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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 286
Posted By KailM
^^Uh, the amp we're talking about has just one...

^^Uh, the amp we're talking about has just one speaker (which is not as bad as you're making it out to be -- I've certainly tried worse.) And there is no 120 watt 6505 combo, the 212 combos are 60...
Forum: Metal 07-31-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By KailM
^^The Marshall is not more versatile, it just...

^^The Marshall is not more versatile, it just sounds quite a bit better at what it does.

Vypyrs are nice -- don't get me wrong -- I've got a Vypyr 30 head. They are some of the most versatile amps...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-30-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By KailM
HM-2!!! :satan:

HM-2!!! :satan:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By KailM
Thanks fellas -- I will look into those options. ...

Thanks fellas -- I will look into those options. I may end up keeping it after all though -- I decided to try it in the loop to have an alternative EQ curve and I think I can get more use out of it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By KailM
If you count "bluesy" rock as blues,...

If you count "bluesy" rock as blues, then there have been countless famous recordings using either humbuckers or single coils. I don't think you can really say that the genre favors one over the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 286
Posted By KailM
I don't know how you're figuring all of that. I...

I don't know how you're figuring all of that. I didn't have to spend NEAR that much to get mine sounding a lot better. Eminence speakers are $90 New shipped. All you need is one. Plus, how many...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-28-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 286
Posted By KailM
You will not need a distortion pedal at all. Ive...

You will not need a distortion pedal at all. Ive never heard a distortion pedal of any kind that can match the lead channel. You will need a footswitch though to switch between lead and rhythm...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-28-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By KailM
New strings sure seem to help me as well, though...

New strings sure seem to help me as well, though I can still do them with old strings; it just takes more effort.

I've found that a fresh, sharp pick also helps.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-28-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 286
Posted By KailM
Mine has served me very well for about 4 years. ...

Mine has served me very well for about 4 years. It can use some upgrades for sure, but if you do it over time it can be a very enjoyable experience. When I first got mine, I was absolutely floored...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-28-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By KailM
Fixing LEDs on an MXR 10-band EQ...

Hey guys,

I recently bought a used MXR 10-band EQ for $70 with the adapter. I already have one so I knew what to expect. Anyway, I was hoping to run this one in front of the amp as more of a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By KailM
Try getting it up off the ground before you spend...

Try getting it up off the ground before you spend any money. Or if you can, try it tipped back against the wall so the speakers are angled up at you a bit more. Sometimes that will surprise you on...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-25-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By KailM
I second the HOF recommendation. It'll do...

I second the HOF recommendation. It'll do everything from a subtle room ambiance to playing inside a European cathedral. And that's just with the stock settings -- the toneprints can take you even...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-24-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By KailM
They're great pickups for sure! But I agree with...

They're great pickups for sure! But I agree with Offworld; if my guitar wasn't already setup for active pickups I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to install them -- when there are so many great...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-23-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By KailM
Not really a design problem per se, just a really...

Not really a design problem per se, just a really bad buffer that I think was intended to retain brightness at lower volumes. However, it sucks all the life and the balls out of the amp and adds...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-22-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By KailM
Definitely look at used Schecters (millions of...

Definitely look at used Schecters (millions of them on GC's website). I bought my Blackjack V1 for around $350 shipped and it was in excellent condition. It's definitely not a low-end guitar -- it...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-21-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 522
Posted By KailM
Check out the MXR M77 (Custom Modified Badass...

Check out the MXR M77 (Custom Modified Badass OD). It's basically a Boss sd1 on steroids, and generally runs quieter than most Boss pedals and definitely quieter than my TS 9 was.

What I like about...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-20-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 529
Posted By KailM
The rectifier is worth the wait if that's the...

The rectifier is worth the wait if that's the tone you need -- but it's quite a different tone from those other two. Not better, not worse, just different -- and really only obtainable with, well, a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-18-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By KailM
Here. Case closed. You can use any guitar for...

Here. Case closed. You can use any guitar for any genre; it's much more about your amp, pedals, and playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-hmrISZn64]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-hmrISZn64
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-17-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By KailM
^^Do you have a tremelo bridge or a hardtail...

^^Do you have a tremelo bridge or a hardtail bridge? If you've got a tremelo bridge it's probably just pulling on the bridge springs (which are undoubtedly too light/not enough springs/inadequately...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-17-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By KailM
Not sure what you mean here. You turn the tuner...

Not sure what you mean here. You turn the tuner up to go up in pitch, down to go down in pitch. Keep turning in the direction needed to get to the desired pitch, LOL. You can tune any string to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-16-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By KailM
Check out an Engl Retro Tube 100. I don't know...

Check out an Engl Retro Tube 100. I don't know why they called it "Retro" because it's a hell of a lot more than that. Definitely one of my dream amps. It has excellent cleans, but also does that...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By KailM
^^My issue with Dual Recs isn't a lack of gain,...

^^My issue with Dual Recs isn't a lack of gain, not at all. They have all just seemed...mushy, for lack of a better term. It's more of a feel and response thing for me. Different strokes for...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By KailM
See, I think a lot of people who are accustomed...

See, I think a lot of people who are accustomed to higher-end amps try the MIC 6505+ 112, note its shortcomings, and then dismiss it without really giving it a chance (or trying any upgrades). ...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-15-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By KailM
Hmmm. There's one of those heads at a local pawn...

Hmmm. There's one of those heads at a local pawn shop. (or is it a Road King, if that exists???, can't remember off the top of my head. It is covered in a tweed material and definitely a dual Rec...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-14-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By KailM
Agreed to an extent; my dream amp would have...

Agreed to an extent; my dream amp would have outstanding cleans, Plexi-like crunch, and a brutal lead channel just like my 6505+ 112 has all in one package -- but such an amp would cost $3k+. For a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-14-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By KailM
Bah, humbug!

Bah, humbug!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-13-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By KailM
^^Yeah, the effects loop mod is a must -- and...

^^Yeah, the effects loop mod is a must -- and very simple and cheap.

TS, I responded to your thread in the Metal forum.

I forgot to mention tubes. For starters, put 5751 tubes (JJs have always...
Forum: Metal 07-13-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By KailM
Your amp will piss all over that Blackstar, trust...

Your amp will piss all over that Blackstar, trust me. The only thing it might struggle with is some of that 80's rock you listed, namely Foreigner and Journey. It's fairly difficult to get a good...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-12-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By KailM
Modding a Crybaby into a volume pedal?

Hey folks -- I've got an original Crybaby sitting around collecting dust because I never use it -- wah doesn't really fit into my music at the moment. Anyway, I do a lot of ambient stuff with volume...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-11-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 903
Posted By KailM
I have a TS-9 for mine and it sounds great. ...

I have a TS-9 for mine and it sounds great. However, I also have an MXR M77 which is based on the Boss SD-1, and I like its sound even better than the TS-9. This is through a 6505+ 112 as well,...
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