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Old 03-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #1546
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Just picked up a TC Electronics Flashback Delay (not the X4 model) Really impressive bit of kit. Now I need a Plexi pedal. I have it narrowed down to 2:


Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret


PlexiTone (big one)


Any thoughts on either of these??
The DLS gets lots of rave reviews, and while I don't own one, I have Catalinbread's Formula #5. Super high quality pedal, my only knock on it is the power input is on the side, which is a little annoying for a pedal board. No comments on the plexitone.

Have you looked at Wampler's stuff? He makes GREAT pedals. Check out the Plextortion if you get bored. :)
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:35 PM   #1547
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The DLS gets lots of rave reviews, and while I don't own one, I have Catalinbread's Formula #5. Super high quality pedal, my only knock on it is the power input is on the side, which is a little annoying for a pedal board. No comments on the plexitone.

Have you looked at Wampler's stuff? He makes GREAT pedals. Check out the Plextortion if you get bored. :)
Just watched a few videos of the Plextortion...looks great, but I like the DLS the best I think...may have to try one.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:07 AM   #1548
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Would asking what strings you guys use be like starting an oil thread?

Don't want to cause any discombobulation so if is tell me to and I'll understand!
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:22 AM   #1549
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If you had asked,"What's the best strings?", then we'd be all over you.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:32 AM   #1550
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If you had asked,"What's the best strings?", then we'd be all over you.
I'm dumb, but I ain't that dumb.

I use the Slinkys on my electric too, but I really like the John Pearse 80/30 Phosphor Bronze on my acoustics.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:44 AM   #1551
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Would asking what strings you guys use be like starting an oil thread?

Don't want to cause any discombobulation so if is tell me to and I'll understand!
I currently use D'Addario Nickle Wound XL Regular Light Gauge (.010's) on my Les Paul's. My Strat has Ernie Ball Regular Slinky .009's.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:33 PM   #1552
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Curt Mangan. Really small company with really tight quality control. He worked for EB for 18 years before starting his own company. They'll even do custom gauge sets for you if you buy in 10 packs.
www.curtmangan.com
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:53 PM   #1553
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I currently use D'Addario Nickle Wound XL Regular Light Gauge (.010's) on my Les Paul's. My Strat has Ernie Ball Regular Slinky .009's.
What oil do you use to lube your strings?






























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Old 03-31-2013, 06:54 PM   #1554
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They are both LP's. The first one is a 2010 Junior Billie Joe Armstrong Signature in Vintage Sunburst. Everything is original for now. I've considered doing 50's wiring and maybe changing the cap but I might just keep it original since I like the way it sounds.

I've always wanted a Les Paul Standard in Heritage Cherry Sunburst though. It's an iconic guitar for me. Mine is a 2012 Standard Premium Plus. After only 4 months I decided I didn't care for the pickups and spent a month researching what was out there. I went with a small wider from the MLP forum. He built them and I had them later that week. They're PAF clones. The neck has a Alinco II magnet and the bridge has an Alinco IV. They sound really nice compared to the Alinco V's the BBPro's had. They were too bright and harsh for my taste. The neck has a really nice bluesy sound to it while the bridge has a Crossroads-like sound.

I also changed out the tiny ceramic .022uf capacitors for the same value but paper-in-oil from Tone Factory. Much smoother when rolled down. Replaced the amber top hats with reflectors. The guitar already has Grover locking tuner heads and tone-pros locking bridge and stop bar. I might change them out for Faber or Callaham. The guitar still retains Gibson's Fat Taps, phase and bridge bypass features.

I've been looking at Ebony Customs but I think I'd like a '55 Gold Top.
Original or re-issue?
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:06 PM   #1555
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What oil do you use to lube your strings?

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Original or re-issue?
Can't afford an original. Although, the '55's have been discontinued and are getting harder to find new. Everyone wants that Gibson Denim jacket that comes with it I guess. I might have to settle for a '57.



The new Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite is also tempting. I wish it had a Ebony or Richlite fingerboard though. http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Elec...stom-Lite.aspx

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:38 PM   #1556
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Would asking what strings you guys use be like starting an oil thread?

Don't want to cause any discombobulation so if is tell me to and I'll understand!
Depends on the guitar...a few remain tuned down 1/2 step with big fatties on them...for the most part, whatever is on sale.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:45 PM   #1557
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What oil do you use to lube your strings?


This one:
http://www.planetwaves.com/pwProduct...iction_Remover


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Old 04-01-2013, 05:12 AM   #1558
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I just bought my first bass.

These damn things are as bad as cameras and bikes aint they?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:46 AM   #1559
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Speaking of Bass....I have always wanted one of these, but never have got to touch one in person.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:13 AM   #1560
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I started fiddling around with the "funky type" finger picking. plonk plonk etc.

Liked it. Started listening a little harder to the bass in the background and just got more and more interested.

I foresee some new callouses.
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