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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    The C#min dim5 or A7? Mind you I'm playing Bass with tiny hands so I can't see it.
    C# minor diminished. Filthy one.

    Seeing as this is the closest thing CW has to a general musical gear **** thread, I'd like to note that having a brand new crash cymbal arrive in the evening being unable to play it until the following day is surely the purest form of torture on earth.



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    haha, been there so many times.

    Got a new bit of gear coming myself. Been looking for a low-gain pedal to get that Hendrixy almost-clean tone, settled on one of these:



    Xotic BB Preamp Part 1 - Strat - YouTube

    Quite nice, I reckon. Will be a good boost to stack on top of my main distortion pedal for solos too.
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    Nice. I've been meaning to attempt a boost-pedal DIY build but finding enclosures is a right pain.

    Any experience(s) with MIJ squires? at 400 this one seems a fair deal though I haven't tried it yet.

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    Vaughn's Musical Notation - summary of the L5/L7/L9/L11



    Grabbed one of these (the L7). Shockingly warm sounding amp for a transistor amp, apparently BB King still uses nothing else (well, the L5). They were a side project of Moog and Gibson, an amp which would stand up to road abuse for the working musician (basically cheap to buy but a top-notch no-frills amp to use). These things are rare as **** and, shockingly, some bloke was selling one locally. He claimed he bought it at auction after it was 'left behind' after a BB King gig here. I was curious so I thought about contacting BB's reps and seeing if it's actually his amp and whether someone would want to claim it but his agent charges to even chat. So **** that, if any of BB's crew wants to claim it, here it is.

    Not much to look at but, like I said, warm amp. 4x10" speakers will do that anyway but it's got a serious amount of tone-shaping in it. Aside from the usual EQ, there's an awesome compressor which you have to tweak to the room rather than being always on, an effects loop and a 'multifilter' which shapes the tone like the sweep of a wah pedal but once you find a tone you like, you keep it there. The tone of the amp is quite neutral, no colouring of it by amp circuitry. Really nice. The clean funk tone is ****ing immense but goes well even with high-gain pedals. That said, you can actually crank the 2nd channel and get that clean-dirty glassy Hendrix thing. Best $500 I ever spent.
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