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    This is pretty Badass!

    Effin' hell yes!!
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    Paul Gilbert Snortin’ Whiskey

    Gat damn......
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    New Preamp Day

    I picked up a slightly beat up (missing a couple of knobs plus rack rash) Peavey Rock Master pre for a whopping $50 at Guitar Center today. I wasn't expecting much- I was gonna be thrilled if it basically worked, let alone if it sounded decent. Figured it would be a fun project to rehab and move...
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    Runt 50 Boost Function- What Does it ACTUALLY Do?

    I've been experimenting with my Runt 50 and the boost function, and wondered what engaging the boost actually does in the circuit. After keeping it on almost from almost Day 1 I've found I actually like it better off and the gain up to almost max- it's clearer, more dynamic, and a little more...
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    What are you guys running for pre amp tubes?

    I just swapped out the stock ARS/ JJ in V2 of my Runt 50 for a EH 7025EH, and I have to say I like it a little better. Seems like it has a tad less gain, but the top end is a touch smoother and very clear. Might try them in the other positions too just for fun. I dig it.
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    Splawn Cab Makeover

    Hey all, I picked up a scruffy Splawn straight 4x12 right after Christmas for a really good price, and spent the last several weeks messing around with it to get it back into shape. it had some scuff, nicks, and was on the grungy side but it was structurally sound and had a mix of G12K-100s and...
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    Peavey Rockmaster Pre Footswitch?

    Thanks guys- ordered a two button switch from Stew-Mac.
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    Peavey Rockmaster Pre Footswitch?

    Hey guys, I'm picking up a slightly beat (missing knobs and rack rash) but fully functional Peavy Rockmaster preamp for a really stupid low price. I need it like I need a hole in my head, but for $50 you gotta pull the trigger, right? No foot switch is included though- does anyone know if a...
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    In Ear Monitor recommendations?

    I've been really happy with my Shure PSM 300 setup. I did splurge on custom IEMs from Alclair about two years ago. BIG difference from universals.
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    Hi guys I hope you are all doing well...a little video for ya.

    Wow- incredibly well done!
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    Rappoport and friends doing Rush

    Dayum. That was awesome!
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    Just finished this.....the "A" rig is a Friedman Runt 50 with the MPX-1 in the loop for time based FX (had to use the mixer to create a parallel path for the Lexicon), "B" rig is using the Chameleon as a standalone "all in one" preamp/ time based FX/ direct out to PA/ IEMs unit for rehearsals or...
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    Pete Thorns 12ax7 shootout

    That was pretty cool! Definitely a difference between the tubes. I may try the EH 7025 in my Runt 50.
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    What are you guys running for pre amp tubes?

    I was running Tung-Sols in V1 and V2 of my Runt 50, but swapped the stock ARS labeled JJs back in. The Tung-Sols were just a little too "edgy" for me, and I preferred the smoother stock tubes. May give the new EH 7025 tubes a shot after watching Pete's Thorn's 12ax7 tube shootout video- seems...