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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 293
Posted By KailM
For your purposes I'd get a big 1 X 12 (Avatar...

For your purposes I'd get a big 1 X 12 (Avatar Contemporary or Orange PPC 112) and be done with it. The "cab" on my 6505 112 is pretty big and sounds great at bedroom volumes. It sounds great at...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By KailM
You should have asked this in the Guitar Gear and...

You should have asked this in the Guitar Gear and Accessories forum, but oh well.

Are you sure you're ready for an amp like this if you struggle to adjust an amp? I mean, the JVMs aren't exactly...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By KailM
^^Then your amp isn't fine. Edit: we can't...

^^Then your amp isn't fine.

Edit: we can't answer your question without A LOT more information. "Rock" and "metal" are grossly inadequate terms in narrowing down what you play and what you want to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-14-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By KailM
The good news for you is that there really isn't...

The good news for you is that there really isn't much tremelo picking in Metallica and Megadeth. (There is in Slayer though).

The bad news is that I don't think you really know what tremelo picking...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 368
Posted By KailM
^^If I read your other thread correctly it sounds...

^^If I read your other thread correctly it sounds like you've gone a LONG time without changing your tubes -- new tubes would certainly make a big difference.

Modern power tubes only last (with...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 368
Posted By KailM
The JSX is a very solid choice for metal - I wish...

The JSX is a very solid choice for metal - I wish I had one! I have a 6505+, which is a little more aggressive in character. I do think the jsx has sweeter leads though, and certainly better...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,409
Posted By KailM
My 60 watt halfstack is already capable of...

My 60 watt halfstack is already capable of breaking windows and rendering a drummer completely unheard in a mix, so I don't really need anything bigger/louder.

Most of the time when you see a wall...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-11-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By KailM
NS-2 4-cable method...

NS-2 4-cable method (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/trock333/vh100rnoise.gif)

There ya go.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By KailM
^^Yeah, but with an amp as noisy as mine, that's...

^^Yeah, but with an amp as noisy as mine, that's a lot of volume knob turning. And even perfect string muting won't get rid of the preamp noise. :D
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-11-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By KailM
Edit: @ TS^^They run noise gates, and they also...

Edit: @ TS^^They run noise gates, and they also mute with both hands when not playing and/or turn the guitar volume knob down when not playing.

If you're going to play that loud I'd really...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-09-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By KailM
+1 to all the advice above. I'm probably guilty...

+1 to all the advice above.

I'm probably guilty of not warming up before blazing away, but it does help in a big way.

However, I think what's even more important is to use only wrist movements and...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By KailM
^^That does sound a lot better. However, after...

^^That does sound a lot better. However, after spending money on the mod I'm sure you could have just gotten a better pedal to begin with. I know money can be an issue, but my advice to anyone...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-06-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By KailM
No. Does it sound 10 X better than stock? ...

No. Does it sound 10 X better than stock? Because that's how good a decent boosted amp's distortion can be. I have no doubt there are distortion pedals out there that can sound decent. But the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By KailM
The best that pedal will ever sound is when...

The best that pedal will ever sound is when unplugged and placed in the box it came in.

Seriously, the MT-2 is worthless -- I know from experience.

You have a nice amp. Sell or trade your MT-2 for...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By KailM
^^Thanks for the insights. It all helps. :) A...

^^Thanks for the insights. It all helps. :)

A local pawnshop has a Washburn bass that looks decent, I looked it over pretty well and couldn't find any flaws -- seems good enough for my purposes...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By KailM
It is simply left-hand muting while strumming...

It is simply left-hand muting while strumming (basically, just letting off pressure on the chord you're on, so the notes don't ring out clearly). Maybe a little right handed palm muting as well, but...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By KailM
I think you have the wrong amp, dude. Because...

I think you have the wrong amp, dude. Because the cabs you have are already what I'd recommend for that sound. I think a mesa or orange cab would only further "modernize" your tone. I would try...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-30-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By KailM
Yes, the 10-band is a much better buy than the 6....

Yes, the 10-band is a much better buy than the 6. Not only because you'll actually use the extra range of adjustment, the 10-band additionally has volume and gain sliders which help you balance the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-30-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By KailM
Mxr 10-band EQ is really nice to have. I also...

Mxr 10-band EQ is really nice to have. I also prefer to have a boost up front and drop the preamp gain below 4-5. That makes your sound tighter yet with more clarity and note definition. It also...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By KailM
Eminence Governor + Swamp Thang Or Celestion...

Eminence Governor + Swamp Thang

Or

Celestion V30 + G12k-100 if you want to spend more.

Either combo sounds massive and has lots of bite.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-28-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 218
Posted By KailM
^^It's worth a try. Though when I first bought...

^^It's worth a try. Though when I first bought my 6505+, I still had an MT-2 and tried it as a boost up front and through the clean channel. It sounded like absolute garbage both ways -- just like...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-27-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 218
Posted By KailM
It might be that it just doesn't play well with...

It might be that it just doesn't play well with your amps. I had to tweak mine for a LONG time before I got a satisfactory tone out of it. And that included trying it up front of the amp and in the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By KailM
Go back and read the beginning of this thread. ...

Go back and read the beginning of this thread. TS made no mention of actually owning the rig in question, nor did he ever ask ANYTHING about effects. :bonk:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By KailM
You're not really going to see a step...

You're not really going to see a step "up" from that combination, but rather different alternatives. A 6505/6505+ through a Mesa cab sounds monstrous and really does an excellent job for your genre...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By KailM
For an Eminence alternative, consider a Swamp...

For an Eminence alternative, consider a Swamp Thang and Governor combo. The Gov is modeled after the V30, but is less harsh in my opinion. It still provides a nice ripping midrange to cut through. ...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-21-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By KailM
Need help selecting a first bass guitar...

Hey guys!

Just to give a little background, I've been playing guitar for about 18 years. I have played a bass a handful of times in "gig" situations but have never owned one.

Recently I began a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-21-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 656
Posted By KailM
Like others have said, that noise is from running...

Like others have said, that noise is from running a lot of gain/volume and your Strat's single-coil pickups. It comes with the territory of using a Strat/anything with single-coils. If it really...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By KailM
Lol -- yes, it did. Three years ago.... :haha:

Lol -- yes, it did. Three years ago.... :haha:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-17-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By KailM
No problem! As for the EQ pedal, I still adjust...

No problem! As for the EQ pedal, I still adjust my amp to where it sounds best to my ears, and then tweak with the EQ pedal. But then again, you might find that in order to hear what you want, you...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-16-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By KailM
I would throw a quad of JJ 6L6 GCs in there...

I would throw a quad of JJ 6L6 GCs in there (power tubes). The preamp tubes are probably okay, but 2-3 years on power tubes is pushing it, especially if you're gigging and/or playing loud very...
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