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  1. Doug

    Cage Match: PRS vs Suhr

    I had a Suhr Modern which was probably the best six-string I've ever had, although I've never played a PRS they seem to be great guitars. Don't sleep on Mayones either, I had a 7-string Regius that was freaking beautiful, and now I have a 7-string Hydra Elite (shown in my profile photo). I've...
  2. Doug

    Vendor The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - v3.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

    This is great, I've been thinking about doing this for a while now and a pending refresh of the course will definitely push me over the edge to purchase. Looking forward to it, thanks Cooper!
  3. Doug

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 11 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta #8

    Yes, he’s released three albums since 2019, group name “Merrow”
  4. Doug

    XTC, 5150, and SLO: how different are these amps?

    Theres a bit of a discussion here, if you read through the descriptions for the amps you're mentioning : https://wiki.fractalaudio.com/wiki/index.php?title=Amplifier_models_list
  5. Doug

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 10 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta #7

    Damn, do you microwave your pop tarts?
  6. Doug

    FS Stephen Carpenter 7 string signature and local only!! Price is firm

    Sounds good, you can either PM me the link or just post it here, as long as it's not against the rules or something. Do you have more photos on Reverb? I just started looking for a 7 to replace my Mayones so I'm not 100% on pulling the trigger yet but I'm going to soon.
  7. Doug

    FS Stephen Carpenter 7 string signature and local only!! Price is firm

    Still only local though, right?
  8. Doug

    Suhr Modern

    It didn’t seem to be that hard for her, we had concrete stairs that led from our bedroom to our outdoor pool area and those were very effective. I didn’t mean to derail the thread, I’m back on the site now because I just ordered a III and this thread made me realize that guitar no longer...
  9. Doug

    Suhr Modern

    Haha, one of the reasons. The others were my Suhr Classic, Mayones 7 string, ESP Ltd, and BC Rich Mockingbird. I could only take so much. Life goes on though!
  10. Doug

    Suhr Modern

    Love Suhr guitars, the one in my profile photo was my favorite guitar ever, right up until the point my ex-wife smashed it into about 10 pieces. I need to swap out that photo with my Silverburst now...
  11. Doug

    Help me decide on studio monitors

    This
  12. Doug

    Friedman Naked / APC Tones

    Nathaniel it's possible that Cliff might want to model your Naked. Don't want to speak for him or Fractal but customer owned amps have made their way into the collection.
  13. Doug

    Hey Guyth! My Metal band did a video thing

    Nice! Your singer sounds like a mix of Five Finger Death Punch and Twelve Foot Ninja.
  14. Doug

    So whats your opinion on Apple music

    If I pay about $50 per month for music and I plan on doing that forever, doesn't it make sense for me to just pay $10 per month to Apple and have access to not only the music that I would have paid $50 per month for + almost everything else that has ever been recorded? Ownership of a CD or a...
  15. Doug

    So whats your opinion on Apple music

    I think it's great, I'm a Match subscriber as well and they are entirely integrated. I listen to some semi-out there stuff and I haven't run into any problems streaming - Tigran Hamasyan, Tony Danza Tap-dance Extravaganza, and John Zorn were all there for streaming. Those aren't representative...
  16. Doug

    Need album recommendations for long way drive

    Gary Clark Jr is groove rock, groove funk + a damn good guitar player.
  17. Doug

    Suhr 2015 collection

    I'm a major advocate of buying these used, I feel that way about most high end guitars. They hold their value well, they are immediately available, and you know what you're getting. I bought mine used and I have zero complaints.
  18. Doug

    Axe-FX II: Hendrix - Watchtower

    LOL, was your 5th grade teacher mean to you today?
  19. Doug

    Help on Rust Never Sleeps/Rockin' in the Free World sound

    Neil Young used to dig Picasso.
  20. Doug

    Once again: What new music are you listening to?

    The Ocean (if you're a fan of Isis or Neurosis you'll love this) Intronaut (same style as above) Tigran Hamasyan (amazing pianist, just check out one of his youtube vids) Hedvig Mollestad Trio (crazy three-piece Norwegian band; guitarist is a female jazz musician, really cool music) The Tony...
  21. Doug

    RHCP UNPLUGGED at halftime show

    Absolutely. Probably what James Douglas Morrison said right before he went on the Ed Sullivan Show and sang Light My Fire, with the original lyrics.
  22. Doug

    Racer X - Scarified cover

    That's just silly. Crazy good.
  23. Doug

    Metallica GRAMMYs Taylor Swift

    LOL at Whitesnake members being washed up.
  24. Doug

    About the Axe-Fx II XL

    Wow, that needs to be rectified.
  25. Doug

    Jeff Loomis - Fractal artist drinking someone elses kool-aid... ?

    As far as I know, Loomis uses both the Axe and the Kemper, and Merrow uses the Kemper. Loomis has a bunch of online vids where you can see the Axe in the background. No need for either/or, you can appreciate and use both products.
  26. Doug

    Van Halen - Mean Streets

    Shoot me a PM
  27. Doug

    Van Halen - Mean Streets

    It's a standard preset with just a few tweaks, he discussed the changes earlier.
  28. Doug

    Van Halen - Mean Streets

    As an avid collector of VH DVD boots, I can tell you that you're playing it as well as Eddie does live, that's pretty amazing. If you get a chance to track down the 4/1/12 show - it's basically a two-hour Blu-Ray closeup of Ed for the entire concert. Didn't play Mean Streets that night but...
  29. Doug

    Don't tell Me You Love Me Solo…REDONE

    Not sure if it's just me but it seems like Mark is ripping now better than a couple of years ago. Maybe the move to Cali has warmed up his phalanges.
  30. Doug

    Axe-Fx II Firmware Version 12.04 Public Beta

    I love the way Cliff says "fixed the incorrect ____". Very open and honest communication with Cliff and Fractal, no hidden agendas here, just want the product to be the best available. Very refreshing.
  31. Doug

    Convince a Skeptic - Tone Match challenge

    You could read through a few threads and see the overwhelming consensus that it works.
  32. Doug

    Using Rear Input(s) for Guitar

    The front input is recommended by the man himself… Connecting a guitar - Axe-Fx II Wiki
  33. Doug

    Lamb of God - Laid to Rest cover with the 6505+

    Damn, you're like the modern metal Mark Day with the expressions and whatnot. Great playing and tone, I love that song.
  34. Doug

    BKP Juggernaut VS Aftermath Comparison Clip

    Can we see a quick photo of your juggs?
  35. Doug

    Just watched Lamb of God for umpteenth time

    How well did Waggoner fill in for Morton? I love both BTBAM and LoG but it's hard for me to wrap my brain around Waggoner playing for LoG.
  36. Doug

    Axe-Fx II (non) Sighting

    Wow, I wasn't aware all of the shows were archived on their website. Need to fire up the headphones and watch some of these soon. Edit: Never mind, not fully archived.
  37. Doug

    Firing up an old tube amp

    I have what's probably a silly question but I need to ask. I have an '85 or '86 Marshall 15 watt (tube) combo amp and I literally have not turned the thing on for probably 20 years. I had it stored in my attic, garage, etc over the years, so it hasn't been exposed to a lot of bumping around or...
  38. Doug

    ultimate djent tones

    My Regius is set up as drop A, 10 to 46 and then a 62. It works pretty well. There is a thread at sevenstring.org that it entirely dedicated to tunings and string gauges. Here it is:String Tension Super Thread (Got a string question? Post it here!) - SevenString.org
  39. Doug

    ultimate djent tones

    Periphery made their presets available a while back, that would probably be the best starting point.
  40. Doug

    NIN Tension 2013 Live Show

    Reznor has said many times that he was putting NIN on hiatus because he didn't feel he was doing anything new or fresh. I'm not surprised at all that he's playing a lot of songs from Hesitation Marks. Like others, I've been a fan from the early days and I'd like to hear some of the more...
  41. Doug

    Ginger Baker's recent interview in Rolling Stones Magazine.

    This might be the best interview of a musician I've ever read. F'ing hilarious, good for him. Silly, boilerplate questions.
  42. Doug

    If there was one guys that you could play like who would it be

    I have to go with Eddie Van Halen, he was my first guitar hero back around 1980, I couldn't get enough. His music has bounce to it and it always seems to be full of energy. Really fun to play. Nuno Bettencourt is a close second, he wrote very funky (maybe "bouncy" as well) riffs that had a...
  43. Doug

    Looking for new metal bands ?

    The Seven String Guitar Authority - Sevenstring.org ULTIMATE GUITAR TABS. 800,000 songs catalog with free Chords, Guitar Tabs, Bass Tabs, Ukulele Chords and Guitar Pro Tabs!
  44. Doug

    WTF Fw 11.01 IIC+?

    That's as close to DT tones as I've heard, really nice.
  45. Doug

    Get Yer 11.0 Beta Here!

    Given how good Clarky's tone is in that clip --I'm heading over to his tone-building thread now...
  46. Doug

    Who has heard the band Haken?

    You might like a band called Jolly, pretty under the radar prog. Really cool video even if you don't like the song.
  47. Doug

    Who has heard the band Haken?

    Arch/Matheos was one of my favorites from last year, really good. Hopefully that translates into a great FW album.
  48. Doug

    Who has heard the band Haken?

    The Haken CD "Visions" released in 2011 is great. It was on constant play for me for quite a while.
  49. Doug

    Wolfgang USA vs Wolfgang Special

    Thanks guys, this is great input and I'm going to check out that previous thread. Lessthanone's comment about the Peavey is aligned with some of the comments I've heard about on other sites, and picking up a used one is not nearly as expensive. Appreciate the help!
  50. Doug

    Wolfgang USA vs Wolfgang Special

    I'm wondering if anyone has experience with both? The Special is made in Japan, the USA is made in... the USA. Is there a major difference in playability or tone, because the USA is 2x the price of the Special.
  51. Doug

    Let's see your favourite guitar!

    Mayones Regius 7 string. I have one just like it, really nice. Hard to tell whether I like that or my Suhr Modern better, it's kind of a tossup. Sorry, referring to post #165, the gray guitar in the red case.
  52. Doug

    Get Yer 11.0 Beta Here!

    Jesus, why does every damn thread here turn into a tube vs SS battle? This is the firmware 11 beta thread.
  53. Doug

    This is cool. Had to share. Love Pete Thorn

    Never noticed how much Thorn's right-hand technique is like Paul Gilbert's, but they are very similar.
  54. Doug

    Holy Sh*t! Fredrik Thordendal AXE-FX II Rythm Sound

    I'll never understand the need for some people to pop into a thread that's clearly about Meshuggah (or Thordendal to be specific) just to say "Meh, I don't like it". If I saw a thread about the Grateful Dead or Phish or whatever I'd just skip over it rather than take a dump on the music...
  55. Doug

    The Purple One reaffirms my faith in rock & roll

    Gonna see him and his band next week at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Should be a great show, the venue only holds about 800 people. Stupid expensive though.
  56. Doug

    Brett Garsed and an Axe FxII

    Interesting, I didn't know he was the primary guitarist on Quantum by Planet X. I've been listening to that fairly heavily over the last couple of months, really good stuff.
  57. Doug

    Opeth Working On A New Album.

    This makes me happy in the pants.
  58. Doug

    Thanks M@!

    Site is lightning fast now.
  59. Doug

    Is that music or circus?

    If you were comparing it to 1968 then I'd agree, but production was pretty well advanced by 1988.
  60. Doug

    Is that music or circus?

    LOL, only took 12 minutes.
  61. Doug

    Is that music or circus?

    I think it's pretty amazing, even though it's not "his music". Loomis (IMO) is a shredder who is also pretty musical, as opposed to someone like Rusty Cooley, who has top-notch technique but not much going on (IMO) melodically.
  62. Doug

    Suhr Guitars

    Damn, you win. I have two Suhrs, a Modern and a Classic Antique. They are fantastic guitars, they're my favorite 6's. I also have a Mayones Regius 7 which is also amazing, very playable just like the Suhrs.
  63. Doug

    Lets talk guitars

    Ultra high-end Martin acoustic. I've never played one but I'd love to.
  64. Doug

    Lets talk guitars

    Neck radius is #1 for me, if that's not comfortable then everything else is secondary.
  65. Doug

    Strat or G&L? School me

    I have to admit that I've never played a top-notch Strat, but I can vouch that Suhr makes a great guitar. I have a Modern and a Classic, and they both play beautifully. On the other hand, they are expensive as hell.
  66. Doug

    Van Halen - A.F.U. cover w/ kramer baretta 1985 reissue

    Hey that was great, and the best thing was seeing how much fun you were having while playing. Everyone should have a smile on their face while playing guitar.
  67. Doug

    New and very overwhelmed Axe 2 owner! Where in the world to start?

    I recommend also hanging out on this chat board for a while, there are always topics of interest whether you are a newbie or an expert.
  68. Doug

    Do Fractal Products Have An Easter Egg?

    It makes your weenie bigger. Or was that just me?
  69. Doug

    Used the Axe FX to demo a 1973 Stratocaster I'm Selling...

    Could you PM me as well? Do you have it for sale online anywhere with additional photos? I just pulled the trigger on a Suhr but I was thinking of a Strat. Thanks.
  70. Doug

    Best site for used strats?

    Yeah, I have a Suhr Modern as well, and it's my go-to guitar. This is all great feedback, I appreciate everyone's input.
  71. Doug

    Best site for used strats?

    Thanks for the input guys. I'm not real sold on the custom shop stuff, I feel like if I was going to buy a new start-style guitar I might just buy a Suhr. I'd like to have a "real" strat with some years on it, but I guess I should look into the custom strat stuff a little more.
  72. Doug

    Best site for used strats?

    Thanks for the input guys, this is helpful. There is also a vintage shop in San Francisco that I may check out, I'm only about 30 miles away.
  73. Doug

    Best site for used strats?

    I'm in the market for a used strat, not over the top high-end but maybe around $2,000 or so. Any recommendations on the best places to look? I'm assuming thegearpage.net, any other favorites? I'll google some strat-specific sites but I'm intestested to see if anyone has personal experience or...
  74. Doug

    Frozen Sun Audio website is LIVE!

    I haven't seen any hostility, I think people just want to know for sure what they are getting for $25. Sounds like Jake has some good stuff, the website isn't quite as detailed as what you'd see on the Ownhammer or RedWirez sites so you have to expect some questions.
  75. Doug

    Guess What Amp I Just Bought

    No, the bitching will continue. V10 won't be released soon enough; AxeEdit is taking too long; there aren't enough bass amps; Periphery's patches aren't uploaded yet; Steve Vai won't personally come to your home to program you unit; etc.
  76. Doug

    Any E.T.A on Misha/Nolly Presets???!!!!!

    No, version 9.
  77. Doug

    That "in the room" bounce...

    I'm kinda confused now, we're talking about the "amp in the room" sound, correct? I've read a bunch of posts where people have said to use far-field IR's, EQ, etc, and you can achieve amp in the room. I know it's all subjective, but Cliff's posting basically says if you want that then go ahead...
  78. Doug

    Back to the woodshed - Right hand technique

    Even though I haven't yet received the stylus pick, I've incorporated some of that thinking into my playing and I have to say that my picking has gotten better in just a short period of time, thanks for all of these recommendations. It's hard to believe I was blind to what I was doing. It's...
  79. Doug

    Nolly and I made Patches for v9 - Video

    Wow, this is perfect timing, just bought a Mayones Regius 7 and now you're hitting me with these patches. Thanks Bulb and Nolly!
  80. Doug

    Back to the woodshed - Right hand technique

    Thanks for the recommendations, that logic behind that stylus pick appeals to me so I have a package on the way. I think I'm getting into bad habits and digging the pick too deep into the strings, that could be a major part of my problem. The vids are great too, all a part of the learning process.
  81. Doug

    Back to the woodshed - Right hand technique

    Thanks, I'm a big fan of Gilbert's picking, I need to work on that. The video you embedded isn't available, I'd love to check it out though.
  82. Doug

    Which Pick Do You Pick

    Those picks are freaking money yo!
  83. Doug

    Back to the woodshed - Right hand technique

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, there is some good stuff. It's a good point regarding whether my left hand could improve - all aspects of my playing can be improved, I think that applies to nearly everyone. I'd like my right hand to be quieter and more efficient, like Gilbert.
  84. Doug

    Back to the woodshed - Right hand technique

    I've decided to head back to the woodshed in 2013 to improve my picking technique, even if it means blowing up what I've been doing forever. I'm looking for either a video, book, article, whatever to help me return to proper technique. Any recommendations? I'm talking about everything from...
  85. Doug

    Kemper shows off new Rack unit!

    I think it's good for the industry to have competition, and if I had the spare cash I might buy one of these just to see what it's like. I'm buying a Mayones Regius though, so my wallet appears to be empty at the moment.
  86. Doug

    Another V10 Preview II

    No.
  87. Doug

    So what's the deal with pick ups?

    I don't know what Periphery specifically used to record what you're listening to, but Bulb uses Mayones 7 and 8 string guitars and he has also used Bareknuckle Aftermath pickups (among other things). The Aftermaths definitely sound different than most standard (traditional) pups.
  88. Doug

    Axe-Fx II Presets by Wes Hauch of THE FACELESS

    That's great thanks. Really ironic, I finally got around to watching Hauch's Axe Fest video last night and I was wondering if/when the presets were going to be made available. I think I indirectly created the reality where they were finally uploaded...
  89. Doug

    Atomic Amps - "Coincident Linear Reference" Designed by Jay Mitchell

    Thanks for the quick reply Tom, I appreciate it. I'm going to wait to hear a few reviews before placing an order, but these look really interesting.
  90. Doug

    Atomic Amps - "Coincident Linear Reference" Designed by Jay Mitchell

    These still aren't available for order on the Atomic website, right? I'm assuming no changes in availability or pricing is coming for Reactor series? I read through about the last 15 pages of this thread so if this was answered earlier then I apologize in advance for asking an already answered...
  91. Doug

    What is you FRFR setup?

    I use two Adam A7X's, they sound great. I've never A/B'd with Atomic, although I'd love to do that at some point. YMMV.
  92. Doug

    Have You Ditched All Your Other Gear?

    Hey, I've watched a bunch of your Meshuggah vids on youtube, it will be interesting to see how quickly you can dial it all in with the II. You definitely nailed the sound (and playing) previously.
  93. Doug

    Upgrading Firmware

    Thanks much Rich.
  94. Doug

    Upgrading Firmware

    I apologize if this has been asked and answered 300 times, I looked at the wiki and the manual as well as searching the forum and I couldn't find the answer. If I'm on firmware 7 and I want to upgrade to 9.02 do I need to install every individual firmware update between 7 and 9.02 or should I...
  95. Doug

    New Rush Album Is A Masterpiece!!

    100% agree. I went through a period of about 15 years when I kind of ignored Rush, just around the time they went through their keyboard phase. I've since gone back and bought most of their releases and they are all very good. They are certainly out of the keyboard phase now, which is a great...
  96. Doug

    Recommend in ear buds

    I bought my UE's on Amazon a few years back, got a great price.
  97. Doug

    suhr modern

    Nothing better for the price, IMO.
  98. Doug

    Recommend me some technical metal

    The first that comes to mind is Scale the Summit, and all-instrumental band that rocks. Also, Haken, kind of a prog-rock metal band with good vox. I agree with many of the other bands posted as well.
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