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:shock: Is this a Muff Too??
it's in the very left of the pic, but it's not hooked up
http://www.racerxband.com/pictures/vegas-gh/imagepages/image123.htm

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Volkan wrote:
:shock: Is this a Muff Too??
it's in the very left of the pic, but it's not hooked up
http://www.racerxband.com/pictures/vegas-gh/imagepages/image123.htm


no...it looks like a clone or an original Fuzzrite. it was one of the earliest fuzz pedals made by Mosrite sometime back in the late 50s/early 60s.

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seen this mad professor range guys??

http://machinehead.co.uk/index.php/cPath/25_184

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I love Mad Professor!
Especially the compressor and the auto-wah. Great pedals.

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Theyve been raving about these on the Vintage Modern forum, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0grV9CeHtbg

Do you want a cranked JTM45 tone? This may well help...


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Tronnelol wrote:
I love Mad Professor!
Especially the compressor and the auto-wah. Great pedals.


the little blue wonder delay is pretty cool too.

but yes, that Auto Wah is crazy cool!

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Supernaught wrote:
Theyve been raving about these on the Vintage Modern forum, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0grV9CeHtbg

Do you want a cranked JTM45 tone? This may well help...


The box of rock is a sweet pedal. I've wanted one of those for a while.

I just ordered a MXR carbon copy delay it should be fun to play around with. I remember wanting one when they first got released. I don't know why its taken me so long to get around to buying one.

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xjustice09x wrote:
Supernaught wrote:
Theyve been raving about these on the Vintage Modern forum, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0grV9CeHtbg

Do you want a cranked JTM45 tone? This may well help...


The box of rock is a sweet pedal. I've wanted one of those for a while.

I just ordered a MXR carbon copy delay it should be fun to play around with. I remember wanting one when they first got released. I don't know why its taken me so long to get around to buying one.


the box of rock is VERY SWEET!!!
and have fun with your new Carbon Copy. You will love it...and if you don't, two things:
1. Shame on you!
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2. Can I have it? :D

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Hey Sean, at NAMM, did you get to check out the new CAE/MXR wah?

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Tronnelol wrote:
Hey Sean, at NAMM, did you get to check out the new CAE/MXR wah?


i got a chance to HEAR it, not PLAY it.
it really bothers me when they do that.

but to the point...

it's a really awesome looking wah with lots of options available to the user. I believe I remember the guy saying it had two swtichable sweep settings and a built-in version of the Boost/Line Driver. I have the brochure on it from Dunlop at home and I can get you more info as soon as I can go home.

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God DAMMIT, Im GASsing again!

http://media1.zvex.com/FLASH/BOM/bom_strat/


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Supernaught wrote:
God DAMMIT, Im GASsing again!

http://media1.zvex.com/FLASH/BOM/bom_strat/


Holy crap. You just gave me GAS


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orsvend wrote:
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God DAMMIT, Im GASsing again!

http://media1.zvex.com/FLASH/BOM/bom_strat/


Holy crap. You just gave me GAS


Dude...the box of metal is an insane pedal.
Definately one of the highest gain pedals i've ever played. That gate is almost ALWAYS a necessity. And that is NOT a bad thing... :D

Speaking of Z.Vex, if any of you guys are interested and would like to purchase some of their kick-ass custom painted pedals they've put a list up on their website with the vendors they were sent to.

Quite a bit were sent to Chicago and England.

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I had major G.A.S. problems today.
I decided to go look for a good compressor pedal today. I've got a Digitech one, but it's not what I want right now.
So I went down to the Amp Show in Sherman Oaks today. I decided on a whim to tell the crazy Russian dude that owns the place that I wanted to try some GOOD compressors. I stress the GOOD part because there are a shit-ton of compressor out there.

I was given this line up:
- Keeley Compressor (the two-knob version)
- Diamond Compressor
- Demeter Opto Compulator
- MXR Dyna Comp
- MXR '74 Dyna Comp reissue

Arnie, the nice guy who has always helped me out when I've gone in there, plugged in the 74 reissue. We could not get a damn thing out of it. Right off the bat the pedal didn't work. Think about this...when you buy vintage reissue, you're probably getting those vintage problems along with the vintage sound.
So I tried the regular Dyna Comp. It was cool. Much easier to set than the Boss and Digitech I've used in the past. I even found a cool setting that did something similar to the Detox EQ. It took my massively dirty, Orange amp powered distortion sound into a very nice, slightly muffled (i stress slight) clean sound.
I plugged in the Keeley next. Totally fell in love. Did everything I wanted it do and more. I tested most of these by playing a passage of one of my band's songs where I play a lot of arpeggiated chords. The notes were perfect on this one!
I decided to delve further. The Demeter was nice, but had a weird punchiness I was not fond of. Plus, it was a bit noisy.
Then...the Diamond. I plug into this and immediately noticed the cool LED light. Every time the pedal compressed a sound, the LED changed from Green to Orange. Cool visual...bonus! Then the sound. It HAS TO BE, the smoothest sounding compressor pedal I've heard in a LONG time. the compression had the punch you would expect, but it made what came out of the amp sound natural and not suppressed.

So now I have a shoot-out:
the Keeley Compressor vs. the Diamond

I'm gonna be doing some research into how these pedals tick over the next couple days and I will share with you guys what I find out.

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I've A/B'd the Diamond and the Keeley. I think they sound more or less the same, although the Keeley was a bit punchier and the Diamond smoother IMO. Also the Diamond has those cool lights.

I vote Diamond. :)

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hey sean, can I get any reverbish sounds with my DD-3? cuz I can't seem to get any

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Volkan wrote:
hey sean, can I get any reverbish sounds with my DD-3? cuz I can't seem to get any


you should be able to get something close.

here's the thing:
reverb is a a blend of random echos of a direct signal.
a delay is the time relationship between the direct signal and the echo. most likely, you won't be able to get a "reverb" sound because really what you are getting from your DD-3 is echo.

having said that, there are ways around it. try something with a fairly fast delay time with the feedback set somewhere around 1/2 way and a little bit below. it should give you a short, slower than slap back echo with enough feed back to make the echos blend to together. try it and let me know if it doesn't work.

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I've A/B'd the Diamond and the Keeley. I think they sound more or less the same, although the Keeley was a bit punchier and the Diamond smoother IMO. Also the Diamond has those cool lights.

I vote Diamond. :)


yeah and not to mention that the Diamond is much less expensive.
i am leaning more towards the diamond. I've done some research and the Diamond seems to be built to the standard of a recording studio-style compressor. which is kind of what I'm looking for. the punchiness is good, but i'm no chicken picker. I just want the compression to sound natural and do the job a compressor is supposed to do.

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Tronnelol wrote:
I've A/B'd the Diamond and the Keeley. I think they sound more or less the same, although the Keeley was a bit punchier and the Diamond smoother IMO. Also the Diamond has those cool lights.

I vote Diamond. :)


Thanks for that Tronneloi, nice review. wish Id seen that before getting my Boss CS-3, although having said that I like it a lot and dont use a comp. often enough to warrant £100+ on a pedal. Great read though, and food for thought.

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hey sean, can I get any reverbish sounds with my DD-3? cuz I can't seem to get any


you should be able to get something close.

here's the thing:
reverb is a a blend of random echos of a direct signal.
a delay is the time relationship between the direct signal and the echo. most likely, you won't be able to get a "reverb" sound because really what you are getting from your DD-3 is echo.

having said that, there are ways around it. try something with a fairly fast delay time with the feedback set somewhere around 1/2 way and a little bit below. it should give you a short, slower than slap back echo with enough feed back to make the echos blend to together. try it and let me know if it doesn't work.



okay. I'll try it as soon as I get home. thank you.

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Put the DD-3 through the effects loop on your amp if it has one and it'll sound muchhhhhh better.

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