#1
So I go down to my local shop to get a couple of guitars set-up and re-fretted, and after I take care of that, I ask to try out the Fulltone DejaVibe (I've been trying to decide between the Fulltone and a Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe).

He says no problem and takes a look at my guitar (2007 Highway One Stratocaster) so he can go find something along those lines. He pulls a guitar off the wall and asks me to follow him into the amp room. He sets up the Deja Vibe, plugs me into a Mesa-Boogie Triaxis going into a Mesa SimulClass 2:90, and then hands me an original 1960 Stratocaster (the tag says "Please ask" on price). He then walks out.

I sit there, stunned, unable to believe what I have been hooked into. There is a little card attached to the Triaxis that informs me how to set up for some different tones and I pick a vintage Mesa, Santana-esque setting. I set my knobs, check my pickups, and start playing.


I now realize why people can get away charging $25,000 for the set-up I played through. Jesus friggin' Christ.
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#3
You have taken the first step into the world of GAS. Well done, grasshopper.
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#4
hahahaha
sounds awesome
now i want it.
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#6
Get what you pay for
theres sh*t tons of amazing tone out there if youve got the cash
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#7
your local shop has a real 60s strat and lets people play on it which aren't willing to buy it?
why doesnt that happen around here?

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#8
once you feel it...you'll never be the same!! haha

i plugged my uncle's 1980 gibson les paul standard into his marshall slash silver jubilee once and since then, i've become the pickiest mother****er about gear
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#9
Quote by hendriko
your local shop has a real 60s strat and lets people play on it which aren't willing to buy it?
why doesnt that happen around here?


Well, my brother and I have been regulars for more than 10 years, so the owner trusted me. But I also think he was just trying to sell a $275 pedal by making it sound absolutely amazing .
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#10
i think i just had a mini-gasm reading that
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When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#11
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You have taken the first step into the world of GAS. Well done, grasshopper.

Word.
You do know that you won't be able to sleep at night until you get that sort of gear from now on, don't you, VT?

EDIT: Did you buy the pedal in the end, or what?
#12
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Well, my brother and I have been regulars for more than 10 years, so the owner trusted me. But I also think he was just trying to sell a $275 pedal by making it sound absolutely amazing .

ah well that explains it, but the fact that there is one there remains

and - who wouldn't buy the pedal then (AND THE GUITAR)

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yeah, you will regret that. once i started trying out high end equipment, i have hated everything i own as far as guitars and amps go. some things can sound soooo great, but it ruins the things we can afford haha. oh well. i will have a lonestar soon enough.
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Word.
You do know that you won't be able to sleep at night until you get that sort of gear from now on, don't you, VT?

EDIT: Did you buy the pedal in the end, or what?


No. It's darker and more swirly than the Micro Vibe, but not hugely so. I didn't like the vibrato setting, and I can buy the Micro Vibe and a Carbon Copy for about the same price as the Deja Vibe.

So, I didn't think it was worth the extra cash.

-edit- I don't really have any envy, though. I have a great sounding MIA Stratocaster into a Blues Junior with a pretty nice pedalboard. I've always been kind of choosy about my gear, so I've never owned a clunker.
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#16
They have a Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC at my local guitar shop, but it's $2,100 and only those who are seriously going to buy it are allowed to try it....
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#17
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They have a Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC at my local guitar shop, but it's $2,100 and only those who are seriously going to buy it are allowed to try it....

how do they determine who is 'serious" about to buy it.
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how do they determine who is 'serious" about to buy it.


well, lets just say someone who is wearing ripped jeans, has long hair and whose age ends in "Teen" probably doesn't have $2,100 to spend
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

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#19
Quote by chea_man
yeah, you will regret that. once i started trying out high end equipment, i have hated everything i own as far as guitars and amps go. some things can sound soooo great, but it ruins the things we can afford haha. oh well. i will have a lonestar soon enough.

If you don't like your gear, can I have your Bassman?
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#20
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If you don't like your gear, can I have your Bassman?

right now its a silverface bassman than doesnt work.
soon it will will be a blackfaced bassman/jtm 45 with gain boost. so no, haha.
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It was like a orgasm in my ear.
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#21
As a follow up...

Here's why I hate going to Guitar Center. I go to try out a pedal at my local shop, and, like I said, they do everything they can to showcase the tone of the pedal and give me a complete rundown on specs and opinions.

I went to GC today to try out a Carbon Copy and I have to play a busted-ass Squier going into a Marshall MG30. It took me and the guy working there 5 minutes to figure out how to plug into the pedal since their set-up is so disorganized. Then when I buy it, the guy ringing me up says, "Sweet pedal, but you should look at the Boss. I just like the sound of analog delays like the Boss."

Facepalm.
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#22
Quote by VisionaryTics
As a follow up...

Here's why I hate going to Guitar Center. I go to try out a pedal at my local shop, and, like I said, they do everything they can to showcase the tone of the pedal and give me a complete rundown on specs and opinions.

I went to GC today to try out a Carbon Copy and I have to play a busted-ass Squier going into a Marshall MG30. It took me and the guy working there 5 minutes to figure out how to plug into the pedal since their set-up is so disorganized. Then when I buy it, the guy ringing me up says, "Sweet pedal, but you should look at the Boss. I just like the sound of analog delays like the Boss."

Facepalm.


Rofl. Good ol' GC employees...
#23
You guys didn't hear that the new digital delay is analog?
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