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  • Lester, I too had forgotten that we'd already chatted re my then new purchase of the Helix LT. It's worked out very well for me personally, as someone who so far only ever uses it for electric guitar - I've no experience of how it would work for bas…
  • Wow.
  • I do have to agree about presets Nick - not only can you switch on and off any number of effects instantly, you can also change the settings without limits. Add to that the ability to choose from a hundred or so effects for each preset (IIRC for the…
  • Sounds like a great deal KP, and I'm sure the lad will indeed enjoy years of enjoyment from that guitar. It is amazing what the China, Indonesia etc. are producing these days for not that much money. But also, there is something to be said for that …
    in My Lad Comment by Megi December 9
  • One thing I meant to mention was that you're clearly not considering something with the ability to DI and amp/cab sims etc. ES. So if it's basically a multi FX to replace the pedal board - then do think carefully. And imo a good idea to keep the ped…
  • Thanks Graham, I'm interested in an update a few months down the line to see how you're getting on with this in various situations. If I did anything it would still be with my proper amps, I'm too much of a die hard and I do too many venues without …
  • I'm not trying to convert you, I promise ES - just stating the considerations that have weighed with me, and I suspect a lot of others. In fact, I'd have to say think very carefully - if you really have, with current setup, everything you would ever…
  • Nice to know that fine guitar has a good home in fine hands, and a bit more space for yourself now you're down to a mere ten Jocko. Wish I could do something similar, but I can't seem to part with any of my (eek!) 10 electric guitars, 2 acoustics, 1…
  • I do accept ES's point re his "traditional" pedal board setup allowing him to choose his ideal chorus, flanger, distortion etc. - there is something to be said for that. I think I knowingly accepted I was loosing this advantage when I got the Line 6…
  • Fine cheers Nick, appreciate the concern but it was just that I was in a grumpy mood, and had a bit of a rant about Mr Corgan (I'm not his greatest fan ) and then thought I should be better than that, so deleted and I don't why I put that Chet Bake…
  • My walnut body strat is around 9 lbs, I like to think a bit under, but I would have to weigh it accurately to be sure. It doesn't seem too bad on a strap anyhow, but noticeably heavier than my other strats/guitars in general.
  • Uncharitable comments removed - got out of bed the wrong side.
  • Well I purchased a Martin 000-28EC Just got to get an LR Baggs fitted to it. Oh and sell one of my others to make room. https://photos.app.goo.gl/EG7Tk6FgaSxAEU726 Gorgeous! Now that's what I call shopping, congrats and well done JT. And nice to ha…
  • Confession - at the last minute I decided to order a 2TB external hard drive (Amazon) which was indeed Black Friday discounted. It arrived today (Sunday) much to my surprise.
  • I know what you mean Derek, it's a bit of a dodgy concept in general - buying things one wouldn't otherwise have bought, just because they're cheap. That said, I have treated myself to a couple of things today, although I don't think either was redu…
  • I am very sorry to hear about your loss of Theo, Mark. And what a sad piece of music! but also quite interesting to listen to, and I do feel there's something "Celtic" about it. A great guitar sound too - I've recently equipped my laptop with a new …
    in Theo Comment by Megi November 9
  • I am very pleased you like the blend circuit - when I first got into tinkering with guitar wiring, I went through an "every possible option with loads of switches" period, but in the end came to the conclusion this was a mistake. For one thing, I co…
    in Next project. Comment by Megi November 9
  • Yes, that's my #1 fear when it comes to those razors. Barber makes one bad move next thing you know your neck is snapped. Snap your necks to this! Music for your morning shave! Have to say there is some skillful playing in evidence here. I …
  • PM sent, and thank you again Lester!
  • Well, that is the update to the Stratru-caster complete. An amazing range of sounds available but how many will be used I wouldn't like to guess. Currently, with the new Fender Super Bullet 9's fitted, there are some wonderful bell like tones. I'll …
  • What a kind and generous offer - if no one else would like this, then I certainly would be interested Lester. Shall I PM you with my address, if that's OK? He's playing his D'Aquisto archtop in the picture on the cover, which was copied by Ibanez w…
  • I'm a bit of a Barbra S fan, but oh dear re the above. Music with political messages in general I'm a bit wary of - I don't like being told what to think, and the points are often made in a clumsy, naff way. Not that I would vote for Trump, if I had…
    in Kanye West Comment by Megi October 27
  • Just ordered a CTS no load pot. I am still a month away from needing it ready, so I may as way do it right. Don't blame you, I've used those myself. And and least it is an easy swap, with only a couple of wires running to the pot.
  • I really have to get fit in the first place - I will try and take some inspiration from this thread.
  • Apologies if I misled you re the 250K blend pot - I've honestly never noticed any issue myself, but your testing of the circuit may well be more sophisticated that mine. I do think the ideal pot would be a 250K no load type - that definitely removes…
  • Sounds fabulous - reminds me why I like jumbo/dreadnought size acoustic guitars, and that's a good one.
    in Sigma JM-SG45 Comment by Megi October 24
  • I wish them well, as previously stated. Found this article re the new CEO https://rollingstone.com/music/music-news/gibson-guitars-james-curleigh-new-ceo-745785/ He talks about how the company will emerge from the bankruptcy process with a clean …
  • So often people post clips of guitar playing that is technically very impressive, but just doesn't grab me musically. But that one wows on both counts, superb stuff.
    in Wow ! Comment by Megi October 24
  • Out of interest, I took the black-burst Shine SIL-510 to the rehearsal (fitted with magnificent Ben Fletcher humbuckers that he only charged me £50 for the set ), plus my Polytone Minibrute amp. It sounded great - can do the jazz archtop-ish thing w…
  • Nice work on the Elevation ST Jocko - can't have people throwing guitars into skips, when what they need is just a bit of tlc from someone with your skills. And yay! re your doing the blend circuit - it does still allow the standard 5-way settings, …