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    Latency PT II ..... very interesting .....

    Go Boss ;) :) Ben
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    BOSS .... New Announcement in next day or two / < 30 June

    Hi all ! Latest Talk With Boos - and Yoshi Video - . " New [Presumably Product] Announcement in next day or two ie: < 30 June. Boss New Announcement Tomorrow Always interesting to see what they come out with .... no idea what it will be. Ben
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    Cry Baby Mini Wah ....... is this mod possible / do-able / easy (?)

    Hi all ! Is it possible / do-able / easy to "mod" a Cry Baby Mini Wah [or any other Wah for that matter] for it to be in full-true-bypass-signal-through-mode when the heal is all the way down so all I have to do is trigger the Wah effect is to move the pedal slightly past the heal down...
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    Compensated TELE BRIDGE Saddles ... getting String Breakage over the "Cut" Point .... Solutions (?)

    H all ! Am using this vv Wilkinson vv Short Tele Compensated Bridge Top Loaded [not through body] Wilkinson Tele Short Bridge Compensated Saddles I've been getting some semi-regular string breakage over the compensation cut/pivot point on the saddles (?) I was wondering:- 1 => would...
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    GT 1000 ..... Super Quick " Tip " You * May * Like

    Hi all ! My views on the GT 1000 are very well known ... but just tried this and it worked a treat. My presets range from "pushed clean" to crunch to rock to AC/DC'ish .... that's as "hard / heavy" as I go. For all my presets I have the Sag on 0 and the Resonance on 5 .... all sounds superb...
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    Complex [ for me ] Ashtray Tele "Bridge Moving" Problem .... need some help please .....

    Hi all ! Am putting together a parts Tele ...... so far all good .... Neck and Body are perfectly aligned. My Problem ? When I drilled in the 4 Hole Ashtray I wrongly drilled it into the body too far to the top side of the body by about 3mm <-> 4mm ... as such the string alignment on the...
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    ** SOLVED ** Looking for a Less "Plinky" Pick .... suggestions please (?)

    *** SOLVED *** See Post #45 Below Hi all ! Pardon the "technical" wording of the Thread :) Recently our Cover Band has introduced several rock/pop-punk songs .... Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, Offspring etc.... all good. Up until now I have been using a Tortex Dunlop 1.14mm hard...
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    Looking for a ~ 6.5k "PAF" Humbucker .... anyone know of one ?

    Hi all ! Got a 36th Anniversay Dimarzion PAF that is really nice but it clocks in at around ~ 8.6k. Am looking for a lower output ~6.5k PAF-style humbucker ..... anyone know of one ? Thanks, Ben
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    Boss KATANA "Bass" Amps Announced

    KATANA BASS AMPS Ben
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    TC Sentry Noise Gate ........ (2) Quick Questions for users ..... ?

    Hi all ! This looks - and from the demo's - seems like an amazingly non-intrusive but very effective Noise Gate ....... however ..... I have 2 questions I cant find the answers to:- 1 => is this a Fully-Digital -or- Fully-Analog -or- Digital-Analog-Hybrid Pedal ? 2 => if its a Digital -or-...
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    Wasn't there *supposed* to be a major L6 "release" on Wednesday ?

    Hi all ! Despite my signature block I have no idea at all ..... only posting because *apparently* on one of his most recent Podcasts, Rhett Shull mentioned that L6 had a major "drop" coming on Wed this week [now past] ? Anyone have any idea / inkling or was he just making stuff up ? Ben
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    Gibson ES 235 ..... thoughts / comments / opinions ?

    Hi all ! Been looking for a small light-weight semi-hollow and there is one of these for sale locally for $US 1700 with original heavy duty bag ... all in mint condition - gloss red. Its small .... its light 6 lb 13 oz .... full solid center block .....lower bout is 1/4 inch less-wide than a...
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    Cool L6 Design Team Video ......

    Hey all ! Nothing earth-shattering but just a nice "behinds the scene'ish" look at the L6 Design Team. https://youtu.be/3LE85M2eAM8 Ben
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    "Gibson" ES 339 Serial Number and Blank Back of Headstock ?

    Hi all ! Looking at a 2nd hand Gibson ES 339. Two things have me concerned:- -> the Serial Number is " ME 402371 " - there is a blank space between the E and the 4 - and it doesn't show up on the Gibson S/N tracker I found online hosted by "authorityguitar.com " -> the Back of the...
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    Gibson ES 335 and ES 339 ..... which "stock" pickups are the "classic" ones ?

    Hi all ! Am I right in assuming that the "classic" sounding ES 335's and ES 339's each came stock / standard with a 57 Classic in the Neck and a 57 Classic + in the Bridge ? Thanks, Ben
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    Calling " Keeley Compressor Plus " Owners => 3 Quick Questions about the " BLEND " Control ?

    Hi all ! Looking for an always on Compressor with a Parallel Compression ability - so am looking at the Keeley Compressor Plus but am a bit confused about the BLEND control:- 1 => does the newer CLEAN to FULL "model" now allow for %0 Compression all the way to %100 Compression ? 2 => or...
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    Nano Update re: GT 1000 Future FW's .....

    Hi all ! For what its worth, I sent a question to " yoshi " on Instagram and the following is what I got back:- ME:- Hi Yoshi. Quick work question please - any plans for a new updated GT 1000 Firmware any time soon ? Many thanks, Ben. Yoshi:- @benifin not soon, but considering it...
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    Best Noiseless / Hum Free " Jazzmaster " Bridge Pickup .....recommendations needed please ....

    Hi all ! My Jazzmaster is fitted with Genuine Fender 1965 [ 6.5k ] Jazzmaster Pickups - super chimey / clean - classic Jazzmaster Tone. My problem ? I play a lot of rock / harder-rock with it and it does these sounds brilliantly but it is soooooo [ loudly ] noisey and humy . Looking For ...
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    What Fender Model is in this video ???

    Hey ! See Marty Friedman Video below - it "looks" like a Fender version of a Pete Thorn Suhr .... anyone know which model / version this Fender is ? Thanks, Ben
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    *** SOLVED *** Calling GT 1000 Owners .... Running Dual Cabs has me stumped !?!?!?!

    *** SOLVED *** => See Post #7 Below Hey Fellow GT 1000 users ! I've got 4 presets sounding and feeling awesome with just a single amp [ no dual amps ] and a single Stock AIRD 2 x 12 SM 57 Cab. I thought - I'd like to run a 2nd Cab Block in parallel - same AIRD 2 x 12 Cab but this time...
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    GT 1000 .... **extremely very early** impressions so far .....

    Hey all ! Warning - bit of a long, subjective post filled with "esoteric descriptions" :) Only had the GT 1000 for 3 days - bought it solely to try its feel and dynamics - no other expectations / real-interest. This is a very early / "honeymoon" report .... in no particular order, here are...
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    GT 1000 and Boss Tone Studio Users ... some very quick questions ....

    Hey all ! Just got my GT 1000 and installed FW 3.14 and did a full factory reset ..... tones and feel are coming along well -but- I have a few Boss Tone Studio questions ...... for the record I am using a fast Laptop and have tried every USB 2 and USB 3 port - including via a USB 3 Hub - and...
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    Helix 1/4" Out @ +4 db -into- RME 1/4" Instrument Line in ... need some quick advice ** SOLVED **

    ** SOLVED ** => see Post #9 below Hey all ! This has me a bit confused and I just wanted to check something. At the moment my connections at home for DAW Recording are as follows:- -> the Helix 1/4" Un-Balanced Output set to +4db in the Helix Global Settings connected to -> the RME UCX...
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    Boss GT 1000 Core .... does it have "Balanced Outputs" .... ?

    Hi all ! Does the Boss GT 1000 Core have Balanced [ TRS Cable ] Outputs -or- are they Un-Balanced [ TS Cable ] Outputs ? Thanks, Ben
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    Boss GT 1000 .... is development finished ?

    Hi all ! This seems like a potentially *great* unit but I just checked and apart from two exceptionally minor tweaks it has not had a FW update of any substance since March 2020 .... thats 16 months ago ?!?!? Makes me wonder if it has now been "unofficially" abandoned / orphaned in...
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