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  Topic: Shopping for an interface
Mike

Replies: 30
Views: 2223

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:21 pm   Subject: Shopping for an interface
Reading things over, I'd probably just get a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 for a sub-$300 interface, MIDI and all.

Focusrite has hammered out a lot of the early kinks in the line, and as long as the inter ...
  Topic: 1975 Fender Tele Deluxe
Mike

Replies: 31
Views: 4584

PostForum: All Other Guitars   Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:53 pm   Subject: 1975 Fender Tele Deluxe
Great to finally hear a clear representation of what Wide Range Humbuckers really sound like.

Sadly it means the hype is real - those are some incredible sounding pickups. Jeepers creepers.
  Topic: Are all Mustang necks created equal???
Mike

Replies: 19
Views: 1552

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:07 pm   Subject: Are all Mustang necks created equal???
What year is yours? My '72 Compstang (ex Stewart) feels like it has a chunky old neck to me.
  Topic: What we'll see from Squier/Fender at Winter NAMM 2019
Mike

Replies: 73
Views: 7685

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:06 am   Subject: What we'll see from Squier/Fender at Winter NAMM 2019
FUCK

https://images.richtonemusic.co.uk/product/FEND014-3913-302.jpg

Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String - PF - Lake Placid Blue

£859



Oh shit. Just when I start telling my ...
  Topic: NGD Squier VM Jaguar
Mike

Replies: 30
Views: 7824

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:28 am   Subject: NGD Squier VM Jaguar
We have cobbles (setts they call them up here when they're square) round by me.

We're in a conservation area so they're not allowed to tarmac them. They're pretty but they're a total deathtrap on a ...
  Topic: Humbuckers that don't sound like shit when split?
Mike

Replies: 33
Views: 7623

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:59 pm   Subject: Humbuckers that don't sound like shit when split?
#spaff
  Topic: Squire Bass VI
Mike

Replies: 17
Views: 4639

PostForum: All Other Guitars   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 am   Subject: Squire Bass VI
My favourite colour scheme too, looks lovely!
  Topic: Squire Bass VI
Mike

Replies: 17
Views: 4639

PostForum: All Other Guitars   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:42 pm   Subject: Squire Bass VI
What colour combo is it? I've always liked these
  Topic: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
Mike

Replies: 33
Views: 7181

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
http://www.freeinfosociety.com/electronics/schemview.php?id=163

The OS-2 is really cool!

the signal is buffered and then split and goes two ways:


1. to an op-amp based Distortion design (ha ...
  Topic: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
Mike

Replies: 33
Views: 7181

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:51 pm   Subject: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
NickS is more of a circuit guru than me, he saw right through the DS-2 circuit Smile

The DF-2 is a BEAST

https://images.talkbass.com/attachments/boss-df-2-super-feedbacker-distorti-jpg.1396652/

...
  Topic: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
Mike

Replies: 33
Views: 7181

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:04 pm   Subject: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
The circuits are totally different.

DS-1 is an op-amp with buffering and a boost up front

http://cdn.tonegeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Boss-DS-1-schematic.png

DS-2 is all discrete bipolar trans ...
  Topic: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
Mike

Replies: 33
Views: 7181

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:28 pm   Subject: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
My fave Kurt live and studio sounds were his Jag (1meg pots and Super D) going through a DS-2. I always thought his MIJ Stangs and Sansamp on the In Utero tours sounded like flat-ass dogshit by compar ...
  Topic: T C rusty fuzz
Mike

Replies: 20
Views: 4811

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:09 am   Subject: T C rusty fuzz
it's mental any pedals of this type are expensive when:

1) the component count is < 20 including all transistors, resistors, capacitors
2) the silicon versions don't even use specially selected ...
  Topic: T C rusty fuzz
Mike

Replies: 20
Views: 4811

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:08 am   Subject: T C rusty fuzz
Not sure about the Echoes tone but it's a great sounding pedal... and it probably will get you that tone as I've discovered over the years me n Dave share a liking for the same dirt pedals black sovte ...
  Topic: T C rusty fuzz
Mike

Replies: 20
Views: 4811

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:41 pm   Subject: T C rusty fuzz
it's mental any pedals of this type are expensive when:

1) the component count is < 20 including all transistors, resistors, capacitors
2) the silicon versions don't even use specially selected ...
  Topic: NGD - My valentine's day gift (Squier Vista Goodness)
Mike

Replies: 54
Views: 12201

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:04 pm   Subject: NGD - My valentine's day gift (Squier Vista Goodness)
What type of mustang bridge is that? Saddle grooves look DEEEP
Yun modified it.

LOL

it looks decent, definitely an improvement on the ones used previously on Mustangs.

I have original 70s Mu ...
  Topic: Should I buy a new interface, a 4 track, or both?
Mike

Replies: 15
Views: 3518

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:51 am   Subject: Should I buy a new interface, a 4 track, or both?
I would always recommend if you already have a computer/laptop to just go the simple 2 input interface (I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2), get 1-2 mics and you're sorted

with Garageband or similar y ...
  Topic: NGD - My valentine's day gift (Squier Vista Goodness)
Mike

Replies: 54
Views: 12201

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:01 am   Subject: NGD - My valentine's day gift (Squier Vista Goodness)
What type of mustang bridge is that? Saddle grooves look DEEEP
  Topic: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
Mike

Replies: 33
Views: 7181

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:53 pm   Subject: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
Tone control can also dial in some horribleness. Needs a careful hand

But yeah I think the majority of the hate is due to bad amplifiers and control settings.

I'm still playing with ideas. May d ...
  Topic: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
Mike

Replies: 33
Views: 7181

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:24 pm   Subject: Some thoughts on the Boss DS-1
https://www.electrosmash.com/images/tech/ds1/boss-ds1-distortion-schematic-parts.jpg

it's definitely on Nevermind

and definitely NOT on In Utero.

I built one from the schematic (I'm playing a ...
 
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