Unpopular opinions on gear

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  1. DrakkarTyrannis

    DrakkarTyrannis

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    Oh..and Krank amps are awesome despite all the crap associated with the brand. Those rev1+ amps were lovely
     
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    Yeah... I wouldn't say that too loud around Lemmy's ghost. He might smash a bottle of whiskey over your head.
     
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    Bring it, Kilmister!
     
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    You ain't bout that life. Don't make Lemmy fuck you up in here :lol:
     
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    Protestheriphery SS.org Regular

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    Agreed. Jamming a Mesa Mini Recto through a 212 cab at home was a struggle. Very demotivational. On the other hand, a full size Marshall JVM or EVH head through the same cab/same low volume is thoroughly satisfying. Even without a boost pedal.

    +1 in regards to Djent. It seems redundant to flex some $6000 "custom guitar" with bareknuckles, when its going through a modeler with buttloads of processing, but to each their own.
     
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    80s chorus drenched metal rhythm guitar sounds lovely
     
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    Just in the same way that the 70s had phase, the 80s had chorus.
     
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    Alexi drunkenly agrees.
     
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    Chorus in general is a win. I will never get tired of it.
     
  10. DrakkarTyrannis

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    I always sneak some chorus into my metal rhythms. It just sounds so damn good and retro. I don't care if it's "cheesy" by today's standards. With some old school big hall reverb style drums it sounds massive
     
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  11. USMarine75

    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

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    Speaking of FX...

    Why did the H9 fall out of favor?

    I bought an H9 Max a couple years ago but forgot all about it... now I’m discovering just how great it is.

    Chorus, harmonic trem, delays with vibrato tails, arpeggiations, etc. Only complaint is not being able to run multiple algorithms at same time - or am I missing something? Now I understand why I saw people with two on their board at same time.

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    How to do you incorporate the chorus? Stereo setup? Into the front/before distortion, or in the effects loop/after distortion?
     
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    "Effects loop" pretty much. When recording it's last in the signal chain

    Tubescreamer
    Amp
    Cab
    EQ
    Chorus

    If I'm using reverb it goes dead last
     
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    Everybody got hot for Strymon and buying all of their big units instead of a couple of H9s.

    Unpopular opinion: Strymon pedals are uninspiring to play and sound worse compared to other equivalent pedals from Eventide and Empress. Every Strymon I've played sounds worse than a H3000.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    The large Strymon units are just Eventide Factors for the masses in every sense of the word. :fawk:

    Taking it further, you don't need that much delay and reverb even if you are a Sunday Praise & Worship guitarist, which is essentially a keyboardist in denial.

    /Unpopular Opinions

    In all seriousness, Strymon menu interfaces are more easier to navigate over the Eventide Factors. I own all 3 main Strymons and the Volante, and 3 Eventide Factors (sans Space), and love them all and swap around from time to time. Eventide definitely has the edge on the tone factor (pardon the pun), and Strymon has yet to make an awesome harmonizer like the Pitchfactor.
     
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    they might sound great, but they are the worse design for a bass. Too big


    also: 6 string basses are way overrated by guitar players. 90% of 6 string absses I see are guitar players who think they need one to do sick sweeps on their bass like they do on their guitar or something. No, you do not need a 6 string bass, chances are you can get away with a 3 string. 6 string basses are overated and they shouldnt be a thing
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    Someone buy this guy a beer!
     
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    I think it was definitely a response to engineers (pro and bedroom) realizing that to get the scooped guitars to actually sit in a mix was huge pain the ass without murdering every other sound.
     
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