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G-Major arrived today. Took some fiddling to get it to make noise, as the previous owner had it set to Digital input, and I needed analog. I had to read the manual for that one, and I'm still trying to figure out how to make the Left and Right channels have different settings on them, at least with regards to delay tempos.

Setup is as follows. Guitar -> Channel 1 Decimator -> Engl rear input -> FX loop out to Decimator Channel 2 -> Mono to Mono/Mono adapter FX loop return (Is this necessary?) -> L/R out to G-Major -> L/R out to Mesa 50/50 -> Noise magnets.

Sleek and classy. Nothing sticking out of the front.


The Aforementioned "Red Light District"


Custom Wiring by yours truly. GC is clearing out those Customized wiring packs from Livewire for $30, which is a great price, considering they were $50 previously. And The wire cutter they include doubles as a cigar cutter :metal:. Not pictured: Cigarette smoke smell emanating from the 50/50, courtesy of the last owner. I need to pull it out and clean it up a bit, but most of the smell left when I retubed it.

Anyone know if there's a company that makes AC line cables that aren't 6 ft long? I could use a couple 1.5-footers to tidy this up some more.

BONUS: Cleaned up the workshop. Anyone need some parts? (I'm serious, there's too much junk here I'll never end up using.)


BONUS BONUS: The Boneyard. Where projects go to die.


(Actually, I've finished 3 guitars that were here over the last week, and added the holoflake "jackson" (Actually a Jackson Neck on a Bolt Guitars body from '91, made of solid maple.)
Current bodycount here is 5:

Holoflake (Nothing actually wrong, needs a pickup swap and a restring.)
Charvel Model 4 (Needs electronics)
Peavey Predator USA (Needs refret)
Jay Turser 12-String electric (Needs new strings)
Jackson Rhoads EX Professional (Needs new Locking Nut)
 

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Nice. I'm about to take my G-System head unit and pedals out of my rack. I'm gonna stuff my Crate PowerBlock in there. :D

For power cords, go to Tiger Direct or some other computer/electronics suppliers. Sometimes they have short cords for equipment that's used on benches.
 

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Nice. I'm about to take my G-System head unit and pedals out of my rack. I'm gonna stuff my Crate PowerBlock in there. :D

For power cords, go to Tiger Direct or some other electronics supplier. Sometimes they have short cords for equipment that's used on benches.
Going back to the GT-6/PowerBlock full-time then?
 

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Going back to the GT-6/PowerBlock full-time then?
Until i get an Axe-FX, yeah.

And the GT-6/PowerBlock sounded awesome tonight. I went back and re-did my Crunch patch to use a Vox AC-30 model instead of the Matchless i was using before, and tweaked some levels here and there to clean up some of the digital aliasing and clipping i was hearing before. (It turns out i was running the output on a lot of m patches too hot, causing things to break up a bit when i laid into the strings.)
 

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no more HT-5?

Speaking of which, did you ever do that tube swap I said you should do, swapping the 12AT7 pre for a 12AX7 to tighten it up a bit?
 

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Huge fan. It realllllly likes active pickups, I've found. the High/Low gain setting really helps for clarity, too. for Rhythms, I use the Lead channel with Low-gain, really tightens up the sound while retaining all the punch and grind, and the High-Gain setting really saturates well, with a Chinese 12AX7 in V1 and a JJ in V2. Not to mention the fact that my setup is almost nothing but mids, which contrasts quite nicely with Brian's Triple Recto.

The other two channels are useful, as well, the Clean/Low Gain is a pretty standard clean channel, and Clean/high Gain goes from OD blues solo to AC/DC depending on how much you dig in. I think the "contour" button is pretty useless, though. With it off, the preamp sounds like wet ass when compared to when it's on.

Even with the compressed nature of the EMGs, and my long history with awful noise gates, I'm constantly surprised at the amount of Dynamics I get out of this rig, even with a pretty heavily-clamped-down noise gate. The iSP ProRackG is EASILY the best $200 I've ever spent on a piece of gear that's not a guitar, ever. Maybe better than the RG7620 with the 2027 neck, but that was a damned nice guitar :lol:
 

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Nice tidy rack :yesway:

As for the power cables, over here you can get IEC plugs (the 3 pin one's that go into your gear) to put on your own cables, so you can make custom length power cables. I used to have a few spares, but they've been lost in my multiple house moves.
 

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Nice tidy rack :yesway:

As for the power cables, over here you can get IEC plugs (the 3 pin one's that go into your gear) to put on your own cables, so you can make custom length power cables. I used to have a few spares, but they've been lost in my multiple house moves.
Yeah, I saw that, but I found a supplier where I can get 1.5' (and others) power cables for cheap, so I'm going to measure out how much length I want and then order what I need. Probably gonna go a LITTLE long, I don't want to end up with cables I can't use sometime in the future.
 

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I think it's bullshit that shipping on 2 1.5ft cables at $1.30 apiece is over $5. So, I got 2 more cables to even things out a bit. Anyone want some 1.5ft power cables?
 
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