The Alt.Country Club 33: Thirty Three and a Third

pdodge77

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PRS ain’t suing nobody.
I popped into a great little guitar store in Annapolis on Wednesday. It’s just a mile or so from where Paul’s original shop was located. It’s cool because they get lots of early, pre-factory guitars and employee guitars in there. If memory serves, employees get to build a personal guitar at 5, 10, 20 years etc.

Either way, they had some really cool stuff. And they seem to specialize in used PRS. I might pop in with my CE24 one day and see what they’d offer. I loved it in the store where I bought it, but at home, I’m not bonding with it.

Speaking of which, Marrguar guys - how much better is it than a standard Jag? The whole pickups in series thing seems like it would add a lot of versatility. I don’t own a short scale guitar or anything with the Jag/JM trem. Seems like something I should have.
 
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PlexiFuzz

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Guitar > ABY > twin echoplexes set differently > Reverse ABY > amp.

In my mind I could have my guitar running into 2 echoplexes through an ABY (e.g., one slapback/one longer edge of oscillation). I could choose one, the other, or both. Then I could have them summed into a single output to my amp by running through the reverse ABY.

Makes sense and sounds fun, but I'm a bit high.
Second ABY is for summing to a single output to the amp. The delays are receiving the input signal in parallel instead of series.
If you're talking two identical EP-3s, it may work, but it's worth keeping in mind that the EP-3 has high output impedance and two outputs connected in parallel may tend to make them both sound a little dull. An EP-4 has lower output impedance, and will suck the life out of an EP-3 when outputs are connected in parallel.

If they were two pedal delays of different brands or models with outputs that are out of phase, there will be no noticeable effect if they are used separately or in series. When you mix both outputs together in parallel, however, the signals will tend to cancel, giving a thin sounding result.

This applies to any parallel loop situation where the outputs from the loops are out of phase. I have a friend who was using two parallel sets of pedals with no problems. He then added a delay to one loop. With either loop on its own, everything was fine, but with the outputs connected together it lost the main body of sound. The delay builder denied that the delay inverted signal, but a quick check on the bench showed phase inversion.
Looks like EHX just released a pedal that might do what I wanted a bit more elegantly than using two different ABY boxes:

 

tubby

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I made a mistake over the holiday. I took a few pedals that have just been sitting on the shelf gathering dust and setup a stereo rig. Next thing I knew I bought a stereo tremolo and have been haggling over a stereo reverb. I cannot be trusted with money or free time. Buddy Miller is a bad influence.
 

waylon

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went to see the Stones and come back over 10 pages behind...

covers vs originals-we play a handful of covers at most shows. we play a lot in what i would consider the cover band circuit but we do mostly originals. in a 3 hour gig we might play 7 or so covers w/ the rest of the tunes being originals.

i'm 39....wish i had half the energy Mick Jagger does...goodness gracious. Keef!!!
 

erksin

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went to see the Stones and come back over 10 pages behind...

covers vs originals-we play a handful of covers at most shows. we play a lot in what i would consider the cover band circuit but we do mostly originals. in a 3 hour gig we might play 7 or so covers w/ the rest of the tunes being originals.

i'm 39....wish i had half the energy Mick Jagger does...goodness gracious. Keef!!!
RoboMick
 

tubby

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Speaking of the law(lz), @LordByron @whatdisay @tigerfan2 we had a $125 million dollar wrongful death verdict in my county on Monday against a low-income housing building where a resident died. Highest verdict in this county's history by a substantial amount. :bong
Made me think of this that recently happened here in SuFu. https://mix97-3.com/woman-injured-during-copper-lounge-collapse-loses-lawsuit/
One of the construction workers died and a woman was buried alive in her apartment. I think the construction company filed bankruptcy and there might be some manslaughter charges or something against the owners. IDK, I don't play a PRS.

UPDATE! https://www.argusleader.com/story/n...tigation-hits-year-2-no-end-sight/1260051001/
 

LordByron

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I popped into a great little guitar store in Annapolis on Wednesday. It’s just a mile or so from where Paul’s original shop was located. It’s cool because they get lots of early, pre-factory guitars and employee guitars in there. If memory serves, employees get to build a personal guitar at 5, 10, 20 years etc.

Either way, they had some really cool stuff. And they seem to specialize in used PRS. I might pop in with my CE24 one day and see what they’d offer. I loved it in the store where I bought it, but at home, I’m not bonding with it.

Speaking of which, Marrguar guys - how much better is it than a standard Jag? The whole pickups in series thing seems like it would add a lot of versatility. I don’t own a short scale guitar or anything with the Jag/JM trem. Seems like something I should have.
The Marr-guar is my first actual Jag/Jazz (I've had other J-Types, including My Novo Serus J.)

I complete and utterly love my Marr-guiar. The series setting is great to thicken things up when needed. The neck is fantastic too and I love the Trem. It is a killer guitar. Full stop.
 

mdrake34

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Fedex was closed by the time the Cure seller got back Wednesday, and was closed yesterday also, but we've spoken on the phone (he's super apologetic and keeps thanking me for my patience) and he just dropped it off at Fedex, called to make sure someone would sign for it at the address I wanted it sent to, so I gave him my office instead of home address since it will get here Tuesday.
 

mdrake34

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Somebody's buying a John Mayer PRS Super Eagle II this weekend! ;)
I'm not sure what coverage there was, if it was just a standard $1 million CGL or if they had any umbrella coverage. It's going to get tied up in appeals for years, the building will get shut down (and it needed to, but it will create about 200 homeless folks), and I assume the operating company will be filing for Chapter 11. The whole thing is a mess.
 




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