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Recent content by solo-act

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    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    Thanks. That's a bummer. I've been out of the upgrade cycle since the II. I'll spare everyone the details, but basically my needs are either a new 2-rack unit or a more powerful floor unit superior to the axe II feature set that can fit in a rack. Unless I'm mistaken, neither have happened...
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    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    That’s a given. They had all preamps and conversion on stage and it stayed digital until it got inside the speaker cabs. Probably standard now but pretty cool 12 years ago.
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    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    Do any of the demo videos show whether it’ll fit into a rack (or not?) I was told earlier it’s too wide. It’s less than 4” high. Sounds like it might fit a low profile rack drawer. That lets a user control it remotely live and make tweaks, but then pull it for detailed dialing in a studio…or...
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    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    With digital taking over live boards, and with the AFX doing great conversion already, why do another conversion at the board? I’ve been using AFX AES ever since I went to a digital board. About a decade I think. I had a chance once to chat with Sting’s sound man just before Sting went on. He...
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    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    Exciting news. Sounds like it's wider than a standard rack. Are end caps removable so it can mount on a rack shelf?
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    Favorite Coffee

    1/2 Kona Cofee, 1/2 Dunkin Donuts coffee
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    RIP Charlie Watts

    Keith is actually a giga-tardigrade - very rare: they sacrifice 2 limbs and a couple thousand years life span to achieve their massive size, but they gain an added advantage of being able to metabolize - almost exclusively - all variations of alcohol and a number of drugs without any significant...
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    RIP Charlie Watts

    major bummer...but what a life he had!!
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    Any EBMM owners?

    After a little looking around, the Cutlass appears to be voiced closer to 60's vintage. Any owners with Cutlass HSS / Strat HSS comparisons are welcome to chime in.
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    Any EBMM owners?

    Thanks - can't remember which video but I think the Silhouette is the one with the 60's voicing. I could be wrong though.
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    Any EBMM owners?

    Lazy guy’s question: is there an EBMM superstrat with 60’s voiced not-silent singles, 70’s PAF bucker, roasted maple, alder, floating bridge, that actually sounds like a vintage strat but with advantage of the MM neck/playability? I glanced through the catalog, too many model names and too many...
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    PSA - Check your guitar tone knob...

    Having volume a “pinky away” on my strat style guitar is very convenient and it forces me to rein in the right hand so I’m not flailing too much. Because volume is so close to the bridge pickup, I can align the knob with the height adjustment screw so the screw acts as the number indicator. I...
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    Replaced gig dolly casters: surprisingly satisfying

    I doubt it. This thing is ancient. It’s all steel with every feature possible. It even has extension bars welded at either end for hanging clothes bags (very handy BTW). 70lbs easy. It’s kept me in shape over the years. If had the $$$ I’d have an aluminum version. The magliner equivalent is...
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    Replaced gig dolly casters: surprisingly satisfying

    I pounded the hell out of these for over 20 years, and my dolly had already lived life as an airport dolly for who knows how many years. Went to buy front wheels locally, but on closer inspection these were frikken industrial grade. After some internet searching, turns out the same company is...
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    Damn I miss the 90s

    Yea -- Sammy wasn't warmed up on Dreams. They should've done The Who first. The high note scream in The Who is the same note as the highest MELODY note of Dreams. It's not enough Sammy is super human -- in Dreams he had to sing repeatedly just below a note he would usually scream, and then he...
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