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 Sean Pierce's All-Purpose Pedal Thread 
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I agree with you Sean, on the true bypass thing.

Everyone, read this:

http://www.petecornish.co.uk/case_against_true_bypass.html

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EricF wrote:
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looks great Eric!

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Hey sean, I have loads of questions on pedals, but most pertinently the BBE sonic maximizer. What do you think about this thing? I made a thread in this forum about it, but Eric suggested I put it in here too.

http://www.racerxband.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=17290

Are there differences between the models tonally?
Is it really as good as they say?
Is it really as bad as others say?

Thanks!

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Sonic Maximizer eh?

To be honest, I have never used one, but I have heard it used.
It really does add something to the sound...if used right.

Scott Ian...knows how to use it. Perfect for his playing style and music.
The piece-of-shit guitarist in my friends band with his Triple Rectifier...doesn't know how.

There shouldn't be ANY sonic difference...but it is possible.

Again, I haven't tried it. Someone else want to take this one?

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I tried the rack one for about an hour, and all I can say is that I hated it with a tube amp.

Tried it with a Marshall DSL100 and man did it suck away tone.
Tried it with some Line 6 amps and it worked great.

The Sonic Maximizer is basically an "more balls" effect, although if you use it on a tube amp it's "less balls" :)

Plus I think using the Maximizer is cheating. Come on, get a great amp and you won't even need it.

My 2 cents.

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@Eric: :shock: killer rig mate

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Tronnelol wrote:
I agree with you Sean, on the true bypass thing.

Everyone, read this:

http://www.petecornish.co.uk/case_against_true_bypass.html


He makes some very valid point.
It is very interesting to think of the idea of a 60+ guitar cable.

I'm learning and figuring out how to make good cables and I can tell you it is not easy.
By the way...if I figure some of that stuff out quickly, I could make some of you guys some cables if you'd like.

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Sean Pierce wrote:
I'm learning and figuring out how to make good cables and I can tell you it is not easy.
By the way...if I figure some of that stuff out quickly, I could make some of you guys some cables if you'd like.


Dude my show the other night was practically ruined because of a goddamn 10 foot mogami I have to use.. if you could make a good 20 footer or 25 i'd buy it up.

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EricF wrote:
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I'm learning and figuring out how to make good cables and I can tell you it is not easy.
By the way...if I figure some of that stuff out quickly, I could make some of you guys some cables if you'd like.


Dude my show the other night was practically ruined because of a goddamn 10 foot mogami I have to use.. if you could make a good 20 footer or 25 i'd buy it up.


i can MAKE you a 20-25 foot Mogami...for a lot cheaper than Mogami is selling it for.
i just have to check with the supplier before i go ahead with it. i've been experimenting with Canare cabling and it really is good quality stuff. all the XLR cables in M.I.'s studio are made with Canare balanced cabling.

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I want a Mogami! If you can ship overseas of course :)

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Tronnelol wrote:
I want a Mogami! If you can ship overseas of course :)


Well...I could try.
You're going to have to give me some time to get things perfected and sort out shipping. I wouldn't sell it to you if it weren't worth you while or cost you an arm and a leg.

Again...I need to check with the supplier about what I can get.

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Take your time time Sean. I'm in no hurry :)

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In case any of you guys are interested in a little stompbox history and some insight from some of the boutique and big-name company leaders, check out this cool documentary:

http://www.fuzzthemovie.com/

I literally watch this movie 10 times a month. It is one of the coolest ever.
It features appearances by Justin Meldal-Johnsen of Nine Inch Nails and Beck, Jeorge Tripps of Way Huge Electronics, Robert Keeley, Peter Frampton, Billy F. Gibbons, and the infamous Bjorn Juhl.

It mostly focuses on the fuzz pedal but delves into wahs and other effects as well. SOme of my favorite segments are the one on Death By Audio, Way Huge, and Electro-Hamronix.

Check it out...it's loud, so that makes it cool!

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Hey Sean I have like five 10 ft mogamis.. could you make bigger cables out of em?

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EricF wrote:
Hey Sean I have like five 10 ft mogamis.. could you make bigger cables out of em?


hmmmm...you know, it could be possible, but hear lies the problem:

instrument cables/unbalanced lines contain two wires:
- a signal wire
and
- a ground wire

these wires are surrounded by their own individual insulation and then those two are surrounded by further insulation. this insulation acts as a noise barrier of sorts, absorbing interfering radio frequencies.
NOW...the problem:
by stripping the cables and removing the insulation you open it up more to noise and interference.
so while i'm sure it is possible to perform...i'm not sure it is the smartest idea.

HOWEVER...i will do my best to figure out if it can be done. But i highly doubt that it can be.

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i should've checked into this thread earlier!

i actually met jeorge tripps a few months ago (i think september) and he is an awesome, knowledgeable, and funny dude. he was talking about the new way huge pedals and basically convinced me to get a swollen pickle mk2 :)

no pictures, but right now i have a
korg pitchblack -> fulltone ocd v3 -> way huge swollen pickle mk2 -> mxr carbon copy

im selling a few things so i can try out the detox eq and the hbe thc. i don't know if i'd ever use a phaser but if i were, id have to do a bit more research. not sure which one i like!

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My local guitar shop sells Way Huge stuff, but Ive never tried them or heard anything about them.

What do you think of them? Any favourites?


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Supernaught wrote:
My local guitar shop sells Way Huge stuff, but Ive never tried them or heard anything about them.

What do you think of them? Any favourites?


I have the new Fat Sandwich. AMAZINGLY VERSATILE!
The Pork Lion is cool too...very interesting twist on the classic OD pedal.
Swollen Pickle...please, it has more fuzz than a moldy peach.

I like the old ones a lot too. The Aqua Puss is an AMAZING analog delay. The Saffron Squeeze is a great compressor. The Foot Pig is a very classic Germanium fuzz.

But in all honesty...Jeorge makes great stuff no matter what. After orginally shutting down Way Huge, he went to Line 6 and helped develop the stompbox modeler pedals and some of the ToneCore pedals. Then he went to Dunlop and headed up the Jimi Hendrix Authetic Analog Series and designed the Carbon Copy Analog Delay.

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There are some interesting interviews with Bob Heil on harmony central. Among guitarists he is probably best known for making the heil talk box, and some nice microphones. My dad actually sent me the link to these. He isn't a musician, but knows of Bob Heil's stuff as a ham radio operator. Heil is known in that community for making high quality microphones.

There are 8 clips total of interviews with Heil and I think they are all interesting to watch, but the only one focused effects is the 3rd clip on the talk box.
http://www.harmony-central.com/theater/ ... video.html

There are also a few other effects related video on that page, as well as interviews with a bunch of other people, PRS, dimarzio, Vai, Paul Gilbert (a dimarzio interview most of us have probably already seen).....

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xjustice09x wrote:
There are some interesting interviews with Bob Heil on harmony central. Among guitarists he is probably best known for making the heil talk box, and some nice microphones. My dad actually sent me the link to these. He isn't a musician, but knows of Bob Heil's stuff as a ham radio operator. Heil is known in that community for making high quality microphones.

There are 8 clips total of interviews with Heil and I think they are all interesting to watch, but the only one focused effects is the 3rd clip on the talk box.
http://www.harmony-central.com/theater/ ... video.html

There are also a few other effects related video on that page, as well as interviews with a bunch of other people, PRS, dimarzio, Vai, Paul Gilbert (a dimarzio interview most of us have probably already seen).....


Sweet man! Those are some cool videos.

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