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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-23-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 388
Posted By MESAexplorer
For $600-$1000 you can buy a really really nice...

For $600-$1000 you can buy a really really nice cab, especially if you're looking used.

For metal pretty much any cab from Mesa, Diezel, Cornford, Genz Benz, Vader, Splawn, Marshall, Mills...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-24-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By MESAexplorer
I love my RG2228 and RG320FM. I'd like to get an...

I love my RG2228 and RG320FM. I'd like to get an Ibanez 7 string again so I'll have the 6-7-8 set again. Some of the best playing necks on guitars out there. Definitely ruined several other brands...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-19-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By MESAexplorer
The 250k pots will bleed off more highs. To me...

The 250k pots will bleed off more highs. To me it felt like I couldn't turn the volume knob up enough with the 250k pots compared to 500k.

I'd recommend returning them and sticking with the 500k...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-19-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By MESAexplorer
You can find some awesome used Carvins on...

You can find some awesome used Carvins on craigslist and ebay for <$1000 all day long.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-19-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By MESAexplorer
If you want a Duncan that will match the Dimarzio...

If you want a Duncan that will match the Dimarzio fairly well, I'd recommend the Duncan Distortion, or JB.

dspellman has a great recommendation with the Suhr Aldrich. I have one of those in the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-19-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By MESAexplorer
Keep in mind that everything you hear has been...

Keep in mind that everything you hear has been processed and edited heavily. And most musicians don't solely use the amps they endorse.

Look at Metallica for instance, they've endorsed Mesa for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-19-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By MESAexplorer
Lessons helped my playing greatly, correcting a...

Lessons helped my playing greatly, correcting a lot of mistakes, and teaching me new ways to play/practice.

Getting a new guitar inspired me to play a lot more each day. New gear always gets me...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-19-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By MESAexplorer
I can see more usage out of an 8 string...

I can see more usage out of an 8 string multiscale than a 7 string multiscale because the neck is quite a bit thicker. 7 strings feel pretty comfortable to me as they are.

I've always heard they...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-19-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By MESAexplorer
It depends on the guitar and the mod. If it's a...

It depends on the guitar and the mod.


If it's a Fender Mexican strat and you install $300 of pickups, a new neck, and a new bridge, you can expect to get maybe $100-$300 more BUT you won't recoup...
Forum: Recordings 08-13-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By MESAexplorer
Thanks, how does the Vetta cab emulation compare...

Thanks, how does the Vetta cab emulation compare to the cab IR? I assume it's like all Line 6 things, good but not great.
Forum: Cover Songs 08-13-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By MESAexplorer
Meh, I'm not really seeing enough of a difference...

Meh, I'm not really seeing enough of a difference to fret about it (if there even is a difference).
Forum: Cover Songs 08-13-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By MESAexplorer
Such a great song! Good job with the cover. I'm...

Such a great song!

Good job with the cover. I'm gonna have to check back on the way I play a couple parts and make sure I'm doing them right before I attempt to critique you. Everything sounds...
Forum: Recordings 08-13-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By MESAexplorer
At Best Buy 44 hours a week hahah. I've...

At Best Buy 44 hours a week hahah.

I've actually just posted a couple things, a new thread about DAWs, AIs, Garageband and some other stuff.

Trying to get back into recording stuff so I needed...
Forum: Recordings 08-13-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By MESAexplorer
*Cough, I work at BB* I've not been impressed...

*Cough, I work at BB*

I've not been impressed with anything bose makes other than the suspension system they sold to GM several years ago.

Most of your classic rock and blues isn't going to have...
Forum: Recordings 08-13-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By MESAexplorer
Thanks man, Good news, I can get a 2i4 for a...

Thanks man,

Good news, I can get a 2i4 for a good price.

I hate to sound like such a noob but is there a thread explaining how to use the free amp sims. I'm really interested in the acmebargig. ...
Forum: Recordings 08-12-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By MESAexplorer
Mac Compatiblity/ AI/ DAW/ PODFarm Questions

Ok guys, I already read through the audio interface sticky and confirmed a few ideas that I already had about recording.

Long story short, I recently got a MacBook Pro Retina and Gearbox from the...
Forum: Recordings 08-12-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By MESAexplorer
I've liked the Sannheisers I've messed around...

I've liked the Sannheisers I've messed around with where I work. My favorite headphones that I've heard are Plantronics studio headphones...can't remember the model though (Sorry!).

Beats, Monster...
Forum: Recordings 08-12-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By MESAexplorer
It feels like it's really lacking definition. ...

It feels like it's really lacking definition. I'd add a decent amount more upper mids, and maybe some more highs. The upper mids are really going to boost the pick attack. You might boost your...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-28-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,087
Posted By MESAexplorer
Same here. I might cut it up a little louder...

Same here. I might cut it up a little louder when I get off work before everyone else gets home.
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-28-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By MESAexplorer
I love my carvin and it seems most owners love...

I love my carvin and it seems most owners love theirs. They build great guitars with great materials. You have quite a few options with them as well, which allows you to choose what should benefit...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-28-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By MESAexplorer
Try tuning slower. I was going through strings...

Try tuning slower. I was going through strings pretty bad when I was tuning down to play 7 string stuff and then tuning back up to play in standard.

By tuning slowly, you will let the strings...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-28-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By MESAexplorer
B-52 and Carvin both build solid cabs for little...

B-52 and Carvin both build solid cabs for little money. I wouldn't pay more than $250-$300 used for either one.

I would suggest buying something a little better. The 6505 is an awesome amp that...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-28-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By MESAexplorer
The 6505 and 5150 aren't exactly what I would...

The 6505 and 5150 aren't exactly what I would call a quiet amp in the first place. They do have a rather significant amount of hum.

Because I get a decent discount on some of the things we sell,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-28-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By MESAexplorer
I played guitar through a Hartke 410 for a while....

I played guitar through a Hartke 410 for a while. I liked the sound it gave me, really strange metal tone, but I liked it.

and +1 to AndyGray.

If you're not playing too loud it shouldn't be...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-28-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By MESAexplorer
Tubes should just have a faint orange/purple glow...

Tubes should just have a faint orange/purple glow to them. If the metal plate inside them starts glowing orange like melting metal (redplating), you need to swap it out.

As for the crackle, you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-28-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By MESAexplorer
True, but at the same time watching every episode...

True, but at the same time watching every episode of Top Gear, when the F1 Drivers hit the track in the Suzuki every single one has said something along the lines of pushing the car to the limit,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-28-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By MESAexplorer
What are your thoughts on the 1 megaohm pots? Is...

What are your thoughts on the 1 megaohm pots? Is there really that much more to be gained that the 500k can't do?

And do the pots act more like a compressor in that it equalizes the outputs of the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-28-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By MESAexplorer
An acoustic amp is voiced towards acoustic...

An acoustic amp is voiced towards acoustic guitars better than a typical PA system or electric guitar amp. And then you typically gain a few effects such as reverb, delay, chorus, or at least an amp...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-28-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By MESAexplorer
Good looking guitar, man!

Good looking guitar, man!
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-28-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By MESAexplorer
You could probably do it on a baritone 6 string...

You could probably do it on a baritone 6 string honestly. On quite a few of their songs you can see where they've taped up the GBe strings.

Since you're a Meshuggah fan, I'd recommend a 7 string...
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