What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

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  1. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    But an H9000 is like a "no more gear this decade" purchase. And I don't want to hear about those being more-or-less equivalent at this point in time.
     
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    pearl_07 SS.org Regular

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    Caved in and bought an Earthquaker Devices Palisades overdrive. I'm overwhelmed, but this thing is impressive so far. Just need to clear a couple acres on my board to fit it on there now:rolleyes:
     
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  3. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    ive bought and sold the same exact guitar 3 times lol
     
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    USMarine75 Stairway to Heaven blows Contributor

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    :sephi: The D&M is one of my fav two-in-one pedals.
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    I picked up an old Rocktron Intellifex. I wish I bought one of these years ago. Sounds excellent, especially for what they go for these days. Instantly all the sounds I have been hearing on albums for years.
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    welcome to the club...
     
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  7. Dumple Stilzkin

    Dumple Stilzkin Special needs member

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    I’m saving money to get on Kiesels Black Friday deals next year, or if a run pops up that I’m keen on (either a vader 7 or Zeus with a trem). Then I also want a 5150 III 50 watt head and matching 2x12.
     
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    Kobalt SS.org Regular

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    Currently hesitating between an LTD M-400 and a Jackson DK2 Ash.

    I'm a Jackson guy to the core, but the M-400 looks really good and has most of the features I'm looking for; minimal controls, EMGs, reversed headstock...only thing is I have no idea how the M-series neck compares to the Jackson/Ibanez neck profiles. Maybe @feraledge can guide me, as far as I remember he's a bit of an ESP/LTD reference guy around here? I've never ever held an ESP/LTD before.
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    I have owned other Rocktron stuff, but this is the first Intellifex. Wanted one for years, but kept getting other things instead.

    I think I am going to continue getting some of the good-but-cheap-now rack effects units from the 90s. I like that studio sound, instead of how everything now just tries to model pedals.
     
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  10. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I always was curious about the Intellifex as well. And the Yamah SPX90?
     
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    Metropolis SS.org Regular

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    Is it a used korean made or new indonesian one? Looks like they are made in Korea again. I used to borrow my friend's M-400, made in South Korea and it had a 1000-series Floyd Rose. Pretty solid feeling guitar, tone and general feel wasn't anything out of this world, but you can't really go wrong with EMG's. Thin-U neck is not as wide as Ibanez, width feels smaller and profile is more like a C, which is closer to Jackson. 13,7" fretboard radius also feels different, it's smaller than Ibanez or compound radius which Jacksons have.
     
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    Kobalt SS.org Regular

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    It would definitely be a new one, yeah.

    I'm looking at the M series because ESP lists on their website that it has a 43mm nut width (which is what I'm after on a neck) and their "extra thin flat" profile, which I assume is similar to the one I had on my Schecter Banshee 6 (although that one definitely had a 42mm width) since both companies are extremely similar for obvious reasons. One of my local stores actually has a M-200 in stock and will drop by when I have the chance to try out the neck and see if the neck is what I'm after.
     
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  13. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    yup.

    Re-bought the R&R SL/LD I sold. Same exact unit.
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    The Intellifex is Deftones Around the Fur / White Pony in a box. Every preset sounds like a song from those albums, lol.

    I love it. It actually got me curious about parallel effects routings, because I know Rocktron is known for the dry-thru mixer. Today I pulled out an old Behringer mixer I have had for years, and hooked it up through the effects loop of my XXX, and ran my G-Major 2 through it as a parallel loop. I could definitely hear how it digitized the sound a bit in series, and running it parallel kept the natural tone a bit better. I want to try the same thing with my Axe-FX II when I get time.

    Yeah, I have read about the Yamaha SPX900. The couple I have thought about getting is the Lexicon MPX1, and Boss SE-70. Maybe the Boss VF-1 (I had one like 20 years ago). I want to get a couple of the cool ones, but don't want to just collect a bunch of crap that will sit in my basement, lol.
     
  15. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    The SPX is apparently Zakk Wylde's 80's tone. Driving into a stereo rig and using one of the built-in presets.

    Which is useful because my SL/LD preamp will be part of a stereo rig. :D

    Oh also, apparently Glenn Tipton used the Intellifex religiously throughout the years. Never left his rig.
     
  16. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I may try to get the KSR Ceres again. I'm actually thinking it would pair really well with the THICC recto-ness of the R&R SL/LD preamp.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Extra thin flat is different than the Banshee profile. Schecter I think uses extra thin C and ESP will use extra thin U - though rarely - both are very similar IMO and wouldn't have much issue swapping between them.
    Extra thin flat is different though, it's more Ibanez like with a flatter back and broader shoulders. Thickness is pretty similar.
    Personally, I prefer the extra thin C/U, but that's just me.
    Great guitar though.
     
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    The Ceres is awesome. I kind of don't need the Mooer Preamp Live and I'm thinking of selling it off.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Neat. :lol:

    It seems super bright and tight so it seems perfect to run with a 2nd preamp.
     
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    stevexc Contributor

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    Well my pseudo-Life Pedal clone failed miserably due to the spaghetti wiring that I couldn't get right, so I've decided to split it into 3 separate pedals - modded RAT with a blend, clean boost, and octave. Just gotta order some enclosures and jacks.

    On the other hand, to eliminate the spaghetti wiring issue, I've thrown together a PCB for my take on the pedal that I'm (eventually) going to get printed when it's in the budget.
     
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