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  1. Always been a big fan of having a preamp pedal somewhere in my signal path, even with active basses, and often in differing positions.
    After a big pedal clearout, I'm left with an Aguilar Tone Hammer and a Darkglass Vintage Deluxe.

    Usually I'll run the Tone Hammer at the end of my chain for an overall tone control before going out. Does anyone use theirs solely as a drive? With the gain past noon and the AGS engaged it can get pretty hairy. I've also seen some players run their TH at the start of the chain, I suppose to control their clean tone precisely before it hits the effects in the chain. I'm finding myself seeing a use for mine diminishing though. 

    With the Vintage Deluxe, I'll almost always use that as a low-gain drive or to get a boost in the high mids, it's a bit too bright and lacks warmth I want for it to be a general preamp for me personally. 

    How do you use your preamp(s), and where do you put them in your chain? 
    Interested to hear other people's setups :) 

  2. On 07/05/2021 at 11:40, nicholascressotti said:

    Just an fyi... I emailed them because I was curious about the updates. They told me there is no hardware updates with the new pedal.


    Yeah that’s all correct. I have the Version 1 model and you can just update the firmware etc 

    PLUS the sticker is way nicer than the V3, imo

  3. On 18/04/2021 at 11:34, Quatschmacher said:

    The balance parameter is a dry/wet mix control but it is relative to the level set in the patch and only has coarse adjustment of four notches either side of that value.

    If you have EQ enabled in a patch and it is the last effect in the chain (i.e. chorus/delay cannot be active) then the “effect” parameter is a tilt EQ control. 

    I'm aware of all this, but as you say it's all relative to how the patch is set up, and that is the issue. Just hard to make precise changes on the fly without whipping out the laptop..

  4. On 20/01/2021 at 20:37, stewblack said:


    Is there an easy way to correct the simplest of problems i.e. when a created patch or sound or whatever is quieter than the clean bass sound? I have a great effect that's taken a very long time to create but the volume drops away whenevr |I engage it. Yes I am aware of the output level control on the unit itself, but imagine the day when I manage to programme a second useable sound, and mnaybe even a third. I would want them all to balance against the clean sound and not need to be changing them all to correct volume spikes and dips.

    I have this issue quite a lot, especially when changing room/amp set up. Patches that I thought were balanced are either too loud, lacking in a certain freq range and it can be hard to tweak those aspects on the fly. 
    Amazing pedal but would be completed with dedicated Bass, Mid, Treble and Dry dials I think (space would be an issue I suppose)

  5. Only just found this thread, this is really cool! Had no idea the pedal was so empty lol...
    Out of interest, do you send the housings out for people to rehouse the innards themselves/through a tech?

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  6. Bit of a long shot but, I'm having trouble finding a 2u rack case that'll snugly fit my Ashdown ABM head. For years I've been using a case that's way too deep and looks a bit silly. 
    I found a head for sale on eBay which is identical to mine in ideal casing, but I can't seem to find which make/model the case is (I have messaged seller but no luck yet). I've done a lot of searching for "shallow 2u rack case" but none seem as tidy as this one. 


    If you know any similar cases, let me know

  7. On 18/03/2021 at 16:21, EBS_freak said:


    That price can't be serious, can it...?

    And decent cab maker would do you one for cheaper - with the option to customise.

    For example - https://www.zillacabs.com/head-shells - scroll down to rack

    Yeah that's crazy. I found a guy in Italy selling them for £150 (before postage) 
    And thanks for the link, I've heard of Zilla, didn't know they did this kind of thing though

  8. Today I saw Gator do a 2u rack case that's in the style of amp casing.
    I found this through their site: https://www.gatorcases.com/products/racks-portable/designer-rack-cases/retro-rack/50s-amp-style-rack-case-2u-black-gr-retrorack-2bk/
    Something like this would be ideal for one of my amps, however I can't seem to see them for sale anywhere and can't find their official UK dealers.

    Does anyone know where I might be able to find one? Or something like this??

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  9. 1 hour ago, dmccombe7 said:

    I nearly always go with Bank Transfer as i always thought it was safer than Paypal. ???




    Paypal Friends and Family is not safe but paying via Paypal Goods and Services is the safest option as the buyer has total protection against any potential scams.  That is why most gear pages on Facebook and forums like this usually only recommend buyers use Paypal Goods and Services. 

    This is from UK GUITAR / AMP / GEAR EXCHANGE:

  10. I recently stripped down my beat up MM stingray and plan to get it refinished in sunburst, as it originally was.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for good places to have it refinished? There is a small area on the smaller horn that needs filling in/levelling out, but that should be simple

    Any places near London/Herts/Beds preferred 

  11. 38 minutes ago, danbowskill said:

    I'm glad you got it, bargain for new (£220 at thomann) ..... Gutted as I didn't quite have funds. Yeah, let us know how it is please as its a scratch that needs itching now for after Xmas 🙂

    £244 actually! Well if I don't get on with it and you're still after one at some point you can have first dibs 👍

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