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How Long Did It Take To Chug? (Now with Hyperlinks!)

2020.12.03 03:52 Jonezzzzzzzy How Long Did It Take To Chug? (Now with Hyperlinks!)

How Long Did It Take To Chug? (Now with Hyperlinks!)
There has been a lot of equipment tested in the Will it Chug series! Listed below is all of the gear that has been tested in the series, ranked from fastest to slowest chugging. At the bottom are pieces of gear that did not have a time stamp, and others that did not chug.
From now on, each new Will It Chug video will be added to this list with its hyperlink and chugging timestamp. The original How Long Did It Take To Chug list, which was updated from April 2020 to November 2020, will not be updated from this point forward. Happy Chugging!
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Fastest to slowest chugging
Empress Heavy Pedal - 0:08:24
Boss DS1X - 0:08:34
Zoom G1X Four - 0:08:48
Blackstar LT Metal Pedal - 0:21:44
Kraken V4 Preamp Pedal - 0:23:14
AmpTweaker Tight Metal - 0:23:46
Squier Bullet Strat - 0:25:22
Orange Micro Dark - 0:26:06
Blackstar Fly - 0:35:04
EHX Metal Muff - 0:35:32
Engl Powerball Distortion Pedal - 0:36:13
TC Electronics Fangs - 0:40:28
Diezel VH4 Pedal - 0:41:02
Fender Tele American Ultra - 0:47:24
Vox Mini 3 G2 - 0:47:48
ZOOM G1ON - 0:52:46
That €22 pink amp from Gear4Music - 0:55:15
Blackstar HT1 - 0:59:14
Behringer V Tone Guitar GDI 21 - 1:02:48
Roland Microtube - 1:03:00
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal - 1:03:00
Orange Crush 20RT - 1:07:11
MXR Fullbore - 1:09:00
Rat Distortion - 1:09:45
Fender Full Moon Distortion - 1:12:05
EVH 5150 EL34 Microstack - “farting” at 1:14:00
Satanist Pedal - 01:14:28
Marshall Code 50 - 1:17:30
Laney Ironheart Mini - 1:29:00
Blackstar Silverline - 1:30:16
TC Electronics Eyemaster - 1:35:00
Peavey 6505 Piranha - 1:37:28
Line 6 Helix Stomp - 1:38:28
Orange Dark Terror - 1:53:12
Hughes and Kettner Black Spirit 200 - 1:55:29
MXR Dime Distortion - 2:35:40
Snake Oil Pedals - 2:38:06
Axe FX III - 2:38:37
Fender Mustang GTX100 - 2:57:04
Fender Mustang GT40 - 3:45:38
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Does not chug
Marshall MS2
Squier Frontman G10
Boss Blues Driver - almost chugging at 1:05:05
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No time stamp data
Engl Retro Distortion Pedal
Boss Metalcore Distortion Pedal
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Chugged, but also did not chug

TC Electronic Dark Matter - Kind of chugged at 0:40:00
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2020.04.27 18:52 Jonezzzzzzzy How long did it take to chug?

Hello there! This list is no longer being updated as of December 2, 2020. If you want to see a fully updated list (which includes hyperlinks to each video) click here!

There has been a lot of equipment tested in the Will it Chug series! Listed below is all of the gear that has been tested in the series, ranked from fastest to slowest chugging. At the bottom are pieces of gear that did not have a time stamp, and others that did not chug.


Empress Heavy - 0:08:24

Boss DS1X - 0:08:34

Zoom G1X Four - 0:08:48

Blackstar LT Metal Pedal - 0:21:44

Kraken V4 Preamp Pedal - 0:23:14

AmpTweaker Tight Metal - 0:23:46

Squier Bullet Strat - 0:25:22

Orange Micro Dark - 0:26:06

Blackstar Fly - 0:35:04

EHX Metal Muff - 0:35:32

Engl Powerball Distortion Pedal - 0:36:13

TC Electronic Dark Matter - 0:40:00

TC Fangs - 0:40:28

Diezel VH4 Pedal - 0:41:02

Fender Tele American Ultra - 0:47:24

Vox Mini 3 G2 - 0:47:48

ZOOM G1ON - 0:52:46

That €22 pink amp from Gear4Music - 0:55:15

Blackstar HT1 - 0:59:14

Behringer V Tone Guitar GDI 21 - 1:02:48

Roland Microtube - 1:03:00

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal - 1:03:00

Orange Crush 20RT - 1:07:11

MXR Fullbore - 1:09:00

Rat Distortion - 1:09:45

Fender Full Moon Distortion - 1:12:05

EVH 5150 Microstack - “farting” at 1:14:00

Satanist Pedal - 01:14:28

Marshall Code 50 - 1:17:30

Laney Ironheart Mini - 1:29:00

Blackstar Silverline - 1:30:16

Eyemaster TC Electronics - 1:35:00

Peavey 6505 Piranha - 1:37:28

Line 6 Helix Stomp - 1:38:28

Orange Dark Terror - 1:53:12

Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 - 1:55:29

MXR Dime Distortion - 2:35:40

Snake Oil Pedals - 2:38:06

Axe FX III - 2:38:37

Fender Mustang GTX100 - 2:57:04

Fender Mustang GT40 - 3:45:38




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Does not chug

Marshall MS2

Squier Frontman G10

Boss Blues Driver - almost chugging at 1:05:05




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No time stamp data

Engl Retro Distortion Pedal

Boss Metalcore Distortion Pedal



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Chugged, but also did not chug

TC Electronic Dark Matter
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2019.09.09 16:47 Seagull_No1_Fanboy This Week in Overwatch September 2nd - September 9th

Tuesday

Role Queue enabled for Competitive Season 18!

Career Profile Bug
Hey everyone,
We’ve identified a bug that prevents Competitive Season 18 stats from being shown in the Career Profile until placement matches are finished in any role or playing one match in each role. We’re actively investigating solutions and will update with more information when we have a fix.
Thanks for the reports!

Wednesday

[Schreier] Overwatch Comes To Switch Next Month

If quickplay classic is now in the arcade section, at least let us get achievements
we'll look into adding achievements to quickplay classic. good suggestion.
Do you think there should be more than five modes in arcade now that QP classic is moved?
we'll be updating the arcade in october to accommodate more cards. good suggestion
https://i.imgur.com/eiHqVZN.png
Endless (player) has left/joined game bug?
Hey there, we have a fix for this bug internally and expect it to go live with the 1.40 release. Cheers.

Video Overwatch Nintendo Switch Announcement

Friday

Sigma nerf/Sombra buff on PTR
Confirming this is an intended change for 1.40.
Revert hero balance back to where it was before Goats
Hey there,
Balance changes take time and there will of course be more to come. We’ve just barely entered into 2-2-2 role queue and released a new hero at the same time. It’s important to collect statistics/data, as well as feedback to make informed decisions.
Reverting all balance changes over the last year is unlikely to happen. Any hero change could potentially affect a meta to some degree, but not all changes are directly targeted at the current meta, if that makes sense.
For some transparency, we’ve known for awhile that we would be moving to a 2-2-2 format (it required a long time to implement) and not all changes over the last year were directly targeted at affecting the 3-3 GOATS meta (eg. Soldier, McCree, Junkrat buffs).
The goal of the changes that actually were aimed at GOATS was not to kill it entirely but to weaken it enough, without destroying the individual heroes, that other new comps could arise to compete with it. Though it took a long time, with the results of stage 3 I consider that at least somewhat successful. Even if solutions are hypothetically available, any meta is ultimately dictated by the players.
Aside from meta considerations, it’s important to prioritize individual hero balance which is why we’re tuning Zarya and Symmetra damage output. The recent beam bug fix was much more potent than expected, with those heroes on average seeing a 20-40% increase in damage. Their original damage values were tuned without knowledge of this bug.
Thanks for your feedback!

OWL News Playoffs

Atlanta Reign

Boston Uprising

Chengdu Hunters

Dallas Fuel

Florida Mayhem

Guangzhou Charge

Hangzhou Spark

Houston Outlaws

London Spitfire

LA Gladiators

LA Valiant

New York Excelsior

Paris Eternal

Philadelphia Fusion

SF Shock

Seoul Dynasty

Shanghai Dragons

Toronto Defiant

Vancouver Titans

Washington D.C. Justice

Contenders News

North America

Europe

Korea

China

Australia

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Pacific

World Cup

Remaining News

Last Week's Post

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2019.09.09 16:47 Seagull_No1_Fanboy This Week in Overwatch September 2nd - September 9th

Tuesday

Role Queue enabled for Competitive Season 18!

Career Profile Bug
Hey everyone,
We’ve identified a bug that prevents Competitive Season 18 stats from being shown in the Career Profile until placement matches are finished in any role or playing one match in each role. We’re actively investigating solutions and will update with more information when we have a fix.
Thanks for the reports!

Wednesday

[Schreier] Overwatch Comes To Switch Next Month

If quickplay classic is now in the arcade section, at least let us get achievements
we'll look into adding achievements to quickplay classic. good suggestion.
Do you think there should be more than five modes in arcade now that QP classic is moved?
we'll be updating the arcade in october to accommodate more cards. good suggestion
https://i.imgur.com/eiHqVZN.png
Endless (player) has left/joined game bug?
Hey there, we have a fix for this bug internally and expect it to go live with the 1.40 release. Cheers.

Video Overwatch Nintendo Switch Announcement

Friday

Sigma nerf/Sombra buff on PTR
Confirming this is an intended change for 1.40.
Revert hero balance back to where it was before Goats
Hey there,
Balance changes take time and there will of course be more to come. We’ve just barely entered into 2-2-2 role queue and released a new hero at the same time. It’s important to collect statistics/data, as well as feedback to make informed decisions.
Reverting all balance changes over the last year is unlikely to happen. Any hero change could potentially affect a meta to some degree, but not all changes are directly targeted at the current meta, if that makes sense.
For some transparency, we’ve known for awhile that we would be moving to a 2-2-2 format (it required a long time to implement) and not all changes over the last year were directly targeted at affecting the 3-3 GOATS meta (eg. Soldier, McCree, Junkrat buffs).
The goal of the changes that actually were aimed at GOATS was not to kill it entirely but to weaken it enough, without destroying the individual heroes, that other new comps could arise to compete with it. Though it took a long time, with the results of stage 3 I consider that at least somewhat successful. Even if solutions are hypothetically available, any meta is ultimately dictated by the players.
Aside from meta considerations, it’s important to prioritize individual hero balance which is why we’re tuning Zarya and Symmetra damage output. The recent beam bug fix was much more potent than expected, with those heroes on average seeing a 20-40% increase in damage. Their original damage values were tuned without knowledge of this bug.
Thanks for your feedback!

OWL News Playoffs

Atlanta Reign

Boston Uprising

Chengdu Hunters

Dallas Fuel

Florida Mayhem

Guangzhou Charge

Hangzhou Spark

Houston Outlaws

London Spitfire

LA Gladiators

LA Valiant

New York Excelsior

Paris Eternal

Philadelphia Fusion

SF Shock

Seoul Dynasty

Shanghai Dragons

Toronto Defiant

Vancouver Titans

Washington D.C. Justice

Contenders News

North America

Europe

Korea

China

Australia

South America

Pacific

World Cup

Remaining News

Last Week's Post

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2018.10.12 05:24 kodack10 And the title of best midi controller goes to......

My Fender American Deluxe Strat. I got a Boss GP-10 Roland GK synthesizestompbox and I finally have something I can just pick up, and make music instinctively without messing with tons of midi CC stuff trying to humanize the sound.
I set up a patch with the raw guitar output, the GK synthesizer doing an analog lead patch, and used the midi out data generated by it, to drive a Hammond Organ patch in Omnisphere 2.
One guitar, 3 different instruments at the same time, and it sounded THICK. So thick. The sound was like clouds of noise floating around the room. The hammond shaking me like a hurricane, the guitar rocking out, and the synth lead cutting through the mix like a banshee wail.
Best $400 I ever spent for something to control my synth collection. Move over Roli and Artiphon.
You know how when you use velocity for expression, that it can be hard to be consistently accurate with how fast you're striking? Especially when they are lightweight synth action keys? I think having a physical object like a string, to put energy into, helps me control the velocity and other factors of the performance in a more intuitive way. Even turning all the guitar stuff off, and just using the midi note information, music just sounds more realistic.
For example I used Omnisphere's guitar patches, played with a real guitar, but sent as midi information, and it surprisingly just worked. It sounded very natural, not like a midi instrument. If I had tried to get the same effect with a keyboard, it would have taken much more time to tweak CC and try to humanize the sound. I hate anything that distracts from the musical and creative flow so it's so refreshing to be able to quickly lay down a few tracks using an instrument I probably play better than the piano, and then build off of that using the other tools like the Seaboard Block, and my other synths.
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2018.09.30 16:29 Skid-Vicious Getting over thoughts of revenge - don't do it

Many people like myself who have been dumped and then toyed with before finally being let go, possibly for another as in my case, have thoughts of revenge. I will admit to having these thoughts, at times overwhelming.
It would be so easy to do and I could do it rather anonymously. We had a highly sexual relationship and we're middle aged but still good looking and attractive, and she was rather exhibitionist and had a popular Tumblr page with many, many nude and X rated pictures of her that she posted. While she took down the Tumblr when we broke up (and is playing the role of Christian good girl for herself and her new fiance), the images are still available on other Tumblr pages and the Wayback Machine. I myself deleted every single pic, video, email etc in the days following our breakup, cleansed my possessions and clothes of any and all reminders of her. Only thing I have left are gifts like nice watch, a Fender Strat , and a pair of nice sunglasses and they are all wrapped up and hidden in a dark remote closet until the day that it doesn't matter any longer.
She was always pretty indiscreet about her webpage and online activities and left the geotagging on and all the EXIF data is still on these pictures. Not very smart for a professional woman with a daughter still living at home It would be pretty easy to get them out there and associate her real name with some pretty eye popping X rated pics, and it would be impossible to trace back to me. Part of me want to show the world and her new fiance that this new good Christian (she's the worst kind of Christian of convenience) isn't who she claims to be.
I will say that these are only thoughts, although I don't like having them. I will not act on them. What I don't like is the desire to even think about them. In many ways our relationship was toxic and dysfunctional from the get go, but because I was toxic and dysfunctional I didn't know the signs. That being said, I have to recognize the fact that although it ended badly with lying and betrayal, a failed reconciliation, and her going back to a man she dated long distance for a brief period of time before we started dating 4 years ago (still long distance), she did support me and my family for close to a year when I was out of work. That alone demands respect and the dignity to not purposely fuck up her life.
At this stage, I'm still ping ponging around between acceptance, moving on, wanting her back, never wanting to hear her name or talk to her again, and all the stages of recovery. I thought I'd had these revenge thoughts under control but for some reason they were back last night and this morning with a vengeance. I finally got them under control after talking to someone in my support network and sharing these thoughts. Oh, and I'm dealing with sobriety for the first time in my adult life, and I'm only at 60 some days so as you can imagine my emotions are all over the place and I am feeling them full bore and not drinking to cover them up.
So, I guess this post is about airing it out there, so if other people know, even pseudonymously, it will take away the desire. It is normal to have thoughts of revenge on an ex. What is not normal is acting on them. You can cause untold harm and this stuff can get away from you and get people into real trouble. It can ruin lives of not only the person but those around them. It can ruin the life of the person exacting revenge.
I don't believe in karma per se, but what I do believe in is my personal integrity. I would feel like shit for the rest of my life and it wouldn't be worth it.
So, if you're like me and dealing with thoughts of revenge on an ex, that is completely normal. I won't say its healthy. It comes from jealousy, the rage of being diminished, the desire to punish someone who you feel has wronged you. It's a basic, evolutionary urge.
But don't do it. Work through it. You'll hurt yourself at least as much as the target of your revenge. Things happen exactly as they're supposed to. The only thing you can control is yourself and what you do and how you heal and move on from a breakup.
If you read this far, thanks. It helped to write this out, these thoughts have been popping up more than I like and I think it will help to air them out and maybe get some feedback.
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2018.09.22 20:07 fenderguy123 [Discussion] What do you dislike about your favorite gear brands?

I love Fenders; IMO, the Strat and Tele are the most beautiful looking and sounding guitars. But...
This winter I'm going to drop $1,500-$2.000 on a new Tele. I'll check out the Elite, but I'll probably end up going with Warmoth.

I also really love Ibanez; my RG721MSM is one of the most comfortable guitars I've ever played. But...
If they ever offer a Prestige or J Custom that is HSH, has a trem and SS frets, and reasonable looking finish, I'll buy one in a heartbeat.
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2018.09.12 18:02 hftwannabe1989 [QUESTION] Are strat-like guitar “super strats”?

Seems like when we talk about superstrats what comes to mind are the likes of JEM, RG, san dimas, etc. but how about guitars that look like strats? For example, do you consider these to be super strats?
  1. Ibanez AT100CL http://www.ibanez.com/products/eg_detail18.php?year=2018&area_id=3&cat_id=1&series_id=30&data_id=187&color=CL01
  2. Suhr classic-S https://www.suhr.com/instruments/classic-s/
  3. Schechter nick johnston https://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/artist-models/nick-johnston-traditional-2017-01-04-detail
Compare with https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/stratocastestandard-stratocaster-hss/0144702532.html
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2018.07.14 23:10 fakehalo [GEAR] My mess of wires and guitars

A lot of people have their pedal layout polished and tidy, not me. I used to change the rotation up so much (including ~10 pedals sitting in the closet now) that i stopped wasting time tidying it up and ended up with this clusterfuck:
https://imgur.com/a/A5E7pWb
Guitars(in order on rack):
Pedals (in chain order, despite how it looks):
...guess I have a liking for EHX stuff.
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2018.01.09 01:43 abundantsleepingbags NPD X5 (sort of)

I’ve been saving this post for a while now. I wanted to get familiar with these pedals before I made any kind of write up on them, along with letting the honeymoon period pass. Hopefully this might help anyone considering buying these pedals with info, placement, settings, etc.
https://i.imgur.com/kGkvFNS.jpg
EQD Data Corrupter EHX Pitchfork EQD Speaker Cranker Walrus Contraband DOD Gonkulator
Complete chain:
(Gibson SG Faded/Fender Strat/Supro Jamesport) Walrus Contraband Boss TU-3 EHX Pitchfork EQD Data Corrupter EHX Q-Tron+ DOD Gonkulator EQD The Depths Klon KTR EQD Speaker Cranker Strymon OB1 Catalinbread Katzenkönig EQD Space Spiral Boss CE-2w Boss RV-6 (Vox AC30C2 / Fender Custom 68 Deluxe Reverb)
Buckle up. This is a long one.
1) EQD Data Corrupter
I snagged this bad boy not too long before Halloween. I have periods where I love this thing followed by a couple days of “what even is this” where I take it off the board. But after staring at it for a while I want to fire it back up again. Throw it in the front of the chain. I’ve found it’s best a little bit down the line, but more on that later. I think we’re all familiar with the giant freefall pitch drop this thing does but it does so much more than that. I don’t think many demos do this thing justice. Starting with the oscillators off with the square up you get a very smooth fuzz that sounds like it’s almost breaking when it start to decay. I wouldn’t necessarily use this as a stand-alone fuzz if you want to cut through a band mix, but is great for filling up the rhythm section. Bringing both oscillators up in the mix set to unison almost sounds like they’re fighting to keep from cancelling each other out. This is especially cool with the freq mod set to vibrato at the fastest speed. Setting the sub osc to M3 (switch to 1 oct down so the osc will actually only be 1 octave up) with the master osc to a P5 (or vice versa, really), glide mode around noon, with a phaser or univibe, delay, and shimmer reverb after it is one of the most incredible sounds I’ve ever had the pleasure to play with. The DC begs for delay and reverb after it and that’s when this pedal seriously comes alive. You need to treat this like it’s own instrument and a synth unto itself and not guitar pedal to really start to get a feel for it.
2) EHX Pitchfork
I was looking for an octave pedal and ended up with something a bit different. If you have the idea to get this to use as an octave pedal that has expanded functionality, this might not exactly be the sound you’re looking for. I bought this to blend in an octave down to use with the Q-Tron+ for funk lines. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but it works well enough and I’ve found that I like it more for other reasons. Turns out, the Pitchfork works wonders when placed in momentary mode before the Data Corrupter. I can have the DC going, hold the switch, and blast it up an octave. I’m absolutely surprised it works best this way. Initially I had the DC first but when shifted it sounds weird. Props to EQD for tremendous tracking on the DC. As for the Pitchfork, tracking is smooth and quick but not perfect. There’s a hint of latency that’s noticeable with the mix at full but it isn’t enough to mess up my playing. Listening to someone else use it, it might not be useable. But playing, you can feel it but it’s minor. I’m a huge fan of setting this to latch mode, P5, blend a little under half, with modulated reverb and delay. My wife described it as sounding like a “fairy garden”. I don’t really use this to tune down, but you can use it for that. It does sound digital and there are artifacts. I think that adds to the charm. I like to use it to get kind of synthy and it’s great for that.
3) EQD Speaker Cranker.
Wow. I seriously slept on this. One of the very best ODs I have ever used. One knob, turned all the way down into my 68 Deluxe Reverb adds slight highs, a bit of mids, just a touch of volume, and a slight breakup that feels super natural and touch responsive. I’ve fallen in love with hitting this with my KTR. Very rich and harmonically satisfying. Heavenly! I seriously can’t recommend this dirt pedal enough. Even with the knob maxed out it doesn’t add that much more volume but it all depends on your amp, your amp’s volume, and how much headroom you’re working with. I keep the knob around 9o’clock and it really nails “on the verge” of breakup sounds that crunch a bit when you dig in and it cleans up naturally. Super simple pedal and circuit but it’s super effective! If you own a klone of any sort you owe it to yourself to buy one of these and stick that Klone in front of it. Seriously.
4) Walrus Contraband
Not a lot to say on this. Snagged it during the winter sale for $59 (yes, I missed the 10% off coupon) Another pedal with one knob. The fuzz is voiced kind of bright, enough to cut, but still thick and wooly. Thin and thick switch is self explanatory but I wouldn’t call the thin side thin. After experimentation, I’ve found this to go best at the very start of the chain. Not sure if the TU-3’s buffer messes with it or not but down the chain the Contraband was a bit noisier, thinner, and brighter. Throwing it up at the very front of the chain, it sounds perfect. If you want a great sounding fuzz with no fuss, give this a good checkin’ out.
5) DOD Gonkulator
Picked this up for $40 during the Sweetwater Sale. Wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, but for $40... I’ll take it. I love this pedal! Throwing this on before another dirt pedal with the ring mod blended low creates these undertones that sound like your amp is breaking. In a good way. The ring mod is in parallel with the dist circuit which is the DOD Grunge circuit. The controls are very interactive and the way the ring comes through depends on both the ring level and the Dist level. Ring all the way up with dist down sounds like an interstellar root canal. Sometimes you can kind of coax these weird chimey bell sounds out of it and other times it’s atonal chaos. I prefer tuning the ring to the key of the song and blending it low enough to hear but not enough for it to be overbearing. Just enough for it to sound like my speaker is ripping in half and catching on fire. I like it before my dirt because i prefer for my dirts to shape my sound more than the Gonk, particularly with the KTRs midrange shape but you could honestly placeit anywhere. Gonk is definitely not for everyone but it could definitely be for you without you ever realizing it.
Hope this has been helpful to anyone with these pedals or considering buying these pedals. I know i research just about every post available on the internet when buying a pedal so I’d like to try to post something informative for those that do the same!
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2016.10.24 04:17 Tibbsy Confusion on strat parts

Hi luthier - I've been digging around the internet for information on changing out some parts on my 2004 Satin MIM Strat and have gotten my brain a bit frazzled (I've always played cheap guitars and never done anything to them beyond having them set up). There seem to be a lot of mods, but I am not sure which ones will work with my specific strat.
Basically, I want to change out the bridge, pickups, and the tuning keys. What I'm confused about is the fitting for the tuning keys (I'd like a set of locking tuning keys). I looked at one diagram and thought one set would fit, but then seemed to get conflicting information elsewhere. Would fender be the best place for that or should I go with a different manufacturer for a better fit? Similarly I am having trouble figuring out the bridge swap - I know I need a bridge with the multiple screws, but I'm confused about the specifics and saddle requirements. I know there are different measurements in American, vintage, modern, etc. I'm just a bit lost and I don't want to buy a set of tuning keys and a bridge only to have to return them because I bought the wrong ones like a dolt.
Thanks for any help or comments
(Pickups are taste so I'm not necessarily confused about those, I just haven't made up my mind on whether I want to go with a set of Wiggins or an SSL-5/SSL-1 RWRP/SSL-1 combo.)
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2016.08.05 00:45 KyuubiReddit completely lost in the vast ocean of overdrive pedals

Hi all,
I am looking for an overdrive pedal and the more I research, the more lost I am... every 5 minutes, I find a new pedal that is praised by many and it's getting difficult to decide.
So I am hoping to get some help from people with similar gear and tastes.
What I like: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rage Against The Machine (I am aware that some require different pedals to get their sound, like distortion, fuzz, etc.)
My gear:
I did try the Xotic SL Drive and I loved it with my Ibanez (with the drive knob between 11 and 2 o'clock), it gave me the kind of warm tube sound I like (relatively close to Jimmy Page). I didn't test it with my Strat.
I am flexible with the budget and could go up to ~250$ if I feel it's worth it.
I am torn between these but open for any other suggestion:
I appreciate any help/suggestion I can get
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2016.07.22 15:53 JayReddt Help Finding Shop to Build Electric Guitar Bridge

I'm not too familiar with machining and machine shops in my area (north of NYC). I was hoping to get some advice on finding machine shop, best way to approach them with request (i.e. bring detailed measurements? Sample item?), and what price to expect to pay.
What I'm looking to create looks like this but to different measurements:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/SquireStratMiniBridge.jpg
More specifically, the bridge plate:
http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/6FMAAOSwiYFXGB-0/s-l225.jpg
And, potentially, the saddles:
http://www.spydrweb.org/62%20Reissue%20Strat/Fender%20Strat%20Bent%20Saddle%2090s%20CIJ.JPG
They can also be more solid (rather than just rolled/bent sheet like that) too, doesn't really matter.
Solid (non-metal) version:
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/images/large/PS-8000-00.jpg
The screws and springs I don't need since those I have / can find.
Anyway, as you can see in the first picture, these hold up the guitar strings and the width of the saddles determine the spacing of the strings. Additionally, this spacing determines the placement of the holes at the rear of the bridge plate that both connect the saddles and that you pull the strings through.
I want to reduce the width of these saddles. I purchased some non-metal saddles (like ones in picture above) and sanded them down. Unfortunately, and this can be seen in pictures, there is a limit to this due to the placement of 2 screws on either side (that are there to adjust the height of the saddle and string). Still, it is almost good enough and so depending on difficulty of customizing the saddles... I might not need that.
At the very least, I do need a bridge plate that matches the measurements of the my current plate but has the holes narrowed to match the new, narrow saddles / strings.
Hopefully this all makes sense. I apologize for the length. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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2016.07.22 15:36 JayReddt Help Finding Shop to Build Electric guitar Bridge

I'm not too familiar with machining and machine shops in my area (north of NYC). I was hoping to get some advice on finding machine shop, best way to approach them with request (i.e. bring detailed measurements? Sample item?), and what price to expect to pay.
What I'm looking to create looks like this but to different measurements:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/SquireStratMiniBridge.jpg
More specifically, the bridge plate:
http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/6FMAAOSwiYFXGB-0/s-l225.jpg
And, potentially, the saddles:
http://www.spydrweb.org/62%20Reissue%20Strat/Fender%20Strat%20Bent%20Saddle%2090s%20CIJ.JPG
They can also be more solid (rather than just rolled/bent sheet like that) too, doesn't really matter. Whichever is easieless expensive.
Solid (non-metal) version:
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/images/large/PS-8000-00.jpg
The screws and springs I don't need since those I have / can find.
Anyway, as you can see in the first picture, these hold up the guitar strings and the width of the saddles determine the spacing of the strings. Additionally, this spacing determines the placement of the holes at the rear of the bridge plate that both connect the saddles and that you pull the strings through.
I want to reduce the width of these saddles. I purchased some non-metal saddles (like ones in picture above) and sanded them down. Unfortunately, and this can be seen in pictures, there is a limit to this due to the placement of 2 screws on either side (that are there to adjust the height of the saddle and string). Still, it is almost good enough and so depending on difficulty of customizing the saddles... I might not need that.
At the very least, I do need a bridge plate that matches the measurements of the my current plate but has the holes narrowed to match the new, narrow saddles / strings.
Hopefully this all makes sense. I apologize for the length. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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2016.05.11 23:36 Rangore [QUESTION] Should buying a better guitar or building up your pedalboard take precedence?

TLDR: Should I go out and buy a couple pedals to give my tone some diversity, or should I buy my first good guitar?
I started out with a Bullet Strat and a crappy used little Fender starting amp that I don't even care to know the name of. After a while my dad found a Peavey Vypyr 75 Watt for cheap from a coworker and I snatched it up. After a while I realized that there was way too much going on with that amp for me. I only really used one preset on it and I couldn't put the volume past 3 without massive headaches.
I've also put in around $200-$250 to upgrade my Bullet Strat to a decent guitar (new pickups and switched out all the hardware, even gave it a paint-job)
So I've come into some extra money and last week I picked up a Vox AC4C1 for $200 and I LOVE it compared to the Peavey. It's exactly what I wanted. I'll be selling the Peavey to a friend soon and I have money left over from buying the Vox.
Now I'm torn between buying a good guitar or expanding my pedalboard. The guitar I'm looking at is a Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster. I've been pretty set on getting a Jazzmaster for a while and this is the only Jazzmaster my Guitar Center has, and Guitar Center is my local shop. As of right now, I only have a RC-3 and a SD-1, but if I were to buy more pedals and put off buying a guitar, I'd probably go with one of these: RV-5, FZ-5, AW-3, AC-2, or AC-3
I won't be buying anything until I try it out, and I'd like a plan going into this
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2016.05.08 15:57 DanielleMuscato [Discussion] Guitar Myths!

I thought this would be fun. I'd like to correct some misinformation I sometimes see floating around this sub, as well as stuff I hear from guitarists in general.

What other myths can you think of that are worth addressing?

Myth #1: Fender Strats were originally designed to be cheap, mass-produced guitars, as opposed to the fancier Gibson electrics of the 1950s.
Truth:
A Strat was actually MORE than a Les Paul Standard in 1954, the year the Strat was introduced. In 1954, a Strat with tremolo was $249.50, and they also made hardtail version for $229.50:
http://i.imgur.com/3jJUXd8.png
Source: Fender archives (find "$249.50" on page): http://www2.fender.com/experience/guitarchive/the-stratocaster-in-the-1950s/
A Gibson Les Paul Model (later renamed Les Paul Standard) was $225 in 1954. The Junior was $99.50 and the Deluxe, later renamed the Custom, was $325:
http://i.imgur.com/1sARbEb.png
Source: the book "Gibson Electrics" by A. R. Duchossoir; see the bottom right of page 63 here.
Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics official US government inflation calculator, a tremolo Strat new in 1954 ($249.50) would be the equivalent of $2,208.70 in 2016 dollars accounting for inflation.
A Les Paul Standard ($225) would be the equivalent of $1,991.81 in 2016 dollars.
Neither were intended for entry-level players. Some entry level brands at the time were, for example, Kay, Harmony, and Silvertone. In contrast, in 1954, the US federal minimum wage was $0.75 per hour, meaning that it would have taken about 333 hours of work (8 weeks, 2 days, 1 hour, and 42 minutes) of work at 40 hours per week to buy a 1954 Fender Strat, ignoring sales tax.
For sake of comparison, a 2016 Fender American Standard Stratocaster has a street price of $1,299.99 ignoring sales tax, which—at minimum wage in 2016 ($7.25 federal)—would require 179.3 hours of work, or 4 weeks, 2 days, 3 hours, and 18 minutes of work at 40 hours per week, approximately half as long as a minimum-wage worker would have needed to work in 1954.
For sake of comparison, a 1954 Gibson Les Paul Standard would have required 300 hours of work at minimum wage, or 7 weeks, 2 days, and 4 hours of full-time work at 40 hours per week.
A 2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard T (the cheapest of the 2016 lineup of Les Paul Standards) has a street price of $2,799, which, at 2016 minimum wage, would require about 386 hours of work, or 9 weeks, 3 days, 2 hours, and 4 minutes of work at 40 hours per week—just a bit over double the time it would take to earn enough to buy a Strat.

Your turn!

Please cite your sources.
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2016.02.17 03:51 Pennyweiss [GEAR] Ibanez Edge on a strat?

I want to install an Ibanez Edge tremolo system on a Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster. I am trying to make Tom Morello's Soul Power Guitar. I have, however, been told by some techs that, while they can do it, the guitar will never really work at 100%. Can I get a super good tech to install this trem system to where it works perfectly like Morello's or is it better to buy a custom guitar from scratch? (I would rather not because I want the guitar to be pretty much the exact one. i.e. a real Fender.) The strat I plan to mod is a Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster- http://www.joynetmall.com/store/image/cache/data/f80c-800x800.jpg. Tom's guitar is the "Soul Power" guitar- http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/6262/big_Tom%2BMorello%2Btommorellosoulpowernightwatchm.jpg?v=1411224889
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2016.02.17 03:39 Pennyweiss Ibanez Edge on a Strat?

I want to install an Ibanez Edge tremolo system on a Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster. I am trying to make Tom Morello's Soul Power Guitar. I have, however, been told by some techs that, while they can do it, the guitar will never really work at 100%. Can I get a super good tech to install this trem system to where it works perfectly like Morello's or is it better to buy a custom guitar from scratch? (I would rather not because I want the guitar to be pretty much the exact one. i.e. a real Fender.) The strat I plan to mod is a Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster- http://www.joynetmall.com/store/image/cache/data/f80c-800x800.jpg. Tom's guitar is the "Soul Power" guitar- http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/6262/big_Tom%2BMorello%2Btommorellosoulpowernightwatchm.jpg?v=1411224889
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2016.02.14 20:46 piscina_dela_muerta I was just thinking today. How would you like Matt and Mark's signature guitars to look like if they came out with new ones?

I was just thinking about this today because of an earlier post and because I know that Mark might be in talks to release a new signature with Fender.
For Mark, we all know his signature. It's a Jazz bass body with P-bass pickups that are reversed to give him more pop and a single volume knob because he likes to keep it simple. It used to come in these 3 wonderful colors but now only comes in these 2 more...drab colors1 and 2. I could see him trying to make something similar to his new jag bass he got with 2 pickups and cool paint job but I'm not completely sure about it. I really just want a return to his pink bass. Maybe with the octopus logo painted on already?
As for Matt, he primarily plays his goldtop Les Paul or a Fender Jaguar. And while I love Les Pauls, I wouldnt mind seeing him do a low cost signature guitar with fender similar to the one he did with GPC a while back. Maybe with a couple different color options like with the Tom Delonge strats.
What do you guys think?
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2014.07.27 05:51 Fenastus Going to start diving into the world of metal guitars and drop tuning (X-post /r/guitar)

I love all things classical rock with lighter distortion or even reverby clean, but at the same time, I love the crunchy, meaty, bassy sound you get from a guitar with thick strings in a really low tuning.
I currently own a Fender Strat MIM (which I will be keeping), but as you probably are well aware, the Fender isn't a metal guitar and that's not what I bought it for anyways.
Ibanez has always intrigued me, I always love the look and sound of their guitars. What I came here to ask is that if I want to get a sound of bands like Parkway Drive, Wintersun, Volumes, etc... if this guitar would be a good choice (Ibanez RG470FM)
Another point I should make is my amp. I use a Fender Mustang I and I don't have the money at the moment to dump on a new guitar AND amp. Would perhaps the assistance of a decent pedal, would I be able to achieve a quality enough tone for some bedroom playing? If I were to ever gig, I would of course pick up something more suited to the job, but for now, i'm a bedroom guitarist with not enough time to dedicate to potential gigging at this point in time.
Let me know what you think
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2013.04.10 00:56 xStoryTeller Need some help buying a electric guitar.

When I was 18 I bought a guitar because I wanted to rock out, but I got really buisy / forgot about it and just let the guitar gather dust. Now I'm 22 and I picked it up again and I'm LOVING it, the thing is though that the guitar isn't working for me.
Its a Ibanez GRG270 with a Floyd Rose bridge on it, it won't stay in tune and tuning it every day to play is just horrendous. So I want too sell it and get a new guitar, preferably one thats not the entry model and doesn't have a floyd.
I want to play diffrent kinds of music, ranging from The Script to say Three Days Grace. So I guess Indie to Hard Rock? I don't really like most metal. Another thing, I'm quite picky about the looks =/ I've noticed I don't really like the pickguard look like Fenders, I'm more atracked to super-strats, Les Paul or other nice looking guitars either in black, natural wood or some nice burst color.
Ideally it would look something like this: http://imgur.com//a/lYw9v#1 (without Floyd) or this http://www.stinnettguitars.com/Paul%20V.htm
The thing is that I'm from Holland and there aren't any big music stores near me, so I can't really go out to the floor and try out 10 diffrent guitars. If I have some models I might be able to find a store to try it out thats why I'm looking online first. Also the second-hand market isn't that big here, and mostly vintage guitars. I quite like the Ibanez RGA32 ( http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_page13.php?area_id=3&data_id=117&color=CL01&year=2013&cat_id=1&series_id=148 ) but I read its mostly for Metal and doesn't really have good clean tones.
Could you guys / gals reccomend some brands / models that might fit me? My budget would be preferably below 400 Euro / 525 Dollar but it can stretch if needed.
TL;DR: Looking for guitar, super-strat maybe les paul. Indy - Hard Rock with nice clean, ~525 dollar, no floyd.
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2012.06.20 22:14 MWShenanigans11 My wide ranges of musical tastes is making it difficult for me to decide on a guitar.

I like to play metal and indie and classic rock and jazz and blues and everything in between. It's also keeping me from taking the time to learn a specific style really well.
Right now, I'm in between an Epiphone es-345, a thinline tele, a deluxe strat, and maybe a les paul or an SG.
Anyone else have this problem?
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