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    I'm ready! Just cleared out the few IRs i had in my MK1 User2 IR library...
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    Will there be new cabinet resonance settings that match the released AITR factory cabs?
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    Sell me on dual amps

    So, I have a blended amps patch I've been working on that sounds great to my ears and represents a take on Bonamassa's rig. I used some York Audio Matchless IRs for my patch but have substituted some of the factory Matchless Cabs for the upload... You can find it here...
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    Sell me on dual amps

    Take a look at Joe Bonamassa's Rig. I'm working on my version/patch of his rig that includes a Dumble Overdrive Special and Tweed Twin Reverb w/Celestions. I'm getting real close and it rocks...
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    Wiring for a Les Paul

    If you want the original sound of a Les Paul, I recommend unpotted pickups. This is what they started with... Most of the hi-end (and expensive) Les Pauls use unpotted pickups. Even though there are potential feedback issues, these types of pickups are more sensitive and allow for a more open...
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    Any Stringjoy users here?

    i've been using them for years and love them. I recently switched over from Balanced Nickel Wound (Signature) set to their Pure Nickel sets...I'm digging the Pure Nickel (Broadway) old school sound more these days. They make great strings!
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    RIP Charlie Watts

    Long ago, I thought the Beatles would outlast the Stones...and then after years, I believe the Stones ARE the greatest Rock-N-Roll band ever! Mainly because Charlie Watts held down the group as their foundation, both as a drummer and great human being!
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    Any 335'ers Up In Here??

    Here's my '63 Repro 335" built in 2017 in Memphis...
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    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    Bought it! What Mix did you use for the above? Any chance we can get the preset? Thanks!
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    Gary Moore long sustain with FM3

    I never really looked at Jack Pearson... Here's another video where he talks about sustain and technique in general: https://opengtuning.co.uk/blues-guitar-with-jack-pearson/
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    Multiple Presets For Multiple Guitars?? Yes or No?

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    Multiple Presets For Multiple Guitars?? Yes or No?

    Not in front of Axe-FX currently, but I believe these patches (created by @austinbuddy), place the FILTER (Not PEQ) block in front of the Amp and use a switch to kick it in/out. I have his "Gold" pack and it was well worth the money for educating me on how to create great patches...I highly...
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    Multiple Presets For Multiple Guitars?? Yes or No?

    On most of my presets, I have a PEQ block inline that I can kick in w/a switch when I use a single coil guitar (strat/tele). I got this from Austin Buddy's setup. I create all patches first w/a PAF guitar... Works fairly well for me.
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    Happy Father's Day fellas!

    Thanks! Happy Father's Day to you. Being a Father is the best thing that ever happened to me! I see we're in the same neck of the woods. @Tremonti, PM me if you're playing near here or would like to meet up.
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    I'm betting these things are our own latest drone tech...a drone's speed and maneuverability is not limited by the physics of a pilot's human body!
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    Strat Players

    If I had to chose one guitar in my collection (includes LP, 335, SG, Tele, and Strat), my Strat would be the #1...with the mods I've done (treble boost and mid boost along with an excellent neck and tremolo), this is the number 1 guitar,,,,it is the most versatile guitar I could ever imagine...
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    Strat Players

    I upgraded my 2007 Deluxe Strat by adding a Clapton Mod Kit...The one I got, came with the Pick guard, 3 Vintage Noiseless Pickups, and the Circuit Board. I installed it myself, including some routing I had to do with the guitar under the pick guard. Later, I had my luthier install the battery...
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    Strat Players

    I love my Strat w/Clapton Mod preamp and vintage noiseless pickups. I can use ANY Patch in the Axe-FX and it sounds great w/the treble boost and mid boost built into the guitar!
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    Terry Kath

    Chicago has never been the same, since we lost it's heart and sole, Terry Kath! I played in a great Horn Band at the time and covered a lot of their tunes, including our own release of their hit "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?". I had to cover other songs by them on guitar...
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    I believe there's more to this planet than we know...Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! We keep searching outer space, but there's probably life here that we don't know about yet.
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    Why Your Amp Doesn't Sound Like Our Amp

    Back in the early 70's I worked at a music store. We would have 3-4 models of the same amp. I would play all of them when we weren't busy. In most cases only one would stand out, as some of the components just hit a sweet spot because of differences. I think the FAS modeled versions do a...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.01 Beta 1 Public Beta

    Just played around w/this beta for a couple of hours. I tweaked over 20 patches...one thing I found is that I updated (opened up) the Input Gate on every one of the patches (just a little on the high gain stuff). All of my patches now sound better than they ever have. Thanks!
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    Suggestions for instrumental classic rock?

    Here, let me "Google that for you" https://www.last.fm/music/100%20Greatest%20Rock%20Instrumentals
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    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 10 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta #7

    With this release/beta, my guitar's volume/tone controls are much more responsive and small changes often result in dramatic tone/feel. Thanks FAS!
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    Atomic CLR Bag or Containers for Shipping/Travel

    I am getting ready to move and have two Atomic CLR Neo MK II units. Anyone found a good way to travel or ship each of these so they don't get damaged? Thanks!
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    72 hours without electricity

    What? Virginia King Ralph's offshore windmills and solar panels aren't working for you (they're all frozen in Texas)? We're alright in Southeastern, Virginia... But, as we speak, I'm packing up my home and heading/retiring to Sarasota/Venice, Florida to live... I'm retired and tired of...
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    RIP - Chick Corea

    Chick Corea was a giant among musicians....I saw him play several times. He and his music were inspirational for me.
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    Thin, weird sound after battery replacement

    Check the settings...They were probably reset when the battery was changed...
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    Best high quality headphones for FM3?

    I love the Beyerdynamic 880 Pro headphones I've been using.
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    Chet Atkins stuff on Axe-Fx 3 + Preset Inside

    @David Levi , can I please borrow your fingers? Amazing!
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    Fender Strat single coil (bridge) favorites

    View my post above...
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    Fender Strat single coil (bridge) favorites

    I've got the same setup as Mr. Clapton had back in his heyday..."Fender Noiseless" pickups and the Clapton Active Mod w/mid-boost. I love this setup (other than it requires a 9 volt battery change once/year). I can get all the historic strat tones w/o noise and if I kick in the mid-boost...
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    Building an expensive modeler is easy, they say

    I have the Waves NX Head Tracker on my Beyerdynamic 880 Pro Headphones. I purchased the bundle w/the Abbey Roads Studio 3 collection ($129 for the bundle). It tracks your head movement for stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 surround. Also, it allows you to listen/mix to near, mid, or far field simulations...
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    How are you using your CLR?

    I use my 2 CLRs in ff mode as my studio monitors. I've never really played out with them, but if I did, I would set them up on the floor facing me and use them for monitor mix w/my Axe FX also feeding them,
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    Axe-Fx III into another audio interface

    I plug my axe-fx III into a Presonus Studiolive 16r...the Studiolive is a single rackspace mixer/audio interface and I use two Atomix CLR's for listening. That way everything translates well when I'm playing live or when recorded.
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    Tune for a furry friend

    Sorry too hear of your loss...beautiful tribute song/video for him. I lost my buddy (SYK - ShipYard Kat), early last year...miss him every day, but I know he had a better life (than working in the Shipyard) where I found him, because of us.
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    Taking the ES-335 for a blues spin with the Axe-Fx 3

    Quick question. I have an almost identical ES 335. Do you use the nylon saddles or have you replaced them w/nickel metal saddles? Thanks and great playing!
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    Locking Tuners for a Les Paul

    I put Graph Tech Ratio tuners on my LP. Direct replacement on my 2014 LP Traditional. The guitar stays perfectly in tune for days!
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    Conspiracy theorists are crazy

    Elvis isn't dead! :)
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    A Headphone Hunting Review

    I found a very useful plugin for headphones from Waves. The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin + Nx Head Tracker...The combination of both of these and the included EQ Correction for my Beyerdynamic 800 Pro 250 ohm Headphones (in Nx Head Tracker) make the headphones sound much more realistic/live and...
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    Fender Strats... Floating, Blocked or decked... Curious about opinions

    I love a fully floating Strat! I guess it must be my Ventures/Jimi Hendrix/Jeff Beck influences! When you get it right, it's magic...
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    Modern reactors (sodium, thorium) generate far less waste...Also, how much land waste will Solar, Wind, and Batteries generate over time? Here's an interesting article that discusses the amount of waste using "renewable energy"! Maybe we should be comparing the total cost of each!
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    We are getting ready to solve the problem with small modular reactors (SMRs)...much better design, much safer, and more energy than solar or wind.
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    So, IMHO, here's the future: personal travel vehicle...runs on batteries, no roads/highways required: Lift Aircraft
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    The real problem with ANY kind of car, truck, (electric or not) is they require roadways. Roadways need asphalt (requires oil) and/or cement and deteriorate. I say we invest in hot air balloons and/or airships! :D
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    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    I don't own an FM3. FracTool defaults to the FM3! The only device I have plugged in is the Axe-FX III.
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    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Please see my previous post @zmuno98...
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    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Got it (I had forgotten how to allow an unverified app)... Once this was corrected, I had to open up the "Fractal-Bot" app and select my Axe-FX III. Once I did this, FracTool now works fine! But it is defaulting to the FM3 (failing to identify my unit), until I select my unit in Fractal-Bot...
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    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    I have the same issue w/the latest version of FracTool. I too am running Mac and Big Sur. I tried deleting it from my machine and re-downloading. When I try to install, it fails to install... I love this App and sure hope we can get an idea of what the fix is. Thanks! Here's the message I...
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    Free IRs in Celebration of the 80th Birthday of Frank Zappa

    Any ideals for presets (amps) that we can use to approximate the amps/cabs in these videos/recording, Matt @Admin M@?
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    Anyone who likes to grill - SHARE your tips , tools and techniques !

    If you're stuck inside this winter (or during COVID shutdown), I highly recommend the Ninja Foodie Grill! This thing is wonderful. We've grilled all kinds of stuff. Excellent steaks, burgers, wings, ... For $99, it's got my vote. Especially, if you can't grill outside. BTW, easy cleanup too.
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    Free IRs in Celebration of the 80th Birthday of Frank Zappa

    Here's a video I found on the EMEAPP site that features these cabs and Dweezil performing! Another page from the EMEAPP site that talks about the release of the these Cab IR's on Franks' Birthday! Awesome...
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    Which tuner is right?

    The newer Person Tuners use the James Taylor sweetened tuning. I have both (old and new) and prefer the JT tuning: here’s the tuning (high to low): E -3 B -6 G -4 D -8 A -10 E -12 https://guitargear.org/2017/02/10/ill-be-damned-james-taylorss-tuning-works/
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    NGD - American Ultra Telecaster

    I purchased the compensated Brass Saddles from Callaham Vintage Guitars (see link) and love them. They add mass (sustain) and the intonation is spot on.
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    Axe-Edit III 1.08.03 (public beta)

    Awesome. Thanks!
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.00 Public Beta #1

    Played w/the beta release for over an hour...I'm stunned! Everything is much more dimensional. I just had to adjust some of the levels...and Boom! Love it, especially the new Jumper'd Bassman!
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    NGD - American Ultra Telecaster

    I own a 2015 Tele Deluxe (virtually identical to yours)...I replaced the Bridge Saddles w/more traditional compensated brass saddles. Also, replaced the pickups w/the Fishman Fluence "Greg Koch" Gristle Tone pickups. This guitar is now a beast!
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    So, thinking about this...We want the U.S. Government to manage our Health Care...I experienced government run health care while serving in the U.S. Military...I'll pass.
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    Do we have to wait till Christmas to open it?
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    Implemented 59 Bassman Jumped

    Now that's service! Thanks.
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    The importance of the body of a guitar

    I've always found that if I play an electric guitar acoustically and it vibrates in my hand, it's generally going to sound better plugged in. There's just something about the wood/build in some guitars (even the same year/model) that can deem the guitar more of a player.
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    "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

    Thanks! Merry Christmas.
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    "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

    Nice arrangement...can you point us to the arrangement/sheet music for this version?
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    Effect for pickless attack?

    I've been chasing this tone also. I believe one of the secrets is a nice semi-hollow body guitar (I have a nice Gibson 335). Second, use the neck pickup with the tone control rolled all the way back (or close to all the way). Third. pick a nice clean amp (fender, vox, etc)...the Roland Jazz...
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    Hanging a couple of guitars on the wall… Suggestions requested

    I used these very same hangers (inexpensive), but mounted them to a 1x6" hardwood board I bought at Lowes, stained, then mounted to the studs in the wall... Here's my crew all nice and stable.
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    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    Oh boy! I can't wait for the new Matchless updates. Will these be released in a new package? What, if any, will it cost for those of us that already purchased?
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    My wife passed away today

    The only thing I can say is that things will get better if you allow them too. I too have had devastating issues in my life... I was lifted up by friends, family, and strangers. I reached out to them and trusted them. Some 20+ years later, I feel blessed because I trusted something better...
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    Wish Cab Select "Auto-Audition"

    If you find cabs that you like, save the block to the block library. Works great for quickly finding your favorites! Heck, you can even number them 1,2,3...
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    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    Not sure how you could improve on your existing Matchless 212 IR, but I'm up for it... Would love to hear other types of speakers/cabs, 1970 vintage EV-12Ls in a 2x12 cab would be nice!
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    Wish Super Beatle

    Alot of us used Solid State back in the day...here's one I had:
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    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    I have found using the mixes forces me to use my ears, instead of overthinking what mics to pick/blend. I trust your ears/equipment with providing a great range of mixes
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    Wish Headphone-specific EQ

    Would be great if we had an EQ just for headphones. I found headphone EQ correction files, specifically for my Beyerdynamic 880 Pro 250 Ohm here. Others are available.
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    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    Purchased. Plugged the "Numb" mix into my Gilmore Presets...Perfect! It really make the Hiwatt shine!
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    Beyerdynamic DT770, DT880, DT990 Headphones with the Axe FXIII

    I have the 250 ohm 880s and they sound great.
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    Out-of-Phase Humbucker Guitar Filter Block Help

    I did not say it had to be perfect. The block attached to my post is mint to be a close approximation of the effect for those that don't have their guitar wired up w/OOP... I'm asking for someone that owns such a guitar to try the block out and let me know how close it is. Based on my...
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    Out-of-Phase Humbucker Guitar Filter Block Help

    I have been trying to simulate an out-of-phase humbucker setup for a preset using the Axe-FX III Filter block. I have a Gibson Les Paul, but really don't want to re-wire it with an out-of-phase switch. Also, I'm trying to emulate the Peter Green LP out-of-phase sound. I've attached the filter...
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    Anyone have an electric car?

    How about a car that will run for 100 years between refills? Thorium Car!
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    Souping Up My SSS Stratocaster For More Tonal Options

    I have a strat modded with noiseless fender pickups and the active Eric Clapton preamp. I love the tonal versatility. I can go from a treble boosted noiseless pickup to a mid-boosted, les paul sound. Something like this: https://www.twilightguitars.com/product-p/eric-clapton-loaded-pgd.htm
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    Fishman Fluence pickups - (Stephen Carpenter signature vs Tosin Sig)

    I have the Fluence Gristle Pickups in my Tele and love them. The do a great job either emulating the 50's or 60's tele single coils.
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    So the wife and I finally did it......

    Congratulations! Buying a home is one of the best, most important things you can do to help manage and grow your wealth. I'm reminded of a saying for growing personal wealth: "1) Pay yourself ever payday, by saving/investing for your future (retirement), 2) Buy a home, and 3) Pay off your...
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    Angry Cat Blues - Axe-Fx 3 Carol Ann model + Wah

    Kick a$$!!! Man, that looks like a flat radius on the neck...what kind of axe is that? (not that I could ever play it like that...)
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    issue after 14.01

    No, I had the newest version of Axe-Edit that automatically refreshed. However, I had an issue where the Amp Model Archon model names did not appear. Once I downloaded/reloaded the correctly appeared in the Amp Model selection list.
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    Wish Little Walter Amps

    I can dig it! Would love to see this one: http://www.littlewaltertubeamps.com/King%20Arthur.html
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    New Fender Brent Mason Tele

    That was one of my Dad's favorite sayings (he had many)...he was a wise man.
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    New Fender Brent Mason Tele

    I believe Muddy Waters said it best!
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    New Fender Brent Mason Tele

    We still have NOT been able to quantify why Stradivarius violins sound so good...call it mojo, minor imperfections, etc. 'Imperfections' One study has claimed that Stradivarius violins are far from perfect. In fact, physicist Dr Franco Zanini argued that what makes a Strad a Strad is its tiny...
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    How Can a Chubby Aging Guitarist Get in Shape?

    Can you provide the supplement name/dose and and sample meal or a link? Thanks.
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    How Can a Chubby Aging Guitarist Get in Shape?

    Ha, ha, ha...yea, I guess most drummers (including the ones I knew) liked to party too much...look at Keith Moon...
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    How Can a Chubby Aging Guitarist Get in Shape?

    I convinced my wife to let me get a decent set of V-Drums as a cardio exercise machine. Also took 6 months of lessons from a pro drummer friend of mine, who taught me how to read drum charts and rudiments. I'm not saying I lost much weight, but it sure is fun when I want to the beat the heck...
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    Can you hook up the Axe FX 3 in multiple ways at the same time?

    Mind you, I've never done this, but I understand you can drop Output2 Block before the Cab (for your 4cm and then use Output1 for you PC...others may be able to explain this better...
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    Who are Robert Plant's predecessors?

    When the first got together, Led Zeppelin was called "the New Yardbirds".
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    Can you hook up the Axe FX 3 in multiple ways at the same time?

    So, I'm not sure what you're looking for, but I know you can hook up the AxeFX III to the FOH and to a Power Amp/Cab at the same time, if you want to run a real amp/cab at the same time your sending a digital output to the FOH.
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    The Pets Thread

    We had to put our big alpha male (18 lbs) cat down earlier this year due to cancer...His name was Syk (ShipYard Kat). I found him early one morning after a storm at the Shipyard I worked at...they were breed to catch giant rats in the yard....He had a way of looking right through to your soul...
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    It’s Friday —right?

    I lost Mr' Syk (ShipYard Kat) earlier this year to cancer, after I had him for 13 years. He was a special Alpha Male and weighted 18 lbs...Best yard watch dog/cat ever... I miss him!
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    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    Can I ask what Mixes were included in in your new AC30 demo? Thanks
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    It’s Friday —right?

    Not true! Any firmware changes from here forward will be EXACTLY the same! However, the MKII will have other, expanded features....
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    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    You got my money/vote again! Thanks. BTW, is the patch/mix used for the above available?
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    New Fender Brent Mason Tele

    I wonder if Brent Mason was concerned about the string tree and why a player of his caliber would not object if it didn't have some functional purpose? He sure has made this guitar design sing! I would love to have his chops and musical provenance!
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