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  1. petejt

    Boost in front of overdrive pedal? Or Overdrive into boost?

    I love just plugging straight into my old Marshall JCM 800 and cranking it up, then rolling down the guitar's volume for clean sounds. It's great on its own. But it doesn't work as well when playing alongside a channel switching amp as a wet/dry setup or stereo. It doesn't seem to dovetail the...
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    Solid state preamp into valve/tube power amp?

    I have a solid state amp head (actually a JVC hifi stereo amp) that I'm wondering about converting to all-valve. But then I wondered if I could just take a line-level signal from it and use that to push a Mesa/Boogie 50:50 50 watt valve power amp into "high gain" distortion, thrash metal levels...
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    Anyone wired up a 4x12 to have four speaker sockets?

    I'm thinking of doing a weird wet/dry/wet/dry thing with my 4x12 by wiring up each speaker to its own socket/jack. Two speakers will be run by one amp (8 ohms per side) as the 'dry' signals. The other two are the 'wet', but one speaker has a signal that is 90% wet/10% dry, and the other is 10%...
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    Naked Wizard - Naked Wizard (new song)

    My friends' band have released a new music video to promote their album, check it out! (P.S. I'm not sure what amps they are using at this stage) (EDIT: I posted the wrong video!)
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    New valves/tubes for the MarkIV?

    My amps have been in storage for almost two years, so I've barely got the chance to play them. They are now in a small room where I have moved to, so I get to play them more often. And I've noticed that the power amp of the MarkIV seems a bit lacking. The preamp valves are fine as I tested the...
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    Converting a 4x12 into a 2x12

    I have an angled Marshall 4x12 cab that I'm thinking of cutting up with a bandsaw to make a 2x12 cab. I'll likely just use the bottom half, with the remaining pieces used to patch up any gaps. Also I'll put in new grille cloth. Is that worth doing? Or will it "sound odd" from all the extra...
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    8 vs 16 ohms (Marshall content)

    I tried searching the forums but nothing seemed to show up... Anyway, I feel like I should know this already but I don't. Is there any major discernable difference between running a particular guitar amplifier at 8 ohms or 16 ohms? Is it a larger factor when using the amp into a 4x12 cab...
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    Building a 'modular' stereo combo amp

    After wondering for a fair while about selling speakers or making fancy guitar speaker cabs, I'm thinking of building a basic 2x12 combo amp with a pair of WGS ET-65 8ohm speakers I have leftover from a 4x12 cab that got busted up while moving interstate (sadly the insurance stuffed me around)...
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    Various Metallica songs in the 'Black Album' sound

    More awesome covers from the mighty GuitarRazze. Why can't he be Metallica's guitar tech? mh-ZcxjE9zM I hate how their guitar tone now has this flat 'clangy' sound to it. I can't work it what it is that is ruining it. It's not a distorted "kerrrrang" sound like often described here with a good...
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    Metallica's 'Spit out the bone' guitar sound- all Wizard?

    Spit out the Bone instantly became my favourite song from Metallica's self-destruct album. The thrashiest of the lot and sounds huge. :rock: I heard the rhythm guitar track on its own and trying to work out what amp/s it is: _8uifUWzAd0 To me that seems to have a Marshall...
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    Is it worth building an isolation room for guitar amps?

    I'm drawing up a conceptual plan for my (longtime) music studio in the basement of my future home. The live room will be big enough to hold a 4 to 5-piece band including a drum kit. But I'm wondering about building an isolation 'booth' as a pit in the floor for guitar amps. The roof of the...
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    Patch cables

    I'm re-wiring my pedalboard so I can use my Gig Rig Pro 14 with it. So unfortunately the normal cheapy patch leads will be too short for this. I've had bad experiences with Lava Cable solderless cable kits, so am steering clear of them (and asking about this on TGP as I know they'll hound me...
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    Which speaker for 'wet' effected sounds? V30 or MC90?

    I'm assembling a stereo 2x12 oversized speaker cabinet with an 8 ohm Celestion Vintage 30 and an 8 ohm Mesa/Boogie Black Shadow MC90. The impedance will be 8 ohms per side (basically there are two inputs, hard wired to one speaker or the other). I'll be using a Mesa/Boogie 50/50 stereo power...
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    Marshall Grind ripping speakers sound

    One of my most favourite heavy guitar sounds is this old bootleg of Mercyful Fate from 1981/1982, playing Shadow Night. Even with the crappy YouTube compression it still sounds great. Such a heavy grinding sound but has that midrangey ring and "kerrang" for lack of a better description. It's...
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    4 ohms VS 8 ohms for MarkIV?

    The Mesa/Boogie MarkIV has two options for connecting speakers- either one 8 ohm output, or connect to 8 ohm outputs which in the amp are wired parallel and thus become 4 ohms in the amp. What actual sound difference is there between them?
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    Tone ranges of Mesa/Boogie amps? (Mark & Recto series)

    A Marshall JCM 800 2203 100 watt amp has its tone ranges as: Treble: 10kHz - 35dB Presence: 3kHz - 6dB Middle: 600Hz - 9.5dB Bass: 50Hz - 15dB. Does anyone know the tone ranges for the Rectifier series Mesa/Boogie amps, and also the Mark series? And any other amps for that matter? I find it...
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    Blackwitch: Seek & Despise (my friend's band new video clip)

    Obvious band & video plug is obvious. In the meantime, check it out! 4APsjlSo3Y0
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    Two-Notes + Steve Stevens. enjoy! (VIDEO LINK FIXED)

    That's pretty cool! Steve's tone is killer too. So many leaps and bounds ahead of the Billy Idol and Rebel Yell recordings from the early 1980s.
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    Old V30 with an MC90

    I used to have a straight-backed 4x12 cab loaded with Vintage 30 speakers, which I loved with my Mesa/Boogie MarkIV. But I started to get sick of the V30s when trying to blend it with other amps. I sold the V30 cab and have two old Marshall cabs with other speakers in it, loaded with MC90s...
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    Finally a pic of my rig

    Took me long enough- but I got it running how I want it to. Just need some recordings now (working on that now): Amps stack Messy pedalboard & guitars.