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AS Strat, Epiphone LP Custom Pro, G&L ASAT Classic Tribute, Tanglewood TW115ST-LH, Selmer Concorde 8 amp, Line 6 Helix LT, Digitech TRIO+ Band Creator

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  • It's a song by a duo called America. I still have the album this track was on.
  • You might want to check out this website. http://guitargearfinder.com/guides/ultimate-guide-to-guitar-compressor-pedals/ I came across this when looking for a description of compressor terminology like knee, threshold, etc.. Some useful info here…
  • Wow, these guys certainly know how to make an impression. Watching that video gave me the same feeling I had when I first heard Led Zep 1 back in 1969. Oops, showing my age a bit there! I have to admit I hadn't heard of them before seeing this. …
  • Thanks for the latest on The Helix. I've been on the line6 website a lot in the past few days but hadn't picked up on that. In fact I managed to upgrade to 2.30 just a couple of days ago. I couldn't do a backup since the HX editor for 2.30 wouldn…
  • I'm puzzled... The link to a Helix release 2.5 shows that the announcement was posted in February 2016. Is this for real?
  • Megi, you're right, I'm actually on 2.12.2. Must be going dyslexic in my old age...
  • make sure you are using the latest firmware version on the Helix (currently 2.30 I think) as I understand they have continually improved the user friendly aspect. That's a good point... I'm still on 2.21 and have been putting off the upgrade because…
  • Reading Megi's recent posts about his experiences with the Helix LT re-fired the GAS in me to do what I'd been toying with in my head ever since it first came onto the market. I've had a Boss ME70 for the past four years and have grown increasingly…
  • Mark P, you make some interesting points. It sounds like you hands are a similar size to mine. My hand span falls just above the lower limit quoted in the survey you referenced although I agree that pinkie to index span would be a better measure. …
  • I must be one of the three people on the planet who cannot stand the Andertons videos. I've watched a lot of them and finally had enough of Chapman's immature antics and attitude. I won't go on, but could if prompted/poked. I tend to agree with yo…
  • Well, I kind of am a lefty, but I play my guitar right handed, so sorry, not helping the diversity quota. Re left-handedness, there's a great little website called LeftyFretz which has a test for it. http://leftyfretz.com/left-handed-test/. It wi…
  • Hope this doesn't sound like oneupmanship. Welcome from someone in their seventies who's been playing on and off for 60 years. You're not a lefty, are you? Feels like I'm in a minority of one here!
  • You should take a look at the Trio+ from Digitech. Not only a looper but also gives you a bass and drums backing from a choice of several different music genres and styles. A super tool for home practice but maybe not ideal for live use. I've got…
  • Totally agree about chewing gum. A nearby pavement was completely renewed less than a year ago. Today it's littered with mini pancakes of spent gum. I just can't understand that mindset.
  • People who press the button at the pedestrian crossing when there's clearly no traffic in sight and walk straight across. Then you drive up 30 seconds later and hit a red light with no one wanting to cross? Arghh! People who wear huge rucksacks …
  • Watching that Springsteen video I just realised that his lead guitarist with the bandana is also the main character in the Netfix TV series Lilyhammer.
  • No, it doesn't affect the neck pickup at all. For a good description take a look at this reference (page 10 according to PDF, page 8 according to the page number). https://support.fender.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/207321703/American_Standard_…
  • I play a '94 AS Strat (albeit a lefty) that has a TBX tone control which affects just the middle and bridge pickup. So when the bridge pickup alone is selected you have direct tone control via the TBX. As far as I'm aware this was the standard con…
  • Welcome Carol. Great to have a new lefty onboard! If you have any lefty issues l'd be happy help.
  • I joined the site in January this year so have no idea how the previous forum looked or operated but given some of the other comments on this thread I can believe it was easier to work with than the current one. I'm a lefty player and was (still am)…
  • OK, just located a menu icon hidden in the top left corner.  It's almost invisible as it's coloured white on a pale beige background.  The username show up at the top of the item list and a click on the name gives a submenu with the logout option.Ma…
  • My username doesn't appear anywhere... 
  • Sound balance/volume is IMO not just a small gig issue. You also find it at large venues. A few months back I went to see David Gilmour at the Royal Albert Hall and found some of the numbers physically painful. I was sitting at around the 8 o'clock …
  • Does this add anything to the story?http://www.deaf-eddie.net/drawings/quack.docJim
    in GAS Comment by Silvershark March 2016
  • Bry posted:Originally Posted by Megi: you get download special settings (some designed by famous guitarists) which alter how the pedal sounds in interesting ways. Or something... Seems like an interesting bonus on the face of it.  My amp does this, …
  • The misuse of the word "unique" is something that bugs me; there are a few examples on this forum.  "Unique" can't be relative: something is either unique or not unique, it can't be quite unique or very unique; it's just unique (I.e. Only one of the…
  • Twenty plus years ago I bought a second hand Squier Strat for my son's eleventh birthday. He played it a lot initially but gradually become more enamoured with his acoustic. Throughout his university years it was seldom used and I'm sure the origina…
  • I found this book pretty good at explaining amp technology.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electr...Dailey/dp/1461440866Also this YouTube video does a great job of explaining the basics of how amps work.http://youtu.be/x5SSKX74DKg 
  • I've used this site http://www.yourbackingtracks.com which I find great for ad lib practice. I've also got a Digitech Trio band creator pedal which adds bass and drums to any chord sequence you care to muster. It supports several different musical g…
  • I'm a fan of multi-effects boxes because you get most, if not all of the effects you'll ever need in one integrated unit and you can save combinations of tone settings to be called up when you want them. You also don't have the hassle of loop cables…