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    Reverb Suggestions

    Not really an FX guy, but decided I want to get a Reverb pedal. Will almost exclusively be using it for ambient clean stuff. Having options are nice, but want something relatively straight forward that's easy to dial in something cool, but also have the options in case I want to get more in...
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    Delay Suggestions

    Currently using a regular Carbon Copy. I'm really not an FX guy to begin with, so I don't need anything too complicated. My biggest issue with the CC is that there's no tap tempo, and I would like a bit more variety. So I'm thinking of going with a digital delay. I was considering a TC...
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    For-profit music schools

    Does anyone have any experience with for-profit music universities and colleges such as Musicians Institute, BIMM, etc..? I'm currently studying music at a regular university. The location, facilities, and course offerings of these for-profit schools look great, and it seems better than...
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    Making a generic case fit

    I have a generic rectangular case I use only for my Schecter 7 string. It moves around quite a bit, I put some polish cloths on the sides and bottom which helps a bit but it still far from ideal. I have an idea, what if I were to get foam of some sort, superglue it into the case, then because...
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    Feedback on my song

    Started working on a new EP and I'm not quite sure with this one. Any feedback would be appreciated. I am looking for feedback on the song as a whole (not the production). The guitars are a bit sloppy and choppy right now as most parts were done in one take or comped after coming up with the...
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    Chinese guitar suppliers

    Does anyone have any experience ordering custom guitars from Chinese factories / suppliers? If so, how was your experience? I’m interested in ordering a fairly inexpensive custom guitar and think maybe its worth a try. To be clear, I don’t want any fakes, counterfeits, or any brand name on the...
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    Deciding between a 2x12 or 4x12

    Got a PRS Archon head a few months ago and have been playing using impulse responses via my Two Notes Torpedo. Sounds great. I am however interested in getting a real cab for playing. I’m still not sure whether I should get a Mesa 2x12 or 4x12. I mainly be using this rig in my home studio...
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    Burnt my finger, need to keep playing guitar

    I burnt the tip of my index finger (a minor burn) started to get a blister shortly after. I stupidly picked off the blister. It hurts and the burn is near the tip of my right index finger which I need to play classical guitar. I need a way to keep playing classical guitar with minimal...
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    Tube burning smell

    Let me start off by saying I am new to tube amps, this is the first tube head I've bought so I don't know much about them. Got a used tube amp, was playing through it for a few minutes when I first got it, then the room started to smell like burning plastic. Realized the seller put bubble wrap...
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    What's wrong with my tone?

    I have a Peavey 6505+ combo amp that I really like the sound of in the room. However, when I connect it to my Two Notes Captor and use impulse responses I can't get it to sound the way I like it. Just spent a few hours messing with IRs and amp settings trying to get something that somewhat...
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    6505 Impulse Responses

    I have a Peavey 6505+ 112 combo and am quite satisfied with the tone I get from the combo speaker. I have a Two Notes Captor and have tried countless times to plug the head of the combo into it and no matter what impulse responses I use, I can never get it to sounds decent. I have a bunch of 3rd...
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    Rounding off fret ends

    On one of my guitars, the fret ends don't stick out, however I feel like the ends aren't as smooth and rounded as my others. How difficult is it to round some of them? I've never done any type of fret work before, but I assume to do something like this, you just get a fret file and carefully...
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    Chord theory question

    Say you're given a chord with extensions and/or alterations without the context of a scale, how do you determine the notes of the chord? Say it's F#9#11b13 or G7b13#11, whatever it may be.. How would you go about it?
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    Change my mind about modelers

    I’m strongly considering getting a used Kemper but there are a few things holding me back. 1. Software amp sims are getting better and better. I fear that once they get on par with Fractal’s and Kemper’s, that the hardware units will be worth basically nothing. 2. The fact that I don’t know...
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    How would you go about this finish repair?

    I have this relatively inexpensive La Patrie Classical Guitar with a few finish scrapes and dinks. I was feeling really smart that day and decided to play it while going downstairs to my home studio and banged it against the corner of a table. I tried to sand it gradually going up grits and...
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    Non music and audio home studio essentials?

    Other than audio and musical gear in a home studio, what are some essentials to keep the atmosphere looking nice and to spark some more creativity?
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    Locking tuner brands?

    I have a couple LTDs and Schecters with stock locking tuners (their own brand). My question is are the high end brands like Gotoh, Hipshot or Sperzel any better? Do they hold tune any better?
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    Hands free interval training

    I do regular ear training using Ear Master where it'll play an interval and I will have to select what I think it is and I will be told whether my answer is right or wrong. I am looking for something where it'll play an interval starting starting on several different pitches and say what it is...
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    Ruined Music

    I find it interesting how people can associate a song or album with a moment in our life. How simply listening to a piece of music can bring you back to a specific time, thought, or make you feel how you did at that moment. Sometimes it can be awesome, and other times it can just ruin it. There...
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    My first upgrade project

    I'm more of a guitar player but when writing and recording songs, I need a bass. I decided to get a cheap Ibanez Gio bass just for that purpose and I kept it stock. It got to a point where I didn't really like the pickups or feel, and it didn't stay in tune too well. I was initially going to...
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    Pedals to improve clean tone

    I own a Peavey 6505+ 112 combo. While the high gain and crunch channel are great, the clean channel isn't really clean and doesn't motivate me to want to play or write any cleans on it. Are there any pedals to clean up the signal and provide a bit more warmth, and just overall make it sound...
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    Delay pedal recommendation

    Looking for a good delay pedal. Will be playing with a Peavey 6505+ 112 combo with high gain. Primarily playing metal and melodic leads.. Heard the MXR Carbon Copy is a good choice, any other recommendations?
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    Critique my mix

    Working on some new music that I hope to mix myself so I'm just practicing my mixing skills in a meantime.. I re did the mix for one of my old songs (as practice) and want some feedback on the mix, what you didn't like, what could be improved upon, etc.. And I know the songs not the greatest, I...
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    Custom guitars from China?

    From what I understanding, order guitars from China on sites like AliExpress can be hit or miss. And I am NOT talking abut replicas, counterfeits, or fakes. I'm speaking just about custom builds from Chinese manufacturers. The pickups and hardware will be crap for sure, but just in terms of the...
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    Rhythm & Meter Listening Examples

    I thought it would be beneficial to make this thread so we can all share songs or sections of songs we know which use different time signatures, polyrhythms, syncopated beats, etc... Hearing these concepts in various compositions and styles can help us get a better understanding and become more...
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