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    Recommend an Amp Tech in SE Wisconsin?

    Guitar Shop of Wisconsin in Madison. Wade's in Milwaukee.
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    buying a head...need your opinion

    ISF is only on Channel 2, only affects the mid EQ. Also the sound is much more apparent when you cut the midrange vs. boosting it.
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    Cookie Cutter Amps - (Sale ! 50% off, today only !)

    Lot of broad strokes and terrible logic in this article. Boutique can be wonderful. A stock Twin or AC30 ain't bad either. Resale of Boutique can be great, or it can be terrible. Service and support on Boutique can be great, or it can be terrible. Will that company be there when you need the...
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    Tube Lovers: Katana 100, Fender Mustang III, GT100?

    Try out a Blackstar ID60. It's as loud as a 60W tube amp.
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    New Vox Continental

    It's got NuTube from the MV50 amps. Should add some nice analog drive.
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    Good digital piano under $500?

    Korg B1 $499, $599 with stand and 3-pedal unit. Yamaha P115B $599 Keyboard only.
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    Who's using a keytar?

    So this was my rig last 4th of July: I bought the Vortex when it was being closed out for $99 a few years ago. One USB cable to the laptop for Power and MIDI. I'm no pianist but it could be the worst feeling keybed on the market. Still though for the price, and the thrill of people losing...
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    EF86 vs. 12AX7:

    Someone explained the EF86 to me as the really hot but really crazy girlfriend. An incredible time when things are working right but completely unpredictable.
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    Blackstar Artisan 15

    It's more Bluesbreaker style. Not very High gain. Great platform for pedals and you really have to crank the master volume for it to really sing. The S100 Series from Blackstar is voiced more aggressively and performs better at lower volumes.
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    New VOX MV50 Hybrid Guitar Amp - Nutube with Class D Power Amp

    They sounded good to me in person. I preferred the AC and Clean models but mostly because they were more flexible. The drive was fine it just didn't do clean without pulling down the volume on the guitar itself. They're $200. Makes a nice little backup for my AC30 if nothing else. But seriously...
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    New VOX MV50 Hybrid Guitar Amp - Nutube with Class D Power Amp

    Go play one. No YouTube video is ever close to the real thing. They're loud enough to gig with into 8ohms. Saw a guy using one on Broadway in Nashville this week when I was at NAMM.
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    Molded plastic vs. wood for PA speakers - your thoughts?

    You can get a lot more low end with a properly shaped plastic cabinet. You can mold it in ways you can't with wood. But wood resonates better and sounds more musical.
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    Is printing a UPS Label from PayPal cheaper than The UPS Store (Shipping Amp)

    Setting up an account is free and easy and saves you a ton over the marked up UPS store price. I usually just drop off at a UPS store with everything already packed and labeled.
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    Best PA ~$500 for 15'x15' rock band rehearsal?

    Small mixer, small headphone amp, headphones? I find backing tracks through the PA distracting. The headphones definitely sorted us out. Or I'd buy a small mixer and a decent powered floor monitor. You'll get more headroom for the vocals if you set it up like a stage with the speaker pointed at...
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    Easy Set Up Quality PA?

    Bar gigs with a 4-piece rock band. maybe 80-120 people. I could handle more but I'm maxing out the low end. I can add a matching passive sub though and power it directly of the existing sub. The system is true line-array so I could put it behind us if I wanted to. I don't though I prefer wedges...
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    Easy Set Up Quality PA?

    I'm using HK Audio Elements. a dual 600W powered 10" sub on each side that powers an 8-speaker line array box on top. Mixer is the Soundcraft UI12 which I'm only mildly happy with. System freaking rocks though and fits in the car with the bass rig and lights.
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    2 channel 50w marshall-esque head ? Marshall-esque circuit with mire tone controls.
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    To Vox or not to Vox...

    The AC10C1 has plenty of clean headroom for our stage.
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    Thinking of the Bose L1

    Check out HK Elements. Bose killers.
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    Should I Sell My Beats by Dre?

    A cheap set of monitors would be better than headphones. I like phones for a second reference. My guess is with the Beats you will pull so much low end out to compensate that there won't be any left when the mix is done.
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    MIDI Controllers for Guitar playing live.

    MIDI is just instructions. It can tell the effect to go on or change the value of a parameter but it does not actually make the effect. The MIDI controls give you preset configs of your pedals, they do not replace them. It can say turn on 5 of them at once but the pedals need to be there.
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    Bass amp as monitor with xlr out to board

    My bass amp is basically just a stage monitor. The soundguy gets a DI off my board after all my pedals, including my Novation Synth running through the same pedalboard, and I hear both on stage through my amp. I don;t like to muddy up the front wedge with bass and synth. I want vocals, vocals...
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    500... 6 slots, 6 grand... Ideas?

    Man I love the Moog Ladder filter. That would make the cut even at the expense of something more useful.
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