Recent content by Straticus

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    Something I've learned about tinnitus

    I've had tinnitus since age 5. The loudness varies; when I don't get enough rest it is definitely louder. Lots of rock concerts in the 70s caused hearing loss; above 2khz I have about a 50% reduction in hearing. Hearing aids help. I feel lucky that my tinnitus is not a source of stress or...
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    Another "I need a fuzz pedal thread"

    I picked up the Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face JH-1 and it is perfect. At $149 it is pricy. But I won’t be looking for another.
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    Picked up a cheapie

    It reminds me of the picture of Rory Gallagher's guitar on the cover of his album entitled Against the Grain.
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    If you could pick between the American Original 60’s Strat or the Eric Johnson signature…which would you choose?

    I have a 2021 EJ ‘Aqua Firemist Somethingorother’ (really pretty blue) with bound rosewood fretboard. I love this guitar, as do my son and our guitar playing friends. I consider it on par with more expensive models. I will never part with it.
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    Did Digitech go out of business?

    I have a Digitech Trio+. Great tool for spawning creativity.
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    Best Distortion pedal

    My Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal sounds great in front of my Marshall DSL40CR and Fender Tone Master Twin Deluxe Reverb. I have two electric guitars (EJ Strat, Gretsch Setzer Smoke) and they both sound gnarly through that pedal. The Fender has a wider range of tone; the Marshall starts out a little...
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    Guitarists and catses. Always with the catses.

    Tansy helps me change strings. Clearly, I was doing it wrong.
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    2020 a year of significance for Fender Enthusiasts?

    My 2021 EJ Strat is an excellent guitar. Friends who play it love it. A friend who prefers his Les Pauls says it is a great guitar.
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    If you have more than one amp...why?

    Marshall DSL 40DR. 40 Watts. 'Cause I wanna sound like Hendrix. Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb. 'Cause it is an amazing digital amp that can do cleans like nobody's business and everything else I throw at it (Sidekick Pedal; Hendrix JH-1 Fuzz Face Pedal; etc.). QSC CP12. 1000 Watts. Newer...
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    Music room makeover

    I like your seating area. OK, the whole space is fabulous... :-) My basement studio has a small rocking chair and a large wooden chair; not super comfortable for listeners. Hope to get a couch down there one day. Your setup is inspiring! It's the kind of place I'd like to hang out, either...
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    Marshall DSL40 CR for $700? Good deal?

    I own this amp; bought new from Sweetwater this past June. I got a pretty steep discount to $705 as I purchased about $3,900 in gear in one go. I really like this amp. The price you’re being quoted sounds really good. Edited for price accuracy. Looked up my receipt.
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    Weak album tracks - do you let them play?

    Vinyl; let ‘em play. Unless there’s no songs I like left on a side. Probably let play 90% of the time.
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    cat lovers only.....

    Pets and lap time.
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    cat lovers only.....

    Guitar Tech Cat - Tansy is available to help with all your setup needs.
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    Home Studio Progress

    Decided against the Roland KC-600 based upon feedback/advice from long time keyboard players (real musicians who go gig every week). They recommended I check out the QSC line; I ended up with a CP12. The clarity is amazing. 1000 Watts; 800 to the 12" midrange/woofer and 200 to the high...