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  1. Vince

    Ibanez RG2027XL Prestige vs ESP EII TB7SW

    The Ibanez 2027xl is my choice of the two, but I always love RGs. I think ESP makes awesome guitars too, but of the choice between those very different guitars, I lean toward the Ibanez. I don’t like telecaster style guitars, and I’m really not a fan of EMGs.
  2. Vince

    PedalSnake powered board (HX Effects)

    yes I did this years ago with one of their pedals and an HD500. It works great! I will say the weird MIDI-style connectors are the only reason I do not still use pedalsnake.
  3. Vince

    PRS MT15 vs v1 EVH 5150 III 50 Watt

    If you're playing them at bedroom volumes, the EVH 50 watt heads have MIDI, 3 channels, and a better FX loop. If you're playing them loud, the EVH has full size transformers. Both amps get loud, but any variant of the EVH smokes it at high volumes. I've owned an MT15 and an EVH 50w EL34. Hands...
  4. Vince

    New Improved midi - chug - machine !

    Ha I like it. Actually a fun little video.
  5. Vince

    Emojis of the forum

    Clearly anyone complaining about :greatkat: doesn't get the joke.
  6. Vince

    JP-2C problems?

    99.9% of the time this is caused by a preamp tube. Snag one or two 12ax7 tubes and swap out each tube one by one until you find the problem tube. You own a tube amp now, this is basic maintenance you will need to do from time to time.
  7. Vince

    NAD the badlander isn't a rectifier amp, i guess? idk

    Dude I love that you got the rackmount!! It looks awesome, and I agree with you in that it's a bit more modern sounding than the Mark amps, for sure.
  8. Vince

    New 2 Channel Rectifier? - Badlander

    You know what, you're right, and I stand corrected. I've used the MS3 and HX Effects in the past for this, and they worked great for channel switching. I assumed the FS 4/5 on the Stomp could be an output like on the HX Effects, but I stand corrected. You'll need a MIDI box like the new MIDI...
  9. Vince

    What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

    I had one of the MT15s, and it's excellent as long as you are ok with some 60 cycle hum in the effects loop. It's the one glaring design flaw. I even had mine sent back to PRS under warranty. They fixed it, sent it back, and it still hummed. IMO I am hopeful they fix this with the next iteration...
  10. Vince

    New 2 Channel Rectifier? - Badlander

    I agree, and I think it's because it's an amp that has simple controls, yet is difficult to get it just right. I played a triple rec in a band for years, owned all kinds of rectifiers over the years, and I currently own a MW Dual rec, and I have to say once you get your sound dialed in, it's an...
  11. Vince

    New 2 Channel Rectifier? - Badlander

    I agree. I think Crush mode sounds quite a bit like Shred mode on the JP2C, a tubescreamer-type of overdrive tuned to make the amp sound better. Maybe I'm wrong on that, but that's how it appears to me.
  12. Vince

    New 2 Channel Rectifier? - Badlander

    Most mult-effect pedals do it now. HX Stomp, HX Effects, Boss MS3, Fractal FM3, they can all do this.
  13. Vince

    New 2 Channel Rectifier? - Badlander

    I can't get onboard that at all. The Rev C-F Rectos from the 90s are on a pedestal to most recto guys. The MW Rectos just nail everything right and IMO are the best ones made up to now. The 3 channel ones from the 2000s are great amps, but unless you buy a triple rec, the clean sound is lifeless...
  14. Vince

    New 2 Channel Rectifier? - Badlander

    I've gotta disagree chief. These are the same knobs, I think, that are on the Iridium preamp pedal, and they're great. You can see them from across a room or stage. Try to see recto knob positions from across a room, especially with the silver knobs or with eyes older than 40 :)
  15. Vince

    New 2 Channel Rectifier? - Badlander

    It doesn't really need it though with only one footswitch. You can run a quarter inch cable from almost any multi effect and set channel changes perfectly in your effects device preset. I played a Mark V25 live before and it was exactly the same switching. That was actually why I chose the 25...
  16. Vince

    Neural DSP teasing something new (Quad Cortex)

    FM3. Go with the known commodity. I have one and it's fantastic.
  17. Vince

    Sonic ABY (signal router) by Sonicake (demo)

    $30 for a line selector isn't bad. Now if only it had a buffer like the Boss pedal.
  18. Vince

    Unpopular opinions on gear

    There's also a third type like me, where the player uses an effects box in 4CM like the G System or HX Effects and switches amp channels via MIDI. I'm probably in the minority, but it's simply the best system to get ideal switching with tube amps instead of modelers.
  19. Vince

    Unique Pre-amp pedals for pedalboard rig

    I had an AMT P2 for a long time as well and it was simply awesome. On the plus side, it had a clean channel instead of a bypass, which made it ideal for a pedal-only rig.
  20. Vince

    5150 III 15W LBX-S Head

    The real test is the effects loop. I had an MT15, it sounded great and I loved it, but the effects loop had the dreaded hum many owners have complained about. I sent it back to PRS for warranty repair, a month later they sent it back with a list of changes they made to it to fix the hum. I...