What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

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  1. mnemonic

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    Cool, I also use elixirs and leave them on for ages, as they seem to sound fine even when really old.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yep. You get the spots where you pick where the coating comes off just like you always do with elixirs, but nothing that has seemed out of the ordinary.
     
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    I leave my Elixirs on 4-6 months, depending on how much I play. When they get the "rubber band" feel to them from being old, I change em. It also coincides with the board needing some oil and cleaning.
     
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    Lemme guess... there are only 99 presets, and it's "best solo"? :rofl:
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Nah, 57 is "Just Okay Solo."
     
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    And Heinz 57 is just an okay condiment.
     
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    I never use factory presets. I'll be looking for a used Bias Head or Ampli-fire soon anyway, but the RP is still a great backup.
     
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    Bias and ampli-fire are both meh. Just a heads up.
     
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    Meh compared too? I have owned a FX Ultra, AX8, HD500X, GSP1101, and RP360. Of course the Fractals were noticably better, but I'm not looking to drop a grand+ on a modeler to run through a $200 monitor.

    I might try a Headrush Gigboard as well, saw one used for $500. Though I think they still use the 11r modeling.
     
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    Hoetone Ampero and Mooer Ge200 look good... and Hoetone is only $390.

     
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    Actually Amplifire modeling is up there with Helix, but Bias is still atrouciusly bad. Mooer and Hotone has that "it's different amp model, but sounds kind of same amp with different eq'ing" kind of tone, especially with hi-gain.
     
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    Eh... Ampli-Firebox sounds pretty uninspiring, so if the 6 and 12 are anything like that, I'd beg to differ.
     
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    Amp modeling is the same, but Ampli-firebox is limited to 8 blocks, while 3, 6 and 12 have total of eighteen blocks, which opens up many possibilities for tone shaping. Many youtubers don't get the quirks it has, such as using pre-eq in front of an amp to remove excess mud, or how eq's and cab block work with those units. And maybe the damping parameter in amp block, which changes how power amp modeling is reacting and sounding. For me Amplifire is piece of gear which is often overlooked because it's not that popular. Players like Plini and Satchel from Steel Panther are using Amplifire in their live rigs by the way, which is kind of a surprise.
     
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    My Eventide Powermax is on its way at last. After that just 3 or 4 bits of gear in the next month or 2 and that's me strictly in money saving mode!
     
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    You can shape the tones in a million ways, sure, but if you find the tones uninspiring, does it matter? (The saying "can't polish a turd" comes to mind.)

    It's not surprising, though. Satchel likely doesn't have the ability to lug a cab and amp around with him, in addition to guitars, effects, etc., so he needs a piece of gear that can get him in the ballpark every night. I think he could use something much more inspiring, but that's his choice. (The saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure" comes to mind.)
     
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    It's here and ready to build! Schalltechnik_04 Pumpernickel compressor. Excited to see how I fuck this one up.
     
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    used my free money this pay to upgrade my drawing tablet so piecing together my pedal rig will have to go into next month (which is a 3 pay month, doep)

    2 caline 10 band EQs
    Mooer Radar
    going to start with the Behringer pb100 as a line preamp/clean boost
    Donner force 2 (like a mooer mini but slo-100)
    cheap noise gate
    power supply
     
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    So this just happened:

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    The 50w 6L6 is the new one. Let the A/B begin!
     
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    Ibanez TMB 5 string... Eventually.
     

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