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monwobobbo Perverockstar69

Do you guys know which one I need for an Edge Pro tremolo?

can't say i do but if you contact the maker i'm sure they can tell you. 
Quote by alexaymp1
monwobobbo I believe so and I know they aren’t very good. Haven’t tested it yet. Trying to keep it completely stock for a bit until I’m absolutely sure I want to modify things. But I think regardless I’ll have to install an original Floyd sometime down the road.

well actually that trem works fine it just odd fine tuner set up that is a problem if you lose any of the parts or they go bad. i did eventually install an original floyd rose in my Model 2 after i had some issues with original trem part that couldn't be replaced (granted this was pre internet but i know those parts are tough to come by) 
nice   if that is the Jackson locking trem then i highly suggest being careful with it as it is a bitch to find parts for those. 
Quote by Perverockstar69
Totally. The Tremol-No is a great useful device.

Go for it.

agree. my Strat Plus has one and though i rarely use it it does work. 
why not talk to the venues directly?  you are giving money to someone else to do work you should be doing. if your band is that good and you have a solid rep as a draw then seems to me that venues would want you to play there. 
if the Squier Orange combo is what does it for you then don't cheap out. get what works for you the first time and be happy. cheaping out rarely pays off ans usually just makes you spend more in the long run. you can look for used to save some money that way which i do recommend. 
not a big fan but some of it is very good. my brother is a big jazz head and plays trumpet so i do get exposed to a fair bit of the genre.  Miles Davis is great and i like Hervbe Hancock and Jan Hammer as well. 
Quote by theosguitar1
How do I achieve such tone? (EQ, etc.)
I would prefer zoom G3 patch, but I can't find any. Help?


getting Dave's tone with a G3 is a tall order. you will need to take your time and experiment with your G3. start with your distortion settings and then tinker with your eq to zero in on it. don't expect to nail it though that is not realistic. 
The peavey nitro was one of their better guitars so I would consider it. My main strat is a 95 MIM nothing wrong with 90s. They need a new block but that is cheap enough.
i'll second the MIM  out of those. the Ibanez is a good guitar but $350 seems a bit steep. the Peavey guitars aren't bad but many aren't fans of the pickups. if you plan to replace them anyways then not a bad way to go. 
Quote by MAChiefs
Not an expert on serial numbers or amp dating but owning and playing Peaveys in that timeframe, this amp looks newer than 1981 to me. The look of the knobs reminds me of Peavey amps made in the late 1980’s, early 1990’s, but again, could be wrong. 

correct it's not an 81.  it's a reissue of an 80s amp
President has to be over 35 yrs old so that leaves out a good chunk of the Pit.  also having to use your right hand as the first lady would be a bit embarrassing so again leaves a bunch of folks here out of the running. 
pure dumb luck. i like to try various gear as i stumble across it and sometimes it's a win that i have to buy. my Peavey Ultra 2x12 is one of those things. it sounded great for high gain and actually pretty decent for classic rock and even did fairly well for blues rock type stuff. clean channel is good as well. i could afford it at the time so o bought it. been playing for almost 40 years now so i've been though a fair number of amps. as i said i like to try stuff and when something i haven't tried comes along i'll give it a shot (even if its' not what i usually go for). the experience of hearing a variety of amps gives me an idea of what i want overall out of an amp (guitar or pedals to). 
Quote by dennazarenko20034
Hey guys, what do you think about vintage guitar Teisco Checkmate "Hertiecaster" (Stratocaster) with 4 pickups made in japan in 1960. It's selling for 320$.
Does it guitar good for this price or better buy Fender Mexico?

  while that is a fun guitar it won't sound anything like a Strat and certainly won't play like one.  unless you must have money to blow on a cool curiosity then go for the MIm. 
Quote by progulus
I think the grass looks greener over there. I'm hoping to jump the fence and check it out, even though everything is just fine over here.  I dialed in my tone, tweaked my circuits, got the best speakers, pedals, etc etc.  It's a classic rock animal.  Still the world of vintage amps calls my name.  There's so much out there to explore, and I want to try it all.

either you don't have the perfect rig or you are a victim of G.A.S..  being vintage myself i can pretty much assure you that vintage amps offer nothing that can't be found in a modern amp. i sold off most of my "vintage" gear just before the vintage market caved. why? because there was nothing that couldn't be duplicated or bettered with newer stuff. 
$50 is a lot of money?  anyways i have on occasion made a loan to a friend. i have to trust them a great deal but if so then sure provided i have it to spare. i've known some of my friends for over 40 years and know who is dependable and who not so much.  as trashed mentioned it it's a smaller amount i'm more likely to say here take it and just return the favor down the road sometime. 
if you aren't all in on the idea then it's likely not a good one. have you played through the vh4 at all? 
agree with Cajundaddy that it's way more about the amp than the pickups. there are no pickups that will give you the "blues" tone.  i think an argument could be made that the stock pickups in a MIM (older ceramic) would be "better" for blues if you are talking about an edge of breakup type tone than a really clean set. the amp is where that tone is at though. 
you might want to look at a Peavey Valveking as well. keep in mind tha tit is more of a jack of all trades amp than a master of any. you would need a decent overdrive to get the heavier tones but it does blues and clean tones fine on it's own. agree that the Mesa MKV would be a great choice but i can't afford one either  
as usual it seems like everyone (outside of) thinks NY state is just one big city, it's not.  i live in upstate NY and it's affordable and rather nice here most of the time. ok winter can suck but we don't have half the state burn in the summer or get wiped out by hurricanes etc.  $150,000 in the bank can buy you a decent house with money to spare in these parts. 
Quote by Cajundaddy
List your budget, 3 favorite guitarists, and general location so we know what is available in your area.  Experienced players will chime in.

In my experience with these amps the Vox and Fender SuperChamp are the best for vintage guitar tone.  Vypyr and Katana are the best for modern guitar tone.  Code is just godawful.  Completely below the acceptable noise floor for me.  Pick your poison.

good idea. best is rather subjective for starters and  "best" for your needs is what is important. 
john used 2 rock for a while so i'd imagine that those would be a good place to start.  yes they are expensive but they do deliver tone wise. 
first and foremost realize that you won't be able to do a "one size fits all" setting to get the variety of tones you seek. start with the distortion level and establish the basic tone you want. fx are the icing on the cake so the cake itself has to taste great by itself.  as for the delay sound if you want it to thicken the sound then try this. short delay time. few repeats are necessary. the volume on the delay needs to be lower than the dry sound. experiment with that. i've found that having the delay in the background to where it's not overwhelming the sound but not absent works best. it won't sound right with the delay off but you don't really hear the delay either. 
glad you enjoyed the show. been an Alice fan for a great number of years (i still have my original 45 of Schools Out that i bought back in 1972) Alice puts on a great show and always has. 
digital modeling amps often don't play nice with fx pedals. the amp is designed to work with the internal fx . not to say that no pedals will work just that you may be disappointed. as i recall you have the ability to download other  fx with you katana so you may want to start there. 
Quote by ShootDice
Cheers mate, I actually got on it cut the treble and now I have roughly the tone I was looking for. 

Listen regarding this whole issue, I essentially have no budget, so I work with what I have realistically isn't the best, but again, fairly good.

i've made a career out of making do with what i got.  plenty to learn form that which can be very useful down the road.  having said that you also have to be very realistic about what results you can get.  pros use pro gear and more often than not have pro sound engineers and of course a nice studio. duplicating all that on the cheap is really hard and likely not gonna happen. you do your best but keep it real. 
sounds more like an intonation issue than the amp. if the tuning or intonation is off by more than a tiny bit then when different strings are played togehter you can get what you mentioned. 
Quote by heavymetal2k
I don't use the gain button as like you said the already muddy tone gets muddier.
I don't turn the gain past noon as I've found beyond that it gets muddier as I go honestly.

I'm using a dummy jack as well as the FX loop patch cord to close it.

The idea with the classic 30 for me is if I have a channel volume, and master with better tubes/speaker already in the classic 30 can I get the high gain just nicer/clearer with it.

I didn't say the peavey vk cant be pushed to high gain, I just find stock it sounds like mud when it gets there.
If the 30 will go there and sound better overall I'm sold on it. If not then it's no biggie.

Also I play at low volume so not having a master on the vk kinda sucks.

well it has a master volume just not a second gain control.  the 30 wasn't designed as a high gain amp so i think even when pushed like you mentioned that it won't work all that well. i would spend some more time on eq and test different setting on the TS to see what you end up with. i assume that most of what you mentioned is downtuned as well?   realistically you don't have the right tools for the job so some compromise is needed. not sure if you really need as much gain as you think either. 
Quote by heavymetal2k
Yeh, like I mentioned above.
I'm using an ibaneze tube screamer up front but it's still unsatisfactory for high gain. Cleaning the sound of seems impossible unless I drag it back down to hard rock levels.

As of right now about the best settings I have are
Full A/B
Tight
Gain around 5/10
Bass around 5/10
Mids 6.5/10
Treble 5/10
Tubescreamer gain and tone at 0 drive at 10 and make minor adjustments with guitars volume knob.

Still not really satisfied.

If the classic 30 will do better I'd go for it, otherwise I'll stick to the micro cube lol.


have you considered using the TS as more of an actual overdrive than a boost?  tone at 0 seems kind of odd and may not be a good plan either.  personally i find that the VK's gain gets fairly muddy if turned up to much. also i hope you have turned off the boost button on the amp as that just muddies things up at high volumes. i use my VK as a practice amp all the time but have found it just isn't all that great for modern high gain (not that i really play that type of stuff). 
despite what the adds claim the VK was never meant to be a modern metal machine. i'd suggest putting an overdrive out front like an OCD to give it that extra push. the stock speaker ins't the best. one issue that you really can't do much about (except buy a new cab) is that it is open backed so the bass response won't be tight the way you want it. if using it with an overdrive you will want to keep the gain on the amp down to a reasonable level and let the pedal do a fair bit of the work. 
for a little more you could get a Peavey VIP series amp which will give you what you want out of the box. honestly i'd look into the FUSE program that the Mustang has and see if you can download a tone like what you want. the Mustang really isn't known for metal but it can do it. 
Quote by bobdebjohns
monwobobbo I was not sure if changing tubes is like changing oil on a car, you do it every xxx miles regardless.

well if all iooks good then for now you are good. agree with above that you probably should consider setting some money aside for tubes but unless you have a big gig or other if the amp fails it would be tragic thing coming up then you will likely be fine. 
Quote by tay12lex
monwobobbo Because they already have colors to replace them. And yeah there are good ones and bad ones, and as the years go by the lemons will get sorted out. I never stated that a player series can't do everything a standard can. I just stated that there are some features unique to the standards that set them apart from just being a lower end version of the american guitars. You can find Standard Strats from the 90's going for more money than when they were new nowadays.

maybe some are asking more for a 90s and trying to push that made in the US  BS but they aren't actually getting the asking price. oh and don't forget inflation as that impacts hte actual real dollar value.  we are talking standards not the vintage reissue series etc. any way you look at it standards are a dime a dozen regardless of whether they are good guitars or not ( which they are). the lemons won't disappear they will be what is left and those will drive the price down not up. Fender changes colors every couple of years and i assure you the colors you mentioned will be used sooner or later. 
Quote by tay12lex
monwobobbo If they don't bring back those colors then they could very well become collectible. The point is that the standard series was it's own thing and had certain aspects over the american series that people might favor.

well except that there are tons of them available even in those colors. what makes you think that Fender won't bring back those colors? they will . as for certain things that might still be valued i dunno. my Standard just happens to be my fav strat but it's hardly indicative of all of them being great or even good. i've played tons of strats over the years and sometime a MIM was the best of the day and probably a bit more often a US made one was. from a functional stand point i can't see any reason that a new player series wouldn't be able to do anything a standard can. Fender made a new regualr version back in 1986 with a 22 fret neck and a 2 point trem. many newer players are very used to that and aren't fond of the older 21 fret 6 point design. now there is an affordable version with those features. Fender is obviously going for newer players at this point (as they should) . 
Quote by tay12lex
They could be in time. Some people prefer the hotter, smoother sounding pickups in the standard series and the more traditional look with the 21 frets and 6 point tremolo. Discontinued colors like Lake Placid Blue or Wine Red could also become more valuable, same thing could happen with Strats that have a rosewood fretboard.

What makes mexican strats special isn't how valuable they'll become over time, it's how they are what Leo Fender envisioned a guitar should be. A high quality, versatile, affordable instrument built for working musicians.

i really doubt that the Standard will become collectible any time soon.. even the colors probably not really. you may be able to get the higher end of the used range for them  but i doubt a premium will be gotten. Fender is till making traditional strats so again that market is still being addressed. i think that as time goes on that 21 frets will be seen more and more as a liability and less as something desirable. the production numbers for the standard are also really high so scarcity isn't forthcoming any time soon. 

Gab_Azz it is very possible that the board wasn't done correctly.. my understanding is that pau ferro is more difficult to deal with so there may be a learning curve for high production.  or maybe you just don't like it.