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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    Yes, it is a lot of effort; I’m just trying to determine if it’s user error or if it’s part of the design.
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    Nope, I’m using a TrueTone CS6 to independently power the pedals on this mini board.
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    Interesting! I’ll have to try it with my other amps. It’s a killer noise gate nonetheless. I wonder how the Lichtærm Gate and Key will compare to this.
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    This is all super interesting feedback; I wonder what’s causing the signal leak on my end. Isn’t the Zuul intended to be used in the loop, with the key input coming from something in front of the amp for maximal effect? What’s interesting is that I borrowed a regular TU-3 and swapped out my...
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    Haha, I figured as much. I'm unsure whether or not what I'm experiencing has to do with the Zuul or the TU-3W.
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    Could you clarify what you mean?
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    @jc986 I did some testing just now. The output of the TU-3W is going into the key input of the Zuul, whereas the bypass of the TU-3W is going into a Tubescreamer type pedal (EQD Plumes). The Zuul is in the amp's effects loop. When I engage the TU-3W, it "mutes" the signal, despite a tiny bit of...
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    I would need to double check tomorrow. In my case I’m using a TU-3W, which has switchable buffer/true bypass. I’ll tinker with that. The amp in this case is a Friedman JJ Jr.
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    I ended up doing that earlier today and that basically does it; I don’t know why I didn’t notice this before, haha. However, there is a very tiny bit of the signal coming through when I engage the tuner to mute the signal. I wonder why this is.
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    Hiss-free tuning with Fortin Zuul?

    Hi all, I recently got a Fortin Zuul and I'm struggling to find a way to tune without any background hiss. Let me explain: The main feature of the Zuul is the key input, which can accept an unaffected guitar signal (ex. coming from the bypass output of a Boss tuner). The key input, in...
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    Advice on standard/multiscale 6 or 7-string guitar

    Done. Looking forward to hearing more updates.
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    Advice on standard/multiscale 6 or 7-string guitar

    Awesome. Do you know how they operate? Do they sell the Hype GTR in runs as they're made?
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    Advice on standard/multiscale 6 or 7-string guitar

    Right! I forgot to mention Ormsby. You would prefer them over Kiesel?
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    Advice on standard/multiscale 6 or 7-string guitar

    Not useful how? Isn't having appropriate sting tension useful enough?
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    Advice on standard/multiscale 6 or 7-string guitar

    Yeah, it's definitely a broad question. I generally prefer a tighter feel in terms of tension on the low strings, so i'm thinking multiscale is the way to go. I have limited experience with 7 strings and multiscale guitars on the whole though. I agree with you regarding the tiers. I heard that...


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