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#21 mahrous

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Posted 14 December 2002 - 02:27 AM

On 2002-12-13 19:07, guitargirlca wrote:
niiiiiice SKM!  

indeed, this is the best thread in the forum.
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Posted 16 December 2002 - 03:50 AM

Why, thank you!

I'll try to keep the quality high for you. Remember, if there's anything you want to see... ask me.
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Posted 16 December 2002 - 04:03 AM

On 2002-12-16 05:50, skm wrote:
Remember, if there's anything you want to see... ask me.


Naked ladies........ on second thoughts, this is a 'family site' so it's probably not a good idea, I'd only have to mod anything that got posted. :smile:
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Posted 11 January 2003 - 10:09 AM

bump back to the top...



well it was a good topic

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Posted 13 January 2003 - 05:25 AM

*Going Up.*
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Posted 07 February 2003 - 02:11 AM

*Bump*
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Posted 20 February 2003 - 01:26 AM

Bump.
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Posted 20 February 2003 - 11:26 AM

Bump!!
Could you explain how wah works and what you think of the new Boss V-Wah

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Posted 04 March 2003 - 04:02 AM

On 2003-02-20 13:26, santanafan wrote:
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Could you explain how wah works and what you think of the new Boss V-Wah


Wah is a frequency-based effect. It effectively "highlights" a part of the frequency spectrum in your sound. As you push the pedal down, the higher frequencies get highlighted. Since you're moving the pedal, the enhanced frequency band is swept through the range of the frequencies produced by your instrument. This gives the sound a more "voice"-like quality.

Essentially, this pedal works as a low-pass filter. That is, it allows all frequencies below a threshold (set by pedal position) through as normal. Frequencies around the threshold are slightly enhanced, and frequencies above the threshold are attenuated. Imagine it as a tone control under your foot (tone controls tend to cut higher frequencies as you roll them off... they just don't have the bright peak that a wah-wah gives).

As for the Boss V-Wah:
I'm not generally a wah user. I've heard that it's a well-built pedal whose main strength lies in it's versatility. HMB? Firebirddude? Any comments?
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Posted 04 March 2003 - 04:06 AM

On 2003-03-04 06:02, skm wrote:
HMB? Firebirddude? Any comments?



I'm a traditionalist, so I'd rather have a Vox. But it's not a bad pedal.
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Posted 07 March 2003 - 08:20 AM

I haven't owned a wah since the early 80s. It was a Crybaby.

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 04:01 PM

I think it would be great if you could give us good examples of effects in use. And does know any good company that makes Leslies(rotating speakers)

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 05:26 AM

On 2003-03-12 18:01, santanafan wrote:
I think it would be great if you could give us good examples of effects in use. And does know any good company that makes Leslies(rotating speakers)


I'll try to give examples in future... it's kinda hard to get examples that I can be sure everyone will have heard. I mean, for flanger, the first example that springs to mind (for an extreme "jet plane" flange) is the intro to Smashing Pumpkins' "Love" (which is also fuzzed). Not everyone will know the song, and there's so many uses of flanger that I could list ten obscure examples to try to cover it, only to have people say "Who are they?" or "I never heard of that."

It's a good idea though, assuming I can come up with a selection of songs wide enough to cover most people's tastes. Actually, I'll work on a post doing just that... watch this space!

As far as Leslie cabs go, I don't know who supplies them (though I believe Leslie is the brand). I can't think of anyone else who makes rotating speaker cabs either. There are some pedals that emulate rotating speakers though, with varying success. Try a search on Google, or wait 'til someone else reads this. Maybe one of our esteemed mods?
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 08:04 AM

On 2003-03-13 07:26, skm wrote:

There are some pedals that emulate rotating speakers though, with varying success. Try a search on Google, or wait 'til someone else reads this. Maybe one of our esteemed mods?


You can get some pretty decent rotating speaker effects from the Univibe (Dunlop reissue). It's a very good unit actually, you can get a wide range of useable sounds from it, if it is perhaps a tad overpriced.


If you're on a budget, you can get some decent enough rotating speaker effects from certain phaser units. Hours of swirly fun to be had by all.
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 05:05 PM

I just got a Squier Strat. When I play the higher pitched strings with distortion it does not really sound distorted at all. I was wondering if there is anything I can do about this or if it is just because I have a cheap guitar. Thanks.

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 10:19 AM

I like the Fulltone Deja Vibe 2 better than the reissue Univibe. Also, the Fulltone has a built-in expression pedal. With the Univibe you have to buy the pedal separately.

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 01:32 PM

On 2003-03-14 12:19, firebirddude wrote:
With the Univibe you have to buy the pedal separately.


..... and it's pretty expensive as well.
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Posted 25 March 2003 - 04:23 AM

so whats would be some of the best pedals to look at, if you have no particular sound in mind, but your just looking to find something new?

i was looking at a bluesbreaker, are they any good, they sound nice, but only have one effect?

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Posted 25 March 2003 - 11:50 AM

One thing I've never really understood is what an EQ does, it makes no sense to me?

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Posted 25 March 2003 - 12:09 PM

It's always cool to go shopping for stompboxes when you have no particular thing in mind. Then you are free to try out a bunch of different stuff and experiment until you find something you really like. That's how I ended up with a Scholz Distortion Generator.



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