and Modes

    Does Slash use the mode as the key, or change the scale with the chord changes? That’s one of the things I’m trying to understand about how to use modes in a rock or blues context.
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    Help with Chord Shapes and Modes

    Ive played guitar for many years in cover bands. Mostly rock, country and blues. I love to improvise solos and I’ve spent time trying to break out of the pentatonic boxes. I’ve been working on memorizing the major and minor chord shapes with the root on each string, the arpeggio that goes with...
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    Helix Rack with MIDI Expression Auto On for Wah

    This worked!! Thank you very much for the assistance!
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    Helix Rack with MIDI Expression Auto On for Wah

    Unfortunately, if I turn off the CC15 assignment then moving the expression pedal doesn't turn on the way block. Any other ideas? I appreciate the help, in any event.
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    Helix Rack with MIDI Expression Auto On for Wah

    This is what I've got:
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    Helix Rack with MIDI Expression Auto On for Wah

    Almost got this working. The way engages whenever the pedal moves and then stops when I stop moving the pedal. The only problem is it also turns off whenever the pedal is less than 50%. I have it set to turn off at 5% but it keeps bypassing when it gets less than 50%. Any ideas why it could be...
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    Helix Rack with MIDI Expression Auto On for Wah

    I’ve been struggling trying to setup an expression pedal with my Helix using MIDI to auto turn on a wah block. I have a Morningstar MC8 controller. I plug the expression pedal into one of the extension inputs on the controller. I was successful in configuring the expression pedal and Morningstar...
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    Mesa Triple Crown TC-50

    Hi everyone. I have a TC-50 triple crown 50 watt. Absolutely love it. Looking at ways to reduce gear at a gig and use one of the various reactive load box/IR options on the market now to run direct at a gig. Before diving into those I’m messing around with the cabclone DI on the amp. It sounds...
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    Best way to run DI live with Mesa Boogie Triple Crown

    Hi everyone. I have a TC-50 triple crown 50 watt. Absolutely love it. Looking at ways to reduce gear at a gig and use one of the various reactive load box/IR options on the market now to run direct at a gig. Before diving into those I’m messing around with the cabclone DI on the amp. It sounds...
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    Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Les Paul with Tremolo

    I saw an Aerosmith concert and Joe Perry played some songs using what looks like a black Les Paul with bonding, a single bridge pickup, and a tremolo arm. I’ve tried googling it but nothing comes up. Is this a model that Gibson ever offered or is it a custom guitar, etc. I would love to get a...
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    Rat/Vox AC 15/20 sound direct to mixer

    Just make sure you get the version that matches the impedance of your amps output.
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    Rat/Vox AC 15/20 sound direct to mixer

    Hi, I did find two options: 1. Use a pedal that has a built in cabinet emulator - some are digital and some are analog: The Tech 21 Liverpool works great. You run your pedalboard into it, like its the amp, and then out to the board. I also used a Helix for a while but got away from the digital...
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    Solo Boost for Rig

    That’s an awesome idea. I will try that out tomorrow. Thanks!
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    Solo Boost for Rig

    It’s a Mesa boogie rectifier 2x12. I think it’s 8 ohms.
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    Solo Boost for Rig

    That’s what I’ve been thinking. However, the volume on the preamp is around 9:00 and the volume on the power amp I can’t also put above 8-9 or it’s to loud for gig level volumes. I’m wondering if the Seymour Duncan Powerstage 700 has an issue, since I’ve tried running two different clean boosts...
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    Solo Boost for Rig

    Thanks. I updated the post.
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    Solo Boost for Rig

    I have a Mesa boogie rectifier recording preamp that I am running into a Seymour Duncan powerstage 700 power amp. I am struggling to get a volume boost for solos. The preamp has a solo boost. When I engage it it thickens the sound but there’s no noticeable volume increase. There is a knob to...
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    Keyboards for a guitarist

    I am looking to add some keys to my cover band. We play rock, pop, r&b and country from all decades. I sing and play guitar in the band and there are a lot of songs that we’d like to add in with keys. I have an electric piano that plays great but it doesn’t have many effects, etc. I am looking...
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    Dual Guitar Case

    No one has any suggestions?
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    Dual Guitar Case

    I am in the market for a dual case that can carry an acoustic and an electric guitar. I usually take a dreadnaught size acoustic/electric and a Les Paul. I was checking out the Gator and the Mono dual acoustic and electric case. When I looked over the reviews there were several comments for...
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    BOSS KATANA 刀 amplifiers

    Hi. Thanks for replying. The thing is my Gemini cabinet is passive so I use the speaker out on the back of the katana head just like going into any other guitar speaker cabinet.
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