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  1. Bigsby

    Jeff Baxter - Rikki Don't Lose that Number

    He is really impressive. I hearby name this tribute band, "Steal Le Dan." I know a guy who sings in various tributes, and it's kind of amazing how he can do accurate sounding impressions of the various singers he covers. He's also an actor, so I think that training definitely comes into play.
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    Is there another female rock vocalist even close to Ann Wilson?

    Ann Wilson is amazing. The 80s corporate rock thing lost me, but I would pay big money to see the original Heart line up perform. Multiple dates if possible. My two top favorite women rock singers are Liz Fraser and Anna Mae Bullock.
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    Es 330 or Casino alternative

    I've got HB size p90s in a 1990s Epi Riviera. Sounds great, less feedback!
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    Best Guitar For Ambient

    I use my Travis Bean Artist for recording parts that need a pristine sound. It's got the roundest, bell tone of any guitar I have. I was playing it direct into my DAW the other day and didn't realize that I hadn't yet put my planned Fender amp model on it yet. It sounded amazing with absolutely...
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    Vox ac 10 limited edition??

    AC30's with 2 6L6's? Someone's trying to pull a fast one. The whole, "Our roots begin in the mid 1950’s with Skiffle" thing is pretty interesting. More evidence that anybody can write anything on the internet, at any time, for any reason, and not really mean anything real at all.
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    2nd speaker for TopHat Club Royale 2x12 - suggestions?

    I've got a Scumback S75-PVC Alnico in my ('97) Club Royale 112 which sounds perfect when I'm running the combo alone. I have a matching extension cab with a Red Fang in it, which sounds extra middy in isolation, but helps the amp cut through on a muddy stage and ends up sounding balanced in...
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    Oh no, they're going after amps now too

    Maybe it keeps the demand and prices of vintage amps down a bit. Some people want the look and ballpark sound, but they'll go for this instead of dealing with old amp maintenance.
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    Help with DAW for beginners

    I'd give tracktion a shot too. I used older versions many years ago, and it was straightforward in a similar way to garageband. Maybe start out with some "basics" video on youtube for a couple of different free options, then go with the one that makes the most sense.
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    Streaming single release...low volume

    Wow. That's a great tip. Thanks. Their stem mastering might be a good bridge into getting a more professional sounding mix.
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    Anyone ever pass/quit a band due to disagreement over "personal beliefs"?

    Hey, it ruins families, why not bands? Butting heads and ruining relationships about things that we individually have only the tiniest amount of influence over seems to be a national pastime. Actually, I know a guy who's a great musician, but is really in to the whole UFO/lizard people thing...
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    new Greta Van Fleet

    I don't think these guys are for elder rock fans who can't help but compare them to favorites from their youth. They're for people in their late teens and early 20s who like the sounds of classic rock and want some groups of their own to be excited about. I'm sure zeppelin and their ilk pissed...
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    Your first Vox like amp. Which one of these?

    Club and King!
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    The CD Collection

    I finally plugged my 200 disc changer back in after a number of years, and all of my carefully programmed artist and titles had gone away without power. Luckily, I found a (free) command line utility called cdrdao that allows me to copy each of my CDs, add CD-TEXT to the table of contents file...
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    CD Baby vs Tunecore...anyone?

    I only have direct experience with CD Baby from a 2004 release. They've been fine. This video did give me pause about Distrokid, so I'll definitely be researching more if I release anything else.
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    How to create heavily processed vocals like the band Washed Out?

    I fell down a Washed Out rabbit hole a few weeks ago. He's got a great instinct for hook melodies. He refers to himself as a "reluctant singer" and "naive songwriter" in interviews. The producer in this video reverse engineers Feel It All Around, but unfortunately doesn't go into too much...
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    audio interface or no???

    Not sure how it would mess anything up. They typically just use the windows or macos drivers already installed. Roland Cable on Amazon
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    audio interface or no???

    A bass playing friend of mine doesn't like dealing with technology very much so he got a 1/4" to usb cable that seems to work fine for him. He looked for a higher quality one with better reviews.
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    Martin electrics?

    I have the same question. It's this thread, another about "Paint or Not To Paint", then trending topics.
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    Why do builders still use open 1/4" jacks?

    Does anyone know if the pure tone barrel jacks are any better? I've got a guitar that needs a new one. https://puretonetechnologies.com/products/pure-tone-multi-contact-1-4-barrel-jack
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    Anyone with a Tophat Ambassador head?

    I'm looking online for an image of a plastic glide tab and not coming up with anything. Do you have a link to what you're referring to? I'm curious. Thanks!
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    Anyone with a Tophat Ambassador head?

    Brian Gerhard is usually pretty helpful on the phone or on the facebook group.
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    Tweed Bandmaster build thread

    Definitely watching this thread! Very cool project.
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    Why No Upper-midrange Speakers?

    I play two blues in my AC30 clone and a S75-PVC alnico in my AC15 clone. I've been close to swapping in a Vintage 30 for one of the blues for those gigs when it's not quite cutting through at a reasonable volume. With the preamp mids cranked and the bass rolled off a little, it can still be a...
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    Why No Upper-midrange Speakers?

    Just to be clear, I'm not advocating tweeters or adding treble. A guitar amp through a hi fi speaker isn't something anyone wants to hear, especially the top end. I'm talking about that mid-range that's already there. it would be nice to just gradually add more mids at the cabinet stage, rather...