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  1. hussamd

    What fresh Windows hell am I in for?

    I clone my SSD as a backup. I can swap the disks with no issues so the W10 license is not tied to the disk. You should be OK. If not, contact Microsoft. They were very helpful on other occasions where I needed to move licenses from one PC to another.
  2. hussamd

    Other People's Presets

    I downloaded Mark Day's latest preset last week and had to make some adjustments to the bass and EQ before it was usable on my setup. To my ears the Bass is always too high on most downloaded presets. What I get from these presets is interesting ways of using the effects. They are a starting...
  3. hussamd

    Isolated guitar track

    Check the blog archive part on the right side of the list. Links to download them in groups are there.
  4. hussamd

    Quick Tone Matching Tutorial

    Nice! Thanks.
  5. hussamd

    Tech is great, but let's still use our smarts

    So true. Smart phones and technology in general is dulling the mind. Use it or lose it...
  6. hussamd

    Video - FC-12 - Quick Look | Default Layouts | EZ Switch Editing

    Professional quality and easy to understand and follow. Thank you very much! Well done!
  7. hussamd

    FC 6/12 choice: regrets?

    I was surprised how big the FC12 was. Pictures did not do it justice. For $200 more to double the buttons was a no brainer for me.
  8. hussamd

    Sold my Axe III .... bought an AX8

    I had the same thought when I saw the cost of the FC-12. I got over it though :)
  9. hussamd

    No USB Audio After Upgrading to FW 2.4

    The latest update reset the USB level to a negative number. Got to the I/O page, USB tab and increase it to 0 or +4 or whatever suits you.
  10. hussamd

    FW 2.03 - New Features (Vid)

    Love the clear instructions - very helpful. Thank you.
  11. hussamd

    Guitar Pickups Don't Matter?!

    The dunkans are clearer and less fuzzy. To me they sound better.
  12. hussamd

    Bare Knuckle Pickups

    BKP Nailbombs is my fav by far. I also have Juggernauts in my other vader.
  13. hussamd

    New Additions to the Family

    By the size of his paws he will be a biggen.
  14. hussamd

    "Pull Me Under" - Petrucci Rig Preset

    Awesome man! Your fingers look like an alien crawling on the fretboard at 3:15 :) Rock on!
  15. hussamd

    Real 5150 III 50W Red vs Axe 5153 100W Red

    May favorite amp in the Axe!
  16. hussamd

    Wow! It really does sound better...

    I did notice a great improvement in the sound. Best purchase of 2018 and worth every penny! Now can we have the FC please?
  17. hussamd

    Kiesel No More

    I have 6 Vaders and could not be happier with the quality and the personal attention.
  18. hussamd

    Crystal Reverb

    I was thinking of trying to connect one of the other output 1 back into input 2 and have that only go to the RTA block (no output). Might be worth trying.
  19. hussamd

    FC Series Controllers Waitlist

    Just saw the thread and signed up.
  20. hussamd

    Crystal Reverb

    In my setup I am connected to my laptop via USB. If I want the analyzer to graph the guitar playing, I put it in the patch input 1 signal. That is fine. If I want the analyzer to graph the music I am playing via USB will I need to add cables to route output 1 to say input 2, then add input 2...
  21. hussamd

    Crystal Reverb

    Eye candy. I play backing tracks via USB. Can I use this block to show the music or both my playing and the music? That would be cool to look at.
  22. hussamd

    Crystal Reverb

    Any help on how to use this block?
  23. hussamd

    [not possible] Ability to dim the blue Axe-Fx III light - for aesthetic reasons

    It is bright. I got the unit yesterday and that was the first thing I noticed :) I can play in the dark now.
  24. hussamd

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Waitlist Mon 1/29/2018 7:08 PM CST. Just got the invite and the purchase was done! Now they need to get on the foot switches...
  25. hussamd

    BRYAN ADAMS - Run To You (full cover w/vocals)

    Excellent! One of my favs.
  26. hussamd

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    At this rate I will get mine in a month. Mine is 1/29 at 7 PM. Not happy!
  27. hussamd

    AXE-FX III Rush Cover YYZ

    Love it!
  28. hussamd

    Skid Row - I Remember You (full cover w/vocals)

    You guys rock! Keep'm comin
  29. hussamd

    SKID ROW - The Threat cover video

    Awesome, as usual. Rock on dudes!
  30. hussamd

    Bruce Dickinson - Road To Hell (full band cover)

    Wow. I'm speechless! Well done!
  31. hussamd

    Goodbye Old Friend

    Sorry for your loss. I know that sick feeling all too well.
  32. hussamd

    More Kitty Sadness

    That sucks. I have 4 cats and many more over the years. We never had any issues with any of the shots. Are they experimenting in your state? Law or not...screw that!
  33. hussamd

    Fuck you Gibson

    I was kidding guys! :) Good thing I didn't mention duct tape...
  34. hussamd

    Fuck you Gibson

    Gorilla glue and a vice should do it.
  35. hussamd

    Export a Single Block?

    Create a patch with just that block, export from AX8 and import to XL, then save the block to your XL library.
  36. hussamd

    XLR or 1/4 to mixer?

    You are correct sir. I was thinking TS.
  37. hussamd

    Does it really sound like a cranked tube amp?

    You can crank a tube amp and still keep your hearing if you use an attenuator. I prefer the Axe.
  38. hussamd

    Can I change parameters of a block for another scene?

    You can use the Y part of the block. Copy X to Y and make the adjustment. Scene controllers are another if the parameters you want can be controlled.
  39. hussamd

    Musicman Majesty, good?

    I bought one a while back but ended up returning it. It sounded great but it was difficult to play. The first 3 frets felt very difficult like my fingers had to stretch extra or something. It should be due to how the guitar hangs (long horn) which could make the position of the frets...
  40. hussamd

    practicing Mr. Scary

    You make it look so easy :)
  41. hussamd

    fw Q4 | DOKKEN | Unchain The Night | FULL COVER w/vocals (patch included)

    You are the best man! The email is hussamd_99 at yahoo dot com. I really appreciate it!
  42. hussamd

    fw Q4 | DOKKEN | Unchain The Night | FULL COVER w/vocals (patch included)

    I listened to the original and this one is far better. Great job. I would love to play along to this song. Off to find the backing track.
  43. hussamd

    Axe Fx just for home: who else does it?

    I play at home exclusively. There is no other rig I have owned that gave me this type of sound and satisfaction. If you have the money go for it.
  44. hussamd

    guitar brands??

    I have found happiness with Kiesel guitars. They will tailor it to your specifications.
  45. hussamd

    fw Q4 | DOKKEN | Unchain The Night | FULL COVER w/vocals (patch included)

    That was awesome dude! Great job as usual.
  46. hussamd


    I switched to it lately and I like it. It is easy to dial.
  47. hussamd

    CLRs as Monitors are Awesome!

    I love my 2 CLRs. The sound that comes out of them is just amazing.
  48. hussamd

    Kiesel Vader & Fractal AxeFX - spacey, somber tune

    Cheer up. You have a Vader AND an Axe-FX :)
  49. hussamd

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 4.00 Firmware Release

    There was a beta??? Where on earth was I?
  50. hussamd

    New video for the new METALLICA MKIIC++ amp model in Q3.03! YEAAHHH

    Sounds massive! What guitar/pickups are you using?
  51. hussamd

    NGD: A tribute to a great cat

    I am in sonic bliss :) 2 of the greatest companies!
  52. hussamd

    NGD: A tribute to a great cat

    The ash treated Aries (one with the headstock) is a bolt-on and more like a Fender, the others are neck through and more like an LP. Kiesel is the new name for the old Carvin guitars under the leadership of Jeff Kiesel that has been doing pieces of art with these guitars.
  53. hussamd

    NGD: A tribute to a great cat

    FYI - All my cats are represented in my instruments :)
  54. hussamd

    NGD: A tribute to a great cat

    We lost Roger (white manx) this year and I wanted to have a guitar built in his memory. The folks at Kiesel (Carvin) guitars did a wonderful job with this Vader and even offered a free 6 weeks rush on the order. I had it done in Cadillac Diamond tri-coat white with the binding in black flame...
  55. hussamd

    Iron Maiden - Wasted Years

    One of my favs! Well done!
  56. hussamd

    Atomic CLR : Wedge or Cab? + integrating Stomboxes

    I have the wedges and the nice thing is I can use them like a cab or like a monitor or up on a pole. You get the best of both worlds with the wedge. My .02
  57. hussamd

    VIDEO: From Van Halen I to 1984 and beyond....(PATCH INCLUDED)

    Very nice of you to share. Thanks! I will try it for sure.
  58. hussamd

    This is the result of rampant outsourcing

    My wife and I have made a living cleaning up after them :) Bless them :)
  59. hussamd

    Ethical Aspects of Amp Cloning

    All I know is this is a great time for guitarists. I love it!
  60. hussamd

    Ernie Ball Majesty..... Thoughts?

    I tried an arctic dream one when they first came out and the first few frets felt different. My fingers felt like they had to stretch extra to hit the notes. It did sound great but did not feel right to me. It might have hung differently due to the long horn. Killed me to return it.
  61. hussamd

    How many guitars do you own?

    It's only natural. People that do not understand you are the ones that need therapy :)
  62. hussamd

    Cats are Useless

    You are probably feeding your cats too much. Cut the food and they will look for something to supplement their diet.
  63. hussamd

    Cats are Useless

    We have 5 cats indoor and feed 6 feral cats outside. No issues here and we back into a forest preserve. I can't recall the last time I saw a spider.
  64. hussamd

    Lack Of Sustain and FX Edit Question

    Yes to both questions.
  65. hussamd

    Strap locks

    I used Schallers for a while but friction kept loosening the screws. I have switched to Dunlop and I like them better.
  66. hussamd

    Ready for the Amp Show

    Cliff, aren't you concerned some of the amp manufacturers may have put a price on your head? Be careful out there!
  67. hussamd

    Fractal Bot quit unexpectedly again and again

    Windows 8.1 here and program kept crashing. I downloaded a new copy and installed it and all is well.
  68. hussamd

    Cannot Use Fractal Bot in Windows 10 Build 10240

    Mine kept crashing on windows 8.1 after Quantum beta upgrade. I uninstalled it and reinstalled the new one and all is fine.
  69. hussamd

    Input level

    Kiesel pickups tickle the red at 20%.
  70. hussamd

    FW 19 vs Quantum Amp Shootout

    Mid gain amps sound better in Quantum. The high gain were almost the same. I like the new FW better overall.
  71. hussamd

    Quantum Recto1 Red Mdrn + Suhr V30

    What is your setup for recording? It always sounds amazing.
  72. hussamd

    Gibson reconsiders

    Moved on to Kiesel/Carvins and could not be happier.
  73. hussamd

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 20.00 Public Beta

    You missed the Epiphone pun. Point well taken though :)
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  75. hussamd

    Some classical guitar

    Very nice!
  76. hussamd

    eBay question

    If you ship internationally, the buyer is responsible for paying the duty tax. That is one down side of buying internationally. Call eBay and see what they say.
  77. hussamd

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 20.00 Public Beta

    I upgraded yesterday and played a bit. It sounded great and I did not have to touch the presets. Keep'm coming.
  78. hussamd

    Strandberg Guitars

    Guitar porn worthy if I must say. Set me back a few Gs. Bastard!
  79. hussamd

    Strandberg Guitars

    Specs: special koa guitar by Jeff Kiesel V7 7 STR VADER HEADLESS FK 10mm FLAMED KOA TOP 50 master grade koa KOA KOA BODY SIDES 51 extra nice koa body 3PB 3 PIECE LAMINATED BODY CS CLEAR SATIN MATTE FINISH CMB CHAMBERED BODY 5WK 5-PC WALNUT W/KOA STRIPES /GD nicer neck woods 255 25.5"...
  80. hussamd

    Strandberg Guitars

    I love my Kiesel Vader headless guitars, so much I got rid of the rest. It took a bit to get used to not seeing a head stock but man they feel and play wonderful. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  81. hussamd

    Windows 10

    I have till June 2016 to take advantage of the free upgrade. I will wait a bit till most of the bugs are worked out. Thanks for sharing.
  82. hussamd

    Windows 10 Kills For Audio

    Good luck guessing what MAC addresses are allowed in the router. That is the security part. Hackers have a better chance guessing the password than the MAC address.
  83. hussamd

    NGD (almost): Kiesel Vader 7 master grade Koa top

    The spec says EVO Jumbo. Not sure how they will feel since I always use med-jumbo. They do look great on rosewood though.
  84. hussamd

    NGD (almost): Kiesel Vader 7 master grade Koa top

    LOL. I think I am done with Vaders for a while. Next one on my list is an acoustic AC375 also in Koa. I'll learn how to play at some point :)
  85. hussamd

    New Guitar Day!! - Carvin/Keisel (Pics inside)

    Try one and thank me later ;)
  86. hussamd

    NGD (almost): Kiesel Vader 7 master grade Koa top

    Yep. I have wide shoulders so any guitar that does not have a large horn is at risk of having the strap come unhooked unless I was using a locking mechanism. The belt wants to pull away. I can honestly say that the Vader has been one of the best guitars I have ever played. I may have to sell...
  87. hussamd

    NGD (almost): Kiesel Vader 7 master grade Koa top

    It is better (for me) than the HH. The longer horn makes it sit balanced when I play. It shifts the guitar a bit to the left which helps me get access to the frets. I had issues with my ESP and any LP or single cut guitars with the strap coming loose. I love the feel and playability of the...
  88. hussamd

    NGD (almost): Kiesel Vader 7 master grade Koa top

    I managed to snag this 7-string beauty before it went on sale. It pays to stay in touch with the sales folks at Carvin/Kiesel guitars. They are great! He managed to sneak some pictures for me. I should have it next week. Headless Vader 7 with one crazy Master grade Koa top and body - no...
  89. hussamd

    Iron Maiden Wasted Years Solo

    Actually the reaction has been mild. A few adjectives came to me right off the bat. I am sure others could have demonstrated their linguistic prowess as well.
  90. hussamd

    NGD Juggernaut HT-7

    Very nice! Congrats.
  91. hussamd

    Iron Maiden Wasted Years Solo

    I play the songs how I want them to sound. Notes be damned :) Keep 'm coming Mark!
  92. hussamd

    NGD: Kiesel Vader 6

    The neck pickup is lower @ 7.59 (K12N). They are splittable too.
  93. hussamd

    How many of you use REAL cabs still?

    I have been very happy with 2 CLRs. I got rid of the 2x12 and 4x12 a couple of years ago and never looked back.
  94. hussamd

    NGD: Kiesel Vader 6

    Not sure what your question is. They are passive and standard size. They started selling them a month ago. They may have the specs on their website.
  95. hussamd

    Ultra won't connect to Axe Edit

    What Zelman said. You have to use a particular version of AE with the Ultra. All the new ones are for the Axe II.
  96. hussamd

    NGD: Kiesel Vader 6

    They have some demo youtube videos on the new pickups. Search for Kiesel Lithium pickups. They are great IMO.
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