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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 71
Posted By KailM
I already recommended this once today, but the...

I already recommended this once today, but the Dimarzio D Sonic is awesome for chunky, yet clear rhythms. Pretty high-output but not over-the-top. It is one of the tightest pickups I've ever owned,...
Forum: Metal Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By KailM
Check out any of the latest four Enslaved albums....

Check out any of the latest four Enslaved albums. There is still some growling/black metal vocals but also nice clean vocals, and progressive guitar playing. (But you said you liked older Opeth,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Posted By KailM
A Dimarzio D Sonic is what comes to mind. Lots...

A Dimarzio D Sonic is what comes to mind. Lots of low-end chunk while still being a very tight pickup.

However, I think what you need is a new amp, not new pickups.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-27-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 845
Posted By KailM
The MG series is a disgrace to the Marshall name....

The MG series is a disgrace to the Marshall name. That is all.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-26-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By KailM
I have to admit I like the sound of a bigger cab...

I have to admit I like the sound of a bigger cab better than a 1 X 12, but volume has nothing to do with it. Generally, the bigger the cab, the "deeper" and fuller it sounds at a given volume. That...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-24-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By KailM
I have an older Vypyr 30 head (maybe it's the...

I have an older Vypyr 30 head (maybe it's the only one they ever made, I don't know). It is a great practice amp, and could do a gig in a pinch. I have a 1 X 12 cab I made from my 6505+ 112 after...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-23-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By KailM
Comparing actives to passives is one thing --...

Comparing actives to passives is one thing -- comparing two different passives of similar output is another. Of course actives are going to sound different; most of them have a much higher output...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By KailM
We can't really answer the question. Both SD and...

We can't really answer the question. Both SD and Dimarzio have dozens of different models that would be great or bad for what you're looking for. It's not nearly so simple as "Dimarzio vs....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-20-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By KailM
Happy new speaker day! If you like the sound of...

Happy new speaker day! If you like the sound of it now, just wait until it's broken-in! (20-40 hrs. of loud playing oughtta do it).
Forum: Recording 08-19-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By KailM
@Watterboy -- Thanks for the tips. I will...

@Watterboy -- Thanks for the tips. I will definitely play around with some of that. I've already added some compression and EQ, but will probably change the settings 1000x before it's all said and...
Forum: Recording 08-18-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By KailM
Well, I went to buy a mic cable from the local...

Well, I went to buy a mic cable from the local store and explained the issue I was having. They ended up renting me (for free, lol) a super nice condenser mic and cable as well as giving me a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-18-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By KailM
If you want the best possible cleans, then I...

If you want the best possible cleans, then I think you should definitely weigh the pros and cons of switching to passive pickups. I've always been able to get richer, warmer cleans out of passive...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-18-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By KailM
AHB1s have more bottom end than EMG 81s, for...

AHB1s have more bottom end than EMG 81s, for sure. Having not tried an EMG 85 or 85-X, I can't comment on that comparison. My Blackouts have plenty of low end though -- I can say that.

Rather than...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-18-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By KailM
Of course it is possible to sound as clean using...

Of course it is possible to sound as clean using economy picking -- with enough practice. And not necessarily more practice than alt. picking either. It's just a slightly different approach. The...
Forum: Recording 08-17-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By KailM
That sounds like a good idea. I have a second...

That sounds like a good idea. I have a second mic but will need to go pick up another mic cable.

Do you think I should set the room mic at about the same place that I feel is the "sweet spot" when...
Forum: Recording 08-17-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By KailM
That's kind of a relief, actually. I consider...

That's kind of a relief, actually. I consider myself a pretty tight player, especially on my rhythm playing, but I am definitely not tight enough to play this kind of lead run exactly the same...
Forum: Recording 08-17-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By KailM
Please help with recording a good metal lead tone...

Hey guys. I've been working on a new song lately and have been extremely frustrated with my results in trying to capture a good lead sound. I have pretty much written the song entirely and can play...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-15-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By KailM
I can help you fix the FX loop if you dont mind...

I can help you fix the FX loop if you dont mind doing a little soldering. ;) You just need to tack on a certain capacitor to a certain resistor and the fx loop magically doesnt cut bass and add...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-14-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By KailM
^^They give a crunchy clean to noob guitar...

^^They give a crunchy clean to noob guitar players who know nothing about picking dynamics and/or setting up their rig. There's no question -- they are high-output pickups. If you play them...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-14-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By KailM
They sound great clean. I primarily use the neck...

They sound great clean. I primarily use the neck Blackout for cleans. If you click on the link in my signature, that song was entirely recorded with Blackouts (bridge for all the heavy/tremelo...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By KailM
I learned all I needed to know about metal...

I learned all I needed to know about metal playing by listening to it. LOTS of it.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-14-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By KailM
To address your curiosity about Blackouts, I'm...

To address your curiosity about Blackouts, I'm very fond of mine. Even after owning several popular, higher-end passive pickups. You can't really apply a blanket statement to active pickups saying...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-13-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,061
Posted By KailM
He seems like a decent guy to me, and mildly...

He seems like a decent guy to me, and mildly entertaining. No problem with him whatsoever. I'd much rather hang around guys like him than hipster douches that hang out all day on Youtube and flame...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-09-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By KailM
I loooooooved my D-Sonic when I had a Les Paul...

I loooooooved my D-Sonic when I had a Les Paul (solid mahogany throughout). It was the predecessor to the Crunch Lab and is similar, but slightly lower in output and a tad brighter (I wouldn't call...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-08-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By KailM
If you had a very efficient speaker, I'd think...

If you had a very efficient speaker, I'd think you could do just fine. I know that when I swapped my 6505's Sheffield for an Eminence Governor, it was like I had turned the volume up one whole...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-08-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 759
Posted By KailM
"Tube amps need to be cranked to sound...

"Tube amps need to be cranked to sound good"

Why does this myth keep getting perpetuated?

I can run my 6505 (60 watts) on the lead channel with an insane amount of gain all the way down to barely...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-07-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By KailM
I think you ought to try a boost pedal with your...

I think you ought to try a boost pedal with your Blackstar before anything else. Specifically, try it with a cheap used (or new) Boss Sd-1. While I wasnt the biggest fan of the HT 20 I tried, I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-07-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By KailM
^^Matched pair only applies to power tubes. It...

^^Matched pair only applies to power tubes. It just means that when you replace your power tubes, you need to buy them in pairs that have been tested at the same output (or in matched quads if your...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-07-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By KailM
JJ 5751 tubes in V1 and phase inverter are like...

JJ 5751 tubes in V1 and phase inverter are like magic for these amps. Follow Robgnarly's advice on where those are located.

5751 preamp tubes are slightly lower in gain than a standard 12ax7, but...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-06-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 999
Posted By KailM
It is not really a bedroom amp. But what is? I...

It is not really a bedroom amp. But what is? I don't think any amps sound all that great when turned to TV volumes; the speakers can't really add their coloration to the tone at those levels.

But...
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