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Old 03-04-2010, 02:14 PM   #16
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I talked Tommy into getting one for his lead, he also uses a zoom.
We love dancing with the gals while we jam out front....

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I used a Zoom looong ago. I ended up getting this vintage Alesis Quadraverb rackmount midi effects unit. $80 well spent!
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:27 PM   #17
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I still love my rackmount DSP16... it's older but it still kicks. #66 is perfect for my vocals. Tommy only uses that setting too for his vocals. (check out Greedy King Pete video on youtube and you can hear it. Link below.)
I ran it straight to my laptop to do the vocals for that song.
I also used the laptop for everything else I played too. Bass, 12 string guitar, drums, chimes and tambourine.
(Tommy supplied the lead guitar riffs)

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Old 03-04-2010, 02:31 PM   #18
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Nice, I'll check it out.

Our one "video" (friend in college did it for a school project):
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which one is you?

remember, I'm on dialup... it's about 1/4 loaded...

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I liked the middle 8... and the ending was good.

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I'm sure you know if you have a single-coil pickup guitar (like a Stratocaster) hum is un-avoidable (unless you lean the right way so the RF is minimized). If your guitar is humbucker-equipped, than you might have a ground loop in your guitar->pedals-> amp rig. If your amp rig is a seperate preamp & power amp, than you can leave the power amp 3-prong grounded & lift (with a 3->2 adapter plug) the preamp's ground.

It's a good idea to test your home wiring like you plan (ned) to do. Specially if your rig is hum-free at another house.

Are you using rack gear? If it's in an Anvil case, with metal edges, and you're using 2 or 3 different rack effects, the can get a loop hum when all the individual rack ears touch the metal rack case. I ran into that a while back, and got a few sets of isolation plastic tabs that go between the rack ears and the case's rack rails - they're called "Hum-frees" and the work.

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I am getting a bad hum/buzz in my guitar amp. I believe it is because my house isn't grounded. I am going to confirm it tomorrow with an outlet tester. If it isn't grounded....what are my options.

1. Should I get a dedicated circuit put in
2. Would plugging the amp into an isolation transformer work.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:58 PM   #22
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I liked the middle 8... and the ending was good.

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My bet is he forgot to bookmark the site & won't be back



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I'm guessing the little ditty I wrote the words and music for isn't exactly your taste.... lol
Oh well.... I also did all the music on the other videos there.

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I am getting a bad hum/buzz in my guitar amp. I believe it is because my house isn't grounded. I am going to confirm it tomorrow with an outlet tester. If it isn't grounded....what are my options.

1. Should I get a dedicated circuit put in
2. Would plugging the amp into an isolation transformer work.

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no this is normal...all single coil guitars will have the "60 cycle hum" as you described...the only way to get rid of this is have a reverse wound single coil a humbucker coil or you can buy hum canceling pedals too...ive been playing for over 13 years

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