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  1. Amps and Amp Modeling
    I'm a first time poster. I want to learn all I can about amp building. I bought Dave hunters guitar amp hand book but having a hard time retaining some knowledge. Can any one explain to me about the pins on a tube. What are they referred to as? Are each of the pins labeled with different names...
  2. Amps and Amp Modeling
    yo i am looking into getting a new amp in the near future, and i need some tubes in my life... im probably gonna stay away from the Mesa heads n such, not really my kinda sound, and the Fenders r a little too geared towards clean tones, so im probably gonna be looking for a Marshall combo. im...
  3. Amps and Amp Modeling
    Due to a lack of funds I've been playing solid state amps for years and could no longer stand it. You guys may chuckle at this, but I bought a Pignose G60-VR yesterday from Musician's Friend. I don't think it's a good idea to buy an amp before playing it but I'll have 40 days to decide whether...
  4. The Guitar Rack
    I'm looking for a quality electric guitar and amp that is both good for starters and experienced players. Once I learn to play well, I don't want to worry about buying another guitar. I've been looking around and I really like the style of an Ibanez RG because I like the tone, they are...
  5. Amps and Amp Modeling
    I've got a Mesa nomad 112 ,good tone. When I play it there is some buzzing. Almost like some thing is loose, but have found nothing. Is this normal for tube amps. Thanks for any advice.
  6. Amps and Amp Modeling
    Hello to all: Please forgive me already ...im new! I'm still deciding between the peavey classic 30 and the Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue. I've been dieing for a tube rectifier for years ...but for the price the classic 30 sounds pretty sweet ...even with a S.S. rectifier, Ive heard it sounds...
  7. Amps and Amp Modeling
    Hello to all: Please forgive me already ...im new! I'm still deciding between the peavey classic 30 and the Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue. I've been dieing for a tube rectifier for years ...but for the price the classic 30 sounds pretty sweet ...even with a S.S. rectifier, Ive heard it sounds...
  8. Amps and Amp Modeling
    I've been playing for a few years and have gotten fairly comfortable with the sound I like to hear from my guitar. I've gone to shops and played through a fair variety of high gain and high to low power heads and combos. I've played a variety of guitars, but I haven't spent a lot of time with...
  9. Amps and Amp Modeling
    I'm gonna buy a Peavey Classic 30. Everything is perfect about it, except maybe the weight and size of it. How is the size compared to a Roland Cube 30? Anyone recommend a smaller tube amp, 30 watts, good tone? Or should I forget about size and get the Peavey Classic 30, cause it's a damn tone box.
  10. Amps and Amp Modeling
    I am looking at buying a new amp. I will have about $800 to spend, will spend more if there is something noticeably better for a little more. I have a Ibanez RG2550 prestige and love to do pinch harmonics. I am wondering if a tube amp will be better or worse then a SS for them, while still...
  11. Amps and Amp Modeling
    i have a peavey special 212 i was wondering if it was ok to run the 200 watt speaker out-directbox-soundcard for recording.i have been trying this just want to make sure its ok. i know you can not do that with tube amps.i cant find the peavey contact info.
  12. Amps and Amp Modeling
    Hey guys, I'm going to buy a new amp, and my budget is only about $250. I play an Ibanez GAX75, and mostly classic rock, blues, and some hard rock. I don't gig, just play at home, so I need something small. Where I live here in Canada, I don't have much options, even finding them used. I'll...
  13. Amps and Amp Modeling
    hey guys. i have been wondering lately, since i've had my Peavey XXX head for almost 3 years now when i should replace the tubes, and how i can tell if they need changed. lately i've been getting a lot of feedback and today when i cranked it at band practice, my tone seemed slightly diminished...
  14. Amps and Amp Modeling
    i know you cant run a tube amp without speakers i was wondering if i could run my peavey speacial 212 into a directbox with the speakers detached.any tips
  15. The Guitar Rack
    Hi, everyone. I’m new here, and just restarted playing electric guitar. I have a couple of questions for all the guitar-playing experts here. For quite a while, I haven’t been able to find any satisfactory answers.:icon_frow When a professional guitarist is performing live on stage, how does...
  16. Amps and Amp Modeling
    I have a line 6 spider 2 and I compared the marshall setting to a real marshall and I can tell the spider is digital. I was wondering what other people think of modeling because I don't like it any more because I don't like the sound and don't like digital and modleing equipment except for some...
  17. Amps and Amp Modeling
    Im looking for a new amp, currently dont have one and am looking for one. Have my eye on the blues junior, dont know too much about tube amps but am looking for one. Dont play in a band but jam with my bro who plays bass and a friend who plays drums, would a blues junior be loud enough to be...
  18. Amps and Amp Modeling
    Ok Ive only had this amp a few weeks, still figuring it out, but really enjoying it! A couple of things to keep in mind if you watch this video: - I set most of the dials fairly neutral, although I accidently left the treble up a bit on the crunch and ultra channels - coupled with the video...
  19. Amps and Amp Modeling
    hey guys i was wondering if you guys could gimme some ideas on some hi-gain half stacks... i've already looked at a few at some local stores (a place in West Lafayette, IN called McGuire's; a Sam Ash and a GC in Indianapolis) and i figured i would say what i liked/didnt like about those i've...
  20. Amps and Amp Modeling
    Ok so i hear all this fuss about power tube saturation, i own a tube amp but i can't really send it to high volumes. Thankfully my amp sounds great at low volumes regardless. I hear about power tube saturation but i don't think i have a full grasp of what it actually sounds like. I know its...
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