What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

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  1. USMarine75

    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    Yeah the Ethos II (much like the Petty John stuff and the Gurus 1959 Doubledecker) sounds nice and legit and all, but dang if $500 for such subtlety of tone seems... um... pricey. I guess if you are truly using the Ethos II (and others) as your preamp then $500 is more than reasonable. But I have some A level tonesnob pedal platforms, so I'd like to partially retain the underlying tone, you know, as I blast it with hot-rodded Marshall goodness lol.
     
  2. The Spanish Inquisition

    The Spanish Inquisition Unexpected

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    My next purchase will be a new neck for my Fender MiM Jazz 5, since the truss rod bolt broke all the way off :noplease:
     
  3. Decipher

    Decipher Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Update to this last post of mine...... Got myself the RJM Mini Line Mixer around New Years as it went on a special price. Love it. Picked up another MXR EVH Phase 90 and TC Electronic Shaker used locally (with intent to not sell again lol). Also picked up the Digitech FreqOUT the past month and it's pretty much satisfied my GAS for now.

    Only thing I need to get while the Canadian Dollar is getting stronger right now is a set of Seymour Duncan Blackouts with Black Chrome covers to throw in my RGD2120Z.
     
  4. stevexc

    stevexc Laura Like Butter

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    Fuck I think I'm gonna get a JS32 Rhoads next.
     
  5. mnemonic

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    Got all the remaining parts and 30 volt power supply so I was able to finish building my TC Electronic Integrated Preamp clone.

    Sounds awesome, exactly like the original, and worked first time which is a shocker. Thread incoming once I get home and take a decent picture.
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    Awesome! Was that the Veroboard version?
     
  7. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Very cool, looking forward to the thread :yesway:

    My pedal projects have been slow going lately but I'm planning to do one with a 25v charge pump built in at some point. Got the enclosure and pots here, just need to finish the current project and get the rest of the parts ordered.
     
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  8. Shask

    Shask SS.org Regular

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    Mine is not as exciting, but I took a Caline Orange Burst, and modded it so it has a tone control permanently set about 2 oclock, and reduced the LPF to cut off about 1100hz instead of 730hz, so that gives it more upper mids in the 1000hz-3000hz range giving it more attack, bite, clank, etc.... I also increased the bass capacitor in the clipping section because those changes made it sound a little too thin in the lows.

    I got about 200 1/8W resistors in the process, lol.
     
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  9. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Ended up buying a 2nd hand 1spot Pro CS12. Also need to get parts to raise my pedal board to make it fit underneath.
     
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    Nicki SS.org Regular

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    For me, it will be either an Orange Dark Terror or a Jackson SLATXSDQ3-7 in purple.
     
  11. mnemonic

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    Cheers guys, thread here with my thoughts on it:

    http://sevenstring.org/threads/new-home-made-pedal-day-tc-pre-clone.325166/
     
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    That sounds interesting. Wouldn't mind buying a modded Orange Burst along similar lines from you if the price was right. :lol:
     
  13. Shask

    Shask SS.org Regular

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    I forgot I also added another diode for an asymmetrical clipping section similar to a SD-1.

    It's not that hard, I could tell you what to change if you buy one. It is just typical Tubescreamer mods, nothing magical, lol.
     
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    I don't have a soldering iron and my abilities were amateur at best when I did have one. Thanks anyways though.
     
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    Soldering is easy once you get some practice in. I had only done pickup swaps before the recent pedals I did. Also I'm still using a cheapo £5 soldering iron that sucks, and I really ought to invest in a good one.

    There's plenty of good tutorials on YouTube that show basic technique. You can grab a broken piece of electronics and practice removing and resoldering parts.

    Personally I think working with a PCB is easier than pickup swaps.
     
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    Life is expensive at the moment, new Sony A6300 camera, gig tickets to see Shania Twain (I do Country, I don't feel any shame) and now this has came onto the f--king market, not bloody happy!!!

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    This will do me for guitars, am pretty sure with the correct pickups (yes i know they have some new design pickups in them) it would do me for my C Standard/Drop B guitar that i need.

    Its moments like today i hate life. Im going to punish myself for liking things like this tomorrow with a long, long walk to contemplate life.

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    What's the model number on that guitar?
     
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    High Plains Drifter SS.org Regular

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    No more guitars this year it seems. I mean, my girl wants me to wait a while and she's right so... no 24 fret Epi LP or Kiesel C6 Hardtail for me atm.

    Instead, a much less exciting Laney Cub 10 and Jackson V-HSC likely coming soon.
     
  19. Shask

    Shask SS.org Regular

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    Yeah, it is pretty easy. The worst part is probably taking the parts out. I know I had to buy a new solder sucker to do this mod, and learn how to use it, because I was sick of my solder wick never working correctly.
     
  20. USMarine75

    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    OK... what are we opening the bidding up at? All my stuff is in storage (i have a mini Pace soldering kit) and I don't feel like buying another. :)
     

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