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  1. MisterE

    Bolt on vs set-necks

    I never had to replace a neck or take one of to have it repaired. I like the construction and since Chris Larkin's guitars all had set necks I went with that. Except for one for which I wanted a neck through (the red one) and IMHO he did a bang up job. I have two Kramer Stagemasters from '89...
  2. MisterE

    Bolt on vs set-necks

    They all are https://chrislarkinowners.com/owners/geert-annys/
  3. MisterE

    Bolt on vs set-necks

    This... And this... And definitely a set neck for a semi...
  4. MisterE

    Why no discount for badly scratched and rusted guitars?

    I have a Larkin with satin finish. I cleaned it so much it's shiny now :p
  5. MisterE

    Building my first Tele (Warmoth)

    Graphtech? https://graphtech.com/collections/ratio-machine-heads-electric
  6. MisterE

    Why no discount for badly scratched and rusted guitars?

    I wish they developed a finish that fades fast or scratches easily. So you'd be actually have the ability to relic it yourself just by playing it. The polyurethane finish is hard as a rock and won't thin out unless you play with wristbands of sandpaper.
  7. MisterE

    Why no discount for badly scratched and rusted guitars?

    At least he did it with his own sweat
  8. MisterE

    Why no discount for badly scratched and rusted guitars?

    It's actually pure genius. If you have hardware that's rusting, you don't have to throw it away and loose money any more. Put it on a relic and charge twice as much :p
  9. MisterE

    Story concluded: trying out a high-end acoustic

    A couple o years ago, I read on this forum about a guy who went to a guitar shop and tested lots of acoustic guitars blindfolded. And he didn't walk away with the most expensive one.
  10. MisterE

    Acoustic Guitar

    PRS SE AE50 https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/acoustics/model/se_a50e Plays great, looks great, finish is absolutely perfect. I showed it to a couple of luthiers and they were all surprised by the quality.
  11. MisterE

    Advice On Controlling Sound/Levels In Preset With Different Pickup Guitars

    Same here. I start with the same template but choose drive/amp/cab to suit the different types. I have different presets for: Lo Gain HB's (SD Al Pro II,..) Hi Gain HB's: (SD JB,...) Single cuts with SD '59's Strat Tele Semi I went with the different channel per type but since I got more...
  12. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.00 "Cygnus"

    Yep. Turned on the bright switch and turned the value of the cap up to the max - no (audible) change
  13. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.00 "Cygnus"

    It's normal it's not shown on the Authentic page. But I thought if it's on the Ideal page, you would be able to use it. AFAIK Friedmans don't have a bright switch either but if I turn it on, I can hear the change.
  14. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.00 "Cygnus"

    The Bright cap on the HiPower amps doesn't seem to do anything. Anyone notice this?
  15. MisterE

    Control Switches on RJM Mastermind GT Yes or No ?

    Only if Fractal wants to include it in their "AXE-FX III MIDI FOR THIRD-PARTY DEVICES" I asked Ron of RJM about this as well. I posted a wish for this ever since Austinbuddy started using the control switches but it was stated by one of the mods Fractal wasn't going to do this for obvious...
  16. MisterE

    Axe-Fx overriding tone characteristics?

    I beg to differ - demo by Burgs: And the point was that the differences between the different sets seemed more pronounced to me with the latest firmware.
  17. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 12 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Release Candidate

    As it is a release candidate I think we may we assume that all amps have been updated and checked.
  18. MisterE

    Axe-Fx overriding tone characteristics?

    YouTube - Audio Myths Workshop
  19. MisterE

    Axe-Fx overriding tone characteristics?

    So the people were aware when you switched between Amp and AxeFx? Did you do a double blind where you supposedly switched but didn't? Also how long ago was this? I'm asking this because I've done some testing over time with three strats with different but rather close sounding sets from Kinman -...
  20. MisterE

    Wish Marshall Major

    Less power amp distortion?
  21. MisterE

    Wish Marshall Major

    OK, thanks. I see how this confused me. What would the difference between the Major and a Plexi be then?
  22. MisterE

    Axe-Fx overriding tone characteristics?

    D/A and A/D | Digital Show and Tell (Monty Montgomery @ xiph.org) - YouTube
  23. MisterE

    Axe-Fx overriding tone characteristics?

    Could you elaborate a bit more? Who was playing the guitar and who was listening? Could the one listening see or feel the guitar being played?
  24. MisterE

    Wish Marshall Major

    I got pretty close just using Kinman pups.
  25. MisterE

    Wish Marshall Major

    This is the one on the treblebooster site: It's somewhere in one of the articles that it says:
  26. MisterE

    Wish Marshall Major

    He also experimented a lot with different pickups and tone controls: https://www.treblebooster.net/content/7-blackmore-sheets/guitar_electrics.pdf
  27. MisterE

    Wish Marshall Major

    The Major was a Class A amp and had the tone controls changed to a Vox type: https://www.treblebooster.net/bsm-tonezone/ritchie-blackmore/mk2-sound
  28. MisterE

    NoGD - PRS SC 245

    I know they're good, that's why I don't want to pull of the covers and risk damaging them. I would only want to take the covers of for cosmetic reasons.
  29. MisterE

    NGD - "budda buys another singlecut"

    Totally agree. Except for my Larkins. I bought those new because Chris was one of the most reasonable priced builders.
  30. MisterE

    What is your favorite single cut?

    Oh, I nearly forgot.....Chris will come and haunt me for this :(:fearscream: My Chris Larkin Semi Top and back: Irish Fiddleback Sycamore Both top and back have been hand carved.
  31. MisterE

    NGD - "budda buys another singlecut"

    Huber builds nice stuff. Seen it a couple of times at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin. But, as with a lot of builders nowadays, a bit overpriced IMHO.
  32. MisterE

    NoGD - PRS SC 245

    I know but I'd hate to ruin them. Apparently there's some wax between the cover and the bobins and if I clean it, I could ruin them or at least it would be difficult to return them to their original state. Ands I was thinking about putting the same pups as in my Heritage H 150 and my Anderson...
  33. MisterE

    NoGD - PRS SC 245

    Thanks all. I did find it on Reverb. The pics are taken outside so it shows the figure quite clearly. In the house, it's a bit darker. I guess it'll look fabulous with some spotlights shining on it. But the main thing is it plays and sounds wonderful. If I were to change one thing cosmetically...
  34. MisterE

    Wish Marshall Major

    Some more info: https://www.treblebooster.net/blackmore-sheets/marshall-major-mods
  35. MisterE

    NoGD - PRS SC 245

    Well, I did it and went ahead and bought it. (Favorite Single Cut Thread) It's a 2015 SC 245 / McCarty Pups: 58/15 I switched the controls and the turned the selector switch so the bridge volume is closest end selector up selects the bridge pup. With the layout of the controls I can have the...
  36. MisterE

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

    I had this last week. All my presets sounded like crap. Too much treble, harsh... I had a feeling like my ears were clogged, heard clicking sounds when swallowing, feeling a bit drowsy... I cleaned my ears, not a lot of stuff there...had a shower and tried to clean my ears with the jet spray...
  37. MisterE

    Bug? - MultiDelay - Quad Series - Loud thump when switching channels

    When using the Quad Series Delay in the Multi Delay Block, I get a loud thump when switching channels. Not so when using any of the other types. Also not when switching between Quad Series. And only when the block is bypassed
  38. MisterE

    Reminder for Europeans when using "Noise Reduction" in Input block

    I noticed that, although the frequency is set to 50 Hz in my Global Settings, AxeEdit always sets this the AC frequency of an amp to 60Hz when adding a new amp or changing the amp type.
  39. MisterE

    G&L Legacy Special

    I've got one of those. Bought it new in '93. I don't have a lot of experience with the pups since I replaced them with hot rails a long time ago and recently with a set of Bare Knuckles. Good guitar with the locking tuners and graphite nut. 950 dollings is a good price I guess.
  40. MisterE

    You guys are in for another treat.

    All these epiphanies.... The man is like House M.D...... Modelling Doctor Your perseverance is just..... I have no words to describe it. Thank you. Most people would have been happy years ago when almost everyone couldn't distinguish the real thing from the AxeFx. But you keep on going.... We're...
  41. MisterE

    FS Lots of guitars and gear for sale...

    Me, nothing actually. I'm currently looking for a PRS SC 245. I just replied to help Pauly out (and you ;))
  42. MisterE

    Looking to purchase a Lake Butler RFC1 Midigator midi foot controller

    I agree with steadystate. Back in the days, the Midi Mitigator was sooooo far ahead of it's time. And it was build like a tank. It was the only controller where you could program songs. All other controllers used banks and presets. The Gordius is still, where programming options are concerned...
  43. MisterE

    FS Lots of guitars and gear for sale...

    Change shipping options to "Everywhere"
  44. MisterE

    50 Years Ago Today.....

    I love Jethro Tull. I first saw them on The Old Grey Whistle Test when they played complete album Too Old To Rock'n'Roll... Their live album Bursting Out is just sublime
  45. MisterE

    What is your favorite single cut?

    I did mention my Cobra T.... I should've mentioned Ricky and Woody, my faithful Tele's as well...
  46. MisterE

    What is your favorite single cut?

    I'm currently jonesing for this: Mint 2015 PRS SC 245 / Mc Carty
  47. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 5 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta #2

    Funny this. I managed to get a very good tone out of these anyway. I just turned on the bright switch, changed the cap to 220, raised the bias and adjusted some basic settings in the authentic page.... So even with an amp that's not correctly modelled, you can get a great tone by using your...
  48. MisterE

    What is your favorite single cut?

    I'm still searching for one of these or a sc 58 Meanwhile, my favorites are a Hertage H 150 and a Suhr Cobra T, both with SD '59's.
  49. MisterE

    Was someone looking for a Kramer USA like this?

    I got two of those. Super geetars.
  50. MisterE

    NGD: PRS SE P20E Tonare Parlor

    Congratulations Alex. Parlor guitars are great. I remember trying some of Chris Larkin's parlor guitars and they were much louder than you would expect. I like the quality of the PRS SE geetars. I've got an SE AE50 https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/acoustics/model/se_a50e Plays great, looks...
  51. MisterE

    Anyone else into proper hot chillies?

    I recently did the hot sauce challenge with my son. https://www.heatsupply.nl/product/the-hot-ones-challenge-10-hot-sauces/ Da Bomb was the hottest sauce at around 135,000 Scoville. That chili is ridiculous. But twice the fun. First when you eat it And the next day.... There goes your sphincter :p
  52. MisterE

    The Cygnus amps

    Weren't KK and Glenn also using a MXR Distortion +?
  53. MisterE

    Wish Marshall Major

    Yep...and The Man In Black's Marshall Major had some major differences from the Marshal major circuit
  54. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    I retire within two days....how about that :)
  55. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    This is easy then. I'll just use my ears. If it sounds good, I don't need to change anything. And man....does it sound gooooooooooooood.
  56. MisterE

    42 Audio Illusions & Phenomena!

    Brilliant! Thanks.
  57. MisterE

    Does pasting a channel to a new amp block require resetting with new firmware?

    With the new Cygnus FW, it's best to reset the amp blocks. In order to avoid going over all the parameters, I was thinking of the following: Save the amp block to the library. Soft reset each channel - or do I need to do a hard reset? Insert the amp block from the library (as AMP2) Copy each...
  58. MisterE

    Today’s date : 12022021

    Haha A palindrome.... We always look at the odometer for this as well... And the the clock.... It's a nerd thing I guess
  59. MisterE

    A fantastic read ... Remembering Edward Van Halen by Larry DiMarzio

    Super!! I got my hands on an Ernie Ball EVH a couple of months ago. Wonderful read. Thanks.
  60. MisterE

    My FRFR sounds vs Marco Fanton's, same preset

    I did a quick check with my Heritage H150 with SD '59s and it sounded quite similar. Kramer Stagemaster with Alnico II Pro bridge humbucker was a tad brighter
  61. MisterE

    Wish Option to make a block scene-independent

    I don't have an FC6 or FC12. So you set the amp's channel on all scenes to Channel A. You switch an amp to channel B using a per preset button. Then you switch to another scene. I guess that would reset the amp's channel to channel A? I also think the "Exempt from Scene Changes" feature would...
  62. MisterE

    NGD!!! G&L Legacy

    Congratz Lovely geetar Love my '95 Legacy Special as well. And my '84 Interceptor
  63. MisterE

    Cheap vs expensive monitors - big difference, or over-hyped?

    This is excluding the yahoos ;) But you can never tell. Price is determined by a lot of factors and in an ideal world it would reflect the quality. But in a world where companies are run by accountants it's far from so. The so called yahoos price their so high products so that people would...
  64. MisterE

    Cheap vs expensive monitors - big difference, or over-hyped?

    I heard somewhere that in speaker land (and especially in hi-fi) that you have to apply the Pareto principle. It states that if you take the price of the best as 100% then: a speaker that's 90% as good will cost 1/10th of the price a speaker that's 80% as good will cost 1/20th of the price...
  65. MisterE

    Fender Strat single coil (bridge) favorites

    The first I saw was Alan Holdsworth who put a set of DiMarzio humbuckers in his strat.
  66. MisterE

    Fender Strat single coil (bridge) favorites

    Can't help you either. I didn't try the DiMarzio. But perhaps you could look for a second hand DiMarzio or Kinman. So you could try that first and sell it without loosing any or too much money if you don't like it.
  67. MisterE

    Fender Strat single coil (bridge) favorites

    Seymour Duncan started in 1976. So I guess Blackmore's strats still had the original pups around '72. And you're right about the high output pickups. I installed an invader in my strat back in '83 ;)
  68. MisterE

    What is the height of your strings on the 12th fret?

    1,75mm on the low E 1,5 mm on the high E
  69. MisterE

    Fender Strat single coil (bridge) favorites

    I wasn't talking about his current signature guitar. On Made In Japan and Machine Head he didn't have those yet. And, although I like HSS strats, for the true start sound, I prefer a single coil in the bridge. And after having tried almost anything available, I settled on the Kinmans. The Hx-85...
  70. MisterE

    Fender Strat single coil (bridge) favorites

    Ever heard of Blackmore????? He didn't need a single coil in the bridge position and as I recall his tone was all but anaemic
  71. MisterE

    Fender Strat single coil (bridge) favorites

    Used the SD Hot stack for a long time before I switched to Kinmans. I have three strats with following sets installed: Woodstock Plus The Scoop E69 Impersonators
  72. MisterE

    Shout out to RJM

    I'm getting more and more convinced this is an AxeEdit problem. Yesterday I had it on for about 8 hours - no glitches. I turned on AxeEdit and after a while, the GT22 wouldn't switch presets when I switched presets on AE. Closing AE and power cycling didn't help. Only removing the USB cable and...
  73. MisterE

    Anyone have an electric car?

    I'm thinking the same thing. Part of my retirement plan was getting something like this: Now I'm not so sure anymore. I might end up getting something like this: :)
  74. MisterE

    Anyone have an electric car?

    You may be right but these other figures look - at least to me - very promising: Weight: 25 kg (no housing) Peak Power: > 400-kW (15 sec) Peak Torque: >510 Nm Compared tot the BMW i3 motor: Weight: 46 kg (no housing) Peak Power: 125-kW Peak Torque: 250 Nm The improved range and power density...
  75. MisterE

    Why are we chasing the amp in the room sound?

    I think we'll never be able to get any modeler to sound like an amp in the room. It that's not only because of the modeler. AITR: Amp->Cab->Ears Modeler: Amp->IR->FRFR->Ears The IR is a filter - it only captures part of the sound of a speaker and is filtered through the microphone Even the FRFR...
  76. MisterE

    Anyone have an electric car?

    The future is bright. A Belgian company invented an electric motor that's both lighter and 20-25% more efficient, simpler, easier to make and last bit not least...cheaper. https://www.magnax.com/
  77. MisterE

    How accurate is Fractal's amp modeling?

    I'm also convinced the AxeFx is the best tone shaping piece of kit on the planet. But I have no frame of reference. I don't own any tube amps any more, not since I discovered Fractal some 10 years ago. But I wonder what Cliffs' thoughts are about the statement that the AxeFx filters out the...
  78. MisterE

    Shout out to RJM

    So I went ahead and did a factory reset. I only programmed the first preset and now all seems to work fine. Bummer RJM editor keeps crashing when copying from one editor to the other. Saving after each copy/paste evidently prevents this from happening. Now I'll see what happens when I continue...
  79. MisterE

    Shout out to RJM

    Extra info: I copied my preset #000 tot #020 - did the same in the RJM without changing a thing to either preset or setup and there it works. Go figure. And yes; I tried copying back from #020 tot #000 and it still doesn't work.
  80. MisterE

    Shout out to RJM

    That's very kind Alexander. But the funny thing is, it only starts happening after a while, and sometimes not at all. And some things are very specific. Like the two first presets where I have to set scenes to none. So I guess I'll start with a factory reset and go from there. Thanks again for...
  81. MisterE

    Shout out to RJM

    This was my idea as well but I was waiting on a response from RJM to confirm.
  82. MisterE

    In case you have seen this yet

    That put a smile on my face. Brilliant!!
  83. MisterE

    Shout out to RJM

    My GT22 has been acting funny for a couple of months and Ron still hasn't found a solution or acknowledged there's something wrong with it. After a while, some commands stop working, or only work half. I have a button for two-amp setups where I switch both amps' channels. Only one will change...
  84. MisterE

    NOGD - Music Man EVH

    Cleaned the guitar, put on a fresh set of strings, intonated it and plugged it in. Sweet!! I had my doubts about the trem since it's a licensed Floyd. I always thought it was a shame that almost no big manufacturer - except for Kramer - installed the original Floyd. But it stays in tune well. So...
  85. MisterE

    School me on Strats

    Andy, I don't know if these has been asked before, nut what do you think about the G&L S500 and Legacy?
  86. MisterE

    NOGD - Music Man EVH

    With Eddie sadly leaving this mortal coil, my interest in one of his geetars was rekindled. So I got looking for an Music Man EVH. Ans I found one, right here in little Belgium:
  87. MisterE

    Tesla

    It's greed - that of the oil barons and sjeiks to be precise - thta kept us from having fuel efficient vehicles. Back in the 50's, there was an Opel Commodore that could drive a bit more than 100 km on 1 liter of petrol. Albeit not fast a, not uphill and not against the wind, but they did it...
  88. MisterE

    School me on Strats

    That's why I bought this t-shirt:
  89. MisterE

    Anyone who likes to grill - SHARE your tips , tools and techniques !

    Now you got me all looking at one of those green dino eggs
  90. MisterE

    Free IRs in Celebration of the 80th Birthday of Frank Zappa

    Awesome. Thanks a lot guys!!!
  91. MisterE

    Guitar quest continues

    I got a H150 second hand last year. No problems with the G-string or tuning instabilities or intonation. It's a great guitar. Superb finish. Just swapped the pups for zebra's and the gold knobs for black ones. Changed the tone pots to vintage system. I was also looking at the PRS 594 but also...
  92. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.01

    Thank you Cliff. You were absolutely right. We definitely were in for a treat. I especially hear it with single coils. The clarity, the chime, the grunt, the growl, the....... Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you...
  93. MisterE

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.00 Public Beta #1

    Thank you Cliff Installing.......
  94. MisterE

    15.00

    vous êtres dedans pour une truite ou quelque chose pareil :)
  95. MisterE

    A Headphone Hunting Review

    I've got the Sennheiser HD 650 and it matches my Equator D8's very well. They're supposed to have about the flattest frequency response. https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/headphones/measurements/brands-s-se/hd600-2/ On this website, you can see lots of frequency plots of headphones.
  96. MisterE

    The importance of the body of a guitar

    I wasn't replying to your post Andy but to the claim that a study for using alternative woods hadn't been done. But the study showed that, even with non traditional woods, a classical or any acoustic guitar, can sound harmonically balanced. But then these guitars were built by very reputable...
  97. MisterE

    The importance of the body of a guitar

    This has been done by the European Leonardo project. https://sites.google.com/site/leonardoguitarresearch/ https://sites.google.com/site/leonardoguitarresearch/research-report-lgrp They let experienced luthiers build acoustic guitars with local woods and compared them to traditional build...
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